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  • HPCD 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £23.99
    • RRP £95.00
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    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.

    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
    Format: CD
    Unabridged

    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.
  • PPUL 13 years +
    13 years +
    • £10.99
    • RRP £50.00
    • Save £39.01
    Philip Pullman's books tackle important, controversial and difficult subjects with style, wisdom and authority. The His Dark Materials trilogy is often heralded as a modern masterpiece and it's featured on this unabridged audio collection across three CDs. There are also four CDs featuring the unabridged books from the Sally Lockhart Quartet.

    The monumental His Dark Materials books introduce Lyra, an orphan who lives in a parallel universe where science, theology and magic are entwined. As she embarks on a search for a sinister plot that involves stolen children, she soon finds herself on a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust...

    The Sally Lockhart Quartet opens with The Ruby in the Smoke, a book that finds Sally receiving an anonymous letter shortly after the death of her father at sea; the dire warning it contains makes a man die of fear at her feet... Sally decides to find out the truth about her father's death and finds herself plunged into a terrifying mystery in the heart of Victorian London - and it all seems to revolve around a deadly blood-soaked jewel. Approximate Running Time: 70 Hours 45 Minutes
    Ages 13 plus
    Please note this collection contains CDs that can only be played on MP3-accessible CD players, devices, computers and laptops. All post-2001 car model stereos are MP3 CD accessible.
    Import into iTunes or any other media player, then transfer to your MP3 device or player. Suitable for smartphones, iPads and tablets
    Format: MP3 CD

    MP3 CDs in this collection:
    Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass, The Ruby in the Smoke, The Shadow in the North, The Tiger in the Well and The Tin Princess.
  • TGTE 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £50.00
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    Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Liz Pichon's Tom Gates stories are hilarious and are presented here in audio format.

    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
    Format: CD

    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.
  • Beast Quest: Series 4-6 Collection - Collection - 9781408353417 - Adam Blade
    NBST 7 years +
    Adam Blade
    7 years +
    • £17.99
    • RRP £89.92
    • Save £71.93
    • Just £1.00 per book
    The Beast Quest books are hugely exciting adventures set in the kingdom of Avantia and they're great for newly independent readers.

    There's a dark wizard threatening the kingdom and only true heroes will be able to free the magical Good Beasts to defeat the forces of evil. Are Tom and Elenna the chosen ones?

    This 18-book collection contains series 4-6 from the popular run of books - which have now sold 11 million and counting! We guarantee your children will be quickly grabbing for the next book after finishing each story.

    Please note that these books do not come with any collector cards.
    Format: paperback
  • Mr. Men Christmas Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780603573712 - Roger Hargreaves
    MMCH 3 years +
    Roger Hargreaves
    3 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £35.00
    • Save £29.01
    • Just 60.00p per book
    Created by Roger Hargreaves, the Mr. Men characters are among the most recognisable and iconic in children's books. Their gentle adventures have entertained generations of children and in this set, they star in 10 festive tales!

    A cracking Christmas gift (or perfect for building excitement and anticipation in the build-up to the big day), the colourful books follow Mr. Quiet as he tries to enjoy a silent night and find the gang putting on a pantomime.

    The Mr. Men also try their hands at winter sports and enjoy a White Christmas. There's also a book that finds Mr. Forgetful trying to remember to buy his Christmas tree and one that looks at if Mr. Mean will be able to cheer up and enjoy the festivities.
    Format: paperback
  • Dirty Bertie Collection - 20 Books - Collection - 9781847159373
    DTYB 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £19.99
    • RRP £99.80
    • Save £79.81
    • Just £1.00 per book
    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.

    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.

    Format: Paperback
  • World Elite Dance Academy Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780603574054 - Kimberly Wyatt
    WEDA 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £20.97
    • Save £15.98
    • Just £1.66 per book
    Written by former pop star and Celebrity MasterChef winner Kimberly Wyatt (in collaboration with Girl Online author Siobhan Curham), the World Elite Dance Academy books will appeal to children who love nothing more than dancing to the beat.

    Billie and her friends all come from very different backgrounds but that doesn't stop them from coming together in an empowering way as they express themselves through dance. They're not on the lookout for fame and fortune, but do want to have fun!

    Diverse in the truest sense, these books will appeal to fans of everything from Malory Towers to Holly Willoughby's School for Stars series.

    Format: Paperback
  • DCVH
    • £19.99
    • RRP £63.92
    • Save £43.93
    Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are instantly recognisable superheroes all over the world and this eight-book collection .

    Packed with original comic book art by famed illustrators including Jim Lee, Alex Ross and Adam Hughes, these hardback books cover all the way from 1935 to the present day: The Bronze Age, The Silver Age, The Golden Age and The Modern Age. All presented in chronological order, each volume features key character profiles and guides to the iconic cities.

    With the success of both Wonder Woman and Justice League at the cinema this year, this is a must-have compendium for DC fans. In fact, when they receive the set they'll have a smile as big as The Joker's... These books come presented in a keepsake slipcase.

    Format: Hardback
  • PLEX 3 years +
    Chris Van Allsburg
    3 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £10.00
    Read the classic Christmas story as you look forward to the most magical time of the year and then listen to it on CD - read by none other than Oscar-winning actor, Liam Neeson.

    It's late on Christmas Eve and a boy boards the Polar Express. All he knows is it's heading to the North Pole. Once there, Santa offers the boy any gift he desires. The boy asks for a bell from the reindeer's harness - and it turns out to be very magical indeed. Only believers in Santa can hear this bell when it rings!
  • Winter Animal Story Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781847158345
    WNAS 6 years +
    6 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £23.96
    • Save £18.97
    • Just £1.25 per book
    With their wintry theme, these four animal anthologies are full of stories that make warming reading for the cold nights ahead and are perfect for sharing.

    Winter Wonderland includes sweet stories from authors including Holly Webb, Jeanne Willis and Tracey Corderoy; Moonlight Tales has magical tales that take place under the night sky; On a Starry Night is full of inspiring stories that find stars shining bright; and Winter's Night would make the perfect stocking filler.
    Format: paperback
  • HMQT 3 years +
    Mark Sperring
    3 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £11.99
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    It's almost Christmas time and the animals of Merry Farm are having a jolly good time. All they want to know is just how many quacks is it until the big day!

    As the ducklings quack about the big day, various other animals are also counting down with excitement - how many moos, baas and neighs is it until Christmas Day? Luckily, it's only one!

    Written by Mark Sperring and illustrated by Ed Eaves, this is a funny festive story which will encourage your kids to make all sorts of animal noises in the Christmas build-up.
  • CADV 3 years +
    Hannah Tolson & Ivy Snow
    3 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Snow is falling on Christmas Eve and everyone is quiet. The stars are out, we're all in bed, but who will visit you in the night...?

    This book provides a far healthier alternative to chocolate advent calendars as your young children get excited about the big day... It has 25 flaps to lift and follows the story of a little girl, boy and dog who are eagerly counting down to Christmas Day.

    As they get more and more excited, they find carollers singing in a busy square, watch ballerinas spin and twirl and find some people baking Christmas cookies.
  • Collins Modern Classics Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780007968008
    COLM 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £69.90
    • Save £57.91
    • Just £1.20 per book
    This is a collection of stories that belong on every child's bookshelf. Every single book included here is widely regarded as a classic and will help inspire a lifelong love of reading. They're presented in refreshed jackets, too.

    From the magic of The Sword in the Stone to the rip-roaring adventures undertook by the mice in The Rescuers (as seen in the Disney film of the same name) and the timeless charm of Mary Poppins to the ghostly mystery of A Stitch in Time, there is something for every taste.

    Also featuring school favourite Street Child, these novels are so good that we wouldn't be surprised if you find yourself re-reading and reliving some of them after your children have finished them.
    Format: Paperback
  • ABPU 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £10.99
    • Save £7.00
    Written by Patricia Hegarty and illustrated by Maddie Frost, Alfie and Bet's ABC is the perfect starting point for children who are learning their ABCs.

    Written in rhyming text and with pop-up letters of the alphabet on every page, this book is appealing and engaging. It follows alligator Alfie and bear Bet as they try to decide their favourite letter of the alphabet.

    To help them make this decision, they'll have to embark on a colourful journey...
  • BGBS 3 years +
    Michelle Robinson
    3 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £9.00
    If your child is planning their next bear hunt, then they better make sure they take this bearspotter's guide with them... it will help them tell the difference between black bears that are dangerous and black and brown bears that are dangerous and brown.

    Very funny, this picture book also reveals how sometimes black bears can be a little brown and sometimes brown bears can be a little black. In actual fact, it has everything you need to know about walking in Bear Country!

    With its amazing (frankly bear-illiant) artwork and lively text, this is a treat and completely essential guide for all would-be bearspotters.
  • Fairies and Princesses Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781509854035
    FRPR 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £63.90
    • Save £53.91
    • Just £1.00 per book
    Learn all about Cinderella's not so ugly sisters; meet a singing mermaid who lives under the sea; and join in the fun with Julia Donaldson's paper dolls in this collection full of princess and fairy stories.

    Full of sparkle, all 10 books are enchanting and will be enjoyed so much in time for bed.
    Format: paperback
  • MNAW 3 years +
    Patricia Hegarty
    3 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £11.99
    • Save £8.00
    Book People favourite Britta Teckentrup's latest beautiful picture book marvels at the moon and how important it is.

    From turtles laying eggs on white sandy beaches to migrating birds using the moon as a way to navigate their way to sunnier climes, this book covers so much. It also has peek-through pages that show the changing shape of the moon during the lunar cycle.
  • TKBK 3 years +
    Ian Whybrow & Axel Scheffler
    3 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £11.00
    There's a Ticklemonster about in this fantastically funny lift-the-flap book from Ian Whybrow and Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler.

    The Ticklemonster wants to tickle all his animal friends - from the pigs on the farm to the penguins at the zoo and Tom and Bear are prepared to follow him all the way. But your children better watch out; they might just get tickled as well!

    Full of witty rhymes and silly scenarios, this laugh-out-loud board book will make your children laugh just as much as if they were being tickled. The interactive flaps add an extra element of fun.
  • ITWS 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £8.00
    The winner of the Margaret Mallett Award for Children's Non-Fiction, It Starts with a Seed explores how a tiny sycamore seed transforms into a sapling and then a tree - with branches and roots filling the pages.

    An evocative read, as the tree grows it is joined by well-loved creatures including squirrels, rabbits, butterflies and owls who call the woodland home.

    With factual elements, this beautifully presented book (gold-embossed front cover, gatefolds, textured paper and a specialised etching technique) will touch any child with its simple but enchanting message of life and growth.
  • STMI 7 years +
    Mike Jolley
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £8.00
    This history book teaches children all about ancient civilisations while helping them develop their observational skills at the same time.

    It's bursting with scenes that have mistakes to spot e.g. a Mayan warrior is wearing a watch and a Viking using a compass. The answers are easily highlighted on the next page, so children can learn and use this knowledge in their history lessons. All of these errors provide perfect discussion points, too.

    Featuring 10 different ancient civilisations, the Where's Wally?-style approach makes this book perfect for budding history detectives. The eras covered are Ancient Egypt, Viking times, Ancient Rome, the Mughal Empire, Ancient Greece, Medieval Europe, the Empire of the Mayans, Ancient China, the Stone Age and the time of the pirates.
  • DCBY 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £17.99
    • Save £8.00
    Part of the Build Your Own Adventure series, this book will delight young superheroes with its inspiring ideas for builds and even comes with a Green Lantern Minifigure and exclusive spaceship model.

    It contains over 50 LEGO ideas and each chapter opener brings the models together in an imaginative way. Children will love playing out adventures inspired by the images and joining in the superhero adventure.

    There are ideas for all ages and building abilities, with a tantalising mix of easy, medium and harder models.
  • How to Train Your Dragon Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781444941944 - Cressida Cowell
    DRGO 7 years +
    Cressida Cowell
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £17.99
    • RRP £69.90
    • Save £51.91
    • Just £1.80 per book
    Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon series is hugely popular all over the world and has already spawned two massive Dreamworks films. Now, your children can get their hands on the first 10 books following the adventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III and the ever-faithful Toothless for an unbelievable Book People price.

    Hiccup may well have grown up to be the greatest Viking hero who ever lived but it wasn't always like that. When he was young, he wouldn't speak up to his father, Stock the Voist, and he certainly couldn't beat his chief rival, Snotlout, at Bashyball. All that changes when he decides to go into a cave full of dragons to find a pet. It's here where he finds Toothless and the duo begin an incredible journey.

    These appealing stories combine action, drama and a real warmth as they focus on Hiccup and his family as they grow up and enjoy all sorts of incredible adventures, battling evil enemies along the way. Your children will laugh, cry and be eagerly reaching for the next book as they work their way through this fantastic collection.

    Format: Paperback
  • Santa's Bag of Books Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781509854011
    WWND 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £10.99
    • RRP £60.90
    • Save £49.91
    • Just £1.10 per book
    Coming in a beautiful bag, this is a cracking collection of Christmas stories that will make children smile throughout the festive season.

    From bestselling classics like Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Gruffalo's Child to stories about a nasty, naughty boy who'd like nothing more than to ruin Christmas and a sprout that's threatening to take over the festive season, you'll find something for every taste.

    The variety of these Christmas picture books make them ideal for sharing out or for providing a different story every night as Christmas comes around. The Best Christmas Present Ever is a sweet story about Bear and Squirrel giving each other gifts and The Christmas Show is a story that will get children in the mood for their school's festive show - it's a book that proves that everyone deserves their 15 minutes of fame!
    Format: paperback
  • Dear Zoo Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781509861231 - Rod Campbell
    DZBG Toddlers
    Rod Campbell
    Toddlers
    • £4.99
    • RRP £15.96
    • Save £10.97
    • Just £1.25 per book
    Wild animals, colours, numbers and pets feature in this first little bag of books featuring Rod Campbell's classic Dear Zoo artwork.

    The four books are the perfect size for mini hands to hold and they will provide hours of fun and entertainment as children start to love books.

    Format: board book