Secondary School Bestsellers

  • RJP2 11 years +
    RJ Palacio
    11 years +
    (13)
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    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.
  • PYM2 11 years +
    11 years +
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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!
  • AWI2 11 years +
    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!
  • MCX2 11 years +
    11 years +
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    The winner of both the Carnegie Medal and Kate Greenaway Medal in 2012, Chaos Walking author Patrick Ness' A Monster Calls is an extraordinarily moving novel about the difficult subject of terminal illness and coming to terms with loss.

    Based on an idea by the late Siobhan Dowd, this is an unforgettable read. 'The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do...' is how the book begins, but it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting. He's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. This monster is something different - something ancient and something wild.

    Now an acclaimed film starring Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver and Liam Neeson, A Monster Calls is a heartbreakingly beautiful read.
  • BMNAS 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £7.99
    The essential word finder for all students of English. Each entry is followed by a wide range of alternative words and examples, making it easy to choose the most appropriate alternative for every context. Planned in consultation with teachers and supporting the requirements of the school National Curriculum, this thesaurus has a clear and easy-to-use layout, with an alphabetical indicator on each page, making it easy to find information quickly. It includes thousands of synonyms and antonyms as well as short definitions for all main entry words. Examples are given for all synonyms to show how they are used and to help students choose the right one for their context. The `more synonyms' feature and `types of' panels help to extend students' vocabulary and extra help is given to help avoid overuse of very common words. A special section focusses on writing skills and helps students to use language effectively and achieve success in all areas of written work.
  • HOZ2 11 years +
    Louis Sachar
    11 years +
    (2)
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    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.
  • 6ONC 9 years +
    9 years +
    (3)
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    Morris Gleitzman's novel Once is a gripping historical adventure that follows the journey of a young Jewish boy who escapes from a Polish orphanage and goes in search of his parents.

    Felix's insightful and innocent observations provide an original perspective on events as they unfold in Nazi-occupied Poland. The result is a sad, haunting tale that will linger for long after the last page.

    A compelling read that will appeal to boys and girls from 9+. Fans of Once may also enjoy The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne.
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9780241351802 - Jeff Kinney
    WKJK 9 years +
    9 years +
    (13)
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    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
  • NOU2 12 years +
    12 years +
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    Praised by Benjamin Zephaniah and widely regarded as one of the most inspiring and influential teen series of recent years, former Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman's Noughts and Crosses is a book that tackles prejudice, racism, distrust and terrorism.

    Sephy and Callum have been friends since they were both very young and despite their feelings for each other indicating they want something more, that's as far as it can go...

    However, romance cannot be stopped even in a world full of anger, division and separation. Their love story ends up leading them both into terrible danger...
  • ANPVQ 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £5.99
    This English Revision and Practice range contains clear and accessible explanations of all the GCSE content, with lots of practice opportunities for each topic throughout the book. Based on new research that proves repeated practice is more effective than repeated study, this book is guaranteed to help you achieve the best results. There are clear and concise revision notes for every topic covered in the curriculum, plus five practice opportunities to ensure the best results. Includes: * quick tests to check understanding * end-of-topic practice questions * topic review questions later in the book * mixed practice questions at the end of the book * free Q&A flashcards to download online * an ebook version of the revision guide Suitable for the new AQA English Language and English Literature GCSE.
  • AKEJU 13 years +
    13 years +
    • £4.89
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    This workbook provides focused practice for all topics relevant to Year 9. Based on robust research that proves repeated practice is more effective than repeated study, it is written to help students achieve the best possible results. * tests scientific knowledge * builds subject vocabulary * develops relevant comprehension and mathematical skills Packed with practice questions to reinforce and test understanding of all the scientific concepts and skills taught in school.
  • AKEAH 11 years +
    11 years +
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    This workbook provides focused skills practice for all the maths topics relevant to Year 7. Based on robust research that proves repeated practice is more effective than repeated study, it is written to help students achieve the best possible results. * practice in problem solving, reasoning and financial skills * helps ensure mathematical fluency Packed with practice questions to reinforce and test understanding of all the Mathematical concepts and skills taught in school.
  • AKEJP 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £4.39
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    This workbook provides focused skills practice for all the maths topics relevant to Year 8. Based on robust research that proves repeated practice is more effective than repeated study, it is written to help students achieve the best possible results. * practice in problem solving, reasoning and financial skills * helps ensure mathematical fluency Packed with practice questions to reinforce and test understanding of all the Mathematical concepts and skills taught in school.
  • ABJGZ
    • £14.89
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    This highly readable and informative collection of the best of British art showcases magnificent portraits by Thomas Gainsborough and Stanley Spencer; landscapes by J. M. W. Turner and David Hockney; satire by William Hogarth and Gilbert & George; sculpture by Henry Moore and Rachel Whiteread; and the latest works by Grayson Perry and Damien Hirst. Each artist is presented in a double-page spread that features a major work, details from the work, a brief biography and fascinating insights into the artist's life and times. Lucinda Hawksley's engaging survey compares the skill of the Elizabethan miniaturists and the magnificence of the High Victorians with the grit of post-war British modernists and the best of the Young British Artists, whose fearless approach to controversial themes make them worthy inheritors of the great traditions of British art.
  • AQQWU
    • £11.89
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    A handy 3-in-1 Spanish study book: grammar, verbs and vocabulary in one volume, ideal for beginners who need a clear and easy-to-understand Spanish reference and revision guide. This book gives you the essential tools to help you progress quickly in your study of Spanish. The grammar, verb and vocabulary sections have been designed for all those learning Spanish at school, in an evening class, for work or for leisure. * Grammar: this section provides easily accessible information in an attractively presented layout. Key grammatical points are highlighted throughout the text as a means of reinforcement. Hundreds of examples of real Spanish illustrate clearly the grammatical points being made. In addition, a full glossary gives clear and simple explanations of grammatical terminology. * Verbs: you will find 120 fully conjugated regular and irregular verbs in this section. Each is self contained in a double-page spread showing all the major tenses. Major constructions and idiomatic phrases are given for all verb models, as well as hundreds of examples of real Spanish to show you how verbs are used in context . An index contains thousands of verbs which are cross-referred to their conjugation model. * Vocabulary: this handy section covering 50 topics (such as family, free time, careers, computing, education, food and drink, health, shopping) gives you all the vocabulary you need to communicate effectively in Spanish. With its clear, user-friendly grammar, all the most important Spanish verbs shown in full, and an extensive vocabulary guide, Collins Easy Learning Complete Spanish gives you all the elements to start speaking and writing with confidence in Spanish. Other titles available in the Collins Easy Learning Spanish range are: Collins Easy Learning Spanish Dictionary, Collins Easy Learning Spanish Grammar, Collins Easy Learning Spanish Conversation, Collins Easy Learning Spanish Verbs and Collins Easy Learning Spanish Vocabulary.
  • ANPUZ 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £10.99
    This English Revision and Practice range contains clear and accessible explanations of all the GCSE content, with lots of practice opportunities for each topic throughout the book. Based on new research that proves repeated practice is more effective than repeated study, this book is guaranteed to help you achieve the best results. There are clear and concise revision notes for every topic covered in the curriculum, plus seven practice opportunities to ensure the best results. Includes: * quick tests to check understanding * end-of-topic practice questions * topic review questions later in the book * mixed practice questions at the end of the book * free Q&A flashcards to download online * an ebook version of the revision guide * more topic-by-topic practice and a complete exam-style paper in the added workbook Suitable for the new Edexcel, AQA, OCR and WJEC GCSE English Language and English Literature courses.
  • AIVGW 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £10.99
    This book is full of clear revision notes, detailed diagrams and practice questions for KS3 Science. It covers all the major topics for Life Processes and Living Things, Materials and Their Properties and Physical Processes, and it's packed with useful tips for doing well in exams. There are also lots of exam-style questions and a complete practice paper (answers are at the back). It's easy to read and revise from - everything's explained simply, in CGP's chatty, straightforward style.
  • AKEJR 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £10.89
    • RRP £10.99
    Excellent value for money, this book contains all the content and questions from our KS3 revision guide, plus lots of extra practice. Based on research that proves repeated practice is more effective than repeated study, this book is guaranteed to help you achieve the best results. More practice material than the market leader! Clear and concise revision notes, plus seven practice opportunities for every topic: * quick tests to check understanding * end of topic practice questions * topic review questions later in book * mixed practice questions at end of book * free Q&A flash cards to download online * more topic by topic practice and mixed practice questions in the added workbook! More practice material than the market leader!
  • AKEJX 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £10.89
    • RRP £10.99
    Excellent value for money, this book contains all the content and questions from our KS3 revision guide, plus lots of extra practice. Based on research that proves repeated practice is more effective than repeated study, this book is guaranteed to help you achieve the best results. More practice material than the market leader! Clear and concise revision notes, plus seven practice opportunities for every topic: * quick tests to check understanding * end of topic practice questions * topic review questions later in book * mixed practice questions at end of book * free Q&A flash cards to download online * more topic by topic practice and mixed practice questions in the added workbook! More practice material than the market leader!
  • AIVDA
    • £10.89
    • RRP £10.99
    This Interactive Vocab Tester DVD-ROM (for PC and Mac) is a great way to help KS3 students get to grips with hundreds of essential French words. It's simple to create customised tests for each topic, and there are audio recordings of every word from a native French speaker - with an option to create revision tracks to export to an mp3 player. A matching full-colour Vocab Book is also included, with tests for every topic plus space to jot down extra vocab at the back.
  • AQQWT
    • £11.89
    • RRP £14.99
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    A handy 3-in-1 French study book: grammar, verbs and vocabulary in one volume, ideal for beginners who need a clear and easy-to-understand French reference and revision guide. This book gives you the essential tools to help you progress quickly in your study of French. The grammar, verb and vocabulary sections have been designed for all those learning French at school, in an evening class, for work or for leisure. * Grammar: this section provides easily accessible information in an attractively presented layout. Key grammatical points are highlighted throughout the text as a means of reinforcement. Hundreds of examples of real French illustrate clearly the grammatical points being made. In addition, a full glossary gives clear and simple explanations of grammatical terminology. * Verbs: you will find 112 fully conjugated regular and irregular verbs in this section. Each is self contained in a double-page spread showing all the major tenses. Major constructions and idiomatic phrases are given for all verb models, as well as hundreds of examples of real French to show you how verbs are used in context . An index contains thousands of verbs which are cross-referred to their conjugation model. * Vocabulary: this handy section covering 50 topics (such as family, free time, careers, computing, education, food and drink, health, shopping) gives you all the vocabulary you need to communicate effectively in French. With its clear, user-friendly grammar, all the most important French verbs shown in full, and an extensive vocabulary guide, Collins Easy Learning Complete French gives you all the elements to start speaking and writing with confidence in French. Other titles available in the Collins Easy Learning French range are: Collins Easy Learning French Dictionary, Collins Easy Learning French Grammar, Collins Easy Learning French Conversation, Collins Easy Learning French Verbs and Collins Easy Learning French Vocabulary.
  • AHIII 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £8.89
    • RRP £9.99
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    Focusing on the impact of engineering on society and the world, McCarthy details the development of the discipline, explains what makes an engineering mind, and shows how every aspect of our lives has been engineered: from gadgets to our national infrastructure. Long considered tinkerers, problem solvers, and visionaries, engineers hold the keys to our real and virtual future.
  • CJU2 11 years +
    11 years +
    (2)
    • £10.99
    With a clear, colour layout to make it easy to navigate, the book is in two parts. The first part is a reference section of simple rules, tips, and examples to help students spell, punctuate, and write correctly in school, in exams, and at home. This divides into three sections - Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar. The second part is an alphabetical word list of common tricky words, with inflections, but no meanings. This list highlights, using analysis from the Oxford Children's Corpus, words that are most frequently misspelt by this age group, to target and rectify these common mistakes. There are helpful tips to guide the user around the alphabetical list to the word they are looking for, and helpful notes at key words to aid correct spellings. It will be a valuable resource for preparation for students taking exams with increased focus on accurate spelling and grammar. It will be a user-friendly resource for pupils to correct their own spellings and improve their spelling techniques and grammar. The accessible format will also provide an invaluable quick guide for spelling, punctuation marks, and grammar rules for teachers and parents as well.
  • AHHMB 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £7.89
    • RRP £7.99
    York Notes Advanced offer a fresh and accessible approach to English Literature. This market-leading series has been completely updated to meet the needs of today's A-level and undergraduate students. Written by established literature experts, York Notes Advanced intorduce students to more sophisticated analysis, a range of critical perspectives and wider contexts.