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5 years + : Early Years

  • I Love Christmas Collection - 10 Books

    Product Code: CRCK
    Collection 3 years +
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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
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  • My First... Collection - 10 Books

    Product Code: MFBO
    Collection 4 years +
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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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  • 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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  • 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
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    Let's Go to the... Collection - 4 Books

    Product Code: LTSG
    Collection 4 years +
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    Let's go somewhere extraordinary...

    These four books encourage preschoolers to develop their pen control, word and number skills as they learn about castles, farms, fire stations and vets.

    There are activities to complete on every page and the wipe-clean nature means children can complete each simple task again and again, building up their simple vocabulary.
    Format: paperback
    • £3.00
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  • Ready, Steady, Go! Collection - 3 Books

    Smriti Prasadam-Halls

    Product Code: RSGO
    Collection 3 years +
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    Get digging, come to the rescue and become a champion racer!

    Children will love making the sounds of diggers, racing cars and emergency vehicles as they are drawn in by Ed Eaves' bold and vibrant artwork in these noisy stories.

    Featuring Smriti Prasadam-Halls' flowing text, these bouncy, rhythmic picture books are so much fun to read aloud and will appeal to any child who is obsessed with noisy vehicles.
    Format: paperback
    • £2.00
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  • Mr Gumpy's Outing

    John Burningham

    Product Code: PYO2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    The Kate Greenaway Award-winning Mr Gumpy's Outing is a rollicking riverboat adventure from acclaimed author John Burningham.

    One day Mr Gumpy decides to take a trip along the river in his boat but the children, the rabbit, the cat, the pig and lots more friends decide to join him. Everyone's having a lovely time until the animals start kicking, bleating, hopping and flapping and the boat starts to rock...

    With its beautiful illustrations and words, this classic story is a simple and exciting read for children aged 5 and over.
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  • Let's Talk About When Someone Dies

    Molly Potter

    Product Code: LDI2
    Hardback 5 years +
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    This important picture book will help you help your children understand about death and the concept of grief and bereavement.

    When someone dies, we can feel a whole host of emotions and it's not always easy to put these in words, especially when talking to a child.

    This book covers the subject with sensitivity and honesty, explaining what death is and why people die. It has engaging illustrations, gentle guidance and simple advice for parents and carers.
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  • Scratch and Sparkle Dinosaurs

    Product Code: SASD
    Paperback 4 years +
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    Scratch and sketch sparkling pictures of deadly dinosaurs with this incredibly interactive art activity book.

    Taking colouring and drawing to another level, the pictures are simple to complete and the results really do look awesome. This book even has a stylus so you can scratch away the surface to reveal what lies beneath the specially coated pages.

    There are also step-by-step instructions for drawing simple pictures and a scratch-and-draw story to complete.
    • £2.00
    • RRP £6.99
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  • Gruffalo Crumble & Other Recipes: The Gruffalo Cookbook

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: GFCR
    Hardback 5 years +
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    Enjoy creating 24 recipes from the deep dark wood with this great little first cookbook inspired by The Gruffalo.

    Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's picture book is a modern classic and all the sweet treats, healthy snacks and simple meals featured in this book are inspired by it. If a child's tummy is starting to rumble, they'll love to fill it up with 'owl ice cream', 'scrambled snake' and 'roasted fox'.

    Every recipe is very simple and comes with step-by-step instructions for you to follow with your children. A perfect introduction to cooking and baking, these recipes give children and parents something to do together on holidays, rainy days and they're all ideal for a Gruffalo-themed party.
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  • Lea's Birthday

    Jay Dale

    Product Code: AJL2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    Lea's Birthday is a Yellow book banded book that will help children develop their vocabulary and learn new words. It's ideal for newly independent readers.
    • £1.00
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    Hot and Cold

    Anne Giulieri

    Product Code: AHO2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    These books will help children learn the difference between hot and cold things while also developing their reading confidence and vocabulary skills.
    • £1.00
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  • Tiny Tots: My First Shoe Book

    Igloobooks

    Product Code: MFSH
    Other 4 years +
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    Learn how to tie your laces with this bright and bold book from the Tiny Tots range.

    It follows two friendly rabbits as they have fun playing in the field and learn how important it is to tie your laces. The practical illustrations are colour coded and easy to decipher.

    A step-by-step guide to tying shoelaces, complete with a practice lace embedded into its colourful cover.
    • £2.00
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  • Bird Builds a Nest

    Martin Jenkins

    Product Code: BBAN
    Hardback 5 years +
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    Bird is building her nest. She pushes and pulls twigs into place until she's made a cosy cup, ready and waiting... can your children guess what for?

    Following a bird as it builds a nest, this gorgeous picture book offers an introduction to forces and the concepts of pushing and pulling. From trying to catch the worm to gathering twigs, this is an exciting and accessible introduction to both nature and science.

    It uses a charming story to introduce children to facts about this scientific - and extremely useful - concept.
    • £3.00
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  • Farm Animals

    Nancy Dickmann

    Product Code: CAJ2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    Young children can learn all about farms and the work they do in this simple, accessible and informative book. It provides and overview of what farming is really like and covers some traditional methods that are no longer used e.g. oxen-pulling ploughs.
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  • Wibbly Pig Picks a Pet

    Mick Inkpen

    Product Code: IBB2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Popular CBeebies character Wibbly Pig stars in this endearing tale which is just perfect for any child aged 3+ who has dreamed of owning the perfect pet. Irresistibly charming and with bright and bold pictures children who love the TV show will be familiar with, this imaginative story explores all the best pets at the pet shop.

    Wibbly Pig and Scruffy Pig are worried Big Pig's sister's friend will choose a boring pet to take home. Who wants a bunny rabbit when you can have an elephant, or a bear, or a dinosaur, surely these are much better... aren't they?

    Wibbly Pig and chums are characters who will certainly become firm favourites with your preschooler.
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  • Squishy Squashy Panda

    Jenny Copper

    Product Code: SSPA
    Other 3 years +
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    Meet Squishy Squashy Panda and his jungle friends in this beautifully bright board book full of love!

    This book has a panda toy with a squishy tummy to play with and the rhyming story is a delight to read aloud and share.

    Tactile and interactive, this book is perfect for interactive play and will help children develop their important language and sensory skills.
    Please note due to small parts that this board book is not suitable for children under 36 months
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  • I Can Tie My Own Shoelaces

    Product Code: ICTS
    Hardback 4 years +
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    Spotty Dog and his animal friends will help your children learn how to tie their shoelaces in a variety of ways. This folder-shaped book has step-by-step instructions for the traditional method, a loop bow and a double-quick bow.

    It even includes a practice shoe encased in the book so children can try the skill over and over again before mastering their own shoes. This is a handy introduction to a valuable and important life skill.

    Please note due to unforeseen circumstances the image of this title in our catalogue was incorrect. The edition we have has a white jacket.
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  • All About Flowers

    Claire Throp

    Product Code: BVZ2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    Children with green fingers will love learning all about different kinds of flowers and where they can be found, what they look like and the vital jobs they do for other plants in this simple and accessible non-fiction book.
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  • Dumbo

    Product Code: DMBO
    Paperback 4 years +
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    Dumbo is the latest Disney classic to be given the CGI-meets-live action remake treatment and this perfect picture book retells the timeless story of the flying elephant with charming artwork and flowing text.

    The new film is directed by Tim Burton and stars Michael Keaton, Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito and Eva Green. This is a wonderful keepsake of what's sure to be one of 2019's favourite family watches.
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    Shopping for Socks

    Jay Dale

    Product Code: AOA2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    This Red book-banded book is full of accessible and engaging text that will help children develop their vocabulary and reading confidence.
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  • Chocolate Banana Pops

    Anne Giulieri

    Product Code: ADZ2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    Learn how to make chocolate banana pops with this Yellow band book. It has practical information and tips on making delicious treats and will help children develop their reading fluency.
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    Aunts and Uncles

    Rebecca Rissman

    Product Code: BWQ2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    This title teaches readers that all families are different, and that some families include uncles and aunts. A family tree shows readers how people in families are related to each other.
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  • Seeds & Stuck in the Tree

    Jenny Jinks

    Product Code: EIZ2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    This red book-banded early reader contains two stories to help develop reading confidence. Seeds follows Tim and Pip as they plant seeds and asks how big they will grow, while Stuck in the Tree finds Kit getting stuck. Who will help him get down?
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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