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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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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 careful ... 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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Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans - £6.99
You’re called Fidge and you’re nearly eleven.   You’ve been hurled into a strange world.   You have three companions: two are unbelievably weird and the third is your awful cousin Graham.   You have to solve a series of nea ... more
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The Gruffalo Spring and Summer Nature Trail by Julia Donaldson - £7.99
Calling all nature explorers! Grab your wellies and learn all about the natural world around you with this colourful spotter guide. The Gruffalo Spring and Summer Nature Trail is packed with fun spring and summer themed outdoor activities and hundred ... more
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Corpse Talk: Ground-Breaking Women by Adam and Lisa Murphy - £9.99
The second amazing thematic Corpse Talk book - all about the most amazing women from history ever!  Adam Murphy interviews the dead famous women who changed the world - getting their stories straight from the corpses' mouths! Reading Corpse Talk ... more
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When the Mountains Roared by Jess Butterworth - £6.99
A vivid, warm and atmospheric adventure set in the mountains of India, about a girl who is determined to protect the wild leopards of the mountain from poachers, perfect for fans of Katherine Rundell.  I thought we'd live here forever ... but ... more
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A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle - £6.99
Meg always felt she was different and when she and her little brother Charles Murry go searching for their lost father, they find themselves travelling on a dangerous journey through a 'wrinkle in time'. As the cosmic evil forces of darkness threaten ... more
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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison - £12.99
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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Women in Sport: Fifty Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win by Rachel Ignotofsky - £12.99
This book is filled with stories of women who achieved their greatest dreams - women who pushed themselves to the limit, did the impossible and became legends.  Women in Sport celebrates the success of the tough, bold and fearless women who p ... more
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The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue, illustrated by Caroline Hadilaksano - £6.99
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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Rocking the System: Fearless and Amazing Irish Women who Made History by Siobhán Parkinson, illustrated by Bren Luke - £11.99
Twenty illustrated essays on Irish women, historical and contemporary, who have defied cultural norms, achieved great things and in some way rocked the system. The subjects include Irish women from Queen Medb to Eileen Gray, from Constance Markievicz ... more
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Politics for Beginners by Alex Frith, Rosie Hore and Louie Stowell, illustrated by Kellan Stover - £9.99
An informative guide to political systems, elections, voting and government, and issues including feminism, human rights, freedom of speech and fake news, all explained with clear text and bright, infographic style illustrations.  Includes tips ... more
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Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone - £6.99
'Once an adventure digs its claws in, there is not an awful lot you can do about it. Especially when magic is involved...'  In the snowy kingdom of Erkenwald, whales glide between icebergs, wolves hunt on the tundra and polar bears roam the ... more
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Sam Wu Is NOT Afraid of Ghosts! by Katie and Kevin Tsang - £5.99
Brilliantly funny new series about the bravest scaredy-cat in the world.   Sam Wu is NOT a scaredy-cat (except he is). When a trip to the Space Museum goes terrifyingly wrong, Sam begins a mission to prove to the school bully, and all of his f ... more
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The Great Shelby Holmes Meets Her Match by Elizabeth Eulberg, illustrated by Matt Robertson - £6.99
Being friends with a super sleuth isn't easy, especially when she's nine years old and four feet tall. But for 11-year-old aspiring writer John Watson, being friends with Shelby Holmes is just the adventure he's looking for.  In the few weeks ... more
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Wild Swans by Xanthe Gresham Knight, illustrated by Charlotte Gastuat - £6.99
For ten years, Eliza has lived with a foster family far from home, protected from the plague that has been ravaging her parents' kingdom. But when her stepmother the Queen dies of the plague, her quiet life changes forever. With the kingdom in chaos, ... more
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Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2 by Elana Favilli and Francesca Cavallo - £25.00
The sequel to the sensational New York Times bestseller, inspiring girls around the world to dream bigger, aim higher and fight harder.  Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 is a entirely new collection of one hundred bedtime stories that celebrate ... more
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Uncle Shawn and Bill and the Almost Entirely Unplanned Adventure by A. L. Kennedy, illustrated by Gemma Correll - £6.99
The first book in a hilarious, heart-warming series for children from Costa Award-winning author A. L. Kennedy, illustrated by Gemma Correll.   Badger Bill needs rescuing. He's been kidnapped by two nasty sisters who are about to make him figh ... more
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A Whisper of Horses by Zillah Bethell - £6.99
Serendipity loves horses. No-one in Lahn Dan has ever seen one, apparently they died out before the Gases - but there are statues of them around the city, paintings and drawings too if you know where to look. And there's the little lost wooden horse ... more
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Tin by Pádraig Kenny - £6.99
Christopher is ‘Proper’: a real boy with a real soul, orphaned in a fire. He works for an engineer, a maker of the eccentric, loyal and totally individual mechanicals who are Christopher’s best friends.  But after a devastating accident, a ... more
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The Light Jar by Lisa Thompson - £6.99
Why is Nate hiding in a forest – alone, frightened and friendless? Is there a light in this darkness? A magical, mysterious tale by the author of The Goldfish Boy. One to break your heart/dampen your tissues over and over again!   Nate and ... more
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What Would She Do? Real-Life Stories of 25 Rebel Women Who Changed the World by Kay Woodward - £9.99
Meet 25 of the most powerful and inspirational women of all time. From historical world leaders to modern pioneers and international muses, these are the incredible life stories of women from around the world to inspire and empower. Created by an all ... more
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Three Cheers for Women! by Marcia Williams - £12.99
A celebration of inspirational women from all over the world and throughout history, told in Marcia Williams' much-loved comic-strip style.   Join Marcia Williams as she celebrates incredible women from around the world and throughout history. Fro ... more
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Worry Angels by Sita Brahmachari, illustrated by Jane Ray - £5.99
Amy May knows about webs of worries – so many people she meets are caught in them, from her own artist dad to newly arrived refugee Rima and her family. By being brave enough to open up her own worry box, can Amy May help those around her to find a ... more
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How to be a Tiger by George Szirtes - £6.99
"The tiger growls, its eyes ablaze, but we too have our tiger ways, we too can pad through the dark wood of the cosmic neighbourhood." ​  Leap with hares, call out to the sun, run with the wind, pull silly faces with monkeys, wa ... more
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Tales from the Caribbean by Trish Cooke - £6.99
A collection of favourite tales gathered from the many different islands of the Caribbean, one of the world's richest sources of traditional storytelling. From the very first Kingfisher to Anansi the Spider Man, these lively retellings full of humour ... more
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Tales from India by Bali Rai - £6.99
A collection of 20 stories from India's rich folklore heritage. From wicked magicians to wise old priests, charming princes and beautiful princesses, to greedy tigers and wily jackals, these magical tales are full of adventure and trickery, and infus ... more
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Tales from Africa by K.P. Kojo - £6.99
A collection of hugely entertaining stories, drawn from the rich folklore of many countries throughout Africa, and brought sparklingly to life with humour and rhyme by Ghanaian author, Nii Ayikwei Parkes, writing under the name used for his children' ... more
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Fantastically Great Women Who Made History by Kate Pankhurst - £6.99
Fantastically Great Women Who Made History is the eagerly anticipated follow up to Kate Pankhurst's hugely successful, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, number one best-selling children's non-fiction title in the UK market in 2017. Thi ... more
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