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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!

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    JDSC 3 years +

    Julia Donaldson Story Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

    Julia Donaldson

    (3) Hand-picked favourites
    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
    • £12.99
    • RRP £68.90
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    GGLE 3 years +

    Giggles Galore Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

    (1) Hand-picked favourites
    Join Supertato as he battles with the Evil Pea; Alan the Bear, who is desperate for a wee; and Gary the Gorilla on a never-ending banana quest.

    These picture books - all from bestselling and prize-winning authors and illustrators - are sure to become bedtime favourites. You can also meet the worst princess of all time; learn about yoga with an ogre; and help with a search for a giraffe.
    Format: paperback
    • £9.99
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  • THPG 3 years +

    The Three Little Superpigs & Other Stories Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

    Adam Bestwick et al

    (4) Hand-picked favourites
    These fun-filled picture books are full of wacky and anarchic tales and morals that will have you and your children laughing out loud.

    Claire Evans' The Three Little Superpigs is a new take on the classic fairy tale. After defeating the Big Bad Wolf, the Three Little Pigs are now known as the Superpigs and fight crime and keep everyone safe. But then, the Big Bad Wolf escapes from prison...

    Chris Capstick's Claude the Magnificent is about a country cat who also happens to be an artiste. Whereas his brothers are fierce hunters and fearless acrobats, he prefers to live a more creative life - but will he achieve his dreams?

    Another fantastically mad book is Adam Bestwick and Claire Evans' The Chicken that Hatched a Cow; a light-hearted read, it explores individuality through the diverse world of black and white animals.
    Format: paperback
    • £9.99
    • RRP £69.90
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  • QTNB 3 years +

    Quentin Blake Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

    Quentin Blake

    (4) Hand-picked favourites
    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
    • £11.99
    • RRP £69.90
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  • ELMG 3 years +

    Elmer Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

    David McKee

    (11) Hand-picked favourites
    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
    • £12.99
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  • UASM 3 years +

    Under the Sleepy Moon Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

    (1) Hand-picked favourites
    Snuggle up under the sleepy moon with these beautiful bedtime books.

    These soothing stories are full of amazing animal characters and have gently warming plots. There's the tale of a mole who can't sleep; a mouse who loves the moon; and a motorcycle-racing sheep (of course, what else would a sheep be interested in?) amongst many other gentle stories.

    These perfect picture books are displayed in a stunning slipcase featuring a raised glitter moon. It's the perfect collection of stories for sleepyheads.
    Format: paperback
    • £9.99
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    GFCD 3 years +

    Julia Donaldson Audio Collection - 10 CDs (Audio)

    Julia Donaldson

    (38) Hand-picked favourites
    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
    • £7.99
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    FRYT 3 years +

    My Big Fairytale Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

    (1) Hand-picked favourites
    We've brought together a fantastic selection of classic fairy tales in this enchanting collection. They come in a gorgeous gift slipcase - complete with gold foiling.

    These fabulous books will help you introduce little ones to timeless stories including Aladdin, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Jack and the Beanstalk - although they have some marvellously modern twists.

    Each picture book has vibrant artwork and flowing text that is a joy to read aloud. Other favourites in the collection include The Three Little Pigs, Beauty and the Beast and Rapunzel.
    Format: paperback
    • £9.99
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    SPTO 3 years +

    Supertato Collection - 4 Books (Collection)

    Sue Hendra

    Hand-picked favourites
    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
    • £5.99
    • RRP £27.96
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    TCDC 3 years +

    Disney Storybook Collection - 26 Books (Collection)

    Disney

    (17) Hand-picked favourites
    This is a magical collection of stories for any Disney fan! Featuring Dumbo, Toy Story and Moana, there are so many favourites to discover and enjoy.

    These engaging stories feature famous characters and stunning illustrations. They will help inspire a lifelong love of reading in any children who love the famous films!

    Format: paperback
    • £17.99
    • RRP £77.74
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  • HGBG Toddlers

    Hello Gruffalo! Collection - 4 Books in a Bag (Collection)

    Julia Donaldson

    (9) Hand-picked favourites
    This cloth bag contains four little Gruffalo board books that are fun and interactive. They're the perfect first books for little ones!

    These books will help children develop their observational skills and there's even a spot-and-find book for you to go through with them.
    Format: board book
    • £4.99
    • RRP £15.96
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    ALUN 3 years +

    Aliens Love Underpants Collection - 6 Books (Collection)

    Claire Freedman

    (4) Hand-picked favourites
    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
    • £6.99
    • RRP £41.94
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  • WOPR 3 years +

    The World of Peter Rabbit Complete Collection - 23 Books (Collection)

    Beatrix Potter

    (61) Hand-picked favourites
    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 birthday 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
    • £34.99
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  • INKP 3 years +

    Kipper Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

    Mick Inkpen

    (4) Hand-picked favourites
    Kipper has been one of the most beloved picture book characters in the world for the past 25 years and this collection brings together 10 of The British Book Award-winning author and illustrator Mick Inkpen's stories following the friendly dog on his adventures.

    Young children can follow the puppy as he celebrates his birthday and Christmas; has fun with a beach ball; and delves into an incredible toy box.

    With their gentle charm, these lovely stories will delight both child and parent as they are shared at bedtime.

    Format: paperback
    • £12.99
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  • 8VHC Toddlers

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Board Book (Other)

    Eric Carle

    (5) Hand-picked favourites
    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
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  • PIPO Toddlers

    Pip and Posy Collection - 7 Books (Collection)

    Axel Scheffler

    (14) Hand-picked favourites
    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
    • £11.99
    • RRP £48.93
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    • Just £1.71 per book
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  • PLI2 Toddlers

    Peppa Pig: Little Library Collection - 6 Books (Collection)

    Ladybird

    (9) Hand-picked favourites
    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.
    • £2.99
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    MMWC 3 years +

    My Mr. Men World Collection - 52 Books (Collection)

    Roger Hargreaves

    (2) Hand-picked favourites
    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
    • £31.99
    • RRP £207.48
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    • Just £0.62 per book
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  • OWT2 5 years +

    The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark (Paperback)

    Jill Tomlinson

    (2) Hand-picked favourites
    Young readers who are scared of the dark will find comfort when they read Jill Tomlinson's The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark with their favourite grown-ups.

    Plop is a baby Barn Owl who hates the dark... but as he meets all the different characters in the book, he overcomes his fears and learns the reasons why darkness is wonderful and important!

    Covering similar themes to Martin Waddell's Owl Babies and with stunning illustrations from Paul Howard, this is a touching and comforting picture book that will delight children aged 3 and over.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
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  • PJMN 3 years +

    PJ Masks Collection - 4 Books (Collection)

    Pat-a-Cake

    Hand-picked favourites
    By day they are known as Connor, Greg and Amaya, but by night they are Catboy, Gekko and Owlette - AKA the PJ Masks!

    Join them in their adventures in this exciting new series as they make their way into the night to tackle even the trickiest situations and work together to save the day!

    Format: paperback
    • £4.99
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    LMWC 3 years +

    My Little Miss World Collection - 38 Books (Collection)

    Roger Hargreaves

    Hand-picked favourites
    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.
    • £21.99
    • RRP £151.62
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    MNAW 3 years +

    Moon: Night-Time Around the World (Hardback)

    Britta Teckentrup

    (1) Hand-picked favourites
    Book People favourite Britta Teckentrup's beautiful picture book marvels at the moon and celebrates just how important it is to all our lives.

    From turtles laying eggs on white sandy beaches to migrating birds using the moon as a way to navigate their way to sunnier climes, this book covers so much in incredible style.

    It also has peek-through pages that show the changing shape of the moon during the lunar cycle.
    • £2.99
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  • EPQ2 Toddlers

    Each Peach Pear Plum (Other)

    Janet and Allan Ahlberg

    (3) Hand-picked favourites
    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.
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  • MGMG 3 years +

    Meg and Mog Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

    Helen Nicoll & Jan Pienkowski

    (4) Hand-picked favourites
    Meg and Mog are the spellbinding stars of Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski's classic picture books and this collection includes 10 of their magical adventures.

    The bold, deceptively simple artwork is a treat for children to absorb while the stories are funny and can be enjoyed countless times. We love these books and know you and your children will, too!

    Throughout the books, the duo visit the zoo; head out to sea; and Meg starts driving a new car. Favourites for over 40 years, this is a brilliant collection for any little witch or wizard.
    Format: paperback
    • £11.99
    • RRP £59.90
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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.