Children's Books

3 years +

  • Big Cat Phonics Collection - 20 Books - Collection - 9780007966318
    BGCP 4 years +
    4 years +
    (1)
    • £13.00
    • RRP £80.00
    • Save £67.00
    • Just 65.00p per book
    Covering Collins Big Cat Reading Levels 1 and 2, the books in this collection have been designed to help support children's reading development at home.

    Phonics is a proven system that helps children learn to read and write by teaching them letter sounds (known as phonemes) rather than letter names and here they're featured in funny stories. You should encourage children to read the stories and encourage them to sound out any words they struggle with. Among the stories are Hansel and Gretel, Panda's Band and Mole in the Hole.

    These books come with notes for parents that will help you offer support as your children learn to read at school.
    Format: paperback
  • Start Reading Collection - 52 Books - Collection - 9781526302809
    SRDG 3 years +
    3 years +
    (4)
    • £27.00
    • RRP £259.48
    • Save £232.48
    • Just 52.00p per book
    This collection contains 52 books that will help children on their way to becoming confident readers. Each book has been Book Banded (the system used in primary schools) and is suitable for children aged between 4 and 7.

    The books will help children gain confidence and enjoy reading for pleasure. From castle mysteries to superhero exploits, the stories are illustrated and progress gradually as children become more fluent in reading.

    Compiled in consultation with a literacy expert, these books will help children at the earliest reading levels.
  • Mixed Up Fairy Tales Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781784932879
    MUFY 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £10.00
    • RRP £59.88
    • Save £49.88
    • Just 83.00p per book
    These witty retellings of famous fairy tales provide an introduction to the importance of hygiene, keeping active, healthy eating and so much more.

    Each title backs up themes found in the PSHE (personal, social and health education) curriculum and the stories are sure to help children learn about their own personal development. They provide a very gentle approach to what can be sensitive issues.

    Among the stories are Don't Pick Your Nose, Pinocchio!, Eat Your Greens, Goldilocks and Stinky Jack and the Beanstalk.

    Format: paperback
  • Finding Dory: Activity Book Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9785000317648
    DORY 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £15.96
    • Save £10.97
    • Just £1.25 per book
    Nemo and Dory fans will find splash-loads of fun as they enjoy the colouring, stickers and activities featured in this four-book collection.

    Inspired by Disney-Pixar's Finding Dory, the books feature all the characters from the Finding Nemo sequel and the activities are great for holidays, long journeys and stay-at-home days. The Deep Sea Colouring book retells the story of the movie and gives fans the chance to colour in their favourite scenes; Mega Colouring has 90 pages of the lovable characters; Unforgettable Activities has 40 fun things to do; and Sticker Scenes encourages creativity and hand-eye coordination.

    Children will love to 'just keep swimming' and work their way through this fun-filled collection.
  • Mog Picture Book Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780007953844 - Judith Kerr
    XMOGP 3 years +
    Judith Kerr
    3 years +
    (2)
    • £10.00
    • RRP £69.90
    • Save £59.90
    • Just £1.00 per book
    Judith Kerr is a national treasure. One of the nation's favourite children's authors, her stories following Mog the forgetful cat on a series of gentle adventures have delighted generations since her first appearance in 1970. This collection brings together 10 of her finest books.

    Mog is everyone's favourite family pet and throughout these stories she makes friends with a beautiful baby; takes a trip to the vet; and enjoys a cracking Christmas caper.

    With a lovable character, gorgeous artwork and funny stories, the Mog books are ones that will have the whole family feline good when they're read at bedtime.

    Please note: This collection comes shrink-wrapped
  • Ladybird: Key Words Collection - 36 Books - Collection - 9780723296782
    LKWC 4 years +
    4 years +
    (9)
    • £27.00
    • RRP £107.64
    • Save £80.64
    • Just 75.00p per book
    With three books each spread across one of 12 different reading levels, Key Words with Peter and Jane uses some of the most frequent words in the English language as a starting point for learning to read successfully and confidently.

    Series A introduces new words, Series B provides further practice of these words and then Series C links reading with writing and phonics. All the words introduced in Series A and B are then reinforced in Series C.

    Scientifically researched and world renowned, the books follow Peter and Jane as they explore and have adventures. The traditional Ladybird style of artwork makes these great for parents to read along with children, too.
  • Everybody Feels... Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781784935153 - Moira Butterfield & Holly Ster
    PE0080 3 years +
    Moira Butterfield & Holly Ster
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £19.96
    • Save £15.97
    • Just £1.00 per book
    Please note there was an error in our catalogue listing and these books are slightly smaller and have different jackets. The content remains the same.

    Young children can learn all about how everyone feels angry, scared, sad and happy from time to time with these four picture books.

    They have been specially designed to help little readers understand and cope with new or bewildering situations and the feelings that they will experience. With appealing artwork and simple, easy-to-follow text, they are comforting reads.

    From the scary experience of starting school to feeling sad over the loss of a pet and the anger of not being allowed to do what you want to the joys of putting on your own party, there are so many familiar experiences and reassuring tips to learn from.
    Format: paperback
  • Supertato Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781471172359 - Sue Hendra
    SATO 3 years +
    Sue Hendra
    3 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £20.97
    • Save £14.98
    • Just £2.00 per book
    He's always there when the chips are down and is ready to save the city from going to mash - it's the one and only Supertato!

    This collection contains three of Sue Hendra's vibrant picture books starring the super spud. In the first one, he meets his arch-nemesis for the first time and makes it his mission not to boil down under pressure; Veggies Assemble finds anarchy coming to the supermarket aisles and only a caped potato can solve it...

    Finally there's Run, Veggies, Run - a laugh-out-loud story that finds Sports Day coming to the supermarket. However, there's a new competitor from the aisles - and he's joined up with The Evil Pea in an attempt to win ALL the prizes. Can Supertato foil his nemesis's plan?

    Format: paperback
  • People Who Help Us Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781784930639
    PWHU 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £23.94
    • Save £17.95
    • Just £1.00 per book
    This six-book collection includes bright and bold introductions to six very important jobs.

    With easy-to-follow text that explains what each job role entails and who each worker will see and work with in their day-to-day lives, these are essential reads for inquisitive children who want to know more about the work people do.

    The careers covered by this collection include police officer, firefighter, doctor, chef, teacher and vet.
    Format: paperback
  • Bible Stories: Audio Collection in a Tin - 8 CDs - Collection - 9789881341150
    BIBS 3 years +
    3 years +
    (2)
    • £4.00
    • RRP £29.99
    • Save £25.99
    • Just 50.00p per book
    Carefully selected from the Old Testament, this Bible stories audio collection provides a great introduction for children aged 3 and over.

    With exciting background music and original sound effects for each story, the collection includes lively retellings of the likes of David and Goliath, Jonah and the Whale, Noah's Ark and Adam and Eve.

    Presented in a zip-up embossed tin, it will make a great present!
  • Camilla and Friends: Pink Limo Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781786926418 - Tim Bugbird
    CFPL 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £14.99
    • RRP £49.99
    • Save £35.00
    • Just £1.50 per book
    Coming in a cool - and fetching pink - limo-shaped box, these 10 charming stories are all about fairies, cute animals and even a polar bear.

    Filled with sweet illustrations, fun text and coming with four stacking blocks, these are exciting books that children will love and return to again and again.

    Perfect for sharing, these padded hardbacks feature cool characters including Camilla the Cupcake Fairy, Paulette the Pinkest Puppy and Posie the Kitten.

    Format: hardback
  • Fairytale Picture Book and CDs Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9990000022045
    PF0097 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £18.00
    • Save £14.01
    • Just £1.33 per book
    This collection contains alternative takes on famous fairy tales including Snow White, Rapunzel and Jack and the Beanstalk. It even comes with audio versions of each fantastically funny story.
    Running time: approx 17 minutes per CD
  • Dig Dig Digging & Other Stories Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781408353752 - Margaret Mayo & Alex Ayliffe
    DIGD 3 years +
    Margaret Mayo & Alex Ayliffe
    3 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £55.92
    • Save £45.93
    • Just £1.25 per book
    These eight colourful books are perfect for machine and animal-mad little ones; they'll just love repeating the noises made by the vehicles and creatures on show!

    Written by Margaret Mayo and illustrated by Alex Ayliffe, these picture books are bright, bold and full of themes that toddlers love, including diggers, rockets and dinosaurs.

    Each book is bursting with noisy words that are written in rhyme, making them especially pleasing for young children to listen and read along to.
    Format: paperback
  • Elmer Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781783446490 - David McKee
    ELMR 3 years +
    David McKee
    3 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £69.90
    • Save £57.91
    • Just £1.20 per book
    Elmer is a favourite with toddlers all over the world and this collection brings together 10 classic stories starring the patchwork elephant.

    Written and illustrated by David McKee, the vibrant colours will catch the eye of any young child while the gentle stories find Elmer waiting for a storm to end so he can see a rainbow; playing in the snow; and on the hunt for Baby Elephant's lost teddy.

    These books also help children understand that everyone is different and that this is something to celebrate.
    Format: paperback
  • Aliens Love Underpants Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9781471169533 - Claire Freedman & Ben Cort
    ALVP 3 years +
    Claire Freedman & Ben Cort
    3 years +
    • £8.00
    • RRP £48.93
    • Save £40.93
    • Just £1.14 per book
    Pirates, aliens, dinosaurs, monsters... They all love underpants and so will you with this funny seven-book collection.

    Written by Claire Freedman and illustrated by Ben Cort, these bold and bright picture books are sure to entertain any toddler as they discover just how funny aliens find underpants and how they saved the world; follow some monsters on a pants adventure; join the Pants Pirates on their quest for the Pants of Gold; and enjoy some prehistoric pants-based pandemonium in Dinosaurs Love Underpants. There's even a book about Aliens loving Dinopants!

    This is a rip-roaring collection of picture books that are perfect for reading together. In fact, we're pretty sure they'll have the whole family laughing their pants off!
    Format: paperback
  • My Very First French Words Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781773252438
    MFFW 3 years +
    3 years +
    (2)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £39.90
    • Save £29.91
    • Just £1.00 per book
    This 10-book collection will help young children learn their first words in both English and French.

    All of these books have appealing images of the subject with the English definition on one page and then another picture of the same object or saying, accompanied by the French translation. There is one word and its translation on each double-page spread.

    Suitable for children aged 3 and over, these books cover topics ranging from family and nature to the things found at the park and at the beach.
    Format: paperback
  • My Very First Spanish Words Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781773252377
    MFSW 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £39.90
    • Save £29.91
    • Just £1.00 per book
    This 10-book collection will help young children learn their first words in both English and Spanish.

    All of these books have appealing images of the subject with the English definition on one page and then another picture of the same object, thing or saying on the opposite page, all accompanied by the Spanish translation. There is one word and its translation on each double-page spread.

    Suitable for children aged 3 and over, these books cover topics ranging from family and nature to the things found at the park and at the beach.
    Format: paperback
  • Colour Your Own Giant Posters Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9317819589420
    GTPS 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £19.96
    • Save £14.97
    • Just £1.25 per book
    These four giant posters can be torn out, coloured in and displayed for all to see. They have themes of space, African animals, the creatures that live under the sea and favourite animals.

    When folded out, each poster measures a massive 285 x 790mm and are presented in landscape fashion - meaning more than one child can work on it while colouring in.

    Children can then put their finished masterpieces on the wall for all to see.
  • All Creatures Great and Small Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781408868089
    XACGS 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £8.00
    • RRP £69.90
    • Save £61.90
    • Just 80.00p per book
    There's a lion who enjoys corn flakes, a rabbit who burgles books and a crocodile looking forward to a snappy birthday in this 10-book collection starring All Creatures Great and Small.

    With their bright and bold artwork, the books in this great value collection all star amazing animal characters and have been written by popular authors including Debi Gliori, Rosie Reeve and Mark Sperring.

    Brilliant for any animal-loving children aged 3 and over, the ten books here will be returned to time and time again.
  • Ladybird Read It Yourself Collection - 30 Books - Collection - 9780241327852
    LBRY 3 years +
    3 years +
    (3)
    • £20.00
    • RRP £149.70
    • Save £129.70
    • Just 67.00p per book
    From the much-admired experts at Ladybird books comes this collection that includes a mixture of classics like The Ugly Duckling and contemporary favourites including Kung-Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon.

    Covering Levels 1-4, the 30 stories have been written in conjunction with educational experts and include a variety of key, high-frequency words that are vital when it comes to learning to read. A limited number of story words are also introduced and practised.

    These books will help build the confidence of new readers and as they tackle each level, they'll become more fluent and start to read independently. Many of the books include comprehension puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers and more detailed book band information.

    Level 1: For children who are ready to take their first steps in reading
    Level 2: For beginner readers who can read short, simple sentences with help
    Level 3: For more confident readers who can read simple stories with some help.
    Level 4: Longer stories for more independent, fluent readers.
    Format: paperback
  • Happy Families Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780241328149 - Allan Ahlberg
    HAPF 3 years +
    Allan Ahlberg
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £10.00
    • RRP £69.90
    • Save £59.90
    • Just £1.00 per book
    These picture books from esteemed children's author Allan Ahlberg (of The Jolly Christmas Postman fame) focus on characters who find themselves tangled up in all sorts of crazy everyday situations.

    These classic stories are packed with humour and morals that children can learn from and are illustrated in a hugely appealing style.

    From Mrs Lather's battle with the laundry to Mr Biff the Boxer's battle to get fit and Mr Tick the Teacher's approach to learning, these books are funny, traditional and charming. They're ideal for reading both at school and at home.

    Format: paperback
  • Thomas Story Time Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780603573736
    TMST Toddlers
    Toddlers
    • £11.99
    • RRP £59.90
    • Save £47.91
    • Just £1.20 per book
    Thomas the Tank Engine and all his friends enjoy 10 incredible adventures in this bright and colourful collection.

    Train-obsessed children will be very entertained as they follow the goings-on on the Island of Sodor. Percy makes some new friends; the engines find some buzzy bees; and there's a runaway kite on the loose.
    Format: paperback
  • Disney Frozen Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9785000326299
    DYFR 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £20.97
    • Save £16.98
    • Just £1.33 per book
    Many children are still falling under the spell of Frozen and this collection contains three storybooks inspired by the smash-hit Disney film - perfect to read ahead of the upcoming short and eagerly awaited sequel in 2019.

    A Frozen Adventure features all of Arendelle's beloved characters including Princess Anna, Princess Elsa, Kristoff, Sven the reindeer and Olaf the snowman and is a very exciting read that younger children will love.

    The other picture books include Frozen Fever (inspired by the short of the same name) and Let It Glow, which finds the characters witnessing the natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights.

    Format: Paperback
  • Preschool Sticker Activity Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781783411863
    PSSA 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £4.49
    • RRP £23.94
    • Save £19.45
    • Just 75.00p per book
    With stickers, puzzles, colouring and many more fun activities throughout every book, this collection is sure to keep children aged 3 and over entertained and excited - whether they like builders, fairies, pirates, dinosaurs, farms or princesses!

    With their bright and bold imagery and the stickers also included, the six books provide hours of enjoyment and are perfect for both encouraging creative play, enhancing coordination skills and inspiring a child's imagination.

    With such a range of themes included, children are certain to never get bored with this set of books - which would also be perfect for sharing out in party bags!