Children's Books

9 years +

  • Dynamo: The Book of Secrets - Paperback - 9781911600404 - Dynamo
    DYNM 9 years +
    Dynamo
    9 years +
    • £5.00
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    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.
  • CSSVB 9 years +
    Katherine Rundell
    9 years +
    (1)
    • £6.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Katherine Rundell's The Explorer is the winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2017
    Inspired by her expedition to the Amazon and Eva Ibbotson's magical Journey to the River Sea, Katherine Rundell's The Explorer is a modern classic of adventure, survival and friendship.

    Fred has always dreamt of being an adventurer and is wowed by the sight of the Amazon jungle as he heads over it in a tiny aeroplane. When disaster strikes and the plane crash-lands, he has the chance to explore more than ever before...

    As Fred and three other children try to find their way out of the untamed wilderness, they face danger from every angle. But then they notice that someone has been in their situation before...
  • School for Stars Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9781510102750 - Holly & Kelly Willoughby
    SFOR 9 years +
    Holly & Kelly Willoughby
    9 years +
    • £8.00
    • RRP £41.93
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    • Just £1.14 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
  • Pamela Butchart Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781788002134 - Pamela Butchart
    PBUC 9 years +
    Pamela Butchart
    9 years +
    (2)
    • £9.99
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    • Just £1.67 per book
    Headteachers who are vampire rats; demon dinner ladies; baby aliens... They all appear in these six hilarious school stories from the Blue Peter Award-winning Pamela Butchart.

    Zany, crazy and illustrated by Thomas Flintham, these five books will have children laughing all the way through as Izzy and her friends uncover all sorts of startling secrets. Set in a primary school, their suspicions of the new head are raised when they realise he has his blinds drawn all day. Then he bans garlic bread at lunchtime...

    Matilde is the new girl at school and Izzy has been told to look after her, but then she realises Matilde might just be hiding a secret - a spy secret! There are also tongue-in-cheek retellings of Shakespeare's plays for children of all ages to enjoy.

    Format: Paperback
  • AHAZH 9 years +
    Raina Telgemeier
    9 years +
    (1)
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    Raina just wanted to be a normal girl, but one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls severely injuring her two front teeth. What follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear and even a retainer with fake teeth attached. And on top of all that, there's stil more to deal with: a major earthquake, boy confusion and friends who turn out to not be so friendly.
  • Marvel: Year by Year - A Visual Chronicle - Hardback - 9781409339502
    MYBY 8 years +
    8 years +
    (3)
    • £7.00
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    For the past decade, many of Marvel's comic book heroes have come to the big screen in massively successful films, culminating in the Avengers coming together.

    With the success of Ant-Man and the Avengers sequel, the brand shows no sign of slowing down and Marvel: Year by Year - a Visual Chronicle will reveal all you ever wanted to know about these superheroes and their colourful histories in the inspirational comic books.

    Covering the likes of Spider-Man, the X-Men and Daredevil, the book features original artwork and classic covers, as well as information from leading Marvel historians. A brilliant collector's piece that spans back to Marvel's origins as Timely Comics in the 1930s, the book even has a foreword from the legendary Stan Lee.

    With Book People's price, you'll be making a super saving too!
  • AMTEZ 7 years +
    Katie Daynes
    7 years +
    • £5.89
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    These are four new titles in this burgeoning series, providing a great introduction to the remarkable lives of important historical figures. Each book describes a famous life, following the protagonist through their triumphs and tribulations. It has lively speech, colourful illustrations and photographs that bring the reader closer to the action as the story unfolds.
  • AMTFC 8 years +
    Katie Daynes
    8 years +
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    Published by Usborne and written by Katie Daynes, this book takes a look at the life and times of Marie Antoinette - an Austrian princess who became a queen laced with tragedy.

    Captivating from start to finish and written in an accessible style for children aged 8 and over, the book is full of full-colour illustrations that bring this poignant and heartbreaking story to life.
  • Frank Cottrell Boyce Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781509880287 - Frank Cottrell Boyce
    FRCB 9 years +
    Frank Cottrell Boyce
    9 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £34.95
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    • Just £1.60 per book
    This collection contains five entertaining novels from the inimitable Frank Cottrell Boyce (award-winning author and screenwriter), all with fantastic cover artwork from Steven Lenton.

    Framed is a funny and touching story that finds a little boy turning the perfect crime into a work of art; Millions is the CILIP-Carnegie-Medal-winning tale of a not-so-great train robbery that ends with unexpected treasure; and Cosmic is a tall tale about a boy who ends up competing with a group of adults for a chance to head into space.

    Frank shows his anarchic side with the fast-paced The Astounding Broccoli Boy and Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth is all about a warm and rambunctious family who live on a small farm and sometimes foster children.
    Format: paperback
  • DWQ2 9 years +
    David Walliams
    9 years +
    • £6.99
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    Can you believe it's been 10 years since The Boy in the Dress first made his way on to children's bookshelves? Bad Dad, the 10th children's novel written by David Walliams, finds him at his anarchic and heart-warming best.

    Frank's dad has been thrown into prison for driving the getaway car in a bank robbery, so Frank hatches a plan to get him out for one night to give the money back. Frank's dad is happy to go along and make amends for his mistakes but the crime boss, Mr. Big, has other ideas...

    A fine addition to David's roster of children's classics, this is a pacy riches-to-rags story that celebrates the bond between parent and child and we're sure it will also make you and your children laugh and cry in equal measure.
  • AOMUD 8 years +
    Cris Silvestri
    8 years +
    (1)
    • £7.19
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    It's everything you ever wanted to know about every Pokemon - all in one place! This revised and updated edition of the 2008 bestseller has stats and facts kids need to know about all 646 Pokemon. The book includes 64 new pages focusing on the 153 new Pokemon that just debuted in the Pokemon Black & White videogames. The revised & updated Ultimate Handbook is an absolute must-have for Pokemon fans. It's sure to be a bestseller with kids of all ages.
  • APWJM 7 years +
    Megan Miller
    7 years +
    • £5.59
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    Packed with expert tips, cheats, and hacks on how to build the coolest stuff, including an underwater house, a pirate ship, and a fortified castle! Other tips will help gamers: Find the best locations Choose their favourite style Learn how to get started with foundations and walls Become landscaping experts Learn how to decorate their living room And much more! With more than one hundred full-colour screenshots of in-game footage, you can follow every tip with precision. You will never be stuck again.
  • Chrestomanci Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780007967636 - Diana Wynne Jones
    CHRE 9 years +
    Diana Wynne Jones
    9 years +
    (2)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £48.96
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    • Just £1.43 per book
    Guardian Award winner Diana Wynne Jones was the author of Howl's Moving Castle and her fantasy books were a huge influence on the likes of Neil Gaiman. This collection, with absolutely stunning jackets, contains all seven books from her hugely acclaimed Chrestomanci series.

    Everyone always tells Gwendolen Chant that she is a gifted witch with astonishing powers so it suits her when she's taken to live in Chrestomanci Castle. However, her brother Eric (better known as Cat), who has no magic skills, is not so keen on this move...

    When they finally arrive, they quickly come to realise that life with the great enchanter is not what either was expecting and things start to get interesting... Meanwhile, the British government office is responsible for supervising the use of magic in Southern England. But can they be trusted?

    Published between 1977 and 2006, these books are full of laugh-out-loud humour, magic and all sorts of alternative worlds that correlate with children's hopes, dreams and fears.
    This collection includes books 1-7 in Diana Wynne Jones' Tales of Chrestomanci series
    Format: paperback
  • Science Sorted Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781509891184
    GMUR 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £29.95
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    • Just £1.40 per book
    This is a collection of fun doodle-filled books about subjects ranging from science and nature to the human body. They've all been created by Glenn Murphy, the author of Why is Snot Green?, so you know they're going to be full of gloriously gross facts and tidbits.

    Ideal for dipping in and out of and perfect for children who wouldn't normally open a book, these books answer questions ranging from what actually happens in your head during a headache to the reasons why some farts are eggier than others.

    Extraordinarily designed and with plenty of Horrible Histories-style humour on show, these books also cover the theory of evolution and life on Earth; discoveries from outer space; the history of robots and engineering; and how hunters have caught their prey for generations.
    Format: paperback
  • WKG2 9 years +
    Jeff Kinney
    9 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Greg Heffley and his family return for another laugh-out-loud misadventure in The Getaway - the twelfth book in Jeff Kinney's all-conquering Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

    It's getting cold and Christmas is coming so the Heffleys decide there's only one thing to do: head off to a tropical island to escape the stress of the season and enjoy some much-needed rest and relaxation.

    A few days in paradise is meant to work wonders but, as ever with the Heffleys, things are never that simple. They suffer sun poisoning, stomach trouble, venomous creatures and so much more.

    Can anything save their holiday or will the getaway end up being a grand disaster? Complete with the trademark illustrations and plenty of funny situations and observations, this is a must for any Wimpy Kid fan.
  • AFTZP 7 years +
    John Pitts
    7 years +
    • £9.89
    • RRP £9.95
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    The famous recorder course for 7 - 11 year olds noJohn Pitt's classic three-part introduction to the recorder, now in one handy volume!w in full colour. Your child doesn't need to be able to read music or play a note! Just follow the simple instructions. Holding the recorder Beginning to play Developing skills and techniques Designed for solo playing or with live accompaniment on piano, guitar or using separately available CDs. Recorder from the Beginning: a great introduction to music
  • Maths is Everywhere Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781445161556
    MTEV 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £6.00
    • RRP £53.94
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    These interactive and exciting guides show children how maths applies to so many aspects of their day-to-day lives. Complete with an engaging design, they demystify this tricky topic and include activities and problems to solve and cover topics including fractions, decimals, shapes, units, measurements, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, probability, numbers and digits.

    This collection includes:
    Fraction Frenzy
    This book explores the maths of fractions and covers everything from how they're used to the size of the smallest ever one.
    Get in Shape
    Explains answers about the shapes that surround us including the meaning of pi. It also reveals the most perfect sphere known in nature.
    Get the Measure
    Explains how a computer tells the time, the speed limit of the universe and the different measures used for lengths, areas, volumes and speeds - and how you can calculate them.
    Super Sums How to add, subtract, divide and multiply all sorts of numbers.
    What are the Chances?
    Explores the maths of probability and statistics and explains how they are used in everyday society.
    Your Number's Up
    Gives the reasons why numbers are so important and covers from prime and base numbers to the really big ones including millions, billions and infinity (and beyond!).
    Format: paperback
  • Ross Welford Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780007970254 - Ross Welford
    ROSW 10 years +
    Ross Welford
    10 years +
    • £5.99
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    • 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
  • MNW2 9 years +
    David Walliams
    9 years +
    (1)
    • £6.99
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    One of the UK's favourite storytellers, David Walliams' novels are full of wit and wisdom. They have heart-warming themes and a spiky sense of humour that appeals to any fan of Roald Dahl. In this book, he's delighted to introduce children to the Midnight Gang!

    Although most children are fast asleep by the time the clock strikes 12, the Midnight Gang's adventures are just beginning... Tom has been hit on the head by a cricket ball and finds himself at Lord Funt hospital, a place run by terrifying porters and wicked matrons. However, when he meets four other patients in the children's ward, things get exciting.

    While bonding, the five friends find all their dreams coming true. This is a spellbinding book about the power of friendship and magic. It's just as captivating as Walliams' previous books Mr Stink, The Boy in the Dress and Gangsta Granny and has a cast of characters your children will instantly love.
  • WWN2 9 years +
    David Walliams
    9 years +
    (1)
    • £7.99
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    The World's Worst Children are back in this selection of short stories from the one and only David Walliams.

    Illustrated in full colour by Tony Ross, this book introduces beastly boys and gruesome girls and this time around they're ruder, more disgusting and worse than you could ever imagine! You'll be delightfully horrified by the antics of Gruesome Griselda and Fussy Frankie.

    Presented in beautiful hardback, these ten stories even feature a special cameo from the fan favourite, Raj!
  • Strange Science Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781912171262
    SGSC 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £7.99
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    • Just £1.33 per book
    The Strange Science and Explosive Experiments series of books explores the grim, gruesome and grizzly side of science.

    Exploring the brutal elements of the body, the evil side of the ecosystem and sounds that shatter, these books are refreshing and explore a whole new ? gross, grizzly and gruesome ? side to science.

    Some of the books' observations are marvellously messy, too.
    Format: paperback
  • AYVUF 10 years +
    Oxford Dictionaries
    10 years +
    • £6.39
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    This authoritative new edition of the bestselling Oxford School Thesaurus boosts vocabulary and improves writing skills through new curriculum support. With the help of the Oxford Children's Corpus, the largest bank of children's language in English, the thesaurus is able to proivde a range of carefully-levelled words, synonyms and antonyms and age-appropriate example sentences. These are written in the natural language of contemporary children using contexts that will make the thesaurus easy and enjoyable for every child to use. Phrasal verbs, idioms, and writing tips help to explore the richness of language and make writing more effective, whether in creative writing or in essays, projects, reports and letters. A writing supplement with spelling, grammar and punctuation support makes this a complete toolkit to enhance basic literacy skills, build confidence, deliver the curriculum and help children prepare for the level of writing expected at secondary school. As with all Oxford children's thesauruses, it has been trialled with teachers. A perfect buy, in a handy, pocket-sized format with a refreshing new look, an essential for any rucksack. Downloadable word games, puzzles and activities are available at www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools
  • AAZWX 8 years +
    Alan Charlton
    8 years +
    • £9.89
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    The perfect companion to "Kids Chords and My First Recorder Music", this is the ideal guide for those who may enjoy playing instruments, but have not yet mastered how to read music from the page. It is ideal for any age, but ideal for children between 8 and 10 years old. This guide provides the essentials you need to know, explaining pitch, the treble clef, the bass clef, rhythm, accidentals, key signatures and time signatures. You can then practise what you have learnt with the 'Play Along' sections containing simple, well-known examples of music. It comes with helpful diagrams, clear accessible text and a practical ringbound format.
  • WCE2 9 years +
    David Walliams
    9 years +
    (1)
    • £7.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Written by David Walliams - an author who is proven to know just what kind of buttons to press to get kids giggling - The World's Worst Children introduces a delightfully dreadful cast of characters!

    Presented in full colour, the book features five beastly boys and five gruesome girls including Sofia Sofa, a girl who loves TV and is so stuck to the sofa she's turning into one, and Dribbling Drew, a boy whose drool gets him into trouble on a school trip.

    A collection of wickedly funny short stories, there's even a special appearance from Raj - a character who has appeared in all of David Walliams' bestselling novels. The tales are accompanied by Tony Ross' hilarious illustrations.