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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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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.
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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With gorgeous illustrations and easy-to-follow stories, the books will allow children to gradually take over a greater share of the reading, building their confidence all the time. 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.
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.
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.
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- Just £1.16 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!
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.
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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.
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'.
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".
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Tales from a kitchen maid in 1920s London and a Romany family in the 1940s will take you back to a bygone era.
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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.
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.
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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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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.
This book presents a selection of stories for the festive season that children will want to read again and again. It contains a selection of both classic and original stories perfect for Christmas: "The Elf and the Toymaker", "The Chilly Little Penguin", "Puss in Boots", "A Christmas Carol", "Snowy and Icy", "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", "The Snow Queen", "Christmas Time" and "East of the Sun, West of the Moon". In it, each story is brilliantly illustrated by the artists of the best-selling Usborne Reading Programme.
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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.
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The Forward Book of Poetry showcases a selection of the best contemporary poetry published in the British Isles over the last year, including the winners of 2014's prestigious Forward Poetry Prizes. It is introduced by Jeremy Paxman, chairman of the 2014 Forward Prizes judges. Their final recommendations give a strong sense of the variety, vitality and wit present in poetry today, making this anthology - the 23rd in an annual series - valuable to both first-time poetry readers and those keen to find more new poetry to enjoy. If you buy only one poetry book this year, this is it.
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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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As the snow starts to fall on a winter's night, a young arctic fox heads out to find food for her little brother, a stone hare is brought to life by moonlight magic and a brave zebra saves Santa's sleigh ride, just in time for Christmas. A delightful anthology of animal stories that makes perfect bedtime reading. Snuggle up with your little ones and share these sweet stories before they go to sleep.
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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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'What will survive of us is love.' In this new anthology poets from across the ages lead us on a journey of love in its many forms. From Shakespeare to Rossetti, Keats to Auden, Byron to Browning an beyond, as well as a host of contemporary voices including Wendy Cope, Simon Armitage and Carol Ann Duffy, this new gathering of timeless love poems speaks to the heart about this most universal of themes. Whether in marriage or heartbreak, friendship or infatuation, whether in pursuit of the unattainable ideal or else settling down together for life, whether in love or out of it, you will find poems here to touch the heart. It is a vital assembly of our most treasured and enduring love poems.
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After being found with the dead body of Vesper Fairchild in his arms, Bruce Wayne is arrested for her murder. Looking to prove Bruce's innocence, Nightwing, Robin, and Batgirl quickly begin an investigation to discover the true killer. But as the mystery unfolds, evidence of Bruce's guilt mounts and even his closest allies begin to question their mentor's innocence. Tired of portraying himself as someone he is not and further embracing the freedom of his masked identity, Bruce decides to lay his millionaire playboy alter ego to rest and live life only as the Batman. This new edition includes stories that have never been reprinted before and collects Batgirl number 24, 27, Batman numbered 599-602, Batman: Gotham Knights numbered 25-28, Batman: The 10-Cent Adventure number 1, Birds of Prey numbered 39, 40-41, 43, Detective Comics numbered 766-767, Nightwing numbered 65-66, 68-69, and Robin numbered 98-99.
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Back from the opened grave are more masterpieces of the macabre from the horror comics of the 1950s. Genius horror artists of the known, such as Jack Cole, Bob Powell, Steve Ditko, and the unknown variety poured their tortured souls into these comics. The best and rarest stories have been chosen with the help of top horror comic collectors, all lovingly restored and presented in full-creepy color. You will be thrilled, chilled, and maybe even a little sickened by the over-the-top ghouls and gore in this latest addition to the Chilling Archives of Horror!
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First published in 1966, this bedtime classic has been lovingly restored. Featuring the Ugly Duckling, the Three Billy Goats Gruff, Thumbelina and other childhood favourites, each story is a treat to read aloud, the perfect length for parents and children to share at bedtime. Completes any child's first bookshelf.
- RRP £20.00
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Now you can color DC Comics and characters from the new hit show in SUPERGIRL: AN ADULT COLORING BOOK! DC Comics presents classic adventures in a whole new way: in black and white, on heavy stock suitable for coloring, featuring covers and pin-ups of the Girl of Steel! This new adult coloring book collects covers and pin-ups of Supergirl by such renowned artists as Gary Frank, George Perez and more! SUPERGIRL: AN ADULT COLORING BOOK features coloring pages with characters straight from her hit TV series!
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