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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
Little Leaders: Exceptional Men in Black History - by Vashti Harrison - £7.99
Meet the little leaders. They're brave. They're exceptional. They changed the world.   Did you know that the father of African cinema was originally a bricklayer? Or that Vogue's editor-at-large read his first Vogue magazine in his local library? ... more

The Dragon Thief (Dragons in a Bag, Book 2) - by Zetta Elliott and Geneva B. - £5.50
Stealing a baby dragon was easy! Hiding it is a little more complicated, in this sequel to Dragons in a Bag.  Jaxon had just one job--to return three baby dragons to the realm of magic. But when he got there, only two dragons were left in the bag ... more

We Move Together - by Kelly Fritsch, Anne McGuire and Eduardo Trejos - £11.00
A bold and colorful exploration of all the ways that people navigate through the spaces around them and a celebration of the relationships we build along the way.   We Move Together follows a mixed-ability group of kids as they creatively neg ... more

What is Masculinity? Why Does it Matter? And Other Big Questions - by Jeffrey Boakye and Darren Chetty - £9.99
Masculinity is being discussed more than ever before, in a range of contexts. People talk about 'toxic masculinity', claim that there is a crisis in masculinity or argue that we need to 'reclaim masculinity'. There have always been many ways of being ... more

The Weather Weaver - by Tamsin Mori - £7.99
What if you could befriend a cloud? What weather would you choose? What if the weather matched itself to your mood, whether you wanted it to, or not?   11-year-old Stella has returned home to Shetland to spend the summer with her Grandpa, but it's ... more

Girls Who Build: Inspiring Curiosity and Confidence to Make Anything Possible - by Katie Hughes - £13.99
Girls Who Build is the how-to book that celebrates the can-do attitude of dozens of fierce girls ages 8-16 who know how to wield a hammer, fire up a saw, and build everything from a bookshelf to a playhouse. Filled with photographs of the girls and t ... more

The Shark Caller - by Zillah Bethell - £7.99
Dive beneath the waves with this spell-binding adventure of friendship, forgiveness and bravery, set on the shores of Papua New Guinea, perfect for fans of Katherine Rundell and Eva Ibbotson.   "I want to be able to call the sharks. Teach me the m ... more

Vi Spy: Licence to Chill - by Maz Evans - £6.99
Imagine...  Her Mum's a Super-Spy.  Her Dad's a Super-Villain.  And while her parents get divorced, an evil Overlord will take over the world.   Unless Vi does something about it!  When life give your piranhas... swim faster!  ... more

The Boy Who Sang with Dragons - by Andy Shepherd, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie - £6.99
Tomas is a fully-fledged expert dragon grower and protector of the dragonfruit tree. He has eyes in the back of his head for watching over those sneaky dragons, awesomely fast reflexes for putting out sparks and dodging the diving antics of whirling ... more

Space Detectives - by Mark Powers, illustrated by Dapo Adeola - £6.99
Dog lost in space? Grown an extra head and don't know why? Pocket money stolen by a green blob? You need the Space Detectives!  Connor and Ethan are spending their summer holidays aboard the world's first orbiting city, Starville (basically Bever ... more

The Unadoptables - by Hana Tooke, illustrated by Ayesha L. Rubio - £7.99
The remarkable. The extraordinary. The brave.  Way back in the autumn of 1880, five babies are discovered at the Little Tulip Orphanage in most unusual circumstances. Those babies are Lotta, Egbert, Fenna, Sem and Milou. The vile matron calls the ... more

Opie Jones Talks to Animals - by Nat Luurtsema, illustrated by Fay Austin - £6.99
Dr Dolittle meets Kid Normal in a hilarious middle grade superhero series from comedian Nat Luurtsema. Perfect for fans of David Baddiel, My Brother is a Superhero and Lightning Girl.   10-year-old Opie Jones is Very Ordinary. In fact nothing ... more

Fantastically Great Women Scientists and Their Stories - by Kate Pankhurst - £6.99
Prepare to be inspired with this fantastically great new series for young readers. In this first book, read the true stories of amazing scientists and discover things that are out of this world.   Women have been responsible for many of the world ... more

Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow - by Benjamin Dean, illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat - £7.99
The rainbow-filled, JOYOUS debut from a hugely exciting new talent.  Perfect for 9+ readers and fans of Lisa Thompson, Stewart Foster and Onjali Rauf's bestselling The Boy at the Back of the Class.   My name's Archie Albright, and I know two t ... more

Beauty and the Bin - by Joanne O - £6.99
Laurie's home-made beauty recipes are no secret. The secret is that her eco-warrior family get their ingredients from the bin. Laurie loves her family and she wants to join them in making the world a better place, one home-made bath bomb at a time.  ... more

All About Eid: Things to Make and Do - by Sarah Shaffi - £6.99
This All About Eid make-and-do book is the perfect gift!   Bursting with crafts and recipes, fun fill-in activities and facts about the Eid celebrations observed by over ONE BILLION Muslims twice a year, children can: create magical lanterns desi ... more

Dragonfly Eyes - by Cao Wenxuan - £7.99
A family saga spanning fifty years and three generations, which takes the reader from the France of the Golden Age to poverty-stricken post-war Shanghai via the re-imagined rural China of the Cultural Revolution.  Ah-Mei and her French grandmother, ... more

My Life as a Cat - by Carlie Sorosiak - £7.99
A wise, funny and moving story of what it means to find a family, from the best-selling author of I, Cosmo.  Leonard has never had a name. Or a body. Or a best friend. But he is excited to try being a human.  On their three-hundredth- ... more

Hope Jones Will Not Eat Meat - by Josh Lacey - £6.99
You're never too young to make a big difference, as Hope Jones has learned in her fight against plastic pollution.   Now she's on a mission to save the animals, and persuade everyone she knows to turn vegetarian. But just how can Hope get Dad to ... more

500 Words: Black Lives Matter - by Various authors - £6.99
Almost 6,000 children, aged between 5-13, submitted stories expressing their personal experiences, tales of empathy, learning and respect, building on the international conversation around Black Lives Matter.  Originally devised by Chris Evans, ... more

The Wolf Wilder - by Katherine Rundell - £7.99
Feodora and her mother live in the snowbound woods of Russia, in a house full of food and fireplaces. Ten minutes away, in a ruined chapel, lives a pack of wolves. Feodora's mother is a wolf wilder, and Feo is a wolf wilder in training. A wolf wilder ... more

Fortunately, the Milk... - by Neil Griffiths, illustrated by Chris Riddell - £6.99
From multi-award-winning Neil Gaiman comes a spectacularly silly, mind-bendingly clever, brilliantly bonkers adventure - with lip-smackingly gorgeous illustrations by Chris Riddell.   Mum's away. Dad's in charge.  There's no milk. So Dad save ... more

Gender Swapped Fairy Tales - by Karrie Fransman and Jonathan Plackett - £20.00
Discover a collection of fairy tales unlike the ones you've read before...  Once upon a time, in the middle of winter, a King sat at a window and sewed. As he sewed and gazed out onto the landscape, he pricked his finger with the needle, and ... more

Reaching for the Moon: The Autobiography of NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson - by Katherine Johnson - £7.99
An inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11.   As a young girl, Katherine Johnson showed an exceptional aptitude for math. In school she quickly skipped ahead several grades and was soon studyin ... more

We Are The Beaker Girls - by Jacqueline Wilson - £6.99
Jacqueline Wilson's FUNNIEST, FIERCEST and most BELOVED new heroine JESS BEAKER returns for another AMAZING ADVENTURE.   Jess and Tracy Beaker have found happiness in The Dumping Ground. Not that Dumping Ground - the children's home that Trac ... more

Roll with It - by Jamie Sumner - £7.99
In the tradition of Wonder and Out of My Mind, this big-hearted middle grade debut tells the story of an irrepressible girl with cerebral palsy whose life takes an unexpected turn when she moves to a new town.   Ellie's a girl who tells it li ... more

Adventure Stories for Daring Girls - by Samantha Newman, illustrated by Khoa Le - £14.99
Meet the heroines who don't wait at home while boys have all the adventures. They strike out on their own with self-confidence, imagination, wit, and courage.  From Dorothy Gale to Hua Mulan, this beautifully illustrated hardback collects the tales ... more

Across the Risen Sea - by Bren MacDibble - £7.99
From the multi award-winning Australian author of How to Bee and The Dog Runner, another original and heartfelt middle-grade fiction adventure, exploring themes of loyalty, resilience, courage and the environment.   Neoma and Jag and their sm ... more

What is Race? Who are Racists? Why Does Skin Colour Matter? And Other Big Questions - by Claire Heuchan and Nikesh Shukla - £9.99
An important and timely book on race and racism, encouraging children to think for themselves about the issues involved.  Talk about race is often discouraged, but this book aims to bring everyone into the conversation. It explores the history of r ... more

The Ickabog - by J.K. Rowling - £20.00
*** Please note - this book is not published until 10th November, so is not available until then. ***   The Ickabog is coming...   A mythical monster, a kingdom in peril, an adventure that will test two children's bravery to the lim ... more

Serpentine - by Philip Pullman, illustrated by Tom Duxbury - £7.99
A brand new short story set in the world of His Dark Materials and The Book of Dust by master storyteller, Philip Pullman. Serpentine is a perfect gift for every Pullman fan, new and old.   'Lyra Silvertongue, you're very welcome...Yes, I kn ... more

White Bird: A Graphic Novel - by R J Palacio - £10.99
To the millions of readers who fell in love with R J Palacio's Wonder, Julian is best-known as Auggie Pullman's classroom bully.   White Bird reveals a new side to Julian's story, as Julian discovers the moving and powerful tale of his grandm ... more

Doctor Who: Twelve Angels Weeping: Twelve Stories of the Villains from Doctor Who - by Dave Rudden - £8.99
Twelve extraordinary Doctor Who stories, each featuring a monstrous villain from the Doctor Who world.   On every planet that has existed or will exist, there is a winter...  Many of the peoples of Old Earth celebrated a winter festival. A ti ... more

The Night Bus Hero - by Onjali Q. Rauf - £6.99
From Onjali Q. Rauf, the award-winning and best-selling author of The Boy at the Back of the Class, comes another incredible story, told with humour and heart.   'The boy's an absolute menace.' 'He's a bully. A lost cause!' 'Why can't he be mor ... more

Break the Mould: How to Take Your Place in the World - by Sinead Burke, illustrated by Natalie Byrne - £8.99
Break the Mould with Sinead Burke - teacher, activist, author and little person.  Sometimes we can feel like we are not good enough. That we don't belong. Or that we want to be more like our friends.  In this empowering guide, Sinead Burke dr ... more

Tamarind & the Star of Ishta - by Jasbinder Bilan - £6.99
From the author of the Costa Award-winning Asha & the Spirit Bird comes a breathtaking, magical adventure... Tamarind never knew her Indian mum, Chinty, who died soon after she was born. So when she arrives at her ancestral home, a huge mansi ... more

On the Move: Poems About Migration - by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Quentin Blake - £9.99
Former Children's Laureates Michael Rosen and Sir Quentin Blake join forces for a personal and uniquely affecting collection of poems about migration.   "What you leave behind Won't leave your mind. But home is where you find it. Home is wher ... more

The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain - by Various authors, edited by Katherine Rundell - £12.99
In difficult times, what children really need is hope. And in that spirit, bestselling author Katherine Rundell emailed some of the children's writers and artists whose work she loved most:  'I asked them to write something very short, fiction or ... more

The Lost Spells - by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris - £14.99
Dazzlingly beautiful and wonderfully inventive, discover the magical new book from the creators of bestselling, critically acclaimed literary phenomenon, The Lost Words...  Kindred in spirit to The Lost Words but fresh in its form, The Lost S ... more

The Song of the Golden Hare - by Jackie Morris - £9.99
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. When the hares begin to move across the ... more

Guardians of Magic - by Chris Riddell - £7.99
Guardians of Magic is the first title in a brilliant magical adventure series from the Costa Award-winning creator of Goth Girl, Chris Riddell. This fantastic quest is fully illustrated in black and white throughout.  Meet the Guardians of Magic: ... more

The Virus - by Ben Martynoga, illustrated by Moose Allain - £6.99
Where did it come from, and how can we beat it? It's 15,000 times smaller than a flea and we can kill it with a bar of soap - so how did a tiny, fragile virus change the world?   Join science expert Dr Ben Martynoga and illustrator extraordin ... more

Ways to Make Sunshine - by Renee Watson - £6.99
Ryan Hart and her family live in Portland, Oregon, and her dad lost his job a while ago. He finally got a new one, but it pays less, and he'll have to work nights. And so they're selling the second car and moving to an (old) new house.  The H ... more

A Poem for Every Autumn Day - by Allie Esiri (Editor) - £14.99
Within the pages of Allie Esiri's gorgeous collection, A Poem for Every Autumn Day you will find verse that will transport you to vibrant autumnal scenes, from harvest festival to Remembrance Day.   Perfect for reading aloud and sharing with all ... more

The Book of Not Entirely Useful Advice - by A.F. Harrold - £14.99
A riotous celebration of words and a modern take on cautionary tales - featuring advice on parrots, gravy, mathematics, castles (bouncy), spiders, vegetables (various), breakfast, cakes, and removing ducks from soup.  Advice comes in many shapes. Po ... more

Bloom: The Surprising Seeds of Sorrel Fallowfield - by Nicola Skinner - £6.99
A beautifully written, incredibly original and wickedly funny novel for readers of 10 and older - Bloom is for everyone who has ever felt like they didn't fit in, and for anyone who has ever wanted a little more colour and wildness in their lives... ... more

Once Upon an Eid: Stories of Hope and Joy by 15 Muslim Voices - by S.K. Ali and Aisha Saeed (Editors) - £12.99
A joyous short story collection by and about Muslims, edited by New York Times bestselling author Aisha Saeed and Morris finalist S. K. Ali Once Upon an Eid is a collection of short stories that showcases the most brilliant Muslim voices writing toda ... more

Little Badman and the Time-Travelling Teacher of Doom - by Humza Arshad and Henry White - £6.99
Little Badman and friends return in a second hilarious and action-packed adventure, for fans of David Baddiel and David Walliams.  'You've probably heard of me, right? Little Badman. No? Oh. Well...doesn't Matter. You will do one day. I'm gon ... more

When Secrets Set Sail - by Sita Brahmachari - £7.99
Secrets from the past are the keys to the future... if two children can find them.   Bold adventure, timely themes and breath-taking writing from award-winning author, Sita Brahmachari.  Usha is devastated when her grandmother Kali Ma passes away ... more

Anisha, Accidental Detective - by Serena Patel - £5.99
Anisha Mistry is all set to be a bridesmaid at her Aunty Bindi's wedding tomorrow... until she finds a note in her family's letterbox. Bindi's groom has been kidnapped and will only be released IF THE WEDDING IS CALLED OFF!  With best friend Mil ... more

Little Leaders: Visionary Women Around the World - by Vashti Harrison - £7.99
Meet the little leaders. They're brave. They're bold. They changed the world.  Did you know that WIFI was invented by a glamorous Hollywood star? Or that the first computer programmer was a woman born in 1816?   These amazing little leaders h ... more

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