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    The Shakespeare Stories Collection - 16 Books

    Andrew Matthews & Tony Ross

    Product Code: NSHK
    Collection 7 years +
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    From the tragedy of Macbeth to the humour of Much Ado About Nothing, this superb collection of paperbacks makes an excellent introduction to Shakespeare's books for younger readers. The full list of stories in the collection is:
    • Julius Caesar
    • King Lear
    • The Merchant of Venice
    • The Taming of the Shrew
    • Twelfth Night
    • As you Like it
    • A Midsummer Night's Dream
    • Much Ado About Nothing
    • The Tempest
    • Henry V
    • Macbeth
    • Othello
    • Richard III
    • Romeo and Juliet
    • Antony and Cleopatra
    • Hamlet
    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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    Alex Rider Collection - 10 Books

    Anthony Horowitz

    Product Code: ARCC
    Collection 11 years +
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    Cool, contemporary and brave, bestselling author Anthony Horowitz created a phenomenal character in Alex Rider - and now you can own the entire collection of his exciting adventures.

    Action packed from the first book to the last, the teenager is recruited to help on a MI6 mission after his uncle is killed in a car crash. Having looked after him since he was a baby, Alex is devastated by this tragedy but in the aftermath of his death, Alex discovers his uncle was actually a spy...

    Told at breakneck pace and with tons of suspense, this series is irresistible.

    This collection contains books 1-10 in Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider series.
    Format: paperback
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  • Wonder

    RJ Palacio

    Product Code: RJP2
    Paperback 11 years +
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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.
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  • Street Child

    Berlie Doherty

    Product Code: CDX2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Berlie Doherty's Street Child is a powerful and moving story with themes of cruelty and injustice. Set in Victorian times, it follows the plight of orphan boy Jim Jarvis, who struggles to survive in the face of poverty and homelessness.

    This is a classic book about humanity and resillience and is based on a real-life story of the boy who inspired the establishment of Dr. Barnardo's children's homes. Berlie Doherty has twice won the Carnegie Medal.
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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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  • Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

    Rick Riordan

    Product Code: PJA2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    A previous winner of the Red House Children's Book Award, Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief was the first book in a thrilling fantasy series that has inspired two hit Hollywood films.

    Taking as its hero, the unlikely character of Percy, a troubled kid who has dyslexia and ADHD, the story rapidly moves from a school outing for mortals from the 21st century to a quest to reach the gates of the Underworld with a satyr and a daughter of Athena.

    Fast-paced fantasy and adventure that will appeal to children from 9+.
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  • War Horse

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: WAM2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    In War Horse, award-winning children's author Michael Morpurgo allows readers to understand the horror of the First World War by recounting the experiences of a farm horse who is commandeered to join the front line.

    The unbeatable storytelling skills of Michael Morpurgo make War Horse a stunning, unputdownable tale that won't fail to move all readers from 9+.

    As Steven Spielberg's epic film version gained a whole new audience for this stunning novel, there's never been a better time to read the book.
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  • The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

    Joan Aiken

    Product Code: OUG2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    In The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, award-winning author Joan Aiken has created a wild, imaginative adventure that follows the fortunes of cousins Bonnie and Sylvia who have been turned out of their home by a sinister governess.

    The novel is set in 1832 and England is plagued by droves of ravaging wolves. The cousins must get help, but their future looks grim...This is a nail-biting, suspense-filled adventure with witty and likeable heroines. Readers from 9+ will be gripped!
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  • The Story of Tracy Beaker

    Jacqueline Wilson

    Product Code: EAK2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    The Story of Tracy Beaker introduces Jacqueline Wilson's most popular character ever!

    10-year-old Tracy lives in a care home but frequently escapes from her annoying surroundings with the help of a vivid imagination.

    Accompanied by brilliant illustrations from Nick Sharratt, The Story of Tracy Beaker is essential reading for children from 9+.
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  • Matilda

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: MTV2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    From the genius mind of Roald Dahl, Matilda Wormwood is a heroine with a love of books and some truly magical powers. Her parents may call her terrible things all the time, but the truth is she's a very special little girl.

    Forming a special bond with her caring teacher Miss Honey, both her parents and the angry, spiteful headmistress Miss Trunchbull soon find out they were wrong to underestimate Matilda so much...

    In 1996, this magical book was adapted into a popular film directed by and starring Danny DeVito and it's also now an award-winning musical across the world. Complete with Quentin Blake's illustrations, Matilda is a timeless classic that will be returned to again and again.
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  • Knighthood for Beginners

    Elys Dolan

    Product Code: ASX2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    Brilliant new young fiction from comedy genius, Elys Dolan, creator of Steven Seagull, Weasels, and Nuts in Space.

    Dave sets out on a quest with his trusty steed, Albrecht the goat (all the best horses were taken), to be brave, chivalrous, and knightly in all ways. He'll be up against Sir Gnasty, who scoffs at the idea of a very small, strangely green knight and has an absolutely massive sword. Hilarious fiction for young readers and fans of dragons, knights, and quests!

    This title has been shortlisted for 2018's Branford Boase Award.
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  • The Boy in the Dress

    David Walliams

    Product Code: OYD2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Now widely regarded as one of the most talented children's authors around, funnyman David Walliams, previously best known for his Sport Relief challenges and Little Britain, released his debut novel, The Boy in the Dress, to tremendous acclaim in 2008.

    Full of heart, wit and a touch of Roald Dahl-style anarchy, it finds 12-year-old Dennis living unhappily after his mum leaves the family. A crack of light shines through as he strikes up a friendship with a girl based on their mutual love of Vogue magazine - and soon Dennis is trying out some of her dresses...

    Covering an important and timely subject with no judgment and plenty of wit and insight, this fantastic novel is great for reluctant readers and any child who's felt like they're the odd one out...
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  • Smart Girls

    Robert Leeson

    Product Code: AQT2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    The feisty heroines of these five folk tales all share one important quality: they are extremely SMART! The smart heroines of these folk tales come from different countries around the world and can outwit anyone - a crafty king, a mean old farmer, an angry squire and even a ghost!
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  • A Bear Called Paddington

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: CPD2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    In Michael Bond's A Bear Called Paddington, Mr and Mrs Brown stumble across a small, polite bear in Paddington Station with a label around his neck which reads: "Please look after this bear. Thank you."

    It's the start of lots of hilarious stories in which Paddington Bear encounters all kinds of adventures, leaving his inimitable sticky imprint wherever he goes.

    The ultimate in funny and endearing classic chapter books to read with children aged five and older!
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  • DC Wonder Woman Warrior for Justice!

    Liz Marsham

    Product Code: EKH2
    Hardback 7 years +
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    DC Comics Wonder Woman: Warrior for Justice! is part of DK's four-level reading scheme and follows the exciting adventures of DC's Wonder Woman. Packed with colourful comic book images and engaging facts that will capture kids' imagination, DK's DC Comics Wonder Woman: Warror for Justice! takes a close look at the character of Wonder Woman, her superpowers, friends and enemies. The mix of narrative spreads and genre spreads encourages children to access information from a range of sources and develop comprehension skills. DK Readers will help kids learn how to read - and learn to love reading.
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  • Bad Mermaids

    Sibeal Pounder

    Product Code: BJV2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Mermaids Beattie, Mimi and Zelda are enjoying a summer on land with legs when they receive a strange CRABAGRAM ordering them to return home at once. Some seriously BAD MERMAIDS are on the loose and the girls are the only ones who can stop them. If they're going to save the day, they'll need answers. And a clam car. Definitely piranha-print nail polish. Possibly not the talking seahorse. CAN THEY DO IT? Filled with magical mysteries, fabulous fashion, and a serious piranha problem, Bad Mermaids brings a whole new twist to the underwater world of mermaids. If you enjoyed The Little Mermaid, you'll love this too!
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  • Superman Battles the Billionaire Bully

    Matthew K. Manning

    Product Code: AOQ2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Lex Luthor has made a dramatic return and he's been threatening Clark Kent and his fellow Daily Planet workers. Clark deals with this harassment by thinking back to how he used to stand up to bullies when he was younger.

    Featuring Superman and other DC Comics favourites, this book is action packed and contains morals that children can learn from.
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  • The Riddler's Battleship Blitz

    JE Bright

    Product Code: AMQ2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    The Riddler has escaped from Arkham Asylum and stolen a museum. Not just the artefacts, the whole thing itself!

    Will Batman and Robin be able to solve his riddles and spoil his plans before he uses the fully functional battleship to blow up Wayne Manor and Gotham City?

    Featuring familiar superheroes and an action-filled plot, this is an exciting and engaging book for younger readers.
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  • Wonder Woman Wrestles Circe's Sorcery

    Matthew K. Manning

    Product Code: AQE2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Wonder Woman heads to another dimension to battle against Circe the sorceress. But when she thinks back to when she first left her homeland, she remembers just how important courage is.

    This superhero story is packed with action and also will teach children all about the concept of being brave. It's perfect for newly independent readers.
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  • Two-Face's Double Take

    Matthew K. Manning

    Product Code: APQ2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Bruce Wayne is attending a charity ball when he notices something very strange: all the waiters are twins. Shortly after this discovery, Two-Face gatecrashes the party - and he has plans to rob every bank in Gotham City.

    This book features an action-packed plot and famous characters from the DC Comics back-catalogue. It's a fun and engaging read for younger superhero fans.
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  • The Flash Races the Rogues

    Matthew K. Manning

    Product Code: AFJ2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    The Flash is outnumbered by three adversaries - including Captain Cold - in this speedy read starring DC Comics favourites.

    Barry Allen - aka The Flash - thinks back to his time growing up alone and uses these experiences to help fend off the bad guys in this situation. Superhero fans and reluctant readers will both enjoy this action-packed story that shows the importance of being brave.
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  • Spynosaur

    Guy Bass

    Product Code: EFN2
    Paperback 8 years +
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    Guy Bass, the author of My Brother is a Superhero and Astrosaurs, kicks off another laugh-out-loud series with Spynosaur!

    Spynosaur was created by top spy-entists when they insered the mind of a secret agent inside the body of a dinosaur. Together with daughter Amber, Spynosaur protects the world from evil.

    Department 6 learns all-round bad guy Ergo Ego has made a super-secret weapon known as the McGuffin and puts Spynosaur on the case to rattle Ego's bones. Will he succeed without blowing everything up?

    This roar-some chapter book is packed with prehistoric fun.
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  • The Clown Prince of Cards

    Michael Dahl

    Product Code: AED2
    Paperback 8 years +
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    The Crown Prince of Cards is a book that finds the Joker pulling off a high-rise heist with the help of a giant flying playing card. Will Batman and Robin have an ace up their sleeves as they try to stop him?

    This is a thrilling comic-book adventure starring familiar characters. It's sure to appeal to superhero fans and reluctant readers.
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  • Mxy's Magical Mayhem

    Tim Levins

    Product Code: AKK2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Clark Kent is having a very bad day. But so is the rest of Metropolis. Evil imp Mister Mxyzpltlk is on the loose causing magical mayhem around every corner. Can Clark's alter-ego Superman save the day?

    With familiar characters and an action-packed story, this is an engaging book for any younger superhero fan.
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