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We're a team of book lovers here at Book People and we believe that every book we feature in the catalogue is brilliant in its own right, which makes it very hard to choose our favourites and top picks each month! So, to help, we've turned to our book buying experts (who have over 50 years combined experience) to find out their top picks from the latest catalogue....
Witch Winnie story will you read first?
Valerie Thomas & Korky Paul | 3+
Our Head Children's Book Buyer, Claudia said, "this bright and fun collection stars the madcap witch, Winnie, and her best feline friend, Wilbur."
If you're in need of some spooky bedtime stories for your kids this Halloween, look no further than our 10-book Winnie and Wilbur Collection! Written by Valerie Thomas and featuring illustrations from Korky Paul, these books see Winnie and Wilbur go on all manner of crazy adventures. One of their stories even sees them find themselves in space!
Exciting stories for young football fans:
Frankie's Magic Football with Kitbag Collection - 12 Books
Frank Lampard | 7+
Claudia said, "this series, written by footie favourite Frank Lampard, gives football a magical twist as Frankie and his teammates tackle some very unusual opponents..."
There's never a dull moment when you're on Frankie's football team, not when he and his friends have a magic football! The team play the most exciting games of football you've ever heard of as they take on pirates, knights, cowboys and more. Frank Lampard's children's series is hugely entertaining for fans of footie and fiction and will encourage even the most reluctant readers to pick up a book.
Handy guides for adventurous explorers:
Bear Grylls Survival Skills - 8 Books
Bear Grylls | 7+
Claudia knows "young adventurers will adore this set of guides for surviving the wild!"
Get your kids excited about spending time in the wilderness with Bear Grylls' brilliant survival skills guides. From tying knots to weather watching, the books cover a variety of interesting topics as well as providing your children with important life skills in first aid and navigation.
Graham Norton's latest fantastic novel:
Our Head Adult Book Buyer, Karen said, "Graham Norton's second novel is a dark and compelling family drama."
Graham Norton has been making audiences laugh for years on his incredibly popular TV and radio shows but now he's starting to wow readers with his incredibly gripping fiction as well. A Keeper is a family drama and mystery set in rural Ireland. Elizabeth Keane has so many questions about her parents hanging over her, what happened to her long-lost father and who was the man that her mother left town with all those years ago? As Elizabeth returns to her home village for her mother's funeral so she discovers a pile of letters hidden in a wardrobe that might just reveal everything.
A surprisingly inspiring book:
Thinking On My Feet
Karen chose Kate Humble's book as one of her top picks because, "this is an inspiring read by presenter Kate Humble all about the benefits of walking and why you should take up rambling too."
Kate Humble is determined to encourage more people to discover the joys of walking in her new book Thinking On My Feet. The book documents her walks and runs with Kate keeping a record of her mood and feelings to see the benefits that walking had on her mindset over the space of a year. She explains how walking has more benefits than meets the eye, including building up creative energy and using it as a form of therapy.
A funny read for Peter Crouch fans:
How to Be a Footballer
Karen said How to Be a Footballer is "a hilarious look at the beautiful game from one its best loved and most famous players."
Peter Crouch has a reputation for not only being one of the best footballers in recent years, but also for being one of the funniest personalities on the pitch. In his new book, How to Be a Footballer, you can learn all Peter's tips for becoming a superstar player as well as all the behind-the-scenes secrets and anecdotes about life on and off the pitch. From how his teammates prepare for their matches to what they really spend their wages on, Peter Crouch reveals all.
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