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Our children's educational books include digestible science books for kids which are great for helping your children succeed at school. We also have a fantastic range of maths books for kids for those who want extra help with their arithmetic.

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Education Books for Kids

  • Big Picture Atlas

    Emily Bone

    Product Code: BGPA
    Hardback 5 years +
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    This hardback is a full-colour picture atlas that will help children aged 5 and over learn all about the world around them.

    There are 15 beautifully illustrated maps for children to pore over and they explain all about different countries, continents, oceans, mountains and ice caps. A celebration of our amazing planet, it also explains where animals and people live.

    This book also contains fascinating facts about each country.
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  • Eva Ibbotson Collection - 3 Books

    Eva Ibbotson

    Product Code: EVIB
    Collection 10 years +
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    Eva Ibbotson's gentle adventure stories have enchanted so many young readers and this collection, including the all-time classic Journey to the River Sea, provides the perfect introduction to her work.

    Journey to the River Sea is an award-winning adventure story that follows the orphan Maia as she travels all the way from England to the Amazon with her governess. Set in 1910, it celebrates the exotic worlds this intrepid duo visit while on their epic journey.

    The Dragonfly Pool takes place during the Second World War and finds 11-year-old Tally finding adventure, romance and a handsome prince while on a boarding-school trip; completing the set is The Star Kazan, an enthralling story about family and identity that takes place in turn-of-the-century Vienna.
    Format: Paperback
    • £4.00
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  • Bedtime Story Winner 2017: There's a Boy Just Like Me

    Frasier Cox

    Product Code: BDSR
    Hardback 4 years +
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    The winner of Book People's Bedtime Story Competition 2017, Frasier Cox's There's a Boy Just Like Me is a heart-warming tale of friendship between the author and a refugee who shares the same interests and childhood hopes and dreams.

    In 2017, we asked children aged 5 to 11 to write a bedtime story between 200 and 800 words on the theme of friendship. The response was astounding and out of over 1,300 entries, Frasier's story was selected as the winner by a panel of judges that included TV favourite Claudia Winkleman and radio DJ and Radio Boy author Christian O'Connell. Frasier's story was chosen for his focus on important issues and beautiful storytelling.

    At least 35% of the price of the book will be donated to Save the Children, a charity that fights every single day for children's futures. Sold exclusively through us at BookPeople.co.uk, Frasier's book features illustrations from top children's book illustrator Alison Brown and published by Little Tiger.

    Please note that this book is exempt from all promotions due to its charitable donation.
    • £3.00
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  • People Who Help Us Collection - 4 Books

    Product Code: PWHO
    Collection 4 years +
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    This fascinating collection contains four books that look at the people who help us in our local communities.

    They focus on British community workers such as the Ambulance and Air Ambulance Crew; Firefighters; Lifeboat Crew; and Police Officers - informing readers about the situations they may come across in their daily lives.

    With levelled text and full-colour photographs, each book teaches children how these workers help us and what they do to serve the community.
    Format: paperback
    • £4.00
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  • Celebrations Around the World

    Katy Halford

    Product Code: CATW
    Hardback 5 years +
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    This book takes children on an exciting journey through the world's most interesting and important festivals, celebrations and holidays.

    It contains a combination of Katy Halford's beautiful, original illustrations and fascinating facts (regarding everything from costumes to food) that will help children understand about a vast range of cultures and religions from different countries and continents.

    It reveals why skeletons dance at the Day of the Dead and who cleans up La Tomatina (the world's biggest tomato fight) in Spain.
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    Blood Brothers

    Willy Russell

    Product Code: AAB3
    Paperback
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    A Liverpudlian West Side Story: twin brothers are separated at birth because their mother cannot afford to keep them both. She gives one of them away to wealthy Mrs Lyons and they grow up as friends in ignorance of their fraternity until the inevitable quarrel unleashes a blood-bath. 'Willy Russell is less concerned with political tub-thumping than with weaving a close-knit story about the working of fate and destiny ...it carries one along with it in almost unreserved enjoyment" Guardian One of the longest-running and most successful ever West End musicals, Blood Brothers premiered at the Liverpool Playhouse in January 1983.
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  • Myths, Legends & Sacred Stories: A Children's Encyclopedia

    DK

    Product Code: MLCE
    Hardback 9 years +
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    From man-eating monsters to Gods of lightning... Discover courageous heroes and heroines, magical creatures and terrifying monsters on this captivating tour around the world.

    This DK children's encyclopedia of myths and legends invites you to explore all the thrilling stories from Greek and Norse mythology and other cultures all around the world including Zeus, Anansi (a West African trickster who takes the form of a spider) and Tane the Maori forest God.

    Dragons, minotaurs and wizards all feature in these exciting retellings and there is also an investigation into the meaning of each story and an examination of why these myths, legends and sacred stories have entertained so many readers over thousands of generations.
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  • National Geographic Explorer Guide: Rocks and Minerals

    National Geographic Kids

    Product Code: NGRM
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Find adventure, have fun outdoors and be a rock detective with this ultimate explorer guide from National Geographic Kids!

    Packed with facts and photos, this fun guide is perfect for getting children outside to discover the amazing world underneath their feet.

    It contains the most common rocks and minerals in Great Britain and Ireland and is a great size for taking in backpacks on day trips or camping holidays.
    • £3.00
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  • Primary Illustrated Science Dictionary

    Product Code: ILH2
    Paperback 8 years +
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    Every home and school needs a dictionary dedicated to science.

    The Oxford Primary Illustrated Science Dictionary is easy to use and contains over 1,000 words and meanings that will help young learners understand key science terms and concepts. It's sure to build up their knowledge and vocabulary.

    This book has a refreshingly clear layout and the examples, feature panels, diagrams, illustrations and photographs will help ensure children understand what can sometimes be tricky terms. Among the National Curriculum words featured are different types of bones including different types of bones like tibia, fibula, radius, ulna and patella.
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  • Peeking Under Collection - 4 Books

    Product Code: WBEN
    Collection 3 years +
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    These books are perfect for inquisitive children. They look beneath the surfaces of things and reveal all kinds of inner workings - from how the body functions to what happens under the paths we walk and roads we drive on.

    They're full of cutaways, insets and sidebars and have plenty of fun-to-explore illustrations. They also have seek-and-find activities and words that will help build vocabulary.

    Part of the What's Beneath? series, these are great books for children who prefer facts to fiction.

    Format: paperback
    • £3.00
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  • Go For It Maths Collection - 4 Books

    Mike Askew

    Product Code: GFIM
    Collection 5 years +
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    Each book in this colourful, fun-filled collection shows children that maths doesn't have to be boring!

    Using games and activities, young readers will be able to explore numbers and experience the joy of discovering how maths can be applied to the real world. The books can be enjoyed by readers on their own or with an adult and can even be used in groups.

    The content covers the core areas of maths and will therefore support and supplement the learning children do during lessons. There is also plenty of teaching material for teachers to use when planning lessons and to encourage enthusiastic mathematicians!

    Format: paperback
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  • Plastic Sucks!

    Dougie Poynter

    Product Code: PLST
    Paperback 9 years +
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    How can YOU help save our planet from plastic?

    McFly man Dougie Poynter's Plastic Sucks! is a book full of clear and easy ideas and advice that will help children cut out single-use plastic and live a more environmentally friendly life.

    Dougie explains how plastic fills up our oceans and endangers our wildlife and how the time to take action is NOW. He also discusses the history of plastic and introduces campaigners and reveals how, by working together, we can reduce and replace plastic.
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  • Usborne Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers about Dinosaurs

    Katie Daynes

    Product Code: LFDN
    Other 5 years +
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    Were there the same number of herbivores as carnivores? Which dinosaurs lived the longest? And why do they have such tricky names?

    This engaging and interactive lift-the-flap book is packed with prehistoric facts for little dinosaur lovers to pore over. It will help them discover when, where, how, what, which and why.

    Entertaining, informative and illustrated in the fun style, this Usborne book is packed with 50 so many incredible dinosaur facts to pore over.
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    Let's Go to the... Collection - 4 Books

    Product Code: LTSG
    Collection 4 years +
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    Let's go somewhere extraordinary...

    These four books encourage preschoolers to develop their pen control, word and number skills as they learn about castles, farms, fire stations and vets.

    There are activities to complete on every page and the wipe-clean nature means children can complete each simple task again and again, building up their simple vocabulary.
    Format: paperback
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    Your Body Inside & Out Collection - 6 Books

    Angela Royston

    Product Code: YBIO
    Collection 7 years +
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    Learn all about the inner workings of the human body with this six-book collection.

    These books use photographs and illustrations to help children learn all the essential information about biology and cover the senses, bones and muscles, growing up, teeth and hair, heart and lungs and food and digestion.

    They are a fine study aid for biology lessons and homework.

    Format: paperback
    • £3.00
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  • Animals at Night

    Cornelia Li

    Product Code: ANGD
    Hardback 7 years +
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    The nocturnal animals featured in this stunning book and on its accompanying glow-in-the-dark poster will brighten up any young nature lover's life!

    From jaguars prowling the rainforest to lions on the savannah and turtles nesting on the beach, there are so many amazing animals to pore over - and they all feature on the giant 640 x 296mm tear-out poster.

    Each spread features an illustration of a different nighttime habitat with a description of its various creatures' activities and fact boxes for nature lovers to dip in and out of.
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  • A Monster Calls

    Patrick Ness

    Product Code: MCX2
    Paperback 11 years +
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    The winner of both the Carnegie Medal and Kate Greenaway Medal in 2012, Chaos Walking author Patrick Ness' A Monster Calls is an extraordinarily moving novel about the difficult subject of terminal illness and coming to terms with loss.

    Based on an idea by the late Siobhan Dowd, this is an unforgettable read. 'The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do...' is how the book begins, but it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting. He's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. This monster is something different - something ancient and something wild.

    Now an acclaimed film starring Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver and Liam Neeson, A Monster Calls is a heartbreakingly beautiful read.
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  • How are You Feeling Today?

    Molly Potter

    Product Code: HAYF
    Hardback 6 years +
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    Emotions can be a difficult subject of conversation to start up with young children and many people don't know where to start. Molly Potter's How are You Feeling Today? can help...

    Providing children aged 6 and over with straightforward, entertaining and (most importantly) appropriate ideas to help them deal with a selection of significant emotions, this book lets children choose a feeling that they can relate to and the provides strategies for dealing with it.

    Containing helpful notes for parents and covering both positive and negative emotions, How are You Feeling Today? is a delightful books that parent and child can explore together.
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  • Collins Easy Learning Flashcards: Numbers

    Collins Easy Learning

    Product Code: FNU2
    Other 3 years +
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    Children can learn numbers 0-20 by looking at the colourful pictures and numerals on these educational flashcards. They provide a fun and easy way for children to build their confidence in counting and recognise a wide range of numbers.

    Perfect for preparing your children for school, they will help children practise numbers and encourage them to trace them and develop early adding and taking away skills. There are also symbol cards to help children practise simple sums.

    There is helpful guidance for parents and even ideas for fun games to play with the cards.
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    Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross Sections

    Product Code: SBIC
    Hardback 9 years +
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    Learn all about the inner-workings of buildings and machines with the extraordinary cross-section illustrations in this non-fiction book.

    Featuring Stephen Biesty's eye-catchingly detailed artwork, this hardback contains cross-section imagery of submarines, skyscrapers, Spanish galleons and so much more. Its concise and authoritative text reveals how all of these buildings and inventions work.

    You can see the people swarming inside the Empire State Building; the workers of an opera house; and find out where the crew sleep on a jumbo jet.

    All of the illustrations are accompanied by fun facts and curious details and there are two gatefold spreads of an ocean liner and a steam train to pore over and enjoy.
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  • Look Inside: What Happens When You Eat

    Product Code: WHWE
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    This Usborne Look Inside book explains to young children exactly what happens to all the different kinds of food that we eat.

    Lift the flaps to find out how bodies deal with fat, sugar, carbohydrates, protein and vitamins, and what different nutrients do for you.

    It also explains about tiny bacteria living in your gut; the reasons why some people are allergic to foods; and the best foods that we should be eating.
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    WOW! Collection - 4 Books

    Product Code: WOWC
    Collection 5 years +
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    Four books full of extraordinary facts about dinosaurs, animals, the human body and vehicles.

    Little readers are sure to be saying 'wow' as they turn the pages and regale you with their new-found knowledge.

    Each book features bright and fresh artwork and the information is presented in bite-sized chunks that children will love to come back to again and again.

    Among the facts you and your children will learn are that a gorilla can catch the human cold and that sweaty feet help us run! These are engaging reads that will inspire and stimulate discussion.
    Format: paperback
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  • Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Castle

    Product Code: SBCC
    Hardback 9 years +
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    Why was the chapel the highest room in the castle? Why did castle stairs spiral clockwise as they rose? This book from Stephen Biesty answers these questions and more. It offers a Where's Wally?-style approach to learning about historical castles from the 14th century.

    The artwork slices through different areas of a medieval fortress, offering extraordinary cross-section views of the people inside and their roles - from servants to knights preparing for battle! A favourite for over 25 years, this book also contains gatefold pages to fold out and explore in detail.

    From drawbridges and dungeons to jousters and troubadours, there are so many things to spot in this brilliant book. You can also have fun trying to find the spy - could he be in the well, the keep or the moat?
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  • Let's Talk About When Someone Dies

    Molly Potter

    Product Code: LDI2
    Hardback 5 years +
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    This important picture book will help you help your children understand about death and the concept of grief and bereavement.

    When someone dies, we can feel a whole host of emotions and it's not always easy to put these in words, especially when talking to a child.

    This book covers the subject with sensitivity and honesty, explaining what death is and why people die. It has engaging illustrations, gentle guidance and simple advice for parents and carers.
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Children’s educational books at great prices

Educational books for kids are essential for helping children’s development. We have a wide range of educational books that are perfect for helping your children succeed at school – covering core subjects such as arithmetic with our range of children’s maths books and a great selection of English Books.

Or if you’re looking for books to help your children revise for their exams then you should have a look at our helpful selection of study aids and guides, they’re the perfect books to help kids do well in their tests.

Kids’ school books

We have a fantastic selection of children’s History books that the young ones will love. Explore everything from ancient Egypt to the Romans, dinosaurs to the Second World War, and much, much more! Or check out our range of children's Geography books, which are a fantastic way for kids to learn about different locations around the world. It’ll help them to learn about different ecosystems, agriculture, animals, cultures and communities.

Design and technology Books for crafty students

We have design and technology books that will help any aspiring engineers learn about how things work, such as computers and the way they’re coded, or learning about electricity and power.

Browse our full range of children's books

Educational children's books and educational workbooks for toddlers

  • Oxford Reading Tree Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper books
  • The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library
  • Songbirds Phonics Collection
  • Usborne Phonics Readers Collection
  • National Geographic Infopedia 2020
  • Usborne: See Inside How Things Work
  • Big Picture Atlas
  • The Science of... Collection
  • No. 1 Boy Detective Collection
  • National Geographic Kids Readers Collection