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  • The Great Cheese Robbery and Other Stories Collection - 10 Books & CDs - Collection - 9781788810791 - Tim Warnes et al
    GCRS 3 years +
    3 years +
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    From scary monsters to greedy bees and bears in beds to sleepy children, this picture book collection is packed with fun stories - all of which are brought to life by audiobook CDs full of sound effects and music.

    With some stories read by Justin Fletcher (Mr Tumble), these beautiful picture books are ideal for long journeys and lazy, stay-at-home days. They have gorgeous artwork and heart-warming plots.

    Format: paperback and CD
    Approximate running time 2 hours 55 minutes
  • Red Queen Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407251158 - Victoria Aveyard
    VICA 13 years +
    13 years +
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    Victoria Aveyard's Red Queen series is a young adult fantasy that will appeal to teens (and older readers!) who enjoyed The Hunger Games and Divergent.

    The world is divided by those who have red blood and those who have silver. Living under the leadership of the Silver elite (who have extreme powers), the Reds are commoners and Mare Barrow doesn't believe this way of life will ever change. This changes when she lands a job working in the Silver Palace. She's surrounded by people she hates and soon learns that she also has a deadly power of her own...

    With a rich world and compelling characters, this is a page-turning series of novels that are intelligent, full of surprises and sure to leave you eager to find out more.

    This collection contains books 1-3 in Victoria Aveyard's Red Queen series
    Format: paperback
  • Mari Hannah Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509897230 - Mari Hannah
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    Three of award-winning author Mari Hannah's novels following the cases of DCI Kate Daniels.

    Deadly Deceit is a novel that reveals how pure evil can wear many disguises. It has Daniels and her partner DS Hank Gormley investigating one of the worst road traffic accidents in Northumberland's history. As the bodies build up, they come to realise not every death was accidental...

    Killing for Keeps has two brothers from a criminal family dying within hours of each other, just five hours apart; and Settled Blood centres on a murder investigation which exposes half-truths and lies with every new revelation.

    Format: paperback
    This collection includes books 2, 3 and 5 in Mari Hannah's DCI Kate Daniels series.
  • Matt Haig Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781786894359 - Matt Haig
    MHAI
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    This collection brings together three of How to Stop Time and The Humans author Matt Haig's earlier novels. Matt is also a successful non-fiction and children's author and these witty contemporary stand-alone reads are full of important and timely messages.

    Matt's debut novel The Last Family in England finds a pet dog having to break the Labrador Pact in order to save a family from implosion; The Dead Fathers Club finds 11-year-old Philip Noble's recently deceased dad coming to visit him as a ghost and warning that he was actually killed by Uncle Alan; and The Possession of Mr Cave has the owner of an antiques shop's son being killed in gruesome circumstances. This affects how much he wants to protect his golden girl daughter...

    For fans of authors like Ian McEwan, Carys Bray, Rachel Joyce
    Format: paperback
  • The Lake District Mysteries Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780749023034 - Rebecca Tope
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    Cosy crime writer Rebecca Tope's Lake District mysteries highlight a darker side to the beautiful location. Persimmon 'Simmy' Brown has moved to the area and is determined to lose herself in her work as a florist - but then the bodies start to pile up...

    The atmospheric and well-written novels also find Simmy investigating a mysterious message; coming across a Valentine's Day killer; and hearing word of evil dognappings...

    For fans of authors like: M.C. Beaton, Carolyn Hart, Rhys Bowen

    This collection contains books 1-5 in Rebecca Tope's Lake District Mysteries series

    Format: paperback
  • Louise Penny Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9780751574524 - Louise Penny
    LOUP
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    This collection includes the first four novels in Louise Penny's SWA Dagger-winning Inspector Armand Gamache series. These captivating and clever page-turners are set in Quebec and follow the detective as he attempts to solve some puzzling mysteries.

    The series starts with Still Life, a page-turner that finds a dead body being discovered in the woods on Thanksgiving weekend. The victim is a beloved artist and none of the residents in the nearby Three Pines - a place that is so safe it doesn't even have its own police force - have any motive for murder. But Gamache knows evil is lurking... He just needs to wait to discover who's responsible...

    A Fatal Grace finds someone being brutally murdered at an annual Boxing Day curling match; The Cruellest Month finds a glorious spring day being ruined by a seance that went horribly wrong; and A Rule Against Murder has old secrets and bitter rivalries beginning to surface at the wake of a wealthy family's father.

    For fans of: Caroline Graham, Ann Cleeves, Kate Ellis

    Format: paperback
  • Kristin Hannah Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509897261 - kristin hannah
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    This collection contains three stand-alone novels from Kristin Hannah, an author who writes beautiful page-turners packed with emotion. We'd recommend them for fans of Jodi Picoult, Jane Green and Diane Chamberlain.

    Night Road follows Lexi and Mia, two wildly different friends who have been inseparable since school. However, one moment on one night changes their relationship forever - hearts are broken, loyalties are challenged and hopes are dashed...

    Fly Away asks how do you hold yourself together when everything around you is falling apart; and The Nightingale is about two sisters, one of whom must be brave while the other should be afraid...

    Format: paperback
  • The Greatest Adventures in the World Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781408329405 - Tony Bradman & Tony Ross
    GTAD 7 years +
    7 years +
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    This 10-book collection is packed with famous and action-packed tales. From Robinson Crusoe to Robin Hood, they're among the very best adventures of all time.

    Brilliantly rewritten by Tony Bradman to appeal to younger readers, each of these stories also features awesome artwork by Horrid Henry illustrator Tony Ross.

    Dynamic retellings of Beowulf, Ali Baba and King Arthur are also included in this awe-inspiring introduction to adventure stories.

    Format: paperback
  • Are We Nearly There Yet? and Other Poems Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781509891474
    AWTY 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
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    Our 10 hilarious poetry anthologies, featuring favourite Macmillan poets, are perfect for getting children excited about reading and writing poems.

    Joys of every kind are packed into this wonderful, funny collection of poetry. Chosen by some of the biggest names in children's poetry this collection will introduce young children to some of the funniest, silliest and most memorable words in verse.

    Ideal to dip into, to read from cover to cover or to learn by heart, this collection is perfect for newly confident readers.

    Format: paperback
  • Susanna Gregory Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780751573015
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    Head back to Medieval times and enjoy the rich world created by Susanna Gregory in these mystery books (with a little bit of magic thrown in) featuring the monk-cum-detective, Matthew Bartholomew.

    The Tarnished Chalice finds Bartholomew, Brother Michael and their book-bearer Cynric arriving in Lincoln where Michael is due to accept an honour from the cathedral. However, the friar is not as safe as they'd hoped. Within hours of arriving, a man has been murdered - and he was holding the Hugh Chalice. This is a Lincoln relic with so much bloody history and our heroes soon find themselves drawn into a world of murder, lies and suspicion...

    To Kill or Cure has a charismatic physician whose healing methods owe more to magic than medicine threatening Bartholomew's professional reputation; and The Devil's Disciples has rumours of a plague threatening Cambridge...

    This collection contains books 14-16 in Susanna Gregory's Bartholomew and Chaloner series.
    Format: paperback
  • Kitten Chaos Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509891191 - Anna Wilson
    KIOS 7 years +
    7 years +
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    These are the purr-fect stories for any feline fan. Anna Wilson's Kitten Chaos books prove that some kittens are not quite as cute as they look.

    The Kitten Hunt, the first book in the series, finds a child starting up their own pet-sitting business as a way of looking after a variety of animals; Kitten Wars is the tale of one kitten and two smitten families; and The Kitten Catastrophe finds Jaffa changing overnight from a good girl to ferocious fireball.

    These heart-warming books are very funny and sure to appeal to cat lovers of all ages.

    Format: paperback
  • The Vinyl Detective Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781785659676 - Andrew Cartmel
    VNYL
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    High Fidelity meets the Rivers of London in this cool, quirky and contemporary series from Andrew Cartmel. These pacy novels find a record collector's hunt for rare LPs leading to murder and mystery...

    Written in Dead Wax, the first book in the series, finds the unnamed protagonist (the Vinyl Detective) being offered a large sum of money by a mysterious woman to track down one of the rarest jazz records of all; The Run-Out Groove finds a mint copy of Valerian's (a great lost rock band of the '60s) final album being discovered and this in turn leads to an explanation of the fatal fate of this group's singer...

    Victory Disc is an inventive story that has a record sparking interest in a mystery that harks back to the Second World War...

    For fans of authors like Ben Aaronovitch, Nick Hornby, Jasper Fforde

    This collection includes books 1-3 in Andrew Cartmel's The Vinyl Detective series.

    Format: paperback
  • Rachel Howzell Hall Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781785659683 - Rachel Howzell Hall
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    Rachel Howzell Hall's Detective Elouise Norton novels are set in Los Angeles and follow an intelligent and witty detective as she looks into various crimes and killings...

    Land of Shadows, the first book in the series has the body of a teenage girl being found on a construction site. Lou's partner insists it's suicide, but Lou has other ideas - especially as the site is owned by millionaire Napoleon Crase, the man she believes murdered her sister...

    Lou also investigates a tragic house fire that may be the work of a serial arsonist known as The Burning Man; and the death of a 13-year-old who lived in the same building where she grew up...

    For fans of authors like Lee Child, Kathy Reichs, Tess Gerritsen

    This collection includes books 1-3 in Rachel Howzell Hall's Detective Elouise Norton series

    Format: paperback
  • Children's Classics Collection - 15 Books - Collection - 9781788285964
    CCOL 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Fall down the rabbit-hole with Alice in Wonderland; sail over to Treasure Island; and soar into the sky with Peter Pan.

    These abridged adaptations of world-famous stories mean children aged as young as 6 have the chance to discover them. They're beautifully illustrated, full of humour and have easy-to-follow text.

    Format: paperback
  • STEM Starters Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781911509370
    STMK 8 years +
    8 years +
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    STEM - science, technology, engineering and maths - has become a very important concept for children to study and learn from while they're at school. This collection of six books covers each subject (as well as art) and is packed with activities to help children learn in a fun and interactive fashion.

    From how pumps and hinges work to the differences between renewable and non-renewable energy, these books are packed with clear and easy-to-understand facts. There are also practical, hands-on activities to help children learn about the likes of coding and motors.

    Suitable for children aged 7 and over, these books are sure to inspire children to learn and discover more about the world around them and perhaps inspire them to come up with their own inventions.

    Format: paperback
  • Mark Billingham Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780751574258 - Mark Billingham
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    Mark Billingham writes intelligent contemporary thrillers and this collection contains three of his bestsellers following the cases of DI Tom Thorne.

    Good as Dead is a fast-paced read that finds Thorne and Helen Weeks looking into a year-old case that could save a young mother's life; The Dying Hours finds Thorne investigating a series of suicides among the elderly; and The Bones Beneath has Thorne escorting a dangerous psychopath to the site of a body he'd buried a quarter of a century before.

    Time of Death will keep you guessing as Thorne looks into the abduction of two missing schoolgirls; and Love Like Blood is an intense read that finds Thorne taking the biggest risk of his career...

    For fans of: Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson, Val McDermid

    This collection contains books 10-14 in Mark Billingham's DI Tom Thorne series
  • Extraordinary Migrations Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781474764940
    EMIG 7 years +
    7 years +
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    This fascinating series charts the remarkable journeys different types of animals take during their migration cycles. Find out what happens when butterflies cross the sky; when crabs cross the sand; when penguins cross the ice; and when whales cross the sea.

    Each animal faces a unique set of challenges and experiences wonders of the world along the way. With full-colour illustrations and inspired storytelling, this narrative series takes readers on an extraordinary adventure.

    A detailed glossary, further reading suggestions, an index and a fast facts page make these books treasure troves of information.

    Format: paperback
  • What's Beneath Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781474764957
    WBEN
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    These books are perfect for inquisitive children. They look beneath the surfaces of things and reveal all kinds of inner workings - from how the body functions to what happens under the paths we walk and roads we drive on.

    They're full of cutaways, insets and sidebars and have plenty of fun-to-explore illustrations. They also have seek-and-find activities and words that will help build vocabulary.

    These are great books for children who prefer facts to fiction.

    Format: paperback
  • Liz Fenwick Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407251165 - Liz Fenwick
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    Liz Fenwick is an exceptionally talented author who writes intelligent and emotional novels. All three of these stand-alone tales are set in the stunning surroundings of Cornwall and will make for brilliant summer reads.

    Under a Cornish Sky follows Demi as she desperately hopes her luck will change. She's lost her job and been dumped by her boyfriend so heads to her grandfather's cottage for a fresh start. Meanwhile, Victoria's husband has died suddenly and and after years of a loveless marriage and secret affairs, she's ready to embrace widowhood - especially as Boscawen, the gorgeous Cornish estate owned by her other half's family, is now rightfully hers. However, both women are in for a big shock...

    The Returning Tide is a glorious story of love, loss and families; and One Cornish Summer is a tale full of intrigue as two women come to terms with their pasts...

    For fans of Erica James, Rachel Hore, Carole Matthews

    Format: paperback
  • Cassandra Parkin Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781787198043 - Cassandra Parkin
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    All based in Cornwall, these contemporary novels by Cassandra Parkin are full of family secrets, divided loyalties and secret love affairs. They can count the likes of A Song for Issy Bradley author Carys Bray and poet Jen Campbell among their fans.

    The Beach Hut is set during the autumn as Ava and Finn achieve their childhood dream of building an illegal beach hut. Meanwhile, local publican Donald is determined to get rid of them...

    The Summer We All Ran Away finds a drunken teenager being rescued by an oddly assorted group of inhabitants in an abandoned yet beautiful house; and Lily's House finds Jen and her daughter reluctantly confronting the secrets of their past and present while clearing out Jen's mother's house.

    Format: paperback
  • Living Things and Their Habitats Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781912171767
    LVTH 5 years +
    5 years +
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    This exciting new series is an engaging introduction to the natural world and all its inhabitants. Young readers will learn to identify and understand different forms of life including amphibians, birds, fish, insects, mammals and reptiles.
    /br> With simple, easy-to-read text, fascinating pictures and informative diagrams, this series will captivate the imagination as it explains the concept of living things and the habitats they live in.

    Format: paperback
  • Maureen Lee Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781407251172
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    This collection contains eight powerful and compelling novels, all set in Liverpool, from acclaimed saga writer Maureen Lee. These stories are powerful, heartfelt and sure to leave you spellbound.

    Full of unforgettable characters, these rich stories contain everything from a journey to the past which includes a lost lover and secret child to a chance meeting with momentous repercussions.

    For fans of: Dilly Court, Lyn Andrews, Josephine Cox
    Format: paperback
  • The Solar System- 4 Books - Collection - 9781912171712
    SSYS 5 years +
    5 years +
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    This series explores the four key elements of the Milky Way: the Sun, the Moon, the planets and the stars.

    With each title including fascinating facts and photographic images, young readers will enjoy discovering what lies in the darkness and beyond.

    Format: paperback
  • Harry and the Dinosaurs Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780141375151 - Ian Whybrow
    HRRY 3 years +
    3 years +
    (4)
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    Packed with adventure and imagination, the Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs books from author Ian Whybrow and illustrator Adrian Reynolds are sure to appeal to children who love both dinosaurs and their toys.

    Highly acclaimed, these books combine gentle stories with bold artwork and are a delight for children to share with a grown-up before going to bed, or for slightly more confident readers to enjoy on their own. Throughout this special 10-book collection, your children will get to follow Harry as he enjoys a holiday, has a first sleepover and celebrates his birthday.

    Huge fun, these are roaringly good reads for the family to enjoy together.

    Format: paperback