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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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  • Blood Brothers

    Willy Russell

    Product Code: AAB3
    Paperback
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    A Liverpudlian West Side Story: twin brothers are separated at birth because their mother cannot afford to keep them both. She gives one of them away to wealthy Mrs Lyons and they grow up as friends in ignorance of their fraternity until the inevitable quarrel unleashes a blood-bath. 'Willy Russell is less concerned with political tub-thumping than with weaving a close-knit story about the working of fate and destiny ...it carries one along with it in almost unreserved enjoyment" Guardian One of the longest-running and most successful ever West End musicals, Blood Brothers premiered at the Liverpool Playhouse in January 1983.
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  • Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead (Book 3)

    Rick Riordan

    Product Code: MCQ2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    The third and final book in Percy Jackson author Rick Riordan's Magnus Chase series won the Goodreads Choice Award in 2017 and is an exhilarating and dramatic page-turner that finds Magnus and Loki's war coming to an end.

    Loki is free from his chains and is readying Naglfar, the Ship of the Dead, to sail against the Norse gods as he prepares for the final battle of Ragnarok.

    Magnus and his friends must stop Loki's plans. To do so, they're going to have to fight angry sea gods, ferocious giants and dangerous dragons. Oh, and Magnus has his own demons to battle as well...
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  • A Christmas Carol

    Charles Dickens

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    HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'I am the Ghost of Christmas Present,' said the Spirit. 'Look upon me!' A celebration of Christmas, a tale of redemption and a critique on Victorian society, Dickens' atmospheric novella follows the miserly, penny-pinching Ebenezer Scrooge who views Christmas as 'humbug'. It is only through a series of eerie, life-changing visits from the ghost of his deceased business partner Marley and the spirits of Christmas past, present and future that he begins to see the error of his ways. With heart-rending characters, rich imagery and evocative language, the message of A Christmas Carol remains as significant today as when it was first published.
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  • Sky Song

    Abi Elphinstone

    Product Code: BMFHK
    Paperback 10 years +
    'A shimmering thrill-ride of a book. I loved every page.' Lauren St John 'Sky Song made my heart sing - I loved it!' Kiran Millwood Hargrave 'A dazzling snowstorm of an adventure, with hope at its heart' Emma Carroll `Abi Elphinstone's books are full of adventure, wit, heart, and, above all, bravery' Katherine Rundell `Once an adventure digs its claws in, there is not an awful lot you can do about it. Especially when magic is involved . . .' In the snowy kingdom of Erkenwald, whales glide between icebergs, wolves hunt on the tundra and polar bears roam the glaciers. But the people of this land aren't so easy to find - because Erkenwald is ruled by an evil Ice Queen and the tribes must stay hidden or risk becoming her prisoners at Winterfang Palace. Join Eska, a girl who breaks free from a cursed music box, and Flint, a boy whose inventions could change the fate of Erkenwald forever, as they journey to the Never Cliffs and beyond in search of an ancient, almost forgotten, song with the power to force the Ice Queen back. This is a story about an eagle huntress, an inventor and an organ made of icicles. But it is also a story about belonging, even at the very edges of our world . . .
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  • The Graveyard Book

    Neil Gaiman

    Product Code: AAAWZ
    Paperback 11 years +
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    From the multi-award-winning and bestselling author of Coraline and Stardust, The Graveyard Book is an astounding novel that blends together fantasy, humour, ghost story and family drama.

    When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard? Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead.

    But for Bod there is also the danger of the murderer still looking for him - after all, he is the last remaining member of the family. Will Bod survive to be a man?
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  • The Nowhere Emporium

    Ross MacKenzie

    Product Code: ARGDN
    Paperback 10 years +
    Shorlisted for the Scottish Children's Book Awards 2016. When the mysterious Nowhere Emporium arrives in Glasgow, orphan Daniel Holmes stumbles upon it quite by accident. Before long, the 'shop from nowhere' -- and its owner, Mr Silver -- draw Daniel into a breathtaking world of magic and enchantment. Recruited as Mr Silver's apprentice, Daniel learns the secrets of the Emporium's vast labyrinth of passageways and rooms -- rooms that contain wonders beyond anything Daniel has ever imagined. But when Mr Silver disappears, and a shadow from the past threatens everything, the Emporium and all its wonders begin to crumble. Can Daniel save his home, and his new friends, before the Nowhere Emporium is destroyed forever? Scottish Children's Book Award winner Ross MacKenzie unleashes a riot of imagination, colour and fantasy in this astonishing adventure, perfect for fans of Philip Pullman, Cornelia Funke and Neil Gaiman. Winner of the 2015 NEBA (North East Book Award)

    Winner of the Blue Peter Best Story Book Award 2016
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  • Rooftoppers

    Katherine Rundell

    Product Code: AGDOH
    Paperback 10 years +
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    Katherine Rundell's Rooftoppers was shortlisted for 2014's CILIP Carnegie Medal.

    Everyone thinks Sophie is an orphan, especially as there were no other recorded female survivors in the shipwreck from where she was found. Sophie, however, is adamant she saw her mother waving at her amidst the wreckage...

    Sophie's guardian tells her it is almost impossible for her mother to still be alive, but with that glimmer of possibility, and the threat of being sent to an orphanage hanging over her head, Sophie flees to Paris on a search for her mother. Having evaded the French authorities, Sophie meets Matteo and his network of rooftoppers - urchins who live in the sky. Together, they scour the city for Sophie's mother...

    Written by Katherine Rundell and proudly presented to you by FaberShop, Rooftoppers is an enchanting tale for young readers aged 9 and over.

    This book has been hand-picked for the Book People's FaberShop, in partnership with Faber & Faber.
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  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    JK Rowling

    Product Code: AKWTM
    Paperback 9 years +
    The Chamber of Secrets is the second book in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. It's a magical read from first page to last as Harry and his friends Ron and Hermione begin to get to grips with the Wizarding World and their magical powers.

    When the trio arrive to start their second year studying at Hogwarts they hear a rumour of a Chamber of Secrets and discover that someone is casting people into stone... And there's something even more sinister lurking in the chambers of Hogwarts Castle!
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  • The Hunger Games

    Suzanne Collins

    Product Code: ADGHR
    Paperback 13 years +
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    This title is first in the ground-breaking "Hunger Games" trilogy. Set in a dark vision of the near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place. Twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live event called The Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed. When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her younger sister's place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.
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  • Cogheart

    Peter Bunzl

    Product Code: AUUEF
    Paperback 10 years +
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    When 13-year-old Lily's inventor father vanishes after a Zeppelin crash, Lily's determined to hunt down the truth behind his disappearance, helped by Robert, the local clockmaker's son, and her wily mechanical fox Malkin. But shadowy figures are closing in and treachery lurks among the smoky spires of London - along with a life-changing secret. Be swept away by airships and flabbergasted by dastardly plots in this extraordinary and wildly imaginative debut, bursting with invention and adventure.
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  • When we were Warriors

    Emma Carroll

    Product Code: BUGQD
    Paperback 9 years +
    A body washed up on the beach... Evacuation to an old house with forbidden rooms and dark secrets... An animal rescue service... Set in World War Two, Emma Carroll explores the resilience, resourcefulness and inventiveness of children when their lives fall to pieces. Introducing some compelling new characters, as well as revisiting some familiar settings, these adventures are sure to win over new readers, as well as fans of old favourites such as Letters from the Lighthouse and Frost Hollow Hall.
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  • Kid Normal

    Greg James

    Product Code: BGLHI
    Paperback 8 years +
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    The first book in a laugh-out-loud funny adventure series for 8+ readers from popular radio personalities Greg James and Chris Smith. When Murph Cooper rocks up to his new school several weeks into the beginning of term, he can't help but feel a bit out of his depth. And it's not because he's worried about where to sit, and making friends, and fitting in, or not knowing where the loos are. It's because his mum has enrolled him at a school for superheroes by mistake. And unlike his fellow students, who can all control the weather or fly or conjure tiny horses from thin air, Murph has no special abilities whatsoever. But just because you don't have superpowers, it doesn't mean you can't save the day. Let's hope Murph realises that, and quick - because not far away is a great big bad guy who is half man and half wasp, and his mind is abuzz with evil plans ... It's time for Kid Normal to become a hero! Perfect for fans of David Solomons, David Baddiel and Danny Wallace. Featuring brilliant illustrations by Erica Salcedo throughout.
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  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    JK Rowling

    Product Code: AKWXP
    Paperback 9 years +
    Harry Potter turned 13 years old on 31 July... He's lucky to have got to this age considering the amount of murderous attacks he's had to live through. But now he returns to Hogwarts for another year of magic, mystery and mayhem.

    A maniacal mass murderer has escaped from Azkaban and the soul-sucking Dementors are hot on his trail. It's assumed by Professor Dumbledore and co that Hogwarts will keep Harry safe but then Harry feels like he's being watched. And what about Professor Trelawney's ghoulish predictions?

    Featuring Jonny Duddle's spellbinding cover artwork, this is an enchanting Harry Potter story that will leave the whole family spellbound.
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  • Birthday Boy

    David Baddiel

    Product Code: BPKZV
    Paperback 9 years +
    David Baddiel's Birthday Boy is another bestselling blockbuster read!

    Hilarious and heart-warming, it's all about a boy called Sam Green who loves everything about birthdays. However, he soon finds out you can have too much of a good thing when he experiences a Groundhog Day situation on his birthday...

    David's witty text is accompanied by Jim Field's vibrant illustrations in this story that proves that sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for...
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  • An Inspector Calls

    JB Priestley

    Product Code: AADUG
    Paperback 14 years +
    Written by English novelist, playwright, scriptwriter and broadcaster, J.B. Priestley. First produced in 1946, An Inspector Calls went on to become a major film in 2015 and won an award for Best Single Drama at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2016.

    It is Priestley's most famous play, in which he demonstrates the horrid consequences of poverty and inequality whilst sustaining a gripping detective thriller storyline.

    The other plays include Time and the Conways and I Have Been Here Before, which explore the idea of precognition and pits fate against free will. Meanwhile, The Linden Tree challenges preconceived ideas of history and how life should be after the war.
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  • One of Us is Lying

    Karen McManus

    Product Code: BCXIZ
    Paperback 14 years +
    The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars and adds a deadly twist in the worldwide bestseller, One of Us is Lying.

    Karen McManus' addictive novel finds five high school students going to detention - but only four returning. There's a goodie two-shoes, a sports jock, a bad boy, the prom queen and an outsider called Simon who keeps a notorious gossip app up to date with glee...

    When Simon dies just 24 hours before he was going to post his detention buddies' deepest, darkest secrets online, an investigation takes place - and all four survivors are major suspects. Who was the killer? And how far will these students go to protect them?
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  • We are All Made of Molecules

    Susin Nielsen

    Product Code: ASOFD
    Paperback 12 years +
    Meet Stewart. He's geeky, gifted and sees things a bit differently to most people. His mum has died and he misses her all the more now he and Dad have moved in with Ashley and her mum. Meet Ashley. She's popular, cool and sees things very differently to her new family. Her dad has come out and moved out - but not far enough. And now she has to live with a freakazoid step-brother. Stewart can't quite fit in at his new school, and Ashley can't quite get used to her totally awkward home, which is now filled with some rather questionable decor. And things are about to get a whole lot more mixed up when these two very different people attract the attention of school hunk Jared...
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  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    Douglas Adams

    Product Code: AUMRZ
    Paperback 12 years +
    One Thursday lunchtime, the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. It's the final straw for Arthur Dent, who has already had his house bulldozed that morning. But for Arthur, that is only the beginning...

    In the seconds before global obliteration, Arthur is plucked from the planet by his friend Ford Prefect - and together the pair venture out across the galaxy on the craziest, strangest road trip of all time.
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  • Soldier Dog

    Sam Angus

    Product Code: BRIBG
    Paperback 10 years +
    Soldier Dog by Sam Angus is an emotional, action-packed, moving book set during the First World War, perfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo. 'He'll always be true, faithful and brave, even to the last beat of his heart.' It's 1917. In the trenches of France, miles from home in England, Stanley is a boy fighting a man's war. He is a dog handler, whose dog must be so loyal that he will cross no-man's-land alone under heavy fire to return to Stanley's side, carrying a message that could save countless lives. But this journey is fraught with danger, and only the bravest will survive. As the fighting escalates and Stanley experiences the true horror of war, he comes to realize that the loyalty of his dog is the only thing he can rely on . . .
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  • The Wizards of Once

    Cressida Cowell

    Product Code: BPPJB
    Paperback 9 years +
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    From the bestselling author of How to Train Your Dragon comes an exciting high-adventure series - set in an ancient, magical time, full of Wizards, Warriors, Giants and Sprites. This is the story of a young boy Wizard and a young girl Warrior who have been taught since birth to hate each other like poison; and the thrilling tale of what happens when their two worlds collide. Perfect for boys and girls who love fantasy adventure... Once there was Magic, and the Magic lived in the dark forests. Until the Warriors came... Xar is a Wizard boy who has no Magic, and will do anything to get it. Wish is a Warrior girl, but she owns a banned Magical Object, and she will do anything to conceal it. In this whirlwind adventure, Xar and Wish must forget their differences if they're going to make it to the dungeons at Warrior Fort. Where something that has been sleeping for hundreds of years is stirring...
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  • Are You There, God? it's Me, Margaret

    Judy Blume

    Product Code: ANJIA
    Paperback 11 years +
    Life isn't easy for Margaret. She's moved away from her childhood home, she's starting a new school, finding new friends - and she's convinced she's not normal. For a start she hasn't got a clue whether she wants to be Jewish like her father or Christian like her mother. Everyone else seems really sure of who they are. And, worst of all, she's a 'late developer'. She just knows that all her friends are going to need a bra before she does. It's too embarrassing to talk to her parents about these things. So she talks to God instead - and waits for an answer ...This edition of bestselling author Judy Blume's classic teen novel, Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret features a fresh, contemporary cover look.
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  • Two Can Keep a Secret

    Karen McManus

    Product Code: BTZUW
    Paperback 14 years +
    One of Us is Lying author Karen McManus' Two Can Keep a Secret is a Gossip Girl-meets-Riverdale (with a bit of Twin Peaks thrown in for good measure) read full of twists and turns as a perfect town's imperfect secrets spill out in deadly fashion...

    Two teenagers are dead and a killer is threatening to return to Echo Ridge. Ellery's aunt went missing here back when she was 16 - and then five years ago a homecoming queen was killed. Malcolm's older brother was the prime suspect in the latter case...

    Finding himself a member of Echo Ridge's upper crust through his mother's remarriage, things take a savage turn when Malcolm's brother returns to town - just as mysterious threats echo around town... And then another girl disappears.
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  • The War of the Worlds

    HG Wells

    Product Code: AAEAB
    Paperback 14 years +
    From the planet of war they came to conquer the Earth The night after a shooting star is seen streaking across the sky, a cylinder is discovered on Horsell Common. Fascinated and exhilarated, the local people approach the mysterious object armed with nothing more than a white flag. But when gruesome alien creatures emerge armed with all-destroying heat-rays, their rashness turns rapidly to fear. As the rays blaze towards them, it soon becomes clear they have no choice but to flee or die. Soon, the Martians begin a sinister invasion of the world. Destroying all in their path with black gas and burning rays, they brutally make their advance, feasting on the warm blood of still-living human prey. The forces of the Earth, however, may prove harder to beat than they at first appear
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  • A Pinch of Magic

    Michelle Harrison

    Product Code: BUGJX
    Paperback 11 years +
    Thirteen Treasures author Michelle Harrison's A Pinch of Magic is an enchanting fantasy story about three sisters who are trapped by an ancient curse.

    They discover there are three magical objects with the power to change their fate. Could these break the curse? Or will they lead the sisters into further danger?
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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

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