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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.

  • NROJ 7 years +

    Roald Dahl Collection - 15 Books (Collection)

    Roald Dahl

    (105) Hand-picked favourites
    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.

    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 brings together all 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
    • £24.99
    • RRP £98.85
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  • NSHK 7 years +

    The Shakespeare Stories Collection - 16 Books (Collection)

    Andrew Matthews & Tony Ross

    (23) Hand-picked favourites
    It's now over 400 years since the Bard died and his work still remains just as relevant and compelling today. Boasting 16 of William Shakespeare's most popular and enduring plays, this collection contains rewritten versions of all his most well-known tales.

    From the tragedy of Macbeth to the humour of Much Ado About Nothing, this superb collection of paperbacks makes an excellent introduction to Shakespeare for younger readers.

    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.
    • £10.99
    • RRP £79.84
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  • WKJK 9 years +

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid Collection - 12 Books (Collection)

    Jeff Kinney

    (29) Hand-picked favourites
    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 is a collection that 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
    • £19.99
    • RRP £83.88
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  • HRYP 9 years +

    The Complete Harry Potter Collection - 7-Book Box Set (Collection)

    JK Rowling

    (57) Hand-picked favourites
    Head back to Platform 9 3/4, climb aboard the Hogwarts Express and enjoy the Complete Harry Potter Collection for a magical price. Presented in a gorgeous slipcase, these editions of J. K. Rowling's classics come complete with stunning cover illustrations from 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 where it all began time and time again with this amazing Harry Potter box set - Expecto Patronum!


    Format: paperback
    • £29.99
    • RRP £62.99
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  • RWEL 10 years +

    Ross Welford Collection - 4 Books (Collection)

    Ross Welford

    (1) Hand-picked favourites
    Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award and longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, Ross Welford's Time Travelling with a Hamster is a truly original debut novel from an extraordinarily talented new voice in children's books.

    When Al Chaudhury discovers his late dad's time machine, he finds that going back to the 1980s requires daring and imagination. It also requires lies, theft, burglary, and setting his school on fire. And he has to make sure he doesn't lose his pet hamster, Alan Shearer...

    You'll laugh, cry and wonder at this race-against-time story of a boy who travels back to 1984 to prevent a go-kart accident and save his father's life.

    The other three books - The 1,000-Year-Old Boy; What Not to Do If You Turn Invisible; and The Dog Who Saved the World - in our collection are equally surprising, exciting and magnificent: Alfie can remember the last Viking invasion but no one believes him... He soon loses everything in a fire and decides it's time to find a way to die; Ethel learns the joy that comes from being invisible is rather short-loved; and 12-year-old Georgie has to save every dog on Earth and all of humanity without leaving her room when a virtual reality experiment goes wrong.
    Format: paperback
    • £7.99
    • RRP £27.96
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  • EBFO 9 years +

    The Find-Outers Collection - 15 Books (Collection)

    Enid Blyton

    (3) Hand-picked favourites
    Who stole the money that the old man in Holly Lane had hidden in his cottage, and where is it now? Who's that mysterious robber that disappears from the scene of the crime without a trace and who is responsible for the strange messages being sent to Mr Goon?

    The police are perplexed and only the five young children who make up the Find-Outers and their dog, Buster, can find out the truth.

    Written by Enid Blyton, the author of the Famous Five and the Secret Seven, these are exciting mystery adventures with a classic feel that will surprise and delight readers aged 9 and over.

    Book People and Enid Blyton - A Lifetime of Adventure

    Previously published as the Mystery Collection
    Format: paperback
    • £14.99
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  • HOZ2 11 years +

    Holes (Paperback)

    Louis Sachar

    (3) Hand-picked favourites
    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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  • FFCC 7 years +

    The Famous Five Collection - 22 Books (Collection)

    Enid Blyton

    (15) Hand-picked favourites
    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
    • £24.99
    • RRP £153.78
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    • Just £1.14 per book
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  • RJP2 11 years +

    Wonder (Paperback)

    RJ Palacio

    (13) Hand-picked favourites
    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.
    • £3.99
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  • KNK2 9 years +

    Kensuke's Kingdom (Paperback)

    Michael Morpurgo

    (2) Hand-picked favourites
    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.
    • £3.99
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  • HVEW 10 years +

    Hive Collection - 8 Books (Collection)

    Mark Walden

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    James Bond meets Artemis Fowl in this fantastically witty and action-packed series from award-winning author, Mark Walden.

    H.I.V.E (Higher Institute of Villainous Education) is a top-secret school of applied villainy where children with a precocious gift for wrong-doing are sent to develop their talents into criminal mastermind.

    The stories follow 13-year-old Otto Malpense as he is hand-picked to join the six-year programme to become the world's next supervillain. With the help of his new friends - an athletic martial-arts expert, a world-famous diamond thief and a spunky computer genius - will Otto be able to achieve what has never been done before and break out of H.I.V.E?

    Format: paperback
    • £12.99
    • RRP £63.92
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  • SVCC 7 years +

    The Secret Seven Collection - 16 Books (Collection)

    Enid Blyton

    (12) Hand-picked favourites
    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
    • £17.99
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  • SDP2 9 years +

    Stig of the Dump (Paperback)

    Clive King

    (1) Hand-picked favourites
    Stig of the Dump is a true classic. Nobody believes Barney when he says he's met a new friend. Stig is a real boy living wild in a dump, and together the two boys embark on many journeys of discovery.

    This wonderfully appealing and classic adventure story is one that children of all ages will enjoy reading. With its timeless appeal, unforgettable characters and an endearing tale of friendship at its heart, Stig of the Dump is simply enchanting.

    Still as fresh and exciting after over 50 years, this is a classic story to be shared and enjoyed time and time again.
    • £3.99
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  • CZM2 9 years +

    Cosmic (Paperback)

    Frank Cottrell Boyce

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    Award-winning author Frank Cottrell Boyce has a quirky sense of humour that makes his writing appealing and fun for independent readers but also ideal for parents to read aloud to their youngsters.

    Cosmic is the story of thirteen-year-old Liam who is already six foot tall and consequently manages to join a rocket launch into outer space by pretending to be an adult. Liam's hilarious adventures carry a poignant message about what it means to be a parent.

    Readers aged 9+ will enjoy Cosmic and should also read Frank Cottrell Boyce's books Millions and Framed.
    • £3.99
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  • PYM2 11 years +

    The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (Paperback)

    John Boyne

    Hand-picked favourites
    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!
    • £3.99
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  • FMU2 9 years +

    The Firework-Maker's Daughter (Paperback)

    Philip Pullman

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    Bursting with excitement and humour, Philip Pullman's The Firework Maker's Daughter won the Smarties Book Prize and is a brilliant book for readers aged 9 and over.

    What Lila wants to be more than anything else in the world is ...a Firework-Maker! But firework-making is not just about being able to make Crackle-Dragons and Golden Sneezes.

    There is also one special secret: every Firework-Maker must make a perilous journey to face the terrifying Fire-Fiend!
    • £3.99
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  • CHRE 9 years +

    Chrestomanci Collection - 7 Books (Collection)

    Diana Wynne Jones

    (4) Hand-picked favourites
    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
    • £9.99
    • RRP £48.93
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    • Just £1.43 per book
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  • PHB2 9 years +

    Pig Heart Boy (Paperback)

    Malorie Blackman

    (2) Hand-picked favourites
    Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman, well-known for her bestselling Noughts and Crosses series, has supreme storytelling skills and the brilliant and gripping Pig-Heart Boy showcases them perfectly.

    13-year-old Cameron longs to be normal but is thrust into the spotlight when a journalist writes about the pig-heart transplant he has received. This controversial book has plenty of suspense, a twisting plot and asks many questions, making it ideal for enticing readers from 11+.
    • £3.99
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  • VRJ2 9 years +

    Varjak Paw (Paperback)

    SF Said

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    Cats, martial arts and a heart-warming story - we can't recommend S. F. Said's Varjack Paw series enough! Illustrated by the talented Dave McKean, this is the third book and continues to follow the adventures of Varjak.

    A Mesopotamian Blue kitten, Varjak learns about the Way from his grandfather and sets off on a journey of self-discovery. As he leaves home for the first time, he must learn how to survive in a terrifying city full of dangerous dogs, cat gangs and the mysterious Vanishings.

    A Gold Smarties Prize winner that has been described as 'The Karate Kid directed by David Lynch', this is an exciting and enchanting book that will have readers aged 9+ purring with delight.
    • £3.99
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  • DMHD 9 years +

    Demon Headmaster Collection - 7 Books (Collection)

    Gillian Cross

    (1) Hand-picked favourites
    A favourite with children for over 30 years, Gillian Cross' The Demon Headmaster books will provide your children with hours of terrifying entertainment and give you a nostalgic kick (who wasn't terrified by the '90s BBC adaptation?)...

    Lizzie has just started at a new school and everything is different: Ethan is now incredible at football, her brother is an expert in robotics, and she has started to be good at being really bad. What's brought these changes about? It couldn't be anything to do with that mysterious new headmaster, could it?

    Format: paperback
    • £10.99
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  • EYX2 9 years +

    The London Eye Mystery (Paperback)

    Siobhan Dowd

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    When Ted and Kat watched their cousin Salim get on board the London Eye, he turned and waved before getting on. After half an hour it landed and everyone trooped off - but not Salim. Where could he have gone? How on earth could he have disappeared into thin air?

    Since the police are having no luck finding him, Ted and Kat become sleuthing partners. Despite their prickly relationship, they overcome their differences to follow a trail of clues across London in a desperate bid to find their cousin. And ultimately it comes down to Ted, whose brain works in its own very unique way, to find the key to the mystery.

    The London Eye Mystery is an unputdownable, spine-tingling thriller from Siobhan Dowd.
    • £3.99
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  • JOR2 9 years +

    Journey to the River Sea (Paperback)

    Eva Ibbotson

    (4) Hand-picked favourites
    A huge favourite with us at Book People and described by the Sunday Times as 'the most perfect children's book', Eva Ibbotson's Journey to the River Sea is an enchanting read that proves that every kid should live their life full of adventure.

    The story of an orphan shipped to her distant relatives, Maia is disappointed when she is not welcomed with the open arms she was expecting... but the wonders of the Amazonian rainforest soon make up for this!

    When she meets a mysterious boy who lives alone on the wild river shores, things become even more extraordinary. A beautiful, traditional adventure story, we just know you will adore this book.
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  • BRZ2 9 years +

    There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom (Paperback)

    Louis Sachar

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    Louis Sachar always writes with acute insight and thoughtfulness, no matter who his central character is, and this novel is no exception.

    There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom is about Bradley Chalker, an unfriendly and aggressive boy who torments other children and is disliked by pupils and teachers alike. The new school counsellor is the only one to see a different side in Bradley...but is she for real?

    This funny, sensitive and fascinating book will have a lasting effect on its readers. It's suitable for children aged 9 and over.
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  • BYZ2 9 years +

    Boy: Tales of Childhood (Paperback)

    Roald Dahl

    (2) Hand-picked favourites
    Boy, Roald Dahl's bestselling autobiography, is full of hilarious anecdotes about his childhood and school days - and is, of course, illustrated by Quentin Blake.

    As a boy, all sorts of unusual things happened to Roald Dahl. There was the time he and four school friends got their revenge on beastly Mrs Prachett in her sweet shop. There are stories of holidays in fishing boats, African adventures and the days of tasting chocolate for Cadbury's.

    You'll hear tales of horrible school bullies and the motor-car accident when Roald's nose was nearly sliced clean off... Roald Dahl vividly shares his memories; some are funny. Some are painful. Some are unpleasant. All are true
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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.