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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

  • Nursery Rhymes Audio

    Debi Gliori

    Product Code: AAJBG
    Other 4 years +
    (3)
    Get singing. Listen to the 60-minute CD that contains all fifty rhymes from the book, and have great fun singing along with your child as you follow the words on the page together. Beautifully illustrated with a sprinkle of magic so you can enjoy all your favourite rhymes from "Little Miss Muffet", "Hickory Dickory Dock" to "Ring Around the Rosy" and "Old Mother Hubbard". It is great for sharing at any time of day.
    • £8.09
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  • 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
    • £3.59
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  • Usborne: Peep Inside Night Time

    Anna Milbourne

    Product Code: ALHMH
    Board 3 years +
    A very simple non-fiction, lift-the-flap book for small children, packed with holes to peep through, flaps to peep beneath and snippets of factual information about what happens when night falls.
    • £7.89
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  • Pirate Pete: I'm a New Big Brother

    Amanda Li

    Product Code: AGOIW
    Board 3 years +
    (1)
    "Pirate Pete: I'm a New Big Brother" is part of Ladybird's successful "Pirate Pete" and "Princess Polly" toddler range - introducing children to key milestones in a fun and reassuring way. This interactive Ladybird sound book describes the excitement and fun of having a new sibling and becoming a big brother. The simple text and colourful illustrations will help little boys understand what happens when a new baby joins the family and how lovely it is to be a big brother. Pressing the sound button each time to hear the baby giggle is also a great way to encourage young children to help out and play with the new baby, and reward their good behaviour. Other titles in the series include "Pirate Pete's Potty", "Princess Polly's Potty", and "Pirate Pete" and "Princess Polly: Please and Thank You".
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  • Lift the Flap Colours Book

    Felicity Brooks

    Product Code: AHWCW
    Hardback 3 years +
    With over 60 flaps to lift, Usborne Lift-the-Flap Colours is a beautiful book that helps children learn about colours in a fun way.

    From naming and matching to counting activities and more, the book has plenty for children aged three and above to discover - and will give them lots of new things to talk about, too!
    • £9.59
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  • Counting Book

    Felicity Brooks

    Product Code: AAPZL
    Hardback 3 years +
    This is a stylish and beautifully illustrated picture word book with flaps to lift to encourage counting skills and number recognition. Each themed page has plenty of flaps to lift with the number of objects or animals underneath. Flaps on the opposite page show the same number with an accompanying, delicately illustrated picture underneath. Themes include at the park, on the farm and in the garden.
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  • Lift-the-Flap Numbers

    Felicity Brooks

    Product Code: APOZQ
    Other 3 years +
    A colourful lift-the-flap board book to help children learn about numbers in a fun way. Each page has lots to spot and talk about, even for pre-readers, as children are asked to count, spot and match different numbers. The answers can be found by lifting the 80+ flaps.
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  • Usborne Listen and Learn First German Words

    Mairi Mackinnon

    Product Code: APGIT
    Hardback 5 years +
    This looks like a book but it's actually a clever sound panel that allows children to hear 128 German words spoken by a native speaker. Simply take one of the 4 cards (each features 16 words and pictures on each side) out of the envelope and insert into the slot as instructed. Press 'go' and then press a picture to hear how the word is pronounced.
    • £12.39
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  • Listen and Learn First English Words

    Sam Taplin

    Product Code: AOGXD
    Other 5 years +
    A word book that lets you listen to 120 English words, spoken by a native speaker. Simply take one of the 4 cards (each features 16 words on each side) out of the envelope and slot it in as instructed. Press 'go' and then press each of the pictures to hear how the word is pronounced. Press 'go' and then press each of the pictures to hear how the word is pronounced. For preschool children learning English as either a first or second language.
    • £13.49
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  • Big Book of English Words

    Mairi Mackinnon

    Product Code: APOUE
    Other 5 years +
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    An essential vocabulary builder for young children, with around a thousand everyday words and pictures, arranged thematically. There are lots of things to spot and talk about in this large format board book, that is perfect for poring over together. With characterful and slightly nostalgic illustrations by Kate Hindley.
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  • Hard and Soft

    Sian Smith

    Product Code: AQGLE
    Paperback 4 years +
    With engaging photos and patterned text, books in this series are perfect for introducing emergent readers to the topic of opposites. In Hard and Soft readers are shown fun and familiar examples of hard and soft things and quized on their ability to identify things that are hard or soft. A focus on high-frequency and decodeable words and strong photo-to-text matching makes this a perfect book for early readers to enjoy.
    • £7.89
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  • Night and Day

    Sian Smith

    Product Code: AQGLC
    Paperback 4 years +
    With engaging photos and patterned text, books in this series are perfect for introducing emergent readers to the topic of opposites. In Night and Day readers are taught to distinguish night and day through what they can see and experience at these times. The focus on high-frequency and decodeable words and strong photo-to-text matching makes this a perfect book for early readers to enjoy. A simple quiz and poems on night and day are included to help consolidate learning.
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  • That's Not My Height Chart and Book

    Fiona Watt

    Product Code: APOZK
    Other 5 years +
    A tactile board book for little children that's all about big and little, explaining the concept of height through a story about animals each taller than the last. Packaged in a sturdy box with a 2m height chart and 5 sheets of stickers which you can use to mark your child's height onthe chart as they grow.
    • £9.89
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  • Animals

    Felicity Brooks

    Product Code: APOUH
    Other 5 years +
    A bright, colourful and charming illustrated word book, filled with familiar animals for little children to spot and name. It provides lots for children to look at and talk about, encouraging vocabulary building and word recognition.
    • £5.39
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  • Knights and Castles Snap

    Paul Nicholls

    Product Code: APOMN
    Other 3 years +
    Snap is a much-loved first card game and these large, colourful and high quality cards will delight very young children. Match as many pictures as you can to win the game. The cards are durable and robust to survive repeated use. Snap is an easy and fun game, which is a great way for young children to develop important sorting, matching and reading skills.
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  • First Hundred Words in Portuguese

    Heather Amery

    Product Code: AOLPT
    Paperback 5 years +
    A bilingual Portuguese/English edition of the classic Usborne word book, illustrated by Stephen Cartwright. One hundred everyday words are illustrated in busy scenes and with labelled pictures, to help readers learn key Portuguese words. Don't forget to look out for the Usborne Little Yellow Duck on every page!
    • £5.89
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  • Big Book of Colours

    Felicity Brooks

    Product Code: AOLLO
    Other 5 years +
    A vivid introduction to colour, from primary colours and the colour wheel, through to the moods and meanings of different colours. Pages dedicated to each colour are packed full of shades and tones, and an acetate page shows the effects of mixing colours. Introduces the basics of art theory, and specialist words to enrich children's vocabulary.
    • £9.89
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  • My First Word Book on the Farm

    Felicity Brooks

    Product Code: AMOWC
    Other Toddlers
    Little children need to learn a huge amount of vocabularly before they start to read, and one of the best ways in which to do that is to share books with them. This book is a perfect vocabularly-builder, with over 100 farm-themed words, each with a picture. Simply point to a picture and say the word and your child will soon be picking up new words.
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  • Alphabet

    Alain Gree

    Product Code: AFHCW
    Hardback 3 years +
    In this title, the reverse of the jacket has been printed to be used as a wall poster. In this delightful series of books, under GMC's exciting new imprint, Button Books, Alain Gree's stunning vintage illustrations leap out from every page. With three titles, "Alphabet", "Transport" and "Nature", aimed at 2-4 years, children will love to be taught their first words with the aid of such absorbing and vibrant illustrations. Despite their simplicity there is a richness of content that children will be fascinated by, and this wealth of information will be a joy for adults to share and discuss, making the potential for learning endless. As an educational tool and a pleasure to own, this fabulous series of books is a wonderful investment for families.
    • £12.89
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