Children's Fiction

Magical Books for Children

  • Chrestomanci Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780007967636 - Diana Wynne Jones
    CHRE 9 years +
    Diana Wynne Jones
    9 years +
    (2)
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    Guardian Award winner Diana Wynne Jones was the author of Howl's Moving Castle and her fantasy books were a huge influence on the likes of Neil Gaiman. This collection, with absolutely stunning jackets, contains all seven books from her hugely acclaimed Chrestomanci series.

    Everyone always tells Gwendolen Chant that she is a gifted witch with astonishing powers so it suits her when she's taken to live in Chrestomanci Castle. However, her brother Eric (better known as Cat), who has no magic skills, is not so keen on this move...

    When they finally arrive, they quickly come to realise that life with the great enchanter is not what either was expecting and things start to get interesting... Meanwhile, the British government office is responsible for supervising the use of magic in Southern England. But can they be trusted?

    Published between 1977 and 2006, these books are full of laugh-out-loud humour, magic and all sorts of alternative worlds that correlate with children's hopes, dreams and fears.
    This collection includes books 1-7 in Diana Wynne Jones' Tales of Chrestomanci series
    Format: paperback
  • Rainbow Magic Christmas Specials Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781408353998 - Daisy Meadows
    RMCH 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £5.00
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    Can you think of a more magical combination than the Rainbow Magic books and Christmas time? This collection is full of enchanting stories for children to read as they get in the festive spirit.

    Giselle the Christmas Ballet Fairy is getting ready for a show, but then Jack Frost steals all her magical objects. Will Rachel and Kirsty be able to get them back in time?

    Holly the Christmas Fairy finds the King and Queen of Fairyland in a fluster after all the elves are stolen; Natalie the Christmas Stocking Fairy has Jack Frost deciding as he doesn't get anything in his stocking, no one else would; Paige the Pantomime Fairy finds Rachel and Kirsty foiling Jack Frost's plans to spoil Christmas for everyone; and Robyn the Christmas Party Fairy finds excitement building for a huge celebration! But once again, Jack Frost is threatening to ruin everything...
    Format: paperback
  • David Baldacci Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509891221 - David Baldacci
    DVBL 13 years +
    David Baldacci
    13 years +
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    Although David Baldacci is best known for his high-octane adult thrillers, he's also gained a huge legion of teenage fans all over the world with the Vega Jane trilogy. These magical fantasies are enthralling, exciting and irresistible...

    The Finisher introduces the magical world of Wormwood. When Vega Jane discovers a map that suggests a mysterious world beyond the walls, she must head on an incredible adventure into a dangerous realm of magical beasts to fight for her freedom. But discovering the truth could endanger her life...

    The Keeper and The Width of the World are equally pacy, thrilling and full of twists and turns that teens aged 13 and over will quickly fall for. They'll be on tenterhooks as Vega battles against a wide range of savage and cunning foes as she tries to find her place in the world...
  • Disney Classics Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781474869591 - Parragon Books Ltd
    DCBB 5 years +
    Parragon Books Ltd
    5 years +
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    Who wouldn't want four classic Disney stories in a reusable tote bag?

    Containing 101 Dalmations, The Jungle Book, The Lion King and Peter Pan, this is a great gift set for any child who has watched the films and fallen in love with the likes of Pongo and Perdita, Mowgli, Simba and the boy who never grew up.

    Children will love carrying these storybooks around in the cool bag. They're all packed with amazing artwork from the beloved films.
  • Disney Princess Collection - 4 Books in a Bag - Collection - 9781474864305 - Parragon Books Ltd
    DPBB 5 years +
    Parragon Books Ltd
    5 years +
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    Little princes and princesses will love this bag full of storybooks - each story features one of the famous Disney Princesses.

    Including Cinderella, Tangled, Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid, these are exciting adventures children will enjoy time and time again - especially if they're fans of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Belle and Ariel.
  • Knight in Training Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781444946529 - Vivian French
    KNTI 5 years +
    Vivian French
    5 years +
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    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
  • Ross Welford Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780007970254 - Ross Welford
    ROSW 10 years +
    Ross Welford
    10 years +
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    Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award and longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, Ross Welford's Time Travelling with a Hamster is a truly original debut novel from an extraordinarily talented new voice in children's books. It's joined here by two other equally zany, touching and page-turning reads.

    When Al Chaudhury discovers his late dad's time machine, he finds that going back to the 1980s requires daring and imagination. It also requires lies, theft, burglary, and setting his school on fire. And he has to make sure he doesn't lose his pet hamster, Alan Shearer...

    You'll laugh, cry and wonder at this race-against-time story of a boy who travels back to 1984 to prevent a go-kart accident and save his father's life. The other two books - The 1,000-Year-Old Boy and What Not to Do If You Turn Invisible - are equally surprising, exciting and magnificent: Alfie can remember the last Viking invasion but no one believes him... He soon loses everything in a fire and decides it's time to find a way to die; while Ethel learns the joy that comes from being invisible is rather short-loved.
    Format: paperback
  • My Little Pony Equestria Girls Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781408354391 - Perdita Finn et al
    MLPE 7 years +
    Perdita Finn et al
    7 years +
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    You've never seen the My Little Pony characters like this... They're now real girls!

    Princess Twilight Sparkle's crown has been stolen from the Crystal Empire so she has no choice but to retrieve it. As she follows the thief Sunset Shimmer, she finds herself transformed from a pony into a girl and she must learn about this strange new world in order to return home to Equestria.

    Luckily, the power and magic of friendship still remains in this new world and the girls she meets remind her of a certain group of ponies she knows back home... These are perfect for My Little Pony fans who are progressing to chapter books.
    Format: paperback
  • Beast Quest: Series 4-6 Collection - 18 Books - Collection - 9781408353417 - Adam Blade
    NBST 7 years +
    7 years +
    (3)
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    The Beast Quest books are hugely exciting adventures set in the kingdom of Avantia and they're great for newly independent readers.

    There's a dark wizard threatening the kingdom and only true heroes will be able to free the magical Good Beasts to defeat the forces of evil. Are Tom and Elenna the chosen ones?

    This 18-book collection contains series 4-6 from the popular run of books - which have now sold 11 million and counting! We guarantee your children will be quickly grabbing for the next book after finishing each story.

    Please note that these books do not come with any collector cards.
    Format: paperback
  • FBJ2 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Please note this book will be available to buy from late January 2018 onwards.

    You've always dreamed of studying at Hogwarts so why not pick up one of the textbooks that the students read? J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (which inspired the hit film of the same name starring Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, the 'author' of this book) is a miscellany of all kinds of magical creatures.

    An approved textbook at Hogwarts that even Albus Dumbledore claims no wizarding household should be without, it's an indispensable spotter's guide that contains profiles and facts about critters including Nifflers, Thunderbirds and Hippogriffs. There's so much for Muggles to read about.

    This new paperback edition has a foiled jacket and features the recently revised 2017 text that introduced six new creatures from the North American continent. It even has a new foreword from Newt that sheds light on the events surrounding a serious breach in the International Statute of Secrecy which took place in New York in the 1920s (if you've seen the film, you know what this is regarding...)
  • Stories for 5-Year-Olds - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509880300
    STFV 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Featuring funny, magical and animal stories this collection of books, complete with cover artwork by Adam Stower, will delight children aged 5 and over.

    Funny Stories for 5-Year-Olds is hugely entertaining and includes stories from Dick King-Smith, Tony Ross and Malorie Blackman; Magical Stories for 5-Year-Olds features fantasy stories from Joan Aiken, Margaret Mayo and Alf Proysen; and Animal Stories for 5-Year-Olds is full of rich and heart-warming stories from the likes of Dick King-Smith, Margaret Mahy and Dorothy Edwards.

    With so many short stories to enjoy, these books are perfect to dip in and out of and can be read alone or aloud.

    Format: paperback
  • Stories for 6-Year-Olds - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509880317
    STSI 6 years +
    6 years +
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    Featuring funny, magical and animal stories this collection of books, complete with cover artwork by Adam Stower, will delight children aged 6 and over.

    Funny Stories for 6-Year-Olds is hugely entertaining and includes stories from Margaret Mahy, Tony Bradman and Malorie Blackman; Magical Stories for 6-Year-Olds features fantasy stories from Joan Aiken, Berlie Doherty and The Brothers Grimm; and Animal Stories for 6-Year-Olds is full of rich and heart-warming stories from the likes of Dick King-Smith, David Henry Wilson and Meredith Hooper.

    With so many short stories to enjoy, these books are perfect to dip in and out of and can be read alone or aloud.

    Format: paperback
  • Noddy Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781444943184 - Enid Blyton
    NODY 5 years +
    Enid Blyton
    5 years +
    (1)
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    Join Noddy, Big Ears and friends in 10 Toyland adventures... the wonderful world of Enid Blyton starts here.

    This slipcased collection contains 10 of the original Noddy stories, all presented in hardback with original text and full-colour illustrations. They follow the little, wooden boy with the bell on his hat as he has his first encounter with Big-Ears and his move to Toyland.

    Throughout the books, Noddy looks for a job; uses his red-and-yellow car to make some money; and goes to school to learn some lessons when he gets a little bit too big for his boots.
    Book People and Enid Blyton: A Lifetime of Adventure
    Format: hardback
  • Chris Hoy's Flying Fergus Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781848126541 - Chris Hoy
    CHYF 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Children will be racing all the way through the six books featured in this exciting collection of Flying Fergus books. Written by Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy, the pacy reads combine cycling with magic and adventure.

    The Best Birthday Bike, the first book in the series, finds Fergus Hamilton getting a rusty old bike for his 9th birthday from his mum and granddad. It's not the Sullivan Swift he was after, but when he cleans it up and takes it for a test run, something amazing happens... He finds himself transported to Nevermore, a land where cycling is banned by the wicked King Woebegot.

    Soon Fergus, his chimp and their new friend Princess Lily are ignoring the king's rule and bunny-hopping on their bikes over the Swamp of Certain Death. When Fergus returns to the real world, he remembers he needs to complete a time trial in order to join the local cycling team. Will he be able to impress without the help of magic?

    With fantastic illustrations from Clare Elsom, these books combine the craziness of Adventure Time with cycling success from a popular Olympian. They're a golden read!
    Format: paperback
  • Winter Animal Story Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781847158345
    WNAS 6 years +
    6 years +
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    With their wintry theme, these four animal anthologies are full of stories that make warming reading for the cold nights ahead and are perfect for sharing.

    Winter Wonderland includes sweet stories from authors including Holly Webb, Jeanne Willis and Tracey Corderoy; Moonlight Tales has magical tales that take place under the night sky; On a Starry Night is full of inspiring stories that find stars shining bright; and Winter's Night would make the perfect stocking filler.
    Format: paperback
  • The Secret Rescuers Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781788002127 - Paula Harrison
    SCRS 7 years +
    Paula Harrison
    7 years +
    (1)
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    The evil Sir Fitzroy wants to steal all sorts of magical creatures in a land far, far away. Can a small group of secret rescuers keep them safe from his nasty plans?

    As the girls keep these animals (including a firebird, a storm dragon and a sky unicorn) safe, they have to pass their secret challenge along to a new generation of girls so that the adventures never stop - and the creatures stay safe.

    With six magical books to read through, Paula Harrison's stories combine adventure, magic and secrets. The stories are all complemented by Sophy Williams' beautiful illustrations.
    Format: paperback
  • A Year of Rainbow Magic Boxed Collection - 52 Books - Collection - 9781408348246 - Daisy Meadows
    YORM 5 years +
    5 years +
    (12)
    • £25.00
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    This sparkling collection gives fairy fans the chance to enjoy one Rainbow Magic story a week for an entire year!

    A Book People favourite, these magical stories follow Rachel and Kirsty as they join the fairies in their ongoing battle with Jack Frost. Completely spellbinding and with easy-to-read, accessible text, they are full of fun and will appeal to any child who has just started to read independently.

    With 52 books to get through, this is a massive collection of fantastic stories at a magical Book People price. Who will be your child's favourite fairy?
  • Roald Dahl Collection - 15 Books - Collection - 9780141371337 - Roald Dahl
    NROJ 7 years +
    Roald Dahl
    7 years +
    (44)
    • £21.99
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    There are no other authors quite like Roald Dahl. A supreme storyteller with a wicked sense of humour, his characters and stories are timeless and unforgettable.

    With striking new artwork to celebrate the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations and a keepsake slipcase featuring Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations, this 15-book collection brings together all Dahl's classic children's novels.

    From Mr. Hoppy and Mrs Silver to Mr & Mrs Twit; and from giant peaches to magic medicines; this is a collection bursting with unique characters, hilarious situations and unforgettable storylines - as well as Dahl's wicked sense of humour.

    An essential addition to any bookshelf, the likes of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches and Fantastic Mr Fox have shocked, excited and entertained generations of children and now's your chance to own them all - whatever your age!

    Format: paperback
  • OZV2 7 years +
    L. Frank Baum
    7 years +
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    An iconic story, this bumper book brings together the first three tales in L. Frank Baum's classic Oz saga.

    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz finds Dorothy and her dog Toto being whisked into the strange land of Oz after a cyclone sweeps away their Kansas house. The start of an unforgettable adventure, they head to the Emerald City to meet the Wizard of Oz, joined by the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and a cowardly lion. Will Dorothy make it home?

    The Marvellous Land of Oz finds young boy Tip escaping from a witch and exploring Oz, while Ozma of Oz finds Dorothy sailing to Australia when a huge storm washes her overboard. Clinging to a chicken crate, she manages to survive but when her and the yellow hen Billina wash up on the magic shore of Ev, they are taken prisoner by the evil Nome King. Will Ozma of Oz be able to save them in time?
  • ENO2 5 years +
    Roald Dahl
    5 years +
    • £3.99
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    With its phizz-whizzing new cover to celebrate 100 years since Roald Dahl was born, The Enormous Crocodile is a snappy book children will love reading.

    The croc is planning what to have for his lunch. He wants to have something juicy and delicious and he's getting hungrier... but what does he fancy eating? The grumptious brute is looking for someone to tuck into... someone like your children!

    This full-colour edition of the book features illustrations by Quentin Blake (who else?).
  • GWDH 7 years +
    Stella Caldwell
    7 years +
    • £6.99
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    Presented in a scrumdiddlyumptious scrapbook style, The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl provides Dahl fans with many tremendous things and wonderful surprises.

    Inspired by his magical storytelling and especially published to coincide with the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations, the book first shows the reader the writing hut in which Dahl created his crazy worlds and then invites them to step into each one - there are letters and newspaper cuttings about a giant peach; an insight into what hides inside a Twits-style beard; and a spotter's guide to the man-eating giants of Giant Country from The BFG.

    With plenty of Quentin Blake's iconic artwork on display and flaps to lift and guides inserted in the pages, this is a book that will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about visiting Roald Dahl's phizz-whizzing worlds.
  • RVY2 5 years +
    Roald Dahl
    5 years +
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    Roald Dahl dispenses with the usual happily ever after endings in the retelling of six famous fairy tales in Revolting Rhymes.

    Cinderella decides not to marry her prince when he reveals a surprisingly callous streak, Snow White befriends seven jockeys who are compulsive gamblers and Goldilocks proves to be a real hoodlum!

    This hilarious collection will have readers aged five and above in stitches. Colour illustrations throughout.
  • AGYTG 7 years +
    Richard Maher
    7 years +
    • £4.79
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    "Roald Dahl's Quiz Book" is full of fascinating facts. Guaranteed to challenge, delight and amuse Roald Dahl enthusiasts everywhere. There are over 300 questions and answers based on six of Dahl's best-loved titles: "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", "George's Marvelous Medicine", "Fantastic Mr Fox", "Esio Trot", "The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me" and "Matilda". With Quentin Blake's illustrations throughout. No fans should be without this quiz book! Sylvia Bond, a teacher and a Dahl enthusiast, came up with the idea for a Dahl quiz book with her late husband, Richard Maher. Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake are one of the best-loved partnerships in children's books.
  • TMX2 9 years +
    Philippa Pearce
    9 years +
    (2)
    • £3.99
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    A Carnegie Medal-winning children's book from Phillipa Pearce, Tom's Midnight Garden is a haunting and evocative tale that will stay in the reader's memory for a long, long time.

    Tom is packed off to stay with relatives when his brother catches measles. Boredom and loneliness plague Tom until one night he hears the clock strike thirteen and something magical starts to happen.

    An enchanting and beautiful tale that will live with you for a very long time.