5-Star Children's Books
GFCD 3 years +3 years +
The Gruffalo has become one of the most-loved children's characters of all time and this 10-CD collection brings him, and many of his equally brilliant friends from Julia Donaldson's collection of books, to life in audio format.
- RRP £40.00
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Perfect for long journeys and for keeping children entertained whatever the weather, among those delivering the soothing, rhyming stories are Imelda Staunton, Alexander Armstrong and even Julia Donaldson herself!
A Squash and a Squeeze is a charming story; while Room on the Broom is hilarious; and The Snail and the Whale is quite rightly regarded as a children's classic. There is even The Gruffalo Song and Other Songs included, a CD which contains some of Julia's very own fun-filled action songs for children aged 3 and over.
CDs in this collection:
What the Ladybird Heard, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, The Troll, The Snail and the Whale, Room on the Broom, The Smartest Giant, A Squash and a Squeeze, The Gruffalo's Song, The Gruffalo's Child and The Gruffalo.
MBBX 3 years +3 years +
Certain to provide hours upon hours of reading fun for any future bookworm, this big box of beautifully illustrated short stories will enthrall young readers as they take their first steps into the wonderful world of books.
- RRP £139.80
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- Just 90.00p per book
Containing 20 stories that are just perfect for sharing with your little ones at both playtime and bedtime (or any time, really), the Big Box of Books gives everything children aged 3 and above need to fall in love with reading: heart-warming stories, stunning illustrations and fun-loving characters.
From Monty and Millli: The Totally Amazing Magic Trick to Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bunny? and Icky Little Duckling, this collection of laugh-out-loud adventures is just perfect for enjoying together with Mummy and Daddy.
ALFE 3 years +3 years +
Much-loved classics and timeless tales of childhood courage and exploration, the Alfie series by two-time Kate Greenway Medal-winning author Shirley Hughes has been a favourite with us at Book People for many, many years and we're sure if you have little ones who are yet to be introduced to Alfie, he'll soon be a favourite of theirs, too!
- RRP £59.90
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- Just £1.20 per book
Featuring all of the best-loved Alfie stories in an attractive canvas bag, little ones can join Alfie as he attends a birthday party; splishes and splashes in his new yellow boots; makes friends; visits the fair and much, much more...
Charmingly illustrated and and wonderfully written, the reassuringly warm stories of Alfie and his day-to-day activities make the ordinary extraordinary and will make a welcome addition to the bookshelf of any child aged 3 and above. They also come in a beautiful, blue bag.
MASB 3 years +3 years +
With over 1,000 stickers and plenty of amazing activities to enjoy, this book is packed full of monster fun!
- RRP £9.99
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From filling a bubbling cauldron with a special home-made potion to counting the bats and drawing some monster food, there are plenty of spooky activities throughout the bright and bold pages!
With easy-to-follow text and instructions throughout, the book is sure to keep children who love all things creepy happily entertained for hours on end.
NTST 3 years +3 years +
Full of heart-warming moments and animal antics, this 10-book collection is bursting with charming stories about all kinds of cute critters.
- RRP £69.90
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- Just £1.20 per book
Full of jaw-dropping facts, children will get to find out about how some sharks are no bigger than a chocolate bar; what an Emperor penguin gets up to during a bitterly inhospitable winter; and how a tiny sea turtle grows and grows before heading back home to become a mother.
Covering the life cycles of various animals in a narrative style, these are fun and fascinating books for little nature lovers.
BGCP 4 years +4 years +
Covering Collins Big Cat Reading Levels 1 and 2, the books in this collection have been designed to help support children's reading development at home.
- RRP £80.00
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- Just 75.00p per book
Phonics is a proven system that helps children learn to read and write by teaching them letter sounds (known as phonemes) rather than letter names and here they're featured in funny stories. You should encourage children to read the stories and encourage them to sound out any words they struggle with. Among the stories are Hansel and Gretel, Panda's Band and Mole in the Hole.
These books come with notes for parents that will help you offer support as your children learn to read at school.
RDYR 3 years +3 years +
With each book containing games and activities to reinforce learning and to test their comprehension, the Ready Steady Read workbooks are ideal for children aged 3 and over who are just starting to build their reading confidence.
- RRP £49.90
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- Just 80.00p per book
The books covering Level 1 are first readers that will spark children's imaginations. They have short, straightforward sentences and fun, basic vocabulary and each story (with a maximum of 100 words) is easy to follow. Presented in large print, they're the perfect introduction to the joys of reading.
The five Level 2 books have longer sentences and start to introduce new words into the simple vocabulary. With a maximum of 200 words, they have a bold design that will capture any young reader's eye.
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.
- RRP £6.99
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With its repetition and appealing illustrations, this is bound to be a favourite choice at bedtime for toddlers from 1 and over.
VFCB 3 years +3 years +
My Very First Castles Book will show little ones just what it feels like to be king or queen of the castle!
- RRP £9.99
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There is information about kings, queens, knights, banquets and jousting featured in the non-fiction book and the full-colour illustrations will also help children develop their vocabulary skills before starting school.
With its de-knight-ful illustrations and plenty of new words for children aged 3+ to learn, the book has many things for the young reader to spot and then discuss as they share with a parent.
By pushing, pulling and turning mechanisms, this first novelty board book will show young children the kind of things they can expect to see in a town just like theirs.
- RRP £4.99
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Throughout Busy Town, there is so much going on. Children can ride on the bus, feed the ducks in the park and go to the shops before heading back home to bed.
Bright and colourful, this book has gentle rhyming text and some simply beautiful illustrations.
HDL2 3 years +3 years +
Author/illustrator David Melling has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Smarties Book Award.
- RRP £6.99
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In this heart-warming tale, cuddly brown bear Douglas sets off in search of a big hug but can't quite get it right. Witty illustrations capture the suprised expressions on the faces of those hugged by Douglas along the way.
The perfect book to prompt a big hug with your child!
OXN2 3 years +3 years +
Award-winning children's classic, We're Going on a Bear Hunt, by Michael Rosen, has a perfect sing-song verse for plodding along to on a family walk.
- RRP £6.99
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Learning the words off by heart should be compulsory for children and grown-ups! Helen Oxenbury's illustrations beautifully capture the obstacles of squelchy mud and splishy-splashy river.
The fabulous text and pictures are totally in tune and this simple book will have young children returning to it again and again.
RWBZ 3 years +3 years +
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.
- RRP £163.67
- Save £145.68
- Just 55.00p per book
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.
Everyone loves the Mr. Men and Little Miss stories. They've been bestsellers and firm favourites with children ever since Roger Hargreaves first introduced them in the 1970s - and with his son Adam Hargreaves taking over the mantle, they still entertain young readers and families around the world today.
- RRP £110.63
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- Just 68.00p per book
Our Little Miss Collection contains 37 books featuring familiar characters like Little Miss Sunshine, Little Miss Bossy and Little Miss Naughty. Fun-packed stories that are a delight to read through together and share, they'll make sure bedtime reading is full of laughter.
Coming in a delightful display box, this collection also includes more recent additions to the Little Miss family - including Mr. Bump's equally clumsy sister Little Miss Whoops, the rather festive Little Miss Christmas and the simply adorable (and brand new) Little Miss Hug!
GJA2 3 years +3 years +
One hot summer in Itching Down, Four million wasps flew into town ... and so begins this laugh-out-loud picture-book classic. If you've never come across the bouncy rhyming verses and zany humour of The Giant Jam Sandwich, then now's your chance to catch up! When four million wasps invade Itching Down, the villagers come up with a crazy and imaginative solution to get rid of them. Can they make their ambitious plan work, or will they come to a sticky end? Don't miss this timeless treat!
- RRP £7.99
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UCP2 3 years +3 years +
The Usborne Children's Picture Atlas gives readers aged 3 and over an intriguing look at the world - from the hot African plains to the frozen Arctic tundra.
- RRP £9.99
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Featuring fun facts about countries and their capital cities, their famous landmarks, longest rivers and highest mountains - and with picture stories throughout as well - this is a brilliant home resource for young children as they begin to explore the wider world and the people and places within it.
With quiz questions to engage the reader and interesting objects to spot on the pages, this is a simple and appealing introduction to maps and different cultures for preschool children.
GPRS 3 years +3 years +
From The Chimpanzees of Happytown to Ants in Your Pants and Spookyrumpus to Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus, every entertaining book in this collection features vibrant illustrations by the acclaimed illustrator Guy Parker-Rees.
- RRP £68.90
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- Just £1.10 per book
Packed with humour, all of the titles are sure to make wonderful bedtime reading for little ones and the lively characters will keep them happily entertained.
These books come in a bright blue bag which makes them ideal for carrying around.
MFSC 3 years +3 years +
Perfect for sharing at bedtime and also a great way for children to get to grips with reading independently as they embark on their own reading journeys, this massive 50-book collection from Usborne will quickly become a bookshelf favourite.
- RRP £199.50
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- Just 60.00p per book
With gorgeous illustrations and easy-to-follow plots, the stories cover wishes, magic and animals and are sure to be returned to again and again.
Of the books featured in this collection, 22 are from the Usborne Very First Reading range, which is designed specifically for shared reading, while 12 are from Level One and 16 from Level Two, which are designed for the child to take over a greater share of the story.
CODS 3 years +3 years +
Simply beautiful picture books packed with new animal friends for your children to meet, this collection comes in a beautiful bag and we're sure they'll love hearing these stories time and time again.
- RRP £63.90
- Save £55.91
- Just 80.00p per book
Daisy the duck splashes her way around and although Mamma Duck asks her to stay close, she thinks chasing dragonflies and bouncing around on lilypads is more fun; Lily the lamb wants to make new friends but realises she's happiest with her mamma; and I Love You, Muddy Bear is an enchanting tale of fun and friendship.
Written and illustrated by Jane Simmons and full of gentle humour, these books are just perfect for little animal lovers.
ALBI 3 years +3 years +
Albie is a normal little boy who has extraordinary adventures - and this collection contains six of them.
- RRP £40.94
- Save £32.95
- Just £1.33 per book
Written by Caryl Hart and illustrated by Ed Eaves, these colourful books have exciting plots and feature children's favourites including monsters, aliens and dragons.
Accessible and perfect for sharing, these award-winning picture books will be enjoyed over and over again. Albie manages to grow a dinosaur in his back garden; saves a superhero; and takes part in a monster motor race.