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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.

All The Ways To Be Smart

All The Ways To Be Smart

Hardback £11.99

Smart is not just ticks and crosses, smart is building boats from boxes. Painting patterns, wheeling wagons, bring mermaids, riding dragons…

Rosie Is My Best Friend

Rosie Is My Best Friend

Paperback £6.99

Today has been Amazing! That’s because I spent it with Rosie. You see, Rosie is my Very Best Friend. And I think I’m hers.

A completely adorable, warmly funny story about friendship – with a twist in the tail.

A Little Bit Brave

A Little Bit Brave

Paperback £6.99

Can a stay-at-home bunny be a little bit brave?

Logan is setting off on his first adventure, and he’s not at all keen. But there’s an amazing world outside, if he can just pluck up the courage to look…

A funny reassuring story which shows that we’re all a lot braver than we think.

Julian is a Mermaid

Julian is a Mermaid

Paperback £6.99

Everything changes the day Julian sees three mesmerising women dressed up as mermaids. All he can think of is becoming a mermaid himself. But what will his Nana think?

The Train to Impossible Places

The Train to Impossible Places

Paperback £6.99

When Suzy hears a strange noise in the middle of the night, she creeps downstairs to find a train roaring through her house. But this is no ordinary train. This is the magical delivery express for the Union of Impossible Places.

Whisked on board by a troll-boy, Suzy’s world is turned upside down when she’s asked to deliver a cursed package to a fearsome sorceress. and quite suddenly, Suzy realised the fate of the Impossible Places is in her hands…

The Skylarks' War

The Skylarks' War

Paperback £6.99

Clarry and her older brother Peter live for their summers in Cornwall, staying with their grandparents and running free with their charismatic cousin, Rupert. But normal life comes to an end as the shadow of a terrible war looms – and when Rupert goes off to fight at the Front, Clarry feels their skylarks summers are finally slipping away from them.

Can their family survive this fearful war?

Charlie Changes Into A Chicken

Charlie Changes Into A Chicken

Paperback £6.99

Charlie McGuffin has an incredible secret. He can change into animals. All sorts of animals in fact.

Trouble is it only happens when he gets worried. With the help of his friends, Charlie needs to find a way to deal with his crazy new power – and fast.

When We Were Warriors

When We Were Warriors

Paperback £6.99

Three thrilling stories about three different children, who find adventure, courage, untrainable dogs and an impossibly tall American GI where they least expect it.

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.

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….

What our customers say

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