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  • MTV2 9 years +
    Roald Dahl
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    From the genius mind of Roald Dahl, Matilda Wormwood is a heroine with a love of books and some truly magical powers. Her parents may call her terrible things all the time, but the truth is she's a very special little girl.

    Forming a special bond with her caring teacher Miss Honey, both her parents and the angry, spiteful headmistress Miss Trunchbull soon find out they were wrong to underestimate Matilda so much...

    In 1996, this magical book was adapted into a popular film directed by and starring Danny DeVito and it's also now an award-winning musical across the world. Complete with Quentin Blake's illustrations, Matilda is a timeless classic that will be returned to again and again.
  • AQXNK 9 years +
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    Aunt Alberta is desperate to cheat Lady Stella Saxby out of her inheritance: the beautiful Saxby Hall.

    Stella sets about on making a plan with her friend Soot, the mischievous ghost of a chimney sweep, to ensure she will be able to claim what is rightfully hers...

    With hilarious Roald Dahl-style hijinks, unforgettable characters and a heart-warming message of how friendship can appear in the most unlikely of places, Awful Auntie is a delightful children's novel from no.1 author David Walliams.
  • Alice in Wonderland Mini Classic - Paperback - 9781782098430 - Lewis Carroll
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    Children will want to make a very important date with this mini edition of Lewis Carroll's classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass.

    One of the most famous stories of all time, the text is fully unabridged while the characters and scenes have been reimagine in 25 beautiful, full-colour illustrations by Martina Peluso.
  • ANHOD 3 years +
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    The number one bestselling picture book, now available in paperback...What's big, blue, bossy, and turns up uninvited? A slightly annoying elephant, of course! Introducing a magnificently warm and funny picture book from two remarkable talents.
  • AOKNP 3 years +
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    Number one bestselling author David Walliams presents this explosively funny space adventure for children of 3 and up. Illustrated by artistic genius Tony Ross and hilariously read by the author himself. Warning: very silly sound-effects included! Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first? 3 ...2 ...1 ...BLAST OFF! Introducing a wonderfully charming and funny new picture book from two superstars!
  • SNQ2 5 years +
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    A fantastic football story, perfect for children learning to read. Written by Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo. Spinderella the spider has a passion for football!

    She tries to play a match with her brothers and sisters but she doesn't know how many spiders should be on each team. Even worse, she can't count the goals! Luckily for Spinderella, her Hairy Godmother has a plan...

    Part of the Reading Ladder series, this book helps children enjoy learning to read. It features a well-loved author, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something exciting and engaging.

    Perfect for readers growing in confidence and those beginning to enjoy longer stories, the book features clear type and a variety of sentence structures. It is also illustrated and uses a wider range of vocabulary.
  • CRX2 7 years +
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    With its refreshed look to celebrate the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations, this special edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is perfect for introducing children to the wonderful and weird world of Roald Dahl.

    With Quentin Blake's illustrations, this is the story of a boy from a poor family who wins a golden ticket to visit the elusive Willy Wonka's secretive chocolate factory.

    When Charlie Bucket arrives at the tour - hosted by none other than Willy Wonka, the owner of the factory - he finds himself surrounded by nasty, spoilt brats. There's the greedy Augustus Gloop; arrogant Veruca Salt; repulsive Violet Beaurgarde; and TV-obsessed Mike Teavee.

    But when the tour starts, what mysterious secrets will the group discover? Everything from oompa-loompas to a glass elevator await... this is a classic children's story from the world's No. 1 storyteller.
  • BUI2 7 years +
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    The Butterfly Lion by award-winning children's author Michael Morpurgo is a powerful tale that is guaranteed to capture its young readers' hearts.

    At the centre of the story is a moving friendship between a young boy and an orphaned lion cub, but the novel also raises issues of bullying through the experiences of the present day narrator Michael.

    Winner of the Smarties Book Prize, this is a sensitive story that Morpurgo fans aged five and over will absolutely love.
  • AOJCN 5 years +
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    The final collection of four brand new utterly horrid stories; Horrid Henry's Bake-Off sees Henry and Margaret go head-to-head in a hotly contested baking competition, Henry triumphantly reveals his top tips in Horrid Henry's Extra Horrid Guide to Perfect Parents, he reads an interesting book about Evil Evie, a really naughty girl not too dissimilar to himself in Horrid Henry's Bad Book, and conjures up an ancient cannibal's curse to deal with his enemies and small, annoying brother in Horrid Henry's Cannibal Curse. Horrid Henry is illustrated by Tony Ross, who also illustrates David Walliams' children's books, as well as his own picture books.
  • ORF2 7 years +
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    Award-winning War Horse author Michael Morpurgo retells some of his favourite Aesop's fables in this fun collection.

    Beautifully illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark, of I Love You Blue Kangaroo fame, the stories include The Hare and The Tortoise, Town Mouse and Country Mouse and The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg.

    Perfect for reading aloud, each simple story has a gentle message little bookworms can learn from.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • ENO2 4 years +
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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?).
  • LDS2 5 years +
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    Perfect for children learning to read, Snakes and Ladders is a charming story from former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo.

    At school she's called 'weedy Wendy', but Wendy isn't afraid of Slinky - Grandad's snake. When she takes Slinky to school and he wriggles out of her school bag, Wendy will brave anything to rescue him.

    Part of the Reading Ladder series, this book helps children enjoy learning to read. It features a well-loved author, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something exciting and engaging.

    Perfect for readers growing in confidence and those beginning to enjoy longer stories, the book features clear type and a variety of sentence structures. It is also illustrated and uses a wider range of vocabulary.
  • MEZ2 5 years +
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    Mairi's Mermaid is a charming story from master storyteller Michael Morpurgo. It's perfect for children learning to read.

    Robbie says swimming is easy. You just have to pretend you're a mermaid. But that doesn't help Mairi. She isn't even sure that mermaids are real...

    Part of the Reading Ladder series, this book helps children enjoy learning to read. It features a well-loved author, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something exciting and engaging.

    Perfect for readers growing in confidence and those beginning to enjoy longer stories, the book features clear type and a variety of sentence structures. It is also illustrated and uses a wider range of vocabulary.
  • MFN2 7 years +
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    Written by the one and only Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, The Magic Finger is the story of a little girl with magical powers. When someone makes her angry, she zaps a punishment on them with her magic flashing finger!

    Funny and heart-warming, this is a great read for fans of Matilda and other Roald Dahl classics.

    This new edition has a refreshed jacket to celebrate the Roald Dahl 100 anniversary celebrations.
  • GMN2 7 years +
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    With refreshed artwork to celebrate the Roald Dahl 100 anniversary celebrations, this is a special edition of the magical tale, George's Marvellous Medicine.

    George's Marvellous Medicine is one of his most popular tales, in which young boy George creates a very special medicine to cure his grandma of her nasty habits. Complete with Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations, this is a must-read for any youngster in the midst of their reading journey!
  • RWI2 9 years +
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    Running Wild, by award-winning author Michael Morpurgo, tackles some big, contemporary issues including the destruction of the Indonesian rainforest and illegal animal trafficking.

    At the centre of the story is a boy's heart-warming friendship with an elephant who saves his life and a group of orphaned baby orang-utans who see him as a surrogate mother. Readers aged 9 and over will love this adventure story, although there are some sad themes.
  • ADVBV 5 years +
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    In Horrid Henry Robs the Bank - written by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross - Horrid Henry helps himself to all the money he needs to win his favourite board game and comes up with another spectacular money-making scheme for launching a newspaper with all the school gossip.

    He also vows vengeance on Perfect Peter when Peter nicks his birthday party theme and has his own Pirate Party and gets it by taking over as Head Teacher when Peter plays school with his goody-goody friends.
  • AOL2 9 years +
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    Michael Morpurgo, winner of countless awards, has created a poignant tale inspired by the experiences of English orphans transported to Australia after WWII. The book is in two parts, the first covering Arthur's experiences as, aged 6, he leaves everything behind for a new life in Australia and the second, his daughter Allie's adventures as she sets sail for England. An uplifting tale that deals with the strength of family ties.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • ADUYH 5 years +
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    Written by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross, Horrid Henry Meets the Queen is the twelfth title in the fantastically successful Horrid Henry series.

    The book contains four uproarious stories in which the Queen visits Horrid Henry's school and watches the children make wattle and daub; and Horrid Henry tries to hypnotise Moody Margaret, tricks Perfect Peter into doing his household chores, and gets his own way at bathtime.
  • HHZ2 5 years +
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    A special 20th anniversary edition of the original collection of Horrid Henry stories, Francesca Simon's irresistibly naughty tales see our favourite trouble-magnet pretending to be perfect for the day (which causes far more chaos than Henry's usual bad behaviour) and falling out with next-door's Moody Margaret, as well as camping in France. Henry lives up to horrible expectations with plenty of grumpy and gruesome behaviour...

    Horrid Henry is ideal for encouraging reluctant readers from 5+ and this anniversary edition of the wicked and funny stories comes with brand new material for little ones to enjoy - Twenty Things You Didn't Know About Horrid Henry - and a fantastic double die-cut cover!
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    Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend by Francesca Simon reveals more of our hero's far-fetched scams and wicked pranks as Henry meets up with Bossy Bill and goes shopping with Mum.

    With witty illustrations from Tony Ross, this is a great set of four stories about the boy who makes even the toughest premiership stars look like angels! Brilliant fun for readers from 5+.
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    Francesca Simon, one of the bestselling children's authors in the world, the creator of the Horrid Henry series, launches an exciting novel - The Sleeping Army - for children aged 8+.

    Freya is an ordinary girl living in modern Britain, but with a twist: people still worship the Viking gods. She's caught in her parents' divorce, and shuttling between bickering adults is no fun.

    One evening, stuck with her dad on his night shift at the British Museum, she is drawn to the Lewis Chessmen and Heimdall's Horn. Unable to resist, she blows the horn, waking three chess pieces from their enchantment; the slaves Roskva and Alfi, and Snot the Berserk.

    They are all summoned to Asgard, land of the Viking gods, and told they must go on a perilous journey to restore the gods to youth. If Freya refuses she will be turned into an ivory chess piece but, if she accepts her destiny and fails, the same terrible fate awaits her.
  • AKAYN 5 years +
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    Written by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross, Horrid Henry's Krazy Ketchup is the 23rd Horrid Henry storybook and it contains four stories - including Horrid Henry's Ketchup, Horrid Henry's Chicken, The Revenge of the Bogey Babysitter and Horrid Henry Tells It Like It Is.

    Discover the one thing Horrid Henry is scared of, watch out for the return of Rabid Rebecca, find out what happens when Henry makes a film about his family and lots more in the most hilarious and horrid storybook yet.
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    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.

    In author Francesca Simon and illustrator Tony Ross' Horrid Henry Gets Rich Quick, Horrid Henry needs money - and fast! But just how is he going to do it?