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 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

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 Perils in Paris

ALL ABOARD THE TRAIN TO PARIS!It’s 1911, and the young detectives of TAYLOR & ROSE are turning their talents to ESPIONAGE.On a case for the mysterious SECRET SERVICE BUREAU, the daring MISS SOPHIE..

ATOS Book Level: 6.9

Point Level: 11.0

£6.99 £3.50 Ex Tax: £3.50

6 Drone Racer

 Carson and his friends love racing drones, and they can't believe their luck when they stumble across a discarded one at a junkyard. But this new find is full of surprises. When they power the d..

ATOS Book Level: 5.6

Point Level: 8.0

£6.99 £3.50 Ex Tax: £3.50

7 Oxford Primary Dictionary

This is perfect dictionary for confident young writers and common dictionary readers, which is provided at a discounted cost of half-price, here at Laburnum House... You couldn’t get any better if you..

£12.99 £6.50 Ex Tax: £6.50

8 Collins Primary Atlas

A curriculum-supportive Primary Atlas for children aged 7-11 years (Key Stage 2). Designed for use in the classroom or at home, this revised edition includes informative politically coloured reference..

£7.99 £3.99 Ex Tax: £3.99

9 The Star Outside My Window

'I've always wanted to be a Star Hunter. But I don't want to be the kind that looks for old stars that have already been burning for millions of years. I want to find the brand new ones - the ones tha..

ATOS Book Level: 5.3

Point Level: 9.0

£6.99 £3.50 Ex Tax: £3.50

10 Spies in St Petersburg

With Sophie still missing in action after their explosive mission in Paris, Lil decides to take matters into her own hands. On a new mission for the Secret Service Bureau, can Lil find Sophie in misty..

ATOS Book Level: 6.6

Point Level: 11.0

£6.99 £3.50 Ex Tax: £3.50

11 Oxford Mini School Dictionary & Thesaurus

The Oxford Mini Dictionary & Thesaurus is the perfect two-in-one tool, making use of a dictionary companion at the top and a thesaurus at the bottom, this is perfect to own and everything a child ..

£5.99 £2.99 Ex Tax: £2.99

12 Tom Gates: Biscuits, Bands and Very Big Plans

The fourteenth title in the bestselling series, from the brilliantly talented Liz Pichon.This book is VERY important because it contains BISCUITS, BANDS and all my (doodled) plans to make DogZombies t..

ATOS Book Level: 3.9

Point Level: 2.0

£6.99 £3.50 Ex Tax: £3.50

13 Tom Gates Epic Adventure

The brand new hilarious and fully-illustrated instalment of the bestselling Tom Gates series! Having two sets of grandparents is turning out to be very good for me. The Wrinklies are keen on giving pr..

ATOS Book Level: 3.9

Point Level: 3.0

£6.99 £3.50 Ex Tax: £3.50

14 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

15 Oxford School Dictionary Paperback

The forever reliable Oxford School Dictionary is now newly available in a two-colour paperback edition, which includes all the text from the bestselling hardback, and more. Each entry contains clear d..

£7.99 £3.99 Ex Tax: £3.99

16 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

17 Wildspark **Blue Peter Book Award Winner 2020**

IN MEDLOCK, MACHINES DON'T COME TO LIFE - LIFE COMES TO MACHINESPrue Haywood is on a mission: Getting the ghost machines of Medlock to remember the people they used to be.  She needs to find her ..

ATOS Book Level: 5.6

Point Level: 11.0

£6.99 £3.50 Ex Tax: £3.50

18 The Secret In Vault 13

"David Solomons's zany, inimitable wit makes for a series of capers that are thrilling and satisfying."- The GuardianA sinister school where graduation means death . . .A monstrous..

ATOS Book Level: 6.1

Point Level: 8.0

£6.99 £3.50 Ex Tax: £3.50

19 The Girl who Speaks Bear

Written with passion and compassion, Anderson s talent as a weaver of magic and creator of evocative landscapes is growing with every book - The Daily MailEnchanting story - The Daily TelegraphThey ca..

ATOS Book Level: 5.2

Point Level: 10.0

£6.99 £3.50 Ex Tax: £3.50

20 Oliver Twist (Real Reads)

Real Reads are retellings of great literature from around the world, each fitted into a 64-page book. Our books make classic stories, dramas and histories available to intelligent young readers as a b..

ATOS Book Level: 5.0

Point Level: 1.0

£5.99 £2.99 Ex Tax: £2.99

21 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

22 Oxford Primary Thesaurus

The Oxford Primary Thesaurus is the perfect essential for every confident young writer, firstly it lists words in an alphabetical format, which makes looking for any definition or word, easy to naviga..

£12.99 £6.50 Ex Tax: £6.50

23 Oxford School Thesaurus Paperback

Newly available in paperback option, the Oxford School Thesaurus includes all the text that is included in the fantastic hardback version, with thousands of synonyms and up-to-date example sentences. ..

£7.99 £3.99 Ex Tax: £3.99

24 The Wizards of Once: Twice Magic

Enter a land of wizards, warriors, mythical creatures and powerful magic in an exciting fantasy adventure from the author of How To Train Your Dragon.Witches are creating havoc in the Wildwoods a..

ATOS Book Level: 6.8

Point Level: 9.0

£7.99 £3.99 Ex Tax: £3.99

25 Cyborg

Scott and his gang of techno-hackers barely escaped with their lives when they planted the virus that destroyed Virtual Kombat. Now that the game is gone, they think they're finally safe. But VK creat..

ATOS Book Level: 4.6

Point Level: 2.0

£6.99 £3.50 Ex Tax: £3.50

26 Malamander

Nobody visits Eerie-on-Sea in the winter. Especially not when darkness falls and the wind howls around Maw Rocks and the wreck of the battleship Leviathan, where even now some swear they have seen the..

ATOS Book Level: 4.8

Point Level: 8.0

£7.99 £3.99 Ex Tax: £3.99

27 Eagle Warrior

Bobbie is thrilled that a golden eagle has settled in the forest near her family's farm. She loves to walk the hills with her granny and watch the bird soar through the sky. But not everyone shares Bo..

ATOS Book Level: 4.0

Point Level: 1.0

£6.99 £3.50 Ex Tax: £3.50

28 The Spectacular Revenge of Suzy Sims

Sports Day is coming up soon and Suzi's in a great mood - until her class get saddled with mean old Miss Grit as their supply teacher. Miss Grit has it in for Suzi from day one, and worst of all, Suzi..

ATOS Book Level: 3.7

Point Level: 1.0

£6.99 £3.50 Ex Tax: £3.50

29 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

30 The Train To Impossible Places

When Suzy hears a strange noise in the middle of the night, she creeps downstairs to find a train roaring through her house. But this is no ordinary train. This is the magical delivery express for the..

ATOS Book Level: 5.4

Point Level: 11.0

£6.99 £3.50 Ex Tax: £3.50

31 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

32 Explorers On Witch Mountain

Stella Starflake Pearl is eagerly anticipating her next expedition. Suddenly disaster strikes when Stella's father, Felix, is snatched by a fearsome witch. Stella must bring her magic ice princess tia..

ATOS Book Level: 6.5

Point Level: 12.0

£6.99 £3.50 Ex Tax: £3.50

33 De Bruyne

Kevin de Bruyne is arguably Manchester City's best player. This is the story of how the young Belgian rose through the ranks, worked hard despite the difficulties he faced along the way, and showed co..

ATOS Book Level: 5.4

Point Level: 4.0

£5.99 £2.99 Ex Tax: £2.99

34 The Ghost of the Trenches and Other Stories from the First World War

As the Great War raged, and in its aftermath, people created hundreds of legends and stories round it, to speak of the sadness, the heroism, the deaths. Author Helen Watts and storyteller Taffy Thomas..

ATOS Book Level: 7.4

Point Level: 3.0

£5.99 £2.99 Ex Tax: £2.99

35 A Pinch of Magic

Three sisters trapped by an ancient curse.Three magical objects with the power to change their fate.Will they be enough to break the curse?Or will they lead the sisters even deeper into danger? .....

ATOS Book Level: 4.9

Point Level: 12.0

£6.99 £3.50 Ex Tax: £3.50

36 Training Transformation (Graphic Novel)

Andre Makuza is excited for another championship season with his summer holiday football team. But a new coach is taking over, and his unusual training methods have the team feeling frustrated. Will t..

ATOS Book Level: 2.9

Point Level: 0.5

£6.99 £3.50 Ex Tax: £3.50

37 Strange Boarders (Graphic Novel)

Adnan Zakaria's family recently fled Syria and resettled in America. Adnan feels like a stranger in a strange land. He's lonely and homesick. The one thing that gives him comfort is his best friend's ..

ATOS Book Level: 2.7

Point Level: 0.5

£6.99 £3.50 Ex Tax: £3.50

38 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

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