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Big Questions from Little People... Answered by Some Very Big People by Gemma Elwin Harris - £7.99
Why is the sea salty? How far away is space? Why can't I tickle myself? Why can't we live forever?   Children ask the most interesting and challenging questions. But how are we supposed to answer them...?   At last! Expert answers to tho ... more
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk - £6.99
From the bestselling author of Newbery Honor–winner Wolf Hollow, the moving story of an orphan, determined to know her own history, who discovers the true meaning of family.   Twelve-year-old Crow has lived her entire life on a tiny, isolat ... more
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100 Hugs by Chris Riddell - £9.99
100 Hugs is a gorgeous collection of hugs from Children's Laureate Chris Riddell is the perfect gift for a loved one, or to cheer yourself up on a dark day.  The beautiful illustrations from three-time winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal co ... more
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A Story Like the Wind by Gill Lewis, illustrated by Jo Weaver - £8.99
In a small boat spinning out on the sea sits a group of refugees, fleeing their war-stricken homes. They have nothing - except their memories, their stories, and their music.  In this very special, lyrical fable, beautifully illustrated by Jo We ... more
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The Story of a Snail Who Discovered the Importance of Being Slow by Luis Sepúlveda, illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura - £7.99
In Dandelion Land, a young snail can’t stop asking his friends awkward questions, such as: why are we so slow – and why can’t we all have our own names? When he is finally banished from the snail community because of this, he is forced to trave ... more
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New and Collected Poems for Children by Carol Ann Duffy - £10.99
"In the world of British poetry, Carol Ann Duffy is a superstar."(Guardian) This stellar edition of her poems brings together work from her four award-winning collections for children, and sprinkles in a generous helping of new poems to match. &nb ... more
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The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue, illustrated by Caroline Hadilaksano - £10.99
Meet the Lotterys: a unique and diverse family featuring four parents, seven kids and five pets - all living happily together in their big old house, Camelottery. Nine-year-old Sumac is the organizer of the family and is looking forward to a long sum ... more
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The Bone Sparrow: A Refugee Novel by Zana Fraillon - £6.99
Perfect for fans of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. This is a beautiful, vivid and deeply moving story about a refugee boy who has spent his entire life living in a detention centre. This novel reminds us all of the importance of freedom, hope, and t ... more
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The White Hare by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Anastasia Izlesou - £8.99
Back then, humans and animals were fellow beings under the sky. Perhaps that’s why it seemed possible for humans to change into animals.   One in a series of tales that explore the deeper, darker side of our connection with the natural world ... more
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The Land by Mildred D. Taylor - £6.99
A stunning repackage of a companion to Mildred D. Taylor’s Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, with cover art by two-time Caldecott Honor Award winner Kadir Nelson!   The son of a prosperous landowner and a former slave, Paul-Edward Logan is unlik ... more
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Rosie Revere's Big Project Book for Bold Engineers by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts - £8.99
Embark on an adventure of personal creativity and invention with fan favorite Rosie Revere!  This activity book features art from the picture book Rosie Revere, Engineer and will inspire young readers with activities of all kinds. Kids will h ... more
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Racism and Intolerance by Louise Spilsbury, illustrated by Hanane Kai - £12.99
A beautifully illustrated non-fiction picture book that sensitively explains crises that dominate the news in an appropriate manner for children.   The Children in Our World non-fiction picture book series helps children make sense of the larg ... more
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo - £17.99
THE SENSATIONAL NO.1 BESTSELLER   What if the princess didn't marry Prince Charming but instead went on to be an astronaut? What if the jealous step sisters were supportive and kind? And what if the queen was the one really in charge of the ki ... more
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The Mysterious Librarian by Dominique Demers, illustrated by Tony Ross - £6.99
When the mysterious and eccentric Miss Charlotte arrives in the village of Saint-Anatole to take over the tiny library, the locals are surprised to find out that she does things differently. Wearing a long blue dress and a giant hat, she takes her bo ... more
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Reaching the Stars: Poems About Extraordinary Women and Girls by Liz Brownlee - £5.99
This feisty collection of brand-new poems is a celebration of the achievements of women and girls throughout history.  It includes poems about Malala Yousafzai, Rosa Parks, Margaret Hamilton, Ada Lovelace, Helen Keller, Mary Shelley, Edith Cavel ... more
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From Zero to Infinity by Dr Mike Goldsmith - £5.99
Unlock the mysteries of maths and discover the wonder of numbers. Readers will discover incredible information, such as why zero is so useful; what a googol really is; why music, maths and space are connected; why bees prefer hexagons; how to tell th ... more
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See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng - £6.99
An astonishingly moving middle-grade debut about a space-obsessed boy's quest for family and home.  All eleven-year old Alex wants is to launch his iPod into space. With a series of audio recordings, he will show other lifeforms out in the co ... more
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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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101 Brilliant Things for Kids to Do with Science by Dawn Isaac - £14.99
From bestselling kids' activity author Dawn Isaac comes this exciting new volume full of creative (and occasionally outrageous) ideas for for budding young scientists. Whether your child is crazy about chemistry or bananas about biology (or, let's fa ... 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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