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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

  • Santa's Super Stories Collection - 8 Books

    Product Code: SNTA
    Collection 3 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    Enjoy a very merry Christmas with this collection of cosy picture books for the festive season.

    Perfect for snuggling up with, this is a combination of traditional stories and vibrant tales that the whole family will love sharing in the build-up to the big day.

    A cute puppy gets lost in the snow, there's a party at the Christmas Extravaganza Hotel and Santa comes to the rescue! Featuring beautiful artwork, these stories will inspire everyone to embrace the spirit of Christmas. Yule love them!
    Format: paperback
    • £2.00
    • RRP £55.92
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  • Farmyard Friends Collection - 20 Books

    Product Code: FMYB
    Collection 3 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    Children will love this fun-filled collection of 20 stories presented in an adorable barn-shaped box. All of the books are slightly different sizes so when they are inserted into the box, they make a delightful roof for the barn!

    Whether it's The Three Little Pigs or A Goose on the Loose, these exciting stories are perfect for encouraging little ones to read! Other stories follow Titus the goat with a troublesome tooth; Chicken Licken; and Posy the nosy pig.
    Format: paperback
    • £8.00
    • RRP £139.80
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  • Princesses and Fairies Collection - 8 Books

    Product Code: PAFS
    Collection 3 years +
    (3)
    Hand-picked favourites
    This sparkling collection contains eight magical picture book stories from bestselling authors including Julia Donaldson, Rebecca Cobb and Lydia Monks.

    Your children can meet Mimi's Magical Fairy Friends; enjoy a story about a hungry dragon who swallowed a knight; and be left spellbound by the tale of Cinderella's (Not So) Ugly Sisters.
    Format: paperback
    • £5.00
    • RRP £51.92
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  • Santa Stop Here!

    Product Code: SHSN
    Other 3 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    Santa Claus is coming to town - and into your children's bedtime reading!

    It's 24 December (CHRISTMAS EVE!) and everyone is getting so excited for Santa's arrival. Will he have some special treats for you?

    Shaped like a door hanger so the big man knows exactly where to find the stockings, this is a cute and quirky picture book that you'll love sharing with children as we celebrate the most wonderful time of the year...
    • £2.00
    • RRP £7.99
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  • Aunts and Uncles

    Rebecca Rissman

    Product Code: BWQ2
    Paperback 4 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    This title teaches readers that all families are different, and that some families include uncles and aunts. A family tree shows readers how people in families are related to each other.
    • £1.00
    • RRP £7.99
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  • We're Going on an Elf Chase

    Martha Mumford

    Product Code: GOEC
    Hardback 3 years +
    (3)
    Hand-picked favourites
    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.
    • £4.00
    • RRP £11.99
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  • Lily's Driftwood Bay: The Sunshine Picnic

    Product Code: LYDB
    Hardback 3 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    A hugely popular and beautifully animated show on Nick Jr that features the vocal talents of both Stephen Fry and Ardal O'Hanlon, Lily's Driftwood Bay is a place that children would love to visit.

    Encouraging readers to imagine, create, play and have fun, this book features imagery of the popular characters from the show and invites them to join Lily in her imaginary island where adventure and friendship reign supreme.

    In the story, Lily finds some treasure washed up on the beach - where will it take her? This gorgeous book will delight little ones as they help Lily find sea treasure on the sunniest day of the year.
    • £1.00
    • RRP £8.99
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  • Tooth Fairy Gift Set

    Product Code: CT0661
    Other 3 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    This fun-filled set will help children get through their fears of losing teeth by giving them all they need for the tooth fairy's first visit.

    A huge moment in any child's life, this gift set has everything they need as they await the tooth fairy's visit. From a charming story to certificates and even a rule sheet for having healthy, happy teeth, it's a treat for anyone who has recently lost a tooth.

    Ages 3 plus
    Box size 240 x 275mm
    Contents: tooth fairy story book, door to the fairy kingdom, fairy tooth bag, bottle of fairy dust, tooth fairy certificate, tooth fairy teeth cleaning rule sheet
    • £1.00
    • RRP £12.99
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  • Usborne Look Inside: Your Body

    Louie Stowell

    Product Code: AEUWQ
    Hardback 5 years +
    (2)
    This is a wonderful flap book introducing children to the way their own bodies work in a fun and informative way. It is a new, smaller format of the "Look Inside" series, perfect for little fingers. It is full of surprises to keep enquiring minds entertained, including flaps beneath flaps and a cheeky peek inside a toilet cubicle. Young readers' minds will boggle as they learn about how their brains work, what happens when they eat, how their lungs use oxygen and much more.
    • £9.49
    • RRP £9.99
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  • Usborne Look Inside: Space

    Rob Lloyd Jones

    Product Code: AEZYG
    Hardback 5 years +
    (4)
    This is a great fun flap book packed with interesting information about space, and the amazing things that float through it - stars, moons, comets, and the planets of our solar system. Each double-page spread has a stunning colour illustrations, and several flaps to lift to find out more about what's going on in the scene - such as what goes on inside the International Space Station, how astronauts visited the Moon and what they did there, as well as the history of astronomy, from Galileo to the Hubble Space Telescope.
    • £9.49
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  • The Snail and the Whale

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: AYDSN
    Other 3 years +
    "How I long to sail!" said the tiny snail. One little snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the little snail feels so small in the vastness of the world. But when disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay, it's the tiny snail's big plan that saves the day. The Snail and the Whale is a delightful tale of adventure and friendship by the unparalleled picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. This handy board book format is perfect for younger readers. It features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have for even the smallest Donaldson and Scheffler fans! Also available in board book format and with striking redesigned covers are: The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.
    • £6.29
    • RRP £6.99
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  • The Wonky Donkey

    Craig Smith

    Product Code: BSTIU
    Paperback 3 years +
    (3)
    You've all seen the video of the laughing granny reading Wonky Donkey to her grandchild. Now recreate your own version with a copy of the hilarious picture book.

    It's already sold over 1 million copies worldwide and you and your little readers will be hugely entertained by the spunky hanky-panky cranky stinky-dinky lanky honky-tonky winky wonky donkey.
    • £6.49
    • RRP £6.99
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  • Zog and the Flying Doctors

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: BHBAE
    Paperback 3 years +
    (1)
    Zog the dragon returns - and he's now an 'air ambulance' - in Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's high-flying and hilarious sequel.

    They fly around tending a sunburnt mermaid, a distressed unicorn and a sneezy lion. But should princesses really be doctors? Pearl's uncle, the King, doesn't think so - until he falls ill...
    • £6.49
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  • Peppa Pig: Practise with Peppa: Wipe-Clean Numbers

    Product Code: ALKKW
    Paperback 3 years +
    Practise your numbers with Peppa. Learn how to write numbers and begin to count with this wipe-clean activity book. It is perfect for young readers who are starting school and developing their counting skills and pencil control. Children can wipe the page clean and practise again and again. It includes a free pen. Look out for Practise with Peppa: Wipe-Clean Writing too!
  • The Wheels on the Bus Audio

    BBC

    Product Code: BJHSX
    Audio Toddlers
    (2)
    Sing and rhyme along with these 26 much-loved nursery rhyme songs! Includes: 'The Wheels on the Bus' / 'Down at the Station, Early in the Morning' / 'Row Row Row Your Boat' / 'The Big Ship Sails on the Alley Alley Oh' / 'London Bridge is Falling Down' / 'Jack and Jill' / 'Hickory Dickory Dock' / 'I'm a Little Teapot' / 'Polly Put the Kettle On' / 'Miss Polly had a Dolly' / 'Pop Goes the Weasel' / 'Five Currant Buns' / 'Ten Fat Sausages' / 'Peter Hammers with One Hammer' / 'The Grand Old Duke of York' / 'Girls and Boys Come Out to Play' / 'I Jump Out of Bed' / 'Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush' / 'Ring a Ring o'Roses' / 'I Hear Thunder, I Hear Thunder' / 'Incy Wincy Spider' / 'Heads Shoulders Knees and Toes' / 'If You're Happy and You Know it Clap Your Hands' / 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' / 'Wee Willie Winkie' / 'Ten in a Bed'. 1 CD. 40 mins.
    • £4.59
    • RRP £5.10
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  • Tiddler

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: ASYTZ
    Paperback 3 years +
    Tiddler is a fine picture book from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the team behind Room on the Broom and The Gruffalo.

    The romping, rhyming text is great fun to read aloud and comes with a pantomime refrain that your youngster will love to join in with - and there's an important morale to learn from.
    • £6.49
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  • Shark in the Park

    Nick Sharratt

    Product Code: AOHOO
    Other Toddlers
    (1)
    Timothy Pope, Timothy Pope, what can you see through your telescope? Join a little boy on a trip through the park. Is that really a shark he can see? Look through the die-cut hole and then turn the page and find out...A hilarious peep-through board book from the bestselling Nick Sharratt.
    • £5.39
    • RRP £5.99
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  • Peace at Last

    Jill Murphy

    Product Code: BLXDK
    Paperback Babies
    (3)
    The hour was late and Mr Bear was tired. But he could not sleep - however he tried and wherever he tried.Snore, snore went Mrs Bear.Tick-tock, tick-tock went the clock.Would he never get to sleep? The familiar noises, repetition and beautiful illustrations make Jill Murphy's the delightful Peace at Last an all-time favourite bedtime story with children and adults everywhere. This is a beautiful refreshed edition of a much-loved picture book classic.
    • £6.89
    • RRP £6.99
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  • Hey Duggee - Little Library

    Unknown

    Product Code: AVVIG
    Other Babies
    (1)
    Budding little Squirrel Club members will love this adorable collection of four mini board books. Each one tells the story of a different Squirrel Club badge, and stars Duggee, Tag, Roly, Norrie, Happy and Betty from the smash-hit, BAFTA-nominated Cbeebies cartoon. Woof!
  • We're Going on an Egg Hunt

    Laura Hughes

    Product Code: BMGTT
    Other Toddlers
    (1)
    Join the Easter Bunnies as they set off on an exciting lift-the-flap Easter egg hunt. With ten eggs to find and count, this board book is great fun. But watch out for the obstacles along the way - lambs, chicks, bees and ducks - and there's even a wolfish surprise, so do take care. Based on the traditional `We're Going on a Lion Hunt' rhyme, the delightful illustrations and read-aloud story will make this board book a huge springtime hit with all fans of search-and-find and lift-the-flap books. We're going on an egg hunt. We're going to find them all. We're REALLY excited. Hooray for Easter Day!
    • £6.29
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  • Spot's First Easter

    Eric Hill

    Product Code: ADCEY
    Other 3 years +
    Spot goes on an exciting Easter hunt in this seasonal lift-the-flap tale by Eric Hill. The classic Spot story re-originated with special cover finishes and rescanned artwork.
    • £6.29
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  • Guess How Much I Love You Little Library

    Sam McBratney

    Product Code: BLYGI
    Other 3 years +
    The adorable hares from the classic Guess How Much I Love You are back in a gorgeous miniature slipcase gift collection containing four short stories.Big and Little Nutbrown Hare, from the multi-million-selling picture book Guess How Much I Love You, return in these four seasonal picture books: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Each captivating story is seasonally themed and beautifully illustrated, and the four books are collected in a covetable miniature slipcase - perfect for sharing with your very own Little Nutbrown Hare, no matter the time of year! For activities, games, newsletters and more, visit www.guesshowmuchiloveyou.com
    • £5.39
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  • Supertato

    Sue Hendra

    Product Code: AKDDR
    Paperback 3 years +
    Meet Supertato! He's always there for you when the chips are down. He's the superhero with eyes everywhere - and he's about to meet his arch nemesis. The fabulous new character from Sue Hendra, the bestselling illustrator of Barry the Fish with Fingers and Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell.
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  • Whatever Next!

    Jill Murphy

    Product Code: BLXDG
    Paperback Babies
    The moon and back before bath time? Whatever next!Join Baby Bear as he finds a rocket, makes friends with an owl and has a picnic on the moon. Celebrate thirty-five years of the bear family with this very special edition of the classic bedtime story, Whatever Next!, a beautiful story of innocence and imagination, full of the characteristic warmth and humour of Jill Murphy, author of The Worst Witch.
    • £6.29
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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

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