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100 Dogs by Michael Whaite - £6.99
Small dog, tall dog, playing with a ball dog, big dog, dig dog burying a bone...  Can there really be 100 dogs doing 100 doggy things packed into the pages of this picture book?  Yep, we've counted and we're pawsitive!  Follow ... more
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The Jolly Christmas Postman by Allan Ahlberg and Janet Ahlberg - £12.99
It's Christmas Eve and the Jolly Postman is delivering greetings to everyone's favourite fairy-tale characters.  He has a card for Baby Bear, a game for Red Riding Hood, a get-well jigsaw for poor Humpty Dumpty and lots more packages to deliv ... 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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Once Upon a Wild Wood by Chris Riddell - £12.99
Little Green Raincape is on her way to Rapunzel's party, deep in the wild woods. The way is long and dark, but Green is a smart girl. Smart enough to turn down apples offered by kindly old ladies, smart enough to turn down travel advice from helpful ... 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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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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Don't Call Me Princess! by Kate Evans - £9.99
A children's picture book which takes down the concept of 'princess'. Well-known cartoonist Kate Evans takes a punchy pop at six classical fairy tales: The Princess and the Pea, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, Rapunzel and The Litt ... more
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Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love - £11.99
A glimpse of three women dressed as mermaids leaves one boy filled with wonder and ready to dazzle the world.  Mesmerizing and full of heart, this is a picture book about self-confidence and love, and a radiant celebration of individuality.  ... more
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The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O'Neill - £15.99
From the award-winning author of Princess Princess Ever After comes The Tea Dragon Society, a charming all-ages book that follows the story of Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, and the people she meets as she becomes entwined in the enchanting world of ... more
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Sweep by Louise Greig, illustrated by Júlia Sardà - £6.99
An uplifting story about confronting big emotions from the author of The Night Box, stunningly illustrated by Júlia Sardà.   Ed's bad mood begins as something really small, hardly a thing at all. But before long it grows, gathers pace, and spre ... 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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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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Lulu Gets a Cat by Anna McQuinn, illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw - £7.99
Lulu really wants a cat. But Mummy says pets are a lot of work, so Lulu is eager to find out more...  She reads all about cats at the library. She takes care of her stuffed toys and shows Mummy how responsible she can be.  When she finally ... 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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Grandma Bird by Benji Davies - £6.99
A tender and heart-warming new story from the world of The Storm Whale.   Noi isn’t at all sure about staying at Grandma’s. Grandma boils seaweed for soup, and there’s not much to do on the tiny island where she lives where the wind cuts in ... more
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Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan, illustrated by Karen Vaughan - £8.99
The highly acclaimed, multi-prize-winning collection of retold fairytales; Tangleweed and Brine from Deirdre Sullivan and illustrated by Karen Vaughan is now available in paperback and includes an exclusive new short story, ‘Waking Beauty’.  ... more
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An Anty-War Story by Tony Ross - £11.99
The only ant with his own name, Douglas is born into the wonderful Antworld and dreams of one day joining the line to hunt out food. But his superiors have other plans for him: Douglas is to be a soldier. They tell him his job is all about parading, ... more
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Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens by Marieke Nijkamp (Editor) - £13.99
This anthology explores disability in fictional tales told from the viewpoint of disabled characters, written by disabled creators. With stories in various genres about first loves, friendship, war, travel, and more, Unbroken will offer today's teen ... more
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Poems to Live Your Life By by Chris Riddell (illustrator) - £10.99
In Poems to Live Your Life By, Chris Riddell, political cartoonist for the Observer, has selected his very favourite classic and modern poems about life, death and everything in between.   This gorgeously illustrated collection includes forty-six ... more
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Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts - £8.99
Rosie Revere is no stranger to flops and fails, kerfuffles and catastrophes. After all, engineering is all about perseverance! But this time, Rosie has a really important project to tackle—one that feels much bigger than herself.  Rosie’s ... more
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Things You Find in a Poet's Beard by A.F. Harrold, illustrated by Chris Riddell - £9.99
Things You Find in a Poet’s Beard is a collection of poems that have been shouted at children from schools to church halls. They are a curation of silly tales that have been illustrated and bound into a book.   Perhaps you’ll want to annoy yo ... 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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A Kid in My Class by Rachel Rooney, illustrated by Chris Riddell - £10.99
He’s not scared of nothing. Nobody. Never. Nah. Which means that he is. Tough kid. Not tough enough. I know - I once met his dad. ​  They’re all here... every kid in the class. The pushy one, the shy one. The whizz kid and th ... more
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Doctor Who: One Doctor, Two Hearts by Adam Howling - £7.99
Learn your 1, 2, 3 across the stars, with the help of the Doctor and friends!   One Doctor. Two Hearts. Three Knocks. Four Daleks...   A Doctor Who counting book with a timey-wimey twist on every page! Featuring Doctors, companions and m ... more
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Doctor Who: T is for TARDIS by Adam Howling - £7.99
A is for Angel. B is for Bow Tie. C is for Cyberman. D is for Doctor!   Featuring Doctors, companions and monsters both past and present, kids of all ages will love this Doctor Who alphabet book.   Includes stunning original illustratio ... more
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Toto the Ninja Cat and the Incredible Cheese Heist by Dermot O’Leary, illustrated by Nick East - £6.99
Toto is no ordinary cat, and she can't wait for you to join her on her SECOND ninja adventure! From one of the UK's best-loved broadcasters.   Toto, the amazing ninja cat, is back and cooler than ever! Toto is almost blind, but that doesn't s ... more
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The Good Guys: 50 Heroes Who Changed the World with Kindness by Rob Kemp, illustrated by Paul Blow - £12.99
A gloriously illustrated celebration of men who have changed the world with kindness and compassion.   A life-changing book that shows kids it's cool to be kind.   A gloriously illustrated celebration of heroes who have changed the worl ... more
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Voices of the Future: Stories from Around the World by Various authors - £14.99
A wonderful anthology of eight stories addressing children's rights and sustainable development, written by child authors from all around the world and produced in conjunction with UNESCO's Voices of Future Generations initiative.   UNESCO's Voice ... 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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Lily and the Polar Bears by Jion Sheibani - £6.99
One day Lily was playing on the beach with her Grandpa when she spotted something in the distance...  POLAR BEARS! Lots of polar bears! All floating on pieces of melting ice.   One evening, Lily is playing on the beach... And who should float in ... more
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Everybody's Welcome by Patricia Hegarty, illustrated by Greg Abbott - £7.99
Wouldn’t it be great if you could build a home that opened its doors to everyone – tall or short, fat or thin, rich or poor... Well, perhaps if everybody pitches in to help, one little mouse can achieve that dream.  This heart-warming sto ... more
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Girls Can Do Anything! by Caryl Hart and Ali Pye - £6.99
Do you want to climb a mountain? Drive a fire engine? Or maybe become the prime minister when you grow up? Well – the girls in this picture book know that they can do anything. And guess what: so can you!   Join a gang of go-getting girls f ... more
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Want to Play Trucks? by Ann Stott, illustrated by Bob Graham - £7.99
Jack likes trucks. Alex likes dolls. What will they play together? Their new favourite game, of course!  From Ann Stott and Bob Graham, the multi award-winning creator of Silver Buttons and A Bus Called Heaven, comes a story of friendship, pe ... more
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England: Poems from a School by Kate Clanchy (Editor) - £9.99
"Not just good for school children, but great by any standard’"(Phillip Pullman) Oxford Spires Academy is a small comprehensive school with 30 languages – and one special focus: poetry. In the last five years, its students have won every prize ... more
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Far-Flung Adventures: Corby Flood by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell - £6.99
Corby Flood and her family are about to set sail on the rather ramshackle cruise ship, the S.S. Euphonia. Her boisterous brothers might not have noticed that anything is wrong, but Corby is highly observant and has a lot of time for note-taking and e ... more
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Far-Flung Adventures: Hugo Pepper by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell - £6.99
A brilliantly inventive, fabulously illustrated addition to the Far-Flung Adventure series from the award-winning, bestselling author and illustrator team, Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell.   Set in the same world as Fergus Crane and Corby Floo ... more
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Franklin's Flying Bookshop by Jen Campbell - £6.99
A spellbinding story about the magic of books for children aged 3+   Franklin the dragon loves stories and loves reading stories to people too, but everyone is too scared to even look at him. One day he meets a girl named Luna who, far from being ... more
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Children in Our World: Refugees and Migrants by Ceri Roberts, illustrated by Hanane Kai - £8.99
A beautifully illustrated picture book that sensitively explains larger issues and crises that dominate the news in an appropriate manner for children.  The Children in Our World picture book series helps children make sense of the larger iss ... more
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The Land of Neverendings by Kate Saunders - £6.99
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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Ruby's Worry by Tom Percival - £6.99
Ruby loves being Ruby. Until, one day, she finds a worry. At first it's not such a big worry, and that's all right, but then it starts to grow. It gets bigger and bigger every day and it makes Ruby sad. How can Ruby get rid of it and feel like hersel ... more
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Girls Resist! A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution by KaeLyn Rich - £11.99
An activism handbook for teen girls ready to fight for change, social justice, and equality.   Take on the world and make some serious change with this handbook to everything activism, social justice, and resistance. With in-depth guides to ev ... more
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Moonstruck Volume 1: Magic to Brew by Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle, Kate Leth, Caitlin Quirk and Clayton Cowles - £8.99
Monsters, romance and magical hijinks - oh my!   In the little college town of Blitheton, fantasy creatures live cosy, normal lives right alongside humans, and werewolf barista Julie strives to be the most normal of all. But all heck breaks loose ... more
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How to Bee by Bren MacDibble - £6.99
New Zealand-born author Bren MacDibble's first novel for children to be released in the UK explores the all-too-likely near future scenario of a world without bees.   Brave and fierce nine year-old Peony wants more than anything to become a ' ... more
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Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O'Neill - £11.99
When the heroic princess Amira rescues the kind-hearted princess Sadie from her tower prison, neither expects to find a true friend in the bargain. Yet as they adventure across the kingdom, they discover that they bring out the very best in the other ... more
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The Beatles: Yellow Submarine by The Beatles, illustrated by Heinz Edelmann - £6.99
Join the Beatles as they set off on a magical adventure to bring music and love back to Pepperland in this anniversary paperback.  Once upon a time (or maybe twice), some 80,000 leagues beneath the sea, there lay a colourful land of music and ... more
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Pink Is for Boys by Robb Pearlman, illustrated by Eda Kaban - £12.99
An empowering and educational picture book that proves colors are for everyone, regardless of gender.   Pink is for boys... and girls... and everyone! This timely and beautiful picture book rethinks and reframes the stereotypical blue/pink ... more
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How to be a Lion by Ed Vere - £6.99
You don't have to ROAR to be heard...   Meet Leonard - a lion like no other. Leonard's best friend is Marianne, a duck. But lions chomp ducks, don't they? And what will the pair do when their way of life is threatened?  A story about a lion an ... more
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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 the ... more
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Have You Seen Elephant? by David Barrow - £6.99
Elephant wants to play hide and seek. You can play too, but you’ll have to try your best – he’s VERY good!   Have You Seen Elephant is an absurd and heart-warming picture book from a brilliant storyteller with perfect comic timing. Watch ... more
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Lumberjanes Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis and Brooklyn Allen - £10.99
Friendship to the max! Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together... and they're not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way!   Not only is it the ... more
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Chocolate Cake by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Kevin Waldron - £6.99
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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