Summer Reading Collections

Summer Fiction for Children

  • The Famous Five Collection - 22 Books - Collection - 9781444936278 - Enid Blyton
    FFCC 7 years +
    Enid Blyton
    7 years +
    (3)
    • £24.99
    • RRP £153.78
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    • Just £1.14 per book
    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.

    Book People and Enid Blyton - A Lifetime of Adventure
    Format: paperback
  • Roald Dahl Collection - 15 Books - Collection - 9780141371337 - Roald Dahl
    NROJ 7 years +
    Roald Dahl
    7 years +
    (49)
    • £21.99
    • RRP £98.85
    • Save £76.86
    • Just £1.47 per book
    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
  • The Complete Harry Potter Collection - 7-Book Box Set - Collection - 9781408856772 - JK Rowling
    HRYP 9 years +
    9 years +
    (18)
    • £29.99
    • RRP £62.99
    • Save £33.00
    • Just £4.28 per book
    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 in 2018, 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!
    Format: Paperback
  • The Secret Seven Collection - 16 Books - Collection - 9781444936285 - Enid Blyton
    SVCC 7 years +
    Enid Blyton
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £15.99
    • RRP £111.84
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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!

    Book People and Enid Blyton - A Lifetime of Adventure
    Format: Paperback
  • Sophia Bennett Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781910655900 - Sophia Bennett
    SBEN 13 years +
    Sophia Bennett
    13 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £20.97
    • Save £16.98
    • Just £1.33 per book
    A girl meets one of the biggest boy bands in the world; a model has to make a bittersweet choice when her sister feels ill; and a TV talent show puts a huge strain on two best friends...

    Love Song finds Nina heading off on tour with the biggest band in the world, The Point. While there she realises there's far more to the pop band than just guitars and girls; The Look finds 15-year-old model Ted's sister falling ill and her having to decide what is more important - her modelling career or her family; and You Don't Know Me finds bandmates Sasha and Rose wowing the masses in a talent contest before being pitched against each other. Can their friendship survive?

    In a pre-teen friendly style, Sophia Bennett tackles social and topical issues that affect her readers in a cool and stylish way.
  • PK Pinkerton Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781510101135
    PKPN 10 years +
    10 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £20.97
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    • Just £1.33 per book
    My name is P.K. Pinkerton and before this day is over I will be dead.

    So starts the first of P.K. Pinkerton's cases... Misfit P.K. Pinkerton sets up a detective agency in a Wild West mining town full of gamblers, desperados, saloon girls and the worst of the lot: newspaper reporters.

    Full of historical detail and with cameos by Mark Twain and others, this action-packed series can be enjoyed by children aged 10 and over, or by anyone interested in scalpings, shootouts, puzzles or poker.

    Fans of Skulduggery Pleasant will love these atmospheric and pacy novels from Caroline Lawrence, the author of the Roman Mysteries. Yeehaw!

    This collection contains cases 1-3 in the P.K. Pinkerton Mysteries.
  • Falling Fast Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781471123610 - Sophie McKenzie
    SMFF 13 years +
    Sophie McKenzie
    13 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £27.96
    • Save £23.97
    • Just £1.00 per book
    The latest romance series from Red House Children's Book Award-winning author Sophie McKenzie, the Falling Fast Collection is an intense and compelling series that will delight fans of Blood Ransom, Girl, Missing and John Green's The Fault in Our Stars.

    A change of pace from her previous series The Medusa Project and the Luke and Eve trilogy, the Falling Fast series introduces readers to River, a girl smitten with her inter-school co-star of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, Flynn. Throughout the series, the relationship between the pair intensifies and develops, intertwined with the difficulties they both experience with family life and growing up.

    Mesmerising, emotional and dazzling, the multi-award-winning and Sophie McKenzie's Falling Fast series perfectly embodies teen life and will make the ideal addition to the bookshelf of readers aged 13 and above.

    Please note this collection contains some language and themes that may be deemed unsuitable for younger readers.

    This collection contains books 1 - 4 in Sophie McKenzie's Falling Fast series.

  • The World of David Walliams: Best Boxset Ever - 5-Book Collection - Collection - 9780007532216 - David Walliams
    DWBB 9 years +
    9 years +
    (3)
    • £19.99
    • RRP £34.95
    • Save £14.96
    • Just £4.00 per book
    David Walliams is one of the greatest storytellers around at the moment and his stories are inspired by the devilish humour of Roald Dahl.

    Presented in a keepsake slipcase, this collection includes his first five novels. We start with The Boy in the Dress, a book all about a boy who just doesn't fit in. When he tries on a dress, his life changes. But should he keep this a secret? Mr Stink follows and this is a book about a stinky tramp who has a surprising past.

    Billionaire Boy is a book all about how money can't buy you everything, especially friends; and Gangsta Ganny proves that grandmas may have hidden traits - including being a jewel thief. Finally, Ratburger follows Zoe as she tries to keep her beloved rat safe from Burt of Burt's Burgers.

    Books that will make children think, cry and laugh (a lot!), these belong on every young reader's bookshelf. Don't be surprised if you end up enjoying them just as much as your children!

    Format: paperback
  • Sharon Creech Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781408865903 - Sharon Creech
    CREE 7 years +
    Sharon Creech
    7 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £17.97
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    Sharon Creech is a Carnegie Medal-winning author whose writing is immensely appealing and celebrates everything from language, poetry and drama to cats and dogs!

    Suitable for children aged 7 and over, this set contains Love that Dog, Hate that Cat and Replay. Love that Dog tells the story of Jack as he learns the pleasure of writing poetry from kind teacher Miss Stretchberry. Hate that Cat finds Jack hearing about Miss Stretchberry's love of cats, an animal he always thought he hated - or does he?

    Replay follows 12-year-old Leo as he reluctantly takes part in a school play and embarks on a journey of discovery about himself and his family. All three books in this set are simply wonderful - feel-good stories we can't recommend enough!
  • Fairythorn Tales Set - 2 Books - Collection - 9990000014682 - Lara Faraway
    FNT2
    Lara Faraway
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.98
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    • Just £2.00 per book
    Welcome to the magical world of the Fairythorn Tales. This enchanting series not only features wonderful stories, but the books actually smell amazing too! The latest Smellessence technology means that readers can enjoy flower smell panels and collect each different scent as their storybook collection increases. With charm, humour and adventure, Rose and the Friendship Wish takes us into the magic at the heart of Fairythorn Tree as Rose decides to help a human girl's one wish come true, while Fleur and the Sunset Chorus sees the little fairy overcome her fears and sing in front of everyone in the land to calm a swarm of angry insects. Beautifully illustrated with black-and-white line drawings, these are perfect for children who are starting to read independently.
  • Flambards Quartet - 4 Books - Collection - 9780192739322 - K. M. Peyton
    FLMS 11 years +
    K. M. Peyton
    11 years +
    (2)
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    • RRP £27.96
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    Gleefully in love, Christina and Will leave their lives in the countryside in a pursuit to make their dreams come true. But Will is determined to design and pilot flying machines, meaning Christina is left alone... Meanwhile, the beginning of World War I is approaching.

    Throughout these four books, we get to discover the trials and tribulations that the advent on war put on these intriguing characters. The Edge of the Cloud introduces the characters; while Flambards finds Christina being sent to the country house of the same name to live while The Great War rages. When there, she meets two brothers - and it won't be long until she has to make a choice.

    In Flambards Divided, Christina has married but life is anything but domestic bliss - and she is forced to make a choice between tradition and progression. Flambards in Summer is set in 1916 and the estate is desolate, overgrown and deserted. Christina vows to return the manor house to its former glory - but this is easier said than done...

    Compelling fiction with a historical edge for fans of Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife and National Velvet, Kathleen Peyton's Flambards series is a genteel look into life for those at home during the War.