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The Closest Thing to Flying by Gill Lewis - £6.99
Two girls, a century apart. Together they'll find freedom.   When Semira discovers a diary written by Hen, a girl living over 100 years ago, she finds the friend she has been desperately seeking. A friend who brings not just comfort, but inspi ... more
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The Wild Robot by Peter Brown - £6.99
When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is - but she knows she needs to survive.   After battling a fierce storm and esc ... more
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Asha & the Spirit Bird by Jasbinder Bilan - £6.99
Asha lives on the family farm with her mother in rural India.   Her father is away working in the city, and when the money he sends stops suddenly, a wicked debt collector arrives. She’s determined to seize the property – and the treasure ... more
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Song for A Whale by Lynne Kelly - £6.99
In the spirit of modern-day classics like Fish in a Tree and Counting by 7s comes the story of a deaf girl’s connection to a whale whose song can’t be heard by his species, and the journey she takes to help him.   From fixing the class compute ... more
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Flights of Fancy: Stories, Pictures and Inspiration From Ten Children's Laureates by Various authors - £12.90
Walker Books celebrates 20 years of the Waterstones Children's Laureateship, in partnership with Booktrust.   Quentin Blake – Anne Fine – Michael Morpurgo – Jacqueline Wilson – Michael Rosen – Anthony Browne – Julia Donaldson – M ... more
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Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders by Kate Pankhurst - £6.99
Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, is back with a brand new wildly brilliant and accessible book about incredible women in the world of work.  What do you want to be when you grow up? It's a BIG question that everyone is asked ... more
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Planetarium (Junior Edition) by Raman Prinja, illustrated by Chris Wormell - £10.99
Welcome to Planetarium.   This museum is open all hours. It houses an incredible collection of astronomical objects, from small, icy moons to huge swirling galaxies. So how big is the Universe? How did it begin and what mysteries does it hold? ... more
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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison - £7.99
This beautifully illustrated book introduces readers 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 boundar ... more
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The Twisted Tree by Rachel Burge - £7.99
Part ghost story, part Nordic mystery – a creepy and chilling tale steeped in Norse myth, perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman and Michelle Paver's Dark Matter.  Martha can tell things about a person just by touching their clothes, as if their e ... more
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The Whispers by Greg Howard - £6.99
A coming-of-age tale that will make you laugh and cry, perfect for fans of Time Travelling With a Hamster and The Goldfish Boy.  Before she disappeared, Riley's mama used to tell him stories about the Whispers, mysterious creatures with the p ... more
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The Boy Who Flew with Dragons by Andy Shepherd, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie - £5.99
Dragons, mischief and mayhem abound in this wonderful third story in The Boy Who Grew Dragobs series   Tomas can't imagine life without his little dragon Flicker. He's become more than a pet – he's a friend like no other. And growing dragons ... more
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Suffragettes and the Fight for the Vote by Sarah Ridley - £9.99
A fascinating book that tells the story of the campaign for votes for women in Britain.  This book tells the story of the campaign to get women the vote in Britain. Beginning by looking at the role of women in the 19th Century and ending wit ... more
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The Turnaway Girls by Hayley Chewins - £6.99
Delphernia Undersea wants to sing. But everyone on Blightsend knows music belongs to the Masters – and girls with singing throats are swallowed by the sea.   On the strange, stormy island of Blightsend, twelve-year-old Delphernia Undersea has sp ... more
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100 Hugs by Chris Riddell - £5.99
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 covers ... more
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The Extraordinary Life of Malala Yousafzai by Hiba Noor Khan, illustrated by Rita Petruccioli - £6.99
Malala Yousafzai is: A student A campaigner An inspiration Malala is known across the world for her bravery, resilience and hope in the face of terrifying adversity. From playing in the Swat Valley in Pakistan to making speeches at the U ... more
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National Trust: How to Help a Hedgehog and Protect a Polar Bear by Jess French, illustrated by Angela Keoghan - £12.99
From beetles and butterflies, to puffins and polar bears, animals and habitats all over the world need our protection. In this beautifully illustrated book, children (and adults!) can learn about thirteen different habitats – gardens, hedgerows, he ... more
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Little People, Big Dreams: Anne Frank by Isabel Sanchez Vegara, illustrated by Sveta Dorosheva - £9.99
Anne Frank was born in Germany to a loving family. But when World War II broke out, Anne and her family had to hide in a secret annex in Amsterdam. Here, Anne wrote her famous diary, describing her belief in people's goodness and her hopes for peace. ... more
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The Skylarks' War by Hilary McKay - £6.99
Winner of the Costa Children’s Book Award 2018.  The Skylarks' War is a beautiful story following the loves and losses of a family growing up against the harsh backdrop of World War One, from the award-winning Hilary McKay.  Clarry and her ... more
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Michael Rosen's Book of Very Silly Poems by Michael Rosen - £4.99
Let your imagination run riot and laughter fill your belly as you explore traditional poems, rhymes with a twist, and subversive playground favourites in this playful treasure chest of verse. ... more
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Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders, illustrated by Steven Salerno - £13.99
In this deeply moving and empowering true story, young readers will trace the life of the Gay Pride Flag, from its beginnings in 1978 with social activist Harvey Milk and designer Gilbert Baker to its spanning of the globe and its role in today's wor ... more
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Emmeline Pankhurst by Haydn Kaye, illustrated by Michael Cotton-Russell - £6.99
True life stories of the most amazing people EVER!   Meet EMMELINE PANKHURST, the feisty campaigner who fought a tough battle to win the vote for British women - and inspired thousands of others all over the world.   Find out:   - Why ... more
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Strong Is the New Pretty: A Guided Journal for Girls by Kate T. Parker - £9.99
Inspired by Kate T. Parker’s internationally bestselling Strong Is the New Pretty, which Drew Barrymore called “the first thing in a while to kind of knock me off my feet,” this guided journal invites girls ages 8 to 12 to discover and celebrat ... more
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RSPB Wild Facts About Nature by Andy Seed - £6.99
This laugh-out-loud book is bursting with facts, lists, jokes and funny stories all about nature! From the hilarious Andy Seed, winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 for Best Books with Facts, comes the amazing Wild Facts About Nature, published i ... more
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Just Breathe: Meditation, Mindfulness, Movement, and More by Mallika Chopra, illustrated by Brenna Vaughan - £9.99
For kids ages 8 to 12, this is an accessible and fun meditation and mindfulness how-to book filled with full-color illustrations, written by Mallika Chopra and with a foreword by Deepak Chopra.   Just Breathe is a fun and accessible, fully i ... more
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A-Z of Feliformia by Lyndsey Green - £12.00
The A to Z of Feliformia is an illustrated alphabet book of cat-like carnivores.  Feliforms are the cat-like carnivores, but that doesn't mean this book is only about lions and tigers. They come in all shapes and sizes and live in a vast rang ... more
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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling - £16.99
J.K. Rowling's five-film Fantastic Beasts adventure series continues with the original screenplay for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.   The Wizarding World journey continues...  The powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald ... more
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The Boy Who Lived with Dragons by Andy Shepherd, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie - £5.99
The second book in a wonderfully funny and sparky series illustrated by award-winning artist Sara Ogilvie.   Tomas has a secret - a big secret. He has his own tiny dragon, Flicker! A dragon which grew on a very special tree at the bottom of hi ... more
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Doctor Who: Twelve Angels Weeping - Twelve Stories of the Villains from Doctor Who by Dave Rudden - £12.99
Twelve extraordinary Doctor Who stories, each featuring a monstrous villain from the Doctor Who world.  On every planet that has existed or will exist, there is a winter...  Many of the peoples of Old Earth celebrated a winter festiva ... more
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The Snowman: A new story inspired by the original story by Raymond Briggs by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Robin Shaw - £12.99
Beloved children's author Michael Morpurgo has re-imagined Raymond Briggs' classic The Snowman for a new generation of readers.  One December morning, James is thrilled to wake up to see snow falling.   He spends the whole day making his perfe ... more
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Through the Water Curtain and Other Tales from Around the World by Cornelia Funke - £12.99
International bestselling children’s author Cornelia Funke has long been inspired and fascinated by fairy tales. This wonderful anthology is Funke’s personal selection of fairy tales from all around the world – not just from her native Germany ... more
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Stories for Kids Who Dare to be Different by Ben Brooks, illustrated by Quinton Winter - £20.00
True, inspirational and amazing tales of boys and girls who stood up and stood out.   Björk, Dr Seuss, Whoopi Goldberg, Andy Warhol, Ellen MacArthur, Greta Gerwig, Andrea Bocelli, Hua Mulan... these are men and women who all dared to be diffe ... more
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The Girl, the Cat and the Navigator by Matilda Woods - £6.99
Afloat on the wild waves, can Oona spot the sky whale who swims past the stars at night...?   For years, pin-bright Oona has dreamed of setting sail with her father, a ship’s captain. And while he’s away on his voyages, she devours stories of ... more
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Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls' Rights by Malala Yousafzai - £6.99
The extraordinary true story of a young girl's courage in the face of violence and extremism, and an incredible testament to what can be achieved when we stand up for what we believe in.   This illustrated adaptation of Nobel Peace Prize winner Ma ... more
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Little Leaders: Visionary Women Around the World by Vashti Harrison - £12.99
Meet the little leaders. They're brave. They're bold. They changed the world.  Did you know that WIFI was invented by a glamorous Hollywood star? Or that the first computer programmer was a woman born in 1816?   These amazing little l ... more
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The Truth Pixie by Matt Haig, illustrated by Chris Mould - £9.99
A brand new story for younger readers from number one bestselling author Matt Haig, brilliantly illustrated throughout by Chris Mould. It’s Reasons to Stay Alive for children: helping kids to feel okay about who they are.   From number one bests ... more
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George and the Ship of Time: George's Secret Key to the Universe - Book 6 by Lucy Hawking - £7.99
When George finds a way to escape the spacecraft Artemis, where he has been trapped, he is overjoyed. Surely now he can return to Earth.   But when George touches down, he knows immediately that something is wrong. There’s a barren wasteland whe ... more
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The Dollmaker of Krakow by R. M. Romero - £6.99
A timeless fantasy set in the Second World War that weaves together magic, folklore and history, perfect for fans of The Book Thief, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and Goodnight Mister Tom.  One night a little doll named Karolina comes to life i ... more
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Peace and Me by Ali Winter, illustrated by Mickaël El Fathi - £12.99
*Endorsed by Amnesty International* *A Junior Library Guild selection* *The Bookseller’s pick for Children’s Focus (March)*   What does peace mean to you? This illustrated collection of inspirational ideas about peace is based on the lives o ... more
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You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P! by Alex Gino - £5.99
Jilly is one of them. You know. Those annoyingly sorted people who have life figured out, and know exactly how it all works. Thing is, you can only control your own life, not somebody else’s. And when Jilly’s sister is born deaf, she realises she ... more
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The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson - £6.99
Marinka dreams of a normal life, where her house stays in one place long enough for her to make friends. But her house has chicken legs and moves on without warning.   For Marinka's grandmother is Baba Yaga, who guides spirits between this wor ... more
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What is Race? Who are Racists? Why Does Skin Colour Matter? And Other Big Questions by Claire Heuchan and Nikesh Shukla - £13.99
An important and timely book on race and racism, encouraging children to think for themselves about the issues involved.  Talk about race is often discouraged, but this book aims to bring everyone into the conversation. It explores the history ... more
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Will You Catch Me? by Jane Elson - £6.99
From the author of A Room Full of Chocolate comes a heartwarming story about identity and courage, and a tremendous young girl who cares for her alcoholic mother. For fans of Jacqueline Wilson and Sarah Lean.   Nell Hobson lives with a tortoise ca ... more
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Power to the Princess: 15 Favourite Fairytales Retold with Girl Power by Vita Murrow, illustrated by Julia Bereciartu - £12.99
What if princesses didn’t always marry Prince Charming and live happily ever after? In this stunning anthology – elegantly presented in a red, clothbound hard cover with gold-toned metallic debossing – 15 favourite fairytales have been retold f ... more
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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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