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From sturdy board books to Young Adult epics, reading is a fundamental part of growing up and here you will find a whole world of books to accompany children on their journey through life. Classic picture books like The Tiger Who Came to Tea enchant successive generations, whilst reference books expand horizons and authors such as David Walliams, Jacqueline Wilson and Malorie Blackman come to feel like the reader’s personal property. Dive into our unbeatable, diverse range of children’s books where reading is celebrated for all.
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Our Best Children's Books

Girl in Pieces
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The Hatmakers
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A Good Girl's Guide to Murder
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They Both Die at the End
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Bunny vs Monkey and the Supersonic Aye-Aye
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One Of Us Is Lying
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot (Book 16)
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You'll Be the Death of Me
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End (Book 15)
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If This Gets Out
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The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air)
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Gangsta Granny Strikes Again
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The Inheritance Games
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Shatter Me
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Bluey: Goodnight Fruit Bat
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The Whale Who Wanted More
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As Good As Dead
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Tom Gates 18: Ten Tremendous Tales
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Our Best New Children's Paperbacks

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End (Book 15)
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If This Gets Out
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Tom Gates 18: Ten Tremendous Tales
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When The World Was Ours
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My Bum is SO CHEEKY! (PB)
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This Tree is Just for Me!
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The Ship of Cloud and Stars
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Into the Sideways World
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Greta and the Ghost Hunters
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Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Being Good
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When The War Came Home
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Leonora Bolt: Secret Inventor
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Aldrin Adams and the Cheese Nightmares
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MONSTER! HUNGRY! PHONE!
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The Marvellous Granny Jinks and Me
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Like A Charm
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Out to Sea
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The Dark Lady
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Our Best New Children's Hardbacks

Cat Kid Comic Club 2
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National Trust: Where's Mr Puffin?
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If I had a dinosaur
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The Story Orchestra: The Magic Flute
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Pop-Up Space
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£10.99
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Listen to the Seasons
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The Green Planet
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£14.99   £12.99
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The Little Prince
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Jade Fire Gold
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£14.99
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Aurora's End
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Knowledge Encyclopedia Space!
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The Nobleman's Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks
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A Hero Called Wolf
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£12.99
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Our Best Coming Soon Children's & Teenage Books in Hardback

This Woven Kingdom
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Marmalade
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Only a Monster
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The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea
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Baby Love
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£12.99
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Princess Ever After
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The Mapmakers
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£12.99
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Epic Adventures
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£12.99   £10.99
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The Lost Whale
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£12.99
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A World Full of Nature Stories
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A World Full of Journeys: Volume 8
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The Tale Of Peter Rabbit
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A Pocketful of Songs
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An ABC of Democracy
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Happy Bunnies
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Our Best Coming Soon Children's & Teenage Books in Paperback

Sabotage on the Solar Express
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A Storm of Sisters
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Rockstar Detectives
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Dead or Alive
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Mirabelle In Double Trouble
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Golden Boys
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Code Name Bananas
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The Gifts That Bind Us
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Rock Paper Killers
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The Bird Singers
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Dog Man 10: Mothering Heights
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Marv and the Mega Robot
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Draw With Rob: Amazing Animals
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The Duck Who Didn't Like Water
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Starfell: Willow Moss and the Vanished Kingdom
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The Magic Pet Shop: Starpuff
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The Birthday Duck
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The Runaway Girls
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On The Horizon - The Biggest Children's Books for 2022

The Imagination Chamber
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Until the End
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The First to Die at the End
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Marmalade
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Skandar and the Unicorn Thief
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I Kissed Shara Wheeler
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The Mapmakers
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£12.99
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Forging Silver into Stars
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Silverborn
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£12.99
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Nothing More to Tell
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This Wicked Fate
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£7.99
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Hotel Magnifique
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Family of Liars
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£12.99
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The Last Firefox
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£7.99
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Cuts Both Ways
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Cat Kid Comic Club 3: On Purpose
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The Offline Diaries
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Signed & Special

The Hatmakers
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Firekeeper's Daughter
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The Last Bear
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Into the Sideways World
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Greta and the Ghost Hunters
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Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Being Good
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They Both Die at the End
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Not Here To Be Liked
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The Rollercoaster Boy
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Until the End
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The Wild Before
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Adam-2
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Empress & Aniya
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Jummy at the River School
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Beyond the Mountains
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Ghostcloud
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Skandar and the Unicorn Thief
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A Storm of Sisters
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Our Best Colouring & Activity Books for Children

Sticker Dolly Dressing Fairy Princesses
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Big Dinosaur Sticker book
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Step-by-step Drawing Book
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Where's Wally?
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Sticker Dolly Dressing Around the World
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Dinosaurs Magic Painting Book
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Sticker Dolly Dressing Fairies
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Sticker Dolly Dressing Ice Skaters
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Sticker Dolly Dressing Princesses
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Build your own Cars Sticker book
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Build Your Own Mythical Beasts
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Fairies, Pixies and Elves Sticker Book
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A Drawing a Day
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Space Magic Painting Book
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Little Children's Puzzle Pad
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The Kids' Book of Sudoku 1
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Draw With Rob: Monster Madness
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Great Gifts for Enquiring Minds - Our Best Reference Books for Children

See Inside Your Body
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Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2022
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British Museum: A History of the World in 25 Cities
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Minecraft Blockopedia: Updated Edition
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The Green Planet
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£14.99   £12.99
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Why? Encyclopedia
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DK
£12.99
Hardback
See Inside Space
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£9.99
Board book
Optical Illusions
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DK
£16.99
Hardback
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
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Oceanarium
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Britannica First Big Book of Why
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The World's Most Pointless Animals
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Our Best Baby & Toddler Books

Bluey: Goodnight Fruit Bat
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The Hugasaurus
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The Whale Who Wanted More
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Superworm Anniversary foiled edition PB
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There's a Unicorn in Your Book
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Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Dragon
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Oi Aardvark!
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There's a Mouse in My House
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The Tiger Who Came to Tea
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Ten Little Unicorns
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Supertato Night of the Living Veg
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar
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The Dragon with the Blazing Bottom
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My Bum is SO CHEEKY! (PB)
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Just One of Those Days
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A Hero Called Wolf
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This Tree is Just for Me!
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The Gruffalo
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Our Best Books for 5 to 8-Year-Olds

Bunny vs Monkey and the Supersonic Aye-Aye
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Dog Man
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Megamonster
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Rabbit and Bear: A Bad King is a Sad Thing
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Bunny vs Monkey and the League of Doom!
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Bunny vs Monkey: The Human Invasion
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Cat Kid Comic Club
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Cat Kid Comic Club 2
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The Worst Witch
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£6.99
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The Adventures of Dog Man 2: Unleashed
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The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
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Isadora Moon Goes to a Wedding PB
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A Monster Ate My Packed Lunch!
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Rabbit and Bear: Rabbit's Bad Habits
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Isadora Moon and the Shooting Star
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Our Best Books for 9 to 12-Year-Olds

The Hatmakers
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot (Book 16)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End (Book 15)
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Gangsta Granny Strikes Again
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£14.99   £11.99
Hardback
Tom Gates 18: Ten Tremendous Tales
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£7.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Last Bear
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Once Upon a Crime
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£6.99
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The Danger Gang
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Julia and the Shark
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Amari and the Night Brothers
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The Lion Above the Door
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Into the Sideways World
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The Boy At the Back of the Class
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The Tower at the End of Time
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The Ship of Cloud and Stars
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Our Best Books for Teen & Young Adult Readers

Girl in Pieces
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A Good Girl's Guide to Murder
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They Both Die at the End
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£7.99   £6.49
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One Of Us Is Lying
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You'll Be the Death of Me
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£7.99   £6.99
Paperback
If This Gets Out
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£7.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Inheritance Games
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The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air)
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Shatter Me
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£8.99
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Six of Crows
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£8.99   £7.49
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As Good As Dead
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£8.99   £7.49
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Heartstopper Volume One
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The Girls I've Been
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£7.99   £6.99
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Afterlove
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Lore
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The Hawthorne Legacy
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Good Girl, Bad Blood
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You'd Be Home Now
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Our Best Children's Toys & Games

Dobble
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£12.99
Toy
The Addams Family Board Game
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Harry Potter Labyrinth
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£25.99
Game
Odell Octopus
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£38.99
Soft toy
Poetry for Neanderthals Card Game
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Cards Against Humanity Family Edition
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Kids Against Maturity
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£19.99
Game
Tyrannosaurus Rex
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£15.99
Toy
The Ruined Portal
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£27.99
Toy
Superworm
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£19.99
Toy
Pictionary Air Harry Potter Edition
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Dobble Harry Potter
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£14.99
Game
Curvie Pig
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£26.99
Soft toy
Who Did This Poo?
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Pooper Heroes
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Rory's Story Cubes Harry Potter
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Uno Card Game
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£9.99
Game
5 Second Rule Mini Game
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From Bashful Bunnies to Classic Characters: Our Favourite Soft Toys

Stickman
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Gruffalo
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£9.99
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Mog Toy  9.5"
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Classic Paddington Bear Toy
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£10.99
Soft toy
George Beanie
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£7.99
Soft toy
Zog
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Zog
£19.99
Soft toy
Elmer
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£12.99
Soft toy
The Tiger Who Came to Tea Soft Toy
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Bashful Monkey Small
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£13.99
Soft toy
Moomin
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£9.99
Soft toy
Guess How Much I Love You Rattle
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Huggadie Hippo
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£24.99
Soft toy
Bashful Silver Bunny Small
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£13.99
Soft toy
Harry Panda Cub
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£25.99
Soft toy
Percy Penguin Tiny
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£13.99
Soft toy
Perry Polar Bear Tiny
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£12.99
Soft toy
Beatrice Butterfly
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£24.99
Soft toy
Curvie Pig
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£26.99
Soft toy

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