Children's Books

Young adults

  • Mortal Instruments Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781406376296 - Cassandra Clare
    MRTI 13 years +
    Cassandra Clare
    13 years +
    (4)
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    The inspiration for Netflix's hit show Shadowhunters, Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series combines heart-stopping, action-packed thrills with supernatural elements and forbidden romance. Complete with refreshed artwork, here you'll find all six books in the series for one unbelievable price.

    Featuring mature themes throughout, these books are ideal for teens who love The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner. The series starts with City of Bones, a novel that introduces the heroine, 16-year-old Clary Fray, and explains how she's starting to see things she shouldn't - including vampires in Brooklyn and werewolves in Manhattan.

    After witnessing a horrific incident, Clary finds herself drawn to the Shadowhunters, a secret group who are determined to rid New York's underworld - and the rest of the world - of demons. Full of mystery, intrigue and betrayal, Clary also finds herself falling for someone she shouldn't...

    Please note that this collection contains mature themes.
    This collection contains the entire series (books 1-6) of Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments.
  • Power of Five Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781406371468 - Anthony Horowitz
    PWFV 12 years +
    Anthony Horowitz
    12 years +
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    Raised in foster care, Matt Freeman has always known he has unusual powers. When he's sent on a rehabilitation programme in Yorkshire, he finds himself in the midst of sinister goings-on.

    As he starts to investigate, he uncovers a terrible secret - eight guardians are protecting the world from the evil ones who were banished long ago by five children. But now devil worshippers are determined to let the evil ones back in...

    This is the complete series of bestselling author Anthony Horowitz's supernatural teen series, Power of Five. Focusing on children with special powers and featuring elements of witchcraft, these page-turners are the perfect next step for those who were hooked by Alex Rider.
  • 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...
  • ASN2 13 years +
    Patrick Ness
    13 years +
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    The second novel in Patrick Ness' influential Chaos Walking trilogy, The Ask and the Answer follows on from the unforgettable events of The Knife of Never Letting Go.

    Todd is fleeing from an army with a wounded Viola in his hands. But as they run for freedom, they come across the pair's worst enemy, Mayor Prentiss. They're immediately separated and imprisoned and Todd quickly learns he has to live by the Mayor's new rules... however, there are secrets creeping out all over the place and then bombs start to explode.

    This special edition of this shocking and moving novel features a bonus short story called The Wide, Wide Sea. Set before the events of The Ask and the Answer, it shows how love and loyalty can prevail in a divided world.
  • 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...
  • LMID 13 years +
    Cassandra Clare
    13 years +
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    The first book in Cassandra Clare's The Dark Artifices series, Lady Midnight is a sequel to the bestselling Mortal Instruments series.

    It's been five years since the events of the City of Heavenly Fire almost brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion and Emma Carstairs is now a young woman hell-bent on avenging her losses.

    While doing this, Emma finds herself investigating a demonic plot that stretches all across Los Angeles - from the Sunset Strip to the beaches of Santa Monica. However, Emma's heart is leading her into dangerous waters...

    To make things even more complicated, Mark has returned as a bargaining chip after being captured by the faeries five years ago. The faeries want to find out who is murdering their kind and they need the Shadowhunters' help to do it. But time works differently in faerie, so Mark has barely aged and doesn't recognise his family. Can he ever return to him? And can the faeries really be trusted?
  • MOX2 13 years +
    Patrick Ness
    13 years +
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    Monsters of Men is the concluding novel in Patrick Ness' bestselling and highly acclaimed Chaos Walking trilogy. This special edition of the novel comes with a bonus short story called Snowscape - which picks up the events shortly after the events of the book.

    Three armies are marching on New Prentisstown and they're all intent on destroying each other. Todd and Viola are caught in the middle with no chance of escape. Can they stop the fighting and find peace despite being hopelessly outnumbered?

    This is a heart-stopping read all about power, survival and the realities of war.
  • CSCTD 13 years +
    Brian Conaghan
    13 years +
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    Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2016, Brian Conaghan's The Bombs that Brought Us Together is a powerful tale of survival and morality that will appeal to fans of John Boyne and Patrick Ness.

    Charlie Law is a 14-year-old who has lived in Little Town his whole life. On the border with Old Country, he's had to live by a string of rules: no drinking, no litter, no fighting. But then he meets Pavel Duda, a refugee from Old Country and everything changes...

    Bombs start to fall and then Old Country's soldiers arrive... Charlie soon learns that to keep the people you love safe, sometimes you have to do bad things. Charlie finds himself sucked into a dangerous game that includes a gun, a bad man, his closest friend and his dearest enemy.
  • RYE2 13 years +
    J. D. Salinger
    13 years +
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    The Catcher in the Rye has an enduring attraction that puts it at the top of a must-read list for young adults. The cynical observations of J. D. Salinger's central character, Holden Caulfield, condemn the phony posturing and hypocrisy of those around him.

    Holden is driven by vague, unspecified angst and unhappiness and manages to get caught up in a series of uncomfortable encounters with a prostitute, her pimp, an old girlfriend and a former teacher.

    The Catcher in the Rye is as thought-provoking and compulsive as the conflicts of its central character. Recommended for readers 14+.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • 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.
  • KMK2 14 years +
    Harper Lee
    14 years +
    (3)
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    Harper Lee's acclaimed To Kill a Mockingbird won a Pulitzer Prize after its publication in 1960 and is hugely influential in its exposure of racial prejudice.

    Set in the American Deep South, the story is seen through the eyes of six-year-old Scout, whose lawyer father Atticus Finch defends a young black man wrongly accused of raping a white woman.

    As Scout's family deals with the hostility and prejudice as a result of the case, there's a dawning realisation for Scout of all the inequality and injustice in her world.

    Powerful and moving, this 'Great American Novel' is a must-have addition to every reader's bookshelf and with the publication of follow-up Go Set a Watchman already one of the biggest sellers of the year, now is the perfect time to rediscover the hugely important book.
  • AQKZB 12 years +
    12 years +
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    Ladybird Classics are sensitively retold versions of the most-loved children's classic stories, and are specially designed to appeal to a younger audience. Told in a warm and accessible style and accompanied by fun and vibrant music, this CD collection is a perfect introduction to the classics for young children. Stories included are: gulliver's travels; oliver twist; treasure island; a christmas carol; heidi; the secret garden; little women; alice in wonderland; black beauty; peter pan; the railway children; the jungle book; the three musketeers; the wind in the willows; and, approximately 8hr running time.
  • MNSC 13 years +
    Patrick Ness
    13 years +
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    This is a special film tie-in edition of Patrick Ness' A Monster Calls; a novel that won both the Carnegie Medal and Greenaway Medal when it was published in 2012.

    Now adapted into a heartbreaking film (by director J.A. Bayona) starring Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver and Liam Neeson as the voice of the monster, the book discusses the difficult subject of terminal illness and coming to terms with loss. Based on an idea by Siobhan Dowd, Patrick Ness is the author of the novel and it's an unforgettable page-turner - just make sure you have some tissues on hand to dry your eyes.

    The story begins with the intriguing sentence: 'The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do...' and what follows is a compelling account of Conor's visions of this creature, who comes to be nothing quite like what he imagined...

    As his mum begins treatments, he starts to see another side of this ancient and wild monster.
  • TNMB 9 years +
    Anna Weltman
    9 years +
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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!
  • 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...
  • BRR2 13 years +
    Moira Young
    13 years +
    (1)
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    Moira Young's Blood Red Road is set in a desolate, post-Apocalyptic landscape and has a feisty and resourceful heroine at its centre.

    Narrator Saba, and her twin brother Lugh, are joined in a desperate struggle for survival in their harsh world until Lugh is abducted by strangers on horseback and Saba embarks on a desperate mission to save him.

    This powerful, enchanting tale is a riveting read.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • SPGD 11 years +
    11 years +
    (1)
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    The Oxford School Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar Dictionary is an invaluable guide to getting your spelling, punctuation and grammar right.

    Clear and easy to navigate, the dictionary is divided into two sections. The first part is a reference section of simple rules, tips and examples that will help students spell, punctuate and write correctly, while the second part provides an alphabetical word list of commonly misspelled and tricky words, with inflections but no meanings.

    This dictionary workbook is certain to be a valuable resource for any student preparing for and taking exams.
  • AHTUB 14 years +
    14 years +
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    This revision guide will prepare you for exam success in six easy steps. It covers all the key content on your course in a user-friendly format and is packed with features to help you boost your revision and maximise your marks.

    Letts GCSE Success revision guides will put you on the path to exam success in six simple steps:
    1. Revise - all the key concepts and skills that you need for your exams are covered in a clear and user-friendly format
    2. Boost Your Memory - these revision tips will help you revise effectively, including mnemonics and other devices to make sure those important facts really sink in
    3. Maximise Your Marks - invaluable advice to make sure you pick up all the marks available in your exams, and avoid common mistakes
    4. Test Yourself - revise actively and check your progress with these quick tests
    5. Stretch Yourself - these more challenging questions will test and reinforce understanding of the more difficult concepts
    6. Practise for the Exam - ensure you are thoroughly prepared for the exams with these GCSE-style practice questions
  • ADOID 15 years +
    Catherine Dawson
    15 years +
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    As unemployment becomes an issue on every graduate's and career changer's mind, apprenticeships are becoming the most legitimate and popular routes into work. But how do you choose the apprenticeship that's right for you? And for parents, how do you support and guide your child into the best possible career path? "Apprenticeships" uses friendly and jargon-free language to answer all of those questions and more. Based on real life experiences and insider knowledge it dispels common misconceptions, helps you assess all the alternatives, provides self assessment questionnaires and practical guidance on the application process. For both school leavers and adult learners, this is the only resource you'll need to make an informed decision. With information on funding, your rights, developing skills as well as information on key national and regional learning providers, "Apprenticeships" will give you the confidence and knowledge to pursue your chosen career and compete with other candidates.
  • 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.