Bedtime Story Books for Kids

  • BDSR 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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    Paddington Bear has delighted so many readers with his gentle adventures for 60 years now and the two recent hit films have made him a firm favourite with a whole new generation. This is a brand new story featuring the marmalade-loving bear.

    Mr Gruber takes Paddington on a special outing to St Paul's Cathedral. But when they get there, there are far too many surprises - and then Paddington's mistaken for a choir bear! His unexpected rehearsal doesn't quite go to plan...

    Written by the much-missed Michael Bond and beautifully illustrated by R.W. Alley, this is a perfect picture book.
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    What the Ladybird Heard's Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks team up once again for another magical adventure in The Girl, The Bear and the Magic Shoes.

    Josephine has bought some new running shoes but when she leaves the shoe shop she hears some strange noises - a bear is following her! Luckily, Josephine's shows are magical. Will they help her escape his clutches even though there's a mountain, bog and lake in her way?

    Full of excitement and imagination, this is a gorgeously glittery book.
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    Little Owl is preparing for a very big day... He's set to start school but he's not sure if it will be a hoot after all!

    Written by Debi Gliori and featuring artwork by There's a Boy Just Like Me illustrator Alison Brown, this book will strike a chord with any young children who are nervous about starting nursery or school.

    It follows Little Owl as he decides he'd much rather stay at home with Mummy and Baby Owl than go to a new school. However, when he gets there, he learns how to build a sandcastle and makes a new friend making all his fears and worries disappear.
  • Judith Kerr Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780007971046 - Judith Kerr
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    Judith Kerr is one of the great children's authors and her combination of charming stories and beautifully traditional illustrations has delighted generations of readers. This collection includes three of her best picture books.

    The Tiger Who Came to Tea is a classic story that belongs on every child's bookshelf. It tells the story of Sophie as she welcomes an unexpected guest for dinner - and this tiger sure is hungry.

    When Willy Went to the Wedding finds young boy Willy's pets deciding they have to attend his sister's wedding; and Twinkles, Arthur and Puss is another furry feline tale about three cats that disappear at the same time. What could they have been up to?

    Format: paperback
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    The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson and Tyrannosaurus Drip illustrator David Roberts come together with a royal feast of a read for toddlers - The Cook and the King.

    Told in flowing, rhyming text, the funny story follows a fussy king who's always hungry but no cook is deemed good enough for him... Until Wobbly Bob comes along!

    Wobbly Bob is scared of everything - from catching fish to digging for potatoes. How will he convince the king to give him a job in his kitchen.
  • The Great Cheese Robbery and Other Stories Collection - 10 Books & CDs - Collection - 9781788810791 - Tim Warnes et al
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    From scary monsters to greedy bees and bears in beds to sleepy children, this picture book collection is packed with fun stories - all of which are brought to life by audiobook CDs full of sound effects and music.

    With some stories read by Justin Fletcher (Mr Tumble), these beautiful picture books are ideal for long journeys and lazy, stay-at-home days. They have gorgeous artwork and heart-warming plots.

    Format: paperback and CD
    Approximate running time 2 hours 55 minutes
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    This charming book will help children deal with the common issue of separation anxiety.

    Including the sweet words 'Even when we're apart, you're always in my heart' it's a playful rhyming story about the love shared between a parent and child.

    This beautiful book has heart-shaped pages and a reassuring tone.
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    This charming celebration of friendship follows four little girls as they meet under an apple tree and form an unbreakable lifetime bond.

    The four friends share secrets, dreams, worries and schemes as they grow up together - and there are plenty of tears and laughter along the way. From first meeting under the tree and sharing their dreams to learning new things and going through the trials of love and life, this is a beautiful story.

    This is a gorgeously illustrated picture book about how friendship can flourish as you grow up, despite changing circumstances and different life paths.
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    This is a warm and witty introduction to horses from author Vivian French and illustrator Catherine Rayner.

    Shannon is a friendly bay mare and she will help build up the confidence of children who are unfamiliar or nervous of these magnificent animals.

    Based on Vivian's personal experiences of horse riding, this book outlines horses' behavioural traits and how they thrive on company and companionship. It also includes facts and practical tips on a number of pages - including the best way to feed a horse a carrot.
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    This chunky board book has sliding tabs for little hands to play with and flowing text to sing along to. You can even scan a QR code to listen to a recorded version of the song!

    Following happy animals as they get set for school, this is an energetic and upbeat read with plenty of interactivity.

    From brushing teeth early in the morning to waving bye to parents at the school gate, it's a reassuring introduction to a big life moment and is packed with cute artwork.
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    This chunky star-shaped book contains a quirky rhyme that lets your child know what a star they are!

    It features hoot-iful owl characters and text like 'You're the SMILIEST and SPARKLIEST. You're my LITTLE STAR!' will help children build up their confidence.
  • Big Colours Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781408356050 - Julia Jarman
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    With lively and anarchic plots, these bright and bold picture books introduce children to various colours. They're written by Julia Jarman and feature eye-catching artwork from Harry and the Dinosaurs illustrator Adrian Reynolds.

    Splish! Splash! Splosh! Ben and Bella are having so much fun splashing about in the bath but will there be room for all the animals. Even Hippopotamus wants to get involved!

    Ben and Bella also head off on another adventure on the Big Blue Train and then end up in Australia where they have so much fun with a digger. Every one of these three stories is a rollocking rumpus your children will be delighted by time and time again.
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    Children who love unicorns and all things sparkly will be eager to meet Sophie Johnson. She has so many facts to offer about these magical creatures.

    Sophie loves dressing up her toys and pets with their own unique horns and claims to know everything about unicorns. However, she hasn't yet noticed there is a real unicorn living in her house...

    This upbeat story will delight unicorn lovers of all ages.
  • Storytime Classics Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781912413294
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    Featuring The Snow Queen, Rapunzel and The Gingerbread Man, these faithfully retold fairy tales all have stunning illustrations that will delight children as they familiarise themselves with the stories.

    Each picture book comes complete with supporting notes for parents and teachers to encourage further discussion about the stories, their characters and their morals.
  • Goodnight Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9780241347256 - Michelle Robinson & Nick East
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    If you and your children are looking for a perfect dose of bedtime story magic to share, our Goodnight Picture Book Collection is a beautiful and atmospheric four-book set that is a joy to read aloud as they drift off to the land of nod.

    Including Goodnight Digger, Goodnight Tractor, Goodnight Spaceman and Goodnight Pirate (a rhyming story that finds the little boy transformed into a swashbuckling pirate), the lyrical text and gentle illustrations in each book encourages children to join in with the characters on their adventures.

    Written by Michelle Robinson and charmingly illustrated by Nick East, this much-loved series is ideal for snuggling up with and enjoying together.
  • Pirates Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781509891573 - Peter Bently et al
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    These pirate picture books are argh-some. From Pirate Pete and his smelly feet to a clowder of cats setting sail on the seven seas, they're lively, entertaining and full of vibrant artwork.

    Children will find a treasure trove of joy in these awesome stories.
  • Say Hello to the Animals Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781509829163 - Ian Whybrow
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    These gentle picture books from author Ian Whybrow will encourage children to say hello to a charming array of friendly animals.

    From those who live on the farm to the jungle and snow, these are lovely little books to read over and over again. They have rhyming text and beautiful artwork to pore over.

    There's even a bedtime book that has animals getting set for sleep - perfect for encouraging your little ones to do the same.
  • Dinostories Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781509829132 - Pamela Duncan Edwards et al
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    Children love dinosaurs and this collection will make them roar with delight. It contains five different dino books that will add some prehistoric pleasure to their reading.

    The Dinostars are a team of heroes who travel through space but when the planets start disappearing, they know they're going to have to get them back from the pesky, plundering pirates; Dinosaur Sleepover will help reassure children who are scared of spending time away from home for the first time; and Say Hello to the Dinosaurs is a colourful book with fun, flowing text.

    There's also The Dinosaur Games, a spectacular sporty read full of funny text; and Dinosaur Starts School, a book which will show children just how enjoyable learning and going to school can be.
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    Go behind the scenes of Mr Bunny's chocolate factory. This quirky book is packed with fun, imaginative and sweet things to admire (and eat!).

    Mr. Bunny does not treat his chicken workers very well and they decide it's time they fought back. They want better conditions, more holiday and better chicken rights ('Power to the Poultry'). When they go on strike, he realises he should be treating them right...

    This vibrant picture book from Roald Dahl Funny Prize-shortlisted author Elys Dolan is packed with amazing and hilarious artwork that children will spend hours poreing over as they look forward to Easter.
  • Too Shy to Sing Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9317819901888
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    These reassuring picture books star endearing characters and will help children learn to embrace their individual strengths and overcome a number of insecurities. There's a giraffe who can't dance; a chick that won't sing; a clumsy monkey; and a hedgehog that won't talk.

    Including Too Tall to Swirl, Too Shy to Sing, Too Timid to Talk and Too Clumsy to Climb, these books show children that it is OK that everyone is different and that they should chase their dreams and embrace everything they do that makes them feel good.
  • Panda, Fox & Donkey Adventure Picture Book Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781784457792 - Oakley Graham
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    Panda, Fox and Donkey enjoy a trip to London, a holiday adventure and their first day at school in this collection of five picture books.

    They have bright and colourful artwork and their reassuring nature will help any child's anxieties when it comes to these situations.
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    Georgie and Eva are so excited when they discover a magical fairy door in their treehouse.

    They can't wait to meet the fairies who live there but what will it take to make them show themselves? The friends start to wonder if the fairies are actually there...

    With this interactive book, children can place the Fairy Door against any wall in a house to open up a big, wide world of imagination and adventure.
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    Jonny Duddle's The Pirates Next Door books have proven to be a swashbuckling success so your children will be delighted to be setting sail with Matilda and co once more in The Pirates of Scurvy Sands.

    Matilda is so excited to be joining the Jolley-Rogers on their holiday to Scurvy Sands, but when she arrives at the destination, the locals and residents are not too impressed. They can't help but wonder why a girl with clean teeth and tidy clothes has landed on their patch...

    Although she's clearly not a pirate, Matilda soon discover the treasure of Scurvy Sands and this forces some of the pirates to change their mind about her. They realise some lubbers might not be so bad after all...