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Buy Marie Kondo’s The Magic of Tidying from Book People for just £5.99

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If you’ve been meaning to clean up your house and are looking for the perfect motivation, then why not try Marie Kondo’s KonMari method. A bestseller all over the world, this much-loved book – available here in beautiful hardback and with a wrap-around ribbon – will help you transform your home into a clear and clutter-free space.

Japan’s premier declutterer and professional cleaner, throughout the book Marie offers step-by-step methods for tackling the mess in your home in the correct order. She reveals how you should keep only the things you love and how once your house in order, your whole life can change.

The KonMari method can also have a positive effect on your personal life. The ‘Once cleaned, never messy again’ approach can help you cope with anxiety, lose weight or even deal with troubled relationships.

Book People is selling the hardback edition of The Magic of Tidying for just £5.99, giving you a saving of £7 off its RRP.


Football books for Euro 2016

Against all odds, Leicester City have lifted the Premier League trophy. Will Crystal Palace be able to join in with the underdog story when they face Manchester United in 2016’s FA Cup Final? Hot on the heels of the nation’s favourite tournament will be the event every football fan in the continent has been waiting for – Euro 2016 in France.

football books for fans of all ages during Euro 2016

Kicking off on 10 June, the event finds four of the home nations battling for the prestigious trophy. Will Jamie Vardy be having an international party come mid-July?

As we await the feast of football, we thought it would be a good time to look at the football books available at Book People. All available at back-of-the-net prices, there’s something for footy fans of all ages.

Euro 2016

 

 

Twenty-four teams will be battling it out during June and July and this book provides profiles of all of them – and their key players.

 

 

 

Usborne Football Sticker and Colouring Book

 

 

This provides little fans with an introduction to the ‘Beautiful Game’ and has stickers to stick and activities to enjoy.

 

 

 

Frankie’s Magic Football Collection

 

 

Written by England legend Frank Lampard, these books combine football with magic and adventure. Perfect for ages 5 plus.

 

 

The Vision Book of Football Records 2016

 

 

With a bright and bold design, this book is crammed full of facts, stats, records and amazing footy feats.

 

 

 

 

The Football Manager Guide to Football Management

 

 

We’ve all been there… desperate for those title-winning three points after hours (days) spent in front of a screen playing Football Manager. But how much does this most of addictive of games actually represent real-life management?

 

 

 

Match! Joke and Fact Book Set

 

 

From striking facts to goal-den jokes, these two books are great for dipping in and out of between matches during the European Championships.

 

 

Match of the Day: 365

 

 

A trip down memory lane for football supporters, this looks at some of the controversial decisions, game-changing transfers and last-minute victories that have occurred on every day of the year during the Premier League era.


Top 10 1980s kids’ books

In among the yuppies, space hoppers and Spectrum Sinclairs, the 1980s also brought the world some of the most gnarly children’s books. Below you can watch our totally bodacious video about these books. It’s rad!

Janet and Allan AhlbergPeepo

Published in 1981, this book from the married couple was the winner of the Parents Magazine Best Book for Babies Award and is still enjoyed by thousands of families today.

Roald Dahl – The Witches

A fantasy novel from the master storyteller that was deliciously dark, this was adapted into a 1990 film starring Anjelica Houston that did not impress Roald Dahl; he called it ‘utterly appalling’.

Francine PascalSweet Valley High

Blending elements of soap opera, romance and even fantasy and thrillers, this worldwide-bestselling series consisted of a fresh 603 books. It also inspired a TV series that ran from 1994 to 1997.

Rod CampbellDear Zoo

One of the most recognisable picture books that remains a bestseller to this day, the lift-the-flap elements made Dear Zoo a hugely interactive treat for toddlers and it’s just perfect for sharing.

Sue TownsendThe Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, aged 13 ¾

Including the likes of J.K. Rowling and David Walliams among its fans, Sue Townsend’s classic coming-of-age tale spawned seven sequels. Did you know he was very almost called Nigel?

Joanna Cole and Bruce DegenMagic School Bus

A series of fantastical books about science, the Magic School Bus series followed the antics of Ms. Valerie Frizzle and her class as it changed into a spaceship, a submarine and much, much more.

Jill MurphyPeace at Last

A tale that resonates with many parents and guardians, this book was published in 1980 and followed the story of the Near family and Mr. Bear – who just wants some sleep. The picture book was written by Jill Murphy, who is also the author of The Worst Witch.

Judy BlumeTiger Eyes

A young adult novel that tackles important subjects, this book always ranks highly in polls of Judy Blume’s most popular books. It was adapted into a film directed by Lawrence Blume – Judy’s son – in 2012.

Janet and Allan AhlbergThe Jolly Postman or Other People’s Letters

Since first being published in 1986, this innovative book from the Ahlbergs has sold over six million copies. With envelopes including letters, cards, games and a tiny book, it took five years from the book’s conception before it hit the bookshelves.

Roald DahlThe BFG

An expansion of a short story first seen in Danny, the Champion of the World, The BFG was published in 1982 and dedicated to Roald Dahl’s late daughter, Olivia, who died in 1962. It was adapted into an iconic animated film featuring the vocal talents of David Jason and Amanda Root. Later this year, the Steven Spielberg-directed live-action film starring Mark Rylance will arrive in cinemas all over the world.


Books for Star Wars Day – May the 4th Be With You!

Alongside the success of The Force Awakens and the eager anticipation for the upcoming spin-off Rogue One, there are rumours abounding that the next Star Wars film’s full title will be announced on what has now become known as Star Wars Day – May the 4th. It’s fair to say there’s never been a better time to be a fan of the saga from a galaxy far, far away.

Of course, with all this coming up, many young Jedi need to learn about their new favourites and where better to do this than in an out-of-this-world book? Here at Book People, we have so many intergalactic books for Star Wars fans and they’re so good, they’d even keep a Wookiee happily engrossed (we could say we have ‘brilliant bookies for Wookiees’; we could also claim ‘Chew need these’…). Among these books, which are all available at unbelievable prices are the below:

The Force Awakens: Visual Dictionary

Learn about Kylo Ren, Rey and Finn with this fact-filled encyclopedia all about the new heroes from the Resistance and the villains they’re battling against in the First Order.

LEGO Star Wars: Visual Dictionary

Including an exclusive Minifigure of Luke Skywalker, this book tells fans of LEGO and Star Wars everything they want to know about the characters and vehicles that feature in the range, brick by brick.

The Force Awakens: Incredible Cross-Sections

Poe Dameron may be the best pilot in the galaxy, but surely you want to know more about the spaceship he flies? This brilliant mix of design and engineering will show you all the inner workings.

Star Wars: Everything You Need to Know

From quirky facts to movie-making trivia and all kinds of photographs, this book provides a visual and entertaining overview of all the events that lead up to events in The Force Awakens.

Ultimate Star Wars

A huge book that looks at the characters, creatures, locations, technology and vehicles that have appeared in the Star Wars films before Episode VII and its spin-off series the Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels.

Find many more of the best books in the galaxy in our hand-picked selection of Star Wars books.


Top 10 Books from the 1990s

Who remembers the 1990s? From MC Hammer’s baggy pants and Macaulay Culkin’s star-making turn in Home Alone to the spectacle of Jurassic Park and the dominance of the Spice Girls, it was an incredible decade full of unforgettable moments – but what about the books? Well, thankfully these were just as amazing.

A Roald Dahl classic was brought back to the masses thanks to a magical feature film; children all over the world developed an abiding fear of ventriloquist’s dummies; and a certain bespectacled wizard hopped on a train at Platform 9 ¾ at Kings Cross for the very first time… watch our video below to see how many of our Top 10 Books from the ‘90s you can remember.

Roald DahlMatilda
Although published in 1988, the 1996 movie directed by and starring Danny DeVito made this essential for ‘90s kids. Mara Wilson is perfect in the title role and it also managed the unlikely feat of putting children off chocolate cake… almost!

K. A. ApplegateAnimorphs
Four humans stumble across a crashed spaceship and inherit the amazing power of being able to transform into any animal they touch. Published between 1996 and 2001, this series was adapted into a Nickelodeon show in 1998.

Ann M. MartinThe Babysitters Club
A group of friends set up a local babysitting service and deal with a host of serious themes ranging from illness and divorce to peer conflicts. This popular series spawned two spin-off book series, a graphic novel, a TV show adaptation and even a feature film.

Jacqueline WilsonThe Story of Tracy Beaker
This story became a big favourite with readers upon its publication in 1991. The star of the book, Tracy, has a wild imagination and makes up a series of stories about why she’s living in a children’s foster home, many of which revolve around her actress mother working in Hollywood.

Dav PilkeyCaptain Underpants
Running from 1997 until 2015, Captain Underpants follows the adventures of two children as they hypnotise their teacher and end up creating a superhero who has to battle the evil Dr. Diaper.

Lois LowryThe Giver
A dystopian novel that has sold over 10 million copies, this book was not afraid to tackle difficult and grown-up subjects. A controversial book that inspired many debates, it was adapted into a film in 2014.

Marcus PfisterThe Rainbow Fish
With shiny scales and a simple message of sharing, this book is still popular today and continues to add to its total of 15 million copies sold.

R.L. StineGoosebumps
Those embossed, colourful covers… the scary stories and those deliciously dark twists at the end! The Goosebumps books were a staple of schoolchildren’s bookshelves during the ‘90s and retain their popularity today!

Philip PullmanNorthern Lights
Also known as The Golden Compass, this book – the first in a trilogy – was published in 1995 and follows Lyra Belacqua as she heads to the Arctic in search of a missing friend and comes around all sorts of magical things.

J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
The bestselling children’s books in history, J.K. Rowling’s books have become iconic. The characters are unforgettable and the plot is full of surprises. A true phenomenon, wizards and witches all over the world are excited for the expansion of the wizarding world in new spin-off film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.


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