Children's Fiction Books
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 £1.33 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!
TSTR 7 years +7 years +
For fans of Barry Loser, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and David Walliams, Andy Griffiths' The 13-Storey Treehouse 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!
- RRP £41.93
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- Just £1.29 per book
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 1-7 in Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton's The 13-Storey Treehouse series.
DKDI 9 years +9 years +
Meet Nikki Maxwell and prepare to read some truly a-dork-able stories with this 12-book collection of Dork Diaries stories by Rachel Renee Russell.
- RRP £83.88
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- Just £1.00 per book
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.
ARCC 11 years +11 years +
Cool, contemporary and brave, bestselling author Anthony Horowitz created a phenomenal character in Alex Rider - and now you can own the entire collection of his exciting adventures.
- RRP £79.90
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- Just £1.20 per book
Action packed from the first book to the last, the teenager is recruited to help on a MI6 mission after his uncle is killed in a car crash. Having looked after him since he was a baby, Alex is devastated by this tragedy but in the aftermath of his death, Alex discovers his uncle was actually a spy...
Told at breakneck pace and with tons of suspense, this series is irresistible.
This collection contains books 1-10 in Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider series.
HRYP 9 years +9 years +
If you're lucky enough to have tickets to see The Cursed Child on stage or are already excited for the next Fantastic Beasts film in 2018, then why not 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.
- RRP £62.99
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- Just £3.86 per book
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!
DGNS 7 years +7 years +
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!
- RRP £39.92
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- Just 87.00p per book
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.
This collection contains books 1-8 in Josh Lacey's The Dragonsitter series
DSCC 5 years +5 years +
From Horton Hears a Who to The Cat in the Hat and The Lorax, Dr. Seuss's stories are timeless, zany and will be enjoyed on countless occasions.
- RRP £119.80
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- Just £1.00 per book
This slipcased collection contains 20 of his classic stories. Told in rhyme and with eye-catching artwork throughout, you'll be enjoying these crazy and funny tales just as much as the kids.
Who will be your children's favourite characters?
JSTG 7 years +7 years +
Children should prepare to laugh their socks off with the one and only Jeremy Strong. This bumper collection means bumper laughs!
- RRP £83.86
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- Just 79.00p per book
Containing five My Brother's Famous Bottom stories, six The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog books and one each covering mothers, Egyptian, Roman and Viking times, these are laugh-out-loud books, full of charm and appeal. In fact, they're so funny that they'd even inspire children who wouldn't normally pick up a book to love reading.
The My Brother's Famous Bottom books follow Nicholas as he enjoys a series of misadventures with his family when his baby brother becomes a national celebrity; The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog books are about Streaker, a mixed-up kind of dog who could be described as 'a rocket on four legs with a woof attached'.
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 50.00p 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.
ROSW 10 years +10 years +
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. It's joined here by two other equally zany, touching and page-turning reads.
- RRP £20.97
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- Just £2.00 per book
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 two books - The 1,000-Year-Old Boy and What Not to Do If You Turn Invisible - 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; while Ethel learns the joy that comes from being invisible is rather short-loved.
BCKT 7 years +7 years +
The familiar figures of Biff, Chip and Kipper have grown up and are facing a battle against evil in these 18 excellent adventures.
- RRP £107.82
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- Just 72.00p per book
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.
The books also include extras such as parent support, historical fact files and suggestion for things to talk about regarding the story.
Format - Paperback
TTAC 7 years +7 years +
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.
- RRP £40.00
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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.
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
KNTI 5 years +5 years +
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.
- RRP £35.94
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- Just £1.17 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 1-6 in Vivian French and David Melling's Knight in Training series.
PBUC 9 years +9 years +
Headteachers who are vampire rats; demon dinner ladies; baby aliens... They all appear in these six hilarious school stories from the Blue Peter Award-winning Pamela Butchart.
- RRP £41.94
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- Just £1.67 per book
Zany, crazy and illustrated by Thomas Flintham, these five books will have children laughing all the way through as Izzy and her friends uncover all sorts of startling secrets. Set in a primary school, their suspicions of the new head are raised when they realise he has his blinds drawn all day. Then he bans garlic bread at lunchtime...
Matilde is the new girl at school and Izzy has been told to look after her, but then she realises Matilde might just be hiding a secret - a spy secret! There are also tongue-in-cheek retellings of Shakespeare's plays for children of all ages to enjoy.
FYSC 7 years +7 years +
Meredith Badger's Fairy School Drop-Out series is already a huge hit in her native Australia and now your children can also enjoy the story of a fairy who ditches her tutu in favour of her awesome skateboard.
- RRP £17.97
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- Just £1.66 per book
Debunking all the myths about fairies and their 'oh-so-sweet' nature, these books offer a refreshing read and are great for adventure-loving children. They are thrilling, exciting and will provide plenty of entertainment.
These three contemporary stories have appealing purple text and are presented in a handy, smaller size.
YBND 12 years +12 years +
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.
- RRP £23.97
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- Just £2.00 per book
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...
JDSS 5 years +5 years +
Jonny Duddle's The Pirates Next Door books have proven to be a swashbuckling success so your children will be delighted to be setting sail with Matilda and co once more in The Pirates of Scurvy Sands.
- RRP £11.99
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Matilda is so excited to be joining the Jolley-Rogers on their holiday to Scurvy Sands, but when she arrives at the destination, the locals and residents are not too impressed. They can't help but wonder why a girl with clean teeth and tidy clothes has landed on their patch...
Although she's clearly not a pirate, Matilda soon discover the treasure of Scurvy Sands and this forces some of the pirates to change their mind about her. They realise some lubbers might not be so bad after all...
PJOH 9 years +9 years +
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.
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- Just £2.00 per book
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...
MUDP 7 years +7 years +
Bestselling author Michael Morpurgo's Mudpuddle Farm stories are fun adventures featuring all sorts of charming animals. They're also illustrated by Shoo Rayner.
- RRP £23.96
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- Just £1.25 per book
Cock-a-Doodle-Do contains Mossop's Last Chance - a story about an old cat that loves to sleep and not do much else - and Albertine, Goose Queen - a story that follows a goose as she tries to hide from a fox on the loose.
Alien Invasion finds martians landing on the farm and Egbert the goat singing and dancing instead of grumbling; Pigs Might Fly has Jigger the sheepdog enjoying his one day off a year and Pintsize the piglet wondering if it would be cooler living up in the sky; and Hee-Haw Hooray finds a storm brewing and a new creature coming to live on the farm.
MRLL 7 years +7 years +
There is no mystery too mysterious and no problem too perplexing in this eight-book collection following the investigations of Mariella Mystery.
- RRP £47.92
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- Just £1.25 per book
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.
CSSVB 9 years +9 years +
Katherine Rundell's The Explorer is the winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2017
- RRP £12.99
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Inspired by her expedition to the Amazon and Eva Ibbotson's magical Journey to the River Sea, Katherine Rundell's The Explorer is a modern classic of adventure, survival and friendship.
Fred has always dreamt of being an adventurer and is wowed by the sight of the Amazon jungle as he heads over it in a tiny aeroplane. When disaster strikes and the plane crash-lands, he has the chance to explore more than ever before...
As Fred and three other children try to find their way out of the untamed wilderness, they face danger from every angle. But then they notice that someone has been in their situation before...
DAUD 7 years +7 years +
Ten of Roald Dahl's most-loved stories are read by a host of famous names in this swish-wifflingly scrumdiddlyumptious 29-CD audiobook collection.
- RRP £123.90
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One of Dahl's biggest fans, David Walliams reads The BFG, while Douglas Hodge, fresh from playing Willy Wonka live on the West End, lends his voice to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Kate Winslet reads Matilda and comedians Chris O'Dowd, Peter Serafinowicz and Richard Ayoade lend their animated vocal talents to Dahl's best-loved characters The Twits, Fantastic Mr Fox and Danny the Champion of the World!
All unabridged, these books are a must for keeping the whole family entertained on long journeys, the CDs come in a handy and stylish tin case, too.
CDs in this collection:
The BFG - Read by David Walliams (4 CDs), The Enormous Crocodile - Read by Stephen Fry, (1 CD), Matilda - Read by Kate Winslet (4 CDs), Fantastic Mr Fox - Read by Chris O'Dowd (2 CDs), James and the Giant Peach - Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt (3 CDs), Danny Champion of the World - Read by Peter Serafinowicz (4 CDs), The Witches - Read by Miranda Richardson (4 CDs), The Twits - Read by Richard Ayoade (1 CD), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Read by Douglas Hodge (3 CDs), Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator - Read by Douglas Hodge (3 CDs)
This collection was previously sold under the ISBN code: 9780141352343.
Format: CD. Unabridged
DCSU 7 years +7 years +
This 12-book collection provides a super introduction to chapter books with the help of DC Comics' famous heroes including Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman.
- RRP £47.88
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- Just 83.00p per book
Illustrated in a style that is instantly appealing to children aged 7 and over, the stories are easy to read, very exciting and find our heroes battling against some vile villains.
Superman has to deal with a shrinking city; Captain Cold fights it out in a blizzard battle; and Batman finds himself facing up against the Puppet Master.
SONB 4 years +4 years +
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.
- RRP £128.82
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- Just 42.00p per book
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.