5 years +: Early Years
BDSR 4 years +4 years +
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.
RWBZ 3 years +3 years +
Featuring 33 books covering reading levels 1-3, this collection of Oxford Reading Tree books is perfect for building a foundation in reading for young readers aged 3 and up.
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Specially designed by the reading experts at Oxford University Press, each book has a carefully levelled and beautifully illustrated story that parent and child will have lots of fun with as they read together, practising and perfecting essential skills that they'll be learning at school - from phonics and first stories to common words and everyday language.
This Biff, Chip and Kipper collection features 32 storybooks and a parents' handbook full of ideas to make reading fun.
RWBN 5 years +5 years +
Especially published for children at reading levels 4-6 and always popular with Book People customers, we're excited to bring you this massive 25-book Oxford Reading Tree collection starring Biff, Chip and Kipper.
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- Just 72.00p per book
A scheme used by the vast majority of primary schools, these books will help children aged 5 and over develop into confident readers, and the familiar characters and entertaining stories are sure to be returned to again and again.
Focusing on phonics so young readers can practise their sounds and letters, these first stories allow children to practise reading everyday language too. With eight covering each level, the fun-filled books come in a popper case and the collection also includes a parents' guide.
SONB 4 years +4 years +
Written by Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo, the 36 books in this Songbirds Phonics Collection are especially designed to help ease young children through the process of learning to read.
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From the Oxford Reading Tree, this collection combines playful rhythm-and-rhyme tales with vibrant and interesting illustrations sure to engage little ones.
Great for encouraging gradual progress and for preparing children for studies in primary school or supplementing their early learning, these bite-sized tales will promote an early positive reading experience.
GCMM 4 years +4 years +
War Horse author Michael Morpurgo teams up with Cats Ahoy! illustrator Jim Field for this charming Christmas picture book.
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Every Christmas, Mia and her family read a letter from her Grandpa that fondly recalls his favourite memories and asks her (and everyone else!) to continue to care for and protect our precious world.
A vital and timely story with a powerful message about the way we treat our environment.
HMDL 4 years +4 years +
Presented with eye-catching graphics, these books are full of facts about nature and will explain to children just how tall a T-rex was, how long a whale can be and how much a ladybird actually weighs.
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- Just £2.00 per book
These picture books are perfect for those who prefer facts to fiction and are great for dipping in and out of. As well as explaining whether a T-rex had scales or feathers, the books also reveal how its eyes were as big as baseballs and its teeth as big as bananas!
BGHU 4 years +4 years +
From the importance of friendship to the power of the internet and the complexities of death and grief, these powerful picture books cover a range of issues and emotions that children will encounter as they grow up.
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Beautifully illustrated, these books cover tricky topics in simple ways and have notes for parents and teachers to use to help children understand the issues.
Written by qualified clinical and forensic psychologist Shona Innes, these books will help children face up to various emotive issues and encourage them to share their worries and thoughts with those they hold dear.
OEAB 5 years +5 years +
From following rules to telling the truth and the fact it's OK to sometimes worry or be angry, this 10-book collection introduces young children to different emotions and aspects of behaviour.
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Each book contains a fictional story that introduces the theme in an accessible style and this is backed up by activities and discussion points. They also have a wordless storyboard that encourages children to use their imagination to tell another story.
These books support the personal, social and emotional development area of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
MYFM 4 years +4 years +
Covering sizes, shapes, counting and sorting, this four-book collection introduces maths in a fun and accessible manner for preschool children.
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All of these books have bright and eye-catching photographs and help children appreciate how maths is used in their day-to-day lives. These books also have accessible and simple text that will build children's awareness and understanding of each topic.
AQC2 3 years +3 years +
Using the example of carrots, this accessible science book looks at how the vegetables we eat are produced - and why they're so good for us.
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It looks at how carrots are planted, grown and harvested and even how they're shipped to supermarkets on their way to our plates. It will help children learn how not all food is local and how some comes from further afield.
CAJ2 4 years +4 years +
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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TTOR 5 years +5 years +
Featuring the likes of The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and The Emperor of Absurdia by Chris Riddell, this collection contains 20 original picture books adapted into early reader format with easy-to-read type.
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The familiar stories and characters and funny tales in this collection will inspire children who are just starting to read independently and will quickly become bookshelf favourites.
Other brilliant tales in this collection include Football Fever, The Giant of Jum and What the Ladybird Heard.
CNI2 5 years +5 years +
This gorgeous little book has everything your children need to be able to tell the time - rhyming step-by-step instructions and a hands-on practice clock.
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Cuddly Rabbit and his friends go through the times of the day to help children familiarise with the right clock face for waking up, eating breakfast, brushing their teeth, getting dressed and going out to play.
The interactive clock has click-clack hands that stay in place when children have added the correct time. There are also handy hints for learning how to tell when it's quarter past, half past and quarter to.
CNJ2 5 years +5 years +
Spotty Dog and his animal friends will help your children learn how to tie their shoelaces in a variety of ways. This book has step-by-step instructions for the traditional method, a loop bow and a double-quick bow.
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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.
PE0084 5 years +5 years +
Children can learn about numbers, phonics and tackle a number of words and maths puzzles with these wipe-clean books. Ready? Set! Learn!
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The wipe-clean pages of these bright and colourful books mean children can have fun practising the curriculum-based and teacher-approved activities over and over again.
The interactive nature will help build children's confidence and pen control.
GRLS 4 years +4 years +
This charming celebration of friendship follows four little girls as they meet under an apple tree and form an unbreakable lifetime bond.
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The four friends share secrets, dreams, worries and schemes as they grow up together - and there are plenty of tears and laughter along the way. From first meeting under the tree and sharing their dreams to learning new things and going through the trials of love and life, this is a beautiful story.
This is a gorgeously illustrated picture book about how friendship can flourish as you grow up, despite changing circumstances and different life paths.
GSGN 4 years +4 years +
With wipe-clean pages and a simple glossary in each one, this four-book collection uses famous fairy tales to help children get to grips with counting and numbers.
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Simple and practical, the books cover early numbers, numbers, equals and addition and subtraction. They are all full of easy-to-follow examples, colourful illustrations and fun activities that will help children (and you!) understand the basics.
The appealing books are packed with illustrations and have been developed in conjunction with primary teacher and mathematics consultant, Caroline Clissold.
This lift-the-flap board book introduces the concept of school and gently and reassuringly reveals the kind of things children might get up to when they start studying including making masks, visiting the aquarium and having fun in the playground.
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It's packed with large cut-out flaps that are the ideal size for little hands and feature bright and bold artwork and engaging text.
This is a book all about words. Young children can name the thing you drink from and the thing they splash around in.
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Based on experiences children have throughout the day - from breakfast to playing in the park - this is a great way for children to recognise and learn familiar, common and everyday words.
Simple words like bed, plate, dog, book, teddy and many more are paired with charming artwork.
AANLV 5 years +5 years +
This sumptuous collection of over 60 favourite nursery rhymes is beautifully illustrated with warmth and humour by best-loved artist Penny Dann in her fun, contemporary new artwork style. Rhymes are arranged in seven themed sections, perfect to dip into. A foreword by US Children's Poet Laureate and respected children's author Mary Ann Hoberman explores the joy of sharing rhymes with your baby, making this the perfect addition to a baby's nursery bookshelf and a gift to be treasured for years to come.
- RRP £12.99