Children's Must-Read Lists

  • WCCD 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £13.99
    • RRP £40.00
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    This unabridged audiobook collection brings the magic of Enid Blyton's Wishing-Chair stories to you, wherever you are. It's entirely enchanting, whether you're listening in the comfort of your own home or while on the go.

    Mollie and Peter come across a chair that can fly and grant wishes while out looking for their mother's birthday present and it's not long until they are whisked away to faraway lands and meeting pixies and even Santa Claus!

    Approximate running time: 11 hours 18 minutes. Unabridged. 12 CDs.
    Audiobooks in this collection: The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair, The Wishing-Chair Again, More Wishing-Chair Stories
  • BDSR 4 years +
    4 years +
    (16)
    • £4.99
    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.
  • 6HMH 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £5.99
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    The Hundred-mile-an-hour Dog is a Red House Children's Book Award winner and a popular choice for keen young readers.

    It's the Easter holidays and Trevor's mum bribes him to walk Streaker the dog every day. Thirty pounds is a big bribe but Streaker can out-accelerate a torpedo, so this is not a doddle of a job. Trevor finally agrees to the deal, little realising that this won't be the only problem of the holidays...

    Yelps of laughter abound in Jeremy Strong's hilarious book for readers aged 5+!
  • BKJDJ 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £16.00
    • RRP £20.00
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    From bestselling Landmarks author Robert Macfarlane -- a gorgeous, illustrated collection of spell-poems to re-wild the language of childrenAll over the country, there are words disappearing from children's lives -- words from the natural world, from the countryside and the landscape. Words like Dandelion, Otter, Bramble and Acorn should be familiar to every child: they are the simple, beautiful symbols of nature as seen by a child. They represent a space of discovery and imagination, of play and freedom. Yet this rich landscape is rapidly fading from children's minds.The Lost Words stands against the disappearance of wild childhood. It is a joyful celebration of the poetry of nature words and the living glory of our plant- and animal-filled countryside. With acrostic spell-poems by peerless wordsmith Robert Macfarlane and hand-painted illustration by Jackie Morris, this enchanting book captures the irreplaceable magic of language and nature for all ages.

    Winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2019.

    Joint winner of the British Book Award Children's Book of the Year 2018.
  • Yasmin Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781474781114 - Saadia Faruqi
    YASM 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £4.99
    • RRP £23.96
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    This delightful four-book collection is about a spirited student named Yasmin Ahmad and her adventures as a fashionista, painter, builder and explorer!

    Yasmin is a strong character with a knack for solving problems in unique ways and she is known in her family as having big imagination. In each book, Yasmin inspires readers by using her creative thinking and curiosity to solve life's little problems.

    With bold illustrations and important messages, Saadia Faruqi's books subtly weave Muslim traditions into fun, relatable stories and would be great reads for children growing in confidence or moving from Key Stage 1 to 2.
    Format: paperback
  • APOAW 6 years +
    6 years +
    • £4.89
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    The quirky sequel to Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland retold for children growing in reading confidence and ability. After returning from Wonderland, Alice's adventures continue when she steps through a looking glass and into the topsy-turvy world beyond. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
  • AEBVJ 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £6.89
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    Stanley's Stick is a teaming-up of hefty talents - glorious poet John Hegley and award-winning illustrator Neal Layton. Stanley's stick is not just a stick. With a stick in hand, Stanley's options are endless - he flies to the moon, writes in the sand, goes fishing, plays a whistle and rides a dinosaur - and his imagination takes over and the magic begins. Hegley's lyrical prose captures the free-wheeling expressiveness of childhood, and Layton's deceptively simple illustrations are full of wit and character. Sweet, magical and thoroughly entertaining, this is Hegley and Layton's first collaboration.
  • AXT2 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    Hugo wants a gerbil, but his dad says it's cruel to keep an animal in a cage. Hugo doesn't agree, and so Dad challenges him to spend a day cooped up in his room. The countdown has barely begun when Hugo starts to go stir-crazy. Warm, witty and wise to the impatience of childhood, this is Anne Fine on great form, encouraging young readers to develop imagination and empathy. High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.
  • BVL2 6 years +
    6 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £5.99
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    Captain Sneaky McSqueaky and his crew of pirate mice are trying to fly to the moon to steal moon cheese, but to get there they need some help from Oliver and his biscuits...

    Clare Welsh's Biscuit Blast Off! is a fun and quirky story that will inspire any young reader's imagination. Sophia Touliatou's artwork will be pored over again and again.
  • AZH2 4 years +
    4 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    The car trip to Grandma's house is taking forever. Are We There Yet? explores the amazing possibilities of imagination on a long, boring car journey, as time slows down so much that it starts going backwards. Featuring dinosaurs, Ancient Egyptians, knights and pirates, this is one amazing journey through the imagination. With stand-out illustrations that span millennia by the Caldecott-winning author of The Adventures of Beekle.
  • SZP2 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £2.99
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    Adapted into the 1995 film Babe, the Sheep-pig is a classic story by Dick King-Smith about an orphaned piglet who just wants to fit in...

    Babe was won by Farmer Hogget at a fair and was soon adopted by kind-hearted sheep-dog fly. He learns so much from Fly but knows he can never be a sheep-dog. But perhaps there's a chance he can be a sheep-pig?
  • AAJME 4 years +
    4 years +
    • £7.69
    • RRP £7.99
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    'In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines...' Pepito lives next door to Madeline and her friends. When he moves to London, he pines for the twelve little girls terribly. So Miss Clavel and her charges pay him a visit in London...and come home with a new friend! This title features the small but feisty heroine, Madeline, and her charming Parisian world.
  • AEBBN 4 years +
    4 years +
    • £5.89
    • RRP £5.99
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    From dreamy thoughts about colour to fantastic notions on left and right, this surreal book encourages young children to let their imaginations run riot and think up all kinds of weird and wonderful things. This delightful Beginner Book now joins 16 of Dr. Seuss' most popular works in the Classic Collection series, which also contains The Cat in the Hat, Fox in Socks and Green Eggs and Ham. With Dr. Seuss' usual measure of riotous rhyme and wacky illustrations it will encourage even the most reluctant child to learn to read.With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranking among the UK's top ten favourite children's authors, Seuss is firmly established as a global best-seller, with nearly half a million books sold worldwide. This delightful book forms part of the third stage in HarperCollins' major Dr. Seuss rebrand programme. With the relaunch of six more titles in January 2004, such all-time favourites as The Lorax, The Foot Book and Yertle the Turtle boast bright new covers that incorporate much needed guidance on reading levels: Blue Back Books are for parents to share with young children, Green Back Books are for budding readers to tackle on their own, and Yellow Back Books are for older, more fluent readers to enjoy. Oh the Thinks You Can Think! belongs to the Green Back Book range.
  • ADJPU 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £5.69
    • RRP £6.99
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    Aspiring cartoonist Nate Wright is the star of Big Nate, the daily and Sunday comic strip distributed by Newspaper Enterprise Association since 1991. Nate is eleven years old, four-and-a-half feet tall, and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history. He's a self-described genius and sixth grade Renaissance Man. Equipped with only a #2 pencil and the unshakable belief that he is #1, Nate fights a daily battle against overzealous teachers, undercooked cafeteria food and all-around conventionality. He's the original rebel without a clue, alternately abrasive and endearing to classmates and teachers alike. Nate blazes an unforgettable trail through the sixth grade at P.S. 38, earning straight A's in laughs along the way.
  • ACPQG 4 years +
    4 years +
    (1)
    • £6.49
    • RRP £6.99
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    Now available for the first time in picture book format, Richard Scarry's classic title, What Do People Do All Day?. Packed with pictures and things to spot on every page, this classic has been refreshed to bring the world of Richard Scarry to a new generation of readers. What do people do all day? Everyone is busy in Busytown -- from train drivers to doctors, from mothers to sailors, in police stations and on fire engines. Follow a colourful collection of busy people working through their busy days. Captain Salty and his crew are getting ready to go on a voyage, Sergeant Murphy is working hard to keep things safe and peaceful, and engineers are building new roads. Another busy day in Busytown!
  • EJG2 4 years +
    4 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £5.99
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    The Dog and the Fox finds a dog wanting to play int the daytime, but his friend Fox is fast asleep. Will Fox join him? This is a Yellow book-banded story to help children build their reading fluency and confidence.
  • TRX2 4 years +
    4 years +
    (2)
    • £4.49
    • RRP £6.99
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    Dr Seuss's The Lorax features all the zany language, eccentric characters and bouncy rhyming verses of his well-loved favourites, The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham, but it also has an important environmental message to convey.

    Even though The Lorax is 30 years old, it's a fresh and fantastic book that still resonates today. The animated film, starring Danny DeVito in the title role, brought the tale to a new generation and now they can enjoy it in its original form!
  • OWT2 5 years +
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £2.99
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    Young readers who are scared of the dark will find comfort when they read Jill Tomlinson's The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark with their favourite grown-ups.

    Plop is a baby Barn Owl who hates the dark... but as he meets all the different characters in the book, he overcomes his fears and learns the reasons why darkness is wonderful and important!

    Covering similar themes to Martin Waddell's Owl Babies and with stunning illustrations from Paul Howard, this is a touching and comforting picture book that will delight children aged 3 and over.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • SF62 6 years +
    6 years +
    (1)
    • £2.99
    • RRP £5.99
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    The Puffin Book of Stories for Six-Year-Olds is a fabulous collection with stories from favourite children's authors including Geraldine McCaughrean, Philippa Pearce, Penelope Lively and Catherine Storr.

    With an assortment that includes folk tales and ranges from Pandora's Box to How Trouble Made the Monkey Eat Pepper, there's something for everyone in this book.
  • 6DOG 6 years +
    6 years +
    (2)
    • £2.99
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    Andrew Cope's special agent, Lara, is a spy with a difference. The difference is: she's a dog!

    In Spy Dog, Lara has been told to go undercover as a normal dog with a family because her last mission put her in danger from an evil drugs baron. Lara is a fabulous canine heroine and her adventures are perfect for building the confidence of newly independent readers.

    Readers of 5 years and above will be captivated by Lara and her adventures.
  • AEY2 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    After a life of being homeschooled by her clever-clogs parents, Ellie is so excited to be starting at Winkopolis Elementary School. She can't wait to meet normal children and learn normal things.

    However, she soon learns that her super powers make her stand out from the crowd in a not-so-super way. Can she continue to save the world and fit in?

    This is an action-packed story with plenty of wit, insight and humour.
  • AYN2 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    Anna Liza likes to help cheer up her mother's psychiatric patients with her 17 top knock-knock jokes and cheerful songs, but when she meets Edward, she hits a brick wall. Edward's dad is so sad since his mum left; he says his life isn't going anywhere any more. Anna Liza has a plan to get him on the move again, if only she can manage to evade her mother's attention long enough. High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.
  • AOE2 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    Jamie, Terry, and Sydney have been going to Camp Barkley every summer since they were puppies. But when a new dog named Taylor joins their cabin, Taylor's mean jokes make Jamie feel left out and picked on. Young readers watch Jamie struggle with Taylor's jokes and learn safe ways to make it stop. Sensitive illustrations of gender-neutral animal characters help all children relate to the issue of covert, or indirect, bullying.
  • BKC2 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    Did you know that there is a tree-climbing fish? Or that some bees drink crocodile tears? Or that a jellyfish was sent into space? Be truly inspired by incredible facts about the creatures that share our planet. Find out: If you're as tall as an emperor penguin or a velociraptor Whether a honey badger could beat a lion in a fight How one man was swallowed head first by a great white shark - and survived! Find out disgusting, hilarious, weird and wacky facts with this awesome book! Are you ready for another EPIC book from the winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2016 (Best Book with Facts)?