Action & Adventure Books for Kids

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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?
  • Monster & Chips Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780007974658 - David O'Connell
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
  • Pamela Butchart Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9781788004305 - Pamela Butchart
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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
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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
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    Meet Toto: she's no ordinary cat, and she can't wait to have an adventure with you! Join Toto for a funny animal escapade written by one of the UK's best-loved broadcasters. For fans of The Aristocats, The Secret Life of Pets, 101 Dalmatians and Atticus Claw Breaks the Law. Purrfect for reading aloud or for children to curl up with and read alone, the story features brilliant black and white illustrations throughout. With gentle themes of friendship, inclusivity and winning in the face of adversity, this is a hilarious must-read for all animal-loving kids! Toto the cat and her brother Silver live footloose and fancy-free in a townhouse in London. Toto is almost totally blind, and learned to trust her senses from a ninja cat-master who taught her back in Italy where they were born. By day, Toto and Silver seem to be ordinary cats, but by night, they love to have adventures! One evening, news reaches Toto that a king cobra has escaped from London Zoo! Together with help from a very posh rat and two hungry tigers, Toto and Silver must investigate. Can they find the giant snake, before it's too late? Dermot says: 'The idea for Toto first came to me when my wife and I rescued two stray cats from an olive grove in Italy. One of them, Toto, has been blind from birth, but we quickly realised she had ninja-like reactions. Like a lot of cat owners (or cat servants), we like to imagine our pets having secret lives when we're out or asleep. So before I knew it I was writing about Toto and her brother Silver's nocturnal adventures around London. I really hope that children who pick it up enjoy reading the adventures of our little Italian underdog (cat).'
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    Toto is no ordinary cat, and she can't wait for you to join her on her SECOND ninja adventure! From one of the UK's best-loved broadcasters, purrfect for fans of The Aristocats, The Secret Life of Pets and Atticus Claw Breaks the Law. Toto, the amazing ninja cat, is back and cooler than ever! Toto is almost blind, but that doesn't stop her having brilliant adventures. Something CAT-ASTROPHIC has happened: ALL the cheese in the world has been stolen. Join Toto, her brother Silver and their best-friend Catface on a secret mission to save the day. Toto is going to need all her ninja skills to defeat the fur-midable cheese thief ... Ideal for reading aloud or for children to curl up with and read alone, the story features brilliant black and white illustrations throughout. With gentle themes of friendship, inclusivity and winning in the face of adversity, this is a hilarious must-read for all animal-loving kids! Dermot says: 'The idea for Toto first came to me when my wife and I rescued two stray cats from an olive grove in Italy. One of them, Toto, has been blind from birth, but we quickly realised she had ninja-like reactions. Like a lot of cat owners (or cat servants), we like to imagine our pets having secret lives when we're out or asleep. So before I knew it I was writing about Toto and her brother Silver's nocturnal adventures around London. I really hope that children who pick it up enjoy reading the adventures of our little Italian underdog (cat).' Have you read Toto's first adventure, The Great Snake Escape?
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    "The princess may try seven times to escape By changing her colour and changing her shape." But each time Princess Eliza changes - into a blue fish, a yellow chick, a red fox or a black cat - the wicked wizard finds her and sets her another horrible task. Will this plucky princess be able to outwit him and escape back to the palace in time to cut her birthday cake? The Princess and the Wizard is a magical adventure from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. With brilliant rhyming verse, bright and distinctive illustrations and glitter on every page, this story is perfect for reading together. Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.
  • Beast Quest: Heroes and Battles (Series 14-18) Collection - 20 Books - Collection - 9781408358870 - Adam Blade
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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!
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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...
  • The 13 Storey Treehouse Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9781529008227 - Andy Griffiths
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    Fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and David Walliams will love Andy Griffiths' The 13-Storey Treehouse. Now presented in a cool slipcase, these engaging 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!

    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. Format: paperback