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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 )

We Are All Greta: Be Inspired to Change the World with Greta Thunberg - by Valentina Giannella, illustrated by Manuela Marazzi - £9.99
"Humans are very adaptable: We can still fix this. But the opportunity to do so will not last for long. We must start today. We have no more excuses"(Greta Thunberg) Follow in the footsteps of the Swedish teenage activist and Nobel Peace Prize c ... 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

Fairy Tales for Fearless Girls - by Anita Ganeri, illustrated by Khoa Lee - £14.99
This beautifully illustrated, full-colour hardback presents an inspiring collection of 15 stories from around the world, retold by multi award-winning author Anita Ganeri.  Showcasing narratives that celebrate strong, independent women, these fai ... more

Hubert Horatio: How to Raise Your Grown-Ups - by Lauren Child - £6.99
Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent is back in this hilarious and gloriously illustrated book for ages six and up from the superstar creator of Clarice Bean and Charlie and Lola, Lauren Child.  “These stories are about the days when the Bobton-T ... more

No Ballet Shoes in Syria - by Catherine Bruton - £6.99
Aya is eleven years old and has just arrived in Britain with her mum and baby brother, seeking asylum from war in Syria.  When Aya stumbles across a local ballet class, the formidable dance teacher spots her exceptional talent and believes th ... more

The Return of Zita the Spacegirl - by Ben Hatke - £9.99
Zita the Spacegirl has saved planets, battled monsters, and wrestled with interplanetary fame. But she faces her biggest challenge yet in the third and final installment of the Zita adventures.  Wrongfully imprisoned on a penitentiary planet, Zita h ... more

National Trust: Nature Origami - by Clover Robin - £9.99
This stunning gift book features enticing paper-cut artwork from Clover Robin, alongside simple instructions to make 13 different origami animals and objects.  With 3 difficulty levels, this book will suit complete beginners as well as more expe ... more

Fred: Wizard in Training - by Simon Philip, illustrated by Sheena Dempsey - £6.99
Fred may look ordinary, but sometimes people who look ordinary turn out to be not very ordinary at all ... because it just so happens that Fred is a Wizard!  Sounds pretty great, right? Except that Fred is absolutely, completely, mind-bogging ... more

Dr Maggie's Grand Tour of the Solar System - by Maggie Aderin-Pocock - £12.99
This mind-blowing book invites readers to join BBC presenter and renowned space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock (MBE) on an epic journey through the Solar System – visiting planets, moons, asteroids and satellites, and travelling to places where ... more

Lily and the Rockets - by Rebecca Stevens - £6.99
A timeless story of football, friendship and determination from acclaimed author Rebecca Stevens.  It's 1918. Lily spends her days working in a munitions factory, her nights picking metal out of her hair, and her lunchtimes kicking a ball wit ... more

Girl Activist - by Louisa Kamps, Susanna Daniel, and Michelle Wildgen, illlustrated by Georgia Ruck - £10.99
Mini-biographies of unstoppable women and non-binary activists — from Malala Yousafzai to Susan B. Anthony, Emma Gonzalez to Gloria Steinem, Wangari Maathai to Amythest Schaber — offer windows into what it takes to stand up for a cause, rally oth ... more

The Girl with Space in Her Heart - by Lara Williamson - £6.99
Mabel Mynt knows a lot about space... like how we feel connected to the stars because we are all made of stardust. And that Mum’s new boyfriend, Galactic Gavin, has eyes that twinkle like Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky. And that someti ... more

Greta's Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went On Strike To Save The Planet - by Valentina Camerini, illustrated by Veronica Carratello - £6.99
The story of Greta Thunberg, the schoolgirl who inspired a worldwide climate change movement.   It’s 20 August 2018, late summer in Stockholm, and it feels incredibly hot in the city. The TV news reports rising temperatures, and there have b ... more

Jemima Small Versus the Universe - by Tamsin Winter - £7.99
Jemima Small is funny and super smart. She knows a lot of things. Like the fact that she’s made of 206 bones, over 600 muscles and trillions of cells. What she doesn’t know is how that can be true and yet she can still feel like nothing... or how ... more

Read All About It! 10 Mini-Magazines to Make and Share - by Kristyna Baczynski - £12.99
Let’s make mini-magazines (or ‘zines’ for short)! From animal safaris and recipes to you and your family, pick your favourite topics and get going!   This book contains 10 zines for you to write, illustrate, and put together. Each one ha ... more

Corpse Talk: Ground-Breaking Rebels - by Adam and Lisa Murphy - £9.99
Adam himself interviews the dead famous who made names for themselves in history by fighting against injustice – including Gandhi, George Washington, Mary Wollstonecraft and William Wallace.   Discover the life stories of righteous rebels ... more

Fire Girl, Forest Boy - by Chloe Daykin - £6.99
Maya has to escape. She’s on the run in a country she doesn’t know and has no idea who to trust. Raul is escaping too – travelling back to his home where a terrible tragedy happened, ready to stir up trouble.   When their paths collide ... more

A Planet Full of Plastic - by Neal Layton - £12.99
Everything is made of stuff. Some things are made of paper, like this book. And some things are made of PLASTIC. If you look around you, plastic is everywhere. Even in places where it’s not meant to be. If it drops to the ground, it doesn’t rot a ... more

The Dragon In The Library - by Louie Stowell, illustrated by Davide Ortu - £6.99
Kit can’t STAND reading,   She’d MUCH rather be outside, playing games and getting muddy, than stuck inside with a book. But when she’s dragged along to the library one day by her two best friends, she makes an incredible discovery – a ... more

Lightning Girl 2: Superhero Squad - by Alesha Dixon - £6.99
Ever got a birthday present that you wanted for ages, only to realise it’s a bit rubbish? That’s how Aurora Beam feels about this whole superhero lark. We all dream of saving the world.  But now that Aurora’s living the dream, it’s not a ... more

RHS Let's Get Gardening - by Royal Horticultural Society - £9.99
Learn to grow your own vegetables and herbs, attract awesome wildlife such as butterflies and bees, and be a green gardener with lots of recycling tips. Whether you've got a big vegetable patch or just a windowsill, you can grow all sorts of plants w ... more

What A Waste: Rubbish, Recycling, and Protecting our Planet - by Jess French - £9.99
Everything you need to know about what we're doing to our environment, good and bad, from pollution and litter to renewable energy and plastic recycling.   This environmental book will teach keen young ecologists about our actions affect plane ... more

Iguana Boy Saves the World With a Triple Cheese Pizza - by James Bishop, illustrated by Rikin Parekh - £6.99
One boy. One disappointing superpower. Can Dylan tame a bunch of hyper iguanas and come up with a masterful plan to save the WORLD? Yeah, probably ... but he’s going to need a MASSIVE cheese pizza. Perfect for fans of Tom Gates, Future Ratboy and M ... more

Kids Fight Plastic: How to Be a #2minutesuperhero - by Martin Dorey, illustrated by Tim Wesson - £7.99
Have you got 2 minutes? That's all the time it takes to become a #2minutesuperhero. Plastic is everywhere. It is in the rivers and it is in the sea. We need superheroes to fight plastic and help save our oceans.   Read this essential book and ... more

Lightning Mary - by Anthea Simmons - £6.99
Ordinary is what most people are and I am not. I am not ordinary at all. I am a scientist.   One stormy night, a group of villagers are struck by lightning. The only survivor is a baby - Mary Anning. From that moment on, a spark is lit within ... more

Under the Skin - by Catherine MacPhail, illustrated by Tom Percival - £6.99
Omar’s family had to fight to survive in their own country. Now they have come to the UK and at last they have a safe place to live. But then Omar meets Sam and the fighting begins all over again. Sam’s always there — in Omar’s tower block, i ... more

Cicada - by Shaun Tan - £14.99
Cicada work in tall building. Data entry clerk. Seventeen year. No sick day. No mistake. Tok Tok Tok!   Cicada works in an office, dutifully working day after day for unappreciative bosses and being bullied by his co-workers. But one day, somet ... more

Akissi: Tales of Mischief - by Marguerite Abouet and Mathieu Sapin - £12.99
This collection of the hilarious Akissi comics by critically acclaimed author Marguerite Abouet will delight young readers with its cheeky protagonist and the mischief she gets up to in her West African village.  Poor Akissi! The neighbourhoo ... more

A Cat's Guide to the Night Sky - by Stuart Atkinson, illustrated by Brendan Kearney - £14.99
If you look up at the sky on a dark night, what do you see? There’s a whole universe staring back at you. In the company of Felicity the cat discover the phases of the moon, the constellations and how to spot the Northern Lights and the Milky Way.& ... more

Boot: Small Robot, BIG Adventure! - by Shane Hegarty - £6.99
For fans of WALL-E and Toy Story, comes a heart-warming, humorous adventure about a young robot trying to find its way home. Beautifully illustrated throughout, Boot is a special book you will want to treasure and share.  When toy robot, Boot, ... more

Sami's Silver Lining - by Cathy Cassidy - £6.99
The must-have second book in the brilliant Lost and Found series from Cathy Cassidy, bestselling author of the Chocolate Box Girls.   Forced to flee his home in Syria for safety in England, Sami attempts to begin a new life but struggles to ov ... more

Plastic: Past, Present, and Future - by Eun-ju Kim, illustrated by Ji-won Lee - £11.99
The world consumes over 300 million tonnes of plastic each year. But when did we start using plastic? And why? Where does all the plastic waste go?   Journey through the life cycle of plastic – how plastics are produced and recycled, the man ... more

The Girl Who Thought Her Mother Was a Mermaid - by Tania Unsworth - £6.99
Even though she's terrified of the sea, a girl who believes her mum might have been a mermaid runs away to the ocean to solve the mystery of who she really is.   Stella is the odd one out. She sleepwalks, is terrified of water, yet obsessed by ... more

Brilliant Women: Incredible Sporting Champions - by Georgia Amson-Bradshaw - £9.99
In Incredible Sporting Champions, you will meet just a few of the incredibly talented, dedicated and brave women who have refused to let people decide for them what they are capable of achieving. Travel back to meet Babe Didrikson Zaharias, who singl ... more

Migrations: Open Hearts, Open Borders - by Various artists - £9.99
From all over the world, picture book illustrators sent original images and personal messages, in postcard form, for Migrations, an exhibition at the Biennial of Illustration, Bratislava, in 2017, curated by the University of Worcester's Internationa ... more

Stories for South Asian Supergirls - by Raj Kaur Khaira - £12.99
50 fascinating stories to inspire the next generation of South Asian Super Women. 100% of author’s share of proceeds from book sales will be donated to charity.  Through the fascinating stories of 50 women from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India ... more

Ecographics: Climate Change - by Izzi Howell - £12.99
A powerful look at the biggest environmental issues facing our generation   Earth is now warmer than at any time in the past 650,000 years, putting it at huge risk from natural disasters from flooding to desertification. How can we reverse cli ... more

Plant, Sow, Make and Grow - by Esther Coombs - £12.99
Get little gardeners growing and learning with this beautifully illustrated book, packed with information and crafty stuff to do. Help them to discover that gardening can be simple and uncomplicated with very little equipment and prior knowledge need ... more

Extraordinary Birds - by Sandy Stark-McGinnis - £6.99
Eleven-year-old December knows everything about birds, and everything about getting kicked out of foster homes. All she has of her biological mum is the book she left behind, The Complete Guide to Birds, Volume On, and a photo with a message: 'In fli ... more

Little Book for Big Changes: Activities and Tips to Make the World a Better Place - by Kirsten Liepmann and Karen Ng, illustrated by Mona Karaivanova - £8.99
Packed with over 100 puzzles, games, craft activities, experiments and tips for children aged 7+, Little Book for Big Changes offers fun, educational and creative ways to bring people together to help change the world. This innovative activity book e ... more

Runaway Robot - by Frank Cottrell-Boyce, illustrated by Steven Lenton - £12.99
Runaway Robot is a funny and heartwarming adventure about two best friends helping put themselves back together, from the award-winning Frank Cottrell-Boyce, illustrated by Steven Lenton.  When Alfie goes to Airport Lost Property, he finds more t ... more

High-Rise Mystery - by Sharna Jackson - £6.99
The detective duo everyone is dying to meet!   Summer in London is hot, the hottest on record, and there's been a murder in THE TRI: the high-rise home to resident know-it-alls, Nik and Norva. Who better to solve the case? Armed with cur ... more

Barefoot Books: Children of the World - by Tessa Strickland, Kate Depalma and David Dean - £12.99
Discover the must-have book for all children! Barefoot Books Children of the World depicts kids of a wide range of shapes, sizes, races, abilities and lifestyles from countries and cultures all over the world. From enjoying special days to trying on ... more

How High The Moon - by Karyn Parsons - £6.99
Boston was nothing like South Carolina. Up there, colored folks could go anywhere they wanted. Folks didn't wait for church to dress in their fancy clothes. Fancy was just life. Mama was a city girl... and now I was going to be one too.   It's 194 ... more

The Colour of the Sun - by David Almond - £7.99
This is a moving, funny and inspirational novel from the bestselling author of Skellig. Shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Book Awards.  "The day is long, the world is wide, you're young and free."  One hot summer morning, Davie steps b ... more

Roald Dahl's Rotsome & Repulsant Words - by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake - £5.99
Illustrated by the razztwizzler Quentin Blake, this is the perfect introduction to the naughtiest words and phrases created by the world's No 1 Storyteller, from the bestselling Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary.  It is the perfect introduction to get ch ... more

Me and Mister P: Joe - by Maria Farrer, illustrated by Daniel Rieley - £6.99
Joe and his parents have moved to a new country, but things take a strange turn from the moment they arrive. Not only does Joe's suitcase disappear, he seems to have ended up with a polar bear instead! So much for trying to blend in - not much chance ... more

My Mum Tracy Beaker - by Jacqueline Wilson Nick Sharratt (Illustrator) - £6.99
A heart-warming tale of unconventional families and unconditional love; the perfect read for Jacqueline Wilson fans, young and old(er).  Shortlisted in the UK Author Category in the National Book Awards 2018!One of The Observer's Best Children's ... more

Little Badman and the Invasion of the Killer Aunties - by Humza Arshad and Henry White - £6.99
A hilarious, mischievous and fast-paced adventure story from online comedian Humza Arshad and Channel 4 New Comedy Writer's Award winner, Henry White.  Humza Khan is the greatest eleven-year-old rapper Eggington has ever known: he is Little ... more

Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different 2 - by Ben Brooks, illustrated by Quinton Winter - £20.00
Tom Daley, Oliver Sacks, the Jamaican Bobsled team, Amrou Al-Kadhi, Carlos Acosta... all dared to be different.   This is the follow-up to the much loved and hugely successful Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different, the bestselling book ... more

F is for Feminism: An Alphabet Book of Empowerment - by Carolyn Suzuki - £6.99
This bright and bold dictionary of twenty-six thought-provoking words from A-Z is perfect for equipping girls, boys and everyone with the words they need to empower themselves!  Including:  Activism: trying to change something importa ... more

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