Children's Books

Young adults

  • PPUL 13 years +
    13 years +
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    Philip Pullman's books tackle important, controversial and difficult subjects with style, wisdom and authority. The His Dark Materials trilogy is often heralded as a modern masterpiece and it's featured on this unabridged audio collection across three CDs. There are also four CDs featuring the unabridged books from the Sally Lockhart Quartet.

    The monumental His Dark Materials books introduce Lyra, an orphan who lives in a parallel universe where science, theology and magic are entwined. As she embarks on a search for a sinister plot that involves stolen children, she soon finds herself on a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust...

    The Sally Lockhart Quartet opens with The Ruby in the Smoke, a book that finds Sally receiving an anonymous letter shortly after the death of her father at sea; the dire warning it contains makes a man die of fear at her feet... Sally decides to find out the truth about her father's death and finds herself plunged into a terrifying mystery in the heart of Victorian London - and it all seems to revolve around a deadly blood-soaked jewel.

    The His Dark Materials audiobooks are read by Philip Pullman and a full cast, while the Sally Lockhart Quartet is read by Anton Lesser.
    Approximate running time: 70 Hours 45 Minutes
    Ages 13 plus
    Please note this collection contains CDs that can only be played on MP3-accessible CD players, devices, computers and laptops. All post-2001 car model stereos are MP3 CD accessible.
    Import into iTunes or any other media player, then transfer to your MP3 device or player. Suitable for smartphones, iPads and tablets
    Format: MP3 CD

    MP3 CDs in this collection:
    Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass, The Ruby in the Smoke, The Shadow in the North, The Tiger in the Well and The Tin Princess.
  • Young Bond Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781782958314 - Steve Cole
    YBND 12 years +
    Steve Cole
    12 years +
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    Steve Cole has taken over the Young Bond series and his action-packed novels focus on 007 in the years before he became the spy we all know and love.

    James Bond hits Hollywood; finds his dream holiday in Cuba becoming a nightmare when he has to work his way through Havana in order to stop a mass murder; and stumbles upon a horrific sight that his school are determined to claim as an accident...
  • David Baldacci Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509891221 - David Baldacci
    DVBL 13 years +
    David Baldacci
    13 years +
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    Although David Baldacci is best known for his high-octane adult thrillers, he's also gained a huge legion of teenage fans all over the world with the Vega Jane trilogy. These magical fantasies are enthralling, exciting and irresistible...

    The Finisher introduces the magical world of Wormwood. When Vega Jane discovers a map that suggests a mysterious world beyond the walls, she must head on an incredible adventure into a dangerous realm of magical beasts to fight for her freedom. But discovering the truth could endanger her life...

    The Keeper and The Width of the World are equally pacy, thrilling and full of twists and turns that teens aged 13 and over will quickly fall for. They'll be on tenterhooks as Vega battles against a wide range of savage and cunning foes as she tries to find her place in the world...
  • Kevin Brooks Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509880331 - Kevin Brooks
    KVBK 13 years +
    Kevin Brooks
    13 years +
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    Travis Delaney is the star of award-winning author Kevin Brooks' detective series and his adventures are packed with fast-paced action and suspense.

    The Ultimate Truth kicks off the series and finds Travis grieving the death of his parents in a car crash. He starts to look into the last case they were investigating at the private investigation agency they ran - and this becomes his obsession. Why were his parents looking into the disappearance of a missing boy when his family said he wasn't missing? And where is this boy now?

    Following this are The Danger Game, a book that finds his private investigation partner being attacked following a routine inquiry into a local business; and The Snake Trap, which finds Travis facing the choice between saving his own life of that of someone he loves...
    Format: paperback
  • Gayle Forman Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780552576659 - Gayle Forman
    GYFM 13 years +
    Gayle Forman
    13 years +
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    Gayle Forman writes thought-provoking novels about topics including love and loss and this collection brings together three of her haunting reads - including the incredible If I Stay (adapted into a hit film starring Chloe Grace Moretz). We'd recommend them to fans of John Green or David Levithan.

    If I Stay is a book that shows how life can change in an instant. Mia is a happy 17-year-old with the world at her feet but then she's involved in an accident and has to make a very difficult choice...

    Where She Went is the follow-up to If I Stay and again follows Mia as she has another life-changing experience. This is a book that examines romance, grief and the prospect of hope. Completing our collection is Just One Day, a novel all about sheltered American good girl who forms a passionate bond with a laid-back Dutch actor.

    Format: paperback
  • Geek Girl Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9780007968039 - Holly Smale
    GKGI 11 years +
    Holly Smale
    11 years +
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    Partly inspired by her own experiences growing up in the fashion industry, former model Holly Smale's Geek Girl is a bestselling and award-winning series that will appeal to any child who is a proud geek that also appreciates the glitzier side of life.

    Harriet Manners is the font of all knowledge when it comes to facts. She knows a cat has 32 muscles in each ear and that the average person laughs 15 times a day, but boys remain a mystery.

    When she's spotted by a top modelling agent, her world is turned upside down. She believes this could be the start of something special, but her eyes are opened by just how cruel the fashion industry can be... Will she be able to hold everything together and stay true to herself?

    Funny, feisty, smart and sassy, this collection of books has a strong message at its heart and is very entertaining.
    Format: paperback
    This collection includes books 1-6 in Holly Smale's Geek Girl series.
  • NOU2 13 years +
    Malorie Blackman
    13 years +
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    Praised by Benjamin Zephaniah and widely regarded as one of the most inspiring and influential teen series of recent years, former Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman's Noughts and Crosses is a book that tackles prejudice, racism, distrust and terrorism.

    Sephy and Callum have been friends since they were both very young and despite their feelings for each other indicating they want something more, that's as far as it can go...

    However, romance cannot be stopped even in a world full of anger, division and separation. Their love story ends up leading them both into terrible danger...
  • Skulduggery Pleasant Collection - 9 Books - Collection - 9780007967902 - Derek Landy
    SKDP 11 years +
    11 years +
    (2)
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    Derek Landy's Skulduggery Pleasant books are a treat. Funny, intelligent and full of adventure, the fast-paced novels star a wise-cracking skeleton detective and progress as they reach their dramatic and emotional climax. This great value collection includes all 9 books from the first series, all in a keepsake slipcase.

    Skulduggery is also a powerful magician, master of dirty tricks and burglary - but only for the greater good. He's joined on his adventures by 12-year-old Stephanie, a girl whose late uncle was a writer of horror. When she meets this hilarious and surly skeleton, she realises her uncle's books were not a work of fiction.

    Soon, Skulduggery and Stephanie will have to battle against all sorts of evil, but will they be able to stop bickering long enough to stop it? These books are perfectly pitched for younger readers and are a roller coaster of thrills and emotion.
    This collection contains books 1-9 (the complete first series) of Derek Landy's Skulduggery Pleasant series
    Format: paperback
  • Young Sherlock Collection- 7 Books - Collection - 9781509880355 - Andrew Lane
    YGSH 11 years +
    Andrew Lane
    11 years +
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    Whether from his appearances in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novels or in his more modern incarnations portrayed by Robert Downey Jr and Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock Holmes has always been one of the iconic book characters. But have you ever wondered what this brilliant mind was like growing up? Andrew Lane's fascinating and exciting series will show you!

    Before he was the world's most famous detective, Sherlock was an ordinary army officer's son. He went to boarding school, he had good manners and received a classical education. But everything changed when his father went to India and his mother fell 'sick'. Sherlock was sent to stay with his eccentric uncle and aunt in their vast house in Hampshire and this experience led him to uncover his first murder, a kidnap, corruption and a sinister villain...

    Fully endorsed by the Conan Doyle estate, these detective stories are just as exciting as the original books.
    Format: paperback
  • QSH2 15 years +
    Sarah J. Maas
    15 years +
    (1)
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    Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. Now she returns to the empire - to confront the shadows of her past...

    Bloodthirsty for revenge on the two men responsible for destroying her life, and desperate to find out if the prince and his captain are safe, Celaena returns to Rifthold, the seat of so much evil.

    She has accepted her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, there are dark truths to learn and debts to be paid. Aelin must stay hidden beneath her assassin's hood and draw on her mortal strength as Celaena to prevent the King of Adarlan from tearing her world apart.

    Only then can she fight for her people...

    The fourth book in Sarah Maas' bestselling Throne of Glass series, Queen of Shadows is packed with heart-pounding action and swoon-worthy romance.
  • ASN2 13 years +
    Patrick Ness
    13 years +
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    The second novel in Patrick Ness' influential Chaos Walking trilogy, The Ask and the Answer follows on from the unforgettable events of The Knife of Never Letting Go.

    Todd is fleeing from an army with a wounded Viola in his hands. But as they run for freedom, they come across the pair's worst enemy, Mayor Prentiss. They're immediately separated and imprisoned and Todd quickly learns he has to live by the Mayor's new rules... however, there are secrets creeping out all over the place and then bombs start to explode.

    This special edition of this shocking and moving novel features a bonus short story called The Wide, Wide Sea. Set before the events of The Ask and the Answer, it shows how love and loyalty can prevail in a divided world.
  • GMH2 12 years +
    Sophie McKenzie
    12 years +
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    Featuring exclusive content, this is a special 10th anniversary edition of Sophie McKenzie's award-winning young adult novel, Girl, Missing.

    Lauren has always known she was adopted but when a little research turns up the possibility that she was snatched from an American family as a baby, suddenly Lauren's life seems like a sham.

    How can she find her biological parents? And are her adoptive parents really responsible for kidnapping her? She manages to persuade her family to takea trip across the Atlantic where she runs away to try and find the truth.

    But the circumstances of her disappearance are murky and Lauren's kidnappers are still at large and willing to do anything to keep her silent...
  • MOX2 13 years +
    Patrick Ness
    13 years +
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    Monsters of Men is the concluding novel in Patrick Ness' bestselling and highly acclaimed Chaos Walking trilogy. This special edition of the novel comes with a bonus short story called Snowscape - which picks up the events shortly after the events of the book.

    Three armies are marching on New Prentisstown and they're all intent on destroying each other. Todd and Viola are caught in the middle with no chance of escape. Can they stop the fighting and find peace despite being hopelessly outnumbered?

    This is a heart-stopping read all about power, survival and the realities of war.
  • ABKNI 11 years +
    Philip Pullman
    11 years +
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    Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world...
  • KMK2 14 years +
    Harper Lee
    14 years +
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    Harper Lee's acclaimed To Kill a Mockingbird won a Pulitzer Prize after its publication in 1960 and is hugely influential in its exposure of racial prejudice.

    Set in the American Deep South, the story is seen through the eyes of six-year-old Scout, whose lawyer father Atticus Finch defends a young black man wrongly accused of raping a white woman.

    As Scout's family deals with the hostility and prejudice as a result of the case, there's a dawning realisation for Scout of all the inequality and injustice in her world.

    Powerful and moving, this 'Great American Novel' is a must-have addition to every reader's bookshelf and with the publication of follow-up Go Set a Watchman already one of the biggest sellers of the year, now is the perfect time to rediscover the hugely important book.
  • AGIUB 13 years +
    Sarah J. Maas
    13 years +
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    Meet Celaena Sardothien. Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness. In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught. Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament - fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin's heart be melted?
  • AHUAO 13 years +
    13 years +
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    Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs is a spine-tingling fantasy that fans of young adult fiction will be reading by torchlight under their duvets! 'Peculiar' doesn't even begin cover it!

    A family tragedy sees 16-year-old Jacob journey to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned corridors, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here - one of whom was his own grandfather - were more than just peculiar; they were dangerous! And, somehow, they may still be alive...

    Ideal reading for fans of young adult horror, including Asylum by Madeleine Roux and Queen of Teen James Dawson's Hollow Pike and Say Her Name, Ransom Riggs' Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a wonderfully original, inventive and colourful book that will appeal to readers who relishes an adventure in the shadows. Read it now before the Tim Burton film starring Eva Green arrives in cinemas in 2015!
  • AWWRJ 14 years +
    Alice Broadway
    14 years +
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    Every action, every deed, every significant moment is tattooed on your skin for ever. When Leora's father dies, she is determined to see her father remembered forever. She knows he deserves to have all his tattoos removed and made into a Skin Book to stand as a record of his good life. But when she discovers that his ink has been edited and his book is incomplete, she wonders whether she ever knew him at all.
  • AMAMA 13 years +
    Jennifer Niven
    13 years +
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    The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park. All the Bright Places is a compelling and beautiful story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die. Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him. Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister's recent death. When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it's unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the 'natural wonders' of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It's only with Violet that Finch can be himself - a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who's not such a freak after all. And it's only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet's world grows, Finch's begins to shrink. How far will Violet go to save the boy she has come to love? An intense, gripping YA novel, perfect for fans of John Green, Jay Asher, Rainbow Rowell, Gayle Forman and Jenny Downham. About the author: Jennifer Niven is the author of two narrative non-fiction books, The Ice Master and Ada Blackjack; a high school memoir, The Aqua Net Diaries; and four historical novels for adults: Velva Jean Learns to Drive (based on her Emmy Award-winning film of the same name), Velva Jean Learns to Fly, Becoming Clementine, and the forthcoming American Blonde. Jennifer lives in Los Angeles. All the Bright Places is her first book for young adults.
  • UTSW 12 years +
    12 years +
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    We don't have a bad feeling about this... We're sure this book will be top of every film fan's reading list as they enjoy Star Wars: The Force Awakens time and time again.

    Covering the creatures, critters and characters who have starred in the original six films (and the spin-offs the Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels), you'll be feeling the Force as you learn all about Tattooine, the Death Star, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Darth Maul and the other inhabitants and settings of a galaxy far, far away.

    Presented in chronological order so you're able to relive all your favourite moments and the key battles from the saga in detail, this is a real visual feast for Star Wars fans of all ages.
  • AMYKM 12 years +
    Becky Albertalli
    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.
  • AYDLA 14 years +
    Angie Thomas
    14 years +
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    A powerful and brave YA novel about what prejudice looks like in the 21st century. Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl's struggle for justice. Movie rights have been sold to Fox, with Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games) to star.
  • BGNIR 13 years +
    Emily Bain Murphy
    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.
  • AQALG 12 years +
    Louis Sachar
    12 years +
    • £15.00
    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.