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Children's Book Store

What is the Children's Book Store?

The Children's Book Centre, in Kensington, has a huge variety of stock, with 15,000 titles concentrated on children between the ages of 1 - 15.
A comprehensive range of videos, tapes, audiobooks, toys and multimedia products are stocked with similar authority and targeted at the same age ranges tables de multiplication à imprimer.

Nearly every book offered is read, and nearly every video watched, so our service and advice to customers is second to none, whether they be parents or teachers.
We're open Monday to Saturday from 9:30 - 6:30, until 7pm on Thursdays
and 12 to 6pm on Sundays.

The Childrens Book Centre no longer sell Beanie Babies.
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Visit us!

You can find out where our shop is on our map page, or you can contact us using one of the methods below:

Phone us!

+44 (0)20 7937 7497 E-mail us!

E-mail us!

Fax us!

+44 (0)20 7938 4968

Write to us!

The Children's Book Centre
237 Kensington High Street
London W8 6SA
(United Kingdom)

Web Enquiry!

Send feedback on this site to: Shop Now!
Order with our On-Line Catalogue!

How to find the children's book Center

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Buses 9, 10, 27, 28, 33 and 49 stop nearby.
We are at 237 Kensington High Street.
The shop is open Monday to Saturday from 9:30 - 6:30,
until 7 pm on Thursdays,
and from 12:00 - 6 pm on Sundays.

Offers & Events

The Privilege Club

If you are able to visit the shop regularly, then you cannot afford not to be a member of the Children's Book Centre's Privilege Club. After ten purchases (just keep your receipts), 10% of the total value is given back to you in the form of anything from the shop. As a member you'll also be notified about author readings, charity days and other special events at the CBC. Join today!


There's a 10% discount on any purchase made by a school (teachers can use this discount on personal shopping too!). All this, plus:

Discussion Pages

Parents chat with other parents and kids chat with other kids on our message boards. Ask questions and give advice to others from your experiences. Recommend books to each other.



Top Books

It's Alphabet Day in Busytown and Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm can't wait to get to school to learn their ABC's. Miss Honey teaches Huckle and his classmates the letters of the alphabet. Each letter appears on the screen, followed by some of the children's favourite things that begin with each letter... from aeroplanes to zebras!

Lily Bunny is off to spend the day counting from 1-20. "Tra la la, 1, 2, 3, come along and count with me," she sings as she starts on her counting adventure. Along the way, she meets lots of friends like Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm, Bananas Gorilla and many other delightful characters who help her find funny things to count in Busytown.

One to 20 is your aim if you want to play this game. With a push of the Start button, Elmo, Telly and Gabi find themselves inside The Great Numbers Game. Each number they find leads them to one of Sesame Street's classic counting cartoons.

In Scoop Saves the Day a heavy storm causes a lot of damage. Bob sets off the clear all the mess, and leaves Muck and Lofty to help Farmer Pickles. But when Pilchard climbs a storm-blasted tree, which she brings crashing down onto the pond, Lofty just can't get a grip on the tense situation - can Scoop arrive in time to save the ducklings and Pilchard?

Jade is so used to being with and agreeing with Vicky, her larger-than-life best friend, that when a tragic accident occurs, she can hardly believe that Vicky's no longer there. But Vicky's a sparky girl who's not going to let a small thing like being dead stop her from living lift to the full. Whether Jade is in lessons, out running or tentatively trying to make new friends, Vicky is making her presence felt...
A moving and entertaining new novel from the auther of The Illustrated Mum, winner of the Children's Book of the Year, winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and highly commended for the Carnegie Medal.

10.00am I persuaded Jas to come to church with me to thank God for making Dad have his shoes blown off and also for giving me a Sex God as a plaything.
When I got to Jas's house she was sitting on her wall in the shortest skirt known to humanity. She leaped off the wall. Her skirt was about four centimeters long.
I said,"Is it a long time since you went to church, Jas?" and she said,"It's OK, I'm wearing really big knickers."

'Real life' or the death-defying adventures of the Greek myths, with their heroes and monsters, daring deeds and narrow escapes - which would you choose?
For Phoenix it's easy. He hates his new home and the new school where he is bullied. He's embarrassed by his computer geek dad. But when he logs into The Legendeer, the game his dad is working on, he can be a hero. He is Theseus fighting the terrifying Minotaur, or Perseus battling with snake-haired Medusa.
The trouble is The Legendeer is more than just a game. Play it if you dare.

Q Pootle 5 has landed. He has come to earth.
But earth is not where Q Pootle 5 wants to be.
Q Pootle 5 is on his way to a moon party but one of his rocket boosters won't boost and his spaceship just won't fly. The worried little ailien enlists some help. But will a small green from, three birds and a cat called Colin really be able to fix the spaceship and get Q Pootle 5 to his party on time?