Children's Books

Young adults

  • OXAT 11 years +
    Patrick Wiegand
    11 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    As children enter secondary school, geography lessons will start to become more and more important - and they're bound to need an atlas to help them get their heads around the vast array of countries throughout the world.

    The Oxford School Atlas includes essential information on all the countries and has a bright, appealing layout that is instantly accessible. Key curriculum themes like earthquakes, volcanoes, climate, economic activity and country growth and development are also covered, while there is comprehensive coverage of the British Isles.
    There are also case studies of Italy, Kenya, Brazil, Japan, China, California, the Indian Ocean tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and Antarctica.
  • UTSW 12 years +
    12 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £30.00
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    We don't have a bad feeling about this... We're sure this book will be top of every film fan's reading list as they enjoy Star Wars: The Force Awakens time and time again.

    Covering the creatures, critters and characters who have starred in the original six films (and the spin-offs the Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels), you'll be feeling the Force as you learn all about Tattooine, the Death Star, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Darth Maul and the other inhabitants and settings of a galaxy far, far away.

    Presented in chronological order so you're able to relive all your favourite moments and the key battles from the saga in detail, this is a real visual feast for Star Wars fans of all ages.
  • CSTD 14 years +
    Collins Dictionaries
    14 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Especially written for students aged 14 and over and for use in both class and at home, this curriculum-based student dictionary from the experts at Collins is a must-have for every child's rucksack.

    Including curriculum and technical terms, and additional features such as etymologies, word histories, grammar and more, the dictionary has been produced with the help of teachers across the key stage 4 and 5 levels to ensure that it meets the need of every child preparing for and working through their GCSE studies.

    Including a Survival Guide to English with advice on writing and exam techniques, the Collins Student Dictionary is clearly written and sure to give your child a boost going into exams.

    Please be advised this dictionary includes all kinds of words, including some that could be considered offensive.
  • AARDH 11 years +
    Chris Oxlade
    11 years +
    • £14.89
    • RRP £14.99
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    Gaming Technology explores the very latest developments in gaming technology and looks forward to possible advances that will enhance our gaming experience. It looks at the electronics behind games and their platforms, developments in graphics and sound, and ways in which we may play games in the future, for example virtual reality. The New Technology series is an exciting, up-to-date look at new technology and the effect it is having on the world. Each title looks forward to likely future technological advances that will affect our everyday lives.
  • AAUUN 11 years +
    Stewart Ross
    11 years +
    • £14.89
    • RRP £14.99
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    Sports Technology looks at developments in the world of sport, and explores the way in which technology has enhanced both the player's and the supporter's experience. It discusses electronic decision-making, advances in technology that have improved equipment, sportswear, athletes' training and performance, and looks at what constitutes cheating. The New Technology series is an exciting, up-to-date look at new technology and the effect it is having on the world. Each title looks forward to likely future technological advances that will affect our everyday lives.
  • ALTEU 14 years +
    Stanley Sadie
    14 years +
    • £19.89
    • RRP £20.00
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    The Classical Music Encylopedia, now fully updated, traces the development of Western music from medieval times through to the twenty-first century. Each chapter begins with an Introduction to the era, followed by an A to Z of the key composers and musicians of the era, with an expert's recommended recording for each entry. Within these, the musical greats - from Mozart to Stravinksy - have more extensive entries. The Styles and Forms sections discuss the many different styles of music, from the earliest notation to the minimalism of the twentieth century, while the development of each era's Instruments is also extensively investigated. Written by many of the world's leading experts in the field, this invaluable encyclopedia is comprehensive, easy-to-use and highly informative - an essential guide for readers of all levels.
  • AQGHU 14 years +
    Collins Dictionaries
    14 years +
    • £15.99
    • RRP £19.99
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    A new-style dictionary in a durable and affordable format. For everyday use, with over 295,000 words, meanings, and phrases for today's fast-changing world, plus thousands of fascinating entries for people and places. Ideal for everyday use in the office, at home and for study, this is the dictionary for support in all areas of the language. Find out more - thousands of fascinating, fact-filled biographical and geographical entries for people and places. Have confidence - contains more references than any comparable dictionary with over 295,000 words, meanings, and phrases. Comprehensive and authoritative, with all the words and definitions you need. Get it right - language notes help you choose the right words for every situation and give advice on words that are changing in meaning or use. Be confident - a supplement with hundreds of language tips for everyday use. Get there fast - an ultra-clear layout allows you to find information quickly.
  • ACDIW 14 years +
    William Shakespeare
    14 years +
    • £10.39
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    William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is acknowledged as the greatest dramatist of all time. He excels in plot, poetry and wit, and his talent encompasses the great tragedies of "Hamlet", "King Lear", "Othello", and "Macbeth" as well as the moving history plays and the comedies such as "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "The Taming of the Shrew" and "As You Like It" with their magical combination of humour, ribaldry and tenderness. This volume is a reprint of the Shakespeare Head Press edition, and it presents all the plays in chronological order in which they were written. It also includes Shakespeare's Sonnets, as well as his longer poems "Venus and Adonis" and "The Rape of Lucrece".
  • AIYFI 10 years +
    Collins Dictionaries
    10 years +
    • £11.99
    The perfect language companion for all students aged 11+. With a clear design throughout, it is easy to use and full of useful features to help build language confidence at school and help with homework and revision. This new edition has been developed with teachers to be the perfect tool for school work and homework. The clear layout makes finding entries exceptionally easy, and full definitions are given in simple language, often in complete sentences. With over 20,000 entries, many new or updated words, it includes the school national curriculum vocabulary up to Key Stage 3 and GCSE level, as well as general vocabulary for students aged 11+. A special section on spelling follows the main dictionary. It outlines key spelling rules and lists words that are commonly confused or misspelled, so it helps students to identify and master the trickiest spelling problems. This user-friendly dictionary is an invaluable reference support for all school students. Collins have been pioneers in dictionary publishing since 1819. We are proud to offer an extensive range of dictionaries in multiple formats and languages for all leisure, travel and educational needs.
  • ACDWH 14 years +
    Oscar Wilde
    14 years +
    • £11.99
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    Wilde's works are suffused with his aestheticism, brilliant craftsmanship, legendary wit and, ultimately, his tragic muse. He wrote tender fairy stories for children employing all his grace, artistry and wit, of which the best-known is "The Happy Prince". Counterpoints to this were his novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray", which shocked and outraged many readers of his day, and his stories for adults which exhibited his fascination with the relations between serene art and decadent life. Wilde took London by storm with his plays, particularly his masterpiece "The Importance of Being Earnest". His essays - in particular "De Profundis" - and his "Ballad of Reading Gaol", both written after his release from prison, strikingly break the bounds of his usual expressive range. His other essays and poems are all included in this comprehensive collection of the works of one of the most exciting writers of the late nineteenth century.
  • CAIR 15 years +
    15 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    'Open is surely set to become THE must-have manual for young women navigating the often-tempestuous waters of their teenage years' - LoveReading4Kids

    Radio 1's resident agony aunt and popular television personality Gemma Cairney provides honest advice about the big, bad and beautiful elements of growing up in Open: A Toolkit for How Magic and Messed Up Life Can Be.

    From mental health to family issues and the perils and joys of first love, she covers a range of issues with frankness and understanding. Gemma draws on both her own life experiences and the insight she has gained as an agony aunt to provide comfort to teens (aged 14 plus) who are finding life difficult.

    Alongside her practical advice are tips from experts and a series of appealing illustrations, all presented in a refreshing journal style. There is even space for readers to note down their own thoughts and solutions to life's big questions.

    This book provides open and honest advice on a range of important and mature issues including mental health, sex and abuse.
    We believe it is a must-have for mature teens but please read beforehand if you have any concerns about its suitability.
  • MALA 13 years +
    13 years +
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    The youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai has inspired people all over the world to stand up for what they believe in. In this book, she reveals how she stood up for education and managed to change the world.

    Just 10 years old when the Taliban took control of her region in Pakistan, Malala was shot point-blank by the Taliban for daring to stand up for girls' right to be educated. Surviving through the ordeal made Malala stronger and this book finds her looking back on her incredible life - from growing up in the Swat valley as it undertook drastic changes to the shooting, her recovery and her new life in England.

    Fully updated with new material, this is an inspiring read that shows just why Malala is so determined to make a right to education a reality for every child in the world.
  • AAABJ 12 years +
    Stephenie Meyer
    12 years +
    (3)
    • £14.89
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    To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, she has endured a tumultuous year of temptation, loss and strife to reach the ultimate turning point. Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fate of two tribes hangs. Now that Bella has made her decision, a startling chain of unprecedented events is about to unfold with potentially devastating and unfathomable consequences. Just when the frayed strands of Bella's life - first discovered in Twilight, then scattered and torn in New Moon and Eclipse - seem ready to heal and knit together, could they be destroyed...forever?

  • PATW 12 years +
    John Green
    12 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Following on from the success of last year's tearjerker The Fault in Our Stars, the adaptation of John Green's bestselling novel Paper Towns - starring Cara Delevingne and Nat Wolff - was a huge hit at the cinema and this special hardback edition will be high on every teenager's reading list!

    Quentin Jacobson has always been in love with the eccentric and mysterious Margo Roth Spiegelman. When she climbs through his window one night and summons him on an all-night road trip of revenge, he's more than happy to join her... But then she goes missing. And she's left clues for Q to follow which will take him on another road trip across America!

    A coming-of-age story that captures the spirit of On the Road or The Catcher in the Rye - but with an added ounce of contemporary humour and teen romance - this book is full of observations and thoughts on modern teen life.
  • AMDSP 14 years +
    Tanya Burr
    14 years +
    • £10.39
    • RRP £12.99
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    Love, Tanya is the first book from YouTube sensation Tanya Burr. Hi everyone and welcome to Love, Tanya! This book is really close to my heart, because it's inspired by my journey to becoming confident and feeling happy about who I am. I wanted to write a book to share the things I've learnt with you - to reveal my top tips on fashion, beauty, love, friendship, YouTube...and loads more! Plus, there is room for you to list your own hopes and dreams alongside mine - so get creative and get involved! I'd love it if this book became a keepsake you can turn to whenever you need some guidance or a little pick me up. I hope you enjoy it! Love, Tanya.
  • BANE 13 years +
    Cassandra Clare
    13 years +
    • £4.99
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    The perfect gift for Shadowhunters and fans of the Mortal Instruments, The Bane Chronicles brings together ten stories about immortal warlock Magnus Bane, plus one bonus, never-before-seen story to devour.

    Magnus can never tell all his stories, and probably wouldn't want to, as nobody would believe him. But these stories shed a little light on his often inscrutable character... Ever wanted to know why Magnus is banned from Peru; what he got up to during the French Revolution; or what he bought Shadowhunter Alec Lightwood as a birthday present? Read this book and find out!

    Written by bestselling YA authors Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson and Sarah Rees Brennan, this stunning hardback cannot fail to impress, and the new illustrated material only add to the wonder.
  • Oxford Student's Dictionary - Hardback - 9780192742384 - Oxford Dictionaries
    AUURY 14 years +
    Oxford Dictionaries
    14 years +
    • £9.09
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    This new edition of the Oxford Student's Dictionary is fully revised, with new curriculum vocabulary and up-to-date meanings. This is a comprehensive dictionary for students aged 14+ who need clear and straightforward definitions for vocabulary that they encounter at school and when preparing for exams. It includes subject specific language as well as everyday words and phrases. The new supplement gives spelling, punctuation and grammar tips for exam success, how to interpret exam command words and tips on what you can do to make a difference when checking through the exam paper.
  • APASF 11 years +
    Brian Selznick
    11 years +
    • £13.59
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    In The Marvels, Selznick crafts another remarkable artistic and bookmaking achievement that weaves together two seemingly unrelated stories-one in words, the other in pictures-with spellbinding synergy. The illustrated story begins in 1766 with Billy Marvel, the lone survivor of a shipwreck, and charts the adventures of his family of actors over five generations. The prose story opens in 1990 and follows Joseph, who has run away from school to an estranged uncle's puzzling house in London, where he, along with the reader, must piece together many mysteries. Filled with mystery, vibrant characters, surprise twists, and heart-rending beauty, and featuring Selznick's most arresting art to date, The Marvels is a moving tribute to the power of story.

    This book is longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017 and Kate Greenaway Medal 2017.
  • AEGQX 11 years +
    Patrick Wiegand
    11 years +
    • £12.69
    • RRP £15.99
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    This new edition of the Oxford Student Atlas includes stunning satellite images, country data, and easy-to-read colourful mapping, presented in an accessible visual layout based on research into how students use maps. The atlas covers key exam specification themes and issues such as earthquakes and volcanoes, climate and climate change, economic activity, development, and globalisation. It includes comprehensive coverage of the British Isles, Europe, and the world. It is the ideal atlas for students to use on exam courses. The Oxford Student Atlas is accompanied by an e-Atlas CD-ROM providing an interactive version of the atlas suitable for both individual study and whole-class display.
  • AEGQW 11 years +
    Patrick Wiegand
    11 years +
    • £11.19
    • RRP £13.99
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    This new edition of the Oxford School Atlas includes country data and easy-to-read colourful mapping, presented in an accessible visual layout based on research into how students use maps. The atlas covers key curriculum themes such as earthquakes and volcanoes, climate, economic activity, and development. It includes comprehensive coverage of the British Isles, and case studies of Italy, Kenya, Brazil, Japan, China, California, the Indian Ocean tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and Antarctica. The Oxford School Atlas is accompanied by an e-Atlas CD-ROM providing an interactive version of the atlas suitable for both individual study and whole-class display.
  • BKHBL 14 years +
    Cara Delevingne
    14 years +
    • £10.39
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    Friend. Lover. Victim. Traitor. When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Sixteen-year-old friends Red, Leo, Rose, and Naomi are misfits; still figuring out who they are and who they want to be. Life isn't perfect, but music brings them together, and they are excited about what the future holds for their band, Mirror, Mirror. That is until Naomi vanishes before being pulled unconscious out of the river. She's left fighting for her life in a coma. The police claim it was a failed suicide attempt, but her friends aren't convinced. Will Naomi ever wake up? What -- or perhaps who -- led her to that hospital bed? And how did Red, the self-styled protector of the group, fail to spot the warning signs? While Rose turns to wild partying and Leo is shrouded by black moods, Red sets out to uncover the truth. It's a journey that will cause Red's world to crack, exposing the group's darkest secrets. Nothing will ever be the same again, because once a mirror is shattered, it can't be fixed. Cara Delevingne, the voice of her generation, explores identity, sexuality, friendship and betrayal in this gripping and powerful coming-of-age story. For fans of WE WERE LIARS, THIRTEEN REASONS WHY and THE GIRLS.
  • ALIEG 13 years +
    Garth Nix
    13 years +
    • £13.69
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    The prequel to the astonishingly successful Old Kingdom, Clariel by Garth Nix, award-winning author of fantasy novels Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen, is an epic fantasy adventure for fans of dystopian fiction and fan favourites such as Game of Thrones.

    Feeling trapped within the stone city walls of the Old Kingdom, events unfold that give Clariel the chance both to prove her worth and make her escape. Forced to question the motivations and secret hearts of everyone around her - and most of all herself - Clariel finds herself more trapped than ever, until help comes from an unlikely source.

    A must-read young adult book for fans of Nix's bestselling Old Kingdom, Clariel is a excellent piece of world-building and provides an interesting origin story to this excellent series.
  • AMBDT 14 years +
    John Green
    14 years +
    • £13.69
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    The author's definitive edition of this bestselling and award-winning debut novel. Contains: * a brand-new introduction from John Green * never-before-seen passages from original manuscript * a Q&A with the author, responding to fans' favourite questions Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words - and tired of his safe, boring and rather lonely life at home. He leaves for boarding school filled with cautious optimism, to seek what the dying poet Francois Rabelais called the "Great Perhaps." Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young. Clever, funny, screwed-up, and dead sexy, Alaska will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps. Looking for Alaska brilliantly chronicles the indelible impact one life can have on another. It is poignant, funny, heartbreaking and compelling.
  • ANDXJ 11 years +
    Mary Sebag-Montefiore
    11 years +
    • £4.79
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    Leo Tolstoy's epic Russian classic, retold in just 64 pages. First published in 1869, this novel is one of the most famous books in the world, and this simple but atmospheric retelling now makes it accessible for young readers. Set in Russia following the French invasion of Russia in 1812, as the Tsarist regime is succeeded by the Napoleonic era.