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Our KS3 and KS4 GCSE English literature books will help secondary school pupils understand more about the books they're studying and encourage them to develop their ideas. We also have the novels they will be learning about.

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Our KS3 and KS4 GCSE English literature books will help secondary school pupils understand more about the books they're studying and encourage them to develop their ideas. We also have the novels they will be learning about.

  • Black Friday

    Roald Dahl Collection - 15 Books

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: NROJ
    Collection 7 years +
    (105)
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    There are no other authors quite like Roald Dahl. A supreme storyteller with a wicked sense of humour, his characters and stories are timeless and unforgettable - and they're gathered together here in one box set!

    With striking new artwork to celebrate the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations and a keepsake slipcase featuring Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations, this 15-book collection is packed with Dahl's classic children's novels.

    From Mr. Hoppy and Mrs Silver to Mr & Mrs Twit; and from giant peaches to magic medicines; this is a collection bursting with unique characters, hilarious situations and unforgettable storylines - as well as Dahl's wicked sense of humour.

    An essential addition to any bookshelf, the likes of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches and Fantastic Mr Fox have shocked, excited and entertained generations of children and now's your chance to own them all - whatever your age!

    Format: paperback
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    The Complete Harry Potter Collection - 7-Book Box Set

    JK Rowling

    Product Code: HRYP
    Collection 9 years +
    (59)
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    Head back to Platform 9 3/4, climb aboard the Hogwarts Express and enjoy the complete series of Harry Potter books for one magical price. Presented in a gorgeous slipcase, these editions of J. K. Rowling's classics come with stunning cover illustrations by Jonny Duddle.

    A phenomenon like no other, Harry's incredible journey begins with The Philosopher's Stone. Unhappily living in a cupboard under the stairs at his aunt's, he's visited by a giant called Rubeus Hagrid who delivers the most astonishing news - Harry's a wizard. As he heads to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry makes friends with Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, meets oh-so-wise Professor Dumbledore and the complex Severus Snape and their incredible adventure begins. But evil in the shape of Lord Voldemort is getting ever closer - and the Dark Lord has his sights set firmly on Harry.

    Throughout the seven books, Harry learns what it means to be a Gryffindor student and the value of friendship and trust. The eight films starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint were a record-breaking success and now you can relive the stories - whatever your age - where it all began time and time again with this amazing Harry Potter box set - Expecto Patronum!


    Format: paperback
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    Michael Morpurgo Collection - 12 Books

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: PUGO
    Collection 9 years +
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    Tales of bravery, endeavour and courage from Michael Morpurgo.

    Best known for being the author of the award-winning War Horse (included here), this collection introduces a wide variety of works by the former Children's Laureate.

    From the tale of a young boy who was washed overboard while sailing the world with his family in Kensuke's Kingdom to a boy finding renewed purpose in his life after meeting a chimp in Mr Nobody's Eyes, this is an incredible collection to transport young readers to different worlds.
    Format: paperback
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    Diary of a Wimpy Kid Collection - 12 Books

    Jeff Kinney

    Product Code: WKJK
    Collection 9 years +
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    Containing books 1-11 in Jeff Kinney's bestselling (10 million and counting!) series all the way up to Double Down, plus a Do-it-Yourself activity book, this box set of Diary of a Wimpy Kid books belongs on every young reader's bookshelf. Zoo-wee-mama!

    Greg is an average American schoolboy, but he has a habit of getting into embarrassing but hilarious situations. These laugh-out-loud books follow his journal as he makes observations on his days and doodles away.

    From classic road trips to tales of hard luck and the terrifying prospect of finding a date for Valentine's Day, these misadventures are sure to have children (and you!) laughing out loud.
    This collection contains books 1-11 in Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.
    Format: paperback
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    Artemis Fowl Collection - 8 Books

    Eoin Colfer

    Product Code: ARTE
    Collection 9 years +
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    Join a 12-year-old anti-hero on his awesome adventures...

    Soon to be a Disney film, Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl books are thrilling from first page to last. They're so action packed, they will even get those children who refuse to pick up a book hooked on reading.

    The first book introduces Artemis. He's the kind of boy who likes to use his brilliant mind to exploit and upset folk, so it's no surprise when he hatches a plot to kidnap a leprechaun. The question is, has he bitten off more than he can chew? The journey continues through seven thrillingly fast-paced reads.

    Format: paperback
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    Alex Rider Collection - 10 Books

    Anthony Horowitz

    Product Code: ARCC
    Collection 11 years +
    (9)
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    Cool, contemporary and brave, bestselling author Anthony Horowitz created a phenomenal character in Alex Rider - and now you can own the entire collection of his exciting adventures.

    Action packed from the first book to the last, the teenager is recruited to help on a MI6 mission after his uncle is killed in a car crash. Having looked after him since he was a baby, Alex is devastated by this tragedy but in the aftermath of his death, Alex discovers his uncle was actually a spy...

    Told at breakneck pace and with tons of suspense, this series is irresistible.

    This collection contains books 1-10 in Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider series.
    Format: paperback
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    The World of David Walliams Collection - 6 Books

    David Walliams

    Product Code: WLLM
    Collection 9 years +
    (2)
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    Celebrate over 10 years of David Walliams' children's books with our six-book collection! David is one of the greatest storytellers around and his charming stories - many of which have been adapted into popular TV shows - are inspired by the devilish humour of Roald Dahl.

    Presented in a keepsake slipcase, this collection includes his 2008 debut The Boy in the Dress. This is a story all about a boy who doesn't fit in. When he tries on a dress, his life changes. But should he keep this a secret? Mr Stink follows and this is a book about a stinky tramp who has a surprising past.

    Billionaire Boy is about how money can't buy you everything, especially friends; while Ratburger follows Zoe as she tries to keep her beloved rat safe from Burt of Burt's Burgers; Demon Dentist is jaw-achingly funny; and Awful Auntie finds Stella Saxby battling her aunt for her rightful inheritance of Saxby Hall...

    Books that will make children think, cry and laugh (a lot!), these belong on every young reader's bookshelf. Don't be surprised if you end up enjoying them just as much as your children!

    Format: paperback
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    The Shapeshifter Collection - 6 Books

    Ali Sparkes

    Product Code: SHIF
    Collection 9 years +
    (2)
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    Former Blue Peter Book of the Year-winning author Ali Sparkes writes exciting adventures that keep children turning the pages right until the end. Told at breakneck pace, this six-book collection contains six books from her bestselling Switch series.

    Dax Jones may appear to be a normal schoolboy. He has a best friend and argues with his stepmother on the daily basis... you know, the normal kid stuff. But he also happens to be a Shapeshifter employed by the government.

    These books follow Dax as he discovers and embraces his unique powers, follows his fox-like instincts like never before and joins forces with new friends who have the same kind of abilities. But can they all steer clear of danger?
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  • Wonder

    RJ Palacio

    Product Code: RJP2
    Paperback 11 years +
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    A poignant book that made all of us laugh and cry in equal measure, R.J. Palacio's Wonder is told using different voices but at its centre is the honest and courageous character of 10-year-old August, a boy who was born with a severe facial disfigurement.

    August is about to start middle school after being home-schooled by his mum for years. The challenge is a tough one for someone like August and he has to tackle bullies and childish cruelty in his journey. But August's resilience, humour and bravery really shine through, making this an uplifting novel that will linger in the reader's thoughts for a long time to come.
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  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

    John Boyne

    Product Code: PYM2
    Paperback 11 years +
    (1)
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    Nine-year-old Bruno knows nothing of the Final Solution and the Holocaust. He is oblivious to the appalling cruelties being inflicted on the people of Europe by his own country, his own father. All he knows is that he has been moved from a comfortable home in Berlin to a house in a desolate area where there is nothing to do and no one to play with. Until he meets Shmuel, a boy who lives a strange parallel existence on the other side of the adjoining wire fence and who, like the other people there, wears a uniform of striped pyjamas.

    Bruno's friendship with Shmuel will take him from innocence to revelation. And in exploring what he is unwittingly a part of, he will inevitably become subsumed by the terrible process.

    John Boyne's The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is poignant, heart-warming and illustrates how friendship knows no boundaries - a beautiful book!
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    The Shakespeare Stories Collection - 16 Books

    Andrew Matthews & Tony Ross

    Product Code: NSHK
    Collection 7 years +
    (1)
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    From the tragedy of Macbeth to the humour of Much Ado About Nothing, this superb collection of paperbacks makes an excellent introduction to Shakespeare?s books for younger readers. The full list of stories in the collection is:
    • Julius Caesar
    • King Lear
    • The Merchant of Venice
    • The Taming of the Shrew
    • Twelfth Night
    • As you Like it
    • A Midsummer Night's Dream
    • Much Ado About Nothing
    • The Tempest
    • Henry V
    • Macbeth
    • Othello
    • Richard III
    • Romeo and Juliet
    • Antony and Cleopatra
    • Hamlet
    The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life, allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.

    Format: paperback
    Please note that although these books are suitable for children aged 9 and over to enjoy independently, the themes they cover mean they may be considered more suitable for shared reading with children aged 7 plus.
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    The Famous Five Collection - 22 Books

    Enid Blyton

    Product Code: FFCC
    Collection 7 years +
    (16)
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    With mysteries, adventure and lashings of ginger beer, The Famous Five have entertained generations of young readers. In fact, the books have never been out of print!

    Here, in a keepsake box, you can enjoy all 22 novels that follow Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog as they visit some thrilling places and explore and uncover all sorts of secrets. To complete the set, there's a book of short stories about our favourite would-be detectives.

    From Kirrin Island to the lighthouse at Demon's Rocks and farms, castles, caves and secret passages galore, the gang outwit thieves, seek hidden treasure and encounter spook trains in their exciting journeys. Illustrated by Eileen Soper, this complete set of books shows how courage and determination can always help children achieve great things.

    Book People and Enid Blyton - A Lifetime of Adventure
    Format: paperback
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  • Holes

    Louis Sachar

    Product Code: HOZ2
    Paperback 11 years +
    (4)
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    Award-winning author Louis Sachar is a terrific storyteller who always has an original and interesting perspective.

    Holes tells the story of Stanley Yelnats, whose family has a history of bad luck. Stanley's not too surprised when he's sent to a juvenile detention centre in Texas for a crime he didn't commit, but even he can't believe that all he and the other boys have to do is dig holes all day.

    Before long, Stanley realises that what he must actually uncover is the truth... Readers from 11+ who love a good story will find this totally unputdownable.
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    Chrestomanci Collection - 7 Books

    Diana Wynne Jones

    Product Code: CHRE
    Collection 9 years +
    (6)
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    Guardian Award winner Diana Wynne Jones was the author of Howl's Moving Castle and her fantasy books were a huge influence on the likes of Neil Gaiman. This collection, with absolutely stunning jackets, contains all seven books from her hugely acclaimed Chrestomanci series.

    Everyone always tells Gwendolen Chant that she is a gifted witch with astonishing powers so it suits her when she's taken to live in Chrestomanci Castle. However, her brother Eric (better known as Cat), who has no magic skills, is not so keen on this move...

    When they finally arrive, they quickly come to realise that life with the great enchanter is not what either was expecting and things start to get interesting... Meanwhile, the British government office is responsible for supervising the use of magic in Southern England. But can they be trusted?

    Published between 1977 and 2006, these books are full of laugh-out-loud humour, magic and all sorts of alternative worlds that correlate with children's hopes, dreams and fears.
    This collection includes books 1-7 in Diana Wynne Jones' Tales of Chrestomanci series
    Format: paperback
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    The Accidental President Collection - 6 Books

    Tom McLaughlin

    Product Code: APRE
    Collection 9 years +
    (2)
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    Grown-ups have had their turn at running things, and let's face it, they've been rubbish...

    Tom McLaughlin's six laugh-out-loud stories find the kids taking charge and enjoying roles as the prime minister, the President, a secret agent, a billionaire and even Father Christmas!

    Very funny and filled with fantastic illustrations, these charming stories are easy to follow and will appeal to children who enjoy David Walliams or the Treehouse books.
    Format: paperback
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    Frank Cottrell-Boyce Collection - 5 Books

    Frank Cottrell-Boyce

    Product Code: FCBO
    Collection 9 years +
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    There are Millions of reasons to buy this collection...

    CILIP-Carnegie Medal-winning author Frank Cottrell Boyce writes funny and touching stories that will keep young readers fully engaged from first page to last. A little boy turns the perfect crime into a work of art; a not-so-great train robbery ends with unexpected treasure; and a boy ends up competing with a group of adults for a chance to head into space.

    The Astounding Broccoli Boy and Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth have a more brash sense of humour running through them but are still full of heart.
    Format: paperback
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    • RRP £35.95
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  • Goodnight Mister Tom

    Michelle Magorian

    Product Code: GMR2
    Paperback 9 years +
    (1)
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    In Michelle Magorian's classic Goodnight Mister Tom, a young Willie Beech is evacuated to the countryside due to the outbreak of the Second World War.

    A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of a kind old man, Tom Oakley. But then his cruel mother summons him back to war-torn London... Will Willie ever see his friend Mister Tom again?

    Full of characters to both love and hate, moments of grief and joy, and a marvellous, emotion-grabbing narrative, Goodnight Mister Tom will captivate adults and young readers aged 9 and over.
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  • Beowulf

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: BWV2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    The epic Anglo-Saxon legend is brilliantly recreated by an award-winning author-and-illustrator team of Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman.

    In fifth-century Denmark, a murderous monster stalks the night, and only the great prince of the Geats has the strength and courage to defeat it. Beowulf's terrifying quest to destroy Grendel, the foul fiend, a hideous sea-hag and a monstrous fire-dragon is the oldest surviving epic in British literature.

    Artfully retold and magnificently illustrated, this is a perfect introduction to a famous tale.
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    The Secret Seven Collection - 16 Books

    Enid Blyton

    Product Code: SVCC
    Collection 7 years +
    (12)
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    Written by Enid Blyton - one of the world's favourite children's writers and the author who brought the world The Famous Five, Malory Towers and The Naughtiest Girl series - The Secret Seven are a group of friends who meet in a shed and solve some startling mysteries.

    Peter, his sister Janet, and their friends Jack, Colin, George, Pam and Barbara make up the Secret Seven. They meet in a shed with 'S.S' on the door and to get in you'll need to know the password and wear the right badge. Peter is head of the society and he makes jolly well sure that everyone abides by the rules...

    While the gang eat cake and drink lemonade, they puzzle over the peculiar goings-on in their local community and make it their mission to put things right. To do this, they have to keep watch, search for clues and ask the right questions. From burglaries to stolen animals and missing children, there's always a case to be cracked!

    Book People and Enid Blyton - A Lifetime of Adventure
    Format: Paperback
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    Malory Towers Box Set - 12 Books

    Enid Blyton

    Product Code: MLRY
    Collection 9 years +
    (7)
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    Join Darrell Rivers and her friends as they work hard and play harder while studying at Malory Towers boarding school. This exclusive-to-Book People collection brings together all 12 books in the classic series, which was written by Enid Blyton (the first six books) and continued by Pamela Cox.

    Darrell starts studying at the prestigious boarding school by the sea and it's not long before she's forming close friendships and working and playing hard. These charming novels follow Darrell from her first term all the way to her last term.

    With beautifully traditional (and specially commissioned for Book People!) cover artwork and a superb slipcase, this exclusive collection follows Darrell as she makes new friends and enemies, gets up to all kinds of mischief and prepares for a Christmas concert.

    Book People and Enid Blyton - A Lifetime of Adventure
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  • Trash

    Andy Mulligan

    Product Code: HSA2
    Paperback 11 years +
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    Andy Mulligan's novel Trash reveals a shocking and unforgettable landscape with a thrilling, thought-provoking and intense plot.

    Raphael, Gardo and Rat are dumpsite boys who spend their days wading through mountains of steaming trash in search of anything that they can sell in order to survive. Then, one day a small leather bag falls into their hands and soon they are running for their lives.

    Readers from 11+ will be enthralled by this thought-provoking and fast-paced novel.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
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    Nothing to See Here Hotel Collection - 3 Books

    Steven Butler

    Product Code: NSHH
    Collection 9 years +
    (1)
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    Everything is completely normal at The Nothing to See Here Hotel. Honestly.

    Frankie Banister and his parents run a hotel for magical creatures but when a goblin messenger announces the imminent arrival of the goblin prince Grogbah, they have their work cut out to make sure the place is welcoming enough for such an important guest.

    The longer the prince stays, the more demanding he becomes. And then it turns out he's hiding a secret... This is a fabulously funny series full of zany characters and fun illustrations that we'd recommend to fans of Pamela Butchart, Jeremy Strong and the Treehouse series.
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  • Kensuke's Kingdom

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: KNK2
    Paperback 9 years +
    (2)
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    Former Children's Laureate and a huge favourite, Michael Morpurgo won the Red House Children's Book Award for Kensuke's Kingdom, a book which tells the tale of a young boy who is washed overboard while sailing the world with his family. Michael wakes up to find himself alone on a desert island in the Pacific, or so he assumes...

    This poignant and sensitive story deals with bravery, friendship and sacrifice and is an unforgettable page-turner of an adventure. Readers from 9+ will be enthralled by this moving, bittersweet tale.
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    Emily Windsnap Collection - 8 Books

    Liz Kessler

    Product Code: EMWI
    Paperback 9 years +
    (1)
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    Explore a glorious underwater world with Emily Windsnap!

    Emily Windsnap lives on a boat but her mother has always been anxious to keep her out of the water. When Emily has her first swimming lesson at school, she finds out why: as soon as she gets in the water, she grows a tail!

    Emily loves heading underwater and discovering a world full of fishes, coral, shipwrecks and mermaids. With her new best friend Shona Silkfin by her side, Emily uncovers a surprising family secret. Will she now be able to reunite her mum and dad?

    Liz Kessler's enchanting fantasy series deals with themes of family, friendship, love and justice with an irresistible lightness of touch.
    Format: paperback
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Get your students exam ready with our range of GCSE English literature books. Getting books for your literature lessons can feel like a strain on the budget but we offer key curriculum titles and revision guides at the best prices to help your budget stretch further.

All the titles in the curriculum

We have books appropriate for KS3 English literature classes and a range of KS4 English literature books that covers all the titles usually studied at GCSE level. Plus, we have some literary classics in formats which are more readable for those with dyslexia and those who are not yet confident readers. These books are sure to encourage a lifelong love of reading in your students.

Revision guides to see them through their GCSEs

We have study guides to help your students check their understanding of the texts they’ve been studying and get through their GCSEs. With guides from York Notes and books about every Shakespeare play and literary classic, these books give your students all the tools they need to ace their exams.

Literature books for high school

  • Roald Dahl books
  • Harry Potter books
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid books
  • Artemis Fowl books
  • Michael Morpurgo books
  • Alex Rider books
  • Alexandra Bracken's Darkest Minds books
  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
  • Enid Blyton's Find-Outers books
  • Wonder