Children's Books

Young adults

  • TNMB 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    An awesome activity book that cleverly combines maths and art, This Is Not a Maths Book is packed full of simple activity lessons for engaging maths-shy children aged 9 and above.

    With each page featuring a fun drawing activity (with a mathematical basis) alongside incredible maths facts and more, they will soon be making beautiful designs - including Celtic knots and fractal and anamorphic art - to share with friends and family whilst learning (shh, don't tell them!) about the wonders of geometry.

    An innovative book that is as entertaining as it is educational!
  • KJBB 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £16.99
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    Containing the Old and New Testaments, this compact King James edition of the Holy Bible is a wonderful keepsake. Presented in a black slipcase, it's sure to delight any Christian or anyone interested in the Greatest Story Ever Told.

    A very special edition that will make a wonderful gift, especially for Christenings.
  • ABPYW 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £14.89
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    Sing Musical Theatre: Wouldn't It Be Loverly? features fifteen musical theatre songs in a range of styles, both classic and contemporary with useful background and performance notes, handy singing tips and exercises, and backing track CD. Suitable for Trinity Guildhall Singing and Musical Theatre candidates Grades 1-3 or for anyone looking for a new, practical compilation of the repertoire, carefully selected to be appropriate for the grade.
  • KJBW 9 years +
    9 years +
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    • RRP £16.99
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    Containing the Old and New Testaments, this compact King James edition of the Holy Bible is a wonderful keepsake. Presented in a white slipcase and with a silver trim, it's sure to delight any Christian or anyone interested in the Greatest Story Ever Told.

    A very special edition that will make a wonderful gift, especially for Christenings.
  • AGQGT 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £9.89
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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.
  • AMSPN 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £13.39
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    This much-loved book is a collection of over one hundred songs, some well known, some less known, collected over the years by experienced Waldorf teacher Brien Masters. They are graded for different ages from Class 3 (age 8) to Class 8 (age 14) and grouped into festivals and seasons. They include rounds and four-part songs, and musical notation for recorders and other instruments. This is a wonderful resource for Steiner-Waldorf class teachers, and any teacher or parent looking to introduce music to their classroom or home.
  • AKXMC 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £9.89
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    This is the essential, easy-to-use classical ballet guide - spanning nearly two centuries of classical dance - with entries for more than eighty works from ballet companies around the world. This new edition has been revised to include new ballets by Wayne McGregor, Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon. Features include: plot summaries; an analysis of each ballet's principal themes; useful background and historical information; and a unique, behind-the-scenes, performer's-eye view Dip in at random or trace the development of dance from cover to cover. Written by former Royal Ballet principal Deborah Bull and leading dance critic Luke Jennings, this ever popular Faber Pocket guide is a must for all ballet-goers - regulars and first-timers alike.
  • AQBTN 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £5.99
    Are there practical things you can do to stop being bullied - at home, at school and online? What are frenemies and how can you deal with them? How can you learn to make friends and respect yourself? If you're a bully, how can you change your behaviour? This essential guide will tell you what bullying is, where it happens and what you can do about it. There are tips on how to assert yourself and develop your self-esteem.
  • What Katy Did Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780349010649 - Susan Coolidge
    WKTD 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £20.97
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    • Just £1.66 per book
    Originally published in the late 1800s, the lively nature of the What Katy Did trilogy has inspired so many classic children's books - with Jacqueline Wilson stating it's one of her favourite stories.

    The original story introduces Katy Carr; a girl who has grand plans to be beautiful, graceful and ladylike - but all of that can wait. She's now happy to have tangled hair and to wear a torn dress. She's got a wild imagination and is always up to mischief. However, when she's involved a terrible accident, it takes a lot of courage - and patience - to keep her dreams alive.

    What Katy Did at School finds Kay and her sister Clover leaving for boarding school, but they're weighed down by worries that their father won't cope without them; and What Katy Did Next has Katy exploring the beautiful sights of Europe.

    Presented in a slipcase, these are beloved stories your children and you will both enjoy in equal measure.
    Format: paperback
  • ADQNF 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £5.59
    • RRP £6.99
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    A forbidden romance. A deadly plague. Earth's fate hinges on one girl ...CINDER, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She's reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen - and a dangerous temptation. Cinder is caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal. Now she must uncover secrets about her mysterious past in order to protect Earth's future. This is not the fairytale you remember. But it's one you won't forget.
  • ALYTT 10 years +
    10 years +
    • £23.99
    • RRP £29.99
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    JavaScript for Kids is a lighthearted introduction to the JavaScript language and programming in general. With the help of kid-friendly examples, author Nick Morgan teaches the essentials of JavaScript. Morgan starts with the basics of strings, arrays, and loops, then moves on to show readers how to modify elements with jQuery and draw graphics with canvas. By the end of the book, you'll be ready to create your own fun animations and games and you'll have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of JavaScript.
  • ALAZN 11 years +
    11 years +
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    This book prepares girls for what to expect from puberty and offers advice on what they can do to cope with the emotional, psychological and physical changes and stay happy and confident as they go through their early teens. It covers all the topics that girls want to find out about, including moods and feelings, periods and how to survive them, what happens to boys, diet, eating disorders, exercise, body image, sex and relationships, contraception, sexual health, self-confidence, drink and drugs, exam stress, cyberbullying, and staying safe - both out and about and online. It guides young teenagers through this exciting and sometimes daunting stage as they start taking full responsibility for many aspects of their own lives for the first time.
  • APNPL 11 years +
    11 years +
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    This title contains a pack of 30 cards, each showing a tasty and simple treat which can be made at home. On one side of the card, there is a mouth-watering photograph of the finished dish, which when turned over shows clear, step-by-step picture instructions for how to make it. The recipes include chocolate brownies, mini meringues, raspberry ice-cream and ginger star biscuits.
  • ANDXJ 11 years +
    11 years +
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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.
  • ACJJQ 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £5.39
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    Usborne's Pocket Patterns to Colour and Doodle is a seriously addictive pocket doodling book that is packed with pages to colour. The book also includes suggestions for ways to colour the patterns and hints and tips on choosing colours and media. With craft paper quality pages that are ideal for drawing on, doodlers will love completing the scenes in whatever they want. The handy pocket size also enables doodlers to doodle anywhere - at home, on a journey - or even waiting at the bus stop! Perfect for children and adults alike.

  • AIYPA 10 years +
    10 years +
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    Otto and Leni have escaped to England from Nazi Germany. They thought they were safe, but now the British want them to go back. Dropped behind enemy lines, they embark on a secret operation codenamed Wolfsangel. Their mission is to find and kidnap a girl who could bring down Hitler And so begins their bravest journey yet \.
  • AJLME 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Tales to remember yesterday's fallen - from today's bestselling authors. Compiled by Tony Bradman, this collection of short stories chronicles the events of World War One - imagining the conflicts and emotions of those people caught up in the war and its aftermath. With stories from Malorie Blackman, Geraldine McCaughrean and Oisin McGann, among others, this anthology will be treasured for generations.
  • AIUUA 14 years +
    14 years +
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    Life will never be the same for Red Porter. He's a kid growing up around black car grease, white fence paint, and the backward attitudes of the folks who live in his hometown: Stony Gap, Virginia. And when Red's daddy dies, he's left with his younger brother, his mama, and some hard decisions. With their money dwindling, Red does everything he can to keep the family business - a gas station, repair shop and convenience store - afloat. But when he uncovers some of the racial injustices that have been happening in Stony Gap since before he was born, Red is faced with unsettling questions about the legacy behind his family's shop, and everything he's fighting for...And through his friendships with some unlikely characters, Red starts to see there's a whole lot more than car motors and rusty fenders that need fixing in his world. This is a new title from American National Book Award-winning author, Kathy Erskine (Mockingbird). This is a thought-provoking historical fiction tackling the important themes of race and responsibility in 70s America, but with elements that resonate on a wider scale. It has strong appeal for book clubs.
  • AIESA 11 years +
    11 years +
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    From the Battle of Hastings to the Wars of the Roses, this book tells the unique story of Medieval Britain. Full of intriguing facts, illustrations, photographs, detailed reconstructions, paintings, maps and family trees. Includes links to websites to find out more information via the Usborne Quicklinks Website as well as lists of places to visit throughout Britain.
  • AIKVA 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £9.89
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    Rich in historical detail, with information about how knights lived both in war and peace, the importance of chivalry and how their armour and horses helped them to win many battles. Also contains a fact file with details of famous knights and a glossary of terms associated with knights and armour. Internet-links to recommended websites via the Usborne Quicklinks Website.
  • APVTF 12 years +
    12 years +
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    Alex lives in East Berlin. The cold war is raging and he and his family are forbidden to leave. But the longer he stays the more danger he is in. Alex is no longer pretending to be a model East German, and the Stasi has noticed. They are watching him. Alex is told that further education will be blocked to him. His summer job is mysteriously cancelled, and friends begin avoiding him. His parents start to realise that leaving the East may be the only option left to them, but getting across the Wall is practically impossible. And even if Alex and his family make it to the other side, will they be able to escape the reach of the Stasi? This is a tense, page-turning thriller that builds towards a terrifying showdown as powerful forces from the East and West converge. One false move will change everything for Alex and his family, for ever.
  • APVQA 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £8.99
    Going on holiday to South Africa or are you just interested in the country? Then this is the book for you. Arriving in johannesburg you'll explore the city before visiting one of the townships, Soweto. In your journey though this country you'll also visit a gold mine before then travelling out into the countryside to see how people live and work in rural areas. A visit to a Zulu village is a bright and colourful experience and you'll also visit the Kruger National Park and the Dolphin Coast before finally taking a train to Cape Town, where you will spend time visiting Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, Table Mountain and the Cape of Good hope before flying home. An amazing journey where you can experience the food, culture and vibrancy of this beautiful country. Told from the viewpoint of a young visitor and packed with interesting tips on where to go and what to see, these bold and colourful books explore countries through a travel diary. Been There! is a series of eight books focussing on some of the most exciting cities on the world. Suitable for children studying countries at KS2 or for children who are just fascinated by other cultures and customs.
  • AQBZG 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £5.99
    Naz is nicknamed the "goal machine" because he scores goals for fun. He's the league's top scorer. But then things start to go wrong: fabulous saves, the woodwork, an injury...His confidence wanes and he tries too hard. All of a sudden he can't buy a goal. His place is in doubt for the cup game. An injury gives him a break and he finally gets back on track - with a huge slice of luck - and ends up scoring a hat-trick. Freestylers are a range of reading books with low-level text for readers with a reading age of 5-7. The engaging stories are perfect for older, struggling readers as well as emerging readers. All texts have been checked by reading consultant Dee Reid.
  • AQCAI 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £5.99
    With queen bees, drama queens and cliquey teens girl friendships can be tough! Teen Life Confidential is here to help with this guide for teenagers looking for help surviving the friendship game. Hanging out with your best friends can be awesome, but what happens when things go wrong? Queen Bees, Drama Queens and Cliquey Teens answers your friendship problems and questions and gives advice on everything from how to cope with the bullies and mean girls at school, to how to be a better friend yourself. Written by experienced author Anita Naik, this title explores all aspects of teenage girl friendships and the problems that surround them. We look at what being popular means, the downsides of friendships and what to do when things go wrong. Includes an 8 ways to empower yourself guide. Self-esteem and self-confidence are vital when coping with girl friendships and girl bullying, so we've given 8 things that the reader can do every day to improve their confidence and build their self esteem. Each section is accompanied by quotes from real teenagers to give examples of real-life problems that teenagers experience every day. We also feature quizzes to help you to assess your own behaviour and work out what your friendship style is. Anita Naik is an author, columnist, blogger and journalist. She started her career as advice columnist on the teen magazine Just 17, and is now the agony aunt at Teen Now magazine and Avon Connects. She is also a regular contributor to the parenting technology site Quibly (http://www.quib.ly) and writes regularly on the subjects of teens, tech, parenting, education and social media, across various media platforms and magazines. Kidscape is the first charity in the UK established specifically to prevent bullying and child sexual abuse. Kidscape works UK-wide to provide individuals and organisations with practical skills and resources necessary to keep children safe from harm. We are grateful to Claude Knights at Kidscape for her advice in the creation of this book. For more information please visit: http://www.kidscape.org.uk/ Chapter One - Being popular: What does it means to be popular and who you are friends with right now? Chapter Two - The girls who rule school: Here we look at the girls at the top of the class and why they behave the way they do. Chapter Three - The downside of friendships: Relational aggression explained and ways to deal with the mean behaviours that arise in girl friendships. Chapter Four - What kind of friend are you? Helps readers to assess their own friendship behaviour. We look at the different types of friend and the problems of the behaviours associated with them. Chapter Five - When things go wrong: How to cope with friendships that end, or turn nasty. A Help Section gives details of places to go for further help and guidance, and a glossary explains specific terms to readers.