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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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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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Fun and Easy Chinese: Making Mandarin Chinese child’s play! by Elinor Greenwood - £8.99
Children will learn all aspects of the language, speaking, reading, and writing in no time. From emperors to dragons, they will discover China’s culture and history too. Creative activities make learning fun and easy.   A new and inventive wri ... more
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The It-Doesn't-Matter Suit and Other Stories by Sylvia Plath, illustrated by David Roberts - £5.99
'What a strange suit,' said Papa Nix. 'I have never seen anything quite like it.'  Bursting with energy and excitement, these three timeless stories by Sylvia Plath were written for her own children. Includes: The It-Doesn't-Matter Suit, Mrs ... more
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Dara's Clever Trap by Liz Flanagan, illustrated by Martina Peluso - £5.99
Meet a cunning princess who is known for her brains, not her beauty. Dara uses her talent as an engineer to foil a wicked plot and save her husband in this Cambodian traditional tale.  Barefoot Books' Early Readers series features illustrated ... more
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The Princess of the Springs by Mary Finch, illustrated by Martina Peluso - £5.99
A brave young princess sets out on a dangerous adventure to rescue both her mother and her baby son in this traditional tale from Brazil.   Barefoot Book's Early Readers series features illustrated folktales from around the world written in si ... more
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The Lion, The Unicorn and Me by Jeanette Winterson, illustrated by Rosalind Maccurach - £7.99
In this beautiful retelling of the story of the very first Christmas, the humble donkey is chosen above all other animals to carry Mary to Bethlehem. As his journey unfolds, he is touched by the magic and mystery of the Nativity...   With sparkles ... more
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Doctor Who: 12 Doctors 12 Stories (Box Set edition - books and postcards) by Various authors - £18.99
A gorgeous twelve-book slipcase edition of twelve amazing adventures about the twelve Doctors written by twelve of the most exciting authors living in our galaxy today. This edition also comes with twelve exclusive postcards. A must-have gift edition ... more
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Russell Brand's Trickster Tales: The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Russell Brand, illustrated by Chris Riddell - £14.99
'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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100 Things to Do Before You Grow Up by National Geographic Kids - £6.99
This is the to-do list for any adventurous kid who is not afraid to get his or her hands dirty! They always say time flies when you're having fun, maybe that's why your prime kid-years seem to sail by in a heartbeat. Are you living it to the fullest? ... more
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Doctor Who: When's the Doctor? by Jorge Santillan (Illustrator) - £5.99
If you enjoyed tracking the Doctor through his alien adventures in Where's the Doctor?, you'll love hunting him and his friends down as he travels through time.  Can you spot the Doctor, Rory, Amy and the TARDIS in Ancient Rome, Victorian London ... more
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The Jacqueline Wilson Christmas Cracker by Jacqueline Wilson, illustrated by Nick Sharratt - £6.99
The Jacqueline Wilson Christmas Cracker is packed with brilliant Christmas stories, including a brand-new tale from Jacqueline, and classic favourite Starring Tracy Beaker, in which Jacqueline's most famous heroine gets the lead part in her Christmas ... more
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The Imaginary by A.F. Harrold, illustrated by Emily Gravett - £12.99
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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Just Joking 6 by National Geographic Kids - £4.99
Get ready to ROTFL! The sixth book in this successful series delivers 300 new laugh-out-loud knock knocks, question-and-answer jokes, tongue twisters, and more. Silly jokes paired with photos of laughing animals and funny people are guaranteed to tic ... more
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Blackberry Blue And Other Fairy Tales by Jamila Gavin, illustrated by Richard Collingridge - £6.99
Prepare to enter a world of magicians, enchanted forests, talking animals and wicked witches...   Here are six magical stories to thrill and enchant you. Watch Blackberry Blue rise from the bramble patch; follow Emeka the pathfinder on his mis ... more
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The Pencil Book: Loads of Things You Can Make or Do with a Pencil by Miri Flower - £9.99
The Pencil Book is packed full of ideas for things to make and do with a pencil. It provides a starting point for an active imagination and brings together drawing, creating, picture making, adventures, craft, games and play. It opens up a world of c ... more
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Doctor Who: 12 Doctors, 12 Stories by Various authors - £12.99
A brand-new Twelfth Doctor story for a brand-new Twelfth Doctor!   Following on from the success of the 50th anniversary paperback anthology, 11 Doctors 11 Stories, this highly-acclaimed collection of short Doctor Who stories contains all of the ori ... more
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Book by John Agard, illustrated by Neil Packer - £12.99
“My name is Book and I’ll tell you the story of my life.” Non fiction like you've never read it before!  Quirky and humorous, part poetry, part reflection, this is the story of the book told by none other than Book himself! This extraordinary ... more
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Pocket Optical Illusions by Sam Taplin - £5.99
A pocket-sized book full of mind-bending optical illusions, from spinning patterns to colours that change on the paper.  Over 80 eye-popping illusions to puzzle over, with space for children to draw or colour their own.  Includes answers ... more
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