9 years +
DKDI 9 years +9 years +
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.
- RRP £83.88
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- Just £1.17 per book
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.
AOGG 9 years +9 years +
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.
- RRP £20.97
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- Just £1.66 per book
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.
AEABZ 9 years +9 years +
- RRP £6.99
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Aimed at pre-teen girls, Victoria Parker's Girls Only! All About Periods and Growing-Up Stuff is straightforward and reassuring. This guide's friendly and cheerful tone and quirky illustrations are ideal for preparing girls to know what to expect once their periods start and answering all those questions that are difficult to ask.
ALYWH 10 years +10 years +
Finally, TV's favourite doctor, Dr Christian, comes to the rescue of parents, boys and girls to answer all their questions about adolescence, sexuality and puberty. In his assured, no-nonsense fashion Dr Christian allays the fears and uncertainties of growing youngsters (and helps parents find answers) about personal and emotional health, body image and building self-confidence. Leave it on the kitchen table or sit down and go through it together - this full-colour, fully-illustrated book will help every family household with children under the age of 15.
- RRP £8.99
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AMKKT 7 years +7 years +
The Oxford Mini School Spanish Dictionary is the perfect bilingual dictionary for pupils learning Spanish. The two sides of the dictionary are clearly divided into Spanish-English and English-Spanish, with an essential verb table list in the centre with essential English translations for the different tenses. The headwords are carefully selected to suit beginners, and particular attention is given to computing, word-processing, and ICT terms. In line with curriculum requirements, there is a special section dedicated to vocabulary and phrases on Spanish life and culture. The simple layout, the alphabet down the side of each page, and the clear print will help pupils navigate around the dictionary and take them straight to the translation they are looking for. This dictionary comes in a handy mini-size format with a new eco-friendly binding, perfect for school bags and for taking on holiday. For free downloadable fun activities in Spanish, go online to the www.oxforddictinaries.com website.
- RRP £4.99
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AEKWZ 7 years +7 years +
This is the first in a fantastic new range of science books, explaining biology in an informal, fun and informative way. Written in a conversational style, this book offers children an approachable source of information on key subjects such as the life cycle, the human body, plantlife, evolution and ecosystems. It is filled with up to date information straight from the headlines on such topical issues as stem cell research and the latest dinosaur discoveries. Complicated topics are kept fun with a variety of techniques including comic strips, fact boxes and 'nerdy notes' post-its with handy mnemonics written on them. It offers fun yet simple experiments that give children working examples to learn from.
- RRP £9.99
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APVUY 7 years +7 years +
They slowed as they reached the gate; two stone columns, each with its own crumbling angel perched on top. The angels held up a rusty, wrought-iron arch that read, in curling, serpentine letters: SHIVERTON HALL. Arthur Bannister has been unexpectedly accepted into Shiverton Hall, which, as it turns out, is an incredibly spooky school, full of surprises. And it is just as well that Shiverton Hall has made its offer, because Arthur had a horrible time at his previous school, and was desperate to leave. Timely indeed ...But Arthur has no time to worry about the strange coincidence. He is too busy trying to make head or tail of Shiverton Hall, dogged as it is by tales of curses and bad fortune. At least there are a few friendly faces: George, who shows him around; also Penny and Jake. But not all the faces are friendly. There are the bullying Forge triplets for starters. And then there is the acid tongue of the headmistress, Professor Long-Pitt, who seems to go out of her way to make Arthur's life a misery. Luckily Arthur has his new friends to cheer him up. Although there are some friends that you don't want to have at all, as Arthur is soon to find out.
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APPCU 9 years +9 years +
When Ludlow Fitch's parents cruelly betray him, he steals away on the back of a carriage and leaves behind the stinking City. He arrives in the dead of night at a remote village, where he crosses paths with the tall and limping figure of Joe Zabbidou - a pawnbroker with a difference. For Joe trades secrets, not goods, for cash. Ludlow is employed to record the villagers' fiendish confessions in The Black Book of Secrets. Bodysnatching; thievery; murder. The people of Pagus Parvus have much to hide. But is Ludlow Fitch ready to release his own skeletons? And will he ever learn to trust his mysterious master?
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APOOJ 10 years +10 years +
This is a new edition of this popular title, which provides a fantastic reference point for students studying for their SATs and GCSE's. Split into 6 colour coded sections covering all aspects of the curriculum, such as radioactivity, heat, sound and electricity, as well as a general information section which includes essential charts and tables, it is brightly and clearly illustrated. It is internet-linked to further online educational resources through the Usborne Quicklinks website.
- RRP £9.99
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APZCD 10 years +10 years +
This book considers the deadliest war in US history, which killed 750,000 soldiers and many civilians before this young nation was a century old. Its legacy still resonates across the USA today. Did it achieve any of its goals? Did it have unexpected consequences? Did any good at all come out of it?
APZCF 10 years +10 years +
This book considers the Vietnam (or Second Indochina) War, 1955-1975, which may have killed as many as 3 million troops and civilians. It divided America, it aroused huge opposition around the world and it divided generations. Why was it fought and what were the outcomes? Did it have any unexpected consequences? Did any good at all come out of it?
APZCG 10 years +10 years +
This book looks at how and why World War I was born out of the longstanding rivalries and feuds between European nations, at home and across their overseas empires, and how the conflict sucked in imperial and colonial troops from around the world. It examines the legacy of the the war, both in terms of the bad things that came out of it, such as the rise of fascism and totalitarian rule, and the good things, including developments in medicine and plastic surgery, enhanced aeroplane technology and advances in suffrage and equality for women.
AQCKL 9 years +9 years +
Discover what going to the doctor might be like in 20 years' time, how genetically engineered food could lead to headache-curing yoghurts and how space surgery might work. As well as looking into the future, this book also explains scientific topics including genetics, cell biology, nanotechnology and the human senses. Ideal for helping students consolidate their knowledge at Key Stage 2 and 3. Read all about how today's scientists are making amazing discoveries and developing extraordinary new materials and technologies in the Future Science Now! series. Each title delves into the world of labs and experiments in order to find out which exciting inventions and out-of-this-world gadgets could change the way we live.