5-Star Children's Books
ARCD 11 years +11 years +
The Alex Rider books are packed with action and adventure and this audiobook collection contains the 14-year-old spy's first 10 missions.
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After being forcibly recruited into the deadly world of espionage following the death of his uncle in a car crash, Alex finds himself in ever-present mortal danger...
Told at breakneck pace, these are awesome stories that will inspire children to pick up similar books.
Ages 11 plus
Please note this collection contains CDs that can only be played on MP3-accessible CD players, computers and laptops. The majority of post-2001 car model stereos are MP3 CD accessible. Please check your CD player is MP3 accessible before placing an order. Import into iTunes or any other media player, then transfer to your MP3 device or player. Suitable for smartphones, iPads and tablets
Format: MP3 CD. Approximate listening time: 78 hours.
CDs in this collection:
Stormbreaker, Point Blanc, Skeleton Key, Eagle Strike, Scorpia, Ark Angel, Snakehead, Crocodile Tears, Scorpia Rising and Russian Roulette.
HWCD 5 years +5 years +
Featuring six of Holly Webb's adorable stories, this is the purr-fect audio collection for children who love animals!
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Holly's stories have sold over a million copies in the UK alone and are full of heart-warming plots that celebrate the bond between children and animals and the importance and power of friendship and being kind.
This collection includes 10 CDs offering over eight hours of paw-some listening!
Approximate running time: 8 hours, 1 minute
CDs in this collection:
Alfie All Alone, Sam the Stolen Puppy, Buttons the Runaway Puppy - Disc 1-2, Jess the Lonely Puppy - Disc 1-2, The Rescued Puppy - Disc 1-2, The Secret Puppy - Disc 1-2.
He races, he roars and he offers a gentle hug!
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Children will have hours of fun playing with the friendly lion puppet who's neatly attached to the back cover of this book - he can be turned right the way around.
Complemented by rhyming text and beautiful illustrations, this interactive book provides so much joyful fun. It's a great book for new parents who want to entertain their children.
EYWI 9 years +9 years +
The DK Eyewitness books support National Curriculum Key Stage 2 topics and cover a range of eras and topics that children will be learning about in their history lessons.
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- Just £1.25 per book
From the ancient empires of Egypt, Greece and Rome through to William Shakespeare, the Tudors, Victorians and both World Wars, these visual guides will help children understand more about these key times from our history.
ICEM 9 years +9 years +
David Walliams' The Ice Monster won Children's Fiction Book of the Year at the British Book Awards and is an entirely roar-some read about a child who is determined to follow her dreams.
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Elsie is an orphan who lives on the streets of Victorian London. When she hears reports of a woolly mammoth (The Ice Monster of the title) being spotted at the North Pole, she makes it her mission to see for herself.
A chance encounter later and Elsie is on the adventure of a lifetime - all the way from London to the heart of the Arctic... Will Elsie's dreams come true?
Winner of the British Book Award Children's Fiction Book of the Year 2019
WWCH 9 years +9 years +
David Walliams provides another 10 horrendously hilarious stories about some rather horrible children in the latest book from his bestselling series.
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Illustrated by Tony Ross, the tales focus on children including the tantrum-laden Tandy and 10-year-old Hank, who loves playing pranks on his long-suffering family.
EABU 7 years +7 years +
As they draw on the etch-art panels using the stylus provided, budding artists will uncover bright painted pictures underneath - meaning their pictures and patterns will soon be bursting with colour!
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With its beautiful butterfly theme, this art kit includes eight patterned etch-art panels and eight plain ones for children to create their own designs on. It also includes an instruction booklet and many other vibrant scenes inspired by nature and summer.
LSWE 5 years +5 years +
Enjoy a brick-by-brick recreation of all your favourite stories and scenes from a galaxy far, far away with this set of eight LEGO Star Wars books.
- RRP £39.92
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- Just £1.00 per book
Packed with images of LEGO Star Wars sets, these are brilliant books for introducing heroic Jedi and amazing rebels and the evil characters who run the Empire.
It will help children learn all about the Force and this timeless battle of good versus evil. The images are exciting and the text is easy to follow.
FGWS 6 years +6 years +
Full of fantastic facts and written by Kate Pankhurst (a descendant of Emmeline Pankhurst), this gift slipcase of two bestselling books provides children with an introduction to the greatest women of all time - and reveals how their actions shaped and changed the world.
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- Just £3.00 per book
Packed with witty illustrations and bite-sized facts, these books celebrate the incredible feats of the likes of adventurer and pilot Amelia Earhart, African-American civil rights activist Rosa Parks and Frankenstein author Mary Shelley.
Engaging from cover to cover, these books are perfect for anyone who wants to celebrate the hugely positive impact that women have had on the world throughout history.
HRYP 9 years +9 years +
Head back to Platform 9 3/4, climb aboard the Hogwarts Express and enjoy the Complete Harry Potter Collection for a magical price. Presented in a gorgeous slipcase, these editions of J. K. Rowling's classics come complete with stunning cover illustrations from Jonny Duddle.
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- Just £4.28 per book
A phenomenon like no other, Harry's incredible journey begins with The Philosopher's Stone. Unhappily living in a cupboard under the stairs at his aunt's, he's visited by a giant called Rubeus Hagrid who delivers the most astonishing news - Harry's a wizard. As he heads to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry makes friends with Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, meets oh-so-wise Professor Dumbledore and the complex Severus Snape and their incredible adventure begins. But evil in the shape of Lord Voldemort is getting ever closer - and the Dark Lord has his sights set firmly on Harry.
Throughout the seven books, Harry learns what it means to be a Gryffindor student and the value of friendship and trust. The eight films starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint were a record-breaking success and now you can relive the stories where it all began time and time again with this amazing Harry Potter box set - Expecto Patronum!
GFCD 3 years +3 years +
The Gruffalo has become one of the most-loved children's characters of all time and this 10-CD collection brings him, and many of his equally brilliant friends from Julia Donaldson's collection of books, to life in audio format.
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Perfect for long journeys and for keeping children entertained whatever the weather, among those delivering the soothing, rhyming stories are Imelda Staunton, Alexander Armstrong and even Julia Donaldson herself!
A Squash and a Squeeze is a charming story; while Room on the Broom is hilarious; and The Snail and the Whale is quite rightly regarded as a children's classic. There is even The Gruffalo Song and Other Songs included, a CD which contains some of Julia's very own fun-filled action songs for children aged 3 and over.
CDs in this collection:
What the Ladybird Heard, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, The Troll, The Snail and the Whale, Room on the Broom, The Smartest Giant, A Squash and a Squeeze, The Gruffalo's Song, The Gruffalo's Child and The Gruffalo.
MZQG 7 years +7 years +
Embark on an incredible adventure all over the world with this magnificent maze book. All 48 maps are accompanied by facts about the country they represent.
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The interactive nature will appeal to children as they globe-hop around various cities, landmarks and habitats.
Not only will they have to navigate through individual mazes on landscape pages but they'll also need to use the correct mode of transport to get from one country to the next.
MELI 7 years +7 years +
Amelia Jane is a naughty doll and takes great pride in being the 'terror of the toy cupboard'! She snips the tail off the pink rabbit, squirts Tom the soldier with water and gets up to all kinds of mischief!
- RRP £24.95
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- Just £1.40 per book
But what happens when the toys turn the tables and play their own tricks on Amelia Jane?
These five books from Enid Blyton, one of the best-loved children's authors of all time, offers a fabulous collection of humorous stories for new readers.
Book People and Enid Blyton - A Lifetime of Adventure
HPLG 5 years +5 years +
Featuring stories, activities and a collectable Harry Potter Minifigure, this LEGO book will appeal to any Master Builder!
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Bursting with LEGO-inspired artwork, it includes an exciting story from the Wizarding World for children to delve into and two comic book-style sections.
There are also activities to complete including mazes, dot-to-dots, spot-the-difference challenges, colouring and more! How much fun will your witches and wizards have in Hogwarts?
JCKS 7 years +7 years +
Nine-year-old Secret Agent Jack Stalwart defeats pirates, rescues fine art and tracks down the crown jewels as he travels around the world in Elizabeth Singer Hunt's action-packed books.
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- Just 93p per book
This collection of 14 books offers much more than the usual heroic adventures you'd expect as each book is set in a different country that is highlighted on a world map. The stories are also complemented by fantastic educational material that will engage young readers who are interested in new and exciting countries.
This series will appeal to children aged 7 and over and is highly rated by parents.
HPCD 9 years +9 years +
This set contains unabridged audio versions of the first three Harry Potter books - the perfect gift for young witches and wizards. They might not be on the Hogwarts Express but they can still enjoy the magic of these timeless tales.
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Narrated by Stephen Fry, these Harry Potter audio books follow the young wizard Harry as he heads off to Hogwarts and battles with the evil Lord Voldemort. Everyone will be on tenterhooks as they listen to these gripping and timeless stories by J.K. Rowling.
Running time: approx 35 hours
CDs in this collection:
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Disc 1-7, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Disc 1-8, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Disc 1-10.
CBIB 5 years +5 years +
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The best-known and best-loved stories from the Old and New Testaments have been chosen for this retelling of the Bible for young children. Staying close to the traditional text, the stories are presented in such a way that young listeners and readers will find them easy to understand and enjoy. The straightfoward text and colourful illustrations introduce children to the mysteries and wonder of the Bible. This is a colourful and approachable introduction to the key stories of the Bible which children and adults will enjoy reading.
This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
PXAA 6 years +6 years +
Packed with fantastic artwork and ideal for preparing Year 2 schoolchildren aged 6 and above as they look to tackle their very first chapter books, our Project X Alien Adventures Collection is full of fun stories, activities and facts that will help young readers build their confidence in reading at Oxford Reading Level 7 and then progress right through to Level 11.
- RRP £154.90
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- Just 64p per book
Badlaw and his army of robotic Krools are taking over Planet Exis. Now Exis's only chance for freedom is for Nok and micro-friends Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger to save the day, free Exis from Badlaw and save Nok's parents, too!
Gripping and sure to have even the most reluctant reader wanting to turn the pages and read on, this huge collection of 31 books is specially written by the creators of the Oxford Reading Tree (Biff, Chip and Kipper) to encourage children to enjoy reading independently.
This 31-book collection covers Oxford Reading Tree Levels 7 to 11 (book bands Turquoise, Purple, Gold, White and Lime). It is suitable for children in Year 2/P3.
Please note the books in this collection vary in size. The dimensions stated are for the wallet that the books are presented in.
GLN2 11 years +11 years +
YouTube sensation Zoella's debut book, Girl Online, was the fastest-selling debut book of all time and we doubt that there are many teen readers out there who didn't pick themselves up a copy. In its high highly anticipated follow-up, Girl Online: On Tour, Penny heads off to Europe on tour with Noah...
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Between Noah's jam-packed schedule, less-than-welcoming bandmates and threatening messages from Noah's jealous fans, Penny wonders whether she's really cut out for life on tour. She can't help but miss her family, her best friend Elliot... and her blog, Girl Online. Can Penny turn it around?
Tackling many issues modern teens have to deal with today, such as cyber-bullying, self-esteem and anxiety, Girl Online: On Tour by Zoe Sugg is a satisfying and well-written coming-of-age story.
PXAL 7 years +7 years +
So many of you have been asking us for the next books in the bestselling series and now we're delighted to say The Project X team are back - and they're set to face their biggest challenges yet in this massive 25-book collection.
- RRP £168.80
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Max, Cat, Ant, Tiger and their new robot micro-friend, Eight, face a number of new challenges that will inspire young readers to keep turning the pages of every single action-packed book included in the collection.
With stories written by authors including Steve Cole, Elen Caldecott and Jacqueline Rayner, the plots follow the gang as they face off against Badlaw; go in search of a missing cargo of cyberbees; and are attacked by a swarm of metal-eating, robotic space locusts. The collection also includes a larger-format Fact File full of activities.
With their 3D-style artwork, the books are perfect for children in Year 3 at school. All-new stories, they continue the adventures from the first series at Oxford Reading Level 9 and progress all the way up to Level 14, meaning they are suitable for children of differing reading abilities.
This 25-book collection covers Oxford Reading Tree Levels 9 to 14 (book bands Brown and Grey). It is suitable for children in Year 3 and 4. It follows on from the first collection back at Level 9 to help children hone their reading skills before moving onto the more advanced stories.
RDYR 3 years +3 years +
With each book containing games and activities to reinforce learning and to test their comprehension, the Ready Steady Read workbooks are ideal for children aged 3 and over who are just starting to build their reading confidence.
- RRP £49.90
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- Just 80p per book
The books covering Level 1 are first readers that will spark children's imaginations. They have short, straightforward sentences and fun, basic vocabulary and each story (with a maximum of 100 words) is easy to follow. Presented in large print, they're the perfect introduction to the joys of reading.
The five Level 2 books have longer sentences and start to introduce new words into the simple vocabulary. With a maximum of 200 words, they have a bold design that will capture any young reader's eye.
SONB 3 years +3 years +
Written by Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo, the 36 books in this Songbirds Phonics Collection are especially designed to help ease young children through the process of learning to read.
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- Just 50p per book
From the Oxford Reading Tree, this collection combines playful rhythm-and-rhyme tales with vibrant and interesting illustrations sure to engage little ones.
Great for encouraging gradual progress and for preparing children for studies in primary school or supplementing their early learning, these bite-sized tales will promote an early positive reading experience.
TOBS 5 years +5 years +
From a pixie seamstress who makes dresses for the Fairy Queen to a little boy who turns into a steam engine, these are charming tales from the one and only Enid Blyton - and they're all complemented by Becky Cameron's fantastic illustrations.
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Stunningly presented, this hardback contains over 300 pages and the short stories are perfect for sharing at bedtime. All the tales first appeared in magazines and anthologies first published between 1920 and 1960 and are featured here in book format for the first time.
QTNB 3 years +3 years +
A much-loved illustrator famed for his iconic association with Roald Dahl's tales, Quentin Blake is also a brilliant and witty writer in his own right and his stories are an absolute joy.
- RRP £69.90
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- Just £1.20 per book
This fun-filled collection brings together ten picture books that are sure to delight children of all ages. There's the over-ambitious Mrs Armitage; the amazing performance artist Angelo; and the famous Mister Magnolia, a man who has so many skills and possessions but only one boot.
These madcap tales and lovable characters are sure to bring joy to any child's bedtime reading. The hilarious books also feature Quentin's trademark illustrations. It's a collection sure to be returned to again and again.