Children's Fiction Books

Our children's fiction books and short stories for kids are sure to inspire a love of reading from a very early age. We have exciting chapter books for kids and the best young adult fiction books around. You can find some of your favourite children's fiction available at fantastic prices.

  • TWST 5 years +

    Twisty Tales Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

    (2) Hand-picked favourites
    Puss in Football Boots, The Boy Who Cried Sheep, The Ninjabread Man... This collection offers quirky new twists on the world's favourite fairy tales.

    Each book has bright and bold artwork and vibrant, easy-to-follow text. The familiar tales will make them instantly appealing and these different takes cannot fail to leave young readers in hysterics.

    Puss in Boots starts playing football for Fabchester United; Sleeping Beauty wakes up in the modern world and is frightened by mobile phones and the sound of traffic; and the Three Little pigs welcome a wolfy new neighbour...

    Format: paperback
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    JDSC 3 years +

    Julia Donaldson Story Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

    Julia Donaldson

    (3) Hand-picked favourites
    Can your children spot the Gruffalo? Do they want to meet a vegetarian T-rex? How about hitching a ride on a witch's already heaving broomstick?

    Julia Donaldson's picture books are rightly regarded as classics and this collection of 10 of her best gives you the chance to share some truly wonderful stories with your little readers. You can also share them out in party bags so all your little one's friends can delve into these perfect stories.

    Julia's fun, flowing and rhyming text is complemented by artwork from incredible illustrators including Axel Scheffler, David Roberts and Lydia Monks.

    Why should you buy this collection? Julia Donaldson's much-loved books are a must for every toddler's bookshelf.
    Format: paperback
    • £12.99
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    REHO 7 years +

    The 13-Storey Treehouse Collection - 8 Books (Collection)

    Andy Griffiths

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    Fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and David Walliams will love Andy Griffiths' The 13-Storey Treehouse. Now presented in a cool slipcase, these engaging books are wonderfully wacky, amazingly anarchic and marvellously madcap. In fact, we'd go as far to say you'll be laughing at these tales just as much as the kids!

    Andy and Terry live in the world's greatest treehouse and in the first book (The 13-Storey Treehouse) you will learn about how it houses everything from a giant catapult to a tank of man-eating sharks and, perhaps best all, a machine that fires marshmallows at you when you're hungry.

    As the series progresses, this magical treehouse receives a number of 13-storey extensions - and things continue to get crazier! The 29-Storey Treehouse finds it being home to an ice-cream-serving robot called Edward Scooperhands; The 39-Storey Treehouse has a roller coaster providing the thrills; The 52-Storey Treehouse is home to a real-life game of Snakes & Ladders; The 65-Storey Treehouse has a birthday room where it's ALWAYS your birthday; The 78-Storey Treehouse only finds an ALL-BALL sports stadium being added to the development; and the 91-Storey Treehouse contains a human pinball machine.

    The short chapters and wild plots make these paperback books instantly appealing and Terry Denton's amazing illustrations just add to the thrills!

    This collection includes books 1-8 in Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton's The 13-Storey Treehouse series.
    Format: paperback
    • £9.99
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    DGNS 7 years +

    The Dragonsitter Collection - 8 Books (Collection)

    Josh Lacey

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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
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    NROJ 7 years +

    Roald Dahl Collection - 15 Books (Collection)

    Roald Dahl

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    There are no other authors quite like Roald Dahl. A supreme storyteller with a wicked sense of humour, his characters and stories are timeless and unforgettable.

    With striking new artwork to celebrate the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations and a keepsake slipcase featuring Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations, this 15-book collection brings together all Dahl's classic children's novels.

    From Mr. Hoppy and Mrs Silver to Mr & Mrs Twit; and from giant peaches to magic medicines; this is a collection bursting with unique characters, hilarious situations and unforgettable storylines - as well as Dahl's wicked sense of humour.

    An essential addition to any bookshelf, the likes of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches and Fantastic Mr Fox have shocked, excited and entertained generations of children and now's your chance to own them all - whatever your age!

    Format: paperback
    • £21.99
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    FTBL 8 years +

    Ultimate Football Heroes Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

    Matt and Tom Oldfield

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    Our all-new Ultimate Football Heroes collection showcases and celebrates the lives, careers and skills of 10 of the world's best footballers including Tottenham and England's Harry Kane, FA Cup 2019 Man of the Match Kevin De Bruyne and World Cup 2018 sensation Kylian Mbappe.

    With engaging cover artwork and a narrative account of each player's career, these books will delight any young football fan and offer a great way of getting children into reading - especially those who wouldn't normally pick up a book.

    These goal-den biographies are available at a back-of-the-net price and capture the action and excitement of the Beautiful Game in all its glory. They are a must for any young footy fanatic!
    Format: paperback
    • £9.99
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    SONB 3 years +

    Songbirds Phonics Collection - 36 Books (Collection)

    Julia Donaldson

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    Written by Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo, the 36 books in this Songbirds Phonics Collection are especially designed to help ease young children through the process of learning to read.

    From the Oxford Reading Tree, this collection combines playful rhythm-and-rhyme tales with vibrant and interesting illustrations sure to engage little ones.

    Great for encouraging gradual progress and for preparing children for studies in primary school or supplementing their early learning, these bite-sized tales will promote an early positive reading experience.
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    GTAD 7 years +

    Greatest Stories Ever Told Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

    Tony Bradman & Tony Ross

    (3) Hand-picked favourites
    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
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    NSHK 7 years +

    The Shakespeare Stories Collection - 16 Books (Collection)

    Andrew Matthews & Tony Ross

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    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.
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    WKJK 9 years +

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid Collection - 12 Books (Collection)

    Jeff Kinney

    (29) Hand-picked favourites
    Containing books 1-11 in Jeff Kinney's bestselling (10 million and counting!) series all the way up to Double Down, plus a Do-it-Yourself activity book, this is a collection that belongs on every young reader's bookshelf. Zoo-wee-mama!

    Greg is an average American schoolboy, but he has a habit of getting into embarrassing but hilarious situations. These laugh-out-loud books follow his journal as he makes observations on his days and doodles away.

    From classic road trips to tales of hard luck and the terrifying prospect of finding a date for Valentine's Day, these misadventures are sure to have children (and you!) laughing out loud.
    This collection contains books 1-11 in Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.
    Format: paperback
    • £17.99
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  • ELMG 3 years +

    Elmer Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

    David McKee

    (11) Hand-picked favourites
    David McKee's Elmer stories delight toddlers and younger readers and this jumbo collection contains 10 stories starring the patchwork elephant.

    Elmer tries to work out why he's not the same colour as the other elephants; makes a delightfully bouncy new friend; and has a lot of fun playing in the snow.

    Presented in a generous size and in a beautiful bag, these books are gorgeously illustrated with so many colours and are full of morals for children to learn from.

    Format: paperback
    • £12.99
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    HRYP 9 years +

    The Complete Harry Potter Collection - 7-Book Box Set (Collection)

    JK Rowling

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    Head back to Platform 9 3/4, climb aboard the Hogwarts Express and enjoy the Complete Harry Potter Collection for a magical price. Presented in a gorgeous slipcase, these editions of J. K. Rowling's classics come complete with stunning cover illustrations from Jonny Duddle.

    A phenomenon like no other, Harry's incredible journey begins with The Philosopher's Stone. Unhappily living in a cupboard under the stairs at his aunt's, he's visited by a giant called Rubeus Hagrid who delivers the most astonishing news - Harry's a wizard. As he heads to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry makes friends with Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, meets oh-so-wise Professor Dumbledore and the complex Severus Snape and their incredible adventure begins. But evil in the shape of Lord Voldemort is getting ever closer - and the Dark Lord has his sights set firmly on Harry.

    Throughout the seven books, Harry learns what it means to be a Gryffindor student and the value of friendship and trust. The eight films starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint were a record-breaking success and now you can relive the stories where it all began time and time again with this amazing Harry Potter box set - Expecto Patronum!


    Format: paperback
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    PXAA 6 years +

    Project X Alien Adventures: Series 1 Collection - 31 Books (Collection)

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    Packed with fantastic artwork and ideal for preparing Year 2 schoolchildren aged 6 and above as they look to tackle their very first chapter books, our Project X Alien Adventures Collection is full of fun stories, activities and facts that will help young readers build their confidence in reading at Oxford Reading Level 7 and then progress right through to Level 11.

    Badlaw and his army of robotic Krools are taking over Planet Exis. Now Exis's only chance for freedom is for Nok and micro-friends Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger to save the day, free Exis from Badlaw and save Nok's parents, too!

    Gripping and sure to have even the most reluctant reader wanting to turn the pages and read on, this huge collection of 31 books is specially written by the creators of the Oxford Reading Tree (Biff, Chip and Kipper) to encourage children to enjoy reading independently.

    This 31-book collection covers Oxford Reading Tree Levels 7 to 11 (book bands Turquoise, Purple, Gold, White and Lime). It is suitable for children in Year 2/P3.

    Please note the books in this collection vary in size. The dimensions stated are for the wallet that the books are presented in.
    Format: paperback
    • £17.99
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  • DORD 9 years +

    New Dork Diaries Collection - 12 Books (Collection)

    Rachel Renee Russell

    (3) Hand-picked favourites
    Meet Nikki Maxwell and prepare to read some truly a-dork-able stories - including (for the first time in paperback) Frenemies Forever - with this 12-book collection of Dork Diaries stories by Rachel Renee Russell.

    Written in a fun-filled diary format, these books offer an insight into the life of the tween dork, Nikki. When she moves to a new school she decides it's the perfect time to leave her old lame ways behind - but things are never that simple.

    With fun sketches and doodles, the diary entries find Nikki opening up her heart as she battles with her arch-nemesis Mackenzie over her dreams of becoming a pop star and tackles the subject of love with hilariously dorky consequences.

    These books will be enjoyed by any child aged 9 or over who enjoys (or endures!) the sparklier side of tween life.

    Format: paperback
    • £13.99
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    BCKT 7 years +

    Biff, Chip and Kipper: Time Chronicles Collection - 18 Books (Collection)

    (16) Hand-picked favourites
    The familiar figures of Biff, Chip and Kipper have grown up and are facing a battle against evil in these 18 excellent adventures.

    As the familiar characters embark on the mission of a lifetime, your children will be on the edge of their seats. Ideal for children making the transition from picture books to longer stories, these books feature a host of characters from the past, which gives children an insight into history.

    Starting at Oxford Reading Tree Level 10, the books also include extras such as parent support, historical fact files and suggestion for things to talk about regarding the story.

    Format: paperback
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    RWEL 10 years +

    Ross Welford Collection - 4 Books (Collection)

    Ross Welford

    (1) Hand-picked favourites
    Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award and longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, Ross Welford's Time Travelling with a Hamster is a truly original debut novel from an extraordinarily talented new voice in children's books.

    When Al Chaudhury discovers his late dad's time machine, he finds that going back to the 1980s requires daring and imagination. It also requires lies, theft, burglary, and setting his school on fire. And he has to make sure he doesn't lose his pet hamster, Alan Shearer...

    You'll laugh, cry and wonder at this race-against-time story of a boy who travels back to 1984 to prevent a go-kart accident and save his father's life.

    The other three books - The 1,000-Year-Old Boy; What Not to Do If You Turn Invisible; and The Dog Who Saved the World - in our collection are equally surprising, exciting and magnificent: Alfie can remember the last Viking invasion but no one believes him... He soon loses everything in a fire and decides it's time to find a way to die; Ethel learns the joy that comes from being invisible is rather short-loved; and 12-year-old Georgie has to save every dog on Earth and all of humanity without leaving her room when a virtual reality experiment goes wrong.
    Format: paperback
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    EBFO 9 years +

    The Find-Outers Collection - 15 Books (Collection)

    Enid Blyton

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    Who stole the money that the old man in Holly Lane had hidden in his cottage, and where is it now? Who's that mysterious robber that disappears from the scene of the crime without a trace and who is responsible for the strange messages being sent to Mr Goon?

    The police are perplexed and only the five young children who make up the Find-Outers and their dog, Buster, can find out the truth.

    Written by Enid Blyton, the author of the Famous Five and the Secret Seven, these are exciting mystery adventures with a classic feel that will surprise and delight readers aged 9 and over.

    Book People and Enid Blyton - A Lifetime of Adventure

    Previously published as the Mystery Collection
    Format: paperback
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    COGH 9 years +

    Cogheart Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    Peter Bunzl

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    Peter Bunzl's Cogheart series contains pacy and imaginative adventure stories that your children will not be able to put down. In fact, don't be surprised if you end up fully engaged in the story of 13-year-old Lily and the search for her inventor father.

    Lily's father disappeared after a Zeppelin crashed and now she's teaming up with Robert, the local clock-maker's son, and a mechanical fox called Malkin to uncover the truth...

    Shadowy figures are closing in and treachery is lurking amongst all the smoky spires of London and soon our intrepid heroes discover a life-changing secret... These steampunk stories are a thrill from first page to last!
    Format: paperback
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  • HOZ2 11 years +

    Holes (Paperback)

    Louis Sachar

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    Award-winning author Louis Sachar is a terrific storyteller who always has an original and interesting perspective.

    Holes tells the story of Stanley Yelnats, whose family has a history of bad luck. Stanley's not too surprised when he's sent to a juvenile detention centre in Texas for a crime he didn't commit, but even he can't believe that all he and the other boys have to do is dig holes all day.

    Before long, Stanley realises that what he must actually uncover is the truth... Readers from 11+ who love a good story will find this totally unputdownable.
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    FFCC 7 years +

    The Famous Five Collection - 22 Books (Collection)

    Enid Blyton

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    With mysteries, adventure and lashings of ginger beer, The Famous Five have entertained generations of young readers. In fact, the books have never been out of print!

    Here, in a keepsake box, you can enjoy all 22 novels that follow Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog as they visit some thrilling places and explore and uncover all sorts of secrets. To complete the set, there's a book of short stories about our favourite would-be detectives.

    From Kirrin Island to the lighthouse at Demon's Rocks and farms, castles, caves and secret passages galore, the gang outwit thieves, seek hidden treasure and encounter spook trains in their exciting journeys. Illustrated by Eileen Soper, this complete set of books shows how courage and determination can always help children achieve great things.

    Book People and Enid Blyton - A Lifetime of Adventure
    Format: paperback
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    PKEM 7 years +

    Pokemon Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

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    You Gotta Read 'Em All! This official Pokemon fiction collection includes 10 stories following Ash Ketchum as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime.

    Ash's Big Challenge finds Professor Oak sending him on an important mission to capture the unique and mysterious Poke Ball. Ash teams up with Pikachu, Brock and Misty and heads over to the Orange Islands where they quickly make some new friends - and some enemies!

    The next nine books are equally exciting and will appeal to any child who has a fondness for Pikachu, the computer game and Pokemon Go.

    Format: paperback
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    BYDT 7 years +

    No. 1 Boy Detective Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

    Barbara Michelhill & Tony Ross

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    Damian Drooth is a super sleuth, a number 1 detective and a boy who has a nose for trouble... He's determined to clean up the world so criminals better beware!

    First up, Damian finds himself caught up in the glamorous world of film-making. However, he realises it's a den of deceit and he's going to need all his skills, wits and cunning to keep out of trouble and save Trixibelle, the daughter of a crazy, mega-rich director.

    Written by Barbara Mitchelhill and with illustrations by Tony Ross, these are rib-tickling reads for children aged 7 and over.
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    GFCD 3 years +

    Julia Donaldson Audio Collection - 10 CDs (Audio)

    Julia Donaldson

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    The Gruffalo has become one of the most-loved children's characters of all time and this 10-CD collection brings him, and many of his equally brilliant friends from Julia Donaldson's collection of books, to life in audio format.

    Perfect for long journeys and for keeping children entertained whatever the weather, among those delivering the soothing, rhyming stories are Imelda Staunton, Alexander Armstrong and even Julia Donaldson herself!

    A Squash and a Squeeze is a charming story; while Room on the Broom is hilarious; and The Snail and the Whale is quite rightly regarded as a children's classic. There is even The Gruffalo Song and Other Songs included, a CD which contains some of Julia's very own fun-filled action songs for children aged 3 and over.

    CDs in this collection:
    What the Ladybird Heard, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, The Troll, The Snail and the Whale, Room on the Broom, The Smartest Giant, A Squash and a Squeeze, The Gruffalo's Song, The Gruffalo's Child and The Gruffalo.

    Format: paperback
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    MAVA 5 years +

    Marvel Avengers Assemble Story Collection - 4 Books (Collection)

    (3) Hand-picked favourites
    This four-book collection provides superhero fans with an introduction to the origins of Avengers Thor, Iron Man, Captain America and Hulk.

    Sure to be enjoyed by Marvel fans of all ages, they are presented in a handy slipcase and the set even comes with 20 stickers to decorate the pages.
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Fiction books are often the first time kids experience the joys of reading, and are very important in developing reading and writing skills that will last them a lifetime. With entertaining stories that are written to make kids smile, gasp and laugh, our extensive range of children's fiction features a huge number of timeless classics and modern favourites including Harry Potter books.

The biggest names

We all have our favourite stories and series from when we were children, and if you're wanting to share the titles that inspired your love of reading with your kids, you've come to the right place. We stock collections from big names in kids' fiction including Enid Blyton, Dr. Seuss and – classic authors whose stories stay popular to this day.

New favourites

On this page you can also find all kinds of works by wonderful modern children's writers, including David Walliams, Jeff Kinney and Michael Morpurgo. Perfect for readers of all ages and abilities, these books offer something for everyone.

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