Early Years

Literacy

  • Ladybird Read It Yourself: Peppa Pig Story Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780241292808
    PPRI 4 years +
    4 years +
    (1)
    • £7.99
    • RRP £49.90
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    • Just 80.00p per book
    Written especially for those aged 4 and above, this is a collection of carefully levelled readers starring Peppa Pig and all her friends.

    Throughout the exciting stories, Peppa looks at the little creatures in Grandpa Pig's garden; has some fun sorting and recycling rubbish; and enjoys a day out at the fair.

    Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools.

    Format: Paperback
  • Ladybird Read It Yourself Collection - 30 Books - Collection - 9780241327852
    LBRY 3 years +
    3 years +
    (3)
    • £21.99
    • RRP £149.70
    • Save £127.71
    • Just 73.00p per book
    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
  • Big Cat Phonics Collection - 20 Books - Collection - 9780007966318
    BGCP 4 years +
    4 years +
    (1)
    • £14.99
    • RRP £80.00
    • Save £65.01
    • Just 75.00p per book
    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.

    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.
    Format: paperback
  • Reading With Phonics: Key Sounds Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781786927583
    RWPH 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £39.90
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    • Just 80.00p per book
    This Reading with Phonics collection features a host of fairy tales and they all focus on different key sounds e.g. The Ugly Duckling is based around a 'short U'; Rumpelstiltskin includes 'ar' and the secondary sounds 'sp', 'sk' and 'st'; and The Elves and the Shoemaker uses the 's-blend' and secondary sounds including 'oi' and 'st'.

    Also including retellings of Beauty and the Beast and Puss in Boots these books all feature rhyming activities, key words and picture dictionaries. They're sure to inspire new readers to read on further and develop their skills independently.
    Format: paperback
  • FCZ2 3 years +
    Collins Easy Learning
    3 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    These flashcards are full of colourful pictures that introduce children to every letter of the alphabet. They provide a fun and easy way of helping children recognise both upper and lower case letters.

    Ideal for helping children build their reading confidence, they're essential for learning before heading to school and even have plenty of ideas for fun games to play to help make the letters even more memorable.

    They also come with helpful guidance for parents.
  • Phonics Readers: Fairy Tale Collection - 9 Books - Collection - 9781788105538
    FTPR 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £44.91
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    • Just £1.11 per book
    Written especially with early readers in mind, the nine books in this collection feature familiar fairy tales and have key sounds highlighted to help children read out loud.

    The books come with stickers for extra interactivity and among the famous tales your children will get to read are The Gingerbread Man, The Three Little Pigs and The Ugly Duckling. They all make use of phonic learning.
  • Ready for Reading Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781848697409
    RDYR 3 years +
    3 years +
    (2)
    • £7.99
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    • Just 80.00p per book
    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.

    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.
  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Collection: Levels 1-3 - 33 Books - Collection - 9780192739858
    RWBZ 3 years +
    3 years +
    (28)
    • £17.99
    • RRP £163.67
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    • Just 55.00p per book
    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
  • Start Reading Collection - 52 Books - Collection - 9781526302809
    SRDG 3 years +
    3 years +
    (3)
    • £29.99
    • RRP £259.48
    • Save £229.49
    • Just 58.00p per book
    This collection contains 52 books that will help children on their way to becoming confident readers. Each book has been Book Banded (the system used in primary schools) and is suitable for children aged between 4 and 7.

    The books will help children gain confidence and enjoy reading for pleasure. From castle mysteries to superhero exploits, the stories are illustrated and progress gradually as children become more fluent in reading.

    Compiled in consultation with a literacy expert, these books will help children at the earliest reading levels.
  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Levels 4-6 Collection - 25 Books - Collection - 9780192745712
    RWBN 5 years +
    5 years +
    (16)
    • £15.99
    • RRP £123.75
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    • Just 64.00p per book
    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
  • SSTI 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £9.00
    With its hand-stitched illustrations, this nursery rhyme book is perfect for bedtime.

    Featuring a series of favourite nursery rhymes including Hey Diddle Diddle, Hickory Dickory Dock and Humpty Dumpty, the gorgeous artwork will appeal equally to children and parents.

    It has knitted characters on handmade backgrounds which add a new dimension to these wonderful tales.
  • Wipe-Clean Workbook Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781783414567
    WCWB 3 years +
    3 years +
    (2)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £49.90
    • Save £39.91
    • Just £1.00 per book
    The wipe-clean workbooks give children the chance to practise and learn a number of key skills they'll need when it comes to starting school.

    From first numbers to the differences between lower case and upper case, the simple activities can be completed again and again so young children can master the subjects and topics in an interactive way.

    There are books dedicated to tricky words, phonics and everyday maths and a wipe-clean pen is also included. Suitable for ages 3 up until 7, these 10 books are packed with fun activities and progress in difficulty.

    Format: Paperback
  • Letts Monster Practice: Ages 3-5 Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9780007957231
    MPRA 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £31.92
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    Providing children aged 3 and over with an introduction to subjects and topics they'll be studying when they go to school, this eight-book collection contains a number of fun-filled activities.

    Especially written for preschool children, the friendly monsters will introduce the fun learning activities and help kids build up their numeracy and literacy skills. From phonics, writing and the alphabet to numbers and counting - and even an introduction to what to expect when they start school - these books will prove invaluable.

    Fully supporting the National Curriculum, these books provide Monster fun for children who want to learn in exciting ways. Each book even comes with a monster mask!
  • Songbirds Phonics Collection - 36 Books - Collection - 9780198411093 - Julia Donaldson
    SONB 4 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    4 years +
    (59)
    • £16.99
    • RRP £128.82
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    • Just 47.00p per book
    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.
  • WCSA 4 years +
    Make Believe Ideas
    4 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £6.00
    Providing a fun way to learn the alphabet, this wipe-clean and interactive book will take very young children from A-Z in next to no time at all.

    Packed with alphabet-themed activities that can be completed using the also-included wipe-clean pen, the early learning book will help children practise writing letters and uses repetition to reinforce letter sounds.

    Each page is even presented in a die-cut shape of the corresponding letter, meaning children will be developing their hand-eye coordination while they have fun learning about all the wonders of the alphabet before starting school.
  • Ladybird: Key Words Collection - 36 Books - Collection - 9780723296782
    LKWC 4 years +
    4 years +
    (8)
    • £29.99
    • RRP £107.64
    • Save £77.65
    • Just 83.00p per book
    With three books each spread across one of 12 different reading levels, Key Words with Peter and Jane uses some of the most frequent words in the English language as a starting point for learning to read successfully and confidently.

    Series A introduces new words, Series B provides further practice of these words and then Series C links reading with writing and phonics. All the words introduced in Series A and B are then reinforced in Series C.

    Scientifically researched and world renowned, the books follow Peter and Jane as they explore and have adventures. The traditional Ladybird style of artwork makes these great for parents to read along with children, too.
  • AYIEK 3 years +
    Roger Priddy
    3 years +
    • £5.59
    • RRP £6.99
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    A wipe-clean introduction to first grammar skills with 26 pages of practical exercises to complete over and over again.
  • AYIFK 3 years +
    Roger Priddy
    3 years +
    • £5.59
    • RRP £6.99
    • Save £1.40
    A practical workbook introducing phonics. Full of simple activities and exercises to encourage learning about sounds, including starting sounds, matching sounds, middle sounds and rhyming sounds. Pages wipe clean so that exercises can be repeated again and again. Includes wipe-clean pen.
  • Nursery Rhymes Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781786924674
    NRRY 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £6.00
    • Just £1.00 per book
    This box set contains four famous nursery rhymes for children to read and love.

    Accompanied by vibrant illustrations, the well-loved rhymes include Incy Wincy Spider, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, Hickory Dickory Dock and Hey Diddle Diddle.

    The box has a plastic handle and velcro closure, meaning they can easily be transported and the timeless tales will be enjoyed over and over again.
    Format: paperback
  • CCGS 3 years +
    Nick Denchfield
    3 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £5.00
    With pop-ups, tabs and gatefold pages, this book invites children who are soon starting school to meet Charlie, the little chick with a BIG personality, as he also gets ready for school.

    Children can see Charlie burst to life as he wakes up to an alarm clock, eats his crackling cereal and races to get to school in time. This is a funny story with pop-up surprises and a character that children will absolutely adore!

    There's even a giant fold-out surprise at the end... will Charlie Chick manage to beat the bell and make it to school in time?
  • Dr. Seuss: Classic Collection - 20 Books - Collection - 9780007967421 - Dr Seuss
    DSCC 5 years +
    5 years +
    (3)
    • £21.99
    • RRP £119.80
    • Save £97.81
    • Just £1.10 per book
    From Horton Hears a Who to The Cat in the Hat and The Lorax, Dr. Seuss's stories are timeless, zany and will be enjoyed on countless occasions.

    This slipcased collection contains 20 of his classic stories. Told in rhyme and with eye-catching artwork throughout, you'll be enjoying these crazy and funny tales just as much as the kids.

    Who will be your children's favourite characters?
    Format: paperback
  • IAH2 3 years +
    Lauren Child
    3 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    Bestselling author Lauren Child offers a fresh and funny look at starting school with her Charlie and Lola classic, I Am Too Absolutely Small For School. Big brother Charlie steps in to persuade Lola that her fears about school and the dreaded 'schooliform' are unfounded and that her nervous invisible friend needs help. This is a helpful, sensitive book and an ideal read for wary pre-schoolers nervous about making the transition to 'big school'.
  • Happy Families Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780241328149 - Allan Ahlberg
    HAPF 3 years +
    Allan Ahlberg
    3 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £69.90
    • Save £57.91
    • Just £1.20 per book
    These picture books from esteemed children's author Allan Ahlberg (of The Jolly Christmas Postman fame) focus on characters who find themselves tangled up in all sorts of crazy everyday situations.

    These classic stories are packed with humour and morals that children can learn from and are illustrated in a hugely appealing style.

    From Mrs Lather's battle with the laundry to Mr Biff the Boxer's battle to get fit and Mr Tick the Teacher's approach to learning, these books are funny, traditional and charming. They're ideal for reading both at school and at home.

    Format: paperback
  • It's Time to Rhyme Collection - 10 Books in a Bag - Collection - 9781509853991 - Peter Bently et al
    RHYS 3 years +
    Peter Bently et al
    3 years +
    • £10.99
    • RRP £67.90
    • Save £56.91
    • Just £1.10 per book
    It's Time to Rhyme is a 10-book collection of rhyming stories from popular authors and illustrators including Axel Scheffler, Jim Field and Lydia Monks.

    Presented in a beautiful bag, these books are delightful and perfect for sharing. They'll inspire children to love reading from a very early age.