Young adults

  • AMYKM 12 years +
    12 years +
    (1)
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    "The love child of John Green and Rainbow Rowell." (Teen Vogue). Straight people should have to come out too. And the more awkward it is, the better. Simon Spier is sixteen and trying to work out who he is - and what he's looking for. But when one of his emails to the very distracting Blue falls into the wrong hands, things get all kinds of complicated. Because, for Simon, falling for Blue is a big deal...It's a holy freaking huge awesome deal. Praise for Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda: "I love you, Simon. I love you! And I love this fresh, funny, live-out-loud book." (Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places). "A remarkable gift of a novel." (Andrew Smith, author of Grasshopper Jungle). "Both hilarious and heartbreaking...Readers will fall madly in love with Simon." (Publishers Weekly (starred review)). "A brilliant beacon of optimism and cuteness for LGBTQA+ youth in a genre often bogged down with tragedy and heartbreak. Books like Simon do change people's lives." (Waterstones Darlington Bookseller). "A wonderfully charismatic story about coming-of-age and coming out." (Bookseller). "Funny, moving and emotionally wise." (Kirkus Reviews (starred)). "It made me laugh, cry and all the fifty shades of emotions I can think of right now. There is literally no adjectives that would be suffice to describe how brilliant this book is." (Goodreads (5 star review)). "I think I just felt my heart explode in my chest." (Goodreads (5 star review)). "One of the most electric, authentic characters I've ever read...I love this book. Love it. Five freaking stars." (Goodreads (5 Stars)). About the author: Becky Albertalli is a clinical psychologist who has had the privilege of conducting therapy with dozens of smart, weird, irresistible teenagers. She also served for seven years as co-leader of a support group for gender-nonconforming children in Washington, DC. Simon VS the Homo Sapiens Agenda is her first novel.
  • JEY2 14 years +
    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...
  • JNP2 12 years +
    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...
  • EBR2 14 years +
    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...
  • BGNIR 13 years +
    13 years +
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    'Thick with mystery, buried secrets, and magic, nothing is safe in The Disappearances. Be careful, or you might lose yourself in this strange and wondrous world, where stars go missing, reflections don't exist, and the question, how much would you sacrifice for love? is given entirely new meaning. I adored this book!' - Stephanie Garber, bestselling author of CaravalEvery seven years something disappears in the remote town of Sterling: people's reflections, the stars in the sky, the ability to dream. Aila realises that her mother may be to blame for the curse. But some mysteries are buried very deep and some secrets want to stay hidden - and one young woman's desire to uncover the truth may not be enough to save Sterling from the past.A beautifully told story of love, loss and finding the truth - no matter how difficult that may be.
  • BKHLT 13 years +
    13 years +
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    The greatest love story ever told doesn't feature kissing in the snow or racing to airports. It features pain and confusion and hope and wonder and a ban on cheesy cliches. Oh, and zombies...YA star Holly Bourne tackles real love in this hugely funny and poignant novel.

    This title has been shortlisted for 2018's YA Book Award.
  • RYE2 13 years +
    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.
  • ABKNG 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Will has just killed a man. He's on the run. His escape will take him far beyond his own world, to the eerie disquiet of a deserted city, and to a girl called Lyra.

    Her fate is strangely linked to his own, and together they must find the most powerful weapon in all the worlds...

    The second book in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series, The Subtle Knife is an incredible book that will appeal to all ages.
  • AQALG 12 years +
    12 years +
    • £14.89
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    Armpit and X-Ray are living in Austin, Texas. It is three years since they left the confines of Camp Green Lake Detention Centre and Armpit is taking small steps to turn his life around. He is working for a landscape gardener because he is good at digging holes, he is going to school and he is enjoying his first proper romance, but is he going to be able to stay out of trouble when there is so much building up against him? In this brilliantly plotted and exciting novel, Armpit is joined by many vibrant new characters, and is learning what it takes to stay on course, and that doing the right thing is never the wrong choice.
  • VUY2 13 years +
    13 years +
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    Anyone who plays a musical instrument is sure to find that Virtuosity will resonate with their own experiences. Carmen's life revolves around playing the violin, but when she meets talented Jeremy, she starts to wonder if there might be something more important than winning competitions. Torn between her love for music and her feelings for Jeremy, Carmen has some hard decisions to make in this very romantic novel.

  • ACEEB 13 years +
    13 years +
    • £29.89
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    This is an audio version of the first book of Tolkien's trilogy, The Lord of the Rings.

    Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered the Rings of Power so that he can rule Middle-earth.

    All he lacks in his plans for domination is one ring - the ring that has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.
  • ABKNH 11 years +
    11 years +
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    The third and final novel in Philip Pullman's bestselling His Dark Materials series, The Amber Spyglass provides a fitting end to Lyra and Will's incredible journey.

    Although their fates have been found together by powers beyond their own worlds, the duo have now been violently separated. Will they be able to find each other before the greatest war that has ever been? To get there, they'll have to journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned...
  • ACEEC 13 years +
    13 years +
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    Frodo and the Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom. They have lost the wizard, Gandalf, in the battle with an evil spirit in the Mines of Moria; and at the Falls of Rauros, Boromir, seduced by the power of the Ring, tried to seize it by force. While Frodo and Sam made their escape the rest of the company were attacked by Orcs. Now they continue their journey alone down the great River Anduin -- alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go.
  • ACHDX 13 years +
    13 years +
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    This is an audiobook version of the award-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon.

    A murder mystery like no other, the story features Christopher Boone, a 15 year-old who suffers from Asperger's syndrome. When he finds a neighbour's dog has been murdered, he sets out on a terrifying journey destined to turn his whole world upside down...
  • New Dork Diaries Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781471174827 - Rachel Renee Russell
    DORD 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Meet Nikki Maxwell and prepare to read some truly a-dork-able stories - including (for the first time in paperback) Frenemies Forever - 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
  • AVP2 12 years +
    12 years +
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    'I haven't read anything that has moved me this much since Wonder' Jennifer Niven An astonishingly moving middle-grade debut about a space-obsessed boy's quest for family and home. All eleven-year old Alex wants is to launch his iPod into space. With a series of audio recordings, he will show other lifeforms out in the cosmos what life on Earth, his Earth, is really like. But for a boy with a long-dead dad, a troubled mum, and a mostly-not-around brother, Alex struggles with the big questions. Where do I come from? Who's out there? And, above all, How can I be brave? Determined to find the answers, Alex sets out on a remarkable road trip that will turn his whole world upside down . . . For fans of Wonder and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Jack Cheng's debut is full of joy, optimism, determination, and unbelievable heart. To read the first page is to fall in love with Alex and his view of our big, beautiful, complicated world. To read the last is to know he and his story will stay with you a long, long time.
  • ABPYW 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £14.89
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    Sing Musical Theatre: Wouldn't It Be Loverly? features fifteen musical theatre songs in a range of styles, both classic and contemporary with useful background and performance notes, handy singing tips and exercises, and backing track CD. Suitable for Trinity Guildhall Singing and Musical Theatre candidates Grades 1-3 or for anyone looking for a new, practical compilation of the repertoire, carefully selected to be appropriate for the grade.
  • AHLUQ 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Now available in paperback and with over 10,000 entries, the Oxford Dictionary of Music (previously the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music) offers broad coverage of a wide range of musical categories spanning many eras, including composers, librettists, singers, orchestras, important ballets and operas, and musical instruments and their history. Over 250 new entries have been added to this edition to expand coverage of popular music, ethnomusicology, modern and contemporary composers, music analysis, and recording technology. Existing entries have been expanded where necessary to include more coverage of the reception of major works, and to include key new works and categories, such as multimedia. Entry-level web links are listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website, expanding the scope of the dictionary. The dictionary now also includes two useful appendices, one listing French, German, and Italian musical terms with their English translations, and an abbreviations list for letters commonly used in musical scores and musical writing. The Oxford Dictionary of Music is the most up-to-date and accessible dictionary of musical terms available and an essential point of reference for music students, teachers, lecturers, professional musicians, as well as music enthusiasts.
  • CJU2 11 years +
    11 years +
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    • £10.99
    With a clear, colour layout to make it easy to navigate, this handy dictionary is in two parts. The first part is a reference section of simple rules, tips, and examples to help students spell, punctuate, and write correctly in school, exams and at home. This is divided into three sections: Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar.

    The second part is an alphabetical word list of common tricky words, with inflections, but no meanings. This list highlights words that are most frequently misspelt by this age group to help target and rectify these common mistakes.

    It will be a valuable resource for preparation for students taking exams with increased focus on accurate spelling and grammar. It will be a user-friendly techniques and grammar.
  • ADOID 15 years +
    15 years +
    • £16.89
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    As unemployment becomes an issue on every graduate's and career changer's mind, apprenticeships are becoming the most legitimate and popular routes into work. But how do you choose the apprenticeship that's right for you? And for parents, how do you support and guide your child into the best possible career path? "Apprenticeships" uses friendly and jargon-free language to answer all of those questions and more. Based on real life experiences and insider knowledge it dispels common misconceptions, helps you assess all the alternatives, provides self assessment questionnaires and practical guidance on the application process. For both school leavers and adult learners, this is the only resource you'll need to make an informed decision. With information on funding, your rights, developing skills as well as information on key national and regional learning providers, "Apprenticeships" will give you the confidence and knowledge to pursue your chosen career and compete with other candidates.
  • ALLQR 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £15.89
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    A bumper collection of our top-selling songs, all arranged for piano and voice with guitar chords. Features such classics as, I Say A Little Prayer and My Baby Just Cares For Me, with more recent classics like Radiohead's Creep and Let It Go from Disney's Frozen.
  • AEABW 14 years +
    14 years +
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    Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul is packed with stories that teenage readers will relate to and get inspiration from. Subtitled 101 Stories of Life, Love and Learning, Chicken Soup is poignant, heart warming and essential reading for any teens struggling to make sense of their world. The authors tackle tough issues, like death, suicide and loss of love with the help of stories and experiences written by teenagers. This is an motivational and unforgettable collection.

  • ASQOV 11 years +
    11 years +
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    A fantastic colour school thesaurus for ages 11+ in the best-selling Gem format to help you find the right word every time. Written specially to help with school work and homework, this new edition provides thousands of synonyms to increase vocabulary, with examples to show context for every synonym listed. This handy thesaurus includes all the newest words in the English language, plus a useful supplement to provide help with finding the right word. Unlike any other school thesaurus, with the Collins Gem School Thesaurus you can be sure you're using the right word every time. Every entry has a definition, and each alternative word is followed by its own example, helping you decide which word is the most appropriate to use. The perfect companion to the new Collins Gem School Dictionary, and an indispensable tool for any school student aged 11+. Using a thesaurus has never been easier!
  • ALNWM 14 years +
    14 years +
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    Rock & Pop Theory: the essential guide offers musicians of all ages and levels a practical and relevant guide to music theory today. With a special focus on popular music, this indispensable guide: introduces key musical concepts such as pitch, tempo, rhythm, harmony, scales, instruments, musical forms and structure outlines the conventions governing music notation, applying these specifically to rock & pop music provides interesting facts and real music examples to contextualise music theory offers practical tips on how to identify intervals, make up melodies and rhythms, set words to music and much more includes an introduction and 'theory in practice' notes by renowned educationalist Paul Harris contains quick-reference tools including an appendix, list of further repertoire examples, table of instruments, periods of music history, table of scales and modes and summary keys and time signatures.