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Looking-Glass Girl by Cathy Cassidy - £6.99
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; she's ... more
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Chocolate Box Girls: Fortune Cookie by Cathy Cassidy - £6.99
After the amazing twist at the end of Sweet Honey, the sixth and final book in Cathy Cassidy's Chocolate Box Girls series follows Jake, the Tanberry sisters' newly discovered half-brother . . .  Jake Cooke has just had the surprise of his lif ... more
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (Book 9) by Jeff Kinney - £6.99
A family road trip is supposed to be a lot of fun . . . unless, of course, you're the Heffleys.   The journey starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns. Gas station bathrooms, crazed seagulls, a fender bender, and a ru ... more
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The Many Worlds of Albie Bright by Christopher Edge - £6.99
When Albie’s mum dies, it’s natural he should wonder where she’s gone. His parents are both scientists and they usually have all the answers. Dad mutters something about Albie’s mum being alive and with them in a parallel universe. So Albie finds a b ... more
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The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge - £7.99
Winner of the Costa Book Award, 2015   The Lie Tree is a wonderfully evocative and atmospheric novel by Frances Hardinge, award-winning author of Cuckoo Song and Fly By Night.  Faith's father has been found dead under mysterious circu ... more
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Serpents and Werewolves: Tales of Animal Shapeshifters from Around the World by Lari Don, illustrated by Francesca Greenwood - £12.99
A brilliant collection of folk tales: from the girl whose stepmother turned her into a dragon, to the werewolf's bride, and the god who became a fish but was caught in his own net...   Stories from the Americas, Asia, Scandinavia and Europe make th ... more
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Bronze and Sunflower by Cao Wenxuan - £6.99
A classic, heartwarming tale set to the backdrop of the Chinese cultural revolution, with the timeless feels of Eva Ibbotson's Journey to the River Sea.  A beautifully written, timeless tale by bestselling Chinese author Cao Wenxuan. When Sunfl ... more
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The Fox and the Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith - £14.99
From an award-winning designer comes an original fable about need and loss.   Once there was a Fox who lived in a deep, dense forest. For as long as Fox could remember, his only friend had been Star, who lit the forest paths each night. But th ... more
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The Boy Who Lost Fairyland by Catherynne M. Valente - £7.99
The fourth instalment in the bestselling Fairyland series, hailed as 'one of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century' (Time magazine).  When a young troll named Hawthorn is stolen from Fair ... more
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The River and the Book by Alison Croggon - £6.99
Combining magical realism and fable, this lyrical tale is the story of a landscape and community destroyed by Western greed.  From the internationally bestselling author of the high fantasy series The Books of Pellinor comes a powerful story about ... more
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An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Mythical Creatures by Theresa Breslin, illustrated by Kate Leiper - £14.99
Mysterious selkies, bad-tempered giants, devious fairies and even Loch Ness's most famous resident -- these are the mythical beasts of Scottish folklore.   In the highly anticipated companion volume to the much-loved An Illustrated Treasury of Sco ... more
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The Usborne Little Children's Space Activity Book by Rebecca Gilpin - £6.99
An out-of-this-world activity book packed with puzzles, things to spot, colouring, drawing and doodle activities. Little children can add sticker planets to the Solar System, draw a rocket blasting into space, colour an alien birthday party and lots ... more
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Old School: Diary of a Wimpy Kid 10 by Jeff Kinney - £12.99
Get ready, book 10 in the phenomenally bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is coming!   Life was better in the old days. Or was it?   That's the question Greg Heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-fr ... more
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The Bumper Dinosaur Activity Book: Stickers, Games and Dino-Doodling Fun! by The Natural History Museum - £10.00
Create your own colourful dinosaurs and find out lots of amazing facts about these fantastic creatures with the Natural History Museum's new book for young dinosaur enthusiasts. The Bumper Book of Dinosaurs is bursting with over 80 engaging activitie ... more
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The Snow Merchant by Sam Gayton, illustrated by Chris Riddell - £6.99
This new edition has artwork from award-winning illustrator Chris Riddell.   Lettie Peppercorn lives in a house on stilts near the wind-swept coast of Albion. Nothing incredible has ever happened to her, until one winter's night, when the nigh ... more
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Doctor Who: Time Lord Fairy Tales by Justin Richards, illustrated by David Wardle - £12.99
We are all stories, in the end . . .   A stunning illustrated collection of fifteen dark and ancient fairy tales from the world of Doctor Who.   These captivating stories include mysterious myths and legends about heroes and monsters of ... more
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A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig, illustrated by Chris Mould - £12.99
You are about to read the true story of Father Christmas.  It is a story that proves that nothing is impossible.  A Boy Called Christmas is a tale of adventure, snow, kidnapping, elves, more snow, and a boy called Nikolas, who isn't a ... more
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Demon Dentist by David Walliams - £6.99
The latest jaw-achingly funny, number-one bestselling novel from David Walliams - now out in paperback. Make your appointment if you dare...  Darkness had come to the town. Strange things were happening in the dead of night. Children would put ... more
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Grandpa's Great Escape by David Walliams, illustrated by Tony Ross - £12.99
The hotly-anticipated next novel from NUMBER ONE bestselling author, David Walliams  Jack’s Grandpa...  *wears his slippers to the supermarket *serves up Spam à la Custard for dinner *and often doesn’t remember Jack’s name  ... more
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The Imaginary by A.F. Harrold, illustrated by Emily Gravett - £7.99
Rudger is Amanda's best friend. He doesn't exist, but nobody's perfect. Only Amanda can see her imaginary friend - until the sinister Mr Bunting arrives at Amanda's door. Mr Bunting hunts imaginaries. Rumour says that he eats them. And he's sniffed o ... more
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Maddie Doyle and the Mystery of Heather Bank Farm by Christine McLaughin - £6.99
Should humans be kind to animals? Maddie Doyle certainly thinks so.   A magical treetop encounter leads Maddie on a curious journey of discovery, involving a mathematically-minded dog, an ill-tempered bunny and a maverick chimpanzee from the s ... more
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Island by Nicky Singer, illustrated by Chris Riddell - £6.99
No one’s an island, Cameron. You, your parents, London, Qikiqtaruk, the whales, the guillemots, the living, the dead. We’re all connected. If one moves we all move.   Urban teenager Cameron arrives on an uninhabited arctic island. He is prepar ... more
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The Wild Swans by Jackie Morris - £10.99
This very beautiful and lyrical extended version of the fairy tale 'The Wild Swans' by Hans Christian Andersen is the much anticipated companion to East of the Sun, West of the Moon.  With strong characterisation of the heroine and also with mor ... more
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Five Children on the Western Front (Inspired by E. Nesbit's Five Children and It Stories) by Kate Saunders - £6.99
An incredible, heart-wrenching sequel to E. Nesbit's Five Children and It, set on the eve of the First World War.  The five children have grown up - war will change their lives for ever.   Cyril is off to fight, Anthea is at art college, ... more
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The Boy Who Sailed the Ocean in an Armchair by Lara Williamson - £6.99
Becket Rumsey is all at sea.   His dad has run away with him and his brother Billy in the middle of the night. And they've left everything behind, including their almost-mum Pearl. Becket has no idea what's going on - it's a mystery.   ... more
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Lift-the-Flap Computers and Coding by Rosie Dickins and Shaw Nielsen - £9.99
A colourful and friendly introduction that explains what goes on inside computers, how coding works and how computers talk to each other across the internet.  Flaps to lift on every page show how computers “think”, while activities such as coun ... more
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Draw it! Colour it! Creatures: With Over 40 Top Artists by Various artists - £10.00
Your chance to draw and colour with the best illustrators in the world! Draw and colour creatures with over forty top artists and illustrators from across the world in this exciting artistic collaboration.   Join award-winning Axel Scheffler ... more
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Diary of a Time Traveller by Nicholas Stevenson and David Long - £14.99
Meet some of the most interesting people in history in this time-traveling book that visits more than 25 exciting times and places.  When young Augustus falls asleep in history class, Professor Tempo decides to teach him a lesson and show him ... more
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Chris Riddell's Doodle-A-Day by Chris Riddell - £9.99
Doodle every day with Chris Riddell!  There's a doodle to be done every day of the year in this brilliant book from Children's Laureate Chris Riddell - packed full of inspiration for everyone from colouring-mad kids to paint-curious parents.&nb ... more
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Nature Walk Scrapbook by Eric Carle - £7.99
The World of Eric Carle embodies the joys of playful learning and an appreciation of art and nature that generations have experienced through Eric Carle's timeless stories and unique artwork.   The Nature Walk Scrapbook, featuring The Very Hu ... more
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The Last of the Spirits by Chris Priestley - £6.99
Sam and Lizzie are freezing and hungry on the streets of Victorian London. When Sam asks a wealthy man for some coins, he is rudely turned away. Months of struggle suddenly find their focus, and Sam resolves to kill the man. Huddling in a graveyard f ... more
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The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Russell Brand, illustrated by Chris Riddell - £9.99
'Once upon a time, a mysterious time that exists through a window in your mind, a time that seemed, to those present, exactly like now does to us, except their teeth weren't so clean and more things were wooden, there was a town called Hamelin...'   ... more
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How to Draw the World of Jacqueline Wilson by Nick Sharratt - £9.99
Learn how to draw Tracy Beaker, Hetty Feather, and all your other favourite Jacqueline Wilson characters - plus the world around them!  Packed with step-by-step guides and handy tips from award-winning illustrator Nick Sharratt, this is the perf ... more
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The Boy at the Top of the Mountain by John Boyne - £12.99
When Pierrot becomes an orphan, he must leave his home in Paris for a new life with his Aunt Beatrix, a servant in a wealthy household at the top of the German mountains. But this is no ordinary time, for it is 1935 and the Second World War is fast a ... more
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National Theatre: All About Theatre by National Theatre - £14.99
Described by Benedict Cumberbatch as "a brilliant introduction to theatre", this fascinating book by the National Theatre shows how plays like War Horse and many others are made.  The book is packed with interviews with famous directors and actors, l ... more
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101 Things for Kids to Do on a Rainy Day by Dawn Isaac - £14.99
From the author of 101 Things for Kids to do Outside, which has fast become a go-to book for children and parents alike, comes this excellent new volume full of creative (and occasionally crazy) ideas for things to do when the weather is bad and you’ ... more
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Northern Lights: The Graphic Novel - Volume One by Philip Pullman, illustrated by Clément Oubrerie - £12.99
‘Without this child, we shall all die.’   Lyra Belacqua lives half-wild and carefree among the scholars of Jordan College, with her daemon familiar always by her side. But the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart ... more
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Listen to the Moon by Michael Morpurgo - £6.99
May, 1915.   Alfie and his fisherman father find a girl on an uninhabited island in the Scillies – injured, thirsty, lost… and with absolutely no memory of who she is, or how she came to be there. She can say only one word: Lucy.   Wher ... more
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The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, translated by Gregory Norminton - £6.99
Having crash-landed in the Sahara desert, a pilot comes across a young boy who introduces himself as the “Little Prince” and tells him the story of how he grew up on a tiny asteroid before travelling across the galaxies and coming to Earth. His encou ... more
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Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright by Chris Riddell - £10.99
More from Ada and her friends at Ghastly-Gorm Hall in the third book in the Goth Girl series, sequel to Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse and Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death   People are flocking to Ghastly-Gorm Hall from far and wide to ... more
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George by Alex Gino - £8.99
"Full of wonder, hope and the importance of getting to be who you are meant to be."(David Levithan, author of 'Every Day' and editor of 'George') John Green loves it. David Levithan loves it. But hey – life’s not about what other folks think. It’s ... more
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Doctor Who: Time Lord Quiz Quest by Jonathan Green - £5.99
Get ready for the ultimate Doctor Who challenge! Packed with tricky puzzles and quiz questions, the Time Lord Quiz Quest sorts the pudding-brained humans from the actually quite handy ones.  Can you solve a pressing problem like a true Time ... more
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Corpse Talk: Season 2 by Adam Murphy - £7.99
Sequel to the Blue Peter Award-shortlisted Corpse Talk: Season 1!   Reading this book is like having history injected into YOUR BRAIN!   Join your host, Adam Murphy, for the chat show that digs up the dirt on history's dead famous celeb ... more
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Aloud in My Head by JonArno Lawson (Editor) - £6.99
New edition of a ground-breaking poetry anthology (Inside Out) in which 21 poets each discuss one of their poems and how they came to write it.  A new edition of a ground-breaking poetry anthology (previously Inside Out) in which 21 poets eac ... more
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The Wild Beyond by Piers Torday - £6.99
From the winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize.   This is the story of a boy named Kester. He has rescued the last wild animals in the world, and saved his capital city from destruction. But now he must face his greatest challenge ... more
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Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories by R J Palacio - £7.99
WONDER tells the story of Auggie Pullman: an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face, whose first year at school changed the lives and the perspectives of everyone around him.   AUGGIE & ME is a new side to the WONDER story: three new chapters ... more
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You're Not Proper by Tariq Mehmood - £6.99
Karen thinks she's not proper white. Her dad is Pakistani and her mother is white Christian, and somehow she feels as if she doesn't quite fit in... anywhere. So she's made a choice: she's switching sides.   Karen's going to convert to Islam ... more
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First Animal Encyclopedia by Dorling Kindersley - £8.99
Bursting with animal facts for kids, First Animal Encyclopedia reveals everything kids want to know about the animal kingdom. From tiny critters that live on the jungle floor to giant creatures that dwell in the depths of the ocean, First Animal Ency ... more
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Quiz Whiz 6: 1,000 Mind Bending, Totally Awesome Trivia Quesions by National Geographic Kids - £6.99
Discover 1,000 more fun, fascinating, and funny quiz questions in the latest book in this popular series, with all-new content and photos. Packed with fantastic photos and a dynamic design, kids will have a blast quizzing themselves, friends, and the ... more
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Danger is Still Everywhere: Beware of the Dog by David O'Doherty, illustrated by Chris Judge - £7.99
Will Docter Noel Zone's second book tell you how to combat a CROCUUM*? YES   And reveal the secrets of the world's greatest (and only) Dangerologist? THAT TOO   Has he written it yet? NO   Is it because he's hiding in a wardrobe? MAYBE   Doct ... more
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The Monkey's Secret by Gennifer Choldenko - £6.99
A segregated town, a hidden boy, a courageous girl - and a mystery in desperate need of solving.  San Francisco, 1900. Thirteen-year-old Lizzy Kennedy is not like the other girls in her town. She'd much rather be helping her doctor father wit ... more
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