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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 )

Most books can be ordered within 7-10 days, subject to availability. If you need a book urgently, or by a specific date, you can always contact us before ordering to ask how long it would take
The Unwinding: And Other Dreamings - by Jackie Morris - £14.99
This book is not meant to be read from cover to cover. It is a book for dreamers. Slight of word, rich of image, its purpose is to ease the soul.  The paintings between these covers were worked in the between times, an unwinding of the soul, when ... more

The Ultimate Guide to Women's Football - by Emily Stead - £6.99
The ultimate guide to women's football! This epic guide to the glorious game covers everything from player profiles to top tournaments and super skills - and a million things in between!   Take a tour through the world of women's football, stoppi ... more

I Am Not a Label: 34 Disabled Artists, Thinkers, Athletes and Activists From Past and Present - by Cerrie Burnell, illustrated by Lauren Mark Baldo - £14.99
In this stylishly illustrated biography anthology, meet 30 artists, thinkers, athletes and activists with disabilities, from past and present. From Frida Kahlo to Stephen Hawking, find out how these iconic figures have overcome obstacles, owned their ... more

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices - by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson (Editors) - £8.99
Fifty of the foremost diverse children's authors and illustrators--including Jason Reynolds, Jacqueline Woodson, and Kwame Alexander--share answers to the question, "In this divisive world, what shall we tell our children?" in this beautiful, full-co ... more

Hex Vet: Witches in Training - by Sam Davies - £6.99
In a world where magic is an ordinary part of daily life, two young apprentice veterinarians pursue their dreams of caring for supernatural creatures. Have you ever wondered where witches' cats go when they pull a claw? Or what you do with a pygmy ph ... more

Secrets in the Skies: Galileo and the Astonishing Solar System - by Giles Sparrow and James Weston Lewis - £14.99
Secrets in the Skies delves deep into the life and discoveries of the world's most famous stargazer, Galileo Galilei, and the star-studded history of astronomy, from our prehistoric ancestors to the work of today's most brilliant scientists.  In ... more

Lumberjanes: The Good Egg (Lumberjanes #3) - by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Brooklyn Allen - £6.99
Welcome to Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. The five scouts of Roanoke cabin — Jo, April, Molly, Mal, and Ripley — love their summers at camp. They get to hang out with their best friends, earn ... more

The Infinite - by Patience Agbabi - £6.99
The Infinite is a mind-bending, time-twisting adventure for readers who loved Time Travelling with a Hamster and A Wrinkle in Time. The first book in The Leap Cycle series.  FIGHT CRIME, ACROSS TIME!   Leaplings, children born on the 2 ... more

Obsessive About Octopuses - by Owen Davey - £12.99
If you are silly about squid or just daft for amazing animals of the deep, dive in for a fact-packed illustrated journey into the ocean. Did you know that an octopus has three hearts and a doughnut-shaped brain? You’ll discover that these incredibl ... more

Caribbean Dozen: Poems from Thirteen Caribbean Poets - by John Agard and Grace Nichols (Editors) - £5.99
Edited by John Agard and Grace Nichols, this is a celebration of the Caribbean in over fifty poems.  “Fire in the treetops, / Fire in the sky. / Blossoms red as sunset / Dazzling to the eye...”   Full of the amazing sights, sounds ... more

Blended - by Sharon M Draper - £7.99
Eleven-year-old Isabella's blended family is more divided than ever in this "timely but genuine" (Publishers Weekly) story about divorce and racial identity from the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Out of My Mind, Sharon M. Dra ... more

Daisy and the Trouble with Nature - by Kes Gray - £6.99
Here comes trouble!  Daisy and her class are so excited when their new school nature garden is unveiled.  But the trouble with their nature garden is, there's not very much nature in it.   There are NO:  Birds Butterflies Grizzly Bea ... more

Children Who Changed the World: Incredible True Stories About Children's Rights! - by Marcia Williams - £8.99
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Rights of the Child and the amazing children who have stood up for them all over the world.   From the heroes familiar to everyone, such as Malala Yousafzai, to the amazing activists you might not have hea ... more

Willow Wildthing and the Swamp Monster - by Gill Lewis, illustrated by Rebecca Bagle - £5.99
When Willow meets the Wild Things she knows her life is never going to be the same again.  Strange things happen in The Wilderness. It holds more than you could possibly imagine: secrets, shadows, a witch. Even a monster. Are you brave enough to ... more

Fierce, Fearless and Free: Girls in Myths and Legends from Around the World - by Lari Don, illustrated by Eilidh Muldoon - £6.99
A brilliant, inclusive collection of traditional tales from around the world featuring amazing women and girls.  Once upon a time, there was a handsome prince who – no, that's not right! Once upon a time, there were strong, fierce women who ... more

Love Your Body - by Jessica Sanders, illustrated by Carol Rossetti - £10.99
What if every young girl loved her body? Love Your Body encourages you to admire and celebrate your body for all the amazing things it can do (like laugh, cry, hug, and feel) and to help you see that you are so much more than your body.  Bodi ... more

The Unstoppable Letty Pegg - by Iszi Lawrence - £6.99
A brilliant debut historical adventure from writer and comedian Iszi Lawrence, perfect for fans of Emma Carroll, The Princess and the Suffragette, and Opal Plumstead.  The story of the suffragettes with the Jiu Jitsu and roller skating left i ... more

Planet Omar: Unexpected Super Spy - by Zanib Mian - £6.99
Welcome back to Planet Omar! The second book in Zanib Mian's laugh-out-loud series, with amazing cartoon-style illustrations from Nasaya Mafaridik. Perfect for fans of Tom Gates and Wimpy Kid.  * Chosen as The Times Children's Book of the Week: ' ... more

Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Zombies - by Katie and Kevin Tsang, illustrated by Nathan Reed - £5.99
The brilliantly funny fifth book in the SAM WU series, starring the bravest scaredy-cat in the world! Perfect for reluctant readers and fans of Tom Fletcher, Pamela Butchart and Humza Arshad's Badman.  There's hardly anything that Sam Wu is afrai ... more

She is Fierce: Brave, Bold and Beautiful Poems by Women - by Ana Sampson - £7.99
A stunning gift book containing 150 bold, brave and beautiful poems by women – from classic, well loved poets to innovative and bold modern voices. From suffragettes to school girls, from spoken word superstars to civil rights activists, from arist ... more

Agent Zaiba Investigates: The Missing Diamonds - by Annabelle Sami, illustrated by Daniela Sosa - £6.99
Determined to be the world’s greatest detective, Zaiba is always on the lookout for a crime to solve. She knows everything there is to know about running an investigation – in theory...   At her cousin’s Mehndi party, Zaiba gets her first ch ... more

Fantastically Great Women Who Saved the Planet - by Kate Pankhurst - £6.99
From bestselling author and illustrator Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, comes another 'smart, informative, inclusive and accessible' book about trail-blazing women (Fiona Noble, The Bookseller). This time, it's women who have been m ... more

Flights of Fancy: Stories, pictures and inspiration from ten Children's Laureates - by Various authors - £10.00
Walker Books celebrates 20 years of the Waterstones Children's Laureateship, in partnership with Booktrust.   Quentin Blake – Anne Fine – Michael Morpurgo – Jacqueline Wilson – Michael Rosen – Anthony Browne – Julia Donaldson – Malor ... more

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

A House Without Walls - by Elizabeth Laird, illustrated by Lucy Eldridge - £6.99
A House Without Walls is a powerful story of family, hope and redemption amidst the refugee crisis in Syria from the award-winning Elizabeth Laird, illustrated by Lucy Eldridge.  Thirteen-year-old Safiya and her family have been driven out of Syr ... more

This Book Will (Help) Cool the Climate: 50 Ways to Cut Pollution, Speak Up and Protect Our Planet! - by Isabel Thomas, illustrated by Alex Paterson - £6.99
Discover how YOU can cut greenhouse gases, and tread more lightly on the planet. Become an eco-warrior, not an eco-worrier, with 50 practical tips to really make a difference!   Our planet is in peril and it needs your help! But the good news ... 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

Pages & Co.: Tilly and the Bookwanderers - by Anna James - £6.99
A magical adventure to delight the imagination. A curl-up-on-the-sofa snuggle of a debut from a uniquely talented author. Eleven year-old Tilly has lived above her grandparents' bookshop ever since her mother disappeared shortly after she was born. ... more

Sputnik's Guide To Life on Earth - by Frank Cottrell-Boyce, illustrated by Steven Lenton - £6.99
Shortlisted for the 2017 Carnegie Medal and selected for the Tom Fletcher Book Club, Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell-Boyce is an adventure about the Blythes: a big, warm, rambunctious family who live on a small farm and sometimes f ... more

Cosmic - by Frank Cottrell-Boyce - £6.99
It's one giant leap for all boy-kind in Frank Cottrell Boyce's out-of-this-world story: Cosmic.  Liam is too big for his boots. And his football strip. And his school blazer. But being super-sized height-wise has its advantages: he's the only ele ... more

The Missing: The True Story of My Family in World War II - by Michael Rosen - £8.99
A personal, powerful and resonant account of the Holocaust by one of this country's best-loved children’s authors.   By turns charming, shocking and heart-breaking, this is the true story of Michael Rosen’s search for his relatives who ... more

Granny Magic - by Elka Evalds, illustrated by Teemu Juhani - £6.99
Will's beloved granny made cakes and knitted itchy jumpers – that’s what he thought.  But when she passes away and dodgy Jasper Fitchet moves in to their village, dark magic begins to unravel in Knittington. Can Will and his gran’s old ... more

The End of Something Wonderful: A Practical Guide to a Backyard Funeral - by Stephanie V. W. Lucianovic, illustrated by George Ermos - £12.99
With gentle humor and quirkiness, this sympathetic book demonstrates how to say goodbye to a beloved pet and give it a proper sendoff.  Children love their pets very much — and when the animals die, that loss can be hard to process. The End ... more

The Star Outside My Window - by Onjali Q. Rauf - £6.99
Could that bright star be Aniyah’s lost mum? She’ll have to follow it to know...  One day, Aniyah’s mum disappears. Where is she? Aniyah is sure of one thing: Mum isn’t really gone. She knows that people with the brightest hearts neve ... more

Snow Foal - by Susanna Bailey - £6.99
"I absolutely love Snow Foal - it's so truthful, tender and touching. A book to read in a day and remember for a lifetime."(Dame Jacqueline Wilson) A beautiful and heart-wrenching middle grade debut full of love, healing, friendship and hope. Per ... 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

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

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

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

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