Children's Books

Children's Fiction Books

  • The Dragonsitter Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781783445608 - Josh Lacey
    DGNS 7 years +
    Josh Lacey
    7 years +
    (1)
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    Edward thinks it will all be so easy when his Uncle Morton asks him to look after his unusual pet while he goes on holiday. Edward couldn't be more wrong... that 'unusual' pet just happens to be a fire-breathing dragon!

    As Edward gets to grips with this fantastical creature (which is called Ziggy, of course), he realises looking after something so big is hard work. The fridge is empty, the curtains are blazing and the postman is afraid to approach.

    This Roald Dahl Funny Prize-shortlisted collection contains eight pacy, laugh-out-loud stories from the bestselling series by Josh Lacey. To make the books even more appealing, they have fantastic illustrations by Garry Parsons.

    Format: paperback
    This collection contains books 1-8 in Josh Lacey's The Dragonsitter series
  • CSSVB 9 years +
    Katherine Rundell
    9 years +
    (1)
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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 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...
  • School for Stars Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9781510102750 - Holly & Kelly Willoughby
    SFOR 9 years +
    Holly & Kelly Willoughby
    9 years +
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    Written by TV presenter Holly Willoughby and her sister Kelly, the School for Stars books are positively feel-good and packed with dance, drama and friendship.

    As the twins Maria and Molly Fitzfoster meet Pippa Burrows on their first day at L'Etoile (also known as the School for Stars), they form an incredible bond that they hope will last through every year on their journey to fame. But the jealous Lucifette Marciano is around and she will do anything to shatter their dreams...

    Compared favourably to Malory Towers, these books also feature some exciting Famous Five-style mysteries and celebrate the joys of friendship and following your dreams.
    This collection contains books 1-7 in the School for Stars series.
    Format: paperback
  • Pamela Butchart Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781788002134 - Pamela Butchart
    PBUC 9 years +
    Pamela Butchart
    9 years +
    (2)
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    Headteachers who are vampire rats; demon dinner ladies; baby aliens... They all appear in these six hilarious school stories from the Blue Peter Award-winning Pamela Butchart.

    Zany, crazy and illustrated by Thomas Flintham, these five books will have children laughing all the way through as Izzy and her friends uncover all sorts of startling secrets. Set in a 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.

    Format: Paperback
  • David Baldacci Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509891221 - David Baldacci
    DVBL 13 years +
    David Baldacci
    13 years +
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    Although David Baldacci is best known for his high-octane adult thrillers, he's also gained a huge legion of teenage fans all over the world with the Vega Jane trilogy. These magical fantasies are enthralling, exciting and irresistible...

    The Finisher introduces the magical world of Wormwood. When Vega Jane discovers a map that suggests a mysterious world beyond the walls, she must head on an incredible adventure into a dangerous realm of magical beasts to fight for her freedom. But discovering the truth could endanger her life...

    The Keeper and The Width of the World are equally pacy, thrilling and full of twists and turns that teens aged 13 and over will quickly fall for. They'll be on tenterhooks as Vega battles against a wide range of savage and cunning foes as she tries to find her place in the world...
  • WKG2 9 years +
    Jeff Kinney
    9 years +
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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.
  • Chris Hoy's Flying Fergus Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781848126541 - Chris Hoy
    CHYF 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Children will be racing all the way through the six books featured in this exciting collection of Flying Fergus books. Written by Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy, the pacy reads combine cycling with magic and adventure.

    The Best Birthday Bike, the first book in the series, finds Fergus Hamilton getting a rusty old bike for his 9th birthday from his mum and granddad. It's not the Sullivan Swift he was after, but when he cleans it up and takes it for a test run, something amazing happens... He finds himself transported to Nevermore, a land where cycling is banned by the wicked King Woebegot.

    Soon Fergus, his chimp and their new friend Princess Lily are ignoring the king's rule and bunny-hopping on their bikes over the Swamp of Certain Death. When Fergus returns to the real world, he remembers he needs to complete a time trial in order to join the local cycling team. Will he be able to impress without the help of magic?

    With fantastic illustrations from Clare Elsom, these books combine the craziness of Adventure Time with cycling success from a popular Olympian. They're a golden read!
    Format: paperback
  • Rainbow Magic Christmas Specials Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781408353998 - Daisy Meadows
    RMCH 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £5.00
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    Can you think of a more magical combination than the Rainbow Magic books and Christmas time? This collection is full of enchanting stories for children to read as they get in the festive spirit.

    Giselle the Christmas Ballet Fairy is getting ready for a show, but then Jack Frost steals all her magical objects. Will Rachel and Kirsty be able to get them back in time?

    Holly the Christmas Fairy finds the King and Queen of Fairyland in a fluster after all the elves are stolen; Natalie the Christmas Stocking Fairy has Jack Frost deciding as he doesn't get anything in his stocking, no one else would; Paige the Pantomime Fairy finds Rachel and Kirsty foiling Jack Frost's plans to spoil Christmas for everyone; and Robyn the Christmas Party Fairy finds excitement building for a huge celebration! But once again, Jack Frost is threatening to ruin everything...
    Format: paperback
  • Pittacus Lore Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780718189044 - Pittacus Lore
    PLCC 11 years +
    Pittacus Lore
    11 years +
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    Featuring the first seven books in the bestselling Lorien Legacies series, this collection is a must for young adult readers who have a thirst for action-packed sci-fi stories.

    John Smith is not your average teenager. He moves from small town to small town, unable to change his identity. He cannot tell anyone who or what he really is - and if he stops moving, he will be hunted down... Winding up in the appropriately named Paradise, Ohio, he decides it's the right time to settle down and make friends. But it's not long before his secret is revealed - he was once one of nine. Three have been killed - and John's Number Four.

    The Power of Six and The Rise of Nine continue this captivating and mysterious series as the next few in line decide to fight back...
    Format: paperback
  • Kevin Brooks Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509880331 - Kevin Brooks
    KVBK 13 years +
    Kevin Brooks
    13 years +
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    Travis Delaney is the star of award-winning author Kevin Brooks' detective series and his adventures are packed with fast-paced action and suspense.

    The Ultimate Truth kicks off the series and finds Travis grieving the death of his parents in a car crash. He starts to look into the last case they were investigating at the private investigation agency they ran - and this becomes his obsession. Why were his parents looking into the disappearance of a missing boy when his family said he wasn't missing? And where is this boy now?

    Following this are The Danger Game, a book that finds his private investigation partner being attacked following a routine inquiry into a local business; and The Snake Trap, which finds Travis facing the choice between saving his own life of that of someone he loves...
    Format: paperback
  • Chrestomanci Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780007967636 - Diana Wynne Jones
    CHRE 9 years +
    Diana Wynne Jones
    9 years +
    (2)
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    Guardian Award winner Diana Wynne Jones was the author of Howl's Moving Castle and her fantasy books were a huge influence on the likes of Neil Gaiman. This collection, with absolutely stunning jackets, contains all seven books from her hugely acclaimed Chrestomanci series.

    Everyone always tells Gwendolen Chant that she is a gifted witch with astonishing powers so it suits her when she's taken to live in Chrestomanci Castle. However, her brother Eric (better known as Cat), who has no magic skills, is not so keen on this move...

    When they finally arrive, they quickly come to realise that life with the great enchanter is not what either was expecting and things start to get interesting... Meanwhile, the British government office is responsible for supervising the use of magic in Southern England. But can they be trusted?

    Published between 1977 and 2006, these books are full of laugh-out-loud humour, magic and all sorts of alternative worlds that correlate with children's hopes, dreams and fears.
    This collection includes books 1-7 in Diana Wynne Jones' Tales of Chrestomanci series
    Format: paperback
  • Gayle Forman Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780552576659 - Gayle Forman
    GYFM 13 years +
    Gayle Forman
    13 years +
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    Gayle Forman writes thought-provoking novels about topics including love and loss and this collection brings together three of her haunting reads - including the incredible If I Stay (adapted into a hit film starring Chloe Grace Moretz). We'd recommend them to fans of John Green or David Levithan.

    If I Stay is a book that shows how life can change in an instant. Mia is a happy 17-year-old with the world at her feet but then she's involved in an accident and has to make a very difficult choice...

    Where She Went is the follow-up to If I Stay and again follows Mia as she has another life-changing experience. This is a book that examines romance, grief and the prospect of hope. Completing our collection is Just One Day, a novel all about sheltered American good girl who forms a passionate bond with a laid-back Dutch actor.

    Format: paperback
  • Helen Peters Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781788002110 - Helen Peters
    HLPT 7 years +
    Helen Peters
    7 years +
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    Described as 'a modern James Herriot for young readers', Helen Peters' books are warm and realistic stories about life on a farm.

    Sure to make children aged 6 and over laugh and cry, they focus on cute critters, including a duckling called Button, a kitten called Holly and a piglet called Truffle.

    These very appealing stories will delight animal lovers and have a charming, traditional feel. There's even a Christmas story to add to the joy.
    Format: paperback
  • Geek Girl Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9780007968039 - Holly Smale
    GKGI 11 years +
    Holly Smale
    11 years +
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    Partly inspired by her own experiences growing up in the fashion industry, former model Holly Smale's Geek Girl is a bestselling and award-winning series that will appeal to any child who is a proud geek that also appreciates the glitzier side of life.

    Harriet Manners is the font of all knowledge when it comes to facts. She knows a cat has 32 muscles in each ear and that the average person laughs 15 times a day, but boys remain a mystery.

    When she's spotted by a top modelling agent, her world is turned upside down. She believes this could be the start of something special, but her eyes are opened by just how cruel the fashion industry can be... Will she be able to hold everything together and stay true to herself?

    Funny, feisty, smart and sassy, this collection of books has a strong message at its heart and is very entertaining.
    Format: paperback
    This collection includes books 1-6 in Holly Smale's Geek Girl series.
  • Young Sherlock Collection- 7 Books - Collection - 9781509880355 - Andrew Lane
    YGSH 11 years +
    Andrew Lane
    11 years +
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    This collection will be available to buy from early October onwards. Please keep checking back.
    Whether from his appearances in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novels or in his more modern incarnations portrayed by Robert Downey Jr and Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock Holmes has always been one of the iconic book characters. But have you ever wondered what this brilliant mind was like growing up? Andrew Lane's fascinating and exciting series will show you!

    Before he was the world's most famous detective, Sherlock was an ordinary army officer's son. He went to boarding school, he had good manners and received a classical education. But everything changed when his father went to India and his mother fell 'sick'. Sherlock was sent to stay with his eccentric uncle and aunt in their vast house in Hampshire and this experience led him to uncover his first murder, a kidnap, corruption and a sinister villain...

    Fully endorsed by the Conan Doyle estate, these detective stories are just as exciting as the original books.
    Format: paperback
  • E. Nesbit Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780349010656 - E. Nesbit
    ENES 9 years +
    E. Nesbit
    9 years +
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    Including Five Children and It and The Railway Children, this collection brings together E. Nesbit's finest works. One of the most influential children's book authors, Nesbit has been praised by everyone from Neil Gaiman to J.K. Rowling and Jacqueline Wilson.

    Five Children and It is a classic adventure that finds five friends discovering 'it': a grumpy creature known as a Psammead, who has the power to grant the kids one wish a day. However, they soon learn you should be careful what you wish for... The Sand Fairy also appears in sequel The Phoenix and the Carpet.

    The Story of the Treasure Seekers and The Wouldbegoods will appeal to fans of Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons (a book they inspired) and find the Bastable children who have decided to restore their family fortunes when their widowed father's business fails...

    Finally, there's The Railway Children, a book that has never been out of print! It tells the story of Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis, whose lives are changed dramatically when their father is mysteriously taken away... They have to adapt to life in rural Yorkshire after growing up in London and then they befriend the local railway porter, Perks. What follows is a journey of discovery, friendship and adventure.
    Format: paperback
  • EQPL 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Prepare to be enchanted by Equestria with this padded book full of five My Little Pony stories. It comes with a beautifully soft plush toy of Twilight Sparkle.

    Twilight Sparkle and her best friends are exploring all around them and they soon come across a world of friendship, magic, secrets and fun. This is a place your children will definitely want to visit!

    The stories are fun, the cover is sparkly and the illustrations are awesome. The 7-inch tall plush of Twilight Sparkle just adds to the joy.
  • Frank Cottrell Boyce Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781509880287 - Frank Cottrell Boyce
    FRCB 9 years +
    Frank Cottrell Boyce
    9 years +
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    This collection contains five entertaining novels from the inimitable Frank Cottrell Boyce (award-winning author and screenwriter), all with fantastic cover artwork from Steven Lenton.

    Framed is a funny and touching story that finds a little boy turning the perfect crime into a work of art; Millions is the CILIP-Carnegie-Medal-winning tale of a not-so-great train robbery that ends with unexpected treasure; and Cosmic is a tall tale about a boy who ends up competing with a group of adults for a chance to head into space.

    Frank shows his anarchic side with the fast-paced The Astounding Broccoli Boy and Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth is all about a warm and rambunctious family who live on a small farm and sometimes foster children.
    Format: paperback
  • Animal Rescue Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781847159458 - Tina Nolan
    ANMR 7 years +
    Tina Nolan
    7 years +
    (1)
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    Featuring lost ducklings, homeless hamsters and problem ponies, this 10-book collection will warm the heart of any young animal lover.

    Eva and Karl Harrison live at the Animal Magic Rescue Centre with their parents and have to help a new arrival recover every single day. They have to deal with a ginger kitten who's been locked out of their football star owner's house; find a new home for a loveable puppy; and nurse an injured fox cub back to health.

    A bestselling series, the simple and easy-to-follow books find all kinds of animals overcoming trouble. They are written by an author with a real love and knowledge of animals and are already bestsellers. The refreshed artwork here makes them even more appealing.

    Format: paperback
  • Little Legends Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781509880201 - Tom Percival
    LTLG 7 years +
    Tom Percival
    7 years +
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    Starring classic fairy tale characters Jack, Red, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel (and a talking chicken called Betsy), these are fabulous, contemporary adventures from Tom Percival that coolly tackle issues that today's children face on a day-to-day basis.

    Jack has always been good at making new friends and decides he has to step in when he spots new kid Anansi talking to a troll in the Deep Dark Woods. Trolls are always trouble and Jack decides he has to show all his other friends that Anansi is a troll spy - even if that means using stolen magic!

    Full of amazing illustrations, large text and frequent, short chapters, these pacy reads are full of familiar characters and perfect for children who are starting to read independently.
    Format: paperback
  • My Little Pony Equestria Girls Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781408354391 - Perdita Finn et al
    MLPE 7 years +
    Perdita Finn et al
    7 years +
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    You've never seen the My Little Pony characters like this... They're now real girls!

    Princess Twilight Sparkle's crown has been stolen from the Crystal Empire so she has no choice but to retrieve it. As she follows the thief Sunset Shimmer, she finds herself transformed from a pony into a girl and she must learn about this strange new world in order to return home to Equestria.

    Luckily, the power and magic of friendship still remains in this new world and the girls she meets remind her of a certain group of ponies she knows back home... These are perfect for My Little Pony fans who are progressing to chapter books.
    Format: paperback
  • The Secret Rescuers Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781788002127 - Paula Harrison
    SCRS 7 years +
    Paula Harrison
    7 years +
    (1)
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    The evil Sir Fitzroy wants to steal all sorts of magical creatures in a land far, far away. Can a small group of secret rescuers keep them safe from his nasty plans?

    As the girls keep these animals (including a firebird, a storm dragon and a sky unicorn) safe, they have to pass their secret challenge along to a new generation of girls so that the adventures never stop - and the creatures stay safe.

    With six magical books to read through, Paula Harrison's stories combine adventure, magic and secrets. The stories are all complemented by Sophy Williams' beautiful illustrations.
    Format: paperback
  • DWQ2 9 years +
    David Walliams
    9 years +
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    Can you believe it's been 10 years since The Boy in the Dress first made his way on to children's bookshelves? Bad Dad, the 10th children's novel written by David Walliams, finds him at his anarchic and heart-warming best.

    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...

    A fine addition to David's roster of children's classics, this is a pacy riches-to-rags story that celebrates the bond between parent and child and we're sure it will also make you and your children laugh and cry in equal measure.
  • WWN2 9 years +
    David Walliams
    9 years +
    (1)
    • £7.99
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    The World's Worst Children are back in this selection of short stories from the one and only David Walliams.

    Illustrated in full colour by Tony Ross, this book introduces beastly boys and gruesome girls and this time around they're ruder, more disgusting and worse than you could ever imagine! You'll be delightfully horrified by the antics of Gruesome Griselda and Fussy Frankie.

    Presented in beautiful hardback, these ten stories even feature a special cameo from the fan favourite, Raj!