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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

  • 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
    • £3.00
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  • The Little Princess Collection - 10 Books

    Tony Ross

    Product Code: LTPN
    Collection 3 years +
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    Written by Tony Ross, the Little Princess stories are full of tears, tantrums, smiles and silliness and widely considered modern-day classics.

    Throughout the books, The Little Princess learns how to 'play' the trumpet; doesn't want to comb her hair; and decides she's going to keep a tadpole.

    Fun, anarchic and endearing, these bright and bold books have perfectly pitched messages for young children to learn from.

    Format: paperback
    • £4.00
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  • The Fairytale Hairdresser Collection - 8 Books

    Abie Longstaff

    Product Code: FRYH
    Collection 3 years +
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    Step into a fairytale salon...

    Abie Longstaff's picture books introduce young readers to fabulous fairy tale characters including Snow White, Rapunzel and Princess Rose (Sleeping Beauty) who all line up at Kitty Lacey's salon to have their hair cut and tell incredible stories.

    The illustrations in these books are packed with things for parents and children to spot together.
    Format: paperback
    • £3.00
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  • Old Bear Collection - 3 Books

    Jane Hissey

    Product Code: OBEA
    Collection 3 years +
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    Join the toys and celebrate Old Bear's birthday party!

    This is a collection of three charming picture books by Jane Hissey. Old Bear is the classic and familiar story of a much-loved teddy bear who gets lost. Luckily, Bramwell Brown, Little Bear, Duck and Rabbit have an entire array of ingenious methods to find Old Bear again...

    Jolly Snow is a wonderfully wintry tale about Jolly Tall, who just wants it to snow. When it doesn't come, Old Bear strikes upon a brilliant idea - why don't the toys just make their own?

    Happy Birthday Old Bear finds the toys getting everything ready for Old Bear's party. Elsie the elephant is a new friend and is planning on giving Old Bear a painted umbrella but then a gust of wind blows her (and the present!) away. Will the toys save her in time?

    These endearing stories were all inspired by the author's actual toys and the adventures she used to send them on!
    Format: paperback
    • £4.00
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  • Night Monkey Day Monkey Magnet Book

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: NMDM
    Hardback 3 years +
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    This special mini edition of Julia Donaldson's Night Monkey Day Monkey comes with 10 chunky magnetic characters and four double-page spreads to add them to.

    The Day Monkey and Night Monkey couldn't be more different, but when they spend time in each other's worlds, they learn from each other and become best friends.

    The interactive, magnetic format is perfect for helping little Julia Donaldson fans develop their fine motor skills while having as much fun as a cheeky monkey.
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  • Bedtime Story Winner 2017: There's a Boy Just Like Me

    Frasier Cox

    Product Code: BDSR
    Hardback 4 years +
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    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.
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  • The Storm Whale Collection - 3 Books

    Benji Davies

    Product Code: STWH
    Collection 3 years +
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    Get swept away by The Storm Whale...

    Benji Davies' international bestsellers feature evocative artwork and heart-warmingly tender storylines that you and your children will both be immersed in.

    The Storm Whale follows the lonely little boy Noi as he forms an unlikely friendship with a beached whale; its sequel The Storm Whale in Winter is a magical and emotional tale that finds Noi his friend surviving the harsh conditions of the winter; and Grandma Bird has Noi visiting his grandmother on a tiny island before being swept up in a dramatic rescue.
    Format: paperback
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  • The Cat in the Hat

    Dr. Seuss

    Product Code: CNA2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    Dr. Seuss wrote The Cat in the Hat in response to a plea to make first reading books for young children more entertaining and appealing to read.

    The madcap illustrations and wild exuberance of The Cat in the Hat verses certainly fit the brief, and this picture book version of the rhyming classic introduces the craziness to an even younger audience from 4+.

    If your young reader loves Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, then they will relish the silly madness of The Cat in the Hat.
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  • Green Eggs and Ham

    Dr. Seuss

    Product Code: GEH2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    Green Eggs and Ham By Dr Seuss is more than 50 years old but this wacky, rhyming romp of a book continues to grow in popularity every year.

    The simple language, small vocabulary and irresistible rhymes of Green Eggs and Ham were created specifically to encourage beginner readers.

    The success of the book has spread far beyond the original brief, however, and not only is this great for inspiring young readers, it has accumulated a cult following bridging several generations, too. Buy this book and join in the fun.
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  • Sing-Along Stories Collection - 4 Books

    Product Code: SAST
    Collection 3 years +
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    This delightful collection features four picture storybooks with a timeless family appeal!

    With lavish illustrations and all the classic sing-along stories, these books are perfect for new and emerging readers.

    Format: paperback
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    Knock Knock Collection - 3 Books

    Caryl Hart

    Product Code: KNCK
    Collection 3 years +
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    This hilarious collection features three brilliantly bold stories with strong messages about friendship and working together.

    Pages of alien-counting chaos will have children laughing and learning in Knock Knock Alien as a little girl must navigate her way through space to find her home planet.

    In Knock Knock Dinosaur, a little boy gets a visit from a T. Rex - but what will his mum say when she gets home to find dinosaurs skating down the hall and drawing on the walls?

    A visit from a pirate sounds like fun... But the Captain and his crew cause mayhem for a little girl as she awaits the return of her dad in Knock Knock Pirate.

    Format: paperback
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  • Jeanne Willis & Tony Ross Collection - 5 books

    Jeanne Willis & Tony Ross

    Product Code: JWTR
    Collection 3 years +
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    Look at things from a bat's perspective and give a slug a hug!

    These brilliantly buoyant picture books from the dream team of Jeanne Willis and Horrid Henry illustrator Tony Ross tell exciting stories about animals learning vital life lessons: Cottonwool Colin learns how to look after himself; Hippopotamus learns what the spotamus on her bottomus is; and cow stops being such a Misery Moo.

    These irrepressible and heart-warming stories from an award-winning team have fun rhyming text and important messages that are sure keep readers of all ages happily entertained...
    Format: paperback
    • £3.00
    • RRP £34.95
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  • Mr Gumpy's Outing

    John Burningham

    Product Code: PYO2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    The Kate Greenaway Award-winning Mr Gumpy's Outing is a rollicking riverboat adventure from acclaimed author John Burningham.

    One day Mr Gumpy decides to take a trip along the river in his boat but the children, the rabbit, the cat, the pig and lots more friends decide to join him. Everyone's having a lovely time until the animals start kicking, bleating, hopping and flapping and the boat starts to rock...

    With its beautiful illustrations and words, this classic story is a simple and exciting read for children aged 5 and over.
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  • The Day the Crayons Came Home

    Drew Daywalt

    Product Code: DCZ2
    Paperback 3 years +
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    Written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, The Day the Crayons Quit is one of the most exciting and original children's picture books of recent years and this is the equally brilliant sequel.

    One day Duncan receives a set of postcards from his crayons who have been lost, forgotten or broken - one of them is stuck to a sock while another has been melted into a clothes dryer!

    With laugh-out-loud text and hilarious artwork, this is a book that proves that crayons have feelings, too!
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    Debi Gliori's Alfie Collection - 3 Books

    Debi Gliori

    Product Code: DGLI
    Collection Toddlers
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    This delightful series from bestselling author Debi Gliori is about Alfie the rabbit and his experiences in the garden, bath and woods!

    With beautiful watercolour illustrations and a lovable main character, these endearing stories are able to capture the irrepressible imagination of children and are perfect reads for toddlers.

    In the first story, Alfie is out in the garden and starts to imagine that he's in the jungle as a lion, an elephant and a little bird. In the second story, Alfie goes from splashing around in the bath to imagining an amazing deep-sea adventure. And in the third story, Alfie imagines himself as all sorts of woodland creatures whilst on a walk through the woods!

    Format: paperback
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  • Little Grey Rabbit Collection - 4 Books

    Alison Uttley

    Product Code: LGRB
    Collection 3 years +
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    Little Grey Rabbit's tail is missing! She gave it to Wise Owl to use for a door knocker, but now he won't give it back. Join Little Grey Rabbit, Squirrel, Hare and Moldy Warp the Mole to find out if the resourceful friends will ever get back Grey Rabbit's tail...

    Covering topics including the importance of friendship, discovery and starting school, these abridged picture book stories will help children learn about first concepts.

    Similar in style to Brambly Hedge, all of these charming stories have beautiful artwork and floral details for children to pore over.

    Format: paperback
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  • Bird Builds a Nest

    Martin Jenkins

    Product Code: BBAN
    Hardback 5 years +
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    Bird is building her nest. She pushes and pulls twigs into place until she's made a cosy cup, ready and waiting... can your children guess what for?

    Following a bird as it builds a nest, this gorgeous picture book offers an introduction to forces and the concepts of pushing and pulling. From trying to catch the worm to gathering twigs, this is an exciting and accessible introduction to both nature and science.

    It uses a charming story to introduce children to facts about this scientific - and extremely useful - concept.
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  • The Polar Express: Gift Edition with CD

    Chris Van Allsburg

    Product Code: PLEX
    Hardback 3 years +
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    Read the classic Christmas story as you look forward to the most magical time of the year and then listen to it on CD - read by none other than Oscar-winning actor, Liam Neeson.

    It's late on Christmas Eve and a boy boards the Polar Express. All he knows is it's heading to the North Pole. Once there, Santa offers the boy any gift he desires. The boy asks for a bell from the reindeer's harness - and it turns out to be very magical indeed. Only believers in Santa can hear this bell when it rings!
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  • Alfie at Nursery School

    Shirley Hughes

    Product Code: LFN2
    Paperback 3 years +
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    Alfie and Annie Rose love nursery school! They can't wait to get there - but Alfie soon gets into a sticky situation...

    Join Alfie in this collection of heartwarming nursery school tales and watch as he experiences new things like playground games and special concerts.
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  • What's Above?

    Clive Gifford

    Product Code: CUQ2
    Hardback 5 years +
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    What's Above? is the perfect non-fiction pop-up book for children as they embark on a journey of discovery and learn loads of fun facts about our diverse and fascinating world.

    Raise your eyes to discover eagles swooping to catch their prey in a rainforest, black bears prowling in a mountain kingdom and a comet shooting across the sky. What other wonders are waiting to be uncovered?

    There are stunning illustrations of intricate scenes that unfold with the turn of each page. Compelling facts are told by the expert author and contributor to Encyclopedia Britannica and winner of the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize, Clive Gifford.
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  • Pick a Pine Tree

    Patricia Toht

    Product Code: PAPT
    Hardback 3 years +
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    Written by Patty Toht and illustrated by Alan's Big, Scary Teeth creator Jarvis, this heart-warming book celebrates the traditional ritual of putting up and decorating your Christmas tree.

    Sure to raise excitement levels in the build-up to the big day, it takes the readers on a fantastically festive journey - all the way from choosing which tree to take from the lot (slim and tall or short and squat) and smelling that piney scent to digging out boxes full of tinsel and twinkling fairy lights.

    An evocative and uplifting tale of family time at Christmas, this book has rhythmical and lyrical text and stunning artwork.
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  • Daisy and the Trouble with School Trips

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: DYI2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    This brand new Daisy adventure book is a truly laugh-out-loud story from award-winning author, Kes Gray.

    Daisy is off to Bobbington Hall on a school trip with lots of children and few teachers. There'll be olden toilets, suits of armour and maybe even secret passages...

    But can anyone find them? And what will happen if they do?
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    My Little Pony: Big Book of Equestria with Twilight Sparkle Plush

    Product Code: EQPL
    Hardback 3 years +
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    Prepare to be enchanted by Equestria with this padded book full of five My Little Pony stories. It comes with a beautifully soft plush toy of Twilight Sparkle.

    Twilight Sparkle and her best friends are exploring all around them and they soon come across a world of friendship, magic, secrets and fun. This is a place your children will definitely want to visit!

    The stories are fun, the cover is sparkly and the illustrations are awesome. The 7-inch tall plush of Twilight Sparkle just adds to the joy.
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    Oliver's Vegetables

    Vivian French

    Product Code: DDF3
    Paperback
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    Do you like chips? Oliver does. In fact, he won't eat anything else - until he plays a game with his grandpa. Whatever vegetable Oliver finds in the garden, he must eat. On Monday, he pulls up carrots, on Tuesday, it is spinach . . . An excellent book for parents with slightly fussy children, which also introduces the days of the week. Other titles in this series: Oliver's Fruit Salad Oliver's Milkshake
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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.