Archive for March, 2016

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!

 


Week of Wonder 11th – 18th March

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With 2016 seeing the 150th anniversary of the wonderful world of Beatrix Potter, what better time to celebrate the Beatrix Potter books and their popular characters. Here is a round-up of our favourite stories and the animals that bring them to life.

TUE Peter Rabbit – published in 1902 – the 1st book in the collection

Inquisitive Peter is Beatrix Potter’s most memorable character, but his curious nature led him into danger when he explored Mr McGregor’s garden.

 

 

 

SAT_EXP Squirrel Nutkin – published in 1903 – the 2nd book in the collection

Squirrel Nutkin is a naughty squirrel who doesn’t like to play by the same rules as everyone else. His lack of manners soon lands him in hot water with the wise owl Old Brown.

 

 

 

WED Benjamin Bunny – published in 1904 – the 4th book in the collection

Benjamin Bunny is Peter’s cousin, and far more sensible in comparison. He leads Peter back into Mr McGregor’s garden, on a mission to retrieve Peter’s belongings from the last  visit.

 

 

 

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 Mrs Tiggywinkle – published in 1905 – the 6th book in the collection

Hidden in the hillside, Mrs Tiggywinkle takes a lot of pride in her cleaning duties and helping her friends.

 

 

 

FRI2 Jeremy Fisher – published in 1906 – the 7th book in the collection

Jeremy Fisher embarks on a fishing trip in search of minnows for him and his friends to eat, only to be put off by a large stickleback.

 

 

 

FRI_EXP Tom Kitten – published in 1907 – the 11th book in the collection

Tom Kitten is an excitable kitten who is too focussed on playing to keep his smart clothes clean, much to his mother’s dismay.

 

 

 

SUN_Offer Jemima Puddle-Duck – published in 1908 –  the 12th book in the collection

Jemima Puddle-Duck just wants some peace and quiet to lay her eggs, but can she trust Mr Tod’s offer of help?

 

 

 

Don’t forget to enter our competition!

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Week of Wonder Coming Soon – 150th Anniversary of Beatrix Potter

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Our Week of Wonder is back, and this time celebrating the 150th anniversary of the wonderful world of Beatrix Potter. From Friday 11th – Friday 18th March, join Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck and their other well-loved friends for a host of excellent offers, cheap books and a fabulous competition. You’re sure to be a happy bunny!

There will also be plenty of social media activity, so be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

If you can’t wait for Week of Wonder and you want to pick up some of the great Beatrix Potter books we have at our already unbelievable prices, we recommend you take a look at these fantastic titles:

The World of Beatrix Potter Complete Collection – 23 Books

Having enchanted young readers for generations, the timeless books in this charming set also include publisher’s notes describing how she worked with her publisher to create the charming stories.

 

 

Beatrix Potter Audiobooks – 23 CDs in a Tin
 Parents and children alike will love these enchanting recordings as they reacquaint themselves with the classic tales of Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and all the other timeless characters that have delighted children for over 100 years.

 

 

Peter Rabbit Collection – 4 Books
 Heart-warming and very funny, the books are great fun to share together as parents get to bask in the nostalgia while little ones aged 3 and over get to hear about the further adventures of one of literature’s – and now TV’s – most lovable characters.

 

 

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

With beautiful illustrations and an affectionate and touching storyline, The Tale of Peter Rabbit is totally deserving of its iconic status in children’s literature. This book would make a lovely gift for children aged three and above.


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