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  • NBAW 9 years +

    Nina Bawden Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    Nina Bawden

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    Nina Bawden's children's books were a huge influence on the likes of Michael Morpurgo and this three-book collection contains some of her most beloved and inspirational work.

    Carrie's War is a moving story about evacuees that finds Carrie and her brother being sent to Wales and living away from home for the very first time; The Peppermint Pig has a family welcoming a tiny pig into their home and reveals how his naughtiness and clever nature kept a family happy in the most difficult of times; and Keeping Henry asks whether a squirrel can really be a suitable pet.

    Format: paperback
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  • YDTM 7 years +

    You Do the Maths Collection - 4 Books (Collection)

    Hilary Koll & Steve Mills

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    Launch a rocket, design a high-rise building, fly a jet fighter and solve a complex crime with this four-book collection that makes learning and practising maths fun!

    A great way for children to solve maths problems without even knowing they're learning, the books have an action-packed comic-strip style and an element of interactivity that make them a must for any young learner!

    Format: paperback
    • £4.99
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  • TIKY

    I Thought I Knew You (Hardback)

    Penny Hancock

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    Jules and Holly have been best friends since they met at university. They know everything about each other and have navigated the trials and tribulations of adulthood together.

    Holly is the only person who knows about Jules' affair and Jules was there for Holly when her husband died. Their children were born just three years apart and have also grown up together. But now Jules' daughter Saffie has made a serious allegation against Holly's son Saul - and it's tearing their friendship apart...

    appeal to fans of He Said/She Said and Anatomy of a Scandal.
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  • SCLT

    Sleep (Hardback)

    C.L. Taylor,CL Taylor

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    Seven strangers. Seven secrets. One deadly lie... C.L. Taylor's Sleep is a creepy and atmospheric psychological thriller that will keep you awake long into the night.

    All Anna wants is to be able to sleep but guilt-ridden night terrors and crushing insomnia are making this impossible. In a bid to escape her past, Anna takes a job at a hotel on a remote Scottish island.

    When she welcomes seven guests, what starts as a retreat becomes a deadly nightmare. Each guest has a secret but one of them is lying about why they're on the island - and it soon becomes clear a murderer has their sights on Anna...

    For fans of authors like Karin Slaughter, Paula Hawkins, Tess Gerritsen
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  • STDP 7 years +

    Spot the Difference Collection - 4 Books (Collection)

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    Four spot-the-difference books to test children's powers of observation.

    Each book includes 17 puzzles to complete and they can range from beautiful insects to amazing animals, awe-inspiring landscapes and thrilling sports scenes.

    The puzzles range from finding a number of changes between two images to discovering the odd one out from a selection of six.

    Format: paperback
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  • ST2806

    Colouring Mermaids set with pastel pens and glitter glue (Other)

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    This 32-page mermaid-themed colouring book comes with four pastel markers and two tubes of glitter glue. It's full of kaleidoscopic images of mermaids and will provide children (and adults!) with hours of creative fun and entertainment.

    Providing an enchanting and interactive visual experience for all ages, the exquisite and intricate images be torn out of the folder so that you can put the finished pieces up on display for all to see!
    Size 290 x 230mm
    • £4.99
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  • SPCT 7 years +

    Supercat Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    Jeanne Willis

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    Supercat is the all-action feline that every cat lover will want to get to know. This collection includes three of Jeanne Willis' laugh-out-loud stories following his high-flying adventures.

    Tiger was an ordinary pet until he licked a toxic sock and found himself transformed into a superhero! Ever since this incredible thing happened, he's had to have his paws about him and your young readers will love hearing about his battles with the evil Count Backwards....

    The Count kidnaps the Queen and makes all the parents at a fun fair disappear. Will Supercat save the day?

    Format: paperback
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  • QTWY

    100 Small Ways to Quit Worrying (Hardback)

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    It's natural to worry, but do you sometimes worry too much for your own peace of mind? This conveniently sized book is packed with illustrations and bite-sized information that can help ensure your concerns are put at ease.

    Full of short, simple, easy-to-use and well-proven tips (listen to your favourite music; bake some chocolate chip cookies; let go of your past; show respect for other people; wash your worries away), it will help you take back control from the things that worry you. It's ideal for inspiring, motivating and equipping you for whatever challenges lie ahead.

    By following the advice in this gorgeously illustrated book, you will be able to deal with uncertainty, understand how stress starts, learn how to keep everything under control and ensure your worries disappear.
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  • WHYB

    Why Do Buses Always Come in Threes? (Paperback)

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    Why does your toast always land butter-side down? How do you measure the speed of a tennis serve? And just how do you win big on the lottery?

    This book looks at the fascinating maths behind 60 different questions that cover a vast range of topics. It uses practical knowledge of numbers to answer all sorts of questions that will quench your curiosity.

    Other topics covered with application include the weather, the internet, DNA testing and romance. People who love to wow friends with facts and their intelligence will find so much joy in this jaw-dropping book.
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  • WRWP 5 years +

    Write and Wipe Collection - 4 Books (Collection)

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    This wipe-clean four-book collection will introduce children to first concepts including drawing and thinking up their very own stories.

    Drawing Animals helps children learn how to draw all sorts of critters; Story Creator encourages them to use their imagination; First Atlas is an introduction to the world's countries and their traits; and Picture Dictionary will introduce a variety of first words.

    The 'write and wipe' nature of the books will help children develop their hand-eye coordination and writing skills, too.

    Format: paperback
    Please note there is a printing error in the First Atlas. One spread lists North America twice (once in place of Africa). We apologise for any inconvenience.
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  • FLWR

    The Flower Girls (Hardback)

    Alice Clark-Platts

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    Praised by Sophie Hannah, Alice Clark-Platts' The Flower Girls is a psychological thriller that will keep you on tenterhooks from the very first page.

    Three children went out to play but only two came back. Laurel and Primrose were the survivors and one was convicted of murder while the other was given a new identity... Now, 19 years later and another child has gone missing.

    The Flower Girls are about to hit the headlines all over again...
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  • WHMK Babies

    Where's Mrs Kangaroo? (Other)

    Ingela P Arrhenius

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    Where's Mrs Kangaroo?

    This brilliant board book has easy-to-grasp, shaped felt flaps and instantly appealing artwork. The repetitive text makes it a joy to read aloud and share with toddlers.
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  • MCHR 7 years +

    The Adventures of Miss Charlotte Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    Dominique Demers

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    This three-book collection of Dominique Demers' zany, laugh-out-loud books (hugely popular in France) finds Miss Charlotte trying out new roles as a new teacher, a mysterious librarian and a football coach. Her madcap adventures are complemented by Horrid Henry illustrator Tony Ross' amazing artwork.

    Miss Charlotte is the new teacher at school. She wears a large hat and a crumpled dress that make her look like a scarecrow, and she talks to a rock. The children think she's kooky, but they soon warm to her after being asked to measure the room with spaghetti and hearing her fascinating stories - including one about a gorilla.

    In the second story, she is working as a librarian in the village of Saint-Anatole. With her eccentric style and alternative methods, she does things quite differently to the locals...

    In the third story, Charlotte has been given the role of football coach and uses her weird and wonderful ways to prepare the children for the big match... By teaching them how to lose!
    This collection includes books 1-3 in Dominique Demers' The Adventures of Mademoiselle Charlotte series
    Format: paperback
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  • AEMG

    Artful Etching: Midnight Garden (Paperback)

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    Scratch the pages using the special etching stylus and unveil beautiful illustrations of stunning gardens.

    This book includes how-to techniques and guided tutorials and is so easy and fun for all ages to complete. The hidden artworks are presented in full colour and it's up to you whether you choose to reveal more or fewer details in blocks or fine lines!

    Each board is presented to the reader with a guideline to work from and some details in place, such as the garden outlines. Instructions in the book will show several ways to get started for each drawing.
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  • PLYL Babies

    Playful Lion Handpuppet Book (Hardback)

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    He races, he roars and he offers a gentle hug!

    Children will have hours of fun playing with the friendly lion puppet who's neatly attached to the back cover of this book - he can be turned right the way around.

    Complemented by rhyming text and beautiful illustrations, this interactive book provides so much joyful fun. It's a great book for new parents who want to entertain their children.
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  • HOOH 8 years +

    Hooray for Hexagons (Paperback)

    Steve Richards

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    A colouring book all about shapes, Hooray for Hexagons turns maths into an exciting theme and will help children learn about this tricky topic without even realising.

    Showcasing the beauty of geometric drawing, the pages in this book introduce the likes of tessellations, cardioids and fractals.
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    SGFB

    Stargazing For Beginners: 2nd Edition (Hardback)

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    Learn all about the stars in our sky with this fantastic, introductory book from DK. It will show you all the basics of stargazing and help you on your way to becoming an accomplished amateur astronomer.

    Full of practical advice, it shows you how to make observations with the naked eye before then explaining how you can make the most of binoculars and telescopes. It even reveals the best ways of taking jaw-dropping photographs of the night sky.

    This book also includes a year-by-year calendar of night-sky events, alongside a detailed atlas that shows what happens on a month-by-month basis and clear star charts to help you identify the major constellations.
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  • LLTH

    A Life Less Throwaway (Paperback)

    Tara Button

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    We're always after the newest and shiniest things and want to keep up with the latest trends, but have you ever stopped to think about how much damage this throwaway culture is doing to the environment?

    The founder of the Buy Me Once brand, Tara Button champions the way of 'mindful curation', a way of living in which you carefully choose objects that will give you the most pleasure for the longest time. This could be anything from kettles, pots and pans to desks, coats and dresses.

    Tara reveals the 10 steps needed to master mindful curation and explains the techniques that will help you make the most of each one - from finding purpose and priorities to identifying core tastes and style. Removing clutter from your life will help you find mindfulness.

    This book will appeal to anyone who enjoyed Marie Kondo's The Life-changing Magic of Tidying.
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  • SHKG Babies

    Shake Me Green (Other)

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    Shake Me Green is a book with a rattle that young children won't be able to resist holding and shaking!

    It has eye-catching high-contrast colours and fun illustrations that children will pore over. Its study board pages can withstand even the toughest toddler tantrum!
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  • FWDI 3 years +

    My First Writing Book Dinosaurs (Other)

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    This first writing book is full of roar-some dinosaurs and gives children the chance to learn a number of first words.

    It comes with a pen and has wipe-clean pages and stunning illustrations that complement the text perfectly.

    Children can write down the words of what they see and then wipe them out and start again, developing their pen control and observational skills in the process.
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  • ST2807

    Colouring Llamas set with pastel pens and glitter glue (Other)

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    This 32-page colouring book comes with four pastel markers and two tubes of glitter glue. It's full of kaleidoscopic images of llamas and will provide children (and adults!) with hours of creative fun and entertainment.

    Providing an enchanting and interactive visual experience for all ages, the exquisite and intricate images be torn out of the folder so that you can put the finished pieces up on display for all to see!
    Size 290 x 230mm
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  • TTMG

    The Times: Mind Games Set - 2 Books (Collection)

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    Two books packed with puzzles taken from the Mind Games section of The Times. One book will test your powers of logic and mental agility while the other will test your word power.

    Each book contains 500 assorted puzzles with the number and logic challenges ranging from mental maths to arithmetical logic puzzles (KenKen) and Suko (espresso sudoku), while the word conundrums include concise and cryptic crossword-style quintagrams, word quizzes and codeword grids.
    Format: paperback
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  • CDTT 7 years +

    I Can Do It - Times Tables (Hardback)

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    This interactive hardback will help children aged 7 and over learn all about important maths skills in the comfort of their own home.

    It has over 100 multiplication questions for children to answer and is designed to help them gain confidence when it comes to maths. It will become a useful study aid for maths lessons.

    Children can use the wipe-clean pen to write down the answers and then pull out the tab to check if they have got the answers right...
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  • WIYG 7 years +

    RSPB Wildlife in Your Garden (Paperback)

    Mike Dilger

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    Young nature enthusiasts can get up close and personal with the animals that visit their garden by following the tips in this essential guide from the RSPB. It's packed with cool illustrations and photographs of the wildlife they should be looking out for.

    From cool creepy-crawlies to beautiful birds, this bright and engaging book is full of facts and explains where and when you can spot all kinds of wildlife. It also covers butterflies, hedgehogs and plants.

    By following the advice and suggestions in this book, children (and you) might even have the chance to welcome some unexpected visitors into your garden.
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