Children's Fiction Books
DKDR 9 years +9 years +
Tweens who enjoy the sparklier side of life will love joining Nikki Maxwell and exploring her adorkable world with this collection of Dork Diaries books.
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Written by Rachel Renee Russell, these books are bestsellers all around the world and it's easy to see why. They are presented in a fun-filled diary format (complete with sketches and doodles) that gives children aged 9 and over the chance to find out exactly what Nikki is thinking as she enjoys and endures a number of misadventures.
Nikki's always been a total dork, but when she moves to a new school she feels it's the perfect time to leave her lame ways behind and enjoy a fresh start - but making friends and changing your ways is never that easy. Throughout the hilarious books, Nikki starts at her new school; dreams of becoming a pop star; and starts to learn about love...
NROJ 7 years +7 years +
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.
- RRP £98.85
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- Just £1.47 per book
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!
DWBB 9 years +9 years +
David Walliams is one of the greatest storytellers around at the moment and his stories are inspired by the devilish humour of Roald Dahl.
- RRP £34.95
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- Just £4.00 per book
Presented in a keepsake slipcase, this collection includes his first five novels. We start with The Boy in the Dress, a book all about a boy who just doesn't fit in. When he tries on a dress, his life changes. But should he keep this a secret? Mr Stink follows and this is a book about a stinky tramp who has a surprising past.
Billionaire Boy is a book all about how money can't buy you everything, especially friends; and Gangsta Ganny proves that grandmas may have hidden traits - including being a jewel thief. Finally, Ratburger follows Zoe as she tries to keep her beloved rat safe from Burt of Burt's Burgers.
Books that will make children think, cry and laugh (a lot!), these belong on every young reader's bookshelf. Don't be surprised if you end up enjoying them just as much as your children!
NSHK 7 years +7 years +
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.
- RRP £79.84
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- Just 62.00p per book
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.
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.
KRAG 5 years +5 years +
This collection of colour first readers will take you to the Isle of Struay, a beautiful place where Katie Morag lives...
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With 10 of Mairi Hedderwick's stories to read through, all of which have been adapted from picture books into colour readers, this is a great collection to inspire a love of reading in children aged 5 and over.
Katie attends a wedding; puts on her dancing shoes and joins a class; and decides to start delivering the mail. These are gentle stories that children will want to return to again and again.
LPNY 5 years +5 years +
Join Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and all the other characters from Equestria in this perfect My Little Pony collection.
- RRP £39.92
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- Just £1.00 per book
With eight first chapter books to read through, this is a bumper collection of stories that are ideal for those children (aged 6 and over) who are just starting to read. They will help children learn about the magic of friendship and there are even bonus activity pages at the back of every book.
These are super, heart-warming stories that My Little Pony fans will enjoy over and over again: Twilight Sparkle casts a crystal heart spell; Pinkie Pie enjoys a rocking pony party; and Princess Celestia has to help with a royal rescue.
MNW2 9 years +9 years +
One of the UK's favourite storytellers, David Walliams' novels are full of wit and wisdom. They have heart-warming themes and a spiky sense of humour that appeals to any fan of Roald Dahl. In this book, he's delighted to introduce children to the Midnight Gang!
- RRP £12.99
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Although most children are fast asleep by the time the clock strikes 12, the Midnight Gang's adventures are just beginning... Tom has been hit on the head by a cricket ball and finds himself at Lord Funt hospital, a place run by terrifying porters and wicked matrons. However, when he meets four other patients in the children's ward, things get exciting.
While bonding, the five friends find all their dreams coming true. This is a spellbinding book about the power of friendship and magic. It's just as captivating as Walliams' previous books Mr Stink, The Boy in the Dress and Gangsta Granny and has a cast of characters your children will instantly love.
VRDS 13 years +13 years +
Chicago?s citizens live in a divided society where children are given aptitude tests to decide where they belong...
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Teenager Tris rallies against this way of life with huge consequences in this electrifying trilogy where she faces impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love.
Written by Veronica Roth, the Divergent series is thought-provoking, thrilling and hugely popular with the young adult audience all around the world. It has even spawned a series of hit young adult films starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Kate Winslet and Theo James.
We recommend this collection to fans of The Maze Runner, The Power of Five and The Hunger Games.
DTDM 9 years +9 years +
One of the most popular YouTubers of all time, DanTDM is an expert in all things Minecraft. In the graphic novel Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal, he reimagines the worlds and characters from the sandbox game in ways like you've never seen before.
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With himself a main character, the story follows Trayaurus and DanTDM as a strange-looking crystal plummets to Earth and shatters into five pieces. The duo recover one of these shards and realise they are in possession of an object more powerful than anything they've ever known...
The heroes hear about how a group of pigs have managed to harness the crystals' power and can now talk as a result. What's more, their arch-enemy Denton has also found a shard and he's getting set to wreak all sorts of evil and havoc around the world - especially now he has a clone army intent on cracking down the remaining crystals! Will DanTDM and Trayaurus be able to stop him in time?
MYFV 5 years +5 years +
This collection contains 12 beloved fairy tales, all perfectly retold for children to read aloud.
- RRP £47.88
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- Just £1.00 per book
With simple sentences and traditional-style artwork in each book, it provides the perfect introduction to the likes of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel and Jack and the Beanstalk.
Each book also has fun activities to help children understand more about what happened in the stories and to inspire them to read the stories again and again.
KNGT 7 years +7 years +
With dragons, bears and all sorts of other creatures featuring throughout these four 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 and joy they will bring.
- RRP £20.96
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- Just £1.25 per book
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 1-4 in Vivian French and David Melling's Knight in Training series.
LOWE 9 years +9 years +
With hilarious titles The Jam Doughnut that Ruined My Life, Attack of the Woolly Jumper and The Chicken Nugget Ambush, Roald Dahl Funny Prize-shortlisted author Mark Lowery's books following the misadventures of Roman Garstang will appeal to fans of Barry Loser and The World of Norm.
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- Just £1.66 per book
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.
JDJR 5 years +5 years +
Ahoy there me hearties! These illustrated early readers take children on a swashbuckling trip across the seven seas with the Jolley-Rogers - characters who starred in Jonny Duddle's incredible popular picture book, The Pirates Next Door.
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Jim Lad and Matilda leave the coast of DullonSea in search of adventure and pirate loot in The Jolley Rogers and the Ghostly Galleon; enjoy a day at the beach before their sister goes missing in The Jolley Rogers and the Cave of Doom; and set sail to find a mysterious island in The Jolley Rogers and the Monster's Gold.
Fully illustrated and packed with familiar characters, this is a treasure trove of books that introduces children aged 5 and over to a longer form of storytelling.
PWFV 12 years +12 years +
Raised in foster care, Matt Freeman has always known he has unusual powers. When he's sent on a rehabilitation programme in Yorkshire, he finds himself in the midst of sinister goings-on.
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As he starts to investigate, he uncovers a terrible secret - eight guardians are protecting the world from the evil ones who were banished long ago by five children. But now devil worshippers are determined to let the evil ones back in...
This is the complete series of bestselling author Anthony Horowitz's supernatural teen series, Power of Five. Focusing on children with special powers and featuring elements of witchcraft, these page-turners are the perfect next step for those who were hooked by Alex Rider.
Look out! Tom, Delia and the whole Gates family are going on holiday. How will Tom manage to keep himself busy on the most boring campsite ever? By doodling, of course! An exciting new story - with doodle your own elements! - from award-winning and best-selling author Liz Pichon.
- RRP £6.99
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PIBB 3 years +3 years +
Beauty and the Beast is one of the classic fairy tales and this book brings it up to date with stunning die-cut artwork and laser-cut holes and cutaways.
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When Belle's inventor father stumbles upon the Beast's castle and is taken prisoner, she comes to the rescue and agrees to take his place. She manages to see beneath the Beast's exterior and helps him discover his human side once again...
Perfect for sharing, the intricate images and holes make this book one that will enchant the whole family.
SHIF 9 years +9 years +
Former Blue Peter Book of the Year-winning author Ali Sparkes writes exciting adventures that keep children turning the pages right until the end. Told at breakneck pace, this six-book collection contains six books from her bestselling Switch series.
- RRP £41.94
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Dax Jones may appear to be a normal schoolboy. He has a best friend and argues with his stepmother on the daily basis... you know, the normal kid stuff. But he also happens to be a Shapeshifter employed by the government.
These books follow Dax as he discovers and embraces his unique powers, follows his fox-like instincts like never before and joins forces with new friends who have the same kind of abilities. But can they all steer clear of danger?
SNAP 4 years +4 years +
This huge collection has stories that will appeal to a wide variety of children. All written and illustrated by top authors, these books will help children develop their reading skills and captivate their imaginations.
- RRP £149.70
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- Just 53.00p per book
The books in this collection are presented in different shapes and sizes and are ideal for introducing children to a wider range of reading. Suitable for those aged 4 and designed to last until they're 6, there are simple picture books to start off with before moving onto the more advanced stories in the carefully levelled set.
Very engaging, this collection contains stories about families, animals and familiar activities. There is even a sheet with advice on how parents can help children make the most of their reading.
DAVB 9 years +9 years +
Comedian David Baddiel writes children's fiction that is laugh-out-loud funny and gripping from first page to last and this collection contains three of his novels, including the Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning The Parent Agency. It's a must for fans of David Walliams.
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The Parent Agency finds Barry Bennett shouting 'I wish I had better parents!' for a third time and then he finds himself transported to a world where children are allowed to choose their own parents. Although at first he thinks this new world is a dream come true, he soon comes to realise it's not that simple...
The Person Controller introduces the twins Fred and Ellie who like all the same things. They're good at video games but not so good at football or dealing with school bullies. When they meet the Mystery Man, they receive a video game controller unlike any they have seen before. It doesn't control any of their usual games, but when they find out what it does control they believe it's the key to all their wildest dreams.
AniMalcolm is an adventure for any child who's dreamed of being an animal. Despite being born into an animal-loving family, Malcolm just doesn't like pets and critters. He's looking forward to the Year Six school trip but then finds himself heading to a farm. While on this trip, he becomes closer to the animals than he could ever have imagined. He thinks differently, speaks differently, eats differently and even smells differently...
SOTJ 9 years +9 years +
The animals of The Jungle Book came roaring back onto the big screen in the Disney film earlier this year and now Bear Grylls is offering his own contemporary take on Rudyard Kipling's classic adventure with Spirit of the Jungle.
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A reimagining of the famous story, this heart-stopping adventure is just as exciting as Bear Grylls' bestselling fiction and follows the teenager Mak as he heads to live in India with his family. Happiest playing computer games and practising magic tricks in his room, he's out of his depth when he arrives in this new country. For a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, Mak's dad suggests a trip into the jungle.
This is when disaster strikes... the family are caught up in a monsoon along the Wainganga River and Mak's parents are washed away. Alone in the jungle and having to deal with poachers, poisonous snakes and evil monkeys, Mak must learn to survive. However, he finds help and friendship from other jungle creatures as he makes it his mission to get back to civilization.
ABLP 13 years +13 years +
This collection includes three acclaimed novels for young adults from the award-winning author, Annabel Pitcher.
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Annabel's debut novel My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece won the Branford Boase Award and it looks at how 10-year-old Jamie and his family's lives are shaped after his sister lost her life during a terrorist attack.
Silence is Goldfish has 15-year-old Tess discovering her dad isn't her real father. This revelation puts her into such a shock that she can't use her voice...
Ketchup Clouds is about a 15-year-old girl called Zoe who harbours a secret so dark and terrible that she dare not confess it to anyone. But then she hears of Stuart Harris, a criminal on death row, and decides to tell her story to him in the form of letters. She bares her soul to Stuart and lets him know all about her tale of love and betrayal...
CF0135 7 years +7 years +
This is a very special edition of Enid Blyton's classic novel, Five on a Treasure Island. It includes full-colour illustrations by Babette Cole throughout.
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A wonderful gift, this is the book that introduced Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog and it follows the gang as they search for treasure on a shipwreck off Kirrin Island. However, they're not alone...
SVCC 7 years +7 years +
Written by Enid Blyton - one of the world's favourite children's writers and the author who brought the world The Famous Five, Malory Towers and The Naughtiest Girl series - The Secret Seven are a group of friends who meet in a shed and solve some startling mysteries.
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Peter, his sister Janet, and their friends Jack, Colin, George, Pam and Barbara make up the Secret Seven. They meet in a shed with 'S.S' on the door and to get in you'll need to know the password and wear the right badge. Peter is head of the society and he makes jolly well sure that everyone abides by the rules...
While the gang eat cake and drink lemonade, they puzzle over the peculiar goings-on in their local community and make it their mission to put things right. To do this, they have to keep watch, search for clues and ask the right questions. From burglaries to stolen animals and missing children, there's always a case to be cracked!
FSTF 7 years +7 years +
Ideal for children aged 7 and over, these funny stories are full of magic and silliness!
- RRP £51.90
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- Just 70.00p per book
Four of Josh Lacey's hilarious Dragonsitter books are featured in the collection while there are also three stories from Rebecca Lisle that are sure to have children in hysterics.
Three books from the dream team of author Michael Rosen and illustrator Tony Ross round off the collection and they'll introduce readers to characters including Burping Bertha and Fluff the Farting Fish.