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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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3 years + : Picture Books

  • Julia Donaldson Story Collection - 10 Books

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: JDSC
    Collection 3 years +
    (14)
    Hand-picked favourites
    Can your children spot the Gruffalo? Do they want to meet a vegetarian T-rex? How about hitching a ride on a witch's already heaving broomstick?

    Julia Donaldson's picture books are rightly regarded as classics and this collection of 10 of her best gives you the chance to share some truly wonderful stories with your little readers. You can also share them out in party bags so all your little one's friends can delve into these perfect stories.

    Julia's fun, flowing and rhyming text is complemented by artwork from incredible illustrators including Axel Scheffler, David Roberts and Lydia Monks.

    Why should you buy this collection? Julia Donaldson's much-loved books are a must for every toddler's bookshelf.
    Format: paperback
    • £8.00
    • RRP £68.90
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  • Paddington Collection - 10 Books

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: PADN
    Collection 3 years +
    (15)
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    This collection brings together 10 of much-missed author Michael Bond's most beloved Paddington stories.

    These funny picture books follow the marmalade-loving bear from Peru on gentle adventures that range from his arrival at Paddington Station, complete with a suitcase bearing the note 'Please look after this bear', to a fun day at the carnival.

    With all the books featuring R.W. Alley's iconic artwork, this is the perfect collection for any family that loves the Paddington film starring Ben Whishaw and Hugh Bonneville. As you read the stories, you'll quickly realise why Paddington Bear was described by Stephen Fry as a 'national treasure'.
    Format: paperback
    • £8.00
    • RRP £69.90
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    My Mr. Men World Collection - 52 Books

    Roger Hargreaves

    Product Code: MMWC
    Collection 3 years +
    (5)
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    The Mr. Men characters are an enduring favourite with generations of readers and this delightful book includes every single one of the timeless stories by Roger Hargreaves and his son, Adam.

    As well as the classic stories of Mr. Tickle, Mr. Bump and Mr. Strong, this collection also includes two brand new stories - one about Mr. Adventure and the other a new-found tale about the famous Mr. Men mascot, Walter the Worm.

    With their simple plots and bold, distinctive artwork, the lasting appeal of these beloved books will ensure this collection takes pride of place on any child's nursery bookshelf. This complete collection is perfect for toddlers and children aged 2 and over.

    Format: paperback
    If your children love the Mr. Men books, why not try the My Little Miss World Collection? Search for product code LMWC
    • £15.00
    • RRP £207.48
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  • The Great Cheese Robbery and Other Stories Collection - 10 Books & CDs

    Tim Warnes et al

    Product Code: GCRS
    Collection 3 years +
    (5)
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    From scary monsters to greedy bees and bears in beds to sleepy children, this picture book collection is packed with fun stories - all of which are brought to life by audiobook CDs full of sound effects and music.

    With some stories read by Justin Fletcher (Mr Tumble), music and sound effects, these beautiful picture book stories are ideal for long journeys and lazy, stay-at-home days. They have gorgeous artwork and heart-warming plots.

    Format: paperback and CD
    Approximate running time 2 hours 55 minutes
    • £7.00
    • RRP £79.90
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  • Peppa's Family and Friends Collection - 12 Books

    Product Code: PPAF
    Collection Toddlers
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    Meet Peppa Pig's family and friends in 12 brilliant little board books!

    These fun books find Peppa meeting up with all her friends and taking part in their favourite hobbies and activities. She makes music with Freddy Fox; reads a story with Gerald Giraffe; and pretends to be a pirate with Pedro Pony.
    Format: boar book
    • £5.00
    • RRP £47.88
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  • My Little Miss World Collection - 38 Books

    Roger Hargreaves

    Product Code: LMWC
    Collection 3 years +
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    This delightful box set features all of the timeless Little Miss stories by Mr. Men creator Roger Hargreaves and his son, Adam.

    As well as 37 classic titles including Little Miss Naughty, Little Miss Sunshine and Little Miss Chatterbox, you can also enjoy the newest addition to the collection, Little Miss Inventor.

    With their bright style of artwork and simple, uplifting plots, the lasting appeal of these beloved storybooks will ensure this collection takes pride of place on any child's nursery bookshelf. Perfect for toddlers and children aged 2 and over.

    Format: paperback

    It appears that Little Miss Naughty was involved with listing the characters on the back of these books and she had some fun disguising Little Miss Birthday as Little Miss Hug on 36 of the 38 books! We know some customers may be disappointed and for that we apologise. However, we have decided not to send them all to pulp as that would be a real shame indeed and might upset Little Miss Sunshine...
    If your children love the Little Miss books, they'll also enjoy our My Mr. Men World Collection. Search for product code MMWC.
    • £14.00
    • RRP £151.62
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  • Julia Donaldson Audio Collection - 10 CDs

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: GFCD
    Audio 3 years +
    (39)
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    The Gruffalo has become one of the most-loved children's characters of all time and this 10-CD collection brings him, and many of his equally brilliant friends from Julia Donaldson's collection of books, to life in audio format.

    Perfect for long journeys and for keeping children entertained whatever the weather, among those delivering the soothing, rhyming stories are Imelda Staunton, Alexander Armstrong and even Julia Donaldson herself!

    A Squash and a Squeeze is a charming story; while Room on the Broom is hilarious; and The Snail and the Whale is quite rightly regarded as a children's classic. There is even The Gruffalo Song and Other Songs included, a CD which contains some of Julia's very own fun-filled action songs for children aged 3 and over.

    CDs in this collection:
    What the Ladybird Heard, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, The Troll, The Snail and the Whale, Room on the Broom, The Smartest Giant, A Squash and a Squeeze, The Gruffalo's Song, The Gruffalo's Child and The Gruffalo.

    Format: paperback
    • £6.00
    • RRP £40.00
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  • I Love Christmas Collection - 10 Books

    Product Code: CRCK
    Collection 3 years +
    (1)
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    Who doesn't love Christmas? These 10 festive picture books celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with plenty of Yuletide sparkle.

    Little mouse William makes a winter wish for it to snow; Santa tries to avoid being photographed everywhere he goes; and there's a whole host of wintry animals waiting to say hello!

    With rhyming text, funny characters and heart-warming plots, these books will help the whole family get into the festive spirit.
    Format: paperback
    • £5.00
    • RRP £63.90
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    Rumble in the Jungle and Other Stories Collection - 8 Books

    Giles Andreae

    Product Code: RITJ
    Collection 3 years +
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    There's a rumble in the jungle and a commotion in the ocean in Giles Andreae's vibrant picture books.

    Jungle animals including a lion, elephant and crocodile come together in these noisy and loud picture books with flowing, rhyming text. There's also a marvellous story about minibeasts; the tale of farmyard animals having fantastic fun; and prehistoric perfection in Mad About Dinosaurs.

    These books will inspire a lifelong love of reading with their zesty humour and bright, bold artwork.
    Format: paperback
    • £6.00
    • RRP £55.92
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  • Really Nearly Christmas Collection - 10 Books

    Product Code: RNCM
    Collection 3 years +
    (1)
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    It's really nearly Christmas... What better way to raise excitement than by sharing snow-filled stories?

    The Tale of Jack Frost is retold by Hugless Douglas author David Melling (there's also a special Christmas story starring that bear, too); two children are determined to catch Santa once and for all; and excitement builds on Christmas Eve.

    You can even introduce children to the classic The Night Before Christmas. Altogether now: 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house. Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...'
    Format: paperback
    • £5.00
    • RRP £69.90
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  • The Little Princess Collection - 10 Books

    Tony Ross

    Product Code: LTPN
    Collection 3 years +
    (2)
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    Written by Tony Ross, the Little Princess stories are full of tears, tantrums, smiles and silliness and widely considered modern-day classics.

    Throughout the books, The Little Princess learns how to 'play' the trumpet; doesn't want to comb her hair; and decides she's going to keep a tadpole.

    Fun, anarchic and endearing, these bright and bold books have perfectly pitched messages for young children to learn from.

    Format: paperback
    • £4.00
    • RRP £69.90
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  • The Fairytale Hairdresser Collection - 8 Books

    Abie Longstaff

    Product Code: FRYH
    Collection 3 years +
    (2)
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    Step into a fairytale salon...

    Abie Longstaff's picture books introduce young readers to fabulous fairy tale characters including Snow White, Rapunzel and Princess Rose (Sleeping Beauty) who all line up at Kitty Lacey's salon to have their hair cut and tell incredible stories.

    The illustrations in these books are packed with things for parents and children to spot together.
    Format: paperback
    • £3.00
    • RRP £39.92
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  • Happy Families Collection - 10 Books

    Allan Ahlberg

    Product Code: HPYF
    Collection 3 years +
    (1)
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    Be as happy as these families!

    Allan Ahlberg's Happy Families series is packed full of heart-warming and funny tales that will delight everyone in your family.

    Each story has a moral for children to learn from while the vibrant illustrations and sense of humour running throughout adds extra appeal even on repeated reads.

    Format: paperback. Size each book 275 x 205mm.
    • £8.00
    • RRP £69.90
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  • Old Bear Collection - 3 Books

    Jane Hissey

    Product Code: OBEA
    Collection 3 years +
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    Join the toys and celebrate Old Bear's birthday party!

    This is a collection of three charming picture books by Jane Hissey. Old Bear is the classic and familiar story of a much-loved teddy bear who gets lost. Luckily, Bramwell Brown, Little Bear, Duck and Rabbit have an entire array of ingenious methods to find Old Bear again...

    Jolly Snow is a wonderfully wintry tale about Jolly Tall, who just wants it to snow. When it doesn't come, Old Bear strikes upon a brilliant idea - why don't the toys just make their own?

    Happy Birthday Old Bear finds the toys getting everything ready for Old Bear's party. Elsie the elephant is a new friend and is planning on giving Old Bear a painted umbrella but then a gust of wind blows her (and the present!) away. Will the toys save her in time?

    These endearing stories were all inspired by the author's actual toys and the adventures she used to send them on!
    Format: paperback
    • £4.00
    • RRP £23.97
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  • The Big Lion and the Little Mouse

    Product Code: BLLM
    Other Toddlers
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    With its shaped cover, this charming board book retells the much-loved story of the lion and the mouse.

    With tactile flip-and-see pages and beautiful illustrations, this colourful book is the perfect introduction to Aesop's Fables for little ones.

    Young readers will love learning the moral behind the text in this appealing book.
    • £2.00
    • RRP £5.99
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  • Night Monkey Day Monkey Magnet Book

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: NMDM
    Hardback 3 years +
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    This special mini edition of Julia Donaldson's Night Monkey Day Monkey comes with 10 chunky magnetic characters and four double-page spreads to add them to.

    The Day Monkey and Night Monkey couldn't be more different, but when they spend time in each other's worlds, they learn from each other and become best friends.

    The interactive, magnetic format is perfect for helping little Julia Donaldson fans develop their fine motor skills while having as much fun as a cheeky monkey.
    • £3.00
    • RRP £9.99
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  • Bedtime Story Winner 2017: There's a Boy Just Like Me

    Frasier Cox

    Product Code: BDSR
    Hardback 4 years +
    (16)
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    The winner of Book People's Bedtime Story Competition 2017, Frasier Cox's There's a Boy Just Like Me is a heart-warming tale of friendship between the author and a refugee who shares the same interests and childhood hopes and dreams.

    In 2017, we asked children aged 5 to 11 to write a bedtime story between 200 and 800 words on the theme of friendship. The response was astounding and out of over 1,300 entries, Frasier's story was selected as the winner by a panel of judges that included TV favourite Claudia Winkleman and radio DJ and Radio Boy author Christian O'Connell. Frasier's story was chosen for his focus on important issues and beautiful storytelling.

    At least 35% of the price of the book will be donated to Save the Children, a charity that fights every single day for children's futures. Sold exclusively through us at BookPeople.co.uk, Frasier's book features illustrations from top children's book illustrator Alison Brown and published by Little Tiger.

    Please note that this book is exempt from all promotions due to its charitable donation.
    • £3.00
    • RRP £4.99
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  • The Storm Whale Collection - 3 Books

    Benji Davies

    Product Code: STWH
    Collection 3 years +
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    Get swept away by The Storm Whale...

    Benji Davies' international bestsellers feature evocative artwork and heart-warmingly tender storylines that you and your children will both be immersed in.

    The Storm Whale follows the lonely little boy Noi as he forms an unlikely friendship with a beached whale; its sequel The Storm Whale in Winter is a magical and emotional tale that finds Noi his friend surviving the harsh conditions of the winter; and Grandma Bird has Noi visiting his grandmother on a tiny island before being swept up in a dramatic rescue.
    Format: paperback
    • £4.00
    • RRP £20.97
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  • Trick or Treat!

    Hayley Down

    Product Code: TROR
    Hardback 3 years +
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    As Halloween approaches, children will be excited to explore this super spooky story. It contains a silicone torch that can be used to light up the pages and reveal some hidden artwork. Dim the lights of the room for extra effect!

    A funny, rhyming story that will help children understand that Halloween doesn't have to be scary, it's full of pictures of fun costumes. Shine the torch and you'll be able to see the excited children inside them!
    • £1.00
    • RRP £12.99
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  • The Fast Hare and the Slow Tortoise

    Product Code: FHST
    Other Toddlers
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    With its shaped cover, this charming board book retells the much-loved story of the hare and the tortoise.

    With tactile flip-and-see pages and beautiful illustrations, this colourful book is the perfect introduction to Aesop's Fables for little ones.

    This simple retelling of the traditional story will help children learn all about the moral behind the text.
    • £2.00
    • RRP £5.99
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  • Demolition Collection - 4 Books

    Sally Sutton

    Product Code: DMTN
    Collection 3 years +
    (1)
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    Four bright and bold books packed with shout-aloud noise words and rhythmic text.

    Based around roadworks, demolition, ambulances and construction vehicles, these books are packed with familiar objects for children to spot including diggers and road signs.

    They'll have so much fun reading the text aloud and poring over the bright artwork in these books.
    Format: paperback
    • £2.00
    • RRP £27.96
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  • Farmyard Friends Collection - 20 Books

    Product Code: FMYB
    Collection 3 years +
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    Children will love this fun-filled collection of 20 stories presented in an adorable barn-shaped box. All of the books are slightly different sizes so when they are inserted into the box, they make a delightful roof for the barn!

    Whether it's The Three Little Pigs or A Goose on the Loose, these exciting stories are perfect for encouraging little ones to read! Other stories follow Titus the goat with a troublesome tooth; Chicken Licken; and Posy the nosy pig.
    Format: paperback
    • £12.00
    • RRP £139.80
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  • Bedtime Story Winner 2018: The Incredible Journey

    Tom Burlison

    Product Code: BSIJ
    Hardback 3 years +
    (4)
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    We are so excited to be sharing Tom Burlison's The Incredible Journey - the winner of The Book People's Bedtime Story Competition 2018.

    One of the UK's youngest picture book authors, 7-year-old Tom's tale is a fun and inspiring bedtime story about the power of imagination and friendship. The two main characters, Elliot and Ruby, have many adventures: they travel through puddle portals to pirate lands, find parts of an alien spacecraft, and get chased by dinosaurs - all on their walk to school as their imaginations unlock a world of possibilities!

    Tom's story was selected as the winner of our Bedtime Story Competition 2018 out of over 1000 entries from children aged between 5 and 11. A panel of judges that included Olympic Gold medallist and Dadventures author Alex Gregory and Sara Sanchez, the illustrator of the winning book chose Tom's story because it is funny, clever and it shows how imagination can transform the way a child looks at the world.

    At least 35% of the price of the book will be donated to Save the Children, a charity that fights every single day for children's futures. Sold exclusively through us at theBookPeople.co.uk, Tom's book features illustrations from top children's book illustrator Sara Sanchez and is published by Little Tiger.

    Please note that this book is exempt from all promotions due to its charitable donation.

    If you think you know a child who could be our next published author then head to our competition page to encourage your children to enter their stories about feelings.
    • £2.00
    • RRP £4.99
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  • Dig Dig Digging & Other Stories Collection - 8 Books

    Margaret Mayo & Alex Ayliffe

    Product Code: DIGD
    Collection 3 years +
    (2)
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    These eight colourful books are perfect for machine and animal-mad little ones; they'll just love repeating the noises made by the vehicles and creatures on show!

    Written by Margaret Mayo and illustrated by Alex Ayliffe, these picture books are bright, bold and full of themes that toddlers love, including diggers, rockets and dinosaurs.

    Each book is bursting with noisy words that are written in rhyme, making them especially pleasing for young children to listen and read along to.
    Format: paperback
    • £8.00
    • RRP £55.92
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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.