Team Evie Book Appeal 2019

Welcome to the 2019 Book Appeal! 20 books are still available to donate!

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3 years +

5 years +


Katie Morag and the Riddles

by Mairi Hedderwick

Katie Morag is in a terrible mood. Her bad temper gets everyone in trouble with the teacher, who gives them some tricky riddles to solve for homework. Can Katie solve the riddles and get back in everyones good books?


Potion Commotion

by Peter Bently

A hilarious new picture book by Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Peter Bently. Little witch Betty makes a big mess when she tries her hand at cooking. Into the cauldron goes everything from strawberry jam to slices of ham! Betty’s potion keeps on growing and growing and soon it’s spreading all over town. But when a hungry dragon arrives on the scene, can Betty’s brew save the day? A spellbinding tale of magical mishaps!



by David Wiesner

A bright, science-minded boy goes to the beach equipped to collect and examine flotsam – anything floating that has been washed ashore. Bottles, lost toys, small objects of every description are among his usual finds. But there’s no way he could have prepared for one particular discovery: a barnacle-encrusted underwater camera, with its own secrets to share …and to keep.


Space Dog

by Mini Grey

Spacedog’s lonely mission is nearly over, and it’s nearly time for him to go home. But one perilous rescue attempt later, and he finds himself with an Astrocat aboard his ship. But everyone knows Spacedogs and Astrocats are sworn enemies…aren’t they? And then they encounter a Moustronaut in peril, in this intergalactic romp by awardwinner Mini Grey.


Insect Emporium

by Susie Brooks

Open up this treasure trove of insects and immerse yourself in a wondrous collection of creatures as nature unfolds around you. Hidden amongst the foliage you’ll spy splashes of purple, orange, yellow, green and blue as a cloud of grasshoppers spring into action. And as you wander through, listen out for the buzzing of bees and the flitter of wings as caterpillars transform into a flutter of moths and butterflies.


The Big Katie Morag Storybook

by Mairi Hedderwick

Welcome to the Island of Struay, home of one of the best-loved characters in children’s books – Katie Morag McColl! This lavish book is packed with brand-new stories and poems featuring favourite characters from Katie Morag’s island home. Whether she’s trying to keep the secret of Baking Day from her little brother Liam, befriending a baby seal with the Holiday Children, or even smoothing out troubles

7 years +


Rainbow Magic Collection – 35 books

by Daisy Meadows

Our latest Rainbow Magic collection contains 35 fantastic stories about fairies with incredible talents… And the magical slipcase even has instructions for making a Lacey the Little Mermaid Fairy peg doll!


Fairy School Drop Out – 3 Books

by Meredith Badger

Meredith Badger’s Fairy School Drop-Out series is already a huge hit in her native Australia and now your children can also enjoy the story of a fairy who ditches her tutu in favour of her awesome skateboard. Debunking all the myths about fairies and their ‘oh-so-sweet’ nature, these books offer a refreshing read and are great for adventure-loving children. They are thrilling, exciting and will provide plenty of entertainment.

9 years +


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

by J.K. Rowling

The Order of the Phoenix finds Harry Potter furious that he’s having to spend his summer at the Dursleys while Lord Voldemort is seemingly building an army… Eventually Harry is rescued from Privet Drive by members of the Order of the Phoenix (a secret society formed years ago to fight Voldemort) and realises he has friends in unlikely places…


Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince

by J.K. Rowling

As the Dark Lord’s sinister forces amass, a spirit of gloom and fear is sweeping the land. Harry Potter waits nervously in his bedroom at the Dursleys’ for Professor Dumbledore to arrive. One of the last times he saw the Headmaster was in a fierce duel with Voldemort at the Ministry of Magic. Why is the Professor coming to visit him now? What is it that cannot wait until Harry returns to Hogwarts? In his sixth year, Harry will discover the secret behind the Half-Blood Prince, as Professor Dumbledore prepares him to face his destiny…


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

by J.K. Rowling

The Deathly Hallows is the final book in J.K. Rowling’s all-conquering Harry Potter series and it finds Harry facing a perilous journey to defeat the evil Lord Voldemort. Despite having lost so much already, Harry has to leave his loyal friends alone and find the strength to face a terrifying destiny on his own terms – but soon the whole school is gathering for the Battle of Hogwarts….


Worlds Worst Children Volume II

by David Walliams

The World’s Worst Children are back in this selection of short stories from the one and only David Walliams. Illustrated in full colour by Tony Ross, this book introduces beastly boys and gruesome girls and this time around they’re ruder, more disgusting and worse than you could ever imagine! You’ll be delightfully horrified by the antics of Gruesome Griselda and Fussy Frankie…


Dork Diaries Collection – 10 books

by Rachel Renee Russell

Tweens who enjoy the sparklier side of life will love joining Nikki Maxwell and exploring her adorkable world with this collection of Dork Diaries books. Written by Rachel Renee Russell, these books are bestsellers all around the world and it’s easy to see why. They are presented in a fun-filled diary format (complete with sketches and doodles) that gives children aged 9 and over the chance to find out exactly what Nikki is thinking…


The Diary of a Wimpy Kid – 10 Books

by Jeff Kinney

Zoo-wee-mama! Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid books have now sold over 75 million books worldwide – with 10 million of those sales coming in the UK alone. Book People’s latest slipcased collection brings together the first 10 books following the misadventures of Greg Heffley and his crazy family including, for the first time in paperback, Old School. Greg is an average American schoolboy, but he has a habit of getting into embarrassing but hilarious situations…



by Ladybird Classics - Bram Stoker

This Ladybird Classic is an abridged retelling of the classic vampire tale of Dracula by Bram Stoker. A perfect introduction to the well-loved legend, it is ideal for adults to read with children, or for newly confident readers to tackle alone. Please note that due to some scary parts in places, content may not be suitable for very young or sensitive readers. Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania for what he thinks is a simple business meeting …

11 years +


The Hobbit

by J.R.R. Tolkien

Likeable and unassuming hero Bilbo Baggins is unwittingly caught up in an epic adventure in one of the most imaginative and captivating children’s classics ever written. Although Bilbo sets out on his quest for a dragon’s gold rather reluctantly, as he is a cautious hobbit who likes a quiet life, his journey helps him find courage, strength and hidden resources that are sure to inspire readers young and old. The Hobbit is a fantastic book for confident…


The Find-Outers Collection – 15 books

by Enid Blyton

Who stole the money that the old man in Holly Lane had hidden in his cottage, and where is it now? Who’s that mysterious robber that disappears from the scene of the crime without a trace and who is responsible for the strange messages being sent to Mr Goon?


How to Train a Dragon

by Cressida Cowell

his book will be a hit with children and adults alike. THE STORY BEGINS in the first volume of Hiccup’s How to Train Your Dragon memoirs…Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was an awesome sword-fighter, a dragon-whisperer and the greatest Viking Hero who ever lived. But it wasn’t always like that. In fact, in the beginning, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was the most put upon Viking you’d ever seen. Not loud enough to make himself heard at dinner with his father, Stoick the Vast; not hard enough to beat his chief rival, Snotlout, at Bashyball, the number one school sport and CERTAINLY not stupid enough to go into a cave full of dragons to find a pet


The Parent Agency

by David Baddiel

A brilliantly funny, gripping novel from a born storyteller, The Parent Agency is an epic wish-fulfilment adventure for every child – and for the child in everyone. Barry said, a third time, “I wish I had better parents!” And then suddenly the entire room started to shake…Barry Bennett hates being called Barry. In fact it’s number 2 on the list of things he blames his parents for, along with 1) ‘being boring’ and 3) ‘always being tired’…


The Wizard of Oz

by Frank L Baum

The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum is more than 100 years old but still has the power to transport its reader to another world. Dorothy and her dog Toto are hit by a tornado which deposits them in the strange and magical Land of Oz. To return home to Kansas, Dorothy must follow the Yellow Brick Road and find the elusive Wizard of Oz but her journey is full of obstacles -not least the Wicked Witch of the West…

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