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  • Elmer Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781783448203 - David McKee
    ELMG 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £12.99
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    David McKee's Elmer stories delight toddlers and younger readers and this jumbo collection contains 10 stories starring the patchwork elephant.

    Elmer tries to work out why he's not the same colour as the other elephants; makes a delightfully bouncy new friend; and has a lot of fun playing in the snow.

    Presented in a generous size and in a beautiful bag, these books are gorgeously illustrated with so many colours and are full of morals for children to learn from.

    Format: paperback
  • Rainbow Magic: Magical Talent Fairy Collection - 35 Books - Collection - 9781408359068 - Daisy Meadows
    RNBM 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £21.99
    • RRP £174.65
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    • Just 63.00p per book
    Our latest Rainbow Magic collection contains 35 fantastic stories about fairies with incredible talents... And the magical slipcase even has instructions for making a Lacey the Little Mermaid Fairy peg doll!

    A Book People favourite with children aged 5 and over, these stories find the Dance Fairies having to rescue their magic dance ribbons; the Sporty Fairies preparing for the Fairy Olympics; and the Showtime Fairies auditioning for a talent show.

    Completely spellbinding from first page to last, the easy-to-read Rainbow Magic stories are full of fun and will appeal to any child who has just started to read independently.

    Format: paperback
  • Man Booker Prize 2018 Shortlist - 6 Books - Collection - 9990000037865
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    Book People is very excited to bring you all six novels on this year's Man Booker Prize 2018 shortlist in hardback - including the winner Milkman by Anna Burns. This is a story of how gossip, hearsay and silence can bring about life-changing consequences...

    The rest of this year's shortlist is as eclectic and thought-provoking as ever. Daisy Johnson's Everything Under is a daring story of family, identity, fate, language and love; Rachel Kushner's The Mars Room is a powerful account of life in an American women's prison; and Richard Powers' The Overstory is a fable about humanity's treatment of the natural world.

    Esi Edugyan's Washington Black is an extraordinary adventure about a runaway slave; and Robin Robertson's The Long Take follows a soldier who tries to find himself through a series of poems as he travels through post-war America.

    Format: hardback
  • Mr. Men Every Day Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780603576546 - Roger Hargreaves
    MMEV 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
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    Young readers will love joining the classic Mr. Men characters including Mr. Bump, Mr. Happy and Little Miss Sunshine as they enjoy everyday experiences and exciting adventures in this 10-book collection.

    The beloved characters head out on a camping trip; enjoy a day out at the park; and visit the doctor across these easy-to-follow stories.

    These are common experiences that children will recognise from their day-to-day lives and the bright and bold colours and simple, easy-to-follow plots make these books so appealing.

    Format: paperback
  • Winnie and Wilbur Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780192771933 - Valerie Thomas & Korky Paul
    WNWB 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Fall under the spell of Winnie the Witch and her loyal and long-suffering companion, Wilbur the cat!

    This collection of picture books is completely magical. Written by original Winnie author Valerie Thomas and illustrated by the one and only Korky Paul, these stories follow Winnie and Wilbur as they travel to space, enjoy a fine winter and even meet Santa!

    Format: paperback
  • Quentin Blake Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781782958871 - Quentin Blake
    QTNB 3 years +
    3 years +
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    A much-loved illustrator famed for his iconic association with Roald Dahl's tales, Quentin Blake is also a brilliant and witty writer in his own right and his stories are an absolute joy.

    This fun-filled collection brings together ten picture books that are sure to delight children of all ages. There's the over-ambitious Mrs Armitage; the amazing performance artist Angelo; and the famous Mister Magnolia, a man who has so many skills and possessions but only one boot.

    These madcap tales and lovable characters are sure to bring joy to any child's bedtime reading. The hilarious books also feature Quentin's trademark illustrations. It's a collection sure to be returned to again and again.
    Format: paperback
  • HAMI
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    M.C. Beaton fans will love hearing the first 10 books following the super sleuth detective's cases in audio format.

    The country's most quick-witted but unambitious policeman, Hamish Macbeth resides in the village of Lochdubh in the Scottish Highlands. It's here where he investigates all kinds of quirky killings.

    With beautiful descriptions of the area and a whole load of unexpected twists, these are gentle, clever and sharply observed cosy crime mysteries.

    Approximate running time: 51 hours, 40 minutes

    Please note this collection contains CDs that can only be played on MP3-accessible CD players, computers and laptops. All post-2001 car model stereos are MP3 CD accessible. Please check your CD player is MP3 accessible before placing an order.

    Import into iTunes or any other media player, then transfer to your MP3 device or player. Suitable for smartphones, iPads and tablets.
    Format: MP3 CD
    Unabridged
    Titles in this collection: Death of a Gossip, Death of a Cad, Death of an Outsider, Death of a Perfect Wife, Death of a Hussy, Death of a Snob, Death of a Prankster, Death of a Glutton, Death of a Travelling Man, Death of a Charming Man
  • Jane Isaac Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781789550085 - Jane Isaac
    JISC
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    Three thought-provoking and chilling crime novels from esteemed author, Jane Isaac.

    The Lies Within follows Grace Bannister as she grieves the loss of her daughter. Her family is falling apart and the investigation does not seem to be finding any answers, but Grace has managed to rekindle her friendship with Faye - who seems to understand her loss. Meanwhile, DI Will Jackman comes across a family tragedy while working on the case. Another victim is found and the spotlight falls on Grace...

    In Before It's Too Late, Chinese student Min Li is abducted while walking the streets of Stratford-upon-Avon after an argument with her boyfriend. Trapped in a dark pit, Min is at the mercy of her captor. ackman is tasked with solving the case and, in his search for answers, discovers that the truth is buried deeper than he ever expected...

    In Beneath the Ashes, Jackman investigates a fire at a barn and quickly comes to realise that nothing is quite as it appears and everyone seems to be holding a secret...

    For fans of authors like: Sophie Hannah, Gillian Flynn, S.J. Watson
  • Teach Your Hand Pencil Control Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781912754052
    TYHA 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £5.99
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    Many children need a helping hand when it comes to developing their cognitive and fine motor skills. These four books include triangular easy-grip pencils to help children learn how write and draw in a neat and coherent fashion.

    Covering tracing, zigzags, crosses, circles, spirals, lines and curves, these books have bright artwork and are full of appealing activities that help develop pencil - and later, pen - control.

    They will show your child how to hold a pencil the easy way with a three-step guide recommended by teachers: 1) Dangle a pencil between your finger and thumb 2) Rotate the pencil with your other hand 3) Let the pencil rest. Squeeze your thumb and finger.
    Format: paperback
  • Eva Ibbotson Collection 10 Books - Collection - 9781529009460
    BOTS 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £59.90
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    This collection will be available from October. Click on the 'Notify me' button to receive an email when it comes back in stock.

    This 10-book collection from Eva Ibbotson (and her son Toby), author of the much-loved Journey to the River Sea, is laced with ghosts, ogres and witches.

    Wonderfully spooky, you'll find the story of Fulton Snodde-Brittle, an evil man who plans to scare his nephew Oliver to death by hiring some truly terrifying ghosts; a castle being bought by an American millionaire who definitely doesn't want the ghostly tenants to stick around; and the tale of a friendly skeleton called Humphrey the Horrible.

    You'll also get to meet the Ogre of Oglefort, a creature who isn't quite what he seems; and Heckie, a witch who can transform evil people into harmless animals using her Toe of Transformation and Knuckle of Power. But then her magic starts to get darker...
    With cover illustrations from Claude author Alex T. Smith adding a contemporary feel, these are gentle but haunting reads for children aged 7 and over.

    Format: paperback
  • BGSH 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £9.99
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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
  • Cosy Christmas Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781444950311
    COSY 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £11.99
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    Perfect picture books for Christmas... This collection combines classics including The Night Before Christmas and The Twelve Days of Christmas with modern favourites Wibbly Pig and Hugless Douglas as they get into the festive spirit.

    Nick Butterworth's The Nativity Play captures all the joys and craziness of this school tradition; Jean Reagan's How to Catch Santa is full of humour warmth and energy and features Lee Wildish's incredible artwork; and Rachel Bright's All I Want for Christmas follows two penguins as they come to realise love is the perfect gift...

    Many of these stories have won awards and they're all sure to have children feeling fantastically festive. They're brilliant for bedtime reading and soothing them to sleep as excitement takes hold in anticipation of 25 December.

    Format: paperback
  • Peter Morfoot Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781785659713 - Peter Morfoot
    MORF
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    Captain Paul Darac of the Nice Brigade Criminelle solves a number of crimes throughout the picturesque French Riviera in these atmospheric crime novels.

    Impure Blood proves that murder casts a long shadow as Daract investigates a killing that took place - with no witnesses - in the midst of a Muslim prayer group; Fatal Music reveals the old town hides many secrets when an elderly woman with a connection to the captain winds up dead in a hot tub; and Box of Bones finds a carnival masking a ruthless killer...

    For fans of authors like: Andrea Camilleri, Donna Leon, Michael Dibdin
  • Frankie's Magic Football with Kitbag Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781510202009 - Frank Lampard
    FRMF 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £12.99
    • RRP £71.88
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    One of the Premier League's most successful players of all time, former Chelsea and England legend and current Derby County manager Frank Lampard has turned his attention to writing stories for young children - and their mixture of football and action hits the back of the net!

    The idea of Frankie's Magic Football came to light as Frank was reading bedtime stories to his daughters. He created the character of football-obsessed Frankie and decided that he and his team-mates should dabble in magic so they could play football matches against some unlikely opponents including pirates, cowboys and knights.

    This 12-book collection is great for parents to share with readers (even reluctant ones!) as young as 5, especially if both have a keen interest in football - and comes in a cool kit bag!

    Format: paperback
  • ARCD 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £13.99
    • RRP £60.00
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    The Alex Rider books are packed with action and adventure and this audiobook collection contains the 14-year-old spy's first 10 missions.

    After being forcibly recruited into the deadly world of espionage following the death of his uncle in a car crash, Alex finds himself in ever-present mortal danger...

    Told at breakneck pace, these are awesome stories that will inspire children to pick up similar books.

    Ages 11 plus
    Please note this collection contains CDs that can only be played on MP3-accessible CD players, computers and laptops. All post-2001 car model stereos are MP3 CD accessible. Please check your CD player is MP3 accessible before placing an order. Import into iTunes or any other media player, then transfer to your MP3 device or player. Suitable for smartphones, iPads and tablets
    Format: MP3 CD. Approximate listening time: 78 hours.
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    CDs in this collection:
    Stormbreaker, Point Blanc, Skeleton Key, Eagle Strike, Scorpia, Ark Angel, Snakehead, Crocodile Tears, Scorpia Rising and Russian Roulette.
  • Treetop Fiction Collection - 15 Books - Collection - 9780192771926
    TRTP 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £12.99
    • RRP £112.50
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    • Just 93.00p per book
    These carefully levelled stories (Oxford levels 9-11; suitable for those studying at Brown band level) range from spooky tales to science-fiction adventures. They have been specially written to help children find the right books for their tastes while also developing their reading skills.

    From The Masked Cleaning Ladies of Om to Flan Across the River, each entertaining book also has inside-cover notes to help support children in their reading.

    There are five books each covering three different difficulty levels and all of the stories are appealingly illustrated.

    Format: paperback
  • PAME 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £48.93
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    Headteachers who are vampire rats; demon dinner ladies; baby aliens... They all appear in these hilarious school stories from the Blue Peter Award-winning Pamela Butchart.

    Illustrated by Thomas Flintham, these seven books will have children laughing all the way through as Izzy and her friends uncover all sorts of startling secrets in their primary school. Their suspicions of the new head are raised when they realise he has his blinds drawn all day. Then he bans garlic bread at lunchtime...

    Matilde is the new girl at school and Izzy has been told to look after her, but then she realises Matilde might just be hiding a secret - a spy secret! There are also tongue-in-cheek retellings of Shakespeare's plays for children of all ages to enjoy and a spooky story about werewolves.

    Format: paperback
  • Collins Modern Classics Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780007975402
    CMCN 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £69.90
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    This is a collection of stories that belong on every child's bookshelf. Every single book included here is widely regarded as a classic and will help inspire a lifelong love of reading. They're presented in refreshed jackets, too.

    From the magic of The Sword in the Stone to the rip-roaring adventures undertook by the mice in The Rescuers (as seen in the Disney film of the same name) and the timeless charm of Mary Poppins to the ghostly mystery of A Stitch in Time, there is something for every taste.

    Also featuring school favourite Street Child, these novels are so good that we wouldn't be surprised if you find yourself re-reading and reliving some of them after your children have finished them.

    Format: paperback
  • How Much Does a Ladybird Weigh? Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781910716991 - Alison Limentani
    HMDL 4 years +
    4 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £20.97
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    Presented with eye-catching graphics, these books are full of facts about nature and will explain to children just how tall a T-rex was, how long a whale can be and how much a ladybird actually weighs.

    These picture books are perfect for those who prefer facts to fiction and are great for dipping in and out of. As well as explaining whether a T-rex had scales or feathers, the books also reveal how its eyes were as big as baseballs and its teeth as big as bananas!

    Format: paperback
  • Penguin Originals Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9780241387245
    PNGN 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £47.94
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    • Just £1.33 per book
    Featuring original and thought-provoking novels by the likes of John Steinbeck, Beverley Naidoo and Anne Fine, this collection celebrates the books that inspired generations.

    S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders is the original teenage rebel story; Robert Cormier's The Chocolate War is a cult classic that tackles the issues schoolchildren face on a daily basis; and Steinbeck's The Pearl is a haunting novella about the perils of wealth.

    This collection also includes Carnegie Medal-winning author Naidoo's No Turning Back, a groundbreaking account of life in South Africa; Fine's The Tulip Touch asks what turns children to the criminal life; and Tamora Pierce's The Song of the Lioness is a fantasy classic with a feisty heroine at its heart.

    Format: paperback
  • Time to Read Collection - 20 Books - Collection - 9781529006018
    TTOR 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £15.99
    • RRP £99.80
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    • Just 80.00p per book
    Featuring the likes of The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and The Emperor of Absurdia by Chris Riddell, this collection contains 20 original picture books adapted into early reader format with easy-to-read type.

    The familiar stories and characters and funny tales in this collection will inspire children who are just starting to read independently and will quickly become bookshelf favourites.

    Other brilliant tales in this collection include Football Fever, The Giant of Jum and What the Ladybird Heard.

    Format: paperback
  • Mark Lowery Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781848127845 - Mark Lowery
    MRKL 9 years +
    9 years +
    (1)
    • £6.99
    • RRP £29.95
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    • Just £1.40 per book
    Roald Dahl Funny Prize-shortlisted author Mark Lowery's hilarious books following the misadventures of Roman Garstang will appeal to fans of Barry Loser, The 13-Storey Treehouse and The World of Norm.

    Delightfully gross and very funny, The Jam Doughnut that Ruined My Life follows Roman as his week becomes a jam-filled disaster all because of one solitary doughnut. Shortly after tucking into his Monday morning doughnut, Roman's week takes a sticky turn - he finds himself banned from eating for 24 hours, narrowly avoiding a faceful of warm toddler wee and being given a lift in a getaway van. He even finds time to style his teacher's guinea pig into a blue mohawk...

    In Attack of the Woolly Jumper, Roman's wearing a sweatshirt knitted by his Grandma when his school receives a royal visit. As part of the school's fundraising efforts, Roman's been sponsored to wear this crummy jumper ('crumper') all week - no matter what happens. Of course, within days it's almost been thrown down a toiler, caused a swan attack and made a biker swerve off the road.

    The Chicken Nugget Ambush finds Roman being put on a chicken nugget-only diet by his mum - just before going on an outdoor adventure trip; The Great Caravan Catastrophe has Roman's cousin marrying the cousin of 'The Worst Person Who Ever Lived'; and Revenge of the Spaghetti Hoops follows Roman as he vows to take a starring role in an ex-pupil's reality TV show.

    Format: paperback
  • DC Superheroes Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781474774406
    DCBP 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £47.88
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    These superhero stories are packed with action and eye-catching illustrations.

    They feature famous characters including Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman battling against fiendish foes including Two-Face, Clayface and a sinister shark!

    Their striking artwork makes them appealing and the easy-to-read text means they're ideal for children who are starting to learn to read independently - and those who wouldn't normally pick up a book!
  • DKCD 6 years +
    6 years +
    • £12.99
    • RRP £50.00
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    Dick King-Smith?s stories of animals and farm life have been cherished by generations of readers and this awesome audio collection contains nine of his best, including Babe the Sheep-pig.

    Box size 130 x 130mm, approximate running time 9 hours 22 minutes
    Ages 6 plus

    CDs in this collection:
    Billy the Bird, The Catlady, Friends and Brothers, Funny Frank, George Speaks, How Green Was My Mouse, Lady Lollipop, Ninnyhammer and the Sheep-Pig ? Discs 1-2.