Action & Adventure Books for Kids

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    Myrtle Meek has everything a child could ever want, but that doesn't stop her demanding more, more, MORE!

    Myrtle has declared she now wants a FING, but everyone is at a loss when it comes to knowing what a FING actually is... Mr and Mrs Meek examine the library vaults to dust off the pages of the mysterious Monsterpedia in an effort to find the perfect FING.
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    The launch of a new David Walliams book is one of the highlights of the year in children's books and we're so excited to read the epic tale of The Ice Monster.

    Elsie is an orphan who lives on the streets of Victorian London. When she hears reports of a woolly mammoth (The Ice Monster of the title) being spotted at the North Pole, she makes it her mission to see for herself.

    A chance encounter later and Elsie is on the adventure of a lifetime - all the way from London to the heart of the Arctic... Will Elsie's dreams come true?
  • Jack Dash Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781910611197 - Sophie Plowden
    JDSH 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Jack is less than happy when his family moves to Curtly Ambrose. It's a very dull, suburban town where nothing of note ever happens - but things get magical when he finds a feather in his book!

    It turns out that this is no ordinary feather... It's a magical feather and whatever Jack draws quickly comes to life. Jack quickly makes some grand plans and starts drawing a dog, a car and a wrestling mask but he's surprised when he ends up with frilly knickers, a pet sea lion who requires high maintenance and on the run from the dastardly mayor...

    Jack's also having to deal with Coco, the girl next door who is oh-so annoying... He realises he's going to have to get better at drawing before disaster strikes again. The duo also end up playing in a summer blizzard and taking part in the local cake-off - with hilarious consequences!

    Sophie Plowden's laugh-out-loud stories feature quirky illustrations by Judy Brown and will appeal to fans of Pamela Butchart, David Walliams and the Treehouse stories!
    Format: paperback
  • Squishy Taylor Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781474781121 - Ailsa Wild
    SQUI 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Modern Family meets Harriet the Spy in this hilarious four-book mystery series.

    Squishy Taylor is a cheeky 11-year-old who is always up to strange stuff, whether it's finding someone hiding in the basement or investigating a missing vase. She lives with her dad and step-family in a crowded apartment - but that doesn't stop her from having fun!

    With a focus on problem-solving, these creative books explore modern families and real mysteries and will encourage readers to get involved with the stories.
    Format: paperback
  • Yasmin Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781474781114 - Saadia Faruqi
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    5 years +
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    This delightful four-book collection is about a spirited student named Yasmin Ahmad and her adventures as a fashionista, painter, builder and explorer!

    Yasmin is a strong character with a knack for solving problems in unique ways and she is known in her family as having big imagination. In each book, Yasmin inspires readers by using her creative thinking and curiosity to solve life's little problems.

    With bold illustrations and important messages, Saadia Faruqi's books subtly weave Muslim traditions into fun, relatable stories and would be great reads for children growing in confidence or moving from Key Stage 1 to 2.
    Format: paperback
  • E. Nesbit Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780714549125 - E. Nesbit
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    9 years +
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    Are you ready for a journey of discovery, friendship and adventure? This enchanting collection brings together E. Nesbit's original Five Children and It trilogy - complete with refreshed and contemporary artwork by Ella Okstad.

    Author E. Nesbit is one of the most influential authors of all time, with her works inspiring everyone from Jacqueline Wilson to J.K. Rowling and Neil Gaiman - and Five Children and It is a timeless tale that has entertained generations.

    A classic adventure story, it follows five friends as they discover 'It': a grumpy creature known as the Psammead. This sand fairy has the power to grant the children one wish a day - but they'll have to be careful what they wish for...

    The Phoenix and the Carpet and The Story of the Amulet continue the story of Anthea, Robert, Cyril, Jane and their baby brother as things get even more magical...
    Format: paperback
  • National Trust Secret Diaries Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781788005265 - Philip Ardagh
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    7 years +
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    Fact meets fiction in these thrilling and hilarious historical stories from Philip Ardagh.

    Children can read the story of Jane Pinny, a Victorian house maid who just happens to be a talented detective; Tudor boy spy Thomas Snoop; Medieval knight-in-training John Drawbridge; and Kitty Cask - the daughter of a Cornish smuggler.

    Funny from first page to last, these books are packed with great characters and exciting plots. Oh, and they're bursting with facts about times gone by that will help children's history studies - without them even realising.
    Format: paperback
  • The Adventures of Miss Charlotte Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781846884610 - Dominique Demers
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    7 years +
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    This three-book collection of Dominique Demers' zany, laugh-out-loud books (hugely popular in France) finds Miss Charlotte trying out new roles as a new teacher, a mysterious librarian and a football coach. Her madcap adventures are complemented by Horrid Henry illustrator Tony Ross' amazing artwork.

    Miss Charlotte is the new teacher at school. She wears a large hat and a crumpled dress that make her look like a scarecrow, and she talks to a rock. The children think she's kooky, but they soon warm to her after being asked to measure the room with spaghetti and hearing her fascinating stories - including one about a gorilla.

    In the second story, she is working as a librarian in the village of Saint-Anatole. With her eccentric style and alternative methods, she does things quite differently to the locals...

    In the third story, Charlotte has been given the role of football coach and uses her weird and wonderful ways to prepare the children for the big match... By teaching them how to lose!
    This collection includes books 1-3 in Dominique Demers' The Adventures of Mademoiselle Charlotte series
    Format: paperback
  • Snow Sisters Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781788005272 - Astrid Foss
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    7 years +
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    Four magical adventure stories following the Snow Sisters as they attempt to reach the Everchanging Lights before the evil Shadow Witch plucks them out of the sky...

    Magda, Ida and Hanna all have magical powers and are eager to explore the frozen forest. Once they're out amongst the trees, they come across the Shadow Witch and realise she's up to no good. They also face the Great Glacier; visit the mysterious Rainbow Pools; and head to Sulfur Falls.

    Astrid Foss' fantasy stories are complemented by Monique Dong's sparkling illustrations. These are cool chapter books for fans of Frozen, Rainbow Magic and fairy tales.
    Format: paperback
  • Monster & Chips Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780007974658 - David O'Connell
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    7 years +
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    Imagine an even more monstrous Horrid Henry and you're halfway there with the characters in this laugh-out-loud collection for children aged 5 and over from author and illustrator David O'Connell.

    Somewhere in suburbia (or maybe even your town) is a special diner that serves the best chips you're ever likely to taste. It's so special because its customers could be considered 'unusual'... In fact, some people would describe them as monsters!

    Joe the 'hooman' lands himself a job at Fuzzby's diner and has to learn how to bake zombie cupcakes, make exploding milkshakes and not stare at the customers - even the ones who are see-through!

    Format: paperback
  • Teri Terry's Dark Matter Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781408359129 - Teri Terry
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    14 years +
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    Slated trilogy author Teri Terry is widely acclaimed as the queen of the teen psychological thriller and this is her edge-of-the-seat trilogy about an epidemic sweeping the country...

    Everyone is infected. There is no cure and everyone is now under quarantine. Anyone who survives is considered dangerous and taken into the custody of the army.

    Callie is a survivor. Her brother Kai and new friend Shay are looking for her - and Shay may just hold the key to uncovering the truth about what has actually happened...

    A combination of The 5th Wave, The Hunger Games and The Walking Dead, this trilogy is a powerful, page-turning story about survival, transformation, love and power.

    Format: paperback
  • Alex Rider Missions 1-10 MP3 CD Collection - 10 MP3 CDs - Audio - 9781489463838 - Anthony Horowitz
    ARCD 11 years +
    11 years +
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    The Alex Rider books are packed with action and adventure and this audiobook collection contains the 14-year-old spy's first 10 missions.

    After being forcibly recruited into the deadly world of espionage following the death of his uncle in a car crash, Alex finds himself in ever-present mortal danger...

    Told at breakneck pace, these are awesome stories that will inspire children to pick up similar books.

    Ages 11 plus
    Please note this collection contains CDs that can only be played on MP3-accessible CD players, computers and laptops. The majority of post-2001 car model stereos are MP3 CD accessible. Please check your CD player is MP3 accessible before placing an order. Import into iTunes or any other media player, then transfer to your MP3 device or player. Suitable for smartphones, iPads and tablets
    Format: MP3 CD. Approximate listening time: 78 hours.
    Unabridged

    CDs in this collection:
    Stormbreaker, Point Blanc, Skeleton Key, Eagle Strike, Scorpia, Ark Angel, Snakehead, Crocodile Tears, Scorpia Rising and Russian Roulette.
  • Judy Blume's Fudge Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781529009507 - Judy Blume
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    In worldwide-bestselling author Judy Blume's laugh-out-loud series for younger readers, Peter thinks he has the world's biggest problem - a naughty little brother called Fudge...

    Freshly illustrated by Kate Greenaway Medal-winning Emily Gravett, the Fudge books are very funny and perfect for bridging the gap between picture books and longer chapter stories.

    Throughout the books, Fudge's long-suffering brother has to put up with Fudge trying to sell their baby sister, Fudge's excitement about going on holiday and his attempts to steal Andrew's new turtle, Dribble!

    Format: paperback
  • DC Superheroes Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781474774406
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    7 years +
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    These superhero stories are packed with action and eye-catching illustrations.

    They feature famous characters including Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman battling against fiendish foes including Two-Face, Clayface and a sinister shark!

    Their striking artwork makes them appealing and the easy-to-read text means they're ideal for children who are starting to learn to read independently - and those who wouldn't normally pick up a book!
  • Frankie's Magic Football with Kitbag Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781510202009 - Frank Lampard
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    7 years +
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    One of the Premier League's most successful players of all time, former Chelsea and England legend and current Derby County manager Frank Lampard has turned his attention to writing stories for young children - and their mixture of football and action hits the back of the net!

    The idea of Frankie's Magic Football came to light as Frank was reading bedtime stories to his daughters. He created the character of football-obsessed Frankie and decided that he and his team-mates should dabble in magic so they could play football matches against some unlikely opponents including pirates, cowboys and knights.

    This 12-book collection is great for parents to share with readers (even reluctant ones!) as young as 5, especially if both have a keen interest in football - and comes in a cool kit bag!

    Format: paperback
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    I disappeared on the night before my twelfth birthday. Washed up on an island in the Pacific, Michael struggles to survive on his own. With no food and no water, he curls up to die. When he wakes, there is a plate beside him of fish, of fruit, and a bowl of fresh water. He is not alone...This is from the author of the internationally acclaimed War Horse, this is a spellbinding adventure story about friendship and survival. Kensuke's Kingdom was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize and won the FCB Award. "A dazzling adventure". (The Times).
  • Collins Modern Classics Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780007975402
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    This is a collection of stories that belong on every child's bookshelf. Every single book included here is widely regarded as a classic and will help inspire a lifelong love of reading. They're presented in refreshed jackets, too.

    From the magic of The Sword in the Stone to the rip-roaring adventures undertook by the mice in The Rescuers (as seen in the Disney film of the same name) and the timeless charm of Mary Poppins to the ghostly mystery of A Stitch in Time, there is something for every taste.

    Also featuring school favourite Street Child, these novels are so good that we wouldn't be surprised if you find yourself re-reading and reliving some of them after your children have finished them.

    Format: paperback
  • Jamie's Amazing Cape Adventures Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781910611159 - Pete Johnson
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    7 years +
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    Pete Johnson is a Roald Dahl Funny Prize-shortlisted author who writes zesty, hilarious stories. The books in this collection follow Jamie as he finds a cape covered in gold stars. He likes to pretend it grants wishes.

    Bug Brother finds Jamie wishing his brother Harry would turn into a blue bottle; Detective Brother has Mrs Jones' earrings going missing; Invisible Brother finds Harry getting his hands on the coat and having his favourite wish come true; and Pirate Brother follows a swashbuckling encounter with Brave Bill - the magic pirate from Jamie's favourite book.

    Format: paperback
  • Jack Stalwart Collection - 14 Books - Collection - 9781782959014 - Elizabeth Singer Hunt
    JCKS 7 years +
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    Nine-year-old Secret Agent Jack Stalwart defeats pirates, rescues fine art and tracks down the crown jewels as he travels around the world in Elizabeth Singer Hunt's action-packed books.

    This collection of 14 books offers much more than the usual heroic adventures you'd expect as each book is set in a different country that is highlighted on a world map. The stories are also complemented by fantastic educational material that will engage young readers who are interested in new and exciting countries.

    This series will appeal to children aged 7 and over and is highly rated by parents.

    Format: paperback
  • Pamela Butchart Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9781788004305 - Pamela Butchart
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    Headteachers who are vampire rats; demon dinner ladies; baby aliens... They all appear in these hilarious school stories from the Blue Peter Award-winning Pamela Butchart.

    Illustrated by Thomas Flintham, these seven books will have children laughing all the way through as Izzy and her friends uncover all sorts of startling secrets in their 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 and a spooky story about werewolves.

    Format: paperback
  • The North Police: Elf Detectives Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781474776554 - Scott Sonneborn
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    The North Police are a group of seasonal sleuths who are always present when the day needs saving and a case needs cracking!

    Throughout these stories they meet the South Police; have to deal with a computer meltdown; and play some reindeer games.

    All of these books have easy-to-follow plots and fun and colourful illustrations and they bring some Christmas cheer into your children's reading. They bridge the gap between readers and chapter books perfectly.

    Format: paperback
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    From one of the UK's best-loved broadcasters, this hilarious book is a must-read for animal-loving children and would be purr-fect for fans of The Aristocats and The Secret Life of Pets!

    Toto the cat and her brother Silver live footloose and fancy-free in a townhouse in London. Toto is almost totally blind, and learned to trust her senses from a ninja cat-master who taught her back in Italy where they were born. By day, Toto and Silver seem to be ordinary cats, but by night, they love to have adventures.

    One evening, Toto learns that a king cobra has escaped from London Zoo. With help from a very posh cat and two hungry tigers, Toto and Silver must investigate. Can they find the giant snake before it's too late?
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    From one of the UK's best-loved broadcasters, this hilarious book is a must-read for animal-loving children and would be purr-fect for fans of The Aristocats and The Secret Life of Pets!

    Toto the amazing ninja cat is back and cooler than ever! Something cat-astrophic has happened: all the cheese in the world has been stolen. Join Toto, her brother Silver and their best friend Catface on a secret mission to save the day. Toto is going to need all her ninja skills to defeat the fur-midable cheese thief...
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    "The princess may try seven times to escape By changing her colour and changing her shape." But each time Princess Eliza changes - into a blue fish, a yellow chick, a red fox or a black cat - the wicked wizard finds her and sets her another horrible task. Will this plucky princess be able to outwit him and escape back to the palace in time to cut her birthday cake? The Princess and the Wizard is a magical adventure from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. With brilliant rhyming verse, bright and distinctive illustrations and glitter on every page, this story is perfect for reading together. Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.