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Babies, toddlers and younger children can learn all about first concepts with our selection of ABC books to learn the alphabet and number books. We also have a great range of first words books, all of these available at incredible prices with Book People's hand-picked selection of books for children.

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5 years + : First Concepts

  • Starting School Ages 3-5

    Collins Easy Learning

    Product Code: ARKOI
    Paperback 3 years +
    An engaging Starting School book to really prepare your child for their important first day. Providing lots of fun activities, this book provides reassurance whilst helping children develop their skills for starting school and during reception year. Combining useful information with engaging, colourful illustrations, this Starting School book helps to boost your child's confidence and get them ready for starting school. Included in this book: * questions that allow children to practise the important skills required for starting school * colourful activities that make learning fun and motivate children to learn at home * helpful tips
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  • Little Mouse and the Big Red Apple

    AH Benjamin

    Product Code: AGXVK
    Paperback 4 years +
    Mouse does not want to share his big, juicy apple but he is too small to move it on his own. Can he get his friends to help and still eat it all himself? Little Mouse and the Big Red Apple is from Level 3 of Ready Steady Read! a fantastic graded reading scheme with four reading levels from Little Tiger Press. Ready Steady Read! makes learning to read fun. Each book contains games and activities to reinforce learning and test comprehension in a way developing readers will enjoy as well as handy parent notes from Prue Goodwin, Lecturer in Literacy and Children's Books. Level 3 is suitable for more confident readers. The stories will help build their confidence, opening up the world of reading and imagination to them. About Level 3: longer sentences with varied structure wider vocabulary high-interest stories of up to 300 words smaller print for experienced readers
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  • Pinocchio - Read it Yourself with Ladybird

    Product Code: AOHVC
    Paperback 5 years +
    Pinocchio is a naughty puppet who wants to be a real boy. Find out what happens when he runs away from home. For over thirty-five years, the best-selling Read it yourself with Ladybird has helped children learn to read. All titles feature essential key words. Story-specific words are repeated to practise throughout. Designed to be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. All titles include comprehension questions or puzzles, guidance notes and book band information for schools. This Level 4 title is ideal for children who are ready to read longer stories with a wider vocabulary and are keen to start reading independently.
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  • Oxford Reading Tree: Read with Biff, Chip & Kipper First Experiences Going to Dentist

    Roderick Hunt

    Product Code: AMJUW
    Paperback 5 years +
    Introduce your child to new situations through these entertaining and sensitively written stories, which are perfect for reading together. Each story is packed with facts and humour to familiarise your child with what to expect from a first experience e.g. what will happen, who they will meet and new things they might see. First Experiences with Biff, Chip & Kipper have been carefully created to help parents explore the wider world with their child, talk about shared feelings and emotions, and build vocabulary through the fun activities included in every book. Each book also includes practical tips and ideas for you to use when reading together. Biff, Chip & Kipper are characters from the Oxford Reading Tree series, which is used in 80% of primary schools. This story has been written by Roderick Hunt, author of the original Oxford Reading Tree stories, and Annemarie Young; superb storytellers with over 50 years educational experience between them. Alex Brychta's humorous and detailed illustrations bring the stories alive and are known to and loved by millions of young readers all over the world. This series is linked to Read with Biff, Chip & Kipper -the UK's best-selling home reading series, and is supported by free eBooks and advice for parents at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.
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  • Jon's Football Team - Read it Yourself with Ladybird

    Product Code: AOHVN
    Paperback 5 years +
    Jon and his friends are big fans of famous footballer Ben Wills. Can they learn to play like him and win? For over thirty-five years, the best-selling Read it yourself with Ladybird has helped children learn to read. All titles feature essential key words. Title-specific words are repeated to practise throughout. It is designed to be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. All titles include comprehension questions or puzzles, guidance notes and book band information for schools. This Level 1 title is suitable for very early readers who are ready to take their first steps in reading. A small number of frequently repeated words, simple facts, clearly labelled images and captions fully engage the reader. It includes contents, index and a picture glossary.
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  • Ladybird Tales: Pinocchio

    Product Code: AIXFC
    Hardback 5 years +
    This beautiful hardback Ladybird edition of Pinocchio is a perfect first illustrated introduction to this classic story for young readers from 3+. The tale is sensitively retold, following the story of a little wooden puppet who wants to be a real little boy. Other exciting titles in the Ladybird Tales series include The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Cinderella, The Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Gingerbread Man, Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Rapunzel, The Magic Porridge Pot, The Enormous Turnip, Puss in Boots, The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Big Pancake, Dick Whittington, The Princess and the Frog, The Princess and the Pea, Chicken Licken and The Little Red Hen. Ladybird has published fairy tales for over forty-five years, bringing the magic of traditional stories to each new generation of children. The Ladybird Tales series is based on the original Ladybird re-tellings, with beautiful pictures of the kind children like best - full of richness and detail.
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  • Ladybird Tales: The Little Mermaid

    Product Code: AIXFA
    Hardback 3 years +
    This beautiful hardback Ladybird edition of The Little Mermaid is a perfect first illustrated introduction to this classic fairy tale for young readers from 3+. The story is sensitively retold, following the tale of the young mermaid who falls in love with a human prince. Other exciting titles in the Ladybird Tales series include The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Cinderella, The Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Gingerbread Man, Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Rapunzel, The Magic Porridge Pot, The Enormous Turnip, Puss in Boots, The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Big Pancake, Dick Whittington, The Princess and the Frog, The Princess and the Pea, Chicken Licken and The Little Red Hen. Ladybird Tales are based on the original Ladybird retellings, with beautiful pictures of the kind children like best - full of richness and detail. Children have always loved, and will always remember, these classic fairy tales and sharing them together is an experience to treasure. Ladybird has published fairy tales for over forty-five years, bringing the magic of traditional stories to each new generation of children.
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  • Cinderella: Ladybird First Favourite Tales

    Product Code: AIOEM
    Hardback 3 years +
    The classic fairy tale - Cinderella - from Ladybird! A perfect introduction to the classic story Hansel and Gretel. Find out what happens when Cinderella meets a handsome prince at the ball. Part of the Ladybird 'First Favourite Tales' series - a perfect introduction to fairy tales for preschoolers - it contains amusing pictures and lots of funny rhythm and rhyme to delight young children. Ideal for reading aloud and sharing with 2-4 year olds. Ladybird's First Favourite Tales series is hugely popular and is a great introduction to the most important fairy tales. 2011 brought a new look and great covers to the series, but the books are still just as fun to read as ever. Make sure you look out for the other tales in the series, too! Puss in Boots; Hansel and Gretel; The Ugly Duckling; The Elves and the Shoemaker; Goldilocks and the Three Bears; The Gingerbread Man; Little Red Riding Hood; The Three Little Pigs; The Three Billy Goats Gruff; Chicken Licken; The Enormous Turnip; Jack and the Beanstalk; The Little Red Hen; Little Red Riding Hood; The Magic Porridge Pot; and The Sly Fox and the Little Red Hen.
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  • Knights and Castles - Read it Yourself with Ladybird

    Product Code: AOHVP
    Paperback 5 years +
    How did a man become a knight and what was it like to live in a castle in the Middle Ages? For over thirty-five years, the best-selling Read it yourself with Ladybird has helped children learn to read. All titles feature essential key words. Title-specific words are repeated to practise throughout. It is designed to be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. All titles include comprehension questions, guidance notes and book band information for schools. This Level 4 title is ideal for children who are ready to read about subjects in some detail.
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  • Dick Whittington - Read it Yourself with Ladybird

    Product Code: AOHVD
    Paperback 5 years +
    Dick Whittington goes to London to make his fortune, but gets a cat! What happens when Dick gives his cat to a wealthy man? Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird's best-selling reading series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills. Each read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading. There are more than ninety titles in the read it yourself series, ranging from classic fairy tales and traditional world stories to favourite children's brands such as Peppa Pig, Angry Birds and Peter Rabbit. All-new, first reference titles complete the range, with information books about favourite subjects that even the most reluctant readers will enjoy. Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension questions or puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools. Dick Whittington is a Level 4 Read it yourself book, ideal for children who are ready to read longer stories with a wider vocabulary and are keen to start reading independently.
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  • Thumbelina - Read it Yourself with Ladybird

    Product Code: AOHVE
    Paperback 5 years +
    Pretty Thumbelina is the size of a thumb! Find out what happens when she meets lots of strange characters. For over thirty-five years, the best-selling Read it yourself with Ladybird has helped children learn to read. All titles feature essential key words. It includes story-specific words that are repeated to practise throughout. It is designed to be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. All titles include comprehension questions or puzzles, guidance notes and book band information for schools. This Level 3 title is suitable for children who are developing reading confidence and are eager to start reading longer stories with a wider vocabulary.
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  • My First Numbers: Ladybird Learners

    Product Code: ANMWY
    Other 3 years +
    This fun board book introduces young children to first concepts and themes. A great introduction to first numbers with fun little rhymes to teach your toddler how to count from numbers one to ten. Little ones will be encouraged to look and find, and talk with parents about what they can see. It allows you to count the items together in this fun, beautifully illustrated book. There is lots of opportunity to extend your child's vocabulary with rhythm and rhyme. A colourful board book packed with big learning ideas for curious little minds. Look out for other titles in the series: My First Animals: Ladybird Learners, My First ABC: Ladybird Learners; My First Colours: Ladybird Learners.
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  • My First ABC: Ladybird Learners

    Product Code: ANMWX
    Other 3 years +
    This fun board book introduces young children to first concepts and themes. With a great introduction to the alphabet, little ones will learn new words as they go from A to Z in this beautifully illustrated book. There is lots of opportunity to extend your child's vocabulary talking about all the colourful things they can see. Its a colourful board book packed with big learning ideas for curious little minds. Look out for other titles in the series: My First Animals: Ladybird Learners, My First Colours: Ladybird Learners; My First Numbers: Ladybird Learners.
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  • My First Colours: Ladybird Learners

    Product Code: ANMBC
    Other 3 years +
    This fun board book introduces young children to first concepts and themes. A great introduction to colours, little ones will be encouraged to look and find all the different coloured objects in this beautifully illustrated book. There is lots of opportunity to extend your child's vocabulary talking about all the colourful things they can see. Watch your child having fun finding the red ladybird and the yellow duck while developing early educational skills. This is a colourful board book packed with big learning ideas for curious little minds. Look out for other titles in the series: My First Animals: Ladybird Learners, My First ABC: Ladybird Learners; My First Numbers: Ladybird Learners.
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  • My First Animals: Ladybird Learners

    Product Code: ANMBA
    Other 3 years +
    This fun board book introduces young children to first concepts and themes. A great introduction to first animal words, this book offers exciting illustrations of animals in their different environments. Little ones will be encouraged to look and find, and talk with parents about their favourite animals and their behaviour. There is lots of opportunity to extend your child's vocabulary. Look at the pictures with them and ask: "What is the cat doing?'; 'Where is the frog?' 'What noise does the dog make?' A colourful book packed with big learning ideas for curious little minds. Look out for other titles in the series: My First Numbers: Ladybird Learners, My First ABC: Ladybird Learners; My First Colours: Ladybird Learners.
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  • Ladybird Tales: Aladdin

    Product Code: AIXFF
    Hardback 3 years +
    This beautiful hardback Ladybird edition of Aladdin is a perfect first illustrated introduction to this classic fairy tale for young readers from 3+. The story is sensitively retold, following the a young boy's adventures with a wicked magician, a beautiful princess and two amazing genies. Other exciting titles in the Ladybird Tales series include The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Cinderella, The Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Gingerbread Man, Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Rapunzel, The Magic Porridge Pot, The Enormous Turnip, Puss in Boots, The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Big Pancake, Dick Whittington, The Princess and the Frog, The Princess and the Pea, Chicken Licken and The Little Red Hen. Ladybird Tales are based on the original Ladybird retellings, with beautiful pictures of the kind children like best - full of richness and detail. Children have always loved, and will always remember, these classic fairy tales and sharing them together is an experience to treasure. Ladybird has published fairy tales and classic stories for over forty-five years, bringing the magic of traditional stories to each new generation of children.
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  • Puss in Boots: Ladybird First Favourite Tales

    Product Code: AIOEG
    Hardback 3 years +
    The classic fairy tale - Puss in Boots - from Ladybird! A perfect introduction to the classic story Puss in Boots. Find out what happens in this tale of the poor mill owner's son and his cat. Part of the Ladybird 'First Favourite Tales' series - a perfect introduction to fairy tales for preschoolers - it contains amusing pictures and lots of funny rhythm and rhyme to delight young children. Ideal for reading aloud and sharing with 2-4 year olds. Ladybird's First Favourite Tales series is hugely popular and is a great introduction to the most important fairy tales. 2011 brought a new look and great covers to the series, but the books are still just as fun to read as ever. Make sure you look out for the other tales in the series, too! Hansel and Gretel; Cinderella; The Ugly Duckling; The Elves and the Shoemaker; Goldilocks and the Three Bears; The Gingerbread Man; Little Red Riding Hood; The Three Little Pigs; The Three Billy Goats Gruff; Chicken Licken; The Enormous Turnip; Jack and the Beanstalk; The Little Red Hen; Little Red Riding Hood; The Magic Porridge Pot; and The Sly Fox and the Little Red Hen.
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