Early Years

  • OTOW 5 years +
    5 years +
    (2)
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    This large-format hardback will tell your little undersea explorer everything they want to know about the creatures that live under the sea.

    Otto the Octopus has lost his best friend Hula and is need of some help. Children have to follow the clues, complete the activities and tick off the checklist of animals they spot along the way.

    This is a lovely interactive book for little nature lovers.
  • WITB 5 years +
    5 years +
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    This large-format hardback will tell your little nature enthusiast everything they want to know about the creatures that live in the world's forests.

    A panda has lost his friend and comes across all kinds of fun characters and rhyming riddles as he tries to track them down. Children have to follow the clues, complete the activities and tick off the checklist of animals they spot along the way.

    This is a lovely interactive book for little nature lovers.
  • MOLY 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
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    With its appealing Richard Scarry-style artwork, this book has been designed to generate discussion about the importance of good manners.

    Children will love meeting Miss Molly and following Algernon the raccoon as he heads to the Listening Carefully Lab and explores the Library of Lovely Language. He might even learn something at the Dining Hall of Decorum.
  • LOFD 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
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    Little Owl is preparing for a very big day... He's set to start school but he's not sure if it will be a hoot after all!

    Written by Debi Gliori and featuring artwork by There's a Boy Just Like Me illustrator Alison Brown, this book will strike a chord with any young children who are nervous about starting nursery or school.

    It follows Little Owl as he decides he'd much rather stay at home with Mummy and Baby Owl than go to a new school. However, when he gets there, he learns how to build a sandcastle and makes a new friend making all his fears and worries disappear.
  • A Day with Dogs - Hardback - 9781776570980 - Dorothee De Monfreid
    ADWD 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Have you and your children ever wondered just what dogs do all day? This funny picture book is full of first woods that will tell you everything - they ski, drive vehicles and hang out in the kitchen, of course.

    With plenty of toddler-friendly scenes and gentle introductions to numbers, emotions and the world around us, children are encouraged to follow their favourite dog through each scene as they find their favourite bed, tastiest snack and reveal their dream job.

    The nine dogs are all different breeds and sure to capture the imagination of your animal-loving children.
  • BBAN 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Bird is building her nest. She pushes and pulls twigs into place until she's made a cosy cup, ready and waiting... can your children guess what for?

    Following a bird as it builds a nest, this gorgeous picture book offers an introduction to forces and the concepts of pushing and pulling. From trying to catch the worm to gathering twigs, this is an exciting and accessible introduction to both nature and science.

    It uses a charming story to introduce children to facts about this scientific - and extremely useful - concept.
  • MNAW 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
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    Book People favourite Britta Teckentrup's beautiful picture book marvels at the moon and celebrates just how important it is to all our lives.

    From turtles laying eggs on white sandy beaches to migrating birds using the moon as a way to navigate their way to sunnier climes, this book covers so much in incredible style.

    It also has peek-through pages that show the changing shape of the moon during the lunar cycle.
  • UCP2 3 years +
    3 years +
    (4)
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    The Usborne Children's Picture Atlas gives readers aged 3 and over an intriguing look at the world - from the hot African plains to the frozen Arctic tundra.

    Featuring fun facts about countries and their capital cities, their famous landmarks, longest rivers and highest mountains - and with picture stories throughout as well - this is a brilliant home resource for young children as they begin to explore the wider world and the people and places within it.

    With quiz questions to engage the reader and interesting objects to spot on the pages, this is a simple and appealing introduction to maps and different cultures for preschool children.
  • GFCR 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Enjoy creating 24 recipes from the deep dark wood with this great little first cookbook inspired by The Gruffalo.

    Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's picture book is a modern classic and all the sweet treats, healthy snacks and simple meals featured in this book are inspired by it. If a child's tummy is starting to rumble, they'll love to fill it up with 'owl ice cream', 'scrambled snake' and 'roasted fox'.

    Every recipe is very simple and comes with step-by-step instructions for you to follow with your children. A perfect introduction to cooking and baking, these recipes give children and parents something to do together on holidays, rainy days and they're all ideal for a Gruffalo-themed party.
  • BSIJ 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £4.99
    We are so excited to be sharing Tom Burlison's The Incredible Journey - the winner of The Book People's Bedtime Story Competition 2018.

    Seven-year-old Tom's tale is a fun and inspiring bedtime story about the power of imagination and friendship. The two main characters, Elliot and Ruby, have many adventures: they travel through puddle portals to pirate lands, find parts of an alien spacecraft, and get chased by dinosaurs - all on their walk to school as their imaginations unlock a world of possibilities!

    Tom's story was selected as the winner of our Bedtime Story Competition 2018 out of over 1000 entries from children aged between 5 and 11. A panel of judges that included Olympic Gold medallist and Dadventures author Alex Gregory and Sara Sanchez, the illustrator of the winning book chose Tom's story because it is funny, clever and it shows how imagination can transform the way a child looks at the world.

    At least 35% of the price of the book will be donated to Save the Children, a charity that fights every single day for children's futures. Sold exclusively through us at theBookPeople.co.uk, Tom's book features illustrations from top children's book illustrator Sara Sanchez and is published by Little Tiger.

    Please note that this book is exempt from all promotions due to its charitable donation.

    If you think you know a child who could be our next published author then head to our competition page to encourage your children to enter their stories about feelings.
  • Bedtime Story Winner 2017: There's a Boy Just Like Me - Hardback - 9781848698642 - Frasier Cox
    BDSR 4 years +
    4 years +
    (16)
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    The winner of Book People's Bedtime Story Competition 2017, Frasier Cox's There's a Boy Just Like Me is a heart-warming tale of friendship between the author and a refugee who shares the same interests and childhood hopes and dreams.

    In 2017, we asked children aged 5 to 11 to write a bedtime story between 200 and 800 words on the theme of friendship. The response was astounding and out of over 1,300 entries, Frasier's story was selected as the winner by a panel of judges that included TV favourite Claudia Winkleman and radio DJ and Radio Boy author Christian O'Connell. Frasier's story was chosen for his focus on important issues and beautiful storytelling.

    At least 35% of the price of the book will be donated to Save the Children, a charity that fights every single day for children's futures. Sold exclusively through us at BookPeople.co.uk, Frasier's book features illustrations from top children's book illustrator Alison Brown and published by Little Tiger.

    Please note that this book is exempt from all promotions due to its charitable donation.
  • Cheeky Monkey Hand Puppet Book - Hardback - 9781783704316 - Templar Internal Design
    CHKY Babies
    Babies
    (4)
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    You'll love monkeying around with this fun book that has a cheeky and very cute chimp hand-puppet in its centre.

    With rhyming text and very cute illustrations throughout, you can entertain your children by making the monkey climb, hide, laugh and cuddle.

    It's sure to encourage hours of interactive play. If you turn your hand around, the monkey will turn all the way, too!
  • PLYL Babies
    Babies
    (3)
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    He races, he roars and he offers a gentle hug!

    Children will have hours of fun playing with the friendly lion puppet who's neatly attached to the back cover of this book - he can be turned right the way around.

    Complemented by rhyming text and beautiful illustrations, this interactive book provides so much joyful fun. It's a great book for new parents who want to entertain their children.
  • ATIN 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Audrey has made a catapult that sends Happy Cat a little too far into orbit - and her jam dispenser has got her into quite a sticky situation.

    This science-themed book follows Audrey as she makes a number of well-intentioned inventions and carries out all kinds of experiments. They never quite go to plan, but should she give up or keep going and make something truly amazing?

    This is an inspirational book for children who are interested in science and inventing.
  • Cooking Step By Step - Hardback - 9780241300374 - DK
    CSTP 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
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    Children can take their first steps to cooking fresh, healthy and delicious recipes by mastering the 50 easy-to-follow recipes featured in this book.

    From soups to pasta dishes and treats including banana bread, all of the recipes in this book are simple to make and sure to get children into baking - especially after they've tasted their healthy and delicious creations. There are also shortcuts and tips to help kids get their heads around kitchen terminology.

    All of the tasty dishes contain clear, short step-by-step instructions and are accompanied by eye-catching photography.
  • TPOC 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
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    Inspired by a real-life story, this purr-fect picture book (written by Joyce Dunbar and featuring evocative artwork by Claire Fletcher) introduces a cat named Tibs who worked at a London post office during the 1950s!

    There are holes in the mail sacks and letters have been torn to shreds... It has to be the work of mice and to counteract this, the postmaster employs a cat...

    Tibs comes from a long line of post office cats so catching mice should come easy to him - but he prefers to make friends with them! Can he teach the mice how to keep things tidy? The unlikely friends soon find themselves on an adventure that involves a ride on the underground Mail Rail train...
  • FLNG 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
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    With a cut-out, peek-through silhouette of a brave little boy pondering his thoughts, this is a book that will help you and your children understand the nature of feelings and what they mean.

    Sure to make you and your kids experience all the emotions, the text is visceral and the visual style makes it rewarding on repeated reading. Wonderfully enchanting, it will help children understand why every person is unique and experiences different emotions.

    Written by Richard Jones in delightful rhyme and with Libby Walden's gorgeous watercolour artwork, each spread is dominated by a colour that relates to the emotion and feeling. The textured jacket makes the book extra special.
  • The Cook and the King - Hardback - 9781509813773 - Julia Donaldson
    CATK 3 years +
    3 years +
    (3)
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    The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson and Tyrannosaurus Drip illustrator David Roberts come together with a royal feast of a read for toddlers - The Cook and the King.

    Told in flowing, rhyming text, the funny story follows a fussy king who's always hungry but no cook is deemed good enough for him... Until Wobbly Bob comes along!

    Wobbly Bob is scared of everything - from catching fish to digging for potatoes. How will he convince the king to give him a job in his kitchen.
  • HAYF 6 years +
    6 years +
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    Emotions can be a difficult subject of conversation to start up with young children and many people don't know where to start. Molly Potter's How are You Feeling Today? can help...

    Providing children aged 6 and over with straightforward, entertaining and (most importantly) appropriate ideas to help them deal with a selection of significant emotions, this book lets children choose a feeling that they can relate to and the provides strategies for dealing with it.

    Containing helpful notes for parents and covering both positive and negative emotions, How are You Feeling Today? is a delightful books that parent and child can explore together.
  • ACGUI Toddlers
    Toddlers
    (2)
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    This bestselling "Key Words" with Peter and Jane reading scheme has been used successfully by parents and teachers all over the world for more than 45 years. This flash card pack contains the 100 key words that make up 50 per cent of those we read, write and speak every day. It is ideal for building reading confidence and using alongside the "Key Words" with Peter and Jane reading books. Use the cards and the helpful parent guide included inside the pack to help your child recognize words, build sentences and play games.
  • AUDZQ Toddlers
    Toddlers
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    Tiddler the fish is always fidgeting and wriggling all over the sea! Then one day, he swims into a big, dark ocean cave...My First Storybooks are perfect for reading aloud and sharing with your special little one. With simple, easy-to-follow stories, these shiny, padded-cover books introduce fun vocabulary and have bright engaging pictures throughout.
  • Mr Bunny's Chocolate Factory - Hardback - 9780192746191 - Elys Dolan
    MRCF 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
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    Go behind the scenes of Mr Bunny's chocolate factory. This quirky book is packed with fun, imaginative and sweet things to admire (and eat!).

    Mr. Bunny does not treat his chicken workers very well and they decide it's time they fought back. They want better conditions, more holiday and better chicken rights ('Power to the Poultry'). When they go on strike, he realises he should be treating them right...

    This vibrant picture book from Roald Dahl Funny Prize-shortlisted author Elys Dolan is packed with amazing and hilarious artwork that children will spend hours poreing over as they look forward to Easter.
  • PFCO 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Children who love diggers and dumpers will enjoy completing the tactile scenes with the felt pieces included in this fun and interactive book.

    The soft felt pieces - including a brilliant red bulldozer, a grey dumper truck and an orange steamroller as well as an engineer and workman - cling securely to each page and can be used time and time again.

    This book is a cool and interactive treat for creative children that will help them develop their dexterity.
  • PFFA 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £3.99
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    Animal-obsessed children will love completing the exciting scenes with the felt cows, pigs and horses included in this fun and interactive book.

    The soft felt pieces - including a smiling sheep, big red tractor and cock-a-doodle-doing cockerel - cling securely to each page and can be used time and time again.

    This cool treat for creative children will also help develop dexterity and hand-eye coordination skills.