Children's Books

5-Star Children's Books

  • Homemade for Hamsters - Paperback - 9780857621511
    HMFH 7 years +
    7 years +
    (2)
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    Homemade for Hamsters is a book full of projects that will help keep your little pet happily stimulated.

    From creative toys to larger play areas, the projects are easy to make and use materials that are easily found around the house. From building your own hamster wheel to making an amazing maze, the projects all cover a different activity that your hamster will love doing - including running, digging, chewing, climbing and resting.

    With step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow illustrations, the book will help you make so many challenges for your hamster and the discover which ones they enjoy the most.
  • Beasts of Olympus Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781848125568 - Lucy Coats
    MPUS 7 years +
    Lucy Coats
    7 years +
    (1)
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    Demon's long-lost father has walked back into his life and taken him somewhere over the rainbow right into Olympus. As Demon can talk to animals, the gods have decided he's the perfect boy to be named the new Official Beastkeeper to the Gods.

    It's an important job, but the stables are stinky, the beasts are beastly and the goddesses are on the warpath. Will Demon be able to bring order to the stable? There's a Hydra who's been beheaded by the horrible hero Heracles; Hades three-headed dog gets into a fight and feels rather poorly; and Zeus wants to find a Hippocamp - but Demon has no idea what a Hippocamp is!

    The combination of comedy, adventure, gods, goddesses, creatures and Ancient Greek mythology make these books from Blue Peter Award-shortlisted author Lucy Coats a treat for readers aged 7 and over. There are also plenty of illustrations by David Roberts to add to the excitement!
  • MEB2 8 years +
    8 years +
    (5)
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    What's Happening to Me? (Boys) is a helpful and sensitive guide to growing up and gives straightforward information on the physical changes and emotional upheaval that your young son can expect as he heads towards puberty.

    Tricky topics are demystified and What's Happening to Me? is a reassuring and entertaining read for children aged from 8 and over.
  • GGQ2 9 years +
    David Walliams
    9 years +
    (1)
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    Moving and utterly hilarious, David Walliams' bestselling story of prejudice and acceptance, entwined with funny lists and wonderfully silly words, shows exactly why he is one of this country's most popular children's authors and a Red House favourite.

    Great for avid young readers who want a moving and hysterical novel in one, Gangsta Granny is also perfect for encouraging even the most reluctant kids to get reading with its Dahl-like wackiness and Tony Ross's characteristic illustrations. Ben's granny may look normal: grey hair, false teeth, a tissue up her sleeve. But in actual fact she's plotting the biggest jewel heist in history and she needs Ben's help!

    Funny, emotional and a must-read for children aged 9+. David Walliams was the 2013 Red House Children's Book Award Younger Readers category winner for Gangsta Granny.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • DZO2 Toddlers
    Rod Campbell
    Toddlers
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    Rod Campbell's Dear Zoo has been published in a sturdy board book format to suit very young children. The lively illustrations, simple story and engaging lift-the-flap fun guarantee the book's toddler appeal.

    With its repetition and appealing illustrations, this is bound to be a favourite choice at bedtime for toddlers from 1 and over.
  • OTO2 Toddlers
    Roger Priddy
    Toddlers
    (2)
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    At Red House we know that many children, no matter how young, are constantly On the Go and this board book will delight them as they get to learn more about all sorts of fascinating vehicles.

    From a Fishing Boat to a Rescue Helicopter and an Ice Cream Van, the book will teach little ones all sorts of facts about vehicles that can drive, sail and fly! With bright and bold illustrations and chunky tabbed pages too, the book will soon be baby's favourite.
  • MFSF 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
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    Featuring bicycles, boats, scooters, skates, helicopters and hot air balloons, Things That Go is a colourful, search-and-find book all about vehicles.

    A large, tabbed board book packed with beautiful illustrations, each vehicle-filled scene has a different theme including a building site, a park, a farm and a busy town.

    Toddlers can then explore the big scenes, find vehicles and read the name labels in the panels to develop their word-association skills. There is also a naughty French bulldog to spot throughout the book!
  • ODR2 Toddlers
    Rod Campbell
    Toddlers
    (1)
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    From Rod Campbell, the author of Dear Zoo, Oh Dear! has been a firm favourite with toddlers and parents since it was first published over 30 years ago.

    It tells the story of Buster, who's gone to stay with his grandma on the farm. He needs to find some eggs for breakfast, but when he ends up in the stable, he realises he's in the wrong place. Toddlers will love lifting the flaps as they turn the pages and follow Buster all around the farm.

    With its interactive approach, bright artwork, simple text and chunky pages, this is a brilliantly sturdy and fun book for any child who loves the animals of the farm.
  • FUL2 13 years +
    John Green
    13 years +
    (7)
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    John Green, the author of Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns, is one of the most popular voices in contemporary young adult fiction and The Fault in Our Stars became an instant classic.

    You will probably have been in tears watching the big-screen adaptation that starred Shailene Woodley and Ansel Engort as the devoted teenage lovers Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters and the book is just as heart-wrenching and poignant, but keeps a fine line in self-depreciating humour - especially from the wise-beyond-her-years Hazel.

    After meeting at a cancer support group, the cynical sufferer Hazel unexpectedly finds herself falling for the charms of Augustus and the novel follows the two as their relationship develops - taking in a romantic trip to Amsterdam in the process.

    Full of wit, sensitivity and observations about life and illness, this profound book will make readers of any age (especially teens) laugh and cry in equal measure.
  • SKX2 9 years +
    Anthony Horowitz
    9 years +
    (4)
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    Anthony Horowitz launched a phenomenal action-packed adventure series with Stormbreaker, the first book starring teenage superspy, Alex Rider.

    His teenage hero is cool, contemporary and brave - just the right sort of hero to entice reluctant readers aged 9 and over to get reading. As the book begins, Alex discovers that his uncle - who has looked after him since he was a baby - has been killed in a car crash.

    What's more... he was a spy not a banker - and now Alex is being recruited to help on a MI6 mission. Told at breakneck pace and with tons of suspense, this is an irresistible read.
  • LFH2 13 years +
    Frances Hardinge
    13 years +
    (4)
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    Not only winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2015 but also the Costa Book of the Year, The Lie Tree is a brilliantly dark and mesmerising novel from Cuckoo Song author Frances Hardinge.

    Faith's father has been found dead under mysterious circumstances. As she searches through his belongings, she discovers a strange tree that only grows fruit if you whisper a lie to it. This fruit will then deliver a hidden truth to whoever eats it...

    The bigger the lie and the more people who believe it, the bigger the truth that is uncovered. Faith realises how good she is at lying and that this tree may just hold the key to her father's murder... As begins to spread untruths far and wide across her small island community, her tales begin to spiral out of control and she discovers that wherever lies seduce, truths shatter...

    The Lie Tree has been shortlisted for 2016's Carnegie Medal.
  • 6RRU 7 years +
    Jeff Kinney
    7 years +
    (4)
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    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules is the second volume in Jeff Kinney's Wimpy Kid series and is just as hilarious as the first! Packed with wacky cartoon illustrations, this giggle-out-loud diary is perfect for encouraging reluctant readers to get stuck into a book.

    Greg 'Wimpy Kid' Heffley is determined to be seen as 'cool' at school, but he has to battle to hide a hideously embarrassing incident from his past and a big brother who enjoys tormenting him at every turn. Life couldn't be more of an uphill struggle. Readers from 9+ will identify with Greg and his totally stomach-churning traumas!
  • HDL2 3 years +
    David Melling
    3 years +
    (2)
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    Author/illustrator David Melling has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Smarties Book Award.

    In this heart-warming tale, cuddly brown bear Douglas sets off in search of a big hug but can't quite get it right. Witty illustrations capture the suprised expressions on the faces of those hugged by Douglas along the way.

    The perfect book to prompt a big hug with your child!
  • OXN2 3 years +
    Michael Rosen
    3 years +
    (1)
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    Award-winning children's classic, We're Going on a Bear Hunt, by Michael Rosen, has a perfect sing-song verse for plodding along to on a family walk.

    Learning the words off by heart should be compulsory for children and grown-ups! Helen Oxenbury's illustrations beautifully capture the obstacles of squelchy mud and splishy-splashy river.

    The fabulous text and pictures are totally in tune and this simple book will have young children returning to it again and again.
  • HKTT
    Carol Vorderman
    (1)
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    Carol Vorderman shows you how to help your children understand the tricky concept of the times tables with this invaluable guide.

    Suitable for parents with children studying at Key Stages 1 and 2, the guide is straightforward and has easy-to-follow tips, hints and advice all about the times tables.

    The practice pages and questions have been compiled and tested by a team of experts and allow parents and children to work together to solve even the trickiest questions. By following the advice of this book, you can help build your child's confidence, reduce stress and make the subject simple.
  • WDGU 5 years +
    Virginie Morgand
    5 years +
    (2)
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    Providing children with a fascinating insight into what adults do all day every day, this book covers over 100 jobs across 15 busy scenes including the farm, hospital and school.

    On one page is a busy scene and then when children turn the page they can discover what each person's job entails. The book is packed with so much information and it's sure to become an instant hit!
  • SHX2 3 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    3 years +
    (2)
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    Sharing a Shell is a feast of colour and fun. With stunning illustrations by Lydia Monks and captivating rhyming verse from former Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson, this charming story of friendship and sharing is bound to be a winner. Each page has a special glittery element and lots of quirky characters, too. Perfect for toddlers from 3+.
  • WPZ2 5 years +
    A. A. Milne
    5 years +
    (1)
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    Journey to Hundred Acre Wood with this quality reprint of A.A. Milne's classic stories that have been pored over for generations. Featuring the wonderful original colour illustrations from E.H. Shepard, this enjoyable collection of Winnie-the-Pooh stories is a must-have for every child's - and grown-up's - bookshelf.

    Beautifully presented, this charming book includes the timeless adventures of Pooh Bear and his much-loved friends, and this collectable edition of tales sees the Bear for All Ages get into a tight place, nearly catch a Woozle, and discover the wrong sort of honey - amongst many other things!

    A gift that is sure to be cherished by any young reader.
  • GJA2 3 years +
    John Vernon Lord
    3 years +
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    One hot summer in Itching Down, Four million wasps flew into town ... and so begins this laugh-out-loud picture-book classic. If you've never come across the bouncy rhyming verses and zany humour of The Giant Jam Sandwich, then now's your chance to catch up! When four million wasps invade Itching Down, the villagers come up with a crazy and imaginative solution to get rid of them. Can they make their ambitious plan work, or will they come to a sticky end? Don't miss this timeless treat!
  • EGN2 11 years +
    Christopher Paolini
    11 years +
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    Overnight, the simple life of young farm boy, Eragon, is changed forever. After finding what appears to be a polished stone in the forest, a dragon is born and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic and power. With only a sword and the advice of an old storyteller to guide him, Eragon and the dragon must navigate dangerous terrain and battle the dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a evil king. Can Eragon become the next legendary Dragon Rider? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands...

    A tale of affection, adventure and ancient magic, Christopher Paolini's Eragon is a compelling and action-filled story brilliantly suited for readers aged 11 and up.
  • UCP2 3 years +
    Ruth Brocklehurst
    3 years +
    (4)
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    The Usborne Children's Picture Atlas gives readers aged 3 and over an intriguing look at the world - from the hot African plains to the frozen Arctic tundra.

    Featuring fun facts about countries and their capital cities, their famous landmarks, longest rivers and highest mountains - and with picture stories throughout as well - this is a brilliant home resource for young children as they begin to explore the wider world and the people and places within it.

    With quiz questions to engage the reader and interesting objects to spot on the pages, this is a simple and appealing introduction to maps and different cultures for preschool children.
  • CLCH 5 years +
    Daniel Limon
    5 years +
    (1)
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    Dr Taxonomy and Dr Ecology have embarked on an adventure to count all the different animals around the world, but disaster has struck... their sums have been soaked and they'll need your children's help to find and correctly tally all the creatures they've seen.

    From the Arctic tundra to the Amazon rainforest and deep under the sea, each scene in this book provides a huge variety of animals to spot and count. There are even some rare breeds scattered amongst the scenes to keep an eye out for.

    As children count up the amount of animals featured on each spread, they'll be inspired to learn more about the natural world. With its huge size, vibrant artwork and appealing activities, this book provides children with a fun and exciting way of practising their counting skills.
  • Junk Craft Activity Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780957156630
    JUNC 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
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    The Junkcraft Collection features three books that will show children aged 7 and over how to build five spaceships, five racing cars and five aircraft out of household junk!

    With simple step-by-step instructions, all the things children need can be collected from around the home. Once all the parts have been found, the cool vehicles can be built and painted so they are ready for action!

    Each book also comes with a bonus set of stickers and fascinating facts.

    Some adult supervision may be required.
  • RYE2 13 years +
    JD Salinger
    13 years +
    (1)
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    The Catcher in the Rye has an enduring attraction that puts it at the top of a must-read list for young adults. The cynical observations of J. D. Salinger's central character, Holden Caulfield, condemn the phony posturing and hypocrisy of those around him.

    Holden is driven by vague, unspecified angst and unhappiness and manages to get caught up in a series of uncomfortable encounters with a prostitute, her pimp, an old girlfriend and a former teacher.

    The Catcher in the Rye is as thought-provoking and compulsive as the conflicts of its central character. Recommended for readers 14+.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.