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Goldilocks on CCTV by John Agard, illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura - £8.99
Poor Goldilocks, caught on camera breaking into a house of suburban grizzlies...   There she was on the news, Miss Goody Two-Shoes, Caught on CCTV.   Don't look so shocked! Of course you know who - Who else but Goldilocks?   Here are 30 a ... more
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Song of the Golden Hare by Jackie Morris - £12.99
He had been waiting all his life, hoping to hear the hare’s song...  The boy and his family are special. While others hunt the hares, his family search for leverets orphaned by the hunt and keep them safe. But this isn’t why they are special. I ... more
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The Ice Bear by Jackie Morris - £6.99
Long, long ago, in the icy lands of the far north, Raven the mischief-maker takes a bear-child from his mother. A hunter and his wife find the child and, wrapping him in sealskin, they sing him songs of the ice, the wind and the great white bears. Bu ... more
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The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon by David Almond, illustrated by Polly Dunbar - £8.99
A magnificent tale of crackpot notions and sky-high courage – from David Almond, the master of magical realism, with illustrations by major new talent, Polly Dunbar.   Paul believes that the moon is not the moon, but is a great hole in the sky. It’s ... more
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The KnowHow Book of Spycraft by Falcon Travis - £5.99
This book is all about keeping secrets. It shows you how to set up secret meeting places and a secret post office and how to disguise your messages and maps. It shows you lots of secret codes and signals. On the first page you will meet the Black Hat ... more
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Coco Caramel by Cathy Cassidy - £6.99
Another delicious book in the Chocolate Box Girls series, a sequel to Cherry Crush, Marshmallow Skye and Summer's Dream, from bestselling girls' favourite, Cathy Cassidy.   Coco is the youngest of the Tanberry sisters but she's as headstrong a ... more
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Cosmic Disco by Grace Nichols, illustrated by Alice Wright - £6.99
A sparkling galaxy of new poems by one of the UK’s most exciting contemporary poets.   From Aurora Borealis, Sun – You’re a Star and A Matter of Holes, to Lady Winter’s Rap, the Earthworm Sonnet and You – a Universe Yourself, this is brilliant po ... more
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The Trouble with Dragons by Debi Gliori - £5.99
The world is populated by some beastly dragons who care nothing for how much they pollute the oceans, chop down the trees, gobble up all the food and use everything up without stopping to think.   Those dragons need to wake up to what they a ... more
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Into That Forest by Louis Nowra - £6.99
This is the story of two girls lost in the Tasmanian bush, saved and raised by two Tasmanian tigers.   We were lost, and the only thing that could help us were the tiger. The more I looked at its black eyes, the more I seen kindness, and I knew it ... more
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A Boy Called Hope by Lara Williamson - £6.99
I'm Dan Hope and deep inside my head I keep a list of things I want to come true.   For example, I want my sister, Ninja Grace, to go to university at the North Pole and only come back once a year.  I want to help Sherlock Holmes solve ... more
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The Anti-Boredom Activity Book by Sophie Schrey - £5.00
Children can blast off to Planet Anti-Boredom in this quirky new neon activity book.  It's packed with weird, wild and wacky activities that are sure to beat boredom and keep children busy for hours on end. Create animals mashups, complete serio ... more
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Christopher's Bicycle by Charlotte Middleton - £6.99
Christopher Nibble loves his recycled bicycle! Mr Nibble has repaired and repainted it all so beautifully and Mrs Nibble has turned one of her old dresses into some very useful saddlebags. It really looks a treat. Now Christopher is the greenest guin ... more
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Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse by Chris Riddell - £9.99
A deliciously dark new offering from the award-winning author-illustrator of the Ottoline books.  Ada Goth is the only child of Lord Goth. The two live together in the enormous Ghastly-Gorm Hall. Lord Goth believes that children should be heard ... more
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Fizzlebert Stump: The Boy Who Cried Fish by A.F. Harrold - £5.99
Fizzlebert Stump lives in a circus. His mum's a clown, his best friend is a bearded boy, and he sticks his head in a lion's mouth every night. Other than that, he's pretty normal.   When Fish the sea lion goes missing Fizzlebert tracks down t ... more
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Chu's Day by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Adam Rex - £6.99
Meet Chu. Chu is a small panda with a very big sneeze. When Chu sneezes, you REALLY don't want to get in the way. But a whole day of adventure will test Chu's sneeze-resisting powers to the limit - there's the library (dusty books!), the diner (peppe ... more
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Why We Took the Car by Wolfgang Herrndorf - £6.99
Mike doesn't get why people think he's boring. Sure, he doesn't have many friends. (Okay, zero friends.) And everyone laughs at him when he reads his essays out loud in class. And he's never invited to parties.   But one day Tschick, the odd n ... more
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Ten Little Pirates by Mike Brownlow, illustrated by Simon Rickerty - £6.99
A traditional counting rhyme with boat - load of pirate fun!  Ten little pirates sailing out to sea, Looking for adventure, happy as can be. Are they hunting treasure? Are they going far? Ten little pirates all say, 'Arrrrrr!'  Ten littl ... more
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A Little Guide to Trees by Charlotte Voake - £7.99
What sort of tree did Robin Hood's bow come from? What pine tree drops its needles in the winter and how did the monkey puzzle get its name? These are just some of the wonderful facts that you'll discover inside this book.   Trees give us shad ... more
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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, from an original idea by Siobhan Dowd - illustrated by Jim Kay - £8.99
An extraordinarily moving novel about coming to terms with loss.  The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do. But it isn’t the monster Conor's been expecting. He's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he's had nearly ... more
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Just Joking 4: 300 Hilarious Jokes About Everything, Including Tongue Twisters, Riddles and More! by National Geographic Kids - £4.99
The fourth book in this successful series delivers 300 new laugh-out-loud knock-knocks, question-and-answer jokes, tongue twisters, and more!   Just Joking 4 is packed with 300 more of the silly jokes that kids love, paired with photos of lau ... more
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How to Lose a Lemur by Frann Preston-Gannon - £5.99
Everyone knows that once a lemur takes a fancy to you there is not much that can be done about it.  While being followed by lemurs one day, a shy little boy tries hiding up a tree (without luck), disguising himself (without success) and even tries to ... more
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Unnatural Creatures by Neil Gaiman (Editor) - £8.99
The griffin, the sunbird, manticores, unicorns – all manner of glorious creatures never captured in zoos, museums or photographs are packed vividly into this collection of stories. Neil Gaiman has included some of his own childhood favourites alongsi ... more
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Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg - £8.99
A life lesson that all parents want their children to learn: It’s OK to make a mistake. In fact, hooray for mistakes! A mistake is an adventure in creativity, a portal of discovery. A spill doesn’t ruin a drawing — not when it becomes the shape of a ... more
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Emerald Star by Jacqueline Wilson, illustrated by Nick Sharratt - £6.99
A fantastic new adventure for brave, feisty Hetty Feather - one of Jacqueline Wilson's most well-loved characters.   Since leaving the Foundling Hospital, Hetty has seen her fair share of drama, excitement, tragedy and loss. After the death of ... more
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Even My Ears are Smiling by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Babette Cole - £8.99
Following the publication of bestselling Mustard, Custard, Grumble Belly and Gravy, Michael Rosen has followed up with a brilliant new book of poems that are funny, thought-provoking and always with Michael's immediately accessible and child-centred ... more
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 2: The Race Against Time by Joe Berger - £6.99
The super second sequel to Ian Fleming's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, written by one of the country’s favourite authors.   Uh-oh! Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is stuck in reverse. And Little Harry’s pressed a button that means she’s reversing through ... more
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Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead - £6.99
When Georges moves into a new apartment block he meets Safer, a twelve-year-old self-appointed spy. Soon Georges has become his spy recruit. His first assignment? To track the mysterious Mr X, who lives in the flat upstairs.  But as Safer become ... more
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Doctor Who: 11 Doctors, 11 Stories by Various authors - £12.99
The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Anthology is the perfect collection of adventures for Doctor Who fans.   This print edition is the culmination of a year-long series of ebooks to celebrate fifty years of Doctor Who. It features eleven stories, e ... more
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Fortunately, the Milk... by Neil Griffiths, illustrated by Chris Riddell - £10.99
You know what it’s like when your mum goes away on a business trip and Dad’s in charge. She leaves a really, really long list of what he’s got to do. And the most important thing is DON’T FORGET TO GET THE MILK. Unfortunately, Dad forgets. So the nex ... more
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Rover Saves Christmas by Roddy Doyle - £5.99
Nope: that’s not a reindeer!   This laugh-aloud story of a wonder-dog is written by a real wonder author. Roddy Doyle has won the biggest grown-up fiction prize in the world: the Booker Prize.   But kids know that his stories about th ... more
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The Wall by William Sutcliffe - £12.99
Joshua is thirteen. He lives with his mother and stepfather in Amarias, an isolated town on top of a hill, where all the houses are brand new. At the edge of Amarias is a high wall, guarded by soldiers, which can only be crossed through a heavily for ... more
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Father Christmas (40th Anniversary edition) by Raymond Briggs - £7.99
Raymond Briggs, creator of The Snowman - inspiration for The Snowman and Snowdog - introduces us to a rather grumpy Father Christmas.  In this hilariously irreverent Christmas book, Father Christmas has awoken from a dream of summer sun to disco ... more
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The Usborne Big Maze Book by Usborne Publishing - £7.99
Over 50 imaginative mazes for children to wind their way through to find lost friends, escape danger, discover treasure and much more.   Includes extra puzzles to solve and challenges to complete along the way.   Great for dipping in an ... more
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Dodger's Guide to London by Terry Pratchett - £12.99
ROLL UP! ROLL UP! READ ALL ABOUT IT!   Ladies and Gents, Sir Jack Dodger brings you a most excellent Guide to London!   Did you know...? If a Victorian couldn’t afford a sweep, they might drop a goose down their chimney to clean it! A ... more
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Heaven Eyes by David Almond - £6.99
Another highly original and beautifully written novel from the award-winning author of Skellig and Kit's Wilderness. Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal.  Erin, January and Mouse live in a children's home, Whitegates. They often dream of escap ... more
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Noble Conflict by Malorie Blackman - £12.99
Years after a violent war destroyed much of the world, Kaspar has grown up in a society based on peace and harmony. But beyond the city walls, a vicious band of rebels are plotting to tear this peace apart. It is up to the Guardians - an elite peacek ... more
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Z is for Moose by Kelly L Bingham - £6.99
Zebra is absolutely certain he’ll be able to direct everyone to appear on the correct page, at the appropriate time, without any mishaps, unnecessary drama, or hurt feelings. It’s an ABC book, for goodness’ sake. How difficult can it be?  Oh, de ... more
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Little Book by Eric Carle - £4.99
This super-fun, new interactive book lets babies and toddlers play with the plush caterpillar finger puppet as he munches and crunches his way through delicious fruit. Children can also learn about colours and the numbers 1-5 on the way.   Eri ... more
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Gangsta Granny by David Walliams - £6.99
Another hilarious and moving novel from bestselling, critically acclaimed author David Walliams, the natural successor to Roald Dahl.   A story of prejudice and acceptance, funny lists and silly words, this new book has all the hallmarks of David ... more
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Instructions by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Charles Vess - £6.99
Touch the wooden gate in the wall you never saw before, say "please" before you open the latch, go through, walk down the path...   What would you do if you found yourself in a fairytale? This stunning picture book guides you through a fantasy w ... more
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Angus Rides the Goods Train by Alan Durant and Chris Riddell - £6.99
When Angus boards the goods train, laden with milk, honey, and rice, he's full of excitement as the driver speeds across land and sea. But why won't the train stop for those who are hungry and thirsty? What can Angus do?  This moral classic is b ... more
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Coraline by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell - £6.99
There is something strange about Coraline’s new home. It’s not the mist, or the cat that always seems to be watching her, nor the signs of danger that Miss Spink and Miss Forcible, her new neighbours, read in the tea leaves. It’s the other house – th ... more
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Grow Organic, Eat Organic by Lone Morton, illustrated by Martin Ursell - £5.99
What does organic mean?  How do you make an organic garden?  Why are worms and ladybirds so important?  Discover the answers to these questions as well as lots of other useful advice in this lovely first book for budding organic gardeners an ... more
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The Roald Dahl Quiz Book by Sylvia Bond, illustrated by Quentin Blake - £5.99
Roald Dahl's Quiz Book is full of fascinating facts. Guaranteed to challenge, delight and amuse Roald Dahl enthusiasts everywhere.   There are over 300 questions and answers based on six of Dahl's best-loved titles: Charlie and the Chocolate ... more
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Because a Fire Was in My Head by Michael Morpurgo (Editor), illustrated by Quentin Blake - £7.99
A wonderful anthology of poems that will form the cornerstone to a lifetime's enjoyment of poetry.   This is an anthology that aims to do two things: to set fire to the imagination and to bring together a collection of memorable poems. What we ... more
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Hans and Matilda by Yokococo - £10.99
There was once a little cat called Matilda. And there was once a little cat called Hans. They were SO different! Matilda is very good and Hans is very naughty – he makes noise, squirts his water pistol and daubs graffiti but one day he goes a little ... more
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Billionaire Boy by David Walliams - £6.99
A hilarious, touching and extraordinary new fable from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children’s author in the country.   Joe has a lot of reasons to be happy. About a billion of them, in fact.   You see, Joe' ... more
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A New Year's Reunion by Yu Li-Qiong, illustrated By Zhu Cheng-Liang - £6.99
Little Maomao’s dad works many miles away ... but he is coming home for New Year! Maomao and her mum are very excited. Who will find the coin that brings good fortune?  Little Maomao’s father works far away from the family home, so his return f ... more
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Mummy's Little Monster by Dawn McNiff, illustrated by Kate Willis-Crowley - £6.99
Tiny Troll loves his mummy more than anything, even puddles and earwigs, but when Mrs Troll begins curling her bristles, ready to go out, Tiny Troll bursts into tears.  He wants to go too! What will it take for Mrs Hag, the babysitter, to settle him ... more
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Checkmate (Noughts and Crosses, Book 3) by Malorie Blackman - £6.99
Can the future ever erase the past?   Rose has a Cross mother and a nought father in a society where the pale-skinned noughts are treated as inferiors and those with dual heritage face a life-long battle against deep-rooted prejudices. Sephy, ... more
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Lionboy by Zizou Corder - £7.99
Charlie Ashanti can speak Cat.  He takes it for granted - but when his Mum and Dad go missing, the cats are the only friends he can turn to. Setting out to find his parents, Charlie stows away on an incredible circus ship bound for Paris. On board he ... more
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