Children's Fiction Books
DAUD 7 years +7 years +
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.
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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
SONB 4 years +4 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 42.00p 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.
Beautifully presented in hardback and featuring the classic white jackets, this complete boxed collection of Beatrix Potter's beloved Peter Rabbit books is a must for every child - and will make the perfect Christmas or christening gift.
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- Just £1.52 per book
Having enchanted young readers for generations, the timeless books in this charming set also include publisher's notes describing how she worked with her publisher to create the charming stories.
Every hardback book in this collection has dimensions of 140 x 105mm
AEQRO 5 years +5 years +
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".
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PUPS 7 years +7 years +
When Mum agreed to let Summer have her very own golden Labrador puppy, she probably didn't imagine the chaos to come...
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Summer and her new puppy Honey are best friends from the moment they meet and embark on a hilarious and exciting adventure together; Summer takes on Honey's training, performs with her in the school talent show, plans a birthday party for her and helps her prepare for the arrival of a litter of puppies.
These amazing animal stories are full of gentle humour and funny situations children with pets may recognise from their own lives...
KIOS 7 years +7 years +
These are the purr-fect stories for any feline fan. Anna Wilson's Kitten Chaos books prove that some kittens are not quite as cute as they look.
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The Kitten Hunt, the first book in the series, finds a child starting up their own pet-sitting business as a way of looking after a variety of animals; Kitten Wars is the tale of one kitten and two smitten families; and The Kitten Catastrophe finds Jaffa changing overnight from a good girl to ferocious fireball.
These heart-warming books are very funny and sure to appeal to cat lovers of all ages.
EJA2 4 years +4 years +
This red book-banded early reader contains two stories that will help children build their reading confidence and fluency. Dog in a Dress finds animals wearing lots of clothes and asking who they belong to while Run, Tom, Run! follows Tom as he enters the big race. Will he win?
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GLWP 5 years +5 years +
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.
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- Just 56.00p per book
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.
CF0106 5 years +5 years +
This huge hardback is packed with 20 amazing adventure stories starring Horrid Henry. The naughtiest boy in children's books destroys a dinner party, meets petrifying pirates, wreaks havoc at a wedding and enjoys an eventful shopping trip.
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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.
FFCC 7 years +7 years +
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!
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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
DWAC 9 years +9 years +
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!
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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
DWBB 9 years +9 years +
David Walliams is one of the greatest storytellers around at the moment and his stories are inspired by the devilish humour of Roald Dahl.
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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!
RJP2 11 years +11 years +
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.
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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.
GKGI 11 years +11 years +
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.
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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.
This collection includes books 1-6 in Holly Smale's Geek Girl series.
CREE 7 years +7 years +
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!
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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!
LGMS 5 years +5 years +
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).
- RRP £59.90
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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.
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.
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.
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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
SKDP 11 years +11 years +
Derek Landy's Skulduggery Pleasant books are a treat. Funny, intelligent and full of adventure, the fast-paced novels star a wise-cracking skeleton detective and progress as they reach their dramatic and emotional climax. This great value collection includes all 9 books from the first series, all in a keepsake slipcase.
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Skulduggery is also a powerful magician, master of dirty tricks and burglary - but only for the greater good. He's joined on his adventures by 12-year-old Stephanie, a girl whose late uncle was a writer of horror. When she meets this hilarious and surly skeleton, she realises her uncle's books were not a work of fiction.
Soon, Skulduggery and Stephanie will have to battle against all sorts of evil, but will they be able to stop bickering long enough to stop it? These books are perfectly pitched for younger readers and are a roller coaster of thrills and emotion.
This collection contains books 1-9 (the complete first series) of Derek Landy's Skulduggery Pleasant series
Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Liz Pichon's Tom Gates stories are hilarious and are presented here in audio format.
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The hilarious tales follow Tom as he goes about his daily life and has all kinds of unlucky adventures.
The stories will encourage the reluctant readers to pick up the books after listening so they can relive them. They are read by the popular actors Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films) and Russell Tovey (Being Human, Him and Her, The History Boys).
Running time: approx 11 hours, 57 minutes
CDs in this collection:
Tom Gates: Extra Special Treats (not) - Disc 1-2, Tom Gates: (A Tiny Bit) Lucky - Disc 1-3, Tom Gates: Yes! No (Maybe...) - Disc 1-2, Tom Gates: Top of the Class (nearly) - Disc 1-2, Tom Gates: Super Good Skills (Almost...) - Disc 1-2.
DTYB 5 years +5 years +
Dirty Bertie surely ranks alongside Horrid Henry as one of the naughtiest boys in children's books and here are 20 books focusing on his hilariously naughty antics.
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Trouble is never far away when Bertie's around and this, combined with his disgusting habits, makes for delightfully gross reads that will appeal to children who wouldn't normally pick up a book. There are books about aliens, monsters and fleas and they're all very, very entertaining.
Written by Alan Macdonald and illustrated by David Roberts, these are laugh-out-loud first readers about a grubby little boy.
WSWT 7 years +7 years +
As your children were left spellbound by CBBC's latest adaptation of The Worst Witch, we're sure they'll love reading Jill Murphy's series that originally introduced Mildred Hubble and Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches.
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Mildred is excited to be studying and training at the school but she's not leaving the best impression. She keeps making mistakes like getting spells wrong and crashing her broomstick...
Despite her clumsy ways, everything is going well and she's enjoying the school but then she manages to turn Ethel, the teacher's pet, into her deadly enemy...
Throughout these seven books, Mildred has to deal with a girl called Enid Nightshade who is not as placid as she looks; finds herself turned into a frog; and makes plans to ensure she will not be the worst witch in following years...
Containing all seven books (complete with refreshed artwork) in the magical series from Jill Murphy, we guarantee your children will want to join Mildred and her friends at the Academy after reading these books.
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, they 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.
SWAM 9 years +9 years +
Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons is one of the timeless children's books and this collection includes the classic story - complete with the author's original illustrations - alongside many other books from the much-acclaimed author.
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The stories follow John, Susan, Titty and Roger as they sail their boat, Swallow, for long summer days filled with adventure. In the unforgettable first book they head to a deserted island and have fun exploring and playing sailors. But there's so much more excitement in store!
They come across two fierce Amazon pirates called Nancy and Peggy and are challenged to a war, thus starting a summer of battles and alliances...