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WSTY 5 years +5 years +
For decades, Walker Books have created beautiful books that have become staples on the bookshelves of children.
- RRP £141.70
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- Just 57.00p per book
This impressive collection of 30 books - all with black-and-white illustrations - will introduce children aged 5 and over to a range of varied, familiar and easy-to-follow stories and even encompasses a range of real-life topics that will be sure to educate young children.
From family to friends; home to hobbies; special occasions to amazing animals; and pets to playtime; as well as characters from a range of backgrounds and nationalities and themes including gentle morals for growing up, this brilliantly priced collection features plenty of tales that your primary school-aged child will love reading and returning to time and time again.
Dimensions: Each book 185 x 135mm
MFSC 3 years +3 years +
Perfect for sharing at bedtime and also a great way for children to get to grips with reading independently as they embark on their own reading journeys, this massive 50-book collection from Usborne will quickly become a bookshelf favourite.
- RRP £199.50
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- Just 60.00p per book
With gorgeous illustrations and easy-to-follow plots, the stories cover wishes, magic and animals and are sure to be returned to again and again.
Of the books featured in this collection, 22 are from the Usborne Very First Reading range, which is designed specifically for shared reading, while 12 are from Level One and 16 from Level Two, which are designed for the child to take over a greater share of the story.
FAPB 3 years +3 years +
It's all in this beautiful collection of bedtime picture books - a farmyard full of noise; a cockerel who's forgotten how to crow; and a mariachi band formed by pigs.
- RRP £61.90
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- Just 90.00p per book
Hamilton the Pig loves all sorts of hats and his mum is worried they're making him vain, but he'll soon learn some lessons from them; a ginger cat is heading to bed and wants to say goodbye to her animal friends before her well-deserved sleep; and an owl decides to stay awake all day to discover a world bursting with colour...
Animal stories are endlessly appealing to children and this collection gives you ten to choose from - meaning bedtime stories will never get boring! From huge-name authors including Emily Gravett, Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler, the books are funny, charming and sure to make any child aged 3+ smile.
Anyone with an interest in military history will be captivated by the ten books featured in this collection. A mixture of moving real-life stories and thought-provoking and emotional fiction, the books offer the reader a glimpse into what life must have been like during both World War I and World War II.
- RRP £95.90
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- Just 60.00p per book
As we approach the centenary of the beginning of the First World War, Six Weeks reveals the British Junior Officers who went straight from the classrooom to the most dangerous job in the world, while Paths of Glory tells the story of WWI from the French point of view.
Other books in the collection focus on the brave aviators and test pilots, while the highly acclaimed classic Das Boot is also included.
XGBSY 3 years +3 years +
Each of the humorous and touching stories in this Great Big Storybook Collection are perfect for gently teaching your young reader some strong messages they'll encounter as they grow up.
- RRP £59.90
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- Just £1.00 per book
Featuring tales about friendship, wearing glasses, getting a new pet, learning how to swim, being brave, understanding how to share, and many more, this is a must-have for any child's bookshelf.
The colourful illustrations and easy-to-follow narrative make each one perfect for sharing, and the unique and light morals are ideal for discussing with the supporting notes for parents and teachers, which really help children engage with their reading.
Slipcase not included.
From the Battle of Hastings in 1066 to the Battle of Goose Green during the Falklands War in 1982, this ten-book collection will help anyone fascinated by our past learn all about military history and the various wars and battles that have occurred - and how they have shaped the world we live in today.
- RRP £99.90
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- Just £1.00 per book
Complete with photographs of the battlefields, illustrations of the key events and easy-to-read maps, each book is packed with fact boxes that will explain how each event contributed to worldwide change.
From the king that died during conflict in Hastings to the Wars of the Roses, and the bloodiest battles of the First World War - the Somme, Passchendale, El Alamein - to Iwo Jiima, you will be fascinated, appalled and intrigued by these blow-by-blow accounts.
With six original and exciting adventures starring Peter Capaldi's Twelfth Doctor and his ever-loyal assistant Clara (played in the show by Jenna-Louise Coleman), this collection will make the perfect gift for any fan of the BBC's long-running sci-fi show.
- RRP £41.94
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- Just 67.00p per book
The Doctor comes face to face with a murderer known only as the Governor; he has to unravel a mystery dating back to the Second World War when a giant mosquito attacks a boy on his way to school; and looks into why the Phaeron race from outer space disappeared over a million years ago.
Full of the quirks and intelligence of the hit TV show, this is a set of paperback books to keep any Whovian happily entertained as they wait patiently for the next rip-roaring series.
Tales from a kitchen maid in 1920s London and a Romany family in the 1940s will take you back to a bygone era.
- RRP £27.96
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- Just £1.25 per book
Written by Margaret Powell, the two kitchen maid books follow 15-year-old Margaret as she moves to the houses of London and starts her career at the bottom rung.
Eva Petulengro's two memoirs recall her eventful childhood and manage to recapture the spirit of life on the road in a world that no longer exists.
ADWDM 5 years +5 years +
Haunted wooden legs, captains good and evil, parrots a-plenty - they're all here in this wide-ranging collection of illustrated pirate stories, brought to you by authors such as Cornelia Funke, Colin McNaughton and John Grant. Read them while you're scrubbing the decks, walking the plank or navigating the open seas. Ooh-arr. 'I was hooked from page one' - - "Pirate Times". 'Totally scurv-acious!' - "Jolly Roger Weekly".
- RRP £5.99
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RASC 5 years +5 years +
Help your child build their reading confidence with this 20-book collection! All the books are part of the Oxford Reading Tree and cover topics that will appeal to boys and girls, from cats and dogs to dinosaurs, magic and football. First chapter books for those aged 7 and above, the books are set out in manageable chunks and the gentle humour found throughout is sure to appeal and help inspire a lifelong love of reading.
- RRP £124.40
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- Just 75.00p per book
Ten incredible trips into the unknown await you...Blast off with: * 'Percy Jackson and the Singer of Apollo' an all-new and exclusive tale from Rick Riordan * 'A Day in the Life' by award-winning author/illustrator Shaun Tan * 'Rise of the RoboShoes' by Tom Angleberger of Origami Yoda fame And many more weird and wonderful stories by legendary writer Ray Bradbury, Newbery medalist Rebecca Stead, Shannon Hale, D. J. MacHale, Eric Nylund, Kenneth Oppel and Neal Shusterman. Compiled by US National Ambassador for Children's Literature (and Secret Ambassador for the Intergalactic Alliance) Jon Scieszka, Other Worlds will boldly take you where no reader has gone before.
- RRP £7.99
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XLRHH 5 years +5 years +
Children who are ready to move on from picture books to reading books will find plenty to enjoy in this 30-book collection of early readers.
- RRP £149.70
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- Just 67.00p per book
Specifically designed to support those aged 5 and over as they take the next step on their reading journey, the funny stories are accessibly written by talented children's authors including Steve Cole, Vivian French and Francesca Simon and are all complemented by lively designs.
The collection also offers a phenomenal saving from what you would pay on the high street!
Slipcase not included.
Now more than ever, Hollywood studios are snapping up the movie rights to our favourite novels - sometimes before the books are even written. Our three-book Blockbuster Fiction Collection is a compelling set of novels that have been brought to life on the big screen.
- RRP £23.97
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- Just £1.33 per book
Philomena, now an Oscar- and BAFTA-nominated motion picture starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, tells the true story of Philomena Lee and the son she had to give away. Both having to deal with the forces of hypocrisy and secrets, it's a deeply moving tale.
An international bestseller in its own right, The Lovely Bones was adapted for the big screen by Lord of the Rings and King Kong director Peter Jackson. With the film starring Mark Wahlberg and Rachel Weisz as the parents of Susie Salmon, a young girl who is watching them from heaven following her murder, The Lovely Bones is an astonishingly poignant novel about life and death, forgiveness, vengeance and memory.
Starring Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Chris Tucker, and featuring an Oscar-winning performance from The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence, David O. Russell's (director of The Fighter, Three Kings and American Hustle) adaptation of The Silver Linings Playbook< has garnered many a positive review from critics. A delightful debut novel from the author of The Good Luck of Right Now, Matthew Quick, the book tells the story of Pat, a man with bipolar disorder who is trying to get his life back on track after a stint in a psychiatric hospital.
All original, telling and transfixing, this collection of novels is a must-have for fans of the films and those looking to be mesmerised by fantastic writing!
This new anthology of poems, favourites from the nation's longest-running and best-loved request programme for verse, moves with the seasons, following the turning year from John Clare's 'pale splendour of the winter sun' to John Keats's 'Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness', by way of Larkin's 'young-leafed June' and Gerard Manley Hopkins' 'glassy peartree leaves and blooms' when 'Nothing is so beautiful as Spring'. As the year changes, so we change with it. Since time out of mind our daily lives have been shaped and directed by the seasons, and it is here that we find poems about harvest and hardship, growth and new life, the warmth of the life-giving sun, Christmas and the closing of the year. Poetry Please: Seasonal Poems is a vital and generous gathering to treasure.
- RRP £10.99
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With their distinctive, eye-catching jackets and compelling mysteries, this collection from Gaslight Crime - publishers of period crime - will delight fans of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie.
- RRP £29.97
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- Just £1.66 per book
The Triumphs of Eugene Valmont is a collection of short stories about a French detective resident in London who has to deal with everything from a gang of anarchists to the supernatural...
The Big Bow Mystery finds East End landlady Mrs Drabdump unable to wake her lodger Arthur Constant. When she summons the assistance of her retired Scotland Yard detective neighbour George Godman, they open the door to find Constant lying there with a deep cut to his throat - but no one should have been able to get in or out.
The Lodger is a psychological suspense novel that finds an elderly London couple taking in a lodger known only as Mr. Sleuth. He appears to be the perfect gentleman, but as they notice a few oddities, they begin to consider if he could be a Jack-the-Ripper-like serial killer known in the press as 'The Avenger'.
The Faber poetry list, originally founded in the 1920s, was shaped by the taste of T. S. Eliot who was its guiding light for nearly forty years. Since the sixties, each passing decade has seen the list grow with the addition of poets who were arguably the finest of their generation. In recent years the creation of the Poet to Poet series has further broadened the scope of Faber poetry by including the work of great poets from the past selected and introduced by the contemporary poets they have inspired.Samuel Beckett * Emily Berry * William Blake * Emily Bronte * Rupert Brooke * Lord Byron * John Clare * Julia Copus * Walter de la Mare * Carol Ann Duffy *Douglas Dunn * T.S. Eliot * Seamus Heaney * Thomas Hood * Gerard Manley Hopkins *A.E. Housman *Ted Hughes * Ben Jonson * John Keats * Philip Larkin * Lachlan Mackinnon * Louis MacNeice * Dorothy Molloy * Bernard O'Donoghue * Sylvia Plath * Maurice Riordan *Sam Riviere * William Shakespeare * Percy Bysshe Shelley * Stevie Smith * Stephen Spender * Wislawa Szymborska * Alfred, Lord Tennyson * Edward Thomas * Jack Underwood * Hugo Williams * William Wordsworth * W.B. Yeats
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A collection of spooky spine chillers perfect for reading around the fire as the nights draw in. Includes "The Signal-man' by Charles Dickens; "Oh Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad'" by MR James; 'The Body Snatcher' by Robert Louis Stevenson; 'The Masque of the Red Death' by Edgar Allen Poe; 'The Canterville Ghost' by Oscar Wilde; "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving.
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AVHAF 6 years +6 years +
As the stars twinkle on a snowy night, a brave barn owl teaches a little hare not to be afraid of the dark, an adventurous kitten discovers a magical new home and a lonely foal finds a friend to share Christmas with. A heart-warming collection of animal stories, perfect for bedtime reading. Cuddle up and share this delightful anthology with your little ones.
- RRP £5.99
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If these 'hints' save the blush but upon one cheek, or smooth the path into 'society' of only one honest family, the object of the author will be attained Hints on Etiquette is part of 'Found on the Shelves', published with The London Library. The books in this series have been chosen to give a fascinating insight into the treasures that can be found while browsing in The London Library. Now celebrating its 175th anniversary, with over 17 miles of shelving and more than a million books, The London Library has become an unrivalled archive of the modes, manners and thoughts of each generation which has helped to form it.
This new anthology of poems, favourites from the nation's longest-running and best-loved request programme for verse, moves with the seasons, following the turning year from John Clare's 'pale splendour of the winter sun' to John Keats' 'Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness', by way of Larkin's 'young-leafed June' and Gerard Manley Hopkins' 'glassy peartree leaves and blooms' when 'Nothing is so beautiful as Spring'. As the year changes, so we change with it. Since time out of mind our daily lives have been shaped and directed by the seasons, and it is here that we find poems about harvest and hardship, growth and new life, the warmth of the life-giving sun, Christmas and the closing of the year. Poetry Please: Seasonal Poems is a vital and generous gathering to treasure.
- RRP £8.99
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The Acoustic Rifftionary is the essential companion book to The Rifftionary. Packed with over 100 of the most famour acoustic riffs, from Bob Dylan's All Along The Watchtower to Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here. Each riff is notated in guitar TAB format, so there's no need to read music. Tuning and capo information is also included where appropriate. The Acoustic Rifftionary is also packed with classic guitar trivia. For each riff, you get a guide to the original guitarist's set-up, technical tips, fascinating facts and guitar trivia as well as key lyrics.
- RRP £9.99
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The Forward Book of Poetry 2018 showcases the best poetry published in the UK and Ireland over the previous year. It features all the shortlisted entries and highly commended poems from the coveted Forward Prizes for Poetry - now in their 26th year - and a foreword by the jury chair, Andrew Marr. He and his fellow judges - the poets Mona Arshi and Ian Duhig, the poet-critic Sandeep Parmar and the artist Chris Riddell - considered 186 new poetry collections and 212 single poems before arriving at their selection.This book, which places fresh voices alongside familiar names is for everyone curious to learn more about the richness and variety of poetry today.
- RRP £9.99
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