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Fact fiends, creatives and crafters will love the books featured in The Book People's range of Non-fiction this Christmas time. We have great gift ideas for all your friends and family - from revealing biographies to books that will inspire those hard-to-buy-for people to find a new hobby.

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Christmas: Non-Fiction

Fact fiends, creatives and crafters will love the books featured in The Book People's range of Non-fiction this Christmas time. We have great gift ideas for all your friends and family - from revealing biographies to books that will inspire those hard-to-buy-for people to find a new hobby.

  • 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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  • Possible Impossible Collection - 8 Books

    Product Code: POSI
    Collection 8 years +
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    Will your children solve these puzzles in the time allotted? It's certainly possible!

    The eight activity books in this collection contain challenges ranging from dot-to-dot to brain games and marvellous mazes - and they all progress in difficulty so they can develop their problem-solving skills while having fun completing them.

    Each puzzle also has a unique time challenge to add an extra interactive element.
    Format: paperback
    • £9.99
    • RRP £47.92
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  • National Geographic Kids Readers Collection - 10 Books

    Product Code: NGKR
    Collection 4 years +
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    Hang with the monkeys, dive with the dolphins and ride the storm with National Geographic Kids!

    Containing a combination of early readers (Level 1) and books for those who are developing their reading stamina and becoming more fluent (Level 2), these engaging reads are packed with facts about nature and incredible animals and full-colour photographs.

    They have been developed by education experts and feature lively text about popular themes.
    Format: paperback
    • £12.99
    • RRP £53.20
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  • Kawaii: How to draw really cute food

    Product Code: HDCF
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Are your children hungry to take on a new drawing challenge? This kawaii-themed book finds artist and author Angela Nguyen showing budding artists how to turn the most mundane foods into adorably cute characters.

    Among the cute fusions of food and creature that you'll be able to draw are sausage dog hotdogs, sleeping cats lounging atop sushi and peeking pizza crusts.

    There are step-by-step instructions for each drawing and chapters on appetisers, entrees, desserts, snacks and drinks. It's a tasty introduction to the joys of kawaii.
    • £2.99
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  • The Usborne Children's Picture Atlas

    Ruth Brocklehurst

    Product Code: UCP2
    Hardback 3 years +
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    The Usborne Children's Picture Atlas gives readers aged 3 and over an intriguing look at the world - from the hot African plains to the frozen Arctic tundra.

    Featuring fun facts about countries and their capital cities, their famous landmarks, longest rivers and highest mountains - and with picture stories throughout as well - this is a brilliant home resource for young children as they begin to explore the wider world and the people and places within it.

    With quiz questions to engage the reader and interesting objects to spot on the pages, this is a simple and appealing introduction to maps and different cultures for preschool children.
    • £4.99
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  • National Geographic Kids Quiz Whiz

    National Geographic Kids

    Product Code: NGQW
    Paperback 8 years +
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    Did you know the collective term for a group of cats is a clowder?

    The National Geographic Kids Quiz Whiz Book contains 1,000 trivia questions that will help children learn about science, history and nature in a fun and exciting way. There are themed quizzes, true-and-false questions and photo-driven questions to answer.

    Providing fun for all the family, this book is the perfect size to take on day trips and holidays and contains questions about animals, weather, countries and more.
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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  • Big Stickers for Little Hands Collection - 10 Books

    Product Code: BSLH
    Collection 3 years +
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    With titles including Super Sharks, Mighty Machines and Magical Unicorns, these first sticker activity books will appeal to young children with all kinds of interests.

    Each boldly illustrated book is packed with fun colouring, counting and matching activities and the big stickers are perfect for little hands to hold as they children begin to develop their dexterity. Each book also has card press-outs of characters for children to play with.

    With their giant stickers, these brightly coloured books are perfect for sharing out in party bags or to give as gifts in school classrooms.

    Format: paperback
    • £9.99
    • RRP £49.90
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  • Giles: The Collection 2020

    Product Code: GLCT
    Hardback
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    Cartoons packed with dry wit and British eccentricity!

    A favourite with our customers for many years, Giles is an artist voted the best cartoonist of the 20th century on many different occasions.

    From the Express and Sunday Express archives, the 150 cartoons in this keepsake hardback (exclusive to The Book People) are witty, irreverent and still remain relevant today as they offer a light-hearted look at various social issues. Each cartoon is accompanied by a brief overview of the characters and the social issues Giles was providing wry observations on.
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  • National Geographic Puzzles Collection - 3 Books

    Product Code: NGPZ
    Collection 7 years +
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    Three books full of fact-packed fun!

    Covering holidays, travel and the countries of the world, these National Geographic Kids puzzle books are perfect for packing in a suitcase or to hand out to children on long journeys.

    They contain brain-teasing quizzes, number searches and facts about our world.
    • £5.99
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  • Fantastically Great Women Who Made History

    Kate Pankhurst

    Product Code: GWQ2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    Fantastically Great Women Who Made History is the eagerly anticipated follow up to Kate Pankhurst's hugely successful, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, number one best-selling children's non-fiction title. This beautiful title looks at the stories, accomplishments and adventures of many more brilliant women from throughout history. Travel through the Underground Railroad with the brave and courageous Harriet Tubman, turn the pages of the hauntingly brilliant Frankenstein with the incredibly talented Mary Shelley and prepare yourself for an unforgettable journey through history with these and many other remarkable women. Overflowing with vibrant and beautiful illustrations, and wonderfully engaging text, Fantastically Great Women Who Made History is a celebration of just some of the inspirational women who put their mark on the world we live in. Written by the incredibly talented Kate Pankhurst, prepare to be inspired. List of women featured: Elizabeth Blackwell, Qiu Jin, Boudicca, Flora Drummond, Pocahontas, Noor Inayat Khan, Harriet Tubman, Valentina Tereshkova, Ada Lovelace, Sayyida al-Hurra, Hatshepsut, Josephine Baker, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley
    • £3.99
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    Millie Marotta's Wildlife Wonders

    Millie Marotta

    Product Code: MMWW
    Paperback
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    Bestselling adult colouring book illustrator Millie Marotta brings together her favourite scenes from her previous books in this stunning compendium.

    Containing 120 illustrations inspired by the animal kingdom, a tropical wonderland and the wild Savannah, this is a book that is sure to ease you into a wonderful state of mindfulness.

    Other scenes include captivating creatures, beautiful birds and treetop treasures.
    • £2.49
    • RRP £9.99
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  • A-Z Puzzle Book

    Gareth Moore

    Product Code: AZPB
    Paperback
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    The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book was a favourite with customers of the Book People and now Gareth Moore returns with the A-Z Puzzle Book based around maps of Britain's streets.

    This book contains 50 maps with a puzzle for each and features iconic locations including Stonehenge, Warwick Castle and the Tower of London.

    The brilliant brain-teasers are based around history, sport, entertainment, transport and nature and there are word games, riddles, codes, anagrams, mathematical conundrums and trivia questions to crack...
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  • Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2020

    Hugh Johnson

    Product Code: HGHJ
    Hardback
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    Three cheers for Hugh! We know there are a number of wine connoisseurs shopping with The Book People and we're sure you can't wait to get your hands on the fully revised, refreshed and updated 2020 edition of Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book.

    Hugh shares facts about the best wines, growers and wine regions from around the world and reveals the vintages you should buy, which ones should be put in the cellar and those should be drunk right away.

    If that isn't enough, he also offers information on grape varieties, local specialities and how you can match food to make the most of different wines flavours. This handy reference book contains advice on wines to drink in 2020 and reveals which vintages you should keep alongside information on over 6,000 wines and growers.
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    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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  • Scratch and Sparkle Dinosaur Stencil Art

    Product Code: SDSA
    Hardback 6 years +
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    Children will love uncovering prehistoric pals with this fabulous scratch and sparkle stencil set!

    Place the stencils down and scratch the black pages to see roar-some dinosaurs including a T-rex and Stegosaurus are brought to life with plenty of sparkles and colour.

    This book includes a wooden scratcher and three pages of great stencils.
    • £3.99
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    The Treasures of British History

    Peter Snow

    Product Code: TOBH
    Hardback
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    Peter and Dan Snow, two of Britain's most popular historians, discuss the importance of 50 key documents in this incredibly informative hardback tome.

    Presented in eye-catching style, this book finds Peter and Dan offering an authoritative commentary explaining each document's criteria for selection and an examination of their pertinent details.

    From the Magna Carta to Hitler's letter to Chamberlain agreeing he'd never go to war and the official design for the FA Cup, these documents have been researched from the collections of The National Archives, The British Museum, The British Library and the National Records of Scotland.

    A must for all history enthusiasts!
    • £3.99
    • RRP £20.00
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  • National Trust: 2020 Nature Month-by-Month - A Children's Almanac

    Anna Wilson

    Product Code: NTMA
    Hardback 7 years +
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    Explore the wildlife on offer all year round!

    Divided by month, this book - published in association with The National Trust - will inspire young nature lovers to get outside and connect with nature.

    It includes spotter guides, ideas for things to make and do and celebrations of festivals and events that take place throughout the seasons of 2020.
    • £4.99
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  • You Wouldn't Want to live Without Collection - 20 Books

    Product Code: YWTL
    Collection 7 years +
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    With colourful and witty illustrations, the 20 books in this collection help children understand what life would be like without antibiotics (sickly!), gravity (fun and floaty?), and money (hard!).

    Perfect for budding historians, these books tell the fascinating and world-changing stories of technological innovations, professions and natural phenomena that most of us take for granted including dentists, extreme weather and buzzy bees.

    The artwork makes them wonderfully accessible and there are also explanatory diagrams to showcase the scientific and historical developments.

    Format: paperback
    • £17.99
    • RRP £139.80
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  • Spectacular Visual Guides Collection - 10 Books

    Product Code: SPVG
    Collection 9 years +
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    This 10-book collection provides accounts of how some of the world's most important inventions were built and how they work - some of which to this very day.

    Full of eye-catching illustrations and detailed and informative text, the books cover the likes of Egyptian pyramids, viking towns and Greek temples.

    Perfect for children fascinated in history, these books will become handy study aids and are sure to keep children absorbed for hours on end.
    • £11.99
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  • Whizz Kids Collection - 6 Books

    Product Code: WZKD
    Collection 7 years +
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    The Whizz Kids will test your knowledge!

    Brain puzzles, crosswords, number puzzles, sudoku and two books full of wordsearches feature in this marvellously mind-teasing collection. The crossword themes range from amazing animals to ancient Egypt and the wordsearches are based around fairy tales, monsters and more. The sudoku book also offers an easy-to-follow introduction.

    All of the books are packed with appealing artwork and the challenges progress in difficulty throughout the pages, offering hours of entertainment for children on holidays and long journeys. They are also perfect for party bags!
    Format: paperback
    • £5.99
    • RRP £29.94
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  • Last Christmas

    Greg Wise & Emma Thompson

    Product Code: LSTX
    Hardback
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    Give this book to someone special...

    Coinciding with the release of the Last Christmas (yes, it is inspired by the Wham! song of the same name) film starring Emma Thompson, Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding, this gift book celebrates everything about the most wonderful time of the year.

    Curated by Emma and her husband Greg Wise, it finds celebrities including Meryl Streep, Bill Bailey and Olivia Colman sharing personal essays about what Christmas really means to them while celebrating the importance of year-round kindness and generosity, acceptance and tolerance.
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  • National Geographic Explorer Guide: Night Sky

    National Geographic Kids

    Product Code: NGNS
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Children can explore the night sky from the comfort of their own garden with this National Geographic Kids book.

    With the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing taking place throughout 2019, now is the perfect time for children to discover the solar system!

    From Mars to meteor showers and Saturn to satellites, this guide is packed with stunning photographs and jaw-dropping facts about space.

    Its convenient size and durable format makes it perfect for taking on camping trips, holidays and nights in the garden.
    • £3.99
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  • Stuff You Should Know About Planet Earth

    Product Code: SSKE
    Paperback 8 years +
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    What are tectonic plates? Why does the moon change shape?

    From the water cycle and the changing of the seasons to the reasons why hurricanes happen, this informative and illustrated book answers all of your questions about the planet Earth. It has double-page spreads to explain complex processes such as the rock cycle and evolution and covers scientific processes that happen deep underground and up in the clouds.

    Large and colourful Stephen Biesty's Look Inside-style diagrams are brought to life by tiny characters running around that perform the actions explained in the text.
    • £3.99
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  • Chastise: The Dambusters Story 1943

    Max Hastings

    Product Code: CSOD
    Hardback
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    What really happened on the night of the Dambusters raid?

    Following extensive research, acclaimed military historian Max Hastings urges us all to examine the Dambusters in more complex shades. Having grown up embracing the story of 24-year-old wing-commander Guy Gibson and his crew's bravery on 16 to 17 May 1943, Hastings reveals how although some of the legends are true, the team also made some devastating errors and mistakes.

    He sets the Dams Raid in the big picture of the bomber offensive and of the Second World War and offers moving portraits of the young airmen who made the mission a success including Barnes Wallis, Sir Arthur 'Bomber' Harris and the tragic Guy Gibson.

    This is a superb narrative of one of the most extraordinary episodes in British history.
    • £8.99
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  • Ultimate Mazes Collection - 4 Books

    Product Code: ULMA
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    Find your way through these four a-maze-ing books!

    Children will develop their problem-solving and observational skills in a fun and exciting way as they complete the mazes of varying difficulty found in these four books.

    They're great for keeping kids quiet and happily entertained on long journeys and stay-at-home days and feature themes of countries, space, pirates and maps.
    Format: paperback
    • £9.99
    • RRP £31.96
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