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

My Brigadista Year by Katherine Paterson - £6.99
In an engrossing historical novel, the Newbery Medal-winning author of Bridge to Terebithia follows a young Cuban teenager as she travels into the impoverished Cuban countryside to teach others how to read.   When thirteen-year-old Lora tells ... more
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The Tale of Angelino Brown by David Almond, illustrated by Alex T. Smith - £6.99
A warm and witty tale from a master storyteller, author of Carnegie Medal-winning Skellig and internationally bestseller The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas.   Bert and Betty Brown have got themselves a little angel. Bert found him in his top pocke ... more
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The Story Of Civil Rights by Wil Mara - £4.99
Read the stories of the amazing men and women who fought for equality during the US Civil Rights Movement, including Martin Luther King Jr. and the March on Washington, and Rosa Parks and the famous Montgomery Bus Boycott.   Learn all about ci ... more
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The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle by Victoria Williamson - £6.99
Reema runs to remember the life she left behind in Syria. Caylin runs to find what she's lost. Under the grey Glasgow skies, twelve-year-old refugee Reema is struggling to find her place in a new country, with a new language and without her brot ... more
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Young, Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present by Jamia Wilson, illustrated by Andrea Pippins - £14.99
Meet 52 icons of color from the past and present in this celebration of inspirational achievement — a collection of stories about changemakers to encourage, inspire and empower the next generation of changemakers.   Jamia Wilson has careful ... more
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Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different by Ben Brooks, illustrated by Quinton Winter - £17.99
A beautiful and inspiring collection of stories about boys who changed the world without killing a single dragon or saving a single princess. "This book can save lives. This book can change lives. This book can help to bring forth another generati ... more
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The Gruffalo Spring and Summer Nature Trail by Julia Donaldson - £7.99
Calling all nature explorers! Grab your wellies and learn all about the natural world around you with this colourful spotter guide. The Gruffalo Spring and Summer Nature Trail is packed with fun spring and summer themed outdoor activities and hundred ... more
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Corpse Talk: Ground-Breaking Women by Adam and Lisa Murphy - £9.99
The second amazing thematic Corpse Talk book - all about the most amazing women from history ever!  Adam Murphy interviews the dead famous women who changed the world - getting their stories straight from the corpses' mouths! Reading Corpse Talk ... more
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When the Mountains Roared by Jess Butterworth - £6.99
A vivid, warm and atmospheric adventure set in the mountains of India, about a girl who is determined to protect the wild leopards of the mountain from poachers, perfect for fans of Katherine Rundell.  I thought we'd live here forever ... but ... more
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A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle - £6.99
Meg always felt she was different and when she and her little brother Charles Murry go searching for their lost father, they find themselves travelling on a dangerous journey through a 'wrinkle in time'. As the cosmic evil forces of darkness threaten ... more
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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison - £12.99
This beautifully illustrated book introduces reader of all ages to 40 women who changed the world.   Featuring forty trailblazing black women in American history, Little Leaders educates and inspires as it relates true stories of breaking boundari ... more
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Women in Sport: Fifty Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win by Rachel Ignotofsky - £12.99
This book is filled with stories of women who achieved their greatest dreams - women who pushed themselves to the limit, did the impossible and became legends.  Women in Sport celebrates the success of the tough, bold and fearless women who p ... more
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The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue, illustrated by Caroline Hadilaksano - £6.99
Meet the Lotterys: a unique and diverse family featuring four parents, seven kids and five pets - all living happily together in their big old house, Camelottery. Nine-year-old Sumac is the organizer of the family and is looking forward to a long sum ... more
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Rocking the System: Fearless and Amazing Irish Women who Made History by Siobhán Parkinson, illustrated by Bren Luke - £11.99
Twenty illustrated essays on Irish women, historical and contemporary, who have defied cultural norms, achieved great things and in some way rocked the system. The subjects include Irish women from Queen Medb to Eileen Gray, from Constance Markievicz ... more
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Politics for Beginners by Alex Frith, Rosie Hore and Louie Stowell, illustrated by Kellan Stover - £9.99
An informative guide to political systems, elections, voting and government, and issues including feminism, human rights, freedom of speech and fake news, all explained with clear text and bright, infographic style illustrations.  Includes tips ... more
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Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone - £6.99
'Once an adventure digs its claws in, there is not an awful lot you can do about it. Especially when magic is involved...'  In the snowy kingdom of Erkenwald, whales glide between icebergs, wolves hunt on the tundra and polar bears roam the ... more
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Sam Wu Is NOT Afraid of Ghosts! by Katie and Kevin Tsang - £5.99
Brilliantly funny new series about the bravest scaredy-cat in the world.   Sam Wu is NOT a scaredy-cat (except he is). When a trip to the Space Museum goes terrifyingly wrong, Sam begins a mission to prove to the school bully, and all of his f ... more
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The Great Shelby Holmes Meets Her Match by Elizabeth Eulberg, illustrated by Matt Robertson - £6.99
Being friends with a super sleuth isn't easy, especially when she's nine years old and four feet tall. But for 11-year-old aspiring writer John Watson, being friends with Shelby Holmes is just the adventure he's looking for.  In the few weeks ... more
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Wild Swans by Xanthe Gresham Knight, illustrated by Charlotte Gastuat - £6.99
For ten years, Eliza has lived with a foster family far from home, protected from the plague that has been ravaging her parents' kingdom. But when her stepmother the Queen dies of the plague, her quiet life changes forever. With the kingdom in chaos, ... more
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Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2 by Elana Favilli and Francesca Cavallo - £25.00
The sequel to the sensational New York Times bestseller, inspiring girls around the world to dream bigger, aim higher and fight harder.  Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 is a entirely new collection of one hundred bedtime stories that celebrate ... more
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Uncle Shawn and Bill and the Almost Entirely Unplanned Adventure by A. L. Kennedy, illustrated by Gemma Correll - £6.99
The first book in a hilarious, heart-warming series for children from Costa Award-winning author A. L. Kennedy, illustrated by Gemma Correll.   Badger Bill needs rescuing. He's been kidnapped by two nasty sisters who are about to make him figh ... more
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A Whisper of Horses by Zillah Bethell - £6.99
Serendipity loves horses. No-one in Lahn Dan has ever seen one, apparently they died out before the Gases - but there are statues of them around the city, paintings and drawings too if you know where to look. And there's the little lost wooden horse ... more
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Tin by Pádraig Kenny - £6.99
Christopher is ‘Proper’: a real boy with a real soul, orphaned in a fire. He works for an engineer, a maker of the eccentric, loyal and totally individual mechanicals who are Christopher’s best friends.  But after a devastating accident, a ... more
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The Light Jar by Lisa Thompson - £6.99
Why is Nate hiding in a forest – alone, frightened and friendless? Is there a light in this darkness? A magical, mysterious tale by the author of The Goldfish Boy. One to break your heart/dampen your tissues over and over again!   Nate and ... more
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What Would She Do? Real-Life Stories of 25 Rebel Women Who Changed the World by Kay Woodward - £9.99
Meet 25 of the most powerful and inspirational women of all time. From historical world leaders to modern pioneers and international muses, these are the incredible life stories of women from around the world to inspire and empower. Created by an all ... more
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Three Cheers for Women! by Marcia Williams - £12.99
A celebration of inspirational women from all over the world and throughout history, told in Marcia Williams' much-loved comic-strip style.   Join Marcia Williams as she celebrates incredible women from around the world and throughout history. Fro ... more
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Worry Angels by Sita Brahmachari, illustrated by Jane Ray - £5.99
Amy May knows about webs of worries – so many people she meets are caught in them, from her own artist dad to newly arrived refugee Rima and her family. By being brave enough to open up her own worry box, can Amy May help those around her to find a ... more
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How to be a Tiger by George Szirtes - £6.99
"The tiger growls, its eyes ablaze, but we too have our tiger ways, we too can pad through the dark wood of the cosmic neighbourhood." ​  Leap with hares, call out to the sun, run with the wind, pull silly faces with monkeys, wa ... more
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Tales from the Caribbean by Trish Cooke - £6.99
A collection of favourite tales gathered from the many different islands of the Caribbean, one of the world's richest sources of traditional storytelling. From the very first Kingfisher to Anansi the Spider Man, these lively retellings full of humour ... more
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Tales from India by Bali Rai - £6.99
A collection of 20 stories from India's rich folklore heritage. From wicked magicians to wise old priests, charming princes and beautiful princesses, to greedy tigers and wily jackals, these magical tales are full of adventure and trickery, and infus ... more
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Tales from Africa by K.P. Kojo - £6.99
A collection of hugely entertaining stories, drawn from the rich folklore of many countries throughout Africa, and brought sparklingly to life with humour and rhyme by Ghanaian author, Nii Ayikwei Parkes, writing under the name used for his children' ... more
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Fantastically Great Women Who Made History by Kate Pankhurst - £6.99
Fantastically Great Women Who Made History is the eagerly anticipated follow up to Kate Pankhurst's hugely successful, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, number one best-selling children's non-fiction title in the UK market in 2017. Thi ... 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, Robert i ... more
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Kick by Mitch Johnson - £6.99
Budi's plan is simple. He's going to be a star.  Budi's going to play for the greatest team on earth, instead of sweating over each stitch he sews, each football boot he makes.   But one unlucky kick brings Budi's world crashing down. ... more
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Escape from Mr Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein - £6.99
Kyle Keeley is a huge fan of all games - board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most famous and creative gamemaker in the world, is the genius behind the town's new library that is as much a home for te ... more
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Where's Your Creativity? by Aaron Rosen and Riley Watts, illustrated by Marika Maijala - £11.99
Where’s your creativity? It’s all around you!   Where’s Your Creativity? is an inspirational picture book for young creatives. The fun and rhythmic text looks at ways children can express themselves creatively each day and sets imaginati ... more
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Eighty Best Poems by Roger McGough - £6.99
There are eighty of Roger McGough's wonderful poems in this hugely enjoyable collection, gathered into a new volume to celebrate Roger's 80th birthday!  The poems have been specially chosen to reflect Roger's unique sense of humour, his wit and ... more
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The Time-Travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess by Julia Jarman - £6.99
Topher and his father are trying to get over the death of Topher's mother, an Egyptologist, when they take in a stray cat. This cat bears an uncanny resemblance to a cat ornament given to Topher by his mother and so they name it 'Ka', meaning 'double ... more
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The Jamie Drake Equation by Christopher Edge - £6.99
How amazing would it be to have a dad who’s an astronaut?   Rocket launches, zero gravity, and flying through space like a superhero! Jamie Drake’s dad is orbiting the Earth in the International Space Station and Jamie ought to think it’ ... more
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The Calm Buddha at Bedtime by Dharmachari Nagaraja - £12.99
Tales of Wisdom, Compassion and Mindfulness to Read with Your Child.   Growing up in the modern world, our children have to cope with an ever-increasing amount of stress, which can feel worrying to both them and us. The ancient wisdom of Buddh ... more
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Just Call Me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy by Lara Williamson - £6.99
My name is Adam Butters. I live on planet Earth, I like eating spaghetti hoops and I've decided I'm going to be a SUPERHERO.  Everyone loves superheroes, they solve problems and make people happy, and that's good because my mum needs cheering up. A ... more
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The Explorer by Katherine Rundell, illustrated by Hannah Horn - £7.99
Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2017   From his seat in the tiny aeroplane, Fred watches as the mysteries of the Amazon jungle pass by below him. He has always dreamed of becoming an explorer, of making history and of reading his name ... more
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The White Fox by Jackie Morris - £7.99
The day the fox came things began to change for Sol. Lost, alone and far away from home, Sol feels a deep connection with the little Arctic fox he discovers down at the Seattle docks – he too feels lost in the big city. Dad is always busy working a ... more
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Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson - £7.99
Astrid has always done everything with her best friend Nicole. So when Astrid falls in love with roller derby and signs up for a summer camp, she's sure Nicole will be right by her side - until Nicole signs up for ballet camp instead, with Astrid's b ... more
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Toto the Ninja Cat and the Great Snake Escape by Dermot O’Leary, illustrated by Nick East - £6.99
Meet Toto: she's no ordinary cat, and she can't wait to have an adventure with you! Join Toto for a funny animal escapade written by one of the UK's best-loved broadcasters. Purrfect for reading aloud or for children to curl up with and read alone. ... more
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The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris - £20.00
THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER   From bestselling Landmarks author Robert Macfarlane and acclaimed artist & author Jackie Morris.  All over the country, there are words disappearing from children's lives. These are the words of th ... more
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Refugee by Alan Gratz - £6.99
Three generations. Three kids on the run. A gritty tale of fate and survival.   Josef is on the wrong side of safety: a Jewish boy stuck in Nazi Germany. As the threat of the death camps looms, he boards a ship bound for distant lands...  Isabe ... more
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Jewish Tales by Shoshana Boyd Gelfand, illustrated by Amanda Hall - £10.99
Glowing illustrations light up this collection of 8 Jewish folk tales - one for each day of Hanukkah! Retold by rabbi, interfaith leader, wife and mother Shoshana Boyd Gelfand, the stories are accompanied by helpful notes on symbolism and on translat ... more
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Indian Tales by Shenaaz Nanji, illustrated by Christopher Corr - £10.99
Discover India's incredible diversity with these 8 folktales, each from a different Indian state! Learn more about each state's history, geography and culture with the notes that introduce each story.   The tales include:  - The Drummer ... more
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The Starman and Me by Sharon Cohen - £6.99
He wasn't an alien, I was sure of that. It was more like he'd walked in through an ancient door from the past... except he was here, in my bedroom and his misty forest was somewhere real on Planet Earth.   Twelve-year-old Kofi first spots ... more
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Little People, Big Dreams: Rosa Parks by Lisbeth Kaiser, illustrated by Marta Antelo - £9.99
New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the incredible life of Rosa Parks, 'The Mother of the Freedom Movement', in this inspiring story.   In this true story of an inspiring civil rights activist, Rosa Parks grew up during seg ... more
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