Children's Book Chart

The Book People's children's book chart features bestselling kids' books for all ages. With chart-topping books, baby books, picture books, fiction stories and non-fiction, you're sure to find the right book for your young reader.

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    TWWT 9 years +

    The World's Worst Teachers (Hardback)

    David Walliams

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    You've read about The World's Worst Children, now learn about the most gruesome grown-ups!

    The latest book in David Walliams' delightfully dreadful series of short stories introduces 10 splendidly sinister teachers including half-man/half-monster Dr Dread, the ghastly Miss Seethe and Pent - who's actually afraid of children!

    The stories are brought to life with full-colour artwork by Horrid Henry illustrator Tony Ross.
    • £6.99
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  • DAQ2 8 years +

    Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid (Hardback)

    Jeff Kinney

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    Bestselling author Jeff Kinney introduces the newest Diary of a Wimpy Kid author - Rowley Jefferson - in this hilarious journal that follows his best friend Greg Heffley's life in the Wimpy Kid world.

    In Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid, Rowley writes a journal of his own about his experiences and agrees to play the role of biographer for Greg along the way. But it soon becomes clear that Rowley might not be the best fit, as his 'biography' is a laughable mess!

    Wimpy Kid fans won't want to miss out on this fun-filled book that lets readers see even more of the Wimpy Kid world through Rowley's eyes.
    • £7.99
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  • FNGW 7 years +

    Fing (Hardback)

    David Walliams

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    Myrtle Meek has everything a child could ever want, but that doesn't stop her demanding more, more, MORE! Myrtle has declared she now wants a FING, but everyone is at a loss when it comes to knowing what a FING actually is... Mr and Mrs Meek examine the library vaults to dust off the pages of the mysterious Monsterpedia in an effort to find the perfect FING. The Meeks' quest brings them to the depts of the jungliest jungle but will they find a FING? This witty story (complemented by laugh-out-loud illustrations from Tony Ross) from the brilliantly talented David Walliams follows two perfectly nice parents as they try to please an exceptionally monstrous daughter...
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    Bad Dad (Paperback)

    David Walliams



    Frank's dad has been thrown into prison for driving the getaway car in a bank robbery, so Frank hatches a plan to get him out for one night to give the money back. Frank's dad is happy to go along and make amends for his mistakes but the crime boss, Mr. Big, has other ideas...

    This is a pacy riches-to-rags story that celebrates the bond between parent and child.
    • £4.99
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  • BSTIU 3 years +

    The Wonky Donkey (Paperback)

    Craig Smith

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    You've all seen the video of the laughing granny reading Wonky Donkey to her grandchild. Now recreate your own version with a copy of the hilarious picture book.

    It's already sold over 1 million copies worldwide and you and your little readers will be hugely entertained by the spunky hanky-panky cranky stinky-dinky lanky honky-tonky winky wonky donkey.
    • £4.99
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    Supertato Carnival Catastro-Pea! (Paperback)

    Sue Hendra

    There's a catastro-pea at the carnival. Will Supertato and his veggie friends be able to stop everything in spud-tacular fashion..?

    Everyone was really excited about the carnival in the supermarket until someone came up with a devious device that could ruin everything.

    Full of bold and bright artwork from Paul Linnet, Sue Hendra's latest Supertato story will have the whole family laughing aloud.
    • £4.99
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  • HPF2 9 years +

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Paperback)

    JK Rowling

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    Head to Hogwarts and discover where it all began with Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

    Living at number four, Privet Drive, Harry Potter has never even heard of the Wizarding school when the letters start arriving (and are subsequently confiscated by his aunt and uncle, Petunia and Dudley Dursley). On his 11th birthday, Harry learns from a giant of a man named Rubeus Hagrid that he is, in fact, a wizard... And that's when the most magical adventure really begins!

    Compete with Jonny Duddle's eye-catching, new artwork - this is a wonderful introduction to the Wizarding World.
    • £5.99
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  • KDD2 9 years +

    Head Kid (Paperback)

    David Baddiel

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    What would happen if the naughtiest boy in school found himself swapping bodies with the head teacher?

    The Parent Agency and Birthday Boy author David Baddiel's new book finds a new head starting at Ryan's school - and even the teachers are scared of him!

    Imagine Ryan's surprise shortly after Mr Carter starts to find himself in his enemy's body. At first, Ryan decides to live the dream of being a naughty head master but eventually he realises Bracket Wood School is in a mess - and he's going to need Mr Carter (now in Ryan's body!) to sort it all out.
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  • BQQ2 9 years +

    The Midnight Gang (Paperback)

    David Walliams

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    Although most children are fast asleep by the time the clock strikes 12, the Midnight Gang's adventures are just beginning...

    Tom has been hit on the head by a cricket ball and finds himself at Lord Funt hospital, a place run by terrifying porters and wicked matrons. However, when he meets four other patients in the children's ward, things get exciting...

    You'll want to join the Midnight Gang after reading this heart-warming story by the one and only David Walliams.
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  • BQHAX 9 years +

    The Boy At the Back of the Class (Paperback)

    Onjali Q. Rauf

    Told with heart and humour, Onjali Q. Rauf's The Boy at the Back of the Class offers a child's perspective on the refugee crisis, highlighting the importance of friendship and kindness.

    There used to be an empty chair at the back of the class, but now a new boy called Ahmet is sitting in it. He's 9 years old but he seems a little strange. He never talks and never smiles and doesn't like sweets - not even lemon sherbets! But Ahmet really isn't very strange at all. He's a refugee who's run away from a War. A real one...

    Winner of the Blue Peter Best Story Book Award 2018
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  • GTK2 9 years +

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway (Paperback)

    Jeff Kinney

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    Greg Heffley and his family return for another laugh-out-loud misadventure in The Getaway - the twelfth book in Jeff Kinney's all-conquering Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

    It's getting cold and Christmas is coming so the Heffleys decide there's only one thing to do: head off to a tropical island to escape the stress of the season and enjoy some much-needed rest and relaxation.

    A few days in paradise is meant to work wonders but, as ever with the Heffleys, things are never that simple. They suffer sun poisoning, stomach trouble, venomous creatures and so much more.

    Can anything save their holiday or will the getaway end up being a grand disaster? Complete with the trademark illustrations and plenty of funny situations and observations, this is a must for any Wimpy Kid fan. Zoo-wee-mama!
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  • BXMHR 9 years +

    Tom Gates: Mega Make and Do (and Stories Too!) (Hardback)

    Liz Pichon

    Liz Pichon's Tom Gates books never fail to make children (and their parents!) laugh and and Mega Make and Do (and Stories Too!) is an awesome activity book for children to complete over holidays and lazy, stay-at-home days.

    It contains a week's worth of drawing, doodling, games, stories and activities and features brand new illustrations to add extra appeal.
    • £9.99
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  • GGQ2 9 years +

    Gangsta Granny (Paperback)

    David Walliams

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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.
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  • WCE2 9 years +

    The World's Worst Children (Hardback)

    David Walliams

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    Written by David Walliams - an author who is proven to know just what kind of buttons to press to get kids giggling - The World's Worst Children introduces a delightfully dreadful cast of characters!

    Presented in full colour, the book features five beastly boys and five gruesome girls including Sofia Sofa, a girl who loves TV and is so stuck to the sofa she's turning into one, and Dribbling Drew, a boy whose drool gets him into trouble on a school trip.

    A collection of wickedly funny short stories, there's even a special appearance from Raj - a character who has appeared in all of David Walliams' bestselling novels. The tales are accompanied by Tony Ross' hilarious illustrations.
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  • AKWTM 9 years +

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Paperback)

    JK Rowling

    The Chamber of Secrets is the second book in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. It's a magical read from first page to last as Harry and his friends Ron and Hermione begin to get to grips with the Wizarding World and their magical powers.

    When the trio arrive to start their second year studying at Hogwarts they hear a rumour of a Chamber of Secrets and discover that someone is casting people into stone... And there's something even more sinister lurking in the chambers of Hogwarts Castle!
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    The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes (Paperback)

    Julia Donaldson

    Josephine has bought some new running shoes but when she leaves the shop she hears some strange noises and it turns out a bear is following her!

    Luckily, Josephine's shows are magical. Will they help her escape his clutches even though there's a mountain, bog and lake in her way? This is a sparkling story from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks.
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    That's not my flamingo... (Other)

    Fiona Watt

    Celebrate the 20th anniversary of That's not my... with this tropical new addition to the series. Babies and toddlers will love touching the textured patches as they meet flamingos with fuzzy tails, soft wings and fluffy bodies. The bright pictures and textures to stroke are designed to help develop sensory and language awareness.
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    Peppa Pig: Peppa in Space (Paperback)

    Peppa Pig

    It's space day at playgroup and Peppa, George and their friends are learning all about the moon. The children are so excited when Madame Gazelle takes them to the space museum to learn how to be real astronauts! Peppa loves jumping up and down on the moon! Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon and introduce space to your little piggies in this sparkly Peppa Pig picture book.
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    A Good Girl's Guide to Murder (Paperback)

    Holly Jackson

    'Dark, dangerous and intricately plotted - my heart literally pounded. I haven't been this addicted to anything since Serial. Holly Jackson is the next big thing, I promise' - Laura Steven, author of The Exact Opposite of Okay A debut YA crime thriller as addictive as Serial as compelling as Riverdale and as page-turning as One of Us Is Lying The case is closed. Five years ago, schoolgirl Andie Bell was murdered by Sal Singh. The police know he did it. Everyone in town knows he did it. But having grown up in the same small town that was consumed by the crime, Pippa Fitz-Amobi isn't so sure. When she chooses the case as the topic for her final project, she starts to uncover secrets that someone in town desperately wants to stay hidden. And if the real killer is still out there, how far will they go to keep Pip from the truth . . . ? Perfect for fans of One of Us Is Lying, Gone Girl, We Were Liars and Riverdale Holly Jackson is 25 years old. She grew up in Buckinghamshire and started writing stories from a young age, completing her first attempt at a novel aged fifteen. She is a massive true-crime fan and her hobbies include binge-playing video games and pointing out grammatical errors in street signs.
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    Peppa Pig: Peppa's Muddy Festival (Other)

    Peppa Pig

    Peppa Pig and her family are loving life at a children's festival and enjoying the music, crafts and having fun in the field. But then they see the weather... Is it going to get muddy? Read the story and lift the flaps to find out!
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  • TGT2 3 years +

    The Tiger Who Came to Tea (Paperback)

    Judith Kerr

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    Judith Kerr created a best-loved children's classic with her story The Tiger Who Came to Tea, delighting generations of young children.

    The gentle illustrations coupled with the slightly anarchic story have unbeatable child-appeal and make this a perfect book to read aloud. If you haven't invited the tiger into your home yet, do so without delay!

    Toddlers from 1+ will love the big striped hero and his naughty antics.
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    The Ugly Five (Paperback)

    Axel Scheffler

    Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Ugly Five invites you and your children to join a wildebeest, warthog, vulture, hyena and marabou stork swagger as they proudly trek across the savannah, rejoicing in their ugliness... But their children believe they are perfect just the way they are!
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  • ASYTT 3 years +

    Zog (Paperback)

    Julia Donaldson

    Zog loves to learn but unfortunately he's rather clumsy: he keeps flying into trees and even has a habit of setting his own wings on fire.

    Luckily, there's a mysterious little girl to help him patch up all his bumps and bruises, but will she be able to help him capture a princess? This is a fun and funny story from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the team behind The Gruffalo.
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  • AKWXP 9 years +

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Paperback)

    JK Rowling

    Harry Potter turned 13 years old on 31 July... He's lucky to have got to this age considering the amount of murderous attacks he's had to live through. But now he returns to Hogwarts for another year of magic, mystery and mayhem.

    A maniacal mass murderer has escaped from Azkaban and the soul-sucking Dementors are hot on his trail. It's assumed by Professor Dumbledore and co that Hogwarts will keep Harry safe but then Harry feels like he's being watched. And what about Professor Trelawney's ghoulish predictions?

    Featuring Jonny Duddle's spellbinding cover artwork, this is an enchanting Harry Potter story that will leave the whole family spellbound.
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