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Journey to faraway lands and enjoy incredible experiences with Book People's adventure books for kids. Certain to inspire a love of reading, these adventure story books have all been hand-picked and are full of action. Be whisked away to the magical land of Harry Potter, or go on a fantastic adventure with Enid Blyton's bestselling books.

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Action & Adventure Books for Kids

  • Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead (Book 3)

    Rick Riordan

    Product Code: MCQ2
    Paperback 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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  • Storm Shelter

    Jon Mikkelsen

    Product Code: CUZ2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    After a tornado, Nathan, Ben, and Alison find a stray dog stranded in a tree. The dog is hurt, and none of them know anything about dogs. The three friends hope they'll be able to save the lonely dog. But is someone else out to trap the missing mutt?
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  • Riptide Pride

    Brandon Terrell

    Product Code: CSX2
    Other 8 years +
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    Tane Kalana is a natural on the water. He rides waves with ease and looks good doing it. But being talented tends to put a target on your back, and Cody Hannigan has his sights set on taking Tane down a notch. Cody challenges him to a surfer showdown at Breaker Bay! The infamous surfing locale is known to be unpredictable and dangerous, but Tane is tired of Cody's bullying, and Cody won't leave Tane be unless he agrees to a standoff at sundown.
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  • Haatchi and Little B

    Wendy Holden

    Product Code: HLX2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Haatchi the dog ended up losing one of his legs and his tail after being injured by a train... He was in need of some serious love - and he found it when he met Owen, who was also finding life hard.

    Soon the big dog and the young boy were inseparable, overcoming many obstacles and problems together... Wendy Holden tells the startling and heart string-pulling tale of Haatchi and Little B in this poignant read which has been adapted to suit younger readers aged 9+ and is a must for animal lovers.
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  • The Beast of Buckingham Palace

    David Walliams

    Product Code: CBWCD
    Hardback 9 years +
    Fly into a fiery and fantastical future with No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams, in an epic adventure of myth and legend, good and evil, and one small boy who must save the world... Illustrated by the artistic genius Tony Ross! It is 2120 and London is in ruins. The young Prince Alfred has never known a life outside Buckingham Palace - but when strange goings-on breach its walls and stalk the corridors in the dead of night, he is thrust into a world of mystery, adventure and monsters. And when his mother, the Queen, is dragged away to the Tower of London, Alfred must screw up his courage and battle to save her, himself... and the entire city. In a future of myths and legends, join the bestselling David Walliams and venture forth into his most enthralling tale yet!
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  • Viking Boy

    Tony Bradman

    Product Code: AFBGS
    Paperback 10 years +
    Viking Boy is an action-packed blend of historical adventure and fantasy for junior readers.

    Gunnar is the son of a Viking chieftain, living peacefully on his family steading with his mother, father and their people - until they are raided by Skuli and his Wolf Men, who raze his home to the ground and take his father's life. Gunnar swears an oath to avenge his father's death and save his mother - but first he must run to save himself.

    Murderous raiders, hand-to-hand battles to the death, mythical flying wolves and a relentless sea journey to the Land of Fire and Ice...Unknown to Gunnar, his life has been foretold and he finds he has a destiny greater than his own story.
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  • Friend or Foe

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: AHATQ
    Paperback 9 years +
    Friend or Foe is a gripping World War II story from Britain's best-loved children's author, Michael Morpurgo.

    Evacuated from London, David and Tucky feel like the war is a long way away from their new life in the countryside. Then one night the skyline of the moor is lit up with gun flashes, and the distant crump of bombing miles away brings the war back to them and shatters their new-found peace.

    When a German bomber crashes, the boys feel they should hate the airmen inside. But one of them saves David's life... Friend or Foe is one of the most popular war stories for children today.

    Former Children's Laureate and award-winning author of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo, demonstrates why he is considered to be the master storyteller with this fascinating World War II story.
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  • Cogheart

    Peter Bunzl

    Product Code: AUUEF
    Paperback 10 years +
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    When 13-year-old Lily's inventor father vanishes after a Zeppelin crash, Lily's determined to hunt down the truth behind his disappearance, helped by Robert, the local clockmaker's son, and her wily mechanical fox Malkin. But shadowy figures are closing in and treachery lurks among the smoky spires of London - along with a life-changing secret. Be swept away by airships and flabbergasted by dastardly plots in this extraordinary and wildly imaginative debut, bursting with invention and adventure.
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  • Oliver and the Seawigs

    Philip Reeve

    Product Code: AKXSE
    Paperback 9 years +
    A lively, gorgeously illustrated story from Dynamic Duo, Reeve and McIntyre! Along with his new friends, a grumpy old albatross, a short-sighted mermaid, and a friendly island called Cliff, Oliver goes off in search of his missing parents. But before he can put his rescue plan into action there's the evil Stacey de Lacey and an army of greasy, green sea monkeys to contend with ...
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  • Kid Normal

    Greg James

    Product Code: BGLHI
    Paperback 8 years +
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    The first book in a laugh-out-loud funny adventure series for 8+ readers from popular radio personalities Greg James and Chris Smith. When Murph Cooper rocks up to his new school several weeks into the beginning of term, he can't help but feel a bit out of his depth. And it's not because he's worried about where to sit, and making friends, and fitting in, or not knowing where the loos are. It's because his mum has enrolled him at a school for superheroes by mistake. And unlike his fellow students, who can all control the weather or fly or conjure tiny horses from thin air, Murph has no special abilities whatsoever. But just because you don't have superpowers, it doesn't mean you can't save the day. Let's hope Murph realises that, and quick - because not far away is a great big bad guy who is half man and half wasp, and his mind is abuzz with evil plans ... It's time for Kid Normal to become a hero! Perfect for fans of David Solomons, David Baddiel and Danny Wallace. Featuring brilliant illustrations by Erica Salcedo throughout.
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  • Itch

    Simon Mayo

    Product Code: AFJUV
    Paperback 9 years +
    "A great debut. You'll be itching to read more". (Anthony Horowitz). Itchingham Lofte - known as Itch - is fourteen, and loves science, especially chemistry. He's also an element-hunter: he's collecting all the elements in the periodic table. Which has some interesting and rather destructive results in his bedroom...Then, Itch makes a discovery. A new element, never seen before. At first no one believes him - but soon, someone hears about the strange new rock and wants it for himself. And Itch and his family are in serious danger...
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  • Fing

    David Walliams

    Product Code: CBWAU
    Hardback 9 years +
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    The new children's book from No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams - a deliciously daft Tall Story of a child who had everything, but still wanted more. Illustrated by artistic genius, Tony Ross. Meet the Meeks! Myrtle Meek has everything she could possibly want. But everything isn't enough. She wants more, more, MORE! When Myrtle declares she wants a FING, there's only one problem... What is a FING? Mr and Mrs Meek will do anything to keep their darling daughter happy, even visit the spooky library vaults to delve into the dusty pages of the mysterious Monsterpedia. Their desperate quest leads to the depths of the jungliest jungle where the rarest creatures can be found. But will they ever find a FING? An explosively funny, totally surreal Tall Story about two perfectly nice parents and their unbelievably monstrous daughter from the phenomenal bestselling author David Walliams.
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  • The Star Outside my Window

    Onjali Q. Rauf

    Product Code: CAXBX
    Paperback 9 years +
    'I've always wanted to be a Star Hunter. But I don't want to be the kind that looks for old stars that have already been burning for millions of years. I want to find the brand new ones - the ones that have only just been born and are searching for the people they've left behind...' Following the disappearance of her mum, 10-year-old Aniyah suddenly finds herself living in foster care. With her life in disarray, she knows just one thing for sure: her mum isn't gone for ever. Because people with the brightest hearts never truly leave. They become stars. So when a new star is spotted acting strangely in the sky, Aniyah is sure it's her mum, and she embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to make sure everyone else knows too -- an adventure that involves breaking into the Royal Observatory of London, a mischievous scurry of squirrels and the biggest star in Hollywood... Told through the innocent voice of a child, this is a story that explores the subtle faces and endless impacts of domestic violence, and celebrates the power of hope and resilience, from Onjali Rauf, the award-winning author of The Boy at the Back of the Class.
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  • Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters

    Rick Riordan

    Product Code: AGYNT
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters is the second exciting adventure in Rick Riordan's bestselling Percy Jackson series - now with a brand new cover look. Half Boy. Half God. All Hero. You can't tell by looking at me that my dad is Poseidon, God of the Sea. It's not easy being a half-blood these days. Even a simple game of dodgeball becomes a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants - and that was only the beginning. Now Camp Half-Blood is under attack, and unless I can get my hands on the Golden Fleece, the whole camp will be invaded by monsters. Big ones...Rick Riordan is the Mythmaster. The Greek Gods are alive and kicking. "Puns, jokes and subtle wit, alongside a gripping storyline". (Telegraph). "Witty and inspired. Gripping, touching and deliciously satirical...This is most likely to succeed Rowling". (Amanda Craig, The Times). "Perfectly paced, with electrifying moments chasing each other like heartbeats". (New York Times). "It's Buffy meets Artemis Fowl. Thumbs up". (Sunday Times). About the author: Rick Riordan is an award-winning mystery writer. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Rick's first novel featuring the heroic young demigod, was the overall winner of the Red House Children's Book Award in 2006. Books by Rick Riordan: The Percy Jackson series: Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief; Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters; Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse; Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth; Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian; and Percy Jackson: The Demigod Files. The Heroes of Olympus series: The Lost Hero; The Son Of Neptune; The Mark of Athena; and The Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Files. The Kane Chronicles series: The Red Pyramid; The Throne of Fire; and The Serpent's Shadow.
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  • Soldier Dog

    Sam Angus

    Product Code: BRIBG
    Paperback 10 years +
    Soldier Dog by Sam Angus is an emotional, action-packed, moving book set during the First World War, perfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo. 'He'll always be true, faithful and brave, even to the last beat of his heart.' It's 1917. In the trenches of France, miles from home in England, Stanley is a boy fighting a man's war. He is a dog handler, whose dog must be so loyal that he will cross no-man's-land alone under heavy fire to return to Stanley's side, carrying a message that could save countless lives. But this journey is fraught with danger, and only the bravest will survive. As the fighting escalates and Stanley experiences the true horror of war, he comes to realize that the loyalty of his dog is the only thing he can rely on . . .
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  • The Wizards of Once

    Cressida Cowell

    Product Code: BPPJB
    Paperback 9 years +
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    From the bestselling author of How to Train Your Dragon comes an exciting high-adventure series - set in an ancient, magical time, full of Wizards, Warriors, Giants and Sprites. This is the story of a young boy Wizard and a young girl Warrior who have been taught since birth to hate each other like poison; and the thrilling tale of what happens when their two worlds collide. Perfect for boys and girls who love fantasy adventure... Once there was Magic, and the Magic lived in the dark forests. Until the Warriors came... Xar is a Wizard boy who has no Magic, and will do anything to get it. Wish is a Warrior girl, but she owns a banned Magical Object, and she will do anything to conceal it. In this whirlwind adventure, Xar and Wish must forget their differences if they're going to make it to the dungeons at Warrior Fort. Where something that has been sleeping for hundreds of years is stirring...
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  • Tom Gates: Spectacular School Trip (Really.)

    Liz Pichon

    Product Code: CAVVN
    Hardback 9 years +
    The seventeenth laugh-out-loud, fully illustrated Tom Gates adventure! Tom's doing everything possible to stay out of trouble but somehow he's got THREE sad faces on the school achievement chart! And getting another sad face means Mr Fullerman won't let him go onthe SCHOOL TRIP! Moany Marcus Meldrew is making things worse and now Tom's annoyed his grumpy sister Delia. Can his best friend Derek help? Will Rooster the dog stop eating his homework? ABOUT THE SERIES: Written in diary form Full of Tom's doodles and pictures & his amazing sense ofhumour The Brilliant World of Tom Gates, was the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize! Perfect gifts for boys & girls who love to laugh themselves silly
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  • Lightning Girl

    Alesha Dixon

    Product Code: BOHFD
    Paperback 9 years +
    The first book in a laugh-out-loud, high-voltage, action-packed adventure series for 8+ readers from hugely popular TV personality, Alesha Dixon, written in collaboration with Katy Birchall. 10-year-old Aurora Beam lives at home with her utterly unremarkable family... until the day she sees her little sister being picked on in the playground and suddenly beams of light shoot out of her fingers! It's time for her parents to drop a life-changing bombshell. Mum is a secret superhero, fighting crime across the globe while Dad looks after the kids at home. As Aurora's own powers come into play, will she be able to balance her new super skills training with school? Will she be able to keep it all a secret from her friends? And when her mum's evil twin pops up, will Aurora think that being a super VILLAIN might be more fun...? Alesha Dixon says: My inspiration to create a superhero called Lightning Girl began with wanting my young daughter to feel empowered. It's been a dream to create a strong role model that any child can look up to - I want my readers to see themselves in Aurora, who is dealing with trouble at home and trouble at school alongside her new powers. I also have a love of precious stones and their healing properties; I have always been fascinated with their spectacular colours and the positive energy that they bring. As human beings we are always searching for something greater within ourselves and a deeper meaning to life and it's my belief that we all have a light within us that can affect change and bring good
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  • Brightstorm: A Sky-Ship Adventure

    Vashti Hardy

    Product Code: BMQFD
    Paperback 9 years +
    Twins Arthur and Maudie receive word in Lontown that their famous explorer father died in a failed attempt to reach South Polaris. Not only that, but he has been accused of trying to steal fuel from his competitors before he died! The twins don't believe the news, and they answer an ad to help crew a new exploration attempt in the hope of learning the truth and salvaging their family's reputation. As the winged ship Aurora sets sail, the twins must keep their wits about them and prove themselves worthy of the rest of the crew. But will Arthur and Maudie find the answers they seek?
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  • Time Travelling with a Hamster

    Ross Welford

    Product Code: AQPDX
    Paperback 10 years +
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    Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2016 and longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017, Ross Welford's Time Travelling with a Hamster is a truly original debut novel from an extraordinarily talented new voice in children's books.

    Laugh, cry and wonder at this race-against-time story of a boy who travels back to 1984 to prevent a go-kart accident, and save his father's life..."My dad died twice. Once when he was thirty nine and again four years later when he was twelve. The first time had nothing to do with me. The second time definitely did, but I would never even have been there if it hadn't been for his 'time machine'..."

    When Al Chaudhury discovers his late dad's time machine, he finds that going back to the 1980s requires daring and imagination. It also requires lies, theft, burglary, and setting his school on fire. And he has to make sure he doesn't lose his pet hamster, Alan Shearer...

    This title was shortlisted for 2016's Branford Boase Award.
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  • Kensuke's Kingdom: Special Colour Edition

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: AAOHM
    Paperback 10 years +

    Gorgeous new colour illustrations for the best-selling Kensuke's Kingdom. I heard the wind above me in the sails. I remember thinking, this is silly, you haven't got your safety harness on, you haven't got your lifejacket on. You shouldn't be doing this ...I was in the cold of the sea before I could even open my mouth to scream. 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 ...

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  • A.N.T.I.D.O.T.E.

    Malorie Blackman

    Product Code: AHUST
    Paperback 9 years +
    It's just your average Friday night. Then the police show up. Your mum's been caught on CCTV, breaking into a giant chemical company. They say she's working undercover for A.N.T.I.D.O.T.E, a group against animal testing - but how is that possible? She's not a spy - is she? Now she's on the run - and only you can uncover the truth. And you've got to crack a code to do it. A gripping story from the bestselling author of Noughts and Crosses, Malorie Blackman.
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  • Going Solo

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: AQXLN
    Paperback 9 years +
    Phizz-whizzing new branding for the World's No.1 storyteller, Roald Dahl. As a young man, Roald Dahl's adventures took him from London to East Africa, until the Second World War began and he became a RAF pilot. You'll read stories of whizzing through the air in a Tiger Moth Plane, encounters with deadly green mambas and hungry lions, and the terrible crash that led him to storytelling. Going Solo is exciting, enthralling and just like its prequel Boy - it's all True...Illustrated with photographs and original letters. And now you can listen to all of Roald Dahl's stories on audio, read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - and there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Also look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting Twit or Miss! and House of Twits inspired by the revolting Twits.
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  • Swallows and Amazons

    Arthur Ransome

    Product Code: AEVFK
    Paperback 9 years +
    Swallows and Amazons for ever!' The Walker children - also known as Captain John, Mate Susan, Able-Seaman Titty, and Ship's Boy Roger - set sail on the Swallow and head for Wild Cat Island. There they camp under open skies, swim in clear water and go fishing for their dinner. But their days are disturbed by the Blackett sisters, the fierce Amazon pirates. The Swallows and Amazons decide to battle it out, and so begins a summer of unforgettable discoveries and incredible adventures. See inside: Crack the Swallow's code and learn all about the real locations that inspired the adventurous author.
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