Early Years Books

  • BDSR 4 years +
    4 years +
    (12)
    • £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 +
    (54)
    • £12.99
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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
  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Collection: Levels 1-3 - 33 Books - Collection - 9780192739858
    RWBZ 3 years +
    3 years +
    (37)
    • £19.99
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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 +
    (19)
    • £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
  • Songbirds Phonics Collection - 36 Books - Collection - 9780198411093 - Julia Donaldson
    SONB 4 years +
    4 years +
    (66)
    • £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.
  • Mog Picture Book Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780007953844 - Judith Kerr
    MOGP 3 years +
    3 years +
    (4)
    • £11.99
    • RRP £69.90
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    • Just £1.20 per book
    Judith Kerr is a national treasure. One of the nation's favourite children's authors, her stories following Mog the forgetful cat on a series of gentle adventures have delighted generations since her first appearance in 1970. This collection brings together 10 of her finest books.

    Mog is everyone's favourite family pet and throughout these stories she makes friends with a beautiful baby; takes a trip to the vet; and enjoys a cracking Christmas caper.

    With a lovable character, gorgeous artwork and funny stories, the Mog books are ones that will have the whole family feline good when they're read at bedtime.

    Format: paperback
  • GFCD 3 years +
    3 years +
    (28)
    • £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.
  • Harry and the Dinosaurs Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780141375151 - Ian Whybrow
    HRRY 3 years +
    3 years +
    (4)
    • £11.99
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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
  • The World of Peter Rabbit Complete Collection - 23 Books - Collection - 9780723275923 - Beatrix Potter
    WOPR 3 years +
    3 years +
    (30)
    • £34.99
    • RRP £137.77
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    • Just £1.52 per book
    Beautifully presented in hardback and featuring the classic white jackets, this complete boxed collection of Beatrix Potter's beloved Peter Rabbit books is a must for every child - and will make the perfect Christmas or christening gift.

    Having enchanted young readers for generations, the timeless books in this charming set also include publisher's notes describing how she worked with her publisher to create the charming stories.

    Format: hardback
    Every hardback book in this collection has dimensions of 140 x 105mm
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    Tales from Acorn Wood: Fox's Socks is a fun, lift-the-flap book written by former Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson.

    The story is a wild rhyming romp that your toddler will love. With stylish illustrations from Axel Scheffler, and a clueless fox who requires some help finding his socks, this book is lots of fun to read aloud.

    Bright and full of interest, Fox's Socks will appeal to little ones from 2+.
  • EPQ2 Toddlers
    Toddlers
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    A beautiful brand new cased board book version of this classic picture book by the iconic Janet and Allan Ahlberg. Each Peach Pear Plum introduces characters from well-known nursery stories, such as the Three Bears, Mother Hubbard and Tom Thumb, and encourages children to participate and to find the characters hidden in the pictures. The text, with its strong rhyme and rhythm, is perfect to read aloud to very young children, while the game of 'I Spy' keeps children enthralled.
  • GBMS 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    What the Ladybird Heard's Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks team up once again for another magical adventure in The Girl, The Bear and the Magic Shoes.

    Josephine has bought some new running shoes but when she leaves the shoe shop she hears some strange noises - a bear is following her! Luckily, Josephine's shows are magical. Will they help her escape his clutches even though there's a mountain, bog and lake in her way?

    Full of excitement and imagination, this is a gorgeously glittery book.
  • AAFM 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    This beautiful book celebrates the diverse nature of families. It asks children what they think families look like and to name the members of your family. It then goes on to reveal how each family is different.

    It talks about lone-parent, adoptive, foster, divorced, remarried, mixed-race families and so many more types to show children how families come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.
  • AFOF Babies
    Babies
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    This clever tactile book of farmyard friends introduces children to various animals and shows them where they live.

    There are raised shapes to touch, feel and explore and these all neatly tuck into the shaped spaces on the opposite page, providing a tactile and visual experience.

    A fun and playful book - even on repeated reads - that will appeal to animal-loving children.
  • MGFD 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Georgie and Eva are so excited when they discover a magical fairy door in their treehouse.

    They can't wait to meet the fairies who live there but what will it take to make them show themselves? The friends start to wonder if the fairies are actually there...

    With this interactive book, children can place the Fairy Door against any wall in a house to open up a big, wide world of imagination and adventure.
  • Dinostories Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781509829132 - Pamela Duncan Edwards et al
    DNST 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £29.95
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    • Just £1.40 per book
    Children love dinosaurs and this collection will make them roar with delight. It contains five different dino books that will add some prehistoric pleasure to their reading.

    The Dinostars are a team of heroes who travel through space but when the planets start disappearing, they know they're going to have to get them back from the pesky, plundering pirates; Dinosaur Sleepover will help reassure children who are scared of spending time away from home for the first time; and Say Hello to the Dinosaurs is a colourful book with fun, flowing text.

    There's also The Dinosaur Games, a spectacular sporty read full of funny text; and Dinosaur Starts School, a book which will show children just how enjoyable learning and going to school can be.
  • OTBJ 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    Children will love learning about numbers with the search-and-find activities features in this book and its accompanying jigsaw.

    The sweet activities and beautiful artwork combine to introduce the concept of counting, providing a tactile reading experience and hours of reading fun. Use this set together to encourage your children to develop their number recognition and manual dexterity skills.
  • Mixed Up Fairy Tales Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781784932879
    MUFY 3 years +
    3 years +
    (3)
    • £11.99
    • RRP £59.88
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    These witty retellings of famous fairy tales provide an introduction to the importance of hygiene, keeping active, healthy eating and so much more.

    Each title backs up themes found in the PSHE (personal, social and health education) curriculum and the stories are sure to help children learn about their own personal development. They provide a very gentle approach to what can be sensitive issues.

    Among the stories are Don't Pick Your Nose, Pinocchio!, Eat Your Greens, Goldilocks and Stinky Jack and the Beanstalk.

    Format: paperback
  • YCI2 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    Plan your out-of-this-world trip and decide what happens next in this spectacular sequel to the hugely popular You Choose!

    Children aged 3 and over will love making up their own stories and deciding which alien to make friends with and what intergalactic lunch to have. It's a brilliant book to encourage creative thinking and decision making.
  • HSWE
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    • RRP £7.99
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    This tactile book follows Turtle as he looks for a new shell house - but none of them seem quite right!

    There are sturdy and tactile material flaps to lift and the board pages are perfect for little hands to hold. There are some surprises hidden under every flap which give children a glimpse into what's inside each house.

    The story also has funny, rhyming text that complements the eye-catching artwork.
  • LOFD
    • £3.99
    • RRP £11.99
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    Little Owl is preparing for a very big day... He's set to start school but he's not sure if it will be a hoot after all!

    Written by Debi Gliori and featuring artwork by There's a Boy Just Like Me illustrator Alison Brown, this book will strike a chord with any young children who are nervous about starting nursery or school.

    It follows Little Owl as he decides he'd much rather stay at home with Mummy and Baby Owl than go to a new school. However, when he gets there, he learns how to build a sandcastle and makes a new friend making all his fears and worries disappear.
  • MFPB Toddlers
    Toddlers
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    This bright and bold book is packed with sliders, spinners and other novelty mechanisms that will help children learn over 50 first words.

    It encourages children to develop their dexterity skills while also using their imagination. It's an exciting way to introduce new words into their vocabulary.
  • Usborne Baby Book Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781474955966
    USBB Babies
    Babies
    (1)
    • £5.99
    • RRP £17.97
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    • Just £2.00 per book
    From 'who's upside down?' to 'who's smiling at you?', these Usborne baby books are full of questions that little ones will love answering. They have plenty of fun details to talk about and exciting things to spot.

    There's a simple question on each page that will encourage children to engage with illustrations and right at the end, each book's title is answered - giving young children so much satisfaction.
  • Ready Set Learn Wipe-Clean Workbook Collection with Pen - 10 Books - Collection - 9781785983115
    PE0084 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £49.90
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    Children can learn about numbers, phonics and tackle a number of words and maths puzzles with these wipe-clean books. Ready? Set! Learn!

    The wipe-clean pages of these bright and colourful books mean children can have fun practising the curriculum-based and teacher-approved activities over and over again.

    The interactive nature will help build children's confidence and pen control.