Children's Books

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  • The Shakespeare Stories Collection - 16 Books - Collection - 9781408344880 - Andrew Matthews & Tony Ross
    NSHK 7 years +
    Andrew Matthews & Tony Ross
    7 years +
    (9)
    • £9.99
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    • Just 62.00p per book
    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.

    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.
  • Winnie-the-Pooh in Colour Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781405284332 - AA Milne
    WTPC 7 years +
    7 years +
    (2)
    • £7.99
    • RRP £35.00
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    • Just £2.00 per book
    One of the iconic characters from children's literature, Winnie-the-Pooh was first published in 1926 and continues to remain a favourite with children and families today.

    This slipcased collection includes four of the friendly bear's classic stories and all of the high-quality books feature E.H. Shepard's original illustrations in full colour.

    As well as Pooh bear, the heart-warming stories feature other iconic characters including Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore and Christopher Robin. Each book is funny, imaginative and celebrates the joy of friendship.
  • Meg and Mog Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780141376264 - Helen Nicoll & Jan Pienkowski
    MGMG 3 years +
    Helen Nicoll & Jan Pienkowski
    3 years +
    (4)
    • £9.99
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    Meg and Mog are the spellbinding stars of Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski's classic picture books and this collection includes 10 of their magical adventures.

    The bold, deceptively simple artwork is a treat for children to absorb while the stories are funny and can be enjoyed countless times. We love these books and know you and your children will, too!

    Throughout the books, the duo visit the zoo; head out to sea; and Meg starts driving a new car. Favourites for over 40 years, this is a brilliant collection for any little witch or wizard.
    Format: paperback
  • Julia Donaldson Audio Collection - 10 CDs - Collection - 9781447253235 - Julia Donaldson
    GFCD 3 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    3 years +
    (27)
    • £9.99
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    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.
  • My Story Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781407161822 - Valerie Wilding et al
    MSTR 9 years +
    Valerie Wilding et al
    9 years +
    (3)
    • £8.99
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    • Just 90.00p per book
    Turning history's most world-changing and cataclysmic moments into personal diaries, the My Story collection covers some of the most important and iconic eras of all time.

    From Ireland during the Potato Famine to Emmeline Pankhurst and the suffragettes, the books provide the human stories behind the triumphs and tragedies.

    Perfect background reading for Key Stages 2 and 3, these books are packed with historical detail and provide children with incredible insight into the years they will be studying about during their history lessons.
  • Snuggle Time Picture Book Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781406371130 - Sam McBratney et al
    STPB 3 years +
    Sam McBratney et al
    3 years +
    (2)
    • £9.99
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    This is one of the most heart-warming collections of bedtime books that you will ever have the pleasure to read and share with your little ones.

    Accompanying the classic tale of parental bonding in Sam McBratney's Guess How Much I Love You is the story of a dog whose bed is so comfy that Goose, Cat, the rabbits, Mummy and Baby Bear and many more just want to join him in So Cosy; and the charming story of Dudley the penguin - a character so lovely and cuddly that his siblings just won't leave him alone, even when he needs his space.

    With ten picture books to read through time and time again, these are perfect for snuggling up with before bedtime. The collection comes in a ziplock bag so they can all be kept together, too.
  • Hunting for Bears & Other Stories Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781406375930
    HNTB 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £9.99
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    Ten exciting picture books full of adventure make up this bear-illiant collection for children aged 3 and over.

    Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury's We're Going on a Bear Hunt is an all-time classic that has encouraged generations of children to swoosh and splosh their way while they hunt for a family of bears and it's joined here by other animal-themed tales including Well Done, Little Bear and The Bravest Ever Bear.

    There's also the story of Sam Who Went to Sea, Little Beaver and the Echo and Leafy the Pet Leaf. With gentle, flowing text and eye-catching artwork, this is a collection to cherish.
  • Billie B Brown Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781760500566 - Sally Rippin
    BILB 5 years +
    Sally Rippin
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £7.99
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    • Just 80.00p per book
    Billie B Brown is bright, funny and loveable - and stars in this superb series from Sally Rippin for early readers.

    Billie is always on the go and has so much fun. She's a brave girl who enjoys playing soccer and is learning ballet, but she's also getting used to having a new baby brother. She's strong and feisty and always looking for a creative way to save the day.

    Full of fun and friendship, these books are presented in a way that is appealing to early readers and you'll soon see why they are among Australia's bestselling children's books!

    Format: Paperback
  • MVY2 5 years +
    5 years +
    (6)
    • £5.99
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    Mustard, Custard, Grumble Belly and Gravy is a combination of two books of poetry written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Quentin Blake.

    Readers who love the dottiness of Quentin Blake's Mr Magnolia will be thrilled by this crazy collection, which comes complete with a CD in which Michael Rosen reads his poems. This is definitely a must-have collection of poetry for every youngster's bookshelf. From 5+.
  • GHD2 7 years +
    Chris Riddell
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £6.99
    • RRP £10.99
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    Written by Children's Laureate Chris Riddell, this illustrated novel continues the adventures of Ada Ghastly-Gorm - Goth Girl. A combination of Neil Gaiman's children's stories, Tim Burton's quirky imagination and Harry Potter, it's a brilliant book children will be happy to delve into.

    Preparations for the Ghastly-Gorm Garden Party and bake-off are under way. Celebrity cooks are arriving at the hall for the big event and, true to form, Maltravers, the indoor gamekeeper, is acting suspiciously.

    Elsewhere at Ghastly-Gorm Ada's wardrobe-dwelling lady's maid Marylebone has received a marriage proposal. Ada vows to aid the course of true love and find out what Maltravers is up to, but amidst all this activity, everyone, including her father, appears to have forgotten her birthday!
  • Ready for Reading Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781848697409
    RDYR 3 years +
    3 years +
    (2)
    • £7.99
    • RRP £49.90
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    • Just 80.00p per book
    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.
  • Carol Vorderman: Top of the Class KS1 Collection - 10 Books in a Satchel - Collection - 9780241199602 - Carol Vorderman
    CVTO 5 years +
    5 years +
    (5)
    • £9.99
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    Help your child become 'Top of the Class' with the help of Carol Vorderman and these 10 Key Stage 1 workbooks that cover the most important subjects for children aged between 5 and 7.

    Coming in a handy carry bag and with exercises and activities that will help children have fun as they learn, the books also come with 150 gold reward sticker stars so you can let them know when they are doing a good job.

    Sure to come in extremely useful and a great addition to what they're learning at school, the books cover everything from English and spelling to maths and science. A first-class edition to your child's learning, with each book progressing in time with the curriculum so that the information is relevant and will come in useful during their lessons.
  • CBIB 5 years +
    Heather Amery
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £6.99
    • RRP £12.99
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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.
  • Playdate Pals Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781785986444
    PYPL 3 years +
    3 years +
    (2)
    • £6.99
    • RRP £39.92
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    • Just 87.00p per book
    Join the Playdate Pals as they introduce young children to a variety of emotions and behaviour.

    Across the eight books, each animal friend focuses and explores one particular emotion. These are very simple stories that break down complex emotions and issues in a child-friendly way.

    With eye-catching artwork and simple text, there are even questions for your children to answer at the end of each story - meaning they'll develop their knowledge of personal development as they prepare to start school.
  • Peppa Pig Activity Book Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780241272848
    PG0237 3 years +
    3 years +
    (3)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £39.90
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    Snort! Snort! This collection is full of 10 activity books starring the ever-popular Peppa Pig.

    There are stories to read, mazes to complete, stickers to stick and so much more across these brilliantly interactive books. With their bold Peppa artwork and familiar themes (holidays, rainy days, making music), these are great for keeping children happily entertained.
  • I Can Draw Collection -10 Books - Collection - 9781785983795
    ICND 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £9.99
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    Children aged 3 and over will be inspired to hone their art skills and draw some of their favourite things with this 10-book collection.

    An introduction to the joys of art, there are simple, illustrated instructions that children can copy on the practice pages and then there are exciting scenes for them to add designs to after they've mastered them.

    With simple steps to follow, among the themes included in the collection are cute and cuddly animals like ducks and rabbits; extreme animals like tigers; pets including cats and dogs; and fast and awesome machines including a rocket and a car!
  • TMSB 7 years +
    DK
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £7.99
    • RRP £16.99
    • Save £9.00
    Abracadabra! This book has everything your children need to put on their own magic show - including the chance to make their own magic wand.

    Full of advice on how to perform mind-boggling illusions, vanishing tricks with cards and coins and much more, it's a bright and bold guide to learning the tricks of the trade.

    Encouraging children aged 8 and over to practise the tricks until they're confident enough to perform them in front of the family, it's a brilliantly interactive book that will surely turn heads. The middle spread even features the 'Astonishing Slicer' - and there are instructions on how to work this.
  • Big Box of Fairy Tales Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781848690868
    BBFT 3 years +
    3 years +
    (5)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £69.90
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    Ten favourite fairy tales for one amazing price, our Big Box of Fairy Tales is a perfect introduction to best-loved stories that are great for sharing with little ones aged three and above at bedtime.

    Venture into the woods and avoid the big, bad wolf with Little Red Riding Hood; go on an adventure to warn the king that the sky is falling with Chicken Licken; test the beds, chairs and porridge of the three bears with Goldilocks; and much, much more...

    Charmingly illustrated and written in a format ideal for encouraging children to follow, the Big Box of Fairy Tales is sure to be returned to again and again.
  • Daisy Duck & Friends Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781408342565
    CODS 3 years +
    3 years +
    (2)
    • £7.99
    • RRP £63.90
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    • Just 80.00p per book
    Simply beautiful picture books packed with new animal friends for your children to meet, this collection comes in a beautiful bag and we're sure they'll love hearing these stories time and time again.

    Daisy the duck splashes her way around and although Mamma Duck asks her to stay close, she thinks chasing dragonflies and bouncing around on lilypads is more fun; Lily the lamb wants to make new friends but realises she's happiest with her mamma; and I Love You, Muddy Bear is an enchanting tale of fun and friendship.

    Written and illustrated by Jane Simmons and full of gentle humour, these books are just perfect for little animal lovers.
  • The Large Family Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781406315011 - Jill Murphy
    LRGF 3 years +
    Jill Murphy
    3 years +
    (3)
    • £6.99
    • RRP £34.95
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    • Just £1.40 per book
    The Large family, the elephant stars of the classic picture book Peace at Last, provide gigantic fun throughout this exciting five-book collection.

    With situations that will be familiar to any parent, the books feature everything from kitchen chaos to domestic bliss. Although they are messy, the characters are warm-hearted and the love they show for each other always shines through.

    Firm favourites with children and adults for many years, these are brilliant books to share at bedtime.

    Format: Paperback
  • The Dinosaur That Pooped Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781782957386 - Tom Fletcher & Dougie Poynter
    DTPP 3 years +
    Tom Fletcher & Dougie Poynter
    3 years +
    (3)
    • £5.99
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    • Just £1.50 per book
    Children will have a trump-load of fun as they read through these explosive stories starring Danny and a dinosaur who simply has the world's worst toilet habits...

    A laugh-out-loud series written by McFly boys Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter, the star of the books really can poop the most extraordinary things - the bed, a planet, the past and even Christmas!

    The hilarious stories are complemented by Garry Parsons' extraordinary artwork and we just know you will be giggling away as much as the children at the foul and funny antics of the world's hungriest dinosaur.

    Format: paperback
  • Albie's Adventures Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781471164286 - Caryl Hart & Ed Eaves
    ALBI 3 years +
    Caryl Hart & Ed Eaves
    3 years +
    (2)
    • £7.99
    • RRP £40.94
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    • Just £1.33 per book
    Albie is a normal little boy who has extraordinary adventures - and this collection contains six of them.

    Written by Caryl Hart and illustrated by Ed Eaves, these colourful books have exciting plots and feature children's favourites including monsters, aliens and dragons.

    Accessible and perfect for sharing, these award-winning picture books will be enjoyed over and over again. Albie manages to grow a dinosaur in his back garden; saves a superhero; and takes part in a monster motor race.
  • Zac Power Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781760500580 - H.I.Larry
    ZCPW 7 years +
    H.I.Larry
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £49.90
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    With titles including Fossil Fury, Volcanic Panic and Swamp Race, your children will absolutely love joining Zac Power on his incredible adventures in this 10-book collection.

    Shrouded in so much mystery that his identity remains a mystery even to his publisher, author H.I. Larry's series is based on the real-life experiences of a 12-year-old spy and is full of rip-roaring action and shocking surprises. Zac is an awesome hero who comes up against very bad baddies.

    These thrilling tales are perfect for those children who are yet to fall in love with reading and are presented with easy-to-read text, word art and plenty of illustrations. We highly recommend them for fans of Secret Agent Jack Stalwart.
  • Nature's Life Cycles Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781526304346
    NTLC 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £7.99
    • RRP £47.94
    • Save £39.95
    • Just £1.33 per book
    Presented with simple text and appealing photographs, this non-fiction collection will delight any young nature enthusiast.

    Focusing on curriculum subjects, it provides information on the life cycles of chickens, bees, frogs, beans, owls and ladybirds. These books are full of fascinating information and each stage in the subject's life cycle is shown using a simple symbol.

    Each of these books will come in useful for school studies and for general nature-based hobbies.