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The Polar Bear Explorers' Club by Alex Bell - £6.99
It sounded like a respectable and worthy enough death for an explorer – tumbling from an ice bridge to be impaled upon a mammoth tusk – but Stella really, really didn’t want that to happen, just the same.   Join Stella Starflake Pear ... more
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The Story Cure: An A-Z of Books to Keep Kids Happy, Healthy and Wise by Ella Berthoud & Susan Elderkin - £16.99
“The best way to help a child through a challenging moment is to give them a story about it, whether they’re being bullied, have fallen in love for the first time, or the tooth-fairy failed to show up”   The stories that shape our children ... more
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Dragon's Green: Worldquake Book One by Scarlett Thomas - £7.99
If you had secret magical powers, how would you know?   After the Worldquake, Effie knows about magic - time in her grandfather’s library has made sure of that. But there’s still much she has to learn. About the Otherworld. And about the D ... more
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Corpse Talk: Ground-Breaking Scientists by Adam Murphy - £9.99
The first awesome thematic Corpse Talk book - all about the most amazing scientists from history ever!   Adam Murphy interviews the dead famous scientists who changed the world - getting their stories straight from the corpses' mouths! Readin ... more
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Greta Zargo and the Death Robots from Outer Space by A.F. Harrold, illustrated by Joe Todd-Stanton - £6.99
Nobody knew it at that moment, but only three things stood in the way of the complete destruction of the Earth: one elderly parrot; one eight-year-old spelling mistake; and an intrepid young schoolgirl-turned-reporter in search of a story...  ... more
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Sky Dancer by Gill Lewis - £6.99
When the whole community is divided over the fate of the hen harriers that nest up there in the heather, Joe finds himself stuck right in the middle, with a choice to make, and a huge secret to keep.  Joe can't do what's right for everyone. But ... more
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Centrally Heated Knickers by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Harry Horse - £6.99
Discover the weird and wonderful world of martians, woolly saucepans and centrally heated knickers in 100 poems about science and technology from the delightfully irreverent, Michael Rosen. ... more
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The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig - £6.99
JOURNEY TO THE EDGE OF MAGIC  If magic has a beginning, can it also have an end?   When Amelia wants a wish to come true she knows just the man to ask - Father Christmas.  But the magic she wants to believe in is starting to fade, and Fath ... more
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La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust, Volume One by Philip Pullman - £20.00
Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory w ... more
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V&A Introduces: William Morris by William Morris - £6.99
An accessible and exciting approach to William Morris, a true art and design hero. The beautifully designed book will look at William Morris as an artist and culture shaper and include his most famous work. ... more
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Winter Magic by Abi Elphinstone (Editor) - £6.99
Contributions by: Amy Alward, Emma Carroll, Berlie Doherty, Jamila Gavin, Geraldine McCaughrean, Lauren St John, Piers Torday, Katherine Woodfine, Michelle Magorian and Michelle Harrison   A beautiful and classic anthology of frosty, magical s ... more
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Trailblazers: 33 Women In Science Who Changed The World by Rachel Swaby - £5.99
Florence Nightingale. Sally Ride. Ada Lovelace.  These names and others are etched in history and included here as part of an awe-inspiring collection of profiles of thirty-three of the most influential women in science — women whose vision, creat ... more
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Cogheart by Peter Bunzl - £6.99
Lily's life is in mortal peril. Her father is missing and now silver-eyed men stalk her through the shadows. What could they want from her?   With her friends - Robert, the clockmaker's son, and Malkin, her mechanical fox - Lily is plunged int ... more
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Maudlin Towers: Curse of the Werewolf Boy by Chris Priestley - £6.99
We shall be detectives, Sponge!' exclaimed Mildew. 'We shall solve the Mystery of the School Spoon!'  Mildew and Sponge don't think much of Maudlin Towers, the blackened, gloom-laden, gargoyle-infested monstrosity that is their school. But wh ... more
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A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan - £6.99
Violet never wanted to move to Perfect.   Who wants to live in a town where everyone has to wear glasses to stop them going blind? And who wants to be neat and tidy and perfectly behaved all the time?  But Violet quickly discovers ther ... more
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I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness by Susan Verde, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds - £9.99
When the world feels chaotic, find peace within through an accessible mindfulness practice from the bestselling picture-book dream team that brought us I Am Yoga.  Express emotions through direct speech. Find empathy through imagination. Connect ... more
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Chocolate Cake by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Kevin Waldron - £12.99
When I was a boy, I had a favourite treat. It was when my mum made...   CHOCOLATE CAKE!   Ohhh! I LOVED chocolate cake.   Fantastically funny and full of silly noises, this is Michael Rosen's love letter to every child's favourite treat, c ... more
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Do You Speak Chocolate? by Cas Lester - £5.99
'I just knew we were going to be friends. Don't ask me to explain why. I can't. But i just knew.'   Jaz has found the best way to make friends with new girl Nadima, who doesn't speak any English - by offering her a chocolate bar. Nadima grins and ... more
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Ukulele for Beginners: How To Play Ukulele in Easy-to-Follow Steps by Will Grove-White - £12.99
Interested in the ukulele and want to learn how to play it? This is the book for you.   Originally published as Get Plucky, this all-encompassing guide to the ukulele is written by Will Grove-White, one of the world-renowned Ukulele Orchestra of G ... more
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The Girl Who Drank The Moon by Kelly Barnhill - £6.99
Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is kind. She shares her home with a wis ... more
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My Mum's Growing Down by Laura Dockrill - £6.99
She says ‘I’ve worked so hard for years and I deserve a rest!’ As she scribbles with crayons and pours custard down her dress, She’s dangling from the banister with her head upside-down! Does your Mum do this? Help! My Mum’s growing DOW ... more
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Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves by Kate T. Parker - £13.99
Girls being fearless. Girls being silly. Girls being wild, stubborn, and proud. Girls whose faces are smeared with dirt and lit up with joy. So simple and yet so powerful, Strong Is the New Pretty celebrates, through more than 175 memorable photograp ... more
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One & Two by John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling - £7.99
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on sta ... more
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The Boy, The Bird & The Coffin Maker by Matilda Woods - £6.99
Gorgeously magical: a jewel of a story about secrets, hope, the dead – and a living boy. Alberto lives alone in the town of Allora, where fish fly out of the sea and houses shine like coloured gems. He is a coffin maker who spends his quiet, solita ... more
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The Get Creative Journal by Jacqueline Wilson, illustrated by Nick Sharratt - £6.99
Taking inspiration from Jacqueline Wilson's brilliant characters, fire your imagination and get your creative juices flowing with this boredom-busting activity journal, beautifully illustrated by Nick Sharratt and complete with space to record your i ... more
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The Round the World Quiz Book by Sue McMillan - £7.99
Can you take on the world? Challenge family and friends to more than 500 tricky and fascinating questions about our amazing world, brought to you by Lonely Planet Kids, an imprint of Lonely Planet, the world’s leading travel guide publisher.   ... more
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The Boys' Guide to Growing Up by Phil Wilkinson, illustrated by Sarah Horne - £6.99
A sensitively written, friendly guide to growing up, specifically aimed at younger boys.  A friendly and reassuring guide for boys as they approach puberty, explaining the changes that will happen to their bodies as they grow up and how these cha ... more
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The Girls' Guide to Growing Up by Anita Naik, illustrated by Sarah Horne - £6.99
A friendly and reassuring guide for girls as they approach puberty, explaining the changes that will happen to their bodies as they grow up and how these changes might make them feel.  Covering everything from periods and breast development to b ... more
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Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright by Chris Riddell - £6.99
More from Ada and her friends at Ghastly-Gorm Hall in the third book in the Goth Girl series, sequel to Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse and Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death�� People are flocking to Ghastly-Gorm Hall from far and wide ... more
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Welcome to Nowhere by Elizabeth Laird - £6.99
Twelve-year-old Omar and his brothers and sisters were born and raised in the beautiful and bustling city of Bosra, Syria. Omar doesn't care about politics - all he wants is to grow up to become a successful businessman who will take the world by sto ... more
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The Necklace by Patricia Borlenghi - £7.99
This is a modern fairy tale about a princess with a difference.   Princess Lucy is the most beautiful girl in the world but she isn’t interested in finding her prince charming. She prefers to dabble in magic and witchcraft with her beloved ... more
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The Matilda Effect by Ellie Irving, illustrated by Matthew Jones - £6.99
Matilda loves science and inventing. Her heroes are Marie Curie, Leonardo da Vinci and Thomas Edison, and one day she wants to be a famous inventor herself. So when she doesn’t win the school science fair, she’s devastated – especially as the j ... more
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All You Need is Love: Celebrating Families of All Shapes and Sizes by Shanni Collins - £10.99
A charming celebration of the different kinds of families and relationships.  Through colourful images and rhyming stories, the author depicts a range of families and lifestyles all grounded in love and acceptance.  With light-hearted humour an ... more
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My Little Book of Big Freedoms: The Human Rights Act in Pictures by Chris Riddell - £9.99
A classic picture-book edition of My Little Book of Big Freedoms illustrated by the former Waterstones Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell, published in partnership with Amnesty International UK.   We all want a good life, to have fun, to be sa ... more
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Clover Moon by Jacqueline Wilson, illustrated by Nick Sharratt - £6.99
Clover Moon's imagination is her best escape from a life of hardship in poverty-stricken Victorian London. When tragedy plunges her into a world of grief, Clover realizes that everything she loved about the place she called home is gone. Clover hears ... more
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Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death by Chris Riddell - £6.99
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, Maltravers, ... more
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See Inside World Religions by Alex Frith and Barry Ablett - £9.99
An insightful look at the beliefs, history and customs of the major world religions.   With over 70 flaps to lift, readers can discover key facts about each religion, differing ideas about God, worship and prayer and colourful festivals and c ... more
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Passing for White by Tanya Landman - £6.99
It’s 1848 in the Deep South of America. Rosa is a slave but her owner is also her father and her fair skin means she can ‘pass for white’. With the help of Benjamin, her husband, she disguises herself as a young white man – and Benjamin’s m ... more
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The Anti-Boredom Book of Brilliant Outdoor Things to Do by Andy Seed - £5.99
Say goodbye to boredom with this fantastic outdoor boredom buster book! From the hilarious Andy Seed, Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 for Best Books with Facts comes the fantastically busy The Anti-Boredom Book of Brilliant Outdoor Things to ... more
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce, with illustrations by Steven Lenton - £6.99
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by award-winning author Frank Cottrell Boyce, with illustrations by Steven Lenton, will send your imagination into orbit!   The Blythes are a big, warm, rambunctious family who live on a small farm and sometimes fo ... more
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Big Questions from Little People... Answered by Some Very Big People by Gemma Elwin Harris - £7.99
Why is the sea salty? How far away is space? Why can't I tickle myself? Why can't we live forever?   Children ask the most interesting and challenging questions. But how are we supposed to answer them...?   At last! Expert answers to tho ... more
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk - £6.99
From the bestselling author of Newbery Honor–winner Wolf Hollow, the moving story of an orphan, determined to know her own history, who discovers the true meaning of family.   Twelve-year-old Crow has lived her entire life on a tiny, isolat ... more
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100 Hugs by Chris Riddell - £9.99
100 Hugs is a gorgeous collection of hugs from Children's Laureate Chris Riddell is the perfect gift for a loved one, or to cheer yourself up on a dark day.  The beautiful illustrations from three-time winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal co ... more
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A Story Like the Wind by Gill Lewis, illustrated by Jo Weaver - £8.99
In a small boat spinning out on the sea sits a group of refugees, fleeing their war-stricken homes. They have nothing - except their memories, their stories, and their music.  In this very special, lyrical fable, beautifully illustrated by Jo We ... more
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The Story of a Snail Who Discovered the Importance of Being Slow by Luis Sepúlveda, illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura - £7.99
In Dandelion Land, a young snail can’t stop asking his friends awkward questions, such as: why are we so slow – and why can’t we all have our own names? When he is finally banished from the snail community because of this, he is forced to trave ... more
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New and Collected Poems for Children by Carol Ann Duffy - £10.99
"In the world of British poetry, Carol Ann Duffy is a superstar."(Guardian) This stellar edition of her poems brings together work from her four award-winning collections for children, and sprinkles in a generous helping of new poems to match. &nb ... more
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The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue, illustrated by Caroline Hadilaksano - £10.99
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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The Bone Sparrow: A Refugee Novel by Zana Fraillon - £6.99
Perfect for fans of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. This is a beautiful, vivid and deeply moving story about a refugee boy who has spent his entire life living in a detention centre. This novel reminds us all of the importance of freedom, hope, and t ... more
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The White Hare by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Anastasia Izlesou - £8.99
Back then, humans and animals were fellow beings under the sky. Perhaps that’s why it seemed possible for humans to change into animals.   One in a series of tales that explore the deeper, darker side of our connection with the natural world ... more
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The Land by Mildred D. Taylor - £6.99
A stunning repackage of a companion to Mildred D. Taylor’s Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, with cover art by two-time Caldecott Honor Award winner Kadir Nelson!   The son of a prosperous landowner and a former slave, Paul-Edward Logan is unlik ... more
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Rosie Revere's Big Project Book for Bold Engineers by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts - £8.99
Embark on an adventure of personal creativity and invention with fan favorite Rosie Revere!  This activity book features art from the picture book Rosie Revere, Engineer and will inspire young readers with activities of all kinds. Kids will h ... more
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