9 years +: Picture Books
BDSR 4 years +4 years +
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.
BUAJE 5 years +5 years +
This classic story of logic and lunacy with its memorable characters and spirited heroine is illustrated with great warmth and humour by Helen Oxenbury in this beautiful award-winning edition. For over a hundred years, Lewis Carroll's classic story of logic and lunacy has delighted young and old alike. More abundantly illustrated than previous editions, this award-winning interpretation is full of warmth and humour. The whole approach is contemporary and accessible: Alice herself is a child of today - casually dressed, personable, spirited. In Helen Oxenbury's hands, the topsy-turvy world of Wonderland is a wondrous place indeed!
- RRP £12.99
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ADBEQ 7 years +7 years +
What would happen if we lost the happy endings to stories - imagine the tears at bedtime! A fantastic and magical tale about what happens when, one night, a wicked witch steals the happy endings to bedtime stories. It is up to Jub, the keeper of the happy endings, to save the day and ensure sweet dreams everywhere in this lyrical story about storytelling. In the tradition of classic fairy tales for children, Carol Ann Duffy and Jane Ray have created a truly compelling, surprising and beautiful story for children of all ages.
- RRP £7.99
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AYRJZ 7 years +7 years +
For fans of the Sir Cumference series with coordinate geometry on their mind, here is the seventh instalment in this fun look at maths and language. While riding through the forests of Angleland, cousins Per and Radius realise they are lost and are desperate for a map to guide them home. Soon they come across a mysterious house in the hills. Inside they find a map to a treasure belonging to Xaxon Yellowbearyd, the fiercest Viking warrior of his time. Per and Radius must decode the strange numbered grid on the map, while trying to steer clear of the pack of bungling bandits who are on their tail. Will they find the treasure in time? Cindy Neuschwander delivers yet another intriguing maths adventure featuring the well-known characters of Angleland. Readers will enjoy following Per and Radius in their quest while learning how coordinate geometry relates to everyday life. Wayne Geehan's beautiful illustrations offer a bit of comic relief, while also clearly demonstrating the concepts explored in the story.
- RRP £6.99
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BMKZX 5 years +5 years +
12 step-by-step origami projects for children, including paper to make them with. Suitable for children from age 5 and upwards, Mari Ono's origami projects are the perfect introduction to paper-folding for kids. Fun Origami for Children: Flight! starts with classic paper plane and glider projects to get children started, then moves on to fantastic super-jets, rockets and a space shuttle. All the projects are fun to make as well as play with, and there is a section showing how to throw paper planes most effectively. There are amazing facts throughout, so children can learn while they craft. Each project has simple step-by-step instructions and clear photographs, as well as helpful arrows showing where to fold. There are skill ratings, so children can start with an easy project and then move on to something a bit more challenging until, eventually, they are easily impressing friends with their paper-folding skills. Specially designed pieces of origami paper are included with the book, so children can start crafting straight away.
- RRP £7.99
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BMLAA 5 years +5 years +
12 step-by-step origami animal projects for children, including paper to make them with. Suitable for children from age 5 and upwards, Mari Ono's origami pets are a wonderful introduction to paper-folding for kids. This is the perfect book for children who love animals and crafting, with projects including dogs, cats, a parrot, a hamster, and for those who prefer something a little less furry, a slithering snake! All the projects are fun to make as well as play with. There are amazing animal facts throughout, so children can learn while they craft. Each project has simple step-by-step instructions and clear photographs, as well as helpful arrows showing where to fold. There are skill ratings, so children can start with an easy project and then move on to something a bit more challenging until, eventually, they are easily impressing friends with their paper-folding skills. Specially designed pieces of origami paper are included with the book, so children can start crafting straight away.
- RRP £7.99
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AIPMQ 5 years +5 years +
King Canute, Lady Godiva, Guy Fawkes, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Grace Darling and other famous names live again in these 101 tragic, comic, stirring tales of adventure, folly and wickedness. Spanning nearly three thousand years, and including stories as up-to-date as Live Aid, the Braer Oil Tanker disaster and the Hadron Collider, each story includes a note on what really happened.
- RRP £12.99