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Great stories and informative books for 7-12 year olds. (browse related category Childrens & Teenage Books )

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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The Beasts of Clawstone Castle by Eva Ibbotson - £5.99
A truly captivating spooky adventure from the outstanding Eva Ibbotson, bestselling author of Journey to the River Sea.  'We need proper ghosts,' said Ned, 'really scary ones with heads that come off and daggers in their chests!'  When Ma ... more
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Loom Bands! Fun Accessories to Make from Colourful Rubber Bands by Heike Roland and Stefanie Thomas - £4.99
Loom bands are small, colourful rubber bands that can be transformed into bracelets and charms using either just your fingers, drinking straws, pencils, forks or a simple specially designed Rainbow Loom® and hook. Loom bands are now a global phenom ... more
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Quentin Blake's Amazing Animal Stories by John Yeoman, illustrated by Quentin Blake - £9.99
Meet fearsome alligators, clever coyotes, a jittery leopard, a shell-less tortoise and all sorts of amazing animals in these wonderful stories from John Yeoman and Quentin Blake.  A beautiful collection of 14 wonderfully told animal folk tales   ... more
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The Grimstones 2: Mortimer Revealed by Asphyxia - £6.99
The second magnificent adventure for Martha Grimstone. Discover the secrets that lie in Mortimer's crypt, in this sweetly gothic fairytale told in a collage of words, photos and drawings.   Hello, I'm Martha Grimstone, sometimes known as the ... more
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Awful Auntie by David Walliams - £12.99
From number one bestselling author David Walliams comes another heartfelt but hilarious hoot of an adventure.   Stella Saxby is the sole heir to Saxby Hall. But awful Aunt Alberta and her giant owl will stop at nothing to get it from her. Luck ... more
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Unforgotten by Tohby Riddle - £14.99
A breathtakingly beautiful book which, like Shaun Tan's The Arrival, will move and delight readers of all ages.  'Reading this book is like being quietly ushered into another dimension by winged strangers, a place beyond the tread of normal earth-bou ... more
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Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death by Chris Riddell - £10.99
Ada is back in the sequel to the award-winning Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse.  Preparations for the Ghastly-Gorm Garden Party and bake-off are under way. Celebrity cooks are arriving at the hall for the big event and, true to form, Maltrav ... more
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Anne Frank by Ann Kramer - £6.99
Thirteen-year-old Anne Frank hid from Hitler's troops with her family in 1942. Read the remarkable story of her life, death, and legacy. In 1942 an ordinary teenage girl began writing a diary that would tell the world the extraordinary story of Anne ... more
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The Grimstones: Hatched by Asphyxia - £6.99
Meet Martha Grimstone, a girl trying to find her own special talent in the world, in this sweetly gothic fairytale told in a collage of words, photos and drawings.  Hello, my name is Martha Grimstone. Shall I tell you my best secret? One day ... more
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Islamic Patterns to Colour by Struan Reid and David Thelwell - £5.99
A high-quality colouring book, perfect for older children and adults, featuring the geometric and arabesque patterns used in Islamic art, taken from carpets, pottery and buildings.  Featuring beautiful black and white line drawings of many tradition ... more
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The Mandala Colouring Book by Hannah Davies - £5.00
Colouring fans can create amazing mandala masterpieces by adding colour to these stunning circular designs. The mandala colouring craze has taken Europe by storm and is sure to convert creative children everywhere.  From fabulous fans to strikin ... more
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Danger is Everywhere: A Handbook for Avoiding Danger by David O'Doherty, illustrated by Chris Judge - £7.99
Taken from the notebooks of the enigmatic and ultra-cautious dangerologist Docter Noel Zone, DANGER IS EVERYWHERE is a brilliantly funny handbook for avoiding danger of all kinds.   DOES IT WARN YOU ABOUT WHAT TO DO IF A SHARK COMES UP OUT OF THE ... more
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The Dark Wild by Piers Torday - £6.99
Twelve-year-old Kester thought he had discovered the last wild animals in the land. He thought his adventure was over. He was wrong.   Below the sparkling city of Premium, deep underground, a dark wild remains: animals who believe the time is ... more
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A Beginner's Guide to the Periodic Table by Gill Arbuthnott - £8.99
A Beginners Guide to the Periodic Table is a mind-blowing guide to the elements that make up the periodic table. By linking each element to a story, wacky science analogy or fascinating fact, Gill creates a unique first reference to the periodic tabl ... more
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Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings by Elizabeth Laird, illustrated by Shirin Adl - £9.99
The Shahnameh is a collection of stories and myths from ancient Iran, filled with kings, heroes, princesses, magical animals and demons. Written as an epic poem by the poet Ferdowsi in the 10th century, it is one of the great classics of Persian lite ... more
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Ratburger by David Walliams - £6.99
The fifth screamingly funny novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children’s author in the country.   Hot on the heels of bestselling Gangsta Granny comes another hilarious, action-packed and touching novel – the stor ... more
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Theseus and the Minotaur by Daniel Morden and Hugh Lupton, illustrated by Carole Hénaff - £5.99
King Minos and Queen Pasiphae’s son isn’t a child — he’s a monster. To keep him fed, his parents demand that every kingdom send seven youths to Crete each year in tribute. They’re never heard from again. But Theseus is different. He’s determined to s ... more
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Demeter and Persephone by Daniel Morden and Hugh Lupton, illustrated by Carole Hénaff - £5.99
When Hades, the king of the underworld, abducts young Persephone and imprisons her in his kingdom deep beneath the earth, her mother Demeter is stricken with grief. Demeter must summon a mother’s bravery to rescue her daughter from Hades’ clutches ... more
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Walter Tull's Scrapbook by Michaela Morgan - £6.99
The inspirational true story of Walter Tull’s life is vividly reimagined here in scrapbook form, drawing on photographs, documents and records of his life. Born in Kent, in 1888, Walter Tull became not just the first black British professional outfie ... more
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The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente - £6.99
Let the Revels begin! September returns to Fairyland after her first bestselling, breathtaking adventure there. The second in a series that seems destined to become a modern classic, from a multi-award-winning author. In the kingdom of Fairyland-Belo ... more
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Art Deco Patterns to Colour by Emily Bone, illustrated by Mary Kilvert - £5.99
Explore the glamorous and fashionable Art Deco era in this gorgeous book full of stylish patterns to colour.   Includes information about 1920s design and the colour palette of the time, from day-to-day objects like tea sets, to high fashion a ... more
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Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin - £7.99
The moon is missing from the remote Village of Clear Sky, but only a young boy named Rendi seems to notice! Rendi has run away from home and is now working as a chore boy at the village inn. He can't help but notice the village's peculiar inhabitants ... more
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Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Quest for the Magic Porcupine by John Dougherty, illustrated by David Tazzyman - £5.99
Approved by the Great Kerfuffle Society for Approving Things   Oi! You at the back! Yes, you! Stop mucking about and get a move on. Some of us are waiting to get going on this quest you know! These magic porcupines are pretty hard to find, so ... more
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DK Eyewitness: Gandhi by DK Publishing - £6.99
DK Eyewitness Gandhi is a spectacular and informative guide to one of history's most complex and revered personalities. Striking photographs offer you a unique view of Mahatma Gandhi's legacy, tracing his life from his early childhood to his assassin ... more
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Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo, iIlustrated By K. G. Campbell - £6.99
Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by a master storyteller.  It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never ... more
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Girls, Goddesses and Giants: Tales of Heroines from Around the World by Lari Don - £6.99
A selection of brilliant folk tales about heroines from all around the world. In these stories it's the girls who save the day through their courage, cunning or kindness - whether they are facing up to wolves, demons, dragons, enemy tribes, or the su ... more
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Jacqueline Wilson Dream Journal by Jacqueline Wilson, illustrated by Nick Sharratt - £6.99
Have sweet dreams all year round with the Jacqueline Wilson Dream Journal!  It's packed with puzzles, fun facts, activities and quotes from your favourite Jacqueline Wilson stories. There's space to write in it every day, plus somewhere special ... more
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Sugar by Jewell Parker Rhodes - £5.99
Ten-year-old Sugar lives on the River Road sugar plantation along the banks of the Mississippi. Slavery is over, but laboring in the fields all day doesn't make her feel very free. Thankfully, Sugar has a knack for finding her own fun, especially whe ... more
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The Jolley-Rogers and the Ghostly Galleon by Jonny Duddle - £5.99
Ahoy me hearties! Jim Lad and the Pirates Next Door return in illustrated younger fiction stories.   Every full moon, a mysterious ship is seen off the coast of Dull-on-Sea. Then, the day after, gold and jewellery are missing from the homes, s ... more
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The Fastest Boy in the World by Elizabeth Laird - £6.99
From an award-winning author comes a story inspired by the 2012 London Olympics, perfectly timed for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Eleven-year-old Solomon loves to run! The great athletes of the Ethiopian national team are his heroes and h ... more
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