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Books for Children

Books for Children

From new-born babies upwards, we’re really good at finding the right book for every child. If you need help, we love to recommend and we relish the challenge of engaging reluctant readers. We also carry Bond Assessment Papers, 11+ Practice Tests and lots of non-fiction to support your child’s curriculum.

Nightshade Revenge - Signed Copies

Nightshade Revenge - Signed Copies

Hardback £14.99

When his best friend Tom is abducted, Alex Rider is given an ultimatum by Nightshade – a sinister cult of assassins with a score to settle. But what twisted evil are they planning, and how is it connected to a revolutionary new gaming system? With no idea who to trust, Alex finds himself dragged into a nightmare world – where nothing is real but the game could kill you. The clock is ticking and Nightshade is closing in…

The Completely Chaotic Christmas of Lottie Brooks - Signed Copies

The Completely Chaotic Christmas of Lottie Brooks - Signed Copies

Hardback £14.99

Dear Santa, For Christmas this year, I would like: Two hundred KitKat chunkies (full-size not multipack)Baby Bella to stop shouting ‘BUM’ in public spaces, A new brother who doesn’t fart on me and call it a ‘tasty air biscuit’ Antoine or Daniel (I can’t decide!) to surprise me on Christmas Day with a grand romantic gesture Cash (lots of it!)A new diary (I’m really getting through them!)Lots of love, Lottie xxx PS. Please could you put a chocolate orange instead of a real orange in my stocking this year? Lottie Brooks LOVES Christmas – there’s presents, all the KitKat Chunkys you can eat AND no school for two weeks! But this year, Christmas might be a bit more chaotic than usual.

The Squirrel and the Lost Treasure - Signed Copies

The Squirrel and the Lost Treasure - Signed Copies

Clothbound Hardback £16.99

An enchanting clothbound fable about growth, new life and finding hope in unexpected places, from the award-winning designer and creator of The Fox and the Star.

One autumn evening, a young squirrel spots an acorn glinting on the forest floor. Eager to protect her treasure from watchful eyes and hungry mouths, she buries it deep in the heart of the forest. But when she returns after the icy winter, her acorn is nowhere to be found. Where could it be?

Island of Whispers - Signed Copies

Island of Whispers - Signed Copies

Hardback £14.99

On the island of Merlank, the Dead must not be allowed to linger. The very sight of their ghosts can kill you.

When young Milo is thrust into the role of Ferryman following his father’s sudden death, he is the one who must carry away the Dead. Pursued by a vengeful lord and two malignant magicians, Milo must navigate strange and perilous seas where untold threats whisper in the mist. Does he have the courage and imagination to complete his urgent mission? From the Costa Book Award-winning Frances Hardinge, author of The Lie Tree and Unraveller, with spectacular illustrations from double Kate Greenaway Medal winner Emily Gravett, this riveting coming-of-age tale will sweep you away on an unforgettable journey.

The Blunders - Signed Copies

The Blunders - Signed Copies

Hardback £14.99

Meet the Blunders: Bertie, Betsy, their children, Brutus and Bunny, along with their beloved grandma Old Lady Blunder, and their pet ostrich, Cedric. An ostrich is not a sensible pet, but then the Blunders are not sensible people. This family of upper-class twits lives in a crumbling country house named Blunder Hall.

When their home comes under threat, they must embark on a series of comic misadventures to save it.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: No Brainer - Signed Copies

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: No Brainer - Signed Copies

Hardback £14.99

It’s up to Greg to save his school before it’s shuttered for good. Up until now, middle school hasn’t exactly been a joyride for Greg Heffley. So when the town threatens to close the crumbling building, he’s not too broken up about it.

But when Greg realizes this means he’s going to be sent to a different school than his best friend, Rowley Jefferson, he changes his tune. Can Greg and his classmates save their school before it’s shuttered for good? Or is this the start of a whole new chapter for Greg?

The 169-Story Treehouse - Signed Copies

The 169-Story Treehouse - Signed Copies

Hardback £12.99

Andy and Terry have added thirteen new levels and built their biggest and most astonishing treehouse yet! It has everything they – and you – could wish for including: an electric pony stable, a NOISY level, a weather dome (where you can have whatever weather you want whenever you want it), and an 100% edible gingerbread house and a potato-powered translation transmitter that allows you to talk to everything everywhere all at the same time. There’s also a hall of funhouse mirrors, which is the perfect place to hide from Mr Bunkoff who is trying to catch Andy, Terry and Jill in order to send them to school.

But Anti-Andy, Terrible Terry and Junkyard Jill, their trouble-making opposites, are trapped in one of the mirrors – and they want out. (Oh, and Mr Big Nose wants them to write their book . . RIGHT NOW.) Can our heroes escape school, defeat their doppelgangers AND meet their book deadline?

Peanut Jones and the End of the Rainbow - Signed Copies

Peanut Jones and the End of the Rainbow - Signed Copies

Hardback £13.99

Some legends are born, some are drawn . . .

Notorious villain Mr White will stop at nothing to wipe out colour and creativity everywhere. But he’s gone too far! This time he’s lured Peanut’s mum into terrible danger and only Peanut and her friends can save her. An action-packed mission to the heart of the magical Illustrated City tests friendships and leads to a final showdown that makes Peanut question everything she thought she knew.

Which Way Round the Galaxy - Signed Copies

Which Way Round the Galaxy - Signed Copies

Hardback £14.99

There is no Magic here on Earth. At least, that’s what you’ve been told… But in an ordinary-looking house in an ordinary-looking village, live a group of children who have just uncovered a secret. A tiny and helpless Magical Creature lost far from home leads the O’Hero-Smith children on another Starcrossing adventure through the Which Ways and across the galaxy. The children have a plan to get little Bug back to the fiery-ice planet where it belongs, and to prove to their parents that they can be trusted with Magic along the way…

But a witch’s curse, venomous snowsnakes and a gang of fighter robots are waiting for them through the Which Ways. The fate of the galaxy is once again in their hands – they better not mess it up! A family with a Magical secret … A child with a powerful Gift …

Finding Bear - Signed Copies

Finding Bear - Signed Copies

Hardback £12.99

April Wood has returned home from her adventure on Bear Island. But, over a year later, she can’t stop thinking about Bear. When April hears that a polar bear has been shot and injured in Svalbard, she’s convinced it’s her friend and persuades her dad to travel with her to the northernmost reaches of the Arctic. So begins an unforgettable journey across frozen tundra and icy glaciers. But along the way, she discovers much more than she bargained for – a tiny polar bear cub, desperately in need of her help.

In freezing temperatures, April must navigate the dangerous Arctic terrain and face her deepest fears if she’s to save him. Beautifully illustrated by Levi Pinfold, Finding Bear is a stunning story of survival and a heart-warming tale of love that shows us how hope is born from the smallest of beginnings.

What our customers say

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