Children's Books

Children's Fiction Books

  • NMMC 9 years +
    Jessica Townsend
    9 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    Morrigan Crow believes she's cursed and is destined to die on her 11th birthday. However, when the clock strikes midnight she's whisked away by Jupiter North and taken to a secret city called Nevermoor.

    Once there she's invited to join the Wundrous Society - an organisation steeped in mystery and magic. She's promised protection for life - if she can pass four seemingly impossible trials... The only problem is she needs a special talent to complete them - and she doesn't think she has it.

    This imaginative story is a spellbinding read for anyone who loves Harry Potter, Chrestomanci or His Dark Materials.
  • DDE2 9 years +
    Jeff Kinney
    9 years +
    • £4.49
    • RRP £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.
  • DAUD 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £19.99
    • RRP £123.90
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    Ten of Roald Dahl's most-loved stories are read by a host of famous names in this swish-wifflingly scrumdiddlyumptious 29-CD audiobook collection.

    One of Dahl's biggest fans, David Walliams reads The BFG, while Douglas Hodge, fresh from playing Willy Wonka live on the West End, lends his voice to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Kate Winslet reads Matilda and comedians Chris O'Dowd, Peter Serafinowicz and Richard Ayoade lend their animated vocal talents to Dahl's best-loved characters The Twits, Fantastic Mr Fox and Danny the Champion of the World!

    All unabridged, these books are a must for keeping the whole family entertained on long journeys, the CDs come in a handy and stylish tin case, too.

    CDs in this collection:
    The BFG - Read by David Walliams (4 CDs), The Enormous Crocodile - Read by Stephen Fry, (1 CD), Matilda - Read by Kate Winslet (4 CDs), Fantastic Mr Fox - Read by Chris O'Dowd (2 CDs), James and the Giant Peach - Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt (3 CDs), Danny Champion of the World - Read by Peter Serafinowicz (4 CDs), The Witches - Read by Miranda Richardson (4 CDs), The Twits - Read by Richard Ayoade (1 CD), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Read by Douglas Hodge (3 CDs), Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator - Read by Douglas Hodge (3 CDs)

    This collection was previously sold under the ISBN code: 9780141352343.
    Format: CD. Unabridged
  • Songbirds Phonics Collection - 36 Books - Collection - 9780198411093 - Julia Donaldson
    SONB 4 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    4 years +
    • £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.
  • Big Cat Phonics Collection - 20 Books - Collection - 9780007966318
    BGCP 4 years +
    4 years +
    • £14.99
    • RRP £80.00
    • Save £65.01
    • Just 75.00p per book
    Covering Collins Big Cat Reading Levels 1 and 2, the books in this collection have been designed to help support children's reading development at home.

    Phonics is a proven system that helps children learn to read and write by teaching them letter sounds (known as phonemes) rather than letter names and here they're featured in funny stories. You should encourage children to read the stories and encourage them to sound out any words they struggle with. Among the stories are Hansel and Gretel, Panda's Band and Mole in the Hole.

    These books come with notes for parents that will help you offer support as your children learn to read at school.
    Format: paperback
  • PLZ2 9 years +
    Katherine Rundell
    9 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    Katherine Rundell's The Explorer is the winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2017
    Inspired by her expedition to the Amazon and Eva Ibbotson's magical Journey to the River Sea, Katherine Rundell's The Explorer is a modern classic full of adventure, survival and friendship.

    Fred has always dreamt of being an adventurer and is wowed by the sight of the Amazon jungle as he heads over it in a tiny aeroplane. When disaster strikes and the plane crash-lands, he has the chance to explore more than ever before...

    As Fred and three other children try to find their way out of the untamed wilderness, they face danger from every angle. But then they notice that someone has been in their situation before...
  • AEQRO 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £4.79
    • RRP £5.99
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    This beautiful hardback "Ladybird Classic" edition of "Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens is a perfect first illustrated introduction to the classic story for younger readers. It has been sensitively abridged and retold to make it suitable for sharing with young children from 5+, whilst retaining all the key parts of Oliver's adventures around Victorian London, including tangles with Fagin and his gang of thieves, pretty Nancy, kind-hearted Mr Brownlow and villainous Bill Sikes. Detailed full-colour illustrations throughout also help to bring Dickens' "Oliver Twist" to life. Other exciting titles in the "Ladybird Classics" series include "Alice in Wonderland", "Black Beauty", "The Secret Garden", "Gulliver's Travels" and "Treasure Island".
  • Ladybird Tales Classic Collection - 22 Books - Collection - 9780241321836
    LDYT 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £21.99
    • RRP £109.78
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    This classic collection of 22 stories and fairy tales comes from the experts at Ladybird and features the likes of Dick Whittington, Cinderella and the Three Little Pigs.

    Each hardback book has beautiful artwork full of richness and detail and is sure to be treasured. These charming books are perfect for introducing these famous tales and for sharing together.

    Format: Hardback
  • Oxford Reading Tree Poetry Collection - 18 Books - Collection - 9780192747396
    GLWP 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £71.82
    • Save £59.83
    • Just 67.00p per book
    Following the Oxford Reading Tree, this 18-book collection will take children aged 4 and over on a poetry-filled journey that will last until they're 7 or 8 years old.

    Covering Reading Levels 3 to 8, these books have been carefully levelled and cover subjects ranging from the alphabet to numbers in the early years books to machines and minibeasts in the more advanced.

    The poems have been carefully chosen so they can help children build their reading confidence and support their learning at home. They all are accompanied by gorgeous illustrations.
    Format: paperback
  • Horrid Henry's Loathsome Library Box Set - 30 Books - Collection - 9781510102293 - Francesca Simon & Tony Ross
    HHLB 5 years +
    Francesca Simon & Tony Ross
    5 years +
    • £22.99
    • RRP £147.70
    • Save £124.71
    • Just 77.00p per book
    Horrid Henry's Loathsome Library is a box set featuring every single one of Francesca Simon's stories starring the naughtiest boy in children's books - and so much more!

    Displayed in a keepsake slipcase and with a mammoth 30 books included, this is a brilliant collection to add to any child's bookshelf. Very funny stories that are tremendously re-readable, they follow the lovably naughty Henry as he gets into all kinds of trouble and faces of against his nemesis, Perfect Peter.

    With extra appeal added by the black-and-white artwork from Little Princess author Tony Ross, the collection also includes joke books and a special Christmas story to accompany the laugh-out-loud novels.
  • CF0106 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    This huge hardback is packed with 20 amazing adventure stories starring Horrid Henry. The naughtiest boy in children's books destroys a dinner party, petrifying pirates, wreaking havoc at a wedding and enjoying an eventful shopping trip.

    It also tells you how to build your very own mega-mean time machine and gives a sneak peek into Horrid Henry's Top Secret Fac File.
  • St Clare's Collection - 9 Books - Collection - 9780603571671 - Enid Blyton
    XEBST 9 years +
    Enid Blyton
    9 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £62.91
    • Save £52.92
    • Just £1.11 per book
    Featuring all nine books from the wonderful St Clare's series, our Enid Blyton's St Clare's Collection contains the multi-million-selling author's six original stories paired with Pamela Cox's three fabulous continuative tales.

    When twins Pat and Isabel O'Sullivan finish their time at the elite school Redroofs, they expect, like their friends, to go on to the similarly elite and very expensive secondary school Ringmere. But their parents have different ideas for the twins as they find themselves attending St Clare's. Furious at their parents' decision to not send them to Ringmere, Pat and Isabel promise to be as difficult as possible at their new school...

    Eventually making friends at the school, the series follows the comic capers of the twins as they play tricks on unsuspecting classmates and teachers.

    Packed with the pace, fun and wit of her Malory Towers and Naughtiest Girl series, our Enid Blyton St Clare's Collection is essential reading for all budding Blyton-ites and children aged 9 and above who love a good prank!
  • The Famous Five Collection - 22 Books - Collection - 9781444936278 - Enid Blyton
    FFCC 7 years +
    Enid Blyton
    7 years +
    • £24.99
    • RRP £153.78
    • Save £128.79
    • Just £1.14 per book
    With mysteries, adventure and lashings of ginger beer, The Famous Five have entertained generations of young readers. In fact, the books have never been out of print!

    Here, in a keepsake box, you can enjoy all 22 novels that follow Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog as they visit some thrilling places and explore and uncover all sorts of secrets. To complete the set, there's a book of short stories about our favourite would-be detectives.

    From Kirrin Island to the lighthouse at Demon's Rocks and farms, castles, caves and secret passages galore, the gang outwit thieves, seek hidden treasure and encounter spook trains in their exciting journeys. Illustrated by Eileen Soper, this complete set of books shows how courage and determination can always help children achieve great things.

    Book People and Enid Blyton - A Lifetime of Adventure
    Format: paperback
  • DWAC 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £17.99
    • RRP £80.00
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    David Walliams' Dahl-esque books are hugely popular with children and many of them have been adapted into hit BBC shows. Here are eight of his books in audiobook format, so the whole family can listen and laugh to them - wherever you go!

    Coming in a handy tin, the collection includes The Boy in the Dress, Mr Stink, Billionaire Boy, Gangsta Granny, Ratburger, Demon Dentist, Awful Auntie and Grandpa's Great Escape. All the stories are read by David himself and on some of them he's joined by special guests including Nitin Ganatra, Michael Gambon and his old Little Britain partner Matt Lucas.

    A bumper-tastic story collection full of heart and humour, thes are stories you'll want to listen to over and over again.

    Running time: 30 hours
    Tin size: 145 x 145mm

    CDs in this collection:

    Mr Stink - Disc 1-3, Billionaire Boy - Disc 1-3, Gangsta Granny - Disc 1-3, Demon Dentist - Disc 1-4, Grandpa's Great Escape - Disc 1-5, Ratburger - Disc 1-3, Boy - Disc 1-2, Awful Auntie - Disc 1-4
    Format: CD
  • The World of David Walliams: Best Boxset Ever - 5-Book Collection - Collection - 9780007532216 - David Walliams
    DWBB 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £19.99
    • RRP £34.95
    • Save £14.96
    • Just £4.00 per book
    David Walliams is one of the greatest storytellers around at the moment and his stories are inspired by the devilish humour of Roald Dahl.

    Presented in a keepsake slipcase, this collection includes his first five novels. We start with The Boy in the Dress, a book all about a boy who just doesn't fit in. When he tries on a dress, his life changes. But should he keep this a secret? Mr Stink follows and this is a book about a stinky tramp who has a surprising past.

    Billionaire Boy is a book all about how money can't buy you everything, especially friends; and Gangsta Ganny proves that grandmas may have hidden traits - including being a jewel thief. Finally, Ratburger follows Zoe as she tries to keep her beloved rat safe from Burt of Burt's Burgers.

    Books that will make children think, cry and laugh (a lot!), these belong on every young reader's bookshelf. Don't be surprised if you end up enjoying them just as much as your children!

    Format: paperback
  • Chris Hoy's Flying Fergus Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781848126541 - Chris Hoy
    CHYF 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £29.94
    • Save £22.95
    • Just £1.17 per book
    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
  • Reading With Phonics: Key Sounds Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781786927583
    RWPH 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £39.90
    • Save £29.91
    • Just £1.00 per book
    This Reading with Phonics collection features a host of fairy tales and they all focus on different key sounds e.g. The Ugly Duckling is based around a 'short U'; Rumpelstiltskin includes 'ar' and the secondary sounds 'sp', 'sk' and 'st'; and The Elves and the Shoemaker uses the 's-blend' and secondary sounds including 'oi' and 'st'.

    Also including retellings of Beauty and the Beast and Puss in Boots these books all feature rhyming activities, key words and picture dictionaries. They're sure to inspire new readers to read on further and develop their skills independently.
    Format: paperback
  • Puffin Poems Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780141376288 - Michael Rosen et al
    PUFP 7 years +
    Michael Rosen et al
    7 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £65.90
    • Save £55.91
    • Just £1.00 per book
    Including laugh-out-loud anthologies from authors including Michael Rosen, Spike Milligan and Gervase Phinn, this 10-book collection will show children just how funny poetry can be.

    Centrally Heated Knickers introduces children to the weird and wonderful world of martians, woolly saucepans and hot underwear; while Friendly Matches is a selection of football-based sonnets, rhyming couplets and poems.

    The Day Our Teacher Went Batty is a collection of poems based around familiar themes for children including crazy teachers. Very funny and extremely clever, these books are great for children who want to get into poetry.
  • RJP2 11 years +
    RJ Palacio
    11 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    A poignant book that made all of us laugh and cry in equal measure, R.J. Palacio's Wonder is told using different voices but at its centre is the honest and courageous character of 10-year-old August, a boy who was born with a severe facial disfigurement.

    August is about to start middle school after being home-schooled by his mum for years. The challenge is a tough one for someone like August and he has to tackle bullies and childish cruelty in his journey. But August's resilience, humour and bravery really shine through, making this an uplifting novel that will linger in the reader's thoughts for a long time to come.
  • Geek Girl Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9780007968039 - Holly Smale
    GKGI 11 years +
    Holly Smale
    11 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £35.94
    • Save £25.95
    • Just £1.67 per book
    Partly inspired by her own experiences growing up in the fashion industry, former model Holly Smale's Geek Girl is a bestselling and award-winning series that will appeal to any child who is a proud geek that also appreciates the glitzier side of life.

    Harriet Manners is the font of all knowledge when it comes to facts. She knows a cat has 32 muscles in each ear and that the average person laughs 15 times a day, but boys remain a mystery.

    When she's spotted by a top modelling agent, her world is turned upside down. She believes this could be the start of something special, but her eyes are opened by just how cruel the fashion industry can be... Will she be able to hold everything together and stay true to herself?

    Funny, feisty, smart and sassy, this collection of books has a strong message at its heart and is very entertaining.
    Format: paperback
    This collection includes books 1-6 in Holly Smale's Geek Girl series.
  • Sharon Creech Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781408865903 - Sharon Creech
    CREE 7 years +
    Sharon Creech
    7 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £17.97
    • Save £14.98
    • Just £1.00 per book
    Sharon Creech is a Carnegie Medal-winning author whose writing is immensely appealing and celebrates everything from language, poetry and drama to cats and dogs!

    Suitable for children aged 7 and over, this set contains Love that Dog, Hate that Cat and Replay. Love that Dog tells the story of Jack as he learns the pleasure of writing poetry from kind teacher Miss Stretchberry. Hate that Cat finds Jack hearing about Miss Stretchberry's love of cats, an animal he always thought he hated - or does he?

    Replay follows 12-year-old Leo as he reluctantly takes part in a school play and embarks on a journey of discovery about himself and his family. All three books in this set are simply wonderful - feel-good stories we can't recommend enough!
  • Little Gems Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781781127759
    LGMS 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £59.90
    • Save £49.91
    • Just £1.00 per book
    The Little Gems books are appealing first readers that have been especially designed with spaced text and an innovative, easy-to-read font for those who struggle with reading (including dyslexic children).

    Including books by authors including Julia Donaldson, Jeremy Strong and Michael Morpurgo, the tales in this collection also feature artwork by well-known illustrators including Chris Riddell, Peter Bailey and Hannah Shaw. A marvellous introduction to chapter books, children will get to enjoy stories about animals, friendship and adventures as they work their way through.

    These books also feature black and white illustrations and fun extras such as jokes and games to encourage and entertain. The stories are split into manageable short chapters to help make reading on your own less scary.

    Format: paperback
    Please note these Little Gem Readers are a larger format than some you may have seen in the shops. As we are offering 10 books for under £10, our editions have white paper but are still presented in a style that is suitable for anyone who struggles with reading.
  • E. Nesbit Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780349010656 - E. Nesbit
    ENES 9 years +
    E. Nesbit
    9 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £34.95
    • Save £27.96
    • Just £1.40 per book
    Including Five Children and It and The Railway Children, this collection brings together E. Nesbit's finest works. One of the most influential children's book authors, Nesbit has been praised by everyone from Neil Gaiman to J.K. Rowling and Jacqueline Wilson.

    Five Children and It is a classic adventure that finds five friends discovering 'it': a grumpy creature known as a Psammead, who has the power to grant the kids one wish a day. However, they soon learn you should be careful what you wish for... The Sand Fairy also appears in sequel The Phoenix and the Carpet.

    The Story of the Treasure Seekers and The Wouldbegoods will appeal to fans of Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons (a book they inspired) and find the Bastable children who have decided to restore their family fortunes when their widowed father's business fails...

    Finally, there's The Railway Children, a book that has never been out of print! It tells the story of Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis, whose lives are changed dramatically when their father is mysteriously taken away... They have to adapt to life in rural Yorkshire after growing up in London and then they befriend the local railway porter, Perks. What follows is a journey of discovery, friendship and adventure.
    Format: paperback
  • The Secret Seven Collection - 16 Books - Collection - 9781444936285 - Enid Blyton
    SVCC 7 years +
    Enid Blyton
    7 years +
    • £15.99
    • RRP £111.84
    • Save £95.85
    • Just £1.00 per book
    Written by Enid Blyton - one of the world's favourite children's writers and the author who brought the world The Famous Five, Malory Towers and The Naughtiest Girl series - The Secret Seven are a group of friends who meet in a shed and solve some startling mysteries.

    Peter, his sister Janet, and their friends Jack, Colin, George, Pam and Barbara make up the Secret Seven. They meet in a shed with 'S.S' on the door and to get in you'll need to know the password and wear the right badge. Peter is head of the society and he makes jolly well sure that everyone abides by the rules...

    While the gang eat cake and drink lemonade, they puzzle over the peculiar goings-on in their local community and make it their mission to put things right. To do this, they have to keep watch, search for clues and ask the right questions. From burglaries to stolen animals and missing children, there's always a case to be cracked!

    Book People and Enid Blyton - A Lifetime of Adventure
    Format: Paperback