Brilliant Books for £5 or less

  • BAGM
    (1)
    • £4.99
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    Learn how to sew 20 stylish bag designs with this beautiful beginner's guide.

    From tote and box bags to sports and bowling bags, the projects can be completed using a variety of techniques, styles, fabrics and finishes.

    This book also includes step-by-step instructions for mastering every technique you will need.
  • NTFA
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Learn how to be yourself and take control of your future after retiring by following the advice on offer in Not Fade Away.

    Retirement offers new possibilities for personal growth through learning, retraining, travelling and friendship, but many people struggle with the adjustment to a different pace (and way!) of life.

    This book brings together insights from recent retirees who reveal the lessons they've learned and how they've found fulfilment in a variety of ways since cutting down on work.
  • DRDB 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    How to Train Your Dragon 3 was a huge hit when it roared back on to the big screen and the Dragons series on Netflix continues to be a red-hot favourite with children.

    This interactive book encourages children to draw dragons, chart new islands and make their own inventions. Children will have so much fun unleashing their imagination as they complete the activities.

    They'll feel like they're soaring through the skies with Hiccup and Toothless as they doodle and draw to complete the exciting scenes.
  • SINS
    (1)
    • £4.99
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    The thirteenth book in Lin Anderson's series of Rhona MacLeod thrillers finds the forensic scientist looking into the death of a man found by a group of Harley-Davidson riders who was discovered with his hands together on his chest as if he had been peacefully laid to rest.

    The only clues to his death are half a glass of red wine and a partially eaten chunk of bread that echo the ancient religious practice of sin-eating. MacLeod is perplexed by this but then another body is found in a similar position - and this one's closer to her home.

    The killer appears to be using skills that could have been learned while attending Rhona's forensic science lectures at Glasgow University... Could she know who it is? And will she be able to stop them before they claim their next victim?
  • MSTP 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £8.99
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    Children can use the core STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) concepts to build an incredible Minecraft theme park by following the hints, tips and advice in this essential and unofficial book.

    This book covers how the STEM concepts can be applied in both the real and virtual Minecraft world. It takes you through the process of designing and constructing a Minecraft theme park - all the way from calculating when building rides to understanding the different properties of materials and how friction and gravity affect the speed of a roller coaster.

    By the end of the book, your aspiring architect will have made a marvellous theme park complete with rides, attractions, ticket booths and lighting.
    100% unofficial
  • BLLM Toddlers
    Toddlers
    • £2.99
    • RRP £5.99
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    With its shaped cover, this charming board book retells the much-loved story of the lion and the mouse.

    With tactile flip-and-see pages and beautiful illustrations, this colourful book is the perfect introduction to Aesop's Fables for little ones.

    Young readers will love learning the moral behind the text in this appealing book.
  • ST2817
    (1)
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    From bird poo being good luck to the reasons birds have differently shaped beaks, The Usborne Nature Journal is a beautifully illustrated hardback full of facts about the animals and plants of our world.

    It has ample space to add in your own notes and sketches and is a very handy book to keep on you to make notes and keep track of plans.

    HB, 215 x 150mm, 104 pages
  • AEMG
    (1)
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    Scratch the pages using the special etching stylus and unveil beautiful illustrations of stunning gardens.

    This book includes how-to techniques and guided tutorials and is so easy and fun for all ages to complete. The hidden artworks are presented in full colour and it's up to you whether you choose to reveal more or fewer details in blocks or fine lines!

    Each board is presented to the reader with a guideline to work from and some details in place, such as the garden outlines. Instructions in the book will show several ways to get started for each drawing.
  • JGBB 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    Are you ready for an incredible insect adventure?

    Build a bug hotel and make an awesome ant farm with this amazing activity book inspired by Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach.

    It's full of wacky and wondrous facts about creepy-crawlies and is packed with marvellously muddy projects that will delight nature-loving children and broaden their minds.
  • ST2730
    (1)
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    This 64-page colouring book comes with five pastel markers and one tube of glitter glue and is full of kaleidoscopic images of unicorns. It will provide creative types with hours of magical fun.

    Providing an enchanting and interactive visual experience for all ages, it has exquisite and intricate images on sheets that can be torn out so you can put the finished pieces up on display!
    Size 290 x 230mm
  • FWWS 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Published in association with the Imperial War Museum, The Story of the First World War for Children examines the world-changing conflict in great detail.

    A study aid for history lessons, this book uses facts, photographs and illustrations to show children how the First World War was the world's first 'total war' between modern, industrialised nations and how many new and terrifying weapons were used - including airplanes, tanks, zeppelins, warships and poison gas.

    It relates the unfolding events and the human stories in a way that brings history vividly to life.
  • GEMM 7 years +
    7 years +
    (2)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    George Kranky, the star of Roald Dahl's George's Marvellous Medicine, will inspire your young scientists with this interactive activity book. It's packed with hands-on projects that use everyday household objects ? from making slime to building a volcano.

    From marvellously messy experiments including making a putty farm to crazy food and making rainbow rain, these are fun experiments and there is also ample space to write notes and findings towards the end of the book.
    Adult supervision required.
  • LGBI
    (1)
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    Alison Davies' The Little Guide to Birds will help you learn about 40 of the most spectacular birds from all around the world - from common garden birds to sea birds and exotic flyers.

    Featuring stunning illustrations by printmaker Tom Frost, each bird has a stunning profile that explains where they originate from, how many eggs they lay and the incredible journeys they undertake.
    This charming book also contains a spotter's guide so you can tick off when you see each bird.
  • HREM
    (3)
    • £3.99
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    Impress your friends, sharpen your mind and increase your retention skills with this handy book from experimental psychologist, Professor Richard Wiseman.

    This book is packed with powerful tricks of the memory trade and explanations of the science behind them. Richard gives tips on remembering names, faces, birthdays, meetings and telephone numbers.

    He also discusses the best ways of winning a pub quiz, remembering what to write on a shopping list and passing exams. Of course, he'll help you remember where you left your keys as well!
  • ABZIK 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £4.19
    • RRP £6.99
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    "DK Eyewitness Arms and Armour" is an original and exciting look at the history of weapons and armour through the ages. Stunning real-life photographs reveal the design, construction, and workings or armour, offering a unique 'eyewitness' view of how methods of warfare have changed. Show your child the very first weapons ever made, the armour worn by medieval knights and the guns used by the frontiersmen and outlaws of the Wild West. They'll also discover the weapons that were carried by the first police officers, how sword and pistol duels were fought and much more! Then use the giant pull-out wall chart to decorate their room. Great for projects or just for fun, make sure your child learns everything they need to know about Arms and Armour. Find out more and download amazing clipart images at our associated website.
  • ABZIH 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £4.19
    • RRP £6.99
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    "DK Eyewitness Flight" is a spectacular and informative guide to the fascinating world of aircraft. Superb colour photographs offer a unique 'eyewitness' exploration of the history of flight, as well as provide a close-up view of the many different kinds of aircraft in use today, from helicopters to hot-air balloons. Show your child a Victorian steam-powered aeroplane, what the first pilots wore, how wings provide lift, and what's inside a 'black box'. Discover how a plane lands and takes off, how a glider works, which plane could be carried on a car, how a helicopter flies, and much more. Then use the giant pull-out wall chart to decorate their room. Great for projects or just for fun, make sure your child learns everything they need to know about Flight. Find out more and download amazing clipart images at our associated website.
  • Fairy Tales Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781787722170
    FTLE 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £29.95
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    Rediscover fairy tales with this bright collection of classic, fun-filled stories that we know children love!

    Young readers will pore over the unique illustrations in each of these timeless stories as they join all of their favourite characters.

    From Puss in Boots to Little Red Riding Hood, this collection is the perfect way to introduce little ones to the world of books and to encourage a love of reading.

    Format: paperback
  • Nursery Rhymes Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781787722163
    NRHY 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £29.95
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    Rediscover nursery rhymes with this bright collection of classic, fun-filled songs and lullabies that we know children love!

    Young readers will pore over the quirky illustrations in each of these books as they revisit their favourite timeless rhymes.

    From Humpty Dumpty Sat on a Wall to Old Macdonald Had a Farm, this collection is perfect for encouraging imagination and to help children reach their full potential.

    Format: paperback
  • Little Scientists Big Questions Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781788561273 - Ruth Owen
    LSBQ 4 years +
    4 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £27.96
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    Each book in this colourful, fun-filled collection explores one of science's big questions and features quirky illustrations to encourage curious kids to think like scientists!

    Children will be able to answer those BIG questions after learning about what makes the sky blue, which animal "talks" with its poo, how trees prepare for winter, and why dinosaurs become fossils.

    The easy-to-read text and clear diagrams are suitable for early years to confident Key Stage 1 readers and can be enjoyed by grown-ups, too!
    Format: paperback
  • Imperial War Museum's History Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781471162497
    IWMH
    (1)
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    • Just £1.66 per book
    Published in conjunction with the Imperial War Museum, this three-book collection brings together a fascinating and authoritative social history of the Second World War.

    A Prayer for Gallipoli covers the Great War from the point of view of a chaplain. Kenneth Best had no military training, so to fulfil his pastoral role, he had to get close to the front line and work with troops as they were under fire. As his empathy for the troops grew larger, he became more and more disgusted with their leaders. These diaries provide an insight into the horrific realities of trench warfare.

    The Secret History of the Blitz by Joshua Levine looks at the people that are not normally mentioned during accounts of the War - those spivs, outcasts and unsung heroes who were in the shadows; and D-Day to Victory features the diaries of a British tank commander as the war finally came to an end.

    All written using archive and primary sources, these are candid and compelling reads about the triumphs and tragedies of war.
  • Yasmin Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781474781114 - Saadia Faruqi
    YASM 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
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    • RRP £23.96
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    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
  • Andy McNab's Liam Scott Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780552576994 - Andy McNab
    AMLS 14 years +
    14 years +
    (2)
    • £4.99
    • RRP £21.97
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    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.

    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
    Format: paperback
  • Anne of Green Gables Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780349010632 - L.M. Montgomery
    AOGG 9 years +
    9 years +
    (1)
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    L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables is a classic run of children's books that has recently been adapted into a popular Netflix series. This collection, presented in a cute slipcase, includes the first three books in the series.

    In Anne of Green Gables, the scrawny, freckled girl with bright red hair arrives on Prince Edward Island and takes Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert by surprise. They were expecting a quiet boy to help them with their farm work, but instead they welcomed a chatty girl full of hope and wonder.

    Anne of Avonlea takes place five years later and finds Anne starting a job as a teacher at her old school. She's not much older than the pupils and has so much to prove. Can she inspire a love of learning?

    Finally, there's Anne of the Island, a story that finds her leaving Green Gables for university. She's always dreamt of this moment but her feelings are bittersweet - she's excited to see the world and broaden her horizons but also anxious about leaving her home, family and friends behind.
    Format: paperback
  • FMYH
    • £3.99
    • RRP £18.99
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    Beloved singer and broadcaster Linda Nolan provides a brave and honest account of her life and battles with cancer in an inspiring memoir that will make you laugh, cry and want to dance.

    The autobiography finds Linda - one of the singers from The Nolans whose hit I'm in the Mood for Dancing is still a floor-filler today - talking about her roller-coaster life. She discusses what it was like growing up in a big Irish family and how she and her sisters coped with the worldwide fame that followed. She also reveals the secrets and feuds that threatened to tea them apart.
    Linda candidly talks about her first battle with breast cancer and how the death of her husband left her deeply depressed and contemplating suicide. After choosing to live life to the full again, she received the news the cancer had come back and was now incurable. However, Linda has decided to enjoy the time she has left and embrace all the little things in life.