Children's Books

7 years +

  • 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.
  • AQAUX 5 years +
    Tessa Potter
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    Each title in this series tells the story of a man or woman whose dedication to their chosen cause led to changes that affect all our lives today. Each includes a vivid description of the world in which the famous person lived. This book describes how one blind French boy developed a system of reading, in the early part of the nineteenth century, that opened up the world to blind people everywhere. His development of a system of dots to represent letters was based on a military method of night communications. Through his story, the reader also learns what life was like for blind people then, and what a difference Braille made to them, while accurate drawings show how the Braille system works.
  • AQAVA 5 years +
    Emma Fischel
    5 years +
    • £5.99
    Each title in this series tells the story of a man or woman whose dedication to their chosen cause led to changes that affect all our lives today. Each includes a vivid description of the world in which the famous person lived. This vivid narrative tells of how, two thousand years ago, when the Romans invaded Britain, not everyone went down without a fight. The book paints a picture of a wild Britain, of oppressed peoples and how one brave woman defied the might of Rome. Readers learn of how both the Romans and British lived, how they organised themselves, and how different peoples treated each other Brilliant line illustrations bring to life the excitement of battle and also the harshness and tragedy of defeat. The book is a handy companion to those readers learning about the Romans in Key Stage 2.
  • AREHY 7 years +
    Michael Rosen
    7 years +
    • £5.59
    • RRP £6.99
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    So what was it like to live in Shakespeare's time? What do we actually know about him? And how does someone become that famous? These are just a few of the questions addressed in this lively and accessible book on the life and works of William Shakespeare by award-winning author Michael Rosen. Ideal for browsing, the text is divided into clear sections and includes studies of four of Shakespeare's plays, intriguing facts and information about Shakespeare himself and the world at this time, accompanied by a useful timeline.
  • GWDH 7 years +
    Stella Caldwell
    7 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £16.99
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    Presented in a scrumdiddlyumptious scrapbook style, The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl provides Dahl fans with many tremendous things and wonderful surprises.

    Inspired by his magical storytelling and especially published to coincide with the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations, the book first shows the reader the writing hut in which Dahl created his crazy worlds and then invites them to step into each one - there are letters and newspaper cuttings about a giant peach; an insight into what hides inside a Twits-style beard; and a spotter's guide to the man-eating giants of Giant Country from The BFG.

    With plenty of Quentin Blake's iconic artwork on display and flaps to lift and guides inserted in the pages, this is a book that will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about visiting Roald Dahl's phizz-whizzing worlds.
  • 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...
  • ANLSB 7 years +
    Paul Dowswell
    7 years +
    • £7.19
    • RRP £8.99
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    A write-in book which will allow children to pen their very own adventure story. With lots of hints and tips on how to create characters, plan plots, write dialogue and stage all-important action scenes, this book will start budding writers off with simple exercises, and build them up until they are racing through their own short stories.
  • AELRE 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £14.89
    • RRP £14.99
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    A further collection of the nation's favourite storyteller. FRIEND OR FOE (2cds), TORO TORO (2cds), FROM HEREABOUT HILL (4cds) and WRECK OF THE ZANZIBAR (1cd) TORO TORO and FRIEND OR FOE
  • MEB2 8 years +
    8 years +
    (6)
    • £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.
  • AASSI 7 years +
    Fiona Watt
    7 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    An inspiring book packed full of creative card-making ideas for every occasion including birthdays, Christmas, Valentine's Day and Easter, as well as thank you and get well soon cards. Handy hints, tips and techniques are included to help young card-makers create their own cards with each activity clearly illustrated using easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions.
  • ACSXJ 7 years +
    Michael Morpurgo
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £5.89
    • RRP £5.99
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    Read by Derek Jacobi and Michael Morpurgo Set on a farm in rural Devon, this is a collection of Grandpa's reminiscences and stories as told to his grandson. Grandpa's nature and his touching relationship with the boy is evoked superbly by Michael Morpurgo's writing. This two-voice read brings the characters to life as the story of Grandpa's 'shame' (the fact that he cannot read and write) unfolds. Derek Jacobi is sensitive and compelling in the role of Grandpa, inspiring a true sense of achievement and triumph as he finally tells his own story in his own words.
  • ABHZK 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £8.89
    • RRP £8.95
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    How to Be the Best Bubblewriter in the World, Ever! shows you how to create your own hand-drawn alphabets. The book contains over 40 typefaces, inspired by everything from hairy monsters to clouds, ribbons to robots. Each double page spread contains both the alphabet and an illustration which brings it to life. The book is printed on thick matt paper which will allow you to interact with the book using pencil or pen. Also included are a host of guided activity pages with which you can decorate a ready-to-post letter card, write friendship notes and cards and fill in party invitations. There's even a cartoon strip to draw. This book is designed to stimulate the creative minds of children of all ages.
  • AIUUP 3 years +
    Michael Purton
    3 years +
    • £4.89
    • RRP £4.99
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    Easy-to-make instruments for kids shown step by step. It features 16 fantastic projects on how to make, decorate and play your very own musical instruments. The ideas include drums and beaters, pastry cutter castanets, and a kazoo made out of a cardboard tube. Clear step-by-step photographs for every project make it easy for young readers to copy the techniques, learn from them, and delight in the results. It introduces very simple ideas in music theory and sound production, in an easy-to-understand way. All the projects use readily available materials and very basic equipment that you can find around the home. It is the perfect starter book for ages 3-7 years - for older readers to use with minimum supervision, and for younger children to enjoy with adult help. This book is specially designed to build on children's instinctive musical talent, by teaching them about a whole range of instruments to play, and new types of sounds to explore. They will learn how to make and decorate their own musical instruments from all manner of basic materials and odds and ends that are readily found around the home, and how to produce all kinds of noises from them. The projects include a bass made out of an old cardboard box, a bottle xylophone, and a bugle fashioned from a funnel and a garden hose.
  • APGXU 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £15.99
    • RRP £19.99
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    Step into Winnie's wonderful world! Enjoy three picture books full of adventure, where Winnie and Wilbur meet real dinosaurs, pirates, and even a big, bad robot. Then search for hundreds of hidden details and make magical choices in two books packed with detailed pictures and new stories to share again and again! With a special edition CD featuring more than 45 minutes of stories and music - perfect for storytime, bedtime, and journeys. This box set contains a CD plus five books: Winnie's Dinosaur Day, Winnie's Pirate Adventure, Winnie's Big Bad Robot, What Would You Do In Winnie's World? and What Can You Spot in Winnie's World?
  • AAVJL 5 years +
    Teri Gower
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £12.19
    • RRP £14.99
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    This is a bumper, fun-packed puzzle book bursting with over 8,000 things to spot. It combines "1001 Monster Things to Spot", "1001 Wizard Things to Spot", "1001 Things to Spot in Fairyland", "1001 Pirate Things to Spot", "1001 Things to Spot in the Sea", "1001 Bugs to Spot", "1001 Things to Spot on the Farm" and "1001 Things to Spot in the Town". Bright, busy scenes provide plenty of material for both readers and pre-readers to talk about. Simple text and eye-catching illustrations combine to help children develop skills in reading, counting, matching and identification.
  • APGIZ 5 years +
    Kate Knighton
    5 years +
    • £9.89
    • RRP £9.99
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    A comprehensive guide to face-painting, with step-by-step, illustrated instructions and a photo of the finished look to use as a guide. Plus lots of handy hints and tips, including the correct position to sit in, how to apply and blend facepaints, and how to adapt one look to create multiple versions. Animals, vampires, monsters and lots more.
  • AMNIH 4 years +
    4 years +
    (1)
    • £5.89
    • RRP £5.99
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    When it comes to scrambling, Peter T. Hooper isn't content with just any old egg! He uses something extra special for his super-dee-dooper dishes! Ranked among the UK's top ten favourite children's authors, Seuss is firmly established as a global best-seller. The four classic favourites on this exclusive CD are: Scrambled Eggs Super! Horton Hatches the Egg The Sneetches Oh Say Can You Say Specially composed music, wacky sound effects and Miranda Richardson's inimitable voice combine to bring these zany stories to life.
  • APOWD 6 years +
    Alex Frith
    6 years +
    • £5.89
    • RRP £5.99
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    Pop this handy, pocket-sized puzzle book into a school bag, handbag, suitcase or glove compartment to ensure that kids are never bored again. It features over one hundred picture puzzles including mazes, picture puzzles, word searches, number problems and much more, with all of the answers at the back of the book. It is also great for Christmas stockings or party bags.
  • 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.
  • HSTO 7 years +
    Fatti Burke
    7 years +
    • £8.40
    • RRP £22.99
    • Save £14.59
    Enjoy a time-travelling journey through the history of Ireland with this exciting book.

    Covering the beautiful country, era by era, it's full of detailed illustrations and fabulous facts. From the earliest settlements right up to the present day, it covers everything from courageous Celts to rampaging Vikings and rebellious Republicans.

    It even shows children where the residents of Ireland lived in the past, what they are, what they wore and what school was like.
  • ALPLC 5 years +
    Kirsteen Robson
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £12.89
    • RRP £12.99
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    One hundred amazing mazes, each one completely different from the one before. A classic idea, revitalised with bright, modern artwork.
  • MHUS 7 years +
    7 years +
    (2)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    Many children just can't get enough of the guys and ghouls of Monster High - especially now the dolls range is second in popularity only to Barbie.

    This Ultimate Sticker Collection from DK comes with over 1,000 full-colour stickers and is packed with images and facts about the fang-tastic friends, their terrifying teacher and petrifying pets.

    There are also activities scattered throughout, making this monster fun!
  • Puffin Poems Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780141376288 - Michael Rosen et al
    PUFP 7 years +
    Michael Rosen et al
    7 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £65.90
    • Save £55.91
    • Just £1.00 per book
    Including laugh-out-loud anthologies from authors including Michael Rosen, Spike Milligan and Gervase Phinn, this 10-book collection will show children just how funny poetry can be.

    Centrally Heated Knickers introduces children to the weird and wonderful world of martians, woolly saucepans and hot underwear; while Friendly Matches is a selection of football-based sonnets, rhyming couplets and poems.

    The Day Our Teacher Went Batty is a collection of poems based around familiar themes for children including crazy teachers. Very funny and extremely clever, these books are great for children who want to get into poetry.
  • APWMY 5 years +
    Sarah Ridley
    5 years +
    • £12.99
    Many people remember sporting events - whether they were watching them or participating. This book gives young children access to people's memories alongside photographs to help them build up a picture of the past. From sport at school to big sporting events such as the 1966 Football World Cup, young children can explore what has changed and what remains the same. The book is part of the 'Tell me what you remember' series, which explores changes in living memory through photographs and memories.