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George and the Blue Moon: George's Secret Key to the Universe - Book 5 by Lucy Hawking and Stephen Hawking - £6.99
George and his best friend, Annie have been selected as junior astronauts - part of a programme that trains up young people for a trip to Mars in the future. This is everything they've ever wanted - they get to be a part of up-to-the minute space dis ... more
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For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai's Story by Rebecca Langston-George, illustrated by Janna Bock - £7.99
She grew up in a world where women were supposed to be quiet. But Malala Yousafzai refused to be silent. Discover Malala's story through this powerful narrative telling, and come to see how one brave girl named Malala changed the world. ... more
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Engineer Academy: Are You Ready for the Challenge? by Steve Martin Nastia Sleptsova - £9.99
There are so many different types of engineer you could be, whether you’d love to work with jet engines, robots, racing cars, or even space stations! What’s it really like, and do you have what it takes?   Learn the essential skills to sta ... more
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Rent a Bridesmaid by Jacqueline Wilson, illustrated by Nick Sharratt - £6.99
Tilly can’t believe it when her best friend Matty is asked to be a bridesmaid. In Tilly’s favourite daydream, she’s wearing the most beautiful bridesmaid dress and walking down the aisle behind a bride. The one wedding she’d really love to at ... more
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100 Women Who Made History: Meet the Women Who Changed the World by Dorling Kindersley - £12.99
If you thought that it was a man's world, think again! 100 Women Who Made History is the exciting story of the women who changed the world, from Anne Frank to J.K. Rowling.   Meet the most talented and famous women in history, from politics, scien ... more
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Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit - £7.99
Anna and the Swallow Man is a stunning, literary, and wholly original debut novel that tells a new WW2 story. � Krak�w, 1939, is no place to grow up. There are a million marching soldiers and a thousand barking dogs. And Anna Lania is just seve ... more
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The Barefoot Book of Children by Tessa Strickland, Kate Depalma and David Dean - £12.99
Discover the must-have book for #AllChildren. Start conversations about diversity and inclusion with The Barefoot Book of Children, which depicts kids of a wide range of shapes, sizes, races, abilities and lifestyles from countries and cultures all o ... more
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The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson - £6.99
How do you solve a mystery when you can hardly go outside? The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson is a sad yet funny mystery starring a hero with severe obsessive compulsive disorder.   When you spend most of your day trapped in your bedroom, stari ... more
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Welcome to Nowhere by Elizabeth Laird - £9.99
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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101 Optical Illusions by Sam Taplin and Matthew Durber - £9.99
You’ll be amazed at the mind-boggling optical illusions in this book.  From colourful spinning circles and baffling beach huts to wobbly lines that are actually completely straight, these illusions will astonish the whole family.  Snippets of ... more
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The Book of Heroines: Tales of History's Gutsiest Gals by Stephanie Warren Drimmer - £9.99
Everybody needs a role model. Discover true stories of superstars, war heroes, world leaders, gutsy gals, and everyday women who changed the world.   From Sacagawea to Mother Teresa, Annie Oakley to Malala Yousafzai, these famous women hiked u ... more
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History VIPs: Emmeline Pankhurst by Kay Barnham - £8.99
Bring the 'dead famous' back to life! Discover exceptional figures from British history, and explore the society in which they lived.   Votes for Women! This biography tells the story of Emmeline Pankhurst, from her early campaigns for the rig ... more
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A Jar of Pickles and a Pinch of Justice by Chitra Soundar, illustrated by Uma Krishnaswamy - £5.99
Further delightful trickster tales from India.   Prince Veera and his best friend, Suku, are left in charge of King Beema's court when the king goes off on a hunting trip. Each day the king's subjects come before the boys with their problems a ... more
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The Tigerboy by Ted Hughes - £6.99
A very ordinary boy. Nobody noticed him, he was just like everyone else. But Fred knew he was different. He just didn't know quite how different. And when he did.... Well, what then? ... more
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Life is Sweet: A Chocolate Box Short Story Collection by Cathy Cassidy - £6.99
Six fantastic stories, which one will be your favourite?   Bittersweet - Will Honey's cry for help cause trouble for Shay and Cherry?   Chocolates and Flowers - Can Alfie plan the perfect Valentine's Day surprise without breaking Summer's heart ... more
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Wonderland: Alice in Poetry by Michaela Morgan (Editor) - £5.99
Lewis Carroll's Alice has been enchanting children for 150 years. Curious Alice, the bossy White Rabbit, the formidable Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter are among the best-loved, most iconic literary creations of all time.   In Wonderland: A ... more
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What is Poetry? The Essential Guide to Reading and Writing Poems by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Jill Calder - £6.99
A detailed and very personal guide to reading and writing poetry by one of the country’s leading children’s poets.   Over many years as a working poet, Michael Rosen has thought a great deal about what poems are, what they can do and the pleas ... more
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A Year Full of Stories: 52 Folk Tales and Legends from Around the World by Angela McAllister, illustrated by Christopher Corr - £12.99
This treasury of 52 stories collects together a rich resource of myths, fairy tales and legends from around the world, with a story for every week of the year.  The book is broken into 12 chapters, for each of the 12 months of the year, and thro ... more
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Coming to England by Floella Benjamin - £9.99
A twentieth-anniversary edition of Floella Benjamin's classic memoir. Includes a new foreword by the author and some additional historical information. Beautifully illustrated by Michael Frith.   Floella Benjamin was just a young girl when she ... more
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The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig - £12.99
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 fa ... more
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Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls are Used in War by Jessica Dee Humphreys and Michel Chikwanine, illustrated by Claudia Dávilla - £7.99
If there was ever a book to make you sit up and pay attention, then Child Soldier is it.   Michel Chikwanine was only five-years-old when he was abducted from outside his school by rebel soldiers in The Democratic Republic of Congo. Child Soldier ... more
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Only Remembered by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Ian Beck - £7.99
2014 will mark one hundred years since the outbreak of the First World War. To mark the date, this beautiful anthology will collect favourite extracts, images and poems from some of the UK's leading cultural, political and literary figures.   ... more
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Historopedia: The Story of Ireland From Then Until Now by Fatti Burke and John Burke - £21.99
It’s A Time-Travelling Journey Through Ireland... It’s A Historopedia!   Buckle up and get ready to travel back in time with John and Fatti Burke’s new adventure through Ireland’s history. This breathtakingly exciting book discovers I ... more
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Gandhi for Kids: His Life and Ideas, with 21 Activities by Ellen Mahoney - £15.50
With his wire-rimmed glasses, homespun cloths, and walking stick, Mohandas Gandhi is an international symbol of nonviolence, freedom, simplicity, and peace. Tracing Gandhi's evolution from a shy boy in India to a courageous, world-traveling spiritual ... more
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Danger Really is Everywhere: School of Danger by David O'Doherty, illustrated by Chris Judge - £7.99
*SHORTLISTED FOR THE LAUGH OUT LOUD CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARDS 2016*  The world's greatest (and only) DANGEROLOGIST is back to make YOU into a Level 3 DANGEROLOGIST in his new SCHOOL OF DANGER handbook.  Following a mishap involving his D ... more
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All Through the Night: Night Poems and Lullabies by Marie Heaney (Editor) - £12.99
All Through the Night is a collection of moving and evocative night poems for all stages of life. Lullabies and other poems relating to children and parenting form the opening section, while later poems celebrate or give voice to our various night-ti ... more
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Who are Refugees and Migrants? What Makes People Leave Their Homes? and Other Big Questions by Michael Rosen and Annemarie Young - £13.99
A highly topical look at the current refugee crisis, encouraging readers to think for themselves about the issues involved.   What does it mean for people to have to leave their homes, and what happens when they seek entry to another country? ... more
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Nightlights by Lorena Alvarez - £14.99
Every night, tiny lights appear out of the darkness in Sandy’s bedroom. She catches them and creates wonderful creatures to play with until she falls asleep, and in the morning she brings them back to life in her whimsical drawings. When a mysterio ... more
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Audrey (Cow) by Dan Bar-el - £7.99
Audrey is a cow with poetry in her blood, who yearns for the greener pastures beyond Bittersweet Farms. But when Roy the horse tells this bovine dreamer that she is headed for Abbot's War, the slaughter house, Audrey knows that she must leave her hom ... more
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Northern Lights: The Graphic Novel - Volume One by Philip Pullman, illustrated by Cl�ment Oubrerie - £12.99
�Without this child, we shall all die.�   Lyra Belacqua lives half-wild and carefree among the scholars of Jordan College, with her daemon familiar always by her side. But the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart ... more
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The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd - £6.99
When Ted and Kat watched their cousin Salim get on board the London Eye, he turned and waved before getting on. After half an hour it landed and everyone trooped off - but no Salim. Where could he have gone? How on earth could he have disappeared int ... more
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Seasons of Splendour: Tales, Myths and Legends of India by Madhur Jaffrey, illustrated by Michael Foreman - £6.99
India is particularly rich in colourful follore. These stories, told by parents to their children for many generations, make a rich and dazzling collection of mythological tales drawn from a great heritage of Hindu epics - from the life of the great ... more
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The Laugh Out Loud Joke Book by Michael Rosen - £5.99
How loud can you LOL? Louder than an elephant’s trump? Loud enough to shatter glass? Louder than fireworks? Grab your ear protectors and put it to the test with Michael Rosen’s super-silly book of funnies.  Specially created to celebrate the ... more
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Inspirational Lives: Nelson Mandela by Kay Barnham - £8.99
Each book in this series is an individual biography of a person who is remarkable for their achievements and contribution to their time and industry.  The series focuses on the people who inspire children today. Each book looks at the backgro ... more
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Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar - £6.99
If you go down to the woods today ... Well, every child knows NOT to, don't they?   Tamaya is on a scholarship to the prestigious Woodridge Academy and every day she and seventh-grader Marshall walk to school together. They never go through th ... more
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Lost Tales by Adam Murphy - £8.99
Step into a world of stories from all over the globe...   In the land of the Mi'kmaq, there lived an invisible warrior, who longed to be seen...  In the Punjab, there lived a poor hermit who had repudiated riches...   In Brazil, ... more
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No Turning Back by Beverley Naidoo - £7.99
No Turning Back by Carnegie-medal winning author Beverley Naidoo is the powerful and moving story of Sipho and his struggle to survive on the city streets of Johannesburg in the 1990s. It is one of The Originals from Penguin - iconic, outspoken, firs ... more
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My Name is Book by John Agard, illustrated by Neil Packer - £7.99
“My name is Book and I’ll tell you the story of my life.”   Non-fiction like you've never read it before! Quirky and humorous, part poetry, part reflection, this is the story of the book told by none other than ... BOOK! This extraordi ... more
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The Case of the Girl in Grey: The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency by Jordan Stratford - £6.99
The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency was supposed to be a secret constabulary, but after the success of their first case, all of London knows that Lady Ada and Mary are the girls to go to if you have a problem.   Their new case is a puzzle inde ... more
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One & Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Play Script) by John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling - £20.00
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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Little Stars by Jacqueline Wilson, illustrated by Nick Sharratt - £6.99
Hetty Feather has begun a new chapter in her life story. Escaping from Tanglefield's Travelling Circus with her dearest friend Diamond, Hetty is determined to find them positions as glamorous music hall artistes.   Hetty and Diamond quickly be ... more
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Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot by Horatio Clare, illustrated by Jane Matthews - £7.99
A modern-day fable by an award-winning author   Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2016   Aubrey is a rambunctious boy who tries to run before he can walk and has crashed two cars before he is old enough to drive one. But when his ... more
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The Castle of Inside Out by David Henry Wilson, illustrated by Chris Riddell - £6.99
Lorina, a young schoolgirl, is led by a black rabbit through a wood to a magical land. There she finds a race of green people, who are all overworked, starving and subjected to the toxic fumes billowing out of a nearby castle. She decides to gain acc ... more
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The New Teacher by Dominique Demers, illustrated by Tony Ross - £6.99
Mademoiselle Charlotte, the new teacher, is not like the others: she wears a large hat and a crumpled dress that make her look like a scarecrow, and she talks to a rock. The children think she is crazy at first, but soon realize she makes school more ... more
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Every Day is Malala Day by Rosemary McCarney with Plan International - £9.99
Dear Malala, we have never met before, but I feel like I know you.   Malala Yousafzai is an inspiration. A young girl living in Pakistan, she was shot by the Taliban simply because she wanted to go to school. Since that moment, she has captu ... more
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Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk - £6.99
Growing up in the shadows cast by two world wars, Annabelle has lived a mostly quiet, steady life in her small Pennsylvania town. Until the day new student Betty Glengarry walks into her class. Betty quickly reveals herself to be cruel and manipulati ... more
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Hilda and the Midnight Giant by Luke Pearson - £7.99
The blue-haired heroines first full- length adventure now in Paperback!   Hilda is a little girl with the uncanny ability to befriend even the most peculiar of house guests. But when an army of little creatures bombard her living room with st ... more
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Hilda and the Bird Parade by Luke Pearson - £7.99
The third in Luke Pearsons acclaimed series of magical adventures starring Hilda, our favourite blue-haired heroine now in paperback!   Hilda and her mother have finally laid roots down in their new home in Trolberg. Pining for her magical ... more
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The Lion Roars by Alan Gibbons - £5.99
Jimi dreams of playing in the all-white kit of the Lions of Senegal but he can't see how his dream will ever come true. Even though he is the best footballer in the region, the bigger boys never let him play with them. But can he change their minds? ... more
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Tell Me a Picture by Quentin Blake - £8.99
In 2001, Quentin Blake the first Childrens Laureate chose twenty-six of his favourite paintings for an exhibition at the National Gallery. Very different artworks were chosen, some by fine artists and some by childrens illustrators, but they al ... more
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The Wilderness War by Julia Green - £6.99
Noah is looking forward to spending the summer in the Wilderness - a strip of wild land across from his house. The Wilderness means freedom...climbing trees, sleeping under the stars, spotting a deer, feeding the birds.  But Noah discovers that ... more
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