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101 Awesome Women Who Changed Our World by Julia Adams, illustrated by Louise Wright - £7.99
Discover the lives of 101 trailblazing women and the remarkable things they achieved.   This book is packed with bitesized biographies of scientists, activists, leaders, athlts, artists, explorers, and many many more. From the celebrated to the ov ... more
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V&A Introduces - Frida Kahlo by V&A - £6.99
This vibrant mini-hardback explores the life and dress of Frida Kahlo and is filled with Mexican-influenced patterns, photographs of key people and illustrations of her wardrobe.   Kahlo has inspired many with her fashion, art and life, and t ... more
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Race to the Frozen North: The Matthew Henson Story by Catherine Johnson, illustrated by Katie Hickey - £6.99
When orphan Matthew Henson ran away from his violent stepmother to find a new life in the big city, no one could have predicted that he would become the first man to reach the North Pole. A little luck and a lot of hard work led to a life of adventur ... more
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Doctor Who: The Women Who Lived - Amazing Tales for Future Time Lords by Christel Dee and Simon Guerrier - £16.99
Meet the women who run the Whoniverse.   From Sarah Jane Smith to Bill Potts, from Susan Foreman to the Thirteenth Doctor, women are the beating heart of Doctor Who. Whether they’re facing down Daleks or thwarting a Nestene invasion, these women ... more
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Element in the Room: Investigating the Atomic Ingredients that Make Up Your Home by Mike Barfield, with illustrations by Lauren Humphrey - £14.99
Did you know that without the ‘lead’ in your pencil, there would be no life on Earth? Just about everything in the universe is made from only 92 elements – and from aluminium to zinc, many of them are hiding in your very own home!   This ... more
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Karma Khullar's Mustache by Kristi Wientge - £6.99
In the tradition of Judy Blume, debut author Kristi Wientge tackles the uncomfortable — but all too relatable — subject of female body hair and self-esteem with this “sparkling and triumphant tale of a middle school misfit” (Heather Vogel Fre ... more
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Doctor Who: The Day She Saved the Doctor - Four Stories from the TARDIS by Susan Calman, Jenny T. Colgan, Jacqueline Rayner, and Dorothy Koomson - £12.99
The Doctor's Companion: A person who explores time and space with the Doctor, fights enemies with the Doctor, and often has to save the Doctor's life.  If it wasn't for the companions, the Doctor probably wouldn't have made it out of so many ... more
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What is Right and Wrong? Who Decides? Where Do Values Come From? And Other Big Questions by Michael Rosen and Annemarie Young - £13.99
A highly topical look at how our decisions about what is right and wrong play out on an individual, local, national and global scale   Every day we make decisions that are underpinned by our ideas of what is right and wrong. But where do these ... more
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This Book is Not Rubbish: 50 Ways to Ditch Plastic, Reduce Rubbish and Save the World! by Isabel Thomas, illustrated by Alex Paterson - £6.99
Discover how YOU can ditch plastic, reduce rubbish and 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 is that there are ... more
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The Good Guys: 50 Heroes Who Changed the World with Kindness by Rob Kemp, illustrated by Paul Blow - £12.99
A gloriously illustrated celebration of men who have changed the world with kindness and compassion.   A life-changing book that shows kids it's cool to be kind.   A gloriously illustrated celebration of heroes who have changed the worl ... more
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A Kid in My Class by Rachel Rooney, illustrated by Chris Riddell - £10.99
He’s not scared of nothing. Nobody. Never. Nah. Which means that he is. Tough kid. Not tough enough. I know - I once met his dad. ​  They’re all here... every kid in the class. The pushy one, the shy one. The whizz kid and th ... more
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The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree by Paola Peretti - £6.99
A novel for all ages about a young girl losing her sight, inspired by the author's own life story. For fans of Wonder, The Little Prince and The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly.   Mafalda is a nine-year-old girl who knows one thing: some time in the ... more
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Voices of the Future: Stories from Around the World by Various authors - £14.99
A wonderful anthology of eight stories addressing children's rights and sustainable development, written by child authors from all around the world and produced in conjunction with UNESCO's Voices of Future Generations initiative.   UNESCO's Voice ... more
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Amazing Women: 101 Lives to Inspire You by Lucy Beevor, illustrated by Sarah Green - £12.99
Discover the stories of 101 extraordinary women of our time.   Featuring an international selection of female figures, this carefully curated collection highlights those who have achieved significantly in their fields, ranging from science ... more
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Elizabeth and Zenobia by Jessica Miller - £6.99
Elizabeth is a thoughtful, quiet girl, ever cautious and just a little bit timid. Zenobia is everything Elizabeth would like to be, and more: bold and unafraid and wildly imaginative. The problem is... only Elizabeth can see Zenobia.  When they a ... more
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England: Poems from a School by Kate Clanchy (Editor) - £9.99
"Not just good for school children, but great by any standard’"(Phillip Pullman) Oxford Spires Academy is a small comprehensive school with 30 languages – and one special focus: poetry. In the last five years, its students have won every prize ... more
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The Floor is Lava: And 99 More Games for Everyone, Everywhere by Ivan Brett - £14.99
Packed with 100 different games, this is a how-to for turning time together into quality time together.   Playing games can be so enjoyable but don't you often find yourself playing the same old games time and time again? Well why not let Ivan ... more
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Children in Our World: Refugees and Migrants by Ceri Roberts, illustrated by Hanane Kai - £8.99
A beautifully illustrated picture book that sensitively explains larger issues and crises that dominate the news in an appropriate manner for children.  The Children in Our World picture book series helps children make sense of the larger iss ... more
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A Little Piece of Ground by Elizabeth Laird - £6.99
In Elizabeth Laird’s A Little Piece of Ground, twelve-year-old Karim Aboudi and his family are trapped in their Ramallah home by a strict curfew. Israeli tanks control the city in response to a Palestinian suicide bombing. Karim longs to play footb ... more
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The Goat by Anne Fleming - £6.99
When Kid accompanies her parents to New York City for a six-month stint of dog-sitting and home-schooling, she sees what looks like a tiny white cloud on the top of their apartment building.   Rumour says there’s a goat living on the roof, b ... more
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The Land of Neverendings by Kate Saunders - £6.99
The cat flap opened. Emily thought a wild animal was coming into the house. But the muddy creature that climbed through had four little wheels and a tail. It spoke in a voice like rough sandpaper. ‘Come on, you two – it’s nice and warm in here ... more
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The Boy At the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Rauf - £6.99
Told with heart and humour, The Boy at the Back of the Class is a child's perspective on the refugee crisis, highlighting the importance of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn't always make sense.   There used to be an empty chair at ... more
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How to Bee by Bren MacDibble - £6.99
New Zealand-born author Bren MacDibble's first novel for children to be released in the UK explores the all-too-likely near future scenario of a world without bees.   Brave and fierce nine year-old Peony wants more than anything to become a ' ... more
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Boy 87 by Ele Fountain - £6.99
Shif is just an ordinary boy who likes chess, maths and racing his best friend home from school. But one day, soldiers with guns come to his door – and he knows that he is no longer safe.   Shif is forced to leave his mother and little sister,an ... more
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A Good Day for Climbing Trees by Jaco Jacob, translated by Kobus Geldenhuys - £6.99
How two unlikely heroes inspire a whole town by fighting to save a tree.   Sometimes, in the blink of an eye, you do something that changes your life forever.  Like climbing a tree with a girl you don't know.   Marnus is tir ... more
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Children in Our World: Global Conflict by Louise Spilsbury, illustrated by Hanane Kai - £8.99
A beautifully illustrated picture book that sensitively explains larger issues and crises that dominate the news in an appropriate manner for children.   The Children in Our World picture book series helps children make sense of the larger iss ... more
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The Boy Who Grew Dragons by Andy Shepherd, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie - £5.99
Imagine if you could grow dragons ... in your very own garden! A wonderfully funny and sparky series!  When Tomas discovers a strange old tree at the bottom of this grandpa's garden, he doesn't think much of it. But he takes the funny fruit fro ... more
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Little People, Big Dreams: Georgia O'Keeffe by Isabel Sanchez Vegara, illustrated by Erica Salcedo - £9.99
New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the incredible life of Georgia O'Keeffe, one of America's greatest artists, in this true story of a talented painter who broke boundaries.   As a child, little Georgia viewed the world dif ... more
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The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge - £6.99
It’s Maisie’s birthday and she can’t wait to open her presents. She’s hoping for the things she needs to build her own nuclear reactor. But she wakes to an empty house and outside the front door is nothing but a terrifying, all-consuming blac ... more
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People of Peace: Meet 40 Amazing Activists by Sandrine Mirza, illustrated by Le Duo - £9.99
Dreamers, leaders, fighters for our rights... meet 40 amazing activists for peace!   From Martin Luther King’s dream to Gandhi’s protest to Nelson Mandela’s struggle, discover how each of these people dedicated their lives to making the ... more
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Ade's Amazing Ade-ventures: Battle of the Cyborg Cat by Ade Adepitan, illustrated by David M. Buisan - £5.99
Ade is the new kid on Parsons Road. He knows he should make an effort and make some friends but it's not easy when you look different to everyone else.  It's only when Ade sees off some bullies that Dexter, Brian and Shed realize who Ade rea ... more
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The Princess and the Suffragette by Holly Webb - £6.99
Holly’s dreamy new sequel to the classic story A Little Princess. Rags, riches and a fight for rights!   It’s 1913, and Britain’s young women want change. All over London, they’re uniting to demand a vote – a real voice. Meanwhile, life ... more
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The Eye of the North by Sinéad O’Hart - £6.99
Emmeline Widget has never left Widget Manor – and that’s the way she likes it. But when her scientist parents mysteriously disappear, she finds herself being packed off on a ship to France, heading for a safe house in Paris. Onboard she is befrie ... more
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Make More Noise! by Various authors - £7.99
"You have to make more noise than anybody else"(Emmeline Pankhurst, leader of the British Suffragette movement) An incredible collection of brand new short stories, from ten of the UK’s very best storytellers, celebrating inspirational girls ... more
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Greta Zargo and the Amoeba Monsters from the Middle of the Earth by A.F. Harrold, illustrated by Joe Todd-Stanton - £6.99
Greta Zargo doesn't know it, but once again she is about to unwittingly and unknowingly save the world...   Intrepid young schoolgirl-turned-reporter Greta Zargo is always in search of a Big Scoop and for once there are plenty of strange going ... more
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I Know a Woman: The Inspiring Connections Between the Women Who Have Shaped Our World by Kate Hodges, illustrated by Sarah Papworth - £20.00
Behind every great woman... is another great woman.   Here, the extraordinary achievements, relationships and secret histories of 84 pioneering women are revealed in inspirational stories which together show the indomitable strength of womank ... more
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My Best Friend the Suffragette by Sally Morgan, illustrated by Gareth Conway - £4.99
Best friends don’t always have to agree, right?  It’s 1913. Christine has been taught that a girl’s place is at home, looking after her family and putting up with BEASTLY BIG BROTHERS. Mary has been taught that a girl’s place is learning ... more
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One Half from the East by Nadia Hashimi - £5.99
Perfect for fans of Rita Williams-Garcia, Thanhha Lai, and Rebecca Stead, internationally bestselling author Nadia Hashimi’s first novel for young readers is a coming-of-age journey set in modern-day Afghanistan that explores life as a bacha posh ... more
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Wave Me Goodbye by Jacqueline Wilson - £6.99
September, 1939. As the Second World War begins, ten-year-old Shirley is sent away on a train with her schoolmates. She doesn’t know where she’s going, or what’s going to happen to her when she gets there. All she has been told is that she’s ... more
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Dara Palmer's Major Drama by Emma Shevah - £6.99
Meet eleven-year-old Dara Palmer, who loves dancing and dreams of being a world-famous actress – which means she has to get the main part in the new school play.  When she doesn't get any part at all, Dara begins to wonder whether it's beca ... more
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Girls for the Vote by Linda Newberry - £6.99
Polly longs to become an explorer. But in 1914, women's rights and choices are limited – something twelve-year-old Polly learns when she befriends her new neighbours: two suffragettes, fighting for women's rights to vote.   Polly's parents are a ... more
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Rebel Voices: The Rise of Votes for Women by Louise Kay Stewart, illustrated by Eve Lloyd Knight - £12.99
Rule Breakers. Risk Takers. Rebel Women. Law Makers. A celebration of women standing up, speaking out and sticking together to battle inequality and win the vote.   If you loved Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, Fantastically Great Women Who ... more
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You Are Awesome: Find Your Confidence and Dare to be Brilliant at (Almost) Anything by Matthew Syed - £9.99
This positive and empowering guide, by bestselling mindset author Matthew Syed, will help boys and girls build resilience, fulfil their potential and become successful, happy, awesome adults.   I'm no good at sport ... I can't do maths ... I r ... more
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Ottoline and the Purple Fox by Chris Riddell - £6.99
Ottoline is back in Ottoline and the Purple Fox, a beautifully illustrated adventure from former Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell.   Ottoline and Mr Munroe love puzzles, clues and mysteries. One day, they meet an enigmatic purple fox, who of ... more
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My Brigadista Year by Katherine Paterson - £6.99
In an engrossing historical novel, the Newbery Medal-winning author of Bridge to Terebithia follows a young Cuban teenager as she travels into the impoverished Cuban countryside to teach others how to read.   When thirteen-year-old Lora tells ... more
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Smart Girls by Robert Leeson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler - £5.99
The feisty heroines of these five folk tales all share one important quality: they are extremely SMART!   The smart heroines of these folk tales come from different countries around the world and can outwit anyone – a crafty king, a mean old ... more
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The Tale of Angelino Brown by David Almond, illustrated by Alex T. Smith - £6.99
A warm and witty tale from a master storyteller, author of Carnegie Medal-winning Skellig and internationally bestseller The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas.   Bert and Betty Brown have got themselves a little angel. Bert found him in his top pocke ... more
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The Story Of Civil Rights by Wil Mara - £4.99
Read the stories of the amazing men and women who fought for equality during the US Civil Rights Movement, including Martin Luther King Jr. and the March on Washington, and Rosa Parks and the famous Montgomery Bus Boycott.   Learn all about ci ... more
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The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle by Victoria Williamson - £6.99
Reema runs to remember the life she left behind in Syria. Caylin runs to find what she's lost. Under the grey Glasgow skies, twelve-year-old refugee Reema is struggling to find her place in a new country, with a new language and without her brot ... more
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Young, Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present by Jamia Wilson, illustrated by Andrea Pippins - £14.99
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
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Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different by Ben Brooks, illustrated by Quinton Winter - £17.99
A beautiful and inspiring collection of stories about boys who changed the world without killing a single dragon or saving a single princess. "This book can save lives. This book can change lives. This book can help to bring forth another generati ... more
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