Children's Books

Children's Fiction Books

  • Mudpuddle Farm Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9780007970223 - Michael Morpurgo
    MUDP 7 years +
    Michael Morpurgo
    7 years +
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    Bestselling author Michael Morpurgo's Mudpuddle Farm stories are fun adventures featuring all sorts of charming animals. They're also illustrated by Shoo Rayner.

    Cock-a-Doodle-Do contains Mossop's Last Chance - a story about an old cat that loves to sleep and not do much else - and Albertine, Goose Queen - a story that follows a goose as she tries to hide from a fox on the loose.

    Alien Invasion finds martians landing on the farm and Egbert the goat singing and dancing instead of grumbling; Pigs Might Fly has Jigger the sheepdog enjoying his one day off a year and Pintsize the piglet wondering if it would be cooler living up in the sky; and Hee-Haw Hooray finds a storm brewing and a new creature coming to live on the farm.
  • JDSS 5 years +
    Jonny Duddle
    5 years +
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    • RRP £11.99
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    Jonny Duddle's The Pirates Next Door books have proven to be a swashbuckling success so your children will be delighted to be setting sail with Matilda and co once more in The Pirates of Scurvy Sands.

    Matilda is so excited to be joining the Jolley-Rogers on their holiday to Scurvy Sands, but when she arrives at the destination, the locals and residents are not too impressed. They can't help but wonder why a girl with clean teeth and tidy clothes has landed on their patch...

    Although she's clearly not a pirate, Matilda soon discover the treasure of Scurvy Sands and this forces some of the pirates to change their mind about her. They realise some lubbers might not be so bad after all...
  • Go, Mo, Go!  Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781444946659 - Mo Farah
    GOMO 5 years +
    Mo Farah
    5 years +
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    Olympic Gold-winning distance runner Mo Farah is not only one of the most popular athletes of recent years but also the author of these exciting first readers. Children who loved Frankie's Magic Football books by Frank Lampard will love them and they're perfect for reading before moving up to Chris Hoy's Flying Fergus books.

    Packed with fun illustrations and plenty of word art, these books follow a young Mo and his friends Banjo, Lily, Lyra and Vern as they enjoy cross-country races across various actual countries and end up coming across huge creatures including Bigfoot, dinosaurs and monsters from the deep.

    Short and lively, these are great books for encouraging children to start reading and to inspire them to get running!
  • AAK2 13 years +
    Patrick Ness
    13 years +
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    The second novel in Patrick Ness' influential Chaos Walking trilogy, The Ask and the Answer follows on from the unforgettable events of The Knife of Never Letting Go.

    Todd is fleeing from an army with a wounded Viola in his hands. But as they run for freedom, they come across the pair's worst enemy, Mayor Prentiss. They're immediately separated and imprisoned and Todd quickly learns he has to live by the Mayor's new rules... however, there are secrets creeping out all over the place and then bombs start to explode.
  • Fairy School Drop-Out Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781760500597 - Meredith Badger
    FYSC 7 years +
    Meredith Badger
    7 years +
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    Meredith Badger's Fairy School Drop-Out series is already a huge hit in her native Australia and now your children can also enjoy the story of a fairy who ditches her tutu in favour of her awesome skateboard.

    Debunking all the myths about fairies and their 'oh-so-sweet' nature, these books offer a refreshing read and are great for adventure-loving children. They are thrilling, exciting and will provide plenty of entertainment.

    These three contemporary stories have appealing purple text and are presented in a handy, smaller size.
  • AWI2 11 years +
    Madeleine L'Engle
    11 years +
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    With her book A Wrinkle in Time, gifted children's author Madeleine L'Engle has created an absorbing science fiction novel that revolves around the likeable, misfit characters of Meg and her brother, Charles.

    Criticised by her teachers for doing badly at school and worried about her missing father, Meg is struggling with how wrong her life is when events take a mysterious turn. Together with Charles and her friend Calvin, she stumbles upon a gap in time through which the children embark on an amazing and dangerous adventure.

    A gripping read for any young adult fiction fan aged 11+ who have ever felt like the odd one out!
  • BBBD 3 years +
    Parragon Books Ltd
    3 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Read, watch, enjoy! Join Bob, Wendy, Scoop and all your favourite Spring City residents in this awesome Bob the Builder Book and DVD set. Includes a storybook - Check Up Day - and a DVD with 3 great episodes - Milkshake Mix-up, Workshop Makeover, Rockets Under the Stars.
  • NMMC 9 years +
    Jessica Townsend
    9 years +
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    Morrigan Crow believes she's cursed and is destined to die on her 11th birthday. However, when the clock strikes midnight she's whisked away by Jupiter North and taken to a secret city called Nevermoor.

    Once there she's invited to join the Wundrous Society - an organisation steeped in mystery and magic. She's promised protection for life - if she can pass four seemingly impossible trials... The only problem is she needs a special talent to complete them - and she doesn't think she has it.

    This imaginative story is a spellbinding read for anyone who loves Harry Potter, Chrestomanci or His Dark Materials.
  • DDE2 9 years +
    Jeff Kinney
    9 years +
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    The eleventh story in Jeff Kinney's all-conquering Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Double Down finds the pressure really piling up on Greg Heffley.

    Greg's mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she asks him to put down the controller and 'explore his creative side'. As if that wasn't enough, Halloween is coming around quick and he's getting frights from every angle.

    He finds a bag of gummy worms and this sparks an idea... could he make a movie to get his mom off his back? And could his directorial debut make him rich and famous? You just know things won't go quite to plan.
  • CWH2 9 years +
    Nina Bawden
    9 years +
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    One of the most loved and enduring wartime novels, Carrie's War is a modern classic. WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY MICHAEL MORPURGO AND ILLUSTRATIONS BY ALAN MARKS 'A touching, utterly convincing book' Jacqueline Wilson 'Poignant and realistic . . . Carrie's War captures the true reality of war for a child, and it doesn't sentimentalise war' Shirley Hughes, Guardian 'I did a dreadful thing, the worst thing of my life, when I was twelve and a half years old, and nothing can change it' It is wartime and Carrie and her little brother Nick have been evacuated from their London home to the Welsh hills. In an unfamiliar place, among strangers, the children feel alone and find little comfort with the family they are billeted with: Mr Evans, a bullying shopkeeper and Auntie Lou, his kind but timid sister. When Carrie and Nick visit Albert, another evacuee, they are welcomed into Hepzibah Green's warm kitchen. Hepzibah is rumoured to be a witch, but her cooking is delicious, her stories are enthralling and the children cannot keep away. With Albert, Hepzibah and Mister Johnny, they begin to settle into their new surroundings. But before long, their loyalties are tested: will they be persuaded to betray their new friends? This collection of the best children's literature, curated by Virago, will be coveted by children and adults alike. These are timeless tales with beautiful covers, that will be treasured and shared across the generations. Some titles you will already know; some will be new to you, but there are stories for everyone to love, whatever your age. Our list includes Nina Bawden (Carrie's War, The Peppermint Pig), Rumer Godden (The Dark Horse, An Episode of Sparrows), Joan Aiken (The Serial Garden, The Gift Giving) E. Nesbit (The Psammead Trilogy, The Bastable Trilogy, The Railway Children), Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Little Princess,The Secret Garden) and Susan Coolidge (The What Katy Did Trilogy). Discover Virago Children's Classics.
  • PLZ2 9 years +
    Katherine Rundell
    9 years +
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    Katherine Rundell's The Explorer is the winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2017
    Inspired by her expedition to the Amazon and Eva Ibbotson's magical Journey to the River Sea, Katherine Rundell's The Explorer is a modern classic full of adventure, survival and friendship.

    Fred has always dreamt of being an adventurer and is wowed by the sight of the Amazon jungle as he heads over it in a tiny aeroplane. When disaster strikes and the plane crash-lands, he has the chance to explore more than ever before...

    As Fred and three other children try to find their way out of the untamed wilderness, they face danger from every angle. But then they notice that someone has been in their situation before...
  • EIK2 9 years +
    Emma Carroll
    9 years +
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    This wartime novel for children aged 8 and over finds an evacuee delivering the post for her curmudgeonly guardian. Olivia likes to think these letters are secret messages and missives...

    Sent to the Devon coast, the siblings are desperate to be helpful but then they come across a strange coded note that might just link their missing older sister Sukie to Devon and something dark and dangerous.
  • AEQRO 5 years +
    5 years +
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    This beautiful hardback "Ladybird Classic" edition of "Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens is a perfect first illustrated introduction to the classic story for younger readers. It has been sensitively abridged and retold to make it suitable for sharing with young children from 5+, whilst retaining all the key parts of Oliver's adventures around Victorian London, including tangles with Fagin and his gang of thieves, pretty Nancy, kind-hearted Mr Brownlow and villainous Bill Sikes. Detailed full-colour illustrations throughout also help to bring Dickens' "Oliver Twist" to life. Other exciting titles in the "Ladybird Classics" series include "Alice in Wonderland", "Black Beauty", "The Secret Garden", "Gulliver's Travels" and "Treasure Island".
  • CF0106 5 years +
    5 years +
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    This huge hardback is packed with 20 amazing adventure stories starring Horrid Henry. The naughtiest boy in children's books destroys a dinner party, meets petrifying pirates, wreaks havoc at a wedding and enjoys an eventful shopping trip.

    It also tells you how to build your very own mega-mean time machine and gives a sneak peek into Horrid Henry's Top Secret Fac File.
  • RJP2 11 years +
    RJ Palacio
    11 years +
    (13)
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    A poignant book that made all of us laugh and cry in equal measure, R.J. Palacio's Wonder is told using different voices but at its centre is the honest and courageous character of 10-year-old August, a boy who was born with a severe facial disfigurement.

    August is about to start middle school after being home-schooled by his mum for years. The challenge is a tough one for someone like August and he has to tackle bullies and childish cruelty in his journey. But August's resilience, humour and bravery really shine through, making this an uplifting novel that will linger in the reader's thoughts for a long time to come.
  • BBAN 5 years +
    Martin Jenkins
    5 years +
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    • RRP £11.99
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    Bird is building her nest. She pushes and pulls twigs into place until she's made a cosy cup, ready and waiting... can your children guess what for?

    Following a bird as it builds a nest, this gorgeous picture book offers an introduction to forces and the concepts of pushing and pulling. From trying to catch the worm to gathering twigs, this is an exciting and accessible introduction to both nature and science.

    It uses a charming story to introduce children to facts about this scientific - and extremely useful - concept.
  • Disney Classics Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781474869591 - Parragon Books Ltd
    DCBB 5 years +
    Parragon Books Ltd
    5 years +
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    Who wouldn't want four classic Disney stories in a reusable tote bag?

    Containing 101 Dalmations, The Jungle Book, The Lion King and Peter Pan, this is a great gift set for any child who has watched the films and fallen in love with the likes of Pongo and Perdita, Mowgli, Simba and the boy who never grew up.

    Children will love carrying these storybooks around in the cool bag. They're all packed with amazing artwork from the beloved films.
  • TMU2 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Winner of the Carnegie Medal, Tamar is Mal Peet's astonishing novel about love, lies and secrets in a time of war.

    When her grandfather dies, Tamar inherits a box containing a series of clues and coded messages. Out of the past, another Tamar emerges, a man involved in the terrifying world of resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied Holland half a century earlier.

    His story is one of passionate love, jealousy and tragedy set against the daily fear and casual horror of the Second World War. Unravelling it will transform the younger Tamar's life...
  • Stories for 5-Year-Olds - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509880300
    STFV 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
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    Featuring funny, magical and animal stories this collection of books, complete with cover artwork by Adam Stower, will delight children aged 5 and over.

    Funny Stories for 5-Year-Olds is hugely entertaining and includes stories from Dick King-Smith, Tony Ross and Malorie Blackman; Magical Stories for 5-Year-Olds features fantasy stories from Joan Aiken, Margaret Mayo and Alf Proysen; and Animal Stories for 5-Year-Olds is full of rich and heart-warming stories from the likes of Dick King-Smith, Margaret Mahy and Dorothy Edwards.

    With so many short stories to enjoy, these books are perfect to dip in and out of and can be read alone or aloud.

    Format: paperback
  • Stories for 6-Year-Olds - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509880317
    STSI 6 years +
    6 years +
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    Featuring funny, magical and animal stories this collection of books, complete with cover artwork by Adam Stower, will delight children aged 6 and over.

    Funny Stories for 6-Year-Olds is hugely entertaining and includes stories from Margaret Mahy, Tony Bradman and Malorie Blackman; Magical Stories for 6-Year-Olds features fantasy stories from Joan Aiken, Berlie Doherty and The Brothers Grimm; and Animal Stories for 6-Year-Olds is full of rich and heart-warming stories from the likes of Dick King-Smith, David Henry Wilson and Meredith Hooper.

    With so many short stories to enjoy, these books are perfect to dip in and out of and can be read alone or aloud.

    Format: paperback
  • NOU2 12 years +
    Malorie Blackman
    12 years +
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    Praised by Benjamin Zephaniah and widely regarded as one of the most inspiring and influential teen series of recent years, former Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman's Noughts and Crosses is a book that tackles prejudice, racism, distrust and terrorism.

    Sephy and Callum have been friends since they were both very young and despite their feelings for each other indicating they want something more, that's as far as it can go...

    However, romance cannot be stopped even in a world full of anger, division and separation. Their love story ends up leading them both into terrible danger...
  • Stories for 7-Year-Olds - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509880324
    STSV 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Featuring funny, scary and animal stories this collection of books, complete with cover artwork by Adam Stower, will delight children aged 7 and over.

    Funny Stories for 7-Year-Olds is hugely entertaining and includes stories from Dick King-Smith, Philippa Gregory and Jacqueline Wilson; Scary Stories for 7-Year-Olds features gentle horror stories from Michael Rosen, Jamie Rix and Rose Impey; and Animal Stories for 6-Year-Olds is full of rich and heart-warming stories about adorable animals and cute critters.

    With so many short stories to enjoy, these books are perfect to dip in and out of and can be read alone or aloud.

    Format: paperback
  • EIM2 5 years +
    Michaela DePrince (Author)
    5 years +
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    Beautifully illustrated and adapted for a younger audience, this edition of professional ballerina Michaela DePrince's memoir, Hope in a Ballet Shoe, is sure to capture your heart. It tells her almost unbelievable life story with wit and candour.
  • Anne of Green Gables Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780349010632 - L.M. Montgomery
    AOGG 9 years +
    L.M. Montgomery
    9 years +
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    L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables is a classic run of children's books that has recently been adapted into a popular Netflix series. This collection, presented in a cute slipcase, includes the first three books in the series.

    In Anne of Green Gables, the scrawny, freckled girl with bright red hair arrives on Prince Edward Island and takes Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert by surprise. They were expecting a quiet boy to help them with their farm work, but instead they welcomed a chatty girl full of hope and wonder.

    Anne of Avonlea takes place five years later and finds Anne starting a job as a teacher at her old school. She's not much older than the pupils and has so much to prove. Can she inspire a love of learning?

    Finally, there's Anne of the Island, a story that finds her leaving Green Gables for university. She's always dreamt of this moment but her feelings are bittersweet - she's excited to see the world and broaden her horizons but also anxious about leaving her home, family and friends behind.
    Format: paperback