Children's Books

Children's Fiction Books

  • Bear Grylls Adventure Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781786960948 - Bear Grylls
    RYLL 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £29.94
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    • Just £1.33 per book
    Survival expert Bear Grylls' stories will appeal to young explorers and adventurers. Each of these six books follows a child as they are given a magical compass that not only gives them the chance to meet Bear - but also to visit somewhere incredible.

    With stories set in blizzards, jungles and deserts, these highly illustrated books star Bear himself and will teach the readers new survival skills that they can make use of in real life.

    These are inspiring stories that will encourage children to get outside and explore some more!
  • Michael Rosen Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781783447220 - Michael Rosen
    ROSN 5 years +
    Michael Rosen
    5 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £35.94
    • Save £28.95
    • Just £1.17 per book
    Covering favourite themes of farts, animals and other bodily functions, Michael Rosen's books are guaranteed to put a smile on readers of all ages' faces and this collection is no exception.

    From Burping Bertha to Fluff the Farting Fish, these are riotously funny poems and stories that children will enjoy on repeated reads. There are also tales about bagels, bees and crumbles and they're all so appealingly presented.

    They're exciting, fun and feature incredible artwork by Horrid Henry illustrator Tony Ross.
  • The Dragonsitter Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781783445608 - Josh Lacey
    DGNS 7 years +
    Josh Lacey
    7 years +
    (3)
    • £6.99
    • RRP £39.92
    • Save £32.93
    • Just 87.00p per book
    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
  • How to Fool Your Parents Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781782702979 - Pete Johnson
    PJOH 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £20.97
    • Save £14.98
    • Just £2.00 per book
    These hilarious stories are full of Wimpy Kid-esque humour that children aged 7 and over will love. They follow Louis (or 'Louis the Laugh' to his friends) as he follows his dreams of becoming a star.

    School and education are always going to take second place to Louis' dreams and this attitude leads to a parents' evening with drastic consequences. Can Louis redeem himself and persuade his parents to let him fulfil his destiny?

    Louis also has to put up with his parents banning tablets, computers and mobiles when they decide he spends far too much time 'glued to screens'; and tries to deal with his dad's new stay-at-home life...
  • Judy Blume Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781509891214 - Judy Blume
    JDYB 12 years +
    Judy Blume
    12 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £34.95
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    • Just £1.60 per book
    Judy Blume is an important author whose books have resonated with so many teens (and older readers!) over the years. Tackling important issues including bullying, peer pressure and prejudice, the five books in our collection are vital reads.

    Blubber follows Linda as she reads out her class project and unwittingly becomes the victim of a sustained and cruel campaign of humiliation. Eventually, her friend Jill stands up for Linda but by the time she does, the bullies are ready to move on to their next victim - and now Linda's on their side...

    Deenie is all about the pressures of looking perfect; Iggie's House tackles neighbourhood prejudice; Here's to You, Rachel Robinson covers family conflict; and Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret is a classic story about fitting in - both at home and at school.
  • Dotty Detective Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9780007970247 - Clara Vulliamy
    DOTT 7 years +
    Clara Vulliamy
    7 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £23.96
    • Save £16.97
    • Just £1.75 per book
    This collection introduces Dorothy Constance Mae Louise, or Dot as she prefers to be called, as she unravels mysteries with the help of her trusty sidekicks Beans and Top Dog McClusky.

    The four books in this series see Dot and friends saving the school talent show from sabotage; going on a spooky adventure in pursuit of a ghost; solving a mystery at Adventure Camp; and sniffing out a missing puppy in time for the Summer Fair.

    Perfect for children beginning to read independently, these stories are witty, intelligent and engaging.
  • Fish Fingers Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781910611142 - Jason Beresford
    FABF 8 years +
    Jason Beresford
    8 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £20.97
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    • Just £2.00 per book
    This hilarious Fabulous Four Fish Fingers collection is perfect for fans of Roald Dahl, Andy Stanton and David Walliams.

    After meeting a magic elf, the relatable, empathetic heroes and heroines turn into superheroes with (mostly) impressive special powers and, whenever danger is near, they work together to defeat the evil villains behind the mayhem - including Jumper Jack Flash (a man-rabbit-pirate thing) and The Panteater.

    In this series, The Fabulous Four Fish Fingers stop a sweet-stealing spree and save the school disco; get mixed up in a spooky mystery on a school trip; and even protect the planet from invaders from the planet Nrrmmff.

    Children will love getting to know Gary, Ruby, Bel and Morris - aka superheroes The Chimp (who can swing from rooftops), Kanga-Ruby (magical pocket), Nightgale (a voice that can shatter glass) and Slug Boy (erm...).
  • The Shakespeare Stories Collection - 16 Books - Collection - 9781408313053 - Andrew Matthews & Tony Ross
    NSHK 7 years +
    Andrew Matthews & Tony Ross
    7 years +
    (11)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £79.84
    • Save £69.85
    • Just 62.00p per book
    It's now over 400 years since the Bard died and his work still remains just as relevant and compelling today. Boasting 16 of William Shakespeare's most popular and enduring plays, this collection contains rewritten versions of all his most well-known tales.

    From the tragedy of Macbeth to the humour of Much Ado About Nothing, this superb collection of paperbacks makes an excellent introduction to Shakespeare for younger readers.

    The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life, allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.

    Format: paperback
    Please note that although these books are suitable for children aged 9 and over to enjoy independently, the themes they cover mean they may be considered more suitable for shared reading with children aged 7 plus.
  • TTAC 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £40.00
    • Save £30.01
    Our book collections of The 13-Storey Treehouse have been hugely popular and brought so much laughter into families all around the country. Now, you and your children can enjoy the madcap adventures of Andy and Terry in unabridged audio format with this 10-CD collection.

    Andy and Terry are best friends who live in the world's best treehouse. It's full of everything from ice cream-serving robots to sports stadiums and they keep adding even more floors to it full of even more incredible things.

    Packed with the humour of Wimpy Kid and ideal for children who love Captain Underpants and David Walliams, these audiobooks are sure to inspire children to read the stories that inspired them and will entertain all ages on long car journeys.
    Unabridged
    10 CDs. Approximate running time: 9 hours, 16 minutes
    Stories in this collection: The 13-Storey Treehouse, The 26-Storey Treehouse, The 39-Storey Treehouse, The 52-Storey Treehouse, The 65-Storey Treehouse
  • Greatest Stories Adventures in the World Collection - 10 books - Collection - 9781408329405 - Tony Bradman & Tony Ross
    GTAD 5 years +
    5 years +
    (3)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £49.90
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    This collection will be available to buy from early May onwards. Click on 'Notify me' to receive an email when it's available to buy.

    This 10-book collection is packed with famous and action-packed tales. From Robinson Crusoe to Robin Hood, they're among the very best adventures of all time.

    Brilliantly rewritten by Tony Bradman to appeal to younger readers, each of these stories also features awesome artwork by Horrid Henry illustrator Tony Ross.

    Dynamic retellings of Beowulf, Ali Baba and King Arthur are also included in this awe-inspiring introduction to adventure stories.

    Format: paperback
  • Knight in Training Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781444946529 - Vivian French
    KNTI 5 years +
    Vivian French
    5 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £35.94
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    • Just £1.33 per book
    With dragons, bears and all sorts of other creatures featuring throughout these six books, Vivian French's Knight in Training series is sure to delight children who love funny and exciting stories. David Melling's hilarious illustrations just add to the madcap nature.

    Starting with Dragons Can't Swim, the books reveal how Sam J. Butterbiggins has just one ambition - to be a Very Noble Knight. But he has a problem - he's been packed off to the castle next door to stay with his aunt and uncle while his parents are away. While there, he has to put up with both his annoying cousin Prune and the weird creatures his aunt looks after including dragons and griffins.

    Godfrey the dragon gets stuck down a well and Sam has no choice but to work with Prune to save him. While inside the well, the pair make an incredible discovery - a scroll giving instructions on six quests to become the perfect knight. Sam wants to complete them, but Prune keeps getting in the way...

    This collection includes books 1-6 in Vivian French and David Melling's Knight in Training series.
    Format: paperback
  • Zom-B Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781471173004 - Darren Shan
    ZOMB 14 years +
    Darren Shan
    14 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £39.95
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    • Just £1.60 per book
    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.
    Format: paperback
  • Stacy Gregg Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9780007971466 - Stacy Gregg
    GRGG 9 years +
    Stacy Gregg
    9 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £27.96
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    • Just £1.50 per book
    Stacy Gregg writes heart-warming, emotional and dramatic stories based around horses. These four novels will delight any child who loves animals.

    The Princess and the Foal is inspired by the true story of Olympic equestrienne Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein. It's about an Arabian princess who forms a bond with a horse after tragedy strikes her family; The Girl Who Rode the Wind is a sweeping story set in Italy that takes you from the Second World War through to the present day; and The Island of Lost Horses is an epic Caribbean adventure.

    The Thunderbolt Pony, meanwhile, follows a girl who will stand by her beloved animals - no matter what.
  • Young Bond Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781782958314 - Steve Cole
    YBND 12 years +
    Steve Cole
    12 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £23.97
    • Save £17.98
    • Just £2.00 per book
    Steve Cole has taken over the Young Bond series and his action-packed novels focus on 007 in the years before he became the spy we all know and love.

    James Bond hits Hollywood; finds his dream holiday in Cuba becoming a nightmare when he has to work his way through Havana in order to stop a mass murder; and stumbles upon a horrific sight that his school are determined to claim as an accident...
  • Mariella Mystery collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781510105126 - Kate Pankhurst
    MRLL 7 years +
    Kate Pankhurst
    7 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £47.92
    • Save £37.93
    • Just £1.25 per book
    There is no mystery too mysterious and no problem too perplexing in this eight-book collection following the investigations of Mariella Mystery.

    Mariella is a talented super sleuth aged 9 and a bit who is prepared for any mystery that needs solving. Whether scary or dramatic, she has the nous to put together the clues. In these books she looks into where the Bad Hair Day Fog is coming from; finds out if a ghostly guinea pig is really on the loose; and works out who's sabotaging the Puddleford Baking contest.

    Presented in a Dork Diaries-style journal complete with stunning and witty illustrations, Kate Pankhurst's Mariella Mystery Investigates books are sure to inspire your children to pick up their very own magnifying glass.
  • St Clare's Collection - 9 Books - Collection - 9780603571671 - Enid Blyton
    XEBST 9 years +
    Enid Blyton
    9 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £62.91
    • Save £52.92
    • Just £1.11 per book
    Featuring all nine books from the wonderful St Clare's series, our Enid Blyton's St Clare's Collection contains the multi-million-selling author's six original stories paired with Pamela Cox's three fabulous continuative tales.

    When twins Pat and Isabel O'Sullivan finish their time at the elite school Redroofs, they expect, like their friends, to go on to the similarly elite and very expensive secondary school Ringmere. But their parents have different ideas for the twins as they find themselves attending St Clare's. Furious at their parents' decision to not send them to Ringmere, Pat and Isabel promise to be as difficult as possible at their new school...

    Eventually making friends at the school, the series follows the comic capers of the twins as they play tricks on unsuspecting classmates and teachers.

    Packed with the pace, fun and wit of her Malory Towers and Naughtiest Girl series, our Enid Blyton St Clare's Collection is essential reading for all budding Blyton-ites and children aged 9 and above who love a good prank!
  • Chris Hoy's Flying Fergus Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781848126541 - Chris Hoy
    CHYF 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £6.99
    • RRP £29.94
    • Save £22.95
    • Just £1.17 per book
    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
  • Reading With Phonics: Key Sounds Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781786927583
    RWPH 5 years +
    5 years +
    (4)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £39.90
    • Save £29.91
    • Just £1.00 per book
    This Reading with Phonics collection features a host of fairy tales and they all focus on different key sounds e.g. The Ugly Duckling is based around a 'short U'; Rumpelstiltskin includes 'ar' and the secondary sounds 'sp', 'sk' and 'st'; and The Elves and the Shoemaker uses the 's-blend' and secondary sounds including 'oi' and 'st'.

    Also including retellings of Beauty and the Beast and Puss in Boots these books all feature rhyming activities, key words and picture dictionaries. They're sure to inspire new readers to read on further and develop their skills independently.
    Format: paperback
  • Puffin Poems Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780141376288 - Michael Rosen et al
    PUFP 7 years +
    Michael Rosen et al
    7 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £65.90
    • Save £55.91
    • Just £1.00 per book
    Including laugh-out-loud anthologies from authors including Michael Rosen, Spike Milligan and Gervase Phinn, this 10-book collection will show children just how funny poetry can be.

    Centrally Heated Knickers introduces children to the weird and wonderful world of martians, woolly saucepans and hot underwear; while Friendly Matches is a selection of football-based sonnets, rhyming couplets and poems.

    The Day Our Teacher Went Batty is a collection of poems based around familiar themes for children including crazy teachers. Very funny and extremely clever, these books are great for children who want to get into poetry.
  • Geek Girl Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9780007968039 - Holly Smale
    GKGI 11 years +
    Holly Smale
    11 years +
    (1)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £35.94
    • Save £25.95
    • Just £1.67 per book
    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.
  • Little Gems Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781781127759
    LGMS 5 years +
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £59.90
    • Save £49.91
    • Just £1.00 per book
    The Little Gems books are appealing first readers that have been especially designed with spaced text and an innovative, easy-to-read font for those who struggle with reading (including dyslexic children).

    Including books by authors including Julia Donaldson, Jeremy Strong and Michael Morpurgo, the tales in this collection also feature artwork by well-known illustrators including Chris Riddell, Peter Bailey and Hannah Shaw. A marvellous introduction to chapter books, children will get to enjoy stories about animals, friendship and adventures as they work their way through.

    These books also feature black and white illustrations and fun extras such as jokes and games to encourage and entertain. The stories are split into manageable short chapters to help make reading on your own less scary.

    Format: paperback
    Please note these Little Gem Readers are a larger format than some you may have seen in the shops. As we are offering 10 books for under £10, our editions have white paper but are still presented in a style that is suitable for anyone who struggles with reading.
  • E. Nesbit Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780349010656 - E. Nesbit
    ENES 9 years +
    E. Nesbit
    9 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £34.95
    • Save £27.96
    • Just £1.40 per book
    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
  • Ladybird Read It Yourself: Peppa Pig Story Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780241292808
    PPRI 4 years +
    4 years +
    (1)
    • £7.99
    • RRP £49.90
    • Save £41.91
    • Just 80.00p per book
    Written especially for those aged 4 and above, this is a collection of carefully levelled readers starring Peppa Pig and all her friends.

    Throughout the exciting stories, Peppa looks at the little creatures in Grandpa Pig's garden; has some fun sorting and recycling rubbish; and enjoys a day out at the fair.

    Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools.

    Format: Paperback
  • School for Stars Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9781510102750 - Holly & Kelly Willoughby
    SFOR 9 years +
    Holly & Kelly Willoughby
    9 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £41.93
    • Save £31.94
    • Just £1.43 per book
    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