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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.
- RRP £48.96
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- Just £1.43 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
RBIT 9 years +9 years +
Prepare to be amazed, astounded and ever so slightly disgusted by the weird and wonderful facts that feature in the all-new Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2018.
- RRP £20.00
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An annual favourite and brilliant Christmas gift (but definitely not one for the squeamish), Ripley's looks at some strange but true occurrences from all around the globe.
With a 3D cover and full-colour images throughout, this book has facts that will make you and your children's jaws drop and eyes pop out! It's perfect for fact fans and anyone who loves the Guinness World Records books.
WKG2 9 years +9 years +
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.
- RRP £12.99
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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.
PJA2 9 years +9 years +
A previous winner of the Red House Children's Book Award, Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief was the first book in a thrilling fantasy series that has inspired two hit Hollywood films.
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Taking as its hero, the unlikely character of Percy, a troubled kid who has dyslexia and ADHD, the story rapidly moves from a school outing for mortals from the 21st century to a quest to reach the gates of the Underworld with a satyr and a daughter of Athena.
Fast-paced fantasy and adventure that will appeal to children from 9+.
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...
- RRP £39.95
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- Just £1.60 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.
NBAW 9 years +9 years +
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.
- RRP £20.97
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- Just £1.66 per book
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.
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.
- RRP £14.99
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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.
MTEV 9 years +9 years +
These interactive and exciting guides show children how maths applies to so many aspects of their day-to-day lives. Complete with an engaging design, they demystify this tricky topic and include activities and problems to solve and cover topics including fractions, decimals, shapes, units, measurements, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, probability, numbers and digits.
- RRP £53.94
- Save £46.95
- Just £1.17 per book
This collection includes:
This book explores the maths of fractions and covers everything from how they're used to the size of the smallest ever one.
Get in Shape
Explains answers about the shapes that surround us including the meaning of pi. It also reveals the most perfect sphere known in nature.
Get the Measure
Explains how a computer tells the time, the speed limit of the universe and the different measures used for lengths, areas, volumes and speeds - and how you can calculate them.
Super Sums How to add, subtract, divide and multiply all sorts of numbers.
What are the Chances?
Explores the maths of probability and statistics and explains how they are used in everyday society.
Your Number's Up
Gives the reasons why numbers are so important and covers from prime and base numbers to the really big ones including millions, billions and infinity (and beyond!).
SFND 9 years +9 years +
This is a stargazing guide for budding astronomers and it's full of step-by-step guides to identifying all of the key constellations across the northern hemisphere.
- RRP £12.99
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Making the night sky easier to navigate than ever before, it also provides facts and information on the milky way and various other wonders of the universe.
It comes with a glow-in-the-dark star finder and will inspire children to add to their new-found knowledge every night when they look up at the stars.
SGSC 8 years +8 years +
The Strange Science and Explosive Experiments series of books explores the grim, gruesome and grizzly side of science.
- RRP £47.94
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- Just £1.33 per book
Exploring the brutal elements of the body, the evil side of the ecosystem and sounds that shatter, these books are refreshing and explore a whole new ? gross, grizzly and gruesome ? side to science.
Some of the books' observations are marvellously messy, too.
DDR2 9 years +9 years +
The eleventh story in Jeff Kinney's all-conquering Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Double Down finds the pressure really piling up on Greg Heffley.
- RRP £12.99
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Greg's mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she asks him to put down the controller and 'explore his creative side'. As if that wasn't enough, Halloween is coming around quick and he's getting frights from every angle.
He finds a bag of gummy worms and this sparks an idea... could he make a movie to get his mom off his back? And could his directorial debut make him rich and famous? You just know things won't go quite to plan.
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
- RRP £9.95
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NARN 9 years +9 years +
You can enter the enchanting world of Narnia without having to step through your wardrobe with this amazing 30-CD collection.
- RRP £80.00
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Read by actors including Sir Kenneth Branagh, Lynn Redgrave, Sir Derek Jacobi and Sir Patrick Stewart, this is the complete collection of C.S. Lewis' classic series of Narnia books. All unabridged, they're perfect for reading along to with the books or for long journeys.
From the sheer joy of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to the magic of The Chronicles of Narnia and the adventure of Prince Caspian, these are timeless tales full of myths and magic that are adored all over the world.
Approximate running time: 31 hours
CDs in this collection:
The Magician's Nephew, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Horse and His Boy, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair and The Last Battle.
MNW2 9 years +9 years +
One of the UK's favourite storytellers, David Walliams' novels are full of wit and wisdom. They have heart-warming themes and a spiky sense of humour that appeals to any fan of Roald Dahl. In this book, he's delighted to introduce children to the Midnight Gang!
- RRP £12.99
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Although most children are fast asleep by the time the clock strikes 12, the Midnight Gang's adventures are just beginning... Tom has been hit on the head by a cricket ball and finds himself at Lord Funt hospital, a place run by terrifying porters and wicked matrons. However, when he meets four other patients in the children's ward, things get exciting.
While bonding, the five friends find all their dreams coming true. This is a spellbinding book about the power of friendship and magic. It's just as captivating as Walliams' previous books Mr Stink, The Boy in the Dress and Gangsta Granny and has a cast of characters your children will instantly love.
DBSO 8 years +8 years +
Learn how to draw heroes and villains from the DC universe including Superman, Batman, Lex Luthor and the Joker with the help of this super drawing book.
- RRP £7.99
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Alongside the step-by-step instructions to drawing the characters are facts that tell children a bit more about them and their backgrounds. There are even bonus drawing tips and hints on who to draw them facing up against!
With over 50 full-colour drawing projects to choose from, this super books allows children to have hours of colouring fun.
IRO2 9 years +9 years +
Written by Ted Hughes and heralded as a classic of children's literature (and also the inspiration behind a brilliant animated film), The Iron Man is a book that will make children laugh, cry and think about the world around them.
- RRP £6.99
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Mankind must put a stop to the dreadful destruction caused by the Iron Man so decides to set a trap for him - but whatever the population does, he can't be kept down.
When a terrible monster from outer space threatens the entire planet, it's the Iron Man who is determined to find a way to solve the world.
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!
- RRP £4.99
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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.
CF0148 9 years +9 years +
This is a treasury of 27 short stories by Enid Blyton that are ideal for the summer months and are perfect for children aged 7 and over to read on their own.
- RRP £10.99
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Full of magic and adventure, they sum up the joys of visiting the seaside and capture the fun of the fair. They have titles including The Enchanted Toadstool, The Galloping Seahorse and A Story of Magic Strawberries.
APMZA 7 years +7 years +
This lively book will help young guitarists develop their skills in all aspects of classical guitar technique with over 40 simple tunes to play. The pieces are in single-line format and include well-known and less familiar tunes in first and second positions as well as some simple two-part pieces.
- RRP £5.99
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FBJ2 9 years +9 years +
Please note this book will be available to buy from late January 2018 onwards.
- RRP £5.99
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You've always dreamed of studying at Hogwarts so why not pick up one of the textbooks that the students read? Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (which inspired the hit film of the same name starring Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, the author of this book) is a miscellany of all kinds of magical creatures.
An approved textbook at Hogwarts that even Albus Dumbledore claims no wizarding household should be without, it's an indispensable spotter's guide that contains profiles and facts about critters including Nifflers, Thunderbirds and Hippogriffs. There's so much for Muggles to read about.
This new paperback edition has a foiled jacket and features the recently revised 2017 text that introduced six new creatures from the North American continent. It even has a new foreword from Newt that sheds light on the events surrounding a serious breach in the International Statute of Secrecy which took place in New York in the 1920s (if you've seen the film, you know what this is regarding...)
LKOE 9 years +9 years +
Praised by Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney, Mac Brallier's The Last Kids on Earth books find the world in a midst of TOTAL MONSTER ZOMBIE CHAOS and Jack Sullivan is going to have to survive - by any means necessary, no matter how ridiculous.
- RRP £20.97
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- Just £2.00 per book
Jack is a 13-year-old who has managed to survive the apocalypse so far by hiding out in a treehouse. To make sure he stays alive, he decides to outline his plan like a video game: 1) he needs to find and rescue June Del Toro, his secret love interest 2) defeat Blarg, the biggest and baddest monster in town and 3) become a zombie-fighting, monster-bashing tornado of cool.
Hilarious, quirky and packed with action, these books have illustrations from Douglas Holgate that bring the story to life and are sure to captivate keen readers and those who wouldn't normally pick up a book!
CELS 9 years +9 years +
Whether you're learning Spanish for a holiday, a business trip or for your GCSE exams, the Collins Easy Learning Spanish Dictionary will help you master the basics of the language!
- RRP £9.99
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Covering everyday Spanish themes, the dictionary also highlights those key curriculum words that will help with exam preparation. There are clear and concise language notes that provide information on common grammatical errors and words some may find confusing, while the book also looks at key cultural differences.
All presented in Collins' accessible style, the dictionary will help you have confidence when it comes to speaking Spanish!
WHMB 8 years +8 years +
Presented here in a bespoke hardback format for Book People, What's Happening to Me? (Boys) is a helpful and sensitive guide to growing up that gives straightforward information on the physical changes and emotional upheaval that your young son can expect as he heads towards puberty.
- RRP £9.99
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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.
TWOO 9 years +9 years +
Cressida Cowell, the bestselling author of How to Train Your Dragon, kicks off a magical new adventure with The Wizards of Once.
- RRP £12.99
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This hardback book is set in an ancient, magical time when Wizards and Warriors hated each other like poison. Magic used to live in the dark forests, but then the Warriors came... Xar is a young wizard boy who has no magic and Wish is a Warrior girl who owns a banned magical object that she will do anything to conceal...
As the duo head towards the dungeons at Warrior Fort, they quickly notice something that has been sleeping for hundreds of years is stirring... They're going to have to put their differences aside in order to survive.
This is an exciting and timely page-turning fantasy that tackles serious subjects such as the divisiveness nature of society with a deft lightness of touch. It even features some of Cressida's own incredible illustrations.