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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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Children's Picture 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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  • Stories in Stitches

    Product Code: STIS
    Hardback
    Hand-picked favourites
    Please note that due to phenomenal demand, our hand-picked edition of Stories in Stitches has now sold out.

    This gorgeous board book is packed full of nursery rhymes and features hand-stitched illustrations.

    Hey Diddle Diddle, Hickory Dickory Dock and Humpty Dumpty are among the appealing rhymes included in this beautiful bedtime book.
    • £1.00
    • RRP £12.99
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  • The Ultimate Survival Guide to Monsters Under the Bed

    Mitch Frost

    Product Code: MUTB
    Paperback
    Hand-picked favourites
    A guide to making friends with the monsters under your bed...

    This picture book will help reassure children who are frightened that something bad lurks under their bed by encouraging them to form friendships with these beasts - especially when they discover they could be blue monsters, doughnut monsters or even dancing robot monsters!

    This is the perfect book for anyone, big or small, who's ever been afraid of what lurks in their room at night...
    • £1.00
    • RRP £6.99
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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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  • 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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  • Stick Man

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: ASYVH
    Paperback 3 years +
    (1)
    From the award-winning team of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom) comes Stick Man, a superb rhyming romp for children aged 3 and over.

    There is a lovely Christmassy theme to this book, although there's no reason why it can't be enjoyed all year round. Stick Man has some wild adventures - including a meeting with Father Christmas.
    • £6.49
    • RRP £6.99
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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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  • Zog

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: ASYTT
    Paperback 3 years +
    Zog loves to learn but unfortunately he's rather clumsy: he keeps flying into trees and even has a habit of setting his own wings on fire.

    Luckily, there's a mysterious little girl to help him patch up all his bumps and bruises, but will she be able to help him capture a princess? This is a fun and funny story from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the team behind The Gruffalo.
    • £6.29
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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 Highway Rat

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: ASYTU
    Paperback 3 years +
    The Gruffalo team Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Highway Rat is a rollocking and rhyming adventure story.

    The Highway Rat rides along the highway, stealing food from the other animals. But soon he meets his comeuppance in the form of a duck. This picture book is perfect for bedtime reading.
    • £6.29
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  • The Tiger Who Came to Tea

    Judith Kerr

    Product Code: BMJMQ
    Other 3 years +
    The late, great Judith Kerr created a best-loved children's classic with her story of The Tiger Who Came to Tea.

    The gentle illustrations and slightly zany storyline have unbeatable child-appeal and make this a perfect book to read aloud. If you haven't invited the tiger into your home yet, do so without delay!

    Toddlers will love the big striped hero and his silly antics.
    • £6.29
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  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: ACAEW
    Other Toddlers
    "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" has been enchanting generations of toddlers for over forty years. Now you can share this enduring story in a brand new big board book format, perfect for the home, library or nursery classroom.
    • £8.09
    • RRP £8.99
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  • Peppa Pig: Practise with Peppa: Wipe-Clean First Writing

    Product Code: AUIZR
    Paperback 3 years +
    Develop and practise first handwriting skills with Peppa Pig and friends in this colourful wipe-clean activity book. Children can trace over key handwriting patterns then move on to forming first numerals and letters, including both lowercase and capital letters, before attempting some simple words. Perfect for young readers who are starting school and are learning to write, this book will help children to practise pen control and the correct formation of letters, including help for left-handers. Children can wipe the page clean and practise again and again. Includes a free pen. The perfect follow-on title from Practise with Peppa: Wipe-Clean First Letters, which practises inital lower-case letter shapes. For more confident writers, why not also try Practise with Peppa: Wipe-Clean First Words.
    • £3.59
    • RRP £3.99
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  • A Squash and a Squeeze

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: ASQFF
    Paperback 3 years +
    (1)
    "Wise old man, won't you help me, please? My house is a squash and squeeze." A little old lady lives all by herself in her house but she's not happy - it's just too small, even for one. Whatever can she do? The wise old man knows: bring in a flappy, scratchy, greedy, noisy crowd of farmyard animals. When she pushes them all out again, she'll be amazed at how big her house feels! The brilliantly funny A Squash and a Squeeze was the first ever picture book written and illustrated by the unparalleled picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. This edition features the classic story with a stunning, redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small! Also available with redesigned covers are The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle and Charlie Cook's Favourite Book.
    • £6.29
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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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  • Mr Impossible and the Easter Egg Hunt

    Product Code: AMNPX
    Paperback 3 years +
    Mr Impossible is organising an Easter egg hunt for all the Mr Men and Little Miss and he is hiding the eggs in the most impossible places...Some are so high that only Mr Tall can find them and some so low and cleverly hidden that Mr Small will need to be called. But it is Mr Nobody who manages to find the most difficult egg of all - the invisible egg! It is packed with Easter fun from beginning to end!
    • £3.59
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  • Dear Zoo

    Rod Campbell

    Product Code: AGINV
    Other
    (2)
    I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet ...This classic lift-the-flap book has been a favourite with toddlers ever since it was first published in 1982. Now reissued as a sturdy casebound board book, it is perfect for little hands.
    • £6.29
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  • The Enormous Crocodile

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: AREEX
    Paperback 3 years +
    The Enormous Crocodile is planning what to have for his lunch. This foul fiend - the greediest croc in the whole river - wants to eat something juicy and delicious. His teeth sparkle like knives in the sun and he's getting hungrier and hungrier. But what can the greedy grumptious brute guzzle up? Beware - he's looking for someone...someone who looks a lot like you! Listen to the Enormous Crocodile and other Roald Dahl audio books read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy sound effects from Pinewood Studios! Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting Twit or Miss! inspired by the revolting Twits.
    • £5.39
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  • We're Going on a Bear Hunt

    Michael Rosen

    Product Code: BTNII
    Other
    Celebrate 30 wonderful years of We're Going on a Bear Hunt in this special anniversary edition of the much-loved family favourite. We're going on a bear hunt. We're going to catch a big one. Will you come too? For thirty years, readers have been swishy-swashying and splash-sploshing through this award-winning favourite. This new anniversary board book brings the story to life for a whole new generation of young readers. Follow and join in the family's excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river, squelch through the mud and brave their way through the swirling, whirling snowstorm in search of a bear. What a surprise awaits them in the cave on the other side of the dark forest!
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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.

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