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The Book People has hand-picked a selection of books that are just perfect for this time of year. These are the best books around and they'd be ideal for curling up with on your own or even as Book Club picks.

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Top 10 Reads This Season

  • Julia Donaldson Story Collection - 10 Books

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: JDSC
    Collection 3 years +
    (13)
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    Can your children spot the Gruffalo? Do they want to meet a vegetarian T-rex? How about hitching a ride on a witch's already heaving broomstick?

    Julia Donaldson's picture books are rightly regarded as classics and this collection of 10 of her best gives you the chance to share some truly wonderful stories with your little readers. You can also share them out in party bags so all your little one's friends can delve into these perfect stories.

    Julia's fun, flowing and rhyming text is complemented by artwork from incredible illustrators including Axel Scheffler, David Roberts and Lydia Monks.

    Why should you buy this collection? Julia Donaldson's much-loved books are a must for every toddler's bookshelf.
    Format: paperback
    • £8.00
    • RRP £68.90
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    Roald Dahl Collection - 15 Books

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: NROJ
    Collection 7 years +
    (106)
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    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 - and they're gathered together here in one box set!

    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 is packed with 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!

    Format: paperback
    • £18.00
    • RRP £98.85
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  • Alex Rider Collection - 10 Books

    Anthony Horowitz

    Product Code: ARCC
    Collection 11 years +
    (9)
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    Cool, contemporary and brave, bestselling author Anthony Horowitz created a phenomenal character in Alex Rider - and now you can own the entire collection of his exciting adventures.

    Action packed from the first book to the last, the teenager is recruited to help on a MI6 mission after his uncle is killed in a car crash. Having looked after him since he was a baby, Alex is devastated by this tragedy but in the aftermath of his death, Alex discovers his uncle was actually a spy...

    Told at breakneck pace and with tons of suspense, this series is irresistible.

    This collection contains books 1-10 in Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider series.
    Format: paperback
    • £10.00
    • RRP £79.90
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  • Frank Cottrell-Boyce Collection - 5 Books

    Frank Cottrell-Boyce

    Product Code: FCBO
    Collection 9 years +
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    There are Millions of reasons to buy this collection...

    CILIP-Carnegie Medal-winning author Frank Cottrell Boyce writes funny and touching stories that will keep young readers fully engaged from first page to last. A little boy turns the perfect crime into a work of art; a not-so-great train robbery ends with unexpected treasure; and a boy ends up competing with a group of adults for a chance to head into space.

    The Astounding Broccoli Boy and Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth have a more brash sense of humour running through them but are still full of heart.
    Format: paperback
    • £5.00
    • RRP £35.95
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  • Peppa's Family and Friends Collection - 12 Books

    Product Code: PPAF
    Collection Toddlers
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    Meet Peppa Pig's family and friends in 12 brilliant little board books!

    These fun books find Peppa meeting up with all her friends and taking part in their favourite hobbies and activities. She makes music with Freddy Fox; reads a story with Gerald Giraffe; and pretends to be a pirate with Pedro Pony.
    Format: boar book
    • £5.00
    • RRP £47.88
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  • Theodore Boone Collection - 6 Books

    John Grisham

    Product Code: TBOO
    Collection 12 years +
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    John Grisham, one of the world's favourite authors, turns his attention to children's books with Theodore Boone - a high-intensity legal drama for readers aged 11 and over.

    This six-book collection introduces Theodore, a 13-year-old who wants nothing more than to swap his home life for a career in the courtroom. He lives for big trials and now the biggest murder case in his city's history is set to begin. A husband is awaiting trial for the murder of his wife and Theo is captivated. But then Theo uncovers a surprise witness. Will he be able to find a way to bring the killer to justice?

    The son of two lawyers, Theo knows the criminal justice system better than anyone and often performs his own investigations - he looks into the disappearance of his friend, April; chases down a thief who has set him up; faces a moral dilemma when he illegally uncovers a terrible secret that could put a stop to some shady developers' plans; and gets caught up in the hunt for a serial killer...

    Format: paperback
    • £5.00
    • RRP £50.94
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  • Ann Granger's Campbell & Carter Collection - 6 Books

    Ann Granger

    Product Code: ANNG
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    Full of murder and intrigue, these English country crime novels find Superintendent Ian Carter and Inspector Jess Campbell investigating quirky crimes across the Cotswolds.

    Format: paperback
    • £5.00
    • RRP £57.94
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  • The Roald Dahl Audio Collection - 16 MP3 CDs

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: RDCD
    Audio 7 years +
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    Listen to the master storyteller's favourite tales!

    Roald Dahl is the most beloved children's author and his stories have entertained and inspired generations of readers. This MP3 CD collection contains unabridged adaptations of 16 of his classic books including Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG.

    It also includes his autobiography Boy and shorter stories including Billy and The Minpins and The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me. All of the stories are read by big-name celebrities and actors including Hugh Laurie, Kate Winslet and David Walliams.
    Please note this collection contains CDs that can only be played on MP3-accessible CD players, computers and laptops. The majority of post-2001 car model stereos are MP3 CD accessible. Please check your CD player is MP3 accessible before placing an order. To listen to the audio, import into iTunes or any other media player, then transfer to your MP3 device or player. Suitable for smartphones, iPads and tablets.
    Format: MP3 CD. Unabridged
    Stories in this collection: The BFG - Read by David Walliams, Billy and the Minpins - Read by Bill Bailey, Boy - Read by Dan Stevens, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Read by Douglas Hodge, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator - Read by Douglas Hodge, Danny and the Champion of the Word - read by Peter Serafinowicz, Esio Trot - Read by Quentin Blake, Fantastic Mr Fox - Read by Chris O'Dowd, George's Marvellous Medicine - Derek Jacobi, The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me - Read by Hugh Laurie, Going Solo - Read by Dan Stevens, James and the Giant Peach - Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt, The Magic Finger - Read by Kate Winslet, Matilda - Read by Kate Winslet, The Twits - Read by Richard Ayoade and The Witches - Read by Miranda Richardson.
    • £10.00
    • RRP £100.00
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  • Booker Prize Shortlist 2019 - 6 Books

    Product Code: NNBP
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    A Booker Prize shortlist so strong the judges couldn't pick just one winner... Get your hands on the entire shortlist to see if you agree with the decision to give the award to Margaret Atwood's The Testaments and Bernardine Evaristo's Girl, Woman, Other.

    This year's shortlist features the winners The Testaments, Margaret Atwood's sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, and Bernardine Evaristo's Girl, Woman, Other, a portrayal of identity amongst an interconnected group of black British women. Previous winning author Salman Rushdie's Quichotte was also shortlisted, as well as Lucy Ellmann's Ducks, Newburyport - a 1,000-page monologue about love, loss and the United States that is presented here in an exclusive hardback edition.

    Elif Shalak's 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World offers an emotional account of the power of friendship in our darkest times and Chigozie Obioma's An Orchestra of Minorities is a heartbreaking story about a Nigerian poultry farmer who sacrifices everything in an attempt to win the woman he loves.

    The Booker Prize celebrates the best fiction novels written in the English language published over the past 12 months and once again we're excited to bring you all six books on the shortlist in keepsake hardback.
    Format: hardback
    • £20.00
    • RRP £111.97
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    Just £3.33 per book
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  • The Double Dangerous Book for Boys

    Conn Iggulden

    Product Code: DANG
    Hardback
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    Spark your imagination, forge your own adventures and unearth long-lost skills.

    Conn Iggulden and his sons Cameron and Arthur follow up The Dangerous Book for Boys with another compendium full of cunning schemes, projects, tricks, games and tales of extraordinary courage for children of all ages.

    From building a flying machine to mastering a Rubik's Cube and learning all about the world's greatest speeches and forgotten explorers, this is a book that will boost your knowledge and hone your skills. , The Double Dangerous Book for Boys is the ultimate companion to be cherished by readers and doers of all ages.
    • £4.00
    • RRP £20.00
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