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New Books for Older Children

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

Captain Underpants: Two Pant-tastic Novels in One - by Dav Pilkey - £8.99
Tra-la-la! The Captain is back – sort of!   When we last saw our heroes, George and Harold, they had been turned into evil zombie nerds doomed to roam a devastated planet for all eternity. But why, you might ask, didn’t the amazing Captai ... more

Wolf Light - by Yaba Badoe - £7.99
A leopard dances under the moon. A wolf prowls. A red-beaked bird flies free. Three girls born on the same day in wolf light are bound together to protect the world. They can dazzle or destroy. They have wind-song and fire-fury at their finge ... more

The Lotterys More or Less - by Emma Donoghue, illustrated by Caroline Hadilaksono - £6.99
The Lotterys More or Less is bestselling author Emma Donoghue’s warm, funny and compelling novel about a thoroughly modern family, illustrated by Caroline Hadilaksono.  Sumac Lottery is the fifth of seven kids who share their big house with ... more

I Am Love: A Book of Compassion - by Susan Verde, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds - £10.99
The instant New York Times bestseller!   Susan Verde and Peter H. Reynolds continue their collaboration with the fourth book in their bestselling wellness series. A celebration of love in all its forms, I Am Love asks readers to look inward wh ... more

Cakes In Space - by Philip Reeve, illustrated by Sarah McIntyre - £6.99
Astra's family are all snoring in their sleeping pods aboard their spaceship, but Astra is WIDE AWAKE.  With her robot friend, Pilbeam, she goes off exploring and soon finds out the ship is in deep trouble. It's been knocked off course and invad ... more

Charlie Turns Into A T-Rex - by Sam Copeland, illustrated by Sarah Horne - £6.99
What happens when you feel stressed? Maybe you start sweating, or your heart beats faster.  When Charlie McGuffin gets stressed, something a little bit different happens: he turns into an animal!   Unfortunately, things are getting quite stres ... more

The Land Of Roar - by Jenny McLachlan - £6.99
The first in a new children's fantasy adventure series, full of imagination, humour and heart, and with echoes of Peter Pan, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Neverending Story and Jumanji. The Land of Roar is perfect for children aged 8 to 12, and can s ... more

The Nothing To See Here Hotel - by Steven Butler, illustrated by Steven Lenton - £6.99
Welcome to The Nothing to See Here Hotel! A hotel for magical creatures, where weird is normal for Frankie Banister and his parents who run the hotel.   When a goblin messenger arrives at The Nothing to See Here Hotel, announcing the imminent arri ... more

Frostheart - by Jamie Littler - £7.99
Way out in the furthest part of the known world, a tiny stronghold exists all on its own, cut off from the rest of human-kin by monsters that lurk beneath the Snow Sea.  There, a boy called Ash waits for the return of his parents, singing a f ... more

Meditation for Kids: How to Clear Your Head and Calm Your Mind - by Laurent Dupeyrat and Johanne Bernard - £12.99
Clear your head, calm your mind, and have fun!   Meditation isn’t just for grown-ups—kids can unlock the power of stillness and inner calm with this playful guide. Learn what meditation is, where it comes from, and what it’s good for wit ... more

The Twelve Days of Christmas - by William Morris and Elizabeth Catchpole - £7.99
'On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...'  Combining hand-picked patterns from the V&A's William Morris archive with brilliant new illustrations, this beautiful book brings the words of the classic Twelve Days of Christmas song ... more

Africa, Amazing Africa: Country by Country - by Atinuke, illustrated by Mouni Feddag - £14.99
Discover the amazing diversity of the African continent in this beautiful book, with words by Atinuke and lively illustrations from Mouni Feddag.   Atinuke’s first non-fiction title is a major publishing event: a celebration of all 55 countr ... more

The Brontës: Children of the Moors - by Mick Manning and Brita Granström - £7.99
A highly-illustrated retelling of the Brontë sisters life in Haworth in the Yorkshire Dales told from Charlotte Brontë's point of view.  Produced to coincide with 200th anniversary of the birth of Charlotte Brontë, this book introduces the ... more

The Last Human - by Lee Bacon - £6.99
An unlikely friendship. A dangerous voyage. A story about what it means to be human.   Humans went extinct thirty years ago. Now the world is ruled by machines. And twelve-year-old robot XR_935 is just fine with that. Without humans aroun ... more

Muslim Girls Rise: Inspirational Champions of Our Time - by Saira Mir, illustrated by Aaliya Jaleel - £12.99
Little Leaders meets Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls in this gorgeous nonfiction picture book that introduces readers to nineteen powerhouse Muslim women who rose up and made their voices heard.  Long ago, Muslim women rode into battle to defe ... more

Poems from a Green and Blue Planet - by Sabrina Mahfouz - £14.99
A stunning collection of new and classic poems from around the world celebrating the diversity of life on our green and blue planet, to be shared with all the family. With new poems from Raymond Antrobus, Mona Arshi, Kate Tempest, Hollie McNish, Dean ... more

Young, Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present - by Jamia Wilson, illustrated by Andrea Pippins - £9.99
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 carefully c ... more

The Girl Who Speaks Bear - by Sophie Anderson - £6.99
They call me Yanka the Bear. Not because of where I was found – only a few people know about that. They call me Yanka the Bear because I am so big and strong.   Found abandoned in a bear cave as a baby, Yanka has always wondered about where ... more

We Are All Greta: Be Inspired to Change the World with Greta Thunberg - by Valentina Giannella, illustrated by Manuela Marazzi - £9.99
"Humans are very adaptable: We can still fix this. But the opportunity to do so will not last for long. We must start today. We have no more excuses"(Greta Thunberg) Follow in the footsteps of the Swedish teenage activist and Nobel Peace Prize c ... more

Fairy Tales for Fearless Girls - by Anita Ganeri, illustrated by Khoa Lee - £14.99
This beautifully illustrated, full-colour hardback presents an inspiring collection of 15 stories from around the world, retold by multi award-winning author Anita Ganeri.  Showcasing narratives that celebrate strong, independent women, these fai ... more

Hubert Horatio: How to Raise Your Grown-Ups - by Lauren Child - £6.99
Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent is back in this hilarious and gloriously illustrated book for ages six and up from the superstar creator of Clarice Bean and Charlie and Lola, Lauren Child.  “These stories are about the days when the Bobton-T ... more

No Ballet Shoes in Syria - by Catherine Bruton - £6.99
Aya is eleven years old and has just arrived in Britain with her mum and baby brother, seeking asylum from war in Syria.  When Aya stumbles across a local ballet class, the formidable dance teacher spots her exceptional talent and believes th ... more

The Return of Zita the Spacegirl - by Ben Hatke - £9.99
Zita the Spacegirl has saved planets, battled monsters, and wrestled with interplanetary fame. But she faces her biggest challenge yet in the third and final installment of the Zita adventures.  Wrongfully imprisoned on a penitentiary planet, Zita h ... more

Freedom - by Catherine Johnson - £4.99
Winner of the 2019 Little Rebels Award.   There’s no escape – even when you escape. Where can a slave like Nat run to? Forced to leave his family and move to England with his master, Nat can see only one silver lining. He’s heard that on ... more

National Trust: Nature Origami - by Clover Robin - £9.99
This stunning gift book features enticing paper-cut artwork from Clover Robin, alongside simple instructions to make 13 different origami animals and objects.  With 3 difficulty levels, this book will suit complete beginners as well as more expe ... more

Fred: Wizard in Training - by Simon Philip, illustrated by Sheena Dempsey - £6.99
Fred may look ordinary, but sometimes people who look ordinary turn out to be not very ordinary at all ... because it just so happens that Fred is a Wizard!  Sounds pretty great, right? Except that Fred is absolutely, completely, mind-bogging ... more

Dr Maggie's Grand Tour of the Solar System - by Maggie Aderin-Pocock - £12.99
This mind-blowing book invites readers to join BBC presenter and renowned space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock (MBE) on an epic journey through the Solar System – visiting planets, moons, asteroids and satellites, and travelling to places where ... more

Lily and the Rockets - by Rebecca Stevens - £6.99
A timeless story of football, friendship and determination from acclaimed author Rebecca Stevens.  It's 1918. Lily spends her days working in a munitions factory, her nights picking metal out of her hair, and her lunchtimes kicking a ball wit ... more

Girl Activist - by Louisa Kamps, Susanna Daniel, and Michelle Wildgen, illlustrated by Georgia Ruck - £10.99
Mini-biographies of unstoppable women and non-binary activists — from Malala Yousafzai to Susan B. Anthony, Emma Gonzalez to Gloria Steinem, Wangari Maathai to Amythest Schaber — offer windows into what it takes to stand up for a cause, rally oth ... more

The Girl with Space in Her Heart - by Lara Williamson - £6.99
Mabel Mynt knows a lot about space... like how we feel connected to the stars because we are all made of stardust. And that Mum’s new boyfriend, Galactic Gavin, has eyes that twinkle like Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky. And that someti ... more

Greta's Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went On Strike To Save The Planet - by Valentina Camerini, illustrated by Veronica Carratello - £6.99
The story of Greta Thunberg, the schoolgirl who inspired a worldwide climate change movement.   It’s 20 August 2018, late summer in Stockholm, and it feels incredibly hot in the city. The TV news reports rising temperatures, and there have b ... more

Jemima Small Versus the Universe - by Tamsin Winter - £7.99
Jemima Small is funny and super smart. She knows a lot of things. Like the fact that she’s made of 206 bones, over 600 muscles and trillions of cells. What she doesn’t know is how that can be true and yet she can still feel like nothing... or how ... more

Read All About It! 10 Mini-Magazines to Make and Share - by Kristyna Baczynski - £12.99
Let’s make mini-magazines (or ‘zines’ for short)! From animal safaris and recipes to you and your family, pick your favourite topics and get going!   This book contains 10 zines for you to write, illustrate, and put together. Each one ha ... more

Corpse Talk: Ground-Breaking Rebels - by Adam and Lisa Murphy - £9.99
Adam himself interviews the dead famous who made names for themselves in history by fighting against injustice – including Gandhi, George Washington, Mary Wollstonecraft and William Wallace.   Discover the life stories of righteous rebels ... more

Fire Girl, Forest Boy - by Chloe Daykin - £6.99
Maya has to escape. She’s on the run in a country she doesn’t know and has no idea who to trust. Raul is escaping too – travelling back to his home where a terrible tragedy happened, ready to stir up trouble.   When their paths collide ... more

A Planet Full of Plastic - by Neal Layton - £12.99
Everything is made of stuff. Some things are made of paper, like this book. And some things are made of PLASTIC. If you look around you, plastic is everywhere. Even in places where it’s not meant to be. If it drops to the ground, it doesn’t rot a ... more

The Dragon In The Library - by Louie Stowell, illustrated by Davide Ortu - £6.99
Kit can’t STAND reading,   She’d MUCH rather be outside, playing games and getting muddy, than stuck inside with a book. But when she’s dragged along to the library one day by her two best friends, she makes an incredible discovery – a ... more

Lightning Girl 2: Superhero Squad - by Alesha Dixon - £6.99
Ever got a birthday present that you wanted for ages, only to realise it’s a bit rubbish? That’s how Aurora Beam feels about this whole superhero lark. We all dream of saving the world.  But now that Aurora’s living the dream, it’s not a ... more

RHS Let's Get Gardening - by Royal Horticultural Society - £9.99
Learn to grow your own vegetables and herbs, attract awesome wildlife such as butterflies and bees, and be a green gardener with lots of recycling tips. Whether you've got a big vegetable patch or just a windowsill, you can grow all sorts of plants w ... more

What A Waste: Rubbish, Recycling, and Protecting our Planet - by Jess French - £9.99
Everything you need to know about what we're doing to our environment, good and bad, from pollution and litter to renewable energy and plastic recycling.   This environmental book will teach keen young ecologists about our actions affect plane ... more

Iguana Boy Saves the World With a Triple Cheese Pizza - by James Bishop, illustrated by Rikin Parekh - £6.99
One boy. One disappointing superpower. Can Dylan tame a bunch of hyper iguanas and come up with a masterful plan to save the WORLD? Yeah, probably ... but he’s going to need a MASSIVE cheese pizza. Perfect for fans of Tom Gates, Future Ratboy and M ... more

Kids Fight Plastic: How to Be a #2minutesuperhero - by Martin Dorey, illustrated by Tim Wesson - £7.99
Have you got 2 minutes? That's all the time it takes to become a #2minutesuperhero. Plastic is everywhere. It is in the rivers and it is in the sea. We need superheroes to fight plastic and help save our oceans.   Read this essential book and ... more

Lightning Mary - by Anthea Simmons - £6.99
Ordinary is what most people are and I am not. I am not ordinary at all. I am a scientist.   One stormy night, a group of villagers are struck by lightning. The only survivor is a baby - Mary Anning. From that moment on, a spark is lit within ... more

Under the Skin - by Catherine MacPhail, illustrated by Tom Percival - £6.99
Omar’s family had to fight to survive in their own country. Now they have come to the UK and at last they have a safe place to live. But then Omar meets Sam and the fighting begins all over again. Sam’s always there — in Omar’s tower block, i ... more

Cicada - by Shaun Tan - £14.99
Cicada work in tall building. Data entry clerk. Seventeen year. No sick day. No mistake. Tok Tok Tok!   Cicada works in an office, dutifully working day after day for unappreciative bosses and being bullied by his co-workers. But one day, somet ... more

Akissi: Tales of Mischief - by Marguerite Abouet and Mathieu Sapin - £12.99
This collection of the hilarious Akissi comics by critically acclaimed author Marguerite Abouet will delight young readers with its cheeky protagonist and the mischief she gets up to in her West African village.  Poor Akissi! The neighbourhoo ... more

A Cat's Guide to the Night Sky - by Stuart Atkinson, illustrated by Brendan Kearney - £14.99
If you look up at the sky on a dark night, what do you see? There’s a whole universe staring back at you. In the company of Felicity the cat discover the phases of the moon, the constellations and how to spot the Northern Lights and the Milky Way.& ... more

Boot: Small Robot, BIG Adventure! - by Shane Hegarty - £6.99
For fans of WALL-E and Toy Story, comes a heart-warming, humorous adventure about a young robot trying to find its way home. Beautifully illustrated throughout, Boot is a special book you will want to treasure and share.  When toy robot, Boot, ... more

Sami's Silver Lining - by Cathy Cassidy - £6.99
The must-have second book in the brilliant Lost and Found series from Cathy Cassidy, bestselling author of the Chocolate Box Girls.   Forced to flee his home in Syria for safety in England, Sami attempts to begin a new life but struggles to ov ... more

Plastic: Past, Present, and Future - by Eun-ju Kim, illustrated by Ji-won Lee - £11.99
The world consumes over 300 million tonnes of plastic each year. But when did we start using plastic? And why? Where does all the plastic waste go?   Journey through the life cycle of plastic – how plastics are produced and recycled, the man ... more

The Girl Who Thought Her Mother Was a Mermaid - by Tania Unsworth - £6.99
Even though she's terrified of the sea, a girl who believes her mum might have been a mermaid runs away to the ocean to solve the mystery of who she really is.   Stella is the odd one out. She sleepwalks, is terrified of water, yet obsessed by ... more

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