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  • Yasmin Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781474781114 - Saadia Faruqi
    YASM 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £4.99
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    This delightful four-book collection is about a spirited student named Yasmin Ahmad and her adventures as a fashionista, painter, builder and explorer!

    Yasmin is a strong character with a knack for solving problems in unique ways and she is known in her family as having big imagination. In each book, Yasmin inspires readers by using her creative thinking and curiosity to solve life's little problems.

    With bold illustrations and important messages, Saadia Faruqi's books subtly weave Muslim traditions into fun, relatable stories and would be great reads for children growing in confidence or moving from Key Stage 1 to 2.
    Format: paperback
  • Squishy Taylor Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781474781121 - Ailsa Wild
    SQUI 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £41.94
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    • Just £1.33 per book
    Modern Family meets Harriet the Spy in this hilarious six-book mystery series.

    Squishy Taylor is a cheeky 11-year-old who is always up to strange stuff, whether it's finding someone hiding in the basement or investigating a missing vase. She lives with her dad and step-family in a crowded apartment - but that doesn't stop her from having fun!

    With a focus on problem-solving, these creative books explore modern families and real mysteries and will encourage readers to get involved with the stories.
    Format: paperback
  • Jack Dash Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781910611197 - Sophie Plowden
    JDSH 9 years +
    9 years +
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    • Just £2.00 per book
    Jack is less than happy when his family moves to Curtly Ambrose. It's a very dull, suburban town where nothing of note ever happens - but things get magical when he finds a feather in his book!

    It turns out that this is no ordinary feather... It's a magical feather and whatever Jack draws quickly comes to life. Jack quickly makes some grand plans and starts drawing a dog, a car and a wrestling mask but he's surprised when he ends up with frilly knickers, a pet sea lion who requires high maintenance and on the run from the dastardly mayor...

    Jack's also having to deal with Coco, the girl next door who is oh-so annoying... He realises he's going to have to get better at drawing before disaster strikes again. The duo also end up playing in a summer blizzard and taking part in the local cake-off - with hilarious consequences!

    Sophie Plowden's laugh-out-loud stories feature quirky illustrations by Judy Brown and will appeal to fans of Pamela Butchart, David Walliams and the Treehouse stories!
    Format: paperback
  • Chrestomanci Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780007967636 - Diana Wynne Jones
    CHRE 9 years +
    9 years +
    (4)
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    • Just £1.43 per book
    Guardian Award winner Diana Wynne Jones was the author of Howl's Moving Castle and her fantasy books were a huge influence on the likes of Neil Gaiman. This collection, with absolutely stunning jackets, contains all seven books from her hugely acclaimed Chrestomanci series.

    Everyone always tells Gwendolen Chant that she is a gifted witch with astonishing powers so it suits her when she's taken to live in Chrestomanci Castle. However, her brother Eric (better known as Cat), who has no magic skills, is not so keen on this move...

    When they finally arrive, they quickly come to realise that life with the great enchanter is not what either was expecting and things start to get interesting... Meanwhile, the British government office is responsible for supervising the use of magic in Southern England. But can they be trusted?

    Published between 1977 and 2006, these books are full of laugh-out-loud humour, magic and all sorts of alternative worlds that correlate with children's hopes, dreams and fears.
    This collection includes books 1-7 in Diana Wynne Jones' Tales of Chrestomanci series
    Format: paperback
  • Catherine Wilkins Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781788005319 - Catherine Wilkins
    CTHW 11 years +
    11 years +
    (1)
    • £6.99
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    • Just £1.75 per book
    Comedian Catherine Wilkins' hilarious books perfectly capture the trials and tribulations of pre-teen friendship. They follow the likeable best buds Jessica and Natalie as they fall out and become worst enemies when the snooty Amelia shows up...

    Jessica is 11 years old and loves drawing cartoons and making dinosaur cookies. Amelia is the new girl at school and quickly forms a bond with Natalie. Jessica feels left out and things get even worse when the others form a secret club that deliberately excludes her... To get revenge, Jessica forms a gang of her own and calls it the ACE club. Soon she's made an unlikely friend in one of the school's toughest girls and has the chance to stop Amelia's bullying for good.

    Jessica also finds herself paired up with arch-enemy Amelia in the school musical; and has to deal with the jealousy of others when a local comic shop wants to use her cartoons in a campaign...

    Written with wisdom, sensitivity and a fine sense of humour, these books will strike a chord with young readers who are experiencing similar issues at school. They will appeal to readers of Jacqueline Wilson, Anne Fine and Cathy Cassidy.
    Format: paperback
  • Suzette A. Hill Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780749024086 - Suzette A Hill
    SUZT
    (1)
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    Set in the 1950s and '60s, this witty collection includes three addictive, clever and page-turning cosy crime mysteries from Suzette A. Hill, the author of the Francis Oughterard series.

    In A Southwold Mystery, Rosy Gilchrist has been asked to accompany Lady Fawcett to visit an old school friend. Rosy is reluctant, but finds herself heading back to Suffolk. When Rosy and Lady Fawcett arrive at their hostess's house, they are plunged into a series of bizarre and sinister events.

    Shot in Southwold finds Lady Fawcett eager to vet her daughter Amy's current beau as he films his first major project in the town. However, not all is going to plan and a female cast member is killed, leaving Rosy and Lady Fawcett at the centre of a murder mystery once again; A Little Murder is based in London and follows Sergeant Greenleaf as he attempts to solve the murder of a woman who was discovered naked and covered with a coal scuttle...

    For fans of authors like: L.C. Tyler, Carola Dunn, Rhys Bowen
    Format: paperback
  • Celia Imrie Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781526611253 - Celia Imrie
    CLIA
    (2)
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    Popular actress Celia Imrie writes charming novels that are bursting with optimism and positivity. These fun and frolic-frilled reads offer perfect escapism.

    Her debut Not Quite Nice follows Theresa as she's forced into early retirement and relocates to a picture-perfect town just outside Nice. She soon makes friends with a group of expats but then skeletons start to fall out of closets...

    Nice Work (If You Can Get It) is a witty and charming story that finds former actress Sally entertaining unexpected visitors from her past during the Cannes film festivals; and Sail Away is an irresistibly indulgent novel about two women and their escapades on board an Atlantic cruise ship...

    For fans of authors like: Santa Montefiore, Erica James, Liz Fenwick
    Format: paperback
  • Victoria Jenkins Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780349132556 - Victoria Jenkins
    VJNK
    (2)
    • £5.99
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    • Just £2.00 per book
    This collection of page-turners includes three of Victoria Jenkins' addictive and gripping crime stories set in South Wales.

    Nobody's Child finds a body being found in an abandoned hospital. It's too burnt to be identified but Detective Alex King knows all too well that every victim has a family... She puts aside her own troubles to track down the killer, but soon realises this death might be the first of many.

    The First One to Die has Alex on the trail of a young woman who fell from a rooftop to her death; and The Girls in the Water follows Alex as she realises one of her own team on a murder case is in grave danger...

    For fans of authors like: Karin Slaughter, Tess Gerritsen, Jeffery Deaver
    Format: paperback
    This collection contains books 1-3 in Victoria Jenkins' Detective Alex King series.
  • The Times: Mind Games Set - 2 Books - Collection - 9780007975822
    TTMG
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    • Just £2.50 per book
    Two books packed with puzzles taken from the Mind Games section of The Times. One book will test your powers of logic and mental agility while the other will test your word power.

    Each book contains 500 assorted puzzles with the number and logic challenges ranging from mental maths to arithmetical logic puzzles (KenKen) and Suko (espresso sudoku), while the word conundrums include concise and cryptic crossword-style quintagrams, word quizzes and codeword grids.
    Format: paperback
  • Histronauts Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781911509981
    HSTR 7 years +
    7 years +
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    • Just £2.00 per book
    Travel back in time with The Histronauts and bring history to life by reading the stories and facts in this fun three-book collection!

    With lovable characters and a graphic novel-style narrative, each book is perfect for creating loyal history fans from reluctant readers, and there are plenty of activities to keep them engaged throughout the series.

    Children will explore the Egyptian, Roman and Viking eras as they uncover the secrets of the past and learn facts in an interactive and exciting way.
    Format: paperback
  • Pip and Posy Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9781788004282 - Axel Scheffler
    PIPO Toddlers
    Toddlers
    (13)
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    • Just £1.71 per book
    Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler's Pip and Posy books are hugely popular with toddlers. They follow the two friends as they enjoy a number of first experiences.

    Pip wears a scary monster mask and gives Posy a fright; Pip makes friends with Zac and Posy gets jealous; and Posy can't get to sleep without her beloved Froggy toy. All of these gentle stories offer solutions to these common issues and provide happy endings.

    With bright and bold artwork and stories inspired by Axel's experiences with his own children, these are essential reads for toddlers and their parents. This collection now includes a wintry story about Pip and Posy playing in the snow!

    Format: paperback
  • New Dork Diaries Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781471174827 - Rachel Renee Russell
    DORD 9 years +
    9 years +
    (3)
    • £13.99
    • RRP £83.88
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    • Just £1.17 per book
    Meet Nikki Maxwell and prepare to read some truly a-dork-able stories - including (for the first time in paperback) Frenemies Forever - with this 12-book collection of Dork Diaries stories by Rachel Renee Russell.

    Written in a fun-filled diary format, these books offer an insight into the life of the tween dork, Nikki. When she moves to a new school she decides it's the perfect time to leave her old lame ways behind - but things are never that simple.

    With fun sketches and doodles, the diary entries find Nikki opening up her heart as she battles with her arch-nemesis Mackenzie over her dreams of becoming a pop star and tackles the subject of love with hilariously dorky consequences.

    These books will be enjoyed by any child aged 9 or over who enjoys (or endures!) the sparklier side of tween life.

    Format: paperback
  • Michael Robotham Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780751575484 - Michael Robotham
    MHRB
    (1)
    • £8.99
    • RRP £44.95
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    • Just £1.80 per book
    Five stunning psychological thrillers from CWA Dagger-shortlisted author Michael Robotham - an author praised by the likes of Linwood Barclay, the Guardian and the Times.

    A woman jumps from Clifton Suspension Bridge in a state of disarray. Her daughter can't believe it: her mother would never commit suicide and is terrified of heights... Clinical psychologist Joseph O'Loughlin wants to believe her, but has to consider what would drive a woman to such a desperate and drastic decision...

    There's also a fast, funny, hip and violent tale about a wannabe rock star who ends up the country's most-wanted terrorist; the case of a mother and daughter who have been murdered in a remote farmhouse; the puzzling disappearance of a child; and an abductor with an evil, calculating and twisted mind.

    For fans of authors like: Linwood Barclay, Harlan Coben, Karin Slaughter
    Format: paperback
  • Wipe Clean Fun with Rudolf Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781912754007
    WCFR 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £5.99
    • RRP £17.97
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    • Just £2.00 per book
    Packed with wipe-clean games, activities and fun learning, this three-book collection will keep children happily entertained as they count down to Christmas Day.

    Ideal for preschoolers and those just starting to read, each book comes with a wipe-clean pen (in festive red, of course) and the activities can be completed over and over again.

    These books are bright, bold and the activities range from mazes and puzzles to ones based around ABCs and 123s.

    Format: paperback
  • Farmyard Friends Collection - 20 Books - Collection - 9781788810814
    FMYB 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £19.99
    • RRP £139.80
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    Children will love this fun-filled collection of 20 stories presented in an adorable barn-shaped box. All of the books are slightly different sizes so when they are inserted into the box, they make a delightful roof for the barn!

    Whether it's The Three Little Pigs or A Goose on the Loose, these exciting stories are perfect for encouraging little ones to read! Other stories follow Titus the goat with a troublesome tooth; Chicken Licken; and Posy the nosy pig.
    Format: paperback
  • Debi Gliori's Alfie Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781526605368 - Debi Gliori
    DGLI Toddlers
    Toddlers
    • £5.99
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    • Just £2.00 per book
    This delightful series from bestselling author Debi Gliori is about Alfie the rabbit and his experiences in the garden, bath and woods!

    With beautiful watercolour illustrations and a lovable main character, these endearing stories are able to capture the irrepressible imagination of children and are perfect reads for toddlers.

    In the first story, Alfie is out in the garden and starts to imagine that he's in the jungle as a lion, an elephant and a little bird. In the second story, Alfie goes from splashing around in the bath to imagining an amazing deep-sea adventure. And in the third story, Alfie imagines himself as all sorts of woodland creatures whilst on a walk through the woods!

    Format: paperback
  • The Adventures of Miss Charlotte Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781846884610 - Dominique Demers
    MCHR 7 years +
    7 years +
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    • Just £1.66 per book
    This three-book collection of Dominique Demers' zany, laugh-out-loud books (hugely popular in France) finds Miss Charlotte trying out new roles as a new teacher, a mysterious librarian and a football coach. Her madcap adventures are complemented by Horrid Henry illustrator Tony Ross' amazing artwork.

    Miss Charlotte is the new teacher at school. She wears a large hat and a crumpled dress that make her look like a scarecrow, and she talks to a rock. The children think she's kooky, but they soon warm to her after being asked to measure the room with spaghetti and hearing her fascinating stories - including one about a gorilla.

    In the second story, she is working as a librarian in the village of Saint-Anatole. With her eccentric style and alternative methods, she does things quite differently to the locals...

    In the third story, Charlotte has been given the role of football coach and uses her weird and wonderful ways to prepare the children for the big match... By teaching them how to lose!
    This collection includes books 1-3 in Dominique Demers' The Adventures of Mademoiselle Charlotte series
    Format: paperback
  • E. Nesbit Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780714549125 - E. Nesbit
    NSBT 9 years +
    9 years +
    (1)
    • £5.99
    • RRP £22.97
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    • Just £2.00 per book
    Are you ready for a journey of discovery, friendship and adventure? This enchanting collection brings together E. Nesbit's original Five Children and It trilogy - complete with refreshed and contemporary artwork by Ella Okstad.

    Author E. Nesbit is one of the most influential authors of all time, with her works inspiring everyone from Jacqueline Wilson to J.K. Rowling and Neil Gaiman - and Five Children and It is a timeless tale that has entertained generations.

    A classic adventure story, it follows five friends as they discover 'It': a grumpy creature known as the Psammead. This sand fairy has the power to grant the children one wish a day - but they'll have to be careful what they wish for...

    The Phoenix and the Carpet and The Story of the Amulet continue the story of Anthea, Robert, Cyril, Jane and their baby brother as things get even more magical...
    Format: paperback
  • National Trust Secret Diaries Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781788005265 - Philip Ardagh
    NTSD 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £6.99
    • RRP £27.96
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    • Just £1.75 per book
    Fact meets fiction in these thrilling and hilarious historical stories from Philip Ardagh.

    Children can read the story of Jane Pinny, a Victorian house maid who just happens to be a talented detective; Tudor boy spy Thomas Snoop; Medieval knight-in-training John Drawbridge; and Kitty Cask - the daughter of a Cornish smuggler.

    Funny from first page to last, these books are packed with great characters and exciting plots. Oh, and they're bursting with facts about times gone by that will help children's history studies - without them even realising.
    Format: paperback
  • Snow Sisters Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781788005272 - Astrid Foss
    SNOS 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £5.99
    • RRP £23.96
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    • Just £1.50 per book
    Four magical adventure stories following the Snow Sisters as they attempt to reach the Everchanging Lights before the evil Shadow Witch plucks them out of the sky...

    Magda, Ida and Hanna all have magical powers and are eager to explore the frozen forest. Once they're out amongst the trees, they come across the Shadow Witch and realise she's up to no good. They also face the Great Glacier; visit the mysterious Rainbow Pools; and head to Sulfur Falls.

    Astrid Foss' fantasy stories are complemented by Monique Dong's sparkling illustrations. These are cool chapter books for fans of Frozen, Rainbow Magic and fairy tales.
    Format: paperback
  • LEGO Star Wars Episode I-VIII: Readers Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9780241380802
    LSWE 5 years +
    5 years +
    (2)
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    • RRP £39.92
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    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.

    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.

    Format: paperback
  • Fantastic Christmas Favourites Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781471178320
    FNCF 3 years +
    3 years +
    (3)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £55.92
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    This collection is a cracking Christmas treat! It's packed with fantastic festive tales ranging from the classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to madcap modern favourites including Aliens Love Panta Claus and Norman the Slug Who Saved Christmas.

    With a wide range of styles (both in artwork and text), this collection is perfect bedtime reading in the build-up to the big day and also ideal for sharing out at any Christmas party.

    There are bright and bold picture books full of zesty humour and more traditional styles as well. This collection also includes The Twelve Dogs of Christmas, a book that encourages children to pick out puppies from busy scenes.

    Format: paperback
  • DK Eyewitness History Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9780241379028
    EYWI 9 years +
    9 years +
    (4)
    • £9.99
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    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.

    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.

    Format: paperback
  • Gavin Scott Collection  - 3 Books - Collection - 9781785659706 - Gavin Scott
    GSCT
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    The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles writer Gavin Scott's post-World War II murder mysteries starring Duncan Forrester are pacy and page-turning. We'd recommend them for fans of Frederick Forsyth, John Buchan and Jack Higgins.

    The Age of Treachery is set in 1946 and finds former Special Operations Executive agent Duncan Forrester back at his Oxford college as a junior Ancient History Fellow. However, his peace is shattered when an unpopular Fellow is found dead. A don is suspected and arrested but Forrester is unsure the police have the right person. He soon finds himself on the hunt for a killer that involves lost Viking sagas and satanic rituals...

    The Age of Olympus finds Forrester's research on an Aegean island being interrupted by the murder of a British archaeologist and the outbreak of the Greek Civil War - and the worship of ancient gods may just provide a clue to the killer; and The Age of Exodus finds Britain's new Labour government struggling to cope with the break-up of the Empire in 1947 when a grisly murder takes place in the British museum and terrorists target the British foreign secretary...

    Format: paperback