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The Book People's early years books are available at unbelievable prices. From our selection of baby books featuring top pop-up books, to first concepts and first experiences, we also sell a variety of novelty books at unbelievable prices.

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Early Years Books

The Book People's early years books are available at unbelievable prices. From our selection of baby books featuring top pop-up books, to first concepts and first experiences, we also sell a variety of novelty books at unbelievable prices.

  • Mr. Men Christmas Collection - 10 Books

    Roger Hargreaves

    Product Code: MMCH
    Collection 3 years +
    (6)
    Hand-picked favourites
    Created by Roger Hargreaves, the Mr. Men characters are among the most recognisable and iconic in children's books. Their gentle adventures have entertained generations of children and in this set, they star in 10 festive tales!

    A cracking Christmas gift (or perfect for building excitement and anticipation in the build-up to the big day), the colourful books follow Mr. Quiet as he tries to enjoy a silent night and find the gang putting on a pantomime.

    The Mr. Men also try their hands at winter sports and enjoy a White Christmas. There's also a book that finds Mr. Forgetful trying to remember to buy his Christmas tree and one that looks at if Mr. Mean will be able to cheer up and enjoy the festivities.
    Format: paperback
    • £6.99
    • RRP £35.00
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    Just £0.70 per book
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  • Julia Donaldson Story Collection - 10 Books

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: JDSC
    Collection 3 years +
    (4)
    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
    • £14.99
    • RRP £68.90
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    Just £1.50 per book
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  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Collection: Levels 1-3 - 33 Books

    Product Code: RWBZ
    Collection 3 years +
    (50)
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    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
    • RRP £163.67
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    Just £0.61 per book
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  • Rod Campbell's My First Little Bag of Books - 4 Books

    Product Code: FLBB
    Collection Toddlers
    Hand-picked favourites
    Learn about noises, numbers, colours and animals with Dear Zoo's Rod Campbell.

    These board books - coming in a gorgeous cloth bag - will help children learn important concepts like counting and colours in a fun and appealing way.

    They have beautiful artwork and have also been specially designed to help children develop their vocabulary and build their confidence when it comes to reading aloud.
    Format: board book
    • £4.99
    • RRP £15.96
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    Just £1.25 per book
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  • Bedtime Story Winner 2018: The Incredible Journey

    Tom Burlison

    Product Code: BSIJ
    Hardback 3 years +
    (4)
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    We are so excited to be sharing Tom Burlison's The Incredible Journey - the winner of The Book People's Bedtime Story Competition 2018.

    One of the UK's youngest picture book authors, 7-year-old Tom's tale is a fun and inspiring bedtime story about the power of imagination and friendship. The two main characters, Elliot and Ruby, have many adventures: they travel through puddle portals to pirate lands, find parts of an alien spacecraft, and get chased by dinosaurs - all on their walk to school as their imaginations unlock a world of possibilities!

    Tom's story was selected as the winner of our Bedtime Story Competition 2018 out of over 1000 entries from children aged between 5 and 11. A panel of judges that included Olympic Gold medallist and Dadventures author Alex Gregory and Sara Sanchez, the illustrator of the winning book chose Tom's story because it is funny, clever and it shows how imagination can transform the way a child looks at the world.

    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 theBookPeople.co.uk, Tom's book features illustrations from top children's book illustrator Sara Sanchez and is published by Little Tiger.

    Please note that this book is exempt from all promotions due to its charitable donation.

    If you think you know a child who could be our next published author then head to our competition page to encourage your children to enter their stories about feelings.
    • £4.99
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  • Songbirds Phonics Collection - 36 Books

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: SONB
    Collection 3 years +
    (75)
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    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
    • RRP £128.82
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    Just £0.53 per book
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  • Mr. Men Adventures Collection - 10 Books

    Roger Hargreaves

    Product Code: MMAD
    Collection 3 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    Join in with the Mr. Men's amazing adventures!

    This collection of 10 stories follows favourite characters including Mr. Happy, Mr. Strong and Mr. Greedy as they journey into space; head back in time to see the dinosaurs; and search for buried treasure with pirates.

    A number of the fun stories also help children learn about the world around them as the Mr. Men meet minibeasts and discover all kinds of facts about vehicles on wheels. These books introduce important curriculum subjects that preschoolers will learn when they start studying.

    Young readers love the Mr. Men and these fun stories are full of brilliantly bold artwork and facts about all kinds of interesting subjects.
    Format: paperback
    • £6.99
    • RRP £39.90
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    Just £0.70 per book
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  • Christmas Activity Book Collection - 10 Books

    Product Code: CSTA
    Collection 4 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    Have a cracking Christmas full of amazing activities... Yule love it!

    Featuring happy elves, jolly gingerbread men and an adorable little penguin, these activity books all come with 250 festive stickers and provide hours of festive fun.

    They're bright, brilliant and ideal for sharing out at Christmas gatherings in the build-up to the big day.
    Format: paperback
    • £9.99
    • RRP £49.90
    • Save £39.91
    Just £1.00 per book
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  • What the Ladybird Heard and Other Stories Collection - 8 Books

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: WHLB
    Collection 3 years +
    (7)
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    Described as 'picture book perfection' by the Sunday Telegraph, these exciting stories all come from the bestselling duo of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks.

    Both What the Ladybird Heard books feature rhyming text and bold artwork; Sugarlump and the Unicorn is full of sparkle; and The Princess and the Wizard is an exciting tale of good versus evil.

    These books are great fun to share with Julia's flowing, rhyming text sure to delight little ears. Lydia's bright artwork is also beautifully appealing.
    Format: paperback
    • £10.99
    • RRP £47.92
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    Just £1.37 per book
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  • Julia Donaldson Activity Collection - 10 Books

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: JDAC
    Collection 4 years +
    (3)
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    Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's picture books including The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and What the Ladybird Heard are hugely popular with little ones and these 10 books are full of activities inspired by the stories.

    This activity book collection contains three colouring books (each with over 20 scenes to decorate); four sticker books (with over 100 stickers each); and three activity books (with over 30 puzzles in each one).

    Your little ones will love completing the puzzles and joining in the fun with Julia Donaldson's famous characters.
    Format: paperback
    • £11.99
    • RRP £49.90
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    Just £1.20 per book
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  • Harry and the Dinosaurs Collection - 10 Books

    Ian Whybrow

    Product Code: HRRY
    Collection 3 years +
    (7)
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    Packed with adventure and imagination, the Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs books from author Ian Whybrow and illustrator Adrian Reynolds are sure to appeal to children who love both dinosaurs and their toys.

    Highly acclaimed, these books combine gentle stories with bold artwork and are a delight for children to share with a grown-up before going to bed, or for slightly more confident readers to enjoy on their own. Throughout this special 10-book collection, your children will get to follow Harry as he enjoys a holiday, has a first sleepover and celebrates his birthday.

    Huge fun, these are roaringly good reads for the family to enjoy together.

    Format: paperback
    • £11.99
    • RRP £69.90
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  • Hairy Maclary and Friends Collection - 10 Books

    Lynley Dodd

    Product Code: HYMC
    Collection 3 years +
    (1)
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    This collection brings together 10 lively stories starring author and illustrator Lynley Dodd's lovable character, Hairy Maclary.

    The marvellously scruffy mutt goes on all sorts of comical adventures throughout the books and they're all described with wonderfully flowing text.

    An irresistible collection for preschoolers, they'll be laughing out loud as the dog comes up against Scarface Claw, the biggest cat in the neighbourhood; stars in a dog show; and meets the one and only Zachary Quack.
    Format: paperback
    • £12.99
    • RRP £59.90
    • Save £46.91
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    Just £1.30 per book
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  • Cosy Christmas Collection- 10 Books With Bag

    Product Code: COSY
    Collection 3 years +
    (7)
    Hand-picked favourites
    Perfect picture books for Christmas... This bag full of books combines classics including The Night Before Christmas and The Twelve Days of Christmas with modern favourites Wibbly Pig and Hugless Douglas as they get into the festive spirit.

    Nick Butterworth's The Nativity Play captures all the joys and craziness of this school tradition; Jean Reagan's How to Catch Santa is full of humour warmth and energy and features Lee Wildish's incredible artwork; and Rachel Bright's All I Want for Christmas follows two penguins as they come to realise love is the perfect gift...

    Many of these stories have won awards and they're all sure to have children feeling fantastically festive. They're brilliant for bedtime reading and soothing them to sleep as excitement takes hold in anticipation of 25 December.

    Format: paperback
    Please note these books were featured in 2017's All I Want for Christmas Collection.
    • £11.99
    • RRP £69.90
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  • Peppa Pig: Little Library Collection - 6 Books

    Peppa Pig

    Product Code: PLI2
    Collection Toddlers
    (9)
    Hand-picked favourites
    Six chunky little books in one pretty slipcase - all starring the one and only Peppa Pig!

    One of the most popular characters around, these first readers are sure to help children develop a love of books and reading.
    • £2.99
    • RRP £4.99
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    Just £0.50 per book
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  • Santa's House Collection - 20 Books

    Product Code: STAH
    Collection 3 years +
    (8)
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    From a beautiful bedtime book about sleepy bears to stories about snow angels and a garden full of magic, this is a fantastic collection of 20 festive tales.

    Presented in a Santa's House-shaped box (each book is a different size and has a brickwork sleeve to make up his slanted roof) with cut-out windows, these books will inspire children to read for pleasure and are perfect for enjoying in the build-up to the big day.

    Among the books are a story about a smiling snowman; a tale about a puppy getting lost in the snow; and a teddy writing a letter to Santa.

    Format: paperback
    • £19.99
    • RRP £139.80
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  • Shout Out Loud Collection - 10 Books

    Product Code: LOUD
    Collection 3 years +
    (1)
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    A selection of exuberant picture books for children to read aloud with glee! These boisterous books have rhythmic, funny text that is an absolute joy to share with little ones.

    All of the stories have repetitive and flowing text that children will love to join in with on repeated reads. Whether you're buying picture books to give out as party bag treats or want a bumper selection to choose from at your own child's storytime, this is the collection for you.

    It contains Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury's classic We're Going on a Bear Hunt. Lucy Cousins' bold Hooray for Fish! and Jeanne Willis and Jane Chapman's hilarious Monkey Found a Baby.
    Format: paperback
    • £12.99
    • RRP £70.90
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  • We're Going on an Elf Chase

    Martha Mumford

    Product Code: GOEC
    Hardback 3 years +
    (3)
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    Four bunnies join in an elf chase in this funny, fantastic and festive lift-the-flap picture book.

    Written by Martha Mumford and featuring artwork by Laura Hughes, the illustrator of We're Going on an Egg Hunt, this is a pacy story that finds the bunnies coming across all kinds of obstacles - from cloppy reindeer to roaring polar bears and flapping penguins - as they try to get the hop on 10 naughty elves.

    Each flap has a surprise underneath alongside Christmassy text and there's an even bigger surprise right at the end. Can you guess what it is? This is a fun and interactive picture book full of festive frolics.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £11.99
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  • Santa's Little Bag of Books Collection - 4 Books

    Product Code: FCBG
    Collection Toddlers
    (3)
    Hand-picked favourites
    Father Christmas flies his sleigh over all sorts of colourful scenes; he will help your children learn numbers 1 through 12; the first words; his elves learn first words; and the snowmen try to find the odd one out.

    These little Christmas books are fantastically festive and will help your children learn all sorts of first skills.
    Format: board back
    • £4.99
    • RRP £15.96
    • Save £10.97
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    Just £1.25 per book
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  • Julia Donaldson Audio Collection - 10 CDs

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: GFCD
    Audio 3 years +
    (39)
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    The Gruffalo has become one of the most-loved children's characters of all time and this 10-CD collection brings him, and many of his equally brilliant friends from Julia Donaldson's collection of books, to life in audio format.

    Perfect for long journeys and for keeping children entertained whatever the weather, among those delivering the soothing, rhyming stories are Imelda Staunton, Alexander Armstrong and even Julia Donaldson herself!

    A Squash and a Squeeze is a charming story; while Room on the Broom is hilarious; and The Snail and the Whale is quite rightly regarded as a children's classic. There is even The Gruffalo Song and Other Songs included, a CD which contains some of Julia's very own fun-filled action songs for children aged 3 and over.

    CDs in this collection:
    What the Ladybird Heard, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, The Troll, The Snail and the Whale, Room on the Broom, The Smartest Giant, A Squash and a Squeeze, The Gruffalo's Song, The Gruffalo's Child and The Gruffalo.

    Format: paperback
    • £9.99
    • RRP £40.00
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  • Fantastic Christmas Favourites Collection - 10 Books

    Product Code: FCMF
    Collection 3 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    These Christmassy picture books will have everyone falling under their Jingle Spells...

    The stories will have the whole family ho-ho-ho-ing with Panta Claus and Norman the slug; soaring high in the sky with Ollie and her reindeer; and celebrating Christmas with some corgis!

    There's also the classic story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to add even more festive fun into your children's bedtime reading in the build-up to the big day.
    Format: paperback
    • £12.99
    • RRP £69.90
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    Just £1.30 per book
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  • My Very First Storytime Collection - 10 Books

    Product Code: VFST
    Collection Toddlers
    Hand-picked favourites
    Snuggle down for storytime with these classics!

    Ten read-aloud fairy tales to share including Cinderella, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Little Red Riding Hood.

    Fairy tales are fantastic for inspiring children's imaginations and introducing the basics of storytelling including settings, characters and plots and learning important life lessons like the difference between right and wrong.

    These retellings include things to spot, spellbinding artwork and repetitive yet flowing text that will help children develop their vocabulary and fall in love with stories from a very early age.
    Format: paperback
    • £11.99
    • RRP £69.90
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    Just £1.20 per book
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  • My Amazing Machines Little Bag of Books - 4 Books

    Tony Mitton

    Product Code: AMZM
    Collection Toddlers
    Hand-picked favourites
    Blast off with brilliant books blending action and rhymes!

    The four board books in this beautiful bag find animal characters taking control of awesome vehicles including tractors, diggers, aeroplanes and rockets!

    Each book has bold artwork and simple text for children to read aloud as they learn about the magnificent modes of transport that they will recognise from their everyday lives and beyond.
    Format: board book
    • £4.99
    • RRP £19.96
    • Save £14.97
    Just £1.25 per book
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  • First Sparkly Christmas Sticker Book

    Fiona Patchett

    Product Code: FSCS
    Paperback 3 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    As Paul McCartney once sang, we're simply having a wonderful Christmas time... Now, your children can join in the festive fun with this sparkling sticker book!

    With scenes ranging from Santa loading his sleigh with gifts to penguins having a perfect time whizzing around a glistening ice rink, this is a cool Christmas treat that children will love decorating in the countdown to 25 December.
    • £2.99
    • RRP £6.99
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  • Behaviour Matters Collection - 10 Books

    Product Code: BEMA
    Collection 3 years +
    (1)
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    Elephant learns to share; Hippo finds out why it's so important to tell the truth; and Lion can't stop worrying in these lively and reassuring picture books about emotions and behaviour.

    Supporting the Personal, Social and Emotional Development aspect of the Early Years Foundation Stage, the fun stories provide gentle advice for dealing with difficult situations and each one also has suggestions for activities and ideas for children to discuss.

    At the end of each story, there are notes for parents and teachers that will help you talk to the children about the issues covered.
    Format: paperback
    • £11.99
    • RRP £69.90
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We have lots of brilliant books for preschoolers, including exciting educational titles, spellbinding fairy-tales and fables, nostalgic treasuries of nursery rhymes, and plenty of story books for kids featuring favourite characters! Our early years books are sure to inspire a lifelong love of books in younger children, with dynamic text and enchanting pictures.

Early learning they’ll love

We offer an assortment of engaging early learning titles. Children will acquire and develop all sorts of skills, including numeracy, literacy, first words, phonics and more - everything they’ll need for when they start school! What’s more, they’ll have heaps of fun as they learn using our activity books, singing silly songs, lifting flaps, fascinating themselves with our dinosaur books, exploring unusual textures and more!

Much-loved familiar faces

With a host of fun characters to encourage them along the way, children will be enjoying these vibrant books in no time. Characters include the Gruffalo, the Teletubbies, Peppa Pig, Paddington Bear, all the colourful characters of the Mr. Men and Little Miss universe, the Moomins and dinosaur books.

Acclaimed authors and illustrators

Our range includes plenty of titles from well-known authors and illustrators, whose works have been tried, tested and adored by kids for years! From wonderful stories by the likes of Julia Donaldson, Michael Rosen and Beatrix Potter, to colourful illustrations by Axel Scheffler, Nick Sharratt and many more. You can also browse our full range of children's books.

Large books for preschool and story book for toddlers

  • Julia Donaldson Story Collection
  • Funnybones Collection
  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Collection: Levels 1-3
  • Mr. Men Christmas Collection
  • Bedtime Story Winner 2018: The Incredible Journey
  • The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library Collection
  • Songbirds Phonics Collection
  • Halloween Sticker and Activity Collection
  • Julia Donaldson Activity Book Collection
  • Rod Campbell's My First Little Bag of Books