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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
Silence is Not An Option: Find Your Voice and Be Your Best Self - by Stuart Lawrence - £8.99
Silence is NEVER an option – stand up, speak out, be the difference.   In this book, Stuart Lawrence talks about what he has learned from life – the tools that have helped him live positively and kept him moving forwards when times have been ... more

You Don't Have to Be Loud: A Quiet Kid's Guide to Being Heard - by Ben Brooks - £9.99
A shy kid’s guide to thriving in their own (quiet) way.   Do you sometimes feel afraid of talking in front of people, making a mistake or saying the wrong thing? While everywhere else you look there are loud, confident people?  You’re no ... more

Velda the Awesomest Viking and the Ginormous Frost Giants - by David MacPhail, illustrated by Richard Morgan - £6.99
Oi, you snivelling pig-dogs! Are you ready for a Viking adventure?   Velda is a small girl with a big axe, and she knows how to use it. Alongside her misfit crew, she's living her best Viking life, sailing the seas in her very own longship and tea ... more

Maya And Her Friends: A Story About Tolerance and Acceptance to Support the Children of Ukraine - by Larysa Denysenko and Masha Foya - £12.99
ALL THE PUBLISHER'S PROFITS WILL BE DONATED TO CHARITIES HELPING TO PROTECT THE CHILDREN OF UKRAINE.  "I wrote this book about different children from different Ukrainian families in 2017, when Russia had conquered Crimea and temporarily occupied ... more

Velda the Awesomest Viking and the Voyage of Deadly Doom - by David MacPhail, illustrated by Richard Morgan - £6.99
Oi, you snivelling pig-dogs! Are you ready for a Viking adventure?   Velda is a small girl with a big axe. The only problem is, everyone thinks she can't be a proper Viking because she's "just a little girl". PURLEASE! She sets sail with Freya, ca ... more

Julia and the Shark - by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, illustrated by Tom de Freston - £7.99
A captivating, powerful and luminous story from a bestselling, award-winning author about a mother, a daughter, and the great Greenland shark. With mesmerising black and yellow illustrations, this is a perfect gift for 9+ fans of David Almond and Fra ... more

Planet Joy - by Jenny Valentine, illustrated by Claire Lefevre - £6.99
For readers aged 9+ comes the third book in a sparkling series about family, friends and finding the joy in life! From Guardian award-winning author Jenny Valentine, this is the perfect series for fans of Jacqueline Wilson, Cath Howe and Lara William ... more

The Secret Sunshine Project - by Benjamin Dean, illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat - £7.99
A heart-warming story of kindness, courage and love in all its forms from the author of Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow. Perfect for 9+ readers and fans of Elle McNicoll, Lisa Thompson and Onjali Rauf.  Bea’s family are happy. Like, rea ... more

The Week at World's End - by Emma Carroll - £7.99
The hotly anticipated new standalone from the Queen of Historical Fiction – now in paperback!  Britain, 1962  ‘Who are you?’ I asked. ‘You don’t know who I am? You mean, it’s not been on the news?’ The girl glanced fro ... more

The Last Firefox - by Lee Newbery, illustrated by Laura Catalan - £7.99
A heartwarming story about family, friendship and finding your inner fire.  Between bullies at school and changes at home, Charlie Challinor finds life a bit scary. And when he's made guardian of a furry fox cub called Cadno, things get a whole ... more

Sleepover Takeover - by Simon James Green, illustrated by Aleksei Bitskoff - £6.99
For Otis, this was a sleepover to remember – if only he could!  When dorky, unpopular 11-yr-old Otis wakes up in the morning at a sleepover birthday party, he’s in for a shock. At the marquee where the sleepover took place, it’s a scene of ... more

Cameron Battle and the Hidden Kingdoms - by Jamar J. Perry - £6.99
Percy Jackson meets Black Panther - this blockbuster middle-grade fantasy adventure is perfect for fans of Amari and the Night Brothers.  Cameron Battle grew up reading The Book of Chidani, cherishing stories about the fabled kingdom that cut its ... more

Civil Rights Stories: Refugees and Homelands - by Louise Spilsbury, illustrated by Toby Newsome - £8.99
This book explains civil rights and the reasons why refugees flee their homelands in an accessible way for younger readers.  Included is a foreword by award-winning journalist and television presenter, Nelufar Hedayat. Born in Afghanistan, she c ... more

Fantastically Great Women Artists and Their Stories - by Kate Pankhurst - £6.99
Over half of all the visual artists working today are women, but the paintings and sculptures shown in many galleries and museums tell a different story because they're usually the work of men.  In this book Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline ... more

The Strange and Curious Guide to Trauma - by Sally Donovan, illustrated by Emmi Smid - £12.99
'Our book about trauma features buzzy bees stuck in your tummy, yes, and also science and superheroes, carrots and lambs, lollies and, unfortunately for me, baboons...'   Join Ordinary Jo, some people, Courtney Cortisol, Amy Amygdala and frien ... more

Leonora Bolt: Secret Inventor - by Lucy Brandt, illustrated by Gladys Jose - £6.99
WARNING: EPIC INVENTIONS AND SECRET SOCIETIES AHEAD...   Leonora Bolt spends her days creating incredible inventions in her TOP SECRET laboratory, under the watchful eye of her terrifying uncle. Everything changes one day when a strange boy w ... more

Doctor Who: Adventures in Lockdown - by Various authors - £8.99
Stories from Chris Chibnall, Paul Cornell, Russell T Davies, Neil Gaiman, Mark Gatiss, Pete McTighe, Steven Moffat, Vinay Patel and Joy Wilkinson.  Darkness Never Prevails.  While staying home was a vital safety measure in 2020, the freedom o ... more

Civil Rights Stories: LGBTQ+ Rights - by Louise Spilsbury, illustrated by Toby Newsome - £8.99
This book explains civil rights, and the reasons why LGBTQ+ people have had to fight for equal rights, in an accessible way for younger readers.  Included is a foreword by Amy Lame, who is a prominent LGBTQ+ activist and advocate, broadcaste ... more

The Big Book of Festivals - by Joan-Maree Hargreaves and Marita Bullock, illustrated by Liz Rowland - £12.99
Explore some of the most thrilling cultural and religious festivals from around the world!  From Diwali, the Indian festival of light, to the Spanish tomato-throwing festival La Tomatina, to the Belgian Festival of Giants, this book is the pe ... more

Rainbow Grey - by Laura Ellen Anderson - £6.99
A magical new series from best-selling author and illustrator, Laura Ellen Anderson!  Ten-year-old Ray Grey lives in the magical Weatherlands, high in the sky. Ray is surrounded by Weatherlings with astounding weather power at their fingertip ... more

The Girl in the Mirror: Horla's Visit - by James Walker, illustrated by Mike Bastin - £7.99
When Horla's best friend Carar moves to another town, she wishes for a new friend, one that comes from a parallel world to Ivarnio, a parallel world where she becomes invisible and has special powers... A parallel world called Earth.   On E ... more

Stories For Kids Who Want To Save The World - by Carola Benedetto and Luciana Ciliento, illustrated by Roberta Maddalena Bireau - £14.99
Sixteen biographies of extraordinary people—ranging from Sebastião Salgado to Björk and Greta Thunberg — who came of age fighting climate change.  Every person has a path in life, one that is intertwined with the fate of the earth. The ... more

Cocoa Girl: Awesome Hair: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Styling Textured Hair - by Serlina Boyd - £8.99
Cocoa Girl: Awesome Hair written by Serlina Boyd is a celebration of beautiful textured hair, with step by step tutorials to amazing styles.   A celebration of natural hair, this book is filled with tips and features real life girls who love thei ... more

Monster Hunting For Beginners - by Ian Mark, illustrated by Louis Ghibault - £12.99
A monstrously funny new adventure series. Readers of 8+ and fans of Mega Monster and Shrek will adore the first in the brand new fantasy series from Irish debut author, Ian Mark.  Every hero has to start somewhere...  Monster Hunting isn’t ... more

Amari and the Night Brothers - by BB Alston - £7.99
Amari Peters knows three things.   Her big brother Quinton has gone missing. No one will talk about it. His mysterious job holds the secret...  So when Amari gets an invitation to the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs, she's certain ... more

The Boy With Wings - by Lenny Henry, illustrated by Keenon Ferrell - £12.99
Lenny Henry's hilarious adventure, The Boy with Wings, is for readers of 9 to 12 and illustrated throughout by Keenon Ferrell. Includes an exclusive comic book adventure illustrated by Mark Buckingham.  An ordinary kid is about to become an EXTRA ... more

The Nightmare Before Christmas - by Tim Burton - £7.99
It was late one Fall in Halloweenland, And the air had quite a chill. Against the moon a skeleton sat, Alone upon a hill...  Jack Skellington is the most important figure in Halloween Town and for years he has delighted in organising macab ... more

A Poet for Every Day of the Year - by Allie Esiri (Editor) - £20.00
Allie Esiri's beautiful gift anthology, A Poet for Every Day of the Year, is the perfect introduction to 366 of the world's greatest ever verse writers.  Perfect for reading aloud and sharing with all the family, it is bursting at the seams with fam ... 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

The Christmas Carrolls - by Mel Taylor-Bessent, illustrated by Selom Sunu - £7.99
Wish it could be Christmas every day? Well, for nine-year-old Holly Carroll and her family, it is!  Living her merriest life in a house with year-round fairy lights and Christmas trees, a carol-singing toilet and a diva donkey who thinks he's a rein ... more

Dragon Mountain - by Katie Tsang and Kevin Tsang - £7.99
Shortlisted for the Children's Book of the Year (British Book Awards).   The first book in the ROARsome DRAGON REALM series for 9+ readers! Perfect for those who love fantasy, magic, adventure and DRAGONS!   Deep within the mountain, a grea ... more

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

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

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