Christmas: Children's Fiction

  • Roald Dahl Collection - 15 Books - Collection - 9780141371337 - Roald Dahl
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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
  • My Little Pony: 'Equestria Girls' Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781408354391 - Perdita Finn et al
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    You've never seen the My Little Pony characters like this... They're now real girls!

    Princess Twilight Sparkle's crown has been stolen from the Crystal Empire so she has no choice but to retrieve it. As she follows the thief Sunset Shimmer, she finds herself transformed from a pony into a girl and she must learn about this strange new world in order to return home to Equestria.

    Luckily, the power and magic of friendship still remains in this new world and the girls she meets remind her of a certain group of ponies she knows back home... These are perfect for My Little Pony fans who are progressing to chapter books.
    Format: paperback
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    Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Liz Pichon's Tom Gates stories are hilarious and are presented here in audio format.

    The hilarious tales follow Tom as he goes about his daily life and has all kinds of unlucky adventures.

    The stories will encourage the reluctant readers to pick up the books after listening so they can relive them. They are read by the popular actors Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films) and Russell Tovey (Being Human, Him and Her, The History Boys).
    Running time: approx 11 hours, 57 minutes
    Format: CD

    CDs in this collection:
    Tom Gates: Extra Special Treats (not) - Disc 1-2, Tom Gates: (A Tiny Bit) Lucky - Disc 1-3, Tom Gates: Yes! No (Maybe...) - Disc 1-2, Tom Gates: Top of the Class (nearly) - Disc 1-2, Tom Gates: Super Good Skills (Almost...) - Disc 1-2.
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    Jacqueline Wilson is one of our favourite authors and this MP3-CD collection contains 10 unabridged stories - including the complete series of Hetty Feather books, Clover Moon and Sapphire Battersea.

    Entertaining, thought-provoking and absolutely captivating, the stories are read by a host of talented and experienced narrators, including Jacqueline herself.

    With over 85 hours of listening, these are books your children will love to listen to on long journeys. They are sure to spark interesting ideas for debate and conversation.

    Ages 8 plus
    Approximate running time: 86 hours, 3 minutes
    Please note this collection contains CDs that can only be played on MP3-accessible CD players, computers and laptops. All post-2001 car model stereos are MP3 CD accessible. Please check your CD player is MP3 accessible before placing an order.
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    Format: MP3 CD
    Unabridged
    Titles in this collection: Hetty Feather, Hetty Feather: Sapphire Battersea, Hetty Feather: Emerald Star, Hetty Feather: Diamond, Hetty Feather: Little Stars, The Butterfly Club, Katy, The Longest Whale Song, Rent a Bridesmaid and Clover Moon.
  • EBFC 9 years +
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    This beautiful book contains 16 of the most popular stories from the New Testament, all retold by Enid Blyton - one of the world's favourite authors.

    Originally published between the 1940s and '60s, this book includes the likes of The Three Wise Men and The First Christmas. The stories are beautifully illustrated in black and white.
    Book People and Enid Blyton - A Lifetime of Adventure
  • New Dork Diaries Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781471168642 - Rachel Renee Russell
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    Meet Nikki Maxwell and prepare to read some truly a-dork-able stories with this 12-book collection of Dork Diaries stories by Rachel Renee Russell.

    Written in a fun-filled diary format, these books offer an insight into the life of the tween dork, Nikki. When she moves to a new school she decides it's the perfect time to leave her old lame ways behind - but things are never that simple.

    With fun sketches and doodles, the diary entries find Nikki opening up her heart as she battles with her arch-nemesis Mackenzie over her dreams of becoming a pop star and tackles the subject of love with hilariously dorky consequences.

    These books will be enjoyed by any child aged 9 or over who enjoys (or endures!) the sparklier side of tween life.
    Format: paperback
  • HPCD 9 years +
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    This set contains unabridged audio versions of the first three Harry Potter books - the perfect gift for young witches and wizards. They might not be on the Hogwarts Express but they can still enjoy the magic of these timeless tales.

    Narrated by Stephen Fry, they follow the young wizard Harry as he heads off to Hogwarts and battles with the evil Lord Voldemort. Everyone will be on tenterhooks as they listen to these gripping and timeless stories by J.K. Rowling.

    Running time: approx 35 hours
    Format: CD
    Unabridged

    CDs in this collection:
    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Disc 1-7, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Disc 1-8, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Disc 1-10.
  • Rainbow Magic Christmas Specials Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781408353998 - Daisy Meadows
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    Can you think of a more magical combination than the Rainbow Magic books and Christmas time? This collection is full of enchanting stories for children to read as they get in the festive spirit.

    Giselle the Christmas Ballet Fairy is getting ready for a show, but then Jack Frost steals all her magical objects. Will Rachel and Kirsty be able to get them back in time?

    Holly the Christmas Fairy finds the King and Queen of Fairyland in a fluster after all the elves are stolen; Natalie the Christmas Stocking Fairy has Jack Frost deciding as he doesn't get anything in his stocking, no one else would; Paige the Pantomime Fairy finds Rachel and Kirsty foiling Jack Frost's plans to spoil Christmas for everyone; and Robyn the Christmas Party Fairy finds excitement building for a huge celebration! But once again, Jack Frost is threatening to ruin everything...
    Format: paperback
  • Holly Webb Winter Stories Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781788950664 - Holly Webb
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    7 years +
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    Holly Webb's animal tales are hugely popular with young readers aged 7 and over and the five books in this collection have festive, wintry themes to make them even more appealing.

    The Snow Bear finds Grandad helping Sara build a garden igloo and a small snow bear to look over it. When Sara wakes up in the middle of the night, something magical has happened...

    The Reindeer Girl finds Lotta travelling to visit her great-grandmother in Norway. Once there, she finds herself on the hunt for a mother reindeer before a calf starves; The Snow Cat has Charlotte following a cat's footprints through to the Victorian era; The Storm Dog follows Tilly as she finds herself transported back to the Second World War era where she meets a special sheepdog; and The Storm Leopards has Isabelle spotting a snow leopard while on a family visit to the zoo...

    Heart-warming, easy to read and full of amazing creatures, these are perfect books for little animal lovers and ideal for winter evenings.
  • Winter Animal Story Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781847158345
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    6 years +
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    With their wintry theme, these four animal anthologies are full of stories that make warming reading for the cold nights ahead and are perfect for sharing.

    Winter Wonderland includes sweet stories from authors including Holly Webb, Jeanne Willis and Tracey Corderoy; Moonlight Tales has magical tales that take place under the night sky; On a Starry Night is full of inspiring stories that find stars shining bright; and Winter's Night would make the perfect stocking filler.
    Format: paperback
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    War Horse author Michael Morpurgo teams up with Cats Ahoy! illustrator Jim Field for this charming Christmas picture book.

    Every Christmas, Mia and her family read a letter from her Grandpa that fondly recalls his favourite memories and asks her (and everyone else!) to continue to care for and protect our precious world.

    A vital and timely story with a powerful message about the way we treat our environment.
  • PPUL 13 years +
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    Philip Pullman's books tackle important, controversial and difficult subjects with style, wisdom and authority. The His Dark Materials trilogy is often heralded as a modern masterpiece and it's featured on this unabridged audio collection across three CDs. There are also four CDs featuring the unabridged books from the Sally Lockhart Quartet.

    The monumental His Dark Materials books introduce Lyra, an orphan who lives in a parallel universe where science, theology and magic are entwined. As she embarks on a search for a sinister plot that involves stolen children, she soon finds herself on a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust...

    The Sally Lockhart Quartet opens with The Ruby in the Smoke, a book that finds Sally receiving an anonymous letter shortly after the death of her father at sea; the dire warning it contains makes a man die of fear at her feet... Sally decides to find out the truth about her father's death and finds herself plunged into a terrifying mystery in the heart of Victorian London - and it all seems to revolve around a deadly blood-soaked jewel.

    The His Dark Materials audiobooks are read by Philip Pullman and a full cast, while the Sally Lockhart Quartet is read by Anton Lesser.
    Approximate running time: 70 Hours 45 Minutes
    Ages 13 plus
    Please note this collection contains CDs that can only be played on MP3-accessible CD players, devices, computers and laptops. All post-2001 car model stereos are MP3 CD accessible.
    Import into iTunes or any other media player, then transfer to your MP3 device or player. Suitable for smartphones, iPads and tablets
    Format: MP3 CD

    MP3 CDs in this collection:
    Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass, The Ruby in the Smoke, The Shadow in the North, The Tiger in the Well and The Tin Princess.
  • Disney Princess: The Enchanted Library Collection - 11 Books - Collection - 9780241310922
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    5 years +
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    From Ariel and Belle to Mulan and Merida, this collection of royal reads contains 11 hardback books all about the famous Disney princesses.

    Presented in a slipcase, The Enchanted Library introduces the characters, their friends, foes and the princes who star in the stories and will tell your children (and you!) everything they ever wanted to know about them.

    These books retell the famous stories and are packed with magical Disney artwork. Children who love princesses and fairy tales will adore them.

    Please note these books contain content previously published in the Disney Princess Enchanted Character Guide.
  • The Dinosaur That Pooped Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781782957386 - Tom Fletcher & Dougie Poynter
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    Children will have a trump-load of fun as they read through these explosive stories starring Danny and a dinosaur who has the world's worst toilet habits...

    A laugh-out-loud series written by McFly boys Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter, the prehistoric star of the picture books really can poop the most extraordinary things - the bed, a planet, the past and even Christmas!

    The hilarious stories are complemented by Garry Parsons' extraordinary artwork and we just know you will be giggling away as much as the children at the foul and funny antics of the world's hungriest dinosaur.

    Format: paperback
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    The Gruffalo is back, but this time it's his child who is feeling brave... Will the tiny mouse be able to outwit the Gruffalo once more?

    Young children will love the pacy, rhythmic tale from bestselling author Julia Donaldson and the incredible artwork by Axel Scheffler.

    They can then have fun recreating the brilliant illustrations by putting together the six chunky jigsaw puzzles included with this gift edition of the timeless classic.
  • Stories for 5-Year-Olds - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509880300
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    Featuring funny, magical and animal stories this collection of books, complete with cover artwork by Adam Stower, will delight children aged 5 and over.

    Funny Stories for 5-Year-Olds is hugely entertaining and includes stories from Dick King-Smith, Tony Ross and Malorie Blackman; Magical Stories for 5-Year-Olds features fantasy stories from Joan Aiken, Margaret Mayo and Alf Proysen; and Animal Stories for 5-Year-Olds is full of rich and heart-warming stories from the likes of Dick King-Smith, Margaret Mahy and Dorothy Edwards.

    With so many short stories to enjoy, these books are perfect to dip in and out of and can be read alone or aloud.

    Format: paperback
  • Stories for 7-Year-Olds - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509880324
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    Featuring funny, scary and animal stories this collection of books, complete with cover artwork by Adam Stower, will delight children aged 7 and over.

    Funny Stories for 7-Year-Olds is hugely entertaining and includes stories from Dick King-Smith, Philippa Gregory and Jacqueline Wilson; Scary Stories for 7-Year-Olds features gentle horror stories from Michael Rosen, Jamie Rix and Rose Impey; and Animal Stories for 6-Year-Olds is full of rich and heart-warming stories about adorable animals and cute critters.

    With so many short stories to enjoy, these books are perfect to dip in and out of and can be read alone or aloud.

    Format: paperback
  • Nina Bawden Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780349010625 - Nina Bawden
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    Nina Bawden's children's books were a huge influence on the likes of Michael Morpurgo and this three-book collection contains some of her most beloved and inspirational work.

    Carrie's War is a moving story about evacuees that finds Carrie and her brother being sent to Wales and living away from home for the very first time; The Peppermint Pig has a family welcoming a tiny pig into their home and reveals how his naughtiness and clever nature kept a family happy in the most difficult of times; and Keeping Henry asks whether a squirrel can really be a suitable pet.

    Format: paperback
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    Prepare to be enchanted by Equestria with this padded book full of five My Little Pony stories. It comes with a beautifully soft plush toy of Twilight Sparkle.

    Twilight Sparkle and her best friends are exploring all around them and they soon come across a world of friendship, magic, secrets and fun. This is a place your children will definitely want to visit!

    The stories are fun, the cover is sparkly and the illustrations are awesome. The 7-inch tall plush of Twilight Sparkle just adds to the joy.
  • TRPX 6 years +
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    Much like cats can only miaow, the Truth Pixie can only be honest. But will this get her into trouble?

    Written by bestselling author of fiction and non-fiction Matt Haig, this book is wonderfully enchanting.
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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!
  • The Shakespeare Stories Collection - 16 Books - Collection - 9781408313053 - Andrew Matthews & Tony Ross
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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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    A much-loved story by Stuart Little author E. B. White, and beautifully illustrated by Garth Williams, Charlotte's Web is the ideal book to read aloud and share with all the family.

    One spring morning, a little girl called Fern rescues a piglet and names him Wilbur. But then Wilbur is sent to live on a farm where he meets Charlotte: a very clever and very beautiful large grey spider. They become the best of friends and, when Wilbur is faced with a dreadful fate - the butcher's chop! Charlotte must come up with a very clever way to try and save him...

    The perfect gift for young readers aged 7 and above, the poignant and touching tale continues to entertain and engross readers over 50 years since its original publication. Quite simply, a children's classic!
  • Dirty Bertie Collection - 20 Books - Collection - 9781847159373 - Alan Macdonald
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    Dirty Bertie surely ranks alongside Horrid Henry as one of the naughtiest boys in children's books and here are 20 books focusing on his hilariously naughty antics.

    Trouble is never far away when Bertie's around and this, combined with his disgusting habits, makes for delightfully gross reads that will appeal to children who wouldn't normally pick up a book. There are books about aliens, monsters and fleas and they're all very, very entertaining.

    Written by Alan Macdonald and illustrated by David Roberts, these are laugh-out-loud first readers about a grubby little boy.

    Format: Paperback