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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 +
    (7)
    • £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.
  • Katie Morag: Colour First Reader Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781782957195 - Mairi Hedderwick
    KRAG 5 years +
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £39.90
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    This collection of colour first readers will take you to the Isle of Struay, a beautiful place where Katie Morag lives...

    With 10 of Mairi Hedderwick's stories to read through, all of which have been adapted from picture books into colour readers, this is a great collection to inspire a love of reading in children aged 5 and over.

    Katie attends a wedding; puts on her dancing shoes and joins a class; and decides to start delivering the mail. These are gentle stories that children will want to return to again and again.
  • Winnie-the-Pooh in Colour Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781405284332 - AA Milne
    WTPC 7 years +
    7 years +
    (2)
    • £7.99
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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.
  • Julia Donaldson Picture Book Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781509801251 - Julia Donaldson
    JDZB 3 years +
    3 years +
    (30)
    • £11.99
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    • Just £1.20 per book
    The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom... when it comes to books for toddlers, Julia Donaldson can't be beaten and you'll find all these and more in this brilliant 10-book collection.

    Sure to quickly become bedtime favourites, our collection also includes Julia Donaldson stories that may not be as well known but are just as delightful. With flowing, rhyming copy and illustrations from the likes of Axel Scheffler, Rebecca Cobb and Emily Gravett, we just know your toddlers will love The Snail and the Whale, The Paper Dolls and Cave Baby.

    Stories to be returned to time and time again and perfect for shared reading, you will not find these amazing picture books at a lower price. A must for any young reader!

    Format: Paperback
  • 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.
  • The Complete Harry Potter Collection - 7-Book Box Set - Collection - 9781408856772 - JK Rowling
    HRYP 9 years +
    9 years +
    (13)
    • £29.99
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    • Just £4.28 per book
    If you're lucky enough to have tickets to see The Cursed Child on stage or enjoyed watching Eddie Redmayne's performance as Newt Scamander in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film, 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!
  • Beasts of Olympus Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781848125568 - Lucy Coats
    MPUS 7 years +
    Lucy Coats
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £3.99
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    • Just £1.33 per book
    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!
  • Roald Dahl Collection - 15 Books - Collection - 9780141371337 - Roald Dahl
    NROJ 7 years +
    Roald Dahl
    7 years +
    (40)
    • £21.99
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    • 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
  • Songbirds Phonics Collection - 36 Books - Collection - 9780198411093 - Julia Donaldson
    SONB 4 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    4 years +
    (58)
    • £16.99
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    • Just 47.00p per book
    Written by Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo, the 36 books in this Songbirds Phonics Collection are especially designed to help ease young children through the process of learning to read.

    From the Oxford Reading Tree, this collection combines playful rhythm-and-rhyme tales with vibrant and interesting illustrations sure to engage little ones.

    Great for encouraging gradual progress and for preparing children for studies in primary school or supplementing their early learning, these bite-sized tales will promote an early positive reading experience.
  • Julia Donaldson Audio Collection - 10 CDs - Collection - 9781447253235 - Julia Donaldson
    GFCD 3 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    3 years +
    (25)
    • £9.99
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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.
  • Look and Learn Fun Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781408870594
    LALF 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £4.99
    • RRP £19.96
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    From A, B, C to 1, 2, 3 and phonics to counting, these Look and Learn books from Bloomsbury are full of interactive activities and plenty of stickers as they teach children key skills. Each book has a carry handle so children can take them wherever they want as they prepare for big school.

    Children can count over the numbers and count how many animals they can see in the numbers book; find the alphabet stickers and colour in the incredible pictures in the A, B, C book; join the dots and count and find in the counting book; and learn about phonics by playing 'I Spy' and saying the sounds in the phonics book.

    The fun learning aspects and interactive nature of the activities make these books perfect for children with an inquisitive nature.
  • My Big Box of Animal Stories Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781848692602
    BAST 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £11.99
    • RRP £69.90
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    • Just £1.20 per book
    A boxed gift set of heart-warming animal stories that are perfect for sharing and calming down children before bedtime.

    You'll love the tale of a little bear and his too-big jumper; there's the story of a hare who knows he should not wake up the bear; and there's an adorably cute book all about a baby owl.

    Packed full of tigers and hares, badgers and bears and much, much more, this is a collection full of traditional appeal that any child will want to get their paws on.
  • GGQ2
    David Walliams
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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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.
  • FUL2 13 years +
    John Green
    13 years +
    (6)
    • £3.99
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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 +
    (3)
    • £3.99
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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 +
    (3)
    • £3.99
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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.
  • Peppa Pig: Little Library Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781409303183 - Ladybird
    PLI2 Toddlers
    Toddlers
    (3)
    • £2.99
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    Six chunky little books in one pretty slipcase - all starring the one and only Peppa Pig!

    One of the most popular characters around, these first readers are sure to help children develop a love of books and reading.
  • 6RRU 7 years +
    Jeff Kinney
    7 years +
    (4)
    • £3.99
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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!
  • The Jungle Book Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509827213 - Rudyard Kipling
    JNBK 9 years +
    Rudyard Kipling
    9 years +
    (1)
    • £3.99
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    • Just £1.33 per book
    With the new Disney live-action/CGI adaptation of The Jungle Book proving to be one of the hits of 2016, now is the perfect time to rediscover Rudyard Kipling's book of short stories that inspired the animal adventure - and this collection includes its sequel and Just So Stories as well.

    First published in 1894, the most famous story in The Jungle Book follows man cub Mowgli as he's raised by wolves in the Indian jungle and comes face-to-face with incredible creatures including Baloo the 'sleepy brown bear', the python Kaa, black panther Bagheera and the fearsome tiger, Shere Khan. There are also many other short stories and poems to enjoy and The Second Jungle Book continues where this left off.

    Featuring Kipling's own illustrations, Just So Stories contains 12 magical tales that reveal how the camel got his hump, how an elephant got his trunk and how a leopard got his spots.
  • HDL2 3 years +
    David Melling
    3 years +
    (2)
    • £3.99
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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)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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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.
  • SHX2 3 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    3 years +
    (2)
    • £3.99
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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)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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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.
  • BRR2 13 years +
    Moira Young
    13 years +
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    Moira Young's Blood Red Road is set in a desolate, post-Apocalyptic landscape and has a feisty and resourceful heroine at its centre.

    Narrator Saba, and her twin brother Lugh, are joined in a desperate struggle for survival in their harsh world until Lugh is abducted by strangers on horseback and Saba embarks on a desperate mission to save him.

    This powerful, enchanting tale is a riveting read.