Early Years Books

  • BSIJ 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £4.99
    We are so excited to be sharing Tom Burlison's The Incredible Journey - the winner of The Book People's Bedtime Story Competition 2018.

    Seven-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.
  • Julia Donaldson Story Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781529017311 - Julia Donaldson
    JDSC 3 years +
    3 years +
    (3)
    • £14.99
    • RRP £68.90
    • Save £53.91Save 78%
    • Just £1.50 per book
    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
  • My Mr. Men World Collection - 52 Books - Collection - 9781405292870 - Roger Hargreaves
    MMWC 3 years +
    3 years +
    (3)
    • £34.99
    • RRP £207.48
    • Save £172.49Save 83%
    • Just 67p per book
    The Mr. Men characters are an enduring favourite with generations of readers and this delightful book includes every single one of the timeless stories by Roger Hargreaves and his son, Adam.

    As well as the classic stories of Mr. Tickle, Mr. Bump and Mr. Strong, this collection also includes two brand new stories - one about Mr. Adventure and the other a new-found tale about the famous Mr. Men mascot, Walter the Worm.

    With their simple plots and bold, distinctive artwork, the lasting appeal of these beloved books will ensure this collection takes pride of place on any child's nursery bookshelf. This complete collection is perfect for toddlers and children aged 2 and over.

    Format: paperback
    If your children love the Mr. Men books, why not try the My Little Miss World Collection? Search for product code LMWC
  • My Little Miss World Collection - 38 Books - Collection - 9781405292863 - Roger Hargreaves
    LMWC 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £24.99
    • RRP £151.62
    • Save £126.63Save 83%
    • Just 66p per book
    This delightful box set features all of the timeless Little Miss stories by Mr. Men creator Roger Hargreaves and his son, Adam.

    As well as 37 classic titles including Little Miss Naughty, Little Miss Sunshine and Little Miss Chatterbox, you can also enjoy the newest addition to the collection, Little Miss Inventor.

    With their bright style of artwork and simple, uplifting plots, the lasting appeal of these beloved storybooks will ensure this collection takes pride of place on any child's nursery bookshelf. Perfect for toddlers and children aged 2 and over.

    Format: paperback
    It appears that Little Miss Naughty was involved with listing the characters on the back of these books and she had some fun disguising Little Miss Birthday as Little Miss Hug on 36 of the 38 books! We know some customers may be disappointed and for that we apologise. However, we have decided not to send them all to pulp as that would be a real shame indeed and might upset Little Miss Sunshine...
    If your children love the Little Miss books, they'll also enjoy our My Mr. Men World Collection. Search for product code MMWC.
  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Collection: Levels 1-3 - 33 Books - Collection - 9780192739858
    RWBZ 3 years +
    3 years +
    (49)
    • £19.99
    • RRP £163.67
    • Save £143.68Save 87%
    • Just 61p 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 +
    (35)
    • £17.99
    • RRP £123.75
    • Save £105.76Save 85%
    • Just 72p 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
  • Peppa Pig Book and CD Collection - 10 Books & CDs - Collection - 9780241377079
    PPBC 3 years +
    3 years +
    (3)
    • £15.99
    • RRP £69.90
    • Save £53.91Save 77%
    • Just £1.60 per book
    Join Peppa Pig and her friends and family as they enjoy a number of experiences in this picture book and CD collection.

    Children will love reading along to the audio versions of the stories as Peppa takes a trip to the dentist; looks after a tortoise; and even heads off to the moon (what a way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, hey?).

    Featuring simple text and bright, bold and familiar artwork, these are perfect stories for Peppa fans - and the audio versions just add to the fun.

    Format: paperback/CD
  • Peppa Pig's Family Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9780241397381
    PFAM Toddlers
    Toddlers
    • £5.99
    • RRP £19.96
    • Save £13.97Save 69%
    • Just £1.50 per book
    Four sturdy board books featuring the best-loved characters from Peppa Pig! Read all about how much Peppa and George love their family in these adorable storybooks.

    In My Grandpa, the skills of grandpas everywhere are celebrated as little ones read all about the things Grandpa Pig is great at doing; My Daddy talks about Daddy Pig's quirks and would be the perfect gift for dads to read to their little piglets this Father's Day; from playing games to gardening, Peppa and George know that Granny can do all sorts of things in My Granny; and My Mummy honours all the different roles that mummies play - from comforting cuddles to fierce fire-fighting!

    Format: board book
  • Supertato Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781471182792 - Sue Hendra
    SPTO 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £27.96
    • Save £20.97Save 74%
    • Just £1.75 per book
    Four laugh-out-loud stories from the bestselling Supertato series!

    Join Supertato and the veggies as they compete in Sports Day at the supermarket; go on an epic treasure hunt; and go against the Evil Pea!

    These fast-moving adventures are filled with exciting illustrations and simple text that little ones will love to read again and again.

    Format: paperback
  • Zoo Friends Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781788814522
    FIEN 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £12.99
    • RRP £69.90
    • Save £56.91Save 81%
    • Just £1.30 per book
    Which animal has done a poo in the zoo? Who wants to join the critters at the hibernation hotel? And will that lion ever find some peace and quiet?

    We just know your animal-obsessed children will love these energetic picture books inspired by the creatures found in zoos. They are bright, bold and brilliant and vary from laugh-out-loud tales to soothing stories. They're all presented in a sturdy slipcase.

    Written by talented authors who know what makes a good children's story and featuring artwork from our Bedtime Story Competition illustrators Ada Grey, Alison Brown and many more, these are simply roar-some stories to share with your young readers!
    Format: paperback
  • Baby's First Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9780241316313
    BFCO Babies
    Babies
    • £4.99
    • RRP £15.96
    • Save £10.97Save 68%
    • Just £1.25 per book
    With bright colours, delightfully contemporary artwork and simple text, this collection of little board books will capture any young child's imagination.

    The Animal Book will introduce a range of cute critters and will help children develop their language skills; the Bedtime Book will help soothe children to sleep and is great for little hands to hold; the Black and White Book is full of bold and distinctive artwork; and the Playtime Book has been designed to encourage talking and building vocabulary.
  • First Words and Pictures Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781788560146
    FWAP 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £5.99
    • RRP £31.96
    • Save £25.97Save 81%
    • Just £1.50 per book
    These perfect picture books introduce important topics including colours, numbers, families and everyday words in a fun and accessible way.

    They support the Early Years Foundation Stage and give younger children the chance to look, read, discover, talk and learn all about the world around them.

    The maths book has plenty of number-counting activities to practise while the colours book will help children understand how ideas are presented through art.

    These books will help children develop their communication and vocabulary skills and encourage them to ask questions about the topics.

    Format: paperback
  • AUOC 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £5.99
    • Save £3.00Save 50%
    Children will love reading about the amazing animals, colourful creatures and other deep sea discoveries featured in this appealing and accessible fact book.

    The vibrant pictures introduce young learners to the world around them as they meet all sorts of astonishing creatures, from whales and sharks to turtles and deep-sea fish.
  • Daddy Pig Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9780241395608
    DDYP 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £19.96
    • Save £13.97Save 69%
    • Just £1.50 per book
    Join Daddy Pig, Peppa Pig, and their friends in this fantastic four-book story set!

    It's a very special day for Peppa and George - they're going into work with Daddy Pig for the day. Find out what adventures they have in his office and much more in these oink-some tales that are perfect reading for little piggies.

    Format: paperback
  • Fairy Tales Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781787722170
    FTLE 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £29.95
    • Save £24.96Save 83%
    • Just £1.00 per book
    Rediscover fairy tales with this bright collection of classic, fun-filled stories that we know children love!

    Young readers will pore over the unique illustrations in each of these timeless stories as they join all of their favourite characters.

    From Puss in Boots to Little Red Riding Hood, this collection is the perfect way to introduce little ones to the world of books and to encourage a love of reading.

    Format: paperback
  • Nursery Rhymes Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781787722163
    NRHY 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £29.95
    • Save £24.96Save 83%
    • Just £1.00 per book
    Rediscover nursery rhymes with this bright collection of classic, fun-filled songs and lullabies that we know children love!

    Young readers will pore over the quirky illustrations in each of these books as they revisit their favourite timeless rhymes.

    From Humpty Dumpty Sat on a Wall to Old Macdonald Had a Farm, this collection is perfect for encouraging imagination and to help children reach their full potential.

    Format: paperback
  • YETI Toddlers
    Toddlers
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £4.00Save 50%
    Never Feed a Yeti Spaghetti is a rhyming board book packed with images of animals with wide-open mouths with felt teeth.

    Children will have so much fun putting their hands through the die-cut mouths to mimic feeding these hungry creatures including a chimp who wants some shrimp, a llama in need of a banana and a cheetah who loves nothing more than a fajita.

    This tactile and sturdy board book has amusing rhyming text and is fun for young children to read with their parents as they get ready for bed.
  • NFAS Toddlers
    Toddlers
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £4.00Save 50%
    Never feed a shark. Do not serve them a snack! If you give them lots of food, they'll just keep coming back!

    The underwater character and his animal friends (including a lion and a polar bear) in this novelty book all have die-cut mouths with felt teeth for children to put their hands through as they mimic feeding.

    As well as its touchy-feely tactile format, this book has an eye-catching bright style and amusing, rhyming text that is so much fun to read aloud. There's also a felty surprise on the very last page.
  • Princesses and Fairies Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781529017144
    PAFS 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £51.92
    • Save £41.93Save 80%
    • Just £1.25 per book
    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
  • My Usborne Reading Library Beginners Collection - 50 Books - Collection - 9781409591528
    URLI 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £39.99
    • RRP £199.50
    • Save £159.51Save 79%
    • Just 80p per book
    Inspire a lifelong love of reading in children with this great value library full of books!

    Filled with fantastic illustrations, there are books to suit all levels of reading ability. All 50 titles feature in the Usborne Reading Programme; a range that has been especially developed to help encourage young readers at home.

    Includes:
    14 x First Reading Level Three titles
    16 x First Reading Level Four Titles
    20 x Young Reading Series One titles

    Format: paperback
  • WAUJ 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £5.99
    • Save £3.00Save 50%
    Little learners will love reading about the amazing animals and colourful creatures that call the jungle their home in this appealing and accessible fact book.

    The vibrant pictures introduce young learners to the world around them as they meet all sorts of astonishing creatures, from birds of the Congo to mammals in the Amazon.
  • WAUO 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £5.99
    • Save £3.00Save 50%
    Children will love discovering the colourful creepy-crawlies, incredible insects and brilliant bugs featured in this appealing and accessible fact book.

    The vibrant pictures introduce young learners to the wonders of nature as they meet beetles in the desert and dragonflies at the pond.
  • Pip and Posy Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9781788004282 - Axel Scheffler
    PIPO Toddlers
    Toddlers
    (15)
    • £11.99
    • RRP £48.93
    • Save £36.94Save 75%
    • Just £1.71 per book
    Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler's Pip and Posy books are hugely popular with toddlers. They follow the two friends as they enjoy a number of first experiences.

    Pip wears a scary monster mask and gives Posy a fright; Pip makes friends with Zac and Posy gets jealous; and Posy can't get to sleep without her beloved Froggy toy. All of these gentle stories offer solutions to these common issues and provide happy endings.

    With bright and bold artwork and stories inspired by Axel's experiences with his own children, these are essential reads for toddlers and their parents. This collection now includes a wintry story about Pip and Posy playing in the snow!

    Format: paperback
  • Aliens Love Underpants Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781471182297 - Claire Freedman
    ALUN 3 years +
    3 years +
    (4)
    • £8.99
    • RRP £41.94
    • Save £32.95Save 78%
    • Just £1.50 per book
    Pirates, aliens, dinosaurs, monsters... They all love underpants and so will you with this funny six-book collection.

    Written by Claire Freedman and illustrated by Ben Cort, these bold and bright picture books are sure to entertain any toddler as they discover just how funny aliens find underpants and how they saved the world; follow some monsters on a pants adventure; join the Pants Pirates on their quest for the Pants of Gold; and enjoy some prehistoric pants-based pandemonium in Dinosaurs Love Underpants.

    This is a rip-roaring collection of picture books that are perfect for reading together. In fact, we're pretty sure they'll have the whole family laughing their pants off!
    Format: paperback