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Thursday, 28 June 2018

Hand-picked Favourites from The Book People - Review and Giveaway

At Along Came Poppy we are passionate about finding affordable books and one of our favourite places to shop online is The Book People. We previously mentioned The Book People in our post about budget books so when they asked us to take a look at their amazing selection of Books for Kids and share our thoughts, we jumped at the chance!

I regularly look at The Book People online, so I already had some idea of the sort of books the Mini Reviewers might like. If you haven't visited The Book People's website before, it is incredibly easy to navigate and there are different age categories making it great to find books suitable for your child or children. The Book People also mark their "hand-picked favourites" with a red star so I usually look at these first as they are normally incredible value for money!

From the hand-picked favourites, I selected the following for the Mini Reviewers:

For Izzie, age 6, I selected The Famous Five Collection (RRP: £153.78), which includes 22 books by Enid Blyton for just £24.99! As a child, I loved these exciting stories and I couldn't wait to share them with Izzie and introduce her to the world of Julian, Dick, Ann, George and Timmy (the dog). Izzie was delighted to receive this box set and we have started to read them together at bedtime. These stories are ideal for boys and girls with a sense of adventure and who love a mystery. They are going to make for some great summer holiday reading, we can't wait!

For Theo, age 4, I chose Usborne: My Very First Castles Book (RRP: £9.99), which is currently just £2.79! This is a brilliantly robust non fiction book with lots of pictures of castle life. It would be ideal to take on a Castle visit. We enjoyed looking at this book together as there are lots of things to talk about and spot. Theo particularly liked the double spread on building a castle and the drawing of the knight's armour. For £2.79, you really can't go wrong!

Finally for Poppy, age 2, I picked a very cute Miffy Collection (RRP: £49.90), which included 10 classic books by Dick Bruna in a bag with a tiny plush Miffy! At £11.99 it was superb value and it looks like many people agreed as it is now out of stock. However a very similar 6 book set is available here for just £6.99 but alas there is no little Miffy!

Poppy loves this collection of books as they are small to hold and come in a lovely little bag. The illustrations are bright and colourful and the rhyming stories are about everyday scenarios so are simple enough for her to follow. The little Miffy plush is rather adorable too. Our favourite story is Miffy's bicycle, mainly because Poppy loves her own bike just as much as Miffy!

In total the books we received had an RRP of over £200 but they are available from The Book People from less than a quarter of the price!

Top Tip!

We highly recommend The Book People for their huge selection of Children's Books at really affordable prices. They are great for gifts and in the past we have purchased some of the large packs of picture books because for around £1 a book they make a great alternative to giving out traditional party bags and a bit more eco-friendly too!


The Book People kindly sent us everything in duplicate and so we have the following for one very lucky Along Came Poppy subscriber:

The Famous Five Collection 
Usborne: My Very First Castles Book
Miffy Collection of 10 Books and Mini Plush

In order to enter please ensure you are subscribed to Along Came Poppy here and then leave a blog comment stating your name and who you would like to win these books for below.

Along Came Poppy Blog Giveaway Terms and Conditions:
  • This competition ends at 5pm on 13th July 2018.
  • This competition is open to UK residents aged 18 years old and over.
  • There will be one winner picked at random from all valid entries.
  • The winner will be contacted by email and will need to respond within 7 days providing a postal address.
  • If the winner does not respond within 7 days, an alternative winner will be selected at random from the remaining valid entries.
  • As a subscriber to Along Came Poppy you are agreeing to receive weekly emails, you may unsubscribe from this service at anytime.

Good luck and until next time... Happy Reading!

Kate & the Mini Reviewers xx

Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post with The Book People. However, as always, all opinions are our own.


  1. i'd like to win these for my daughter and niece

  2. My neice esmay - the perfect way to continue her learning journey and love books as she grows

  3. WHOOPS - my name ! Margaret Gallagher

  4. Omg is that all the Famous Five books. I have most of them but can't quite find them all! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time.

  5. I tried to introduce my boys to The Famous Five but sadly they weren't interested, as I loved these myself as a child. Miffy was also a favourite when I was very young #readwithme

  6. I would love these bboks for my daughter thank you!

  7. What lovely books....
    I would love to win the The Famous Five Collection for my youngest girl. I think she would love them and I would give the other sets to my friends children.

  8. Lorraine Kirk - I would love to win these books for my son and for my little nieces who would love the Miffy books

  9. id love to win these books for my son and daughter to share! we absolutely love reading in our house and im a big believer in encouraging them from a young age to enjoy books so these would be fab to add to the collection! :)

  10. My children love to get lost into books

  11. This is a bulous prize,I would love to win for my niece.Thank you.
    Melanie Stirling

  12. I would love to win these for my niece because she really shares my love of reading. she always has her nose in a book !

  13. Kay Sherman

    I’d love to win for my children they read so much I can’t buy books quick enough

  14. What a fab prize! I would love to win these books for my son, my daughter and my niece!

  15. Love to win these for our daughter who is a huge bookworm!

  16. What fantastic selection and wow what a giveaway!! My eldest loves Enid Blyton books!! #readwithme

  17. Awesome prize! I'd love to win for my daughter. :)

    (subbed as

  18. This is a great prize. I loved reading The Famous Five when I was little :o)


  19. I LOVE the boxsets like the Famous Five and would have loved the Miffy ones when our daughter was younger. And you're right, The Book People are very affordable. #kcacols

  20. I would like to win this fantastic selection of books for my five grandchildren to share, they are aged from one up to nine!

  21. What a lovely prize. I used to buy loads from the Book People but have not thought to go back and check out what they offer for tweens and teens, but I also have nephews and nieces to think about #KCACOLS

  22. id love to win them for my son and daughter! they love books so would be fab for them!

  23. Lovely giveaway! Popping by via #KCACOLS

  24. Would LOVE these for my daughter she does LOVE her books