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  • The Shakespeare Stories Collection - 16 Books

    Andrew Matthews & Tony Ross

    Product Code: NSHK
    Collection 7 years +
    (27)
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    From the tragedy of Macbeth to the humour of Much Ado About Nothing, this superb collection of paperbacks makes an excellent introduction to Shakespeare's books for younger readers. The full list of stories in the collection is:
    • Julius Caesar
    • King Lear
    • The Merchant of Venice
    • The Taming of the Shrew
    • Twelfth Night
    • As you Like it
    • A Midsummer Night's Dream
    • Much Ado About Nothing
    • The Tempest
    • Henry V
    • Macbeth
    • Othello
    • Richard III
    • Romeo and Juliet
    • Antony and Cleopatra
    • Hamlet
    The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life, allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.

    Format: paperback
    Please note that although these books are suitable for children aged 9 and over to enjoy independently, the themes they cover mean they may be considered more suitable for shared reading with children aged 7 plus.
    • £5.00
    • RRP £79.84
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  • The Famous Five Collection - 22 Books

    Enid Blyton

    Product Code: FFCC
    Collection 7 years +
    (16)
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    With mysteries, adventure and lashings of ginger beer, The Famous Five have entertained generations of young readers. In fact, the books have never been out of print!

    Here, in a keepsake box, you can enjoy all 22 novels that follow Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog as they visit some thrilling places and explore and uncover all sorts of secrets. To complete the set, there's a book of short stories about our favourite would-be detectives.

    From Kirrin Island to the lighthouse at Demon's Rocks and farms, castles, caves and secret passages galore, the gang outwit thieves, seek hidden treasure and encounter spook trains in their exciting journeys. Illustrated by Eileen Soper, this complete set of books shows how courage and determination can always help children achieve great things.

    Book People and Enid Blyton - A Lifetime of Adventure
    Format: paperback
    • £14.00
    • RRP £153.78
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  • Biff, Chip and Kipper: Time Chronicles Collection - 18 Books

    Product Code: BCKT
    Collection 7 years +
    (19)
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    The familiar figures of Biff, Chip and Kipper have grown up and are facing a battle against evil in these 18 excellent adventures.

    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.

    Starting at Oxford Reading Tree Level 10, the books also include extras such as parent support, historical fact files and suggestion for things to talk about regarding the story.

    Format: paperback
    • £10.00
    • RRP £107.82
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  • Project X Alien Adventures: Series 1 Collection - 31 Books

    Product Code: PXAA
    Collection 6 years +
    (67)
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    Packed with fantastic artwork and ideal for preparing Year 2 schoolchildren aged 6 and above as they look to tackle their very first chapter books, our Project X Alien Adventures Collection is full of fun stories, activities and facts that will help young readers build their confidence in reading at Oxford Reading Level 7 and then progress right through to Level 11.

    Badlaw and his army of robotic Krools are taking over Planet Exis. Now Exis's only chance for freedom is for Nok and micro-friends Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger to save the day, free Exis from Badlaw and save Nok's parents, too!

    Gripping and sure to have even the most reluctant reader wanting to turn the pages and read on, this huge collection of 31 books is specially written by the creators of the Oxford Reading Tree (Biff, Chip and Kipper) to encourage children to enjoy reading independently.

    This 31-book collection covers Oxford Reading Tree Levels 7 to 11 (book bands Turquoise, Purple, Gold, White and Lime). It is suitable for children in Year 2/P3.

    Please note the books in this collection vary in size. The dimensions stated are for the wallet that the books are presented in.
    Format: paperback
    • £12.00
    • RRP £154.90
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  • The Secret Seven Collection - 16 Books

    Enid Blyton

    Product Code: SVCC
    Collection 7 years +
    (12)
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    Written by Enid Blyton - one of the world's favourite children's writers and the author who brought the world The Famous Five, Malory Towers and The Naughtiest Girl series - The Secret Seven are a group of friends who meet in a shed and solve some startling mysteries.

    Peter, his sister Janet, and their friends Jack, Colin, George, Pam and Barbara make up the Secret Seven. They meet in a shed with 'S.S' on the door and to get in you'll need to know the password and wear the right badge. Peter is head of the society and he makes jolly well sure that everyone abides by the rules...

    While the gang eat cake and drink lemonade, they puzzle over the peculiar goings-on in their local community and make it their mission to put things right. To do this, they have to keep watch, search for clues and ask the right questions. From burglaries to stolen animals and missing children, there's always a case to be cracked!

    Book People and Enid Blyton - A Lifetime of Adventure
    Format: Paperback
    • £12.00
    • RRP £111.84
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  • Project X Alien Adventures: Series 2 Collection - 25 Books

    Product Code: PXAL
    Collection 7 years +
    (27)
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    So many of you have been asking us for the next books in the bestselling series and now we're delighted to say The Project X team are back - and they're set to face their biggest challenges yet in this massive 25-book collection.

    Max, Cat, Ant, Tiger and their new robot micro-friend, Eight, face a number of new challenges that will inspire young readers to keep turning the pages of every single action-packed book included in the collection.

    With stories written by authors including Steve Cole, Elen Caldecott and Jacqueline Rayner, the plots follow the gang as they face off against Badlaw; go in search of a missing cargo of cyberbees; and are attacked by a swarm of metal-eating, robotic space locusts. The collection also includes a larger-format Fact File full of activities.

    With their 3D-style artwork, the books are perfect for children in Year 3 at school. All-new stories, they continue the adventures from the first series at Oxford Reading Level 9 and progress all the way up to Level 14, meaning they are suitable for children of differing reading abilities.

    This 25-book collection covers Oxford Reading Tree Levels 9 to 14 (book bands Brown and Grey). It is suitable for children in Year 3 and 4. It follows on from the first collection back at Level 9 to help children hone their reading skills before moving onto the more advanced stories.
    Format: paperback
    • £12.00
    • RRP £168.80
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  • Friendly Fox Craft Kit

    Product Code: CT1029
    Other 6 years +
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    Create your own quilted-style keepsake picture with the Friendly Fox Craft Kit!

    Children will develop hand-eye coordination and creativity skills as they use the crafting tool and colourful fabric pieces to make a picture of a friendly fox.

    Contents: foam board, fabric pieces, crafting tool.
    Box size: 220 x 220mm.
    Ages 6 plus
    • £1.00
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  • Treetop Fiction Collection - 15 Books

    Product Code: TRTP
    Collection 7 years +
    (2)
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    These carefully levelled stories (Oxford levels 9-11; suitable for those studying at Brown band level) range from spooky tales to science-fiction adventures. They have been specially written to help children find the right books for their tastes while also developing their reading skills.

    From The Masked Cleaning Ladies of Om to Flan Across the River, each entertaining book also has inside-cover notes to help support children in their reading.

    There are five books each covering three different difficulty levels and all of the stories are appealingly illustrated.

    Format: paperback
    • £8.00
    • RRP £112.50
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    Acrylic Painting Set in Wooden Box

    Product Code: CT0756
    Other 7 years +
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    You can paint like a professional with this complete set of artist's materials.

    Ages 7 plus
    Size 360 x 340mm
    Contents: Paint palette, palette knife, 2 sketching pencils, 3 paintbrushes, 10 x 12ml tubes of acrylic paint, 2 x 21ml bottles of acrylic paint, pencil sharpener, eraser
    • £1.00
    • RRP £11.99
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    12-Piece Desk Easel set

    Product Code: CT0755
    Other 7 years +
    (1)
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    Aspiring artists can paint like a professional with this amazing set. The miniature easel is suitable for use with acrylics, oils and many other mediums and many other art materials are included in the box.

    Ages 6 plus
    Size 210 x 435mm, 12 pieces
    Contents: Wooden desk easel, miniature canvas, plastic palette, 3 artist brushes, 6 acrylic paints (12ml, assorted colours)
    Avoid contact with eyes. If irritation or redness occurs, seek medical attention. Paint may stain clothes. Always wash hands after use. Colour and contents may vary.
    • £1.00
    • RRP £7.99
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  • LEGO Star Wars Episode I-VIII: Readers Collection - 8 Books

    Product Code: LSWE
    Collection 5 years +
    (2)
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    Enjoy a brick-by-brick recreation of all your favourite stories and scenes from a galaxy far, far away with this set of eight LEGO Star Wars books.

    Packed with images of LEGO Star Wars sets, these are brilliant books for introducing heroic Jedi and amazing rebels and the evil characters who run the Empire.

    It will help children learn all about the Force and this timeless battle of good versus evil. The images are exciting and the text is easy to follow.

    Format: paperback
    • £5.00
    • RRP £39.92
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  • Make Your Own Christmas String Lights

    Product Code: CT1004
    Other 6 years +
    (1)
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    Light up your Christmas by adding these handmade decorations to your display. There are 12 lights to make and string together and they're sure to delight crafty kids who want to enjoy a creative Christmas!

    Ages 7+
    Contents: instructions, LED string lights, assorted paper strings x 12, balloons, glue.
    Requires 2 x AA batteries (not included)
    Box dimensions: 200mm x 200mm.
    • £1.00
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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
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  • George's Marvellous Medicine

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: GMN2
    Paperback 7 years +
    (1)
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    With refreshed artwork to celebrate the Roald Dahl 100 anniversary celebrations, this is a special edition of the magical tale, George's Marvellous Medicine.

    George's Marvellous Medicine is one of his most popular tales, in which young boy George creates a very special medicine to cure his grandma of her nasty habits. Complete with Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations, this is a must-read for any youngster in the midst of their reading journey!
    • £2.00
    • RRP £5.99
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  • Sew Your Own Snowman Kit

    Product Code: CT1002
    Other 8 years +
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    Sew together a smiling snowman with this Make Your Own Festive Snowman kit.

    It's a creative way of counting down to the big day and once complete, the snowman is sure to take pride of place in any Christmas display.

    The instructions are easy to follow and ideal for any creative child who likes to make things in the countdown to the most wonderful time of the year.
    Ages 8+

    Contents: instructions, plush, yarn, ribbon, stuffing, buttons, plastic eyes, needle.

    Box dimensions: 180mm x 200mm.
    • £1.00
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  • Judy Blume's Fudge Collection - 5 Books

    Judy Blume

    Product Code: BLUM
    Collection 7 years +
    (4)
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    In worldwide-bestselling author Judy Blume's laugh-out-loud series for younger readers, Peter thinks he has the world's biggest problem - a naughty little brother called Fudge...

    Freshly illustrated by Kate Greenaway Medal-winning Emily Gravett, the Fudge books are very funny and perfect for bridging the gap between picture books and longer chapter stories.

    Throughout the books, Fudge's long-suffering brother has to put up with Fudge trying to sell their baby sister, Fudge's excitement about going on holiday and his attempts to steal Andrew's new turtle, Dribble!

    Format: paperback
    • £5.00
    • RRP £29.95
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  • Marge in Charge Collection - 4 Books

    Isla Fisher

    Product Code: MARG
    Collection 7 years +
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    Marge loves to make a mess and bend the rules. She has rainbow-coloured hair and is also a babysitter...

    She cooks up a chocolate soup, conducts a chaotic concert and rescues a train in these laugh-a-minute tales. She loves skiing in summer and bonds with so many children including Zara's naughty little cousin.

    Written by popular actress Isla Fisher and illustrated by Eglantine Ceulemans, these fun family stories offer a vibrant and zesty combination of Mary Poppins and The Treehouse series. They're delightful, zippy reads that will have children racing through the pages.
    Format: paperback
    • £4.00
    • RRP £23.96
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  • James and the Giant Peach

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: JGH2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Phizz-whizzing new branding for the world's No.1 storyteller, Roald Dahl! Exciting, bold and instantly recognisable with Quentin Blake's inimitable artwork. James Henry Trotter lives with two ghastly hags. Aunt Sponge is enormously fat with a face that looks boiled and Aunt Spiker is bony and screeching. He's very lonely until one day something peculiar happens. At the end of the garden a peach starts to grow and Grow and Grow. Inside that peach are seven very unusual insects - all waiting to take James on a magical adventure. But where will they go in their Giant Peach and what will happen to the horrible aunts if they stand in their way? There's only one way to find out. "A true genius...Roald Dahl is my hero". (David Walliams). Now you can listen to James and the Giant Peach and other Roald Dahl Audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy sound effects from Pinewood Studios! Also look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting Twit or Miss! and House of Twits inspired by the revolting Twits.
    • £2.00
    • RRP £6.99
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  • Me and Mister P Collection - 3 Books

    Maria Farrer and Daniel Rieley

    Product Code: MMRP
    Collection 8 years +
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    Joe has moved to a new country with his family and things are starting to get a little bit strange!

    His suitcase has disappeared and seems to have been replaced by a polar bear. He had plans to blend in, but now he's going to have a huge bear with him at all times. At least Mister P is funny, caring and helpful(-ish)...

    These illustrated chapter books are packed with drama, heart and laughter and will encourage young readers to celebrate their individuality and learn about the importance of empathy. Mister P is there for Joe and his friends as she sits back and listens to his common worries and troubles and helps him tackle them in a positive (and subtle) way.
    Format: paperback
    • £3.00
    • RRP £20.97
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  • Glass Painting Kit

    Product Code: CT0724
    Other 7 years +
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    Decorate four candle glasses using gold stencils and paints with this creative set. It contains a brush and mixing palette and the designs range from swans to owls and butterflies.

    Box size 245 x 290mm
    • £3.00
    • RRP £13.99
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  • Trolls 1000 Sticker Book

    Centum Books Ltd

    Product Code: TROL
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Join Poppy and Branch in a superb sticker book that will make you sing with glee!

    It's bursting with fun activities that will make your hair stand on end and features activities including puzzles, drawing, colouring, crafts, doodles and facts!

    It also includes over 1,000 stickers to decorate the pages and wherever else you want!
    • £1.00
    • RRP £7.99
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  • Puppy Patrol Collection - 10 Books

    Jenny Dale

    Product Code: PUPY
    Collection 7 years +
    (4)
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    Prepare to join Puppy Patrol with these 10 charming stories from Jenny Dale.

    From a mischievous teacher's pet to a naughty pair called Sugar and Spice and puppies who want to find their mother to a super-famous dog, these are barking good stories.

    With their popular theme and accessible text, these are perfect for newly independent readers.

    Format: paperback
    • £3.00
    • RRP £49.90
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  • National Geographic Explorer Guide: Rocks and Minerals

    National Geographic Kids

    Product Code: NGRM
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Find adventure, have fun outdoors and be a rock detective with this ultimate explorer guide from National Geographic Kids!

    Packed with facts and photos, this fun guide is perfect for getting children outside to discover the amazing world underneath their feet.

    It contains the most common rocks and minerals in Great Britain and Ireland and is a great size for taking in backpacks on day trips or camping holidays.
    • £3.00
    • RRP £6.99
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  • Sport Stories Collection - 4 Books

    Jake Maddox

    Product Code: SSTR
    Collection 8 years +
    (1)
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    Written specially for children aged between 6 and 8 who are moving on from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 level, these sports stories from Jake Maddox are winning reads!
    The children in these stories face obstacles both on and off the field of play and there's a focus on mental and social challenges. Based around cycling, karate, BMX and skateboarding, they highlight how important persistence and courage is to being a success in sport.
    Format: paperback.
    • £4.00
    • RRP £19.96
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