Children's Educational Books

  • KNGM 8 years +
    8 years +
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    Learn all about different kinds of measurements with The Know-Nonsense Guide. It's a quirky book packed with fun facts that makes complex topics easy to understand.

    This book combines cute artwork with infographics to teach basic concepts including the differences between the metric system we use in the UK and the measurements used in the United States.

    This interactive guide also looks at mass, volume, bits, bytes, feet and yards. They're all accompanied by simple definitions, memorable examples and funny illustrations and the concept of conversion is also covered.
  • GSTE 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £5.99
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    Would-be scientists can learn how to apply scientific theories to real-life situations and get the help they need for their homework in this incredible guide.

    From molecules to magnetism and rockets to radio waves, this book covers important STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) topics and have a number of projects to complete that will further enhance the understanding of science e.g. polishing coins in vinegar and making baking soda volcanoes.
  • FGWM 7 years +
    7 years +
    (3)
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    Full of fantastic facts, this illustrated book provides children with an introduction to some of the greatest women of all time - and reveals their actions that changed and shaped the world.

    Presented in a very contemporary style by Kate Pankhurst - a descendant of Emmeline Pankhurst - this book has cool artwork and accessible, bite-sized facts for children (and you!) to pore over.

    Among the incredible women it covers are leader of the Suffragettes Emmeline Pankhurst, adventurer and pilot Amelia Earhart and African-American civil rights activist Rosa Parks. This is an inspirational book that covers some of the key moments in history and will encourage children to read further.
  • EBEN
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    The intrepid but forgetful Explorer Ben provides a selection of hints and tips that will improve your children's (and your) memory retention. This fun book is packed with playful techniques that will boost brain cells - will your kids be able to remember all 10 items Ben needs to take on his travels?

    Ben loses increasing numbers of items every time he travels, so young readers will be tested with every turn of the page! It encourages them to make up rhymes to remember the objects and to try and think of things in pairs to make the retention easier.

    Our intrepid adventurer crosses different exciting habitats, including jungle, caves and deserts, and experiences a variety of different types of transport. As we pass through each location, readers learn a new memory tip from Tracy Packiam Alloway, a psychology professor specialising in children's memory control.
  • WHSD 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Kay Woodward's What Would She Do tells the stories of 25 women whose actions changed the world and then asks what each one would do if they were caught up in a current situation and how they would deal with each predicament.

    Compiled by an all-female team and with artwork by extremely talented illustrators, this book features the likes of Cleopatra, Amelia Earhart and Malala Yousafzai and explains what they did and why they have inspired so many to follow in their footsteps.

    Celebrating all of these women's achievements, this book reveals how they had to overcome issues many girls all over the world are experiencing even now: inequality, gender stereotyping, bullying and body shaming. It shows girls of all ages they can also achieve great things by following in these brilliant women's footsteps.
  • BGPT 9 years +
    9 years +
    (2)
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    Children struggling with science lessons will find this fun and friendly guide to the periodic table a huge help. From smelly sulphur to exploding hydrogen and much more besides, this book will make what is sometimes a tricky concept to comprehend much clearer.

    Full of eye-catching illustrations and explanatory diagrams, each of the 92 elements is covered and linked to a story, wacky analogy or fascinating fact - making it much easier to remember each element.

    With its appealing design and Gill Arbuthnott's clear descriptions, this is a great first introduction to the periodic table for children aged 9 and above.
  • BACB 9 years +
    9 years +
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    This book will be available to buy from early June onwards. Click on 'Notify me' to receive an email when it's available to buy.

    Learn all about the world of microbiology with this fun and fascinating guide to bacteria, viruses, germs and microbes.

    It explains how all of these organisms (among the most important ones on Earth) keep our world running and how they're so important that without them we wouldn't have bread or cheese.

    It's packed with real-life examples of how bacteria works and introduces children to the big world of tiny science. It has photography, kooky cartoon characters and fun facts that are disgusting but deeply fascinating.
  • BDSR 4 years +
    4 years +
    (9)
    • £4.99
    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.
  • SSQD
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    Robert Winston and the Science Squad are here to provide your children with an engaging and fact-packed introduction to all the STEAM subjects: science, technology, engineering, art and maths.

    Brightly illustrated with zany characters, this book breaks down scientific elements into accessible and understandable chunks and explains everything from how robots work to what a food chain is and how lungs help us breathe.

    Covering living things, the human body, space, physics, geography, maths, engineering and chemistry, this book will help would-be scientists learn how the world works.
  • POLB 9 years +
    9 years +
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    So many young people are getting interested and involved in politics and this accessibly illustrated book helps children as young as 9 understand more about this complex world.

    It reveals what an election is, how people get to become prime minister or president and how immigration works. It also covers topics including capitalism, socialism, nationalism, terrorism, voting systems, free speech and human rights.

    Published by Usborne, this is a great book for children to dip in and out of.
  • OTDE 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
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    The Discovery Express is arriving at your destination... all aboard!

    It's 1937 and a professor on the verge of an important discovery has disappeared. Can your children solve the clues and track down this missing scientist? Along the way, they'll learn about the history of transport, meet incredible engineers and even unveil the design of the world's first jet engine.

    With plenty of flaps to lift and graphic novel-style illustrations, this adventure will spark the imagination of aspiring scientists and engineers! It also provides an enticing introduction to the history of transport.
  • BEI2 8 years +
    8 years +
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    Did you know that mammoths and pharaohs walked the earth at the same time? Or that over 30 types of gladiators fought in ancient Rome? This fascinating book is filled with 100 historical facts, bright, infographic-style illustrations, a glossary and index. There are also links to specially selected websites with video clips and more information.
  • SCHM 7 years +
    7 years +
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    The School of Music is a place bursting with talent and creative energy and is rather special. It encourages children to get the basics right and then let their imaginations run wild!

    Sergio Trunk is the boss (he prefers The Maestro) and throughout the pages of this fascinating book, he'll lead you through 40 lessons that will teach children aged 7 and over all about classical music, the theory behind it and the sheer joy of making and playing it.
  • HTPR 7 years +
    7 years +
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    How to Play the Recorder is a guide from the experts at DK that will help any child learn how they can play the recorder.

    With its gorgeous, colourful design and step-by-step instructions, the book covers the basics of music and then moves through to more challenging music and even shows children how they can play duets on this most popular of first instruments.

    Notes are clearly introduced at the most appropriate stages and there are also musical pieces that progress in difficulty as the book progresses. Extra hints and tips are featured throughout the chapters, too, making this an ideal companion to recorder lessons at schools!
  • GWIW 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Young adventurers can embrace the great outdoors by following the tips in this pocket-sized adventure book from the National Trust.

    It tells them what to pack, how to build a shelter, how to craft tools and even how they can get drinking water from wee! With plenty of wit, this book also offers instructions on what not to do - from avoiding poisonous mushrooms to starting forest fires.

    It has advice on tracking animals, ideas for fun games to play in the woods and a handy chapter on first aid.
  • GWOR 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Learn what to pack, how to build your own raft and how to spot river animals and wildlife with this pocked-sized adventure guide from the experts at The National Trust.

    Also revealing how to catch a fish, this book is packed with fun games to play on and around a river and provides essential tips on staying safe. It also tells children what they should do if an emergency was to occur.
  • CBIB 5 years +
    5 years +
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    The best-known and best-loved stories from the Old and New Testaments have been chosen for this retelling of the Bible for young children. Staying close to the traditional text, the stories are presented in such a way that young listeners and readers will find them easy to understand and enjoy. The straightfoward text and colourful illustrations introduce children to the mysteries and wonder of the Bible. This is a colourful and approachable introduction to the key stories of the Bible which children and adults will enjoy reading.



    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • LGBW 5 years +
    5 years +
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    With pictures of Minifigures, vehicles, sets and scenes, children aged 5 and over can build up their knowledge of 500 early words with this awesome LEGO book.

    From police officers catching crooks to firefighters going through their training drills and hot dog sellers cooking up tasty snacks, all the scenes in this book are delightfully busy and all the interesting words are clearly labelled.

    Activities like spotting recurring characters and finding hidden objects will keep children engaged as they learn words that will come in useful in their day-to-day lives.
  • IFBL
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    This Illustrated Family Bible uses original text from the New International Version and a a highly visual approach to inspire the whole family.

    Containing all the important stories of the Old and New Testaments, this Bible covers the likes of Abraham and the chosen people, Jesus' early years and the growth of the church.

    Comprehensive background information including maps and photographs helps set the stories in their social, historical and geographical context.
  • WDWB 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Bestselling authors of Book People favourite, the fantastic Stick Book, Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield are back with another fantastic guide that will encourage children to get outside, make the most of nature, and have an adventure, no matter what the weather.

    72 brilliantly imaginative suggestions for things to do in bad weather - from Rainy Adventures (swimming in the rain) to Getting Creative (making an igloo) and Games (slip and slide or watermelon rugby, anyone?) to Experiments (like rain traps and making boats) and Just Having Fun (if you've never tried rain dancing, now's your chance)! The inspiration is seemingly endless in this imaginative book and the fun to be had certainly is! So get the kids to grab their coats and start embracing those wet, windy and snowy days.
  • REFG 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Why do people become refugees?
    How does it feel to be a refugee?
    How do refugees travel to a new home?

    This informative book introduces children to the subject of refugees and explains what they are and all the troubles they face as they attempt to find a new home. With accessible text, it aims to help children understand the issue from a range of perspectives.

    Presented in a sturdy hardback format, this book is bursting with informative and factual information and is full of photographs and diagrams that will engage young readers and inspire them to join in the debate.
  • PYTH 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Python is one of the most popular computer languages around and this beginner's guide offers children step-by-step instructions for writing a simple program.

    Providing everything they need to get started, this book adds new commands throughout so that by the time a child has finished reading, they will be able to code games, drawings and more.

    Fully illustrated, this book also contains links to downloads that will provide extra help.
  • STMI 7 years +
    7 years +
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    This history book teaches children all about ancient civilisations while helping them develop their observational skills at the same time.

    It's bursting with scenes that have mistakes to spot e.g. a Mayan warrior is wearing a watch and a Viking using a compass. The answers are easily highlighted on the next page, so children can learn and use this knowledge in their history lessons. All of these errors provide perfect discussion points, too.

    Featuring 10 different ancient civilisations, the Where's Wally?-style approach makes this book perfect for budding history detectives. The eras covered are Ancient Egypt, Viking times, Ancient Rome, the Mughal Empire, Ancient Greece, Medieval Europe, the Empire of the Mayans, Ancient China, the Stone Age and the time of the pirates.
  • WIRC 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Racism is sadly a very topical issue right now and this informative hardback book will show children what exactly it is, how it can happen and what they can do to help stop it.

    This easy-to-read book examines the issue from a wide range of perspectives and is full of information, modern images and accessible text that will encourage children to get involved in the debate.