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Books for Children

Books for Children

From new-born babies upwards, we’re really good at finding the right book for every child. Whether it’s a picture book, an early reader or a gripping adventure, we’ve got a great selection for your children to explore. If you need help, we love to recommend and we relish the challenge of engaging reluctant readers. We also carry Bond Assessment Papers, 11+ Practice Tests and lots of non-fiction to support your child’s curriculum.

Death in the Spotlight: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery

Death in the Spotlight: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery

Paperback £6.99

Fresh from their adventure in Hong Kong, Hazel and Daisy are off to the Rue Theatre in London to face an entirely new challenge: acting. But danger has a nasty habit of catching up with the Detective Society, and it soon becomes clear that there is trouble afoot at the Rue. Jealousy, threats and horrible pranks quickly spiral out of control – and then a body is found. Now they must take centre stage and solve the crime … before the murderer strikes again.

Dog Man; Lord of the Fleas

Dog Man; Lord of the Fleas

Hardback £10.99

When times are tough…. and consequences are cruel… and unlikely hero will arise.

Head Kid

Head Kid

Hardback £12.99

Bracket Wood is about to be visited by the school inspectors. And there’s one big problem: Ryan Ward. The Prankster Prince. The Naughtiest Kid in School. But when Ryan finally goes too far the head teacher just… walks out. And the new head teacher, Mr Carter, arrives. A man so strict even the teachers are afraid of him. So imagine his surprise when they swap bodies. Now Ryan is in charge. Which is AWESOME. Until… it isn’t. Soon Bracket Wood School goes off the rails completely – and only its worst ever pupil can fix it.

The Murderer's Ape

The Murderer's Ape

Paperback £7.99

Sally Jones is an extraordinary gorilla and a brilliant ship’s engineer who sails the high seas with her loyal friend the Chief. One day the shipmates are offered a mysterious job that promises to pay, but then disaster strikes, the job goes wrong and the Chief is falsely convicted of murder. For Sally Jones this is the start of a grand adventure and a desperate quest to clear her friend’s name. But powerful forces are working against her, and they will do anything to protect their own secrets….

Peril in Paris

Peril in Paris

Paperback £6.99

It’s 1911, and the young detectives of Taylor and Rose are turning their talents to espionage. On a case for the mysterious Secret Service Bureau, the daring Miss Sophie Taylor and Miss Lilian Rose must leave London for the boulevards and grand hotels of Paris. But danger lurks beneath the bright lights of the city – and intrigue and murder lie in store. As aeroplanes soar in the skies overhead, our heroines will need to put all their spy skills to the test to face the peril that awaits them….

The Book Of Dust

The Book Of Dust

Paperback £7.99

Malcolm Polstead’s Oxford life has been one of routine, ordinary even. He is happiest playing with his daemon, Asta, in their canoe, LA Belle Sauvage. But now as the rain builds, the world around Malcolm and Astra is, it seems, set to become increasingly far from ordinary. Finding himself linked to a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua, Malcolm is forced to undertake the challenge of his life: to make a dangerous journey that will change him and Lyra forever.

Once Upon A Wild Wood

Once Upon A Wild Wood

Hardback £12.99

Little Green Cape is on her way to a party, deep in the Wild Wood. But with a broken-hearted Beast, three very grumpy bears and a poorly Prince Charming to deal with, will she ever get there? And will she be in time for a very special surprise guest?

 

Signed Copies Available, While Stocks Last

Oi Duck-Billed Platypus!

Oi Duck-Billed Platypus!

Hardback £12.99

Oi! where are duck-billed platypuses meant to sit?

And ostriches and hippopotamuses and all the other animals with impossible-to-rhyme-with names?

An absurdly funny rhyming conundrum.

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