5-Star Children's Books
FGWM 7 years +7 years +
Full of fantastic facts, this illustrated book provides children with an introduction to some of the greatest women of all time - and reveals their actions that changed and shaped the world.
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Presented in a very contemporary style by Kate Pankhurst - a descendant of Emmeline Pankhurst - this book has cool artwork and accessible, bite-sized facts for children (and you!) to pore over.
Among the incredible women it covers are leader of the Suffragettes Emmeline Pankhurst, adventurer and pilot Amelia Earhart and African-American civil rights activist Rosa Parks. This is an inspirational book that covers some of the key moments in history and will encourage children to read further.
EABU 7 years +7 years +
As they draw on the etch-art panels using the stylus provided, budding artists will uncover bright painted pictures underneath - meaning their pictures and patterns will soon be bursting with colour!
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With its beautiful butterfly theme, this art kit includes eight patterned etch-art panels and eight plain ones for children to create their own designs on. It also includes an instruction booklet and many other vibrant scenes inspired by nature and summer.
HRYP 9 years +9 years +
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.
- RRP £62.99
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- Just £4.28 per book
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!
WOMP 7 years +7 years +
Underground, overground, Wombling free, the Wombles of Wimbledon star in this six-book collection.
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- Just £1.17 per book
Adorned with fresh and beautiful illustrations from Nick Price, Elisabeth Beresford's much-loved original stories follow the lives of the Wombles as they find novel ways to 'Make Good Use of Bad Rubbish' and recycle everyday goods they find on Wimbledon Common.
With classic characters like Uncle Bulgaria, Orinoco, Madame Cholet and Bungo all featuring, this is a collection to be cherished by any young reader who wants to help the environment.
DRGO 7 years +7 years +
Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon series is hugely popular all over the world and has already spawned two massive Dreamworks films. Now, your children can get their hands on the first 10 books following the adventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III and the ever-faithful Toothless for an unbelievable Book People price.
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Hiccup may well have grown up to be the greatest Viking hero who ever lived but it wasn't always like that. When he was young, he wouldn't speak up to his father, Stock the Voist, and he certainly couldn't beat his chief rival, Snotlout, at Bashyball. All that changes when he decides to go into a cave full of dragons to find a pet. It's here where he finds Toothless and the duo begin an incredible journey.
These appealing stories combine action, drama and a real warmth as they focus on Hiccup and his family as they grow up and enjoy all sorts of incredible adventures, battling evil enemies along the way. Your children will laugh, cry and be eagerly reaching for the next book as they work their way through this fantastic collection.
MEB2 8 years +8 years +
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.
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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 +9 years +
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.
- RRP £6.99
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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.
EGN2 11 years +11 years +
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.
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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.
NSHK 7 years +7 years +
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.
- RRP £79.84
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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.