Early Years

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • WELC 3 years +
    Patricia Hegarty
    3 years +
    • £3.99
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    Patricia Hegarty and Greg Abbot's Everybody's Welcome is a heart-warming picture book that finds one little mouse realising their big dream of welcoming EVERYONE into their home!

    Gorgeously presented with die-cuts and stunning illustrations, the mouse wants everyone, whether they be tall or short, fat or thin, or rich or poor, to visit their home - but everyone's going to have to work together to achieve this vision.
  • THCM 3 years +
    Anna Llenas
    3 years +
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    This gentle picture book from Anna Llenas provides an exploration of feelings for children and adults alike.

    Colour Monster has woken up and he's feeling very confused. He feels angry, happy, calm, sad and scared all at the same time. Luckily, a little girl is on hand to show him that it is OK for your emotions to be all over the place. She also explains what each feeling means through colour.

    With this new, helpful information, will the Colour Monster be able to feel a little less mixed up?
  • Pip and Posy Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781788002103 - Axel Scheffler
    PIPY Toddlers
    Axel Scheffler
    Toddlers
    (3)
    • £8.00
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    • Just £1.33 per book
    Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler's Pip and Posy books are hugely popular with toddlers and they find the two friends enjoying a number of first experiences, all of which will resonate with young readers.

    Pip wears a scary monster mask and gives Posy a fright; Pip makes friends with Zac and Posy gets jealous; and Posy can't get to sleep without her beloved Froggy toy. All of these gentle stories offer solutions to these common issues and provide happy endings.

    With bright and bold artwork and stories inspired by Axel's experiences with his own children, these are essential reads for toddlers and their parents.

    Format: Paperback
  • Busy People Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781784936983 - Ando Twin & Lucy M. George
    BYPE 3 years +
    Ando Twin & Lucy M. George
    3 years +
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    If your child dreams of becoming a doctor, firefighter, teacher, police officer, vet or even an astronaut, then these six Busy People books will help them understand more about each role and what they entail.

    With artwork designed to appeal to children and very friendly characters, these are entertaining stories that look at the type of equipment that each worker uses and who they work alongside.

    A brilliant introduction to the workplace.
    Format: paperback.
  • People Who Help Us Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781784930639
    PWHU 3 years +
    3 years +
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    This six-book collection includes bright and bold introductions to six very important jobs.

    With easy-to-follow text that explains what each job role entails and who each worker will see and work with in their day-to-day lives, these are essential reads for inquisitive children who want to know more about the work people do.
    Format: paperback
  • Festivals Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781912171408
    FSTV 6 years +
    6 years +
    • £11.99
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    • Just £1.20 per book
    This collection contains 10 books providing an accessible introduction and detailed overview of 10 different festivals and celebrations.

    Especially written for children aged 6 and over, these books are a useful study aid and will help children learn about different cultures and religions outside of their own.
    Format: paperback
  • UCP2 3 years +
    Ruth Brocklehurst
    3 years +
    (4)
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    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.

    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.
  • HLLO 5 years +
    Jonathan Litton
    5 years +
    • £6.99
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    Children (and you!) will love learning how to greet people with this gorgeous and interactive atlas of hellos.

    With one basic premise - encouraging children to say 'hi' throughout the world - this book celebrates the joys of language and introduces children and young readers to multiple nations. There are also facts to pore over and tabs to lift that reveal the correct pronunciation for each welcome.

    From how to say 'hi' in hieroglyphics to saying 'hao' in Native American hand talk, Hello World is a beautiful book that opens up a world of exploration and greetings.
  • PPST 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Peppa Pig and her friends have such a great time visiting Mr Potato's theatre show that Madame Gazelle decides they should put on a pantomime of their own.

    They send out invitations, complete rehearsals and even put on their costumes as they get set to put on the show of a lifetime. There's even more excitement when they hear about a surprise guest coming to see Peppa on stage!

    Similar in style to The Jolly Postman, this interactive story comes complete with props including tickets, invitations and a programme.
  • It Starts With a Seed - Hardback - 9781784932060 - Laura Knowles
    ITWS 3 years +
    Laura Knowles
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £4.00
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    The winner of the Margaret Mallett Award for Children's Non-Fiction, It Starts with a Seed explores how a tiny sycamore seed transforms into a sapling and then a tree - with branches and roots filling the pages.

    An evocative read, as the tree grows it is joined by well-loved creatures including squirrels, rabbits, butterflies and owls who call the woodland home.

    With factual elements, this beautifully presented book (gold-embossed front cover, gatefolds, textured paper and a specialised etching technique) will touch any child with its simple but enchanting message of life and growth.
  • CCGS 3 years +
    Nick Denchfield
    3 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    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?
  • Pirates to the Rescue Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781526304421 - Tom Easton and Mike Gordon
    PTTR 5 years +
    Tom Easton and Mike Gordon
    5 years +
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    Despite their reputation, this 6-book collection shows that pirates can be polite, kind and honest. If you're lucky, they might even share their treasure.

    Designed to help children learn about the importance of good morals and positive values, these books look at how the pirates' actions and behaviour have consequences. They help children learn the difference between right and wrong and will help them decide on what to do when faced with difficult choices.

    There are even notes for parents, guardians and teachers at the end of each story that will help with starting points for discussion. There are also follow-up activities to help encourage positive behaviour.
  • Happy Families Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780241328149 - Allan Ahlberg
    HAPF 3 years +
    Allan Ahlberg
    3 years +
    • £10.00
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    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
  • BDSY 3 years +
    3 years +
    (5)
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    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.
  • Elmer Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781783446490 - David McKee
    ELMR 3 years +
    David McKee
    3 years +
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    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
  • FLNG 5 years +
    Richard Jones & Libby Walden
    5 years +
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    With a cut-out, peek-through silhouette of a brave little boy pondering his thoughts, Feelings is a book that will help you and your children understand the nature of feelings and what they mean.

    A book sure to make you and your kids experience all the emotions, the text is wonderfully visceral and the visual style makes it rewarding on repeated reading. Wonderfully enchanting, it will help children understand why every person is unique and experiences different emotions.

    Written by Richard Jones in delightful rhyme and with Libby Walden's gorgeous watercolour artwork, each spread is dominated by a colour that relates to the emotion and feeling. The textured jacket makes the book extra special.
  • Dinosaurs Have Feelings Too Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781444939378 - Brian Moses
    DHFT 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Meet the likes of Samuel Scaredosaurus, Anna Angrysaurus and Jamal Jealousaurus in this six-book collection that looks at emotion and explains how to deal with various difficult feelings.

    Funny and light-hearted, they're brightly illustrated and cover everything from being scared to anger and jealousy. The dinosaur theme makes them extra appealing.

    Each story also has teachers' and parents' notes at the back to help you help your children understand about emotions.
  • Alphaprints Picture Book Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781783415878
    ALPB Toddlers
    Toddlers
    • £4.99
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    • Just £1.66 per book
    Children will be excited to meet Wiggle and the Whale, Charlie the Champ and Pip the little penguin in this three-book collection that will inspire their imaginations and teach them moral values.

    Written in engaging, rhyming text, these books are fun to read aloud and share. The unique artwork style (which makes use of fingerprint pictures and photographs of everyday items to complete the characters) makes them extra appealing. There are so many things for children to spot throughout all the spreads.

    Wiggle the jellyfish and his best friend Whale are very different but this doesn't matter. What's important is they are there for each other and enjoy each other's company; Charlie the Champ is an underdog competing in the Safari Games. She's pleasantly surprised when she wins the 'Best All-rounder Prize'; and Pip the Little Penguin learns all about different animals and their various colours. He soon learns how vital it is to accept who you are.
  • All By Myself Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781408350324
    ALBY Toddlers
    Toddlers
    • £4.99
    • RRP £23.96
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    These books support the self-care aspect of the Early Years Foundation Stage and focus on a child's ability to do things independently.

    With familiar themes of having a bath; getting dressed; tidying up; and enjoying dinner, these books also feature learning elements based around counting colours; shapes; and basic time concepts.

    With fun rhymes and bright pictures, this collection will help your children feel proud when they do things by themselves and develop a whole host of independent skills.
  • MYFL 3 years +
    Sarah Jennings
    3 years +
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    With its tabbed pages and friendly characters, this book can help children understand all about their emotions - and help them realise it's OK to have them.

    From being happy to feeling sad and grumpy, it offers ideas for what a child can do to deal with each emotion. A wonderful first introduction to emotions, it will help children cope with their various feelings and help keep them from being overwhelmed.
  • MGLM 3 years +
    Judi Abbot
    3 years +
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    From the dream team of illustrator Judi Abbot and Aliens Love Underpants author Claire Freedman comes a keepsake celebration of the bond between children and their grandparents.

    This hardback picture book follows a little zebra as they visit their Gran and Grandpa zebras. It's not long before the little one has a BIG smile on their face and feels wrapped in love.

    An affectionate, funny and joyful read that will bring joy to both children and their grandparents.
  • NFZ2 Babies
    Babies
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    Every baby is different, but in some ways they are very much the same. Each one has 10 little fingers and 10 little toes - to play with, to tickle and to wave...

    Written in flowing rhyme by Mem Fox and with artwork from We're Going on a Bear Hunt illustrator Helen Oxenbury, this is a lovely board book to share with little children during playtime, bedtime, in fact, any time at all!

    It will also make a great gift for any new arrival.
  • My Senses Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781786372123
    MYSN 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £5.99
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    • Just £1.20 per book
    This collection will show children how our five senses work and how they help us understand more about the world.

    Covering taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing, each book contains repetitive, easy-to-read text and simple diagrams. They're ideal for younger readers who want to learn more about the way we live.
  • Eat Smart Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781784938987
    ETSM 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £24.95
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    • Just £1.20 per book
    This is a collection of hands-on healthy eating books that use fun activities, recipes and facts to explore different food groups including vegetables; fruit; meat and fish; dairy; and cereals.

    From the farm to the shop and then on to your plate, these books explain where food comes from and how the various types help our bodies when we eat them. The activities also encourage children to think about food variety and what they should put into their bodies in order to stay strong and healthy.

    Accessibly written, these books also have food fact boxes to provide fascinating information about food in bite-sized chunks.