Books for Star Wars Day – May the 4th Be With You!

Alongside the success of The Force Awakens and the eager anticipation for the upcoming spin-off Rogue One, there are rumours abounding that the next Star Wars film’s full title will be announced on what has now become known as Star Wars Day – May the 4th. It’s fair to say there’s never been a better time to be a fan of the saga from a galaxy far, far away.

Of course, with all this coming up, many young Jedi need to learn about their new favourites and where better to do this than in an out-of-this-world book? Here at Book People, we have so many intergalactic books for Star Wars fans and they’re so good, they’d even keep a Wookiee happily engrossed (we could say we have ‘brilliant bookies for Wookiees’; we could also claim ‘Chew need these’…). Among these books, which are all available at unbelievable prices are the below:

The Force Awakens: Visual Dictionary

Learn about Kylo Ren, Rey and Finn with this fact-filled encyclopedia all about the new heroes from the Resistance and the villains they’re battling against in the First Order.

LEGO Star Wars: Visual Dictionary

Including an exclusive Minifigure of Luke Skywalker, this book tells fans of LEGO and Star Wars everything they want to know about the characters and vehicles that feature in the range, brick by brick.

The Force Awakens: Incredible Cross-Sections

Poe Dameron may be the best pilot in the galaxy, but surely you want to know more about the spaceship he flies? This brilliant mix of design and engineering will show you all the inner workings.

Star Wars: Everything You Need to Know

From quirky facts to movie-making trivia and all kinds of photographs, this book provides a visual and entertaining overview of all the events that lead up to events in The Force Awakens.

Ultimate Star Wars

A huge book that looks at the characters, creatures, locations, technology and vehicles that have appeared in the Star Wars films before Episode VII and its spin-off series the Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels.

Find many more of the best books in the galaxy in our hand-picked selection of Star Wars books.


Top 10 Books from the 1990s

Who remembers the 1990s? From MC Hammer’s baggy pants and Macaulay Culkin’s star-making turn in Home Alone to the spectacle of Jurassic Park and the dominance of the Spice Girls, it was an incredible decade full of unforgettable moments – but what about the books? Well, thankfully these were just as amazing.

A Roald Dahl classic was brought back to the masses thanks to a magical feature film; children all over the world developed an abiding fear of ventriloquist’s dummies; and a certain bespectacled wizard hopped on a train at Platform 9 ¾ at Kings Cross for the very first time… watch our video below to see how many of our Top 10 Books from the ‘90s you can remember.

Roald DahlMatilda
Although published in 1988, the 1996 movie directed by and starring Danny DeVito made this essential for ‘90s kids. Mara Wilson is perfect in the title role and it also managed the unlikely feat of putting children off chocolate cake… almost!

K. A. ApplegateAnimorphs
Four humans stumble across a crashed spaceship and inherit the amazing power of being able to transform into any animal they touch. Published between 1996 and 2001, this series was adapted into a Nickelodeon show in 1998.

Ann M. MartinThe Babysitters Club
A group of friends set up a local babysitting service and deal with a host of serious themes ranging from illness and divorce to peer conflicts. This popular series spawned two spin-off book series, a graphic novel, a TV show adaptation and even a feature film.

Jacqueline WilsonThe Story of Tracy Beaker
This story became a big favourite with readers upon its publication in 1991. The star of the book, Tracy, has a wild imagination and makes up a series of stories about why she’s living in a children’s foster home, many of which revolve around her actress mother working in Hollywood.

Dav PilkeyCaptain Underpants
Running from 1997 until 2015, Captain Underpants follows the adventures of two children as they hypnotise their teacher and end up creating a superhero who has to battle the evil Dr. Diaper.

Lois LowryThe Giver
A dystopian novel that has sold over 10 million copies, this book was not afraid to tackle difficult and grown-up subjects. A controversial book that inspired many debates, it was adapted into a film in 2014.

Marcus PfisterThe Rainbow Fish
With shiny scales and a simple message of sharing, this book is still popular today and continues to add to its total of 15 million copies sold.

R.L. StineGoosebumps
Those embossed, colourful covers… the scary stories and those deliciously dark twists at the end! The Goosebumps books were a staple of schoolchildren’s bookshelves during the ‘90s and retain their popularity today!

Philip PullmanNorthern Lights
Also known as The Golden Compass, this book – the first in a trilogy – was published in 1995 and follows Lyra Belacqua as she heads to the Arctic in search of a missing friend and comes around all sorts of magical things.

J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
The bestselling children’s books in history, J.K. Rowling’s books have become iconic. The characters are unforgettable and the plot is full of surprises. A true phenomenon, wizards and witches all over the world are excited for the expansion of the wizarding world in new spin-off film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.


Our favourite reads straight from the jungle

Blog_PromoBanner_698x298_JungleBookWith the release of the new Jungle Book movie, we’ve gone on a safari to find our favourite jungle-themed titles!

Colouring Book
The Jungle Book: Colouring Book

£3.99, save £6.01

This beautifully intricate colouring book allows you to bring Rudyard Kipling’s story to life. From Baloo to Mowgli, you can colour from scene to scene while enjoying snippets of text from the original book.

 

Bear GryllsBear Grylls Collection

£9.99, save £45.93

For the younger reader seeking fast-paced action and excitement, this collection is ideal. Thirteen-year-old Beck Granger starts his journey searching for the legendary City of Gold in the Colombian jungle, but along the way must battle the elements and use his skills in order to survive in the wild.

 

Quest AdventuresQuest Adventure Collection

£11.99, save £47.89

Quest Adventure is a collection of 12 stories for younger readers that require them to put their history, maths and science skills to the test in order to complete their adventure. This incredibly interactive collection allows children to practise the important knowledge they gain at school in an enjoyable and exciting way.

 

Running WildRunning Wild

£3.99, save £3.00

Award-winning author Michael Morpurgo tackles contemporary issues such as deforestation and endangered animals in this gripping novel. The story follows a young boy’s journey through the Indonesian rainforest after his life was saved by an elephant.

 

 

 

Jungle Book CollectionThe Jungle Book Collection

£4.99, save £9.98

This list could not be complete without the Jungle Book Collection itself! First published in 1894, the story of the man-cub Mowgli and the sleepy brown bear Baloo is well loved the world over. This collection includes The Jungle Book, The Second Jungle Book, and Just So Stories – 12 magical tales full of animal revelations, including how the camel got his hump.


Exciting new books to help your bookshelves grow

New books from Book People

Spring is in the air at Book People Manor, so we’re celebrating with new books as we welcome the most beautiful season of all. From children’s favourites to gripping fiction, fascinating non-fiction and the tastiest new cookbooks, you’ll find something for everyone!

What's New in Children's BooksSophie’s Big First Word Book
Covering popular preschool topics including animals, vehicles, colours and much more, toddlers’ favourite, Sophie la girafe, encourages them to use their observational skills and will help enhance their knowledge of the world around them.

 

 

What's New in Children's BooksMargaret Mayo and Alex Ayliffe Collection – 3 Books
Focusing on awesome engines including rockets, trains and diggers, the noisy words and rhyming text are sure to satisfy any young reader, making them perfect for machine-mad little ones.

 

What's New in Children's Books Lily’s Driftwood Bay: The Sunshine Picnic
A hugely popular and beautifully animated show on Nick Jr, Lily’s Driftwood Bay is a place that children would love to visit. This gorgeous book will delight little ones as they help Lily find sea treasure on the sunniest day of the year. Where will the treasure take her and your young reader-in-training?

 

What's New in Children's Books LEGO Nexo Knights Ultimate Sticker Book
The newest Minifigure heroes from LEGO, the Nexo Knights are already huge favourites with Master Builders of all ages. With over 1,000 easy-peel stickers that can be used over and over again, this book provides a perfect introduction to the realm of Knighton. It’s a brick-load of fun!

 

 Weave Art
Weaving patterned paper is an easy way to make stunning art. This book has double-sided pages for the patterns so that you can either use them as they are or add your own colours. Patterned pages, pre-cut loom pages and a multi-coloured pen to add your personal finishing touches all combine to help you weave your way to wonderful art.

 

What's New in Children's Books National Trust 50 Things to Do Before You’re 11 3/4
Eat an apple from a tree… Make a daisy chain… Go on a walk barefoot… 50 Things to Do Before You’re 11 3/4 is an illustrated adventure handbook full of activities that provide fun throughout the year. Inspired by the National Trust’s #50Things  campaign, it will help children get closer to nature through facts and fun projects. There are also checklists to tick off and plenty of space for notes, photos, leaves, doodles and more.

 

What's New in Children's Books My First Science Book
From kitchen chemistry to backyard biology, your children will find out all sorts of scientific secrets and discover a range of experiments to try at home in this fantastic book. While some of the experiments do require adult supervision, many can be done by children themselves without any specialist equipment. A great aid to help them develop their interest in science.

 

What's New in Children's Books Pitticus Lore Collection – 3 Books
John Smith is not your average teenager. He moves from small town to small town, unable to change his identity. He cannot tell anyone who or what he really is – and if he stops moving, he will be hunted down… Featuring the first three books in the bestselling Lorien Legacies series, this collection is a must for young adult readers.

 

What's New in Non-Fiction The Times: Quick Crossword Collection – 4 Books
Perfect for long journeys, commutes or rainy, stay-at-home days, there are 320 definition-only puzzles from the Times T2 section for you to work your way through. From history and geography to culture and literature, this collection is sure to keep your brain ticking and memory pumping – wherever you are.

 

 It’s On the Meter
This hilarious and eye-opening book tells the astonishing story of three mates, the taxi they drunkenly purchased and a 43,000 mile-round trip of global misadventure. With its crazy premise and some colourful language, this highly entertaining and quirky memoir will delight fans of Dave Gorman and Danny Wallace.

 

What's New in Non-Fiction Half Yard Gifts
Sewing guru Debbie Shore provides you with a selection of easy sewing projects that can be made using leftover pieces of fabric. Including gift ideas for everyone, you’ll find out how to sew everything from aprons to kneeling pads and even tool belts!

 

 

What's New in non-Fiction A Spotless Home
Change your life for the better with the time-saving tidying tips and cleaning cheats featured in A Spotless Home. This little book will become your cleaning bible – it will show you how to do everything from regular home maintenance to emergency fixes and how you can enjoy living in a decluttered home – saving money in the process.

 

What's New in Non-Fiction Green Guides Collection – 4 Books
Covering wild flowers, trees, butterflies and garden wildlife, these little guides provide concise descriptions of their subjects which include information on their appearances, habitats and much more. There are also beautiful illustrations of over 150 species in each book.

 

What's New in Non-FictionBake Off: Creme de la Creme
This book breaks down patisserie skills to their simplest elements so that you will soon become familiar with the ingredients, equipment and chemistry behind the creations you both see on the show and in the best restaurants. From croissants to slices and petit gateaux, the recipes are accompanied by mouth-watering photographs and expert advice on how to achieve a truly professional finish.

 

What's New in FictionThe Steel Kiss
When an escalator gives way mid-chase, Amelia is forced to let a killer escape as she helps a trapped man –  and she teams up with Lincoln Rhyme to investigate if it was an accident. Could they be on the trail of a murderer who is a technical whizz who knows how to contribute to a fatal ‘accident’? Another gripping read from Jeffery Deaver, the master of suspense.

 

What's New in Fiction Death of a Nurse

The latest mystery from Book People favourite M.C. Beaton follows Lochdubh’s most quick-witted but unambitious policeman as he attempts to solve another quirky crime. A beautiful hardback at an unbelievable price, this novel will delight M.C. Beaton’s loyal fans and is full of shocks, surprises and charm.


Spring Sale – Books in Bloom

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The sun is shining and so are the offers in our Spring Sale. With savings across all genres, what better time to pick up a new book and grow your bookshelves? Here are just a few highlights…

 

 
World's Best CakesWorld’s Best Cakes

Only £4.99, save £25!

From cupcakes to cheesecakes, Roger Pizey – world renowned pastry chef – has compiled 250 of the best cakes from around the globe. Each recipe is fool proof and a guaranteed dessert success. Our mouths are watering already!

 

 

MBDSMy Ballet Dream Collection

Only £3.99, save £16.98!

This beautifully illustrated set of three stories is set within the world of ballet and follows the journey of a young dancer named Tilly. A perfect collection for any ballerinas in the making!

 
PATWPaper Towns

Only £2.99, save £10.00!

This bestselling novel, and recent movie hit, is high on a lot of teen reading lists. Lead character Quentin finds himself on a road trip across America in pursuit of the girl he loves who has gone missing.

 

 

Check out our Spring Sale Page for more great offers!

 


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