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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How to Train Your Dragon: How to Betray a Dragon's Hero

    Cressida Cowell

    Product Code: AIPTK
    Paperback 7 years +
    High up in the treacherous mists of the Murderous Mountains, Hiccup and the Company of the Dragonmark are in hiding. The witch's Spydragons are guarding the shores of Tomorrow - but Hiccup is determined to become King of the Wilderwest. Can Hiccup dodge the dragons and steal the King's Things back from Alvin before the Doomsday of Yule? And is there a traitor in Hiccup's camp who in the end will betray them all? How to Train Your Dragon is a DreamWorks film starring Gerrard Butler, America Ferrera and Jonah Hill, out on DVD. Read the rest of Hiccup's exploits in How to Train Your Dragon Books 1-10. Check out www.howtotrainyourdragonbooks.com for games, downloads, activities and sneak peeks!
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  • Asha & the Spirit Bird

    Jasbinder Bilan

    Product Code: BUIPO
    Paperback 9 years +
    'I was swept along by Asha's story from the first page.'SARAH DRIVER, author of The Huntress trilogy Asha lives in the foothills of the Himalayas. Money is tight and she misses her papa who works in the city. When he suddenly stops sending his wages, a ruthless moneylender ransacks their home andher mother talks of leaving. From her den in the mango tree, Asha makes a pact with her best friend, Jeevan, to find her father and make things right. But the journey is dangerous: they must cross the world's highest mountains and face hunger, tiredness - even snow leopards. And yet, Asha has the unshakeable sense that the spirit bird of her grandmother - her nanijee - will be watching over her.

    Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2019
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  • Joe and the Magic Snowman

    Enid Blyton

    Product Code: BKNVX
    Paperback 7 years +
    The tenth classic tale from Enid Blyton's magical Faraway Tree series, with exciting new full-colour illustrations from Alex Paterson - perfect for newly independent readers aged 7-9! When Joe is whisked up to the Land of Ice and Snow, he meets a rather bossy snowman, who is determined to make Joe his servant! Can Moon-Face, Frannie and Beth rescue Joe, with the help of their new friends, Goldilocks and the Three Bears? The Magic Faraway Tree has been entertaining readers for more than 75 years. Now these colour short stories offer a great way for a whole host of new younger readers to discover the adventures of Silky, Moon-Face, the Saucepan Man and all of their friends in the Enchanted Wood. `This should be on every child's bookshelf' - Junior Design Awards on The Magic Faraway Tree Enid Blyton is one of the world's best-loved children's authors with over 700 titles published and sales of over 700,000 in the UK each year. Her stories, which include The Famous Five, The Magic Faraway Tree, Malory Towers, St Clare's, The Wishing Chair and the Amelia Jane series, remain timeless classics across the world.
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  • How to Fight a Dragon's Fury

    Cressida Cowell

    Product Code: ATAYT
    Paperback 7 years +
    Dragons vs Humans: can Hiccup save the dragons? Find out in the EPIC finale to the How to Train Your Dragon series. It is the Doomsday of Yule. At the end of this day, either the humans or the dragons will face extinction. Alvin the Treacherous is about to be crowned the King of the Wilderwest on the island of Tomorrow. His reign of terror will begin with the destruction of dragons everywhere. The fate of the dragon world lies in the hands of one young boy as he stands on the nearby isle of Hero's End with nothing to show, but everything to fight for. Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third's Quest is clear. First he must defeat the Dragon Guardians of Tomorrow and prove that he is in fact the rightful king, even though Hiccup has none of the King's Things and Alvin the Treacherous has all ten of them. And then he faces his final battle: Hiccup must fight the Dragon Furious and end the Rebellion ...ALONE. As Doomsday draws to an end can Hiccup be the Hero of the hour? Will the dragons survive? How to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks franchise. How to Train Your Dragon 3 is scheduled for 2017 starring Cate Blanchett and Jonah Hill and the TV series, Defenders of Berk, can be seen on CBBC and Netflix. Read all of Hiccup's exploits in the series: How to Train Your Dragon, How to Be a Pirate, How to Speak Dragonese, How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse, How to Twist a Dragon's Tale, A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons, How to Ride a Dragon's Storm, How to Break a Dragon's Heart, How to Steal a Dragon's Sword, How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel and How to Betray a Dragon's Hero. Check out the brilliant website at www.howtotrainyourdragonbooks.com It's the place to go for games, downloads, activities and sneak peeks!
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  • Little Stars

    Jacqueline Wilson

    Product Code: ASYWL
    Paperback 9 years +
    Hetty Feather has begun a new chapter in her life story. Escaping from Tangle field's Travelling Circus with her dearest friend Diamond, Hetty is determined to find them positions as glamorous music hall artistes. Hetty and Diamond quickly become the Little Stars of Mrs Ruby's show, alongside many colourful acts - including an old friend from Hetty's past, Flirty Bertie. But the Cavalcade proves a dangerous place, and Hetty must fight to protect her darling Diamond, who longs for a normal childhood. Meanwhile, Hetty struggles to understand her feelings for Bertie - and for Jem, whom she has never forgotten. Hetty dreams of a glittering future for herself and Diamond. The bright lights of the London theatre world beckon - will Hetty become a true star? Starring a cast of wonderful characters, both old favourites and new, this is the fifth fabulous Hetty Feather story.
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  • Detective Pikachu: Story of the Movie

    Pokemon

    Product Code: BXNPR
    Paperback 7 years +
    Are you ready to go on the adventure of a lifetime with Detective Pikachu? Gotta read it all...

    People live in harmony alongside Pokemon in Ryme City but when Tim Goodman's father disappears under suspicious circumstances, he's determined to uncover the truth. To solve this mystery, he's going to need some help - and who better than the cute super sleuth Detective Pikachu?

    This is the story of the smash-hit film staring Justice Smith and Ryan Reynolds as the iconic yellow furball.
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  • The Deep 2 : Selkie Warrior

    Finn Black

    Product Code: BQWKW
    Paperback 7 years +
    A never-seen-on-screen series of original exciting adventure books featuring Ant, Fontaine, Kaiko and William, the stars of CBBC's number one programme The Deep, for 7+ readers. Watch the action, read the adventure! The sea is deep and full of secrets ... Boats are going missing off the coast of Australia. Is this a natural occurrence or is something more fiendish going on? The Nektons answer the call to find out, journeying further along the celestial equator to the Arafura Sea. Introducing a brand new enemy with a frightening agenda, the second book in the series will see the Nektons using their unquenchable thirst for discovery and all their bravery to foil a dangerous plot. Will they be able to solve the mystery of the missing boats and escape unscathed? Perfect for fans of Beast Quest, Sea Quest and Ninjago
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  • Tilly and the Time Machine

    Adrian Edmondson

    Product Code: AZMUJ
    Paperback 7 years +
    Tilly is seven and a half - and about to make history. When Tilly's dad builds a time machine in the shed there's only one place she really wants to go: back to her sixth birthday party, when she ate too many cupcakes and her mummy was still here. But then something goes wrong! Tilly's dad gets stuck in the past and only she can save him ...Will they make it back in time for tea?
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  • Robin Hood

    Aaron Shepard

    Product Code: ARJWH
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    Classic stories retold in exciting graphic novel format. Each title includes high-quality artwork, simple text, discussion questions and writing prompts.
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  • If You're Reading This, it's Too Late

    Pseudonymous Bosch

    Product Code: AKWHA
    Paperback 9 years +
    Cass and Max-Ernest are proud new members of the top-secret Terces Society, and can't wait for their first mission. Soon they are kidnapped by their dastardly enemies, discover the powerful and mysterious Sound Prism, and find themselves in a race against time to track down a monstrous manmade creature who guards the secret of eternal life.
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  • The Mystery of Wickworth Manor

    Elen Caldecott

    Product Code: AEOCD
    Paperback 9 years +

    Paige Owens, bright, cheeky, confident, cannot wait to go to secondary school. Curtis Okafor, wary and much less confident, is not so sure. The only thing they share in common is the first letter of their surnames - which ensures they are forced into each other's company on a school trip to Wickworth Manor, the local stately home. Then Curtis finds a portrait in his bedroom of a young black servant dressed in livery. But why is the portrait hidden in the bedroom, and not in pride of place alongside the other portraits in the manor? And then Paige finds an intriguing letter, written over 200 years ago by Miss Verity Burton, who used to live at the Manor, that mentions the portrait. There is a mystery begging to be unravelled! So Paige and Curtis, in their very different ways, start work to find out what happened all those years ago ...An exciting adventure with lots of humour and action, which also gives some background on the slave trade.

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  • Famous Five Colour Reads: Happy Christmas, Five!

    Enid Blyton

    Product Code: ALIDF
    Paperback 7 years +
    It is Christmas Eve, and the Famous Five are very excited about their mountain of presents - even Timmy! But when Timmy barks furiously he is sent outside, leaving a thief free to steal all the presents. Can Timmy still manage to save the day? In addition to the 21 novels in the Famous Five series, Enid Blyton wrote a clutch of short stories based on the characters. These were published in magazines and were collected in the Famous Five Short Story Collection (Hodder). For the first time, the complete text of Happy Christmas, Five! appears in an individual volume, illustrated in full colour.
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  • Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead (Book 3)

    Rick Riordan

    Product Code: BRIIE
    Paperback 9 years +
    Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award 2017 for Best Middle Grade & Children's! Loki the trickster god is free from his chains. Now he's readying Naglfar, the Ship of the Dead, armed with a host of giants and zombies, to sail against the Norse gods and begin the final battle of Ragnarok. It's up to Magnus Chase and his friends to stop Loki's plans. Along the way, they will face angry sea gods, hostile giants, and an evil fire-breathing dragon. But Magnus's biggest challenge will be facing his own inner demons . . .
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  • Poison!

    Hachette Children's Books

    Product Code: AQCFN
    Paperback 7 years +
    A short thriller that's high on suspense! This is a perfect page turner if you want to finish a story in one sitting, especially for reluctant and struggling readers. Cool, edgy computer hackers, Kiran and Ros are teens on a mission to fight crime and injustice with the help of a shape-shifting data beast they've created. In Poison!, Kiran and Roz set out to prove that a chemical company is polluting the river near their school and the poisoning the fish that live in it. With the help of the data beast they attempt to bring the murky activities into the light - and the beast goes on a dangerous mission to save the threatened fish. Reading level for this book:- ATOS: 2.6 Lexile (R) Measure: 360L Book Band: 11 Lime
  • The Time-Travelling Sandwich Bites Back

    Matt Brown

    Product Code: ALGXM
    Paperback 7 years +
    Compton Valance has an incredible secret: he can travel through time using a stinky sandwich. And now he's in big trouble! Because his evil brother Bravo has stolen the sandwich and is biting his way through time, causing chaos. It's up to Compton and his bungling mate Bryan to stop Bravo before time runs out and the universe implodes. Yes, really.
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  • Lost... in the Sea of Despair

    Tracey Turner

    Product Code: APXJY
    Paperback 7 years +
    Out in the secluded ocean, danger lurks where you least expect to find it. Will you survive hungry hammerhead sharks, treacherous storms and deadly stings and bites? Packed full of fascinating facts and essential information to get you to safety, Lost is an amazing new interactive, adventure-packed series in which the reader must choose their own path to survive to the end of the story. Can you get alive?
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