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New Books for Older Children

Great stories and informative books for 7-12 year olds. (browse related category Childrens & Teenage Books )

Most books can be ordered within 7-10 days, subject to availability. If you need a book urgently, or by a specific date, you can always contact us before ordering to ask how long it would take
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic - by Lilly Workneh (Editor) - £25.00
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic, edited by award-winning journalist Lilly Workneh with a foreword by #BlackGirlMagic originator CaShawn Thompson, is dedicated to amplifying and celebrating the stories of Bl ... more

October, October - by Katya Balen - £7.99
A classic in the making for anyone who ever longed to be WILD.   October and her dad live in the woods. They know the trees and the rocks and the lake and stars like best friends. They live in the woods and they are wild.   And that's the way ... more

Pax: Journey Home - by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Jon Klassen - £12.99
From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes the long-awaited sequel to Pax; this is a gorgeously crafted, utterly compelling novel about chosen families and the healing power of love.  It’s been a year since Peter and his p ... more

We Have a Dream: Meet 30 Young Indigenous People and People of Colour Protecting the Planet - by Dr Mya-Rose Craig, illustrated by Sabrena Khadija - £12.99
Indigenous people and people of colour are disproportionately affected by climate change, yet often aren't heard in global conversations.  In this book, British-Bangladeshi environmentalist and race activist 'Birdgirl' Mya-Rose Craig speaks to c ... more

African and Caribbean Folktales, Myths and Legends - by Wendy Shearer - £6.99
Enjoy a rich collection of folktales, myths and legends from all over Africa and the Caribbean, re-told for young readers.  From the trickster tales of Anansi the spider, to the story of how the leopard got his spots; from the tale of the king w ... more

Aarti & the Blue Gods - by Jasbinder Bilan - £7.99
Aarti has lived on the island with Aunt for as long as she can remember.   Like the weather, Aunt rules her world with rare warmth. Aarti’s only comforts are a book of Indian myths full of blue gods, a fox’s friendship, and a toy rabbit sh ... more

A Different Sort of Normal - by Abigail Balfe - £8.99
*The beautiful true story of one girl's journey growing up autistic - and the challenges she faced in the 'normal' world*   I'm not like the other children in my class... and that's an actual scientific FACT.   Hi! My name is Abigail, a ... more

Ways to Be Me - by Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott - £6.99
From the bestselling author duo behind Can You See Me? comes this exceptional portrayal of autism diagnosis, with diary entries by 12-year-old autistic author Libby Scott. Taking place before Can You See Me? and Do You Know Me? this standout prequel ... more

Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom - by Sangu Mandanna - £7.99
Kiki Kallira is more of a worrier than a warrior - but today she will learn to be a hero. The mythical beasts she loves to draw have come to life, and she is the only one who can defeat them. A middle-grade fantasy inspired by Hindu legends about anx ... more

You Are a Champion: How to Be the Best You Can Be - by Marcus Rashford with Carl Anka - £9.99
I want to show you how you can be a champion in almost anything you put your mind to.   Marcus Rashford MBE is famous worldwide for his skills both on and off the pitch - but before he was a Manchester United and England footballer, and long befo ... more

Bad Panda - by Swapna Haddow - £6.99
Are you sick of being utterly adorable? Tired of being cuddled and hugged? Fed up of having your head confused for your bottom because you just so happen to be SOOOOPER-DOOOOOPER fluffy? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you'r ... more

Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths - by Maisie Chan - £6.99
Eleven-year-old Danny Chung loves drawing more than anything - certainly more than maths, which, according to his dad and everyone else, is what he is 'supposed' to be good at.  He also loves having his own room where he can draw in peace, so his ... more

Good News: Why the World is Not as Bad as You Think - by Rashmi Sirdeshpande - £9.99
A positive, reassuring and anxiety-eliminating book helping children change the way they think about the world.  Pandemics, war, terror, natural disasters - the world seems to be full of bad news and it can all feel, well, a little bit scary ... more

Maria's Island - by Victoria Hislop, illustrated by Gill Smith - £10.99
A dramatic and moving story set in the same world as the international bestseller The Island from the celebrated novelist Victoria Hislop.   The absorbing story of the Cretan village of Plaka and the tiny, deserted island of Spinalonga - Greece's ... more

Llama Out Loud! - by Annabelle Sami, illustrated by Allen Fatimaharan - £6.99
Sidesplitting middle grade comedy, with serious heart (and one very funny llama).  Yasmin Shah is a ten-year-old girl who is part of a big, noisy family and doesn't ever speak. Levi is a rude, sassy toy llama, who talks A LOT and has come to wrea ... more

By Ash, Oak and Thorn - by Melissa Harrison - £7.99
A breathtaking tale of the rich, wild world and all its wonder from acclaimed nature writer and Costa Award-shortlisted novelist, Melissa Harrison - the perfect read for children for spring and summer!   Three tiny, ancient beings - Moss, Burnet ... more

Antigua de Fortune of the High Seas - by Anna Rainbow and Oli Hyatt - £6.99
A magical, thrilling pirate adventure: fun, fantastical and totally unputdownable!   Tiggy has always had the ocean in her blood - and lately, she's been dreaming of mermaids - but she's a high-born girl on the Isle of Fortune, forced to wear dre ... more

Children of the Quicksands - by Efua Traore - £7.99
In a remote Nigerian village, thirteen-year-old Simi is desperate to uncover a family secret...   City girl Simi is sent to stay with her long-lost grandmother in a remote Nigerian village. There's no TV, internet or phone. Not a single human-mad ... more

Indiana Bones - by Harry Heape, illustrated by Rebecca Bagley - £6.99
Indiana Bones is a shaggy dog with a difference. He's got superpowers and can sniff out criminals and - with his young friend and owner Aisha - solve mysteries that would flummox the world's more expert detectives!  In their first case, they are ... more

The Lightning Catcher - by Clare Weze - £6.99
Alfie has noticed a few things since his family moved to Folding Ford. He really misses life in the city. He and his sister don't exactly fit in here.  But the most interesting one is that the weather is BONKERS. One frost-covered branch on one t ... more

Harley Hitch and the Iron Forest - by Vashti Hardy, illustrated by George Ermos - £6.99
A highly illustrated fiction series about a determined young inventor, from award-winning author Vashti Hardy.  Join Harley, her robot dog Sprocket and best friend Cosmo for problem-solving adventures and mysteries in Inventia, a world where scie ... more

The Exploding Life of Scarlett Fife - by Maz Evans - £6.99
From the bestselling Maz Evans comes a heartfelt and hilarious new series, perfect for fans of Roald Dahl's Matilda.  Scarlett Fife has BIG FEELINGS. And when she has BIG FEELINGS, they explode out of her like an over-squeezed stress ball. Scarl ... more

Agent Zaiba Investigates: The Haunted House: 3 - by Annabelle Sami, illustrated by Daniela Sosa - £6.99
Determined to be the world's greatest detective, Zaiba is always on the lookout for a crime to solve!  When a new family moves to the village, Zaiba is intrigued to hear about the strange happenings in their home. Things go missing, objects a ... more

Harklights - by Tim Tilley - £7.99
Wick has always lived in the dark and dreadful Harklights Match Factory and Orphanage, working tirelessly for greedy Old Ma Bogey. He only dreams of escaping, until one day a bird drops something impossible and magical at his feet - a tiny baby in an ... more

The Last Gate of the Emperor - by Kwame Mbalia - £6.99
From Kwame Mbalia and Prince Joel David Makonnen comes an action-packed Afrofuturist adventure about a mythical Ethiopian empire. Sci-fi and fantasy combine in this epic journey to the stars.   Yared Heywat lives an isolated life in Addis P ... more

Vi Spy: Licence to Chill - by Maz Evans - £6.99
Imagine...  Her Mum's a Super-Spy.  Her Dad's a Super-Villain.  And while her parents get divorced, an evil Overlord will take over the world.   Unless Vi does something about it!  When life give your piranhas... swim faster!  ... more

Little Leaders: Exceptional Men in Black History - by Vashti Harrison - £7.99
Meet the little leaders. They're brave. They're exceptional. They changed the world.   Did you know that the father of African cinema was originally a bricklayer? Or that Vogue's editor-at-large read his first Vogue magazine in his local library? ... more

The Time-Thief - by Patience Agbabi - £6.99
It's midsummer's day and thirteen-year-old Elle and her Leapling classmates are visiting the Museum of the Past, the Present and the Future. But on the day of the school trip, disaster strikes, and the most unique and valuable piece in the museum, th ... more

The Dragon Thief (Dragons in a Bag, Book 2) - by Zetta Elliott and Geneva B. - £5.50
Stealing a baby dragon was easy! Hiding it is a little more complicated, in this sequel to Dragons in a Bag.  Jaxon had just one job--to return three baby dragons to the realm of magic. But when he got there, only two dragons were left in the bag ... more

We Move Together - by Kelly Fritsch, Anne McGuire and Eduardo Trejos - £11.00
A bold and colorful exploration of all the ways that people navigate through the spaces around them and a celebration of the relationships we build along the way.   We Move Together follows a mixed-ability group of kids as they creatively neg ... more

What is Masculinity? Why Does it Matter? And Other Big Questions - by Jeffrey Boakye and Darren Chetty - £9.99
Masculinity is being discussed more than ever before, in a range of contexts. People talk about 'toxic masculinity', claim that there is a crisis in masculinity or argue that we need to 'reclaim masculinity'. There have always been many ways of being ... more

The Weather Weaver - by Tamsin Mori - £7.99
What if you could befriend a cloud? What weather would you choose? What if the weather matched itself to your mood, whether you wanted it to, or not?   11-year-old Stella has returned home to Shetland to spend the summer with her Grandpa, but it's ... more

Girls Who Build: Inspiring Curiosity and Confidence to Make Anything Possible - by Katie Hughes - £13.99
Girls Who Build is the how-to book that celebrates the can-do attitude of dozens of fierce girls ages 8-16 who know how to wield a hammer, fire up a saw, and build everything from a bookshelf to a playhouse. Filled with photographs of the girls and t ... more

The Shark Caller - by Zillah Bethell - £7.99
Dive beneath the waves with this spell-binding adventure of friendship, forgiveness and bravery, set on the shores of Papua New Guinea, perfect for fans of Katherine Rundell and Eva Ibbotson.   "I want to be able to call the sharks. Teach me the m ... more

The Boy Who Sang with Dragons - by Andy Shepherd, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie - £6.99
Tomas is a fully-fledged expert dragon grower and protector of the dragonfruit tree. He has eyes in the back of his head for watching over those sneaky dragons, awesomely fast reflexes for putting out sparks and dodging the diving antics of whirling ... more

Space Detectives - by Mark Powers, illustrated by Dapo Adeola - £6.99
Dog lost in space? Grown an extra head and don't know why? Pocket money stolen by a green blob? You need the Space Detectives!  Connor and Ethan are spending their summer holidays aboard the world's first orbiting city, Starville (basically Bever ... more

The Unadoptables - by Hana Tooke, illustrated by Ayesha L. Rubio - £7.99
The remarkable. The extraordinary. The brave.  Way back in the autumn of 1880, five babies are discovered at the Little Tulip Orphanage in most unusual circumstances. Those babies are Lotta, Egbert, Fenna, Sem and Milou. The vile matron calls the ... more

Opie Jones Talks to Animals - by Nat Luurtsema, illustrated by Fay Austin - £6.99
Dr Dolittle meets Kid Normal in a hilarious middle grade superhero series from comedian Nat Luurtsema. Perfect for fans of David Baddiel, My Brother is a Superhero and Lightning Girl.   10-year-old Opie Jones is Very Ordinary. In fact nothing ... more

Fantastically Great Women Scientists and Their Stories - by Kate Pankhurst - £6.99
Prepare to be inspired with this fantastically great new series for young readers. In this first book, read the true stories of amazing scientists and discover things that are out of this world.   Women have been responsible for many of the world ... more

Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow - by Benjamin Dean, illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat - £7.99
The rainbow-filled, JOYOUS debut from a hugely exciting new talent.  Perfect for 9+ readers and fans of Lisa Thompson, Stewart Foster and Onjali Rauf's bestselling The Boy at the Back of the Class.   My name's Archie Albright, and I know two t ... more

Beauty and the Bin - by Joanne O'Connell - £6.99
Laurie's home-made beauty recipes are no secret. The secret is that her eco-warrior family get their ingredients from the bin. Laurie loves her family and she wants to join them in making the world a better place, one home-made bath bomb at a time.  ... more

All About Eid: Things to Make and Do - by Sarah Shaffi - £6.99
This All About Eid make-and-do book is the perfect gift!   Bursting with crafts and recipes, fun fill-in activities and facts about the Eid celebrations observed by over ONE BILLION Muslims twice a year, children can: create magical lanterns desi ... more

Dragonfly Eyes - by Cao Wenxuan - £7.99
A family saga spanning fifty years and three generations, which takes the reader from the France of the Golden Age to poverty-stricken post-war Shanghai via the re-imagined rural China of the Cultural Revolution.  Ah-Mei and her French grandmother, ... more

My Life as a Cat - by Carlie Sorosiak - £7.99
A wise, funny and moving story of what it means to find a family, from the best-selling author of I, Cosmo.  Leonard has never had a name. Or a body. Or a best friend. But he is excited to try being a human.  On their three-hundredth- ... more

Hope Jones Will Not Eat Meat - by Josh Lacey - £6.99
You're never too young to make a big difference, as Hope Jones has learned in her fight against plastic pollution.   Now she's on a mission to save the animals, and persuade everyone she knows to turn vegetarian. But just how can Hope get Dad to ... more

500 Words: Black Lives Matter - by Various authors - £6.99
Almost 6,000 children, aged between 5-13, submitted stories expressing their personal experiences, tales of empathy, learning and respect, building on the international conversation around Black Lives Matter.  Originally devised by Chris Evans, ... more

The Wolf Wilder - by Katherine Rundell - £7.99
Feodora and her mother live in the snowbound woods of Russia, in a house full of food and fireplaces. Ten minutes away, in a ruined chapel, lives a pack of wolves. Feodora's mother is a wolf wilder, and Feo is a wolf wilder in training. A wolf wilder ... more

Fortunately, the Milk... - by Neil Griffiths, illustrated by Chris Riddell - £6.99
From multi-award-winning Neil Gaiman comes a spectacularly silly, mind-bendingly clever, brilliantly bonkers adventure - with lip-smackingly gorgeous illustrations by Chris Riddell.   Mum's away. Dad's in charge.  There's no milk. So Dad save ... more

Gender Swapped Fairy Tales - by Karrie Fransman and Jonathan Plackett - £20.00
Discover a collection of fairy tales unlike the ones you've read before...  Once upon a time, in the middle of winter, a King sat at a window and sewed. As he sewed and gazed out onto the landscape, he pricked his finger with the needle, and ... more

Reaching for the Moon: The Autobiography of NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson - by Katherine Johnson - £7.99
An inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11.   As a young girl, Katherine Johnson showed an exceptional aptitude for math. In school she quickly skipped ahead several grades and was soon studyin ... more

We Are The Beaker Girls - by Jacqueline Wilson - £6.99
Jacqueline Wilson's FUNNIEST, FIERCEST and most BELOVED new heroine JESS BEAKER returns for another AMAZING ADVENTURE.   Jess and Tracy Beaker have found happiness in The Dumping Ground. Not that Dumping Ground - the children's home that Trac ... more

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