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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

  • 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
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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
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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
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  • The Pirates Next Door Book & CD

    Jonny Duddle

    Product Code: AFAFC
    Other 3 years +
    Read along with author Jonny Duddle in this audio CD edition. The Jolley-Rogers family are moving to Dull-on-Sea, a quiet seaside town. Stopping to fix their ship, this pirate family get the whole town gossiping. Ignoring the grown-ups' disapproval, Matilda from next door becomes friends with the youngest pirate son. When the Jolley-Rogers leave, the town finds they were wrong to assume the worst - the pirate clan have buried treasure in everyone's gardens (revealed in a stunning double-gatefold). Matilda feels sad until she discovers her own treasure - a very special pen friend.
    • £7.19
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  • Peppa Pig: I Love You, Daddy Pig

    Peppa Pig

    Product Code: BXLNJ
    Paperback
    Peppa and George love their Daddy Pig - especially when her makes an ordinary day extraordinary!

    This Peppa Pig book celebrates the bond between children and their dads not just on Father's Day but all year round.
    • £6.29
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  • The Wizard of Oz

    Rosie Dickens

    Product Code: APOUZ
    Paperback 5 years +
    A brilliant read-aloud version of the much-loved classic by L. Frank Baum, sure to capture young imaginations. When Dorothy is whisked off to Oz in a tornado, she lands in a place where nothing is quite as it seems. Can she find the Wizard, defeat the Wicked Witch of the West, and be granted her wish to return to Kansas?
    • £5.39
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  • There's an Elf in Your Book

    Tom Fletcher

    Product Code: CBHQJ
    Hardback
    GOLLY GUMDROPS . . . A LITTLE ELF HAS FOUND THEIR WAY INTO YOUR BOOK! What does Elf want? Oh! Just to see if you've been naughty or nice this year! Elf will ask you a few simple questions to find out. And surely there won't be any tricks to try and get you to be naughty . . . will there? Hmmm, this could be quite a tricksy little elf. You'd better keep your wits about you if you want to make it on to Santa's Nice List! A fantastically fun and uniquely interactive treat from the creators of There's a Monster in Your Book. Discover a wonderful new Christmas tradition in a book to read again and again. Also available: There's a Monster in Your Book There's a Dragon in Your Book There's an Alien in Your Book
    • £10.79
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  • Busy Zoo

    Rebecca Finn

    Product Code: BPLIC
    Other
    With lots to see and heaps to do, in Busy Zoo children can join in by pushing, pulling and turning the tabs to meet the animals! Make the giraffes' heads pop out of the trees, spray the baby elephant with water, watch the monkey acrobatics and feed the penguins. Children will love playing with this bright and colourful board book with gentle rhyming text and wonderful illustrations by Rebecca Finn, which is part of the Busy Book series. Also available: Busy Garage, Busy Builders, Busy Playtime, Busy Beach, Busy Garden, Busy Airport, Busy Railway, Busy Town, Busy Farm, Busy Bookshop, Busy Swimming, Busy Fire Station, Busy Hairdresser, Busy Pets, Busy Baking, Busy Park, Busy Farm, Busy Vet, Busy Cafe, Busy Nursery, Busy Baby Animals and Busy Holiday.
    • £5.89
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  • Unicorn and the Rainbow Poop (BB)

    Emma Adams

    Product Code: BZMZP
    Other
    It's the unicorn book you never knew you needed ... nowin a beautiful board book that's perfect for small children! A story about friendship, acceptance and rainbow unicorn poop! Meet Unicorn. With a beautiful mane so silky smooth, a glittering horn that sparkles in the sunlight and perfectly pink hooves that shine as she gallops, Unicorn is just like every other unicorn out there. Except for her rainbow poop, of course. Wait - haven't you heard about her rainbow poop? This fully fabulous picture book by Emma Adams and Katy Halford features: unicorns, rainbows, dragons, princesses, fairies, silliness, mischief and RAINBOW POOP!
    • £5.59
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  • Happy Hatchday

    Rob Biddulph

    Product Code: BMMVW
    Paperback
    The first series from the bestselling and award-winning picture book genius Rob Biddulph! A brand new, creatively cretaceous story from the bestselling Rob Biddulph - and the first book in his first ever series! Meet Otto, Winnie, Greg(osaurus) and all the other dinosaur juniors, as they traverse life's first ups and downs - all in Rob's trademark rhyme filled with warmth and humour. This first book is perfect for Rob's youngest fans, with colourful, detailed artwork and a simple rhyming text perfect for reading aloud.
    • £6.89
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  • The Promise

    Nicola Davies

    Product Code: AMMMV
    Paperback 3 years +
    But she finds she can't have it without promising something in return - to "plant them all". When it turns out the bag is full of acorns, the young thief embarks on a journey that changes her own life and the lives of others for generations to come.

    Inspired by the belief that a relationship with nature is essential to every human being, and that now, more than ever, we need to renew that relationship, The Promise is the story of a magical discovery that will touch the heart and imagination of every reader, young and old. With poignant simplicity, honesty and lyricism, Nicola Davies evokes a powerful vision of a world where people and nature live in harmony.

    And Laura Carlin's delicate illustrations capture a young girl's journey from a harsh, urban reality to the beauty and vitality of a changed world.

    The Promise, written by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Laura Carlin, has been shortlisted for 2015's CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal.
    • £7.59
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  • The Dragon Machine

    Helen Ward

    Product Code: CDAYM
    Paperback
    The perfect introduction to the legendary world of dragons, The Dragon Machine uses a clever mix of text and illustrations to describe how George, a young, overlooked boy, becomes aware of dragons hiding all around him. But when it becomes apparent that they don't belong in George's ordinary world, he endeavours to do the best for his new friends and find them the home they deserve. A heart-warming and magical tale from award-winning illustrator, Helen Ward.
    • £6.29
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  • How to Hide a Lion at Christmas PB

    Helen Stephens

    Product Code: CAWTF
    Paperback
    When Iris and her lion are forced to spend Christmas apart, the lion embarks on a festive, snowy adventure to find her - and almost bumps into Father Christmas! The fourth irresistible book about Iris and her lion is destined to be a Christmas classic.
    • £5.19
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  • Snow Bunny's Christmas Gift

    Rebecca Harry

    Product Code: CBRAD
    Paperback
    From the creator of the highly acclaimed Snow Bunny's Christmas Wish comes this touching tale about a little bunny with a big heart and the true gift of friendship. Little Snow Bunny loves nothing better than playing with her friends in the wintry forest. Every day holds the promise of adventure for Snow Bunny, Fox, Bear and Mouse. But one particularly cold day, no one wants to play and Snow Bunny is left all alone. Whatever will she do? With a little luck and a lot of imagination, she makes cosy winter gifts for all her friends, just in time for Christmas Eve.
    • £5.59
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  • Sarah's Two Nativities

    Janine M Fraser

    Product Code: CBQWE
    Hardback
    In Sarah's house, the Bible and the Koran sit together on a shelf - two books bursting with stories... Sarah loves her two grandmas - Grandmother Azar and Grandmother Maria. Grandmother Azar tells Sarah stories from the Holy Koran, while Grandmother Maria tells her stories from the Bible. At Christmas time, Sarah snuggles in each of her grandmothers' laps and listens to two nativity stories about the birth of baby Jesus. They are the same in some ways, and different in others... But both can be Sarah's favourite.
    • £10.39
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  • V&A: The Twelve Days of Christmas

    Product Code: CBQVZ
    Hardback
    'On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me . . . ' Combining hand-picked patterns from the V&A's William Morris archive with brilliant new illustrations, this beautiful book brings the words of the classic Twelve Days of Christmas song to life. A gorgeous Christmas gift to be treasured by all fans of art and design.
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  • Santa's Christmas Handbook

    Edge Edge

    Product Code: CBQRA
    Hardback
    One of the best-kept secrets about Christmas is that Santa Claus is highly accident-prone and doesn't get on well with gadgets and gizmos! That's why his elves have written this handbook - it contains all the knowledge he needs to deliver presents to children around the world in one night. Packed with novelties to entertain and explain, discover Santa's reindeer tips, present prompts and useful tools like Santa Nav and the magical jingle bell that summons help. Novelty elements on every spread and a fun board game on the penultimate spread make this a fun, interactive Christmas gift title.
    • £13.59
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  • The Lonely Christmas Tree

    Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

    Product Code: CBQIW
    Hardback
    A gorgeous gift book to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas - a perfect gift for any Christmas stocking. A lonely tree stands on the cold, frosted hillside gazing at the other trees sparkling in the village below. How it longs to be with them! Then suddenly out reaches a warm friendly hand, and with a wobble and a shake, a very jolly fellow takes the tree on a journey to a new place ... where the tree will feel that it belongs once more, surrounded by old friends and new. A beautiful Christmas gift inspired by the Christmas poem 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. With an uplifting message about overcoming loneliness and celebrating being together.
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  • A Cat's Christmas Carol

    Sam Hay

    Product Code: CBQEV
    Paperback
    It's Christmas Eve and all the staff in the department store are on their way home for Christmas. All except one . . . Clawdia, the department store's security cat! She doesn't see the point in silly festive celebrations and would much rather prowl the corridors making sure everything is in order. But when three cold and lonely visitors turn up at the store, they teach Clawdia a few key lessons about the true meaning of Christmas. A heartfelt holiday story-a great gift for festive fans everywhere!
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  • Pick a Pine Tree

    Patricia Toht

    Product Code: CBPIJ
    Hardback
    A magical new gift edition of this bestselling festive story, with a full page Christmas tree pop at the end. A brand new edition of Jarvis and Patricia Toht's beautiful, irresistible Christmas gift book that all begins with ... picking a pine tree! Brimming over with the excitement of being with family at the festive season, a gorgeously rhythmical, read-aloud narrative accompanied by warm, joyful art celebrates all the familiar rituals of decorating the tree - from digging out jam-packed boxes of trimmings, stringing tinsel, to, at last, turning on those twinkly fairy lights.
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  • The Hero's Quest

    Jeffrey Alan Love

    Product Code: CBPIH
    Hardback
    A picture-book quest through the worlds of fantasy, myth and magic, for all young reading heroes. Join our every-hero Rider on their quest through the story worlds of fantasy and myth. Packed with vivid dragons, wolves and sea-monsters from the stunning imagination of celebrated cult fantasy artist, Jeffrey Alan Love (Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki), this book immerses readers into a picture-book Game of Thrones world for children aged 6 and up.
    • £10.39
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  • Wolf in the Snow

    Matthew Cordell

    Product Code: CBPHJ
    Paperback
    Winner of the 2018 Caldecott Medal A girl is lost in a snowstorm. A wolf cub is lost, too. How will they find their way home? Pictures rich with feeling tell this satisfying story of friendship and trust. Here is a book set on a wintry night that will spark imaginations and warm hearts, from award-winning author and illustrator Matthew Cordell. "Beautifully paced....ultimately reassuring." Wall Street Journal "Caught in a blizzard on her way home from school, a girl in a red parka discovers a wolf pup left behind by its pack. Cordell's story is wordless, but there's a soundtrack: the cub whines, and distant howls reveal the pack's presence over the next hill. The girl's story is a hero's journey, and Cordell tells it with skill and heart." Publishers Weekly, starred review
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  • The Shortest Day

    Susan Cooper

    Product Code: CBPCG
    Hardback
    So the shortest day came, and the year died... As the sun set on the shortest day of the year, early people would gather to prepare for the long night ahead. They built fires and lit candles. They played music, bringing their own light to the darkness, while wondering if the sun would ever rise again... Written for a theatrical production that has become a ritual in itself, Susan Cooper's poem The Shortest Day captures the magic behind the returning of the light, the yearning for traditions that connect us with generations that have gone before - and the hope for peace that we carry into the future. Richly illuminated by Carson Ellis, this beautiful book evokes the joy and community found in the ongoing mystery of life when we celebrate light, thankfulness, and festivity at a time of rebirth. Welcome Yule!
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  • Maisy's Christmas Letters: With 6 festive letters and surprises!

    Lucy Cousins

    Product Code: CBOVO
    Hardback
    Maisy is throwing a Christmas party, and all her friends are invited! When her guests RSVP, they send other Christmas surprises including an advent calendar, festive decorations, a gingerbread recipe and more. This story includes six real envelopes containing Christmas cards, gifts, decorations and a special letter from Maisy to personalise. Happy Christmas, everyone!
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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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