User Heart Menu Basket Cross Plus < Minus <

Read more

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.

Read less

Top 10 Reads This Season

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.

  • Special Offer
    Black Friday

    Julia Donaldson Story Collection - 10 Books

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: JDSC
    Collection 3 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    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
    •   2 for £20 Picture books Offer details
      Offer only applies to products in the 2 for £20 Picture Books offer category. Book People reserves the right to remove or amend this promotion. Offer is subject to stock availability. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. This promotion is limited to one use per customer.
    • £14.99
    • £11.99 £14.99
    • RRP £68.90
    • Save £56.91 (82%)
    Just £1.20 per book
    (4) More info
  • Black Friday

    The 13-Storey Treehouse Collection - 8 Books

    Andy Griffiths

    Product Code: REHO
    Collection 7 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    Fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and David Walliams will love Andy Griffiths' The 13-Storey Treehouse books. Now presented in a cool slipcase, these engaging books are wonderfully wacky and marvellously madcap. In fact, we'd go as far to say you'll be laughing at these tales just as much as the kids!

    Andy and Terry live in the world's greatest treehouse and in the first book (The 13-Storey Treehouse) you will learn about how it houses everything from a giant catapult to a tank of man-eating sharks and, perhaps best all, a machine that fires marshmallows at you when you're hungry.

    As the series progresses, this magical treehouse receives a number of 13-storey extensions - and things continue to get crazier! The 29-Storey Treehouse finds it being home to an ice-cream-serving robot called Edward Scooperhands; The 39-Storey Treehouse has a roller coaster providing the thrills; The 52-Storey Treehouse is home to a real-life game of Snakes & Ladders; The 65-Storey Treehouse has a birthday room where it's ALWAYS your birthday; The 78-Storey Treehouse only finds an ALL-BALL sports stadium being added to the development; and the 91-Storey Treehouse contains a human pinball machine.

    The short chapters and wild plots make these paperback books instantly appealing and Terry Denton's amazing illustrations just add to the thrills!

    This collection includes books 1-8 in Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton's The 13-Storey Treehouse series.
    Format: paperback
    • £11.99
    • £9.99 £11.99
    • RRP £48.92
    • Save £38.93 (79%)
    Just £1.25 per book
    (9) More info
  • Black Friday

    Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Collection: Levels 1-3 - 33 Books

    Product Code: RWBZ
    Collection 3 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    Featuring 33 Biff, Chip and Kipper 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
    • £19.99
    • £15.99 £19.99
    • RRP £163.67
    • Save £147.68 (90%)
    Just £0.48 per book
    (50) More info
  • Black Friday

    Roald Dahl Collection - 15 Books

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: NROJ
    Collection 7 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    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
    • £24.99
    • £19.99 £24.99
    • RRP £98.85
    • Save £78.86 (79%)
    Just £1.33 per book
    (105) More info
  • Special Offer
    Black Friday

    The Complete Harry Potter Collection - 7-Book Box Set

    JK Rowling

    Product Code: HRYP
    Collection 9 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    Head back to Platform 9 3/4, climb aboard the Hogwarts Express and enjoy the complete series of Harry Potter books for one magical price. Presented in a gorgeous slipcase, these editions of J. K. Rowling's classics come with stunning cover illustrations by Jonny Duddle.

    A phenomenon like no other, Harry's incredible journey begins with The Philosopher's Stone. Unhappily living in a cupboard under the stairs at his aunt's, he's visited by a giant called Rubeus Hagrid who delivers the most astonishing news - Harry's a wizard. As he heads to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry makes friends with Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, meets oh-so-wise Professor Dumbledore and the complex Severus Snape and their incredible adventure begins. But evil in the shape of Lord Voldemort is getting ever closer - and the Dark Lord has his sights set firmly on Harry.

    Throughout the seven books, Harry learns what it means to be a Gryffindor student and the value of friendship and trust. The eight films starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint were a record-breaking success and now you can relive the stories - whatever your age - where it all began time and time again with this amazing Harry Potter box set - Expecto Patronum!

    Format: paperback
    •   A magical offer...Buy any 2 Harry potter sets and save £10! Offer details
      OFFER: Buy and 2 Harry Potter sets and save £10
      CONDITIONS: The offer applies to the Harry Potter Audio Collections and the 7-Book Box Set only (HPCD, CDHP, HPAB and HRYP). This promotion is available to UK customers only. The Book People reserves the right to remove or amend this promotion at any time. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. This offer is subject to stock availability.
    • £29.99
    • £26.99 £29.99
    • RRP £62.99
    • Save £36.00 (57%)
    Just £3.86 per book
    (59) More info
  • Black Friday

    Songbirds Phonics Collection - 36 Books

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: SONB
    Collection 3 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    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.
    • £18.99
    • £12.99 £18.99
    • RRP £128.82
    • Save £115.83 (89%)
    Just £0.36 per book
    (76) More info
  • Black Friday

    The Complete Shetland Collection - 8 Books

    Ann Cleeves

    Product Code: CLEV
    Hand-picked favourites
    This collection contains all eight absorbing thrillers from Ann Cleeves' bestselling Shetland series, which has been adapted into a popular BBC drama starring Douglas Henshall.

    Detective Jimmy Perez encounters all kinds of evil in the remote community: he finds his neighbour left for dead after being strangled; looks into the case of an amnesiac's 'suicide'; and has to deal with the discovery of a woman's body at the supposed sanctuary of the Fair Isles bird observatory.

    Set against a stunning and evocative backdrop, these are powerful and page-turning murder mysteries full of surprises and suspense. Any crime thriller fan will want to add this collection to their bookshelf.

    This collection contains books 1-8 in Ann Cleeves' Shetland series
    Format: paperback
    • £12.99
    • £10.99 £12.99
    • RRP £63.92
    • Save £52.93 (82%)
    Just £1.37 per book
    (1) More info
  • Black Friday

    The New Hercule Poirot Mysteries Collection - 3 Books

    Sophie Hannah

    Product Code: NHPM
    Hand-picked favourites
    Little Face and Lasting Damage author Sophie Hannah continues Agatha Christie's timeless Hercule Poirot series in this mysterious three-book collection.

    In The Monogram Murders, Hercule Poirot is enjoying a quiet supper in 1920s London when he is interrupted by a young woman claiming she is about to be murdered. She's clearly terrified but insistent that the Belgian detective does not find and punish her killer...

    However, we all know Poirot better than that and soon his 'little grey cells' are twitching. Will he be able to crack this diabolically clever case? Poirot also has to deal with a woman who claims to have a letter from him accusing her of being a killer (The Mystery of Three Quarters) and the strange case of a Lady who summons a lawyer to changer her will before hosting a dinner party...
    Format: paperback
    • £6.99
    • £5.99 £6.99
    • RRP £26.97
    • Save £20.98 (77%)
    Just £2.00 per book
    More info
  • Black Friday

    Behind The Lens

    David Suchet

    Product Code: BLDS
    Hand-picked favourites
    Now you can investigate the man behind Poirot with David Suchet's photographic memoir.

    A stalwart of stage and screen, David has wowed thousands of fans with his committed performances and is rarely seen without his camera. In Behind the Lens, he shares evocative photographs from his personal archives that capture the finest moments from his glittering 50-year career alongside musings on his life experiences.

    He talks about growing up in his beloved London and reveals how his Jewish roots have influenced his career. He also discusses the joys and perils of fame, his love of photography and music and reflects on the changing nature of the acting industry.
    • £10.99
    • £8.99 £10.99
    • RRP £25.00
    • Save £16.01 (64%)
    More info