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Get green-fingered with the Book People this summer

We’ve waited long enough for the summer to arrive, and now it’s very nearly upon us. So that means it’s time to get the garden suitably spruced up – and even the most green-fingered bookworm is sure to find plenty of excellent new ideas in the Book People’s home and garden collection. From handy design tips to top advice on growing your own vegetables, you needn’t look any further for top gardening tips.

With the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show having just been and gone, there’s a host of RHS-approved books currently available in the Book People’s extensive home and garden range. RHS Plants and Pips, by Holly Farrell, is priced at only £3.99 from the Book People – a saving of £6.01 on the recommended retail price. The book’s packed with advice on how to grow a wide range of fruit and veg – including tomatoes, apples and avocados – from pips that might otherwise simply be thrown away.

There’s also RHS Grow for Flavour by James Wong, priced at £6.99. Not only does this book contain smart scientific tips for growing delicious fruit and vegetables, but it also includes 36 useful recipes for getting the most out of them. The comprehensive RHS Vegetable & Fruit Gardening guide, meanwhile, is available for £4.99 – £15.01 cheaper than the RRP! – and is packed with expert advice on how to grow more than 150 herbs, fruit and vegetables.

Naturally, this is just a small taster of what’s currently on offer in our home and garden collection. So take a look and see how we can help you get more out of your garden this summer!

Half-term ideas and activities for children aged 9 and over!

When children get to the age of 9, half-term is always an exciting time but if they’re stuck indoors or can’t get to meet up with their friends for any reason, you may end up hearing the two words every parent dreads: ‘I’m bored’.

Tracy Beaker

The Book People is here to help ensure that you won’t hear that said at any time over the week ahead… We’ve put together some activity sheets – starring Tracy Beaker and My Sister the Vampire – that will keep young minds happily ticking over and engaged before they have to head back to school.

Just download the PDFs below and your children can get started right away…

My Sister the Vampire Activity Sheet

Tracy Beaker Activity Sheet

Tracy Beaker Bookmarks

Tracy Beaker Pencil Top

Half-term ideas and activities for children aged 7 and over!

Although we’re all holding out for good weather this weekend, we’ve come to learn we always need to be prepared for the worst and that some days might be rainy stay-indoors days… This is where the Book People comes in with this terrific set of activity sheets that are sure to keep any child aged 7 or over entertained.


With favourite characters including the Wombles, LEGO Star Wars and Winnie-the-Pooh, all you need to do is print off the following PDFs.

Astrosaurs Recipes

The Wombles – Colouring Sheet

The Wombles – Create a Story

Winnie-the-Pooh Colouring Sheet

LEGO Star Wars Activity Sheet

What Kind of Womble Would You Be?

Winnie-the-Pooh recipe


With thanks to Egmont, Bloomsbury and DK.

Half-term ideas and activities for children aged 5 and over!

Although we all have fond memories of half-term, we know here at the Book People that sometimes children can get bored… Do not worry though, we’ve put together this delightful set of activity sheets that are sure to keep them happily entertained – whether they like colouring in, word searches or even finding Wally!


Just click on the links below, download the PDF and print the sheets out for hours of half-term fun.

Alfie Colouring Sheet

Alfie Fairy Cakes

Elmer Word Search

Zoe and Beans Dominoes Picture Dominoes

Wolf Won’t Bite Dot-to-Dot


With thanks to Random House Children’s Books, Andersen Press and MacMillan Children’s Books.

Half-term activities for children aged 3+!

We know children aged 3 will not be enjoying half-term as much as their older brothers or sisters, but they’ll still be at home and looking for things to do. To avoid boredom and keep their minds active over the week (and possibly sibling fallouts!), here at the Book People we’ve put together an exciting selection of activity sheets we just know they will love.

Gruffalo activities

From mazes to spot-the-differences and colouring-in fun, the likes of the Gruffalo, the Snail and the Whale and the animals from Dear Zoo all feature. Simply download the PDFs and print them off to have your little ones having hours of fun this half-term.

Dear Zoo Activity sheet

Zoe and Beans Door Plate

Five Minutes Peace Activity Sheet

Gruffalo Finger Puppets

Guess How Much I Love You Activity Sheet

Maisy Dot to Dot

Room on the Broom Colouring Sheet

The Snail and the Whale Maze

Zoe and Beans Colouring Fun

With thanks to Campbell Books, MacMillan Children’s Books, Walker Books and Puffin Books.

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