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The World's Worst Children 2
by David Walliams ~ Paperback / softback
(4.9) 8

If you thought you had read about the World’s Worst Children already, you’re in for a rather nasty shock. The beastly boys and gruesome girls in this book are even ruder, even more disgusting and WORSE than you could ever imagine! This gorgeous collection of ten stories from the master himself, Dav...

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Thomas & Friends: Bertie
Paperback / softback

This is a story about Bertie the Bus. Bertie and Thomas both think they can go fastest. They just can't agree, so they decide to have a race to settle the argument once and for all ...

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$5.00
Friends: Snake and Lizard
by Joy Cowley ~ Paperback / softback

A new book of stories about the daily adventures of the popular Snake and Lizard. Snake is elegant and calm, and a little self-centred; Lizard is exuberant and irrepressible. Even though they're opposites, they are good friends. With its wisdom, acceptance and good humour, Snake and Lizard captures ...

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$18.00
Once
by Morris Gleitzman ~ Paperback / softback

For three years and eight months Felix has lived in a convent orphanage high in the mountains of Poland. He is different from the other orphans, though, as Felix is convinced his parents are still alive and that they will one day come back to get him. But instead, the orphanage is visited by a group...

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$20.00
Paul Jennings' Funniest Stories
by Paul Jennings ~ Paperback / softback
(5.0) 1

Hand-picked by Paul, this book contains twenty-five of the funny stories from the "Uncollected" series and from "Tongue-tied". This work is suitable for children aged 10 and above.

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$23.00
The Happy Prince and Other Stories (Popular Penguins)
by Oscar Wilde ~ Paperback / softback

In this haunting, magical fairytale collection, Oscar Wilde beautifully evokes (among others) the Happy Prince who was not so happy after all, the Selfish Giant who learned to love little children and the Star Child who did not love his parents as much as he should. Each of the stories shines with p...

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$12.00
Me To You - Story Book
(5.0) 2

This delightful soft-cover story book tells the story of how Tatty Teddy came to be.Beautifully illustrated in the signature Me to You style, this version was released for the 21st Anniversary. Once upon a time, a scruffy, brown teddy bear was left out in the cold. It began to snow. The bear’s nose ...

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$5.00
The World’s Worst Children 3
by David Walliams ~ Paperback
(4.9) 10

The Monumental Final Part Of The Multi-million Bestselling Series From the phenomenal number-one bestseller David Walliams comes another collection of more hilariously horrible children! Illustrated in glorious and gruesome colour by artist genius, Tony Ross, these stories will appal and delight yo...

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$26.99
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
by Jon Scieszka ~ Paperback / softback
(5.0) 3

A different look at everyone's favourite fairy tales. It will appeal to children who have a basic grounding in fairy tales and will love seeing them revisited. With a wacky text and brilliant illustrations.Author BiographyIn college, Jon Scieszka was on course to become a doctor, but spent his spare...

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$27.00
Enid Blyton's Christmas Stories
by Enid Blyton ~ Paperback / softback
(5.0) 1

Delight in the magic of Christmas with this heart-warming collection of 25 classic tales from the world's best-loved storyteller - the perfect Christmas gift for children aged 5 and up! This hugely popular short story collection, first published in 2014, is back with a festive new cover... In...

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Just Crazy!
by Andy Griffiths ~ Paperback / softback
(5.0) 3

Do you bounce so high on your bed that you hit your head on the ceiling? Do you ever look in the mirror and see a crazy maniac staring back at you? Nine highly original, humorous stories complemented by imaginative and hilarious illustrations from one of Australia's most well-known and acclaimed ill...

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Uncovered!
by Paul Jennings ~ Paperback / softback

I'm uncovered...I try to hide my nakedness with my hand. But it doesn't work. Everyone can see. Also on show...Bad rabbit habits. Rapt - in toilet paper. Birds with teeth. A live face on the wall. A collection of brilliant and bizarre stories from the amazing Paul Jennings.AccoladesShortlisted for Y...

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$19.00
Just Stupid!
by Andy Griffiths ~ Paperback / softback
(5.0) 2

Gasp as Andy careers down a hill in an abandoned pram wearing only a nappy! Groan as he desperately looks for a toilet in a shopping centre before he explodes! Squirm as he shoves twenty marshmallows in his mouth without swallowing! But most of all, laugh! Because Andy Griffiths is back with nine hy...

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$18.00
Paul Jennings' Spookiest Stories
by Paul Jennings ~ Paperback / softback
(4.0) 1

Hand-picked by Paul, this book contains twenty-six of his weirdest stories from the Uncollected series. Funniest Stories has already appealed to audiences, having sold over 30,000 copies to date, and Paul Jennings' Weirdest Stories will definitely be the weirdest anthology yet! Ages 10+

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$23.00
I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Rebel Allies
by Pittacus Lore ~ Paperback / softback
(5.0) 2

The perfect companion book to the New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series! I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Rebel Allies is the fourth collection of action-packed novellas from Pittacus Lore. Initially published separately as digital originals, these three stories are now together in on...

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$18.00
The Little Red Hen
Hardback

Fairy stories and traditional tales have a special place in the life of every child. Trust Ladybird to bring you all the best-loved titles in our famous small, hardwearing format. This tale of The Little Red Hen is perfect for reading aloud, or for older, more confident readers to read by themselves...

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$12.00
Tte - Tsl 36 - Fergus
Paperback / softback

Each book in this series features one of Thomas the Tank Engine's very good friends.

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$5.00
Tte - Tsl 48 - Dennis
Paperback / softback

This is a story about Dennis, a very lazy diesel engine. On his first day on the Sodor Railway, Dennis played a trick on Thomas. But when he really got into trouble, was anyone there to help?

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$6.00
Awesome Animal Stories for Kids
by Aleesah Darlison ~ Paperback / softback

12 enchanting animal stories for kids! Hear the legend of Alvarado, king of the cats. Experience the extraordinary tale of survival of an orphan foal. Discover magical sea creatures on a beach adventure. Find out the problem with pets from outer space, and solve a puzzling pig-napping. These great s...

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$18.00
Pick 'n' Mix: Assorted Kiwi Stories. Volume 1
Paperback / softback

 Stories from popular NZ authors such as Joy Cowley, David Hill, Janice Marriott, Bill Nagelkerke, Feana Tu‘akoi, Elizabeth Pulford, Moira Wairama … stories that you can pick up and dip into and which will take only minutes to devour. Something for every taste, from the ...

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$23.00
The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner
by Terry Pratchett ~ Hardback

Do you believe in magic? Can you imagine a war between wizards, a rebellious ant called 4179003, or a time-travelling television? Can you imagine that poor old Mr Swimble could see a mysterious vacuum cleaner in the morning, and make cheese sandwiches and yellow elephants magically appear by the a...

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$35.00
Marge in Charge
by Isla Fisher ~ Paperback / softback

'Isla Fisher is hilarious' David Walliams. Meet Marge, the mischievous babysitter with rainbow hair who loves to make a mess and bend the rules... At dinnertime Chef Marge cooks up chocolate soup, and at school Marge the Muscian conducts a chaotic concert in the playground! Jake and Jemima have br...

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$17.00
Ever After High: Once Upon a Time: A Story Collection
by Shannon Hale ~ Hardback
(5.0) 1

Read these exclusive introductions to all your favorite characters to find out what their lives are like at home! A new chapter is about to begin at Ever After High, and all the students are preparing to start their Legacy Year. In just a few weeks it will be Legacy Day when they will sign the Story...

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$21.00
I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Hidden Enemy
by Pittacus Lore ~ Paperback / softback
(5.0) 1

The perfect companion book to the New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series! I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Hidden Enemy is the third collection of action-packed novellas from Pittacus Lore. Initially published separately as digital originals, these three stories are now together in on...

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$17.00
To Hold The Bridge
by Garth Nix ~ Paperback / softback

A masterful short story collection including a rarely seen OLD KINGDOM novella. Garth Nix proves he is a master of the short story with this intriguing collection of tales. Leading with the novella TO HOLD THE BRIDGE, fans of Garth Nix will be more than satisfied with the richly detailed and thrill...

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$24.00
Super Sports Stories for Kids
by Patrick Loughlin ~ Paperback / softback

12 legendary sports stories for kids! Meet a champion swimmer who loses his swimmers in the pool. Experience the most amazing handball rally of your life. Go for a ride on a wave with a hungry shark. Run an exciting race against Maggie the swooping magpie, and discover the curse of the dreaded wood...

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$18.00
Stories For Seven Year Olds
Paperback / softback

Super-fun stories specially chosen for 7-year-olds! Lulu Bell and an injured penguin, a school play spectacular, holidays at Pop s farm, scary fairies, a lost goblin princess, a shark for a best friend, a homework disaster, Draggle the bedraggled dragon, two queen dolls, ducks and dogs, a strawberry...

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$15.00
Unreal!
by Paul Jennings ~ Paperback / softback
(5.0) 1

A reunion of bones. An irresistible kisser. Wonder underpants. Cow-dung custard. It's all a bit much really! A brilliant collection of funny, weird and whacky short stories with strange endings from the award-winning Paul Jennings.Author BiographyPaul Jennings worked as a special-education teacher ...

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$19.00
The World's Worst Children
by David Walliams ~ Hardback
(5.0) 1

From the world's favourite author, David Walliams - ten cautionary tales and a delightfully dreadful cast of characters; all in a gorgeously gifty FULL COLOUR format! Are you ready to meet the World's Worst Children? Five beastly boys and five gruesome girls! * Like Sofia Sofa - a TV super-fan s...

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$40.00
Fallen in Love
by Lauren Kate ~ Paperback / softback

Unexpected. Unrequited. Forbidden. Eternal. Everyone has their own love story. And in a twist of fate, four extraordinary love stories combine over the course of a romantic Valentine's Day in Medieval England. Miles and Shelby find love where they least expect it. Roland learns a painful lesson abo...

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$19.00
Just Tricking!
by Andy Griffiths ~ Paperback / softback
(4.5) 2

Is this the right book for you?Take the TRICKING TEST and find out.1) Do you ever pretend that you are dead to get out of going to school?2) Do you like to ring up people you know and pretend to be someone else?3) Do you leave banana skins in the middle of busy footpaths?4) Do you own any of the fol...

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$18.00
I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Zero Hour
by Pittacus Lore ~ Paperback / softback
(4.5) 2

The perfect companion book to the #1 New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series! I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Zero Hour is the fifth collection of action-packed novellas from Pittacus Lore. Initially published separately as digital originals, these three stories are now together in one...

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$23.00
The Demigod Diaries
by Rick Riordan ~ Hardback
(5.0) 1

What dangers do runaway demigods Luke and Thalia face on their way to Camp Half-Blood? Are Percy and Annabeth up to the task of rescuing stolen goods from a fire-breathing giant who doesn't take kindly to intruders? How exactly are Leo, Piper, and Jason supposed to find a runaway table, dodge a band...

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$29.00
Zombies vs. Unicorns
Paperback / softback

It's the epic battle of brains against manes. Which side are you on? It's a question as old as time itself: which is better, the zombie or the unicorn? This all-original anthology edited by Holly Black (Team Unicorn) and Justine Larbalestier (Team Zombie) makes strong arguments for both sides in the...

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$16.00
Little Critter Fall Storybook Collection
by Mercer Mayer ~ Hardback
(5.0) 1

Little Critter loves this exciting time of year full of new experiences and festive gatherings. With so much to learn and share, this treasury is sure to become a storytime favorite. Join this classic character as he attends a fall festival, visits the firehouse, and so much more! This collection i...

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$30.00
Anderson's Fairy Tales
by Hans Christian Andersen ~ Paperback / softback
(4.0) 2

The highest standards in editing and production have been applied to the Wordsworth Children's Classics, while the low price makes them affordable for everyone. Wordsworth's list covers a range of the best-loved stories for children, from nursery tales, classic fables, and fairy tales to stories tha...

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$11.00
Unbelievable!: More Surprising Stories
by Paul Jennings ~ Paperback / softback

A collection of nine quirky, bizarre, and very funny short stories. 'The Pink Bow Tie'. 'There's no such thing' Inside Out 'One shot toothpaste'. 'The Busker'. Souperman. The 'Gum leaf war Birdscrap 'Snookle'.  Author Biography Paul Jennings worked as a special-education te...

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$19.00
The Wicked Wood (Tales from the Tower Volume Two)
by Isobelle Carmody ~ Paperback / softback

In this companion to The Wilful Eye, six much-loved writers - Catherine Bateson, Victor Kelleher, Cate Kennedy, Maureen McCarthy, Nan McNab and Kate Thompson - give fresh voice to age-old stories of abandonment, desire and entrapment.Author BiographyIsobelle Carmody has had over 30 books and many sh...

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$35.00
Tortall and Other Lands
by Tamora Pierce ~ Paperback / softback
(5.0) 2

Alanna the knight, Numair the mage, Daine the wolf-speaker and more! Favorite and unfamiliar characters in 11 tales, including three brand new stories! Collected here for the first time are six tales from the land of Tortall, featuring both previously unknown characters as well as old friends. Filli...

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$25.00
In Santa Claus's Castle
by Enid Blyton ~ Paperback / softback

The perfect gift for Christmas! A classic short tale from Enid Blyton's Magic Faraway Tree series with fun and stunning new full-colour illustrations from Alex Paterson. When Joe, Beth, Frannie and Rick and their friends Silky and Saucepan-man are turned into toys, they're not sure they'll ever be a...

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$17.00