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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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What Flowers Say by George Sand, illustrated by Molly Crabapple - £11.99
Roses plead to go out to dance; an old oak tree offers advice; paintings of gods and goddesses come alive. In What Flowers Say, renowned writer George Sand dares children to fantasize, to believe in an alternate world. This magical collection, origin ... more
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The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler by Gene Kemp - £6.99
Tyke Tiler and Danny Price are best friends, much to the despair of the headmaster of Cricklepit Combined School - because wherever the pair go, trouble is never far behind. Stolen money, a sheep's skeleton, fights in class ... And somehow it's alway ... more
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You Tell Me! by Roger McGough and Michael Rosen - £6.99
Here are the football results:   League Division Fun Manchester United won, Manchester City lost. Crystal Palace 2, Buckingham Palace 1 Millwall Leeds nowhere Wolves 8. A cheese roll and had a cup of tea 2 Newcastle’s Heaven Sunderland’s ... more
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Scarlet Ibis by Gill Lewis - £6.99
How far would you go to protect someone you love?   Red and Scarlet dream of one day flying across the ocean to Trinidad, where thousands of scarlet ibis fill the sky. When they're split up and sent to live with different foster families, Scar ... more
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Diary of a Shapeshifter by Kevin McCann - £7.99
"With its mixture of poems in a variety of styles, including riddles and kennings about the natural world, and poems on subjects ranging from bonfire night and circus lions to ghosts and the fearsome Gloom, this is a rich collection, full of poems th ... more
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Through My Eyes: Naveed by John Heffernan, edited by Lyn White - £5.99
A heartfelt story of a teenage boy living in the conflict zone of Afghanistan.   The explosion jolts him awake. He sits up, gasping for air, heart thumping.   Was the blast real? Perhaps it had only happened in his head, a bad dream. Demons of ... more
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Varjak Paw by S.F. Said, illustrated by Dave McKean - £6.99
Varjak Paw is a Mesopotamian Blue kitten. He lives high up in an old house on a hill. He's never left home, but then his grandfather tells him about the Way - a secret martial art for cats.   Now Varjak must use the Way to survive in a city fu ... more
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On Two Feet and Wings by Abbas Kazerooni - £6.99
This amazing true story of a boy fleeing Tehran on his own during the Iran- Iraq War provides a powerful child's-eye view of political tumult, separation, survival, dreams and triumphs in a moving memoir that chronicles extraordinary times in an ordi ... more
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The Eye of the Wolf by Daniel Pennac - £5.99
A classic, essential read by master storyteller Daniel Pennac, with a new foreword written by Michael Morpurgo.   The wolf has lost nearly everything on his journey to the zoo, including an eye and his beloved pack. The boy too has lost much a ... more
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Up You Mighty Race: An Introduction to Marcus Garvey by Dr. Adrian Mandara - £4.99
The Right Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jamaica’s first National Hero, will long be remembered by Jamaicans and people from all corners of the world for the part he played in advocating black consciousness and his Pan-African stance.   This ... more
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My Brother's Shadow by Tom Avery - £6.99
My name is Kaia. I’m frozen because of what happened. I’m trapped because of what I saw. Can someone help me to grow again?   Kaia is frozen when her brother dies, but can an unexpected friend help her to grow again?   Age: 9+ years ... more
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Knowledge Encyclopedia: Dinosaur! by Dorling Kindersley Ltd - £16.99
The dinosaur world as you've never seen it before. Knowledge Encyclopedia: Dinosaur! reveals jaw-dropping 3D dinosaur images which show each awe-inspiring creature in greater detail than ever before and bring the wonders of the dinosaur world to life ... more
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Five Children on the Western Front (Inspired by E. Nesbit's 'Five Children and It' Stories) by Kate Saunders - £10.99
Have you ever wondered what happened to the Five Children and It characters when the First World War began?   Cyril is off to fight, Anthea is at art college, Robert is a Cambridge scholar and Jane is at high school. The Lamb is the grown up a ... more
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Other Worlds (feat. Stories by Rick Riordan, Shaun Tan, Tom Angleberger, Ray Bradbury and More) by Various authors - £7.99
Blast off with:  • ‘Percy Jackson and the Singer of Apollo’ an all-new and exclusive tale from Rick Riordan author of ‘House of Hades’  • ‘A Day in the Life’ by award-winning author/illustrator Shaun Tan   • ‘Rise of the RoboShoe ... more
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Maisie Mae: No Boys Allowed! by Poppy Harper - £4.99
Maisie Mae and her best friend Bethany-next-door like pink, unicorns and heart-shaped cushions. Maisie Mae's five stinky brothers like worms, football and CHAOS! Join eight-year-old Maisie as she holds her own in a boisterous family where practical j ... more
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Doodle Designs Around the World by Julie Ingham - £4.99
Round the world in patterns, stickers and felt tips. Who needs a plane ticket, hey? Broaden your horizons without leaving the house in this global celebration of cool stuff to draw. Japanese kimono designs. Maasai checks and stripes. Aztec patterns, ... more
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The History of the African and Caribbean Communities in Britain by Hakim Adi - £8.99
A fascinating look at the history of African and Caribbean communities in Britain.  Many people think that Britain's Black population has only developed in modern times, especially since the end of the Second World War in 1945. In fact there ha ... more
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Edward Lear's Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear, illustrated by Christine Pym - £12.99
A beautiful gift edition of Edward Lear’s timeless collection of limericks, jokes and rhymes, enchantingly illustrated.  Features the much-loved The Owl and The Pussycat, as well as other equally funny and charming rhymes bound to delight you ... more
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Animalium by Jenny Broom - £20.00
Welcome to the museum! There are more than 160 animal specimens to be discovered in Animalium, the first in a series of virtual museums.  Wander the galleries - open 365 days a year - and discover a collection of curated exhibits on every page, ... more
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Faery Tales by Carol Ann Duffy - £20.00
Once upon a time, there was a rich merchant who had three daughters. The girls were just as clever as they were bella and none more so than the youngest, whose name was Beauty.   Disappear to faraway lands of wicked witches, evil monsters and ... more
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African Patterns to Colour by Struan Reid, illustrated by Lawrie Taylor - £5.99
* A rich and fascinating colouring book featuring patterns taken from art from African countries throughout the ages.   * Children can colour the geometric patterns of Ndebele houses in South Africa, the rich embroidery of a Nigerian prince’s ... more
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Malala: a Brave Girl from Pakistan / Iqbal: a Brave Boy from Pakistan: Two Stories of Bravery by Jeanette Winter - £10.99
Meet two brave young heroes of Pakistan who stood up for the right to freedom and education in this inspirational nonfiction picture book from acclaimed author-illustrator Jeanette Winter.   One country: Pakistan. Two children: Iqbal Masih and ... more
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The Pointless Leopard: What Good are Kids Anyway? by Colas Gutman, illustrations by Delphine Perret - £7.99
What good are kids anyway?  A walk in the woods turns into a funny, philosophical and irresistibly charming mini-adventure.  The hilarious story of grumpy city-child Leonard, forced to go for country walks with his greenery-loving mum a ... more
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