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The Time-Travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess by Julia Jarman - £6.99
Topher and his father are trying to get over the death of Topher's mother, an Egyptologist, when they take in a stray cat. This cat bears an uncanny resemblance to a cat ornament given to Topher by his mother and so they name it 'Ka', meaning 'double ... more
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The Jamie Drake Equation by Christopher Edge - £6.99
How amazing would it be to have a dad who’s an astronaut?   Rocket launches, zero gravity, and flying through space like a superhero! Jamie Drake’s dad is orbiting the Earth in the International Space Station and Jamie ought to think it’ ... more
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The Calm Buddha at Bedtime by Dharmachari Nagaraja - £12.99
Tales of Wisdom, Compassion and Mindfulness to Read with Your Child.   Growing up in the modern world, our children have to cope with an ever-increasing amount of stress, which can feel worrying to both them and us. The ancient wisdom of Buddh ... more
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Just Call Me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy by Lara Williamson - £6.99
My name is Adam Butters. I live on planet Earth, I like eating spaghetti hoops and I've decided I'm going to be a SUPERHERO.  Everyone loves superheroes, they solve problems and make people happy, and that's good because my mum needs cheering up. A ... more
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The Explorer by Katherine Rundell, illustrated by Hannah Horn - £7.99
Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2017   From his seat in the tiny aeroplane, Fred watches as the mysteries of the Amazon jungle pass by below him. He has always dreamed of becoming an explorer, of making history and of reading his name ... more
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Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2 by Elana Favilli and Francesca Cavallo - £25.00
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 is an entirely new collection of 100 more bedtime stories about extraordinary women from all over the world. It boasts a brand new graphic design + 100 incredible new portraits created by the best female artists o ... more
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The White Fox by Jackie Morris - £7.99
The day the fox came things began to change for Sol. Lost, alone and far away from home, Sol feels a deep connection with the little Arctic fox he discovers down at the Seattle docks – he too feels lost in the big city. Dad is always busy working a ... more
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Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson - £7.99
Astrid has always done everything with her best friend Nicole. So when Astrid falls in love with roller derby and signs up for a summer camp, she's sure Nicole will be right by her side - until Nicole signs up for ballet camp instead, with Astrid's b ... more
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Toto the Ninja Cat and the Great Snake Escape by Dermot O’Leary, illustrated by Nick East - £6.99
Meet Toto: she's no ordinary cat, and she can't wait to have an adventure with you! Join Toto for a funny animal escapade written by one of the UK's best-loved broadcasters. Purrfect for reading aloud or for children to curl up with and read alone. ... more
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The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris - £20.00
THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER   From bestselling Landmarks author Robert Macfarlane and acclaimed artist & author Jackie Morris.  All over the country, there are words disappearing from children's lives. These are the words of th ... more
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Jewish Tales by Shoshana Boyd Gelfand, illustrated by Amanda Hall - £10.99
Glowing illustrations light up this collection of 8 Jewish folk tales - one for each day of Hanukkah! Retold by rabbi, interfaith leader, wife and mother Shoshana Boyd Gelfand, the stories are accompanied by helpful notes on symbolism and on translat ... more
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Indian Tales by Shenaaz Nanji, illustrated by Christopher Corr - £10.99
Discover India's incredible diversity with these 8 folktales, each from a different Indian state! Learn more about each state's history, geography and culture with the notes that introduce each story.   The tales include:  - The Drummer ... more
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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison - £13.99
This beautifully illustrated book introduces reader of all ages to 40 women who changed the world.   Featuring forty trailblazing black women in American history, Little Leaders educates and inspires as it relates true stories of breaking boundari ... more
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The Starman and Me by Sharon Cohen - £6.99
He wasn't an alien, I was sure of that. It was more like he'd walked in through an ancient door from the past... except he was here, in my bedroom and his misty forest was somewhere real on Planet Earth.   Twelve-year-old Kofi first spots ... more
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Little People, Big Dreams: Rosa Parks by Lisbeth Kaiser, illustrated by Marta Antelo - £9.99
New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the incredible life of Rosa Parks, 'The Mother of the Freedom Movement', in this inspiring story.   In this true story of an inspiring civil rights activist, Rosa Parks grew up during seg ... more
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The Land of Neverendings by Kate Saunders - £10.99
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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What We See in the Stars: An Illustrated Tour of the Night Sky by Kelsey Oseid - £12.99
What We See in the Stars by Kelsey Oseid is a richly illustrated guide to the myths, histories, and science of the celestial bodies of our solar system, with stories and information about constellations, planets, comets, the northern lights, and more ... more
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The Polar Bear Explorers' Club by Alex Bell - £6.99
It sounded like a respectable and worthy enough death for an explorer – tumbling from an ice bridge to be impaled upon a mammoth tusk – but Stella really, really didn’t want that to happen, just the same.   Join Stella Starflake Pear ... more
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A Galaxy of Her Own: Amazing Stories of Women in Space by Libby Jackson - £16.99
From small steps to giant leaps, A Galaxy of Her Own tells fifty stories of inspirational women who have been fundamental to the story of humans in space, from scientists to astronauts to some surprising roles in between.   From Ada Lovelace i ... more
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The Story Cure: An A-Z of Books to Keep Kids Happy, Healthy and Wise by Ella Berthoud & Susan Elderkin - £16.99
“The best way to help a child through a challenging moment is to give them a story about it, whether they’re being bullied, have fallen in love for the first time, or the tooth-fairy failed to show up”   The stories that shape our children ... more
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Dragon's Green: Worldquake Book One by Scarlett Thomas - £7.99
If you had secret magical powers, how would you know?   After the Worldquake, Effie knows about magic - time in her grandfather’s library has made sure of that. But there’s still much she has to learn. About the Otherworld. And about the D ... more
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Corpse Talk: Ground-Breaking Scientists by Adam Murphy - £9.99
The first awesome thematic Corpse Talk book - all about the most amazing scientists from history ever!   Adam Murphy interviews the dead famous scientists who changed the world - getting their stories straight from the corpses' mouths! Readin ... more
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Father Christmas and Me by Matt Haig - £12.99
LET THE BATTLE FOR CHRISTMAS BEGIN!  It isn’t always easy, growing up as a human in Elfhelm, even if your adoptive parents are the newly married Father Christmas and Mary Christmas.   For one thing, Elf School can be annoying when yo ... more
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Greta Zargo and the Death Robots from Outer Space by A.F. Harrold, illustrated by Joe Todd-Stanton - £6.99
Nobody knew it at that moment, but only three things stood in the way of the complete destruction of the Earth: one elderly parrot; one eight-year-old spelling mistake; and an intrepid young schoolgirl-turned-reporter in search of a story...  ... more
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Sky Dancer by Gill Lewis - £6.99
When the whole community is divided over the fate of the hen harriers that nest up there in the heather, Joe finds himself stuck right in the middle, with a choice to make, and a huge secret to keep.  Joe can't do what's right for everyone. But ... more
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Centrally Heated Knickers by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Harry Horse - £6.99
Discover the weird and wonderful world of martians, woolly saucepans and centrally heated knickers in 100 poems about science and technology from the delightfully irreverent, Michael Rosen. ... more
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The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig - £6.99
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 fade, and Fath ... more
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La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust, Volume One by Philip Pullman - £20.00
Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory w ... more
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V&A Introduces: William Morris by William Morris - £6.99
An accessible and exciting approach to William Morris, a true art and design hero. The beautifully designed book will look at William Morris as an artist and culture shaper and include his most famous work. ... more
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Winter Magic by Abi Elphinstone (Editor) - £6.99
Contributions by: Amy Alward, Emma Carroll, Berlie Doherty, Jamila Gavin, Geraldine McCaughrean, Lauren St John, Piers Torday, Katherine Woodfine, Michelle Magorian and Michelle Harrison   A beautiful and classic anthology of frosty, magical s ... more
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Trailblazers: 33 Women In Science Who Changed The World by Rachel Swaby - £5.99
Florence Nightingale. Sally Ride. Ada Lovelace.  These names and others are etched in history and included here as part of an awe-inspiring collection of profiles of thirty-three of the most influential women in science — women whose vision, creat ... more
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Cogheart by Peter Bunzl - £6.99
Lily's life is in mortal peril. Her father is missing and now silver-eyed men stalk her through the shadows. What could they want from her?   With her friends - Robert, the clockmaker's son, and Malkin, her mechanical fox - Lily is plunged int ... more
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Maudlin Towers: Curse of the Werewolf Boy by Chris Priestley - £6.99
We shall be detectives, Sponge!' exclaimed Mildew. 'We shall solve the Mystery of the School Spoon!'  Mildew and Sponge don't think much of Maudlin Towers, the blackened, gloom-laden, gargoyle-infested monstrosity that is their school. But wh ... more
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A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan - £6.99
Violet never wanted to move to Perfect.   Who wants to live in a town where everyone has to wear glasses to stop them going blind? And who wants to be neat and tidy and perfectly behaved all the time?  But Violet quickly discovers ther ... more
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I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness by Susan Verde, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds - £9.99
When the world feels chaotic, find peace within through an accessible mindfulness practice from the bestselling picture-book dream team that brought us I Am Yoga.  Express emotions through direct speech. Find empathy through imagination. Connect ... more
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Chocolate Cake by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Kevin Waldron - £12.99
When I was a boy, I had a favourite treat. It was when my mum made...   CHOCOLATE CAKE!   Ohhh! I LOVED chocolate cake.   Fantastically funny and full of silly noises, this is Michael Rosen's love letter to every child's favourite treat, c ... more
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Do You Speak Chocolate? by Cas Lester - £5.99
'I just knew we were going to be friends. Don't ask me to explain why. I can't. But i just knew.'   Jaz has found the best way to make friends with new girl Nadima, who doesn't speak any English - by offering her a chocolate bar. Nadima grins and ... more
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Ukulele for Beginners: How To Play Ukulele in Easy-to-Follow Steps by Will Grove-White - £12.99
Interested in the ukulele and want to learn how to play it? This is the book for you.   Originally published as Get Plucky, this all-encompassing guide to the ukulele is written by Will Grove-White, one of the world-renowned Ukulele Orchestra of G ... more
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The Girl Who Drank The Moon by Kelly Barnhill - £6.99
Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is kind. She shares her home with a wis ... more
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My Mum's Growing Down by Laura Dockrill - £6.99
She says ‘I’ve worked so hard for years and I deserve a rest!’ As she scribbles with crayons and pours custard down her dress, She’s dangling from the banister with her head upside-down! Does your Mum do this? Help! My Mum’s growing DOW ... more
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Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves by Kate T. Parker - £13.99
Girls being fearless. Girls being silly. Girls being wild, stubborn, and proud. Girls whose faces are smeared with dirt and lit up with joy. So simple and yet so powerful, Strong Is the New Pretty celebrates, through more than 175 memorable photograp ... more
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One & Two by John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling - £7.99
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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The Boy, The Bird & The Coffin Maker by Matilda Woods - £6.99
Gorgeously magical: a jewel of a story about secrets, hope, the dead – and a living boy. Alberto lives alone in the town of Allora, where fish fly out of the sea and houses shine like coloured gems. He is a coffin maker who spends his quiet, solita ... more
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The Get Creative Journal by Jacqueline Wilson, illustrated by Nick Sharratt - £6.99
Taking inspiration from Jacqueline Wilson's brilliant characters, fire your imagination and get your creative juices flowing with this boredom-busting activity journal, beautifully illustrated by Nick Sharratt and complete with space to record your i ... more
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The Round the World Quiz Book by Sue McMillan - £7.99
Can you take on the world? Challenge family and friends to more than 500 tricky and fascinating questions about our amazing world, brought to you by Lonely Planet Kids, an imprint of Lonely Planet, the world’s leading travel guide publisher.   ... more
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The Boys' Guide to Growing Up by Phil Wilkinson, illustrated by Sarah Horne - £6.99
A sensitively written, friendly guide to growing up, specifically aimed at younger boys.  A friendly and reassuring guide for boys as they approach puberty, explaining the changes that will happen to their bodies as they grow up and how these cha ... more
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The Girls' Guide to Growing Up by Anita Naik, illustrated by Sarah Horne - £6.99
A friendly and reassuring guide for girls as they approach puberty, explaining the changes that will happen to their bodies as they grow up and how these changes might make them feel.  Covering everything from periods and breast development to b ... more
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Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright by Chris Riddell - £6.99
More from Ada and her friends at Ghastly-Gorm Hall in the third book in the Goth Girl series, sequel to Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse and Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death�� People are flocking to Ghastly-Gorm Hall from far and wide ... more
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Welcome to Nowhere by Elizabeth Laird - £6.99
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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The Necklace by Patricia Borlenghi - £7.99
This is a modern fairy tale about a princess with a difference.   Princess Lucy is the most beautiful girl in the world but she isn’t interested in finding her prince charming. She prefers to dabble in magic and witchcraft with her beloved ... more
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The Matilda Effect by Ellie Irving, illustrated by Matthew Jones - £6.99
Matilda loves science and inventing. Her heroes are Marie Curie, Leonardo da Vinci and Thomas Edison, and one day she wants to be a famous inventor herself. So when she doesn’t win the school science fair, she’s devastated – especially as the j ... more
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