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  • Roald Dahl Collection - 15 Books

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: NROJ
    Collection 7 years +
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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.

    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
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  • Greatest Stories Ever Told Collection - 10 Books

    Tony Bradman & Tony Ross

    Product Code: GTAD
    Collection 7 years +
    (5)
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    This 10-book collection is packed with famous and action-packed tales. From Robinson Crusoe to Robin Hood, they're among the very best adventures of all time.

    Brilliantly rewritten by Tony Bradman to appeal to younger readers, each of these stories also features awesome artwork by Horrid Henry illustrator Tony Ross.

    Dynamic retellings of Beowulf, Ali Baba and King Arthur are also included in this awe-inspiring introduction to adventure stories.

    Format: paperback
    • £9.99
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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.

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    Format: paperback
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    • £24.99
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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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    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.
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  • Enid Blyton's Wishing-Chair Audio Collection - 12 CDs

    Enid Blyton

    Product Code: WCCD
    5 years +
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    This unabridged audiobook collection brings the magic of Enid Blyton's Wishing-Chair stories to you, wherever you are. It's entirely enchanting, whether you're listening in the comfort of your own home or while on the go.

    Mollie and Peter come across a chair that can fly and grant wishes while out looking for their mother's birthday present and it's not long until they are whisked away to faraway lands and meeting pixies and even Santa Claus!

    Approximate running time: 11 hours 18 minutes. Unabridged. 12 CDs.
    Audiobooks in this collection: The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair, The Wishing-Chair Again, More Wishing-Chair Stories
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  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: CRX2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    With its refreshed look to celebrate the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations, this special edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is perfect for introducing children to the wonderful and weird world of Roald Dahl.

    With Quentin Blake's illustrations, this is the story of a boy from a poor family who wins a golden ticket to visit the elusive Willy Wonka's secretive chocolate factory.

    When Charlie Bucket arrives at the tour - hosted by none other than Willy Wonka, the owner of the factory - he finds himself surrounded by nasty, spoilt brats. There's the greedy Augustus Gloop; arrogant Veruca Salt; repulsive Violet Beaurgarde; and TV-obsessed Mike Teavee.

    But when the tour starts, what mysterious secrets will the group discover? Everything from oompa-loompas to a glass elevator await... this is a classic children's story from the world's No. 1 storyteller.
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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!

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    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
    Format: paperback
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  • Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

    Anne Frank

    Product Code: 6DYG
    Paperback 11 years +
    (4)
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    Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl is a haunting book that will stay with the reader for ever. Thirteen-year-old Anne spent two years in hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Her diary combines honesty and humour with typical teenage enthusiasm, but ultimately it's a harrowing and poignant read as it ends abruptly when she and her family are discovered by the Nazis and taken to a concentration camp. Suitable for readers from 11+.

    • The definitive edition of Anne Frank's diary
    • First-hand account of the suffering of Dutch people under German occupation
    • This diary was written between 1942 and 1944
    • One of the most enduring documents of the 20th century
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  • The Iron Man

    Ted Hughes

    Product Code: IRH2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    The Iron Man came to the top of the cliff. Where had he come from? Nobody Knows. How was he made? Nobody knows. Mankind must put a stop to the dreadful destruction by the Iron Man and set a trap for him, but he cannot be kept down. Then, when a terrible monster from outer space threatens to lay waste to the planet, it is the Iron Man who finds a way to save the world. Ted Hughes - The most magnetic and original writer of his generation
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  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

    C.S. Lewis,CS Lewis

    Product Code: LWD2
    Paperback 8 years +
    (2)
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    Thanks to C. S. Lewis and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, we suspect countless children have stepped into random wardrobes and held their breath, hoping to be transported to a fantasy world - some of us at Book People certainly have!

    Best known of all the books in the Narnia Chronicles, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe follows on from The Magician's Nephew and is all about the adventures of four brothers and sisters as they discover a magical country and get caught up in a battle against the evil White Witch. An exciting and thrilling adventure ensues as they fight to save the land of Narnia from perpetual winter.

    Presented with stylish new cover art from original illustrator Pauline Baynes that will delight fans of all ages, this is a must-read children's classic; inspiring and imaginative with enduring appeal for readers aged 9 and over.
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  • Where the Wild Things Are

    Maurice Sendak

    Product Code: WWM2
    Paperback 3 years +
    (1)
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    One of the classic children's books, Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are is pretty much the perfect bedtime read.

    Max doesn't want to go to bed and finds himself travelling to a faraway, mystical land full of monsters who roar and gnash their terrible teeth. It's a little frightening but so much fun!

    Bold and stylish, funny and ultimately heart-warming, the book is full of toddler appeal and was memorably adapted into a hit film by Spike Jonze.

    This paperback edition of the Caldecott Medal-winning story will be returned to time and time again by toddlers who love mystery and adventure.
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  • The Sheep-pig

    Dick King-Smith

    Product Code: SZP2
    Paperback 5 years +
    (1)
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    Adapted into the 1995 film Babe, the Sheep-pig is a classic story by Dick King-Smith about an orphaned piglet who just wants to fit in...

    Babe was won by Farmer Hogget at a fair and was soon adopted by kind-hearted sheep-dog fly. He learns so much from Fly but knows he can never be a sheep-dog. But perhaps there's a chance he can be a sheep-pig?
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  • St Clare's Collection - 9 Books

    Enid Blyton

    Product Code: ENID
    Collection 9 years +
    (3)
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    Featuring all nine books from the wonderful St Clare's series, our Enid Blyton St Clare's Collection contains the multi-million-selling author's six original stories and pairs them with Pamela Cox's three fabulous, continuative tales.

    When twins Pat and Isabel O'Sullivan finish their time at the elite school Redroofs, they expect, like their friends, to go on to the similarly elite and very expensive secondary school Ringmere. But their parents have different ideas for the twins as they find themselves attending St Clare's. Furious at their parents' decision to not send them to Ringmere, Pat and Isabel promise to be as difficult as possible at their new school...

    Eventually making friends at the school, the series follows the comic capers of the twins as they play tricks on unsuspecting classmates and teachers.

    Packed with the pace, fun and wit of her Malory Towers and Naughtiest Girl series, our Enid Blyton St Clare's Collection is essential reading for all budding Blyton-ites and children aged 9 and over who love a good prank!

    Format: paperback
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  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Paperback

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: VHC2
    Paperback Toddlers
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    Eric Carle's classic book has enchanted generations of children with its colourful collage illustrations and simple story.

    With die-cut pages and finger-sized holes for little ones to explore, the story of the hungry green caterpillar with a very big appetite is simply one of the best children's books of all time.

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar is perfect for children from 1+ and good for talking with older toddlers about how caterpillars turn into beautiful butterflies.
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  • The Enchanted Wood

    Enid Blyton

    Product Code: ENW2
    Paperback 7 years +
    (2)
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    Enid Blyton's The Enchanted Wood is the first magical story in the Faraway Tree series. It follows Joe, Beth and Frannie as they move to a new home and find an Enchanted Wood on their doorstep...

    When they discover the Faraway Tree, they embark on many magical adventures!
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  • A Wrinkle in Time

    Madeleine L'Engle

    Product Code: AWI2
    Paperback 11 years +
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    With her book A Wrinkle in Time, gifted children's author Madeleine L'Engle has created an absorbing science fiction novel that revolves around the likeable, misfit characters of Meg and her brother, Charles.

    Criticised by her teachers for doing badly at school and worried about her missing father, Meg is struggling with how wrong her life is when events take a mysterious turn. Together with Charles and her friend Calvin, she stumbles upon a gap in time through which the children embark on an amazing and dangerous adventure.

    A gripping read for any young adult fiction fan aged 11+ who have ever felt like the odd one out!
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  • The Hobbit

    JRR Tolkien

    Product Code: HOI2
    Paperback 9 years +
    (1)
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    Likeable and unassuming hero Bilbo Baggins is unwittingly caught up in an epic adventure in one of the most imaginative and captivating children's classics ever written.

    Although Bilbo sets out on his quest for a dragon's gold rather reluctantly, as he is a cautious hobbit who likes a quiet life, his journey helps him find courage, strength and hidden resources that are sure to inspire readers young and old.

    The Hobbit is a fantastic book for confident readers aged 9+, but it's also a great book for parents to read aloud to their child at bedtime, especially with the success of An Unexpected Journey and The Desolation of Smaug - the first two of Peter Jackson's award-winning trilogy of films based on The Hobbit starring Martin Freeman as Bilbo - bringing the story to a new audience.
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  • Peter Pan

    JM Barrie

    Product Code: ETE2
    Paperback 8 years +
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    Don't miss this timeless classic! JM Barrie's Peter Pan has charmed generations of children and their parents and the adventures of the mischievous Lost Boys, adventurous Darling children and courageous Peter Pan are sure to enchant generations more! Perfect for reading aloud.
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  • Heidi

    Johanna Spyri

    Product Code: HEDI
    Paperback 8 years +
    (1)
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    Go on a journey high up into the Swiss Alps with Heidi, one of the most lovable characters in children's fiction and a long-time favourite with every member of the Red House team!

    When little Heidi goes to live with her grandfather in his lonely hut high up in the Alps, she loves her new life tending the goats and making new friends. But her strict aunt decides to send her away again to live in the town. Can Heidi manage to escape and return to the mountains and her happy life with her grandfather?

    This Puffin Classics edition features an introduction by Eva Ibbotson, further reading ideas, questions to consider and a gorgeous cover. Definitely one for every child's bookshelf!
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  • Little Women

    Louisa May Alcott

    Product Code: LWN2
    Paperback 9 years +
    (1)
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    Little Women is the warm and touching tale of the four March sisters: sensible Meg, tomboy Jo, shy Beth and fiery Amy and the trials they face struggling to make ends meet while their father is away from home. This classic tale is perfect for reading aloud to youngsters or ideal for confident young readers aged 9+ to tackle independently.

    Little Women is narrated by Jo, who is fiercely independent and desperate to become a writer, but she and her sisters' ambitions are frustrated by lack of money and a series of misfortunes.

    Absorbing and inspiring, Little Women is a must-read classic that is guaranteed to make you laugh and cry.
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  • The Wizard of Oz

    L. Frank Baum

    Product Code: WOZ2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum is more than 100 years old but still has the power to transport its reader to another world.

    Dorothy and her dog Toto are hit by a tornado which deposits them in the strange and magical Land of Oz. To return home to Kansas, Dorothy must follow the Yellow Brick Road and find the elusive Wizard of Oz but her journey is full of obstacles - not least the Wicked Witch of the West...

    The Wizard of Oz is an unmissable read for children aged 9+ and a must-read book for fans of classic The Wizard of Oz film starring Judy Garland and the hit Disney prequel Oz: The Great and Powerful, starring James Franco, Mila Kunis and Rachel Weisz.
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  • Watership Down

    Richard Adams

    Product Code: WDV2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Richard Adams' Watership Down has been a worldwide bestseller for over 40 years and is now established as one of the most beloved children's books of all time.

    The 1978 animated adaptation certainly left its mark on a generation - and this Christmas the BBC (in association with Netflix) will be airing an all-new version featuring the voices of John Boyega, Rosamund Pike, Olivia Colman and James McAvoy.

    The Berkshire Downs was once an idyllic and rural landscape but now a developer is destroying it - and the band of rabbits that call it home embark on a journey laced with danger around every corner as they search for a safe haven...
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  • Milly-Molly-Mandy Stories

    Joyce Lankester Brisley

    Product Code: 6MILL
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Milly-Molly-Mandy lives in a tiny village in the heart of the countryside.

    She is always busy doing things, and whether she is blackberry-picking with little-friend-Susan or keeping shop for Miss Muggins, you're sure to have fun when Milly-Molly-Mandy's around!

    The adventures of this lively little girl and her chums first appeared over 80 years ago and they have been delighting young children ever since.
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