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In Darkling Wood by Emma Carroll - £6.99
'You're telling me there are fairies in this wood?'   When Alice's brother gets a longed-for chance for a heart transplant, Alice is suddenly bundled off to her estranged grandmother's house. There's nothing good about staying with Nell, exc ... more
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Half a Man by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Gemma O’Callaghan - £5.99
Revered author Michael Morpurgo looks back on the post-war Britain of his childhood in this unflinching and deeply poignant tale of the physical and mental scars of war.  Revered storyteller Michael Morpurgo remembers the post-war Britain of hi ... more
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Frida Kahlo: The Artist in the Blue House by Magdalena Holzhey - £6.99
Parrots, trees, deer, family members, friends, flowers, the sun and the moon-Frida Kahlo's use of symbolism and colour wonderfully lends itself to teaching children about the artistic process. Through illustrations of her work and photographs of Kahl ... more
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Bird by Crystal Chan - £7.99
'Grandpa stopped speaking the day he killed my brother, John. His name was John until Grandpa said he looked more like a Bird with the way he kept jumping off things, and the name stuck. Bird's thick, black hair poked out in every direction, just lik ... more
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Trash Origami: 25 Paper Folding Projects Reusing Everyday Materials by Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander - £14.99
Don't dump your wastepaper into the garbage it's time to fold!   World renowned origami artists and award-winning authors Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander show you the way with Trash Origami. This origami book presents unique and f ... more
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Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Stories by Terry Pratchett - £6.99
Dragons have invaded Crumbling Castle, and all of King Arthur’s knights are either on holiday or visiting their grannies. It’s a disaster!   Luckily, there’s a spare suit of armour and a very small boy called Ralph who’s willing to fill it. To ... more
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The Firebird Mystery: A Jack Mason Adventure by Darrell Pitt - £6.99
Commended, The Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year for Younger Readers, 2015  Jack Mason has grown up as an acrobat in a circus. Now, after the tragic death of his parents, he must live inside the gloomy walls of Sunnyside Orp ... more
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The Beach Book by Jo Schofield and Fiona Danks - £9.99
You don't need to live right on the water's edge to have fun at the beach! The Beach Book is all about finding wild places at the seaside, as well as by lakes and rivers and making the most of opportunities to explore and enjoy all these places have ... more
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Looking at the Stars by Jo Cotterill - £7.99
What if the only thing you had left were the stories in your head?   Amina’s homeland has been ravaged by war, and her family is devastated . . .   The women of the family – Amina, her two sisters and their mother – have no choice but ... more
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Nature Ranger by Richard Walker - £6.99
Explore the natural world with more than 30, fun, hands-on activities   Look around and delve into nature and discover the wildlife that surrounds you, from studying flowers and secret senses to the animals that only come out after dark. Learn ... more
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Not As We Know It by Tom Avery - £6.99
Jamie and Ned are twins. They do everything together: riding their bikes, beachcombing outside their house, watching their favourite episodes of Star Trek.   But Ned is sick, and one day, he may leave Jamie behind.   When they discover ... more
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Uncle Gobb and the Dread Shed by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Neal Layton - £9.99
Malcolm is in all ways an ordinary ten-year-old.  This is a perfectly ordinary story featuring one perfectly ordinary ten year old, his very bossy uncle, some baked beans, a school which tries to make interesting things BORING, the famed Italian ... more
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The Silly Book of Weird and Wacky Words by Andy Seed - £5.99
Do you know what 'park your jam on the frog' means? Fancy some ognib? What rhymes with 'circus'? many more amazing things you never knew about words.   Have hours of fun wixing up your murds with this hilarious book, packed full of rhy ... more
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Opal Plumstead by Jacqueline Wilson, illustrated by Nick Sharratt - £6.99
Opal Plumstead might be plain, but she has always been fiercely intelligent. Yet her scholarship and dreams of university are snatched away when her father is sent to prison, and fourteen-year-old Opal must start work at the Fairy Glen sweet factory ... more
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George and the Unbreakable Code by Stephen Hawking and Lucy Hawking - £6.99
George and his best friend Annie haven't had any space adventures for a while and they're missing the excitement. But not for long . . .   Seriously strange things start happening. Banks are handing out free money; supermarkets can't charge fo ... more
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My Story: Suffragette by Carol Drinkwater - £6.99
“We marched from the Embankment to the Albert Hall. It was a glorious day. The sun shone warmly. Everyone was in good spirits. There were aristocrats, artists, even my mother looked happy. She who has been so opposed to my work with the WSPU. More th ... more
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My Story: Slave Girl by Patricia C McKissack - £6.99
Clotee is a slave in a Virginia plantation. To her, freedom is the greatest word in the world. In the slave quarters, people pray for freedom, or as they call it 'heaven'. But when will it come? ... more
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Whistling in the Dark by Shirley Hughes - £9.99
In the hardship of war, everything is rationed – except true friendship. From much-loved author Shirley Hughes comes a compelling wartime adventure set during the Liverpool Blitz.  Liverpool, 1940: thirteen-year-old Joan’s home is under threat ... more
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The Chocolate Box Secrets by Cathy Cassidy - £6.99
Welcome to the world of the Chocolate Box Girls!   Cherry, Summer, Skye, Coco and Honey may be very different - but they all love crafting and creating! From hosting a chocolate-themed sleepover to designing a flower headband and concocting a ... more
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Jim's Lion by Russell Hoban, illustrated by Alexis Deacon - £7.99
Russell Hoban’s moving, unflinching tale of a boy who finds bravery during illness is dramatically reimagined in graphic-novel format with new art by Alexis Deacon.  From the incomparable Russell Hoban comes a moving, unflinching tale of a boy ... more
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Wild Song by Janis Mackay - £6.99
Thirteen-year-old Niilo's unruly behaviour means his loving parents sent him to Wild School, a young offender's unit on an island in the Finnish archipelago.  Angry at first, eventually he comes to enjoy being there and builds a close relationsh ... more
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If You Find This by Matthew Baker - £6.99
Three boys, two grandpas, a tree, a map and some hidden treasure... Let the adventure begin.   Eleven-year-old Nicholas Funes knows he's weird. He plays the violin far too well to be cool, he collects square roots and prime numbers and, weirde ... more
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The Imagination Box by Martyn Ford - £6.99
There is a box. Anything you imagine will appear inside. You have one go, one chance to create anything you want. What would you pick?   That's exactly the question ten-year-old Timothy Hart gets to answer after discovering The Imagination Box ... more
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Azzi in Between by Sarah Garland - £7.99
Azzi and her parents are in danger. They have to leave their home and escape to another country on a frightening journey by car and boat. In the new country they must learn to speak a new language, find a new home and Azzi must start a new school. Wi ... more
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The Nowhere Emporium by Ross MacKenzie - £6.99
When the mysterious Nowhere Emporium arrives in Glasgow, orphan Daniel Holmes stumbles upon it quite by accident. Before long, the 'shop from nowhere' -- and its owner, Mr Silver -- draw Daniel into a breathtaking world of magic and enchantment. &n ... more
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We are All Born Free: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures by Amnesty International - £7.99
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed on 10th December 1948. It was compiled after World War Two to declare and protect the rights of all people from all countries.   This beautiful collection, published 60 years on, celebrates ... more
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Barry Loser and the Case of the Crumpled Carton by Jim Smith - £6.99
‘My mum and dad are so busy looking after my brand new baby brother, Desmond Loser the Second, that sometimes I wonder if they even know I exist.’   There’s a new Loser in town, and Barry’s not happy about it. The only thing that’s keeping him ... more
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My Dad's a Birdman by David Almond, illustrated by Polly Dunbar - £5.99
Join a father and daughter as they find their wings together and take to the skies in this funny, tender tale from the master of contemporary storytelling.  A warm and wonderfully wacky tale told with heart and hope by the Carnegie award winnin ... more
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I am a Poetato: An A-Z of Poems About People, Pets and Other Creatures by John Hegley - £8.99
This is a very funny, witty, zany collection for children, which will also appeal to the author’s adult fans. It has all the John Hegley comic hallmarks, including references to wearing glasses, Luton, and dogs (being superior to cats)!  The po ... more
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Hamish and the Worldstoppers by Danny Wallace - £6.99
What would YOU do... if the whole world just stopped? Yes the WHOLE WORLD. Birds in the air. Planes in the sky. And every single person on the planet - except you!   Because that's what keeps happening to ten-year-old Hamish Ellerby. And ... more
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Looking-Glass Girl by Cathy Cassidy - £12.99
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland, a compelling modern-day re-imagining of Alice's story by every girl's favourite author, Cathy Cassidy.  Alice is thrilled when Savannah invites her to a Wonderland-themed sleepover; s ... more
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The Diary of a Young Girl (Abridged edition) by Anne Frank - £7.99
"June, 1942: I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support."   Sensitively edited and with a connecting commentary by editor, Mirjam ... more
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The Astounding Broccoli Boy by Frank Cottrell Boyce, illustrated by Steven Lenton - £10.99
The eagerly awaited new stand-alone novel from multi-award-winning author and scriptwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce, with illustrations throughout by Steven Lenton.  Find out why it's not easy being green in the hilarious story from Frank Cottrell Boy ... more
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Families, Families, Families! by Suzanne Lang, illustrated by Max Lang - £6.99
If you love each other, then you’re a family . . .   Do you have two dads? Or one step mum? Or what about the world’s biggest grandpa?   Discover a whole host of silly animal families in this hilarious celebration of the love found in ... more
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How to Fly with Broken Wings by Jane Elson - £6.99
A heart-warming tale about a boy who just wants to make friends, and the girl who shows him how.  'If Finn Maison shouts jump you jump or you are dead.'   Twelve-year-old Willem has Aspergers Syndrome and two main aims in life: to fl ... more
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Dreams of Freedom by Amnesty International - £12.99
"I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter... I have taken a moment to rest, but I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities."(Nelson Mandela) "If you are tired, keep going. If you are scared, keep ... more
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Circus of Thieves on the Rampage by William Sutcliffe, illustrated by David Tazzyman - £6.99
Get ready for rampages, chunky tandem rides, marching dogs, escaped convicts, synchronised otters and so much more! Shank's Impossible Circus is back...  There are 7,362 things that Armitage Shank hates and at the top of the list (which include ... more
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Basher Science: Climate Change by Dan Green, illustrated by Simon Basher - £7.99
Basher shines his light on climate change, demystifying this tricky topic Do you know your carbon cycle from your carbon footprint? Can you tell your greenhouse effect from your green house? And what exactly is a tipping point? If any of these quest ... more
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50 Things to Do Before You're 11¾: My Extra-Messy Activity Notebook by The National Trust - £8.99
Here's a set of outdoor challenges that will take you for a walk on the messy side. Whether you're at a park, in the woods or on a beach, there are plenty of ideas for splatty and sploshy fun.   Try making a mud slide or building a home for worms. ... more
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Blackout: Urban Outlaws 2 by Peter Jay Black - £6.99
Power is out. Security is down. Computers hacked. The world's most destructive computer virus is out of control and the pressure is on for the Urban Outlaws to destroy it. Jack knows that it's not just the world's secrets that could end up in the wro ... more
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The Sphere of Septimus by Simon Rose - £5.95
Eric isn't happy when he has to spend the summer with his eccentric father, Septimus Trinket, in the backwater village of Middle Wogglehole, deep in the heart of rural Derbyshire. And things are not quite what they seem to be in teh isolated village ... more
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Chocolate Box Girls: Sweet Honey by Cathy Cassidy - £6.99
The next instalment in the addictive Chocolate Box Girls series and sequel to Cherry Crush, Marshmallow Skye, Summer's Dream and Coco Caramel.   Honey is going to live with her dad in Australia. Determined to make a fresh start, she couldn't ... more
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The Gruffalo Spring Nature Trail by Julia Donaldson - £4.99
Calling all nature explorers to go outside with the Gruffalo! Don't forget to take this springtime sticker activity book with you and keep your eyes peeled.  Learn all about nature with this colourful spotters' guide, packed with fun, spring-the ... more
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Hidden: True Stories of Children Who Survived World War II by Marcel Prins and Peter Henk Steenhuis - £7.99
Holocaust tales of children who hid to stay alive, collected by a top filmmaker and journalist.   It’s hard to get your head around, but Anne Frank was one of thousands. Now fourteen more Holocaust tales are finally told. How many children were hi ... more
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The Life of Anne Frank by The Anne Frank House - £7.99
'Will I ever be able to write something great, will I ever become a journalist or a writer? I hope so, oh, I hope so very much, because writing allows me to record everything, all my thoughts, ideals and fantasies.'   This is what Anne Frank ... more
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Paws and Whiskers by Jacqueline Wilson (Editor) - £6.99
This special anthology features the very best stories about cats and dogs from the world of children's literature, chosen by bestselling author and Battersea Cats and Dogs Home patron Jacqueline Wilson.   Includes a brand new story by Jacquel ... more
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The Forbidden Library by Django Wexler - £6.99
Late one night Alice Creighton hears her father having an argument with a fairy – a snarling, bald beast with warts and needle-like teeth.   The next day her father disappears, never to return. And Alice is sent to live with Master Geryon, an ... more
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Hard Luck: Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Book 8 by Jeff Kinney - £6.99
Greg Heffley's on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to ... more
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Wildwood Imperium (The Wildwood Chronicles, Book 3) by Colin Meloy, illustrated by Carson Ellis - £9.99
A young girl's midnight séance awakens a long-slumbering malevolent spirit . . .  A band of runaway orphans allies with an underground collective of saboteurs and plans a daring rescue of their friends, imprisoned in the belly of an industrial was ... more
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Under Wildwood (The Wildwood Chronicles, Book 2) by Colin Meloy, illustrated by Carson Ellis - £9.99
Ever since Prue McKeel rescued her brother from the wicked Dowager Governess and returned home from the Impassable Wilderness, life has been pretty dull. But when dark assassins, a dangerous businessman and a freezing winter all threaten the resident ... more
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Fizzlebert Stump and the Girl Who Lifted Quite Heavy Things by A.F. Harrold - £5.99
It's the great Circus of Circuses competion, and Fizzlebert Stump has no act. He's no longer the Boy Who Puts His Head In The Lion's Mouth (the lion retired) and putting his head in a crocodile's mouth instead didn't work out for some reason. Can Fiz ... more
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