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  • DDR2 9 years +
    Jeff Kinney
    9 years +
    • £6.99
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    The eleventh story in Jeff Kinney's all-conquering Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Double Down finds the pressure really piling up on Greg Heffley.

    Greg's mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she asks him to put down the controller and 'explore his creative side'. As if that wasn't enough, Halloween is coming around quick and he's getting frights from every angle.

    He finds a bag of gummy worms and this sparks an idea... could he make a movie to get his mom off his back? And could his directorial debut make him rich and famous? You just know things won't go quite to plan.
  • MNW2 9 years +
    David Walliams
    9 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    One of the UK's favourite storytellers, David Walliams' novels are full of wit and wisdom. They have heart-warming themes and a spiky sense of humour that appeals to any fan of Roald Dahl. In this book, he's delighted to introduce children to the Midnight Gang!

    Although most children are fast asleep by the time the clock strikes 12, the Midnight Gang's adventures are just beginning... Tom has been hit on the head by a cricket ball and finds himself at Lord Funt hospital, a place run by terrifying porters and wicked matrons. However, when he meets four other patients in the children's ward, things get exciting.

    While bonding, the five friends find all their dreams coming true. This is a spellbinding book about the power of friendship and magic. It's just as captivating as Walliams' previous books Mr Stink, The Boy in the Dress and Gangsta Granny and has a cast of characters your children will instantly love.
  • The Little Miss Collection: 20 Books in a Box - Collection - 9780603572913 - Roger Hargreaves
    LMIT 3 years +
    Roger Hargreaves
    3 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £59.80
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    • Just 50.00p per book
    This tray of Little Miss books will bring a smile to the face of your children that is just as big as Little Miss Sunshine's.

    Favourites with children for many years, there are 20 books to enjoy and all of the most popular characters are featured, including Little Miss Naughty, Little Miss Chatterbox and Little Miss Trouble.

    The brilliant value of this collection is simply unbelievable and the tray-shaped box makes it convenient for storing. A lovely collection for any fans of Roger Hargreaves' creations.
  • DRSC
    Dr. Seuss
    • £3.99
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    This book will be available to buy from 7 December onwards. Please keep checking back.

    Oh, the places you'll go when you grab your colouring pencils and start working your way through these pages as so...

    Dr. Seuss' iconic creations have delighted generations and this colouring book will provide hours of creative fun for fans of any age, whether you're 5 or 105.

    Some of the 45 intricate illustrations are more complex than others but they all have playful patterns and favourite characters from classic books including The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax and Horton Hears a Who.
  • Little Mole Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781406375879 - Jonathan Emmett
    LTLM 3 years +
    Jonathan Emmett
    3 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £27.95
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    • Just £1.50 per book
    Written by the award-winning author Jonathan Emmett and illustrated by the very talented Vanessa Cabban, these four books are very sweet and star a lovable character in Mole.

    The picture books will capture a child's imagination and find Mole receiving the best gift of all; celebrating his love of home; discovering a secret worth sharing; and attempting to bring down the moon.

    These are lovely stories to share at bedtime.
  • FYAN
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    The Large Family - Jill Murphy's elephant stars of the classic picture book, Five Minutes' Peace - star in this treasury of your child's first year at nursery.

    A charming memory book, it has plenty of space to record all of your favourite moments from your child's first year and spaces for photographs and pictures.

    A beautiful book that will be treasured for a lifetime, it has a special pocket to store drawings, souvenirs and mementos from their first year.
  • BRKS 5 years +
    Warren Elsmore
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Prepare for lift-off with over 20 LEGO brick projects that are out of this world.

    With visual, step-by-step instructions (just like you get with your LEGO models) throughout, this book will show you how to make amazing LEGO spacecraft, planets and many more intergalactic delights.

    Each project also has facts and information alongside it, helping children understand more about space travel and the universe.
  • Aesop's Fables & Just So Stories Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781786171542
    AFJS 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £59.90
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    This collection includes picture books of both Aesop's Fables and Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories. Beautifully illustrated, they have been rewritten especially with younger children in mind.

    Among Aesop's Fables are the story of The Ant and the Grasshopper, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Hare and the Tortoise, The Lion and the Mouse and The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse. All of these have their morals simply explained and will help children understand simple life lessons.

    The Just So Stories picture books are funny and fantastical and explain why some animals are the way they are. Perfect for bedtime, the books explain how a camel got his hump, how a leopard got his spots and how the rhinoceros got his skin.
  • PIXE 5 years +
    Assorted
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £11.99
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    If your children can't get enough of Minecraft, than they'll love to sit back and relax as they fill in the pixellated patterns featured in this colouring book, Pixel Planet.

    Coming in a bumper size, this book brings back memories of 1980s computer games and encourages children to colour the designs in, square by square.

    From cute animals to awesome dinosaurs and many other crazy characters including aliens, this is a cool book for anyone who loves colouring in and computer games.
  • Superchimp and Other Animal Stories Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781784937607
    SCOS 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £24.95
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Superchimp!

    No job is too big or small for this flying monkey. He soars through the trees rescuing his fellow animals but there's one sound that even scares Superchimp... Hello, Mr Moon is a magical rhyming story that will inspire children to learn more about the moon and why it shines so bright.

    The Perfect Job for an Elephant finds Elsie and her mum trying to figure out what she should do as a job. It turns out pottery, cookery and music just aren't suited to elephants; Sleep, Little Pup follows a dog as he does everything he can think of to fall asleep but nothing is working; and What's in your Pocket? has Josh the kangaroo upset that his mum won't let him cuddle up in the pocket, but she's promised him a special surprise. What could it be?

    All these heart-warming books have appealing plots, beautiful artwork and are just great for sharing. They include discussion points for parents and teachers.
  • Meg and Mog Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780141376264 - Helen Nicoll & Jan Pienkowski
    MGMG 3 years +
    Helen Nicoll & Jan Pienkowski
    3 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £59.90
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    Hurry, we are almost out of stock of this magical collection. Order today in time for Christmas and to avoid disappointment.

    Meg and Mog are the spellbinding stars of Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski's classic picture books and this collection includes 10 of their magical adventures.

    The bold, deceptively simple artwork is a treat for children to absorb while the stories are funny and can be enjoyed countless times. We love these books and know you and your children will, too!

    Throughout the books, the duo visit the zoo; head out to sea; and Meg starts driving a new car.
  • I Love Reading Phonics Collection - 24 Books - Collection - 9990000020881
    KE1200 4 years +
    4 years +
    (1)
    • £7.99
    • RRP £95.76
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    • Just 33.00p per book
    This 24-book collection will help children progress towards becoming independent readers.

    With simple sentences, bold text and eye-catching artwork, the books will teach children the 26 alphabet sounds; help them understand the sounds of two-letter consonants; and show them the ways in which they can use two-letter vowels.

    Focusing on synthetic phonics, there are three separate levels to work through in these funny stories and each book features a parent's guide to help you help your children grow in reading confidence.
  • MCEB 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Open up a whole new world of construction with this must-have Minecraft guide! Completely official, this book has a medieval theme that will delight any Minecraft player.

    Packed with guides, schematics and inspirational ideas to construct, defend and customise your very own castle, the builds are illustrated with 'exploded' views so that you can see the blocks you'll need to create them - both inside and out.

    The builds range from walls to turrets and throne rooms and there are hundreds of variations to try out. You can even have fun making your own dungeon.
  • Hunting for Bears & Other Stories Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781406375930
    HNTB 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £68.90
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    Ten exciting picture books full of adventure make up this bear-illiant collection for children aged 3 and over.

    Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury's We're Going on a Bear Hunt is an all-time classic that has encouraged generations of children to swoosh and splosh their way while they hunt for a family of bears and it's joined here by other animal-themed tales including Well Done, Little Bear and The Bravest Ever Bear.

    There's also the story of Sam Who Went to Sea, Little Beaver and the Echo and Leafy the Pet Leaf. With gentle, flowing text and eye-catching artwork, this is a collection to cherish.
  • The Mr. Men Collection: 20 Books in a Box - Collection - 9780603572906 - Roger Hargreaves
    MMIT 3 years +
    Roger Hargreaves
    3 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £59.80
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    • Just 50.00p per book
    So iconic that they're now featuring on their own set of stamps, the Mr. Men have been beloved characters for 45 years and continue to go from strength to strength. This unbeatable value collection contains 20 of Roger Hargreaves' most popular Mr. Men books.

    From the clumsiness of Mr. Bump to the positivity of Mr. Happy, and the cool-ness of Mr. Snow to the loudness of Mr. Noisy, every Mr. Men character has a key personality trait that provides huge entertainment as they head off on a variety of adventures. Of course, this collection includes the original book - starring the one and only Mr. Tickle!

    With bold illustrations, funny situations and characters the whole family will absolutely adore, these books come presented in a handy tray-shaped box and belong on every young reader's bookshelf.
  • How to Be... Readers Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781785987816
    HTBR 4 years +
    4 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £19.96
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    With iron-on badges for each one, these four books will teach children all about four different lines of work.

    Whether they want to learn what policemen do or dream of heading into space, the books are very accessible and explain facts with the help of both photographs and illustrations. There are also books dedicated to fearless firefighters and brilliant doctors.

    As well as being full of information about each job, the books feature activities that will further aid learning and help build literacy skills.
  • Reading Together: Fairy Tale Phonics Collection plus Poster - 8 Books - Collection - 9781786171559
    RTFT 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £47.92
    • Save £37.93
    • Just £1.25 per book
    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.
  • FTRL 8 years +
    Rebecca Langston-George
    8 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    With images inspired by the animated aspects of the documentary He Named Me Malala, this is a powerful book all about activist and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Malala Yousafzai.

    Vibrantly presented, it will introduce children who may not be familiar with her to Malala's incredible story Growing up in a world where women are supposed to stay silent, Malala defied the Taliban's rules and spoke out for her rights - getting shot for her beliefs.

    A passionate believer of education for all, this is a retelling of the story of one of the world's most extraordinary - and brave - figures.
  • Cathy Cassidy's The Chocolate Box Girls Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780141365596 - Cathy Cassidy
    CHBG 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £34.95
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    • Just £1.40 per book
    Containing five books about five very different sisters, this is a sweet collection full of tales revolving around family matters, mad crushes and unbeatable friendships. The perfect next step for fans of Jacqueline Wilson, children aged 9 and over will love discovering the cool world of Cathy Cassidy.

    Cherry Costello's life is about to change forever. She and her dad are moving to Somerset where a new mum and a bunch of brand new sisters await. On her first day she meets and falls for Shay Fletcher, but then she finds out he's dating her new stepsister, Honey.

    Coco may be the youngest of the Tanberry sisters but that doesn't mean she's not headstrong. Coco, her favourite pony at the stables, has been sold and she is not impressed when she looks into the new owners...; you'll also get to meet identical twins Skye and Summer. They're best friends, but lately Skye's been feeling second best. The story of her life, things go from bad to worse when her friend Alfie confesses he's fallen for Summer; Summer's always dreamed of dancing and now there's a space at a ballet school - can she make it? Things start spiralling out of control as the audition becomes her obsession.

    Honey is heading off to live with her dad in Australia for a fresh start. Her new life is like a dream come true, but then she starts school... the girls are very different to her friends in England and she's feeling all alone.
  • BFRYA Toddlers
    Toddlers
    (1)
    • £2.99
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    Meet Fairy Moonbeam and her friends as they get ready for bed at a sleepover in this portable buggy book, perfect for keeping little ones entertained while they're out and about.

    With gorgeous artwork from Sanja Rescek, a glittery cover and a pink and purple strap to attach them to a buggy, highchair or car seat, this little book will delight any fairy fan.
  • CISA 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
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    Published in conjunction with the National Gallery, this comprehensive guide will introduce young readers to the beauty of art.

    Endlessly fascinating, it covers the world's most famous paintings and focuses on the National Gallery's very own collection. There's even a free app for devices that allows children to create their very own virtual gallery at home.
  • BFRYB Toddlers
    Toddlers
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    Meet Fairy Sunshine and her friends as they get ready for a day of fun in the sun in this portable buggy book, perfect for keeping little ones entertained out and about.

    Each book in the 'My Fairy Friends' series introduces a new little fairy with a rhyming story and a glimpse into their magical world. With gorgeous artwork from Sanja Rescek, a glittery cover and a pink and purple strap to attach it to a buggy, highchair or car seat, this little treasure will be a favourite with every fairy fan.
  • Chris Hoy's Flying Fergus Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781848126008 - Chris Hoy
    FLYF 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £14.97
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    • Just £1.33 per book
    If your child wants to read books inspired by the popular sport of cycling, this collection from Sir Chris Hoy will have them racing through the pages.

    The Best Birthday Bike starts the magical series and finds Fergus Hamilton getting a rusty old bike for his 9th birthday from his mum and granddad. It might not be the Sullivan Swift he was after but when he cleans it up and takes it for a test run, something amazing happens... he's transported to Nevermore, a land where cycling is banned by the wicked King Woebegot. However, this won't stop Fergus, his dog Chimp and new friend Princess Lily enjoying an incredible adventure and bunny hopping on his bike over the Swamp of Certain Death, outwitting the Knights of NoNonsense and their Hounds of Horribleness.

    When he gets back to the real world, he quickly realises he still needs to complete a time trial to join the local cycling team. His friends and family help him realise he doesn't need magic and support, hard work and patience will see him through. The Hercules Hopefuls also have to brave the spooky Bicycle Graveyard and deal with the Bruce's Biscuits factory expanding over the park where the team train.

    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!
  • HFFB 5 years +
    Emily Bone
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £8.99
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    This creative activity book from the experts at Usborne will inspire children aged 6 and over to create a forest of fold-together birds.

    Fantastically designed, the birds include peacocks, eagles, flamingos and other exotic and fictional birds. Putting them together provides a fun way of practising fine motor skills and there are step-by-step instructions for every single one.

    The birds are wonderfully designed and presented in a variety of vibrant colours, shapes and patterns.