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  • Songbirds Phonics Collection - 36 Books - Collection - 9780198411093 - Julia Donaldson
    SONB 4 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    4 years +
    (61)
    • £16.99
    • RRP £128.82
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    • Just 47.00p per book
    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.

    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.
  • My Big Box of Animal Stories Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781848692602
    BAST 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £11.99
    • RRP £69.90
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    • Just £1.20 per book
    A boxed gift set of heart-warming animal stories that are perfect for sharing and calming down children before bedtime.

    You'll love the tale of a little bear and his too-big jumper; there's the story of a hare who knows he should not wake up the bear; and there's an adorably cute book all about a baby owl.

    Packed full of tigers and hares, badgers and bears and much, much more, this is a collection full of traditional appeal that any child will want to get their paws on.
  • MEB2 8 years +
    8 years +
    (5)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    What's Happening to Me? (Boys) is a helpful and sensitive guide to growing up and gives straightforward information on the physical changes and emotional upheaval that your young son can expect as he heads towards puberty.

    Tricky topics are demystified and What's Happening to Me? is a reassuring and entertaining read for children aged from 8 and over.
  • OCCD 7 years +
    Oxford Dictionaries
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £2.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    A wonderfully clear and colourful new edition, the Oxford Children's Colour Dictionary is the ideal dictionary for reference, homework help and exploring the English language for children aged 7 and above.

    Bright and accessible, the full alphabet on every page makes finding words ever so easy. And with helpful information on how to use words, compounds, and useful tips on spelling and grammar, this is the perfect book to support your little one through the Key Stage 2 English curriculum.

    Containing a wealth of Top Writing Tips from bestselling children's authors including Charlie Higson, Andy Stanton, Jeremy Strong and Jacqueline Wilson, young children will become young writers in no time at all.
  • GGQ2 9 years +
    David Walliams
    9 years +
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    Moving and utterly hilarious, David Walliams' bestselling story of prejudice and acceptance, entwined with funny lists and wonderfully silly words, shows exactly why he is one of this country's most popular children's authors and a Red House favourite.

    Great for avid young readers who want a moving and hysterical novel in one, Gangsta Granny is also perfect for encouraging even the most reluctant kids to get reading with its Dahl-like wackiness and Tony Ross's characteristic illustrations. Ben's granny may look normal: grey hair, false teeth, a tissue up her sleeve. But in actual fact she's plotting the biggest jewel heist in history and she needs Ben's help!

    Funny, emotional and a must-read for children aged 9+. David Walliams was the 2013 Red House Children's Book Award Younger Readers category winner for Gangsta Granny.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • DZO2 Toddlers
    Rod Campbell
    Toddlers
    (2)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    Rod Campbell's Dear Zoo has been published in a sturdy board book format to suit very young children. The lively illustrations, simple story and engaging lift-the-flap fun guarantee the book's toddler appeal.

    With its repetition and appealing illustrations, this is bound to be a favourite choice at bedtime for toddlers from 1 and over.
  • OTO2 Toddlers
    Roger Priddy
    Toddlers
    (2)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    At Red House we know that many children, no matter how young, are constantly On the Go and this board book will delight them as they get to learn more about all sorts of fascinating vehicles.

    From a Fishing Boat to a Rescue Helicopter and an Ice Cream Van, the book will teach little ones all sorts of facts about vehicles that can drive, sail and fly! With bright and bold illustrations and chunky tabbed pages too, the book will soon be baby's favourite.
  • VFCB 3 years +
    Abigail Wheatley
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £2.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    My Very First Castles Book will show little ones just what it feels like to be king or queen of the castle!

    There is information about kings, queens, knights, banquets and jousting featured in the non-fiction book and the full-colour illustrations will also help children develop their vocabulary skills before starting school.

    With its de-knight-ful illustrations and plenty of new words for children aged 3+ to learn, the book has many things for the young reader to spot and then discuss as they share with a parent.
  • MFSF 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £3.99
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    Featuring bicycles, boats, scooters, skates, helicopters and hot air balloons, Things That Go is a colourful, search-and-find book all about vehicles.

    A large, tabbed board book packed with beautiful illustrations, each vehicle-filled scene has a different theme including a building site, a park, a farm and a busy town.

    Toddlers can then explore the big scenes, find vehicles and read the name labels in the panels to develop their word-association skills. There is also a naughty French bulldog to spot throughout the book!
  • BUO2 Toddlers
    Rebecca Finn
    Toddlers
    (1)
    • £2.99
    • RRP £4.99
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    By pushing, pulling and turning mechanisms, this first novelty board book will show young children the kind of things they can expect to see in a town just like theirs.

    Throughout Busy Town, there is so much going on. Children can ride on the bus, feed the ducks in the park and go to the shops before heading back home to bed.

    Bright and colourful, this book has gentle rhyming text and some simply beautiful illustrations.
  • ODR2 Toddlers
    Rod Campbell
    Toddlers
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £5.99
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    From Rod Campbell, the author of Dear Zoo, Oh Dear! has been a firm favourite with toddlers and parents since it was first published over 30 years ago.

    It tells the story of Buster, who's gone to stay with his grandma on the farm. He needs to find some eggs for breakfast, but when he ends up in the stable, he realises he's in the wrong place. Toddlers will love lifting the flaps as they turn the pages and follow Buster all around the farm.

    With its interactive approach, bright artwork, simple text and chunky pages, this is a brilliantly sturdy and fun book for any child who loves the animals of the farm.
  • FUL2 13 years +
    John Green
    13 years +
    (7)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    John Green, the author of Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns, is one of the most popular voices in contemporary young adult fiction and The Fault in Our Stars became an instant classic.

    You will probably have been in tears watching the big-screen adaptation that starred Shailene Woodley and Ansel Engort as the devoted teenage lovers Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters and the book is just as heart-wrenching and poignant, but keeps a fine line in self-depreciating humour - especially from the wise-beyond-her-years Hazel.

    After meeting at a cancer support group, the cynical sufferer Hazel unexpectedly finds herself falling for the charms of Augustus and the novel follows the two as their relationship develops - taking in a romantic trip to Amsterdam in the process.

    Full of wit, sensitivity and observations about life and illness, this profound book will make readers of any age (especially teens) laugh and cry in equal measure.
  • SKX2 9 years +
    Anthony Horowitz
    9 years +
    (4)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    Anthony Horowitz launched a phenomenal action-packed adventure series with Stormbreaker, the first book starring teenage superspy, Alex Rider.

    His teenage hero is cool, contemporary and brave - just the right sort of hero to entice reluctant readers aged 9 and over to get reading. As the book begins, Alex discovers that his uncle - who has looked after him since he was a baby - has been killed in a car crash.

    What's more... he was a spy not a banker - and now Alex is being recruited to help on a MI6 mission. Told at breakneck pace and with tons of suspense, this is an irresistible read.
  • LFH2 13 years +
    Frances Hardinge
    13 years +
    (4)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    Not only winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2015 but also the Costa Book of the Year, The Lie Tree is a brilliantly dark and mesmerising novel from Cuckoo Song author Frances Hardinge.

    Faith's father has been found dead under mysterious circumstances. As she searches through his belongings, she discovers a strange tree that only grows fruit if you whisper a lie to it. This fruit will then deliver a hidden truth to whoever eats it...

    The bigger the lie and the more people who believe it, the bigger the truth that is uncovered. Faith realises how good she is at lying and that this tree may just hold the key to her father's murder... As begins to spread untruths far and wide across her small island community, her tales begin to spiral out of control and she discovers that wherever lies seduce, truths shatter...

    The Lie Tree has been shortlisted for 2016's Carnegie Medal.
  • Peppa Pig: Little Library Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781409303183 - Ladybird
    PLI2 Toddlers
    Toddlers
    (5)
    • £2.99
    • RRP £4.99
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    • Just 50.00p per book
    Six chunky little books in one pretty slipcase - all starring the one and only Peppa Pig!

    One of the most popular characters around, these first readers are sure to help children develop a love of books and reading.
  • 6RRU 7 years +
    Jeff Kinney
    7 years +
    (4)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules is the second volume in Jeff Kinney's Wimpy Kid series and is just as hilarious as the first! Packed with wacky cartoon illustrations, this giggle-out-loud diary is perfect for encouraging reluctant readers to get stuck into a book.

    Greg 'Wimpy Kid' Heffley is determined to be seen as 'cool' at school, but he has to battle to hide a hideously embarrassing incident from his past and a big brother who enjoys tormenting him at every turn. Life couldn't be more of an uphill struggle. Readers from 9+ will identify with Greg and his totally stomach-churning traumas!
  • HDL2 3 years +
    David Melling
    3 years +
    (2)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    Author/illustrator David Melling has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Smarties Book Award.

    In this heart-warming tale, cuddly brown bear Douglas sets off in search of a big hug but can't quite get it right. Witty illustrations capture the suprised expressions on the faces of those hugged by Douglas along the way.

    The perfect book to prompt a big hug with your child!
  • OXN2 3 years +
    Michael Rosen
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    Award-winning children's classic, We're Going on a Bear Hunt, by Michael Rosen, has a perfect sing-song verse for plodding along to on a family walk.

    Learning the words off by heart should be compulsory for children and grown-ups! Helen Oxenbury's illustrations beautifully capture the obstacles of squelchy mud and splishy-splashy river.

    The fabulous text and pictures are totally in tune and this simple book will have young children returning to it again and again.
  • Bible Stories New Testament Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781781714720
    BSNT 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £5.99
    • RRP £29.94
    • Save £23.95
    • Just £1.00 per book
    A six-book collection that retells the most popular stories from the New Testament in a way that will appeal to children aged 4 and over.

    With vivid and striking artwork, the books cover the birth of Jesus, his baptism, the miracles he performed, the Last Supper and much, much more.

    With friendly, easy-to-follow text, this is a great way to generate discussions around the Bible with your children.
  • Letts Wild About: Ages 5-7 Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780007953417
    LTWB 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £5.99
    • RRP £19.95
    • Save £13.96
    • Just £1.20 per book
    Supporting the new Key Stage 1 National Curriculum, this five-book collection is bursting with animal-themed activities that will help children aged between 5 and 7 hone their English and Maths skills.

    Encouraging children to go on a wild adventure to improve their English and Maths skills, each book features accessible activities that will support what they're learning at school and even features quick tests to check progress.

    The workbooks are packed with weird and wonderful facts about the animal kingdom and cover topics including grammar and punctuation, handwriting, phonics and spelling, addition and subtraction and the times table.
  • HKTT
    Carol Vorderman
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Carol Vorderman shows you how to help your children understand the tricky concept of the times tables with this invaluable guide.

    Suitable for parents with children studying at Key Stages 1 and 2, the guide is straightforward and has easy-to-follow tips, hints and advice all about the times tables.

    The practice pages and questions have been compiled and tested by a team of experts and allow parents and children to work together to solve even the trickiest questions. By following the advice of this book, you can help build your child's confidence, reduce stress and make the subject simple.
  • WDGU 5 years +
    Virginie Morgand
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Providing children with a fascinating insight into what adults do all day every day, this book covers over 100 jobs across 15 busy scenes including the farm, hospital and school.

    On one page is a busy scene and then when children turn the page they can discover what each person's job entails. The book is packed with so much information and it's sure to become an instant hit!
  • SHX2 3 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    3 years +
    (2)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    Sharing a Shell is a feast of colour and fun. With stunning illustrations by Lydia Monks and captivating rhyming verse from former Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson, this charming story of friendship and sharing is bound to be a winner. Each page has a special glittery element and lots of quirky characters, too. Perfect for toddlers from 3+.
  • WPZ2 5 years +
    A. A. Milne
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    Journey to Hundred Acre Wood with this quality reprint of A.A. Milne's classic stories that have been pored over for generations. Featuring the wonderful original colour illustrations from E.H. Shepard, this enjoyable collection of Winnie-the-Pooh stories is a must-have for every child's - and grown-up's - bookshelf.

    Beautifully presented, this charming book includes the timeless adventures of Pooh Bear and his much-loved friends, and this collectable edition of tales sees the Bear for All Ages get into a tight place, nearly catch a Woozle, and discover the wrong sort of honey - amongst many other things!

    A gift that is sure to be cherished by any young reader.