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Lift-the-flap engineering

Lift-the-flap engineering

Engineering helps shape the world around us, from the houses and cities we live in, to the way we travel, and even the sound of the music we listen to. Lift the flaps in this fascinating book to discover how engineering works and the many things engineers do. Includes internet links to find out more. Published for the 2018 Year of Engineering.

£12.99

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Business for beginners

Business for beginners

Dive into the world of business with this lively introduction, whether you want to be an entrepreneur or a smarter consumer. With bright, infographic pictures, it describes how to start your own business, manage your money and beat the competition and explains global supply chains and interest rates. Includes links to websites to find out more.

£9.99

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The Odyssey

The Odyssey

A superbly illustrated graphic novel retelling the epic Greek legend. When Odysseus sets off from the city of Troy to his home on Ithaca, little does he suspect the terrifying dangers that stand in his way. Man-eating giants, a one-eyed ogre and a six-headed serpent lie in wait – not to mention sinister sirens, blood-chilling ghosts and a wicked enchantress

£9.99

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

A graphic novel retelling of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic thriller. Sir Charles Baskerville’s mysterious death is a case for the world’s greatest detective – Sherlock Holmes. Was Sir Charles a victim of the family curse? Holmes and Watson must use all their skill and courage when they encounter the terrifying Hound of the Baskervilles...

£9.99

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The Usborne book of night time

The Usborne book of night time

At night when you are fast asleep, another world awakens... Explore the world of night in this gorgeous picture book and discover nocturnal animals in the countryside, cities that never sleep and the secrets of the night sky. With lots to look at and talk about on every page and links to specially selected websites with more to discover.

£12.99

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The Gingerbread Man

The Gingerbread Man

“Run, run, as fast as you can. You can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread man!” A fresh retelling of the well-loved story, complete with a baby-friendly ending and charming illustrations by Raffaella Ligi throughout.

£4.99

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That's not my unicorn... book and toy

That's not my unicorn... book and toy

This charming gift set includes That’s not my unicorn..., the bestselling baby book of 2017, and an adorable unicorn soft toy. There are five unicorns to meet in the book, with soft ears, furry tails and sparkly horns, and children can cuddle the plush unicorn as they listen to the book being read.

£16.00

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Sticker Halloween

Sticker Halloween

Young fiends will love using the stickers to dress all sorts of spooky characters, from the wicked Count Dracula to an army of killer zombies. With over 200 reusable stickers of clothes and accessories, this activity book can be enjoyed time and time again. Warning: May cause screams and shivers of fright…

£6.99

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Peep inside a fairy tale: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Peep inside a fairy tale: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

An enchantingly illustrated version of the classic fairy tale, with delicate cutaways and flaps to lift. Join Snow White as she meets the seven dwarfs, takes a poisoned apple from the wicked witch, and is saved by a prince. A delightful way to introduce children to this much-loved tale.

£9.99

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Noah's Ark

Noah's Ark

Here come the animals, two by two! Soon Noah’s ark will be ready to take to the water in this charming retelling of the well-loved Bible story, with beautiful illustrations by Ag Jatkowska throughout.

£4.99

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My first seas and oceans book

My first seas and oceans book

Full of amazing creatures, beautiful seascapes and hundreds of underwater things, this is a lovely book for grown-ups and children to share and talk about together. Peek below the surface and see whales, eels and starfish, a coral reef and creatures of the deep. Discover food from the sea, ships and shipwrecks, and explore a map of the oceans.

£9.99

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My first computer coding book using ScratchJr

My first computer coding book using ScratchJr

A fun, friendly guide to coding on a tablet computer using the free ScratchJR app. Discover how computers work and how to tell them what to do using code, then follow simple, step-by-step instructions to code stories and games including a fairy garden, a pet monster and a space game. Links to websites and helpful notes for grown-ups included!

£9.99

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Look inside animal homes

Look inside animal homes

From nests in treetops to dark underground burrows, there are lots of animal homes to discover in this fascinating book. Lift the flaps to see how animals build homes in extreme temperatures, shelter in a warm coral reef, or on a riverbank and lots more. With over 80 flaps to lift and links to websites with videos and pictures of real animal homes.

£9.99

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Just so stories for little children

Just so stories for little children

This beautiful book illustrated by John Joven contains six of Rudyard Kipling’s classic ‘Just So Stories’, specially rewritten for little children. The stories include How the Elephant got his Trunk, How the Leopard got his Spots and How the Camel got his Hump. Perfect for reading aloud to young children or for older children to read by themselves.

£8.99

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Wipe-clean joined-up handwriting

Wipe-clean joined-up handwriting

With wipe-clean pages for endless practice, this book is a perfect way for children to begin to learn joined up handwriting. Friendly monsters show how to write each letter to make it easier to join up and there are dotted letters and words to draw over with the wipe-clean pen. There’s even a short story to complete in your best handwriting.

£5.99

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Wipe-clean ready for reading phonics

Wipe-clean ready for reading phonics

This fun book is a perfect way for young children to start learning about phonics. A team of friendly monsters introduce the sounds letters make, and starting sounds and ending sounds. There are simple activities to match letters to words and pictures, including word trains and a monster circus, and letters to trace over with the wipe-clean pen.

£5.99

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Baby's very first truck book

Baby's very first truck book

Join Cat as he drives his truck around town, delivering parcels to Panda, Giraffe and Rabbit along the way. Babies will love playing with this truck-shaped board book with working wheels, bright pictures, fingertrails and holes to peep through. An adorable book that little ones will enjoy time and time again.

£7.99

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Baby's very first slide and see night time

Baby's very first slide and see night time

Babies will love moving the sliders in this adorable board book to see stars in the night sky, raccoons hiding in a tree, a little panda going to sleep and lots more. Brilliant for developing essential motor skills and hand-eye coordination, this is a delightful book to share and talk about at bedtime.

£7.99

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London picture book and jigsaw

London picture book and jigsaw

Take a whistle-stop tour of London’s most famous landmarks with this entertaining picture book and 100-piece jigsaw. The sturdy box contains a jigsaw map of London, plus a picture book with fascinating details about London’s most famous sights, from Buckingham Palace and The Tower of London to Trafalgar Square and the museums in Kensington.

£9.99

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Flags of the world picture book and jigsaw

Flags of the world picture book and jigsaw

Discover the national flag of every independent country in the world with this colouring book and 300-piece jigsaw. The sturdy box contains a jigsaw depicting all the flags, plus a 48-page colouring book with flags and emblems to colour, information about the stories and meanings behind them and links to websites to find out more.

£9.99

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Halloween

Halloween

It’s Halloween and the dolls are having a fancy dress party! Dress the dolls in a range of spooktacular costumes, including witches, pumpkins, skeletons, ghosts and lots more. With over 200 reusable stickers of clothes, accessories and party decorations, and a fold-out back cover for parking spare stickers when not in use.

£5.99

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General knowledge wordsearches

General knowledge wordsearches

Put children’s general knowledge to the test with this pocket-sized book, containing over 100 wordsearches on topics including dogs, capital cities, the weather and famous paintings. The wordsearches get harder throughout the book, and are perfect for quiet times alone or playing with friends and family. All the answers are at the back of the book.

£5.99

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Doll's house sticker book: Toy shop

Doll's house sticker book: Toy shop

Step inside the toyshop and discover a magical world. Children will enjoy decorating the store and arranging items for sale in the different departments, including an arts and crafts area, a soft toy shop, a fancy dress department and a bookshop. With over 300 stickers of toys, balloons, gifts and more to decorate the pages.

£6.99

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Build your own monsters sticker book

Build your own monsters sticker book

Build the biggest, baddest, most terrifying monsters from the land of Ravenhold in this thrilling activity book. Children will have hours of fun adding stickers of claws, teeth, weapons and armour to monsters including Skaluzar, the double-headed dragon, and the Shadow Prince, a sorcerer cursed to eternal life.

£6.99

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Animal crosswords

Animal crosswords

Test your knowledge with over 100 animal-themed crossword puzzles, covering everything from sea creatures and fictional animals to birds, pets and insects. The crosswords get gradually harder throughout the book, and they’re perfect for long journeys and playing with friends and family. All the answers are at the back of the book.

£5.99

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Sticker shapes Christmas

Sticker shapes Christmas

A mini activity book, bursting with colourful festive scenes to complete with snowmen, Christmas trees, reindeer, snowflakes and lots more using the multi-coloured stickers provided. Part of a range of pocket-sized paperbacks that make perfect stocking fillers.

£2.99

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Finger printing Christmas

Finger printing Christmas

Create elves, snowmen, reindeer and more by following the simple step-by-step instructions in this festive activity book. All you need is your fingers, the ink-pad attached to the book and a felt-tip pen to add details. Part of a range of pocket-sized paperbacks that make perfect stocking fillers.

£3.99

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Colouring book Christmas with rub-down transfers

Colouring book Christmas with rub-down transfers

A festive activity book full of enchanting scenes to colour and bring to life using the transfers provided. Scenes include carol singers, a Christmas tree and Santa’s sleigh, and there are dozens of transfers of snowmen, gifts and decorations to add to the busy pages. Part of a range of pocket-sized paperbacks that make perfect stocking fillers.

£2.99

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Christmas puzzles

Christmas puzzles

Spot the differences in Santa’s workshop, complete a Christmas crossword, find the perfect Christmas tree and much more in this festive activity book, filled with wordsearches, mazes, logic puzzles and more. Part of a range of pocket-sized paperbacks that make perfect stocking fillers, with all the answers at the back of the book.

£2.99

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Little first stickers Christmas

Little first stickers Christmas

Discover the magic of Christmas with this festive sticker book. Scenes to decorate include Santa’s workshop, a Christmas tree and a winter campfire, and there are over 300 stickers of animals, Christmas presents, decorations and much more. The stickers are reusable, and the book has a fold-out back cover to store stickers when not in use.

£5.99

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Christmas colouring and activity book

Christmas colouring and activity book

A brilliant colouring book packed with festive scenes and activities to keep children busy in the days before Christmas. Scenes to colour include Santa’s sleigh ride, the elves’ workshop, and a spectacular New Year firework display. There are pages to doodle, tips and ideas for Christmassy drawings and a letter to write to Santa.

£4.99

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New fiction

A Darkness of Dragons

A Darkness of Dragons

In a world of dragons, song spells, pipers and battles... Patch Brightwater is a boy in disgrace. Thrown in jail for playing a forbidden spell, he is no one's idea of a hero. But then he discovers a deadly truth – the evil Piper of Hamelyn is on the loose. With the help of Wren, a girl cursed to live as a rat, and Barver, a fire-breathing dracogriff, Patch must stop the Piper sparking the biggest battle of them all. Three accidental heroes versus one legendary villain... an epic adventure is born.

£6.99

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The Trouble with Perfect

The Trouble with Perfect

Having uncovered the secrets that lay behind the spookily pristine town of Perfect, Violet and the townsfolk are enjoying their new freedom from the maniacal rule of the evil Archer twins. But have they really seen the last of Edward Archer? Why is Boy acting strangely? And who is masterminding a scary zombie army? Another quirky, creepy and unforgettable adventure, perfect for fans of Roald Dahl, Neil Gaiman and Tim Burton.

£6.99

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Girls Behind the Camera

Girls Behind the Camera

Discover the extraordinary lives of the inspiring girls who have lived throughout history at 6 Chelsea Walk. Cecily is enchanted when she meets photographer Rosalind, and soon longs to learn more about this “art of the future” and become a famous photographer herself. Believing Rosalind to be the perfect match for her widowed father, Cecily conspires to unite the pair, but her father’s friend keeps spoiling her plans. Will Cecily’s dreams ever come true? This book was previously published as "Historical House: Cecily's Portrait".

£6.99

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Rosie Loves Jack

Rosie Loves Jack

"They can't send you away. What will we do? We need us. I stop your angry, Jack. And you make me strong. You make me Rosie." Rosie loves Jack. Jack loves Rosie. So when they're separated, Rosie will do anything to find the boy who makes the sun shine in her head. Even run away from home. Even struggle across London and travel to Brighton, though the trains are cancelled and the snow is falling. Even though people might think a girl like Rosie could never survive on her own. See the world through new eyes in this one-in-a-million story.

£7.99

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