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  • School for Stars Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9781510102750 - Holly & Kelly Willoughby
    SFOR 9 years +
    Holly & Kelly Willoughby
    9 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £41.93
    • Save £31.94
    • Just £1.43 per book
    Written by TV presenter Holly Willoughby and her sister Kelly, the School for Stars books are positively feel-good and packed with dance, drama and friendship.

    As the twins Maria and Molly Fitzfoster meet Pippa Burrows on their first day at L'Etoile (also known as the School for Stars), they form an incredible bond that they hope will last through every year on their journey to fame. But the jealous Lucifette Marciano is around and she will do anything to shatter their dreams...

    Compared favourably to Malory Towers, these books also feature some exciting Famous Five-style mysteries and celebrate the joys of friendship and following your dreams.
    This collection contains books 1-7 in the School for Stars series.
    Format: paperback
  • DYNM 9 years +
    Dynamo
    9 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £16.99
    • Save £11.00
    Master magician Dynamo provides a fully illustrated guide to modern magic in The Book of Secrets.

    Aimed at children but sure to delight and inspire all the family, it's full of easy-to-follow tips on mind-blowing tricks including reading friends' minds, slicing a banana without touching it and making water freeze instantly.

    This book gives budding magicians all the skills they need to wow family and friends when the time comes for them to put on their next magic show. Dynamo even offers advice on showmanship as he showcases some incredible illusions.
  • FRYG 3 years +
    Maggie Bateson
    3 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £15.99
    • Save £11.00
    This magical book transforms into a pop-up world with press-out fairy pieces to play with! It even has an envelope to keep all the cute characters in.

    All fairies love Midsummer's Eve, but this year it promises to be extra special... The invitations are sent by Ladybird Post and this just raises the expectation and excitement.

    After children finish the fun story, they can recreate it at playtime by wrapping the book around so they can enjoy the exciting scene and press out the likes of Princess Daisy and Prince Oakleaf...
  • Knight in Training Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781444946529 - Vivian French
    KNTI 5 years +
    Vivian French
    5 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £35.94
    • Save £27.95
    • Just £1.33 per book
    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.

    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.
    Format: paperback
  • TTAC 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £40.00
    • Save £30.01
    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.

    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.
    Unabridged
    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
  • Ross Welford Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780007970254 - Ross Welford
    ROSW 10 years +
    Ross Welford
    10 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £20.97
    • Save £14.98
    • Just £2.00 per book
    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.

    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.
    Format: paperback
  • LJED 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £4.00
    Everyone is so excited for the release of The Last Jedi and this 72-page sticker book includes over 1,000 stickers of the main characters, locations, vehicles and props from the blockbuster film.

    It's a treat for young Star Wars fans, but we wouldn't be surprised if older fans also ended up adding to the scenes from a galaxy far, far away.

    It features Rey, Kylo Ren, BB-8, Fin and the ever-so-cute Porgs!
  • SWLJ 12 years +
    12 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £15.99
    • Save £10.00
    Everyone is so excited to discover just what happens when Rey meets Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi and this visual dictionary will tell you everything you need to know about the latest instalment from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

    Packed with information from Star Wars scribe Pablo Hidalgo, this hardback book focuses on the characters, creatures, droids, locations and technology from the film. It's also packed with out-of-this-world photographs and images.

    Featuring the likes of Kylo Ren, BB-8 and Porgs (the new fan favourites), this is a must-have for Jedi of all ages.
  • New Dork Diaries Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781471168642 - Rachel Renee Russell
    DKDI 9 years +
    Rachel Renee Russell
    9 years +
    (3)
    • £13.99
    • RRP £83.88
    • Save £69.89
    • Just £1.17 per book
    Meet Nikki Maxwell and prepare to read some truly a-dork-able stories 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
  • My LEGO World - 25 Books - Collection - 9780241329788
    MYLW 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £29.99
    • RRP £124.75
    • Save £94.76
    • Just £1.20 per book
    Build up your knowledge of LEGO with this incredible 25-book collection packed with fun facts about Minifigures and inspirational ideas for builds.

    With book titles ranging from Build a Bridge and Other Great LEGO Ideas to Create a Town and Other Great LEGO Ideas, these books have everything you need to help your children (and you!) on your way to becoming LEGO master builders.

    There are also books dedicated to the most popular Minifigures of all time and one is bursting with inspiration for making a LEGO mosaic. You can also learn how to build a haunted house and there are tips for putting on your own brick-tacular magic show!
    Format: paperback
  • Life Cycles Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781912171583
    LIFC 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £53.94
    • Save £45.95
    • Just £1.33 per book
    The Life Cycles books explain nature's life stories in a child-friendly way. The books in this collection focus on bees, butterflies, frogs and sunflowers and explain how eggs become chickens and lambs sheep.

    Each book is easy to read and bursting with simple facts, informative diagrams and beautiful photographs that are sure to delight any young nature lovers.
    Format: paperback
  • PG0280 3 years +
    Rev. W. Awdry
    3 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £6.00
    This story collection includes three exciting adventures following Thomas the Tank Engine as he learns how to be a Really Useful Engine and explores the island of Sodor.

    A classic for many years and a hero to generations, this book even has a story that finds Thomas enjoying a race and taking the Fat Controller to London to meet the Queen.

    This keepsake hardback is a great way of passing on the tradition of Thomas to early readers and also features classic characters including Percy, James, Gordon and Toby.
  • David Baldacci Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509891221 - David Baldacci
    DVBL 13 years +
    David Baldacci
    13 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £23.97
    • Save £17.98
    • Just £2.00 per book
    Although David Baldacci is best known for his high-octane adult thrillers, he's also gained a huge legion of teenage fans all over the world with the Vega Jane trilogy. These magical fantasies are enthralling, exciting and irresistible...

    The Finisher introduces the magical world of Wormwood. When Vega Jane discovers a map that suggests a mysterious world beyond the walls, she must head on an incredible adventure into a dangerous realm of magical beasts to fight for her freedom. But discovering the truth could endanger her life...

    The Keeper and The Width of the World are equally pacy, thrilling and full of twists and turns that teens aged 13 and over will quickly fall for. They'll be on tenterhooks as Vega battles against a wide range of savage and cunning foes as she tries to find her place in the world...
  • Disney Classics Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781474869591 - Parragon Books Ltd
    DCBB 5 years +
    Parragon Books Ltd
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £5.00
    • Just £1.25 per book
    Who wouldn't want four classic Disney stories in a reusable tote bag?

    Containing 101 Dalmations, The Jungle Book, The Lion King and Peter Pan, this is a great gift set for any child who has watched the films and fallen in love with the likes of Pongo and Perdita, Mowgli, Simba and the boy who never grew up.

    Children will love carrying these storybooks around in the cool bag. They're all packed with amazing artwork from the beloved films.
  • Disney Princess Collection - 4 Books in a Bag - Collection - 9781474864305 - Parragon Books Ltd
    DPBB 5 years +
    Parragon Books Ltd
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £5.00
    • Just £1.25 per book
    Little princes and princesses will love this bag full of storybooks - each story features one of the famous Disney Princesses.

    Including Cinderella, Tangled, Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid, these are exciting adventures children will enjoy time and time again - especially if they're fans of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Belle and Ariel.
  • Marvel Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781474864312 - Parragon Books Ltd
    MVBB 5 years +
    Parragon Books Ltd
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £5.00
    • Just £1.25 per book
    Young superhero fans will love joining the Avengers on their awesome adventures in this four-book collection.

    Coming in a cool and reusable bag, these easy-to read book looks at the origins of Iron Man, Captain America and Spider-Man and reveal how they came together to form the Avengers - the world's mightiest superhero team.
  • Wildlife Wonders Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781445164137 - Pat Jacobs
    WLDW 7 years +
    Pat Jacobs
    7 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £53.94
    • Save £46.95
    • Just £1.17 per book
    Have your children ever asked you why birds have feathers or why fish have gills? This collection of six science books will give them all the answers they need, while also providing an overview of the wonderful diversity of the natural world.

    Covering birds, fish, insects, mammals, plants and reptiles, each book explores the key characteristics of each species and looks at how their characteristics have evolved over time. This is all backed by easy-to-follow text, 3D artwork and eye-catching photographs.

    Perfect for nature lovers, all of these books are closely linked to the new National Science Curriculum and will boost understanding of wildlife classification and evolution.
    Format: paperback
  • Everybody Feels... Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781784935153 - Moira Butterfield & Holly Ster
    PE0080 3 years +
    Moira Butterfield & Holly Ster
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £19.96
    • Save £15.97
    • Just £1.00 per book
    Please note there was an error in our catalogue listing and these books are slightly smaller and have different jackets. The content remains the same.

    Young children can learn all about how everyone feels angry, scared, sad and happy from time to time with these four picture books.

    They have been specially designed to help little readers understand and cope with new or bewildering situations and the feelings that they will experience. With appealing artwork and simple, easy-to-follow text, they are comforting reads.

    From the scary experience of starting school to feeling sad over the loss of a pet and the anger of not being allowed to do what you want to the joys of putting on your own party, there are so many familiar experiences and reassuring tips to learn from.
    Format: paperback
  • Seasons of the Year Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781912171576
    SOTY 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £35.96
    • Save £29.97
    • Just £1.50 per book
    Spring, summer, autumn, winter... now your children can learn all about the four seasons of the year with these books full of facts and activities.

    With bold images and easy-to-read text, these engaging reads explain what kind of weather occurs in each season and will introduce them to all kinds of seasonal foods and activities. e.g. just how many conkers will they be able to find in the autumn?
    Format: paperback
  • ATWM 5 years +
    Sam Smith
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £4.00
    This marvellous maze book from the experts at Usborne will take children aged 5 and over on a global journey from the Amazon to the Antarctic and the Himalayas to Hollywood.

    Children can explore destinations all around the world as they find their way through these mazes, which gradually progress in difficulty. Along the way, children will get to see some of the world's most iconic landmarks.

    Solving mazes is a great way of developing hand-eye coordination and dexterity skills, and all the answers are featured at the back of this book.
  • SADA 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £8.00
    Featuring stunning artwork for little artists to complete, this is a beautifully illustrated doodle pad that will spark so much creativity.

    Sturdy and wiro-bound, it's just like a real artist's sketchbook and has 80 framed pages for children to draw and doodle all over.
  • Mixed Up Fairy Tales Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781784932879
    MUFY 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £59.88
    • Save £47.89
    • Just £1.00 per book
    These witty retellings of famous fairy tales provide an introduction to the importance of hygiene, keeping active, healthy eating and so much more.

    Each title backs up themes found in the PSHE (personal, social and health education) curriculum and the stories are sure to help children learn about their own personal development. They provide a very gentle approach to what can be sensitive issues.

    Among the stories are Don't Pick Your Nose, Pinocchio!, Eat Your Greens, Goldilocks and Stinky Jack and the Beanstalk.

    Format: paperback
  • MWLM 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
    • Save £3.00
    This fun-filled book has everything you need to make your gifts look gorgeous.

    It's full of cute designs, adorable patterns and items that can be applied to any present your children are giving. Cards, tags, notes, stickers and gift boxes are also all included.

    Containing everything you need to make the perfect gift, this book is great for creative children who want to leave their personal mark on the gifts they give.
  • FAFB Babies
    Samantha Meredith
    Babies
    • £2.99
    • RRP £4.99
    • Save £2.00
    Young children will love heading to the building site in this board book and lifting the flaps as they spot and find all sorts of vehicles, tools and materials builders work with. There's even a cat to spot on every page!

    Each spread is packed with details about building sites and there are so many things to spot under the big and sturdy flaps. With its bright artwork and funny rhyming text, this book is sure to provide children with hours of entertainment.