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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
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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
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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
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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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  • Peppa's Family and Friends Collection - 12 Books

    Product Code: PPAF
    Collection Toddlers
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    Meet Peppa Pig's family and friends in 12 brilliant little board books!

    These fun books find Peppa meeting up with all her friends and taking part in their favourite hobbies and activities. She makes music with Freddy Fox; reads a story with Gerald Giraffe; and pretends to be a pirate with Pedro Pony.
    Format: boar book
    • £5.00
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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
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  • Julia Donaldson Audio Collection - 10 CDs

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: GFCD
    Audio 3 years +
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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
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  • I Love Christmas Collection - 10 Books

    Product Code: CRCK
    Collection 3 years +
    (1)
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    Who doesn't love Christmas? These 10 festive picture books celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with plenty of Yuletide sparkle.

    Little mouse William makes a winter wish for it to snow; Santa tries to avoid being photographed everywhere he goes; and there's a whole host of wintry animals waiting to say hello!

    With rhyming text, funny characters and heart-warming plots, these books will help the whole family get into the festive spirit.
    Format: paperback
    • £5.00
    • RRP £63.90
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    Rumble in the Jungle and Other Stories Collection - 8 Books

    Giles Andreae

    Product Code: RITJ
    Collection 3 years +
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    There's a rumble in the jungle and a commotion in the ocean in Giles Andreae's vibrant picture books.

    Jungle animals including a lion, elephant and crocodile come together in these noisy and loud picture books with flowing, rhyming text. There's also a marvellous story about minibeasts; the tale of farmyard animals having fantastic fun; and prehistoric perfection in Mad About Dinosaurs.

    These books will inspire a lifelong love of reading with their zesty humour and bright, bold artwork.
    Format: paperback
    • £6.00
    • RRP £55.92
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  • My First Stickers Collection - 8 Books

    Product Code: MYFS
    Collection 3 years +
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    Start stickering from an early age!

    Dinosaurs, animals and things that go feature in this awesome collection of first sticker books - all of which have big stickers for little hands!

    By completing the activities and decorating the colourful scenes with the big stickers for little hands, children will enjoy a tactile experience as they develop their hand-eye coordination skills. Each book has simple, descriptive text and bright and bold artwork.
    Format: paperback
    • £6.00
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  • Really Nearly Christmas Collection - 10 Books

    Product Code: RNCM
    Collection 3 years +
    (1)
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    It's really nearly Christmas... What better way to raise excitement than by sharing snow-filled stories?

    The Tale of Jack Frost is retold by Hugless Douglas author David Melling (there's also a special Christmas story starring that bear, too); two children are determined to catch Santa once and for all; and excitement builds on Christmas Eve.

    You can even introduce children to the classic The Night Before Christmas. Altogether now: 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house. Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...'
    Format: paperback
    • £5.00
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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
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  • Usborne Little First Stickers Halloween

    Kirsteen Robson

    Product Code: LFSH
    Paperback 3 years +
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    This spooky book will leave young witches and wizards spellbound!

    They'll have lots of ghoulish fun filling haunted houses with ghosts; cooking up sinister concoctions with witches; and terrifying the riders of the ghost train with bats and monsters!

    This book for little vampires is most certainly a treat, not trick, this Halloween!
    • £1.00
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  • The Fairytale Hairdresser Collection - 8 Books

    Abie Longstaff

    Product Code: FRYH
    Collection 3 years +
    (2)
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    Step into a fairytale salon...

    Abie Longstaff's picture books introduce young readers to fabulous fairy tale characters including Snow White, Rapunzel and Princess Rose (Sleeping Beauty) who all line up at Kitty Lacey's salon to have their hair cut and tell incredible stories.

    The illustrations in these books are packed with things for parents and children to spot together.
    Format: paperback
    • £3.00
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  • Teach Your Hand Pencil Control Collection - 6 Books

    Product Code: THPC
    Collection 3 years +
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    Many children need a helping hand when it comes to developing their cognitive and fine motor skills. These six books include triangular easy-grip pencils to help children learn how write and draw in a neat and coherent fashion.

    Covering tracing, zigzags, crosses, circles, spirals, lines and curves, these books have bright artwork and are full of appealing activities that help develop pencil - and later, pen - control.

    They will show your child how to hold a pencil the easy way with a three-step guide recommended by teachers: 1) Dangle a pencil between your finger and thumb 2) Rotate the pencil with your other hand 3) Let the pencil rest. Squeeze your thumb and finger.
    Format: paperback
    • £5.00
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  • Happy Families Collection - 10 Books

    Allan Ahlberg

    Product Code: HPYF
    Collection 3 years +
    (1)
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    Be as happy as these families!

    Allan Ahlberg's Happy Families series is packed full of heart-warming and funny tales that will delight everyone in your family.

    Each story has a moral for children to learn from while the vibrant illustrations and sense of humour running throughout adds extra appeal even on repeated reads.

    Format: paperback. Size each book 275 x 205mm.
    • £8.00
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  • My First... Collection - 10 Books

    Product Code: MFBO
    Collection 4 years +
    (1)
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    Maths, mazes, numbers... Even origami!

    This collection of first books introduces children to important concepts in a fun and wonderfully interactive way. They are colourful, easy to follow and feature themes that we know your little ones will love.

    The search and find book will help them develop observational skills; the science book introduces basic concepts; and the picture puzzles encourage early numeracy and reading skills.
    Format: paperback
    • £7.00
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  • Old Bear Collection - 3 Books

    Jane Hissey

    Product Code: OBEA
    Collection 3 years +
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    Join the toys and celebrate Old Bear's birthday party!

    This is a collection of three charming picture books by Jane Hissey. Old Bear is the classic and familiar story of a much-loved teddy bear who gets lost. Luckily, Bramwell Brown, Little Bear, Duck and Rabbit have an entire array of ingenious methods to find Old Bear again...

    Jolly Snow is a wonderfully wintry tale about Jolly Tall, who just wants it to snow. When it doesn't come, Old Bear strikes upon a brilliant idea - why don't the toys just make their own?

    Happy Birthday Old Bear finds the toys getting everything ready for Old Bear's party. Elsie the elephant is a new friend and is planning on giving Old Bear a painted umbrella but then a gust of wind blows her (and the present!) away. Will the toys save her in time?

    These endearing stories were all inspired by the author's actual toys and the adventures she used to send them on!
    Format: paperback
    • £4.00
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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
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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
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  • Bedtime Story Winner 2017: There's a Boy Just Like Me

    Frasier Cox

    Product Code: BDSR
    Hardback 4 years +
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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.
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  • The Storm Whale Collection - 3 Books

    Benji Davies

    Product Code: STWH
    Collection 3 years +
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    Get swept away by The Storm Whale...

    Benji Davies' international bestsellers feature evocative artwork and heart-warmingly tender storylines that you and your children will both be immersed in.

    The Storm Whale follows the lonely little boy Noi as he forms an unlikely friendship with a beached whale; its sequel The Storm Whale in Winter is a magical and emotional tale that finds Noi his friend surviving the harsh conditions of the winter; and Grandma Bird has Noi visiting his grandmother on a tiny island before being swept up in a dramatic rescue.
    Format: paperback
    • £4.00
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  • No Nonsense Phonics Collection - 24 Books

    Product Code: NNPH
    Collection 4 years +
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    You're never too young to start learning about phonics!

    This collection of 24 non-fiction books introduces children to animals, food, sports, the universe and more. Each book is packed with colourful photographs and a word associated with them.

    The text in these books will help children decode words by sounding and blending and inspire their interests in the subjects while developing spoken language and building their vocabulary.
    Format: paperback
    • £5.00
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  • Trick or Treat!

    Hayley Down

    Product Code: TROR
    Hardback 3 years +
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    As Halloween approaches, children will be excited to explore this super spooky story. It contains a silicone torch that can be used to light up the pages and reveal some hidden artwork. Dim the lights of the room for extra effect!

    A funny, rhyming story that will help children understand that Halloween doesn't have to be scary, it's full of pictures of fun costumes. Shine the torch and you'll be able to see the excited children inside them!
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We have lots of brilliant books for preschoolers, including exciting educational titles, spellbinding fairy-tales and fables, nostalgic treasuries of nursery rhymes, and plenty of story books for kids featuring favourite characters! Our early years books are sure to inspire a lifelong love of books in younger children, with dynamic text and enchanting pictures.

Early learning they’ll love

We offer an assortment of engaging early learning titles. Children will acquire and develop all sorts of skills, including numeracy, literacy, first words, phonics and more - everything they’ll need for when they start school! What’s more, they’ll have heaps of fun as they learn using our activity books, singing silly songs, lifting flaps, fascinating themselves with our dinosaur books, exploring unusual textures and more!

Much-loved familiar faces

With a host of fun characters to encourage them along the way, children will be enjoying these vibrant books in no time. Characters include the Gruffalo, the Teletubbies, Peppa Pig, Paddington Bear, all the colourful characters of the Mr. Men and Little Miss universe, the Moomins and dinosaur books.

Acclaimed authors and illustrators

Our range includes plenty of titles from well-known authors and illustrators, whose works have been tried, tested and adored by kids for years! From wonderful stories by the likes of Julia Donaldson, Michael Rosen and Beatrix Potter, to colourful illustrations by Axel Scheffler, Nick Sharratt and many more. You can also browse our full range of children's books.

Large books for preschool and story book for toddlers

  • Julia Donaldson Story Collection
  • Funnybones Collection
  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Collection: Levels 1-3
  • Mr. Men Christmas Collection
  • Bedtime Story Winner 2018: The Incredible Journey
  • The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library Collection
  • Songbirds Phonics Collection
  • Halloween Sticker and Activity Collection
  • Julia Donaldson Activity Book Collection
  • Rod Campbell's My First Little Bag of Books