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!
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!
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.
i'd like to win these for my daughter and nieceReplyDelete
My neice esmay - the perfect way to continue her learning journey and love books as she growsReplyDelete
WHOOPS - my name ! Margaret GallagherReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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 #readwithmeReplyDelete
I would love these bboks for my daughter thank you!ReplyDelete
What lovely books....ReplyDelete
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.
Lorraine Kirk - I would love to win these books for my son and for my little nieces who would love the Miffy booksReplyDelete
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! :)ReplyDelete
My children love to get lost into booksReplyDelete
This is a bulous prize,I would love to win for my niece.Thank you.ReplyDelete
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 !ReplyDelete
I’d love to win for my children they read so much I can’t buy books quick enough
What a fab prize! I would love to win these books for my son, my daughter and my niece!ReplyDelete
Love to win these for our daughter who is a huge bookworm!ReplyDelete
What fantastic selection and wow what a giveaway!! My eldest loves Enid Blyton books!! #readwithmeReplyDelete
Awesome prize! I'd love to win for my daughter. :)ReplyDelete
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This is a great prize. I loved reading The Famous Five when I was little :o)ReplyDelete
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. #kcacolsReplyDelete
I would like to win this fantastic selection of books for my five grandchildren to share, they are aged from one up to nine!ReplyDelete
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 #KCACOLSReplyDelete
id love to win them for my son and daughter! they love books so would be fab for them!ReplyDelete
Lovely giveaway! Popping by via #KCACOLSReplyDelete
Would LOVE these for my daughter she does LOVE her booksReplyDelete
Would love to add these to my daughter, Lyra’s book collection. She may only be 5 months but she loves her books already, especially things that rhyme, and the older stories would go well alongside her chronicles of Narnia and things that are set for when she gets bigger!ReplyDelete
My daughter Lyra would love these! She may only be 5 months old but already loves being read to, especially rhyming stories so the Miffy would go down a treat! The older books can wait on her bookshelf alongside the Chronicles of Narnia and His Dark Materials for when she gets bigger!ReplyDelete
I'd love to win for my niece. I was a huge fan of Famous Five books many years ago! @ellielucky on TwitterReplyDelete
It would be for my GrandchildrenReplyDelete
I'd love to win these for my daughter Bridie, she absolutely loves Miffy xReplyDelete
I'm Monica, and I'd actually split these books up. My niece would get the Miffy set, while my daughter would get the rest (ideally for her 6th birthday). My husband loves the Famous Five, so it would be a nice bonding experience for them.ReplyDelete
I would love to win these for my daughter Lily who loves reading.ReplyDelete