5-Star Children's Books
Carol Vorderman shows you how to help your children understand the tricky concept of the times tables with this invaluable guide.
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Suitable for parents with children studying at Key Stages 1 and 2, the guide is straightforward and has easy-to-follow tips, hints and advice all about the times tables.
The practice pages and questions have been compiled and tested by a team of experts and allow parents and children to work together to solve even the trickiest questions. By following the advice of this book, you can help build your child's confidence, reduce stress and make the subject simple.
WDGU 5 years +5 years +
Providing children with a fascinating insight into what adults do all day every day, this book covers over 100 jobs across 15 busy scenes including the farm, hospital and school.
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On one page is a busy scene and then when children turn the page they can discover what each person's job entails. The book is packed with so much information and it's sure to become an instant hit!
SHX2 3 years +3 years +
Sharing a Shell is a feast of colour and fun. With stunning illustrations by Lydia Monks and captivating rhyming verse from former Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson, this charming story of friendship and sharing is bound to be a winner. Each page has a special glittery element and lots of quirky characters, too. Perfect for toddlers from 3+.
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WPZ2 5 years +5 years +
Journey to Hundred Acre Wood with this quality reprint of A.A. Milne's classic stories that have been pored over for generations. Featuring the wonderful original colour illustrations from E.H. Shepard, this enjoyable collection of Winnie-the-Pooh stories is a must-have for every child's - and grown-up's - bookshelf.
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Beautifully presented, this charming book includes the timeless adventures of Pooh Bear and his much-loved friends, and this collectable edition of tales sees the Bear for All Ages get into a tight place, nearly catch a Woozle, and discover the wrong sort of honey - amongst many other things!
A gift that is sure to be cherished by any young reader.
RWBZ 3 years +3 years +
Featuring 33 books covering reading levels 1-3, this collection of Oxford Reading Tree books is perfect for building a foundation in reading for young readers aged 3 and up.
- RRP £163.67
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- Just 48.00p per book
Specially designed by the reading experts at Oxford University Press, each book has a carefully levelled and beautifully illustrated story that parent and child will have lots of fun with as they read together, practising and perfecting essential skills that they'll be learning at school - from phonics and first stories to common words and everyday language.
This Biff, Chip and Kipper collection features 32 storybooks and a parents' handbook full of ideas to make reading fun.
RWBN 5 years +5 years +
Especially published for children at reading levels 4-6 and always popular with Book People customers, we're excited to bring you this massive 25-book Oxford Reading Tree collection starring Biff, Chip and Kipper.
- RRP £123.75
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- Just 56.00p per book
A scheme used by the vast majority of primary schools, these books will help children aged 5 and over develop into confident readers, and the familiar characters and entertaining stories are sure to be returned to again and again.
Focusing on phonics so young readers can practise their sounds and letters, these first stories allow children to practise reading everyday language too. With eight covering each level, the fun-filled books come in a popper case and the collection also includes a parents' guide.
BCKT 7 years +7 years +
The familiar figures of Biff, Chip and Kipper have grown up and are facing a battle against evil in these 18 excellent adventures.
- RRP £107.82
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- Just 83.00p per book
As the familiar characters embark on the mission of a lifetime, your children will be on the edge of their seats. Ideal for children making the transition from picture books to longer stories, these books feature a host of characters from the past, which gives children an insight into history.
The books also include extras such as parent support, historical fact files and suggestion for things to talk about regarding the story.
Format - Paperback
MVY2 5 years +5 years +
Mustard, Custard, Grumble Belly and Gravy is a combination of two books of poetry written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Quentin Blake.
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Readers who love the dottiness of Quentin Blake's Mr Magnolia will be thrilled by this crazy collection, which comes complete with a CD in which Michael Rosen reads his poems. This is definitely a must-have collection of poetry for every youngster's bookshelf. From 5+.
Everyone loves the Mr. Men and Little Miss stories. They've been bestsellers and firm favourites with children ever since Roger Hargreaves first introduced them in the 1970s - and with his son Adam Hargreaves taking over the mantle, they still entertain young readers and families around the world today.
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- Just 59.00p per book
Our Little Miss Collection contains 37 books featuring familiar characters like Little Miss Sunshine, Little Miss Bossy and Little Miss Naughty. Fun-packed stories that are a delight to read through together and share, they'll make sure bedtime reading is full of laughter.
Coming in a delightful display box, this collection also includes more recent additions to the Little Miss family - including Mr. Bump's equally clumsy sister Little Miss Whoops, the rather festive Little Miss Christmas and the simply adorable (and brand new) Little Miss Hug!
GJA2 3 years +3 years +
One hot summer in Itching Down, Four million wasps flew into town ... and so begins this laugh-out-loud picture-book classic. If you've never come across the bouncy rhyming verses and zany humour of The Giant Jam Sandwich, then now's your chance to catch up! When four million wasps invade Itching Down, the villagers come up with a crazy and imaginative solution to get rid of them. Can they make their ambitious plan work, or will they come to a sticky end? Don't miss this timeless treat!
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EGN2 11 years +11 years +
Overnight, the simple life of young farm boy, Eragon, is changed forever. After finding what appears to be a polished stone in the forest, a dragon is born and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic and power. With only a sword and the advice of an old storyteller to guide him, Eragon and the dragon must navigate dangerous terrain and battle the dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a evil king. Can Eragon become the next legendary Dragon Rider? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands...
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A tale of affection, adventure and ancient magic, Christopher Paolini's Eragon is a compelling and action-filled story brilliantly suited for readers aged 11 and up.
AZMC 3 years +3 years +
Featuring amazing aeroplanes, flashing fire engines and roaring rockets, this collection contains 10 zippy story books and one CD that contains 20 stories!
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- Just £1.00 per book
Displayed in a cute slipcase, each book is full of bright and bold artwork and is bursting with friendly animals to meet. All these characters are driving their favourite vehicles.
Great fun to listen to and read aloud - especially as children get the chance to do their impressions of the noisy machinery - this is a great collection for children who like things that move.
UCP2 3 years +3 years +
The Usborne Children's Picture Atlas gives readers aged 3 and over an intriguing look at the world - from the hot African plains to the frozen Arctic tundra.
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Featuring fun facts about countries and their capital cities, their famous landmarks, longest rivers and highest mountains - and with picture stories throughout as well - this is a brilliant home resource for young children as they begin to explore the wider world and the people and places within it.
With quiz questions to engage the reader and interesting objects to spot on the pages, this is a simple and appealing introduction to maps and different cultures for preschool children.
MLOO 3 years +3 years +
The first in a brand new series of search-and-find books for children aged 3 and above, Migloo's Day joins fun-loving dog Migloo on his day out and about in the busy, silly, laugh-out-loud world of Sunnytown.
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Jam-packed full of busy, Richard Scarry-style scenes to explore, children can follow Migloo and Sunnytown residents Milo the monkey and Little Mouse, find Zebedee's hat, find the escaped rubber ducks and do so much more throughout the pages.
A beautiful book for introducing little ones too young for Where's Wally? to search-and-find books, Migloo's Day by Whatever creator William Bee is the perfect book for parent and child to enjoy together.
ICND 3 years +3 years +
Children aged 3 and over will be inspired to hone their art skills and draw some of their favourite things with this 10-book collection.
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- Just 80.00p per book
An introduction to the joys of art, there are simple, illustrated instructions that children can copy on the practice pages and then there are exciting scenes for them to add designs to after they've mastered them.
With simple steps to follow, among the themes included in the collection are cute and cuddly animals like ducks and rabbits; extreme animals like tigers; pets including cats and dogs; and fast and awesome machines including a rocket and a car!
CLCH 5 years +5 years +
Dr Taxonomy and Dr Ecology have embarked on an adventure to count all the different animals around the world, but disaster has struck... their sums have been soaked and they'll need your children's help to find and correctly tally all the creatures they've seen.
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From the Arctic tundra to the Amazon rainforest and deep under the sea, each scene in this book provides a huge variety of animals to spot and count. There are even some rare breeds scattered amongst the scenes to keep an eye out for.
As children count up the amount of animals featured on each spread, they'll be inspired to learn more about the natural world. With its huge size, vibrant artwork and appealing activities, this book provides children with a fun and exciting way of practising their counting skills.
JUNC 7 years +7 years +
The Junkcraft Collection features three books that will show children aged 7 and over how to build five spaceships, five racing cars and five aircraft out of household junk!
- RRP £17.97
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- Just £1.33 per book
With simple step-by-step instructions, all the things children need can be collected from around the home. Once all the parts have been found, the cool vehicles can be built and painted so they are ready for action!
Each book also comes with a bonus set of stickers and fascinating facts.
Some adult supervision may be required.
GPRS 3 years +3 years +
From The Chimpanzees of Happytown to Ants in Your Pants and Spookyrumpus to Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus, every entertaining book in this collection features vibrant illustrations by the acclaimed illustrator Guy Parker-Rees.
- RRP £68.90
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- Just 90.00p per book
Packed with humour, all of the titles are sure to make wonderful bedtime reading for little ones and the lively characters will keep them happily entertained.
These books come in a bright blue bag which makes them ideal for carrying around.
MFSC 3 years +3 years +
Perfect for sharing at bedtime and also a great way for children to get to grips with reading independently as they embark on their own reading journeys, this massive 50-book collection from Usborne will quickly become a bookshelf favourite.
- RRP £199.50
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- Just 60.00p per book
With gorgeous illustrations and easy-to-follow stories, the books will allow children to gradually take over a greater share of the reading, building their confidence all the time. The stories cover wishes, magic and animals and are sure to be returned to again and again.
Of the books featured in this collection, 22 are from the Usborne Very First Reading range, which is designed specifically for shared reading, while 12 are from Level One and 16 from Level Two, which are designed for the child to take over a greater share of the story.
WOPR 3 years +3 years +
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 Christmas or christening gift.
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- Just £1.39 per book
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.
Every hardback book in this collection has dimensions of 140 x 105mm
CODS 3 years +3 years +
Simply beautiful picture books packed with new animal friends for your children to meet, this collection comes in a beautiful bag and we're sure they'll love hearing these stories time and time again.
- RRP £63.90
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- Just 70.00p per book
Daisy the duck splashes her way around and although Mamma Duck asks her to stay close, she thinks chasing dragonflies and bouncing around on lilypads is more fun; Lily the lamb wants to make new friends but realises she's happiest with her mamma; and I Love You, Muddy Bear is an enchanting tale of fun and friendship.
Written and illustrated by Jane Simmons and full of gentle humour, these books are just perfect for little animal lovers.
ALBI 3 years +3 years +
Albie is a normal little boy who has extraordinary adventures - and this collection contains six of them.
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- Just £1.17 per book
Written by Caryl Hart and illustrated by Ed Eaves, these colourful books have exciting plots and feature children's favourites including monsters, aliens and dragons.
Accessible and perfect for sharing, these award-winning picture books will be enjoyed over and over again. Albie manages to grow a dinosaur in his back garden; saves a superhero; and takes part in a monster motor race.
RYE2 13 years +13 years +
The Catcher in the Rye has an enduring attraction that puts it at the top of a must-read list for young adults. The cynical observations of J. D. Salinger's central character, Holden Caulfield, condemn the phony posturing and hypocrisy of those around him.
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Holden is driven by vague, unspecified angst and unhappiness and manages to get caught up in a series of uncomfortable encounters with a prostitute, her pimp, an old girlfriend and a former teacher.
The Catcher in the Rye is as thought-provoking and compulsive as the conflicts of its central character. Recommended for readers 14+.
This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
KMK2 14 years +14 years +
Harper Lee's acclaimed To Kill a Mockingbird won a Pulitzer Prize after its publication in 1960 and is hugely influential in its exposure of racial prejudice.
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Set in the American Deep South, the story is seen through the eyes of six-year-old Scout, whose lawyer father Atticus Finch defends a young black man wrongly accused of raping a white woman.
As Scout's family deals with the hostility and prejudice as a result of the case, there's a dawning realisation for Scout of all the inequality and injustice in her world.
Powerful and moving, this 'Great American Novel' is a must-have addition to every reader's bookshelf and with the publication of follow-up Go Set a Watchman already one of the biggest sellers of the year, now is the perfect time to rediscover the hugely important book.