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Book People's range of Chris Riddell books contains everything from Goth Girl to the Edge Chronicles and beyond. Our Chris Riddell books have everything your young reader could ever wish for - all at unbelievable prices.

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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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  • Ottoline and the Yellow Cat

    Chris Riddell

    Product Code: AMOCY
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    Introducing Miss Ottoline Brown, an exceptionally inquisitive Mistress of Disguise, and her partner in crime, Mr. Munroe. No puzzle is ever too tricky for the two of them to solve ...Ottoline lives in a stylish apartment in Big City with a small hairy creature called Mr. Munroe. Together they look after the Brown family's eclectic collections - and dabble in a spot of detective work. So they are the first to the scene of the crime when a string of high-society dog-nappings and jewel thefts hits Big City. Ottoline (who luckily has a diploma from the Who-R-U Academy of Disguise) and Mr. Munroe go undercover - and expose an ingenious scam masterminded by furry feline crook, the Yellow Cat. A quirky mystery-adventure which is perfectly packaged and highly collectable.
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  • Ottoline at Sea

    Chris Riddell

    Product Code: AMOCX
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    Ottoline and Mr. Munroe do everything and go everywhere together. That is, until the day Mr. Munroe mysteriously disappears, leaving a strange clue written in string ...Armed with her Amateur Roving Collectors' travel pass, Ottoline sets off on a journey over, under and on top of the sea to find her hairy best friend - and bring him back home.
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  • Ottoline Goes to School

    Chris Riddell

    Product Code: AMOCW
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    Meet Ottoline and her hairy, helpful friend Mr. Munroe. Ottoline is off to the Alice B. Smith School for the Differently Gifted, but she is rather worried that she doesn't have a special gift. Mr. Munroe is more worried about the ghost who is said to haunt the school halls at night. Does Ottoline discover her hidden talent and can they expose the spook?
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  • The Sleeper and the Spindle

    Neil Gaiman

    Product Code: ALMXR
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    A thrillingly reimagined fairy tale from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell - weaving together a sort-of Snow White and an almost Sleeping Beauty with a thread of dark magic, which will hold readers spellbound from start to finish. On the eve of her wedding, a young queen sets out to rescue a princess from an enchantment. She casts aside her fine wedding clothes, takes her chain mail and her sword and follows her brave dwarf retainers into the tunnels under the mountain towards the sleeping kingdom. This queen will decide her own future - and the princess who needs rescuing is not quite what she seems. Twisting together the familiar and the new, this perfectly delicious, captivating and darkly funny tale shows its creators at the peak of their talents. Lavishly produced, packed with glorious Chris Riddell illustrations enhanced with metallic ink, this is a spectacular and magical gift.

    Winner of the 2016 Kate Greenaway Medal.
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  • Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death

    Chris Riddell

    Product Code: ALBRH
    Hardback 9 years +
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    Preparations for the Ghastly-Gorm Garden Party and bake-off are under way. Celebrity cooks are arriving at the hall for the big event and, true to form, Maltravers, the indoor gamekeeper, is acting suspiciously. Elsewhere at Ghastly-Gorm Ada's wardrobe-dwelling lady's maid Marylebone has received a marriage proposal. Ada vows to aid the course of true love and find out what Maltravers is up to, but amidst all this activity, everyone, including her father, appears to have forgotten her birthday!
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  • Something Else

    Kathryn Cave

    Product Code: AEABJ
    Paperback 3 years +

    Something Else is a lonely creature who finds himself excluded from everything because he is different until one day an equally curious creature, called Something turns up. Kathryn Cave's touching and thought-provoking story Something Else is a clever and helpful book to share with youngsters who feel excluded or different from their friends. With witty illustrations from Chris Riddell, Something Else is a charming story with an important message.

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  • The Edge Chronicles 5: Stormchaser

    Paul Stewart

    Product Code: AITYD
    Paperback 9 years +
    Since his childhood in the Deepwoods, young Twig has always longed to soar above the forest canopy and explore the sky. Now a lowly crew-member on his father's sky pirate ship, the Stormchaser, his dream seems fulfilled. But a much higher destiny awaits Twig as plots and treacheries from many years ago bring the lofty city of Sanctaphrax - home of the Edgeworld's most learned academics - to the point of disaster. For the city is built on a giant rock, floating high in the sky, its future balance dependent on stormphrax - a valuable yet extremely volatile substance obtained only from the heart of a Great Storm at the very instant it unleashes its most intense power. And only a ship such as the Stormchaser could risk entering the Storm...
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  • Mr Underbed

    Chris Riddell

    Product Code: ACJVT
    Paperback 3 years +
    When Jim kindly allows Mr Underbed to sleep in his bed he is unprepared for all the other night-time visitors who want to share it too.
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  • Hugo Pepper

    Chris Riddell

    Product Code: ANOEC
    Paperback 5 years +
    This is a brilliantly inventive, fabulously illustrated addition to the "Far-Flung Adventure" series from the award-winning, bestselling author and illustrator team, Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. Set in the same world as Fergus Crane and Corby Flood's stories, this is the tale of a small boy, Hugo Pepper, and his amazing exploits. Raised in the Frozen North by reindeer herders, his parents eaten by polar bears when he was just a baby, Hugo discovers that the sled they arrived in has a very special compass - one that can be set to 'Home'. And so Hugo arrives in Firefly Square - to discover a group of very special friends, and a dastardly enemy...With three-toed snowmen, a secret buried treasure and a host of fabulous stories, this is a fantastic new tale in this series.
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  • The Edge Chronicles 2: The Winter Knights

    Paul Stewart

    Product Code: ANOEA
    Paperback 9 years +
    The Winter Knights is the second book of the Quint Saga, part of the bestselling Edge Chronicles - over three million copies sold! As the Floating City of Sanctaphrax strains to break free of its tether, ancient feuds threaten to tear its people apart. What can Quint, a young squire of the Knights Academy, do to avert disaster? On his own, nothing. But with the help of a band of loyal friends he might just be able to loosen the grip of the city's never-ending winter...
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  • The Curse of the Gloamglozer

    Paul Stewart

    Product Code: ANODZ
    Paperback 9 years +
    The Curse of the Gloamglozer is the first book of the Quint Saga, part of the bestselling Edge Chronicles - over three million copies sold! Built high atop a floating rock, the great city of Sanctaphrax is bound to the ground below by a chain, its inhabitants living with their heads literally in the clouds. But the city hides a dangerous secret: deep inside the great rock, something horrible is lurking. Quint, the son of a legendary sky pirate captain, may now be the only one who can save the Edge from the curse of the gloamglozer...
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  • Corby Flood

    Chris Riddell

    Product Code: ANODX
    Paperback 5 years +
    Corby Flood and her family are about to set sail on the rather ramshackle cruise ship, the S.S. Euphonia. Her boisterous brothers might not have noticed that anything is wrong, but Corby is highly observant and has a lot of time for note-taking and eavesdropping. Onboard, amongst all the odd passengers and eccentric crew, there is a strange group of men in bowler-hats who call themselves The Brotherhood of Clowns. There's also a melancholy wailing sound coming from the hold. It's strictly out of bounds but Corby can't help investigating. What could be inside the crate she discovers down in the hold? As the ship arrives at its destination, Corby must enlist the help of some very well moustachioed locals to uncover the contents of the crate and the dark secrets of the menacing Clowns...
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  • Fergus Crane

    Paul Stewart

    Product Code: ANODW
    Paperback 5 years +
    FERGUS CRANE! YOU ARE IN GREAT DANGER! I AM SENDING HELP. Signed T. C., your long-lost Uncle Theo Fergus Crane has an almost ordinary life - having lessons taught by rather odd teachers on the school ship Betty Jeanne, helping his mother in the bakery. But then a mysterious flying box appears at the window of his waterfront home - and Fergus is plunged headlong into an exciting adventure! The box is followed by a winged mechanical horse that whisks him off to meet his long-lost uncle and his penguin helpers, Finn, Bill and Jackson. Fergus finds out that his teachers are not quite what they seem - they're actually pirates! Can Fergus and his winged horse save his schoolmates from the far-off Fire Island? And who else will he find there...?
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  • The Edge Chronicles 12: Doombringer

    Chris Riddell

    Product Code: ANNDW
    Paperback 9 years +
    Cade Quarter is building a new life for himself in the wild of the Farrow Ridges, miles away from civilization - and from the enemies who are seeking him. But when his new home is threatened by villainous mire-pearlers, Cade and his friends must find a way to defend the land they love. This is the second book of the Cade Saga, part of the Edge Chronicles.
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  • Wyrmeweald: The Bone Trail

    Chris Riddell

    Product Code: AMDTD
    Paperback 12 years +
    An entire herd of greywyrmes, slaughtered for their flameoil. Others trapped, then viciously herded through the mountains. And more and more settlers heading up to the high country, the bones of those who don't make it littering the way, stark and white, picked clean by carrionwyrmes - the bone trail...Trouble is brewing on the weald. A great whitewyrme and his kin send out a call to arms, and the wyrmes begin to gather in their ancient galleries. To defend their land against the relentless march of the kith, with their wagons and settlements and taste for killing. Payback is coming. Wyrme against kith. Kith against kin. Even wyrme against wyrme. And seasoned traveller Micah, with his friends Eli and Cara, is heading right into the thick of it...
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  • The Snow Merchant

    Sam Gayton

    Product Code: ALILO
    Paperback 9 years +
    This new edition has artwork from award-winning illustrator Chris Riddell. Lettie Peppercorn lives in a house on stilts near the wind-swept coast of Albion. Nothing incredible has ever happened to her, until one winter's night, when the night the Snow Merchant comes. He claims to be an alchemist - the greatest that ever lived - and in his suitcase, he carries his newest invention: snow. "A tale of self discovery, family and friendship ...an inventive and accomplished debut". (Independent on Sunday). "A delightful debut ...full of action and invention". (The Sunday Times). "A germ of JK and a pinch of Pullman". (TES).
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  • The Edge Chronicles 10: The Immortals

    Paul Stewart

    Product Code: AKYCN
    Paperback 9 years +
    Five hundred years into the third age of flight and mighty phraxships steam across the immensity of the Deepwoods, plying their lucrative trade between the three great cities. Nate Quarter, a young Lamplighter from the mines of the eastern woods is propelled on an epic journey of self-discovery that encompasses tournaments, battles, revolutions and a final encounter with the Immortals themselves. This is the final tale in the Edge Chronicles sequence and it's a fabulous climax to the most original and dramatic fantasy series being written today. Set years in the future, this book is ideal for new readers to discover the series before going back to read the 'history' of Twig, Rook and Quint. Packed with incredible illustrations from Chris Riddell, this is a wonderfully funny, moving and utterly inventive book.
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  • Witchworld

    Emma Fischel

    Product Code: AKXMA
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    The witches of Witchworld have no need for old-fashioned wands or broomsticks, not when they have shiny Spellsticks and super-whizzy Skyriders instead. And no one has a cauldron anymore, just a cupboard full of Potions2Go. Flo Skritchett lives with her mother, the editor-in-chief of celebrity andLifestyle magazine, Hocus Pocus, and her witchteen sister. All is well, until her grandmother flies in to town and warns them that Witchworld is in danger from a Ghoul Attack! No one believes her - after all, Ghouls died out years ago and she still rides around on a broomstick, for goodness' sake!
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  • The Edge Chronicles 8: Vox

    Paul Stewart

    Product Code: AKHQZ
    Paperback 9 years +
    High in the crumbling Palace of Statues, oily Vox Verlix - nominally the Most High Academe but no more than a prisoner in reality - is brewing a terrible plot to destroy the goblins and the shrykes at a stroke, leaving him free to take over once again. Rook Barkwater, a young librarian knight, stumbles upon the truth when he is taken captive and forced to work for Rook. But can Rook foil Vox's plan and save the lives of his librarian colleagues? This is adramatic and menacing new adventure, illustrated throughout with marvellously imaginative black and white illustrations.
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  • The Edge Chronicles 7: The Last of the Sky Pirates

    Paul Stewart

    Product Code: AKHRN
    Paperback 9 years +
    Rook Barkwater lives in the network of sewer-chambers beneath Undertown, the bustling main city of the Edgeworld. He dreams of becoming a librarian knight - one of those sent out to explore the mysteries of their world. Somewhere out there lie the secrets of the past - including the lost floating city of Sanctaphrax - and, maybe, hope for a future free from the fear of tyranny. When his chance comes, Rook grabs it! Breaking all the rules, he sets out on a journey to the Free Glades and beyond. His luck and determination lead him from one peril to another until, buried in the heart of the Deepwoods, Rook encounters a mysterious character - the last sky pirate - and is thrust into a bold adventure that dares to challenge the might of the dread Guardians of the Night.
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  • The Edge Chronicles 9: Freeglader

    Paul Stewart

    Product Code: AKHQS
    Paperback 9 years +
    Fleeing from the ruins of New Undertown, Rook Barkwater and his colleagues - the librarian knights, Felix Lodd and his banderbear friends - must lead the escaping population to a new life in the Free Glades. But perils aplenty are ahead for the crowd - not to mention some goblins with plans of their own - This is a dramatic and exciting conclusion to the Rook Barkwater sequence that takes the reader on a thrilling journey across the Edgeworld.
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  • Pirate Diary

    Richard Platt

    Product Code: AKHDE
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    These are the swashbuckling adventures of Jake Carpenter, cabin boy. The twenty-third of September, 1716. I write this on my last day at home. Tomorrow I am to join my Uncle Will aboard his ship and become A SAILOR. Will has told me of sea monsters and mermaids and has sailed through a hurricane. Maybe I shall see these things FOR MYSELF! Nine-year-old Jake Carpenter does indeed see all this - and more, when his ship, the Greyhound, is captured by pirates and he discovers the thrills and perils of life at sea as he embarks on an exciting new life on the wrong side of the law. This is a ground-breaking non fiction - original edition won the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Blue Peter Book Awards: Best Book with Facts. It offers detailed information about all sorts of things boy readers will revel in, including swords, pistols, cannons, floggings and how to navigate ships. It includes a fact section at the back about the colonies, the first pirates, viking raiders, buccaneers, famous pirates throughout history and piracy today. It also includes an index and glossary.
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  • Wyrmeweald: Returner's Wealth

    Paul Stewart

    Product Code: AIPSV
    Paperback 12 years +
    Seventeen-year-old Micah, enters the wyrmeweald full of hope to return home having made his fortune. But this is a land where wyrmes, fabulous dragon-like beasts, roam wild and reign supreme. In Wyrmeweald man is both hunter and hunted - and Micah may never return alive, let alone a hero...He soon finds a chance to prove his worth when he meets with Eli, a veteran tracker, and together they defend a rare whitewyrme egg and its precious hatchling. But the fledgling wyrme has its own guardian in the shape of the beautiful, brave and dangerous Thrace. Thrace and Micah should never mix - but the magnetism between them is strong. Together they join forces on a mission to rescue the hatchling - and seek vengeance for lost loved-ones. This is a truly immersive fantasy epic: full of thrilling, high octane action; powerful romance and a cast of credible, colourful characters.
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Our Chris Riddell books feature the works of an incredibly popular children’s writer, illustrator and laureate who is best known for his distinctive line drawings and caricatures.

Great children’s characters

Chris Riddell books have characters and series that children love, ranging from the bestselling Goth Girls series, to his other successful Ottoline series. We have a great selection of the best Chris Riddell books suitable for all children.

Fantastic Illustrations

Having previously been a cartoonist for The Observer and The Economist, he has retold popular stories like Gulliver’s Travels. And, Chris Riddell illustrations always create brilliant and accessible children’s books.

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