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  • How to Betray a Dragon's Hero is out now...

    Hiccup is back!

    In this penultimate book in the How to Train Your Dragon series, Hiccup has one last hurdle before the final battle can begin ... High up in the treacherous mists of the Murderous Mountains, Hiccup and the Company of the Dragonmark are in hiding. The witch's Spydragons are guarding the shores of Tomorrow - but Hiccup is determined to become King of the Wilderwest. Can Hiccup dodge the dragons and steal the King's Things back from Alvin before the Doomsday of Yule? And is there a traitor in Hiccup's camp who in the end will betray them all?
  • Childhood classic is published in English once again!

    Barbarpapa is back!

    Meeting Barbapapa for the very first time is a magical moment - every child will adore this loyal, gentle, friendly creature, who can change into any shape and solve any problem for his family and friends. In this story, Barbapapa arrives and finds his place in the world.
  • Want to know your idol? Look no further...


    Want to Know Your Idol? is a pop and film biography series packed with up-to-the-minute facts on the stars, their life story from early childhood to NOW, plus quizzes and puzzles to test how super-informed you are on your favourite idol!
  • Explore the lives of soldiers in the First World War...

    Soldiers of WWI

    A comprehensive look at the common experiences of soldiers on all sides of the First World War.
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About Us

Hachette Children's Books is one of the most successful children's publishers in the UK, with an excellent track record in creating bestselling and award winning books for children of all ages and interests...
Franklin Watts


Franklin Watts has something for everyone. From top-quality non-fiction, perfect for classroom projects or homework help, to excellent reading books, which really get kids turning the pages. To find out more, visit the homepage...
Hodder Children's Books


Hodder Children's Books is home to a cross-section of respected and prize-winning writers and illustrators, and to some of the brightest new talents in fiction for children and young adults. Visit the homepage...
Orchard Books


Orchard Books offers the very best in children's books for all ages. Our range is award-winning and sells all over the world. Visit the homepage to find out more...


Wayland has been at the forefront of information resources for nearly 40 years, offering an extensive range of quality non-fiction books for use in schools, libraries and the home. To find out more, visit the homepage...
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Secret Kingdom

Secret Kingdom is a new series full of the things girls love most: special friendships, secrets and magical adventures. Newly confident readers will be swept away by the magical stories of three children whose courage and resourcefulness save a fantastical land from disaster.
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SECRET KINGDOM series by Rosie Banks


Robert Muchamore

Head to Robert Muchamore's homepage to find out more about him and his books, along with tons of other fun stuff.

Enid Blyton

Go to Enid Blyton's homepage to find out more about her and her books, and to discover other fun stuff.


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EDGE offers children and young adults a range of fiction and non-fiction books they want to read and can read. Each series has high-interest content, an accessible format and text at a controlled language level. With something for everyone, children and young adults will enjoy a satisfying, confidence-boosting reading experience with EDGE.


Radar delivers streetwise, hot-topic reads for kids aged 9+. With bold, fresh design and topics that have bags of kid-appeal, Radar will encourage children to read - and keep reading!


Our Popcorn range is a fantastic new KS1 read-aloud collection of books with appealing, bright and colourful designs. Written in conjunction with a literacy consultant, these books contain phonically regular words and simple sentence construction to build readers' confidence. Go to the Popcorn homepage to find series across a variety of subject areas.
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Adam Blade

Visit the Adam Blade page for all things Beast Quest...

Cressida Cowell

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Franklin Watts

Press Releases

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David Melling

Visit the David Melling homepage for Hugless Douglas, Goblins and loads more!

Mick Inkpen

Go to Mick Inkpen's homepage to discover more about him and his books!
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Coming Soon

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Review Crew

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