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When I Grow Up

Hardback, 05/10/2017, £12.99
This hugely exciting picture book collaboration by internationally celebrated musician-comedian Tim Minchin and award-winning illustrator Steve Antony is an absolute treat for all ages. Inspired by Tim Minchin's hit song WHEN I GROW UP from MATILDA THE MUSICAL, the book takes a humorous yet moving look at adult life from a child's perspective.

Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different

Hardback, 05/04/2018, £17.99
A beautiful and inspiring collection of stories about boys who changed the world without killing a single dragon or saving a single princess.

Dangerous Book for Boys

Hardback, 05/06/2006, £20.00
If ever there were a book to make you switch off your television set, The Dangerous Book for Boys is it.

Dangerous Book of Heroes

Hardback, 01/05/2009, £20.00
From the co-author of the bestselling `The Dangerous Book for Boys', this is a book of heroes, new and old, known and sadly forgotten, now to be glorified as they ought to be.

Love from the Moomins

Hardback, 25/01/2018, £6.99

Women In Science

Hardback, 01/02/2018, £4.99

LEGO Women of NASA Space Heroes

Hardback, 01/02/2018, £4.99

This is a Poem that Heals Fish

Hardback, 15/03/2007, £12.99
Follows young Arthur as he ventures into his neighborhood to find out what a poem is.

Fingerprint Activities Christmas

Hardback, 01/10/2017, £9.99
This activity book with seven coloured ink pads is full of pictures to complete with festive fingerprinting, including decorating a Christmas tree and Christmas stockings, gingerbread men and wintry snow scenes. Simple instructions show how to use different fingers to make different shapes to print reindeer, birds, snowmen and lots more.

Incredible Cabinet of Wonders

Hardback, 01/10/2017, £15.99

Opal Plumstead

Hardback, 09/10/2014, £12.99
Opal Plumstead might be plain, but she has always been fiercely intelligent. Yet her scholarship and dreams of university are snatched away when her father is sent to prison, and fourteen-year-old Opal must start work at the Fairy Glen sweet factory to support her family.

Doll Bones

Hardback, 09/05/2013, £9.99
My name is Eleanor Kerchner. You can call me the Queen. I died in 1895. Now it's time to play.

Dog Loves Counting

Hardback, 07/03/2013, £11.99
Dog can't get to sleep. He loves books so much that he just can't stop reading. Dog tried counting sheep, but it's not working - perhaps there are some other creatures he can count? Soon Dog is off on an adventure, finding friends and numbers in unexpected places.


Hardback, 02/02/2012, £10.99
A celebration of the nation's favourite footwear: Socks. It shows you sockerels, sockodiles and Goldisocks, and lets you prepare to see your socks in a different way.

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

Hardback, 14/11/2017, £14.99
The exquisite and thought-provoking new book from the multi award-winning, internationally best-selling picture book creator of Lost and Found, Oliver Jeffers.

Secret Of The Ron Mor Skerry

Hardback, 24/10/2017, £9.99

10 Little Penguins Pop-up

Hardback, 07/09/2010, £9.99
The penguins from the bestselling 365 Penguins are back - now in a counting pop-up book!

Lucky Button

Hardback, 02/11/2017, £9.99

Elsie Piddock Skips in her Sleep

Hardback, 04/09/2000, £10.99
Originally published in 1937, "Little Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep" is the tale of a little girl who is so good at skipping that she can even outskip fairies. Her reward is a gift of great power that she uses against a very unpleasant landowner.

Through the Magic Mirror

5, 03/07/2000, £9.99
Toby is fed up. Fed up with books, fed up with toys, fed up with everything. But when he walks through the magic mirror, things are amazingly different. Toby can hardly believe his eyes.

Dogs of War

Hardback, 02/11/2017, £18.99
A bio-engineered weapon fights for its life and its right to life.

Little Prince

Hardback, 02/11/2017, £12.50
Written during World War II, The Little Prince tells of the friendship between the narrator, an aviator stranded in the Sahara desert, and a mysterious boy whom he encounters there.

World of David Walliams: Best Boxset Ever

Hardback, 29/08/2013, £34.95
FIVE hilarious and moving novels from bestselling, critically acclaimed author, David Walliams.

Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings

Paperback, 29/04/2010, £45.00
Boxed gift set of Tolkien's classic masterpieces, fully illustrated throughout in watercolour by the acclaimed and award-winning artist, Alan Lee, Conceptual Designer on Peter Jackson's THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY.

Vile Visitors

Hardback, 27/09/2012, £8.99
Two hilarious stories from the bestselling and well-loved author Diana Wynne Jones, about the worst visitors in the world coming to stay.

Bad Mood and the Stick

Hardback, 02/11/2017, £11.99
Lemony Snicket's simply told story offers a refreshing, thoughtful, and hilarious look at the ways in which a bad mood wreaks havoc as it moves from person to person, leaving an unexpected trail of surprise in its wake: opportunities for laughter, forgiveness and even love.

Mirrorworld...Can you crack it

Hardback, 02/09/2004, £9.99
This title aims to be a fiendishly addictive adventure game.

Wizards of Once

Hardback, 19/09/2017, £12.99
From the bestselling author of How to Train Your Dragon comes an exciting high-adventure series - set in an ancient, magical time, full of Wizards, Warriors, Giants and Sprites.

Potter's Boy

Hardback, 02/11/2017, £10.99
The first novel by acclaimed poet Tony Mitton (winner of the CLPE Poetry Award - the only award for published poetry for children in the UK). Potter's Boy is a moving and beautiful story about finding your true path in life.

Bad Dad

Hardback, 02/11/2017, £12.99
The new heart-warming and hilariously brilliant story from number one bestselling author David Walliams. Beautifully illustrated by artistic genius, Tony Ross.


Hardback, 26/10/2017, £19.99

Three Cheers for Women!

Hardback, 02/11/2017, £12.99

Clangers;THe Hoopicopter

Hardback, 10/12/1992, £3.99
The Clangers - first seen on TV - appear now in book form, in one of a series of adventures. Using notes from the music tree and a hoop from the hoop tree, Tiny Clanger creates an unusual flying machine - a hoopicopter - and has an enjoyable tea party with the Iron Chicken.

Naughtiest Girl Box Set

7, 01/09/2009, £49.99

Best of Blyton : Box Set

7, 01/09/2009, £49.99

Enchantment in the Garden

Hardback, 05/09/1996, £9.99
Valerie lives with her rich Italian father and American mother in a beautiful Italian house. One afternoon she slips away from her governess in the park to see her favourite statue, Cherubino, the boy on the dolphin. Imagine her surprise when the statue comes to life.

Alfie Wins a Prize

Hardback, 05/08/2004, £10.99
It is an exciting day for Alfie. His painting is entered in the children's painting competition at the Harvest Fair. His friends Bernard, Kevin and Louise have done paintings too, but when the winners are announced not everyone is happy with their prize. Then Alfie comes up with a brilliant solution.

Alfie Treasury

Hardback, 27/09/2012, £19.99
The adventures begin when Alfie locks his mum out of the house, racing to get home first. Then explore the world of new welly boots, perfect for splashing in puddles and learning about left and right. Alfie solves the important mysteries of pre-schoolers' lives as he takes on shyness, sisters and the brave new world of Big School.

Baby Who Wouldn't Go To Bed

Hardback, 01/04/2002, £4.99
By the author of "The Bear under the Stairs" and "Little Monster Did It!". This is a story about a little boy who won't go to bed. At first it's fun staying up, but gradually the drowsy world nods off all around him, and the baby finds himself alone. But there is someone who is not asleep.

Hetty Feather's Christmas

Hardback, 19/10/2017, £12.99
Cosy up for Christmas with this brand-new festive story, starring everyone's favourite Victorian foundling, Hetty Feather! Poor Hetty is distraught - but just when it seems that all is lost, a dear friend arrives to whisk her away for a Christmas unlike any other .

Goat Goes to Playgroup

Hardback, 02/02/2012, £10.99
Playgroup has begun. Time to have some fun.

After the Snow

Hardback, 02/02/2012, £12.99
A bone-freezingly brilliant and gripping novel introducing an astounding, prizeworthy new voice in YA fiction.

In the Pond! A Bath Book

Hardback, 14/02/2013, £6.99
Full of underwater fun


Hardback, 19/10/2017, £20.00

Clangers;The sky-moos

Hardback, 25/03/1993, £4.99
The Clangers - first seen on TV - appear in book form in one of a series of adventures. An attempt to grow a garden get outs of hand, and nothing would please the sky-moos more than the chance to chomp all the greenery that threatens to cover the Clangers' beloved planet.

Clangers;The top hat

Hardback, 25/03/1993, £4.99
The Clangers - first seen on TV - appear in book form in one of a series of adventures. Fishing in space with a magnet, the Clangers catch a conjuror's top hat, and the three bright orange froglets that appear from inside it are faint with hunger. Perhaps the Soup Dragon can help.

Coco Chanel

Hardback, 01/02/2016, £9.99
Meet the iconic first lady of fashion in this book for readers as young as 5 years. First in a brand new biography series that introduces children to history's highest achievers.

Jungle Book

Hardback, 02/08/2007, £6.99
A wonderful new edition of this favourite tale of the boy cub and his jungle friends

Call Me Sam

7, 06/08/1998, £4.99
The story of a little boy who climbs, swings, digs, flaps, and stamps. They call him monkey, parrot, rabbit, elephant, wriggly-jiggly-worm. But he's none of these, he's Samuel David. But, please, just call him Sam.

Call Of The Wild

Hardback, 05/03/2009, £6.99
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