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Knitting With Giant Needles (Hardback)
For anyone who is a weekend knitter or a crafter with a few hours to spare, Knitting with Giant Needles could be just the book. Focusing on the latest trend of knitting with giant needles, the book will help you create beautiful and unique accessories for your wardrobe and home in next to no time. Among the 35 inventive and practical projects are scarves, shoulder bags, cushions and blankets and the step-by-step instructions will appeal to newcomers and experienced knitters alike.
- RRP £9.99
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MCOM 9 years +
Minecraft: The Official Combat Handbook (Hardback)
Learn how to build a fort, craft armour and weapons with the Minecraft Combat Handbook. This handy user guide will teach a Minecraft player everything they need to know about defending themselves on the popular online game. With advice on avoiding attacks from hostile monsters and enemy players, the book will also show you how to set mob traps, defeat enemies in one-to-one combat and battle your way out of the Nether. With dedicated user tips also included, this is a must-have for any Minecraft fan!
- RRP £7.99
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Julia Donaldson Audio Collection- 10 CD's (collection)
The Gruffalo has become one of the most-loved children's characters of all time and this 10-CD collection brings him, and many of his equally brilliant friends, to life in audio format. Perfect for long journeys and for keeping children entertained, whatever the weather, among those delivering the soothing, rhyming stories are Imelda Staunton, Alexander Armstrong and even Julia Donaldson, the author of the books herself! A Squash and a Squeeze is a charming story, while Room on the Broom is hilarious. There is even the Gruffalo Song and Other Songs included, a CD which contains some of Julia's very own fun-filled action songs for children.
- RRP £40.00
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Twelve Years a Slave (Paperback)
Solomon Northup's brutal and heart-wrenching experiences have been unflinchingly brought to the big screen in the Oscar-winning film adaptation of Twelve Years a Slave, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt. Now you can read Northup's incredible narrative of his arduous years in this Penguin Classics paperback. A free man living in New York, Solomon is kidnapped and sold into slavery. After being beaten and given a new name, he is transported away from his family and forced to work in a cotton plantation. Constantly humiliated and unable to reveal his true identity through fear of death, he bonds with his fellow slaves as they try to survive... An incredible true story, this book also features a foreword from the film's director Steve McQueen.
- RRP £7.99
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NROJ 8 years +
Roald Dahl Collection - 15 Books (collection)
With striking new jackets and a new slipcase, all adorned with Quentin Blake's timeless illustrations, this 15-book collection brings together all of Roald Dahl's classic children's novels. Stories that have shocked, excited, entertained and delighted generations of children, this great value collection includes the likes of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG and Fantastic Mr Fox. The iconic characters, hilarious settings and unforgettable storylines make this an essential addition to your child's bookshelf.
- RRP £98.85
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Please note that all the books in this collection were available previously under Product Codes ROJ and XROJ, but with different artwork and jackets.
A Girl Called Jack (Paperback)
Cash-strapped and having to fend alone for her young son, Jack Monroe, now the brains behind Sainsbury's Live-Well-For-Less recipe ideas, set out on a mission to feed them both for week on a budget of just #10. Resourceful and successful, Jack embraced her local supermarket's 'basics' food and managed to create a range of delicious, simple and nutritious meals that she could make and enjoy with her son. This ingeniously thrifty cookbook features photographs throughout for recipes like Vegetable Masala Curry (30p per portion), Pasta alla Genovese (19p per portion) and Jam Sponge Pudding (23p per portion). Each meal idea is defiantly upbeat and wonderfully inexpensive and we just know you'll love taking on Jack's #10 challenge as much as we have!
- RRP £12.99
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LADY 4 years +
Ladybird Tales Collection - 24 Books (collection)
With 24 books to read through, all presented in a sturdy hardback format, this collection deserves a place on every child's bookshelf. Presented in a beautiful slipcase to make the books extra special, among the familiar fairy tales and stories included are Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Beauty and the Beast and The Ugly Duckling. Perhaps less well-known, but equally charming, are the likes of The Magic Porridge Pot, Chicken Licken and The Enormous Turnip. This set of stories is simply perfect for sharing at bedtime.
- RRP £119.76
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NSHK 7 years +
Shakespeare Story Collection - 16 Books (collection)
Boasting 16 of William Shakespeare's most popular and enduring plays, this collection features more Shakespeare Stories than ever before. From the tragedy of Macbeth to the humour of Much Ado About Nothing, this superb collection of paperbacks makes an excellent introduction to Shakespeare for younger readers. The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.
- RRP £79.84
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Cute and Easy Knitting (Paperback)
Learn how to knit 35 gorgeous projects that you can give as gifts or keep for yourself with Cute & Easy Knitting. Perfect for beginners, Fiona Gable will show you how to knit a range of simple items and the opening chapter Knitting Know-How will help you learn every stitch you'll ever need, all illustrated with helpful artwork. The projects are conveniently grouped into the skill levels of beginner, improver and enthusiast and among the varying projects you can create are a cosy for your phone, woodland-themed key rings, hot water bottle covers and book covers and backpacks. With easy-to-follow instructions and helpful hints and tips throughout, you'll absolutely love working through these exciting design ideas!
- RRP £12.99
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CHIP 3 years +
- RRP £123.75
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From Oxford Reading Tree, the Read with Biff, Chip & Kipper Levels 1 - 3 Collection has been specially designed to introduce children aged four and above to the early concepts that will form the basis of their reading and writing skills. Featuring Roderick Hunt and Alex Brychta's cheery and appealing characters, the books are sure to help your little one take their first steps in learning to read. This collection covers levels 1 to 3 of the scheme and includes twelve phonics books, twelve storybooks and a parents' handbook packed with advice on how to help your child make the most of their introduction to reading.
Elly Griffiths Set - 3 Books (collection)
The Norfolk coast is the setting for Elly Griffith's evocative and gripping crime fiction novels... Readers will love losing themselves in these cleverly plotted stories, engrossing settings and solving the cases with forensic archeologist Ruth Galloway, the series' delightful, independent-minded heroine. In The Crossing Places, a child's bones are found and another goes missing, can Ruth put the mystery to rest and avoid danger herself? The Janus Stone sees Ruth investigating mysterious disappearances from a children's home... And in The House at Sea's End, six bodies are discovered buried at the foot of a cliff; how long have they been there and why are they there? Ruth faces threats of her own as she draws closer to the person who may be responsible... Fast-paced with refreshingly unusual characters, gritty crime fiction fans will be hooked.
- RRP £22.97
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The Hairy Bikers' Asian Adventure (Hardback)
Si and Dave have long been friends of the Book People and after wowing us with perfect pies, delicious curries and even showing us how to eat well and lose weight not once, but twice, they return with the cookbook tie-in to their new hit BBC show The Hairy Bikers' Asian Adventure. As the duo journeyed through Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand and Korea, they honed their Asian cooking skills and this hardback cookbook features over 100 of their favourite recipes from the area. Speedy, easy to make and packed with flavour, many of the recipes continue the Hairy Dieters' commitment to cooking healthy food that doesn't compromise on the taste too!
- RRP £20.00
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GPSD 7 years +
Fluttering with friendly and quirky bird characters to guide children through the clear pages and full-colour layouts, this is the ultimate child-friendly dictionary for pupils aged 7-9. Perfect for daily use for checking grammar, punctuation and spelling, this is essential reference for Key Stage Two children and their parents and teachers. With features such as easy-to-remember rules, a list of tricky words, those words most commonly misspelt and plenty more, this reliable book from Oxford University Press will provide a sturdy grounding in the English language and its techniques for children aged 7+.
- RRP £9.99
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When Fraser Met Billy (Hardback)
Rescued from an abandoned house, Billy the cat transformed young autistic Fraser's life when the two first met at a cat protection shelter, and now the pair are inseparable. This is Billy's mother Louise Booth's account of the bond between one boy and his pet. Watching her son evolve from being an anxious and emotional little one prone to tantrums through to a less stressed and altogether more stable child with a brighter future. A book that will appeal to fans of A Street Cat Named Bob, When Fraser Met Billy is a poignant, touching and heart-warming read.
- RRP £14.99
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REDS 9 years +
Minecraft: The Official Redstone Handbook (Hardback)
The Minecraft Redstone Handbook contains everything you need to know to get connected to the electrifying possibilities of Redstone. From basic mining and logic circuits to more advanced mechanics, this book will give you step-by-step instructions to get you fully wired to Redstone. With builds including Redstone traps and arrow launchers you never need fear creepers again... Plus, see some of the most amazing community creations from the very best Redstone builders - they'll blow your mind!
- RRP £7.99
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Please note that the information in this book is compatible with the XBox and PC versions of Minecraft.
Ann Cleeves Collection - 10 Books (collection)
With the television adaptation of her Vera Stanhope series proving very successful, there has never been a better time to start working your way through bestselling author Ann Cleeves' enticing crime fiction. This ten-book collection includes all five of her books starring Vera Stanhope and also the Shetland island Quartet series. Every single book in the collection is captivating, riveting and full of shocking twists and turns guaranteed to keep you guessing throughout.
- RRP £79.90
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WYOS 8 years +
The Usborne Write Your Own Story Book (Hardback)
Perfect for youngsters who love making up stories or comic strips, The Usborne Write Your Own Story Book is packed with helpful hints, tips and handy tasks to get them started. With practical suggestions for creating different points of view and conjuring up believable characters, settings and story lines, plus a clever concealed spine that allows the book to lie flat for easy use, this is a genius way of encouraging writing and reading skills.
- RRP £7.99
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GBSY 3 years +
Great Big Storybook Collection -10 Books (collection)
Each of the humorous and touching stories in this Great Big Storybook Collection are perfect for gently teaching your young reader some strong messages they'll encounter as they grow up. Featuring tales about friendship, wearing glasses, getting a new pet, learning how to swim, being brave, understanding how to share, and many more, this is a must-have for any child's bookshelf. The colourful illustrations and easy-to-follow narrative make each one perfect for sharing, and the unique and light morals are ideal for discussing with the supporting notes for parents and teachers, which really help children engage with their reading. Heart-warming, very sweet and beautifully presented in a sturdy case with ribbon finish.
- RRP £59.90
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Creative Writing Set - 3 Books (collection)
Aspiring authors can take their writing to the next level with these three Teach Yourself books, designed to offer practical advice on crafting a great story and even writing great dialogue. Written by published authors and creative writing teachers, the books are designed to help writers perfect their skills. Using a step-by-step practical approach with case studies, exercises and diagnostic tests, the handbooks will tell you everything you need to know - from the initial concepts through to the tricky process of approaching publishers.
- RRP £38.97
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Greedy Girl's Diet: Second Helpings! (Hardback)
Celebrity Masterchef winner Nadia Sawalha took the dieting and food-loving world by storm with her bestselling title Greedy Girl's Diet, and now she's back with more tempting recipe ideas that prove that healthy food doesn't have to be dull and that you can still have treats without overindulging. This illustrated cookbook offers a host of family-friendly, healthy and nutritious recipes, including scrumptious desserts, that can all be prepared in no time at all. The chapters feature recipes for ten-minute meals, half-hour dinners, inspiration for lunchboxes and even a guide to making takeaway-style suppers without the calories. Nadia's emergency three-day detox will help you get into that dress too!
- RRP £14.99
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RLU2 3 years +
Sugarlump and the Unicorn (Hardback)
When Sugarlump the rocking horse wishes to see the world, a magical unicorn turns him into a real horse so he can explore what lies outside his room. But soon, after all the trotting, galloping and dancing around the farm, race track and even the circus, Sugarlump realises the one thing he's really longing for is his home and the children who loved him that he left behind. Will the unicorn be able to grant him one more wish? A magical story with a classic appeal told by the flawless Julia Donaldson, with stunning illustrations by Lydia Monk to really add warmth and wonder of this glittering tale, adventure-loving little ones will be enthralled by this picture book.
- RRP £10.99
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Bernard Knight Collection (collection)
It is November 1194 and Richard the Lionheart appoints Sir John de Wolfe, an ex-crusader, as the first coroner for the county of Devon. The coroner is sent to a lonely moorland village to hold an inquest on an unidentified body but he quickly finds that his new appointment might not be as straightforward as he first thought - particularly when his own brother-in-law seems intent on thwarting the investigation... Full of twists and turns, these brilliantly realised murder mysteries, set against a wonderfully accurate historical backdrop, come from Bernard Knight, a talented writer whose 40-year career as a Home Office pathologist and Professor of Forensic Pathology lends real authenticity to the gripping tales.
- RRP £69.99
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DIAM 9 years +
The Diamond Brothers Set - 3 Books (collection)
You may recognise Anthony Horowitz from his number one bestselling Alex Rider series, but the Book People favourite can now be enjoyed by a younger league of fans with the help of his utterly fantastic Diamond Brothers series! The massively entertaining Diamond Brothers run the world's worst private detective agency and we're sure your young reader will want to jump right on board with the brothers' capers. The Diamond Brothers stories are very much in the style of some of the greatest detective story writing ever written, but they are also hilariously funny and full of some pretty awful antics that make them brilliantly accessible for kids... We're very big fans and we just know confident readers aged 9+ will love them too.
- RRP £17.97
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SECB 9 years +
Secret Breakers Set - 4 Books (collection)
Sure to keep children aged 9 and over guessing throughout, this four-book collection of Secret Breakers adventure stories is full of entertaining mysteries. Heralded as 'The Da Vinci Code for children', H.L. Dennis' stories are full of real codes, real mysteries and real danger. Throughout the books Brodie Bray and her new friends have to solve the likes of the Voynich Manuscript, a coded letter from Elgar, the writings of Sir Francis Bacon and discover just who is buried in the unmarked Shepherd's Tomb at Shugborough Hall...
- RRP £27.96
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The talented broadcaster and author Sally Magnusson provides an emotional insight into what it is like when someone close to you is suffering from dementia in Where Memories Go. Sally's mother, Mamie Baird Magnusson was hailed as one of the finest journalists of her generation and this book shows how dementia crippled her as she desperately resolved to retain a grip on her life. Mamie was previously married to Mastermind presenter Magnus Magnusson and together they had five children, of whom Sally is the eldest. This book chronicles the anguish, frustrations and unexpected moments of brightness that the family experienced as dementia took hold of Mamie's life. As well as her personal experiences, Sally also seeks expert advice on how to live with the disease and asks penetrating questions about how we treat older people and what it means to be human...
- RRP £16.99
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From the weapons that caused carnage to heart-wrenching letters back home, A History of the First World War in 100 Objects offers a powerful narrative and visual treatment of this important event in world history. Amongst the other items featured are paintings by official war artists and unexpected items that decorated trenches. Each object is depicted on a full page and is the subject of a short chapter that places it in context with the events and people it was associated with. A unique and fascinating commemoration of WWI.
- RRP £30.00
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Peep Inside The Zoo (Other)
Animal-crazy toddlers will find lots to love with Peep Inside the Zoo, a lift-the-flap book especially designed for young children. With flaps and holes to peep underneath and through, the book reveals what life at the zoo is really like and also contains snippets of information about each animal. The vivid and striking pictures are also very appealing!
- RRP £6.99
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UREF 7 years +
My First Book Collection -12 Books (collection)
This really is the ultimate home reference collection for children aged 7+. Keep the neatly presented collection, complete with popper bag, on your bookshelf and simply turn to it for school projects and homework help, or for simply dipping in and out of to pick some some amazing and easy-to-remember facts. Great for young readers who prefer fact to fiction, the experts at Collins cover all manner of topics, from animals to earthquakes, maps of the world to our solar system, each book will be sure to capture the imagination of children and teach them the key facts they need to make a start in a range of essential and exciting subjects. Packed with colourful illustrations and photographs, fun facts and easy-to-follow language, this entertaining and educational collection is a must-have.
- RRP £119.88
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Railway Day Trips (Paperback)
A pocket companion that will suit the needs of both casual and seasoned railway travellers. Plan an adventure, follow the changing landscape and discover some truly fascinating destinations that you can explore by train in Britain. From St Ives to Penzance, Ely to Norwich, York to Leeds, this little book uncovers 150 of Britain's top trips between major towns and cities and all the countryside in between. The easy-to-follow location maps, route diagrams and accessible text about history and geography in each area make each destination a joy to read about and to visit, while the stunning colour photographs illustrate the journey and make following the real thing extra rewarding.
- RRP £14.99
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RESP 7 years +
Rescue Princesses Collection - 10 Books (collection)
After the success of Disney's Frozen helped children discover that princesses do far more than wear pretty dresses and wait for their prince to come, this 10-book collection will introduce readers aged 7 and over to a whole new selection of feisty and independent princesses. With wounded dolphins to save, baby pandas to protect and kings that need to be proven wrong, The Rescue Princesses stories are fast-paced, full of humour and perfectly capture the essence of a modern princess.
- RRP £49.90
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The Medicinal Chef Healthy Every Day (Hardback)
Everyone can eat great tasting, nutritional and healthy food as TV's Medicinal Chef and cooking expert Dale Pinnock proves in Healthy Every Day. Featuring 80 new and simple yet equally delicious recipes, this practical and inspiring cookbook will have you eating better than ever throughout 2014, no matter what time of day it is nor the demands of your lifestyle. Alongside the tasty recipes for you to complete at home, the short texts alongside each one explain just how the ingredients benefit you in every aspect, and the A-Z Food Pharmacy also included explains how the powerful nutrients in certain foods really can boost your health and well-being like supercharging your nervous system or revitalising your skin. Satisfying food that will help you eat cleaner than ever has never tasted better; or been easier to create!
- RRP £18.99
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WSAT 3 years +
Winnie The Witch Collection and Satchel - 14 Books (collection)
Winnie the Witch and her loyal cat Wilbur are much-loved characters with young children and this collection includes 14 of their incredible, zany, laugh-out-loud adventures. Coming in a bright satchel decorated with yellow and orange stripes - Winnie's favourite colours - the picture books can be easily transported wherever your child goes and will keep children and grown-ups thoroughly entertained. All written by Valerie Thomas, with Korky Paul's vibrant illustrations adding to the fun, join Winnie as she takes a ride on a flying carpet, visits the seaside, finds a dragon and visits the dinosaur museum.
- RRP £97.86
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