Children's Books

Young adults

  • Philip Pullman Audio Collection - 7 MP3 CDs - Audio - 9781489414984 - Philip Pullman
    PPUL 13 years +
    13 years +
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    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.

    The His Dark Materials audiobooks are read by Philip Pullman and a full cast, while the Sally Lockhart Quartet is read by Anton Lesser.
    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.
  • Pittacus Lore Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780718189044 - Pittacus Lore
    PLCC 11 years +
    Pittacus Lore
    11 years +
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    • Just £1.14 per book
    Featuring the first seven books in the bestselling Lorien Legacies series, this collection is a must for young adult readers who have a thirst for action-packed sci-fi stories.

    John Smith is not your average teenager. He moves from small town to small town, unable to change his identity. He cannot tell anyone who or what he really is - and if he stops moving, he will be hunted down... Winding up in the appropriately named Paradise, Ohio, he decides it's the right time to settle down and make friends. But it's not long before his secret is revealed - he was once one of nine. Three have been killed - and John's Number Four.

    The Power of Six and The Rise of Nine continue this captivating and mysterious series as the next few in line decide to fight back...
    Format: paperback
  • Kevin Brooks Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509880331 - Kevin Brooks
    KVBK 13 years +
    Kevin Brooks
    13 years +
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    Travis Delaney is the star of award-winning author Kevin Brooks' detective series and his adventures are packed with fast-paced action and suspense.

    The Ultimate Truth kicks off the series and finds Travis grieving the death of his parents in a car crash. He starts to look into the last case they were investigating at the private investigation agency they ran - and this becomes his obsession. Why were his parents looking into the disappearance of a missing boy when his family said he wasn't missing? And where is this boy now?

    Following this are The Danger Game, a book that finds his private investigation partner being attacked following a routine inquiry into a local business; and The Snake Trap, which finds Travis facing the choice between saving his own life of that of someone he loves...
    Format: paperback
  • Gayle Forman Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780552576659 - Gayle Foreman
    GYFM 13 years +
    Gayle Foreman
    13 years +
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    Gayle Forman writes thought-provoking novels about topics including love and loss and this collection brings together three of her haunting reads - including the incredible If I Stay (adapted into a hit film starring Chloe Grace Moretz). We'd recommend them to fans of John Green or David Levithan.

    If I Stay is a book that shows how life can change in an instant. Mia is a happy 17-year-old with the world at her feet but then she's involved in an accident and has to make a very difficult choice...

    Where She Went is the follow-up to If I Stay and again follows Mia as she has another life-changing experience. This is a book that examines romance, grief and the prospect of hope. Completing our collection is Just One Day, a novel all about sheltered American good girl who forms a passionate bond with a laid-back Dutch actor.

    Format: paperback
  • Geek Girl Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9780007968039 - Holly Smale
    GKGI 11 years +
    Holly Smale
    11 years +
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    Partly inspired by her own experiences growing up in the fashion industry, former model Holly Smale's Geek Girl is a bestselling and award-winning series that will appeal to any child who is a proud geek that also appreciates the glitzier side of life.

    Harriet Manners is the font of all knowledge when it comes to facts. She knows a cat has 32 muscles in each ear and that the average person laughs 15 times a day, but boys remain a mystery.

    When she's spotted by a top modelling agent, her world is turned upside down. She believes this could be the start of something special, but her eyes are opened by just how cruel the fashion industry can be... Will she be able to hold everything together and stay true to herself?

    Funny, feisty, smart and sassy, this collection of books has a strong message at its heart and is very entertaining.
    Format: paperback
    This collection includes books 1-6 in Holly Smale's Geek Girl series.
  • Young Sherlock Collection- 7 Books - Collection - 9781509880355 - Andrew Lane
    YGSH 11 years +
    Andrew Lane
    11 years +
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    This collection will be available to buy from early October onwards. Please keep checking back.
    Whether from his appearances in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novels or in his more modern incarnations portrayed by Robert Downey Jr and Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock Holmes has always been one of the iconic book characters. But have you ever wondered what this brilliant mind was like growing up? Andrew Lane's fascinating and exciting series will show you!

    Before he was the world's most famous detective, Sherlock was an ordinary army officer's son. He went to boarding school, he had good manners and received a classical education. But everything changed when his father went to India and his mother fell 'sick'. Sherlock was sent to stay with his eccentric uncle and aunt in their vast house in Hampshire and this experience led him to uncover his first murder, a kidnap, corruption and a sinister villain...

    Fully endorsed by the Conan Doyle estate, these detective stories are just as exciting as the original books.
    Format: paperback
  • Annabel Pitcher Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781510103764 - Annabel Pitcher
    ABLP 13 years +
    Annabel Pitcher
    13 years +
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    This collection includes three acclaimed novels for young adults from the award-winning author, Annabel Pitcher.

    Annabel's debut novel My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece won the Branford Boase Award and it looks at how 10-year-old Jamie and his family's lives are shaped after his sister lost her life during a terrorist attack.

    Silence is Goldfish has 15-year-old Tess discovering her dad isn't her real father. This revelation puts her into such a shock that she can't use her voice...

    Ketchup Clouds is about a 15-year-old girl called Zoe who harbours a secret so dark and terrible that she dare not confess it to anyone. But then she hears of Stuart Harris, a criminal on death row, and decides to tell her story to him in the form of letters. She bares her soul to Stuart and lets him know all about her tale of love and betrayal...
  • ABKNI 11 years +
    Philip Pullman
    11 years +
    (2)
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    Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world...
  • ABKNG 11 years +
    Philip Pullman
    11 years +
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    Will has just killed a man. He's on the run. His escape will take him far beyond his own world, to the eerie disquiet of a deserted city, and to a girl called Lyra.

    Her fate is strangely linked to his own, and together they must find the most powerful weapon in all the worlds...

    The second book in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series, The Subtle Knife is an incredible book that will appeal to all ages.
  • UTSW 12 years +
    12 years +
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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.
  • ABKNH 11 years +
    Philip Pullman
    11 years +
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    The third and final novel in Philip Pullman's bestselling His Dark Materials series, The Amber Spyglass provides a fitting end to Lyra and Will's incredible journey.

    Although their fates have been found together by powers beyond their own worlds, the duo have now been violently separated. Will they be able to find each other before the greatest war that has ever been? To get there, they'll have to journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned...
  • AFDID 13 years +
    Maggie Stiefvater
    13 years +
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    This is the first book in a brand new series from bestselling author, Maggie Stiefvater. Fans of SHIVER (9781407115009), LINGER (9781407121086) and FOREVER (9781407121116) will love this new quartet! Blue has spent the majority of her sixteen years being told that if she kisses her true love, he will die. When Blue meets Gansey's spirit on the corpse road she knows there is only one reason why - either he is her true love or she has killed him. Determined to find out the truth, Blue becomes involved with the Raven Boys, four boys from the local private school (lead by Gansey) who are on a quest to discover Glendower - a lost ancient Welsh King who is buried somewhere along the Virginia ley line. Whoever finds him will be granted a supernatural favour. Never before has Blue felt such magic around her. But is Gansey her true love? She can't imagine a time she would feel like that, and she is adamant not to be the reason for his death. Where will fate lead them
  • AEEGM 12 years +
    Gayle Forman
    12 years +
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    If you had a second chance at first love ...would you take it? It's been three years since Adam's love saved Mia after the accident that annihilated life as she knew it ...and three years since Mia walked out of Adam's life forever. Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Julliard's rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia's home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future - and each other. Told from Adam's point of view in the spare, powerful prose that defined If I Stay, "Where She Went" explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance.
  • Noughts and Crosses Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9780241324059 - Malorie Blackman
    MBNC 12 years +
    Malorie Blackman
    12 years +
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    With a BBC adaptation coming very soon, now is the perfect time for readers of all ages to get acquainted with Malorie Blackman's unforgettable and hugely important Noughts and Crosses series.

    Gritty, absorbing and dealing with themes of racism, terrorism and prejudice, these books follow Sephy and Callum - a duo who are divided by their colour but united by a forbidden love and a burning injustice. All they want is for the right to be together but they live in a dystopian State where strict race laws make their daily existence a matter of life and death...

    A hugely dramatic series full of harrowing moments and morals that teens and adults will both absorb and learn from. This is a brave story that deserves to be on every reader's bookshelf.
    Format: paperback
  • AMXZD 13 years +
    John Green
    13 years +
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    This is a striking black edition of the multi-million numbered 1 bestseller, now a major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. "I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once." Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.
  • Potion Diaries Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781471169113 - Amy Alward
    PTND 12 years +
    Amy Alward
    12 years +
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    A combination of The Hunger Games and The Princess Diaries, Amy Alward's (Zoella's editor) The Potion Diaries series is a funny, fresh and action-packed read that follows Sam as she heads off on a magical quest...

    The Princess of Nova has accidentally poisoned herself with a love potion and has now fallen head over heels in love with her own reflection. There's a nationwide hunt to find the cure and competitors all over the world are searching for rate ingredients in locations ranging from magical forests to frozen tundras...

    Samantha Kemi is an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent. Hailing from a family of respected alchemists who have now fallen on hard times, she knows winning this competition would restore their reputation. But how shall we compete with the power of the ZoroAster megapharma company? She's also having boy trouble and, of course, the quest is all over social media...

    Format: Paperback
  • AMVYW 12 years +
    Sally Green
    12 years +
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    With its mixture of hard-hitting realism and the supernatural, Sally Green's Half Bad was one of the best young adult books of 2014 - and now she's set to delight her dedicated fans with its sequel, Half Wild.

    After finally meeting his elusive father and receiving three gifts that confirm him as a full adult witch, Nathan has been on the run. He desperately needs to find Gabriel and rescue Annalise, who has been taken prisoner by the powerful Black witch Mercury... But he also has to learn how to control his Gift. If he doesn't, the sheer power could overwhelm him...

    Meanwhile, Soul O'Brien has seized control of the Council of White Witches and is expanding his war against Black witches into Europe. As an alliance between the Black and White witches forms, Nathan finds himself not only drawn into this act of rebellion but also fighting alongside friends old and new. Could it all be a trap?

    A rip-roaring read for teenagers who love the likes of The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner but also have a hankering for fantasy.
  • Chrestomanci Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780007967636 - Diana Wynne Jones
    CHRE 9 years +
    Diana Wynne Jones
    9 years +
    (1)
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    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
  • CSTD 14 years +
    Collins Dictionaries
    14 years +
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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.
  • Heroes of Olympus Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780241335581 - Rick Riordan
    HRSO 9 years +
    Rick Riordan
    9 years +
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    Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson books have sold over 55 million copies worldwide and spawned two hit films. This spin-off series is set in Percy's fantastical world and finds three children crash-landing at Camp Half-Blood...

    Jason, Piper and Leo have no idea what to expect from the camp but they soon learn it is the only safe place for them, given the fact they're all children of Greek Gods. The trio notice monsters roaming the woods and demigods practising archery but they also hear rumours of a terrible curse and a missing hero. It soon dawns on them that they're the chosen ones and they are about to embark on a terrifying new quest...

    These rip-roaring reads also feature exciting battles with giants; a journey to Rome to find Athena Parthenos; an attempt to stop monsters getting through the 'Doors of Death; and a world-changing trip to Athens... These exciting books will delight anyone who loves the Percy Jackson books and those intrigued by legends and myths.
    Format: paperback
  • ANOSP 13 years +
    Noelle Stevenson
    13 years +
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    The graphic novel debut from rising star Noelle Stevenson, based on her beloved and critically acclaimed web comic, which Slate awarded its Cartoonist Studio Prize, calling it "a deadpan epic." Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism! All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from Noelle Stevenson. Featuring an exclusive epilogue not seen in the web comic, along with bonus conceptual sketches and revised pages throughout, this gorgeous full-color graphic novel is perfect for the legions of fans of the web comic and is sure to win Noelle many new ones. Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are. But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.
  • AMZCW 15 years +
    Ross Dickinson
    15 years +
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    This upbeat, easy-to-use guide will show you how to organise your work, revise effectively and prepare for exam day to give you the best chance of getting that A*! Peppered with jokes showing how not to do it from the inimitable Richard Benson, author of F in Exams, this book includes: * Preparing your revision environment * Organising your notes * Using the right revision methods * Choosing reliable online resources * Best practice for exam day * Finding the best approach for YOU
  • AGQGT 9 years +
    Jake Jackson
    9 years +
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    The perfect companion to the other titles in the "Music Made Easy" series ("Play the Guitar", "Play the Piano", "Guitar Chords", "Piano and Keyboard Chords"), this is the ideal guide for those, of any age, who may enjoy playing instruments, but have not yet mastered how to read music from the page. 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. Supported online by our "See it * Hear it" chord site. Now you can see the chord, then reach for your phone and hear the chord. Using any free QR code reader app (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, Windows) a web site opens automatically and you can listen to the chord as a strum, an arpeggio (each note played separately) and hear it as a piano chord and arpeggio.
  • AKJIZ 16 years +
    Glennis Byron
    16 years +
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    THE ULTIMATE GUIDES TO EXAM SUCCESS from York Notes - the UK's favourite English Literature Study Guides. York Notes for AS & A2 are specifically designed for AS & A2 students to help you get the very best grade you can. They are comprehensive, easy to use, packed with valuable features and written by experienced experts to give you an in-depth understanding of the text, critical approaches and the all-important exam. -An enhanced exam skills section which includes essay plans, expert guidance on understanding questions and sample answers. You'll know exactly what you need to do and say to get the best grades. -A wealth of useful content like key quotations, revision tasks and vital study tips that'll help you revise, remember and recall all the most important information. -The widest coverage and the best, most in-depth analysis of characters, themes, language, form, context and style to help you demonstrate an exhaustive understanding of all aspects of the text. York Notes for AS & A2 are available for these popular titles: The Bloody Chamber (9781447913153) Doctor Faustus (9781447913177) Frankenstein (9781447913214) The Great Gatsby (9781447913207) The Kite Runner (9781447913160) Macbeth (9781447913146) Othello (9781447913191) Wuthering Heights (9781447913184) Jane Eyre (9781447948834) Hamlet (9781447948872) A Midsummer Night's Dream (9781447948841) Northanger Abbey (9781447948858 Pride & Prejudice (9781447948865) Twelfth Night (9781447948889)