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From children’s books to the latest cookbooks, fiction stories and collections, hand-picked favourites are the titles the Book People passionately believes in. Highlighted with a star logo, these great value books will always have savings of up to 70% off RRP. Why are they so cheap? We work closely with publishers to buy them in bulk and then pass the saving on to the Book People's customers.

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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
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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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  • 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...
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    Holly Bourne's Spinster Club Collection - 3 Books

    Holly Bourne

    Product Code: HBSC
    Collection 14 years +
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    Evie wants nothing more than to be considered 'normal'. But what does that actually mean?

    She's nearly off her meds and just started at a new college where no one knows her as the 'girl who went nuts'. She's determined to enjoy a fresh start, but soon her secrets start to spill...

    Amber is hoping to reconnect with her mother over a long summer break and finds herself falling for the prom king; and Lottie is determined to call out every instance of sexism she sees - but this comes at a price.

    Three fresh and contemporary young adult novels by Holly Bourne with important and timely messages about mental health, relationships and cyber bullying.

    For fans of authors like John Green, Jenny McLachlan and Sophia Bennett.
    Please note these books contain mature themes (e.g. sexual content) and language that may not be suitable for readers aged under 14.
    Format: paperback
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    The Book Thief

    Markus Zusak

    Product Code: MZA2
    Paperback 13 years +
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    Adapted into a film starring Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson, The Book Thief is a moving and breathtaking novel that young readers and adults will devour. This 10th anniversary edition contains exclusive material from the author, Markus Zusak.

    Set in 1939 Nazi Germany, the country holds its breath, waiting on the brink of war. Young Liesel's life is changed forever as she stands by her brother's grave and picks up The Gravedigger's Handbook from the snow, committing her first act of book thievery and changing her life forever...

    So follows her love affair with books in an increasingly dangerous time. When her foster family hide a Jewish boy in their basement her world is both opened up and shut down, but the power of words and the ability for books to feed the soul is explored and enjoyed by both youngsters.

    Superbly crafted and incredibly moving, children aged 11 and over simply must read this award-winning tale which has proved to be one of the most enduring and respected of recent times.
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  • Zom-B Collection - 5 Books

    Darren Shan

    Product Code: ZOMB
    Collection 14 years +
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    Even before the zombie apocalypse, B Smith had to deal with a racist father and nightmares about killer babies. Now zombies are around every corner, things are just getting worse...

    In her hunt for safety, B finds herself stuck in an underground prison but soon learns things above ground are far more dangerous and deadly. She also turns her back on Dr Oystein only to come across the baby from her nightmares... She's also offered the chance to join the revitalised Angles but isn't sure if siding with them is the right move.

    Written by Cirque du Freak author Darren Shan, the Zom-B books are grisly, gruesome and awesome. Teens who love action-packed reads with plenty of gore will race through them as they join B Smith on her epic tale of survival.
    This collection includes books 1-5 in Darren Shan's Zom-B series.
    Format: paperback
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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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    The Catcher in the Rye

    JD Salinger

    Product Code: RYE2
    Paperback 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.
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    Pride and Prejudice

    Jane Austen

    Product Code: JNP2
    Paperback 12 years +
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    The book that introduced Mr. Darcy, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is one of the all-time classic novels and is presented here with cover artwork by Emily Sutton.

    'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.' At least that's what Mrs Bennet thinks as she tries to push her five daughters into marriage. But things don't always go to plan...
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    Kate Ling's Ventura Saga - 3 Books

    Kate Ling

    Product Code: KLVS
    Collection 13 years +
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    Readers of Veronica Roth (Divergent) and Beth Revis (Across the Universe) will love this compelling saga that tackles themes of mental health, forbidden romance and what it takes to be human.

    Set in the near future, this coming-of-age YA crossover features an epic love story and a heartbreaking journey that touches on family and friendship. The Loneliness of Distant Beings sees Seren's life change in ways she can barely comprehend after meeting Dom - she can't help but stay in his orbit.

    In The Glow of Fallen stars, Seren and Dom flee their old lives on board spaceship Ventura and end up crash-landing on an uninhabited planet that appears to be paradise. To survive, they must uncover the secrets of the mysterious planet - but at what cost?

    And in The Truth of Different Skies, Bea is chosen to go on a mission in space and must leave Earth forever. No matter what it takes, her life has to matter. But she didn't plan on falling in love before she left...
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    Looking for Alaska

    John Green

    Product Code: LOA2
    Paperback 13 years +
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    In The Fault in Our Stars author John Green's Looking for Alaska, beautiful, charismatic Alaska is the girl who is the focus of attention for Miles Halter in this vivid coming-of-age novel.

    Miles has recently joined Culver Creek, a boarding school in Alabama, and his "one big non-event life" is suddenly enlivened with reckless school pranks, a hopeless, lust-filled crush on Alaska and illicit drinking and smoking with roommates.

    Winner of an American Library Association award, this novel is both funny and heartbreaking, and will resonate with young adult readers aged 14+.
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    Glass Stone Craft Kit

    Product Code: AC2044
    Other 12 years +
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    Learn how to create stunning pieces of art with this creative kit of glass stone art.

    The instruction booklet takes you through the fundamental techniques of paper-and-glass stone art and then you have the chance to make your own projects on the four large glass stones and ten small glass stones - from eye-catching ornaments to statement jewellery.

    The booklet contains step-by-step photographs and are suitable for all skill levels and interests. By mastering this fun art, you'll have the chance to open up a whole world of arty possibilities!

    Contents: 4 large glass stones, 10 small glass stones, 20 decorative papers, 50ml craft glue, 2 backing sheets, 24-page instruction booklet (165 x 165mm)
    Dimensions: 215 x 215mm
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    Jane Eyre

    Charlotte Bronte

    Product Code: JEY2
    Paperback 14 years +
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    'Plain' orphan Jane Eyre is not expected to amount to much but she desperately wants to do something with her life. When she has an appointment at the gothic Thornfield mansion, she realises she could have a chance at giving her life meaning - and finding love. But then tragedy strikes...

    Written by Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre is a classic novel that challenges conventions of desire, family, class and identity at every turn of the page...
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    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

    Thomas Hardy

    Product Code: TDU2
    Paperback 12 years +
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    Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles follows the starving Durbeyfields as they discover they have a connection to a wealthy family.

    They send their beautiful daughter Tess to the d'Urbervill mansion to claim kinship and restore their fortunes. But will she be able to convince her handsome 'cousin' Alec to help her?
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    Cirque du Freak

    Darren Shan

    Product Code: CQD2
    Paperback 11 years +
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    Cirque Du Freak is the first of the Saga of Darren Shan books and introduces ordinary schoolboy Darren, who visits a freakshow with his friend Steve and becomes obsessed with a giant tarantula. Darren's fascination is complicated by his friend Steve's behaviour and the pair are subsequently drawn into a ghoulish adventure from which there seems to be no escape. Cirque Du Freak is a dark and thrilling tale that will appeal to both boy and girl readers of nine and above.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
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    Churchill and the Battle of Britain

    Nicola Barber

    Product Code: CRV2
    Paperback 12 years +
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    How did Winston Churchill inspire Britain and its Empire in the dark days of 1940, when defeat in World War II seemed imminent, and how did that lead to victory in the Battle of Britain? What choices did he have, what support and advice did he receive, and how did his decisions affect history and his legacy? This book looks at a momentous event from World War II, showing how one of the world's most famous leaders chose to follow a particular course of action.
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    Grasshopper Jungle

    Andrew Smith

    Product Code: GRH2
    Paperback 13 years +
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    Get your pincers stuck into this page-turning novel! Young adult readers are sure to be gripped in this genre-bending novel where sci-fi, black comedy and a coming-of-age story collide.

    Ealing, Iowa. A small town where Austin and his best friend Robby have unleashed an unstoppable army - an army of hungry, six-foot tall praying mantises. The worst part is no one knows anything about it... yet.

    Older teens will be enthralled by this new dystopian fiction which cleverly entwines John Green-esque heartbreaking themes with the brutality, gore and sci-fi action of Michael Grant. Absurd yet frighteningly real, this creepy and equally funny book raises important teen questions and will have young adults racing through the pages.

    Please note, this novel contains language that could be considered inappropriate for younger readers.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
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    The Ask and the Answer

    Patrick Ness

    Product Code: AAK2
    Paperback 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.
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    Wuthering Heights

    Emily Bronte

    Product Code: EBR2
    Paperback 14 years +
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    Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights is a classic tale of love, obsession and revenge that also inspired Kate Bush to write one of the most iconic songs of all time.

    Catherine and Heathcliff are in love but their affair is doomed, Catherine's brother Hindley's hatred of Heathcliff leads to tragedy and after Catherine marries someone else, Heathcliff returns newly wealthy and with a desire to enact revenge on everyone who has wronged him...
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    Earthquake

    Anne Rooney

    Product Code: EQK2
    Paperback 11 years +
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    What is it like to witness an earthquake? This book looks at the Haitian and other earthquakes, using first-hand accounts to describe events and people's experiences, providing multiple perspectives from eyewitnesses, survivors, the emergency services, scientists and the media.
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  • Potion Diaries Collection - 3 Books

    Amy Alward

    Product Code: PTND
    Collection 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
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    Brock

    Anthony McGowan

    Product Code: AYW2
    Paperback 12 years +
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    Anthony McGowan's Brock was longlisted for the 2014 Carnegie Medal. It's a bleak, evocative and poetic tale about one boy's determination to save a badger cub from a destructive local gang.

    Nicky catches Jezbo and his gang digging up a badger set and realises there's not much he can do to save them. But then he realises one cub has managed to escape. Will Nicky be able to lead this one to a better life?
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    Hitler and Kristallnacht

    Andrew Langley

    Product Code: HII2
    Paperback 12 years +
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    Why did Adolf Hitler encourage attacks on Jews and their property, escalating Nazi Germany's anti-Semitic policies to new levels of brutality? How did his decision affect countries around the world and change the course of history? This book looks at a momentous event from the build-up to World War II, showing how one of the world's most infamous leaders took a major step towards the events we now know as the Holocaust.
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    Hurricane

    Andrew Langley

    Product Code: HCU2
    Paperback 11 years +
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    What is it like to witness a hurricane? This book looks at Hurricane Sandy and other major storms, using first-hand accounts to describe events and people's experiences, providing multiple perspectives from eyewitnesses, survivors, the emergency services, scientists and the media.
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