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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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  • 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.
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  • Ten Little Pirates

    Mike Brownlow

    Product Code: AIXCJ
    Paperback 5 years +
    Ten little pirates sailing out to sea, Looking for adventure, happy as can be. Are they hunting treasure? Are they going far? Ten little pirates all say, 'Arrrrrr!' Ten little pirates set out to sea in search of adventure. But what will the ten little pirates do when they meet a hurricane ...and a giant squid ...and a HUNGRY SHARK? This fun-filled rhyming story, which incorporates counting backwards from ten to one, is great to share with young children who are learning about numbers. The colourful, humourous illustrations feature objects to spot and count on every page. With a bouncy, rhythmic text and lots of great sound words, this piratical adventure is perfect for sharing again and again.
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  • What Do People Do All Day?

    Richard Scarry

    Product Code: ACPQG
    Paperback 4 years +
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    Now available for the first time in picture book format, Richard Scarry's classic title, What Do People Do All Day?. Packed with pictures and things to spot on every page, this classic has been refreshed to bring the world of Richard Scarry to a new generation of readers. What do people do all day? Everyone is busy in Busytown -- from train drivers to doctors, from mothers to sailors, in police stations and on fire engines. Follow a colourful collection of busy people working through their busy days. Captain Salty and his crew are getting ready to go on a voyage, Sergeant Murphy is working hard to keep things safe and peaceful, and engineers are building new roads. Another busy day in Busytown!
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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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  • Very First Words at Home

    Felicity Brooks

    Product Code: APOUI
    Other 5 years +
    An attractive first word book, with lots of familiar things to spot and talk about. Helps to build young children's vocabularly and the essential acquisition of language skills. Part of a great-value collection of essential books - which every child should have.
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  • Rapunzel

    Vera Southgate

    Product Code: ALQAP
    Hardback 5 years +
    Rapunzel is part of the enduringly popular vintage Well-loved Tales fairy tales series from Ladybird. Even today, Ladybird's Well-loved Tales are still beloved by adults and children alike. First published in 1968, this beautiful book has been specially re-released to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Ladybird Books in 2015. Complete with stunning dust jacket, this limited edition facsimile copy of the original book by Vera Southgate has all the beautiful, memorable pictures that people remember, now available for a new generation to fall in love with.
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  • Well-Loved Tales: Rumpelstiltskin

    Product Code: ANMHP
    Hardback 5 years +
    Rumpelstiltskin is part of the enduringly popular Well-loved Tales fairy tales series from Ladybird, first published in 1964. Even today, Well-loved Tales are still beloved by adults and children alike. First released in 1968, this beautiful book has been specially re-published to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Ladybird Books in 2015. Complete with stunning dust jacket, this limited edition facsimile copy of the original book by Vera Southgate has all the beautiful, memorable pictures that people remember, now available for a new generation to fall in love with.
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  • Pirate Pete: I'm a New Big Brother

    Amanda Li

    Product Code: AGOIW
    Board 3 years +
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    "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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  • Dig, Dig, Digging

    Margaret Mayo

    Product Code: ACGVM
    Paperback Toddlers
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    Diggers are good at did, dig, digging. They can work all day! This noisy, busy, bestselling book with fun rhyming text and bright, bold artwork is jam-packed with diggers, tractors, rubbish trucks, fire engines, cranes and other favourite machines. Perfect for machine-mad little ones!
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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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  • ABC

    Lyn Wendon

    Product Code: ADPCN
    Paperback 5 years +
    "The Letterland ABC" is an essential addition to any classroom. This best-selling children's alphabet book has been completely revised with vibrant new illustrations. Each of the 26 scenes depict a Letterland character surrounded by objects beginning with the target sound. Children love finding all the alternative words, promoting phonemic awareness and vocabulary development. Size is 260x215mm/10.2"x8.5" for 64 pages.
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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!
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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.
    • £9.09
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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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  • What Can You See in Summer?

    Sian Smith

    Product Code: AOWBT
    Paperback 4 years +
    Books in this series introduce emergent readers to the four seasons. In Summer, children are taken on a tour of things they can see in summer including typical summer 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.
    • £7.69
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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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  • Ten Little Princesses

    Simon Rickerty

    Product Code: AMPVE
    Paperback 3 years +
    A perfectly princessy picture book with a super-special shiny pink cover! Ten little princesses going to the ball, Trotting on their ponies, past the castle wall. Are they looking for ward to their very special day? Ten little princesses all shout, "Yay!" Ten little princesses set off on a journey to a magical fairy tale ball. But on the way to the ball there's a dark and spooky forest, and a wicked witch, and a big bad wolf, and a sneaky troll, and a hungry giant! Will any of the little princesses get to the ball on time? Meet all your favourite fairy tale characters in this magical princess adventure: Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Snow White and more! With lots of things to spot and count on every page, this bouncy rhyming story from the creators of the award-winning, bestselling Ten Little Pirates is perfect for sharing again and again.
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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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  • Mog's Amazing Birthday Caper: ABC

    Judith Kerr

    Product Code: ADDXM
    Paperback Toddlers
    Relive another classic story about everyone's favourite family cat, Mog, in this beautiful new edition. Join the loveable, accident-prone cat as she makes her way to Debbie's birthday party through an alphabet adventure! On the day of Debbie's birthday party, Mog sets off on an adventure through the alphabet. Along the way she meets the dragons in the dark and the jaguar with a jug of jelly. M is for Mog, but to her surprise, it is also for the mad mouse monster of her dream.
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  • Starting School: Do I Have to Go to School?

    Pat Thomas

    Product Code: AQBFN
    Paperback 5 years +
    A beautifully illustrated picture book for children who are starting school for the first time. Going to school is a huge change for young children, this book encourages children to discover the joy of learning new things, meeting new people and having new experiences. Notes for parents and teachers at the back of the book provide valuable advice for how to share this book with your child or class. Written by a trained psychotherapist, journalist and parent, and illustrated by an experienced children's book artist, this is part of an acclaimed and successful series of picture-book non-fiction for Early Years. Books in the series give advice and promote interaction between children, parents, and teachers on a wide variety of personal, social and emotional issues. They are excellent tools for teachers to use during classroom discussions.
  • Second Reading Flashcards

    Lyn Wendon

    Product Code: ADPCA
    Other 5 years +
    This is a pack of 80 versatile flashcards featuring decodable picture-coded words. Lots of game ideas are included, along with opportunities to create meaningful phrases and sentences. It includes key sight words with less regular parts underlined. Plain letters are on the reverse sides. Size of 80 cards is 85x132 mm/3.6"x 5.2".
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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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  • 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.
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