Children's Fiction

Classic Children's Books

  • Enid Blyton's First Christmas and Other Stories - Hardback - 9781444932812 - Enid Blyton
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    9 years +
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    This beautiful book contains 16 of the most popular stories from the New Testament, all retold by Enid Blyton - one of the world's favourite authors.

    Originally published between the 1940s and '60s, this book includes the likes of The Three Wise Men and The First Christmas. The stories are beautifully illustrated in black and white.
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  • Noddy Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781444943184 - Enid Blyton
    NODY 5 years +
    Enid Blyton
    5 years +
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    Join Noddy, Big Ears and friends in 10 Toyland adventures... the wonderful world of Enid Blyton starts here.

    This slipcased collection contains 10 of the original Noddy stories, all presented in hardback with original text and full-colour illustrations. They follow the little, wooden boy with the bell on his hat as he has his first encounter with Big-Ears and his move to Toyland.

    Throughout the books, Noddy looks for a job; uses his red-and-yellow car to make some money; and goes to school to learn some lessons when he gets a little bit too big for his boots.
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    Format: hardback
  • Anne of Green Gables Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780349010632 - L.M. Montgomery
    AOGG 9 years +
    L.M. Montgomery
    9 years +
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    L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables is a classic run of children's books that has recently been adapted into a popular Netflix series. This collection, presented in a cute slipcase, includes the first three books in the series.

    In Anne of Green Gables, the scrawny, freckled girl with bright red hair arrives on Prince Edward Island and takes Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert by surprise. They were expecting a quiet boy to help them with their farm work, but instead they welcomed a chatty girl full of hope and wonder.

    Anne of Avonlea takes place five years later and finds Anne starting a job as a teacher at her old school. She's not much older than the pupils and has so much to prove. Can she inspire a love of learning?

    Finally, there's Anne of the Island, a story that finds her leaving Green Gables for university. She's always dreamt of this moment but her feelings are bittersweet - she's excited to see the world and broaden her horizons but also anxious about leaving her home, family and friends behind.
    Format: paperback
  • What Katy Did Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780349010649 - Susan Coolidge
    WKTD 9 years +
    Susan Coolidge
    9 years +
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    Originally published in the late 1800s, the lively nature of the What Katy Did trilogy has inspired so many classic children's books - with Jacqueline Wilson stating it's one of her favourite stories.

    The original story introduces Katy Carr; a girl who has grand plans to be beautiful, graceful and ladylike - but all of that can wait. She's now happy to have tangled hair and to wear a torn dress. She's got a wild imagination and is always up to mischief. However, when she's involved a terrible accident, it takes a lot of courage - and patience - to keep her dreams alive.

    What Katy Did at School finds Kay and her sister Clover leaving for boarding school, but they're weighed down by worries that their father won't cope without them; and What Katy Did Next has Katy exploring the beautiful sights of Europe.

    Presented in a slipcase, these are beloved stories your children and you will both enjoy in equal measure.
    Format: paperback
  • Nina Bawden Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780349010625 - Nina Bawden
    NBAW 9 years +
    Nina Bawden
    9 years +
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    Nina Bawden's children's books were a huge influence on the likes of Michael Morpurgo and this three-book collection contains some of her most beloved and inspirational work.

    Carrie's War is a moving story about evacuees that finds Carrie and her brother being sent to Wales and living away from home for the very first time; The Peppermint Pig has a family welcoming a tiny pig into their home and reveals how his naughtiness and clever nature kept a family happy in the most difficult of times; and Keeping Henry asks whether a squirrel can really be a suitable pet.
  • Dr. Seuss: Classic Collection - 20 Books - Collection - 9780007967421 - Dr Seuss
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    5 years +
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    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.

    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?
    Format: paperback
  • CWZ2 9 years +
    Nina Bawden
    9 years +
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    Nina Bawden, award-winning author of The Peppermint Pig, creates an evocative picture of life for evacuee children in World War Two with her classic novel Carrie's War.

    Carrie and her brother Nick are evacuated to Wales and live with strict shopkeeper Mr Evans and his sister Lou. They quickly meet a host of quirky village characters and find themselves absorbed into every aspect of life in the village.

    With plenty of suspense and intrigue, this book will enthrall readers aged 9+, fans of Carrie's War may also enjoy Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • FMO2 9 years +
    Gerald Durrell
    9 years +
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    Gerald Durrell's My Family And Other Animals will enthrall confident readers aged 9 and over who enjoy animal stories.

    Based on the author's own childhood obsessions, this is a lively and entertaining story that whisks the reader away to the stunning island of Corfu on a series of adventures involving scorpions, snakes and more. It's thrilling and very funny, too!

    Fans of My Family And Other Animals may also enjoy Gill Lewis' Sky Hawk.
  • WAM2 9 years +
    Michael Morpurgo
    9 years +
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    In War Horse, award-winning children's author Michael Morpurgo allows readers to understand the horror of the First World War by recounting the experiences of a farm horse who is commandeered to join the front line.

    The unbeatable storytelling skills of Michael Morpurgo make War Horse a stunning, unputdownable tale that won't fail to move all readers from 9+.

    As Steven Spielberg's epic film version gained a whole new audience for this stunning novel, there's never been a better time to read the book.
  • The Famous Five Collection - 22 Books - Collection - 9781444936278 - Enid Blyton
    FFCC 7 years +
    Enid Blyton
    7 years +
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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
  • The Secret Seven Collection - 16 Books - Collection - 9781444936285 - Enid Blyton
    SVCC 7 years +
    Enid Blyton
    7 years +
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    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.

    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!

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    Format: Paperback
  • The Secret Stories Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781444941289 - Enid Blyton
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    Enid Blyton
    9 years +
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    Mystery always leads to adventure in Enid Blyton's Secret Stories. This collection contains four books following Mike, Peggy, Nora and Jack as they investigate strange goings-on in beautiful locations.

    Including The Secret Island, Enid Blyton's first ever full-length adventure novel, this collection is a must-have for any Blyton fan. In this book, the siblings Mike, Peggy and Nora are relieved to escape living with their cruel aunt and uncle when Jack takes them to a secret, deserted island...

    Their summer seaside break in Cornwall takes a strange turn when they discover a secret passage leading to the Old House on the cliff. They're convinced its owner is hiding something; paintings come to life, books fly off shelves and instruments make music of their own accord when they stay in the mysterious Moon Castle; and they visit their friend Prince Paul in the Kingdom of Baronia.

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  • OZV2 7 years +
    L. Frank Baum
    7 years +
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    An iconic story, this bumper book brings together the first three tales in L. Frank Baum's classic Oz saga.

    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz finds Dorothy and her dog Toto being whisked into the strange land of Oz after a cyclone sweeps away their Kansas house. The start of an unforgettable adventure, they head to the Emerald City to meet the Wizard of Oz, joined by the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and a cowardly lion. Will Dorothy make it home?

    The Marvellous Land of Oz finds young boy Tip escaping from a witch and exploring Oz, while Ozma of Oz finds Dorothy sailing to Australia when a huge storm washes her overboard. Clinging to a chicken crate, she manages to survive but when her and the yellow hen Billina wash up on the magic shore of Ev, they are taken prisoner by the evil Nome King. Will Ozma of Oz be able to save them in time?
  • The Find-Outers Collection - 15 Books - Collection - 9781444942798 - Enid Blyton
    EBFO 9 years +
    Enid Blyton
    9 years +
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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
  • E. Nesbit Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780349010656 - E. Nesbit
    ENES 9 years +
    E. Nesbit
    9 years +
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    Including Five Children and It and The Railway Children, this collection brings together E. Nesbit's finest works. One of the most influential children's book authors, Nesbit has been praised by everyone from Neil Gaiman to J.K. Rowling and Jacqueline Wilson.

    Five Children and It is a classic adventure that finds five friends discovering 'it': a grumpy creature known as a Psammead, who has the power to grant the kids one wish a day. However, they soon learn you should be careful what you wish for... The Sand Fairy also appears in sequel The Phoenix and the Carpet.

    The Story of the Treasure Seekers and The Wouldbegoods will appeal to fans of Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons (a book they inspired) and find the Bastable children who have decided to restore their family fortunes when their widowed father's business fails...

    Finally, there's The Railway Children, a book that has never been out of print! It tells the story of Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis, whose lives are changed dramatically when their father is mysteriously taken away... They have to adapt to life in rural Yorkshire after growing up in London and then they befriend the local railway porter, Perks. What follows is a journey of discovery, friendship and adventure.
    Format: paperback
  • IND2 9 years +
    Lynne Reid Banks
    9 years +
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    The Indian in the Cupboard is the first of five gripping books about Omri and his plastic North American Indian - Little Bull - who comes alive when Omri puts him in a cupboard For Omri, it is a dream come true when the plastic American Indian he locks into the old cupboard comes to life. Little Bull is everything an Indian brave should be - proud, fearless and defiant. But being in charge of a real, live, human being is a heavy responsibility, as Omri soon discovers. And when his best friend, Patrick, is let in on the secret, he soon realises that life-changing decisions lie ahead.
  • Swallows and Amazons Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781782957904 - Arthur Ransome
    SWAM 9 years +
    Arthur Ransome
    9 years +
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    Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons is one of the timeless children's books and this collection includes the classic story - complete with the author's original illustrations - alongside many other books from the much-acclaimed author.

    The stories follow John, Susan, Titty and Roger as they sail their boat, Swallow, for long summer days filled with adventure. In the unforgettable first book they head to a deserted island and have fun exploring and playing sailors. But there's so much more excitement in store!

    They come across two fierce Amazon pirates called Nancy and Peggy and are challenged to a war, thus starting a summer of battles and alliances...

    Format: paperback
  • CF0148 9 years +
    9 years +
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    This is a treasury of 27 short stories by Enid Blyton that are ideal for the summer months and are perfect for children aged 7 and over to read on their own.

    Full of magic and adventure, they sum up the joys of visiting the seaside and capture the fun of the fair. They have titles including The Enchanted Toadstool, The Galloping Seahorse and A Story of Magic Strawberries.
  • Famous Five on a Treasure Island Colour Gift Edition - Hardback - 9781444937749 - Enid Blyton
    CF0135 7 years +
    7 years +
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    This is a very special edition of Enid Blyton's classic novel, Five on a Treasure Island. It includes a selection of beautiful, full-colour illustrations by Babette Cole.

    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...
  • Shirley Hughes' Trotter Street Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781406373875 - Shirley Hughes
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    With black-and-white illustrations, these early readers from Shirley Hughes describe the experiences of the children and families living on Trotter Street.

    Wonderfully traditional, there's the story of a new baby arriving; a birthday surprise is in store; a big concrete lorry heads down the street; and everyone is excited to meet the Snow Lady.

    A lovely treat for children, full of familiar situations.
  • WNL2 3 years +
    Kenneth Grahame
    3 years +
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    A classic of children's literature, The Wind in the Willows is written by Kenneth Grahame and this edition features the beautiful original artwork from E.H. Shepard, the illustrator of Winnie-the-Pooh.

    Mole pokes his nose out of his burrow and discovers that the outside world is a very exciting place. On his travels he meets brave Ratty, kind old Badger and the rascally Mr. Toad and they all head off on an adventure together.

    A charming story from start to finish, this is a classic animal adventure full of iconic characters. A must for every child's bookshelf.
  • Winnie-the-Pooh in Colour Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781405284332 - AA Milne
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    7 years +
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    One of the iconic characters from children's literature, Winnie-the-Pooh was first published in 1926 and continues to remain a favourite with children and families today.

    This slipcased collection includes four of the friendly bear's classic stories and all of the high-quality books feature E.H. Shepard's original illustrations in full colour.

    As well as Pooh bear, the heart-warming stories feature other iconic characters including Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore and Christopher Robin. Each book is funny, imaginative and celebrates the joy of friendship.
  • JOR2 9 years +
    Eva Ibbotson
    9 years +
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    A huge favourite with us at Book People and described by the Sunday Times as 'the most perfect children's book', Eva Ibbotson's Journey to the River Sea is an enchanting read that proves that every kid should live their life full of adventure.

    The story of an orphan shipped to her distant relatives, Maia is disappointed when she is not welcomed with the open arms she was expecting... but the wonders of the Amazonian rainforest soon make up for this!

    When she meets a mysterious boy who lives alone on the wild river shores, things become even more extraordinary. A beautiful, traditional adventure story, we just know you will adore this book.
  • THH2
    Roald Dahl
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    Roald Dahl's wickedly dark and devilish children's stories have sold over 55 million copies in the UK alone, so it's no wonder they continue to inspire and entertain generation and generation.

    The Witches is one of his most entertaining, yet disturbing, reads. The inspiration for a hit film starring Anjelica Huston, it reveals to young readers how Witches really are a detestable breed. They disguise themselves as lovely ladies, but secretly they want to squish and squelch all the wretched children they despise.

    Luckily one boy and his grandmother know how to recognise the vile creatures, but can they get rid of them for good? With Quentin Blake's iconic artwork also featured, The Witches surely ranks amongst Dahl's finest work.