Action & Adventure Books for Kids
DCSP 6 years +6 years +
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.
- RRP £39.90
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- Just £1.20 per book
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.
ZOMB 13 years +13 years +
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...
- RRP £39.95
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- Just £1.60 per book
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.
GOMO 5 years +5 years +
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.
- RRP £14.97
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- Just £1.66 per book
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 +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.
- RRP £20.97
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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...
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...
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.
AQXZS 7 years +7 years +
Andy and Terry's treehouse has already been the setting for so many incredible adventures - and now they've added 13 more storeys!
- RRP £6.99
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The fourth book in Andy Griffith and Terry Denton's wacky series and the winner of the Abia Book of the Year, The 52-Storey Treehouse finds the lovable characters adding a watermelon-smashing level, a wave machine and a life-size (and very real!) snakes and ladders game to their treehouse.
They've also set up a state-of-the-art detective agency. Which is very lucky, as Mr Big Nose has gone missing... with cartoon-style illustrations, zany humour and crazy characters, this is a brilliant read for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and David Walliams' books.
KVBK 13 years +13 years +
Travis Delaney is the star of award-winning author Kevin Brooks' detective series and his adventures are packed with fast-paced action and suspense.
- RRP £20.97
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- Just £2.00 per book
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...
NNS2 7 years +7 years +
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.
- RRP £5.99
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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?
AWI2 11 years +11 years +
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.
- RRP £6.99
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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!
SKDP 11 years +11 years +
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.
- RRP £58.91
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- Just £1.67 per book
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
XEBMY 7 years +7 years +
Please note: This collection is shrink-wrapped and does not come in a box.
- RRP £104.85
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- Just £1.00 per book
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.
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 £1.57 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.
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
NBST 7 years +7 years +
The Beast Quest books are hugely exciting adventures set in the kingdom of Avantia and they're great for newly independent readers.
- RRP £89.92
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- Just £1.00 per book
There's a dark wizard threatening the kingdom and only true heroes will be able to free the magical Good Beasts to defeat the forces of evil. Are Tom and Elenna the chosen ones?
This 18-book collection contains series 4-6 from the popular run of books - which have now sold 11 million and counting! We guarantee your children will be quickly grabbing for the next book after finishing each story.
Please note that these books do not come with any collector cards.
AMLS 14 years +14 years +
Full of action and excitement, this collection contains the first three books in Bravo Two Zero author Andy McNab's Liam Scott series of thrillers for young adults. These books have a no-holds-barred approach to the brutality and horrors of war.
- RRP £21.97
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- Just £1.66 per book
The New Recruit opens the series and is a book that asks the question of just what would you do if a prank went wrong and killed your best friend... Liam enrols in Army training in a bid to make amends and although the training is tough, he survives and is ready to thrive as a soldier. But then he comes face-to-face with his friend's brother while in Afghanistan...
The New Patrol and The New Enemy continue Liam's story as he comes up against even more deadly threats including a traitor and finds himself on the hunt for a key terrorist target...
Please note these books contain violence and strong language
DWQ2 9 years +9 years +
Can you believe it's been 10 years since The Boy in the Dress first made his way on to children's bookshelves? Bad Dad, the 10th children's novel written by David Walliams, finds him at his anarchic and heart-warming best.
- RRP £12.99
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Frank's dad has been thrown into prison for driving the getaway car in a bank robbery, so Frank hatches a plan to get him out for one night to give the money back. Frank's dad is happy to go along and make amends for his mistakes but the crime boss, Mr. Big, has other ideas...
A fine addition to David's roster of children's classics, this is a pacy riches-to-rags story that celebrates the bond between parent and child and we're sure it will also make you and your children laugh and cry in equal measure.
CHYF 7 years +7 years +
Children will be racing all the way through the six books featured in this exciting collection of Flying Fergus books. Written by Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy, the pacy reads combine cycling with magic and adventure.
- RRP £29.94
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- Just £1.17 per book
The Best Birthday Bike, the first book in the series, finds Fergus Hamilton getting a rusty old bike for his 9th birthday from his mum and granddad. It's not the Sullivan Swift he was after, but when he cleans it up and takes it for a test run, something amazing happens... He finds himself transported to Nevermore, a land where cycling is banned by the wicked King Woebegot.
Soon Fergus, his chimp and their new friend Princess Lily are ignoring the king's rule and bunny-hopping on their bikes over the Swamp of Certain Death. When Fergus returns to the real world, he remembers he needs to complete a time trial in order to join the local cycling team. Will he be able to impress without the help of magic?
With fantastic illustrations from Clare Elsom, these books combine the craziness of Adventure Time with cycling success from a popular Olympian. They're a golden read!
CF0134 3 years +3 years +
Marvel Avengers Storybook Collection is an awesome collection of stories that will please any Marvel Avengers fan.
- RRP £7.99
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This book includes nine exciting adventures featuring Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow, Iron Man and more! Children will love listening to these heroic tales again and again.
PXAA 6 years +6 years +
Packed with fantastic artwork and ideal for preparing Year 2 schoolchildren aged 6 and above as they look to tackle their very first chapter books, our Project X Alien Adventures Collection is full of fun stories, activities and facts that will help young readers build their confidence in reading at Oxford Reading Level 7 and then progress right through to Level 11.
- RRP £154.90
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- Just 64.00p per book
Badlaw and his army of robotic Krools are taking over Planet Exis. Now Exis's only chance for freedom is for Nok and micro-friends Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger to save the day, free Exis from Badlaw and save Nok's parents, too!
Gripping and sure to have even the most reluctant reader wanting to turn the pages and read on, this huge collection of 31 books is specially written by the creators of the Oxford Reading Tree (Biff, Chip and Kipper) to encourage children to enjoy reading independently.
This 31-book collection covers Oxford Reading Tree Levels 7 to 11 (book bands Turquoise, Purple, Gold, White and Lime). It is suitable for children in Year 2/P3.
Please note the books in this collection vary in size. The dimensions stated are for the wallet that the books are presented in.
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 83.00p 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
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.