5-Star Children's Books

  • Fantastic Christmas Favourites Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781471178320
    FNCF 3 years +
    3 years +
    (3)
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    This collection is a cracking Christmas treat! It's packed with fantastic festive tales ranging from the classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to madcap modern favourites including Aliens Love Panta Claus and Norman the Slug Who Saved Christmas.

    With a wide range of styles (both in artwork and text), this collection is perfect bedtime reading in the build-up to the big day and also ideal for sharing out at any Christmas party.

    There are bright and bold picture books full of zesty humour and more traditional styles as well. This collection also includes The Twelve Dogs of Christmas, a book that encourages children to pick out puppies from busy scenes.

    Format: paperback
  • Animal Rulers Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781474776318
    ANML 6 years +
    6 years +
    (1)
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    This six-book collection focuses on amazing animals that can be found in jungles, deserts, rivers, skies, mountains and oceans.

    These books describe the animals' behaviours and habitats and are packed with easy-to-read text, fun photographs and informative fact boxes.

    Format: paperback
  • DK Eyewitness History Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9780241379028
    EYWI 9 years +
    9 years +
    (3)
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    The DK Eyewitness books support National Curriculum Key Stage 2 topics and cover a range of eras and topics that children will be learning about in their history lessons.

    From the ancient empires of Egypt, Greece and Rome through to William Shakespeare, the Tudors, Victorians and both World Wars, these visual guides will help children understand more about these key times from our history.

    Format: paperback
  • The Ice Monster - Hardback - 9780008164690 - David Walliams
    ICEM 9 years +
    9 years +
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    The launch of a new David Walliams book is one of the highlights of the year in children's books and we're so excited to read the epic tale of The Ice Monster.

    Elsie is an orphan who lives on the streets of Victorian London. When she hears reports of a woolly mammoth (The Ice Monster of the title) being spotted at the North Pole, she makes it her mission to see for herself.

    A chance encounter later and Elsie is on the adventure of a lifetime - all the way from London to the heart of the Arctic... Will Elsie's dreams come true?
  • WWCH 9 years +
    9 years +
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    David Walliams provides another 10 horrendously hilarious stories about some rather horrible children in the latest book from his bestselling series.

    Illustrated by Tony Ross, the tales focus on children including the tantrum-laden Tandy and 10-year-old Hank, who loves playing pranks on his long-suffering family.
  • LEGO Star Wars Episode I-VIII: Readers Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9780241380802
    LSWE 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
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    Enjoy a brick-by-brick recreation of all your favourite stories and scenes from a galaxy far, far away with this set of eight LEGO Star Wars books.

    Packed with images of LEGO Star Wars sets, these are brilliant books for introducing heroic Jedi and amazing rebels and the evil characters who run the Empire.

    It will help children learn all about the Force and this timeless battle of good versus evil. The images are exciting and the text is easy to follow.

    Format: paperback
  • Fantastically Great Women Collection - 2 Books - Collection - 9781526607294
    FGWS 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
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    Full of fantastic facts and written by Kate Pankhurst (a descendant of Emmeline Pankhurst), this gift slipcase of two bestselling books provides children with an introduction to the greatest women of all time - and reveals how their actions shaped and changed the world.

    Packed with witty illustrations and bite-sized facts, these books celebrate the incredible feats of the likes of adventurer and pilot Amelia Earhart, African-American civil rights activist Rosa Parks and Frankenstein author Mary Shelley.

    Engaging from cover to cover, these books are perfect for anyone who wants to celebrate the hugely positive impact that women have had on the world throughout history.

    Format: hardback
  • Julia Donaldson Audio Collection - 10 CDs - Audio - 9781447253235 - Julia Donaldson
    GFCD 3 years +
    3 years +
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    The Gruffalo has become one of the most-loved children's characters of all time and this 10-CD collection brings him, and many of his equally brilliant friends from Julia Donaldson's collection of books, to life in audio format.

    Perfect for long journeys and for keeping children entertained whatever the weather, among those delivering the soothing, rhyming stories are Imelda Staunton, Alexander Armstrong and even Julia Donaldson herself!

    A Squash and a Squeeze is a charming story; while Room on the Broom is hilarious; and The Snail and the Whale is quite rightly regarded as a children's classic. There is even The Gruffalo Song and Other Songs included, a CD which contains some of Julia's very own fun-filled action songs for children aged 3 and over.

    CDs in this collection:
    What the Ladybird Heard, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, The Troll, The Snail and the Whale, Room on the Broom, The Smartest Giant, A Squash and a Squeeze, The Gruffalo's Song, The Gruffalo's Child and The Gruffalo.

    Format: paperback
  • Bear Grylls Survival Skills - 8 Books - Collection - 9781786961136
    BGSH 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
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    Who better than adventurer extraordinaire Bear Grylls to teach your children a whole host of handy survival skills?

    From tying a knot to reading a map and making sure you have all the camping essentials, these appealing books will help any child thrive in the wilderness.

    They feature incredible illustrations, top tips and a number of fun facts alongside the step-by-step instructions for surviving the great outdoors.

    Format: paperback
  • Amelia Jane Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780603576287 - Enid Blyton
    MELI 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
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    Amelia Jane is a naughty doll and takes great pride in being the 'terror of the toy cupboard'! She snips the tail off the pink rabbit, squirts Tom the soldier with water and gets up to all kinds of mischief!

    But what happens when the toys turn the tables and play their own tricks on Amelia Jane?

    These five books from Enid Blyton, one of the best-loved children's authors of all time, offers a fabulous collection of humorous stories for new readers.

    Book People and Enid Blyton - A Lifetime of Adventure
    Format: paperback
  • Teri Terry's Dark Matter Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781408359129 - Teri Terry
    TTDM 14 years +
    14 years +
    (1)
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    Slated trilogy author Teri Terry is widely acclaimed as the queen of the teen psychological thriller and this is her edge-of-the-seat trilogy about an epidemic sweeping the country...

    Everyone is infected. There is no cure and everyone is now under quarantine. Anyone who survives is considered dangerous and taken into the custody of the army.

    Callie is a survivor. Her brother Kai and new friend Shay are looking for her - and Shay may just hold the key to uncovering the truth about what has actually happened...

    A combination of The 5th Wave, The Hunger Games and The Walking Dead, this trilogy is a powerful, page-turning story about survival, transformation, love and power.

    Format: paperback
  • CBIB 5 years +
    5 years +
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    The best-known and best-loved stories from the Old and New Testaments have been chosen for this retelling of the Bible for young children. Staying close to the traditional text, the stories are presented in such a way that young listeners and readers will find them easy to understand and enjoy. The straightfoward text and colourful illustrations introduce children to the mysteries and wonder of the Bible. This is a colourful and approachable introduction to the key stories of the Bible which children and adults will enjoy reading.



    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • GLN2 11 years +
    11 years +
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    YouTube sensation Zoella's debut book, Girl Online, was the fastest-selling debut book of all time and we doubt that there are many teen readers out there who didn't pick themselves up a copy. In its high highly anticipated follow-up, Girl Online: On Tour, Penny heads off to Europe on tour with Noah...

    Between Noah's jam-packed schedule, less-than-welcoming bandmates and threatening messages from Noah's jealous fans, Penny wonders whether she's really cut out for life on tour. She can't help but miss her family, her best friend Elliot... and her blog, Girl Online. Can Penny turn it around?

    Tackling many issues modern teens have to deal with today, such as cyber-bullying, self-esteem and anxiety, Girl Online: On Tour by Zoe Sugg is a satisfying and well-written coming-of-age story.
  • Ready for Reading Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781848697409
    RDYR 3 years +
    3 years +
    (2)
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    With each book containing games and activities to reinforce learning and to test their comprehension, the Ready Steady Read workbooks are ideal for children aged 3 and over who are just starting to build their reading confidence.

    The books covering Level 1 are first readers that will spark children's imaginations. They have short, straightforward sentences and fun, basic vocabulary and each story (with a maximum of 100 words) is easy to follow. Presented in large print, they're the perfect introduction to the joys of reading.

    The five Level 2 books have longer sentences and start to introduce new words into the simple vocabulary. With a maximum of 200 words, they have a bold design that will capture any young reader's eye.
  • Percy Jackson Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780141362694 - Rick Riordan
    PERC 9 years +
    9 years +
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    The inspiration for two Hollywood films, Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson books offer edge-of-the-seat excitement for children who love adventure stories with a mythical edge.

    A troubled child with dyslexia and ADHD, Percy finds himself at a special camp known only as Camp Half-Blood. Soon after, he discovers he is the son of Poseidon and that's when his journey begins. He finds himself on a quest to reach the gates of the the Underworld with a satyr and the daughter of Athena - a far cry from the school outings he is used to...

    The complete series, Percy and his friends Annabeth, Grover and Luke find themselves on the hunt for the Golden Fleece; on a mission to rescue some half-bloods; learning about the Labyrinth; and attempting to defeat the evil Kronos.
  • Secret Breakers Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781444937114 - H.L. Dennis
    SCRT 9 years +
    9 years +
    (2)
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    This collection brings together six books in a series that has been described as 'The da Vinci Code for Kids'.

    When Brodie Bray receives a coded message through the post, her life changes forever. She has been chosen for a secret team who are all trying to solve one of the most complicated codes in the world. It's a task that has been driving people mad for years. However, every time Brodie and her new friends get close to cracking the code, more danger emerges.

    It becomes clear that someone is watching their every move...

    H.L. Dennis' stories bring real, unsolved mysteries into their plots and children will be racing through the stories to discover the solutions.
  • Percy the Park Keeper Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9780007974719 - Nick Butterworth
    PRCY 3 years +
    3 years +
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    This fantastic collection of children's picture books contains six charming stories which star award-winning author-illustrator Nick Butterworth's most beloved creation, Percy the Park Keeper.

    Percy works hard looking after the park and helping his animal friends. There is always something happening in the park but whatever the situation, Percy has a solution and can always find time for a bit of fun - from finding food on a cold winter's night in One Snowy Night, to helping his friends out of a maze in The Secret Path.

    The magical combination of imaginatively detailed illustrations and warm, gentle plots make these heart-warming bedtime tales ideal for sharing with children aged 3 and over.

    Format: paperback
  • The Shakespeare Stories Collection - 16 Books - Collection - 9781408313053 - Andrew Matthews & Tony Ross
    NSHK 7 years +
    7 years +
    (20)
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    It's now over 400 years since the Bard died and his work still remains just as relevant and compelling today. Boasting 16 of William Shakespeare's most popular and enduring plays, this collection contains rewritten versions of all his most well-known tales.

    From the tragedy of Macbeth to the humour of Much Ado About Nothing, this superb collection of paperbacks makes an excellent introduction to Shakespeare for younger readers.

    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.