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Primary schoolchildren can find new hobbies and learn about all kinds of domestic animals with our hand-picked selection of hobbies and pets books.

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Subjects : Primary School Hobbies & Pets Books

  • Incredible Jobs You've Probably Never Heard Of

    Product Code: IJNH
    Hardback 7 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    Your children may already have decided on their dream jobs but this jaw-dropping book might change their minds... It covers unlikely jobs ranging from babysitting sloths to dusting dinosaurs!

    There are also altogether more creepy careers (farming corpses, anyone?) featured in a book that you and your children will want to dip into over and over again.
    • £2.00
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  • Squeak's Guide to Caring for Your Pet Rats or Mice

    Isabel Thomas

    Product Code: AOH2
    Hardback 5 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    This book is dedicated to the care of domestic rodents including mice and rats.

    Written from the point of view of the animal, it explains how to make them feel at home and how owners of all ages can properly care for these pets. It also covers feeding, exercising and keeping cages clean.
    • £1.00
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  • The Movie Making Book

    Dan Farrell & Donna Bamford

    Product Code: MVMK
    Paperback
    Hand-picked favourites
    Aspiring Spielbergs have never had it better. With smartphones and tablets getting ever more powerful, movie making is more accessible than ever before.

    The Movie Making Book will teach you all the skills you need to get started in film-making and is bursting with mini projects and enjoyable games.

    It also has advanced projects so that you can put all your skills to the test and advice on the best ways to share your creations online so that they will get the most views.
    • £1.00
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  • Children's First Cookbook

    Annabel Karmel

    Product Code: AAIZY
    Hardback 5 years +
    Annabel Karmel has been writing bestselling cookbooks for 10 years. Describing her, Jools Oliver said, "She's a miracle woman!". Now, she is handing the kitchen over to the kids!

    From sweet treats to simple family meals, young children will love trying out the exciting range of tasty and healthy recipes.

    With step-by-step instructions, Children's First Cookbook is the perfect starting point for any budding young chef.
    • £7.89
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  • Card Games to Play

    Phillip Clarke

    Product Code: APPAW
    Paperback 5 years +
    A comprehensive guide featuring the rules to 60+ card games with simple, step-by-step instructions and illustrations. Includes Whist, Rummy, Pontoon and Chase the Ace. Also defines card-playing terminology, such as the names of the suits and words like 'hand', 'deal', 'discard' and 'stock'.
    • £5.89
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  • 100 Things for Little Children to Do on a Journey

    Catriona Clarke

    Product Code: AEAVS
    Other 5 years +
    This title features a brand new set of cards containing simple activities to keep little children busy on long journeys. It includes games such as noughts and crosses, as well as puzzles and quizzes using objects which can be found inside the vehicle or in the surrounding scenery. The cards are wipe clean and the pack includes a special pen with which to write the answers on the cards, making the pack entirely self contained and easily portable. The cards are robust and durable, ensuring repeated use.
    • £6.29
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  • Children's Book of Sport

    Product Code: ABZJO
    Hardback 7 years +
    Know the score with this ultimate guide to the world of sport. "Children's Book of Sport" is your ultimate guide to the diverse world of sport. From the best known to the most obscure, this guide showcases team sports, target sports, as well as track and field. Dynamic photographs bring sports to life, while fact boxes highlight key information from rules and regulations, to tactics and techniques. There are even star profiles and facts and stats on sports you never knew existed. A special section on the Olympic and Paralympic Games, from the early Greek games right up to the present day, makes "Children's Book of Sport" your must-have guide in the run up to the 2012 London Olympics.
    • £11.69
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  • Rugby

    Clive Gifford

    Product Code: BGUCO
    Paperback 9 years +
    Whether you are taking part or just watching, rugby is an exciting and dramatic sport. Discover everything you need to know about it from training to playing. Brilliant step-by-step photography will help you perfect your technique, while profiles and stats tell you more about the world's greatest players. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.The series Sports Skills covers rules, equipment, famous competitors and major competitions through specially commissioned, step-by-step photography that clearly shows skills and techniques needed for a sport.
    • £8.09
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  • The Story of The Olympics

    Minna Lacey

    Product Code: AEFSK
    Hardback 6 years +
    This is an updated addition to "Usborne Young Reading Series 2", which is aimed at children whose reading ability is beginning to grow, and helps build confidence and ability. It is a lively and engaging look at the story of the Olympic Games, from its foundations in Ancient Greece to the global spectacles seen by modern audiences. It is humorously illustrated throughout by Paddy Mounter. It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a senior lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University.
    • £5.89
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  • Andy Murray: Tennis Ace

    Product Code: AGTMI
    Paperback 9 years +
    Have you ever wanted to be a tennis star? This is Andy Murray's story - from the first time he picked up a tennis racquet, to his Grand Slam win at the US Open. Did you know that Andy was approached by a major football club? Or that he used to play doubles with Novak Djokovic? Follow Andy Murray's rise to stardom in this brand-new biography of one of tennis's brightest talents.
    • £6.89
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  • The Ballet Book

    Darcey Bussell

    Product Code: ADWYS
    Paperback 6 years +
    Perfect your port de bras, pas de deux and learn how to dance adagio and allegro. Find out the best way to look after your ballet shoes and make sure your make up is just right for your first night on stage. Contains everything you need to know to become a ballet dancer, from the best ballet dancer in the business, Darcey Bussell.
    • £6.79
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  • The Story of Football

    Rob Lloyd Jones

    Product Code: ADWCZ
    Hardback 5 years +
    This is a brand new addition to "Usborne Young Reading Series 2", which is aimed at children whose reading ability is beginning to grow, and helps build confidence and ability. It takes a lively and engaging look at football through the ages, from the Roman army to the modern day premiership, including when the first matches kicked off, why the first rules developed and how rugby and American Football were born. It is humorously illustrated throughout by Paddy Mounter. It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a senior lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University.
    • £5.39
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  • Happy Families Game

    Jo Litchfield

    Product Code: APNGJ
    Hardback 5 years +
    Every child loves playing traditional card games such as Snap. Suitable for young children, this work contains cards that are illustrated with the author's hand-made model characters and features everyday objects such as apples and balloons.
    • £6.29
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  • RSPB: Children's Guide to Nature Watching

    Mark Boyd

    Product Code: APVET
    Paperback 7 years +
    This new RSPB book is a practical, exciting and comprehensive introduction to nature watching for children. With full-colour photographs and illustrations throughout, it discusses general practicalities - where to go and when, what equipment to take with you, tips on attracting wildlife to your garden, how to take field notes and much more. In addition, it includes a guide to many common species of British birds, animals and plants, using clear illustrations and describing key identification points, such as behaviour, voice and habitat. It's the must-have guide for all young nature enthusiasts!
    • £6.39
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  • Wind-up Bus

    Fiona Watt

    Product Code: APOWY
    Other 3 years +
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    A London Bus, with a wind-up model of a red, double-decker London bus and four tracks take you on a tour of the famous city. Find out about London's most famous landmarks and attractions as your bus stops on its way. The four tracks can also be taken out of the book and joined together to make one huge track for the bus to travel around.
    • £15.89
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  • Pirate Pocket Puzzle Book

    Alex Frith

    Product Code: APOWD
    Paperback 6 years +
    Pop this handy, pocket-sized puzzle book into a school bag, handbag, suitcase or glove compartment to ensure that kids are never bored again. It features over one hundred picture puzzles including mazes, picture puzzles, word searches, number problems and much more, with all of the answers at the back of the book. It is also great for Christmas stockings or party bags.
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  • Gardening for Beginners

    Abigail Wheatley

    Product Code: APOSY
    Other 7 years +
    Gardening is a great way for children to discover how plants grow - and where food comes from - by growing their own fruit and vegetables. An introduction for absolutely beginners, covering all the basics plus lots of hints, tips and ideas. No garden is required as there are lots of ways to grow plants in pots inside, on windowsills or balconies.
    • £8.99
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  • Football Jokes

    Macmillan Children's Books

    Product Code: AKATH
    Paperback 7 years +
    Hundreds of the most hilarious football jokes around. Perfect for football fans to enjoy in between those all-important World Cup games, Premier League matches and European Cup finals. When is a footballer like a baby? When he dribbles. Who's in goal when the ghost team plays football? The ghoulie, of course Why is a football crowd learning to sing like a person opening a tin of sardines? They both have trouble with the key. What goes stomp, stomp, stomp, squelch? An elephant with wet football boots. How does an octopus go on to a football pitch? Well-armed! How can a footballer stop his nose running? Put out a foot and trip it up. What's the best day for a footballer to eat bacon and eggs for breakfast? Fry-day.
  • Top Football Tips

    Danielle S. Hammelef

    Product Code: BMUDR
    Paperback 8 years +
    Do you dream of scoring a goal? Or do you dream of saving a goal? Either way, inside are all the tips needed to become a star on the football pitch.
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  • Top Basketball Tips

    Rebecca Rissman

    Product Code: BMJFX
    Paperback 8 years +
    Swish! Every basketball player dreams of the perfect shot. Look inside to learn mechanics and tips to take your game to the next level.
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  • All Kinds of Bikes

    Lisa J. Amstutz

    Product Code: BMAZJ
    Paperback 5 years +
    One wheel, two wheels, or three? There is a perfect bike for every rider. Check out the range of bike styles and find the perfect one for you.
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  • Gymnastics

    Paul Mason

    Product Code: BGUCH
    Paperback 9 years +
    Looking to take up a new sport? Or just thinking about ways to keep fit and healthy? This book is a great introduction to all the important gymnastics skills you'll need. Full of skills tips and photos showing key techniques, you'll discover everything - from training to competing - while also finding out something about gymnastics stars of the past and present.Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.The series Sports Skills covers rules, equipment, famous competitors and major competitions through specially commissioned, step-by-step photography that clearly shows skills and techniques needed for a sport.
    • £8.09
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  • First Book of Horses and Ponies

    Isabel Thomas

    Product Code: APXJF
    Paperback 5 years +
    From Shetlands to Thoroughbreds and everything in between! Find out all about 35 different breeds of pony and horse - Dartmoor, Swedish Warmblood, Arabian, Barb and many more - in this beautifully illustrated and annotated first guide. Includes a fun spotter's chart to fill in!
    • £4.89
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  • First Book of Cats

    Isabel Thomas

    Product Code: APXJE
    Paperback 5 years +
    From British Shorthairs to Maine Coons and everything in between! Find out all about 35 different breeds of cat - Siamese, Russian Blue, Ragdoll Turkish Van and many more - in this beautifully illustrated and annotated first guide. Includes a fun spotter's chart to fill in!
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