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  • Roald Dahl Collection - 15 Books - Collection - 9780141371337 - Roald Dahl
    NROJ 7 years +
    Roald Dahl
    7 years +
    (38)
    • £21.99
    • RRP £98.85
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    • Just £1.47 per book
    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!
  • Julia Donaldson Audio Collection - 10 CDs - Collection - 9781447253235 - Julia Donaldson
    GFCD 3 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    3 years +
    (23)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £40.00
    • Save £30.01
    • Just £1.00 per book
    The Gruffalo has become one of the most-loved children's characters of all time and this 10-CD collection brings him, and many of his equally brilliant friends from Julia Donaldson's collection of books, to life in audio format.

    Perfect for long journeys and for keeping children entertained whatever the weather, among those delivering the soothing, rhyming stories are Imelda Staunton, Alexander Armstrong and even Julia Donaldson herself!

    A Squash and a Squeeze is a charming story; while Room on the Broom is hilarious; and The Snail and the Whale is quite rightly regarded as a children's classic. There is even The Gruffalo Song and Other Songs included, a CD which contains some of Julia's very own fun-filled action songs for children aged 3 and over.
  • Lakeland Fells Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780711234925 - Alfred Wainwright
    WAIN
    Alfred Wainwright
    (5)
    • £19.99
    • RRP £109.99
    • Save £90.00
    • Just £2.86 per book
    A beautiful anniversary edition of all seven of the Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells by the fell-walking legend A. Wainwright.

    The pages have been freshly reproduced from the original artwork and then printed and bound to match the first-edition books as closely as possible. Completely unabridged and unedited, the maps and text are just how Wainwright wrote them.

    There simply is nothing quite like Wainwright's guides, and having been treasured by generations of keen walkers, this set makes a wonderful gift for a new enthusiast. Perfect for walkers and lovers of the Lakeland Fells, as well as those who simply love stunningly presented books.
  • The Shakespeare Stories Collection - 16 Books - Collection - 9781408344880 - Andrew Matthews & Tony Ross
    NSHK 7 years +
    Andrew Matthews & Tony Ross
    7 years +
    (5)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £79.84
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    • Just 62.00p per book
    It's now over 400 years since the Bard died and his work still remains just as relevant and compelling today. Boasting 16 of William Shakespeare's most popular and enduring plays, this collection contains rewritten versions of all his most well-known tales.

    From the tragedy of Macbeth to the humour of Much Ado About Nothing, this superb collection of paperbacks makes an excellent introduction to Shakespeare for younger readers.

    The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life, allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.

    Please note that although these books are suitable for children aged 9 and over to enjoy independently, the themes they cover mean they may be considered more suitable for shared reading with children aged 7 plus.
  • Ann Cleeves Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781509858231 - Ann Cleeves
    ANCL
    Ann Cleeves
    • £12.99
    • RRP £79.90
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    • Just £1.30 per book
    This bumper collection provides the perfect introduction to Ann Cleeves' bestselling stories. It contains five novels in the Vera series (adapted into a hit ITV drama starring Brenda Blethyn) and five books from the Shetland series (adapted by the BBC into a popular show starring Douglas Henshall).

    Available for an unbelievable Book People price, the first five books in the Vera series follow Vera Stanhope as the detective investigates a series of strange occurrences across the North Pennines. She starts by joining three very different women as they arrive at an isolated cottage to complete an environmental survey. But when they get there, they find the body of one of Bella's friends... Vera also makes fresh inquiries into the decade-old case of the murder of a 15-year-old girl; and investigates the disappearance of her hippy neighbour.

    Set in the remote community of the Shetland Islands, the five Shetland books follow Jimmy Perez as he encounters all manner of evil characters. He finds his neighbour left for dead after being strangled; looks into the case of an amnesiac's 'suicide'; and has to deal with the discovery of a woman's body at the supposed sanctuary of the Fair Isles bird observatory.
  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Levels 4-6 - 25 Books - Collection - 9780192745712
    RWBN 5 years +
    5 years +
    (13)
    • £15.99
    • RRP £123.75
    • Save £107.76
    • Just 64.00p per book
    Especially published for children at reading levels 4-6 and always popular with Book People customers, we're excited to bring you this massive 25-book Oxford Reading Tree collection starring Biff, Chip and Kipper.

    A scheme used by the vast majority of primary schools, these books will help children aged 5 and over develop into confident readers, and the familiar characters and entertaining stories are sure to be returned to again and again.

    Focusing on phonics so young readers can practise their sounds and letters, these first stories allow children to practise reading everyday language too. With eight covering each level, the fun-filled books come in a popper case and the collection also includes a parents' guide.
  • Hannah Dennison Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781472127303 - Hannah Dennison
    HDEN
    Hannah Dennison
    • £5.99
    • RRP £26.97
    • Save £20.98
    • Just £2.00 per book
    Antiques dealer Kat Stanford abandons a successful television career to help her mother move into a house in a Devon country estate.

    Once there, she comes across a cast of eccentrics with many dark secrets and finds herself embroiled in all sorts of scandals in these charming and witty reads.
  • The Famous Five Collection - 22 Books - Collection - 9781444936278 - Enid Blyton
    FFCC 7 years +
    Enid Blyton
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £24.99
    • RRP £153.78
    • Save £128.79
    • Just £1.14 per book
    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.
  • Guy Parker-Rees Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781408350393 - Guy Parker-Rees
    GPRS Toddlers
    Guy Parker-Rees
    Toddlers
    • £10.99
    • RRP £68.90
    • Save £57.91
    • Just £1.10 per book
    From The Chimpanzees of Happytown to Ants in Your Pants and Spookyrumpus to Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus, every entertaining book in this collection features vibrant illustrations by the acclaimed illustrator Guy Parker-Rees.

    Packed with humour, all of the titles are sure to make wonderful bedtime reading for little ones and the lively characters will keep them happily entertained.

    These books come in a bright blue bag which makes them ideal for carrying around.
  • My Learning Library: Animals Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781743678114
    PG0261 Toddlers
    Toddlers
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £8.00
    • Just 62.00p per book
    Perfect for small hands and also ideal for helping children learn from a very young age, this collection contains eight chunky board books that feature images of common creatures. Best of all, the books can fit together into a fun jigsaw puzzle.

    Bright and engaging, these books provide children with a fun way of identifying and learning the names of various animals while also developing their picture-word recognition and vocabulary skills.
  • Easter Sticker Activity Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781786921376
    EASA 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £19.96
    • Save £15.97
    • Just £1.00 per book
    From little chicks to fluffy bunnies and baby animals to incredible eggs, this four-book collection is full of cracking Easter activities.

    From colouring, doodling and sticking to activities and games, there are so many egg-cellent things to do in these sweet activity books.

    There are card press-out pages that provide enjoyment beyond the book and these are perfect for doodling, decorating and displaying. They can be pressed out to make bookmarks, door hangers and even characters.

    These Easter books provide children with plenty of fun in the build-up to Easter and are far better value (not to mention healthier) than a chocolate egg.
  • Jonny Duddle's Jolley-Rogers Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781783708666 - Jonny Duddle
    JDJR 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £17.97
    • Save £12.98
    • Just £1.66 per book
    Ahoy there me hearties! These illustrated early readers take children on a swashbuckling trip across the seven seas with the Jolley-Rogers - characters who starred in Jonny Duddle's incredible popular picture book, The Pirates Next Door.

    Jim Lad and Matilda leave the coast of DullonSea in search of adventure and pirate loot in The Jolley Rogers and the Ghostly Galleon; enjoy a day at the beach before their sister goes missing in The Jolley Rogers and the Cave of Doom; and set sail to find a mysterious island in The Jolley Rogers and the Monster's Gold.

    Fully illustrated and packed with familiar characters, this is a treasure trove of books that introduces children aged 5 and over to a longer form of storytelling.
  • Power of Five Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781406371468 - Anthony Horowitz
    PWFV 12 years +
    Anthony Horowitz
    12 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £39.95
    • Save £29.96
    • Just £2.00 per book
    Raised in foster care, Matt Freeman has always known he has unusual powers. When he's sent on a rehabilitation programme in Yorkshire, he finds himself in the midst of sinister goings-on.

    As he starts to investigate, he uncovers a terrible secret - eight guardians are protecting the world from the evil ones who were banished long ago by five children. But now devil worshippers are determined to let the evil ones back in...

    This is the complete series of bestselling author Anthony Horowitz's supernatural teen series, Power of Five. Focusing on children with special powers and featuring elements of witchcraft, these page-turners are the perfect next step for those who were hooked by Alex Rider.
  • My Big Sticker Activity Book Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781786921383
    MBSA 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £49.90
    • Save £37.91
    • Just £1.20 per book
    Every book in this collection comes with over 250 stickers and is packed with fun activities.

    Covering themes ranging from mermaids to pirates and fairies to dinosaurs, each book also comes with card press-outs of bookmarks, door hangers, games and characters to add to the joy.

    With 10 books to choose from, these are great for stay-at-home days or to share out in party bags. They promote creativity and develop problem-solving abilities.
  • Nature's Life Cycles Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781526304346
    NTLC 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £47.94
    • Save £39.95
    • Just £1.33 per book
    Presented with simple text and appealing photographs, this non-fiction collection will delight any young nature enthusiast.

    Focusing on curriculum subjects, it provides information on the life cycles of chickens, bees, frogs, beans, owls and ladybirds. These books are full of fascinating information and each stage in the subject's life cycle is shown using a simple symbol.

    Each of these books will come in useful for school studies and for general nature-based hobbies.
  • Snuggle Up Stories Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781444939323 - David Conway et al
    BDSB 3 years +
    David Conway et al
    3 years +
    • £10.99
    • RRP £68.90
    • Save £57.91
    • Just £1.10 per book
    This beautiful bag is full of 10 cosy picture books that will help soothe your children to sleep as they enjoy them before going to bed.

    Among the stories are a tale that finds children's favourite nursery rhyme characters coming together with disastrous results; a story celebrating the love between children and their mothers; and a charming story from former Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman about a bunny who wants nothing more than a cuddle.

    Bedtime is a key theme as well, with jungle animals having all sorts of fun in Bedtime Hullabaloo; a young girl called Suzy Sue battling a cow, a horse and a sheep for some sleep in the rhyming A Bed of Your Own; and a boy who does not want to go to sleep (a familiar experience, we're sure) starring in Oliver Who Would Not Sleep.
  • Oxford Reading Tree: Snapdragons Collection - 30 Books - Collection - 9780192759849
    SNAP
    • £15.99
    • RRP £149.70
    • Save £133.71
    • Just 53.00p per book
    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.

    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.
  • The Shapeshifter Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9780192759832 - Ali Sparkes
    SHIF 9 years +
    Ali Sparkes
    9 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £41.94
    • Save £31.95
    • Just £1.67 per book
    Former Blue Peter Book of the Year-winning author Ali Sparkes writes exciting adventures that keep children turning the pages right until the end. Told at breakneck pace, this six-book collection contains six books from her bestselling Switch series.

    Dax Jones may appear to be a normal schoolboy. He has a best friend and argues with his stepmother on the daily basis... you know, the normal kid stuff. But he also happens to be a Shapeshifter employed by the government.

    These books follow Dax as he discovers and embraces his unique powers, follows his fox-like instincts like never before and joins forces with new friends who have the same kind of abilities. But can they all steer clear of danger?
  • Rob Biddulph Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780007963072 - Rob Biddulph
    RBBD 3 years +
    Rob Biddulph
    3 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £20.97
    • Save £14.98
    • Just £2.00 per book
    Rob Biddulph is an award-winning author and illustrator of picture books that are full of unexpected treats and packed with humour. They have startling artwork that is quite different to many other picture books.

    Blown Away is a book about a fearless blue penguin who has a brand new kite. It's a windy day so he needs to find somewhere perfect to fly it... but when he heads off, he soon feels homesick and gets in a bit of a tangle.

    In Grrrrr!, Fred the Bear is desperate to be crowned the best bear in the wood but soon he learns there is more to life than training. A new bear has moved into town and Fred's champion GRRRRR has gone missing. Will he be able to accept some things are more important than winning?

    The third book in this collection is called Odd Dog Out and follows a busy dog as she embarks on her own journey to find her place in the world...
  • Wordsearch Puzzles Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781787001343
    WPZZ 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £49.90
    • Save £41.91
    • Just 80.00p per book
    This 10-book collection is bursting with crosswords and wordsearches that will keep children happily entertained for hours on end.

    This collection includes a pirate-themed and dinosaur-themed book and there are also books that expand on the wordsearch theme to provide even more fun challenges. There are 20 mind-boggling puzzles to solve in each book.

    All brightly presented, the answers are also included at the back of each book. These are great for rainy, stay-at-home days or for sharing out at parties and gatherings.
  • Kate Morton Collection - Collection - 9781509858248 - Kate Morton
    KTMR
    Kate Morton
    • £6.99
    • RRP £24.97
    • Save £17.98
    • Just £2.33 per book
    Kate Morton writes intelligent and thought-provoking fiction and this collection contains three of her best novels.

    The House at Riverton is both a thrilling mystery and a tender love story. Influenced by the likes of Atonement and Gosford Park, it finds events in the summer of 1924 and the winter of 1999 intertwining in almost unbelievable ways. In the middle of 1920s, a young port takes his life on the eve of a glittering society party. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again after this night. At the end of the 20th century, 98-year-old Grace Bradley, once a housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide and this opens all sorts of old wounds - including a terrible and shocking secret.

    The Secret Keeper is a heartbreaking story of mysteries and secrets that moves between the 1930s, the 1960s and the present day; and The Lake House is an enchanting book about a missing child, an abandoned house and an unsolved mystery...
  • Denzil Meyrick Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781846973963 - Denzil Meyrick
    DMEY
    Denzil Meyrick
    (2)
    • £5.99
    • RRP £26.97
    • Save £20.98
    • Just £2.00 per book
    Having served many years working for Strathclyde police, Denzil Meyrick adds a touch of authenticity and some dark humour to his crime thrillers that will appeal to fans of Ian Rankin. This collection includes the first three novels in the series starring DCI Jim Daley.

    Whisky from Small Glasses finds the body of a young woman being washed up on an idyllic beach on the west coast of Scotland and Daley is despatched from Glasgow to lead the investigation. He leaves his troubled marriage behind and travels far from home to deal with this, but then he comes across huge obstacles - not least the prime suspect being gruesomely murdered...

    In the follow-up The Last Witness, Daley finds criminal mastermind James Machie seemingly returning from the dead. He's determined to track down those who crossed him and Frank MacDougall (who, unbeknownst to Daley, is living under protection in Kinloch) is top of his list.

    Dark Suits and Sad Songs, the third in book in the series, has a senior Edinburgh civil servant taking his own life in Kinloch harbour. Following this tragedy, Daley finds out for himself just how murky the world of politics can be...

    This collection includes books 1-3 in Denzil Meyrick's DCI Jim Daley series.
    Please note this collection contains very strong language.
  • Jacqueline Winspear Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780749021085 - Jacqueline Winspear
    JWIN
    Jacqueline Winspear
    • £5.99
    • RRP £23.97
    • Save £17.98
    • Just £2.00 per book
    Featuring books 7 to 9 in Jacqueline Winspear's historical crime series featuring PI extraordinaire Maisie Dobbs, this collection will take you back to the early 1930s when all sorts of post-war mysteries occur.

    The Mapping of Love & Death follows the strange case of Michael Clifton, a young American who fought for the British Army (his father's native country) and was declared missing in action in August, 1914. In April, 1932, Michael's remains are unearthed in a French field and his parents ask Maisie Dobbs to try and find out who the unnamed nurse he was writing love letters to is. It finds Maisie looking back on her own bittersweet wartime love - and the revelation that Michael Clifton may not have died in combat after all...

    A Lesson in Secrets finds Maisie being given an undercover assignment directed by Scotland Yard's Special Branch and the Secret Service. She's sent to a college in Cambridge to monitor any activities deemed to be 'not in the interests of the Crown' and soon the college's controversial pacifist founder and principal is murdered...

    Elegy for Eddie finds a horse-loving gentle soul being killed in a violent 'accident'. The costermongers of Covent Garden are deeply sceptical about the cause of his death and call in Maisie for help. Her investigations bring her to a 'has-been' politician (named Winston Churchill), a callous press baron and the husband of one of her closest friends. Soon she's discovering lies and manipulation on a national scale.

    This collection includes books 7 to 9 in Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs series.
  • My First Reading Library Collection - 50 Books - Collection - 9781409570202 - Various
    MFSC 3 years +
    3 years +
    (6)
    • £29.99
    • RRP £199.50
    • Save £169.51
    • Just 60.00p per book
    Perfect for sharing at bedtime and also a great way for children to get to grips with reading independently as they embark on their own reading journeys, this massive 50-book collection will quickly become a bookshelf favourite.

    With gorgeous illustrations and easy-to-follow stories, the books will allow children to gradually take over a greater share of the reading, building their confidence all the time. The stories cover wishes, magic and animals and are sure to be returned to again and again.

    Of the books featured in this collection, 22 are from the Usborne Very First Reading range, which is designed specifically for shared reading, while 12 are from Level One and 16 from Level Two, which are designed for the child to take over a greater share of the story.