Super School Stories

  • Malory Towers Box Set - 12 Books - Collection - 9781444948417 - Enid Blyton
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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
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    The World's Worst Children are back in this selection of short stories from the one and only David Walliams.

    Illustrated in full colour by Tony Ross, this book introduces beastly boys and gruesome girls and this time around they're ruder, more disgusting and worse than you could ever imagine! You'll be delightfully horrified by the antics of Gruesome Griselda and Fussy Frankie.

    Presented in beautiful hardback, these ten stories even feature a special cameo from the fan favourite, Raj!
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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.
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9780241351802 - Jeff Kinney
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    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.
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    Greg Heffley and his family return for another laugh-out-loud misadventure in The Getaway - the twelfth book in Jeff Kinney's all-conquering Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

    It's getting cold and Christmas is coming so the Heffleys decide there's only one thing to do: head off to a tropical island to escape the stress of the season and enjoy some much-needed rest and relaxation.

    A few days in paradise is meant to work wonders but, as ever with the Heffleys, things are never that simple. They suffer sun poisoning, stomach trouble, venomous creatures and so much more.

    Can anything save their holiday or will the getaway end up being a grand disaster? Complete with the trademark illustrations and plenty of funny situations and observations, this is a must for any Wimpy Kid fan.
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    Best-loved children's author Enid Blyton has a timeless appeal and her books still sell in the millions.

    In The Naughtiest Girl in the School, spoilt only-child Elizabeth Allen is sent to boarding school after tormenting her governess with such tricks as hiding earwigs in her bed. Although Elizabeth vows to be even naughtier at school, things don't quite go to plan...

    Amazing reading for children aged 7 and over.
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    Bill's New Frock is a classic story from former Children's Laureate, Anne Fine.

    Bill Simpson wakes up one morning to find he's changed into a girl - and even worse, his mum's forcing him to wear a frilly pink dress to school. How will he manage to survive a whole day like this? Everything is just so different when you're a girl...
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    Louis Sachar always writes with acute insight and thoughtfulness, no matter who his central character is, and this novel is no exception.

    There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom is about Bradley Chalker, an unfriendly and aggressive boy who torments other children and is disliked by pupils and teachers alike. The new school counsellor is the only one to see a different side in Bradley...but is she for real?

    This funny, sensitive and fascinating book will have a lasting effect on its readers. It's suitable for children aged 9 and over.
  • The Complete Harry Potter Collection - 7-Book Box Set - Collection - 9781408856772 - JK Rowling
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    If you're lucky enough to have tickets to see The Cursed Child on stage or are already excited for the next Fantastic Beasts film later this year, then why not head back to Platform 9 3/4, climb aboard the Hogwarts Express and enjoy the Complete Harry Potter Collection for a magical price. Presented in a gorgeous slipcase, these editions of J. K. Rowling's classics come complete with stunning cover illustrations from Jonny Duddle.

    A phenomenon like no other, Harry's incredible journey begins with The Philosopher's Stone. Unhappily living in a cupboard under the stairs at his aunt's, he's visited by a giant called Rubeus Hagrid who delivers the most astonishing news - Harry's a wizard. As he heads to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry makes friends with Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, meets oh-so-wise Professor Dumbledore and the complex Severus Snape and their incredible adventure begins. But evil in the shape of Lord Voldemort is getting ever closer - and the Dark Lord has his sights set firmly on Harry.

    Throughout the seven books, Harry learns what it means to be a Gryffindor student and the value of friendship and trust. The eight films starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint were a record-breaking success and now you can relive the stories where it all began time and time again with this amazing Harry Potter box set - Expecto Patronum!
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    The Worst Witch managed to keep entire generations of young readers spellbound and now your child can read where it all began with this book, the first in the series.

    Written and illustrated by Jill Murphy, the book tells the story of how Mildred Hubble became a trainee at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches, despite being one of the most clumsy children around - constantly getting her spells wrong and crashing her broomstick...

    Things get even worse when she turns Ethel, the teacher's pet, into her worst enemy. Funny, chaotic and easily readable, this is a great first chapter book for young readers!
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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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    Bestselling author Lauren Child offers a fresh and funny look at starting school with her Charlie and Lola classic, I Am Too Absolutely Small For School. Big brother Charlie steps in to persuade Lola that her fears about school and the dreaded 'schooliform' are unfounded and that her nervous invisible friend needs help. This is a helpful, sensitive book and an ideal read for wary pre-schoolers nervous about making the transition to 'big school'.
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    Vlad is the world's worst vampire. He's even scared of the dark. When his parents head off to Transylvania, they leave him under the watchful eye of Grandpa Gory - and Vlad seizes the chance to head to human school.

    However, Vlad's parents have set him vampire challenges to complete before they return. This gentle and funny story is a vampire book Wimpy Kid fans as young as 7 will want to take a bite out of.
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    Fans of Scarlet and Ivy will love devouring St Grizzle's School for Girls, Geeks and Tag-along Zombies.

    Dani introduces her best friend to so many of her new classmates from St Grizzle's but the realises mixing an old and new life is not that easy. Soon, there are mysterious disappearances and all sorts of spooky happenings...
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    The third book in actor Chris O'Dowd and Nick Vincent Murphy's Moone Boy series, The Notion Potion finds Martin Moone about to finish primary school, although he feels he hasn't achieved much and is desperate to get his picture on the school's Winners' Wall before he leaves.

    He enters the Invention Convention science competition but has trouble deciding on a wining idea. Luckily, his imaginary friend Sam is on hand to come up with an idea that might just beat the snooty kids from the other posher school in town. All they need is some brain-boosting Notion Potion...
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    After a life of being homeschooled by her clever-clogs parents, Ellie is so excited to be starting at Winkopolis Elementary School. She can't wait to meet normal children and learn normal things.

    However, she soon learns that her super powers make her stand out from the crowd in a not-so-super way. Can she continue to save the world and fit in?

    This is an action-packed story with plenty of wit, insight and humour.
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    Pudding Lane Primary's favourite ostrich mascot is back for another adventure! Mad Iris is up to her usual mischief, but this time Ross, Katie and the rest of the school have their work cut out for them to keep her under control - the OFSTED School Inspectors are coming to visit! The school can't get a bad report - can they keep Mad Iris hidden and out of trouble? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+
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    Second instalment of Tom Palmer's action-packed rugby trilogy set against the backdrop of war. The Borderlands boarding school rugby team have made it into the European Rugby Championship Tournament. They're enjoying their time in France, but Rory and the rest of the team can't help thinking about each of their parents, serving overseas in the growing conflict in the Central Asian Republic. Can the boys focus on the game enough to win the final and make it to the International Tournament? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+
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    Welcome to Wigglesbottom Primary - a school where fun and mayhem always ensues. This hilarious story from Pamela Butchart introduces the likes of ROBOT BOY and a hamster with magical power. It is ideal for children who are just starting to read independently.
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    Judy doesn't want to see a private maths tutor. Does this mean flash cards? Does this mean baby games? Does this mean school on Saturday? But when Judy meets her tutor - a crucial college student with an uber-funky sense of style - and gets a glimpse of college life, Judy's bad math-i-tude turns into a radical glad-i-tude. Pretty soon, Judy's not only acing her maths class, she's owning it. Say goodbye to Judy Moody, and hello to Ms College.
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    Written by Enid Blyton - the world-famous author of Noddy, the Famous Five and Malory Towers - The Naughtiest Girl series is ideal for children who are experiencing school life.

    This bumper bind-up of three books in one includes The Naughtiest Girl In The School, The Naughtiest Girl Again and The Naughtiest Girl Is A Monitor. The harder Elizabeth Allen tries to be good, the worse she behaves - will she ever learn to be good?
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    Schooldays at St Clare's are never dull for twins Pat and Isabel O'Sullivan in Enid Blyton's much-loved boarding school series. In book one, the twins find life at St Clare's is not as easy as they thought. They have several surprises and arguments before they admit their troubles are of their own making, and settle down to make friends. Expect mischief at St Clare's! Between 1941 and 1946, Enid Blyton wrote six novels set at St Clare's. This edition features the original text and is unillustrated.
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    For new girl Darrell Rivers, there are friends to be made, pranks to be played and fun to be had at Malory Towers in Enid Blyton's best-loved boarding school series.

    This bumper book features Enid Blyton's three original Mallory Towers stories and is unillustrated.
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    Janet and Allan Ahlberg's classic, Starting School. From first day nerves to finding your peg, this reassuring read is full of humour and fun for children and parents alike. A classic picture book which offers advice and enjoyment for the whole family before school starts. Allan Ahlberg, a former teacher, postman, plumber's mate and grave digger, is in the super-league of children's writers. He has published over 100 children's books and, with his late wife Janet, created such award winning picture books as EACH PEACH PEAR PLUM and THE JOLLY POSTMAN - both winners of the Kate Greenaway Medal. He has also written prize-winning poetry and fiction and lives in Bath.