Children's Fiction

Action & Adventure Books for Kids

  • Bear Grylls Adventure Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781786960948 - Bear Grylls
    RYLL 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £29.94
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    • Just £1.33 per book
    Survival expert Bear Grylls' stories will appeal to young explorers and adventurers. Each of these six books follows a child as they are given a magical compass that not only gives them the chance to meet Bear - but also to visit somewhere incredible.

    With stories set in blizzards, jungles and deserts, these highly illustrated books star Bear himself and will teach the readers new survival skills that they can make use of in real life.

    These are inspiring stories that will encourage children to get outside and explore some more!
  • Dotty Detective Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9780007970247 - Clara Vulliamy
    DOTT 7 years +
    Clara Vulliamy
    7 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £23.96
    • Save £16.97
    • Just £1.75 per book
    This collection introduces Dorothy Constance Mae Louise, or Dot as she prefers to be called, as she unravels mysteries with the help of her trusty sidekicks Beans and Top Dog McClusky.

    The four books in this series see Dot and friends saving the school talent show from sabotage; going on a spooky adventure in pursuit of a ghost; solving a mystery at Adventure Camp; and sniffing out a missing puppy in time for the Summer Fair.

    Perfect for children beginning to read independently, these stories are witty, intelligent and engaging.
  • Fish Fingers Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781910611142 - Jason Beresford
    FABF 8 years +
    Jason Beresford
    8 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £20.97
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    • Just £2.00 per book
    This hilarious Fabulous Four Fish Fingers collection is perfect for fans of Roald Dahl, Andy Stanton and David Walliams.

    After meeting a magic elf, the relatable, empathetic heroes and heroines turn into superheroes with (mostly) impressive special powers and, whenever danger is near, they work together to defeat the evil villains behind the mayhem - including Jumper Jack Flash (a man-rabbit-pirate thing) and The Panteater.

    In this series, The Fabulous Four Fish Fingers stop a sweet-stealing spree and save the school disco; get mixed up in a spooky mystery on a school trip; and even protect the planet from invaders from the planet Nrrmmff.

    Children will love getting to know Gary, Ruby, Bel and Morris - aka superheroes The Chimp (who can swing from rooftops), Kanga-Ruby (magical pocket), Nightgale (a voice that can shatter glass) and Slug Boy (erm...).
  • Enid Blyton Adventure Series Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781447299066 - Enid Blyton
    EBAD 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £47.92
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    • Just £1.50 per book
    Expertly combining themes of friendship and bravery through characters full of youthful inquisitiveness, the Book People are delighted to bring our customers Enid Blyton's complete Adventure series in this eight-book collection.

    The series follows Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann and Jack as they travel the world on their holidays. But their holidays are never what they seem and the characters soon find themselves flying headfirst into a mysterious and exciting adventure.

    With stunning new covers provided by the rising star of picture books, Rebecca Cobb, the Enid Blyton Adventure series is a must for children aged 9 and above who are yet to discover the magic of the best-loved Famous Five and Malory Towers author.

    Format: paperback
  • DC Super-Pets Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781474764964
    DCSP 6 years +
    6 years +
    (1)
    • £11.99
    • RRP £39.90
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    • Just £1.20 per book
    DC's superheroes including Superman, Batman and Aqua Man are all the proud owners of incredible pets - and these little animals also make it their mission to fight crime and evil, every day and every night.

    With full-colour pages and exciting illustrations, these early readers are very engaging and sure to appeal to children who love superhero films, including those who wouldn't normally pick up a book.

    They introduce the likes of Aquaman's pets Topo, Storm and Ark and the Flash's Whatzit the turtle, as well as a super-powered pony.
  • Zom-B Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781471173004 - Darren Shan
    ZOMB 14 years +
    Darren Shan
    14 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £39.95
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    • Just £1.60 per book
    Even before the zombie apocalypse, B Smith had to deal with a racist father and nightmares about killer babies. Now zombies are around every corner, things are just getting worse...

    In her hunt for safety, B finds herself stuck in an underground prison but soon learns things above ground are far more dangerous and deadly. She also turns her back on Dr Oystein only to come across the baby from her nightmares... She's also offered the chance to join the revitalised Angles but isn't sure if siding with them is the right move.

    Written by Cirque du Freak author Darren Shan, the Zom-B books are grisly, gruesome and awesome. Teens who love action-packed reads with plenty of gore will race through them as they join B Smith on her epic tale of survival.
    This collection includes books 1-5 in Darren Shan's Zom-B series.
    Format: paperback
  • Go, Mo, Go!  Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781444946659 - Mo Farah
    GOMO 5 years +
    Mo Farah
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.97
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    • Just £1.66 per book
    Olympic Gold-winning distance runner Mo Farah is not only one of the most popular athletes of recent years but also the author of these exciting first readers. Children who loved Frankie's Magic Football books by Frank Lampard will love them and they're perfect for reading before moving up to Chris Hoy's Flying Fergus books.

    Packed with fun illustrations and plenty of word art, these books follow a young Mo and his friends Banjo, Lily, Lyra and Vern as they enjoy cross-country races across various actual countries and end up coming across huge creatures including Bigfoot, dinosaurs and monsters from the deep.

    Short and lively, these are great books for encouraging children to start reading and to inspire them to get running!
  • JDSS 5 years +
    Jonny Duddle
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £11.99
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    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.

    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...
  • How to Fool Your Parents Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781782702979 - Pete Johnson
    PJOH 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £20.97
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    • Just £2.00 per book
    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.

    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...
  • Young Bond Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781782958314 - Steve Cole
    YBND 12 years +
    Steve Cole
    12 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £23.97
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    • Just £2.00 per book
    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.

    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...
  • Mudpuddle Farm Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9780007970223 - Michael Morpurgo
    MUDP 7 years +
    Michael Morpurgo
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £23.96
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    Bestselling author Michael Morpurgo's Mudpuddle Farm stories are fun adventures featuring all sorts of charming animals. They're also illustrated by Shoo Rayner.

    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.
  • How to Train Your Dragon Early Reader collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781444947106
    TTYD 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £29.94
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    • Just £1.17 per book
    Learn how to read with Hiccup, Toothless and the other popular characters from Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon books. This reading scheme provides a magical introduction to books that are packed with action, heart and emotion.

    Perfect for children aged between 5 and 7, the stories are based on episodes of Dragons (as seen on Netflix) and find Hiccup and the other Dragon Riders finding the perfect place to build their dragon fort. There's just one problem - wild dragons are already living there!

    Other stories find Hiccup and friends dealing with a series of lightning storms and fighting against a sea dragon. With their short sentences, exciting artwork and appealing stories, these are perfect for children as they take the first steps on their reading journey.

    Format: paperback
  • Mariella Mystery collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781510105126 - Kate Pankhurst
    MRLL 7 years +
    Kate Pankhurst
    7 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £47.92
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    There is no mystery too mysterious and no problem too perplexing in this eight-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 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.
  • NMMC 9 years +
    Jessica Townsend
    9 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    Morrigan Crow believes she's cursed and is destined to die on her 11th birthday. However, when the clock strikes midnight she's whisked away by Jupiter North and taken to a secret city called Nevermoor.

    Once there she's invited to join the Wundrous Society - an organisation steeped in mystery and magic. She's promised protection for life - if she can pass four seemingly impossible trials... The only problem is she needs a special talent to complete them - and she doesn't think she has it.

    This imaginative story is a spellbinding read for anyone who loves Harry Potter, Chrestomanci or His Dark Materials.
  • PLZ2 9 years +
    Katherine Rundell
    9 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    Katherine Rundell's The Explorer is the winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2017
    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 full 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...
  • Kevin Brooks Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509880331 - Kevin Brooks
    KVBK 13 years +
    Kevin Brooks
    13 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £20.97
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    • Just £2.00 per book
    Travis Delaney is the star of award-winning author Kevin Brooks' detective series and his adventures are packed with fast-paced action and suspense.

    The Ultimate Truth kicks off the series and finds Travis grieving the death of his parents in a car crash. He starts to look into the last case they were investigating at the private investigation agency they ran - and this becomes his obsession. Why were his parents looking into the disappearance of a missing boy when his family said he wasn't missing? And where is this boy now?

    Following this are The Danger Game, a book that finds his private investigation partner being attacked following a routine inquiry into a local business; and The Snake Trap, which finds Travis facing the choice between saving his own life of that of someone he loves...
    Format: paperback
  • NNS2 7 years +
    Andy Griffiths
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £5.99
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    Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton's The 91-Storey Treehouse is the seventh book in the hilarious series about two boys and their always awesome and ever-expanding treehouse.

    Told in a combination of text and cartoon illustrations, the duo have now expanded it to 91 storeys. The 13 new levels include everything from the world's most powerful whirlpool to a mashed-potato and gravy train and a human pinball machine.

    There's also a giant spider web (with a giant spider) and the chance o have your fortune told by Madam Know-it-all. Finally, will you dare push the big, red button?
  • SGJ2 7 years +
    Michael Morpurgo
    7 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £5.99
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    Michael Morpurgo offers his take on the classic Arthurian legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

    Sir Gawain is King Arthur's greatest night and he finds himself battling the Green Knight in a challenge that strikes fear and dread into Arthur's court...

    This is a thrilling and enchanting read about an incredible quest.
  • AWI2 11 years +
    Madeleine L'Engle
    11 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    With her book A Wrinkle in Time, gifted children's author Madeleine L'Engle has created an absorbing science fiction novel that revolves around the likeable, misfit characters of Meg and her brother, Charles.

    Criticised by her teachers for doing badly at school and worried about her missing father, Meg is struggling with how wrong her life is when events take a mysterious turn. Together with Charles and her friend Calvin, she stumbles upon a gap in time through which the children embark on an amazing and dangerous adventure.

    A gripping read for any young adult fiction fan aged 11+ who have ever felt like the odd one out!
  • Skulduggery Pleasant Collection - 9 Books - Collection - 9780007967902 - Derek Landy
    SKDP 11 years +
    11 years +
    (4)
    • £14.99
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    • Just £1.67 per book
    Derek Landy's Skulduggery Pleasant books are a treat. Funny, intelligent and full of adventure, the fast-paced novels star a wise-cracking skeleton detective and progress as they reach their dramatic and emotional climax. This great value collection includes all 9 books from the first series, all in a keepsake slipcase.

    Skulduggery is also a powerful magician, master of dirty tricks and burglary - but only for the greater good. He's joined on his adventures by 12-year-old Stephanie, a girl whose late uncle was a writer of horror. When she meets this hilarious and surly skeleton, she realises her uncle's books were not a work of fiction.

    Soon, Skulduggery and Stephanie will have to battle against all sorts of evil, but will they be able to stop bickering long enough to stop it? These books are perfectly pitched for younger readers and are a roller coaster of thrills and emotion.
    This collection contains books 1-9 (the complete first series) of Derek Landy's Skulduggery Pleasant series
    Format: paperback
  • The Greatest Adventures in the World Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781408329405 - Tony Bradman & Tony Ross
    GTAD 7 years +
    Tony Bradman & Tony Ross
    7 years +
    (3)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £49.90
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    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
  • Children's Classics Collection - 16 Books - Collection - 9781788285964
    CCOL 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £79.84
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    • Just 80.00p per book
    Fall down the rabbit-hole with Alice in Wonderland; sail over to Treasure Island; and soar into the sky with Peter Pan.

    These abridged adaptations of world-famous stories mean children aged as young as 6 have the chance to discover them. They're beautifully illustrated, full of humour and have easy-to-follow text.

    Format: paperback
  • Enid Blyton Mysteries Collection - 15 Books - Collection - 9780603571633 - Enid Blyton
    XEBMY 7 years +
    7 years +
    (7)
    • £14.99
    • RRP £104.85
    • Save £89.86
    • Just £1.00 per book
    Please note: This collection is shrink-wrapped and does not come in a box.

    From Noddy to Malory Towers and the Naughtiest Girl books, Enid Blyton is one of the finest children's authors of all time. This 15-book collection is very much in the vein of her classic Famous Five and Secret Seven stories.

    Full of mystery, the five Find-Outers and their loyal dog Buster come across all kinds of strange occurrences on their adventures. They'll have to use all their problem-solving skills to find the answers.

    Brilliant old-fashioned adventures to introduce readers to a classic author.
  • TTAC 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £40.00
    • Save £30.01
    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.

    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.
    Unabridged
    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