Children's Books

Children's Fiction Books

  • The Midnight Gang - Hardback - 9780008164614 - David Walliams
    MNW2 9 years +
    David Walliams
    9 years +
    (1)
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    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!

    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.
  • The Shakespeare Stories Collection - 16 Books - Collection - 9781408344880 - Andrew Matthews & Tony Ross
    NSHK 7 years +
    Andrew Matthews & Tony Ross
    7 years +
    (5)
    • £9.99
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    • 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.

    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.
  • Knight in Training Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781444939217 - Vivian French & David Melling
    KNGT 7 years +
    Vivian French & David Melling
    7 years +
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    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.

    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.
  • Mark Lowery Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781848126275 - Mark Lowery
    LOWE 9 years +
    Mark Lowery
    9 years +
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    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.

    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.
  • Jonny Duddle's Jolley-Rogers Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781783708666 - Jonny Duddle
    JDJR 5 years +
    5 years +
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    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.

    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.
  • Power of Five Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781406371468 - Anthony Horowitz
    PWFV 12 years +
    Anthony Horowitz
    12 years +
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    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.

    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.
  • Peep Inside: Beauty and the Beast - Hardback - 9781474920544
    PIBB 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £4.00
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    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.

    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.
  • Shapeshifter Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9780192759832 - Ali Sparkes
    SHIF 9 years +
    Ali Sparkes
    9 years +
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    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.

    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?
  • Oxford Reading Tree: Snapdragons Collection - 30 Books - Collection - 9780192759849
    SNAP
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    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.

    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.
  • David Baddiel Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780007963034 - David Baddiel
    DAVB 9 years +
    David Baddiel
    9 years +
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    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.

    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...
  • R.L. Stine's Goosebumps Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781407179896 - R.L. Stine
    BUMP 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Prepare for your children to be sleeping with the lights on... our latest 10-book Goosebumps collection is sure to give them the creeps!

    R.L. Stine's spooky books have sold over 400 million copies worldwide and have helped to ensure generations are terrified of ventriloquist's dummies... following the success of the film starring Jack Black, the books have been brought to a whole new audience and here are 10 adventures that are twisted, funny and rather dark. They'll be top of every child's reading list.

    This collection features the classic Night of the Living Dummy alongside other memorable titles including Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes and The Abominable Snowman of Pasadena. Great books for encouraging a love of reading, will your kids dare to read through all 10?
  • SOTJ 9 years +
    Bear Grylls
    9 years +
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    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.

    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.
  • My Little Pony Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781408349380
    LPNY 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
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    Join Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and all the other characters from Equestria in this perfect My Little Pony collection.

    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.
  • Annabel Pitcher Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781510103764 - Annabel Pitcher
    ABLP 13 years +
    Annabel Pitcher
    13 years +
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    This collection includes three acclaimed novels for young adults from the award-winning author, Annabel Pitcher.

    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...
  • First Funny Stories Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781783445196 - Josh Lacey et al
    FSTF 7 years +
    Josh Lacey et al
    7 years +
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    Ideal for children aged 7 and over, these funny stories are full of magic and silliness!

    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.
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780141385839 - Jeff Kinney
    WPYK 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £11.99
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    • Just £1.20 per book
    Zoo-wee-mama! Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid books have now sold over 75 million books worldwide - with 10 million of those sales coming in the UK alone.

    Book People's latest slipcased collection brings together the first 10 books following the misadventures of Greg Heffley and his crazy family including, for the first time in paperback, Old School.

    Greg is an average American schoolboy, but he has a habit of getting into embarrassing but hilarious situations. These books follow his diary 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 are sure to have children laughing out loud.
  • Mortal Instruments Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781406376296 - Cassandra Clare
    MRTI 13 years +
    Cassandra Clare
    13 years +
    (2)
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    The inspiration for Netflix's hit show Shadowhunters, Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series combines heart-stopping, action-packed thrills with supernatural elements and forbidden romance. Complete with refreshed artwork, here you'll find all six books in the series for one unbelievable price.

    Featuring mature themes throughout, these books are ideal for teens who love The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner. The series starts with City of Bones, a novel that introduces the heroine, 16-year-old Clary Fray, and explains how she's starting to see things she shouldn't - including vampires in Brooklyn and werewolves in Manhattan.

    After witnessing a horrific incident, Clary finds herself drawn to the Shadowhunters, a secret group who are determined to rid New York's underworld - and the rest of the world - of demons. Full of mystery, intrigue and betrayal, Clary also finds herself falling for someone she shouldn't...

    Please note that this collection contains mature themes.
    This collection contains the entire series (books 1-6) of Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments.
  • Michael Morpurgo Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9780007963027 - Michael Morpurgo
    MCHM 9 years +
    Michael Morpurgo
    9 years +
    • £14.99
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    One of the most popular children's authors around, Michael Morpurgo has won many awards and is a former Children's Laureate. Our latest unbelievable value collection brings together 12 of his beloved books including Farm Boy (the sequel to War Horse), Shadow and A Medal for Leroy.

    Poignant, powerful and heartbreaking reads for children who love animals and are fascinated by the events of war, these books will leave a lasting impression on all who read them. They are exceptionally well written and will show children how powerful humanity can be.

    These touching books are perfect for children aged 9 and over and will help to introduce many important themes that they will encounter over the years ahead.
  • Mariella Mystery Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781510103818 - Kate Pankhurst
    MMYS 7 years +
    Kate Pankhurst
    7 years +
    (1)
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    There is no mystery too mysterious and no problem too perplexing in this four-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 journal style complete with illustrations, Kate Pankhurst's Mariella Mystery Investigates books are sure to inspire your children to pick up their very own magnifying glass.
  • Terry Deary's Shakespeare Tales Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781472937247 - Terry Deary
    TDST 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Terry Deary, the author of the Horrible Histories series, turns his brilliant mind to the works of the Bard in this four-book collection.

    Covering A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Twelfth Night and Romeo and Juliet, the illustrated and impeccably researched books celebrate Shakespeare in style.

    Written with passion and flair, each book not only looks at the plots of the famous plays but also major historical events that happened outside the theatre doors including the plague and an attempt to steal Queen Elizabeth I's throne.

    These books provide a great introduction to Shakespeare for children aged 7 and over.
  • The World of David Walliams: Best Boxset Ever - 5-Book Collection - Collection - 9780007532216 - David Walliams
    DWBB 9 years +
    9 years +
    (1)
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    David Walliams is one of the greatest storytellers around at the moment and his stories are inspired by the devilish humour of Roald Dahl.

    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!
  • Roald Dahl Collection - 15 Books - Collection - 9780141371337 - Roald Dahl
    NROJ 7 years +
    Roald Dahl
    7 years +
    (38)
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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!
  • DDR2 9 years +
    Jeff Kinney
    9 years +
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    The eleventh story in Jeff Kinney's all-conquering Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Double Down finds the pressure really piling up on Greg Heffley.

    Greg's mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she asks him to put down the controller and 'explore his creative side'. As if that wasn't enough, Halloween is coming around quick and he's getting frights from every angle.

    He finds a bag of gummy worms and this sparks an idea... could he make a movie to get his mom off his back? And could his directorial debut make him rich and famous? You just know things won't go quite to plan.
  • Julia Donaldson Audio Collection - 10 CDs - Collection - 9781447253235 - Julia Donaldson
    GFCD 3 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    3 years +
    (23)
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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.