Bedtime Story Books for Kids

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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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    A Boy, A Bear, A Balloon is an illustrated picture book that retells the story of Disney's hit Christopher Robin film starring Ewan McGregor.

    Christopher has grown up and lost his love for life. But then he is reunited with Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore for the first time since childhood.

    As Christopher recalls memories of the Hundred Acre Wood family he grew up with, he realises that although the world is changing, the most important things remain constant and should be cherished.
  • Mr. Men Christmas Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780603573712 - Roger Hargreaves
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    Created by Roger Hargreaves, the Mr. Men characters are among the most recognisable and iconic in children's books. Their gentle adventures have entertained generations of children and in this set, they star in 10 festive tales!

    A cracking Christmas gift (or perfect for building excitement and anticipation in the build-up to the big day), the colourful books follow Mr. Quiet as he tries to enjoy a silent night and find the gang putting on a pantomime.

    The Mr. Men also try their hands at winter sports and enjoy a White Christmas. There's also a book that finds Mr. Forgetful trying to remember to buy his Christmas tree and one that looks at if Mr. Mean will be able to cheer up and enjoy the festivities.
    Format: paperback
  • Disney Storybook Collection - 26 Books - Collection - 9781912564682 - Disney
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    This collection will be back in stock from 23 September onwards. Click on 'Notify me' to receive an email when it?s available to buy.

    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
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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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    This cracking Christmas board book has
    two-way colour sequins embedded inside every spread, providing a tactile treat for any children who are excited about the big day!

    Its rhyming text follows Santa's reindeer as they take part in a contest to see who is reindeer of the year: Dasher does a loop-the-loop; Dancer waltzes, hops and spins; and Cupid croons into a microphone. It's up to your child to decide who wins?

    The final page has Santa preparing to present the gold sequin trophy. This is a fun and festive story to read together.
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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.
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    Pip and Posy are preparing for the perfect Christmas. They're decorating the tree with candy sticks and biscuits and even a sugar star.

    However, every time Posy leaves the room a decoration disappears. And soon there are no decorations left on the tree at all! Meanwhile, Pip is lying on the sofa, feeling sick. Could this all be related?

    This padded hardback is a charming Christmas story that gives children gentle lessons about the importance of telling the truth, being kind and brushing your teeth.
  • 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
  • My Carry Me Along Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781788812481
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    Meet Smudge the dog; read about a rhino with a big itch; and learn how to share with a pair of rabbits... These simple animal stories are heartfelt and full of gentle humour.

    Presented in a handled slipcase, each book also has a handle for easy transportation and features appealing artwork of characters children will love.

    There's also an incredible adventure story; a book about a wishing star; and a dinosaur tale.

    Format: paperback
  • Demolition Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781406387292 - Sally Sutton
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    This collection will be available to buy from mid-September onwards. Click on 'Notify me' to receive an email when it's available to buy.

    Sally Sutton's absorbing picture books cover a theme that always appeals to children - demolition!

    Also covering construction, roadworks and featuring plenty of diggers, these vibrant books are full of shout-aloud noisy words, rhyming text and will help children understand the process of building - and demolishing.

    Their bright and bold artwork features everything from diggers to road signs.

    Format: paperback
  • Santa's House Collection - 20 Books - Collection - 9781788810807
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    From a beautiful bedtime book about sleepy bears to stories about snow angels and a garden full of magic, this is a fantastic collection of 20 festive tales.

    Presented in a Santa's House-shaped box (each book is a different size and has a brickwork sleeve to make up his slanted roof) with cut-out windows, these books will inspire children to read for pleasure and are perfect for enjoying in the build-up to the big day.

    Among the books are a story about a smiling snowman; a tale about a puppy getting lost in the snow; and a teddy writing a letter to Santa.

    Format: paperback
  • Santa's Little Bag of Books Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781509861514
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    Father Christmas flies his sleigh over all sorts of colourful scenes; he will help your children learn numbers 1 through 12; the first words; his elves learn first words; and the snowmen try to find the odd one out.

    These little Christmas books are fantastically festive and will help your children learn all sorts of first skills.
    Format: board back
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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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    It's Christmas Eve and all the mice are full of festive cheer. So come and help them celebrate their favourite time of year with this cracking pop-up book!

    A wonderful book to read in the build-up to the big day, this finds the mice hanging out with a snowman, hunting in a stocking and receiving a lovely present from a dog.

    Their celebration goes off with a bang when they pull a cracker and then the final page finds all the mice singing around the Christmas tree.
  • The Little Princess Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781783448210 - Tony Ross
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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
  • Spot's Story Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9780241377727 - Eric Hill
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    Eric Hill's Spot the dog is one of THE most beloved children's characters and this collection contains eight stories following his adventures and experiences.

    Throughout the books, Spot plays with his favourite toys; heads off to nursery; and has sleigh-loads of fun on a snowy day. These beautiful board books have bold artwork and easy-to-follow plots and will quickly become bedtime favourites.
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    Inspired by a real-life story, this purr-fect picture book (written by Joyce Dunbar and featuring evocative artwork by Claire Fletcher) introduces a cat named Tibs who worked at a London post office during the 1950s!

    There are holes in the mail sacks and letters have been torn to shreds... It has to be the work of mice and to counteract this, the postmaster employs a cat...

    Tibs comes from a long line of post office cats so catching mice should come easy to him - but he prefers to make friends with them! Can he teach the mice how to keep things tidy? The unlikely friends soon find themselves on an adventure that involves a ride on the underground Mail Rail train...
  • Big Hugs Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9990000033454 - Shona Innes
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    From the importance of friendship to the power of the internet and the complexities of death and grief, these powerful picture books cover a range of issues and emotions that children will encounter as they grow up.

    Beautifully illustrated, these books cover tricky topics in simple ways and have notes for parents and teachers to use to help children understand the issues.

    Written by qualified clinical and forensic psychologist Shona Innes, these books will help children face up to various emotive issues and encourage them to share their worries and thoughts with those they hold dear.

    Format: paperback
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    The monkeys are being messy and the grizzly bears are grumpy but everyone is looking forward to quiet time in Mind Your Manners.

    Nicola Edwards' flowing text is perfectly complemented by Feronia Parker-Thomas' gorgeous artwork and this story is sure to help children understand why it's so important to say please and thank you and how good manners make the world go round.

    This hardback is packed with stunning artwork of amazing animals and will inspire children to do all they can to make the world a more positive and inclusive place.
  • Axel Scheffler's Bag of Nursery Rhymes Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781529000399 - Alex Scheffler
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    Each little board book in this purple bag contains six favourite rhymes for young readers to join in with. The beautiful illustrations by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler add a fresh new look to these traditional rhymes.

    With fun, lyrical text and striking artwork, these board books will quickly become firm favourites with children who have a passion for reading.