Children's Fiction Books

  • ARWEX
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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greedy Augustus Gloop to the Giraffe and the Pelly and Me there are many classics here together with some previously unpublished treats.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.
  • AOQOJ
    (3)
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    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.
  • AADWE 7 years +
    7 years +
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    This is a wonderful collection of contemporary and classic poems chosen by children from schools around the UK. Roger McGough made the final selection and wrote the introduction.
  • WSP2 Toddlers
    Toddlers
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    Created by Eric Hill, Spot the dog has entertained generations of toddlers and this sturdy and interactive board book gives little ones the chance to have hours of fun searching under the flaps for him!

    Children will love the repetition of "Is he in the clock? Is he in the box? Is he under the rug?" and will enjoy predicting what's going to happen with the turn of every page!

    A fun and interactive children's book that will be returned to again and again - Spot books never fail to impress.
  • AHDQG 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Big match writing from the best in the game...Billy's telling tall stories about his "famous" grandfather, Raphael suspects his coach of murder, Tom and Jerry surprise a talent scout and Katy gets picked to play for England. It's all going on at Shelby Town! A collection of short stories and poems about football, by a fantastic line-up of children's authors, football writers and players. This title features twelve short stories and twelve poems about fictitious Premier League football club Shelby Town, by a superb line-up of children's authors, football writers and players. It includes contributions by: Alan Davies, Terry Deary, Matt Holland, Nick Hornby, Tom Palmer, Hilary Freeman, Mal Peet, Paul Cookson, Alan Sefton, Curtis Davies (Birmingham City), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City), Faye White (Arsenal) and Tomas Rosicky (Arsenal). The short stories and new format should appeal to older reluctant readers. It is illustrated throughout in black and white by Mark Long, football illustrator. All royalties from the sale of this book will go to the National Literacy Trust.
  • AHRDV 7 years +
    7 years +
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    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.
  • AJMIK 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Join the Mr Men and Little Misses as they put on their football boots, blow their whistles and go for goal in a crazy game of football! This is a game in which anything could happen, and does...With Little Miss Bossy as umpire, Mr Bump injured in hospital and Mr Greedy's huge half-time snack, this is football, Mr Men style! Choose stickers of your favourite characters to complete the scenes of football mayhem!
  • ABQBE
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    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.
  • ANOSP 13 years +
    13 years +
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    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.
  • JDST 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
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    Not only has Julia Donaldson brought us The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and many other picture book favourites, but she's also an extremely talented songwriter whose rhymes are sure to bring a smile to the face of any toddler.

    Illustrated by her regular collaborator Axel Scheffler, this is a treasury of her 25 best songs, rhymes and fables - all inspired by her bestselling books. The book even comes with a CD of Julia performing all the songs - perfect for long journeys and entertaining the kids at home.

    The beautiful foiled jacket and high-quality paper make this a wonderful gift for birthdays and christenings, too!.
  • AHWXD 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Celebrating the 21st birthday of this highly-respected introduction to the best-loved Greek stories, this new edition is generouslyl reformatted and has a beautiful new cover. Geraldine McCaughrean's elegant retellings continue to keep children captivated. Combined wiht Emma Chichester Clark's glorious illustrations, this collection will form an essential part of every child's library.
  • AGJWW
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    In this special collector's edition, books nineteen to twenty-one are brought together in one fabulous volume. In ASTERIX AND THE SOOTHSAYER, a sinister figure arrives in the Gaulish village. Prolix claims to be a soothsayer and the villagers believe every word he says, but Asterix isn't convinced...The Corsican chieftain, Boneywasawarriorwayayix, needs Asterix and Obelix's help to foil the evil designs of Praetor Perfidius and oppose Julius Caesar's army in ASTERIX IN CORSICA. In ASTERIX AND CAESAR'S GIFT, Legionary Tremensdelirius gets the title deeds to the Gaulish village as a bonus - then swaps them with tavern landlord Orthopaedix for a drink. But Asterix and his friends aren't keen to hand over their village! There is no better way to enjoy the antics of our indomitable hero and his friends.
  • AEPGN
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    Classic Poems for Boys comprises a delightfully varied set of over 20 poems for 5 - 10-year olds. From rousing favourites like Felicia Dorothea Hemans's 'Casabianca' and John Keats's 'A Song About Myself', to dreamy, thoughtful poems by Robert Louis Stevenson and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, this is a collection to be treasured. An excellent introduction to the works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, Lewis Carroll and many more. Includes Kipling's If, read by Michael Caine, along with other classics such as William Blake's The Tyger and The Pied Piper of Hamelin.
  • AGDOQ Toddlers
    Toddlers
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    "This Little Footballer" is a delightful rhyming touch-and-feel book from Ladybird, with a different little footballer to talk about and a big touchy-feely item to explore on every double page. From a leathery ball and rough goalkeeper gloves to a silky shirt and shiny trophy, each football-themed tactile area helps to stimulate sensory awareness in older babies and toddlers and teach them the difference between smooth, rough, bumpy, shiny and so on. Learn each little footballer's name and what they are doing by reading the rhymes, then choose a name for the last little footballer at the end! With a ladybird to also look for and spot on each page, "This Little Footballer" is perfect for sharing with all young fans of the beautiful game as their attention span and curiosity about books grows.
  • Ladybird: Key Words Collection - 36 Books - Collection - 9780723296782
    LKWC 4 years +
    4 years +
    (10)
    • £29.99
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    • Just 83.00p per book
    With three books each spread across one of 12 different reading levels, Key Words with Peter and Jane uses some of the most frequent words in the English language as a starting point for learning to read successfully and confidently.

    Series A introduces new words, Series B provides further practice of these words and then Series C links reading with writing and phonics. All the words introduced in Series A and B are then reinforced in Series C.

    Scientifically researched and world renowned, the books follow Peter and Jane as they explore and have adventures. The traditional Ladybird style of artwork makes these great for parents to read along with children, too.
  • ANHLA 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Though the Greek and Roman crew members of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen - all of them - and they're stronger than ever. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea's army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over...
  • AAJKG 6 years +
    6 years +
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    This title presents seven classic Shakespeare plays in an accessible comic strip format. Take your place in the Globe Theatre of Shakespeare's day to see seven of his best-loved plays in performance. "Romeo and Juliet", "Hamlet", "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "Macbeth", "Julius Caesar", "The Winter's Tale" and "The Tempest" are all brought vividly to life in Marcia Williams' gloriously accessible comic-strip versions, which include the bard's own dialogue and the rowdy remarks of the audience. Mr William Shakespeare's Plays has sold over 50,000 copies since it was first published in 1998. Reissued with a new cover look, this brings Marcia Williams' dramatic take on Shakespeare right up to date for a modern audience. Also publishing this month - "Bravo, Mr William Shakespeare!".
  • ANHOV 3 years +
    3 years +
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    A story of a first football game from the multi-award-winning creator of Maisy. Today is a big day for Maisy and her friends as they head to the football pitch. Eddie, Cyril and Maisy are on the red team; Tallulah, Charley and Dotty are on the blue! The referee blows the whistle and they're off! Passing, diving and scoring, what an exciting game! The blue team have scored at half time, but what will happen next and who will score the next goal? Just wait for the final whistle! It's more fun with Maisy! Visit her amazing website - www.maisyfun.com - for activities, newsletters, games and more.
  • AOHUW 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £8.89
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    Kick your boots off, everyone. Summer's here and so's the sun. Bright, bold and accessible, this collection of poems is packed full of noises and actions -- perfect for joining in. There are counting rhymes and animal rhymes, rhymes to make you shuffle and squelch and clatter and patter, and rhymes to make you gallop like a horse or slide down the banister. Julia Donaldson's verse jumps off the page and Nick Sharratt's snazzy illustrations add to the fun. Look out for more poems from Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt in WRIGGLE AND ROAR: 'will animate, engage and stimulate babies and have nursery classes jumping about with noisy enthusiasm' - Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week
  • ANDYM
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    This is the most comprehensive chronological history of DC Comics every published. The milestone events in the history of DC Comics are explored and explained as they happened, month by month, from the company's inception in 1934 as National Allied Publications to the present day, including the first appearances of key characters, such as Batman and Superman, landmark moments, and appearances on celluloid. This updated edition is packed with original comic book art, including high-quality prints of classic covers and full-page reproductions of key storylines. Copyright (copyright) 2014 DC Comics. All related characters and elements are trademarks of and (copyright) DC Comics. WB SHIELD: [Trademark] & (copyright) Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s14).
  • AOHWA 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Edward Lear's classic poem, The Owl and the Pussy-cat, beautifully illustrated by Charlotte Voake and introduced with a foreword by Julia Donaldson The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea In a beautiful pea-green boat...Edward Lear's classic poem has delighted readers of all ages for generations. It is given new life by Charlotte Voake's exquisite illustrations in this beautiful new edition. Introduced by a foreword from world-renowned children's author and Lear devotee, Julia Donaldson, this is a book to be treasured by Lear fans both old and young. Be sure to look out for Julia Donaldson's sequel to this much-loved poem, The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat.
  • AMKYU 6 years +
    6 years +
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    A collection of poems about one of children's favourite subjects - dinosaurs. Including the Stegosaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Bookoceros, together with dancing dinosaurs and dinosaurs having a party. Korky Paul's lively illustrations to life this popular poetry book. John Foster and Korky Paul's poetry partnership began over 10 years ago, with the publication of Dragon Poems. The combination of John's inspired and witty selection of poems, with Korky's crazily imaginative and anarchic illustrations, has proved exceptionally popular. 'If this combination of verse and illustration doesn't make you laugh out loud, then you must have missed out on the sense of humour gene' The Guardian A must for the classroom or library. No child could fail to find enjoyment here' Brian Moses
  • ALMQU
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    Welcome to Ponyville, home of Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, and all of their friends. The ponies find out what the power of friendship can do in these tales of high adventure and funny mishaps. It collects the first 12 issues of the smash-hit My Little Pony comic book.
  • AIUER 5 years +
    5 years +
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    In this collection, Julia Donaldson has chosen poems with performance by children in mind, and in the notes section at the end of the book are her notes and ideas on performing them. Julia's passionate belief that performance can help children enjoy reading and grow in confidence is informed by her own experience both as a child and now, working with groups of children to bring stories, poems and songs to life. The poems range from classics by Edward Lear, W H Auden and Eleanor Farjeon to contemporary work by Michael Rosen, John Agard and Clare Bevan. Illustrated throughout with exquisite, expressive lino-cuts, this is a book for teachers, parents, children: anyone who loves great poetry. This beautiful collection would also make a wonderful gift.