Action & Adventure Books for Kids

  • ICEM 7 years +
    7 years +
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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?
  • Pokemon Early Readers Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781408358610
    ERPK 5 years +
    5 years +
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    These exciting first readers invite children aged 5 and over on an incredible journey with Ash, Pikachu and their friends as they try to catch 'em all!

    Our heroes enjoy an adventure in Alola; take on the Guardian's challenge; and run into trouble with Team Rocket. Featuring familiar characters and short, easy-to-read sentences, these books are engaging from the very first page.

    Gotta read 'em all!

    Format: paperback
  • Flat Stanley Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9780603576256 - Jeff Brown
    FLST 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Our Flat Stanley Collection features an enjoyable and exciting selection of tales following Stanley Lambchop - the ordinary boy who was flattened after an incident with a falling noticeboard.

    Written by Jeff Brown, these books follow Stanley as he uses his unique gift of being flat to head on an airmail trip to Egypt in search of ancient treasure and then a quest to save Christmas...

    Format: paperback
  • Monster & Chips Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780007974658 - David O'Connell
    MOAC 7 years +
    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
    TTDM 14 years +
    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 +
    (1)
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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. All 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
    BLUM 7 years +
    7 years +
    (2)
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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
    DCBP 7 years +
    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
    FRMF 7 years +
    7 years +
    (2)
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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
  • Collins Modern Classics Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780007975402
    CMCN 9 years +
    9 years +
    (1)
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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
    JAMI 7 years +
    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 +
    7 years +
    (1)
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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
  • Mark Lowery Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781848127845 - Mark Lowery
    MRKL 9 years +
    9 years +
    (2)
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    Roald Dahl Funny Prize-shortlisted author Mark Lowery's hilarious books following the misadventures of Roman Garstang will appeal to fans of Barry Loser, The 13-Storey Treehouse 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; The Great Caravan Catastrophe has Roman's cousin marrying the cousin of 'The Worst Person Who Ever Lived'; and Revenge of the Spaghetti Hoops follows Roman as he vows to take a starring role in an ex-pupil's reality TV show.

    Format: paperback
  • Pamela Butchart Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9781788004305 - Pamela Butchart
    PAME 9 years +
    9 years +
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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
    TNPO 5 years +
    5 years +
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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
  • Beast Quest: Heroes and Battles (Series 14-18) Collection - 20 Books - Collection - 9781408358870 - Adam Blade
    BTQU 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
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    Children will be excited to join Tom and Elenna in the Heroes and Battles collection of 20 Beast Quest books.

    Appealing to newly independent readers and those who wouldn't normally pick up a book, this collection comes in a roar-some slipcase and finds the heroic duo freeing the magical Good Beasts to battle against all kinds of evil.

    The exciting stories are easy to read, very appealing and features battles against slithering serpents, bone-crunching beasts and raging reptiles. You'll enjoy them as much as the kids!

    Please note that these books do not come with any collector cards. Format: paperback
  • Stinkbomb & Ketchup Face Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780192771919 - John Dougherty
    SBKF 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
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    Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face are two characters your children will be excited to meet. Stupendously hilarious, their crazy adventures are full of anarchic fun and are sure to delight any fan of the Barry Loser stories.

    Written by John Dougherty, the stories feature artwork from Mr Gum illustrator David Tazzyman and are full of nail-biting, silly and mildly perilous adventure. There are dodgy badgers, porcupines and pizzas hanging about, too...

    Format: paperback
  • Sport Stories Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781474776493 - Jake Maddox
    SSTR 8 years +
    8 years +
    (1)
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    Written specially for children aged between 6 and 8 who are moving on from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 level, these sports stories from Jake Maddox are winning reads!
    The children in these stories face obstacles both on and off the field of play and there's a focus on mental and social challenges. Based around cycling, karate, BMX and skateboarding, they highlight how important persistence and courage is to being a success in sport.
    Format: paperback.
  • The Chronicles of Narnia Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780007126590 - CS Lewis
    NRNI 9 years +
    9 years +
    (3)
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    Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy walk through the wardrobe and into an enchanting and incredible world throughout the seven books that make up The Chronicles of Narnia. A classic series by C.S. Lewis, these are books that belong on every child's bookshelf.

    The children meet iconic characters including Mr Tumnus the Faun and Aslan the lion and battle against the evil White Witch as they visit Narnia. Although there is one incredible overarching story, these books can be enjoyed equally as stand-alones.

    Fantastic fantasy adventures that are rightly acclaimed as among the best children's books of all time.

    This collection contains books 1-7 (the complete series) in C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia.
    Format: paperback
  • DUU2 12 years +
    12 years +
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    Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy is one of the most compelling and influential series of modern times and The Book of Dust finds the acclaimed author returning to the world of these novels.

    Malcolm Polstead and his daemon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn, near Oxford. Just across the River Thames is the Godstow Priory, where the nuns live. Malcolm knows the River Thames well through his canoeing (his boat is called La Belle Sauvage) and soon learns the priory has a guest staying - a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua...

    An intelligent read that touches on all the vital and important themes Northern Lights (or The Golden Compass, if you prefer), The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass covered, this is a must-have for readers of all ages who enjoy thought-provoking fiction.
  • The Accidental President Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780192771902 - Tom McLaughlin
    ACCD 9 years +
    9 years +
    (2)
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    Grown-ups have had their turn at running things, and let's face it, they've been rubbish. These books find the kids taking charge and enjoying roles as the prime minister, the President, a secret agent, a billionaire and even Father Christmas!

    Very funny and filled with fantastic illustrations, these charming stories are easy to follow and will appeal to those who enjoy David Walliams or the Treehouse books.

    Format: paperback
  • The Adventures of Pug Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781526604378 - Laura James
    APUG 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
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    You'll want to give this pug a hug as he helps your children get into reading!

    Pug is a dog who's always on an adventure. Throughout these books, he heads to the high seas in a smart sailor suit despite being scared of water; learns all about the Wild West (and how to be a cowboy!) with his faithful companion Lady Miranda; and has a scary run-in with a lion while on safari one night.

    Written by Laura James and illustrated in full colour by Eglantine Ceuelemans, these are funny adventures for children who love animals, especially friendly doggies!
  • MCQ2 9 years +
    9 years +
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    The third and final book in Percy Jackson author Rick Riordan's Magnus Chase series won the Goodreads Choice Award in 2017 and is an exhilarating and dramatic page-turner that finds Magnus and Loki's war coming to an end.

    Loki is free from his chains and is readying Naglfar, the Ship of the Dead, to sail against the Norse gods as he prepares for the final battle of Ragnarok.

    Magnus and his friends must stop Loki's plans. To do so, they're going to have to fight angry sea gods, ferocious giants and dangerous dragons. Oh, and Magnus has his own demons to battle as well...
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    8 years +
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    Blue the velociraptor is back alongside Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Deering (Bryce Dallas Howard) in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

    This accessible book follows the plot of the film as a team are sent to Isla Nublar to try and save a number of dinosaurs - including Blue - from extinction once again... But not everything is as it seems!

    This book makes use of augmented reality so that Blue can be brought to life right before your eyes!