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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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Amber Spyglass

    Philip Pullman

    Product Code: ABKNH
    Paperback 11 years +
    The third and final novel in Philip Pullman's bestselling His Dark Materials series, The Amber Spyglass provides a fitting end to Lyra and Will's incredible journey.

    Although their fates have been found together by powers beyond their own worlds, the duo have now been violently separated. Will they be able to find each other before the greatest war that has ever been? To get there, they'll have to journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned...
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  • The Sleeping Sword

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: ADVAA
    Paperback 10 years +
    From former Children's Laureate and award-winning author Michael Morpurgo comes The Sleeping Sword, reissued with a beautiful new cover.

    When Bun Bendle is struck blind he feels like he is drowning in blackness. But the discovery of an ancient tomb and a strangely familiar sword changes him forever.

    For Bun, a centuries-old power may lead to a bright future.
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  • The Dog Who Saved the World

    Ross Welford

    Product Code: BUASM
    Paperback 10 years +
    The astounding new novel from the bestselling and Costa-shortlisted author of Time Travelling with a Hamster, this is a story for everyone of ten and older who loves adventure, laughs and tears. "One of my favourite middle-grade writers" Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink and Stars When eleven-year-old Georgie befriends an eccentric retired scientist, she becomes the test subject for a thrilling new experiment: a virtual-reality 3D version of the future. But then a deadly disease threatens the life of every dog in the country and Georgie's beloved dog, Mr Mash, gets sick. And that's only the start of her troubles. Soon, Georgie and Mr Mash must embark on a desperate quest: to save every dog on earth, and maybe even all of humanity ... ... without actually leaving the room. An extraordinary quest with the biggest stakes of all, and a huge idea at its heart, this is time travel - but not as you know it.
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  • Itchcraft

    Simon Mayo

    Product Code: AMVSB
    Paperback 9 years +
    Exploding euros and exciting elements - join Itch, Jack and Chloe on their latest adventure. Itchingham Lofte, teenage element hunter and unlikely hero, has had anough excitement to last him a lifetime. Stumbling across an unknown radioactive element and trying to keep it out of the hands of those who want to use it for their own ends was hard enough. But when a school trip to Spain ends in exploding currency and rioting locals, he knows that he has to continue to look for answers. Itch knows the lives of those closest to him are at risk. He must track down a deadly enemy who will stop at nothing to take his vengeance...
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  • Truckers

    Terry Pratchett

    Product Code: AMRLP
    Paperback 11 years +
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    Imagine that all around you, hidden from sight, there are thousands of tiny people. They are four inches tall, brave, stubborn and resourceful. They are the nomes. The nomes in this story live under the floorboards of a large Department Store and have never been outside. In fact, they don't even believe in outside. But new nomes arrive, from - where else? - and they bring with them terrifying news: the Store is closing down and Everything Must Go ...The fantastically funny first book of the nomes, from the author of the bestselling Discworld series.
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  • The Boy Who Biked the World

    Alastair Humphreys

    Product Code: ALKSI
    Paperback 9 years +
    Tom really wants to be an explorer. His favourite book is an atlas and he follows adventurers not footballers. His schooldays are spent daydreaming about travelling from Tibet to Timbuktu. A private wish blurted out loud started his freewheeling adventure: I'm going to cycle round the world. His classmates laughed. No one believed him, least of all his teacher. The mountains will be too high! The desert is too hot! Everyone shouted their reasons why his dream was impossible. But it was a funny thing, the more that people told him he couldn't do it, the more Tom found himself wanting to prove them wrong.
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  • The Hero Pup

    Megan Rix

    Product Code: ALHXI
    Paperback 9 years +
    The Hero Pup is a heartwarming and uplifting story from Megan Rix - bestselling author of The Great Escape, The Vicotory Dogs, The Bomber Dog and A Soldier's Friend. A classic-in-the-making, Megan Rix takes little-known true stories of animal heroes and turns them into must-have heartwarming stories for 8+ readers, perfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo and Sarah Lean. "If you love Michael Morpurgo, you will enjoy this". (Express). "A moving tale told with warmth, kindliness and lashings of good sense that lovers of Dick King-Smith will especially appreciate". (The Times). "Every now and then a writer comes along with a unique way of storytelling...Meet Megan Rix ...her novels are deeply moving and will strike a chord with animal lovers". (LoveReading). About the author: Megan Rix lives in England with her husband, and their adorable dogs, Traffy and Bella. Also available by Megan Rix: The Great Escape, The Victory Dogs, The Bomber Dog and don't miss A Soldier's Friend.
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  • King of the Cloud Forests

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: ADUXD
    Paperback 10 years +
    Michael Morpurgo is a master storyteller, former Children's Laureate and multi-award winner. This is a fresh reissue of his much-loved story King of the Cloud Forests, complete with a beautiful new cover.

    Escaping from China as the Japanese invade, Ashley and Uncle Sung embark on a perilous journey across the Himalayas. Then Ashley finds himself alone in the hostile mountains, battling for his life.

    He is just about to give up all hope, when he has a mysterious and terrifying encounter.
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  • Cakes in Space

    Philip Reeve

    Product Code: AMLNM
    Paperback 9 years +
    Astra's family are all snoring in their sleeping pods, but Astra is WIDE AWAKE. With her friend, Pilbeam, she goes off exploring and soon finds out the ship is in deep trouble. It's been knocked off course and invaded by a gang of Poglites, an alien salvage crew searching for spoonage. But even the Poglites need Astra's help when they discover something far more sinister lurking in the canteen. Sure, they're cakes; but no one would describe them as sweet. Another splendiferous adventure from dynamic duo, Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre.
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  • The Alchemyst

    Michael Scott

    Product Code: AMYDW
    Paperback 9 years +
    Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on 28 September 1330. Nearly seven hundred years later, he is acknowledged as the greatest Alchemyst of his day. It is said that he discovered the secret of eternal life. The records show that he died in 1418. But his tomb is empty and Nicholas Flamel lives. The secret of eternal life is hidden within the book he protects - the Book of Abraham the Mage. It's the most powerful book that has ever existed. In the wrong hands, it will destroy the world. And that's exactly what Dr. John Dee plans to do when he steals it. Humankind won't know what's happening until it's too late. And if the prophecy is right, Sophie and Josh Newman are the only ones with the power to save the world as we know it. Sometimes legends are true. And Sophie and Josh Newman are about to find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time.
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  • Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Bees of Stupidity

    John Dougherty

    Product Code: AMLDQ
    Paperback 7 years +
    Ssh! Keep the noise down! Shut Uuuuuppp!!! Thanks ...There are strange things happening on the island of Great Kerfuffle. Listen carefully ...can you hear that humming noise? It's getting louder ...and louder ...it's coming this way! I think we'd better LEG IT!! Oh, hang about, here come our heroes, Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face to save us. They're sure to know what's beehind all this strange beehaviour. Let's hope they don't buzz off beefore the end of the story!
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  • Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex

    Eoin Colfer

    Product Code: ABJCT
    Paperback 9 years +
    Artemis Fowl's criminal ways have finally got the better of him...Young Artemis has frequently used high-tech fairy magic to mastermind the most devious criminal activity of the new century. Now, at a conference in Iceland, Artemis has gathered the fairies to present his latest idea to save the world from global warming. But Artemis is behaving strangely - he seems different. Something terrible has happened to him ...Artemis Fowl has become nice. The fairies diagnose Atlantis Complex (that's obsessive compulsive disorder to you and I) - it seems dabbling in magic has damaged Artemis' main weapon: his mind. Fairy ally Captain Holly Short doesn't know what to do. The subterranean volcanoes are under attack from vicious robots and Artemis cannot fight them. Can Holly get the real Artemis back - before the robot probes destroy every human and life form? This eagerly-awaited adventure is now out in paberback with a fabulous new cover-look to celebrate ten years of Artemis action.
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  • Northern Lights

    Philip Pullman

    Product Code: ABKNI
    Paperback 12 years +
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    Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world...
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  • Hitler's Canary

    Sandi Toksvig

    Product Code: ADWEH
    Paperback 9 years +
    It's April 1940 and German troops are pouring onto the streets of Denmark. 12-year-old Bamse is ordered by his father to keep his head down and stay out of trouble. But Bamse and his daring friend Anton can't resist playing the occasional practical joke on the invading soldiers. When it becomes clear that the trouble isn't just going to pass them by, the people of Denmark decide to take action and Bamse and his eccentric family are about to take part in one of history's most dramatic rescues - smuggling Denmark's Jewish population, across the water to Sweden, and safety. Many of the characters are based on Sandi's own family, including her father, Bamse, and the book was inspired by the stories he told to her.
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