Children's Fiction Books

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    The launch of a new David Walliams book is one of the highlights of the year in children's books and we're so excited to read the epic tale of The Ice Monster.

    Elsie is an orphan who lives on the streets of Victorian London. When she hears reports of a woolly mammoth (The Ice Monster of the title) being spotted at the North Pole, she makes it her mission to see for herself.

    A chance encounter later and Elsie is on the adventure of a lifetime - all the way from London to the heart of the Arctic... Will Elsie's dreams come true?
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    The Meltdown is the 13th hilarious book in Jeff Kinney's bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. It's full of laugh-out-loud doodles and diary entries.

    When snow shuts down Greg Heffley's middle school, his neighbourhood transforms into a wintry battlefield. Rival groups fight over territory, build massive snow forts, and stage epic snowball fights. And in the crosshairs are Greg and his trusty best friend, Rowley Jefferson.

    It's a fight for survival as Greg and Rowley navigate alliances, betrayals, and warring gangs in a neighbourhood meltdown. When the snow clears, will Greg and Rowley emerge as heroes? Or will they even survive to see another day?
  • Go Girl Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781760502553
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    This refreshing, princess-free collection sees relatable female characters experiencing real-life situations including school, sports, friendship and family.

    In this series, Olivia worries about attending her very first sleepover, Annabelle is nervous about her birthday party, Sophie contends with juggling old and new friendships at camp and much, much more.

    With simple language and chapter structure, these are perfect for reluctant readers and deal with themes and scenarios that will be familiar to young readers.

    Format: paperback
  • Mary Poppins Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780007956159 - P.L. Travers
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    Practically perfect in every way, Mary Poppins is one of the greatest children's characters of all time.

    With the original adaptation starring Julie Andrews as the nanny still remaining one of the biggest family films of all time and a new film in the works that will see Emily Blunt taking over the umbrella this Christmas, this collection of P.L. Travers' original books will show the whole family where the story started...

    The Banks family need a nanny. When the strict but fair Mary Poppins and her talking umbrella appear out of the sky, the children Michael and Jane get set for some extraordinary adventures. As well as the original, enchanting novel, there were many more stories full of magic to enjoy. Here, you can read them all for one very special Book People price.
  • Secret Breakers Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781444937114 - H.L. Dennis
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    This collection brings together six books in a series that has been described as 'The da Vinci Code for Kids'.

    When Brodie Bray receives a coded message through the post, her life changes forever. She has been chosen for a secret team who are all trying to solve one of the most complicated codes in the world. It's a task that has been driving people mad for years. However, every time Brodie and her new friends get close to cracking the code, more danger emerges.

    It becomes clear that someone is watching their every move...

    H.L. Dennis' stories bring real, unsolved mysteries into their plots and children will be racing through the stories to discover the solutions.
  • E. Nesbit Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780714549125 - E. Nesbit
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    Are you ready for a journey of discovery, friendship and adventure? This enchanting collection brings together E. Nesbit's original Five Children and It trilogy - complete with refreshed and contemporary artwork by Ella Okstad.

    Author E. Nesbit is one of the most influential authors of all time, with her works inspiring everyone from Jacqueline Wilson to J.K. Rowling and Neil Gaiman - and Five Children and It is a timeless tale that has entertained generations.

    A classic adventure story, it follows five friends as they discover 'It': a grumpy creature known as the Psammead. This sand fairy has the power to grant the children one wish a day - but they'll have to be careful what they wish for...

    The Phoenix and the Carpet and The Story of the Amulet continue the story of Anthea, Robert, Cyril, Jane and their baby brother as things get even more magical...
    Format: paperback
  • National Trust Secret Diaries Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781788005265 - Philip Ardagh
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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.
    Format: paperback
  • Snow Sisters Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781788005272 - Astrid Foss
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    Four magical adventure stories following the Snow Sisters as they attempt to reach the Everchanging Lights before the evil Shadow Witch plucks them out of the sky...

    Magda, Ida and Hanna all have magical powers and are eager to explore the frozen forest. Once they're out amongst the trees, they come across the Shadow Witch and realise she's up to no good. They also face the Great Glacier; visit the mysterious Rainbow Pools; and head to Sulfur Falls.

    Astrid Foss' fantasy stories are complemented by Monique Dong's sparkling illustrations. These are cool chapter books for fans of Frozen, Rainbow Magic and fairy tales.
    Format: paperback
  • Dick King-Smith's Sophie Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781406364712 - Dick King-Smith
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    In this set of six stories from Babe, the Sheep-Pig and the Queen's Nose author Dick King-Smith, children will get to meet Sophie - everyone's favourite farmer-to-be!

    Throughout the books the small but very determined Sophie meets snails, horses, ducks and cats and has a number of adventures. Written especially for children aged 7 and over, these are very appealing stories that will strike a chord with any young animal lover.

    With award-winning illustrator Hannah Shaw's illustrations providing a contemporary look, these are simply awesome animal adventures.
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    This collection features Frances Hardinge's Costa Book of the Year winner The Lie Tree alongside two other deliciously dark and twisted tales. They're suitable for ages 12 and over, but we wouldn't be surprised if adults find themselves fully absorbed into these rich worlds...

    In The Lie Tree, Faith's father is found dead under very mysterious circumstances. While searching through his belongings for clues, she discovers a strange tree that only grows healthy and bears fruit if you whisper a lie to it. This fruit will then deliver a hidden truth to anyone who eats it...

    Cuckoo Song is a beautifully eerie story that was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Triss wakes up after an accident and knows something is off. She's hungry; her sister is scared of her and her parents are whispering. She looks in her diary to find out what happened but the pages have been ripped out. Her quest for the truth takes her to places more strange and terrible than she could have ever imagined...

    Fly by Night is Frances' wonderfully inventive debut novel about a 12-year-old girl and her bad-tempered goose who become the unlikely heroes of a radical revolution.

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  • Girls F.C. Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781406388138 - Helena Pielichaty
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    Megan Fawcett shows everyone what it really means to 'play like a girl' in these fantastic football stories!

    Megan is football mad and is determined to make her team - Girls FC - the best in the world. However, to achieve her dream she's going to have to deal with foul brothers, penalty-taking ponies and people asking if own goals are bad...

    Format: paperback
  • Little Women Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9780349011998 - Louisa May Alcott
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    One of the all-time classics, Louisa May Alcott's Little Women is the touching and heartbreaking tale of the four March sisters: sensible Meg, tomboy Jo, shy Beth and fiery Amy.

    It follows the girls as they grow up and deal with life's various issues. From squabbles to struggles to make ends meet and missing their father to the perils of sickness, it's a novel that captures the feelings of impending adulthood.

    This collection contains Little Women and its sequels Good Wives, Little Men and Jo's Boys.

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  • Squishy Taylor Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781474781121 - Ailsa Wild
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    This book will be available to buy from late January onwards. Click on `Notify me? to receive an email when it?s available to buy.

    Modern Family meets Harriet the Spy in this hilarious four-book mystery series.

    Squishy Taylor is a cheeky 11-year-old who is always up to strange stuff, whether it's finding someone hiding in the basement or investigating a missing vase. She lives with her dad and step-family in a crowded apartment - but that doesn't stop her from having fun!

    With a focus on problem-solving, these creative books explore modern families and real mysteries and will encourage readers to get involved with the stories.
    Format: paperback
  • Teri Terry's Dark Matter Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781408359129 - Teri Terry
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    Slated trilogy author Teri Terry is widely acclaimed as the queen of the teen psychological thriller and this is her edge-of-the-seat trilogy about an epidemic sweeping the country...

    Everyone is infected. There is no cure and everyone is now under quarantine. Anyone who survives is considered dangerous and taken into the custody of the army.

    Callie is a survivor. Her brother Kai and new friend Shay are looking for her - and Shay may just hold the key to uncovering the truth about what has actually happened...

    A combination of The 5th Wave, The Hunger Games and The Walking Dead, this trilogy is a powerful, page-turning story about survival, transformation, love and power.

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  • Judy Blume's Fudge Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781529009507 - Judy Blume
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    In worldwide-bestselling author Judy Blume's laugh-out-loud series for younger readers, Peter thinks he has the world's biggest problem - a naughty little brother called Fudge...

    Freshly illustrated by Kate Greenaway Medal-winning Emily Gravett, the Fudge books are very funny and perfect for bridging the gap between picture books and longer chapter stories.

    Throughout the books, Fudge's long-suffering brother has to put up with Fudge trying to sell their baby sister, Fudge's excitement about going on holiday and his attempts to steal Andrew's new turtle, Dribble!

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    Mildred Hubble is back in First Prize for the Worst Witch - and her story is just as spellbinding as ever.

    Summer term has started at Miss Cackle's Academy and Mildred has clumsily made her way through to Year Four. Now, she's made it her mission to become Head Girl!

    Will Mildred be able to stay out of trouble and prove to everyone she's worth of this position? We're sure her rival Ethel Hallow will have something to say about it...
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    The stories of William Shakespeare's plays are featured in this keepsake compendium. Each story includes short details about the main characters and a list of quotations.

    This is a book that will introduce children to the work of the Bard and will be referred to again and again by all ages.
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    Celebrate the work of Charles Dickens with this compendium of abridged adaptations of his novels.

    From Oliver Twist to Great Expectations and - of course - A Christmas Carol, these stories have been skilfully retold for children and feature original quotes throughout.

    The complementary and evocative illustrations capture the essence of smoggy Victorian London, too.
  • Leigh Bardugo's Grishaverse Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781510106390 - Leigh Bardugo
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    Leigh Bardugo, the author of the bestselling Bone Trilogy, invites you to enter the Grishaverse in this compelling fantasy series...

    Alina Starkov is a soldier who knows she might not survive the dangerous trek across the Shadow Fold - a place where monsters roam and darkness reigns supreme. However, when her regiment is attacked, Alina discovers she herself possesses some extremely powerful magic...

    She enters a lavish world of royalty and intrigue as she trains under the Grisha (her country's magical military elite) and falls for their leader known only as the Darkling... The Darkling has faith that Alina can summon a force that will reunite her war-ravaged country, but she will need to learn how to keep her gift under control.

    However, as Alina unlocks the secrets of her past, she makes a very dangerous discovery that could threaten all she loves - and the future of her people...

    For fans of authors like: Sarah J. Maas, Stephenie Meyer, Veronica Roth.

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  • Jamie's Amazing Cape Adventures Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781910611159 - Pete Johnson
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    Pete Johnson is a Roald Dahl Funny Prize-shortlisted author who writes zesty, hilarious stories. The books in this collection follow Jamie as he finds a cape covered in gold stars. He likes to pretend it grants wishes.

    Bug Brother finds Jamie wishing his brother Harry would turn into a blue bottle; Detective Brother has Mrs Jones' earrings going missing; Invisible Brother finds Harry getting his hands on the coat and having his favourite wish come true; and Pirate Brother follows a swashbuckling encounter with Brave Bill - the magic pirate from Jamie's favourite book.

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  • Amelia Jane Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780603576287 - Enid Blyton
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    Amelia Jane is a naughty doll and takes great pride in being the 'terror of the toy cupboard'! She snips the tail off the pink rabbit, squirts Tom the soldier with water and gets up to all kinds of mischief!

    But what happens when the toys turn the tables and play their own tricks on Amelia Jane?

    These five books from Enid Blyton, one of the best-loved children's authors of all time, offers a fabulous collection of humorous stories for new readers.

    Book People and Enid Blyton - A Lifetime of Adventure
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  • Mark Lowery Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781848127845 - Mark Lowery
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    Roald Dahl Funny Prize-shortlisted author Mark Lowery's hilarious books following the misadventures of Roman Garstang will appeal to fans of Barry Loser, The 13-Storey Treehouse and The World of Norm.

    Delightfully gross and very funny, The Jam Doughnut that Ruined My Life follows Roman as his week becomes a jam-filled disaster all because of one solitary doughnut. Shortly after tucking into his Monday morning doughnut, Roman's week takes a sticky turn - he finds himself banned from eating for 24 hours, narrowly avoiding a faceful of warm toddler wee and being given a lift in a getaway van. He even finds time to style his teacher's guinea pig into a blue mohawk...

    In Attack of the Woolly Jumper, Roman's wearing a sweatshirt knitted by his Grandma when his school receives a royal visit. As part of the school's fundraising efforts, Roman's been sponsored to wear this crummy jumper ('crumper') all week - no matter what happens. Of course, within days it's almost been thrown down a toiler, caused a swan attack and made a biker swerve off the road.

    The Chicken Nugget Ambush finds Roman being put on a chicken nugget-only diet by his mum - just before going on an outdoor adventure trip; The Great Caravan Catastrophe has Roman's cousin marrying the cousin of 'The Worst Person Who Ever Lived'; and Revenge of the Spaghetti Hoops follows Roman as he vows to take a starring role in an ex-pupil's reality TV show.

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  • Penguin Originals Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9780241387245
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    Featuring original and thought-provoking novels by the likes of John Steinbeck, Beverley Naidoo and Anne Fine, this collection celebrates the books that inspired generations.

    S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders is the original teenage rebel story; Robert Cormier's The Chocolate War is a cult classic that tackles the issues schoolchildren face on a daily basis; and Steinbeck's The Pearl is a haunting novella about the perils of wealth.

    This collection also includes Carnegie Medal-winning author Naidoo's No Turning Back, a groundbreaking account of life in South Africa; Fine's The Tulip Touch asks what turns children to the criminal life; and Tamora Pierce's The Song of the Lioness is a fantasy classic with a feisty heroine at its heart.

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  • Poppy Love Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781406388145 - Natasha May
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    Your little ballroom dancers will be keen to get on their dancing shoes after reading these foxtrotting stories about Poppy Love.

    Poppy just loves to dance and in these books she teams up with Zack to cha-cha, jive, waltz, tango, and quickstep through a number of fun adventures. We'd recommend them for fans of Darcey Bussell's Magic Ballerina and Holly and Kelly Willoughby's School for Stars.

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