Archive for June, 2013

Awesome activities with the Book People

The summer holidays are approaching and your thoughts may be drifting towards how you will keep the children happily busy throughout this long break. Luckily the Book People is here to help. We have an exciting selection of activity books that will suit all ages of children, and even some great craft books for grown-ups too! Check the main site as we regularly update our range of books and you’re sure to find something you’re interested in. Remember, orders over £25 qualify you for Free Delivery too!

The dream team of children’s books, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, have created a number of memorable books including The Gruffalo, The Snail and the Whale and Room on the Broom, and this 10-book collection features games, puzzles and colouring-in activities. Sure to be returned to again and again and ideal for rainy days, the familiarity of The Gruffalo and his friends is sure to appeal to children and the reusable stickers included throughout just add to the fun. LEGO is another brilliantly popular brand with children and the Legends of Chima Ultimate Sticker Collection will excite any fan of the world-famous building bricks. Chima is LEGO’s incredible new world and this book comes with 1,000 reusable stickers featuring the characters, minifigures and toys from the range. Fully colour, children will have hours of fun recreating their very own scenes over and over again.

Dr. Seuss is still loved by children around the world and in The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Bumper Book of Fun, his favourite characters present a host of stories, puzzles and colouring activities that will keep little ones happily occupied on any long journey or work as the perfect boredom buster. With stickers included too, the book will teach children all about sleeping, flying and how animals keep clean! The Holiday Activity Set features two books that will help children exercise their imagination. One book focuses on doodling and colouring, while the other features illustrated puzzles and pencil games to test children’s brain power.

Don’t feel left out that the children are having all the fun. We have plenty of books to hone any of your favourite grown-up crafts or activities too. From DK’s Little Courses in Growing Veg & Fruit and Preserving to informative guides to the Art of Drawing, there’s something for everyone! All Sewn Up provides 35 projects that use an array of sewing techniques including appliqué, embroidery and decorative stitches, while The Perfect Handmade Bag will help you transform old scraps of fabric into something that is practical and unique. Meanwhile, Knitted Farm Animals will show you how to knit 15 cute farmyard animals from scratch!

LEGO Chima

Cat in the Hat

Knitted Farm Animals

Stock up on summer reads at the Book People

It’s certainly taken its time, but the warmer weather is finally with us – and that’s usually a fairly reliable indication that summer is here at long last. You’ve probably got all sorts of exciting plans lined up for your summer – whether you’ll be lazing around on holiday or dodging the mud at a music festival – but the summer is always a great time to get some reading done. That’s why the team here at the Book People have compiled a handy list of great holiday reads.

We’ve racked our brains to think of the best books for you to get stuck into, wherever and however you’re planning on spending your summer – so you’re sure to find plenty to keep you entertained, amused and enthralled. One such title is The Truth, written by comic, actor and TV presenter Michael Palin and priced at just £3.99 from the Book People. This novel follows Keith Mabbut, a man looking for renewed purpose, who’s offered the chance to write the biography of a famous humanitarian – only to question whether he’s really the man he claims to be.

Also, here at the Book People we’ve got David Hewson’s The Killing for just £3.99. Based on Soren Sveistrup’s screenplay for the award-winning TV series of the same name, The Killing follows Copenhagen detective Sarah Lund as she deals with a particularly gruesome case and uncovers links to shady local politicians.

We’ve also got some amazing collections for you to pick up at bargain prices – including the three-book Jackie Collins Collection for £4.99, the ten-book Maeve Binchy Collection for £9.99 and the six-book Cathy Woodman Collection for £7.99. Just take a look through our selection of hand-picked holiday reads to see what the Book People team thinks you should be reading this summer.

The Truth
David Hewson
Maeve Binchy

Discover even more with the Book People’s YouTube channel

You know that the Book People always offers an exceptional selection of books and all at incredible prices, but did you also know that our social channels offer you exciting competitions, author interviews and videos, all for absolutely nothing.

Bookworms who can’t get enough of our great-value books should subscribe to our YouTube channel – it’s a great way for us here at the Book People to show you what we’re all about and share with you exclusive content starring some of your favourite celebrities and authors.

With a fresh new look, the Book People’s exciting YouTube page shows you that there’s plenty more to us than bookselling. Here you can enjoy book trailers for the literature we love, interviews with the likes of Michael Palin, James Cracknell and Jodi Picoult, footage from events we’re proud to be part of, and even guest appearances from staff recommending their favourite books.

“Our YouTube page, now with a dedicated Red House Children’s Books channel for children and young adults, is in place to show our customers just how passionate we are about literature and that we really do sell the books we love and believe in,” said Oliver Trimble, Social Media Executive here at the Book People, and star of the popular ‘How To’ videos already live on our YouTube site. “It’s a really exciting way for us to showcase everything we do alongside our great-value bookselling, and we hope that our growing video catalogue will engage and impress our customers as more and more subscribe to the channel and enjoy the content we’re sharing.”

So subscribe to the Book People’s YouTube channel now to receive updates as soon as new videos are available for your entertainment. Share them with your friends, family and fellow book lovers too because you’ll find something for everyone and it’s only set to get bigger and better!

Tasty cookbooks from the Book People

Including exotic dishes, recipes perfect for those on a diet and sweet treats, the Book People has a cookbook for all tastes. All available at our usual low prices, the books are limited in stock, so don’t delay, head over to the Food & Drink  section of our website and make your order today.

A hugely popular Oscar-winning actress recently seen starring in Iron Man 3, Gwyneth Paltrow reveals the recipes of the restorative diet that cleared out her system and helped her body heal after being diagnosed as anemic in It’s All Good. After receiving this diagnosis, Gwyneth was told to avoid coffee and alcohol and also not eat anything containing dairy, eggs, sugar, wheat, meat or anything processed. Worried that meal times would become boring, she got together with Julia Turshen to compile 85 delicious recipes, including Korean Chicken Tacos and Power Brownies, and now she is sharing them with you.

A popular diet trend at the moment is to eat normally for five days and reduce your calorie intake on the other two. With 150 delicious, calorie-controlled meals, The Fast Diet Recipe Book  is sure to inspire you to make the most of it if you are partaking! From simple breakfasts to filling suppers, the book even contains speedy meals for those who lead busy lives too!

Now we’re in summer and the school holidays will be starting soon, it’s inevitable that some thoughts will be heading towards the joys of outside cooking and barbecues in particular. Is there a better guide to creating delicious sunshine-infused meals than Levi Roots? In Grill It With Levi, the man behind Reggae Reggae Sauce offers 101 recipes that are fresh, healthy and come with a West Indian twist. From making a Sunshine Smoothie to Calypso Burgers with Tropical Salsa, these recipes are packed with flavour and perfect for sharing with family and friends. Another nation famous for its delicious food is Greece and Rosemary Barron’s Flavours of Greece is widely regarded as the most authentic and authoritative guides to Greek cuisine. From hearty bean soups to grilled meats and honey pastries, this extensive cookbook contains over 250 regional and national specialities, meaning there is something for all tastes and occasions.

Ginger’s Comfort Emporium is famous for its sensational ice creams and Claire Kelsey’s Melt  gives you the chance to emulate their creations in the comfort of your own home! With 60 recipes to try, including classics like Easy Berry Ripple and distinctive flavours like Olive Oil and Smoked Sea Salt, this is a must-have for anyone who has ever fancied making their own ice cream.

Claire KelseyGwyneth Paltrow


New home, new books!

You may have noticed that Red House Children’s Books now has a brand-new home with us here at the Book People. Together, we are delighted to be able to offer our customers even more quality titles for young readers alongside specialist guidance and a unique book-buying experience thanks to Red House’s expert knowledge and unparalleled passion for children’s books.

As a Book People customer and avid reader, you will be glad to hear of Red House’s passion for getting children started on, and enthusiastic throughout, their reading journey. From a stimulating and fun selection of books for newborns to the latest gripping Young Adult fiction, Red House’s fantastic selection of books offers only the very best choices to see youngsters through every step as they grow and develop, and their interests shift and change, in their contrasting reading patterns.

New to Red House this month is a whole range of titles for every age and ability. Highlights include My Zoo by Rod Campbell, the long-awaited follow-up to the timeless Dear Zoo and the perfect way to introduce little ones to the wonder and variety of zoo animals. Toddlers will love learning to be patient with the endearing How Many Sleeps Till My Birthday?, a wonderful birthday gift and bedtime story, while The Crocodile Who Didn’t Like Water is a Red House favourite that is funny, quirky and charmingly uplifting.

Activity books are always a winner with young children and Usborne’s Sticker Dolly Dressing: Weddings, DK’s Cross-sections: Castle and What’s Where in the World new to the Red House site will keep kids occupied for hours. Older readers looking for books to build the bridge to grown-up novels will be hooked by Red House’s incredible new Young Adult selection too. Some of our favourites, which will surely satisfy adult readers too, include Rose Under Fire, from Carnegie Award-shortlisted author Elizabeth Wein, a moving historical drama set in WWII; The 5th Wave, which paints a frightening dystopian future that Hunger Games fans will love; and Heroic by Phil Earle, a thought-provoking novel which throws readers into the very real and devastating 21st century conflict in Afghanistan.

Red House will be kept up-to-date every month with a carefully selected range of products that we truly believe deserve a place on the bookshelf of every child. If your child reads something they love as much as us, then make sure they leave their comments onsite and they could be sitting alongside Red House’s special Reader Reviews and helping customers make the right decisions when choosing the books to buy for their friends and family.
My Zoo

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