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    Abi Elphinstone Collection - 3 Books

    Abi Elphinstone

    Product Code: ABIE
    Collection 9 years +
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    This thrilling Dreamsnatcher trilogy follows Moll Pecksniff and her friends on an epic, magical adventure to defeat the evil Dreamsnatcher.

    Twelve-year-old Molly Pecksniff wakes one night in the middle of the forest, lured there by a recurring nightmare - the one with the drums and the rattles and the masks. The Dreamsnatcher is waiting. He has already taken her dreams and now he wants her life.

    Moll is more important than she knows... The Oracle Bones foretold that she and Gryff, a wildcat that has always been by her side, are the only ones who can fight back against the Dreamsnatcher's dark magic. Suddenly everything is at stake and Moll is drawn into a world full of secrets, magic and adventure.

    Perfect for fans of J.K. Rowling, Michelle Harrison and Eva Ibbotson.

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    Funny Animal Stories Collection - 6 Books

    Michael Rosen

    Product Code: FANM
    Collection 5 years +
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    Laugh along with Michael Rosen and Tony Ross...

    This rib-tickling collection of early readers introduces unforgettable characters including Burping Bertha, Fluff the Farting Fish and Hampstead the Hamster. Oh, and Don't Forget Tiggs!

    The riotously funny text in these books cover favourite themes of bagels, bees, animals and bodily functions and are guaranteed to leave a smile on the face of all young readers.
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  • Happily Ever After Collection - 6 Books

    Tony Bradman

    Product Code: HEAF
    Collection 7 years +
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    Find out what happens after 'happily ever after' with these fantastic twists on your favourite fairy tales...

    The Three Little Pigs are going on a camping trip, but the Third Little Pig is planning a bit too much; The Wicked Stepmother is determined to make amends for her past; and Mr Bear is anxious following Goldilocks' break-in...

    These fun twists on fairy tales will encourage independent reading and are full of points to discuss and morals to learn from.
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    Alex Rider Missions 1-10 MP3 CD Collection - 10 MP3 CDs

    Anthony Horowitz

    Product Code: ARCD
    Audio 11 years +
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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. The majority of 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.
    Unabridged

    CDs in this collection:
    Stormbreaker, Point Blanc, Skeleton Key, Eagle Strike, Scorpia, Ark Angel, Snakehead, Crocodile Tears, Scorpia Rising and Russian Roulette.
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  • Animal Ark Collection - 10 Books

    Lucy Daniels

    Product Code: ANIA
    Collection 7 years +
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    Bunnies in trouble, puppies in peril and doggy drama...

    Lucy Daniels' Animal Ark series has been a favourite for generations and this collection of 10 amazing animal stories is completely heart-warming and perfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo.

    Mandy Hope's parents are in charge of Animal Ark, a veterinary surgery that protects and looks after a range of animals. Mandy is always keen to help and enjoys bonding with the animals. As well as cats, rabbits and dogs, she also gets meet more exotic creatures including koalas and dolphins.
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    Anne Fine Collection - 4 Books

    Anne Fine

    Product Code: ANFI
    Collection 7 years +
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    Former Children's Laureate Anne Fine has won the Smarties Book Award and the Carnegie Medal and writes funny yet heartfelt stories about children learning valuable life lessons. Her witty books will appeal to any children who enjoy the books of David Walliams or Gillian Cross.

    In Bill's New Frock, Bill Simpson wakes up to find he's a girl, and even worse, his mother is making him wear a frilly pink dress to school. How on earth is he going to survive a whole day like this? Everything just seems so different...

    How to Write Really Badly has Joe making a terrible mess of his work as he jumbles up his numbers and letters; Ivan the Terrible finds Ivan tasked with looking after and translating for the new Russian student Boris; and The Chicken Gave It to Me follows Gemma as she finds The True Story of Harrowing Farm - a chicken's epic story about a high-flying superhero!
    Format: paperback
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  • Matt Brown Collection - 3 Books

    Matt Brown

    Product Code: MBRO
    Collection 10 years +
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    Alien talent shows, zombie school trips and killer vending machines... Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Matt Brown!

    These zany and funny readers for fans of Pamela Butchart, Tom Fletcher and Diary of a Wimpy Kid have so much appeal that even children who wouldn't normally pick up a book will be laughing their way through the pages.

    The author's Compton Valance series was a big favourite with our customers and we just know your children are going to love these misadventures. We wouldn't be surprised if they want to sign up for a place at Dreary Inkling Primary School...
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    Victoria Aveyard's Red Queen Collection - 4 Books

    Victoria Aveyard

    Product Code: AVEY
    Collection 14 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 1-4 in Victoria Aveyard's Red Queen series
    Format: paperback
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  • Ben Fogle's Mr Dog Collection - 3 Books

    Ben Fogle

    Product Code: BFMD
    Collection 7 years +
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    Join Mr Dog as he meets some extraordinary animals...

    Written by broadcaster, explorer and dog lover Ben Fogle alongside Astrosaurs and Cows in Action author Steve Cole, these chapter books show how you can always count on Mr Dog to help an animal in trouble.

    He plays bunnysitter to a mother rabbit caught in a trap; spends time out at sea searching for a missing seal; and has to save a hedgehog from a prickly and precarious situation.

    The stories have all been inspired by Ben's experiences with animals in need of help in real life and the black and white illustrations by Nikolas Ilic just add to the appeal of these engaging and exciting reads.
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  • Jeanne Willis & Tony Ross Collection - 5 books

    Jeanne Willis & Tony Ross

    Product Code: JWTR
    Collection 3 years +
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    Look at things from a bat's perspective and give a slug a hug!

    These brilliantly buoyant picture books from the dream team of Jeanne Willis and Horrid Henry illustrator Tony Ross tell exciting stories about animals learning vital life lessons: Cottonwool Colin learns how to look after himself; Hippopotamus learns what the spotamus on her bottomus is; and cow stops being such a Misery Moo.

    These irrepressible and heart-warming stories from an award-winning team have fun rhyming text and important messages that are sure keep readers of all ages happily entertained...
    Format: paperback
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    Marge in Charge Collection - 4 Books

    Isla Fisher

    Product Code: MARG
    Collection 7 years +
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    Marge loves to make a mess and bend the rules. She has rainbow-coloured hair and is also a babysitter...

    She cooks up a chocolate soup, conducts a chaotic concert and rescues a train in these laugh-a-minute tales. She loves skiing in summer and bonds with so many children including Zara's naughty little cousin.

    Written by popular actress Isla Fisher and illustrated by Eglantine Ceulemans, these fun family stories offer a vibrant and zesty combination of Mary Poppins and The Treehouse series. They're delightful, zippy reads that will have children racing through the pages.
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  • Pugly Collection - 3 Books

    Pamela Butchart

    Product Code: PUGL
    Collection 5 years +
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    Meet a little dog with big ideas...

    Pugly is a pug with huge aspirations. He's determined to follow his dreams and this leads to him baking cakes, building space rockets and solving crimes. However, things don't always go entirely to plan...

    This collection contains three funny and sweet stories from The Spy Who Loved School Dinners author Pamela Butchart. They all feature illustrations by Gemma Correll.
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    Milly Molly Mandy Collection - 6 Books

    Joyce Lankester Brisley

    Product Code: MMMY
    Collection 7 years +
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    Prepare to be charmed by Milly-Molly-Mandy and her friends...

    Milly-Molly-Mandy lives in a tiny village in the heart of the countryside. She picks blackberries, minds the village shop and has hours of fun with her pals little-friend-Susan and Billy Blunt.

    Joyce Lankester Brisley's sweet, funny, innocent and timeless tales feature her original line drawings and are sure to take you back to another era. They're over 80 years old but still as charming as ever.
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  • Ultimate Superstars Collection - 4 Books

    Product Code: ULSS
    Collection 9 years +
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    Join your favourite pop stars on their journey to Number 1!

    Similar in style to the popular Football Legends series, these books follow the lives and careers of today's biggest singers - Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande - in a narrative style.

    Each book reveals how the stars went from humble beginnings to fame at an early age (from childhood TV appearances to performing in Destiny's Child!) and how their songs managed to capture the public's imagination and define generations of wannabe superstars.
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    Jack Dash Collection - 3 Books

    Sophie Plowden

    Product Code: JDSH
    Collection 9 years +
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    Jack is less than happy when his family moves to Curtly Ambrose. It's a very dull, suburban town where nothing of note ever happens - but things get magical when he finds a feather in his book!

    It turns out that this is no ordinary feather... It's a magical feather and whatever Jack draws quickly comes to life. Jack quickly makes some grand plans and starts drawing a dog, a car and a wrestling mask but he's surprised when he ends up with frilly knickers, a pet sea lion who requires high maintenance and on the run from the dastardly mayor...

    Jack's also having to deal with Coco, the girl next door who is oh-so annoying... He realises he's going to have to get better at drawing before disaster strikes again. The duo also end up playing in a summer blizzard and taking part in the local cake-off - with hilarious consequences!

    Sophie Plowden's laugh-out-loud stories feature quirky illustrations by Judy Brown and will appeal to fans of Pamela Butchart, David Walliams and the Treehouse stories!
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  • Bad Mermaids Collection - 3 Books

    Sibeal Pounder

    Product Code: BADM
    Collection 9 years +
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    Head under the sea and discover a whole new world with three hilarious Bad Mermaids stories from Sibéal Pounder, the bestselling author of Witch Wars.

    Complete with illustrations by Jason Cockcroft, these books follow the stylish mermaids Beattie, Mimi and Zelda as they are called back into the sea by Crabagram. There are some bad mermaids on the loose and the girls are the only ones who can stop them...

    If they are going to save the day they will need answers. But first they'll need to put on their piranha print nail polish and a clam car, although they could probably do without the talking seahorse...

    These funny, zesty books are filled with magic, mystery and fabulous fashion. They'll appeal to fans of Pamela Butchart, The Worst Witch and the Treehouse series.
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  • Grk Collection - 5 Books

    Josh Lacey

    Product Code: GRKK
    Collection 9 years +
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    When Tim meets Grk, a bedraggled and abandoned dog, he has no choice but to take him in - but Grk is about to change Tim's life forever.

    Grk belongs to a Stanislavian ambassador and Tim is determined to reunite the pair. Little does he know that he will have to concoct a variety of plans 007 would be proud of as he faces the violent and dangerous politics of this small Eastern European country...

    Fast-paced, compelling and ideal for getting reluctant readers into great adventure stories.
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  • Zom-B Collection - 5 Books

    Darren Shan

    Product Code: ZOMB
    Collection 14 years +
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    Even before the zombie apocalypse, B Smith had to deal with a racist father and nightmares about killer babies. Now zombies are around every corner, things are just getting worse...

    In her hunt for safety, B finds herself stuck in an underground prison but soon learns things above ground are far more dangerous and deadly. She also turns her back on Dr Oystein only to come across the baby from her nightmares... She's also offered the chance to join the revitalised Angles but isn't sure if siding with them is the right move.

    Written by Cirque du Freak author Darren Shan, the Zom-B books are grisly, gruesome and awesome. Teens who love action-packed reads with plenty of gore will race through them as they join B Smith on her epic tale of survival.
    This collection includes books 1-5 in Darren Shan's Zom-B series.
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  • Chelsea Walk Collection - 6 Books

    Product Code: CWLK
    Collection 9 years +
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    Meet the residents of 6 Chelsea Walk (a real-life address!) and learn all about the historical achievements of women in these enlightening books.

    Covering feminist history in an inspiring way, these books blend facts with storytelling and look at how women won the right to vote and make sure their voices are heard. Books also look at women at war and those who have made an impact behind the camera.

    The perfect series for fans of Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls and Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World.
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  • Blue Door Collection - 5 Books

    Pamela Brown

    Product Code: BLUE
    Collection 9 years +
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    Take a bow! These are the stories that inspired Maggie Smith to take up acting...

    Written in 1941 when author Pamela Brown was just 14 years old, The Swish of the Curtain has inspired generations of children to take to the stage. Set in the town of Fenchester, the books follow seven resourceful children who want nothing more than to see their names up in lights.

    One day, they come across a disused chapel, and an idea is formed. With a lick of paint and the addition of a beautiful curtain (which, however much they try, won't "swish" as stage curtains ought to), the chapel becomes a theatre - and The Blue Door Theatre Company is formed.

    The children go from strength to strength, writing, directing and acting in their own plays. But their schooldays are numbered, and their parents want them to pack it in and train for sensible jobs. But with a bit of luck, and the help of some influential friends, perhaps this might not be the end...

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    Princess of Pets Collection - 3 Books

    Paula Harrison

    Product Code: PROP
    Collection 7 years +
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    Enjoy an incredible journey with the Princess of Pets!

    Written by Paula Harrison, the author of The Rescue Princesses, these sparkling stories (complete with shiny jackets) are ideal for newly independent readers and packed with fun plots and appealing illustrations. They're also great for children who love animals!

    Even though Ruby Palace is no place for pets, Princess Bea is determined to not let royal rules stop her looking after animals in need including a naughty kitten, a lonely pony and a lost puppy. There's also a snowy reindeer to help get your children in the festive mood.
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    National Trust Secret Diaries Collection - 4 Books

    Philip Ardagh

    Product Code: NTSD
    Collection 7 years +
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    Fact meets fiction in these thrilling and hilarious historical stories from Philip Ardagh.

    Children can read the story of Jane Pinny, a Victorian house maid who just happens to be a talented detective; Tudor boy spy Thomas Snoop; Medieval knight-in-training John Drawbridge; and Kitty Cask - the daughter of a Cornish smuggler.

    Funny from first page to last, these books are packed with great characters and exciting plots. Oh, and they're bursting with facts about times gone by that will help children's history studies - without them even realising.
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