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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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  • Heroes of Olympus: The Blood of Olympus

    Rick Riordan

    Product Code: ANHLA
    Paperback 9 years +
    Though the Greek and Roman crew members of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen - all of them - and they're stronger than ever. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea's army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over...
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  • Cinderella - Read it Yourself with Ladybird

    Product Code: AHAND
    Paperback 5 years +
    This title is based on the classic fairy tale. Cinderella's dream of going to the prince's ball comes true when her fairy godmother appears. But she'd better be home by midnight...Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird's best-selling series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills. Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading. Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools. Cinderella is a Level 1 Read it yourself title, suitable for very early readers who have had some initial reading instruction and are ready to take their first steps in reading real stories. Each story is told very simply, using a small number of frequently repeated words.
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  • The Gingerbread Man - Read it Yourself with Ladybird

    Product Code: AHANT
    Paperback 5 years +
    In this classic fairy tale, a little old woman makes a gingerbread man - but then he runs away! Is there anyone who can catch the gingerbread man? Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird's best-selling series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills. Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading. Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools. The Gingerbread Man is a Level 2 Read it yourself title, ideal for children who have received some initial reading instruction and can read short, simple sentences with help.
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  • The Three Billy Goats Gruff - Read it Yourself with Ladybird

    Product Code: AHANB
    Paperback 5 years +
    This title is based on the classic fairy tale. The three billy goats Gruff want to cross the bridge to reach the grass on the other side, but first they have to get past the hungry troll! Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird's best-selling series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills. Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading. Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a Level 1 Read it yourself title, suitable for very early readers who have had some initial reading instruction and are ready to take their first steps in reading real stories. Each story is told very simply, using a small number of frequently repeated words.
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  • Lorali

    Laura Dockrill

    Product Code: AOIBB
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    Colourful, raw, brave, rich and fantastical - this mermaid tale is not for the faint-hearted. Looking after a naked girl he found washed up under Hastings pier isn't exactly how Rory had imagined spending his sixteenth birthday. But more surprising than finding her in the first place is discovering where she has come from. Lorali is running not just from the sea, not just from her position as princess, but her entire destiny. Lorali has rejected life as a mermaid, and become human. But along with Lorali's arrival, and the freak weather suddenly battering the coast, more strange visitors begin appearing in Rory's bemused Sussex town. With beautifully coiffed hair, sharp-collared shirts and a pirate ship shaped like a Tudor house, the Abelgare boys are a mystery all of their own. What are they really up to? Can Rory protect Lorali? And who from? And where does she really belong, anyway?
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  • Alice in Wonderland - Read it Yourself with Ladybird

    Nicola Bird

    Product Code: AKIDK
    Paperback 5 years +
    This is based on the classic story by Lewis Carroll. Alice is feeling bored when she finds herself following a large white rabbit down a rabbit hole. Then things get even stranger...Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird's best-selling reading series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills. Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading. Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools. Alice in Wonderland is a Level 4 Read it yourself book, ideal for children who are ready to read longer stories with a wider vocabulary and are keen to start reading independently.
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  • Shiver

    Maggie Stiefvater

    Product Code: AJRAA
    Paperback 13 years +
    The #1 bestselling SHIVER, LINGER and FOREVER trilogy rejacketed for a new generation of fans. This chilling love story will have you hooked from the very first page. When a local boy is killed by wolves, Grace's small town becomes a place of fear. But Grace is fascinated by the pack, and finds herself drawn to a yellow-eyed wolf. There's something about him - something almost human. Then Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away...
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  • Beautiful Redemption

    Kami Garcia

    Product Code: AHUCN
    Paperback 12 years +
    "Beautiful Redemption" is the much-anticipated finale of the spellbinding love story that began with "Beautiful Creatures" - a romance that is bound to capture the hearts of "Twilight" fans everywhere. One night in the rain, Ethan Wate opened his eyes and fell in love with Lena Duchannes. His life would never be the same. Ethan always dreamed of leaving the stifling Southern town of Gatlin. But he never dreamt that finding love with Lena Duchannes would drive him away. Lena is a Caster girl whose supernatural powers unveiled a secretive and cursed side of Gatlin, so powerful it forced him to make a terrible sacrifice. Now Ethan must find a way to return to Lena - and Gatlin - as she vows to do whatever it takes to get him back. Even if it means trusting old enemies or risking their loved ones' lives. Some loves are meant to be. Others are cursed...Can Ethan and Lena rewrite their fate and their spellbinding love story in this stunning finale to the "Beautiful Creatures" series? Don't miss the Warner Brothers and Alcon Entertainment blockbuster movie of "Beautiful Creatures" directed by Richard LaGravenese ("P.S. I Love You") and featuring an all star cast including Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davies and hot young Hollywood talent Alice Englert, Alden Ehrenreich and Emmy Rossum. Praise for "Beautiful Creatures": "Watch out "Twilight" and "Hunger Games"". ("The Guardian"). "Move over "Twilight", there's a new supernatural saga in town". ("E!"). About the authors: Kamigarcia is a superstitious American southerner who can make biscuits by hand and pies from scratch! She attended George Washington University and is a teacher and reading specialist. She lives in Los Angeles, California with her family. Mstohl has written and designed many successful video games, which is why her two beagles are named Zelda and Kirby. She has degrees from Yale and Stanford Universities in the US and has also studied in the prestigious creative writing department at UEA, Norwich. She lives in Santa Monica, California with her family. Also available in the series: "Beautiful Creatures", "Beautiful Darkness", "Beautiful Chaos" and exclusive ebook short story "Dream Dark".
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  • Sleeping Beauty - Read it Yourself with Ladybird

    Product Code: AHTYX
    Paperback 5 years +
    In this classic fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty pricks her finger on a spinning wheel and falls asleep for one hundred years. Can a handsome prince wake her up? Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird's best-selling series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills. Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading. Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools. Sleeping Beauty is a Level 2 Read it yourself title, ideal for children who have received some initial reading instruction and can read short, simple sentences with help.
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  • Hansel and Gretel - Read it Yourself with Ladybird

    Product Code: AHATR
    Paperback 5 years +
    This title is based on the classic fairy tale. When Hansel and Gretel get left in the woods, they are captured by a witch who lives in a house made from gingerbread and sweets. How will they ever escape? Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird's best-selling series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read, develop and improve their reading skills. Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading. Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools. Hansel and Gretel is a Level 3 Read it yourself title, suitable for children who are developing reading confidence and stamina, and are eager to start reading longer stories with a wider vocabulary.
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  • Grimms' Fairy Tales

    George Cruikshank

    Product Code: AAWUF
    Paperback 9 years +
    From the land of fantastical castles, vast lakes and deep forests, the Brothers Grimm collected a treasury of enchanting folk and fairy stories full of giants and dwarfs, witches and princesses, magical beasts and cunning children. From classics such as "The Frog-Prince" and "Hansel and Grettel" to the delights of "Ashputtel" or "Old Sultan", all hold a timeless magic which has enthralled children for centuries.
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  • Vampire Academy: Blood Promise

    Richelle Mead

    Product Code: AADYY
    Paperback 11 years +
    How far will Rose go to keep a promise? The recent Strigoi attack at St. Vladimir's Academy was the deadliest ever in the school's history, claiming the lives of many. Even worse, the Strigoi took some of their victims with them - including Dimitri. He'd rather die than be one of them, and now Rose must abandon her best friend, Lissa - the one she has sworn to protect no matter what - and keep the promise Dimitri begged her to make long ago. But with everything at stake, how can she possibly destroy the person she loves most?
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  • Frostbite

    Richelle Mead

    Product Code: AAAVM
    Paperback 11 years +
    It's winter break at St Vladimir's, and a massive Strigoi vampire attack has put the school on high alert. This year's trip away from the academy to the wintery peaks of Idaho has suddenly become mandatory. But Rose's troubles seem to follow her wherever she goes - dealing with the pain of knowing that her relationship with her tutor Dimitri can never be, things get even more complicated when one of her closest friends admits his feelings for her. The glittering winter landscape may create the illusion of safety but Rose - and her heart - are in more danger than she ever could have imagined...
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  • The Adventures of Robin Hood

    Marcia Williams

    Product Code: ABFHF
    Paperback 3 years +
    Told in lively comic-strip style, this book relates eleven colourful action-packed tales about Robin and his merry men. Read how Robin becomes an outlaw, gets a ducking from Little John and encounters a disguised Maid Marian in the forest; enjoy the stories of Much the Miller's Son, Friar Tuck, Allan-a-Dale, Sir Richard of Leigh and the golden arrow. Meet Robin's sworn enemy Sir Guy of Gisborne, witness his visit from King Richard and see Robin fire his final arrow.
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  • Peter Pan and Wendy

    Sir JM Barrie

    Product Code: AOHRX
    Paperback 5 years +
    Second to the right, and straight on till morning! Meet Peter Pan, the boy who never grows up, Tinkerbell the mischievous fairy, the Lost Boys and the villainous Captain Hook. A swashbuckling children's adventure classic for generations, this edition has beautiful two colour illustrations by beloved illustrator Shirley Hughes. Pan - a new film prequel to Peter Pan - is out summer 2015. Praise for Shirley Hughes: 'A remarkable artist and author whose picture books should be on every child's shelf.' The Times 'Shirley Hughes is the doyenne of the picture book world.' TES
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  • A Grimm Warning

    Chris Colfer

    Product Code: AOGJW
    Paperback 9 years +
    Conner Bailey thinks his fairy-tale adventures are behind him - until he discovers a mysterious clue left by the famous Brothers Grimm. With help from his classmate Bree and the outlandish Mother Goose, Conner sets off on a mission across Europe to crack a two-hundred-year-old code. Meanwhile, Alex Bailey is training to become the next Fairy Godmother ...but her attempts at granting wishes never go as planned. Will she ever be truly ready to lead the Fairy Council? When all signs point to disaster for the Land of Stories, Conner and Alex must join forces with their friends and enemies to save the day. But nothing can prepare them for the coming battle ...or for the secret that will change the twins' lives forever. The third book in the bestselling Land of Stories series puts the twins to the test as they must bring two worlds together!
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  • Rogue Wave

    Jennifer Donnelly

    Product Code: ANMYQ
    Paperback 10 years +
    Six mermaids battle to save their hidden world. Serafina, Neela and four others have successfully escaped Captain Traho and his men after their hideout with the river witches was stormed. They must stop an ancient evil from escaping its icy prison by finding six talismans hidden by Serafina's ancestor hundreds of years before. With all the Mer nations looking for them and no clue where to start, will the mermaids find the talismans before the monster is released? The second book in the Waterfire Saga.
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  • Rogue

    Julie Kagawa

    Product Code: ANILG
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    Deserter. Traitor. ROGUE. Ember Hill left the dragon organization Talon to take her chances with rebel dragon Cobalt and his crew of rogues. But Ember can't forget the sacrifice made for her by the human boy who could have killed her-Garret Xavier Sebastian, a soldier of the dragonslaying Order of St. George, the boy who saved her from a Talon assassin, knowing that by doing so, he'd signed his own death warrant. Determined to save Garret from execution, Ember must convince Cobalt to help her break into the Order's headquarters. With assassins after them and Ember's own brother helping Talon with the hunt, the rogues find an unexpected ally in Garret and a new perspective on the underground battle between Talon and St. George. A reckoning is brewing and the secrets hidden by both sides are shocking and deadly. Soon Ember must decide: Should she retreat to fight another day...or start an all-out war?
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  • Pegasus and the Origins of Olympus

    Kate O'Hearn

    Product Code: AMCQB
    Paperback 7 years +
    Join Emily and Pegasus as the legend continues in a new epic adventure that takes us back to the very origins of mythology ...A deadly plague has struck Olympus. While the Olympians fade one by one, Emily's heart breaks as she watches Pegasus slip away. Determined to save him, Emily embarks on an investigation that takes her back in time to the origins of Olympus and to the deadly battle between the Olympians and the Titans. There Emily is confronted with the full power of the flame and a discovery that will change the face of history. In the race against time to save Pegasus, will Olympus find its true Hero? 'Anyone who enjoys mythology will find much to love in Pegasus and the Flame. Kate O'Hearn serves up a winning mix of modern adventure and classic fantasy.' Rick Riordan, author of Percy Jackson 'Pegasus has really captured readers' imaginations' The Bookseller
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  • The Queen of Zombie Hearts

    Gena Showalter

    Product Code: ALIQB
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    I have a plan. We'll either destroy them for good, or they'll destroy us. Either way, only one of us is walking away. In the stunning conclusion to the White Rabbit Chronicles, Alice "Ali" Bell thinks the worst is behind her. She's ready to take the next step with boyfriend Cole Holland, the leader of the zombie slayers...until Anima Industries, the agency controlling the zombies, launches a sneak attack, killing four of her friends. It's then she realizes that humans can be more dangerous than monsters...and the worst has only begun. As the surviving slayers prepare for war, Ali discovers she, too, can control the zombies...and she isn't the girl she thought she was. She's connected to the woman responsible for killing-and turning-Cole's mother. How can their relationship endure? As secrets come to light, and more slayers are taken or killed, Ali will fight harder than ever to bring down Anima-even sacrificing her own life for those she loves
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  • The Eternity Cure

    Julie Kagawa

    Product Code: AKSUK
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    Allison Sekemoto died so that she might live. As a vampire, she faces the rise of a deadly new plague to her kind. Allison thought that immortality was forever. Now eternity itself hangs in the balance...The legend continues BOOK TWO The Virus Must Be Stopped No matter what the cost No matter what the sacrifice Mankind's survival depends on u s
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  • Destined

    PC Cast

    Product Code: AGZOL
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    'I knew forcing a confrontation with Neferet here and now wasn't smart. But I couldn't stop myself...' Zoey finds herself weakened, this time by the brutal death of her mother. While Neferet gathers the forces of Darkness, Zoey must battle grief to rally her own troops; not least Stevie Rae and her newly human consort Rephaim, who has finally turned his back on his cruel immortal father, Kalona. Working to create chaos at the House of Night, Neferet has joined with the White Bull of pure evil to create a vessel of Darkness, a beautiful boy named Aurox. Yet this strange Dark creature is somehow drawn to be near Zoey - and even to protect her...
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  • Linger

    Maggie Stiefvater

    Product Code: AJQZZ
    Paperback 13 years +
    The #1 bestselling SHIVER, LINGER and FOREVER trilogy rejacketed for a new generation of fans. In SHIVER, Grace and Sam found each other. Now, in LINGER, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping dangerous secrets. For Sam, it means grappling with his werewolf past ...and figuring out a way to survive the future. But just when they manage to find happiness, Grace finds herself changing in ways she could never have expected...
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No matter the age of the person you're buying for, fairy tale story books are always firm favourites. Whether you're looking for princesses and happily-ever-afters, authentic Greek mythology or modern classics from the likes of Michael Morpurgo, there's a huge range of spellbinding books to explore above.

Introducing magic

Magic and legends are breeding grounds for the imagination. Fuel their wonder and creativity with our range of traditional story books for an early years audience (and perhaps be entertained along the way as well!).

Old and modern classics collide

Whether you're in search of traditional fairy tale stories that even early readers can have a go at themselves, or more sophisticated tales for older children, there's a wide array of options here. Explore new worlds, meet dragons and enjoy some traditional storytelling along the way.

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