TOP 40

Have you ever wondered what all the other schools are buying for their libraries? 

Here’s a sneak preview to our top 40 best-selling titles of 2019:

1 The Boy At the Back of the Class **Blue Peter Book Award Winner**

Also Waterstones Children's Book Prize Winner 2019. Told with heart and humour, The Boy at the Back of the Class is a child's perspective on the refugee crisis, highlighting the importance of fri..

ATOS Book Level: 5.4

Point Level: 9.0

£6.99 £3.50 Ex Tax: £3.50

2 Mortal Engines *Soon To Be A Major Motion Picture*

 The first book in the award-winning MORTAL ENGINES quartet. In a dangerous future, huge motorized cities hunt, attack and fight each other for survival. As London pursues a small town, young ap..

ATOS Book Level: 6.6

Point Level: 13.0

£7.99 £3.99 Ex Tax: £3.99

3 Ghost Boys

This title is not suitable for primary age children due to inappropriate content.

This was one of my most anticipated 2018 books and I was not disappointed. A must read." -Angie Thomas, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give'tender, timely ... sur..

ATOS Book Level: 3.0

Point Level: 3.0

£6.99 £3.50 Ex Tax: £3.50

4 Brightstorm

 Twins Arthur and Maudie Brightstorm receive word in Lontown that their famous explorer father has died in a failed attempt to reach the southernmost point in the world. Not only that, but he has..

ATOS Book Level: 5.5

Point Level: 9.0

£6.99 £3.50 Ex Tax: £3.50

5 D-Day Dog

Jack can't wait for the school trip to the D-Day landing beaches. It's his chance to learn more about the war heroes he has always admired - brave men like his dad, who is a reserve soldier. But when ..

ATOS Book Level: 4.2

Point Level: 3.0

£6.99 £3.50 Ex Tax: £3.50

6 The Poet X ****CILIP Carnegie Medal Winner 2019****

Xiomara has always kept her words to herself. When it comes to standing her ground in her Harlem neighbourhood, she lets her fists and her fierceness do the talking.But X has secrets – her feelings fo..

ATOS Book Level: 5.2

Point Level: 5.0

£7.99 £3.99 Ex Tax: £3.99

7 Messi

The Barcelona fans were already standing they had seen the things that Lionel could do with the ball at his feet.'Lionel Messi is a legend Barcelona's star player and the world's best footballer. But ..

ATOS Book Level: 5.2

Point Level: 4.0

£5.99 £2.99 Ex Tax: £2.99

8 Ronaldo

'As he walked up to take his spot-kick, Cristiano knew that Real would win the trophy if he scored. He had the chance to be the hero yet again.'Escaping the hot streets of Madeira, Cristiano Ronaldo f..

ATOS Book Level: 5.3

Point Level: 4.0

£5.99 £2.99 Ex Tax: £2.99

9 Neymar

As Neymar Jr made the long walk to the penalty spot, he knew this was his chance, the one that he had dreamed of since the age of three. If he scored, Brazil would be Olympic Champions for the first t..

ATOS Book Level: 5.2

Point Level: 4.0

£5.99 £2.99 Ex Tax: £2.99

10 Kane

When Harry Kane was released by Arsenal at nine years old for being too small, he had to use all his self-belief to prove that he could make it as a footballer. Now a superstar striker for Tottenham H..

ATOS Book Level: 5.0

Point Level: 4.0

£5.99 £2.99 Ex Tax: £2.99

11 Armistice Runner

 Lily has lots of worries. She's struggling to compete in her fell-running races and, worse, she's losing her gran to Alzheimer's. But then she discovers her great-great-grandfather's diaries fro..

ATOS Book Level: 4.0

Point Level: 3.0

£6.99 £3.50 Ex Tax: £3.50

12 Sterling

Sterling is the exciting tale of a boy who followed his passion and became one of the most dynamic young players in world football, winning the hearts of fans along the way. In this uplifting story re..

ATOS Book Level: 5.7

Point Level: 4.0

£5.99 £2.99 Ex Tax: £2.99

13 Pogba

Pogba tells the exciting story of how French wonder-kid Paul Pogba became Europe's best young player, and finally fulfilled his dream of returning to his boyhood club Manchester United in a world-reco..

ATOS Book Level: 5.5

Point Level: 4.0

£5.99 £2.99 Ex Tax: £2.99

14 Aguero

'Balotelli...Agüerooooo! I swear you'll never see anything like this ever again!'Agüerois the tale of the boy who would go on to re-write football history forever. His dramatic 94th minute goal on the..

ATOS Book Level: 5.2

Point Level: 4.0

£5.99 £2.99 Ex Tax: £2.99

15 Bale

'And then came the moment Gareth had been waiting for. He'd imagined it so many times. The President of Real Madrid held up the famous white shirt with his name on the back.'Bale tracks the Welsh..

ATOS Book Level: 5.7

Point Level: 4.0

£5.99 £2.99 Ex Tax: £2.99

16 The Last Wild

This is a story about a boy named Kester. He is extraordinary, but he doesn't know that yet. All he knows, at this very moment, is this: 1. There is a flock of excited pigeons in his bedroom. 2...

ATOS Book Level: 5.6

Point Level: 11.0

£6.99 £3.50 Ex Tax: £3.50

17 The Explorer *Costa Book Awards Winner*

From his seat in the tiny aeroplane, Fred watches as the mysteries of the Amazon jungle pass by below him. He has always dreamed of becoming an explorer, of making history and of reading his name amon..

ATOS Book Level: 4.5

Point Level: 9.0

£7.99 £3.99 Ex Tax: £3.99

18 Owen and the Soldier

A crumbling stone soldier sits on a bench in the park. Only Owen understands how important he is. At home, Owen and his mum are struggling and there's nobody he can talk to. Hidden away in the park, O..

ATOS Book Level: 4.3

Point Level: 2.0

£6.99 £3.50 Ex Tax: £3.50

19 Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe has the world at his feet. The young French striker's goals, skills and fearless attacking spirit earned him a £166 million transfer to French champions Paris Saint-Germain, to take on t..

ATOS Book Level: 5.3

Point Level: 4.0

£5.99 £2.99 Ex Tax: £2.99

20 Pickford

Jordan Pickford is the hero goalkeeper whose super-save won England their first ever World Cup penalty shootout, and whose will to win inspired England to battle all the way to the semi-finals. This i..

ATOS Book Level: 5.1

Point Level: 4.0

£5.99 £2.99 Ex Tax: £2.99

21 Salah

Mohamed Salah is Liverpool's superstar forward, and he is on a mission to become the best player in the world. This exciting book follows his adventures across the world - from the heat of Egypt to th..

ATOS Book Level: 5.5

Point Level: 4.0

£5.99 £2.99 Ex Tax: £2.99

22 Trippier

His determined defending and amazing goal-scoring have made him a Tottenham Hotspur hero - and, at the 2018 World Cup, his dramatic goal against Croatia almost earned England a place in the World Cup ..

ATOS Book Level: 5.3

Point Level: 4.0

£5.99 £2.99 Ex Tax: £2.99

23 Maguire

Harry Maguire is the boy from Sheffield who battled heroically in the Premier League with Hull City before becoming a lion-hearted defender for Leicester City. But it was with England at the 2018 Worl..

ATOS Book Level: 5.4

Point Level: 4.0

£5.99 £2.99 Ex Tax: £2.99

24 Suarez

'None of the defenders had a chance. Luis was too quick. Before they could move, he had pounced on the ball and fired a shot into the top corner.'Suarez follows the Uruguayan's winding path from ..

ATOS Book Level: 5.0

Point Level: 4.0

£5.99 £2.99 Ex Tax: £2.99

25 Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku is the boy from Belgium who went from having big dreams to playing for Manchester United. After a £90 million transfer, he spearheads their attack, but Romelu had to leave a trail of goa..

ATOS Book Level: 4.9

Point Level: 3.0

£5.99 £2.99 Ex Tax: £2.99

26 The Lost Magician

1945. They have survived the Blitz, but when Simon, Patricia, Evelyn and Larry step through a mysterious library door, it is the beginning of their most dangerous adventure yet. They discover the magi..

ATOS Book Level: 5.9

Point Level: 10.0

£6.99 £3.50 Ex Tax: £3.50

27 Coutinho

'Philippe took a deep breath, shut his eyes and listened to the Anfield roar. The Liverpool stadium had the best atmosphere in the whole world.'Coutinho follows the Brazilian football wonder on h..

ATOS Book Level: 4.9

Point Level: 4.0

£5.99 £2.99 Ex Tax: £2.99

28 George and the Big Bang

Meet George. He's an ordinary boy with an incredible secret - the power to go on intergalactic adventures!Join him as he battles a sinister rebel-scientist, who's hell bent on sabotaging the most exci..

ATOS Book Level: 6.6

Point Level: 8.0

£6.99 £3.50 Ex Tax: £3.50

29 George and the Unbreakable Code

George and his best friend Annie haven't had any space adventures for a while and they're missing the excitement. But not for long . . .Seriously strange things start happening. Banks are handing out ..

ATOS Book Level: 6.6

Point Level: 11.0

£6.99 £3.50 Ex Tax: £3.50

30 Still Water

 Evacuated from London at the outbreak of war, Rosie is taken in by kind Mrs Taylor and her daughter Mary. But all is not as it seems. Mary resents and bullies Rosie, and Mrs Taylor is hiding a d..

ATOS Book Level: 4.2

Point Level: 2.0

£6.99 £3.50 Ex Tax: £3.50

31 Spy master First Blood

When Jack Briars becomes an apprentice to King Henry VIII's spy master, he is disappointed to be given the boring duties of a clerk. But the King's enemies are everywhere. Soon Jack is facing more adv..

£6.99 £3.50 Ex Tax: £3.50

32 The House with Chicken Legs

Marinka dreams of a normal life, where her house stays in one place long enough for her to make friends. But her house has chicken legs and moves on without warning.For Marinka's grandmother is Baba Y..

ATOS Book Level: 5.0

Point Level: 9.0

£6.99 Ex Tax: £6.99

33 Illegal: A graphic novel telling one boy's epic journey to Europe **2019 Carnegie Nominated Title**

 This is a powerful and timely story about one boy's epic journey across Africa to Europe, a graphic novel for all children with glorious colour artwork throughout. From Eoin Colfer, previously I..

ATOS Book Level: 2.5

Point Level: 1.0

£10.99 £5.50 Ex Tax: £5.50

34 George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt

'We are going,' said Annie, 'on a great cosmic journey. So listen up, Savers of Planet Earth, and prepare to meet the Universe.'George's best friend Annie needs help. Her scientist father, Eric, is wo..

ATOS Book Level: 6.1

Point Level: 8.0

£6.99 £3.50 Ex Tax: £3.50

35 The Goldfish Boy

 A story about finding friendship when you're lonely - and hope when all you feel is fear. Twelve-year-old Matthew is trapped in his bedroom by crippling OCD, spending most of his time staring ou..

ATOS Book Level: 5.0

Point Level: 10.0

£6.99 £3.50 Ex Tax: £3.50

36 The Storm Keeper’s Island

When Fionn Boyle sets foot on Arranmore Island, it begins to stir beneath his feet ...Once in a generation, Arranmore Island chooses a new Storm Keeper to wield its power and keep its magic safe from ..

ATOS Book Level: 5.5

Point Level: 9.0

£6.99 £3.50 Ex Tax: £3.50

37 The Light Jar

The brand new read-in-one-sitting mystery from the bestselling author of THE GOLDFISH BOY. Nate and his mother are running away, hiding out in a tumbledown cottage in the middle of a forest. When Mum ..

ATOS Book Level: 4.4

Point Level: 8.0

£6.99 £3.50 Ex Tax: £3.50

38 Timmy Failure: Its the End When I Say It's the End

Though I, Timmy Failure, have solved many notorious crimes and now wish to enjoy my retirement, my fans have begged me to turn my memoirs into a movie, an ode to my greatness.It's nearly Christmas, bu..

ATOS Book Level: 3.9

Point Level: 3.0

£6.99 £3.50 Ex Tax: £3.50

39 Kid Normal and the Shadow Machine

YOU DON'T NEED SUPERPOWERS TO BE A HERO ... Or do you?Despite having no powers, Murph Cooper is part of the best team in the Heroes' Alliance. So when supervillain Magpie declares all-out war, Kid Nor..

ATOS Book Level: 6.0

Point Level: 10.0

£6.99 £3.50 Ex Tax: £3.50

40 Flour Babies

Let it be flour babies. Let chaos reign.When the annual school science fair comes round, Mr Cartwright's class don't get to work on the Soap Factory, the Maggot Farm or the Exploding Custard Tins. To ..

ATOS Book Level: 5.2

Point Level: 6.0

£6.99 £3.50 Ex Tax: £3.50

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