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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

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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    JDSC 3 years +

    Julia Donaldson Story Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

    Julia Donaldson

    (3) 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
    • £12.99
    • RRP £68.90
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    • Just £1.30 per book
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  • RWBZ 3 years +

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

    (49) Hand-picked favourites
    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
    • £19.99
    • RRP £163.67
    • Save £143.68
    • Just £0.61 per book
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    REHO 7 years +

    The 13-Storey Treehouse Collection - 8 Books (Collection)

    Andy Griffiths

    (5) Hand-picked favourites
    Fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and David Walliams will love Andy Griffiths' The 13-Storey Treehouse. Now presented in a cool slipcase, these engaging books are wonderfully wacky, amazingly anarchic 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
    • £9.99
    • RRP £48.92
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    • Just £1.25 per book
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    NROJ 7 years +

    Roald Dahl Collection - 15 Books (Collection)

    Roald Dahl

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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.

    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 brings together all 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
    • £21.99
    • RRP £98.85
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    • Just £1.47 per book
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    WKJK 9 years +

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid Collection - 12 Books (Collection)

    Jeff Kinney

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    Containing books 1-11 in Jeff Kinney's bestselling (10 million and counting!) series all the way up to Double Down, plus a Do-it-Yourself activity book, this is a collection that belongs on every young reader's bookshelf. Zoo-wee-mama!

    Greg is an average American schoolboy, but he has a habit of getting into embarrassing but hilarious situations. These laugh-out-loud books follow his journal as he makes observations on his days and doodles away.

    From classic road trips to tales of hard luck and the terrifying prospect of finding a date for Valentine's Day, these misadventures are sure to have children (and you!) laughing out loud.
    This collection contains books 1-11 in Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.
    Format: paperback
    • £17.99
    • RRP £83.88
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    • Just £1.50 per book
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  • ELMG 3 years +

    Elmer Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

    David McKee

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    David McKee's Elmer stories delight toddlers and younger readers and this jumbo collection contains 10 stories starring the patchwork elephant.

    Elmer tries to work out why he's not the same colour as the other elephants; makes a delightfully bouncy new friend; and has a lot of fun playing in the snow.

    Presented in a generous size and in a beautiful bag, these books are gorgeously illustrated with so many colours and are full of morals for children to learn from.

    Format: paperback
    • £12.99
    • RRP £69.90
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    HRYP 9 years +

    The Complete Harry Potter Collection - 7-Book Box Set (Collection)

    JK Rowling

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    Head back to Platform 9 3/4, climb aboard the Hogwarts Express and enjoy the Complete Harry Potter Collection for a magical price. Presented in a gorgeous slipcase, these editions of J. K. Rowling's classics come complete with stunning cover illustrations from 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 where it all began time and time again with this amazing Harry Potter box set - Expecto Patronum!


    Format: paperback
    • £26.99
    • RRP £62.99
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    • Just £3.86 per book
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  • PNOM

    Pinch of Nom (Hardback)

    Kay Featherstone/Kate Allinson

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    From the UK's most popular food blog Pinch of Nom, this go-to home cookbook is packed with flavourful, slimming recipes that tick all the boxes!

    Kate Allinson and Kay Featherstone, the founders of Pinch of Nom, have helped millions of people to cook well and lose weight using their delicious home-style recipes. And now they're sharing 100 recipes that have been tried and tested by their loyal community.

    Each recipe is labelled with handy icons to help you choose which ones suit you best - whether it's Cumberland pie for the whole family, a quick chicken balti or something veggie while watching the calories.

    This book includes information on the essential kit you'll need to cook the meals and tasty ideas for breakfasts, fakeaways, quick meals, stews, soups, bakes, roasts, snacks, sides and sweet treats.
    • £8.99
    • RRP £20.00
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  • SMGD

    Save Money Good Diet (Paperback)

    Phil Vickery

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    Inspired by his popular ITV show Save Money Good Diet, Phil Vickery's latest cookbook is packed with 70 easy, tasty and nutritious recipes and great advice on eating well.

    The affordable and simple recipes in this cookbook include healthier versions of favourite go-to recipes including fish and chips, chicken tikka masala and spaghetti bolognese. It's all about more nutrition, fewer calories and less money!

    Enjoying these family-friendly meals will help you improve your overall health and lose weight in a very tasty way. Each recipe includes vital nutritional information, prep time, cook time, how many people it serves and a price point.
    • £5.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    The Planets (Hardback)

    Brian Cox

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    Professor Brian Cox invites you on a journey through space in Planets, a richly detailed and informative book that pieces together all the latest research to tell the story of our solar system.

    Brian reveals how all eight major planets have been born from violence and how they grew up together to become living, breathing worlds - and how they're set to fade away as they age.

    He also talks about moons, asteroids, comets and a mysterious as-yet-unseen world located beyond the Kuiper belt. With its startling new discoveries inspired by space probe research, this is a super book for stargazers and people with an interest in space and the universe.
    • £9.99
    • RRP £25.00
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