Children's Fiction

Myths, Legends & Fairy Tale Books

  • Knight in Training Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781444946529
    KNTI 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £7.99
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    • Just £1.33 per book
    With dragons, bears and all sorts of other creatures featuring throughout these six books, Vivian French's Knight in Training series is sure to delight children who love funny and exciting stories. David Melling's hilarious illustrations just add to the madcap nature.

    Starting with Dragons Can't Swim, the books reveal how Sam J. Butterbiggins has just one ambition - to be a Very Noble Knight. But he has a problem - he's been packed off to the castle next door to stay with his aunt and uncle while his parents are away. While there, he has to put up with both his annoying cousin Prune and the weird creatures his aunt looks after including dragons and griffins.

    Godfrey the dragon gets stuck down a well and Sam has no choice but to work with Prune to save him. While inside the well, the pair make an incredible discovery - a scroll giving instructions on six quests to become the perfect knight. Sam wants to complete them, but Prune keeps getting in the way...

    This collection includes books 1-6 in Vivian French and David Melling's Knight in Training series.
    Format: paperback
  • Marcia Williams' Greek Myths Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781406375923 - Marcia Williams
    MWGM 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
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    Marcia Williams provides an exciting and accessible introduction to the most famous and gripping tales from Greek Mythology in this great value collection.

    With witty illustrations and easy-to-follow text, these books are ideal for newly confident readers and those who have an interest in history. The tales are also exciting enough to appeal to those children who wouldn't normally pick up a book.

    Presented in a comic book style, among the stories children will enjoy reading are those of Pandora's Box, Theseus and the Minotaur, Daedalus and Icarus and The Twelve Tasks of Heracles.
  • Little Legends Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781509880201 - Tom Percival
    LTLG 7 years +
    Tom Percival
    7 years +
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    Starring classic fairy tale characters Jack, Red, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel (and a talking chicken called Betsy), these are fabulous, contemporary adventures from Tom Percival that coolly tackle issues that today's children face on a day-to-day basis.

    Jack has always been good at making new friends and decides he has to step in when he spots new kid Anansi talking to a troll in the Deep Dark Woods. Trolls are always trouble and Jack decides he has to show all his other friends that Anansi is a troll spy - even if that means using stolen magic!

    Full of amazing illustrations, large text and frequent, short chapters, these pacy reads are full of familiar characters and perfect for children who are starting to read independently.
    Format: paperback
  • Enid Blyton's Friendly Folk Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9780603571527 - Enid Blyton
    EBFF 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.00
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    Children aged 7 and over will already be familiar with Enid Blyton, the author of the Famous Five, Secret Seven and Naughtiest Girl series of books, so this collection of her early Friendly Folk stories is perfect if you're looking to inspire a lifelong love of reading in your child.

    Featuring a cast of fairies, pixies and other magical creatures including the familiar faces Pip and Brer Rabbit, the stories are gentle and heart-warming. Perfect for those children who are just starting to read on their own.

    Wonderfully traditional and appealing with its old-fashioned text, this collection is the ideal introduction to one of the finest children's authors of all time.
  • RTBT 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
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    This beautiful, illustrated hardback is full of magic and mischief from the one and only Enid Blyton.

    A collection of 23 short stories, your young reader will be enchanted as they get to meet the pixies Rag, Tag and Bobtail, the rabbits Flop and Whiskers, a little brown pony and two good fairies.

    With artwork by Hannah George, this book will spark a love of reading and fantasy in any child.
  • Phonics Readers: Fairy Tale Collection - 9 Books - Collection - 9781788105538
    FTPR 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Written especially with early readers in mind, the nine books in this collection feature familiar fairy tales and have key sounds highlighted to help children read out loud.

    The books come with stickers for extra interactivity and among the famous tales your children will get to read are The Gingerbread Man, The Three Little Pigs and The Ugly Duckling. They all make use of phonic learning.
  • Reading Together Fairy Tale Phonics Collection with Poster - 8 Books - Collection - 9781786171559
    RTFT 5 years +
    5 years +
    (4)
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    With familiar fairy tales, this eight-book collection is perfect for children to share with their parents as they begin to learn about phonics.

    Including Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Puss in Boots, the fairy tales have been carefully retold to help children develop their decoding skills and link different letters to distinct sounds.There are also sounding out and word-building activities to partake in.

    All the books come with 70 reusable stickers and there's even a poster which features all 44 sounds that are practised in the books. There are also helpful hints for grown-ups on what sounds they should focus on while they read, scattered throughout the books.

    Poster dimensions: 550 x 645mm.
  • AOKA 7 years +
    Russell Punter
    7 years +
    • £3.99
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    Children can learn all about the dramatic reign of King Arthur with this comic strip-style book.

    Gripping from start to finish, this is an epic tale of swords and sorcery that has detailed illustrations that are sure to excite and entertain young readers.

    Children will want to learn more about the legend as they read through this narrative retelling.
  • AORH 7 years +
    Russell Punter
    7 years +
    • £3.99
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    This comic strip tells the story of Robin Hood and his band of merry men.

    Fast paced and full of action, the dynamic illustrations are sure to captivate readers while the background information will help children learn more about the legend of Sherwood Forest.
  • Fairy Tale Readers Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781785983184
    FRTL 5 years +
    5 years +
    (3)
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    • Just 60.00p per book
    With eye-catching illustrations and simple sentences, this collection contains retellings of 10 of the most famous fairy tales including Snow White, Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella.

    Perfect for you to read along with your little reader, these have been especially designed to develop their reading confidence. Each book contains a picture dictionary page and a key words page to illustrate the more difficult words from the story and the common words in context. There is also guidance for parents and activities to help inspire children to read further.

    Full of fun, these first fairy tale books are great for reading together and will engage and inspire children to get reading.
  • Beasts of Olympus Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781848125568 - Lucy Coats
    MPUS 7 years +
    Lucy Coats
    7 years +
    (1)
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    Demon's long-lost father has walked back into his life and taken him somewhere over the rainbow right into Olympus. As Demon can talk to animals, the gods have decided he's the perfect boy to be named the new Official Beastkeeper to the Gods.

    It's an important job, but the stables are stinky, the beasts are beastly and the goddesses are on the warpath. Will Demon be able to bring order to the stable? There's a Hydra who's been beheaded by the horrible hero Heracles; Hades three-headed dog gets into a fight and feels rather poorly; and Zeus wants to find a Hippocamp - but Demon has no idea what a Hippocamp is!

    The combination of comedy, adventure, gods, goddesses, creatures and Ancient Greek mythology make these books from Blue Peter Award-shortlisted author Lucy Coats a treat for readers aged 7 and over. There are also plenty of illustrations by David Roberts to add to the excitement!
  • AHWXD 5 years +
    Geraldine McCaughrean
    5 years +
    • £11.99
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    Celebrating the 21st birthday of this highly-respected introduction to the best-loved Greek stories, this new edition is generouslyl reformatted and has a beautiful new cover. Geraldine McCaughrean's elegant retellings continue to keep children captivated. Combined wiht Emma Chichester Clark's glorious illustrations, this collection will form an essential part of every child's library.
  • ANHLA 9 years +
    Rick Riordan
    9 years +
    • £6.39
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    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...
  • BWV2 7 years +
    Michael Morpurgo MBE
    7 years +
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    The epic Anglo-Saxon legend is brilliantly recreated by an award-winning author-and-illustrator team of Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman.

    In fifth-century Denmark, a murderous monster stalks the night, and only the great prince of the Geats has the strength and courage to defeat it. Beowulf's terrifying quest to destroy Grendel, the foul fiend, a hideous sea-hag and a monstrous fire-dragon is the oldest surviving epic in British literature.

    Artfully retold and magnificently illustrated, this is a perfect introduction to a famous tale.
  • OUL2 9 years +
    Michael Morpurgo
    9 years +
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    A vivid re-imagining of a legendary folk tale by the bestselling author of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo's Outlaw is a compelling retelling of the Robin Hood story which will keep fans of Beowulf and Private Peaceful reading late into the night.

    After a fierce storm, a boy discovers a human skull buried beneath the roots of an ancient tree. A skull with a legendary story... Homeless and lost in a dark, strange forest, young Robin is rescued by a motley crew of misfits. He yearns to avenge his father and seek justice against the Sheriff of Nottingham once and for all. Will Robin Hood find the courage to become a legendary hero..?

    A former children's laureate and a multi-award winning author of children's books, Michael Morpurgo seems to be able to do no wrong when it comes to writing great books for children aged 9 and above, and in the case of Outlaw, he triumphs once more!

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • AKWZX 7 years +
    7 years +
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    A collection of six timeless, classic stories: The Story of Heidi, Little Women, The Railway Children, Black Beauty, The Secret Garden and The Wizard of Oz.
  • Fairythorn Tales Set - 2 Books - Collection - 9990000014682 - Lara Faraway
    FNT2
    Lara Faraway
    • £3.99
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    • Just £2.00 per book
    Welcome to the magical world of the Fairythorn Tales. This enchanting series not only features wonderful stories, but the books actually smell amazing too! The latest Smellessence technology means that readers can enjoy flower smell panels and collect each different scent as their storybook collection increases. With charm, humour and adventure, Rose and the Friendship Wish takes us into the magic at the heart of Fairythorn Tree as Rose decides to help a human girl's one wish come true, while Fleur and the Sunset Chorus sees the little fairy overcome her fears and sing in front of everyone in the land to calm a swarm of angry insects. Beautifully illustrated with black-and-white line drawings, these are perfect for children who are starting to read independently.
  • PJA2 9 years +
    Rick Riordan
    9 years +
    • £3.99
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    A previous winner of the Red House Children's Book Award, Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief was the first book in a thrilling fantasy series that has inspired two hit Hollywood films.

    Taking as its hero, the unlikely character of Percy, a troubled kid who has dyslexia and ADHD, the story rapidly moves from a school outing for mortals from the 21st century to a quest to reach the gates of the Underworld with a satyr and a daughter of Athena.

    Fast-paced fantasy and adventure that will appeal to children from 9+.
  • EGN2 11 years +
    Christopher Paolini
    11 years +
    (2)
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    Overnight, the simple life of young farm boy, Eragon, is changed forever. After finding what appears to be a polished stone in the forest, a dragon is born and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic and power. With only a sword and the advice of an old storyteller to guide him, Eragon and the dragon must navigate dangerous terrain and battle the dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a evil king. Can Eragon become the next legendary Dragon Rider? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands...

    A tale of affection, adventure and ancient magic, Christopher Paolini's Eragon is a compelling and action-filled story brilliantly suited for readers aged 11 and up.
  • AHTYX 5 years +
    5 years +
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    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.
  • AANLA Toddlers
    Toddlers
    • £9.99
    "Ladybird First Favourite Nursery Rhymes" contains 15 well-loved, classic nursery rhymes to share and enjoy together. A beautifully illustrated first nursery rhyme book with tabs, it is perfect for young children. This lovely book has a squishy padded cover and sturdy tabbed edges to help find and choose playtime, sing-along or bedtime favourites! The playtime rhymes section contains popular classics such as "Jack and Jill", "Little Miss Muffet" and "Little Boy Blue". Or sing and clap along to the interactive rhymes such as "Ring-a-ring o'roses", "The Wheels on the Bus", "Pat-a-cake", and "Incy Wincy Spider". Then soothe your little one to sleep at the end of the day with favourite bedtime rhymes like "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" and "Hush-a-bye, Baby".
  • ADCEX Toddlers
    Toddlers
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    This Ladybird retelling of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" is a wonderful introduction to classic fairy tales for toddlers and preschool children. Enjoy reading the simple text together, looking at the bright pictures and feeling the different touch-and-feels on every page.
  • AKHNO 5 years +
    5 years +
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    The Little Mermaid desperately wishes to be human. What happens when the sea witch grants her wish? 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. The Little Mermaid 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.
  • AHANB 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £4.49
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    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.