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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 will take
We Need to Talk About Death: An Important Book About Grief, Celebrations, and Love - by Sarah Chavez and Annika Le Large - £9.99
An educational book that helps grieving children understand what happens when we die, and celebrates the traditions people around the world use to honor the dead.  Death is an important part of life, and yet it is one of the hardest things to tal ... more

Impossible Creatures - by Katherine Rundell - £14.99
'There was Tolkien, there is Pullman and now there is Katherine Rundell. Wondrous invention, marvellous writing.' – Michael Morpurgo  'Rundell's first foray into fantasy is both a deft, rich homage to the greats of children's literature and ... more

City of Spies - by Iszi Lawrence, illustrated by Elisa Paganelli - £7.99
A thrilling spy adventure set in New York during the American revolution. From the rising star of children's historical fiction, Iszi Lawrence, this is the perfect high-action adventure for fans of Horrible Histories, Emma Carroll and Hamilton. &nbs ... more

Grimwood - by Nadia Shireen - £6.99
‘Funny, anarchic, original and gloriously silly.’ ― Richard Osman   ‘Ted and Nancy are my favourite funny foxes EVER.’ ― Liz Pichon, author of Tom Gates  ‘I CACKLED ALOUD on practically every page. Comic gold, tinged with ... more

Maggie Blue and the White Crow - by Anna Goodall - £7.99
The thrilling second book about Maggie Blue and Hoagy, as they try and live a normal life in the real world – but the Dark World won’t let them go, and when a white crow appears they become drawn back into the mystery and terror of a world where ... more

We Are Palestinian: A Celebration of Culture and Tradition - by Reem Kassis, illustrated by Noha Eilouti - £12.99
A stunning children's book celebrating everything Palestinian!  From culture and food, to music and literature, We Are Palestinian is a celebration of Palestinian heritage. Brought to life by award-winning writer Reem Kassis, every spread is fill ... more

Foxlight - by Katya Balen - £12.99
From the author of October, October, winner of the Yoto Carnegie Medal, comes a heartbreaking and heart-warming story about sisterhood, found family and accepting love in the most unusual and unknown places.   Fen and Rey were found curled up ... more

Brilliant Black British History - by Atinuke, illustrated by Kingsley Nebechi - £12.99
'This powerful, vividly illustrated book proudly reframes Black British history' The Guardian  '... a brilliant, fascinating history book' The Week Junior, Book of the Week  'I started reading and couldn't put it down. It's the kind ... more

Woodwitch (The Hedgewitch series: Book 2) - by Skye McKenna, illustrated by Tomislav Tomic - £7.99
Step into the magical world of Hedgewitch, where the land of Faerie lies just beyond our own... The enchanting new series continues.  Cassie has settled into life in Hedgely when, out of the blue, her troubled cousin, Sebastian, comes to stay ... more

Begin Again - by Oliver Jeffers - £20.00
A powerful, thoughtful and bold comment on humanity and its future from one of today’s most thought-provoking artists.  In his first picture book created specifically with a wider audience in mind, Oliver Jeffers shares a history of humanit ... more

What You Need to Be Warm - by Neil Gaiman - £12.99
Sometimes it only takes a stranger in a dark place... to say we have the right to be here, to make us warm in the coldest season.  In 2019, Neil Gaiman asked his Twitter followers: What reminds you of warmth? Over 1,000 responses later, Neil bega ... more

The House With a Dragon In It - by Nick Lake, illustrated by Emily Gravett - £12.99
An adventure to treasure from two multi award-winning creators, discover a classic story of family, friendship and believing in your own magic.   When Summer and her foster family are having lunch one day, a hole appears in the middle of the l ... more

The Skull - by Jon Klassen - £14.99
Caldecott Medalist and #1 New York Times best-selling author-illustrator Jon Klassen delivers a deliciously macabre treat for folktale fans.   In a big abandoned house, on a barren hill, lives a skull. A brave girl named Otilla has escaped fro ... more

Gold Medal Mysteries: Thief on the Track - by Ellie Robinson, illustrated by James Lancett - £7.99
Join three sporting detectives as they race around the world in the brand new mystery adventure series from multi gold medal-winning Paralympian, Ellie Robinson.   Hannah, Maria, and Seb are at the World Championships in Tokyo, bonding over their ... more

Children of the Stone City - by Beverley Naidoo - £7.99
A thrilling, resonant and inspiring novel about justice, privilege and the power of the young to strive for change.   Set in a world where Adam and Leila and their friend Zak live as Nons under the Permitted ruling class. Then, when Adam and L ... more

The Boss of Everyone - by Danny Wallace, illustrated by Gemma Correll - £7.99
Imagine if you got to be the boss of EVERYONE—even your dad! That’s just what happens to 10-year-old Joss in this hilarious, brand-new comedy from bestselling author, comedian and presenter Danny Wallace, with illustrations throughout from Gemma ... more

City of Stolen Magic - by Nazneen Ahmed Pathak - £7.99
A spellbinding, epic and heart-racing magical adventure from an exquisite new storytelling talent.  'An unexpected gem of a story... A stellar setting, a gut-punch of a twist, and an unforgettable heroine. This has all the hallmarks of classi ... more

The Big Amazing Poetry Book: 52 Weeks of Poetry From 52 Brilliant Poets - by Edited by Gaby Morgan, illustrated by Chris Riddell - £9.99
From John Agard and Julia Donaldson to Nikita Gill, Brian Bilston and Carol Ann Duffy, The Big Amazing Poetry Book is a brilliant, accessible introduction to poetry and to fifty-two fantastic poets.  Introduced by Roger McGough, the book feat ... more

Tyger - by S F Said, illustrated by Dave McKean - £7.99
Winner of the British Book Award for Children's Fiction Book of the Year 2023!  In a strange alternate world, a young boy called Adam has uncovered something incredible in a rubbish dump in London.  A mysterious, mythical animal. A TYGER. The ... more

My Heart is a Poem - by Various authors and illustrators - £12.99
This is a book of poetry for everyone.   This beautiful collection of poetry celebrates the brilliant thing that is feelings. It explores all the different emotions we experience and how different situations bring these emotions to the surface. ... more

The Boy in the Smoke - by Rachel Faturoti - £7.99
Divided by time, united by hope... can the past change their future?  From the acclaimed author of Sadé and her Shadow Beasts comes a brand new story – about a boy and his dad dealing with the threat of eviction and a boy from the past who ... more

The Lovely Dark - by Matthew Fox - £7.99
Beautifully moving and breathtakingly original, this is a story of bravery and second chances, for readers aged 9+.  When 12-year-old Eleanor Newton dies in an accident, she finds herself journeying down a mysterious river that takes her to T ... more

Keisha Jones Takes on the World - by Natalie Denny, illustrated by Chante Timothy - £6.99
Brimming with ideas and passion, Keisha’s determined to stamp down injustices and stand up for what she believes...  When Grandpa Joe tells Keisha about Great Aunt Bee, who was a lawyer and an activist, Keisha is determined to follow in her foo ... more

Growing Up Powerful: A Guide to Keeping Confident When Your Body Is Changing, Your Mind Is Racing... - by Nona Willis Aronowitz, illustrated by Caribay Marquina - £15.00
Filled with helpful advice, Q&As between experts and girls around the world, and fun quizzes, this bold, big-hearted guide to girlhood will have teens and tweens feeling excited and confident about growing up.   Puberty comes with a lot of changes ... more

Where The River Takes Us - by Lesley Parr - £7.99
From the author of The Valley of Lost Secrets comes a thrilling adventure about the power of friendship, set in a Welsh valley in the 1970s, for readers of 9+.  Jason lives with his big brother, Richie, trying their best to make ends meet so they ... more

The Stories Grandma Forgot (and How I Found Them) - by Nadine Aisha Jassat - £7.99
‘One of those books that truly makes the world a better place.’ Sophie Anderson, author of The House with Chicken Legs   From acclaimed poet Nadine Aisha Jassat comes a gripping mystery...   “Grandma Farida is losing her memory ... more

The Cosmic Diary of our Incredible Universe - by Tim Peake, illustrated by Max Rambaldi - £7.99
DISCOVER THE UNIVERSE’S SECRETS WITH THIS FASCINATING FACT-FILLED BOOK FROM REAL-LIFE ASTRONAUT TIM PEAKE  Are you bursting to know the answers to REALLY BIG questions? Like, how are stars made? What will we find in a black hole? Which f ... more

Wilder - by Penny Chrimes - £7.99
‘This book gripped me like a great hawk in its talons and didn’t let me go... utterly phenomenal’ – Zillah Bethell, author of The Shark Caller   A desperate village. A child who emerges from the marshes. A falcon that helps her save them a ... more

The Kingdom Over the Sea - by Zohra Nabi - £7.99
My own Yara, if you are reading this, then something terrible has happened, and you are on your own. To return to the city of Zehaira, you must read out the words on the back of this letter... Good luck, my brave girl.   When Yara’s mother p ... more

How to Be a Boy: And Do It Your Own Way - by Dr. Ranj Singh, illustrated by David O'Connell - £9.99
Do you ever pretend to like something you don’t, just to fit in? Is it sometimes hard to tell others how you’re feeling? Do you wish there was less pressure on you to ‘man up’?   Explore these questions and many more in this empowering a ... more

My Heart Was a Tree: Poems and Stories to Celebrate Trees - by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Yuval Zommer - £16.99
Discover the beauty and wonder of trees in this stunningly illustrated collection of poetry and stories celebrating trees and what they mean to the world around us...  Inspired by the woods around his home, the mighty forests that support our ... more

Parachute Kids - by Betty C. Tang - £10.99
An extraordinary story about living on your own as an undocumented immigrant.   Ten-year-old Feng Li Lin is so excited for her family’s first trip to the United States! But after an action-packed two weeks, she and her siblings learn that th ... more

Punk Rock Unicorn - by Dana Simpson - £8.99
Break out your purple hair dye and set your guitar amps to full blast in this rocking new collection of Phoebe and Her Unicorn comics by bestselling author Dana Simpson.   Phoebe Howell and her unicorn best friend, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, ... more

Jamie - by L.D. Lapinski - £7.99
‘FABULOUS, HOPEFUL, IMPORTANT’ – Emma Carroll  A beautiful and uplifting story from L.D. Lapinski, author of The Strangeworlds Travel Agency, about how to make your own place when the world doesn’t think you fit anywhere. For fa ... more

The Sky Over Rebecca - by Matthew Fox - £7.99
Winner of The Bath Children’s Novel Award 2019  There was a single trail of footprints, the first I’d seen all morning. They were fresh tracks, I saw, the edges of the impressions in the snow quite hard. Small feet. Like mine. Someone my ... more

Rebel Skies - by Ann Sei Lin - £7.99
A beautifully written and pacy teen fantasy adventure, set in a world of flying ships, sky cities and powerful paper spirits. Inspired by Asian cultures and exploring themes of empire, slavery and freedom.   Kurara has never known any other li ... more

Eddie Albert and the Amazing Animal Gang: The Curse of the Smugglers' Treasure - by Paul O'Grady, illustrated by Sue Hellard - £7.99
The second hilarious and action-packed middle grade EDDIE ALBERT adventure from beloved comedian and bestselling author Paul O’Grady.  Eddie Albert and the amazing animal gang are BACK!  Eddie and best friend Flo are spending the Ea ... more

Eddie Albert and the Amazing Animal Gang: The Amsterdam Adventure - by Paul O'Grady, illustrated by Sue Hellard - £6.99
The hilarious and action-packed middle grade adventure from beloved comedian and bestselling author Paul O’Grady.  Unbeknownst to anyone, Eddie Albert can speak to animals – including his pet dog Butch, his hamster and his two pet goldfis ... more

Nic Blake and the Remarkables: The Manifestor Prophecy - by Angie Thomas - £7.99
Internationally bestselling superstar author Angie Thomas makes her middle grade debut with the launch of a contemporary fantasy trilogy inspired by African American history and folklore.  “Nothing short of a triumph.” Rick Riordan   Pe ... more

Rhinoceros Can't Draw, But You Can! A First Drawing Book - by Luke Newell, Noodle Juice and Mr Griff - £9.99
Learn to draw with Rhinoceros and his hilarious friends! With step-by-step instructions and colourful illustrations, this practical fill-in art activity book gives you the skills to unleash your inner artist.  This book starts with how to draw a ... more

The Little Prince - by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, illustrated by Chris Riddell, translated by Ros Schwa - £25.00
Chris Riddell's brilliant full-colour illustrated The Little Prince in a sumptuous hardback and jacketed edition. A perfect gift for families, children and all fans of this much-loved favourite classic.  After crash-landing in the Sahara Dese ... more

Cameron Battle and the Escape Trials - by Jamar J. Perry - £6.99
Fans of Rick Riordan will lose themselves in the exciting world of Chidani--where the last descendant must fight to save the world!   After his first adventure as the Descendant, Cameron can't sit through seventh grade classes. Especially when ... more

Glitter Boy - by Ian Eagleton - £7.99
"Poignant, defiantly fabulous story"(Guardian) "Glitter Boy is a nuanced, heart-warming and character led story of finding joy and love "(Elle McNicoll, author of A Kind of Spark) A Polari-Prize-winning author presents an unforgettable story ... more

The Rescue of Ravenwood - by Natasha Farrant - £7.99
From the Costa Award winning author of Voyage of the Sparrowhawk comes an epic adventure with a call to arms: we must fight to save the most treasured things on our planet.  On the top of the hill, overlooking the sea, that’s where you’ll fin ... more

Luna Wolf: Animal Wizard - by Alesha Dixon - £7.99
Superstar TV presenter and bestselling author Alesha Dixon is back with a funny, action-packed adventure perfect for all young animal fans!   Luna has just moved to London with her dad and is feeling anxious about starting at a new school and ... more

Tiggy Thistle and the Lost Guardians - by Chris Riddell - £7.99
Tiggy Thistle and the Lost Guardians is the second and final title in The Cloud Horse Chronicles duology, the exciting magical adventure from the Costa Award-winning creator of Goth Girl and 2015–2017 UK Children's Laureate Chris Riddell. With gorg ... more

Heroes of the Pirate Ship: Magic Faces - by Esi Merleh, illustrated by Abeeha Tariq - £6.99
Open the magic face paints and adventure awaits...  Pirate ship or Robot world Which one will you choose? In each a race to find the prize, will you win or lose?  Austin, Alanna, and sausage dog Ozzy have been transformed into pirates! ... more

Paper Boat, Paper Bird - by David Almond, illustrated by Kirsti Beautyman - £7.99
A stunning new story from the bestselling, prize-winning David Almond, unfolding the magic of the everyday.  Mina, from the unforgettable Skellig and My Name is Mina, journeys to Japan and discovers the wonders of the world around her.  Kyot ... more

Indigo Wilde and the Unknown Wilderness - by Pippa Curnick - £5.99
Enter the colourful world of Indigo Wilde, and the magical creatures she takes care of...   When a moon bear appears at the door, Indigo’s off on a hair-raising adventure!  A wonderfully wild series for readers of 7+ and fans of Pippi Longsto ... more

Different Kinds of Freedom: A Romani Story - by Richard O'Neill - £6.99
A gripping football-filled adventure based in the Romani community of 19th-century Sheffield.  This action-packed story is told through the eyes of young Lijah, as he navigates life and discovers football and the legendary Rab Howell.   ... more

Press Out and Decorate: Chinese Zodiac - by Kate McLelland - £9.99
Make your own 3D decorations with this brilliant board book of press-out chinese zodiac animals from the British Museum!  From tigers to monkeys and horses to dragons, this book features 25 unique, intricately foiled designs that can be slott ... more

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