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  • Elmer Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781783446490 - David McKee
    ELMR 3 years +
    David McKee
    3 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £69.90
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    • Just £1.20 per book
    Elmer is a favourite with toddlers all over the world and this collection brings together 10 classic stories starring the patchwork elephant.

    Written and illustrated by David McKee, the vibrant colours will catch the eye of any young child while the gentle stories find Elmer waiting for a storm to end so he can see a rainbow; playing in the snow; and on the hunt for Baby Elephant's lost teddy.

    These books also help children understand that everyone is different and that this is something to celebrate.
    Format: paperback
  • BDSY 3 years +
    3 years +
    (6)
    • £4.99
    • RRP £11.99
    • Save £7.00
    The winner of Book People's Bedtime Story Competition 2016, Isabel Harris' The Moon Man is an exciting book and truly is one of a kind. It tells the tale of two sets of animal friends who view a scarecrow in very different ways...

    We asked children aged between 5 and 11 to let their imaginations run wild and write a picture book of between 200 and 800 words based around animals. This fantastic story, chosen by a panel of celebrity parents and publishing experts and illustrated by Ada Grey, is the judges' favourite and is perfect for reading at bedtime.

    Sold exclusively at BookPeople.co.uk, proceeds from this book will be donated to Action for Children, a UK charity which provides vital services, support and campaigns for disadvantaged children, young people and their families.
  • DZO2 Toddlers
    Rod Campbell
    Toddlers
    (2)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    Rod Campbell's Dear Zoo has been published in a sturdy board book format to suit very young children. The lively illustrations, simple story and engaging lift-the-flap fun guarantee the book's toddler appeal.

    With its repetition and appealing illustrations, this is bound to be a favourite choice at bedtime for toddlers from 1 and over.
  • Julia Donaldson Picture Book Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781509801251 - Julia Donaldson
    JDZB 3 years +
    3 years +
    (37)
    • £12.99
    • RRP £69.90
    • Save £56.91
    • Just £1.30 per book
    The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom... when it comes to books for toddlers, Julia Donaldson can't be beaten and you'll find all these and more in this brilliant 10-book collection.

    Sure to quickly become bedtime favourites, our collection also includes Julia Donaldson stories that may not be as well known but are just as delightful. With flowing, rhyming copy and illustrations from the likes of Axel Scheffler, Rebecca Cobb and Emily Gravett, we just know your toddlers will love The Snail and the Whale, The Paper Dolls and Cave Baby.

    Stories to be returned to time and time again and perfect for shared reading, you will not find these amazing picture books at a lower price. A must for any young reader!

    Format: Paperback
  • DAI2 Toddlers
    Toddlers
    (2)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy is the wacky invention of award-winning author and illustrator Lynley Dodd. This board book version, featuring the scruffy and lovable mutt, brings the lively rhyming verses and comical adventures to a whole new readership. A sing-song rhythm and terrific pictures make this an irresistible board book to share with toddlers and preschoolers.
  • WWM2 3 years +
    Maurice Sendak
    3 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    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.
  • Curious George Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9781406348453
    CRGE 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £6.00
    • RRP £36.93
    • Save £30.93
    • Just 86.00p per book
    Curious George is a very cheeky monkey who is beloved by millions of children all around the world. This seven-book collection finds him catching a train, fighting fires and even encountering a dinosaur!

    Written by Margret and H.A. Rey, the books find Curious George heading off on all sorts of familiar situations. We're not monkeying around when we say the crazy experiences are sure to have both parent and child laughing their heads off as they share the stories together.

    Presented with eye-catching yellow designs, don't hang around to get your hands on these books. They're perfect for all curious little monkeys.
  • VHC2 Toddlers
    Toddlers
    (2)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    Eric Carle's classic book has enchanted generations of children with its colourful collage illustrations and simple story.

    With die-cut pages and finger-sized holes for little ones to explore, the story of the hungry green caterpillar with a very big appetite is simply one of the best children's books of all time.

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar is perfect for children from 1+ and good for talking with older toddlers about how caterpillars turn into beautiful butterflies.
  • Peppa Pig: Little Library Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781409303183 - Ladybird
    PLI2 Toddlers
    Toddlers
    (5)
    • £2.99
    • RRP £4.99
    • Save £2.00
    • Just 50.00p per book
    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.
  • Kipper and Friends Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781444943191 - Mick Inkpen
    KPRF 3 years +
    Mick Inkpen
    3 years +
    • £6.00
    • RRP £34.95
    • Save £28.95
    • Just £1.20 per book
    Mick Inkpen is a hugely popular children's author and this five-book collection is full of fun stories. There are books starring Kipper - a dog beloved throughout the world - and the ever-popular Wibbly Pig.

    Beautifully illustrated by Inkpen, these books follow Kipper as he learns about baby animals and finds Wibbly Pig meeting a toucan. There's also a book about a bear getting ready for bedtime and a fantastic story about Snapdragon, who keeps eating the letters from the words in the books. Can Bookmouse and the Woollywolves help him?

    There is also a book called We Are Wearing out the Naughty Step... Does that sound familiar?
    Format: paperback
  • Miffy Collection with Plush Toy - 10 Books - Collection - 9781471160684 - Dick Bruna
    MIFY Toddlers
    Toddlers
    (4)
    • £10.00
    • RRP £49.90
    • Save £39.90
    • Just £1.00 per book
    Coming with a cute little key ring-sized cuddly toy, this 10-book collection of Miffy books finds the famous bunny learning to ride a bike; celebrating a birthday; and having fun in the snow.

    Dick Bruna's iconic artwork is accompanied by new text from the award-winning poet, Tony Mitton. Working closely with the Dutch publisher so they retain the classic feel of the stories, these books are bursting with warmth and friendliness.

    An iconic character from children's books, Miffy enjoys seeing the animals at the zoo; prepares for the arrival of a new baby brother or sister; and heads off to the seaside - all familiar situations children will love reading about.
  • HCR2 3 years +
    Oliver Jeffers
    3 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    An enchanting and timeless tale of friendship and possibilities, all told in a stylishly spellbinding way, Oliver Jeffers' How to Catch a Star is full of amazing storytelling and beautifully characteristic illustrations.

    It captures the expressive changing moods of the tale's little boy wonderfully, and will enrapture all readers.
  • Gruffalo Crumble & Other Recipes: The Gruffalo Cookbook - Hardback - 9781509804740 - Julia Donaldson
    GFCR 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £5.00
    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.