Subjects : Primary Bestsellers

Our best books for primary schools include bestsellers for all tastes and abilities. We have fiction, non-fiction and reference books that will delight the children in your class and help develop a love of reading from an early age.

  • RWBZ 3 years +

    Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Collection: Levels 1-3 - 33 Books (Collection)

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    Featuring 33 books covering reading levels 1-3, this collection of Oxford Reading Tree books is perfect for building a foundation in reading for young readers aged 3 and up.

    Specially designed by the reading experts at Oxford University Press, each book has a carefully levelled and beautifully illustrated story that parent and child will have lots of fun with as they read together, practising and perfecting essential skills that they'll be learning at school - from phonics and first stories to common words and everyday language.

    This Biff, Chip and Kipper collection features 32 storybooks and a parents' handbook full of ideas to make reading fun.
    Format: paperback
    • £19.99
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  • RWBN 5 years +

    Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Levels 4-6 Collection - 25 Books (Collection)

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    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.
    Format: paperback
    • £17.99
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  • SONB 3 years +

    Songbirds Phonics Collection - 36 Books (Collection)

    Julia Donaldson

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    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.

    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.
    • £18.99
    • RRP £128.82
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  • PXAA 6 years +

    Project X Alien Adventures: Series 1 Collection - 31 Books (Collection)

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    Packed with fantastic artwork and ideal for preparing Year 2 schoolchildren aged 6 and above as they look to tackle their very first chapter books, our Project X Alien Adventures Collection is full of fun stories, activities and facts that will help young readers build their confidence in reading at Oxford Reading Level 7 and then progress right through to Level 11.

    Badlaw and his army of robotic Krools are taking over Planet Exis. Now Exis's only chance for freedom is for Nok and micro-friends Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger to save the day, free Exis from Badlaw and save Nok's parents, too!

    Gripping and sure to have even the most reluctant reader wanting to turn the pages and read on, this huge collection of 31 books is specially written by the creators of the Oxford Reading Tree (Biff, Chip and Kipper) to encourage children to enjoy reading independently.

    This 31-book collection covers Oxford Reading Tree Levels 7 to 11 (book bands Turquoise, Purple, Gold, White and Lime). It is suitable for children in Year 2/P3.

    Please note the books in this collection vary in size. The dimensions stated are for the wallet that the books are presented in.
    Format: paperback
    • £19.99
    • RRP £154.90
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  • RCOW 5 years +

    Reading Champion: Developing Collection - 30 Books (Collection)

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    Every title in this bumper selection of Reading Champion books has been specifically designed for children aged 5 and over who are starting to read independently (Book Band level: Orange-White).

    From One of Our Tigers is Missing to Cave Boy and the Egg and Dragon's Hiccups, these expertly levelled books are full of appealing themes and easy-to-follow plots and will support the books read in school classrooms.

    The original stories have diverse artwork and contain reading advice and activities to further aid learning.

    Reading Champion is an innovative series, designed to support and enrich your child's reading experience at home. It is the first ever officially levelled reading programme linking to the guided reading that your child is doing in the classroom.
    Format: paperback
    • £19.99
    • RRP £149.70
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  • CWRD 8 years +

    Creative Writing with Roald Dahl Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    Roald Dahl

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    Could you be the next Roald Dahl? Each book in this fantastic creative writing series will inspire young writers through the wonderful worlds of best-loved stories!

    There are fun wordplay activities to spark creativity, top tips to build confidence, and plenty of language work to help develop vocabulary and grammar skills.

    Bring stories to life with help from the BFG, as children learn how to write splendid settings using adjectives, imagery, similes and much more. Matilda encourages writers to create spellbinding speech through the use of authentic dialogue, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will teach the importance of believable characters!

    Format: paperback
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.97
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  • YWTL 7 years +

    You Wouldn't Want to live Without Collection - 20 Books (Collection)

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    With colourful and witty illustrations, the 20 books in this collection help children understand what life would be like without antibiotics (sickly!), gravity (fun and floaty?), and money (hard!).

    Perfect for budding historians, these books tell the fascinating and world-changing stories of technological innovations, professions and natural phenomena that most of us take for granted including dentists, extreme weather and buzzy bees.

    The artwork makes them wonderfully accessible and there are also explanatory diagrams to showcase the scientific and historical developments.

    Format: paperback
    • £17.99
    • RRP £139.80
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  • TSCO 8 years +

    The Science Of... Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

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    This fact-packed collection is all about engineering and Earth science subjects! From rocks and minerals to bridges and tunnels and medical technology, these books answer questions about important topics.

    From the technology of ships to the causes and effects of natural disasters, they all tie in with the STEM curriculum and are perfect for opening readers' eyes to the wonders of science. One book focuses on the history of warfare and the science behind the weapons and vehicles used in conflict.

    From the team behind our bestselling You Wouldn't Want to Be and You Wouldn't Want Live Without collections, each book combines informative, bite-sized text with quirky illustrations as a diverse set of characters present the information in an appealing and concise way.

    The accessible diagrams, side panels and speech bubbles provide multiple entry points for reluctant readers and encourage a love of reading and learning.
    Format: paperback
    • £12.99
    • RRP £69.90
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  • WGOI 5 years +

    What's Going On Inside My Head? (Hardback)

    Molly Potter

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    This book explains to children just how important mental health is to their happiness and well-being.

    It reveals practical ways that can help children keep their minds in good shape and encourages them to talk positively about themselves, their emotions, relationships and mindfulness in general. These ideas will hopefully help them develop healthy habits and good coping strategies from an early age.

    Written in a child-friendly but no-nonsense way, this book will help you start important and timely conversations with children about their mental and emotional health.
    • £4.99
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  • STTE 7 years +

    Starters Collection - 8 Books (Collection)

    Nick Pierce

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    Each book in this colourful collection is filled with simple text and striking illustrations that help introduce history and the natural world to young readers. They cover curriculum topics and reveal what people and animals have done over the various historical periods.

    From exotic animals in the rainforest to knights preparing for battle, these books are sure to inspire a passion for learning as children are enthralled by the informative yet fun layout of each spread. They have 'Can you find...?' sections which will encourage children to absorb the information on the pages while learning about the important concepts.

    Throughout the books there are introductory paragraphs with additional text and highlighted images around the border to encourage readers to spot specific objects within the main image. There is also a timeline, glossary and index for key terms so children can consolidate what they have learnt.

    Format: paperback
    • £9.99
    • RRP £55.92
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  • LBRY 3 years +

    Ladybird Read It Yourself Collection - 30 Books (Collection)

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    From the much-admired experts at Ladybird books comes this collection that includes a mixture of classics like The Ugly Duckling and contemporary favourites including Kung-Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon.

    Covering Levels 1-4, the 30 stories have been written in conjunction with educational experts and include a variety of key, high-frequency words that are vital when it comes to learning to read. A limited number of story words are also introduced and practised.

    These books will help build the confidence of new readers and as they tackle each level, they'll become more fluent and start to read independently. Many of the books include comprehension puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers and more detailed book band information.

    Level 1: For children who are ready to take their first steps in reading
    Level 2: For beginner readers who can read short, simple sentences with help
    Level 3: For more confident readers who can read simple stories with some help.
    Level 4: Longer stories for more independent, fluent readers.
    Format: paperback
    • £21.99
    • RRP £149.70
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  • WHMG 9 years +

    Usborne: What's Happening to Me? (Girls) (Hardback)

    Susan Meredith

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    Presented here in a bespoke hardback format for Book People, What's Happening to Me? (Girls) is an easy-to-understand guide to the physical changes and emotional upheavals that occur as girls reach puberty.

    With witty and attractive illustrations, this book is suitable for readers aged 8 and over. It helps demystify the key questions surrounding puberty and gives reassurance and practical advice on how children can cope with the changes.
    • £3.99
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  • LMAG 7 years +

    Letts Magical Skills: Ages 7-9 Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

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    These interactive, step-by-step activity books have been especially written to help children aged 7 and over learn all about the magic of maths and English.

    Fun and interactive, they're sure to engage and motivate young learners and are bursting with magical characters and illustrations to inspire key skills practice.

    A great aid to their lessons at school, these books look at addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and spelling and grammar.
    • £9.99
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  • RCPG 3 years +

    Reading Champion: Beginners Collection - 30 Books (Collection)

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    Every title in this bumper selection of Reading Champion books has been specifically designed for children aged 3 and over who are starting to read independently (Book Band level: Pink-Green).

    From Flip the Flamingo to the Toy Shop Train and Merlin the Mouse, these expertly levelled books are full of appealing themes and easy-to-follow plots and will support the books read in school classrooms.

    The original stories have diverse artwork and contain reading advice and activities to further aid learning.

    Reading Champion is an innovative series, designed to support and enrich your child's reading experience at home. It is the first ever officially levelled reading programme linking to the guided reading that your child is doing in the classroom.

    Format: paperback
    • £16.99
    • RRP £149.70
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    • Just £0.57 per book
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  • SWWS 9 years +

    The Story of the Second World War for Children (Paperback)

    Peter Chrisp

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    Packed with facts, stories, photographs and illustrations, The Story of the Second War for Children evaluates the effect and impact of this conflict on the lives of the people who lived through it.

    From the civilians working in factories to soldiers fighting on land, sea and air and the children who were evacuated to the countryside, this book shines a light on what life was like during this tumultuous era. It also looks at how the war led to major advances in technology, medicine and weaponry and contains cross-section artworks of the interiors of tanks, aircraft, U-boats and more.

    Published in association with the Imperial War Museum, this book will help children understand the bravery and sacrifices of ordinary people during the Second World War.
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  • ITAA 5 years +

    It's All About... Collection - 16 Books (Collection)

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    This collection of 16 fact-filled books looks at a huge range of fascinating topics including the natural world, the animal kingdom, science vehicles and transport.

    Each book is packed with facts and stats and comes with eight collectable cards to tear out and keep. Free extra content such as downloadable audio to accompany the books is available by logging into a special URL disclosed in the books.

    Format: paperback
    • £15.99
    • RRP £79.84
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  • SATQ 10 years +

    SATs Question Books KS2 Collection - 5 Books (Collection)

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    This collection of books will help your children prepare for the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum SATS tests.

    Falling in line with new testing requirements, these books have been specially designed to boost confidence and understanding of what children should expect when it comes to taking the tests. They contain regular progress tests to ensure children are absorbing the information.

    The practice questions offer realistic test preparation and the questions have been arranged by topic to help children with their revision plans. These books cover everything a child could be tested on.
    Format: paperback
    • £8.99
    • RRP £24.95
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  • WHMB 9 years +

    Usborne: What's Happening to Me? (Boys) (Hardback)

    Alex Frith

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    Presented here in a bespoke hardback format for Book People, What's Happening to Me? (Boys) is a helpful and sensitive guide to growing up that gives straightforward information on the physical changes and emotional upheaval that your young son can expect as he heads towards puberty.

    Tricky topics are demystified and What's Happening to Me? is a reassuring and entertaining read for children aged from 8 and over.
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  • SIAC 6 years +

    Science in Action Collection - 25 Books (Collection)

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    The Science in Action books are full of facts and activities that help Key Stage 1 children learn all about scientific elements ranging from electricity to fossils and the weather.

    From the five senses to life cycles, the human body, electricity and forces, these books are full of simple and accessible text and are sure to help children learn more about the world around them.

    These books also cover how seeds become sunflowers and how caterpillars evolve into butterflies.

    Format: paperback
    • £24.99
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  • SATS 6 years +

    SATs Question Books KS1 Collection - 5 Books (Collection)

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    This collection of books will help your children prepare for the Key Stage 1 National Curriculum SATS tests.

    Falling in line with new testing requirements, these books have been specially designed to boost confidence and understanding of what children should expect when it comes to taking the tests. They contain regular progress tests to ensure children are absorbing the information.

    The practice questions offer realistic test preparation and the questions have been arranged by topic to help children with their revision plans. These books cover everything a child could be tested on.
    Format: paperback
    • £8.99
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  • SEAB 5 years +

    The Sea Book (Hardback)

    Charlotte Milner

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    Following on from The Bee Book, Charlotte Milner's The Sea Book contains a selection of fascinating fishy facts and beautiful illustrations of the sea and what lives in it.

    Bright and bold, this book features mammals, fish, invertebrates and reptiles and also looks at their habitats - from the icy tundra to colourful coral reefs and the deepest, darkest depths where all kinds of strange but stunning animals live.

    This celebration of the sea also highlights the important ecological issues we are currently facing and clearly explains the damaging effects humans are having on marine life - and what children can do to rectify this e.g. living plastic free and crafting their own recycled shopping bag from an old T-shirt!
    • £3.99
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  • MFLM 5 years +

    Mindful Me Collection - 4 Books (Collection)

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    Your children can learn all about nature, feeling calm and dealing with emotions with this four-book collection.

    These engaging and illustrated books are specially written for children aged 5 and over and explain how important these traits are. They fully support the National Curriculum and present information in a hugely accessible way.
    Format: paperback
    • £5.99
    • RRP £35.96
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  • FWWS 9 years +

    The Story of the First World War for Children (Paperback)

    John Malam

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    Published in association with the Imperial War Museum, The Story of the First World War for Children examines the world-changing conflict in great detail.

    A study aid for history lessons, this book uses facts, photographs and illustrations to show children how the First World War was the world's first 'total war' between modern, industrialised nations and how many new and terrifying weapons were used - including airplanes, tanks, zeppelins, warships and poison gas.

    It relates the unfolding events and the human stories in a way that brings history vividly to life.
    • £3.99
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  • NMBU 5 years +

    No More Bullies Collection - 4 Books (Collection)

    Melissa Higgins and Amanda F.

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    This inspiring collection contains four child-friendly stories covering four different types of bullying (hidden, physical, verbal and emotional).

    From mean jokes to exclusion and physical harassment to insults, children can experience bullying in different ways. These illustrated stories will help young readers understand the lasting effects of bullying and reveal what they should do if they have to contend with these issues.

    Each gentle story in this collection provides up-to-date and safe strategies to help children navigate their way through these difficult situations and contains advice on identifying and attempting to resolve issues.
    Format: paperback
    • £5.99
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