Children's Books

Half-term Activities

  • BMAS 5 years +
    Nadiya Hussain
    5 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Nadiya Hussain is one of the nation's favourite bakers following her winning appearance on the Great British Bake Off and tremendously popular British Food Adventures series. She's also proven to be a successful children's author, with Bake Me a Story being a bestseller and huge favourite with Book People customers.

    This time around, Nadiya tells festive stories and presents recipes that complement them. Designed to bring families into the kitchen at the most wonderful time of the year, among the easy-to-bake recipes are cheesy-feet biscuits that go with the story of some odd socks and where they go at Christmas time; pastry to go with the Elves and the Chouxmaker; and a nut roast to go with 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.

    All the stories have gorgeous illustrations by Clair Rossiter and celebrate the joy of sharing.
  • Julia Donaldson Activity Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781509878475 - Julia Donaldson
    JDAC 4 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    4 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £49.90
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    • Just £1.20 per book
    Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's picture books including The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and What the Ladybird Heard are hugely popular with little ones and these 10 books are full of activities inspired by the stories.

    This collection contains three colouring books (each with over 20 scenes to decorate); four sticker books (with over 100 stickers each); and three activity books (with over 30 puzzles in each one).

    Your little ones will love completing the puzzles and joining in the fun.
    Format: paperback
  • BEMV 4 years +
    Parragon
    4 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Marvel My Book of Everything is filled with stories, stickers, colouring and activities for the ultimate Marvel fan. Join Iron Man, The Hulk, Spider-Man and all of your favourite Marvel superheroes for over 200 pages of fun! This action-packed book also comes with over 100 stickers to decorate with.
  • UNCR 3 years +
    Lucy Bowman
    3 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    Your children will believe in unicorns when you add the stickers to this colourful book from the experts at Usborne.

    It encourages children to enter a magical world where unicorns sleep under starry skies, graze in sunny meadows and fly around a majestic garden. There's even an ice garden!

    Enchanting from start to finish, some of the stickers in this special sticker book are sparkly and glittery.

    Did you know the collective term for these wondrous creatures is 'a blessing of unicorns'?
  • HMFH 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Homemade for Hamsters is a book full of projects that will help keep your little pet happily stimulated.

    From creative toys to larger play areas, the projects are easy to make and use materials that are easily found around the house. From building your own hamster wheel to making an amazing maze, the projects all cover a different activity that your hamster will love doing - including running, digging, chewing, climbing and resting.

    With step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow illustrations, the book will help you make so many challenges for your hamster and the discover which ones they enjoy the most.
  • ULSW 6 years +
    6 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £30.00
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    Explore every brick of the LEGO Star Wars universe with this essential hardback encyclopedia. It features the characters, creatures, locations, vehicles and equipment from the bestselling range inspired by the sci-fi saga.

    From the Jedi to the Rebels, Droids and Sith, it's a brilliant introduction to all the characters children see on screen and play with. There are also incredible facts and photographs of LEGO Star Wars vehicles and equipment including the various versions of Millennium Falcon. It even covers the most recent model of Han Solo's iconic spaceship - the largest (and most expensive) LEGO set ever sold to the public!
    You'll get to learn all about Minifigures including Yoda, Darth Maul and Rey. This is perfect for children who love LEGO and are excited about the release of The Last Jedi this December.
  • SSMS 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    The Shopkins characters are here to stay and this fun-filled sticker book includes Shoppies and their Shopkins BFFs from both seasons 1 and 2.

    With over 1,000 stickers (including ones covered in glitter!), this book is bursting with Shopkins-themed activities, games and puzzles that will provide fans with hours upon hours of entertainment.

    Why not get shopping and add this interactive Shopkins book to your basket?
  • Christmas Activity Book Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781786927521
    CHSM 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £29.94
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    Enjoy hours of festive fun with this collection of six cracking Christmas activity books. There are books based around Santa, his reindeer and penguins.

    Varied and exciting, each book is packed with things to do - from colouring, doodling and sticking to games. They even have press-out pages which means the fun continues even after the book has been finished. These include bookmarks, door hangers, games, characters and more.

    Completing these Christmassy activities will also help children develop their problem-solving skills and embrace their creative side.
  • SWDO 7 years +
    Lucasfilm Ltd
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    So many children (and we reckon quite a few grown-ups) loved our last Star Wars Doodles book and now comes the sequel - The Doodles Strike Back.

    Perfect for young Jedi who have a creative side, this book has over 100 pages of Zack Giallongo's entertaining, out-of-this-world illustrations to complete and colour.

    It features heroes and villains from all the films in the saga so far and is sure to keep children happily busy for hours on end. Episode VIII: The Last Jedi is out this December and this book will just further whet your children's anticipation.
  • LNKB 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £17.99
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    LEGO's Build Your Own Adventure series combines great ideas for building with LEGO bricks and this special book stars the Nexo Knights.

    Including a Robin Minifigure and the bricks to make up an exclusive Battle Suit, this book's five chapters each contain a selection of inspirational model ideas, structured around a different aspect of the LEGO Nexo Knights world.

    Sure to inspire children to build and then play with their creations, the models range from easy and medium to harder to make and range from the King's Feast at Knighton Castle through to an attack in the night in the Dark Forest.
  • DCBY 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £17.99
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    Part of the Build Your Own Adventure series, this book will delight young superheroes with its inspiring ideas for builds and even comes with a Green Lantern Minifigure and exclusive spaceship model.

    It contains over 50 LEGO ideas and each chapter opener brings the models together in an imaginative way. Children will love playing out adventures inspired by the images and joining in the superhero adventure.

    There are ideas for all ages and building abilities, with a tantalising mix of easy, medium and harder models.
  • EKFK 5 years +
    Jennifer Low
    5 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    In this follow-up to Kids Kitchen are 100 new recipes for both sweet and savoury dishes - and they've all been designed and developed with children in mind.

    None of the recipes use sharp knives or are cooked on the hob, meaning they're safer for children to cook themselves (with adult supervision, of course). Most of the recipes use measuring jugs and measuring spoons and there are photographs to help children know exactly what to aim for.

    It even has dishes for children with gluten intolerances and coeliac disease. Among the recipes that can be added to family meals are up-side down baked potatoes, every-flavour pork chops and cashew couscous, while there are also over 50 baked treats including fresh lemon cupcakes and rainy day banana bread.
  • GGAL 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    The Guardians of the Galaxy are back on the big screen and this book comes with over 1,000 stickers of Marvel's cosmic outlaws and their fiendish foes.

    Featuring cool comic book artwork of the likes of Star-Lord, Drax, Gamora, Groot and Rocket Raccoon, it also contains facts about the characters and their battles as they aim to keep peace in the universe.

    The sticker outlines are featured on the pages and children just have to find the right sticker and position it into space; they're also easy to peel and can be used to decorate anywhere your children want.
  • DDGP 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Featuring giant pages that are perfect for little ones aged 3 and above (and adults, too!) to lose themselves in their creativity, this enormous doodle pad includes an original and creative doodle for each day of the year.

    With patterns to complete and exciting pictures to add their very own creative touch to, imaginative children will love tackling the hundreds of fun and boredom-busting activities in A Doodle a Day.
  • Code Your Own Games Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781784930769
    CYOG 6 years +
    6 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £19.96
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    From drawing simple shapes to building games and learning essential coding concepts, this collection will show children how to complete simple and practical tasks using Scratch in a fun and adventure-filled way.

    With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, the books focus on a medieval adventure starring Sir Percival; a pirates' search for lost treasure; a hunt for gold in the jungle with Captain Maria; and a space battle.

    Format: Paperback
  • FGSP 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    This book will help your children master all the spin-tastic tricks, hacks and modifications they need to make their fidget spinner even better.

    Designed to help you take fidget spinning up to the next level, this book provides an introduction to the concept before then showing you how to do a number of tricks, whatever your level.

    It even contains DIY spinner building and design advice.
  • Colour Your Own Giant Posters Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9317819589420
    GTPS 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £19.96
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    These four giant posters can be torn out, coloured in and displayed for all to see. They have themes of space, African animals, the creatures that live under the sea and favourite animals.

    When folded out, each poster measures a massive 285 x 790mm and are presented in landscape fashion - meaning more than one child can work on it while colouring in.

    Children can then put their finished masterpieces on the wall for all to see.
  • CSCR 10 years +
    10 years +
    (1)
    • £2.99
    • RRP £10.00
    • Save £7.01
    Even if you don't think you can draw, you'll find hours of creative fun and mindfulness with Creative Scribbles.

    This book encourages artists of all ages to express their personal style and is full of designs to complete in whatever way you feel suitable.

    It also has hints for things to draw so you will never be stuck for what to do next.
  • Beasts of Olympus Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781848125568 - Lucy Coats
    MPUS 7 years +
    Lucy Coats
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £17.97
    • Save £13.98
    • Just £1.33 per book
    Demon's long-lost father has walked back into his life and taken him somewhere over the rainbow right into Olympus. As Demon can talk to animals, the gods have decided he's the perfect boy to be named the new Official Beastkeeper to the Gods.

    It's an important job, but the stables are stinky, the beasts are beastly and the goddesses are on the warpath. Will Demon be able to bring order to the stable? There's a Hydra who's been beheaded by the horrible hero Heracles; Hades three-headed dog gets into a fight and feels rather poorly; and Zeus wants to find a Hippocamp - but Demon has no idea what a Hippocamp is!

    The combination of comedy, adventure, gods, goddesses, creatures and Ancient Greek mythology make these books from Blue Peter Award-shortlisted author Lucy Coats a treat for readers aged 7 and over. There are also plenty of illustrations by David Roberts to add to the excitement!
  • Ark Adventures Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781408335048 - Sally Grindley
    ARKA 6 years +
    Sally Grindley
    6 years +
    (6)
    • £7.99
    • RRP £39.92
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    Crazy Chameleons, Giant Giraffes and Playful Penguins - you'll find all these animals and more as we step aboard the ark in the Ark Adventures Collection!

    Exciting and lively stories are wonderfully complemented by full-colour illustrations as Noah and his wife try their best to round up a variety of animals onto their ark before the storm hits - with varying degrees of success!

    Written by Smarties Prize winner Sally Grindley, these are perfect first readers that retell a familiar story in a funny and appealing way.
  • MEGA 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £3.49
    • RRP £16.99
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    Little ones aged 5 and above can discover a world of fascinating facts, learn and doodle to their heart's content with the wonderful, interactive doodling book, Megadoodle.

    Packed with cool scenes to colour and doodle, full-colour photographs and bite-sized facts throughout, this exciting book cleverly combines doodling and learning as it covers a range of early-school years topics including dinosaurs, the Big Bang, jet jacks, Mount Everest and many, many more...

    Specially released to coincide with the new Key Stage 2 Curriculum, Megadoodle is an ideal excuse for children to sharpen their pencils - and sharpen their minds, too!
  • ERSL 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Younger children, teens and tweens love to make things their own, using their endless creativity to make their room, belongings, techie items and school books stand out from the crowd. Emily's Room: Stencil Letter Art is perfect for allowing them to accessorise their bedroom and make it look fabulous.

    The innovative kit comes complete with everything they need to sprinkle their bedroom with personality, using patterns, designs and colours to create an on-trend look for the style-conscious.

    A great creative treat for children aged 7 and above.
  • WYOS 7 years +
    Louie Stowell
    7 years +
    (3)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    Perfect for children who love making up stories or comic strips, The Usborne Write Your Own Story Book is packed with helpful hints, tips and handy tasks to get them started.

    With practical suggestions for creating different points of view and conjuring up believable and cool characters, settings and story lines, plus a clever concealed spine that allows the book to lie flat for easy use, this is a genius way of encouraging writing and reading skills.
  • CRDD 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £3.49
    • RRP £9.99
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    Children's Laureate Chris Riddell provides young artists with doodling ideas for every day of the year in the fantastic Doodle a Day.

    Featuring prompts, tips and plenty of artwork and illustrations that need finishing, he'll even encourage young artists to draw whatever they're listening to.

    We love it here, and know you will, too... Just pick up a pencil and get started.