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Explore a range of children's picture books with The Book People. Designed to inspire a love of reading from a very early age, our hand-picked books include classic picture books written and designed by famous authors and illustrators. We also have a great range of bedtime story books that include a variety of lovable animal picture books!

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Explore a range of children's picture books with The Book People. Designed to inspire a love of reading from a very early age, our hand-picked books include classic picture books written and designed by famous authors and illustrators. We also have a great range of bedtime story books that include a variety of lovable animal picture books!

  • Mr. Men Christmas Collection - 10 Books

    Roger Hargreaves

    Product Code: MMCH
    Collection 3 years +
    (6)
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    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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  • Julia Donaldson Story Collection - 10 Books

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: JDSC
    Collection 3 years +
    (4)
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    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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  • Mr. Men Adventures Collection - 10 Books

    Roger Hargreaves

    Product Code: MMAD
    Collection 3 years +
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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
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  • Cosy Christmas Collection- 10 Books With Bag

    Product Code: COSY
    Collection 3 years +
    (7)
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    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)
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    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.
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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)
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    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
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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
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  • Fantastic Christmas Favourites Collection - 10 Books

    Product Code: FCMF
    Collection 3 years +
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    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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  • 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
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  • My Amazing Machines Little Bag of Books - 4 Books

    Tony Mitton

    Product Code: AMZM
    Collection Toddlers
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    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
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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
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  • Full of Fun! Collection - 10 Books

    Product Code: FLFU
    Collection 3 years +
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    Children will love the friendly characters and hilarious antics in this 10-book collection.

    There's a greedy shark, a cheeky dragon, a giraffe riding a bike and all the favourite books of Charlie Cook (written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, no less)... With their eye-catching artwork and flowing text, these stories are brilliant for bedtime and are sure to delight on repeated reads.

    Which one of these vibrant and varied stories will make your children laugh the most?
    Format: paperback
    • £12.99
    • RRP £67.90
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  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Board Book

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: 8VHC
    Other Toddlers
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    Well-loved by babies, toddlers and their parents, and used extensively by teachers, too, Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar has enchanted generations of readers.

    Babies will love the interaction of poking their fingers through the holes in this sturdy board book and toddlers can learn the days of the week with its help. Bright and original illustrations, with an entertaining story, make this a fabulous book to share with babies and toddlers.
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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  • The 12 Days of Christmas

    Roger Priddy

    Product Code: TWDC
    Other Toddlers
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    On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... A stunning board book full of festive fun!

    This book not only introduces little ones to the famous song but also develops their observational and counting skills as they spot the gifts in the pages - from twelve drummers drumming to five gold rings and the unparalleled partridge in a pear tree!

    With touches of gold foil and tabs making it easy to turn the pages, this is a joyful book to share at the most wonderful time of the year!
    • £2.99
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  • Spot's Big Box of Books Collection - 8 Books

    Eric Hill

    Product Code: SPTC
    Collection Toddlers
    Hand-picked favourites
    Have fun with Spot!

    This collection of eight storybooks follows Eric Hill's lovable character as he enjoys a trip to the supermarket; makes friends in Australia; and snuggles up ready for bedtime.

    Spot is a character that every child should make friends with. The bright and bold artwork and simple storylines are appealing even on a number of re-reads.

    Format: board book
    • £11.99
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  • I Love Christmas Collection - 10 Books

    Product Code: CRCK
    Collection 3 years +
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    Who doesn't love Christmas? These 10 festive picture books celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with plenty of Yuletide sparkle.

    Little mouse William makes a winter wish for it to snow; Santa tries to avoid being photographed everywhere he goes; and there's a whole host of wintry animals waiting to say hello!

    With rhyming text, funny characters and heart-warming plots, these books will help the whole family get into the festive spirit.
    Format: paperback
    • £12.99
    • RRP £63.90
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  • Thomas & Friends Engine Adventures Collections - 10 Books

    Product Code: TENG
    Collection 3 years +
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    Get your children's reading on track with Thomas the Tank Engine and friends!

    This 10-book collection introduces Thomas, Henry, James and Harold the Helicopter with classically themed artwork. The short, lively stories are perfect for reading before bedtime and there's also a fun activity at the end of each book to further engage young readers.

    Thomas has been a favourite for generations and these adventures show exactly why...
    Format: paperback
    • £7.99
    • RRP £39.90
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Picture books are a staple part of any children's bookshelf. With colourful illustrations, insightful characters and whimsical plots, it's not hard to see why kids (and parents!) fall in love with these kinds of books - after all, they are often the first step into the wonderful world of literature.

Fall in love with reading

Whether you're searching for bedtime story books and tales to read to your little ones at night, or are after some new titles to help them on their way to reading independently, picture books are a great way to help foster a love of books in young children. Our picture books about seasons and transportation picture books are great for teaching young children about the world.

Characters to meet time and time again

Far-flung tales, rhythmic prose and beautiful illustrations all brilliantly combine within our picture books – don't be surprised if you end up reading your child's favourites over and over again! Our range means that you'll find titles from the same authors, often featuring the same characters, so even if your child loves one special book, everyone gets to experience a new tale from time to time.

Take a look at our range

We're certain that we've the best picture books on offer that the whole family can enjoy. Take a look at the range above, and make your selection today. Or check out our picture book collections if you want lots of books at great prices! Or browse our full range of children's books.