Children's Fiction Books
AOKA 7 years +7 years +
Children can learn all about the dramatic reign of King Arthur with this comic strip-style book.
- RRP £9.99
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Gripping from start to finish, this is an epic tale of swords and sorcery that has detailed illustrations that are sure to excite and entertain young readers.
Children will want to learn more about the legend as they read through this narrative retelling.
AORH 7 years +7 years +
This comic strip tells the story of Robin Hood and his band of merry men.
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Fast paced and full of action, the dynamic illustrations are sure to captivate readers while the background information will help children learn more about the legend of Sherwood Forest.
ENO2 5 years +5 years +
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.
- RRP £7.99
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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?).
GWDH 7 years +7 years +
Presented in a scrumdiddlyumptious scrapbook style, The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl provides Dahl fans with many tremendous things and wonderful surprises.
- RRP £16.99
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Inspired by his magical storytelling and especially published to coincide with the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations, the book first shows the reader the writing hut in which Dahl created his crazy worlds and then invites them to step into each one - there are letters and newspaper cuttings about a giant peach; an insight into what hides inside a Twits-style beard; and a spotter's guide to the man-eating giants of Giant Country from The BFG.
With plenty of Quentin Blake's iconic artwork on display and flaps to lift and guides inserted in the pages, this is a book that will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about visiting Roald Dahl's phizz-whizzing worlds.
RVY2 5 years +5 years +
Roald Dahl dispenses with the usual happily ever after endings in the retelling of six famous fairy tales in Revolting Rhymes.
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Cinderella decides not to marry her prince when he reveals a surprisingly callous streak, Snow White befriends seven jockeys who are compulsive gamblers and Goldilocks proves to be a real hoodlum!
This hilarious collection will have readers aged five and above in stitches. Colour illustrations throughout.
ROSW 10 years +10 years +
Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award and longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, Ross Welford's Time Travelling with a Hamster is a truly original debut novel from an extraordinarily talented new voice in children's books. It's joined here by two other equally zany, touching and page-turning reads.
- RRP £20.97
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- Just £2.00 per book
When Al Chaudhury discovers his late dad's time machine, he finds that going back to the 1980s requires daring and imagination. It also requires lies, theft, burglary, and setting his school on fire. And he has to make sure he doesn't lose his pet hamster, Alan Shearer...
You'll laugh, cry and wonder at this race-against-time story of a boy who travels back to 1984 to prevent a go-kart accident and save his father's life. The other two books - The 1,000-Year-Old Boy and What Not to Do If You Turn Invisible - are equally surprising, exciting and magnificent: Alfie can remember the last Viking invasion but no one believes him... He soon loses everything in a fire and decides it's time to find a way to die; while Ethel learns the joy that comes from being invisible is rather short-loved.
JDZB 3 years +3 years +
The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom... when it comes to books for toddlers, Julia Donaldson can't be beaten and you'll find all these and more in this brilliant 10-book collection.
- RRP £69.90
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- Just £1.30 per book
Sure to quickly become bedtime favourites, our collection also includes Julia Donaldson stories that may not be as well known but are just as delightful. With flowing, rhyming copy and illustrations from the likes of Axel Scheffler, Rebecca Cobb and Emily Gravett, we just know your toddlers will love The Snail and the Whale, The Paper Dolls and Cave Baby.
Stories to be returned to time and time again and perfect for shared reading, you will not find these amazing picture books at a lower price. A must for any young reader!
DPEL 5 years +5 years +
From Ariel and Belle to Mulan and Merida, this collection of royal reads contains 11 hardback books all about the famous Disney princesses.
- RRP £55.00
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- Just £1.64 per book
Presented in a slipcase, The Enchanted Library introduces the characters, their friends, foes and the princes who star in the stories and will tell your children (and you!) everything they ever wanted to know about them.
These books retell the famous stories and are packed with magical Disney artwork. Children who love princesses and fairy tales will adore them.
NBAW 9 years +9 years +
Nina Bawden's children's books were a huge influence on the likes of Michael Morpurgo and this three-book collection contains some of her most beloved and inspirational work.
- RRP £20.97
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- Just £1.66 per book
Carrie's War is a moving story about evacuees that finds Carrie and her brother being sent to Wales and living away from home for the very first time; The Peppermint Pig has a family welcoming a tiny pig into their home and reveals how his naughtiness and clever nature kept a family happy in the most difficult of times; and Keeping Henry asks whether a squirrel can really be a suitable pet.
Like anyone who feels as though they just don't fit in, Evie dreams of a place of safety. When times are tough, all she wants is a chance to escape from reality and be herself. Despite his failing health, Evie's father comes close to creating such a virtual idyll. Passing away before it's finished, he leaves her the key in the form of an app, and Evie finds herself transported to a world where the population is influenced by her personality. Everyone shines in her presence, until her devious cousin, Mallory, discovers the app...and the power to cause trouble in paradise.
- RRP £14.99
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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.
- RRP £71.82
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- Just 67.00p 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.
KNTI 5 years +5 years +
With dragons, bears and all sorts of other creatures featuring throughout these six books, Vivian French's Knight in Training series is sure to delight children who love funny and exciting stories. David Melling's hilarious illustrations just add to the madcap nature.
- RRP £35.94
- Save £27.95
- Just £1.33 per book
Starting with Dragons Can't Swim, the books reveal how Sam J. Butterbiggins has just one ambition - to be a Very Noble Knight. But he has a problem - he's been packed off to the castle next door to stay with his aunt and uncle while his parents are away. While there, he has to put up with both his annoying cousin Prune and the weird creatures his aunt looks after including dragons and griffins.
Godfrey the dragon gets stuck down a well and Sam has no choice but to work with Prune to save him. While inside the well, the pair make an incredible discovery - a scroll giving instructions on six quests to become the perfect knight. Sam wants to complete them, but Prune keeps getting in the way...
This collection includes books 1-6 in Vivian French and David Melling's Knight in Training series.
AMLS 14 years +14 years +
Full of action and excitement, this collection contains the first three books in Bravo Two Zero author Andy McNab's Liam Scott series of thrillers for young adults. These books have a no-holds-barred approach to the brutality and horrors of war.
- RRP £21.97
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- Just £1.66 per book
The New Recruit opens the series and is a book that asks the question of just what would you do if a prank went wrong and killed your best friend... Liam enrols in Army training in a bid to make amends and although the training is tough, he survives and is ready to thrive as a soldier. But then he comes face-to-face with his friend's brother while in Afghanistan...
The New Patrol and The New Enemy continue Liam's story as he comes up against even more deadly threats including a traitor and finds himself on the hunt for a key terrorist target...
Please note these books contain violence and strong language
AQXZS 7 years +7 years +
Andy and Terry's treehouse has already been the setting for so many incredible adventures - and now they've added 13 more storeys!
- RRP £6.99
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The fourth book in Andy Griffith and Terry Denton's wacky series and the winner of the Abia Book of the Year, The 52-Storey Treehouse finds the lovable characters adding a watermelon-smashing level, a wave machine and a life-size (and very real!) snakes and ladders game to their treehouse.
They've also set up a state-of-the-art detective agency. Which is very lucky, as Mr Big Nose has gone missing... with cartoon-style illustrations, zany humour and crazy characters, this is a brilliant read for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and David Walliams' books.
ARHIJ 7 years +7 years +
Andy and Terry's amazing treehouse has thirteen new levels! They've added a chocolate waterfall you can swim in, a volcano for toasting marshmallows, a bulldozer-battling level, a baby-dinosaur-petting zoo, a not-very-merry merry-go-round, a boxing elephant called the Trunkinator, an X-ray room, a disco with light-up dance floor, the world's scariest roller coaster and a top-secret thirty-ninth level which hasn't even been finished yet! But what good is all this stuff when Andy and Terry are trying to write their fastest book ever? You'll have to read it to find out! The 39-Storey Treehouse is the third book in Andy Griffith's and Terry Denton's wacky treehouse adventures, where the laugh-out-loud story is told through a combination of text and fantastic cartoon-style illustrations.
- RRP £5.99
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Think of your favourite Roald Dahl moment and surely a song or verse cannot be far away...SONGS AND VERSE has seven sections bursting with rhymes about monsters, magical creatures, gruesome children, ghastly adults as well as a few unusual surprises. From the strange and scrumptious dishes enjoyed by James' Centipede to George and his marvellous medicine, and from greedy Augustus Gloop to the Giraffe and the Pelly and Me there are many classics here together with some previously unpublished treats. With a foreword and opening illustrations by Quentin Blake, and illustrations throughout from other award-winning artists such as Babette Cole, Lauren Child, Chris Riddell, Alel Scheffler and Tony Ross, you will find a touch of magic on every page.
- RRP £18.99
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PJA2 9 years +9 years +
A previous winner of the Red House Children's Book Award, Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief was the first book in a thrilling fantasy series that has inspired two hit Hollywood films.
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Taking as its hero, the unlikely character of Percy, a troubled kid who has dyslexia and ADHD, the story rapidly moves from a school outing for mortals from the 21st century to a quest to reach the gates of the Underworld with a satyr and a daughter of Athena.
Fast-paced fantasy and adventure that will appeal to children from 9+.
Meet your favourite "DC" heroes and villains with this essential A-Z character guide. From Batman to Wonder Woman, "The DC Comics Character Guide" tells you everything you need to know about all your favourite heroes and villains. Written with young comic-book fans in mind, this book packs the whole of the sprawling DC Universe into one compact, portable volume and the A-Z format makes it easy to find your heroes in a flash. It helps you discover each character's individual talents with fact-filled pages featuring stat boxes, power rankings and information on their allies and foes. Exciting full-colour comic-book art makes "The DC Comics Character Guide" a book that all young comic enthusiasts will look through again and again.
- RRP £9.99
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TTAC 7 years +7 years +
Our book collections of The 13-Storey Treehouse have been hugely popular and brought so much laughter into families all around the country. Now, you and your children can enjoy the madcap adventures of Andy and Terry in unabridged audio format with this 10-CD collection.
- RRP £40.00
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Andy and Terry are best friends who live in the world's best treehouse. It's full of everything from ice cream-serving robots to sports stadiums and they keep adding even more floors to it full of even more incredible things.
Packed with the humour of Wimpy Kid and ideal for children who love Captain Underpants and David Walliams, these audiobooks are sure to inspire children to read the stories that inspired them and will entertain all ages on long car journeys.
10 CDs. Approximate running time: 9 hours, 16 minutes
Stories in this collection: The 13-Storey Treehouse, The 26-Storey Treehouse, The 39-Storey Treehouse, The 52-Storey Treehouse, The 65-Storey Treehouse
AKHQJ 9 years +9 years +
The adaptation of his genre-busting, award-winning Artemis Fowl series has been a labour of love for lifelong graphic novel fan Eoin Colfer, and Andrew Donkin. Art by Giovanni Rigano and colour by Paolo Lamanna. Evil pixie, Opal Koboi, is back and she's more dangerous than ever. This time she doesn't just want power over the fairy People - this time she wants the humans too. Captain Holly Short is the only fairy with a hope of stopping her, but as Holly knows, it takes one genius criminal mastermind to fight another. But the 14-year-old genius that Holly is thinking of doesn't even remember that fairies exist. How is she going to convince Artemis Fowl to help her stop Opal? Gold usually does the trick, and this time is should be no different. Or is Artemis changing?
- RRP £12.99
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NTJK 7 years +7 years +
Inspired by the British Museum and The National Trust, these side-splitting joke books will inspire children to learn more about our history while chuckling away.
- RRP £14.97
- Save £9.98
- Just £1.66 per book
Each book features black-and-white illustrations from talented illustrators and a host of bite-sized facts that will make your children's jaws drop.
From amazing ancient worlds to the nuttier side of nature and historical figures including kings and queens, Romans, Victorians and pirates, there's a joke for every situation.
ANOSP 13 years +13 years +
The graphic novel debut from rising star Noelle Stevenson, based on her beloved and critically acclaimed web comic, which Slate awarded its Cartoonist Studio Prize, calling it "a deadpan epic." Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism! All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from Noelle Stevenson. Featuring an exclusive epilogue not seen in the web comic, along with bonus conceptual sketches and revised pages throughout, this gorgeous full-color graphic novel is perfect for the legions of fans of the web comic and is sure to win Noelle many new ones. Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are. But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.
- RRP £9.99
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AHRDV 7 years +7 years +
The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor, And the highwayman came riding- Riding-riding- The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door. In Alfred Noyes's thrilling poem, charged with drama and tension, we ride with the highwayman and recoil from the terrible fate that befalls him and his sweetheart Bess, the landlord's daughter. The vivid imagery of the writing is matched by Charles Keeping's haunting illustrations which won him the Kate Greenaway Medal. This new edition features rescanned artwork to capture the breath-taking detail of Keeping's illustrations and a striking new cover.
- RRP £8.99
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