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AMTFB 7 years +7 years +
Usborne Famous Lives: NapoleonStirring narrative and lively dialogue combine with full-colour illustrations to bring Napoleon's epic story to life.
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Young readers will be intrigued and excited as they follow Napoleon's remarkable life from a humble Corsican childhood to Emperor of France.
Part of Young Reading Series 3 for fully confident readers.
Sent to a military school at nine, Napoleon rapidly rose through the ranks of the French Army. But a brilliant military career wasn't enough. Soon, he had seized control of France - and then he embarked upon a plan to rule all of Europe.
APXAE 7 years +7 years +
Inspiring Artists tells us what it is that makes some famous artists so important and memorable, not only in terms of their artistic legacy, but also as to their impact on the wider world. It explores their life and times through significant pieces of their art, looking at the work in terms of its context, from conflict (Goya), to festivities (Bruegel) to personal struggle (Van Gogh). Each work is also considered in terms of its style, technique and artistic innovation. Leonardo da Vinci was a brilliant inventor, engineer, scientist and architect, but he is most famous for being an artist. His fascination and skill in representing the world around him made him a celebrity during his lifetime and an inspiration to many artists both then and now, from Raphael to Andy Warhol.
AEEGM 12 years +12 years +
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.
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JKER 11 years +11 years +
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.
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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.
OBP2 7 years +7 years +
With its five spellings a day for children aged between 7 and 9 to learn, Oxford Better Spelling is a book to help any child enhance their spelling skills.
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The book has carefully levelled spelling lists for each age group and covers core vocabulary as specified in the National Curriculum, meaning it's ideal for SATS preparation.
With over 3,000 words included, the book focuses on everyday words as well as challenging words that we all struggle with...
MEB2 8 years +8 years +
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.
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Tricky topics are demystified and What's Happening to Me? is a reassuring and entertaining read for children aged from 8 and over.
OFCC 11 years +11 years +
For anyone that has jumped for joy after clearing that tricky level, battled the bothersome Chocolate or finally created a Colour Bomb, this official Candy Crush guide is full of tips to help fans crack the game's most challenging levels.
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From mastering the mechanics of Candy Crush to an in-depth insight into the Candy Kingdom and Dreamworld, this deliciously comprehensive guide covers game modes, levels and obstacles, providing Candy Crushers with the knowledge and skills they need to master the popular game.
AGINM 11 years +11 years +
One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, teenager Will Grayson crosses paths with..."Will Grayson"! Two teens with the same name who run in two very different circles suddenly find their lives going in new and unexpected directions. Culminating in epic turns-of-heart on both of their parts, they team up to produce the most fabulous musical ever to grace the high-school stage. Told in alternating voices from two award-winning, popular names in young-adult fiction - John Green (author of "The Fault in Our Stars") and David Levithan (author of "Boy Meets Boy") - this unique collaborative novel features a double helping of the heart and humour that has won both authors legions of fans. John Green has a huge online presence through his 1.1 million Twitter followers and YouTube channel Vlogbrothers, which has been viewed over 200 million times and has 660,000 subscribers, making it one of the most successful online channels in history. This is a Penguin logo edition.
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KD4047 12 years +12 years +
This deliciously disgusting book reveals a whole host of Gruesome Facts that are sure to delight children and horrify parents.
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With 1,500 fiendishly foul facts to pore over, you can learn about how some countries see maggot-infested cheese as a delicacy and how some snakes can even give deadly bites after they've died.
AMVYW 12 years +12 years +
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.
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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.
ABZJO 7 years +7 years +
Know the score with this ultimate guide to the world of sport. "Children's Book of Sport" is your ultimate guide to the diverse world of sport. From the best known to the most obscure, this guide showcases team sports, target sports, as well as track and field. Dynamic photographs bring sports to life, while fact boxes highlight key information from rules and regulations, to tactics and techniques. There are even star profiles and facts and stats on sports you never knew existed. A special section on the Olympic and Paralympic Games, from the early Greek games right up to the present day, makes "Children's Book of Sport" your must-have guide in the run up to the 2012 London Olympics.
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AKXPA 8 years +8 years +
Following on from Lego's incredibly successful Crazy Action Contraptions (9781591747697), make amazing moving machines in Lego Chain Reactions! Children can build eight simple machines that can be combined to set off a chain reaction. They can use all the included LEGO pieces in conjunction with their own collection to build the contraptions and record all their experiments in the pages of the book. It comes with everything you need, including 20 LEGO pieces, instructions and paper ramps.
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AOMUD 8 years +8 years +
It's everything you ever wanted to know about every Pokemon - all in one place! This revised and updated edition of the 2008 bestseller has stats and facts kids need to know about all 646 Pokemon. The book includes 64 new pages focusing on the 153 new Pokemon that just debuted in the Pokemon Black & White videogames. The revised & updated Ultimate Handbook is an absolute must-have for Pokemon fans. It's sure to be a bestseller with kids of all ages.
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APWJM 7 years +7 years +
Packed with expert tips, cheats, and hacks on how to build the coolest stuff, including an underwater house, a pirate ship, and a fortified castle! Other tips will help gamers: Find the best locations Choose their favourite style Learn how to get started with foundations and walls Become landscaping experts Learn how to decorate their living room And much more! With more than one hundred full-colour screenshots of in-game footage, you can follow every tip with precision. You will never be stuck again.
- RRP £6.99
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MTAE 10 years +10 years +
You've seen the films and read the comics, now read about over 250 Avengers characters and their adventures in this superhero-filled encyclopedia.
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The most comprehensive volume of the team, it looks at how they evolved over the years and focuses on all the popular core members - Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Hulk. It also looks at their allies and foes, as well as their special powers.
20 of the most important plots are profiled and the comic book artwork is simply Marvel-lous. A must-have gift for all fans.
ARWSK 11 years +11 years +
Are you a beauty blogger, a gaming guru or a king of comedy? This is the must-have book for any aspiring vlogger. Featuring top tips, hacks and ideas with plenty of pages for you to plan your path to vlogging stardom! There's loads of information about top vloggers including Zoella, Alfie, Superwoman and PewDiePie plus quizzes, quotes to colour and ideas for vlogs to film. Plan it! Log it! Vlog it!
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CHRE 9 years +9 years +
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.
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- Just £1.14 per book
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
HBGM 7 years +7 years +
Part of Carol Vorderman's bestselling DK series, How to Be Good at Maths covers all the topics that children aged between 7 and 11 will experience as they study the Key Stage 2 curriculum.
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Massive both in its size and in its content, the book contains step-by-step explanations for mathematical questions and uses colourful graphics to make understanding them easier. There are also 'Try It Out' features so children can put what they've learned into practice.
Covering numbers, calculations, measurements, geometry, statistics and algebra in detail, this is a book to provide help for all the family when it comes to tricky maths questions.
HRSO 9 years +9 years +
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...
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- Just £1.40 per book
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.
SPGD 11 years +11 years +
The Oxford School Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar Dictionary is an invaluable guide to getting your spelling, punctuation and grammar right.
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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.
AFTZP 7 years +7 years +
The famous recorder course for 7 - 11 year olds noJohn Pitt's classic three-part introduction to the recorder, now in one handy volume!w in full colour. Your child doesn't need to be able to read music or play a note! Just follow the simple instructions. Holding the recorder Beginning to play Developing skills and techniques Designed for solo playing or with live accompaniment on piano, guitar or using separately available CDs. Recorder from the Beginning: a great introduction to music
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AMLS 12 years +12 years +
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.
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- Just £1.33 per book
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...
AHTMF 7 years +7 years +
Designed to present the easiest possible approach to piano playing, complete with an amusing family of characters and illustrations to help emphasise the information being taught, John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course (Book One) makes practising and learning piano so much fun!
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Part one is devoted to developing fluency in reading by note, the biggest hurdle for most young children, and contains its own writing exercises, sight reading drills, review work and technical studies.