Children's Book Characters

From classic book characters to the stars of film and TV, many children's favourite characters appear in Book People's hand-picked selection of children's books. These characters appear in stories, activity books and much more

  • NROJ 7 years +

    Roald Dahl Collection - 15 Books (Collection)

    Roald Dahl

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    There are no other authors quite like Roald Dahl. A supreme storyteller with a wicked sense of humour, his characters and stories are timeless and unforgettable.

    With striking new artwork to celebrate the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations and a keepsake slipcase featuring Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations, this 15-book collection brings together all Dahl's classic children's novels.

    From Mr. Hoppy and Mrs Silver to Mr & Mrs Twit; and from giant peaches to magic medicines; this is a collection bursting with unique characters, hilarious situations and unforgettable storylines - as well as Dahl's wicked sense of humour.

    An essential addition to any bookshelf, the likes of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches and Fantastic Mr Fox have shocked, excited and entertained generations of children and now's your chance to own them all - whatever your age!

    Format: paperback
    • £24.99
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  • ELMG 3 years +

    Elmer Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

    David McKee

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    David McKee's Elmer stories delight toddlers and younger readers and this jumbo collection contains 10 stories starring the patchwork elephant.

    Elmer tries to work out why he's not the same colour as the other elephants; makes a delightfully bouncy new friend; and has a lot of fun playing in the snow.

    Presented in a generous size and in a beautiful bag, these books are gorgeously illustrated with so many colours and are full of morals for children to learn from.

    Format: paperback
    • £12.99
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  • HRYP 9 years +

    The Complete Harry Potter Collection - 7-Book Box Set (Collection)

    JK Rowling

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    Head back to Platform 9 3/4, climb aboard the Hogwarts Express and enjoy the Complete Harry Potter Collection for a magical price. Presented in a gorgeous slipcase, these editions of J. K. Rowling's classics come complete with stunning cover illustrations from Jonny Duddle.

    A phenomenon like no other, Harry's incredible journey begins with The Philosopher's Stone. Unhappily living in a cupboard under the stairs at his aunt's, he's visited by a giant called Rubeus Hagrid who delivers the most astonishing news - Harry's a wizard. As he heads to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry makes friends with Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, meets oh-so-wise Professor Dumbledore and the complex Severus Snape and their incredible adventure begins. But evil in the shape of Lord Voldemort is getting ever closer - and the Dark Lord has his sights set firmly on Harry.

    Throughout the seven books, Harry learns what it means to be a Gryffindor student and the value of friendship and trust. The eight films starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint were a record-breaking success and now you can relive the stories where it all began time and time again with this amazing Harry Potter box set - Expecto Patronum!


    Format: paperback
    • £29.99
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  • FFCC 7 years +

    The Famous Five Collection - 22 Books (Collection)

    Enid Blyton

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    With mysteries, adventure and lashings of ginger beer, The Famous Five have entertained generations of young readers. In fact, the books have never been out of print!

    Here, in a keepsake box, you can enjoy all 22 novels that follow Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog as they visit some thrilling places and explore and uncover all sorts of secrets. To complete the set, there's a book of short stories about our favourite would-be detectives.

    From Kirrin Island to the lighthouse at Demon's Rocks and farms, castles, caves and secret passages galore, the gang outwit thieves, seek hidden treasure and encounter spook trains in their exciting journeys. Illustrated by Eileen Soper, this complete set of books shows how courage and determination can always help children achieve great things.

    Book People and Enid Blyton - A Lifetime of Adventure
    Format: paperback
    • £24.99
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    MAVA 5 years +

    Marvel Avengers Assemble Story Collection - 4 Books (Collection)

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    This four-book collection provides superhero fans with an introduction to the origins of Avengers Thor, Iron Man, Captain America and Hulk.

    Sure to be enjoyed by Marvel fans of all ages, they are presented in a handy slipcase and the set even comes with 20 stickers to decorate the pages.
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  • HGBG Toddlers

    Hello Gruffalo! Collection - 4 Books in a Bag (Collection)

    Julia Donaldson

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    This cloth bag contains four little Gruffalo board books that are fun and interactive. They're the perfect first books for little ones!

    These books will help children develop their observational skills and there's even a spot-and-find book for you to go through with them.
    Format: board book
    • £4.99
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  • WOPR 3 years +

    The World of Peter Rabbit Complete Collection - 23 Books (Collection)

    Beatrix Potter

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    Beautifully presented in hardback and featuring the classic white jackets, this complete boxed collection of Beatrix Potter's beloved Peter Rabbit books is a must for every child - and will make the perfect birthday or christening gift.

    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.

    Format: hardback
    Every hardback book in this collection has dimensions of 140 x 105mm
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  • SVCC 7 years +

    The Secret Seven Collection - 16 Books (Collection)

    Enid Blyton

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    Written by Enid Blyton - one of the world's favourite children's writers and the author who brought the world The Famous Five, Malory Towers and The Naughtiest Girl series - The Secret Seven are a group of friends who meet in a shed and solve some startling mysteries.

    Peter, his sister Janet, and their friends Jack, Colin, George, Pam and Barbara make up the Secret Seven. They meet in a shed with 'S.S' on the door and to get in you'll need to know the password and wear the right badge. Peter is head of the society and he makes jolly well sure that everyone abides by the rules...

    While the gang eat cake and drink lemonade, they puzzle over the peculiar goings-on in their local community and make it their mission to put things right. To do this, they have to keep watch, search for clues and ask the right questions. From burglaries to stolen animals and missing children, there's always a case to be cracked!

    Book People and Enid Blyton - A Lifetime of Adventure
    Format: Paperback
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  • HPCD 9 years +

    Harry Potter Books 1-3: Audio Collection - 25 CDs (Audio)

    JK Rowling

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    This set contains unabridged audio versions of the first three Harry Potter books - the perfect gift for young witches and wizards. They might not be on the Hogwarts Express but they can still enjoy the magic of these timeless tales.

    Narrated by Stephen Fry, these Harry Potter audio books follow the young wizard Harry as he heads off to Hogwarts and battles with the evil Lord Voldemort. Everyone will be on tenterhooks as they listen to these gripping and timeless stories by J.K. Rowling.

    Running time: approx 35 hours
    Format: CD
    Unabridged

    CDs in this collection:
    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Disc 1-7, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Disc 1-8, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Disc 1-10.
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  • MGMG 3 years +

    Meg and Mog Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

    Helen Nicoll & Jan Pienkowski

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    Meg and Mog are the spellbinding stars of Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski's classic picture books and this collection includes 10 of their magical adventures.

    The bold, deceptively simple artwork is a treat for children to absorb while the stories are funny and can be enjoyed countless times. We love these books and know you and your children will, too!

    Throughout the books, the duo visit the zoo; head out to sea; and Meg starts driving a new car. Favourites for over 40 years, this is a brilliant collection for any little witch or wizard.
    Format: paperback
    • £11.99
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  • LSWE 5 years +

    LEGO Star Wars Episode I-VIII: Readers Collection - 8 Books (Collection)

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    Enjoy a brick-by-brick recreation of all your favourite stories and scenes from a galaxy far, far away with this set of eight LEGO Star Wars books.

    Packed with images of LEGO Star Wars sets, these are brilliant books for introducing heroic Jedi and amazing rebels and the evil characters who run the Empire.

    It will help children learn all about the Force and this timeless battle of good versus evil. The images are exciting and the text is easy to follow.

    Format: paperback
    • £7.99
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  • CWE2 7 years +

    Charlotte's Web (Paperback)

    EB White

    (3) Hand-picked favourites
    A much-loved story by Stuart Little author E. B. White, and beautifully illustrated by Garth Williams, Charlotte's Web is the ideal book to read aloud and share with all the family.

    One spring morning, a little girl called Fern rescues a piglet and names him Wilbur. But then Wilbur is sent to live on a farm where he meets Charlotte: a very clever and very beautiful large grey spider. They become the best of friends and, when Wilbur is faced with a dreadful fate - the butcher's chop! Charlotte must come up with a very clever way to try and save him...

    The perfect gift for young readers aged 7 and above, the poignant and touching tale continues to entertain and engross readers over 50 years since its original publication. Quite simply, a children's classic!
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  • CDHP 9 years +

    Harry Potter Books 4-5: Audio Collection - 41 CDs (Audio)

    JK Rowling

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    Our first unabridged Harry Potter audiobook collection left so many wizards, witches and Muggles spellbound and now we are so excited to give you the chance to hear Stephen Fry read Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (books 4 and 5 from J.K. Rowling's world-conquering series).

    As Lord Voldemort's power strengthens and dark forces rise, Harry faces his biggest challenges yet. The Wizarding World is so richly detailed and these books find Harry dealing with all kinds of emotions and issues as he also grows up...

    Will the Boy Who Lived be able to keep his friends and loved ones from Hogwarts safe from Voldemort's army? Listen to these Harry Potter audio books to find out!

    41 CDs

    Format: CD, unabridged, approximate running time 50 hours
    • £39.99
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  • WSP2 Toddlers

    Where's Spot? - Board Book (Other)

    Eric Hill

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    Created by Eric Hill, Spot the dog has entertained generations of toddlers and this sturdy and interactive board book gives little ones the chance to have hours of fun searching under the flaps for him!

    Children will love the repetition of "Is he in the clock? Is he in the box? Is he under the rug?" and will enjoy predicting what's going to happen with the turn of every page!

    A fun and interactive children's book that will be returned to again and again - Spot books never fail to impress.
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  • PJA2 9 years +

    Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Paperback)

    Rick Riordan

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    A previous winner of the Red House Children's Book Award, Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief was the first book in a thrilling fantasy series that has inspired two hit Hollywood films.

    Taking as its hero, the unlikely character of Percy, a troubled kid who has dyslexia and ADHD, the story rapidly moves from a school outing for mortals from the 21st century to a quest to reach the gates of the Underworld with a satyr and a daughter of Athena.

    Fast-paced fantasy and adventure that will appeal to children from 9+.
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  • WAM2 9 years +

    War Horse (Paperback)

    Michael Morpurgo

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    In War Horse, award-winning children's author Michael Morpurgo allows readers to understand the horror of the First World War by recounting the experiences of a farm horse who is commandeered to join the front line.

    The unbeatable storytelling skills of Michael Morpurgo make War Horse a stunning, unputdownable tale that won't fail to move all readers from 9+.

    As Steven Spielberg's epic film version gained a whole new audience for this stunning novel, there's never been a better time to read the book.
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  • VHC2 Toddlers

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Paperback (Paperback)

    Eric Carle

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    Eric Carle's classic book has enchanted generations of children with its colourful collage illustrations and simple story.

    With die-cut pages and finger-sized holes for little ones to explore, the story of the hungry green caterpillar with a very big appetite is simply one of the best children's books of all time.

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar is perfect for children from 1+ and good for talking with older toddlers about how caterpillars turn into beautiful butterflies.
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  • AOGG 9 years +

    Anne of Green Gables Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    L.M. Montgomery,LM Montgomery

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    L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables is a classic run of children's books that has recently been adapted into a popular Netflix series. This collection, presented in a cute slipcase, includes the first three books in the series.

    In Anne of Green Gables, the scrawny, freckled girl with bright red hair arrives on Prince Edward Island and takes Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert by surprise. They were expecting a quiet boy to help them with their farm work, but instead they welcomed a chatty girl full of hope and wonder.

    Anne of Avonlea takes place five years later and finds Anne starting a job as a teacher at her old school. She's not much older than the pupils and has so much to prove. Can she inspire a love of learning?

    Finally, there's Anne of the Island, a story that finds her leaving Green Gables for university. She's always dreamt of this moment but her feelings are bittersweet - she's excited to see the world and broaden her horizons but also anxious about leaving her home, family and friends behind.
    Format: paperback
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  • GFO2 3 years +

    The Gruffalo (Paperback)

    Julia Donaldson

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    Julia Donaldson's The Gruffalo has become one of the most recognisable characters in children's picture books and on kids' TV, and this story is an essential addition to any child's bookshelf.

    Witty pictures from Axel Scheffler, a glorious rhyme that will soon be learned by heart, a brave mouse and the most lovable scary monster ever... what's not to love? Readers aged 3 and over, not to mention Mum and Dad, will soon be hooked!
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  • NODY 5 years +

    Noddy Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

    Enid Blyton

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    Join Noddy, Big Ears and friends in 10 Toyland adventures... the wonderful world of Enid Blyton starts here.

    This slipcased collection contains 10 of the original Noddy stories, all presented in hardback with full-length stories and illustrations. The stories follow the famous little wooden boy with the bell on his hat as he has his first encounter with Big-Ears and his move to Toyland.

    Throughout the books, Noddy looks for a job; uses his red-and-yellow car to make some money; and goes to school to learn some lessons when he gets a little bit too big for his boots.
    Book People and Enid Blyton: A Lifetime of Adventure
    Format: hardback
    • £6.99
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  • RIX2 3 years +

    The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Hardback)

    Beatrix Potter

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    The Tale of Peter Rabbit is the first in Beatrix Potter's series of 23 books.

    It tells the tale of a mischievous young rabbit who narrowly escapes a frightening fate when he ventures into Mr McGregor's vegetable garden.

    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 3 and above.
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  • DAM2 12 years +

    Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 (Paperback)

    Sue Townsend

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    For a pimples-and-all look at teenage life, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 has it covered. Spots, embarrassing parents, unrequited love, bullies and bad poetry feature in abundance in Sue Townsend's modern classic.

    Loveable outsider Adrian Mole's pseudo-intellectual observations on all aspects of teenage life will have young adult readers in stitches, but there are some thoughtful and sensitive observations that will strike a chord, too.

    A simply fantastic and very funny book from the much-missed Sue Townsend that introduced one of the most-loved characters of recent times.
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  • WNL2 8 years +

    The Wind in the Willows (Paperback)

    Kenneth Grahame

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    A classic of children's literature, The Wind in the Willows is written by Kenneth Grahame and this edition features the beautiful original artwork from E.H. Shepard, the illustrator of Winnie-the-Pooh.

    Mole pokes his nose out of his burrow and discovers that the outside world is a very exciting place. On his travels he meets brave Ratty, kind old Badger and the rascally Mr. Toad and they all head off on an adventure together.

    A charming story from start to finish, this is a classic animal adventure full of iconic characters. A must for every child's bookshelf.
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  • XTMST Toddlers

    Thomas Story Time Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

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    Thomas the Tank Engine and all his friends enjoy 10 incredible adventures in this bright and colourful collection.

    Train-obsessed children will be very entertained as they follow the goings-on on the Island of Sodor. Percy makes some new friends; the engines find some buzzy bees; and there's a runaway kite on the loose.
    Format: paperback
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