Children's Books

Young adults

  • AIVYQ 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £5.95
    This book contains everything you need to write better GCSE English essays on William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet', all presented in a helpful and entertaining way to make study and revision easier. There are clear notes on the plot, characters, themes and historical background, plus practice questions to make sure you understand the main points. There's also a section of exam advice to help you improve your grades.
  • AIVNU 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £7.50
    This all-in-one book is ideal for helping students improve their spelling, punctuation and grammar - and pick up top marks for SP&G in their exams. Each section contains clear notes and worked examples that explain all the important rules, with plenty of tips on how to avoid common mistakes. There are also practice questions to test the key skills, plus exam-style practice on identifying and correcting mistakes (answers are included at the back). The book is rounded off with a section of advice for the exams and a useful glossary for reference.
  • AHTVN 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £4.79
    • RRP £4.99
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    Letts Explore contain a thorough analysis of the plot and structure of key examination texts. GCSE An Inspector Calls helps students to fully understand the text in detail. In addition to helping prepare for the exam, this handy literature guide covers the literature as well as how students will be tested in the exam.
    In-depth exploration of characters and themes
    Includes tips, guidance and quizzes to reinforce knowledge
    Contains key quotations from the texts
  • ALNWM 14 years +
    Julia Winterson
    14 years +
    • £6.89
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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.
  • DJK2 14 years +
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    14 years +
    • £4.99
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    Stevenson's classic story of split personalities lurking beneath the prim and proper morals of Victorian society. Now available in an accessible format for all readers.
  • AIKMQ 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £4.89
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    The Letts Explore series help students focus to fully understand each text in detail. The series supports coursework and helps students prepare for exams. These handy literature guides ensure that the student understands the literature as well as how they are to be tested on their knowledge.
    Gives in-depth exploration of characters and themes
    Includes tips, guidance and quizzes to reinforce knowledge
    Are suitable for use throughout courses or in the run-up to examinations
    Key quotations from the texts
  • AHNAI 15 years +
    15 years +
    • £9.89
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    This book provides students of all levels with essential and easy-to-follow guidance on how to plan, research, and write essays, dissertations, and exams. Taking you step by step through the process, from understanding a title or choosing your own, planning what to say and how to say it, right through to writing a strong conclusion, this book breaks down the process of essay writing and makes it manageable for everyone. It displays information clearly and features charts, diagrams, examples, handy hints, pitfalls to avoid, and separate 'in-depth' chapters specifically for anyone wanting to develop their essay writing skills even further. It also includes advice on setting out footnotes, references, and bibliographies, printing and editing the final draft, presentation, deadlines, time management, and good exam practice. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to explain how digital resources can be used to improve your essay technique e.g. how to research efficiently using the internet, how to use your library's electronic catalogue, and how to use electronic referencing systems. The structure of this new edition has been overhauled to make it even easier to find the information you are looking for, as the two parts have been integrated and now include helpful end of chapter summaries to recap the key points. New to this edition is a list of essay 'FAQs', submitted by real students, with answers directing you straight to the sections you need. Practical, accessible, and written by an author with extensive teaching experience, this book is a cure for essay panic and essential for students wanting to write a successful essay, whether at school or university.
  • SSW2 11 years +
    Ian Serraillier
    11 years +
    (4)
    • £3.99
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    Ian Serraillier's classic tale of courage and endurance during the Second World War will live on in the reader's memory long after the book is closed.

    Three Polish children are left to survive in a war-torn Poland after their parents are taken away by the Nazis. The story follows the harrowing journey they make to find safety and reunite their family.

    Based on the experiences of real children, The Silver Sword is an exciting adventure story that can't fail to move readers from 9+.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • AKEKD 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £11.99
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    This unique and innovative coursebook supports all learning styles so that every student can achieve the best results. Combining visual information, audio material and hands-on activities, it provides in-depth coverage of the KS3 programme of study in a style appropriate to you whether you are a visual, auditory or kinaesthetic learner. This innovative coursebook uses a blend of text, images and diagrams throughout to communicate all the essential information effectively for visual learners. Hands-on activities for every topic provide revision opportunities for Kinaesthetic learners. Free audio tracks talk auditory learners through all they key points. This three-pronged approach ensures all students learn what they need to by the end of KS3 and are well-prepared for their GCSE years.
  • ADDPC 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £5.89
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    Letts Explore: Of Mice and Men contains a thorough analysis of the plot and structure of John Steinbeck's classic, a book that is currently studied at GCSE level. The story of George and Lennie is full of fascinating details and this study guide gives an in-depth exploration of the characters and themes, tips, guidance and quizzes to reinforce knowledge and key quotations from the book that will come in handy when it comes to revising and preparing exam answers.
  • AQBTN 11 years +
    Michelle Elliott
    11 years +
    • £5.99
    Are there practical things you can do to stop being bullied - at home, at school and online? What are frenemies and how can you deal with them? How can you learn to make friends and respect yourself? If you're a bully, how can you change your behaviour? This essential guide will tell you what bullying is, where it happens and what you can do about it. There are tips on how to assert yourself and develop your self-esteem.
  • AJPCH 14 years +
    Paul D. Tieger
    14 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    A revision of the bestselling guide to finding greater career satisfaction and success through Personality Type. A classic in the genre, DO WHAT YOU ARE has helped hundreds of thousands of people find truly satisfying work. Since the last edition, much has changed in the world of work, including the great recession and the explosion of technology. What hasn't changed is the power and usefulness of Personality Type to help people find greater career success. The fifth edition introduces updated sections and new insights on the modern workforce, technology, Baby Boomers seeking post-work fulfillment, online resources, job listings, and much more. Using workbook exercises and real-life examples to highlight the strengths and pitfalls of all 16 personality types, DO WHAT YOU ARE shows you step-by-step how to utilize your unique strengths to customise your job search, get the most out of your current career, obtain leadership positions, and achieve the best results in the shortest period of time.
  • AIKMT 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £4.89
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    Letts Explore contain a thorough analysis of the plot and structure of key examination texts. GCSE To Kill a Mockingbird helps students to fully understand the text in detail. In addition to helping prepare for the exam, this handy literature guide covers the literature as well as how students will be tested in the exam.
    Gives in-depth exploration of characters and themes
    Includes tips, guidance and quizzes to reinforce knowledge
    Contains key quotations from the texts
  • AMSPN 7 years +
    Brien Masters
    7 years +
    • £13.39
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    This much-loved book is a collection of over one hundred songs, some well known, some less known, collected over the years by experienced Waldorf teacher Brien Masters. They are graded for different ages from Class 3 (age 8) to Class 8 (age 14) and grouped into festivals and seasons. They include rounds and four-part songs, and musical notation for recorders and other instruments. This is a wonderful resource for Steiner-Waldorf class teachers, and any teacher or parent looking to introduce music to their classroom or home.
  • AIKMS 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £4.89
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    Letts Explore contain a thorough analysis of the plot and structure of key examination texts. GCSE Romeo and Juliet helps students to fully understand the text in detail. In addition to helping prepare for the exam, this handy literature guide covers the literature as well as how students will be tested in the exam.
    Gives in-depth exploration of characters and themes
    Includes tips, guidance and quizzes to reinforce knowledge
    Contains key quotations from the texts
  • AKIDT 13 years +
    Nicola Morgan
    13 years +
    • £6.39
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    This is a scientifically informative and accurate self-help guide to teenage stress. Nicola Morgan is something of an authority on the teenage brain and is often invited to schools and colleges to speak on the subject. She came up with the idea of The Teenage Guide to Stress because so many parents and teenagers contacted her for advice and help. The book is divided into three sections: Section One explains what stress is and looks at the ways teenage stress is different; Section Two deals with a number of issues that affect teenagers - from anger, depression and sexual relationships to cyber-bullying, exams and eating disorders - and offers guidance and advice, as well as looking at how pre-existing conditions such as OCD and dyslexia are affected by adolescence; and, Section Three is concerned with how to deal with and prevent the symptoms of stress, as well as healthy ways of looking after your mind and body. At the back of the book is a glossary and list of useful resources. It is written by the author of Blame My Brain, shortlisted for the Aventis Prize for Science. It includes quotes from real teenagers and their parents.
  • LFH2 13 years +
    Frances Hardinge
    13 years +
    (3)
    • £3.99
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    Not only winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2015 but also the Costa Book of the Year, The Lie Tree is a brilliantly dark and mesmerising novel from Cuckoo Song author Frances Hardinge.

    Faith's father has been found dead under mysterious circumstances. As she searches through his belongings, she discovers a strange tree that only grows fruit if you whisper a lie to it. This fruit will then deliver a hidden truth to whoever eats it...

    The bigger the lie and the more people who believe it, the bigger the truth that is uncovered. Faith realises how good she is at lying and that this tree may just hold the key to her father's murder... As begins to spread untruths far and wide across her small island community, her tales begin to spiral out of control and she discovers that wherever lies seduce, truths shatter...

    The Lie Tree has been shortlisted for 2016's Carnegie Medal.
  • 6DYG 11 years +
    Anne Frank
    11 years +
    (4)
    • £3.99
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    Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl is a haunting book that will stay with the reader for ever. Thirteen-year-old Anne spent two years in hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Her diary combines honesty and humour with typical teenage enthusiasm, but ultimately it's a harrowing and poignant read as it ends abruptly when she and her family are discovered by the Nazis and taken to a concentration camp. Suitable for readers from 11+.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • PTX2 12 years +
    John Green
    12 years +
    (1)
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    In Paper Towns, Margo Roth Spiegelman's adventures have become the stuff of legend at her high school - and Quentin is delighted when she summons him to join her on an all-night road trip. He's always had a crush on her and can't help but follow as she vows to seek revenge.

    But then Margo disappears. She hasn't been seen for over a week when Quentin realises there are clues to her whereabouts, and they've all been left just for him... As he finds himself absorbed deeper into the mystery, Quentin has no choice but to take another road trip across America as he starts to evaluate just who and what it is he is looking for.

    A coming-of-age story mixed with a captivating mystery, this is another startling young adult read from Queen of Teen 2014 nominee John Green, the bestselling author of The Fault In Our Stars and Looking for Alaska.
  • KNR2 13 years +
    Patrick Ness
    13 years +
    (5)
    • £3.99
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    The Knife of Never Letting Go has won many awards for author Patrick Ness and will score an instant hit with teenagers readers aged 13+.

    First in the Chaos Walking trilogy, this novel covers big issues of identity and trust with lots of skill and wit. The plot unfolds at breakneck speed as Todd Hewitt is forced to go on the run from his town when he uncovers a secret that puts his life at risk. The strange dystopian world throws up a series of nightmare encounters that Todd struggles to survive.

    This is an unbeatable read for the young adult market - and those who are a little bit older!
  • AAMOF 12 years +
    John Boyne
    12 years +
    (1)
    • £6.39
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    Lines may divide us, but hope will unite us ...Nine-year-old Bruno knows nothing of the Final Solution and the Holocaust. He is oblivious to the appalling cruelties being inflicted on the people of Europe by his country. All he knows is that he has been moved from a comfortable home in Berlin to a house in a desolate area where there is nothing to do and no one to play with. Until he meets Shmuel, a boy who lives a strange parallel existence on the other side of the adjoining wire fence and who, like the other people there, wears a uniform of striped pyjamas. Bruno's friendship with Shmuel will take him from innocence to revelation. And in exploring what he is unwittingly a part of, he will inevitably become subsumed by the terrible process.
  • New Dork Diaries Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781471168642 - Rachel Renee Russell
    DKDI 9 years +
    Rachel Renee Russell
    9 years +
    • £12.00
    • RRP £83.88
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    Meet Nikki Maxwell and prepare to read some truly a-dork-able stories 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
  • AARDH 11 years +
    Chris Oxlade
    11 years +
    • £14.89
    • RRP £14.99
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    Gaming Technology explores the very latest developments in gaming technology and looks forward to possible advances that will enhance our gaming experience. It looks at the electronics behind games and their platforms, developments in graphics and sound, and ways in which we may play games in the future, for example virtual reality. The New Technology series is an exciting, up-to-date look at new technology and the effect it is having on the world. Each title looks forward to likely future technological advances that will affect our everyday lives.
  • AQHYZ 12 years +
    Rick Yancey
    12 years +
    • £7.89
    • RRP £7.99
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    Don't miss the major film of The 5th Wave by Sony Pictures starring Chloe Grace Moretz (If I Stay). "Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances." (Entertainment Weekly). The 5th Wave is the award-winning and bestselling first book in an epic series from award-winning Rick Yancey that' s perfect for fans of The Hunger Games. The 1st Wave: Took out half a million people. The 2nd Wave: Put that number to shame. The 3rd Wave: Lasted a little longer. Twelve weeks...Four billion dead. In The 4th Wave, You can't trust that people are still people. And The 5th Wave? No one knows. But it's coming. On a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs. Runs from the beings that only look human, who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be her only hope. Now Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up. "A modern sci-fi masterpiece...Should do for aliens what Twilight did for vampires." (USA Today). "Wildly entertaining..." (Justin Cronin, The New York Times Book Review). "The pace is relentless." (Heat). "Chilling." (Sun). "Nothing short of amazing." (Kirkus (starred review)). "This book's scary!." (Teen Now (5 starred review)). "This is Damn and Wow territory...One of the best books I've read in years." (Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author). "...a twisty survival story that borrows elements from romance, horror and dystopian fiction." (Wall Street Journal). "Breathtakingly fast-paced and original." (Melissa De La Cruz, New York Times bestselling author of the Blue Bloods series). "An epic sci-fi adventure about a terrifying alien invasion. You'll read it in one sitting." (Bookseller). "Heartfelt, violent, paranoid epic, filled with big heroics and bigger surprises." (Booklist (starred review)). "Gripping." (Publishers Weekly). "Borrow this one from your teen's nightstand while they're at school." (People Magazine). Winner of the 2014 Red House Children's Book Award. 2014 Children's Choice Book Awards Finalist for Teen Book of the Year. A YALSA 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults. A YALSA 2014 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers. A Booklist 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults. A VOYA 2013 Perfect Ten. An Amazon Best Book of the Year. Books in the series: The 5th Wave (Book 1), The Infinite Sea (Book 2), and The Last Star (Book 3).