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by Helen Dunmore

The Best Children's Book Collections

Sapphire and her brother Connor are still reeling from the disappearance of their father who was believed to have been lost at sea. During their summer holidays they discover Ingo, a powerful and mesmerising world under the sea. Sapphire makes friends with Faro, a Mer boy who encourages her to forget Air, the world above the sea, and embrace Ingo. Soon Sapphy craves Ingo whenever she on land and is intoxicated by this powerful new world. These books follow the brother and sister as they adventure in Ingo, search for their missing father and try to balance their lives in Ingo and in Air.

  • Book 1: Ingo
  • Book 2: The Tide Knot
  • Book 3: The Deep
  • Book 4: The Crossing of the Deep:
  • Book 5: Stormswept

Warrior Cats

by Erin Hunter

The Best Children's Book Collections

The Warrior Cats series follows the lives of wild cats who live divided into different clans. The books chart their fight for survival, loves and losses, adventures and dramas.

  • Book 1: Into the Wild
  • Book 2: Fire and Ice
  • Book 3: Forest of Secrets
  • Book 4: Rising Storm
  • Book 5: A Dangerous Path
  • Book 6: The Darkest Hour


Join the next generation of warrior cats as they face a dark prophecy that threatens not only the warrior Clans but the whole forest.

  • Book 1: Midnight
  • Book 2: Moonrise
  • Book 3: Dawn
  • Book 4: Starlight
  • Book 5: Twilight
  • Book 6:  Sunset

The Letter For The King

by Tonke Dragt

The Best Children's Book Collections

Epic adventure about a young knight, the lands he travels through and an important mission.

  • Book 1: The Letter For the King
  • Book 2: The Secrets of the Wild Wood

Alex Rider

by Anthony Horowitz

The Best Children's Book Collections

The Alex Rider series is about a teenage spy who is recruited by M16 for special assignments. The series follows his thrilling, high-octane adventures.

  • Prequel: Russian Roulette
  • Book 1: Stormbreaker
  • Book 2: Point Blanc
  • Book 3: Skeleton Key
  • Book 4: Eagle Strike
  • Book 5: Scorpia
  • Book 6: Ark Angel
  • Book 7: Snakehead
  • Book 8: Crocodile Tears
  • Book 9: Scorpia Rising
  • Book 10: Never Say Die
  • Book 11: Short Stories: Secret Weapon
  • Book 12: Nightshade
Alex Rider

Harry Potter

by J. K. Rowling

The Best Children's Book Collections

The Harry Potter series follows the lives of a young wizard Harry Potter and his friends who are students of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry didn’t even know he was a wizard until his eleventh birthday and as he discovers more about himself and his past, he and his friends uncover dark secrets, a destiny he cannot avoid and embark on thrilling adventures with a plot that twists and turns.

  • Book 1: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
  • Book 2: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Book 3: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Book 4: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Book 5: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Book 6: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Book 7: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two: The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production

Dork Diaries

by Rachel Renee Russell

The Best Children's Book Collections

Written in diary format this series is a humorous account of the life of middle-grader Nikki Maxwell and the dramas and challenges she faces in and out of school. There are doodles and illustrations to accompany the writing.

  • Book 1: Dork Diaries
  • Book 2: Party Time
  • Book 3: Pop Star
  • Book 3 1/2: How to Dork Your Diary
  • Book 4: Skating Sensation
  • Book 5: Dear Dork
  • Book 6: Holiday Heartbreak
  • Book 7: TV Star
  • Book 8: Once Upon a Dork
  • Book 9: Drama Queen
  • Book 10: Puppy Love
  • Book 11: Frenemies Forever
  • Book 12: Crush Catastrophe
  • Book 13: Birthday Drama
  • Book 14: Spectacular Superstar
  • Book 15: I Love Paris!

Diary Of a Wimpy Kid

by Jeff Kinney

The Best Children's Book Collections

This hilarious series chronicles the life of teenager Greg Heffler through his journals. The humorous accounts of his day to day life and the situations he finds himself in are accompanied by Greg’s doodles and simple drawings.

  • Book 1: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • Book 2: Rodrick Rules
  • Book 3: The Last Straw
  • Book 4: Dog Days
  • Book 5: The Ugly Truth
  • Book 6: Cabin Fever
  • Book 7: The Third Wheel
  • Book 8: Hard Luck
  • Book 9: The Long Haul
  • Book 10: Old School
  • Book 11: Double Down
  • Book 12: The Getaway
  • Book 13: The Meltdown
  • Book 14: Wrecking Ball

Percy Jackson

by Rick Riordan

The Best Children's Book Collections

Fantasy and adventure series about a teenage boy, Percy Jackson, who discovers he is a demi-god and has powers inherited from his godly father. Quests, mythical beasts and adventures abound.

  • Book 1: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
  • Book 2: Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters
  • Book 3: Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse
  • Book 4: Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth
  • Book 5: Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian

Percy Jackson: The Demigod Files

Heroes Of Olympus

by Rick Riordan

The Best Children's Book Collections

This series follows teenage demi-gods caught up in a conflict between Greek and Roman demi-gods and facing the threat of Mother Earth who wants destroy them and all mortals. These are fast paced stories full of humour, action and likeable heroes you can relate to.

  • Book1: The Lost Hero
  • Book 2: The Son of Neptune
  • Book 3: The Mark of Athena
  • Book 4: The House of Hades
  • Book 5: The Blood of Olympus

A Series of Unfortunate Events

by Lemony Snicket

The Best Children's Book Collections

This dark and mysterious but also witty and clever series follows the tragic tale of three orphans, Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire. The siblings are investigating their parent’s mysterious death whilst having to outwit their guardian, Count Olaf, an evil man who wants to get his hands on their inheritance. Each book presents the clever and resourceful siblings with new challenges and mysteries that they must overcome and solve.

  • Book 1: The Bad Beginning
  • Book 2: The Reptile Room
  • Book3: The Wide Window
  • Book 4: The Miserable Mill
  • Book 5: The Austere Academy
  • Book 6: The Ersatz Elevator
  • Book 7: The Vile Village
  • Book 8: The Hostile Hospital
  • Book 9: The Carnivorous Carnival
  • Book 10: The Slippery Slope
  • Book 11: The Grim Grotto
  • Book 12: The Penultimate Peril
  • Book 13: The End

A Murder Most Unladylike

by Robin Stevens

The Best Children's Book Collections

Daisy and Hazel are two friends who set up a secret detective agency at their school, Deepdean School for Girls and soon set about solving their first murder mystery. There is a new mystery in each book with plenty of twists and turns along the way.

  • Book 1: Murder Most Unladylike
  • Book 2: Arsenic for Tea
  • Book 3: First Class Murder
  • Book 4: Jolly Foul Play
  • Book 5: Mistletoe and Murder
  • Book 6: A Spoonful of Murder
  • Book 7: Death in the Spotlight
  • Book 8: Top Marks for Murder
  • Book 9: Death Sets Sail

PLUS: A Murder Most Unladylike Mini-Mystery

  • The Case of the Blue Violet
  • The Case of the Deepdean Vampire
  • The Case of the Missing Treasure
  • The Case of the Drowned Pearl

Tom Gates

by Liz Pichon

The Best Children's Book Collections

Tom Gate’s diary of his everyday family and school life are very funny and readable. His diary entries accompanied by doodles, comic strips and scribbles document his life as an excuse-making, homework dodging, rock star hopeful, caramel wafer eating teenager dealing light-heartedly with the trials and tribulations of teenage life.

  • Book 1: The Brilliant World of Tom Gates
  • Book 2: Excellent Excuses (and other good stuff)
  • Book 3: Everything’s Amazing (sort of)
  • Book 4: Genius Ideas (Mostly)
  • Book 5: Tom Gates is Absolutely Fantastic (at some things)
  • Book 6: Extra Special Treats (not)
  • Book 7: A Tiny Bit Lucky
  • Book 8: Yes! No (Maybe)
  • Book 9: Top of the Class (Nearly)
  • Book 10: Super Good Skills (Almost…)
  • Book 11: Dog Zombies Rule (for Now)
  • Book 12: Family, Friends and Furry Creatures
  • Book 13: Epic Adventure (Kind of)
  • Book 14: Biscuits, Bands and Very Big Plans
  • Book 15: What Monster?
  • Book 16: Mega Make and Do (and Stories Too!)
  • Book 17: Spectacular School Trip (Really.)
The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

Scarlet And Ivy

by Sophie Cleverly

The Best Children's Book Collections

This is an atmospheric mystery series about twins Scarlet and Ivy, the creepy boarding school they attend and crimes, puzzles and secrets aplenty. Full of spine-tingling moments.

  • Book 1: The Lost Twin
  • Book 2: The Whispers in the Walls
  • Book 3: The Dance in the Dark
  • Book 4: The Lights Under the Lake
  • Book 5: The Curse in the Candlelight
  • Book 6: The Last Secret

Who Let the Gods Out?

by Maz Evans

The Best Children's Book Collections

Well-paced, funny, adventure story. Eliot needs help, his Mum is ill and his home is under threat. Will a bunch of Greek Gods coming out of retirement be the answer?

  • Book 1:  Who Let the Gods Out?
  • Book 2: Simply the Quest
  • Book 3: Beyond the Odyssey
  • Book 4: Against all Odds

The World of Norm

by Jonathan Meres

The Best Children's Book Collections

Funny account of the ups and downs in the life of Norm who finds life just so unfair.

  • Book 1: The World of Norm: May Contain Nuts
  • Book 2: The World of Norm: May Cause Irritation
  • Book 3: The World of Norm: May Produce Gas
  • Book 4: The World of Norm: May Require Batteries
  • Book 5: The World of Norm: May Be Contagious:
  • Book 6: The World of Norm: May Need Rebooting:
  • Book 7: The World of Norm: Must Be Washed Separately
  • Book 8: The World of Norm: May Contain Buts
  • Book 9: The World of Norm: May Still Be Charged:
  • Book 10: The World of Norm: Includes Delivery
  • Book 11: The World of Norm: May Be Recycled
  • Book 12: The World of Norm: Must End Soon: