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  • Julia Donaldson Story Collection - 10 Books

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: JDSC
    Collection 3 years +
    (14)
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    Can your children spot the Gruffalo? Do they want to meet a vegetarian T-rex? How about hitching a ride on a witch's already heaving broomstick?

    Julia Donaldson's picture books are rightly regarded as classics and this collection of 10 of her best gives you the chance to share some truly wonderful stories with your little readers. You can also share them out in party bags so all your little one's friends can delve into these perfect stories.

    Julia's fun, flowing and rhyming text is complemented by artwork from incredible illustrators including Axel Scheffler, David Roberts and Lydia Monks.

    Why should you buy this collection? Julia Donaldson's much-loved books are a must for every toddler's bookshelf.
    Format: paperback
    • £8.00
    • RRP £68.90
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  • Paddington Collection - 10 Books

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: PADN
    Collection 3 years +
    (15)
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    This collection brings together 10 of much-missed author Michael Bond's most beloved Paddington stories.

    These funny picture books follow the marmalade-loving bear from Peru on gentle adventures that range from his arrival at Paddington Station, complete with a suitcase bearing the note 'Please look after this bear', to a fun day at the carnival.

    With all the books featuring R.W. Alley's iconic artwork, this is the perfect collection for any family that loves the Paddington film starring Ben Whishaw and Hugh Bonneville. As you read the stories, you'll quickly realise why Paddington Bear was described by Stephen Fry as a 'national treasure'.
    Format: paperback
    • £8.00
    • RRP £69.90
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    My Mr. Men World Collection - 52 Books

    Roger Hargreaves

    Product Code: MMWC
    Collection 3 years +
    (5)
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    The Mr. Men characters are an enduring favourite with generations of readers and this delightful book includes every single one of the timeless stories by Roger Hargreaves and his son, Adam.

    As well as the classic stories of Mr. Tickle, Mr. Bump and Mr. Strong, this collection also includes two brand new stories - one about Mr. Adventure and the other a new-found tale about the famous Mr. Men mascot, Walter the Worm.

    With their simple plots and bold, distinctive artwork, the lasting appeal of these beloved books will ensure this collection takes pride of place on any child's nursery bookshelf. This complete collection is perfect for toddlers and children aged 2 and over.

    Format: paperback
    If your children love the Mr. Men books, why not try the My Little Miss World Collection? Search for product code LMWC
    • £15.00
    • RRP £207.48
    • Save £192.48
    Just £0.29 per book
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  • The Great Cheese Robbery and Other Stories Collection - 10 Books & CDs

    Tim Warnes et al

    Product Code: GCRS
    Collection 3 years +
    (5)
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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), music and sound effects, these beautiful picture book stories 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
    • £7.00
    • RRP £79.90
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  • My Little Miss World Collection - 38 Books

    Roger Hargreaves

    Product Code: LMWC
    Collection 3 years +
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    This delightful box set features all of the timeless Little Miss stories by Mr. Men creator Roger Hargreaves and his son, Adam.

    As well as 37 classic titles including Little Miss Naughty, Little Miss Sunshine and Little Miss Chatterbox, you can also enjoy the newest addition to the collection, Little Miss Inventor.

    With their bright style of artwork and simple, uplifting plots, the lasting appeal of these beloved storybooks will ensure this collection takes pride of place on any child's nursery bookshelf. Perfect for toddlers and children aged 2 and over.

    Format: paperback

    It appears that Little Miss Naughty was involved with listing the characters on the back of these books and she had some fun disguising Little Miss Birthday as Little Miss Hug on 36 of the 38 books! We know some customers may be disappointed and for that we apologise. However, we have decided not to send them all to pulp as that would be a real shame indeed and might upset Little Miss Sunshine...
    If your children love the Little Miss books, they'll also enjoy our My Mr. Men World Collection. Search for product code MMWC.
    • £14.00
    • RRP £151.62
    • Save £137.62
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  • Julia Donaldson Audio Collection - 10 CDs

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: GFCD
    Audio 3 years +
    (39)
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    The Gruffalo has become one of the most-loved children's characters of all time and this 10-CD collection brings him, and many of his equally brilliant friends from Julia Donaldson's collection of books, to life in audio format.

    Perfect for long journeys and for keeping children entertained whatever the weather, among those delivering the soothing, rhyming stories are Imelda Staunton, Alexander Armstrong and even Julia Donaldson herself!

    A Squash and a Squeeze is a charming story; while Room on the Broom is hilarious; and The Snail and the Whale is quite rightly regarded as a children's classic. There is even The Gruffalo Song and Other Songs included, a CD which contains some of Julia's very own fun-filled action songs for children aged 3 and over.

    CDs in this collection:
    What the Ladybird Heard, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, The Troll, The Snail and the Whale, Room on the Broom, The Smartest Giant, A Squash and a Squeeze, The Gruffalo's Song, The Gruffalo's Child and The Gruffalo.

    Format: paperback
    • £6.00
    • RRP £40.00
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  • The Little Princess Collection - 10 Books

    Tony Ross

    Product Code: LTPN
    Collection 3 years +
    (2)
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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
    • £4.00
    • RRP £69.90
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  • The Big Lion and the Little Mouse

    Product Code: BLLM
    Other Toddlers
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    With its shaped cover, this charming board book retells the much-loved story of the lion and the mouse.

    With tactile flip-and-see pages and beautiful illustrations, this colourful book is the perfect introduction to Aesop's Fables for little ones.

    Young readers will love learning the moral behind the text in this appealing book.
    • £2.00
    • RRP £5.99
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  • Night Monkey Day Monkey Magnet Book

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: NMDM
    Hardback 3 years +
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    This special mini edition of Julia Donaldson's Night Monkey Day Monkey comes with 10 chunky magnetic characters and four double-page spreads to add them to.

    The Day Monkey and Night Monkey couldn't be more different, but when they spend time in each other's worlds, they learn from each other and become best friends.

    The interactive, magnetic format is perfect for helping little Julia Donaldson fans develop their fine motor skills while having as much fun as a cheeky monkey.
    • £3.00
    • RRP £9.99
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  • Bedtime Story Winner 2017: There's a Boy Just Like Me

    Frasier Cox

    Product Code: BDSR
    Hardback 4 years +
    (16)
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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.
    • £3.00
    • RRP £4.99
    • Save £1.99
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  • Fairy Tale Bingo

    Product Code: ED2107
    Other 3 years +
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    Children as young as 3 can take their first steps into the world of Bingo when they play these three fun-filled fairy tale takes on the classic game.

    Including a spinner, four game boards and 36 cards, this box contains instructions for fairy tale bingo, memory bingo and memory pairs.

    Playing these games will help teach children different colours, encourage them to play with others and develop fine motor and memory skills.

    Box size 215 x 270mm
    Ages 3 plus
    2-4 players
    • £2.00
    • RRP £8.99
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  • The Fast Hare and the Slow Tortoise

    Product Code: FHST
    Other Toddlers
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    With its shaped cover, this charming board book retells the much-loved story of the hare and the tortoise.

    With tactile flip-and-see pages and beautiful illustrations, this colourful book is the perfect introduction to Aesop's Fables for little ones.

    This simple retelling of the traditional story will help children learn all about the moral behind the text.
    • £2.00
    • RRP £5.99
    • Save £3.99
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  • Farmyard Friends Collection - 20 Books

    Product Code: FMYB
    Collection 3 years +
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    Children will love this fun-filled collection of 20 stories presented in an adorable barn-shaped box. All of the books are slightly different sizes so when they are inserted into the box, they make a delightful roof for the barn!

    Whether it's The Three Little Pigs or A Goose on the Loose, these exciting stories are perfect for encouraging little ones to read! Other stories follow Titus the goat with a troublesome tooth; Chicken Licken; and Posy the nosy pig.
    Format: paperback
    • £12.00
    • RRP £139.80
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    Just £0.60 per book
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  • People Who Help Us Collection - 4 Books

    Product Code: PWHO
    Collection 4 years +
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    This fascinating collection contains four books that look at the people who help us in our local communities.

    They focus on British community workers such as the Ambulance and Air Ambulance Crew; Firefighters; Lifeboat Crew; and Police Officers - informing readers about the situations they may come across in their daily lives.

    With levelled text and full-colour photographs, each book teaches children how these workers help us and what they do to serve the community.
    Format: paperback
    • £4.00
    • RRP £31.96
    • Save £27.96
    Just £1.00 per book
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  • Let's Go Lotto

    Product Code: ED2154
    Other 3 years +
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    The numbers add up with this bright and bold Lotto game for little ones!

    All based around animals in their vrooming vehicles, children can play Let's Go Lotto, Memory Bingo and Let's Go Pairs on the colourful game boards.

    With 36 game cards, four boards and a spinner, this is a fine introduction to board games that also provides a fun way of helping children develop their fine motor and matching skills while also encouraging them to play with others.
    • £2.00
    • RRP £8.99
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  • Kawaii Pencil Set of 20 with Erasers

    Product Code: ST2862
    Other 3 years +
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    This superb stationery set contains 10 graphite pencils, 10 coloured pencils, a pink pencil sharpener and 20 erasers with an appealing kawaii theme.

    As an added bonus, it also includes a 32-page drawing, colouring and activity book featuring the cute characters. It's a lovely gift for any child who loves kawaii and the pencils could be shared out to make perfect party bag presents!
    Contents: 10 graphite pencils, 10 coloured pencils, pencil sharpener, 20 erasers
    Ages 3 plus
    • £2.00
    • RRP £14.99
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  • Happy Farm Jumbo Floor Puzzle

    Product Code: ED2140
    Other 3 years +
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    Create a happy farm floor puzzle with this jumbo-sized jigsaw!

    There are 48 huge pieces to put together that reveal a scene of a happy day at the farm, including a farmer, horse, pig, scarecrow, some chickens and two cows.

    Ages 3 plus
    Puzzle size: 90 x 60cm. 48 pieces.
    • £3.00
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  • Wooden Dinosaur Bookends

    Product Code: CN0702
    Other 3 years +
    (1)
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    We all know that reading is roar-some, so what better way for your children to display their books than with this set of dinosaur-themed bookends?

    With these prehistoric pals for the bookshelf, little explorers can discover a whole world of reading. They're designed in vibrant colours that will complement any child's room.

    Ages 3 plus
    Box size 145 x 205mm
    Dimensions each bookend 100mm x 140mm
    • £2.00
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  • Princess Pairs

    Product Code: ED2153
    Other 3 years +
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    Children will have a right royal time playing matching pairs with these princess-themed cards.

    All 72 cards feature bright and bold illustrations and are perfect for helping children develop their coordination, observational and matching skills. There are pairs and families of princesses to pair up!
    • £2.00
    • RRP £8.99
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  • Bedtime Story Winner 2018: The Incredible Journey

    Tom Burlison

    Product Code: BSIJ
    Hardback 3 years +
    (4)
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    We are so excited to be sharing Tom Burlison's The Incredible Journey - the winner of The Book People's Bedtime Story Competition 2018.

    One of the UK's youngest picture book authors, 7-year-old Tom's tale is a fun and inspiring bedtime story about the power of imagination and friendship. The two main characters, Elliot and Ruby, have many adventures: they travel through puddle portals to pirate lands, find parts of an alien spacecraft, and get chased by dinosaurs - all on their walk to school as their imaginations unlock a world of possibilities!

    Tom's story was selected as the winner of our Bedtime Story Competition 2018 out of over 1000 entries from children aged between 5 and 11. A panel of judges that included Olympic Gold medallist and Dadventures author Alex Gregory and Sara Sanchez, the illustrator of the winning book chose Tom's story because it is funny, clever and it shows how imagination can transform the way a child looks at the world.

    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 theBookPeople.co.uk, Tom's book features illustrations from top children's book illustrator Sara Sanchez and is published by Little Tiger.

    Please note that this book is exempt from all promotions due to its charitable donation.

    If you think you know a child who could be our next published author then head to our competition page to encourage your children to enter their stories about feelings.
    • £2.00
    • RRP £4.99
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  • Baby Animal Erasers - Set of 20

    Product Code: ST2868
    Other 3 years +
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    An adorable assortment of baby animal erasers - perfect for pencil cases!

    There's a cute camel, a cheeky chick, a baby croc and so much more in this novelty set containing 20 animal-shaped erasers.

    Box size: 280 x 210mm
    • £2.00
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  • Dig Dig Digging & Other Stories Collection - 8 Books

    Margaret Mayo & Alex Ayliffe

    Product Code: DIGD
    Collection 3 years +
    (2)
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    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
    • £8.00
    • RRP £55.92
    • Save £47.92
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    Zoo Friends Collection - 10 Books

    Product Code: FIEN
    Collection 3 years +
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    Which animal has done a poo in the zoo? Who wants to join the critters at the hibernation hotel? And will that lion ever find some peace and quiet?

    We just know your animal-obsessed children will love these energetic picture books inspired by the creatures found in zoos. They are bright, bold and brilliant and vary from laugh-out-loud tales to soothing stories. They're all presented in a sturdy slipcase.

    Written by talented authors who know what makes a good children's story and featuring artwork from our Bedtime Story Competition illustrators Ada Grey, Alison Brown and many more, these are simply roar-some stories to share with your young readers!
    Format: paperback
    • £5.00
    • RRP £69.90
    • Save £64.90
    Just £0.50 per book
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  • 20 Christmas-Themed Pencil and Eraser Set

    Product Code: ST2724
    Other 3 years +
    (1)
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    This Christmas-themed stationery set includes 10 grey pencils and 10 colouring pencils, as well as 20 shaped erasers.

    It also includes a sharpener and a little, 32-page colouring book - perfect for any long journeys and trips to see the family during the festive season. Ages 3 plus

    Packaging dimensions: 250 x 445mm
    PB book, 32 pages, 140 x 140mm. Contents: 10 grey pencils, 10 colouring pencils, 20 shaped erasers, sharpener
    • £2.00
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £12.99
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