Top Picks from the Latest Book People Catalogue

If youre subscribed to the Book People catalogue then you'll know we pack as many exciting new titles and captivating collections into each one as possible! 


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....

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Encouraging reads for toddlers:

Pip and Posy Collection

Pip and Posy Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9781788004282 - Axel Scheffler
  • £11.99
  • RRP £48.93
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  • Just £1.71 per book

Axel Scheffler 

Our Children's Book buyer, Claudia, said, "these bright picture books from Axel Scheffler see Pip and Posy take on first experiences."

Axel Scheffler is best-known as the illustrator of The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom and this charming illustrations are combined with his storytelling skills in this Pip and Posy Collection. In the books, Pip and Posy encounter first experiences and learn how to approach certain common situations.


A handbook all about their favourite new toys:

L.O.L. Surprise!

  • £3.99

Claudia said, "if your kids love the L.O.L Surprise! dolls then this Handbook will be the perfect gift for them this Christmas."

The L.O.L Surprise! dolls have become a toy sensation lately and now you can treat yourself to a handbook filled with facts and information about the dolls from series one and two. 


An icy adventure, perfect for the festive season:

The Ice Monster

  • £7.99

Lastly, Claudia chose this one because, "children everywhere will be thrilled at this brand new wintery treat from David Walliams."

David Walliams' latest children's book sees a little girl living on the streets of Victorian London head off on an incredible adventure like no other. When she hears stories of the woolly mammoth living at the North Pole she becomes determined to see it for herself. Her travels take her all the way to the Artic, will this mission be everything Elsie ever dreamed it could be? 


Fantastic by name, fantastic by nature:

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Magical Adventure Colouring Book 

  • £8.49

Karen, our Adult Book Buyer, said, "these books would make magical additions to any Wizarding World fan’s bookshelf."

If you or someone you know loves the new Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald film then you can help them keep the magic going with the Original Screenplay and Colouring Book. The Screenplay, written by the creator of the Wizarding World, J.K. Rowling, also features gorgeous line art by MinaLima. The Colouring Book allows you to put your own spin on key scenes from the film. You can colour in famous locations (including Hogwarts!) and all your favourite characters. 




  • £4.99



Learn about a different historical event every day for a year:

On This day In History 

  • £5.99

Dan Snow

Karen said, "Dan Snow presents a year's worth of fascinating historical events, from brutal battles to bizarre encounters."

Dan Snow has compiled an interesting selection of historical events in this book that describes a different event that occurred on every day of the year. From the break-outs of wears and revolutions to significant life events of ancient emperors and the meetings of pop culture legends, this book is truly fascinating for every armchair historian. 


Flavourful dishes from the cafe on Southend Pier:

Jamie’s Friday Night Feasts  

Jamie's Friday Night Feast - Paperback - 9780241371442 - Jamie Oliver
  • £6.00

Jamie Oliver

Karen said, "Jamie Oliver's latest cookbook ties in with his and Jimmy Doherty's hit Channel 4 TV show."

Jamie & Jimmy's Friday Night Feast has been a hit since it began on Channel 4 and now you can get Jamie Oliver's tie-in cookbook to try out some of the tasty recipes from the Southend pier cafe yourself. With recipes including Mexican tacos with zingy salsa to veggie aubergine lasagne, there's something for everyone in this mouth-watering treat. 


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