5-Star Children's Books
BDSR 4 years +4 years +
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.
NROJ 7 years +7 years +
There are no other authors quite like Roald Dahl. A supreme storyteller with a wicked sense of humour, his characters and stories are timeless and unforgettable.
- RRP £98.85
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With striking new artwork to celebrate the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations and a keepsake slipcase featuring Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations, this 15-book collection brings together all Dahl's classic children's novels.
From Mr. Hoppy and Mrs Silver to Mr & Mrs Twit; and from giant peaches to magic medicines; this is a collection bursting with unique characters, hilarious situations and unforgettable storylines - as well as Dahl's wicked sense of humour.
An essential addition to any bookshelf, the likes of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches and Fantastic Mr Fox have shocked, excited and entertained generations of children and now's your chance to own them all - whatever your age!
FGWM 7 years +7 years +
Full of fantastic facts, this illustrated book provides children with an introduction to some of the greatest women of all time - and reveals their actions that changed and shaped the world.
- RRP £11.99
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Presented in a very contemporary style by Kate Pankhurst - a descendant of Emmeline Pankhurst - this book has cool artwork and accessible, bite-sized facts for children (and you!) to pore over.
Among the incredible women it covers are leader of the Suffragettes Emmeline Pankhurst, adventurer and pilot Amelia Earhart and African-American civil rights activist Rosa Parks. This is an inspirational book that covers some of the key moments in history and will encourage children to read further.
GWIW 7 years +7 years +
Young adventurers can embrace the great outdoors by following the tips in this pocket-sized adventure book from the National Trust.
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It tells them what to pack, how to build a shelter, how to craft tools and even how they can get drinking water from wee! With plenty of wit, this book also offers instructions on what not to do - from avoiding poisonous mushrooms to starting forest fires.
It has advice on tracking animals, ideas for fun games to play in the woods and a handy chapter on first aid.
EABU 7 years +7 years +
As they draw on the etch-art panels using the stylus provided, budding artists will uncover bright painted pictures underneath - meaning their pictures and patterns will soon be bursting with colour!
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With its beautiful butterfly theme, this art kit includes eight patterned etch-art panels and eight plain ones for children to create their own designs on. It also includes an instruction booklet and many other vibrant scenes inspired by nature and summer.
WTPC 7 years +7 years +
One of the iconic characters from children's literature, A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh was first published in 1926 and continues to remain a favourite with children and families today.
- RRP £35.00
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This slipcased collection includes four of the friendly bear's classic stories and all of the high-quality books feature E.H. Shepard's original illustrations in full colour.
As well as Pooh bear, the heart-warming stories feature other iconic characters including Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore and Christopher Robin. Each book is funny, imaginative and celebrates the joy of friendship.
WOMP 7 years +7 years +
Underground, overground, Wombling free, the Wombles of Wimbledon star in this six-book collection.
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Adorned with fresh and beautiful illustrations from Nick Price, Elisabeth Beresford's much-loved original stories follow the lives of the Wombles as they find novel ways to 'Make Good Use of Bad Rubbish' and recycle everyday goods they find on Wimbledon Common.
With classic characters like Uncle Bulgaria, Orinoco, Madame Cholet and Bungo all featuring, this is a collection to be cherished by any young reader who wants to help the environment.
HMFH 7 years +7 years +
Homemade for Hamsters is a book full of projects that will help keep your little pet happily stimulated.
- RRP £9.99
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From creative toys to larger play areas, the projects are easy to make and use materials that are easily found around the house. From building your own hamster wheel to making an amazing maze, the projects all cover a different activity that your hamster will love doing - including running, digging, chewing, climbing and resting.
With step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow illustrations, the book will help you make so many challenges for your hamster and the discover which ones they enjoy the most.
NBST 7 years +7 years +
The Beast Quest books are hugely exciting adventures set in the kingdom of Avantia and they're great for newly independent readers.
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There's a dark wizard threatening the kingdom and only true heroes will be able to free the magical Good Beasts to defeat the forces of evil. Are Tom and Elenna the chosen ones?
This 18-book collection contains series 4-6 from the popular run of books - which have now sold 11 million and counting! We guarantee your children will be quickly grabbing for the next book after finishing each story.
Please note that these books do not come with any collector cards.
DRGO 7 years +7 years +
Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon series is hugely popular all over the world and has already spawned two massive Dreamworks films. Now, your children can get their hands on the first 10 books following the adventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III and the ever-faithful Toothless for an unbelievable Book People price.
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Hiccup may well have grown up to be the greatest Viking hero who ever lived but it wasn't always like that. When he was young, he wouldn't speak up to his father, Stock the Voist, and he certainly couldn't beat his chief rival, Snotlout, at Bashyball. All that changes when he decides to go into a cave full of dragons to find a pet. It's here where he finds Toothless and the duo begin an incredible journey.
These appealing stories combine action, drama and a real warmth as they focus on Hiccup and his family as they grow up and enjoy all sorts of incredible adventures, battling evil enemies along the way. Your children will laugh, cry and be eagerly reaching for the next book as they work their way through this fantastic collection.
CBIB 5 years +5 years +
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The best-known and best-loved stories from the Old and New Testaments have been chosen for this retelling of the Bible for young children. Staying close to the traditional text, the stories are presented in such a way that young listeners and readers will find them easy to understand and enjoy. The straightfoward text and colourful illustrations introduce children to the mysteries and wonder of the Bible. This is a colourful and approachable introduction to the key stories of the Bible which children and adults will enjoy reading.
This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
PXAL 7 years +7 years +
So many of you have been asking us for the next books in the bestselling series and now we're delighted to say The Project X team are back - and they're set to face their biggest challenges yet in this massive 25-book collection.
- RRP £168.80
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Max, Cat, Ant, Tiger and their new robot micro-friend, Eight, face a number of new challenges that will inspire young readers to keep turning the pages of every single action-packed book included in the collection.
With stories written by authors including Steve Cole, Elen Caldecott and Jacqueline Rayner, the plots follow the gang as they face off against Badlaw; go in search of a missing cargo of cyberbees; and are attacked by a swarm of metal-eating, robotic space locusts. The collection also includes a larger-format Fact File full of activities.
With their 3D-style artwork, the books are perfect for children in Year 3 at school. All-new stories, they continue the adventures from the first series at Oxford Reading Level 9 and progress all the way up to Level 14, meaning they are suitable for children of differing reading abilities.
This 25-book collection covers Oxford Reading Tree Levels 9 to 14 (book bands Brown and Grey). It is suitable for children in Year 3 and 4. It follows on from the first collection back at Level 9 to help children hone their reading skills before moving onto the more advanced stories.
MEB2 8 years +8 years +
What's Happening to Me? (Boys) is a helpful and sensitive guide to growing up and gives straightforward information on the physical changes and emotional upheaval that your young son can expect as he heads towards puberty.
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Tricky topics are demystified and What's Happening to Me? is a reassuring and entertaining read for children aged from 8 and over.
MVY2 5 years +5 years +
Mustard, Custard, Grumble Belly and Gravy is a combination of two books of poetry written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Quentin Blake.
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Readers who love the dottiness of Quentin Blake's Mr Magnolia will be thrilled by this crazy collection, which comes complete with a CD in which Michael Rosen reads his poems. This is definitely a must-have collection of poetry for every youngster's bookshelf. From 5+.
HTWS 7 years +7 years +
Bursting with ideas from the first page to the last, How to Write a Story is a fun and engaging activity book from Bloomsbury that gives budding authors aged 7 and above all of the tools they need to write a brilliant page-turner of a story.
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Bursting with inspirational ideas for young bookworms looking for superstar story status, the book will help them make their dreams a literary reality as it guides them through a range of awesome activities that will help to improve their writing: from coming up with crazy character names to creating perfect plots!
With its buzzwords, amazing activities and creative writing ideas, this is the perfect book for helping young authors who are struggling for inspiration. How to Write a Story will have your children writing stories that they can be proud of - and that friends and family will not be able to put down!
WSWT 7 years +7 years +
As your children were left spellbound by CBBC's latest adaptation of The Worst Witch, we're sure they'll love reading Jill Murphy's series that originally introduced Mildred Hubble and Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches.
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Mildred is excited to be studying and training at the school but she's not leaving the best impression. She keeps making mistakes like getting spells wrong and crashing her broomstick...
Despite her clumsy ways, everything is going well and she's enjoying the school but then she manages to turn Ethel, the teacher's pet, into her deadly enemy...
Throughout these seven books, Mildred has to deal with a girl called Enid Nightshade who is not as placid as she looks; finds herself turned into a frog; and makes plans to ensure she will not be the worst witch in following years...
Containing all seven books (complete with refreshed artwork) in the magical series from Jill Murphy, we guarantee your children will want to join Mildred and her friends at the Academy after reading these books.
NSHK 7 years +7 years +
It's now over 400 years since the Bard died and his work still remains just as relevant and compelling today. Boasting 16 of William Shakespeare's most popular and enduring plays, this collection contains rewritten versions of all his most well-known tales.
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From the tragedy of Macbeth to the humour of Much Ado About Nothing, this superb collection of paperbacks makes an excellent introduction to Shakespeare for younger readers.
The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life, allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.
Please note that although these books are suitable for children aged 9 and over to enjoy independently, the themes they cover mean they may be considered more suitable for shared reading with children aged 7 plus.
FGK2 7 years +7 years +
Full of fantastic facts, this illustrated book provides children with an introduction to some of the greatest women of all time - and reveals their actions that shaped and changed the world.
- RRP £6.99
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Presented in a very contemporary style by Kate Pankhurst - a descendant of Emmeline Pankhurst, no less - this book has cool artwork and accessible, bite-sized facts for children (and you!) to pore over.
Among the incredible women it covers are leader of the Suffragettes Emmeline Pankhurst, adventurer and pilot Amelia Earhart and African-American civil rights activist Rosa Parks. This is an inspirational book that covers some of the key moments in history and it's sure to encourage children to read further.