Children's Books

9 years +

  • WYOM 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £8.99
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    Does your child dream of writing the next horror sensation? This spine-tingling activity book is bursting with scary ideas for children who fancy themselves as a mystery or ghost story writer.

    From haunted houses to eccentric detectives and cursed tombs, there are ideas to help children write about all kinds of curiosities.

    The book contains advice on planning stories, creating characters, building suspense and writing dialogue. The pages even have blank spaces and themed areas for children to write into, too.
  • Dork Diaries Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781471166808 - Rachel Renee Russell
    DKDR 9 years +
    Rachel Renee Russell
    9 years +
    (1)
    • £11.99
    • RRP £69.90
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    • Just £1.20 per book
    Tweens who enjoy the sparklier side of life will love joining Nikki Maxwell and exploring her adorkable world with this collection of Dork Diaries books.

    Written by Rachel Renee Russell, these books are bestsellers all around the world and it's easy to see why. They are presented in a fun-filled diary format (complete with sketches and doodles) that gives children aged 9 and over the chance to find out exactly what Nikki is thinking as she enjoys and endures a number of misadventures.

    Nikki's always been a total dork, but when she moves to a new school she feels it's the perfect time to leave her lame ways behind and enjoy a fresh start - but making friends and changing your ways is never that easy. Throughout the hilarious books, Nikki starts at her new school; dreams of becoming a pop star; and starts to learn about love...
  • The Shapeshifter Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9780192759832 - Ali Sparkes
    SHIF 9 years +
    Ali Sparkes
    9 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £41.94
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    • Just £1.67 per book
    Former Blue Peter Book of the Year-winning author Ali Sparkes writes exciting adventures that keep children turning the pages right until the end. Told at breakneck pace, this six-book collection contains six books from her bestselling Switch series.

    Dax Jones may appear to be a normal schoolboy. He has a best friend and argues with his stepmother on the daily basis... you know, the normal kid stuff. But he also happens to be a Shapeshifter employed by the government.

    These books follow Dax as he discovers and embraces his unique powers, follows his fox-like instincts like never before and joins forces with new friends who have the same kind of abilities. But can they all steer clear of danger?
  • 30 Days has September Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781780554969
    TDHS 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £17.97
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    • Just £1.66 per book
    This reference book collection will help children unlock the mysteries of maths, the English language and so much more.

    From Zero to Infinity showcases the wonder of numbers and explains everything from why zero is so useful to why maths, music and space are connected. It even reveals how to tell the time on other planets!

    Write Every Time is full of fascinating information about the English language and will help children conquer spelling slip-ups and punctuation pitfalls. It also reveals all children need to know about grammar and apostrophes.

    30 Days Has September is a general knowledge guide that covers everything from the confusing rules of language and mathematics to elements of science, history and geography. It features learning methods that will help children remember important information.
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780141385839 - Jeff Kinney
    WPYK 9 years +
    9 years +
    (4)
    • £11.99
    • RRP £69.90
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    Zoo-wee-mama! Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid books have now sold over 75 million books worldwide - with 10 million of those sales coming in the UK alone.

    Book People's latest slipcased collection brings together the first 10 books following the misadventures of Greg Heffley and his crazy family including, for the first time in paperback, Old School.

    Greg is an average American schoolboy, but he has a habit of getting into embarrassing but hilarious situations. These books follow his diary as he makes observations on his days and doodles away. From classic road trips to tales of hard luck and the terrifying prospect of finding a date for Valentine's Day, these are sure to have children laughing out loud.
  • TGAC 9 years +
    9 years +
    (3)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £50.00
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    Liz Pichon's award-winning Tom Gates books have delighted so many children in print and now the whole family can enjoy these crazy stories in audiobook format.

    All read by Rupert Grint (who you'll know as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films), this collection contains five witty stories spread across 10 CDs for children to enjoy both on long journeys and at home.

    Perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, they follow Tom as he is tormented by annoying sisters, mean teachers and oh-so-sneaky classmates.

    Running time: 10 hours, 35 minutes

    CDs in this collection:
    The Brilliant World of Tom Gates - Disc 1-2, Tom Gates: Excellent Excused and Other Good Stuff - Disc 1-2, Tom Gates: Everything?s Amazing (Sort of) ? Disc 1-2, Tom Gates: Genius Ideas (Mostly) - Disc 1-2, Tom Gates is Absolutely Fantastic (at some things) - Disc 1-2
  • MVEY 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £17.99
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    The Hulk features on the tactile cover of this Marvel book full of incredible trivia, facts and artwork.

    Covering heroes, villains and those characters that flit in-between, it includes bizarre-but-true tales, quirky insights into characters including the Avengers, Spider-Man and Daredevil and so much more.

    From why there are three different colours of Hulk (green, grey and red in case you were asking) to a look at the time that a frog gained Thor's powers, many of these revelations are astounding - and will delight anyone who loves Marvel, no matter what their age.
  • HWT2 7 years +
    Simon Cheshire
    7 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £5.99
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    Bursting with ideas from the first page to the last, How to Write a Story is a fun and engaging, fully-illustrated activity book from Bloomsbury that gives budding authors aged 7 and above all of the tools they need to write a brilliant page-turner of a story.

    Bursting with inspirational ideas for young bookworms looking for superstar story status, the book will help them make their dreams a literary reality as it guides them through a range of awesome activities that will help to improve their writing: from basic advice on word types, punctuation and grammar; to creative help on story structure, characters, settings and more!

    The perfect book for helping young authors who are struggling for ideas, How to Write a Story will have your little ones writing stories that they can be proud of - and that friends and family will not be able to put down!
  • Enid Blyton's Secret Stories Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781444941289 - Enid Blyton
    EBSS 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £27.96
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    • Just £1.75 per book
    Mystery always leads to adventure in Enid Blyton's Secret Stories. This collection contains four books following Mike, Peggy, Nora and Jack as they investigate strange goings-on in beautiful locations.

    Including The Secret Island, Enid Blyton's first ever full-length adventure novel, this collection is a must-have for any Blyton fan. In this book, the siblings Mike, Peggy and Nora are relieved to escape living with their cruel aunt and uncle when Jack takes them to a secret, deserted island...

    Their summer seaside break in Cornwall takes a strange turn when they discover a secret passage leading to the Old House on the cliff. They're convinced its owner is hiding something; paintings come to life, books fly off shelves and instruments make music of their own accord when they stay in the mysterious Moon Castle; and they visit their friend Prince Paul in the Kingdom of Baronia.

    Book People and Enid Blyton - A Lifetime of Adventure
  • MBSH 9 years +
    David Solomons
    9 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    This is a super story for superhero-mad children! An award-winning book written by David Solomons, it's a zesty and refreshing read full of funny situations.

    Luke is a comic book-mad 11-year old who shares a tree house with his geeky older brother, Zack.

    Luke's only mistake is to go for a wee right at the wrong time. While he's gone, an alien gives his undeserving, never-read-a-comic-in-his-life brother superpowers and then tells him to save the universe.

    Luke is massively annoyed about this, but when Zack is kidnapped by his arch-nemesis, Luke and his friends have only five days to find him and save the world...
  • HOOH 8 years +
    Steve Richards
    8 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    A colouring book all about shapes, Hooray for Hexagons turns maths into an exciting theme and will help children learn about this tricky topic without even realising.

    Showcasing the beauty of geometric drawing, the pages in this book introduce the likes of tessellations, cardioids and fractals.
  • Detective Story Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781911077961
    GRLD 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £20.97
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    • Just £2.00 per book
    This collection brings together three stories about female characters who tackle strange cases and enjoy incredible adventures.

    Esme Kerr's The Glass Bird Girl finds orphan Edie King sent to the castle-like boarding school Knight's Haddon. Once there, she must keep a watchful eye on Anastasia, the unhappy daughter of a Russian Prince. It's not long before she's caught up in a sinister mystery and kidnap plot...

    Laurel Remington's The Secret Cooking Club focuses on shy Scarlett, who is both the unwitting star and victim of her mum's popular blog. Scarlett discovers an empty kitchen and begins to bake, forming the Secret Cooking Club in the process. It's through this cooking that she finds the secret ingredients to cake, family and friendship.

    The final book in this collection is Sarah Rubin's Alice Jones: The Impossible Clue. This book follows the budding sleuth Alice as she investigates the disappearance of scientist. Could he really have just vanished into thin air? Or is there something more sinister about?
  • AHAZH 9 years +
    Raina Telgemeier
    9 years +
    (1)
    • £7.19
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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.
  • ASAC 8 years +
    Steve Martin
    8 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Does your child have what it takes to become an astronaut and succeed on a mission to Mars? This book gives them the chance to test themselves and find out everything there is to know about space travel.

    Once enrolled at the academy, children will face a variety of challenges and missions that mimic the real-life tasks that astronauts may have to complete in space. These activities - many of which are based around science and maths - include those that improve hand-eye coordination, obstacle courses, building a balloon rocket and learning basic first aid.

    There's also a Space Goodies section including stickers, a poster, a board game, press-out figures and a model space shuttle.
  • MYQ2 9 years +
    David Solomons
    9 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £6.99
    • Save £2.00
    This is a super book for superhero-mad children! An award-winning book written by David Solomons, it's a zesty and refreshing read full of funny situations.

    Luke is a comic-mad 11-year old who shares a tree house with his geeky older brother, Zack.

    Luke's only mistake is to go for a wee right at the wrong time. While he's gone, an alien gives his undeserving, never-read-a-comic-in-his-life brother superpowers and then tells him to save the universe.

    Luke is massively annoyed about this, but when Zack is kidnapped by his arch-nemesis, Luke and his friends have only five days to find him and save the world...
  • YVTB 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £8.99
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    This innovative book has a cool maze on the cover and is bursting with interactive puzzles, brain busters and quirky fun.

    There are quizzes, conundrums and puzzles to test any child's brain and they range from the easily solvable to ones that may require more patience, practice and skill.

    Among the tricky challenges are mazes, observational tests and memory games.
  • MEB2 8 years +
    8 years +
    (5)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    What's Happening to Me? (Boys) is a helpful and sensitive guide to growing up and gives straightforward information on the physical changes and emotional upheaval that your young son can expect as he heads towards puberty.

    Tricky topics are demystified and What's Happening to Me? is a reassuring and entertaining read for children aged from 8 and over.
  • FJMB 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £2.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Perfect for holidays and rainy days, creative children will love learning some fabulous crafting techniques in this wonderful full-colour illustrated book which teaches children aged 7 and over how they can make beautiful handmade jewellery at home.

    Including a level of 1, 2 or 3 for each of the 35 pieces, the easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step artwork will see that young crafters are carefully guided through the techniques for making necklaces, pendants, bracelets, corsages and even hair and bag accessories.

    From felt and fabrics to seeds and shells, paper and salt-dough to plenty of other materials you can recycle to make all kinds of pretty projects, this inspiring book will have kids creating gifts for their friends and family and adding to their own jewellery box in no time!
  • AMJZU 7 years +
    Tom McLaughlin
    7 years +
    • £6.49
    • RRP £6.99
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    When Joe tells a local news reporter exactly what he would do if he were leader of the country, the video goes viral and Joe's speech becomes famous all over the world! Before long, people are calling for the current leader to resign and give someone else a go ...and that's how an ordinary boy like Joe ended up with the most extraordinary job. Now the fun can really start ...Hats for cats! Pet pigs for all! Banana shaped buses! Swimming pools on trains! A hilarious story of one boy's meteoric rise to power!
  • AEYNU 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £9.89
    • RRP £9.99
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    Roald Dahl writing about his own childhood is a treat for any Dahl fan - young or old. These stories are warm, touching, funny and show the development of one of our most treasured children's writers.
  • Mark Lowery Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781848126275 - Mark Lowery
    LOWE 9 years +
    Mark Lowery
    9 years +
    (1)
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    • Just £1.66 per book
    With hilarious titles The Jam Doughnut that Ruined My Life, Attack of the Woolly Jumper and The Chicken Nugget Ambush, Roald Dahl Funny Prize-shortlisted author Mark Lowery's books following the misadventures of Roman Garstang will appeal to fans of Barry Loser and The World of Norm.

    Delightfully gross and very funny, The Jam Doughnut that Ruined My Life follows Roman as his week becomes a jam-filled disaster all because of one solitary doughnut. Shortly after tucking into his Monday morning doughnut, Roman's week takes a sticky turn - he finds himself banned from eating for 24 hours, narrowly avoiding a faceful of warm toddler wee and being given a lift in a getaway van. He even finds time to style his teacher's guinea pig into a blue mohawk...

    In Attack of the Woolly Jumper, Roman's wearing a sweatshirt knitted by his Grandma when his school receives a royal visit. As part of the school's fundraising efforts, Roman's been sponsored to wear this crummy jumper ('crumper') all week - no matter what happens. Of course, within days it's almost been thrown down a toiler, caused a swan attack and made a biker swerve off the road.

    The Chicken Nugget Ambush finds Roman being put on a chicken nugget-only diet by his mum - just before going on an outdoor adventure trip.
  • MCEB 9 years +
    9 years +
    (1)
    • £5.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Open up a whole new world of construction with this must-have Minecraft guide! Completely official, this book has a medieval theme that will delight any Minecraft player.

    Packed with guides, schematics and inspirational ideas to construct, defend and customise your very own castle, the builds are illustrated with 'exploded' views so that you can see the blocks you'll need to create them - both inside and out.

    The builds range from walls to turrets and throne rooms and there are hundreds of variations to try out. You can even have fun making your own dungeon.
  • BAKC 7 years +
    Abigail Wheatley
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Sure to inspire some baking fun in the kitchen with the little ones, the Usborne Children's Book of Baking Cakes by Abigail Wheatley is your ticket to yummy homemade treats.

    With easy-to-follow recipes supplemented by colourful, eye-catching illustrations by Jessie Eckel, this hardback guide will show you how to make delicious cupcakes, muffins, cheesecakes and much, much more.

    With tips for decorating and wrapping boxes and jars to make thoughtful and sumptuous gifts, this brilliant book has it covered.
  • ACSXJ 7 years +
    Michael Morpurgo
    7 years +
    • £4.79
    • RRP £5.99
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    Read by Derek Jacobi and Michael Morpurgo Set on a farm in rural Devon, this is a collection of Grandpa's reminiscences and stories as told to his grandson. Grandpa's nature and his touching relationship with the boy is evoked superbly by Michael Morpurgo's writing. This two-voice read brings the characters to life as the story of Grandpa's 'shame' (the fact that he cannot read and write) unfolds. Derek Jacobi is sensitive and compelling in the role of Grandpa, inspiring a true sense of achievement and triumph as he finally tells his own story in his own words.