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  • Alex Rider Collection - 10 Books

    Anthony Horowitz

    Product Code: ARCC
    Collection 11 years +
    (9)
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    Cool, contemporary and brave, bestselling author Anthony Horowitz created a phenomenal character in Alex Rider - and now you can own the entire collection of his exciting adventures.

    Action packed from the first book to the last, the teenager is recruited to help on a MI6 mission after his uncle is killed in a car crash. Having looked after him since he was a baby, Alex is devastated by this tragedy but in the aftermath of his death, Alex discovers his uncle was actually a spy...

    Told at breakneck pace and with tons of suspense, this series is irresistible.

    This collection contains books 1-10 in Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider series.
    Format: paperback
    • £10.00
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  • Harry Potter Books 6-7: Audio Collection - 37 CDs

    JK Rowling

    Product Code: HPAB
    Audio 9 years +
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    Witches and wizards unite as you join the Battle of Hogwarts!

    Complete the entire series of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter stories with this enchanting audiobook collection. The 37 CDs cover The Half-Blood Prince and The Deathly Hallows and find Dark Magic rising. Will Harry be able to summon the courage (and the spells) to stop Lord Voldemort once and for all?

    Narrated by Stephen Fry, this unabridged CD collection provides over 44 hours of spellbinding entertainment for the whole family - especially on long journeys, whether by car (maybe flying?), broomstick or on the Hogwarts Express.
    Format: CD Unabridged
    CDs in this collection: Harry Potter and the Half-blood Price - Disc 1-17 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Disc 1-20
    • £20.00
    • RRP £144.00
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  • Harry Potter Books 4-5: Audio Collection - 41 CDs

    JK Rowling

    Product Code: CDHP
    Audio 9 years +
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    Our first unabridged Harry Potter audiobook collection left so many wizards, witches and Muggles spellbound and now we are so excited to give you the chance to hear Stephen Fry read Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (books 4 and 5 from J.K. Rowling's world-conquering series).

    As Lord Voldemort's power strengthens and dark forces rise, Harry faces his biggest challenges yet. The Wizarding World is so richly detailed and these books find Harry dealing with all kinds of emotions and issues as he also grows up...

    Will the Boy Who Lived be able to keep his friends and loved ones from Hogwarts safe from Voldemort's army? Listen to these Harry Potter audio books to find out!

    41 CDs

    Format: CD, unabridged, approximate running time 50 hours
    • £25.00
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  • Eva Ibbotson Collection - 3 Books

    Eva Ibbotson

    Product Code: EVIB
    Collection 10 years +
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    Eva Ibbotson's gentle adventure stories have enchanted so many young readers and this collection, including the all-time classic Journey to the River Sea, provides the perfect introduction to her work.

    Journey to the River Sea is an award-winning adventure story that follows the orphan Maia as she travels all the way from England to the Amazon with her governess. Set in 1910, it celebrates the exotic worlds this intrepid duo visit while on their epic journey.

    The Dragonfly Pool takes place during the Second World War and finds 11-year-old Tally finding adventure, romance and a handsome prince while on a boarding-school trip; completing the set is The Star Kazan, an enthralling story about family and identity that takes place in turn-of-the-century Vienna.
    Format: Paperback
    • £4.00
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  • Kensuke's Kingdom

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: KNK2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Former Children's Laureate and a huge favourite, Michael Morpurgo won the Red House Children's Book Award for Kensuke's Kingdom, a book which tells the tale of a young boy who is washed overboard while sailing the world with his family. Michael wakes up to find himself alone on a desert island in the Pacific, or so he assumes...

    This poignant and sensitive story deals with bravery, friendship and sacrifice and is an unforgettable page-turner of an adventure. Readers from 9+ will be enthralled by this moving, bittersweet tale.
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  • Judith Kerr Collection - 3 Books

    Judith Kerr

    Product Code: JKER
    Collection 11 years +
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    Having sold over 1.2 million copies of her books in the UK alone, Judith Kerr is one of our most cherished authors.

    The three books in this collection are partly inspired by her childhood growing up during the Second World War. They're poignant, emotional and told with great humour.

    When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit is the unforgettable story of a Jewish family fleeing from Germany before the start of WWII. It finds 9-year-old Anna's father going missing. Straight away she and her brother Max are rushed away, in alarming secrecy, to a completely new place. Everything they know from Germany - home, schoolmates, toys - will now be a distant memory.

    In Bombs on Aunt Daity (previously published as The Other Way Round), Anna is a teenager and she's living in London during the Blitz. The bombs are coming from Germany - the country that was once her own. How will she and her beloved refugee family survive if Hitler does invade?

    The final book in the trilogy is A Small Person Far Away. In this emotional tale, Anna has to head back to Berlin to visit her dangerously ill Mama. While there, she will have to face a past that she has shut away for so long.
    Format: paperback
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  • Alex Rider Missions 1-10 MP3 CD Collection - 10 MP3 CDs

    Anthony Horowitz

    Product Code: ARCD
    Audio 11 years +
    (4)
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    The Alex Rider books are packed with action and adventure and this audiobook collection contains the 14-year-old spy's first 10 missions.

    After being forcibly recruited into the deadly world of espionage following the death of his uncle in a car crash, Alex finds himself in ever-present mortal danger...

    Told at breakneck pace, these are awesome stories that will inspire children to pick up similar books.

    Ages 11 plus
    Please note this collection contains CDs that can only be played on MP3-accessible CD players, computers and laptops. The majority of post-2001 car model stereos are MP3 CD accessible. Please check your CD player is MP3 accessible before placing an order. 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. Approximate listening time: 78 hours.
    Unabridged

    CDs in this collection:
    Stormbreaker, Point Blanc, Skeleton Key, Eagle Strike, Scorpia, Ark Angel, Snakehead, Crocodile Tears, Scorpia Rising and Russian Roulette.
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    Joan Lingard Collection - 3 Books

    Joan Lingard

    Product Code: LING
    Collection 9 years +
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    Three exciting historical adventures from bestselling children's author, Joan Lingard.

    Despite looking after ten children already, Mr and Mrs Bigsby of the Pig and Whistle, Stoke Newington, are asked to take in an eleventh orphan named Elfie. But there's something about her - why does Elfie possess a little watercolour of the Pig and Whistle?

    In The Chancery Lane Conspiracy, Elfie and her best friend Joe's suspicion of a dodgy lawyer lead them to a conspiracy that spans across the country. And in The Stolen Sister, Elfie's little sister Rosalind is kidnapped from outside her school. It's a race against the time to locate the culprit before the family falls apart...

    Format: paperback
    • £2.00
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  • Human Body: A Children's Encyclopedia

    DK

    Product Code: CEHB
    Hardback 9 years +
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    Did you know that you will eat around 20 tonnes of food during your lifetime? Or that humans are made up of 100 trillion cells? Do you want to know why hiccups happen?

    This DK children's encyclopedia of the human body covers from heads to toes and explains everything from what makes a balanced diet to which part of the brain makes you appreciate music (although you'll have to read the book to find out!).

    This keepsake hardback is also packed with incredible photographs to pore over and quizzes to complete. It's a comprehensive reference book and study aid that will entertain and intrigue the whole family.
    • £5.00
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  • Abie Longstaff's Trapdoor Mysteries Collection - 3 Books

    Abie Longstaff

    Product Code: TRAP
    Collection 9 years +
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    From the author of The Fairytale Hairdresser series, the Trapdoor Mysteries follows 10-year-old Tally and her best friend Squill (who's a squirrel, of course) as they solve mysteries with the help of a secret library...

    Orphan Tally is the servant girl at Mollet Manor and she's also the Secret Keeper of the magical library hidden underneath the grounds. When the manor is burgled in book one, Tally must use the books to catch the criminals - but can she use them to find her missing mother too?

    In book two, Lady Mollett's puppy is kidnapped and Tally must find the dognapper before it's too late! And book three sees a ghost turn up at the manor - can the library help Tally catch something that no one can see?

    Format: paperback
    • £4.00
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  • Emily of New Moon Collection - 3 Books

    L.M. Montgomery

    Product Code: ENWM
    Collection 11 years +
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    The Emily of New Moon trilogy is a timeless, charming and unforgettable series from L.M. Montgomery, the author of Anne of Green Gables.

    Emily Starr has never known what it is to be unloved. But when her father dies, she is left in the care of her mother's family. Emily is a stranger to the proud Murrays, none of whom think they can cope with such a heartbroken, headstrong girl...

    They decide to draw lots to see who should look after her and Emily is sent to live at New Moon with her stern Aunt Elizabeth, kind Aunt Laura and eccentric Cousin Jimmy.

    Although Emily is enchanted by her new home, she can't believe she will ever belong there. But then she makes some close friends and everything starts to make sense...

    Format: paperback
    • £3.00
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  • Sarah Moore Fitzgerald Collection - 3 Books

    Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

    Product Code: SRHM
    Collection 12 years +
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    Three stunning and emotional family stories from Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week Winner, Sarah Moore Fitzgerald. We'd recommend them for readers of Annabel Pitcher, Anne Cassidy and Sara Barnard.

    Cosmo keeps his promise to his granddad to return to Blackbrick, but he finds himself in the forgotten corner of a distant past. Here friendships come to life, there are new beginnings, a lifetime of memories and everything is still possible...

    Oscar Dunleavy, who used to make the world's most perfect apple tarts, is missing and presumed dead. His best friend Meg and his little brother Stevie set out to find out what happened and together learn about the importance of friendship.

    Set in Dublin and Siena, Minty follows the twisty-turny trees into Nettlebog. There she finds Ned Buckley - the mysterious boy from school - and she discovers he can ride wild horses. He also knows things about the human race that will save her!
    Format: paperback
    Please note that our current Schools catalogue has the incorrect jacket for The Apple Tart of Hope. We apologise for any inconvenience.
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  • A Monster Calls

    Patrick Ness

    Product Code: MCX2
    Paperback 11 years +
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    The winner of both the Carnegie Medal and Kate Greenaway Medal in 2012, Chaos Walking author Patrick Ness' A Monster Calls is an extraordinarily moving novel about the difficult subject of terminal illness and coming to terms with loss.

    Based on an idea by the late Siobhan Dowd, this is an unforgettable read. 'The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do...' is how the book begins, but it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting. He's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. This monster is something different - something ancient and something wild.

    Now an acclaimed film starring Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver and Liam Neeson, A Monster Calls is a heartbreakingly beautiful read.
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  • Once

    Morris Gleitzman

    Product Code: 6ONC
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Morris Gleitzman's novel Once is a gripping historical adventure that follows the journey of a young Jewish boy who escapes from a Polish orphanage and goes in search of his parents.

    Felix's insightful and innocent observations provide an original perspective on events as they unfold in Nazi-occupied Poland. The result is a sad, haunting tale that will linger for long after the last page.

    A compelling read that will appeal to boys and girls from 9+. Fans of Once may also enjoy The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne.
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  • Susin Nielsen Collection - 3 Books

    Susin Nielsen

    Product Code: NIEL
    Collection 12 years +
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    Susin Nielsen writes fresh and contemporary teen tales that are warm-hearted and cover tricky subjects with wit and candour. Perfect for fans of Wonder and Annabel Pitcher, these heartfelt stand-alone stories cover themes of families, inclusivity and fitting in.

    My Messed-up Life finds Violet's dad leaving her and her mum for a 'new' and improved family. She's not impressed with her mum's new boyfriend so sets her sights on a man who will be the perfect partner and stepdad: George Clooney.

    We Are All Made of Molecules finds Stewart missing his late mum. His loneliness is even more apparent now he's moved in with the popular Ashley and her mum. Stewart can't quite fit in at school and Ashley can't get used to her awkward new home. And then they both attract the attention of the school hunk, Jared...

    Word Nerd is about a friendless nerd called Ambrose Bukowski and what happens when bullies try to kill him by putting a peanut in his sandwich...
    Format: paperback
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  • Running Wild

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: RWI2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Running Wild, by award-winning author Michael Morpurgo, tackles some big, contemporary issues including the destruction of the Indonesian rainforest and illegal animal trafficking.

    At the centre of the story is a boy's heart-warming friendship with an elephant who saves his life and a group of orphaned baby orang-utans who see him as a surrogate mother. Readers aged 9 and over will love this adventure story, although there are some sad themes.
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  • how to Train Your Dragon: How to Ride a Dragon's Storm

    Cressida Cowell

    Product Code: HWS2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    In How to Ride a Dragon's Storm, the seventh book in Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon series, Hiccup looks into the knotty question of who discovered America. As usual, his progress is hampered by various obstacles including murderous mountains, hooligan tribes and hairy swimming trunks, but, thankfully, Hiccup cheats death by a whisker in order to tell his tale. A great book for boys and girls full of fidgets!

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
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    Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross Sections

    Product Code: SBIC
    Hardback 9 years +
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    Learn all about the inner-workings of buildings and machines with the extraordinary cross-section illustrations in this non-fiction book.

    Featuring Stephen Biesty's eye-catchingly detailed artwork, this hardback contains cross-section imagery of submarines, skyscrapers, Spanish galleons and so much more. Its concise and authoritative text reveals how all of these buildings and inventions work.

    You can see the people swarming inside the Empire State Building; the workers of an opera house; and find out where the crew sleep on a jumbo jet.

    All of the illustrations are accompanied by fun facts and curious details and there are two gatefold spreads of an ocean liner and a steam train to pore over and enjoy.
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  • The Jungle Book

    Rudyard Kipling

    Product Code: JBO2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    The Jungle Book is a classic children's book that older generations will love to share with young readers.

    In it, Rudyard Kipling weaves an extraordinary tale of one child's friendship with the animals in the Indian jungle.

    The characters of Baloo the bear, Bhageera the panther and evil tiger, Shere Khan, roar off the page and will captivate the hearts and minds of young readers from 9+.
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  • Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Castle

    Product Code: SBCC
    Hardback 9 years +
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    Why was the chapel the highest room in the castle? Why did castle stairs spiral clockwise as they rose? This book from Stephen Biesty answers these questions and more. It offers a Where's Wally?-style approach to learning about historical castles from the 14th century.

    The artwork slices through different areas of a medieval fortress, offering extraordinary cross-section views of the people inside and their roles - from servants to knights preparing for battle! A favourite for over 25 years, this book also contains gatefold pages to fold out and explore in detail.

    From drawbridges and dungeons to jousters and troubadours, there are so many things to spot in this brilliant book. You can also have fun trying to find the spy - could he be in the well, the keep or the moat?
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  • Treasure Island

    Robert Louis Stevenson

    Product Code: TIX2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island invites you to set sail on a swashbuckling adventure full of pirates, excitement, danger and action.

    Jim Hawkins is on the lookout for buried treasure to hops aboard the Hispaniola and enjoys an incredible adventure...
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  • A Christmas Carol

    Charles Dickens

    Product Code: CCO2
    Paperback 11 years +
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    Miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his former business partner, and he learns he will be visited by three spirits - Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet to Come - who reveal to him his miserable existence, the opportunities he squandered in his youth, the current cruelties he visits upon those around him, and the fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge is faced with a choice: death or redemption. Now available in an accessible, super-readable format with dyslexia-friendly features, for all readers.
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  • Noughts & Crosses

    Malorie Blackman

    Product Code: NOU2
    Paperback 12 years +
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    Praised by Benjamin Zephaniah and widely regarded as one of the most inspiring and influential teen series of recent years, former Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman's Noughts and Crosses is a book that tackles prejudice, racism, distrust and terrorism.

    Sephy and Callum have been friends since they were both very young and despite their feelings for each other indicating they want something more, that's as far as it can go...

    However, romance cannot be stopped even in a world full of anger, division and separation. Their love story ends up leading them both into terrible danger...
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    I am a Hero

    Product Code: IAMA
    Hardback 10 years +
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    The interactive quizzes, charts and drawing activities in this fill-in book will help children learn all about history's greatest and most influential women.

    From historical world leaders to modern pioneers and international muses, these are incredible concise biographies that are sure to inspire and empower readers - and the interactive nature makes them even more appealing.

    This book is packed with biographies, quotes and stunning illustrations of historical figures from the worlds of sport, science, popular culture and politics.
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