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Explore a range of children's picture books with The Book People. Designed to inspire a love of reading from a very early age, our hand-picked books include classic picture books written and designed by famous authors and illustrators. We also have a great range of bedtime story books that include a variety of lovable animal picture books!

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5 years + : Picture Books

  • The Big Alfie And Annie Rose Storybook

    Shirley Hughes

    Product Code: AADAO
    Paperback 4 years +
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    This gorgeous storybook is full of snapshots of family life, from breakfast to bedtime and from birthdays to walks in the park. All small children will be able to identify with Alfie and Annie Rose, two hugely appealing pre-schoolers who are constantly tackling new experiences and making new friends.
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  • Fat Cat on a Mat and Other Tales

    Phil Roxbee Cox

    Product Code: AELIE
    Hardback 3 years +
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    This is a collection of twelve lively stories ideal for the very young with regular, repeated word sounds that are hugely appealing to children learning their first words. Very simple text encourages reading, helping children to sound out individual letters, then blend them together to make whole words. It contains a listen-along CD that brings the stories to life with charming readings.
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  • The Wizard of Oz

    Rosie Dickens

    Product Code: APOUZ
    Paperback 5 years +
    A brilliant read-aloud version of the much-loved classic by L. Frank Baum, sure to capture young imaginations. When Dorothy is whisked off to Oz in a tornado, she lands in a place where nothing is quite as it seems. Can she find the Wizard, defeat the Wicked Witch of the West, and be granted her wish to return to Kansas?
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  • My New Home

    Marta Altes

    Product Code: AMOFR
    Paperback 3 years +
    Moving to a new home can sometimes feel scary and a little bit lonely, but this little raccoon soon discovers that wherever you go adventures soon follow. A beautiful and uplifting story about moving house, making friends and finding a new home. This warm, thoughtful and reassuring story is written from the perspective of a young child. It's perfect for children about to move house or start new school, but has a universal message for any child about the importance of kindness and acceptance when meeting someone new.
    • £6.89
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  • I Feel Bullied

    Jen Green

    Product Code: AQBEM
    Paperback 6 years +
    Written for young children, describing what it feels like to be bullied. The book looks at different forms of bullying, including physical violence, name-calling and intimidation, and suggests ways of dealing with bullies. It is one of a series, intended to help children deal with emotions they experience in their everyday lives; and contains notes for parents and teachers, with suggestions of ways to promote an understanding of disability, through discussion and role play.
  • I'm Starting Nursery: a Pirate Pete Book

    Amanda Li

    Product Code: ALZKL
    Board 3 years +
    Pirate Pete: I'm Starting Nursery is a new interactive story starring the famous Pirate Pete, part of Ladybird's best-selling Pirate Pete and Princess Polly series. Starting nursery is an exciting and anxious time for children and parents alike and this reassuring sound book is a fun way to prepare little ones for their own first day at nursery school. The simple text and colourful illustrations help little boys to understand what happens at nursery and reassure and motivate them about staying at nursery themselves. It covers visiting the nursery to look around, all the different activities to do there, going to the loo, having lunch and making new friends. Pressing the cheer button on every page is also a fun way to involve your child in the story!
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  • Lettice the Dancing Rabbit

    Mandy Stanley

    Product Code: ACGJA
    Paperback 3 years +
    Dreams come true with Lettice Rabbit! The first book in the million copy selling series about Lettice is now reissued with a beautiful new cover design. Lettice Rabbit wants to be a ballerina more than anything else in the world. But learning to dance means leaving her brothers and sisters, and venturing into the busy town by herself. Will such a very small rabbit really be able follow her dreams and become a ballet star?
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  • My Baby Sister

    Emma Chichester Clark

    Product Code: ADDUY
    Paperback Toddlers
    The second book about gorgeous toddler bear, Humber, and his family. From the highly-regarded creator of Blue Kangaroo and Melrose and Croc. When Humber's mum returns home from hospital, she has a little surprise for him...a baby sister, Plum! Mum's very busy taking care of the baby and she doesn't seem to have quite as much time for Humber as she used to. Can he think of a way to regain her full attention? Emma Chichester Clark's exquisite illustrations and wonderfully acute observations evoke a captivating world that both young children and their parents will instantly recognise.
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  • Anne of Green Gables

    Lesley Sims

    Product Code: APOZC
    Paperback 5 years +
    Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert planned to adopt a boy to help out on the farm, so when red-headed 'Anne-with-an-e' arrives at Green Gables, she is not quite what they expected. But Anne sets out to win them over, determined to make a life for herself. This is the classic story by Canadian author L.M. Montgomery, retold for younger readers.
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  • Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

    Lesley Sims

    Product Code: AKWYU
    Paperback 3 years +
    The much-loved story of Snow White, specially retold for beginner readers and illustrated with fresh, colourful pictures by John Joven. 'Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the fairest of us all?' When the Queen hears the wrong answer, Snow White must flee for her life - until she meets not one, but seven rescuers...
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  • The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

    Susanna Davidson

    Product Code: APOUY
    Paperback 5 years +
    Toby Town Mouse loves to live the high-life, while his cousin Pipin prefers a quainter, quieter life. When the cousins visit each other's houses, they come to realise that different tastes are not necessarily a bad thing. A delightful retelling of the classic fable following two friends as they discover that there's no place like home.
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  • The Butterfly Dance

    Suzanne Barton

    Product Code: AWHCL
    Hardback 4 years +
    Caterpillars Dotty and Stripe do everything together. They play, they eat leaves and do all sorts of caterpiller-y things, and then one day, after spinning themselves into snuggly cocoons, they wake up as beautiful butterflies! But soon they realise that, for the first time ever, they look different. Should Dotty only play with butterflies that look like her? And Stripe only play with butterflies that look like him? A stunningly illustrated story about friendship and and being happy with who you are, from the author/illustrator of Waterstones Children's Book Prize shortlisted The Dawn Chorus.
    • £10.59
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  • Samuel Scaredosaurus

    Brian Moses

    Product Code: AQCBT
    Paperback 5 years +
    Samuel Scaredosaurus was scared of lots of things. He was scared of spiders, strange noises, dark shadows and being left on his own. Would he ever be able to face his fears? Written by Brian Moses, this humorous picture book explores different things that might scare children, for example shadows and noises in the dark, being lost, bullies, fairground rides, going to school and heights. Different ways of dealing with these fears are then set out showing that there are ways to cope with these, sometimes overwhelming, emotions. The clever and funny illustrations, by internationally renowned illustrator, Mike Gordon, bring a light-touch to these stories, helping children to learn about their feelings in a fun and light-hearted way. Excellent notes for parents and teachers at the back of this book show how to approach these issues with children. Other books by Brian Moses and Mike Gordon: I Feel Frightened; I Feel Angry; I Feel Jealous; I Feel Sad; It's Not Fair; I Feel Bullied; William Worrydactyl; Gracie Grumposaurus; Jamal Jealousaurus; Anna Angrysaurus; Sophie Shyosaurus.
  • The Tinder Box

    Russell Punter

    Product Code: APPAY
    Paperback 5 years +
    Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale, retold for young children as a picture book. Tom can't believe his luck when a mysterious witch leads him to a cave full of treasure. But could a battered old tinder box for kindling a fire hold the key to even greater riches?
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  • The Snow Queen

    Alan Marks

    Product Code: APOUW
    Paperback 5 years +
    The enchanting fairytale retold through simple and engaging text with stunning original artwork. Gerda and Kay are best friends, until Kay suddenly changes. Then he is kidnapped by the wicked Snow Queen and everyone thinks he is lost forever. But Gerda is determined to rescue him.
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  • The Little Mermaid

    Katie Daynes

    Product Code: APOUU
    Paperback 5 years +
    An enchanting re-working of this classic tale by Hans Christian Andersen, which tells the story of the beautiful mermaid who sacrifices her life at sea and her beautiful voice so that she can be with the handsome prince she loves.
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  • The Magic Porridge Pot

    Rosie Dickins

    Product Code: APOTO
    Paperback 5 years +
    The enchanting tale of a magical pot and what happens when it is stolen specially retold for younger children, with humorous illustrations by Mike and Carl Gordon.
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  • Bug in a Rug

    Russell Punter

    Product Code: APHWT
    Paperback 5 years +
    A funny picture book featuring a madcap story about a bug who just wants to get snug in his rug, which uses phonic repetition to help children learn to read. The simple rhyming text helps to develop essential language and early reading skills, and there are guidance notes for parents at the back of the book.
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  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears

    Russell Punter

    Product Code: APHGB
    Paperback 5 years +
    A picture book version of the classic fairy tale. When Goldilocks stumbles upon an empty cottage with three bowls of porridge laid out for breakfast, she sits down to find one that's just right. Little does she know that the porridge belongs to three bears who are on their way home. Featuring colourful illustrations by Lorena Alvarez.
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  • Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat, Where Have You Been? I've Been to London to Visit the Queen

    Russell Punter

    Product Code: AOYDU
    Hardback 5 years +
    Take a virtual tour of London in this original picture book based on the classic English rhyme, which allegedly dates back to Tudor times. This version is set in the modern day, with pussy cat touring some of the most capital's most iconic sites including the Tower of London and Trafalgar Square, as well as Buckingham Palace.
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  • Maisy Learns to Swim

    Lucy Cousins

    Product Code: AGNZV
    Hardback 3 years +
    Goggles and swimsuit at the ready - it's Maisy's first swimming lesson! Maisy's a little nervous...today she is going on her very first swimming lesson. There's lots of hustle and bustle in the changing room and - wow! - the pool looks SO big and it's ever so splish-splashy! Luckily, Eddie and Tallulah have come along too and they all have a great swimming teacher called Poppy, the hippo. Everyone has lots to learn, including floating, kicking and blowing bubbles, but it's a LOT of fun! It is the perfect read for little children venturing on their very first swimming lesson, encouraging them to enjoy the water and have fun in an accessible and typically delightful Maisy way! With underwater scenes and splashy, bubbly fun, this brand new "First Experience" title from Maisy will reassure even the most apprehensive of children!
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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.
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  • Maisy Goes to the Museum

    Lucy Cousins

    Product Code: AEAVX
    Paperback 3 years +
    Maisy and her friends find lots to enjoy on a fun trip to the museum. In Lucy Cousins' Maisy Goes to the Museum, there is so much for Maisy and her friends to discover. from collections of old toys and dinosaurs to cars and costumes, the gang even comes across a large mammoth - which quickly becomes Eddie's favourite. Charlie soon leads them to his favourite room, the cafe he calls: "the food collection". A great Maisy book for children aged 3 and over.
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  • Bedtime Stories for Little Children

    Product Code: AEATG
    Hardback 5 years +
    "Bedtime stories for little children".
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Picture books are a staple part of any children's bookshelf. With colourful illustrations, insightful characters and whimsical plots, it's not hard to see why kids (and parents!) fall in love with these kinds of books - after all, they are often the first step into the wonderful world of literature.

Fall in love with reading

Whether you're searching for bedtime story books and tales to read to your little ones at night, or are after some new titles to help them on their way to reading independently, picture books are a great way to help foster a love of books in young children. Our picture books about seasons and transportation picture books are great for teaching young children about the world.

Characters to meet time and time again

Far-flung tales, rhythmic prose and beautiful illustrations all brilliantly combine within our picture books – don't be surprised if you end up reading your child's favourites over and over again! Our range means that you'll find titles from the same authors, often featuring the same characters, so even if your child loves one special book, everyone gets to experience a new tale from time to time.

Take a look at our range

We're certain that we've the best picture books on offer that the whole family can enjoy. Take a look at the range above, and make your selection today. Or check out our picture book collections if you want lots of books at great prices! Or browse our full range of children's books.

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