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Inspire your little readers with children’s books for kids of all ages - from baby books to young adult books, featuring the world’s most popular children’s authors and illustrators. Whether you’re looking for picture books, fun fiction titles and collections, activity books or reference guides to help with homework, you'll find it in The Book People's exciting selection of kids' books!

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Children's Books : 11 years +

  • Susin Nielsen Collection - 3 Books

    Susin Nielsen

    Product Code: NIEL
    Collection 12 years +
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    Susin Nielsen writes fresh and contemporary teen tales that are warm-hearted and cover tricky subjects with wit and candour. Perfect for fans of Wonder and Annabel Pitcher, these heartfelt stand-alone stories cover themes of families, inclusivity and fitting in.

    My Messed-up Life finds Violet's dad leaving her and her mum for a 'new' and improved family. She's not impressed with her mum's new boyfriend so sets her sights on a man who will be the perfect partner and stepdad: George Clooney.

    We Are All Made of Molecules finds Stewart missing his late mum. His loneliness is even more apparent now he's moved in with the popular Ashley and her mum. Stewart can't quite fit in at school and Ashley can't get used to her awkward new home. And then they both attract the attention of the school hunk, Jared...

    Word Nerd is about a friendless nerd called Ambrose Bukowski and what happens when bullies try to kill him by putting a peanut in his sandwich...
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    Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Castle

    Product Code: SBCC
    Hardback 9 years +
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    Why was the chapel the highest room in the castle? Why did castle stairs spiral clockwise as they rose? This book from Stephen Biesty answers these questions and more. It offers a Where's Wally?-style approach to learning about historical castles from the 14th century.

    The artwork slices through different areas of a medieval fortress, offering extraordinary cross-section views of the people inside and their roles - from servants to knights preparing for battle! A favourite for over 25 years, this book also contains gatefold pages to fold out and explore in detail.

    From drawbridges and dungeons to jousters and troubadours, there are so many things to spot in this brilliant book. You can also have fun trying to find the spy - could he be in the well, the keep or the moat?
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    how to Train Your Dragon: How to Ride a Dragon's Storm

    Cressida Cowell

    Product Code: HWS2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    In How to Ride a Dragon's Storm, the seventh book in Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon series, Hiccup looks into the knotty question of who discovered America. As usual, his progress is hampered by various obstacles including murderous mountains, hooligan tribes and hairy swimming trunks, but, thankfully, Hiccup cheats death by a whisker in order to tell his tale. A great book for boys and girls full of fidgets!

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    Running Wild

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: RWI2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Running Wild, by award-winning author Michael Morpurgo, tackles some big, contemporary issues including the destruction of the Indonesian rainforest and illegal animal trafficking.

    At the centre of the story is a boy's heart-warming friendship with an elephant who saves his life and a group of orphaned baby orang-utans who see him as a surrogate mother. Readers aged 9 and over will love this adventure story, although there are some sad themes.
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    The Jungle Book

    Rudyard Kipling

    Product Code: JBO2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    The Jungle Book is a classic children's book that older generations will love to share with young readers.

    In it, Rudyard Kipling weaves an extraordinary tale of one child's friendship with the animals in the Indian jungle.

    The characters of Baloo the bear, Bhageera the panther and evil tiger, Shere Khan, roar off the page and will captivate the hearts and minds of young readers from 9+.
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    Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross Sections

    Product Code: SBIC
    Hardback 9 years +
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    Learn all about the inner-workings of buildings and machines with the extraordinary cross-section illustrations in this non-fiction book.

    Featuring Stephen Biesty's eye-catchingly detailed artwork, this hardback contains cross-section imagery of submarines, skyscrapers, Spanish galleons and so much more. Its concise and authoritative text reveals how all of these buildings and inventions work.

    You can see the people swarming inside the Empire State Building; the workers of an opera house; and find out where the crew sleep on a jumbo jet.

    All of the illustrations are accompanied by fun facts and curious details and there are two gatefold spreads of an ocean liner and a steam train to pore over and enjoy.
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    Treasure Island

    Robert Louis Stevenson

    Product Code: TIX2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island invites you to set sail on a swashbuckling adventure full of pirates, excitement, danger and action.

    Jim Hawkins is on the lookout for buried treasure to hops aboard the Hispaniola and enjoys an incredible adventure...
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  • First Man on the Moon

    Ben Hubbard

    Product Code: FMOM
    Hardback 9 years +
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    Published in time for the 50th anniversary, First Man on the Moon is a gripping illustrated account of the historic first moon landing.

    Featuring accessible text and contemporary artwork, it breathes new life into the famous story of the first ever moon landing, using short paragraphs to tell this inspiring story.

    It covers the beginnings of the Space Race; the early missions; the successful Apollo 11 voyage; and Neil Armstrong's legendary first steps on the moon - as well as the astronauts' heart-stopping return to Earth.
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  • A Christmas Carol

    Charles Dickens

    Product Code: CCO2
    Paperback 11 years +
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    Miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his former business partner, and he learns he will be visited by three spirits - Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet to Come - who reveal to him his miserable existence, the opportunities he squandered in his youth, the current cruelties he visits upon those around him, and the fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge is faced with a choice: death or redemption. Now available in an accessible, super-readable format with dyslexia-friendly features, for all readers.
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    Five Children and It

    E. Nesbit

    Product Code: FVI2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Adored by the likes of J. K. Rowling and Kate Saunders, The Railway Children author Edith Nesbit's Five Children and It is honoured in this beautiful Faber Classics edition of the enchanting story.

    Anthea, Robert, Cyril Jane and their baby brother make a trip to the gravel pit and what they find there is quite incredible: an enchanted creature that is able to grant them wishes. But unfortunately for the five of them, the grouchy Psammead often causes hilariously unpredictable mistakes with their wishes and it isn't long before the children find themselves in all kinds of trouble...
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    I am a Hero

    Product Code: IAMA
    Hardback 10 years +
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    The interactive quizzes, charts and drawing activities in this fill-in book will help children learn all about history's greatest and most influential women.

    From historical world leaders to modern pioneers and international muses, these are incredible concise biographies that are sure to inspire and empower readers - and the interactive nature makes them even more appealing.

    This book is packed with biographies, quotes and stunning illustrations of historical figures from the worlds of sport, science, popular culture and politics.
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    Noughts & Crosses

    Malorie Blackman

    Product Code: NOU2
    Paperback 12 years +
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    Praised by Benjamin Zephaniah and widely regarded as one of the most inspiring and influential teen series of recent years, former Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman's Noughts and Crosses is a book that tackles prejudice, racism, distrust and terrorism.

    Sephy and Callum have been friends since they were both very young and despite their feelings for each other indicating they want something more, that's as far as it can go...

    However, romance cannot be stopped even in a world full of anger, division and separation. Their love story ends up leading them both into terrible danger...
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    The White Giraffe

    Lauren St.John

    Product Code: WGR2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Lauren St John vividly evokes the smells, sounds and landscape of South Africa in this fabulous children's book, The White Giraffe. Martine's life changes forever on the night she turns eleven.

    This is just the start of her adventures as she is transported to a new life on a game reserve, living with a remote, unfriendly grandmother. Slowly Martine makes some amazing discoveries and launches into a bewitching world.

    The White Giraffe is an evocative and heartwarming story that will appeal to animal lovers from 9+.
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    Emil and the Detectives

    Erich Kastner

    Product Code: ETD2
    Paperback 10 years +
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    Emil and the Detectives was written by Erich Kastner more than 80 years ago but this classic book continues to delight generations of children.

    Emil is sent to Berlin with money to give to his grandmother, but the money is stolen by a stranger on the train. Undeterred by being stranded without money in an unfamiliar area of Berlin, Emil is determined to track down the thief.

    A gang of children gather to help him, and their adventures will capture and enthral readers from 9+.
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    Pride and Prejudice

    Jane Austen

    Product Code: JNP2
    Paperback 12 years +
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    The book that introduced Mr. Darcy, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is one of the all-time classic novels and is presented here with cover artwork by Emily Sutton.

    'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.' At least that's what Mrs Bennet thinks as she tries to push her five daughters into marriage. But things don't always go to plan...
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    The Story of Tracy Beaker

    Jacqueline Wilson

    Product Code: EAK2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    The Story of Tracy Beaker introduces Jacqueline Wilson's most popular character ever!

    10-year-old Tracy lives in a care home but frequently escapes from her annoying surroundings with the help of a vivid imagination.

    Accompanied by brilliant illustrations from Nick Sharratt, The Story of Tracy Beaker is essential reading for children from 9+.
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    Mrs. Pepperpot Stories

    Alf Proysen

    Product Code: MRX2
    Paperback 8 years +
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    Alf Proysen's Mrs Pepperpot is a resourceful character, but then this is important if you're liable to shrink to the size of a pepperpot at any moment! In Mrs Pepperpot Stories, readers will enjoy the gentle humour and ingenuity of our pint-sized heroine as she encounters a monstrous mousetrap, a crafty fox and a mountain of ice-cream! Readers from 5+ will be charmed by Mrs Pepperpot.

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    Sky Hawk

    Gill Lewis

    Product Code: AWK2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Gill Lewis combines believable and likeable characters with a heart-warming and bittersweet tale of friendship and loss. Callum and Iona live in the wilds of Scotland and become close friends when they make an amazing discovery that will change their lives forever.

    Sky Hawk is a beautiful and thought-provoking tale and sure to appeal to readers who love Michael Morpurgo's The Butterfly Lion and Running Wild.

    Contains some mild swearing.
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    Primary Illustrated Computing Dictionary

    Oxford Dictionaries

    Product Code: ILC2
    Paperback 8 years +
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    Every school and home needs a dictionary dedicated to computers and coding.

    This easy-to-use, comprehensive and fully up-to-date dictionary includes clear definitions for over 1,000 words and meanings that will help children understand key computing terms and concepts. It follows the international computing curriculum and will build vocabulary in everything from programming to buildign computer games!

    It will also help them understand all about National Curriculum topics including algorithms, logical reasoning, computer networks and data representation.
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    Fearless Spies and Daring Deeds of World War II

    Rebecca Langston-George

    Product Code: CQR2
    Paperback 10 years +
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    Explores the lives and daring deeds of spies during World War II, using photos, original sources, maps, timelines and little-known facts.
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  • Blue Door Collection - 5 Books

    Pamela Brown

    Product Code: BLUE
    Collection 9 years +
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    Take a bow! These are the stories that inspired Maggie Smith to take up acting...

    Written in 1941 when author Pamela Brown was just 14 years old, The Swish of the Curtain has inspired generations of children to take to the stage. Set in the town of Fenchester, the books follow seven resourceful children who want nothing more than to see their names up in lights.

    One day, they come across a disused chapel, and an idea is formed. With a lick of paint and the addition of a beautiful curtain (which, however much they try, won't "swish" as stage curtains ought to), the chapel becomes a theatre - and The Blue Door Theatre Company is formed.

    The children go from strength to strength, writing, directing and acting in their own plays. But their schooldays are numbered, and their parents want them to pack it in and train for sensible jobs. But with a bit of luck, and the help of some influential friends, perhaps this might not be the end...

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    Eragon

    Christopher Paolini

    Product Code: EGN2
    Paperback 11 years +
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    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...

    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.
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    Private Peaceful

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: PTF2
    Paperback 11 years +
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    Michael Morpurgo's novel, Private Peaceful, swoops the reader's emotions up and down in this stirring story of a soldier caught up in the horrors of the First World War.

    Although the story takes place in the space of just one night, there's a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows in store as Tommo recounts anecdotes from his childhood and relives nightmare experiences of fighting in the trenches.

    Private Peaceful won the Red House Children's Book Award and is an essential read for children aged nine and above who are learning about the First World War and how it affected ordinary lives.

    Readers who enjoy Private Peaceful may also like Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian.
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    The Red Pyramid

    Rick Riordan

    Product Code: PYD2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Fans of Percy Jackson will be enthralled by Rick Riordan's The Red Pyramid, especially as it kicks off another fab series by the bestselling author.

    In the first volume of The Kane Chronicles, an explosion sets in motion an unforgettable chain of events. Carter and Sadie Kane have nothing in common but their parents, until one night an explosion at the British Museum unleashes an ancient evil and the siblings have to join forces and embark on a dangerous quest.

    A gripping page-turner for readers aged 9+.

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