Children’s action & adventure

Dive into action and adventure with classic children’s adventures books like Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne, The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle and Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift. Young adventurers can join Leonora Bolt as she tries out new inventions, while those slightly older can sail with sky pirates in The Edge Chronicles series, go to a mythical and dangerous land in Tahereh Mafi’s Furthermore and delve into a true story with Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell. No special kit is needed for these adventures, just a daredevil nature.

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Puffin Clothbound Classics

Grow your collection of beloved children's classics with this bundle of four special hardback editions of exciting adventure tales for children.

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Classic adventures

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Reading list

9 books for fans of pirate stories

Ahoy there! Are you on the lookout for a pirate-themed book or two? From thrilling adventures on the high seas to calming bedtime tales, we’ve got something for every young buccaneer on this list.

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Fantasy adventures

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The Ice Whisperers by Helenka Stachera

The Ice Whisperers tells the story of two sisters born forty thousand years apart. In this extract, Bela has been sent to live with her uncle in deepest Siberia, but she quickly discovers that strange things are happening in his house.

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