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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

  • What Can You See in Autumn?

    Sian Smith

    Product Code: AOWBR
    Paperback 4 years +
    Books in this series introduce emergent readers to the four seasons. In Autumn, children are taken on a tour of things they can see in autumn including typical autumn activities and changes in the natural world. Beautiful photos, very simple repeated text, high frequency and decodeable words and strong photo-to-text matching make this a perfect book for early readers to enjoy.
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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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  • 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.
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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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  • My Big Girl Bed: A Princess Polly Book

    Amanda Li

    Product Code: AIOEJ
    Board 3 years +
    My Big Girl Bed is part of Ladybird's best-selling Pirate Pete and Princess Polly sound book series for toddlers and young children, starring the ever-popular Princess Polly! Princess Polly: My Big Girl Bed describes the excitement of moving from a cot to a big bed and all the stages along the way, such as choosing bedding, getting rid of the cot and finally Princess Polly discovering what it's like to sleep all night in a big bed of her own. The simple text and colourful illustrations will help little girls understand more about sleeping in a big bed; even why it may at first seem a bit daunting, but how in the end moving to a big bed is an important stage of growing up. Pressing the cheer sound button on every page is also a fun way to motivate your child and involve her in the story!
    • £6.89
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  • Dr Seuss's ABC

    Dr. Seuss

    Product Code: AFVQZ
    Paperback 3 years +
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    From Aunt Annie's alligator to the colourful Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz, Dr. Seuss's delightful book introduces early learners to the letters of the alphabet through an amazing array of crazy creatures. With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranked among the UK's top ten favourite children's authors, Seuss is firmly established as a global best-seller, with nearly half a billion books sold worldwide.
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  • 123

    Felicity Brooks

    Product Code: ADUZI
    Paperback 5 years +
    This is a fantastic new title with wipe-clean pages and a special pen, loaded with special activities to help children learn their first numbers. This title includes each activity that is specially designed to help children learn to count, either by themselves or with the help of a parent or carer. Activities include tracing the numbers to help improve handwriting, doodling to complete the simple number-themed scenes and joining the dots to aid counting skills. It includes each brightly-illustrated page that is wipe-clean so that children can write on them with the special pen over and over again.
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  • The Orchard Book of Nursery Rhymes for Your Baby

    Mary Ann Hoberman

    Product Code: AANLV
    Hardback 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.
    • £11.99
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  • First Reading Flashcards

    Lyn Wendon

    Product Code: ADPBZ
    Other 5 years +
    This title features the Letterland alphabet in both capital and lower case letters, on 65 double sided cards with plain letters on the reverse. There are clear instructions for multiple uses and game ideas. Size of 65 cards is: 82x127mm/3.2"x5".
    • £6.29
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  • Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers About Food

    Katie Daynes

    Product Code: AVVKU
    Other 3 years +
    This is an interactive book from Usborne, with flaps revealing answers to all kinds of questions about the food we consume every day.

    Children can lift the flaps to discover all the how's, what's, where's and why's about our food.
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  • Apples

    Erika L. Shores

    Product Code: ARJNG
    Paperback 4 years +
    Ripe red apples hang from tree branches. Autumn is here! This title celebrates the season with this easy-to-read book. With a lovely photos and a simple design beautifully, this title supports early readers.
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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.
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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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  • The Autumn

    Paul Humphrey

    Product Code: APWWZ
    Paperback 5 years +
    In this book find out about all the things that happen during the wet and windy months of autumn. it is part of 'The Changing Seasons' series, which looks at how plants, animals and people adapt to the different seasons. Each book has a simple text, with one sentence per page and stunning large photographs. They also feature fantastic project ideas. They are ideal books for young children studying the seasons. Each book also features useful teaching and literacy notes for teachers or parents.
  • Animals

    Franklin Watts

    Product Code: APVMM
    Hardback 5 years +
    It's fun to find out about animals. Why not try moving like an animal, make paw prints or paint some animal patterns? Learning through play helps children make sense of their world. The 'Play and Discover' series is perfect for developing their natural curiosity. There is lots to talk about and great ideas for creative play. Each book includes notes for parents and teachers with further activity ideas.
  • 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.
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  • Travel Snap

    Jim Field

    Product Code: APOVR
    Other 4 years +
    This is the best pocket-sized travel companion around. This new take on the well-known 52-card matching game features famous landmarks from around the world, quirkily illustrated by Jim Field. Playing games is a vital part of a child's early education, as well as teaching important skills such as co-operation with other people, conversation, concentration, how to follow rules and the importance of winning and losing.
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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.
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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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  • What Can You See in Winter?

    Sian Smith

    Product Code: APKFF
    Paperback 4 years +
    Books in this series introduce emergent readers to the four seasons. In Winter, children are taken on a tour of things they can see in winter including typical winter activities and changes in the natural world. Beautiful photos, very simple repeated text, high frequency and decodeable words and strong photo-to-text matching make this a perfect book for early readers to enjoy.
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  • Very First Book of Things to Spot: at Home

    Fiona Watt

    Product Code: APICB
    Other 5 years +
    A look-and-talk book for very young children, with simple, bright illustrations and lots to see and spot on every page. Children can spot everyday household items in various rooms around the house. Perfect for sharing with little children and will help them learn new words and develop vital pre-reading skills.
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  • Dixie O'Day and the Haunted House

    Shirley Hughes

    Product Code: APDUP
    Hardback 5 years +
    A dark and stormy night, a camping trip gone awry, and an old house which looks like it might be...haunted? Dixie and Percy need to stick together in this mysterious adventure full of scrapes, peril, and spooky goings-on! These first chapter books from mother-daughter pairing Shirley Hughes and Clara Vulliamy have one chapter for each night of the week and are full of maps, and fun extra activities. "A witty and beautifully designed series for emerging readers" (The Sunday Times).
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