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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.
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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.
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.
FFPB 3 years +3 years +
Join a host of friendly farm animals in this set of ten wonderful children's picture books.
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With books from amazing authors including Martin Waddell, Helen Oxenbury, Petr Horacek and Niamh Sharkey, children will love getting to know the likes of Silly Suzy Goose, Farmer Duck and Silly Jack as they laugh their way through the delightful stories.
Presented in a handy ziplock bag, the books can easily be transported anywhere, too.
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.
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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.
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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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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!
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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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.
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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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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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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.
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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.
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All the novels in this ten-book contemporary fiction collection have been hand-picked by Book People's in-house experts to make sure they are just right for keeping you entertained and inspired over the coming months.
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From the startlingly original The Silver Linings Playbook, the novel that inspired the Oscar-winning film starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence; through to Charlotte Mendelson's brilliant portrayal of a perfectly dysfunctional family in When We Were Bad; and Sarah Rayner's heartbreaking tale of friendship in One Moment, One Morning; the assorted books featured here are sure to resonate with you long after you've finished them.
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.
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From Paris to Prague, from the past to the present, authors and artists say farewell in this unique collection.In these pages you'll find personal letters, reminiscences, poetry, art and brand new fiction from some of the most talented and important voices at work today, including Jessie Burton, Alain de Botton, Matt Haig, Richard Herring, Owen Jones, Mark Kermode, Robert Macfarlane, Kate Mosse, Chris Riddell, Lionel Shriver and many more. A fascinating, funny and moving must-read for anyone who wants to understand the times we live in, our relationship with the continent, and ourselves.INCLUDES PIECES BY: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Tom Bradby, Jessie Burton, Ben Collins (aka The Stig), Colonel Tim Collins, Robert Crampton, Adam Dant, Alain de Botton, Kate Eberlen, Matt Frei, Nicci French, Simon Garfield, Former Prime Minister Jim Hacker (Jonathan Lynn), Matt Haig, Richard Herring, Jennifer Higgie, Afua Hirsch, Owen Jones, Oliver Kamm, Alex Kapranos, Mark Kermode, Hari Kunzru, Olivia Laing, Marie Le Conte, Amy Liptrot, Robert Macfarlane, Henry Marsh, Val McDermid, Ian McEwan, Hollie McNish, Kate Mosse, Jenni Murray, Sarah Perry, Ian Rankin, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Cathy Rentzenbrink, Chris Riddell, Andrew Roberts, Will Self, David Shrigley, Lionel Shriver, Sunny Singh, Ece Temelkuran, Rob Temple, Bee Wilson, Sara Winman
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LRIY 4 years +4 years +
This amazing 50-book collection isn't just incredible value, it is sure to offer your child an array of stories perfectly suited to their developing reading level and, in turn, help them grow into avid young bookworms too!
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With familiar fairy tale storylines like the Ugly Ducking and Cinderella, as well as popular characters including Peppa Pig, Moshi Monsters and Peter Rabbit featured throughout, the engaging text and full-colour illustrations in the books will support children as they become fluent, independent and confident readers.
With fun puzzles and questions to gently test children, this comprehensive collection covers the Ladybird Read It Yourself Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 and can be enjoyed by children aged from 4 right the way up to 7 years old.
Based on Cartoon Network's hit TV show and collected in a standard graphic novel for the first time, Teen Titans Go!: Ready for Action is an epic and entertaining thrill ride! Teen Titans to the rescue! In another epic adventure to save their city, Robin, Cyborg, Starfire, Raven and Beast Boy get their powers scrambled and no one is happy; plus a special holiday issue featuring Billy Numerous! The laughter and fun returns in this volume containing TEEN TITANS GO! #19-25.
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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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