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  • New Dork Diaries Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781471168642 - Rachel Renee Russell
    DKDI 9 years +
    Rachel Renee Russell
    9 years +
    • £11.00
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    Meet Nikki Maxwell and prepare to read some truly a-dork-able stories with this 12-book collection of Dork Diaries stories by Rachel Renee Russell.

    Written in a fun-filled diary format, these books offer an insight into the life of the tween dork, Nikki. When she moves to a new school she decides it's the perfect time to leave her old lame ways behind - but things are never that simple.

    With fun sketches and doodles, the diary entries find Nikki opening up her heart as she battles with her arch-nemesis Mackenzie over her dreams of becoming a pop star and tackles the subject of love with hilariously dorky consequences.

    These books will be enjoyed by any child aged 9 or over who enjoys (or endures!) the sparklier side of tween life.
    Format: paperback
  • Heroes of Olympus Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780241335581 - Rick Riordan
    HRSO 9 years +
    Rick Riordan
    9 years +
    • £7.00
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    • Just £1.40 per book
    Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson books have sold over 55 million copies worldwide and spawned two hit films. This spin-off series is set in Percy's fantastical world and finds three children crash-landing at Camp Half-Blood...

    Jason, Piper and Leo have no idea what to expect from the camp but they soon learn it is the only safe place for them, given the fact they're all children of Greek Gods. The trio notice monsters roaming the woods and demigods practising archery but they also hear rumours of a terrible curse and a missing hero. It soon dawns on them that they're the chosen ones and they are about to embark on a terrifying new quest...

    These rip-roaring reads also feature exciting battles with giants; a journey to Rome to find Athena Parthenos; an attempt to stop monsters getting through the 'Doors of Death; and a world-changing trip to Athens... These exciting books will delight anyone who loves the Percy Jackson books and those intrigued by legends and myths.
    Format: paperback
  • Anne of Green Gables Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780349010632 - L.M. Montgomery
    AOGG 9 years +
    L.M. Montgomery
    9 years +
    • £4.00
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    • Just £1.33 per book
    L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables is a classic run of children's books that has recently been adapted into a popular Netflix series. This collection, presented in a cute slipcase, includes the first three books in the series.

    In Anne of Green Gables, the scrawny, freckled girl with bright red hair arrives on Prince Edward Island and takes Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert by surprise. They were expecting a quiet boy to help them with their farm work, but instead they welcomed a chatty girl full of hope and wonder.

    Anne of Avonlea takes place five years later and finds Anne starting a job as a teacher at her old school. She's not much older than the pupils and has so much to prove. Can she inspire a love of learning?

    Finally, there's Anne of the Island, a story that finds her leaving Green Gables for university. She's always dreamt of this moment but her feelings are bittersweet - she's excited to see the world and broaden her horizons but also anxious about leaving her home, family and friends behind.
    Format: paperback
  • What Katy Did Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780349010649 - Susan Coolidge
    WKTD 9 years +
    Susan Coolidge
    9 years +
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    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
  • Pittacus Lore Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780718189044 - Pittacus Lore
    PLCC 11 years +
    Pittacus Lore
    11 years +
    • £8.00
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    • Just £1.14 per book
    Featuring the first seven books in the bestselling Lorien Legacies series, this collection is a must for young adult readers who have a thirst for action-packed sci-fi stories.

    John Smith is not your average teenager. He moves from small town to small town, unable to change his identity. He cannot tell anyone who or what he really is - and if he stops moving, he will be hunted down... Winding up in the appropriately named Paradise, Ohio, he decides it's the right time to settle down and make friends. But it's not long before his secret is revealed - he was once one of nine. Three have been killed - and John's Number Four.

    The Power of Six and The Rise of Nine continue this captivating and mysterious series as the next few in line decide to fight back...
    Format: paperback
  • Kevin Brooks Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509880331 - Kevin Brooks
    KVBK 13 years +
    Kevin Brooks
    13 years +
    • £5.00
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    • Just £1.67 per book
    Travis Delaney is the star of award-winning author Kevin Brooks' detective series and his adventures are packed with fast-paced action and suspense.

    The Ultimate Truth kicks off the series and finds Travis grieving the death of his parents in a car crash. He starts to look into the last case they were investigating at the private investigation agency they ran - and this becomes his obsession. Why were his parents looking into the disappearance of a missing boy when his family said he wasn't missing? And where is this boy now?

    Following this are The Danger Game, a book that finds his private investigation partner being attacked following a routine inquiry into a local business; and The Snake Trap, which finds Travis facing the choice between saving his own life of that of someone he loves...
    Format: paperback
  • Chrestomanci Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780007967636 - Diana Wynne Jones
    CHRE 9 years +
    Diana Wynne Jones
    9 years +
    (1)
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    Guardian Award winner Diana Wynne Jones was the author of Howl's Moving Castle and her fantasy books were a huge influence on the likes of Neil Gaiman. This collection, with absolutely stunning jackets, contains all seven books from her hugely acclaimed Chrestomanci series.

    Everyone always tells Gwendolen Chant that she is a gifted witch with astonishing powers so it suits her when she's taken to live in Chrestomanci Castle. However, her brother Eric (better known as Cat), who has no magic skills, is not so keen on this move...

    When they finally arrive, they quickly come to realise that life with the great enchanter is not what either was expecting and things start to get interesting... Meanwhile, the British government office is responsible for supervising the use of magic in Southern England. But can they be trusted?

    Published between 1977 and 2006, these books are full of laugh-out-loud humour, magic and all sorts of alternative worlds that correlate with children's hopes, dreams and fears.
    This collection includes books 1-7 in Diana Wynne Jones' Tales of Chrestomanci series
    Format: paperback
  • Gayle Forman Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780552576659 - Gayle Foreman
    GYFM 13 years +
    Gayle Foreman
    13 years +
    • £5.00
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    Gayle Forman writes thought-provoking novels about topics including love and loss and this collection brings together three of her haunting reads - including the incredible If I Stay (adapted into a hit film starring Chloe Grace Moretz). We'd recommend them to fans of John Green or David Levithan.

    If I Stay is a book that shows how life can change in an instant. Mia is a happy 17-year-old with the world at her feet but then she's involved in an accident and has to make a very difficult choice...

    Where She Went is the follow-up to If I Stay and again follows Mia as she has another life-changing experience. This is a book that examines romance, grief and the prospect of hope. Completing our collection is Just One Day, a novel all about sheltered American good girl who forms a passionate bond with a laid-back Dutch actor.

    Format: paperback
  • Geek Girl Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9780007968039 - Holly Smale
    GKGI 11 years +
    Holly Smale
    11 years +
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    Partly inspired by her own experiences growing up in the fashion industry, former model Holly Smale's Geek Girl is a bestselling and award-winning series that will appeal to any child who is a proud geek that also appreciates the glitzier side of life.

    Harriet Manners is the font of all knowledge when it comes to facts. She knows a cat has 32 muscles in each ear and that the average person laughs 15 times a day, but boys remain a mystery.

    When she's spotted by a top modelling agent, her world is turned upside down. She believes this could be the start of something special, but her eyes are opened by just how cruel the fashion industry can be... Will she be able to hold everything together and stay true to herself?

    Funny, feisty, smart and sassy, this collection of books has a strong message at its heart and is very entertaining.
    Format: paperback
    This collection includes books 1-6 in Holly Smale's Geek Girl series.
  • Skulduggery Pleasant Collection - 9 Books - Collection - 9780007967902 - Derek Landy
    SKDP 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £12.00
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    Derek Landy's Skulduggery Pleasant books are a treat. Funny, intelligent and full of adventure, the fast-paced novels star a wise-cracking skeleton detective and progress as they reach their dramatic and emotional climax. This great value collection includes all 9 books in a keepsake slipcase.

    Skulduggery is also a powerful magician, master of dirty tricks and burglary - but only for the greater good. He's joined on his adventures by 12-year-old Stephanie, a girl whose late uncle was a writer of horror. When she meets this hilarious and surly skeleton, she realises her uncle's books were not a work of fiction.

    Soon, Skulduggery and Stephanie will have to battle against all sorts of evil, but will they be able to stop bickering long enough to stop it? These books are perfectly pitched for younger readers and are a roller coaster of thrills and emotion.
    This collection contains books 1-9 in Derek Landy's Skulduggery Pleasant series
    Format: paperback
  • Young Sherlock Collection- 7 Books - Collection - 9781509880355 - Andrew Lane
    YGSH 11 years +
    Andrew Lane
    11 years +
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    This collection will be available to buy from early October onwards. Please keep checking back.
    Whether from his appearances in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novels or in his more modern incarnations portrayed by Robert Downey Jr and Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock Holmes has always been one of the iconic book characters. But have you ever wondered what this brilliant mind was like growing up? Andrew Lane's fascinating and exciting series will show you!

    Before he was the world's most famous detective, Sherlock was an ordinary army officer's son. He went to boarding school, he had good manners and received a classical education. But everything changed when his father went to India and his mother fell 'sick'. Sherlock was sent to stay with his eccentric uncle and aunt in their vast house in Hampshire and this experience led him to uncover his first murder, a kidnap, corruption and a sinister villain...

    Fully endorsed by the Conan Doyle estate, these detective stories are just as exciting as the original books.
    Format: paperback
  • Noughts and Crosses Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9780241324059 - Malorie Blackman
    MBNC 12 years +
    Malorie Blackman
    12 years +
    • £6.00
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    With a BBC adaptation coming very soon, now is the perfect time for readers of all ages to get acquainted with Malorie Blackman's unforgettable and hugely important Noughts and Crosses series.

    Gritty, absorbing and dealing with themes of racism, terrorism and prejudice, these books follow Sephy and Callum - a duo who are divided by their colour but united by a forbidden love and a burning injustice. All they want is for the right to be together but they live in a dystopian State where strict race laws make their daily existence a matter of life and death...

    A hugely dramatic series full of harrowing moments and morals that teens and adults will both absorb and learn from. This is a brave story that deserves to be on every reader's bookshelf.
    Format: paperback
  • DJK2 14 years +
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    14 years +
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    Stevenson's classic story of split personalities lurking beneath the prim and proper morals of Victorian society. Now available in an accessible format for all readers.
  • OFM2 13 years +
    13 years +
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    Savvy George and gentle giant Lennie are drifters, hustling for a living in a string of dead-end jobs. George looks out for Lennie as they move from town to town, running from trouble and dreaming big. A place of their own, a piece of land, a bit of money. But trouble follows Lennie like a shadow, and George has his work cut out to keep him safe.John Steinbeck's classic novel in a super-readable format with dyslexia-friendly features that more readers can access and enjoy.
  • Potion Diaries Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781471169113 - Amy Alward
    PTND 12 years +
    Amy Alward
    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
  • SSW2 11 years +
    Ian Serraillier
    11 years +
    (4)
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    Ian Serraillier's classic tale of courage and endurance during the Second World War will live on in the reader's memory long after the book is closed.

    Three Polish children are left to survive in a war-torn Poland after their parents are taken away by the Nazis. The story follows the harrowing journey they make to find safety and reunite their family.

    Based on the experiences of real children, The Silver Sword is an exciting adventure story that can't fail to move readers from 9+.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • MZA2 12 years +
    Markus Zusak
    12 years +
    • £3.99
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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.
  • Andy McNab's Liam Scott Collection - Collection - 9780552576994 - Andy McNab
    AMLS 12 years +
    Andy McNab
    12 years +
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    Full of action and excitement, this collection contains the first three books in Bravo Two Zero author Andy McNab's Liam Scott thrillers for children aged 12 and over.

    The New Recruit opens the series and is a book that asks the question of just what would you do if a prank went wrong and killed your best friend... Liam enrols in Army training in a bid to make amends and although the training is tough, he survives and is ready to thrive as a soldier. But then he comes face-to-face with his friend's brother while in Afghanistan...

    The New Patrol and The New Enemy continue Liam's story as he comes up against even more deadly threats including a traitor and finds himself on the hunt for a key terrorist target...
    Format: paperback
  • ANOSP 13 years +
    Noelle Stevenson
    13 years +
    • £7.99
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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.
  • KNR2 13 years +
    Patrick Ness
    13 years +
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    The Knife of Never Letting Go has won many awards for author Patrick Ness and will score an instant hit with teenagers readers aged 13+.

    First in the Chaos Walking trilogy, this novel covers big issues of identity and trust with lots of skill and wit. The plot unfolds at breakneck speed as Todd Hewitt is forced to go on the run from his town when he uncovers a secret that puts his life at risk. The strange dystopian world throws up a series of nightmare encounters that Todd struggles to survive.

    This is an unbeatable read for the young adult market - and those who are a little bit older!
  • AAMOF 12 years +
    John Boyne
    12 years +
    (1)
    • £6.39
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    Lines may divide us, but hope will unite us ...Nine-year-old Bruno knows nothing of the Final Solution and the Holocaust. He is oblivious to the appalling cruelties being inflicted on the people of Europe by his country. All he knows is that he has been moved from a comfortable home in Berlin to a house in a desolate area where there is nothing to do and no one to play with. Until he meets Shmuel, a boy who lives a strange parallel existence on the other side of the adjoining wire fence and who, like the other people there, wears a uniform of striped pyjamas. Bruno's friendship with Shmuel will take him from innocence to revelation. And in exploring what he is unwittingly a part of, he will inevitably become subsumed by the terrible process.
  • AQHYZ 12 years +
    Rick Yancey
    12 years +
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    Don't miss the major film of The 5th Wave by Sony Pictures starring Chloe Grace Moretz (If I Stay). "Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances." (Entertainment Weekly). The 5th Wave is the award-winning and bestselling first book in an epic series from award-winning Rick Yancey that' s perfect for fans of The Hunger Games. The 1st Wave: Took out half a million people. The 2nd Wave: Put that number to shame. The 3rd Wave: Lasted a little longer. Twelve weeks...Four billion dead. In The 4th Wave, You can't trust that people are still people. And The 5th Wave? No one knows. But it's coming. On a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs. Runs from the beings that only look human, who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be her only hope. Now Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up. "A modern sci-fi masterpiece...Should do for aliens what Twilight did for vampires." (USA Today). "Wildly entertaining..." (Justin Cronin, The New York Times Book Review). "The pace is relentless." (Heat). "Chilling." (Sun). "Nothing short of amazing." (Kirkus (starred review)). "This book's scary!." (Teen Now (5 starred review)). "This is Damn and Wow territory...One of the best books I've read in years." (Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author). "...a twisty survival story that borrows elements from romance, horror and dystopian fiction." (Wall Street Journal). "Breathtakingly fast-paced and original." (Melissa De La Cruz, New York Times bestselling author of the Blue Bloods series). "An epic sci-fi adventure about a terrifying alien invasion. You'll read it in one sitting." (Bookseller). "Heartfelt, violent, paranoid epic, filled with big heroics and bigger surprises." (Booklist (starred review)). "Gripping." (Publishers Weekly). "Borrow this one from your teen's nightstand while they're at school." (People Magazine). Winner of the 2014 Red House Children's Book Award. 2014 Children's Choice Book Awards Finalist for Teen Book of the Year. A YALSA 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults. A YALSA 2014 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers. A Booklist 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults. A VOYA 2013 Perfect Ten. An Amazon Best Book of the Year. Books in the series: The 5th Wave (Book 1), The Infinite Sea (Book 2), and The Last Star (Book 3).
  • RYE2 13 years +
    JD 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.
  • ADQNF 9 years +
    Marissa Meyer
    9 years +
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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.