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In Book People's hand-picked range of contemporary books for children, you'll find novels that have become modern favourites. With unforgettable storylines, incredible characters and so much more, these are new reads that belong on your bookshelf.

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Contemporary Books for Children

  • The Shadowhunters Slipcase

    Cassandra Clare

    Product Code: CBPCF
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    Three Shadowhunter titles in one collection: The Bane Chronicles, Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy and Ghosts of the Shadow Market. Delve into the world of the Shadowhunters and follow the adventures of Magnus Bane, Simon Lewis and Jem Carstairs in these companion titles to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series. These short stories are written by Cassandra Clare, with Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Robin Wasserman and Kelly Link.
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  • The Complete Jane Austen Collection

    Jane Austen

    Product Code: BZUBC
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    "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." About The Complete Jane Austen Collection: Discover Jane Austen's famous novels Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion now repackaged with beautiful modern covers.
    • £48.59
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  • Amy's Diary #2 HC

    Veronique Grisseaux

    Product Code: BYZPX
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    Fourteen year-old Amy Von Brandt's life is upside down. In order to forget Nicolas who has just broken-up with her, her bad grades and the possible devilish fiance of her mother slash principal, she escapes to Grandma Von Brandt's farm. Plenty of Mother Nature and peace and quiet are on the agenda but listening to chirping sparrows, counting ants, observing the mating dance of earthworms ... gets old (and depressing) real fast! But not even Amy can imagine what is to come that will assure her summer will be one for her diary! Based on the novels by India Desjardins, this is another great Charmz title designed to capture young female (and even male) audiences.
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  • Apley Towers

    Myra King

    Product Code: BVJXW
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    In the shade of the Giant's Throne Mountain, and on the coast of the Indian Ocean, Port St. Christopher is home to Apley Towers; a riding school for girls and boys, young or old, who learn what it means to be a true horse rider. Kaela and Trixie call Apley Towers their Neverland. It's the best place in the world - a place for friendship, laughter and learning. But when both girls take on more responsibilities than they can handle, they have to make some tough choices that take a toll on their friendship. Kaela and Trixie call Apley Towers their Neverland. It's the best place in the world - a place for friendship, laughter and learning. But when both girls take on more responsibilities than they can handle, they have to make some tough choices that take a toll on their friendship. Will they have to sacrifice Apley in the end? It takes a girl on the other side of the world to remind them of what's important and that challenges are there to be overcome. As the series continues, a mysterious new rider arrives at Apley and Kaela and Trixie are immediately on the defensive. Not only is she dangerously talented, she insists on wearing expensive sunglasses whilst she rides. Who is this Sunglasses-Girl and why does she persist in pointing out Kaela and Trixie's flaws? It's down to Kaela to solve the puzzle of Angela May, and figure out a few things for herself along the way. Next, Trixie has outgrown her stable horse, Slow-Moe, and realises she has to put the past behind her, and find a new horse to ride. But after a terrifying incident with an advanced horse, she begins to question whether moving on is worth the risk. With a little help from the kodas, Trixie learns that she must face her fears. But will she find her perfect horse? And if she does, will riding ever be the same for her again? Apley Towers is a continuing twelve book horse and pony series set in South Africa. These coming of age stories have a strong focus on close friendships and are ideal for readers aged 11+. Shortlisted for the People's Book Prize 2017.
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  • Goodnight, Sweetie

    Joyce Wan

    Product Code: BVHBU
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    Joyce Wan helps little ones get ready for sleep in a sparkly ode to all things bedtime! This dreamy board book includes Wan's iconic bold lines, glitter, and embossing on the cover as well as eye-catching spreads featuring an irresistible cast of chubby, sleepy characters, such as a wishing star, a lovable snuggly, a bedtime book, and more. And at the end of the story you can't help but wish your own little sweetie "sweet dreams on moonbeams" as they gently fall asleep. It's a wonderful first bedtime story to share with little ones again and again!
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  • Beecause I Love You

    Sandra Magsamen

    Product Code: BTEEB
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    You're perfect to me -- that much is true. But I love you most beecause you're you! Babies and toddlers will love reading, holding, and touching this board book with soft, cozy bee antennae. With Sandra Magsamen's signature message of love, this book is perfect for any beeloved little one. An adorable reissue of a beloved novelty board book from Sandra Magsamen, the bestselling creator of over 30 baby and toddler books, with sales over 3 million copies worldwide!
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  • To All The Boys I've Loved Before: FILM TIE IN EDITION

    Jenny Han

    Product Code: BQOZX
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    Lara Jean keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. One for every boy she's ever loved. When she writes, she can pour out her heart and soul and say all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only.Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control. NOW A FEATURE FILM With a new movie tie-in cover!
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  • Thank You, God, for Grandpa

    Amy Parker

    Product Code: AYJSE
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    Thank You, God, for Grandpas,For Pops and Papas too,For Granddads, Gramps, and Grandpappies- They're great, grand gifts from You! No matter what you call him, there is nothing like the love between a grandpa and his grandchild! With whimsical rhymes and charming illustrations, Thank You, God, for Grandpa encourages little ones to treasure God's special gift of grandfathers. Grandpas and their grandchildren alike will love this heartwarming story that celebrates their sweet relationship. Amy Parker's children's books have sold more than 800,000 copies, including two Christian Retailing's Best award-winning books and the bestselling A Night Night Prayer. She lives outside Nashville with her husband and two children.
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  • Good Good Father for Little Ones

    Chris Tomlin

    Product Code: AXBCD
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    Inspired by the #1 hit song "Good Good Father," as heard on Chris Tomlin's new album "Oh, I've heard a thousand stories of what they think you're like ...but I've heard the tender whisper of love in the dead of night ...and you tell me that you're pleased ...and that I'm never alone. You're a good good Father." Experience the truth of God's love for His children in refreshing, heartwarming ways through the children's board book Good Good Father for Little Ones, illustrated with stunning art by Lorna Hussey and penned by Grammy Award-winning Christian music artist Chris Tomlin and Pat Barrett. With sweet, rhyming text, Good Good Father for Little Ones explores many of the attributes that make God such a good, good Father: like a warrior, He protects you; like a teacher, He helps you learn and grow; like a doctor, He makes you feel better; like a farmer, He provides the food you need; like a musician, He brings you joy. Most of all, a good, good Father loves you! Based on the children's picture book Good Good Father, this precious rhyming adaptation will leave little ones with a greater assurance that God truly is a good, good Father and they are loved by Him.
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Our wide range of contemporary books features treasured modern favourites, poignant coming-of-age tales, exciting books by YouTube stars, gripping novels by highly-acclaimed authors, and contemporary classics for kids of all ages.

Modern must-haves

Many of our contemporary titles are hugely popular and mustn’t be missed. Check out some of our best-loved books, including Noughts and Crosses, The Story of Tracy Beaker, The Fault in Our Stars and many more.

Inspirational authors and thrilling books

Our range features titles from celebrated authors including Jacqueline Wilson, James Patterson and Louise Rennison, as well as exciting modern books from YouTube stars including Zoe Sugg and John Green. Kids are guaranteed to love these brilliant authors’ funny, poignant and captivating books.

Contemporary themes, perfect for modern kids

Contemporary books often highlight important issues in modern society, introducing children to tricky topics with sensitivity and humour. Children will learn about loss, love, bereavement, mental health difficulties, growing up and the increasingly pervasive online world in these illuminating titles.

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