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Our story books for kids make the perfect bedtime books. We have picture books with soothing plots and gentle text that will soothe young children to sleep - and inspire a love of reading from a very early age. One of our new favourites is our latest Bedtime Story Competition winner - There's a Boy Just Like Me .

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Bedtime Stories

Our story books for kids make the perfect bedtime books. We have picture books with soothing plots and gentle text that will soothe young children to sleep - and inspire a love of reading from a very early age. One of our new favourites is our latest Bedtime Story Competition winner - There's a Boy Just Like Me .

  • JDSC 3 years +

    Julia Donaldson Story Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

    Julia Donaldson

    (3) Hand-picked favourites
    Can your children spot the Gruffalo? Do they want to meet a vegetarian T-rex? How about hitching a ride on a witch's already heaving broomstick?

    Julia Donaldson's picture books are rightly regarded as classics and this collection of 10 of her best gives you the chance to share some truly wonderful stories with your little readers. You can also share them out in party bags so all your little one's friends can delve into these perfect stories.

    Julia's fun, flowing and rhyming text is complemented by artwork from incredible illustrators including Axel Scheffler, David Roberts and Lydia Monks.

    Why should you buy this collection? Julia Donaldson's much-loved books are a must for every toddler's bookshelf.
    Format: paperback
    • £14.99
    • RRP £68.90
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  • QTNB 3 years +

    Quentin Blake Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

    Quentin Blake

    (4) Hand-picked favourites
    A much-loved illustrator famed for his iconic association with Roald Dahl's tales, Quentin Blake is also a brilliant and witty writer in his own right and his stories are an absolute joy.

    This fun-filled collection brings together ten picture books that are sure to delight children of all ages. There's the over-ambitious Mrs Armitage; the amazing performance artist Angelo; and the famous Mister Magnolia, a man who has so many skills and possessions but only one boot.

    These madcap tales and lovable characters are sure to bring joy to any child's bedtime reading. The hilarious books also feature Quentin's trademark illustrations. It's a collection sure to be returned to again and again.
    Format: paperback
    • £11.99
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  • ELMG 3 years +

    Elmer Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

    David McKee

    (11) Hand-picked favourites
    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
    • RRP £69.90
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  • UASM 3 years +

    Under the Sleepy Moon Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

    (1) Hand-picked favourites
    Snuggle up under the sleepy moon with these beautiful bedtime books.

    These soothing stories are full of amazing animal characters and have gently warming plots. There's the tale of a mole who can't sleep; a mouse who loves the moon; and a motorcycle-racing sheep (of course, what else would a sheep be interested in?) amongst many other gentle stories.

    These perfect picture books are displayed in a stunning slipcase featuring a raised glitter moon. It's the perfect collection of stories for sleepyheads.
    Format: paperback
    • £9.99
    • RRP £69.90
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  • TCDC 3 years +

    Disney Storybook Collection - 26 Books (Collection)

    Disney

    (17) Hand-picked favourites
    This is a magical collection of stories for any Disney fan! Featuring Dumbo, Toy Story and Moana, there are so many favourites to discover and enjoy.

    These engaging stories feature famous characters and stunning illustrations. They will help inspire a lifelong love of reading in any children who love the famous films!

    Format: paperback
    • £19.99
    • RRP £77.74
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  • SPTO 3 years +

    Supertato Collection - 4 Books (Collection)

    Sue Hendra

    Hand-picked favourites
    Four laugh-out-loud stories from the bestselling Supertato series!

    Join Supertato and the veggies as they compete in Sports Day at the supermarket; go on an epic treasure hunt; and go against the Evil Pea!

    These fast-moving adventures are filled with exciting illustrations and simple text that little ones will love to read again and again.

    Format: paperback
    • £6.99
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  • FRYT 3 years +

    My Big Fairytale Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

    (1) Hand-picked favourites
    We've brought together a fantastic selection of classic fairy tales in this enchanting collection. They come in a gorgeous gift slipcase - complete with gold foiling.

    These fabulous books will help you introduce little ones to timeless stories including Aladdin, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Jack and the Beanstalk - although they have some marvellously modern twists.

    Each picture book has vibrant artwork and flowing text that is a joy to read aloud. Other favourites in the collection include The Three Little Pigs, Beauty and the Beast and Rapunzel.
    Format: paperback
    • £11.99
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  • ALUN 3 years +

    Aliens Love Underpants Collection - 6 Books (Collection)

    Claire Freedman

    (4) Hand-picked favourites
    Pirates, aliens, dinosaurs, monsters... They all love underpants and so will you with this funny six-book collection.

    Written by Claire Freedman and illustrated by Ben Cort, these bold and bright picture books are sure to entertain any toddler as they discover just how funny aliens find underpants and how they saved the world; follow some monsters on a pants adventure; join the Pants Pirates on their quest for the Pants of Gold; and enjoy some prehistoric pants-based pandemonium in Dinosaurs Love Underpants.

    This is a rip-roaring collection of picture books that are perfect for reading together. In fact, we're pretty sure they'll have the whole family laughing their pants off!
    Format: paperback
    • £8.99
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  • INKP 3 years +

    Kipper Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

    Mick Inkpen

    (4) Hand-picked favourites
    Kipper has been one of the most beloved picture book characters in the world for the past 25 years and this collection brings together 10 of The British Book Award-winning author and illustrator Mick Inkpen's stories following the friendly dog on his adventures.

    Young children can follow the puppy as he celebrates his birthday and Christmas; has fun with a beach ball; and delves into an incredible toy box.

    With their gentle charm, these lovely stories will delight both child and parent as they are shared at bedtime.

    Format: paperback
    • £12.99
    • RRP £69.90
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  • PIPO Toddlers

    Pip and Posy Collection - 7 Books (Collection)

    Axel Scheffler

    (14) Hand-picked favourites
    Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler's Pip and Posy books are hugely popular with toddlers. They follow the two friends as they enjoy a number of first experiences.

    Pip wears a scary monster mask and gives Posy a fright; Pip makes friends with Zac and Posy gets jealous; and Posy can't get to sleep without her beloved Froggy toy. All of these gentle stories offer solutions to these common issues and provide happy endings.

    With bright and bold artwork and stories inspired by Axel's experiences with his own children, these are essential reads for toddlers and their parents. This collection now includes a wintry story about Pip and Posy playing in the snow!

    Format: paperback
    • £11.99
    • RRP £48.93
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    • Just £1.71 per book
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  • BSIJ 3 years +

    Bedtime Story Winner 2018: The Incredible Journey (Hardback)

    Tom Burlison

    Hand-picked favourites
    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.
    • £4.99
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  • MMWC 3 years +

    My Mr. Men World Collection - 52 Books (Collection)

    Roger Hargreaves

    (2) Hand-picked favourites
    The Mr. Men characters are an enduring favourite with generations of readers and this delightful book includes every single one of the timeless stories by Roger Hargreaves and his son, Adam.

    As well as the classic stories of Mr. Tickle, Mr. Bump and Mr. Strong, this collection also includes two brand new stories - one about Mr. Adventure and the other a new-found tale about the famous Mr. Men mascot, Walter the Worm.

    With their simple plots and bold, distinctive artwork, the lasting appeal of these beloved books will ensure this collection takes pride of place on any child's nursery bookshelf. This complete collection is perfect for toddlers and children aged 2 and over.

    Format: paperback
    If your children love the Mr. Men books, why not try the My Little Miss World Collection? Search for product code LMWC
    • £34.99
    • RRP £207.48
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  • PLI2 Toddlers

    Peppa Pig: Little Library Collection - 6 Books (Collection)

    Ladybird

    (9) Hand-picked favourites
    Six chunky little books in one pretty slipcase - all starring the one and only Peppa Pig!

    One of the most popular characters around, these first readers are sure to help children develop a love of books and reading.
    • £2.99
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  • LMWC 3 years +

    My Little Miss World Collection - 38 Books (Collection)

    Roger Hargreaves

    Hand-picked favourites
    This delightful box set features all of the timeless Little Miss stories by Mr. Men creator Roger Hargreaves and his son, Adam.

    As well as 37 classic titles including Little Miss Naughty, Little Miss Sunshine and Little Miss Chatterbox, you can also enjoy the newest addition to the collection, Little Miss Inventor.

    With their bright style of artwork and simple, uplifting plots, the lasting appeal of these beloved storybooks will ensure this collection takes pride of place on any child's nursery bookshelf. Perfect for toddlers and children aged 2 and over.

    Format: paperback
    It appears that Little Miss Naughty was involved with listing the characters on the back of these books and she had some fun disguising Little Miss Birthday as Little Miss Hug on 36 of the 38 books! We know some customers may be disappointed and for that we apologise. However, we have decided not to send them all to pulp as that would be a real shame indeed and might upset Little Miss Sunshine...
    If your children love the Little Miss books, they'll also enjoy our My Mr. Men World Collection. Search for product code MMWC.
    • £24.99
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  • PJMN 3 years +

    PJ Masks Collection - 4 Books (Collection)

    Pat-a-Cake

    Hand-picked favourites
    By day they are known as Connor, Greg and Amaya, but by night they are Catboy, Gekko and Owlette - AKA the PJ Masks!

    Join them in their adventures in this exciting new series as they make their way into the night to tackle even the trickiest situations and work together to save the day!

    Format: paperback
    • £4.99
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  • TGT2 3 years +

    The Tiger Who Came to Tea (Paperback)

    Judith Kerr

    (6) Hand-picked favourites
    Judith Kerr created a best-loved children's classic with her story The Tiger Who Came to Tea, delighting generations of young children.

    The gentle illustrations coupled with the slightly anarchic story have unbeatable child-appeal and make this a perfect book to read aloud. If you haven't invited the tiger into your home yet, do so without delay!

    Toddlers from 1+ will love the big striped hero and his naughty antics.
    • £4.49
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  • MGMG 3 years +

    Meg and Mog Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

    Helen Nicoll & Jan Pienkowski

    (4) Hand-picked favourites
    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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  • EPQ2 Toddlers

    Each Peach Pear Plum (Other)

    Janet and Allan Ahlberg

    (3) Hand-picked favourites
    A beautiful brand new cased board book version of this classic picture book by the iconic Janet and Allan Ahlberg. Each Peach Pear Plum introduces characters from well-known nursery stories, such as the Three Bears, Mother Hubbard and Tom Thumb, and encourages children to participate and to find the characters hidden in the pictures. The text, with its strong rhyme and rhythm, is perfect to read aloud to very young children, while the game of 'I Spy' keeps children enthralled.
    • £3.99
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  • CQZ2 3 years +

    The Day the Crayons Quit (Paperback)

    D. Daywalt & O. Jeffers

    (2) Hand-picked favourites
    Duncan wants to start drawing but when he opens his box of crayons, he's surprised - Beige is fed up of being second choice to Brown, Blue is tired from being all that sea and sky, Pink is waiting for a chance to shine and Yellow and Orange are barely speaking...

    Battle lines have been drawn and only Duncan can save the day if he wants to colour in ever again. With its creative illustrations and a unique insight into the life of a humble crayon, The Day the Crayons Quit is a brilliantly funny and imaginative story that young readers will return to again and again!

    Written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by the award-winning Oliver Jeffers, this is a unique and original children's book that will bring a smile to the face of all who read it.

    Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers' The Day the Crayons Quit has been named the winner of the Red House Children's Book Award 2015.
    • £4.99
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  • MNAW 3 years +

    Moon: Night-Time Around the World (Hardback)

    Britta Teckentrup

    (1) Hand-picked favourites
    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.
    • £3.99
    • RRP £11.99
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  • PDO2 Toddlers

    Paddington Little Library (Collection)

    Michael Bond

    (2) Hand-picked favourites
    This is a little library full of four Paddington stories for any fan of the marmalade-loving bear.

    The little board books follow Paddington as he travels all the way from Peru to London to meet the Brown family and go on all sorts of fun adventures.

    The size and format of these little books make them ideal for younger Paddington fans.
    • £2.99
    • RRP £4.99
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  • FIEN 3 years +

    Zoo Friends Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

    Hand-picked favourites
    Which animal has done a poo in the zoo? Who wants to join the critters at the hibernation hotel? And will that lion ever find some peace and quiet?

    We just know your animal-obsessed children will love these energetic picture books inspired by the creatures found in zoos. They are bright, bold and brilliant and vary from laugh-out-loud tales to soothing stories. They're all presented in a sturdy slipcase.

    Written by talented authors who know what makes a good children's story and featuring artwork from our Bedtime Story Competition illustrators Ada Grey, Alison Brown and many more, these are simply roar-some stories to share with your young readers!
    Format: paperback
    • £12.99
    • RRP £69.90
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  • WWM2 3 years +

    Where the Wild Things Are (Paperback)

    Maurice Sendak

    (1) Hand-picked favourites
    One of the classic children's books, Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are is pretty much the perfect bedtime read.

    Max doesn't want to go to bed and finds himself travelling to a faraway, mystical land full of monsters who roar and gnash their terrible teeth. It's a little frightening but so much fun!

    Bold and stylish, funny and ultimately heart-warming, the book is full of toddler appeal and was memorably adapted into a hit film by Spike Jonze.

    This paperback edition of the Caldecott Medal-winning story will be returned to time and time again by toddlers who love mystery and adventure.
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  • PPBC 3 years +

    Peppa Pig Book and CD Collection - 10 Books & CDs (Collection)

    (3) Hand-picked favourites
    Join Peppa Pig and her friends and family as they enjoy a number of experiences in this picture book and CD collection.

    Children will love reading along to the audio versions of the stories as Peppa takes a trip to the dentist; looks after a tortoise; and even heads off to the moon (what a way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, hey?).

    Featuring simple text and bright, bold and familiar artwork, these are perfect stories for Peppa fans - and the audio versions just add to the fun.

    Format: paperback/CD
    • £15.99
    • RRP £69.90
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Bedtime story books for toddlers and kids come in many forms - everything from bear hunts to baby owls - and they're definitely the best way to peacefully send kids for a nap while stimulating their minds in a calm and reassuring manner.

An unbreakable bond

Bedtime books are a staple part of a warming home environment and are brilliant for banding between parents and children. These soothing tales always allow families to make night time an exciting occasion.

Tales to connect with

While bedtime stories for children cover an extensive variety of subjects, the best allow your kid to connect with a familiar scenario. By learning how a series of fun and furry friends earn their own naptime, these tales mean children learn to love night time (not loathe it!).

Pick your bedtime stories

Look forward to nap time each and every time your child gets sleepy by browsing through our generous collection of bedtime story books above.