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Check out our great selection of lesson planning books to help you keep your class engaged and interested. It's not easy to keep a room full of children or teens focused, but it can be a lot easier with one of these helpful books.

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  • Art Essentials:100 Felt-Tip Pens

    Product Code: CT0752
    Other 4 years +
    (1)
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    Brought to you by BookPeople.co.uk's Art Essentials range, this is a tub of 100 felt-tip pens that will keep your children colouring for hours on end. There are a variety of bright colours to choose from and they're sure to delight any creative child.
    Contents: 100 felt-tip pens in assorted colours.
    • £3.99
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  • Crystaland Lighted Brix: 4-in-1 Helicopter

    Product Code: CT1008
    Other 6 years +
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    These light-up blocks can be built into four different models of helicopters for hours of fun!

    Simply fit the different coloured blocks to each other and insert one of the two colour-changing bricks to light up your creations.

    Suitable for use with other building bricks on the market
    Ages 6 plus.

    Requires 2 x 1.5V LR41 AG3 batteries (included).

    Dimensions: 180mm x 220mm.
    • £5.99
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  • The World's Worst Children

    David Walliams

    Product Code: WCE2
    Hardback 9 years +
    (2)
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    Written by David Walliams - an author who is proven to know just what kind of buttons to press to get kids giggling - The World's Worst Children introduces a delightfully dreadful cast of characters!

    Presented in full colour, the book features five beastly boys and five gruesome girls including Sofia Sofa, a girl who loves TV and is so stuck to the sofa she's turning into one, and Dribbling Drew, a boy whose drool gets him into trouble on a school trip.

    A collection of wickedly funny short stories, there's even a special appearance from Raj - a character who has appeared in all of David Walliams' bestselling novels. The tales are accompanied by Tony Ross' hilarious illustrations.
    • £8.99
    • RRP £14.99
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  • Art Essentials: 50 Black & White Card Pack

    Product Code: CT0750
    Other 4 years +
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    BookPeople.co.uk's range of Art Essentials products are perfect for children who want to unleash their creativity.

    This is a set of 50 black and white cards, all presented in A4 format. There are 25 pieces of each colour and the card can be used for any arty time - whether at home or at school.

    Perfect for cutting, creating and collages (or even just drawing and painting), these sturdy cards are a must for any children who like to create.

    Ages 4 plus
    Contents: 25 black A4 cards, 25 white A4 cards. Dimensions: Each card 295 x 210mm
    • £2.99
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  • Art Essentials: 100 Bright Coloured Cards

    Product Code: CT0749
    Other 4 years +
    (1)
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    BookPeople.co.uk's range of Art Essentials products are perfect for children who want to unleash their creativity.

    This is a set of 100 brightly coloured cards, all presented in A4 format. The colours featured are red, yellow, blue, green, orange and pink and the card can be used for any arty time - whether at home or at school.

    Perfect for cutting, creating and collages (or even just drawing and painting), these sturdy pieces of card are a must for any children who like to create.

    Ages 4 plus
    Contents: 100 A4 cards in assorted red, yellow, blue, green, orange and pink colours. Dimensions: Each card 297 x 210mm
    • £4.99
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  • The World's Worst Children 2

    David Walliams

    Product Code: WWN2
    Hardback 9 years +
    (2)
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    The World's Worst Children are back in this selection of short stories from the one and only David Walliams.

    Illustrated in full colour by Tony Ross, this book introduces beastly boys and gruesome girls and this time around they're ruder, more disgusting and worse than you could ever imagine! You'll be delightfully horrified by the antics of Gruesome Griselda and Fussy Frankie.

    Presented in beautiful hardback, these ten stories even feature a special cameo from the fan favourite, Raj!
    • £8.99
    • RRP £14.99
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  • Crystaland Lighted Brix: 6-in-1 Animal

    Product Code: CT1006
    Other 6 years +
    (1)
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    These light-up blocks can be built into 6 different models for hours of fun!

    Simply fit the different coloured blocks to each other and insert batteries to light-up your creations.

    Suitable for use with other building bricks on the market
    Ages 6 plus.

    Requires 4 x 1.5V LR41 AG3 batteries (included).

    Dimensions: 210mm x 270mm
    • £7.99
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  • Art Essentials: Craft Jar - Assorted Contents

    Product Code: CT0757
    Other 4 years +
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    Children will love getting creative with the materials found in the The Book People's Art Essentials range's Craft Jar.

    Containing over 1,000 pieces, it will come in handy during art lessons or around the house and contains all kinds of things children will love to create with. There are beads, sequins, pipe cleaners, shredded paper and so much more; it's ideal for collages.

    Contents: Pompoms, Wiggle Eyes, Shredded Paper, EVA Sheets, Felt Sheets, Natural Wooden Craft Sticks, Pipe Cleaners, EVA Shapes, Colour Paper Sheets, White Glue, Glitter Glue, White Poly Balls, Beads, Sequins
    Ages 4 plus
    Dimensions: 300 x 220mm
    • £4.99
    • RRP £7.99
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  • Mr Stink

    David Walliams

    Product Code: TIK2
    Paperback 9 years +
    (1)
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    Mr Stink is not just a bit smelly, he is the "stinkiest stinker who ever lived" but despite this, our lonely heroine Chloe invites him back to hide in her family's garden shed. Keeping him a secret proves tricky, however, as Mr Stink is not a quiet, retiring shed guest! David Walliams' second book for children is overpoweringly funny and clever and the illustrations by Quentin Blake add extra genius. Readers aged 9+ will think this is genius!
    • £4.49
    • RRP £6.99
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  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid

    Jeff Kinney

    Product Code: 6DWK
    Paperback 9 years +
    (12)
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    Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a worldwide bestseller that is cracking kids up from New York to Newcastle!

    When Greg finds himself thrust into a new school where undersize weaklings like him share the corridors with other kids who are taller, meaner and already shaving, he decides to piggyback on the popularity of his friend Rowley and finally become cool.

    Children from 9+ will love reading the hilarious story of how Greg and Rowley's friendship is tested to the limits!
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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  • The Boy in the Dress

    David Walliams

    Product Code: OYD2
    Paperback 9 years +
    (3)
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    Now widely regarded as one of the most talented children's authors around, funnyman David Walliams, previously best known for his Sport Relief challenges and Little Britain, released his debut novel, The Boy in the Dress, to tremendous acclaim in 2008.

    Full of heart, wit and a touch of Roald Dahl-style anarchy, it finds 12-year-old Dennis living unhappily after his mum leaves the family. A crack of light shines through as he strikes up a friendship with a girl based on their mutual love of Vogue magazine - and soon Dennis is trying out some of her dresses...

    Covering an important and timely subject with no judgment and plenty of wit and insight, this fantastic novel is great for reluctant readers and any child who's felt like they're the odd one out...
    • £4.49
    • RRP £6.99
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  • Art Essentials: 50 Colouring Crayons

    Product Code: CT0754
    Other 4 years +
    (1)
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    BookPeople.co.uk's range of Art Essentials products are perfect for children who want to unleash their creativity.

    Perfect for imaginative minds, this set of 50 colouring crayons is ideal for arty children. They come in an array of cool and vibrant colours and will help kids make incredible masterpieces.

    Children will love colouring with these - whether at home or school!

    Ages 4 plus
    Dimensions: 110 x 280mm
    Colour assortment may vary
    • £2.99
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  • Wooden Alphabet Puzzle Board

    Product Code: ED2089
    Other 3 years +
    (1)
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    Full of colourful alphabet fun, this hand-painted wooden board introduces all of the letters from A-Z!

    Designed to help develop hand-eye coordination, children will love fitting the letters into their correct slots and the colours are sure to appeal.

    An essential early learning toy for children who are just starting to learn about letters.

    Ages 3 plus
    Dimensions 301 x 301mm
    • £9.99
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  • Horrid Henry

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: HHZ2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    A special 20th anniversary edition of the original collection of Horrid Henry stories, Francesca Simon's irresistibly naughty tales see our favourite trouble-magnet pretending to be perfect for the day (which causes far more chaos than Henry's usual bad behaviour) and falling out with next-door's Moody Margaret, as well as camping in France. Henry lives up to horrible expectations with plenty of grumpy and gruesome behaviour...

    Horrid Henry is ideal for encouraging reluctant readers from 5+ and this anniversary edition of the wicked and funny stories comes with brand new material for little ones to enjoy - Twenty Things You Didn't Know About Horrid Henry - and a fantastic double die-cut cover!
    • £2.99
    • RRP £4.99
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  • Billionaire Boy

    David Walliams

    Product Code: LLI2
    Paperback 9 years +
    (1)
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    Well known for his Little Britain TV sketches, David Walliams has also received much praise as a children's author. Now the creator of The Boy in the Dress and Mr Stink returns with another witty, thought-provoking story that will delight his young fans. In Billionaire Boy, Joe is the ultimate rich kid with his own cinema, car, even a pet orang-utan. But Joe faces one big shortage: he has no friends and he's seriously at a loss when his family's fortunes begin to crumble. Lots of laughs make this novel a brilliant read for boys and girls aged 9+.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
    • £4.49
    • RRP £6.99
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  • Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: HHFF2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend by Francesca Simon reveals more of our hero's far-fetched scams and wicked pranks as Henry meets up with Bossy Bill and goes shopping with Mum.

    With witty illustrations from Tony Ross, this is a great set of four stories about the boy who makes even the toughest premiership stars look like angels! Brilliant fun for readers from 5+.
    • £2.99
    • RRP £4.99
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  • Art Essentials: 6 Ready-Mixed Paint Set

    Product Code: CT0753
    Other 4 years +
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    The Book People's range of Art Essentials products are perfect for children who want to unleash their creativity.

    They will absolutely love this set of six high-quality paints. All ready mixed, the bottles of paint have been made with messy imaginations in mind and are perfect for all kinds of family projects.

    Children will love mixing and matching the assorted colours to make even more colours, too! The colours included in the set are red, blue, yellow, green, purple and orange.

    Ages 4 plus
    140 x 360mm
    6 x 250ml bottles of paint (red, blue, yellow, green, purple, orange)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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  • Animal Dominoes

    Product Code: CT0672
    Other 3 years +
    (1)
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    A game for two to four players, this lets children join the animals for some matching fun with traditional games of dominoes.
    Suitable for ages 3 and over, there are 28 animal dominoes to play with and 28 number dominoes to play with.
    The games will help teach children numbers, fine motor skills and cooperative play.

    Ages 3 plus
    Dimensions: 210 x 270mm
    • £3.99
    • RRP £8.99
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  • Mr Birdsnest and the House Next Door

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: MHO2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Part of the Little Gems series of first chapter books, this clever and funny story from The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson is perfect for the younger end of the 5-8 age range.

    Designed in a chunky and friendly format and with colour illustrations, the story follows Elmo and his sister as they play in the jungle house next door.

    There's a tiger in the back garden and a bird-eating spider in the cupboard... but then old Mr Birdsnest moves in. What will the children do when it appears he's kidnapped their grandma?
    • £4.99
    • RRP £6.99
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  • Matilda Wall Decal Set

    Product Code: CN0736
    Other
    (1)
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    Little bookworms will love decorating their wall with magical artwork and quotes from Roald Dahl's classic story, Matilda.

    These large decals feature Quentin Blake's iconic artwork and are easy to apply and remove and can also be repositioned.

    1 - Peel the artwork off the backing sheet. 2 - Place on wall and reposition if necessary. 3 - Smooth over with the included applicator.

    18 decals included

    Not suitable for little slugs aged under 36 months. Not a toy.

    By buying these wall decals you've helped another child. 10% of all Roald Dahl income goes to The Roald Dahl Story Company's charity partners.
    • £6.99
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    Fun & Learn Set: Stackers

    Product Code: ED2084
    Other Toddlers
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    Children can develop their dexterity and hand-eye coordination from a very early age with this set of teddy bear-themed stacking rings and a windmill nest and stack toy.

    They will enjoy turning the windmill and stacking the buckets on top of each other and then stacking the rings in order so that the bear's head can sit atop. After finishing, they'll feel immensely proud and ready to do it all over again.

    All of the objects in this set are presented in bold and appealing colours.

    Dimensions: 290 x 260mm
    Ages 12 months plus
    • £5.89
    • RRP £8.99
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  • The Castle in the Field

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: CFM2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Young readers love reading the works of Michael Morpurgo and this illustrated edition of The Castle in the Field will be no exception. In this story for children aged 5 plus, the former Children's Laureate and War Horse author tells the story of Chris, Lisa, Tom and their secret hide-out.

    The trio spend their days in this special place in the Castle, an old WWII pill-box. But the Castle is on the miserly Old Rafferty's land - and he hates kids. Soon Chris, Lisa and Tom are in trouble when they're locked in...

    Especially designed for those who struggle with reading (including dyslexic children), this is a very exciting story that will work as a wonderful introduction to Michael Morpurgo.
    • £3.99
    • RRP £5.99
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  • The Usborne Geography Encyclopedia

    Gillian Doherty

    Product Code: UGP2
    Paperback 7 years +
    (1)
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    The Usborne Geography Encyclopedia with Complete World Atlas is packed with information about the planet Earth, revealing everything from its physical characteristics to a detailed look at the people and governments of every continent.

    Fully up to date, there are some sumptuous photographs to pore over, as well as clear explanatory diagrams and comprehensive maps.
    • £7.99
    • RRP £16.99
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  • Art Essentials: 50 Mirror Card Pack

    Product Code: CT0751
    Other 4 years +
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    BookPeople.co.uk's range of Art Essentials products are perfect for children who want to unleash their creativity.

    This is a set of 50 gold and silver cards with a shiny mirror coating, all presented in A4 format. There are 25 pieces of each colour and the card can be used for any arty time - whether at home or at school.

    Perfect for cutting, creating and collages (or even just drawing and painting), these sturdy cards are a must for any children who like to create.

    Ages 4 plus
    Contents: 25 gold A4 cards, 25 silver A4 cards. Dimensions: Each card 295 x 210mm
    • £2.99
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