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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 : 9 years +

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    Stuff You Should Know About the Human Body

    Product Code: SSKB
    Paperback 8 years +
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    How do bones mend and just what exactly are hormones?

    Stuff You Should Know About the Human Body is packed with large and colourful illustrated diagrams that explain biology in simple terms. This information is complemented by characters running around the pages performing the actions referenced in the text.

    It includes double-page spreads that show how full body systems such as the circulatory, nerve, skeletal and immune systems work.
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  • Computer Coding for Kids

    Carol Vorderman

    Product Code: CODI
    Paperback 8 years +
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    Computer coding is becoming an increasingly important skill in modern life, especially during IT lessons at school, and many children will be able to make use of it in their future careers.

    You can never be too young to start learning and there can be no better guide than Carol Vorderman, who we all know is extremely intelligent after her years on Countdown and the various other TV shows - and books - where she has flexed her brain power.

    Carol's step-by-step - and very visual - guide to the complex key skill of computer coding is suitable for children aged 9 and over and teaches the basics of coding for multiple programming languages including Scratch 3.0 and Python.

    Avoiding computer jargon and starting with the basics, this book gradually progresses to more advanced computer projects where children can even start building their own games through coding! A great book for budding programmers.
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  • Hetty Feather

    Jacqueline Wilson

    Product Code: HET2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Warm, moving, funny and totally fascinating, Hetty Feather by Jacqueline Wilson is the perfect book for young readers aged 9 and over.

    It's London, 1876, and Hetty Feather is just a tiny baby when her mother leaves her at the Foundling Hospital. The Hospital cares for abandoned children - but Hetty must first live with a foster family until she is big enough to go to school. Life in the countryside is hard but with her 'brothers' Jem and Gideon, she helps in the fields and plays imaginary games. Together they sneak off to visit the travelling circus and Hetty is mesmerised by the show, especially Madame Adeline and her performing horses. But Hetty's happiness is threatened once more when she is returned to the Foundling Hospital. The new life of awful uniforms and terrible food is a struggle for her. But now she has the chance to find her real mother. Could she really be the wonderful Madame Adeline? Or will Hetty find the truth is even more surprising?

    Jacqueline Wilson will surprise and delight old fans and new with this utterly original take on a historical novel. Set in Victorian times and featuring a brand new feisty heroine, Hetty Feather, this is a Tracy Beaker-esque tale that will thrill young readers.
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  • Bombs & Blackberries

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: BBJD
    Hardback 8 years +
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    Written by Julia Donaldson, this book contains a script for a World War II play for children to act out in class or at home.

    Published to coincide with the 75th anniversary of D-Day in 2019, the story follows the Chivers children as they are sent to the countryside and subsequently back home to Manchester when the threat dies down - but then the air-raid siren starts to go off...

    Poignant and dramatic, this play will help children explore both historical and literacy topics in an involving and creative setting.
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  • Zip it Up! The Best Friends Book About Us!

    Product Code: ZPIT
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Zip it Up! is an interactive book that lets children compare themselves with their closest friends and discover why they get on so well.

    With activities that will show them who will be the first to arrive in Hollywood, who's the most outrageous and if they could be room-mates, this is a brilliant write-in book for friends to complete together.

    There are questions that encourage children to think, talk, debate and rate and, best of all, the book can be zipped up to keep all of these important matters secret!
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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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  • National Geographic Explorer Guide: Birds

    National Geographic Kids

    Product Code: NGBD
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Find adventure, have fun outdoors and be a bird spotter with this ultimate explorer field guide from National Geographic Kids!

    Packed with facts and photos, this fun guide will make children look and listen to find the feathered friends right in their own gardens. From ducks to hawks and sparrows to sandpipers, it's the perfect introduction to birds and makes identifying them easy.

    It contains the most common birds in Great Britain and Ireland and is a great size for taking in backpacks on days trips or camping holidays.
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  • Grk Collection - 5 Books

    Josh Lacey

    Product Code: GRKK
    Collection 9 years +
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    When Tim meets Grk, a bedraggled and abandoned dog, he has no choice but to take him in - but Grk is about to change Tim's life forever.

    Grk belongs to a Stanislavian ambassador and Tim is determined to reunite the pair. Little does he know that he will have to concoct a variety of plans 007 would be proud of as he faces the violent and dangerous politics of this small Eastern European country...

    Fast-paced, compelling and ideal for getting reluctant readers into great adventure stories.
    Format: paperback
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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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    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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  • Dig & Discover Glow in the Dark Stegosaurus Fossil and Figurine

    Product Code: ED2168
    Other 8 years +
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    Dig up a dinosaur with this exciting excavation kit!

    Budding paleontologists can use the chisel to unearth a hidden prehistoric fossil. They can then put the bones together to make a superb stegosaurus skeleton.

    This hands-on kit promotes imaginative play and also comes with a glow-in-the-dark stegosaurus figurine.

    Ages 8 plus
    Contents: 1 x glow-in-the-dark stegosaurus figurine, 1 x plaster block containing stegosaurus fossil, 1 x hammer, 1 x dowel, 1 x brush, instructions
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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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  • Danny the Champion of the World

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: DNN2
    Paperback 8 years +
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    Written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, Danny the Champion of the World is a heart-warming story about a boy, his father and their ongoing battle with a rich snob.

    Danny lives in a gipsy caravan with his father, who is the most marvellous and exciting dad any boy has ever had. However, the land around them belongs to Mr Victor Hazell, an old blue-faced baboon with tiny piggy eyes.

    After finally having enough, Danny and his father concoct a daring plot to give Victor the biggest shock of his life. They just have to make sure they don't get caught...

    With a refreshed jacket to celebrate 100 years of Roald Dahl, this is a classic tale from the master storyteller full of all the traits that have made him so enduringly popular - villains getting their comeuppance, crazy tales and heroes that you instantly love.
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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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    A Pony Called Secret Collection - 3 Books

    Olivia Tuffin

    Product Code: APCS
    Collection 9 years +
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    From the author of The Palomino Pony series, this exciting collection features three perfect pony stories and is filled with adventure and a genuine love of horses!

    Using funny antics from her own ponies, Olivia Tuffin writes with real heart and knowledge of the equestrian world. And in this heartwarming series, readers see Alice follow her dream of achieving success with her young strawberry roan pony, Secret.

    After struggling with Secret's training, a chance encounter with the mysterious Finn changes everything. And when Alice finally joins pony club, she is thrilled to be invited to super-popular Hannah's party. But as snow begins to fall and a pony escapes, Alice and Finn rush to the rescue...Can their friendship survive the storm?

    Alice finally reaches the Olympia Horse Show with Secret, but she soon runs into trouble with the competition - a suspicious girl named Leah. On the night before the big day, Secret is stolen and Alice's dream turns into a nightmare. It must be impossible for Alice and Finn to track him down!

    Format: paperback
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  • Do Elephants Ever Forget?

    Guy Campbell

    Product Code: AFEL
    Paperback 9 years +
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    The Actually Factually books contain a collection of misunderstandings, mistakes and misconceptions and answer a number of questions everyone wants to know the answer to - e.g. Why are yawns contagious and do elephants ever forget?

    Focusing on the myths that have wrongly been considered truths, this book reveals if there really is life on other planets...
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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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  • 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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  • The Ethan I Was Before

    Ali Standish

    Product Code: CGB2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    My dare. My friend. My fault. Uplifting and unpredictable, this poignant debut middle-grade novel is a classic in the making. Perfect for fans of Wonder and A Boy Called Hope. Ethan had been many things. He was always ready for adventure and always willing to accept a dare, especially from his best friend, Kacey. But that was before. Before the accident that took Kacey from him. Before his family moved from the city he loves to a tiny town in the middle of nowhere. Ethan's new home feels like the place for second chances. It's also home to Coralee, a girl with a big personality and even bigger stories. Coralee may be just the friend Ethan needs, except Ethan isn't the only one with secrets. Coralee's are catching up with her, and what she's hiding might be putting both their lives at risk. The Ethan I Was Before is a story of friendship, wonder, adventure and ultimately of hope.
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  • The Boy in the Dress

    David Walliams

    Product Code: OYD2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Now widely regarded as one of the most talented children's authors around, funnyman David Walliams, previously best known for his Sport Relief challenges and Little Britain, released his debut novel, The Boy in the Dress, to tremendous acclaim in 2008.

    Full of heart, wit and a touch of Roald Dahl-style anarchy, it finds 12-year-old Dennis living unhappily after his mum leaves the family. A crack of light shines through as he strikes up a friendship with a girl based on their mutual love of Vogue magazine - and soon Dennis is trying out some of her dresses...

    Covering an important and timely subject with no judgment and plenty of wit and insight, this fantastic novel is great for reluctant readers and any child who's felt like they're the odd one out...
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  • My Brother is a Superhero

    David Solomons

    Product Code: MYQ2
    Paperback 8 years +
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    This is a super book for superhero-mad children! An award-winning book written by David Solomons, it's a zesty and refreshing read full of funny situations.

    Luke is a comic-mad 11-year old who shares a tree house with his geeky older brother, Zack.

    Luke's only mistake is to go for a wee right at the wrong time. While he's gone, an alien gives his undeserving, never-read-a-comic-in-his-life brother superpowers and then tells him to save the universe.

    Luke is massively annoyed about this, but when Zack is kidnapped by his arch-nemesis, Luke and his friends have only five days to find him and save the world...
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  • Chelsea Walk Collection - 6 Books

    Product Code: CWLK
    Collection 9 years +
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    Meet the residents of 6 Chelsea Walk (a real-life address!) and learn all about the historical achievements of women in these enlightening books.

    Covering feminist history in an inspiring way, these books blend facts with storytelling and look at how women won the right to vote and make sure their voices are heard. Books also look at women at war and those who have made an impact behind the camera.

    The perfect series for fans of Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls and Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World.
    Format: paperback
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  • Space Hoppers: Victory for Venus

    Tommy Donbavand

    Product Code: BZU2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Space Hoppers is a brand new series of hilarious sci-fi fiction from popular author, Tommy Donbavand. Set in the year 2281, Space Hoppers follows the adventures of special agents Dan Fireball, Astra Moon and Volt as they patrol the universe, fighting crimes and chasing the Solar System's most notorious villain, The Geezer! Alarmingly, The Geezer's efforts to discredit children seem to be working, and Venus is considering being the first planet in the Solar System to go back to adult rule. There are debates between kids and grown-ups, and passionate rallies for both sides. Dan, Astra and a disassembled Volt are sent to Venus to help police the elections, but end up investigating when the President suddenly announces that she is conceding defeat to The Geezer himself. Have the adults got something on her, or could she be a replica of the real leader, programmed to say whatever she's told?
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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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