Children's Books

9 years +

  • AMTFB 7 years +
    Lucy Lethbridge
    7 years +
    • £4.89
    • RRP £5.99
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    Usborne Famous Lives: NapoleonStirring narrative and lively dialogue combine with full-colour illustrations to bring Napoleon's epic story to life.

    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 +
    Paul Rockett
    7 years +
    • £12.99
    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.
  • OBP2 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £4.99
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    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.

    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 +
    (5)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    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.

    Tricky topics are demystified and What's Happening to Me? is a reassuring and entertaining read for children aged from 8 and over.
  • AQBXU 9 years +
    Kay Barnham
    9 years +
    • £12.99
    The series focuses on the people who inspire children today. Each book looks at the background, life and achievements of a personality, their impact on popular culture as well as detailing the everyday facets of their job and how they have gained such success. This title explores how Nelson Mandela became one of the most influential political leaders in the world, from his origins in a South African herding village, through to his arrest for political activism, his imprisonment at Robben Island and his eventual release and presidency.
  • Enid Blyton's First Christmas and Other Stories - Hardback - 9781444932812 - Enid Blyton
    EBFC 9 years +
    9 years +
    (3)
    • £3.00
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    This beautiful book contains 16 of the most popular stories from the New Testament, all retold by Enid Blyton - one of the world's favourite authors.

    Originally published between the 1940s and '60s, this book includes the likes of The Three Wise Men and The First Christmas. The stories are beautifully illustrated in black and white.
    Book People and Enid Blyton - A Lifetime of Adventure
  • The Find-Outers Collection - 15 Books - Collection - 9781444942798 - Enid Blyton
    EBFO 9 years +
    Enid Blyton
    9 years +
    • £20.00
    • RRP £104.85
    • Save £84.85
    • Just £1.33 per book
    Who stole the money that the old man in Holly Lane had hidden in his cottage, and where is it now? Who's that mysterious robber that disappears from the scene of the crime without a trace and who is responsible for the strange messages being sent to Mr Goon?

    The police are perplexed and only the five young children who make up the Find-Outers and their dog, Buster, can find out the truth.

    Written by Enid Blyton, the author of the Famous Five and the Secret Seven, these are exciting mystery adventures with a classic feel that will surprise and delight readers aged 9 and over.

    Book People and Enid Blyton - A Lifetime of Adventure

    Previously published as the Mystery Collection
    Format: paperback
  • Frank Cottrell Boyce Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781509880287 - Frank Cottrell Boyce
    FRCB 9 years +
    Frank Cottrell Boyce
    9 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £34.95
    • Save £26.96
    • Just £1.60 per book
    This collection contains five entertaining novels from the inimitable Frank Cottrell Boyce (award-winning author and screenwriter), all with fantastic cover artwork from Steven Lenton.

    Framed is a funny and touching story that finds a little boy turning the perfect crime into a work of art; Millions is the CILIP-Carnegie-Medal-winning tale of a not-so-great train robbery that ends with unexpected treasure; and Cosmic is a tall tale about a boy who ends up competing with a group of adults for a chance to head into space.

    Frank shows his anarchic side with the fast-paced The Astounding Broccoli Boy and Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth is all about a warm and rambunctious family who live on a small farm and sometimes foster children.
    Format: paperback
  • Boy: Tales of Childhood - Paperback - 9780141365534 - Roald Dahl
    BYZ2 9 years +
    Roald Dahl
    9 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    Boy, Roald Dahl's bestselling autobiography, is full of hilarious anecdotes about his childhood and school days - and is, of course, illustrated by Quentin Blake.

    As a boy, all sorts of unusual things happened to Roald Dahl. There was the time he and four school friends got their revenge on beastly Mrs Prachett in her sweet shop. There are stories of holidays in fishing boats, African adventures and the days of tasting chocolate for Cadbury's.

    You'll hear tales of horrible school bullies and the motor-car accident when Roald's nose was nearly sliced clean off... Roald Dahl vividly shares his memories; some are funny. Some are painful. Some are unpleasant. All are true
  • DWQ2 9 years +
    David Walliams
    9 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Can you believe it's been 10 years since The Boy in the Dress first made his way on to children's bookshelves? Bad Dad, the 10th children's novel written by David Walliams, finds him at his anarchic and heart-warming best.

    Frank's dad has been thrown into prison for driving the getaway car in a bank robbery, so Frank hatches a plan to get him out for one night to give the money back. Frank's dad is happy to go along and make amends for his mistakes but the crime boss, Mr. Big, has other ideas...

    A fine addition to David's roster of children's classics, this is a pacy riches-to-rags story that celebrates the bond between parent and child and we're sure it will also make you and your children laugh and cry in equal measure.
  • ABZJO 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £10.39
    • RRP £12.99
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    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.
  • AQAYM 7 years +
    Roy Apps
    7 years +
    • £4.79
    • RRP £5.99
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    Ever had a dream -- a dream to win? David had a dream -- to play for Manchester United. This is the story of David's early years and his break through into Manchester United's first team.
  • AKXPA 8 years +
    Pat Murphy
    8 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    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.
  • AOMUD 8 years +
    Cris Silvestri
    8 years +
    (1)
    • £7.19
    • RRP £8.99
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    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.
  • APWJM 7 years +
    Megan Miller
    7 years +
    • £5.59
    • RRP £6.99
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    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.
  • Doctor Who: Time Traveller's Journal - Paperback - 9781405924573
    DWTJ 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £2.00
    • RRP £9.99
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    Dear time-traveller, this is no ordinary book. This book will allow you to destroy monsters, design gadgets and use your imagination to create new worlds. The perfect gift for a young Time Lord aged 9+ you know, the Doctor Who: Time Traveller's Journal, will keep them entertained for hours and hours...

    With images to complete, pages to fill with notes and favourite things about the show, space to create gadget designs and much, much more, the book encourages young fans of the best-loved show to use their imagination and celebrate everything they love about the Doctor, his companions and his many foes.

    With the new series of Doctor Who coming in September, this is the ideal book to whet young fans' appetites.
  • Chrestomanci Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780007967636 - Diana Wynne Jones
    CHRE 9 years +
    Diana Wynne Jones
    9 years +
    (2)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £48.96
    • Save £38.97
    • Just £1.43 per book
    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
  • Ross Welford Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780007970254 - Ross Welford
    ROSW 10 years +
    Ross Welford
    10 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £20.97
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    • Just £2.00 per book
    Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award and longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, Ross Welford's Time Travelling with a Hamster is a truly original debut novel from an extraordinarily talented new voice in children's books. It's joined here by two other equally zany, touching and page-turning reads.

    When Al Chaudhury discovers his late dad's time machine, he finds that going back to the 1980s requires daring and imagination. It also requires lies, theft, burglary, and setting his school on fire. And he has to make sure he doesn't lose his pet hamster, Alan Shearer...

    You'll laugh, cry and wonder at this race-against-time story of a boy who travels back to 1984 to prevent a go-kart accident and save his father's life. The other two books - The 1,000-Year-Old Boy and What Not to Do If You Turn Invisible - are equally surprising, exciting and magnificent: Alfie can remember the last Viking invasion but no one believes him... He soon loses everything in a fire and decides it's time to find a way to die; while Ethel learns the joy that comes from being invisible is rather short-loved.
    Format: paperback
  • MSMN 10 years +
    10 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Whether you're a novice or expert player, this how-to guide will help you take Minecraft to the max!

    Breaking down every mode of the sandbox game, it reveals the most successful strategies and offers advice on everything from creating your first world to finding food.

    It even includes a history of Minecraft, complete with interviews with its creators.
  • WDWB 7 years +
    Fiona Danks
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Bestselling authors of Book People favourite, the fantastic Stick Book, Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield are back with another fantastic guide that will encourage children to get outside, make the most of nature, and have an adventure, no matter what the weather.

    72 brilliantly imaginative suggestions for things to do in bad weather - from Rainy Adventures (swimming in the rain) to Getting Creative (making an igloo) and Games (slip and slide or watermelon rugby, anyone?) to Experiments (like rain traps and making boats) and Just Having Fun (if you've never tried rain dancing, now's your chance)! The inspiration is seemingly endless in this imaginative book and the fun to be had certainly is! So get the kids to grab their coats and start embracing those wet, windy and snowy days.
  • POLB 9 years +
    Kellan Stover
    9 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    So many young people are getting interested and involved in politics and this accessibly illustrated book helps children as young as 9 understand more about this complex world.

    It reveals what an election is, how people get to become prime minister or president and how immigration works. It also covers topics including capitalism, socialism, nationalism, terrorism, voting systems, free speech and human rights.

    Published by Usborne, this is a great book for children to dip in and out of.
  • The World in Infographics Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781526300034
    WINF 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £89.90
    • Save £77.91
    • Just £1.20 per book
    You may be wondering what infographics are... well, they're a brilliantly visual way to present bite-sized scientific facts in style. Using icons, pictograms and graphics, infographics make complex information accessible to all kinds of readers.

    In this 10-book collection, your children can learn all about the science behind the planet Earth, explore space and learn about the world's most impressive machines and vehicles. With facts presented in a way that mimics the media, these books are perfect children who are fascinated by facts.

    Other subjects children can explore throughout the collection include countries, technology, the human world, the natural world and sport.
    Format: paperback
  • WKG2 9 years +
    Jeff Kinney
    9 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Greg Heffley and his family return for another laugh-out-loud misadventure in The Getaway - the twelfth book in Jeff Kinney's all-conquering Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

    It's getting cold and Christmas is coming so the Heffleys decide there's only one thing to do: head off to a tropical island to escape the stress of the season and enjoy some much-needed rest and relaxation.

    A few days in paradise is meant to work wonders but, as ever with the Heffleys, things are never that simple. They suffer sun poisoning, stomach trouble, venomous creatures and so much more.

    Can anything save their holiday or will the getaway end up being a grand disaster? Complete with the trademark illustrations and plenty of funny situations and observations, this is a must for any Wimpy Kid fan.
  • Nina Bawden Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780349010625 - Nina Bawden
    NBAW 9 years +
    Nina Bawden
    9 years +
    • £4.00
    • RRP £20.97
    • Save £16.97
    • Just £1.33 per book
    Nina Bawden's children's books were a huge influence on the likes of Michael Morpurgo and this three-book collection contains some of her most beloved and inspirational work.

    Carrie's War is a moving story about evacuees that finds Carrie and her brother being sent to Wales and living away from home for the very first time; The Peppermint Pig has a family welcoming a tiny pig into their home and reveals how his naughtiness and clever nature kept a family happy in the most difficult of times; and Keeping Henry asks whether a squirrel can really be a suitable pet.