Early Years Books

  • BDSR 4 years +
    4 years +
    (13)
    • £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.
  • Julia Donaldson Picture Book Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781509801251 - Julia Donaldson
    JDZB 3 years +
    3 years +
    (64)
    • £12.99
    • RRP £69.90
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    The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom... when it comes to books for toddlers, Julia Donaldson can't be beaten and you'll find all these and more in this brilliant 10-book collection.

    Sure to quickly become bedtime favourites, our collection also includes Julia Donaldson stories that may not be as well known but are just as delightful. With flowing, rhyming copy and illustrations from the likes of Axel Scheffler, Rebecca Cobb and Emily Gravett, we just know your toddlers will love The Snail and the Whale, The Paper Dolls and Cave Baby.

    Stories to be returned to time and time again and perfect for shared reading, you will not find these amazing picture books at a lower price. A must for any young reader!

    Format: paperback
  • Mr. Men Every Day Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780603576546 - Roger Hargreaves
    MMEV 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £5.99
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    • Just 60.00p per book
    Young readers will love joining the classic Mr. Men characters including Mr. Bump, Mr. Happy and Little Miss Sunshine as they enjoy everyday experiences and exciting adventures in this 10-book collection.

    The beloved characters head out on a camping trip; enjoy a day out at the park; and visit the doctor across these easy-to-follow stories.

    These are common experiences that children will recognise from their day-to-day lives and the bright and bold colours and simple, easy-to-follow plots make these books so appealing.

    Format: paperback
  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Collection: Levels 1-3 - 33 Books - Collection - 9780192739858
    RWBZ 3 years +
    3 years +
    (40)
    • £19.99
    • RRP £163.67
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    • Just 61.00p per book
    Featuring 33 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
  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Levels 4-6 Collection - 25 Books - Collection - 9780192745712
    RWBN 5 years +
    5 years +
    (23)
    • £17.99
    • RRP £123.75
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    • Just 72.00p per book
    Especially published for children at reading levels 4-6 and always popular with Book People customers, we're excited to bring you this massive 25-book Oxford Reading Tree collection starring Biff, Chip and Kipper.

    A scheme used by the vast majority of primary schools, these books will help children aged 5 and over develop into confident readers, and the familiar characters and entertaining stories are sure to be returned to again and again.

    Focusing on phonics so young readers can practise their sounds and letters, these first stories allow children to practise reading everyday language too. With eight covering each level, the fun-filled books come in a popper case and the collection also includes a parents' guide.
    Format: paperback
  • Axel Scheffler's Bag of Nursery Rhymes Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781529000399 - Alex Scheffler
    ASBB Toddlers
    Toddlers
    (2)
    • £4.99
    • RRP £15.96
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    Each little board book in this purple bag contains six favourite rhymes for young readers to join in with. The beautiful illustrations by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler add a fresh new look to these traditional rhymes.

    With fun, lyrical text and striking artwork, these board books will quickly become firm favourites with children who have a passion for reading.
  • Songbirds Phonics Collection - 36 Books - Collection - 9780198411093 - Julia Donaldson
    SONB 4 years +
    4 years +
    (70)
    • £16.99
    • RRP £128.82
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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.
  • Elmer Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781783448203 - David McKee
    ELMG 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £12.99
    • RRP £69.90
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    David McKee's Elmer stories delight toddlers and younger readers and this jumbo collection contains 10 stories starring the patchwork elephant.

    Elmer tries to work out why he's not the same colour as the other elephants; makes a delightfully bouncy new friend; and has a lot of fun playing in the snow.

    Presented in a generous size and in a beautiful bag, these books are gorgeously illustrated with so many colours and are full of morals for children to learn from.

    Format: paperback
  • Quentin Blake Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781782958871 - Quentin Blake
    QTNB 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £69.90
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    • Just £1.20 per book
    A much-loved illustrator famed for his iconic association with Roald Dahl's tales, Quentin Blake is also a brilliant and witty writer in his own right and his stories are an absolute joy.

    This fun-filled collection brings together ten picture books that are sure to delight children of all ages. There's the over-ambitious Mrs Armitage; the amazing performance artist Angelo; and the famous Mister Magnolia, a man who has so many skills and possessions but only one boot.

    These madcap tales and lovable characters are sure to bring joy to any child's bedtime reading. The hilarious books also feature Quentin's trademark illustrations. It's a collection sure to be returned to again and again.
    Format: paperback
  • GCMM 4 years +
    4 years +
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    War Horse author Michael Morpurgo teams up with Cats Ahoy! illustrator Jim Field for this charming Christmas picture book.

    Every Christmas, Mia and her family read a letter from her Grandpa that fondly recalls his favourite memories and asks her (and everyone else!) to continue to care for and protect our precious world.

    A vital and timely story with a powerful message about the way we treat our environment.
  • GFCD 3 years +
    3 years +
    (30)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £40.00
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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
  • TWEC Toddlers
    Toddlers
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    Join Thomas the Tank Engine and friends for a festive sing-along!

    Young Thomas fans will love counting the number of Christmas items while singing the sweet adaptation of the 12 Days of Christmas song.

    The tabs make the board book perfect for little hands to hold and the eye-catching cover and familiar characters make it a joy to share as we all look forward to Christmas.

    It will make sure everything's on track in the build-up to the big day...
  • Winnie and Wilbur Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780192771933 - Valerie Thomas & Korky Paul
    WNWB 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £69.90
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    Fall under the spell of Winnie the Witch and her loyal and long-suffering companion, Wilbur the cat!

    This collection of picture books is completely magical. Written by original Winnie author Valerie Thomas and illustrated by the one and only Korky Paul, these stories follow Winnie and Wilbur as they travel to space, enjoy a fine winter and even meet Santa!

    Format: paperback
  • Cosy Christmas Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781444950311
    COSY 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £69.90
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    Perfect picture books for Christmas... This collection 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
  • Hugless Douglas Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781444950359 - David Melling
    HGDG 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £55.92
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    Prepare to meet a huggable, loveable bear...

    You'll get a huge hug when you read through these exciting stories with your little one... David Melling's Hugless Douglas has become one of the cuddliest characters in children's books.

    These eight books are full of warm-hearted hilarity as the big bear enjoys a number of adventures as he tries to track down the perfect hug. The illustrations will capture young readers' attention and the flowing text is a joy to read aloud.

    Format: paperback
  • DRGP 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £10.99
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    This book will be available to buy from October onwards. Click on 'Notify me' to receive an email when it's available to buy.

    This interactive Jolly Postman-style book follows Alex as he discovers there's a dragon living under the stairs of his house. He's not sure what to do, but knows a few people who may be able to help...

    The five envelopes featured in this book contain the letters Alex sent to the fire brigade, the butcher and other characters that he tried to get advice from about looking after his new friend.

    With eye-catching artwork, pull-out letters and a sweet plot, Emma Yarlett's story about a friendly yet fire-breathing dragon will brighten up any evening.
  • SSMG Toddlers
    Toddlers
    • £2.99
    • RRP £5.99
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    Children can learn the words to Away in a Manger with this super sound book.
    Press the button to play the famous tune and pore over the gorgeous illustrations of Joseph and Mary as they welcome the birth of Baby Jesus.

    This sweet and seasonal book is guaranteed to inspire children's imaginations in the build-up to Christmas.
  • HLYJ Toddlers
    Toddlers
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    This cute board book invites children to come and hang out in the jungle - where there are so many friendly animals to meet!

    Children can explore role play, emotions and facial expressions as they work though the book and there's also a cut-out mirror surprise on both the front and inside back cover to provide even more joy.
  • SYMC Toddlers
    Toddlers
    • £2.99
    • RRP £5.99
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    Children can learn the words to the beloved song We Wish You a Merry Christmas with this super-festive sound book.
    Press the button to play the famous tune and pore over the gorgeous illustrations of friendly penguins and polar bears getting ready for the big day.

    This sweet and seasonal book is guaranteed to inspire children's imaginations in the build-up to Christmas.
  • Teach Your Hand Pencil Control Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781912754052
    TYHA 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £5.99
    • RRP £23.96
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    • Just £1.50 per book
    Many children need a helping hand when it comes to developing their cognitive and fine motor skills. These four books include triangular easy-grip pencils to help children learn how write and draw in a neat and coherent fashion.

    Covering tracing, zigzags, crosses, circles, spirals, lines and curves, these books have bright artwork and are full of appealing activities that help develop pencil - and later, pen - control.

    They will show your child how to hold a pencil the easy way with a three-step guide recommended by teachers: 1) Dangle a pencil between your finger and thumb 2) Rotate the pencil with your other hand 3) Let the pencil rest. Squeeze your thumb and finger.
    Format: paperback
  • Christmas Wishes Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781788435413
    TMAS 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £59.90
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    • Just £1.20 per book
    This is a cracking Christmas collection of festive-themed storybooks. They all have lively rhyming text and magical illustrations that will excite and entertain children in the build-up to the big day.

    From classics like Jingle Bells and The 12 Days of Christmas to new favourites including The Stinky Sprouts and The Christmas Selfie Contest, these are sweet stories to share as the most wonderful time of the year approaches... Best of all, this collection comes with a cute plush Christmas keyring of a friendly penguin!

    Format: paperback
  • HLOM Toddlers
    Toddlers
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    This cute board book invites children to come and hang out space and various other cool places!

    Children can explore role play, emotions and facial expressions as they work though the book and there's also a cut-out mirror surprise on both the front and inside back cover to provide even more joy.
  • CGRM 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    This interactive and festive follow-up to Supermarket Gremlins finds the mischievous characters getting ready for Christmas - with disastrous results!

    The Gremlines are hiding everywhere - from the tree to the chimney and even a bit too close to the turkey. Young readers will love lifting the flaps and finding them all.

    This rhyming story from Adam and Charlotte Guillain is packed with zany humour that complements Chris Chatterton's artwork!
  • How Much Does a Ladybird Weigh? Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781910716991 - Alison Limentani
    HMDL 4 years +
    4 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £20.97
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    Presented with eye-catching graphics, these books are full of facts about nature and will explain to children just how tall a T-rex was, how long a whale can be and how much a ladybird actually weighs.

    These picture books are perfect for those who prefer facts to fiction and are great for dipping in and out of. As well as explaining whether a T-rex had scales or feathers, the books also reveal how its eyes were as big as baseballs and its teeth as big as bananas!

    Format: paperback