Christmas Books & Gifts
The latest cookbooks, the best fiction collections, craft guides and activity books… Whether you want gift books or stocking fillers, Book People has all the Christmas books you and your family need, so start Christmas shopping today!
NROJ 7 years +7 years +
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.
- RRP £98.85
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- Just £1.33 per book
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!
WOPR 3 years +3 years +
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 Christmas or christening gift.
- RRP £137.77
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- Just £1.39 per book
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.
Every hardback book in this collection has dimensions of 140 x 105mm
HPCD 9 years +9 years +
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.
- RRP £95.00
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Narrated by Stephen Fry, they 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
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.
MMCH 3 years +3 years +
Due to phenomenal demand, the Mr. Men Christmas Collection has now sold out and there are no plans to bring it back into stock this year. We apologise for any inconvenience. The 50-book Mr. Men Collection (product code MENX) and 37-book Little Miss Collection (LMCC) are still available.
- RRP £35.00
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- Just 60.00p per book
Created by Roger Hargreaves, the Mr. Men characters are among the most recognisable and iconic in children's books. Their gentle adventures have entertained generations of children and in this set, they star in 10 festive tales!
A cracking Christmas gift (or perfect for building excitement and anticipation in the build-up to the big day), the colourful books follow Mr. Quiet as he tries to enjoy a silent night and find the gang putting on a pantomime.
The Mr. Men also try their hands at winter sports and enjoy a White Christmas. There's also a book that finds Mr. Forgetful trying to remember to buy his Christmas tree and one that looks at if Mr. Mean will be able to cheer up and enjoy the festivities.
Covering the entire festive period - from party food to the main Christmas lunch - Jamie Oliver will show you how to make cracking food for the occasion in his latest cookbook.
- RRP £26.00
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With over 130 recipes, Jamie has Christmas covered. From party fare to edible gifts, teatime treats, cocktails and ideas for what you should do with all the leftovers, he's even made sure every dish can be cooked at the same oven temperature - making things easier for you to mix and match.
Describing it as the greatest hits, there are meat and fish dishes, veggie and vegan plates, gravy and trimmings and some truly spectacular desserts. All tried and trusted, you'll return to this cookbook again and again.
Once again, we've brought together all six books (in keepsake hardback) that make up the Man Booker Prize Shortlist - including George Saunders' winner, Lincoln in the Bardo. Do you agree with the judges' decision of awarding this prestigious award to a supernatural thriller that features Abraham Lincoln's son?
- RRP £98.95
- Save £60.95
- Just £6.33 per book
Celebrating the best contemporary fiction of the past 12 months, this year's shortlist has something for everyone and with our brilliant value collection, you're bound to find something to love. This year's list has everything from thought-provoking novels from acclaimed authors including Paul Auster and Ali Smith to a simply stunning debut from Fiona Mozlet.
Among these brilliant books are an atmospheric debut about violence in contemporary society; an intelligent read about relationships, time and ageing; a love story about two people bonding in a world that is falling apart; Paul Auster's account of four parallel lives; and a novel that asks 'how far would you go to belong?'
CBAS 3 years +3 years +
Two of the most recognisable and talented names in children's books - author Ian Whybrow and Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler - combine to come up with a cracking Christmas story that will delight children.
- RRP £14.99
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A lift-the-flap book, it follows Father Christmas as he sets out to deliver the presents but leaves poor Bear in the workshop. Will he be able to make it to Tom's house in time for Christmas morning?
As Bear journeys through icy seas and snowy forests, children will be able to find out if he makes it in time by lifting the flaps. The artwork is striking, the rhymes are funny and the scenarios very silly - it's a cool Christmas book for parents and toddlers to enjoy together.
DAUD 7 years +7 years +
Ten of Roald Dahl's most-loved stories are read by a host of famous names in this swish-wifflingly scrumdiddlyumptious 29-CD audiobook collection.
- RRP £123.90
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One of Dahl's biggest fans, David Walliams reads The BFG, while Douglas Hodge, fresh from playing Willy Wonka live on the West End, lends his voice to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Kate Winslet reads Matilda and comedians Chris O'Dowd, Peter Serafinowicz and Richard Ayoade lend their animated vocal talents to Dahl's best-loved characters The Twits, Fantastic Mr Fox and Danny the Champion of the World!
All unabridged, these books are a must for keeping the whole family entertained on long journeys, the CDs come in a handy and stylish tin case, too.
CDs in this collection:
The BFG - Read by David Walliams (4 CDs), The Enormous Crocodile - Read by Stephen Fry, (1 CD), Matilda - Read by Kate Winslet (4 CDs), Fantastic Mr Fox - Read by Chris O'Dowd (2 CDs), James and the Giant Peach - Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt (3 CDs), Danny Champion of the World - Read by Peter Serafinowicz (4 CDs), The Witches - Read by Miranda Richardson (4 CDs), The Twits - Read by Richard Ayoade (1 CD), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Read by Douglas Hodge (3 CDs), Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator - Read by Douglas Hodge (3 CDs)
This collection was previously sold under the ISBN code: 9780141352343.
Format: CD. Unabridged
CHPB 3 years +3 years +
Who doesn't love a Christmas story in the lead-up to the big day? This collection, complete in a beautiful cloth bag, has 10 stories to make the whole family feeli festive.
- RRP £63.90
- Save £53.91
- Just £1.00 per book
With familiar faces including Alf Proysen and Hilda Offen's Mrs Pepperpot and Shirley Hughes' Alfie, these books are full of tradition and celebrate Christmas in the best way possible. The Nativity story and Clement Clarke Moore's classic poem The Night Before Christmas are also given the picture book treatment.
All these Christmas stories are suitable for children aged 3 and over, and there's even a ba-ba-brilliant tale ewe will all love in the shape of Jason page and Adrian Reynolds' The Sheep that Saved Christmas!
ARCC 11 years +11 years +
Cool, contemporary and brave, bestselling author Anthony Horowitz created a phenomenal character in Alex Rider - and now you can own the entire collection of his exciting adventures.
- RRP £79.90
- Save £67.90
- Just £1.20 per book
Action packed from the first book to the last, the teenager is recruited to help on a MI6 mission after his uncle is killed in a car crash. Having looked after him since he was a baby, Alex is devastated by this tragedy but in the aftermath of his death, Alex discovers his uncle was actually a spy...
Told at breakneck pace and with tons of suspense, this series is irresistible.
This collection contains books 1-10 in Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider series.
Jamie Oliver is back with even more mouth-watering recipes in Quick & Easy 5-Ingredient Food - a book that proves cooking does not have to be complicated. In fact, it's his easiest cookbook yet!
- RRP £26.00
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All 130 recipes in the cookbook use just five key ingredients and can be rustled up in next to no time at all (none take over 30 minutes to prepare). They're all also very kind on your weekly budget. There are chapters based around chicken, beef, pork, lamb, fish, eggs, veg, salads, pasta, ride, noodles and sweet things.
Each recipe includes a visual ingredient guide, a serving size, timings, easy-to-follow instructions and essential nutritional information.
HHLB 5 years +5 years +
Horrid Henry's Loathsome Library is a box set featuring every single one of Francesca Simon's stories starring the naughtiest boy in children's books - and so much more!
- RRP £147.70
- Save £127.70
- Just 67.00p per book
Displayed in a keepsake slipcase and with a mammoth 30 books included, this is a brilliant collection to add to any child's bookshelf. Very funny stories that are tremendously re-readable, they follow the lovably naughty Henry as he gets into all kinds of trouble and faces of against his nemesis, Perfect Peter.
With extra appeal added by the black-and-white artwork from Little Princess author Tony Ross, the collection also includes joke books and a special Christmas story to accompany the laugh-out-loud novels.
BBCS 3 years +3 years +
Have a simply wonderful Christmas time with 10 fantastic festive stories!
- RRP £69.90
- Save £58.90
- Just £1.10 per book
Displayed in a keepsake box, the stories celebrate the magic of Christmas and we're sure Yule love reading them along with your children.
Throughout the books, your kids will be captivated by Little Mouse, who wonders just why Christmas is so special; join Gemma and Ty as they unpack the decorations, but it's not long before disaster strikes; and join Little Rabbit as he makes a snowman and gets lost on his way home...
RMCH 5 years +5 years +
Can you think of a more magical combination than the Rainbow Magic books and Christmas time? This collection is full of enchanting stories for children to read as they get in the festive spirit.
- RRP £29.95
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- Just £1.20 per book
Giselle the Christmas Ballet Fairy is getting ready for a show, but then Jack Frost steals all her magical objects. Will Rachel and Kirsty be able to get them back in time?
Holly the Christmas Fairy finds the King and Queen of Fairyland in a fluster after all the elves are stolen; Natalie the Christmas Stocking Fairy has Jack Frost deciding as he doesn't get anything in his stocking, no one else would; Paige the Pantomime Fairy finds Rachel and Kirsty foiling Jack Frost's plans to spoil Christmas for everyone; and Robyn the Christmas Party Fairy finds excitement building for a huge celebration! But once again, Jack Frost is threatening to ruin everything...
Enid Blyton for Grown-ups is a hilarious parody series that finds George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy the dog facing a host of new challenges that will resonate with adults. In this book, they enjoy one of the most exciting, eventful and potentially embarrassing events of the year - the office Christmas party!
- RRP £7.99
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The gang are planning on putting on the best Christmas party ever, matching all the beloved traditions with new favourites but then, things start to go partridge in a pear tree-shaped... This festive edition of the comical capers makes a great Christmas present for any fan.
EBFC 9 years +9 years +
This beautiful book contains 16 of the most popular stories from the New Testament, all retold by Enid Blyton - one of the world's favourite authors.
- RRP £10.99
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Originally published between the 1940s and '60s, this book includes the likes of The Three Wise Men and The First Christmas. The stories are beautifully illustrated in black and white.
Book People and Enid Blyton - A Lifetime of Adventure
FFCC 7 years +7 years +
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!
- RRP £153.78
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- Just £1.00 per book
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
Ever since the first books were published in 1971, Roger Hargreaves' Mr. Men have been an enduring favourite with children (and parents!) of all ages. The likes of Mr. Happy, Mr. Tickle, Mr. Bump and friends must rank as some of the most famous characters in children's books - and this beautiful box set features them all!
- RRP £149.50
- Save £122.50
- Just 54.00p per book
With a mammoth 50 books to enjoy and a simply gorgeous, foiled display case, this collection will keep young readers entertained for a long, long time to come. The bold, bright illustrations and simple storylines make the Mr. Men stories fun and appealing to return to again and again.
Familiar characters like Mr. Strong and Mr. Messy's books are also included in this vast box set, which is just perfect for adults and children to read and share together.
SONB 4 years +4 years +
Written by Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo, the 36 books in this Songbirds Phonics Collection are especially designed to help ease young children through the process of learning to read.
- RRP £128.82
- Save £111.83
- Just 47.00p per book
From the Oxford Reading Tree, this collection combines playful rhythm-and-rhyme tales with vibrant and interesting illustrations sure to engage little ones.
Great for encouraging gradual progress and for preparing children for studies in primary school or supplementing their early learning, these bite-sized tales will promote an early positive reading experience.
YORM 5 years +5 years +
This sparkling collection gives fairy fans the chance to enjoy one Rainbow Magic story a week for an entire year!
- RRP £263.48
- Save £236.48
- Just 52.00p per book
A Book People favourite, these magical stories follow Rachel and Kirsty as they join the fairies in their ongoing battle with Jack Frost. Completely spellbinding and with easy-to-read, accessible text, they are full of fun and will appeal to any child who has just started to read independently.
With 52 books to get through, this is a massive collection of fantastic stories at a magical Book People price. Who will be your child's favourite fairy?
LDYT 3 years +3 years +
This classic collection of 22 stories and fairy tales comes from the experts at Ladybird and features the likes of Dick Whittington, Cinderella and the Three Little Pigs.
- RRP £109.78
- Save £89.78
- Just 91.00p per book
Each hardback book has beautiful artwork full of richness and detail and is sure to be treasured. These charming books are perfect for introducing these famous tales and for sharing together.
DRGO 7 years +7 years +
Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon series is hugely popular all over the world and has already spawned two massive Dreamworks films. Now, your children can get their hands on the first 10 books following the adventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III and the ever-faithful Toothless for an unbelievable Book People price.
- RRP £69.90
- Save £53.90
- Just £1.60 per book
Hiccup may well have grown up to be the greatest Viking hero who ever lived but it wasn't always like that. When he was young, he wouldn't speak up to his father, Stock the Voist, and he certainly couldn't beat his chief rival, Snotlout, at Bashyball. All that changes when he decides to go into a cave full of dragons to find a pet. It's here where he finds Toothless and the duo begin an incredible journey.
These appealing stories combine action, drama and a real warmth as they focus on Hiccup and his family as they grow up and enjoy all sorts of incredible adventures, battling evil enemies along the way. Your children will laugh, cry and be eagerly reaching for the next book as they work their way through this fantastic collection.
Everyone loves the Mr. Men and Little Miss stories. They've been bestsellers and firm favourites with children ever since Roger Hargreaves first introduced them in the 1970s - and with his son Adam Hargreaves taking over the mantle, they still entertain young readers and families around the world today.
- RRP £110.63
- Save £88.63
- Just 59.00p per book
Our Little Miss Collection contains 37 books featuring familiar characters like Little Miss Sunshine, Little Miss Bossy and Little Miss Naughty. Fun-packed stories that are a delight to read through together and share, they'll make sure bedtime reading is full of laughter.
Coming in a delightful display box, this collection also includes more recent additions to the Little Miss family - including Mr. Bump's equally clumsy sister Little Miss Whoops, the rather festive Little Miss Christmas and the simply adorable (and brand new) Little Miss Hug!
SNAP 4 years +4 years +
Covering the Oxford Reading Tree Reading Levels 1-5, this huge collection has stories that will appeal to a wide variety of children. All written and illustrated by top authors, these books will help children develop their reading skills and captivate their imaginations.
- RRP £149.70
- Save £135.70
- Just 47.00p per book
The books in this collection are presented in different shapes and sizes and are ideal for introducing children to a wider range of reading. Suitable for those aged 4 and designed to last until they're 6, there are simple picture books to start off with before moving onto the more advanced stories in the carefully levelled set.
Very engaging, this collection contains stories about families, animals and familiar activities. There is even a sheet with advice on how parents can help children make the most of their reading.