Children's Books

Children's Reference

  • My Body Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781781714515 - Sally Hewitt & Angela Royston
    MYBO 5 years +
    Sally Hewitt & Angela Royston
    5 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £39.92
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    This is a collection of fun and interactive books that will help children learn all about how their body works. The bright reads are packed with photographs, illustrations and activities that emphasise the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

    Covering important topics like why it's important to wash your hands and brush your teeth; why we sleep and how the digestive system works, the books feature clear text that makes the sometimes complex workings of our bodies easy to understand for children aged 5 and over.
  • CPAM 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Journey across the world with this clear and colourful picture atlas from the experts at Collins.

    Beautifully illustrated by Steve Evans, the atlas opens with the continents before presenting a world view of countries and then showcasing some of the exciting places you can visit within each one.

    As well as facts and information about national emblems, customs, food, birds and animals, there's even a pull-out map of the world that can be displayed on a child's wall to help them learn even more.
  • SWFP 3 years +
    Katie Saunders
    3 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    A big and beautiful padded hardback that is strong enough to withstand even the most terrible of toddler tantrums, Strawberry Farm Phonics from the lovely Katie Saunders is guaranteed to keep little ones entertained for hours and hours on end.

    Featuring five funny stories with each concentrating on a different vowel sound, children aged 3 and above will love reading about the cats, hens, pigs foxes, pups and ducks...

    Exquisitely illustrated and perfectly capturing the busy and exciting aspects of farm life, Strawberry Farm Phonics is a unique collection of stories that will not only help build their vocabulary, but have fun too!
  • JIGP 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    This book will be available to buy from 27th April onwards. Check back on this date to place your order!

    Covering conjunctions, nouns, adjectives and so much more, this is a fun illustrated grammar and punctuation guide that will tell children everything they need to know about the English language.

    From the difference a comma can make ('Let's eat, Granny' is a far kinder message than 'Let's eat Granny') to advice on writing with style, it even features interactive quizzes to further aid the learning. It's sure to help parents brush up on their grammar skills, too.

    From the experts at Usborne, the guide is easy to use and has clear explanations and lively example sentences to guide children along the way. With its friendly tone and colourful artwork, it's perfect for helping with school work.
  • RWSS 7 years +
    Robert Winston
    7 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £20.00
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    This book will be available to buy from the 27th April onwards. Check back on this date to place your order!

    Robert Winston looks at everything from the fun of physics to the brilliance of biology in this easily accessible and endlessly informative book.

    The Super Science Book reveals how science surrounds us and makes us who we are and shows how physics is about everything, while chemistry is full of wonder.

    There are plenty of fantastic graphics to look at and the amazing facts are certain to astound curious, budding scientists.
  • FIED 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Designed especially for children aged 5 and over, this Usborne dictionary contains definitions of over 2,500 words and is written in simple and friendly language.

    The common words all have definitions written in full sentences to show them in context and there are also pronunciation guides for the trickier spellings.

    There are also 500 beautiful illustrations throughout the dictionary to add extra appeal and facts and lists to help aid learning further.
  • UCP2 5 years +
    Ruth Brocklehurst
    5 years +
    (4)
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    The Usborne Children's Picture Atlas gives readers aged 3 and over an intriguing look at the world - from the hot African plains to the frozen Arctic tundra.

    Featuring fun facts about countries and their capital cities, their famous landmarks, longest rivers and highest mountains - and with picture stories throughout as well - this is a brilliant home resource for young children as they begin to explore the wider world and the people and places within it.

    With quiz questions to engage the reader and interesting objects to spot on the pages, this is a simple and appealing introduction to maps and different cultures for preschool children.
  • TSFS 5 years +
    Minna Lacey
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Inspire the scientists of the future with 365 Science Activities - a Key Stage 1 workbook that contains a science activity or experiment for every day of the year.

    A very fun way to inspire learning (and to help with school work, too!), the book provides a hands-on way of learning that will educate, excite and entertain in equal measure.

    Among the topics covered are those of light, sound and friction. A valuable and extremely fun book for any child interested in science.
  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Levels 4-6 - 25 Books - Collection - 9780192745712
    RWBN 5 years +
    5 years +
    (8)
    • £15.99
    • RRP £123.75
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    • Just 64p per book
    Especially published for children at reading levels 4-6, and always popular with Book People customers, we're excited to bring you this massive 25-book Oxford Reading Tree collection starring Biff, Chip and Kipper.

    A scheme used by the vast majority of primary schools, these books will help children aged 5 and over develop into confident readers, and the familiar characters and entertaining stories are sure to be returned to again and again.

    Focusing on phonics so young readers can practise their sounds and letters, these first stories allow children to practise reading everyday language too. With eight covering each level, the fun-filled books come in a popper case and the collection also includes a parents' guide.
  • GACE 8 years +
    8 years +
    (1)
    • £4.99
    • RRP £17.99
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    Brilliantly accessible, Geography: A Children's Encyclopedia is the ultimate children's guide to our planet and covers all the geological and environmental processes that quite literally shape our world.

    Full of beautiful pictures that bring Earth's nature to life, the book covers everything from ice ages to global warming and earthquakes to tsunamis, taking in the natural wonders from the peak of Everest through to the bottom of the Mariana Trench along the way.

    With colourful diagrams, physical and political maps and fact files describing each continent and country, the guide will teach children about geography, geology and sociology.
  • BYZ2 9 years +
    Roald Dahl
    9 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    Boy, Roald Dahl's bestselling autobiography, is full of hilarious anecdotes about his childhood and school days - and is, of course, illustrated by Quentin Blake.

    As a boy, all sorts of unusual things happened to Roald Dahl. There was the time he and four school friends got their revenge on beastly Mrs Prachett in her sweet shop. There are stories of holidays in fishing boats, African adventures and the days of tasting chocolate for Cadbury's.

    You'll hear tales of horrible school bullies and the motor-car accident when Roald's nose was nearly sliced clean off... Roald Dahl vividly shares his memories; some are funny. Some are painful. Some are unpleasant. All are true
  • CARZ 7 years +
    Anna Claybourne
    7 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Anna Claybourne will introduce children aged 7 and over to some of the animal kingdom's biggest beasts in the surprising and captivating book Car-Sized Crabs and Other Animal Giants.

    From gangly giraffes to terrifying tarantulas, the book reveals amazing facts like how an angry elephant can reach speeds of 40km per hour and covers everything from mammoth mammals to big birds and creepy-crawly giants! There are also stats and scales for every animal on each spread.
  • SDMD 11 years +
    Frank Tapson
    11 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £11.99
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    This comprehensive maths dictionary is a brilliant home resource that will help children aged 11+ with homework, school projects and revision in all areas of mathematics.

    Containing an alphabetical wordfinder of over key 1,000 words and phrases and placing them in an easy-to-understand context, as well as extra feature spreads on important topics with diagrams and illustrations, this reference dictionary will help to bring full clarity to what can sometimes be a challenging subject.

    As well as being the perfect dictionary for all secondary school mathematics students, parents will also find it useful to refer to when helping with homework and for reminding themselves of key mathematical knowledge that may have been forgotten.
  • HBIQ 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Get to grips with maths and make sense of the really big numbers with the help of How Big is 43 Quintillion?

    A fun and unique way of helping children enhance their maths skills, the book explains the concepts of millions, billions, trillions and quintiliions in exciting and accessible ways - focusing on the maths behind the Rubik's Cube.

    The book contains a short history of maths and numbers and fascinating facts about everything from palindromes to pi. Analogies, explanations and infographics also combine to help readers aged 7 plus to visualise these big numbers; e.g. did you know that if one billion children stood on each other's shoulders, they would reach past the Moon?
  • CVID 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £11.99
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    The Oxford Children's Visual Irish-English Dictionary will help children learn thousands of Irish words for a diverse range of topics.

    Everything from the human body to the environment is covered and the vibrant illustrations are sure to aid the learning process.

    Suitable for children aged 8+, this hardback is sure to be returned to again and again and is a must-have for any child who wants to learn both everyday and unusual words in Irish and English.
  • OVSD 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £11.99
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    With topics ranging from the human body to the environment, the Oxford Children's Visual Scottish Gaelic-English Dictionary is the perfect book for any child who wants to learn both everyday and unusual words in Scottish-Gaelic and English.

    Compiled by expert lexical translators and language consultants, the book is presented in a way that makes it easy to learn the word you were looking for and acts as a perfect introduction to Scottish-Gaelic for children aged 8 and above.
  • HTPR 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    How to Play the Recorder is a guide from the experts at DK that will help any child learn how they can play the recorder.

    With its gorgeous, colourful design and step-by-step instructions, the book covers the basics of music and then moves through to more challenging music and even shows children how they can play duets on this most popular of first instruments.

    Notes are clearly introduced at the most appropriate stages and there are also musical pieces that progress in difficulty as the book progresses. Extra hints and tips are featured throughout the chapters, too, making this an ideal companion to recorder lessons at schools!
  • My French Language Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781909767706
    MFLS 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £21.97
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    • Just £2.00 per book
    This three-book collection - My First 1000 French Words, My French Sticker Atlas and My French Sticker Dictionary - provides children aged 5+ with a fun, creative and educational way to master the French language.

    Perfect complements to each other, the books are busting with exciting activities that will help children practise French. Beautifully illustrated, the books' concepts are organised into child-friendly themes and illustrations are accompanied by accessible translations and pronunciation guides.

    A simply amazing resource for children, parents and teachers.
  • Animal  Science Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781406357691 - Nicola Davies
    ANSC 8 years +
    Nicola Davies
    8 years +
    (2)
    • £7.99
    • RRP £41.94
    • Save £33.95
    • Just £1.33 per book
    Sure to be a huge hit with budding young vets and any children who have a keen interest in the animal kingdom, our six-book Animal Science Collection covers everything from the sounds that come out of animals' mouths to the more yucky things that come out of their bottoms.

    Fully illustrated and exploring the magic of natural history in fascinating depth, the six books cover tough survivors, animal communication, dangerous creatures, big and little animals, parasites and, of course, poo.

    Perfect non-fiction fans aged 8 and above who enjoy the likes of Horrible Geography and Horrible Histories, this collection of fun biology books will have children laughing and learning in equal measure.
  • Project Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781782099161
    PROJ 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £20.97
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    • Just £1.66 per book
    Go back to prehistoric times, head into outer space and discover all the facts about the human body in this fun- and fact-filled three-book collection.

    Project Dinosaur is great for any dinosaur fan (especially with how popular they are once again after the record-breaking success of Jurassic World!); Project Space reveals all about the solar system and reveals how to make a model to watch an eclipse and launch a balloon rocket; while Project Body is packed with pictures and illustrations that show just how the human body works.

    The books all have plenty of flaps to lift, pages to fold out and projects to complete, making them interactive and ideal homework aids. But the books are so much fun that children won't even realise they're learning!
  • That's So Gross Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781409609568 - Mitch Symons
    THGR 7 years +
    Mitch Symons
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £19.96
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    Four fascinating and funny books for children aged 7 and above, our That's So Gross Collection is a hilarious set of revolting reference books from the double Blue Peter Award-winning author, Mitchell Symons.

    Approaching topics in the much-loved Horrible Histories format, the frightful facts and sickly stories in this collection cover all that's gross from history, the animal kingdom and the human body - and is sure to delight children who love all things that are disgusting!

    Discover if dung beetles really stink; why caterpillars are so muscly; why angry monkeys fling their poo; why we puke, and why we sweat too for that matter; and much, much more in this deliciously disturbing collection of non-fiction books for children.
  • Big Cat Reading Lions Level 1-3 Collection - 18 Books - Collection - 9780007949595
    BCRL 5 years +
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £11.99
    • RRP £72.00
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    • Just 67p per book
    Developed by the experts at Collins, this bumper collection of Big Cat Reading Lions early readers books is ideal for introducing children aged 5 years and over to the wonderful world of reading and helping to support their reading development at home.

    Covering reading levels 1-3, each one of the 18 books has been created with leading children's authors and illustrators - and carefully levelled by educational experts - to ensure that they are not only thoroughly entertaining, but perfectly pitched to aid progression and encourage them along their reading journey.

    From first reading books through to books for reading with adult support, this collection of Big Cat Reading Lions books even includes both fiction and non-fiction books to make sure there is something to grab the interest of every child.

    Please note the books in this collection cover the first three reading levels of the Collins Big Cat scheme:

    Level 1 (First Reading) ? Decoding simple, short sentences, practising limited, specific phonemes, with very few tricky words.

    Level 2 (Practice Reading) ? Applying decoding skills on longer sentences with new phonemes, direct speech with more tricky words.

    Level 3 (Supported Reading) ? Reading with adult support, longer, less illustrated texts, with paragraphs, literary language and distinctive characterisation.
  • TMCB 7 years +
    Natalie Hughes
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Explore a world of things to colour with The Map Colouring Book!

    Divided into 23 different sections that celebrate the various countries and continents, the book offers plenty of colouring fun and each country is also illustrated with some of its signature traits and landmarks.

    Wonderfully detailed, the appealing designs range from Colombian whale watching to a giant gecko in the Ivory Coast and a dragon in Wales. After finishing each page, it can be perforated and displayed for all to see.

    A sightseeing trip around the world that your children will love taking!
  • GWRD 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £20.00
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    The world's bestselling annual and one packed with records, facts and trivia, we're delighted to bring you the awesome Guinness World Records 2016 at a brilliant Book People price. It will make a brilliant Christmas present, but stock is extremely limited so make sure you order today!

    Alongside wonderful world records relating to pets, superhuman achievements and extreme vehicles, you'll also be able to pore over the categories that are new for 2016 - waterfalls, ballooning, manga, drones and archaeology among many more.

    There are also profile boxes to offer a more comprehensive look at the record-breakers, infographics to present the information and more in-depth focus on the most astounding and iconic records.