Subjects : Primary School Hobbies & Pets Books

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

  • CWRD 8 years +

    Creative Writing with Roald Dahl Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    Roald Dahl

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    Could you be the next Roald Dahl? Each book in this fantastic creative writing series will inspire young writers through the wonderful worlds of best-loved stories!

    There are fun wordplay activities to spark creativity, top tips to build confidence, and plenty of language work to help develop vocabulary and grammar skills.

    Bring stories to life with help from the BFG, as children learn how to write splendid settings using adjectives, imagery, similes and much more. Matilda encourages writers to create spellbinding speech through the use of authentic dialogue, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will teach the importance of believable characters!

    Format: paperback
    • £4.99
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  • CSTP 7 years +

    Cooking Step By Step (Hardback)

    DK

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    Children can take their first steps to cooking fresh, healthy and delicious recipes by mastering the 50 easy-to-follow recipes featured in this book.

    From soups to pasta dishes and treats including banana bread, all of the recipes in this book are simple to make and sure to get children into baking - especially after they've tasted their healthy and delicious creations. There are also shortcuts and tips to help kids get their heads around kitchen terminology.

    All of the tasty dishes contain clear, short step-by-step instructions and are accompanied by eye-catching photography.
    • £4.99
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    PETD 5 years +

    How to Take Care of your Pet Dinosaur Collection - 6 Books (Collection)

    Kirsty Holmes

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    Any child who dreams of owning a prehistoric pet will find the tips in these dino-tastic books invaluable. They reveal where Stegosaurs sleep, what a Diplodocus eats and just how you hatch a T-rex egg.

    These F.O.S.S.I.L. guides are packed with useful tips and tricks for budding dinosaur trainers and contain a host of jaw-dropping facts alongside eye-catching artwork.

    They are written in an engaging style and will complement any child's early learning.
    Format: paperback
    • £6.99
    • RRP £47.94
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    TOWR 9 years +

    Tower of Knowledge Collection - 16 Books (Collection)

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    From mammals to minerals and sharks to space, these reference books will delight young minds with their array of facts, stats and records.

    Very visual guides to important topics, these books are peppered with double-page photographs highlighting the amazing facts and there is also a data section at the end of each section offering stats including world records and top tens and other relevant information e.g. the Periodic Table in the Rocks and Minerals book.

    These introductory books will explain to children everything from the anatomy of a horse to a map of the Nile region! They're perfect study aids.

    Format: paperback
    • £17.99
    • RRP £63.84
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  • GEMM 7 years +

    Roald Dahl's George's Marvellous Experiments (Paperback)

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    George Kranky, the star of Roald Dahl's George's Marvellous Medicine, will inspire your young scientists with this interactive activity book. It's packed with hands-on projects that use everyday household objects ? from making slime to building a volcano.

    From marvellously messy experiments including making a putty farm to crazy food and making rainbow rain, these are fun experiments and there is also ample space to write notes and findings towards the end of the book.
    Adult supervision required.
    • £3.99
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  • PUPY 7 years +

    Puppy Patrol Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

    Jenny Dale

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    Prepare to join Puppy Patrol with these 10 charming stories from Jenny Dale.

    From a mischievous teacher's pet to a naughty pair called Sugar and Spice and puppies who want to find their mother to a super-famous dog, these are barking good stories.

    With their popular theme and accessible text, these are perfect for newly independent readers.

    Format: paperback
    • £9.99
    • RRP £49.90
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  • WIYG 7 years +

    RSPB Wildlife in Your Garden (Paperback)

    Mike Dilger

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    Young nature enthusiasts can get up close and personal with the animals that visit their garden by following the tips in this essential guide from the RSPB. It's packed with cool illustrations and photographs of the wildlife they should be looking out for.

    From cool creepy-crawlies to beautiful birds, this bright and engaging book is full of facts and explains where and when you can spot all kinds of wildlife. It also covers butterflies, hedgehogs and plants.

    By following the advice and suggestions in this book, children (and you) might even have the chance to welcome some unexpected visitors into your garden.
    • £4.99
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  • GWOR 7 years +

    National Trust: Go Wild on the River (Hardback)

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    Learn what to pack, how to build your own raft and how to spot river animals and wildlife with this pocked-sized adventure guide from the experts at The National Trust.

    Also revealing how to catch a fish, this book is packed with fun games to play on and around a river and provides essential tips on staying safe. It also tells children what they should do if an emergency was to occur.
    • £3.99
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  • KIOS 7 years +

    Kitten Chaos Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    Anna Wilson

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    These are the purr-fect stories for any feline fan. Anna Wilson's Kitten Chaos books prove that some kittens are not quite as cute as they look.

    The Kitten Hunt, the first book in the series, finds a child starting up their own pet-sitting business as a way of looking after a variety of animals; Kitten Wars is the tale of one kitten and two smitten families; and The Kitten Catastrophe finds Jaffa changing overnight from a good girl to ferocious fireball.

    These heart-warming books are very funny and sure to appeal to cat lovers of all ages.

    Format: paperback
    • £4.99
    • RRP £17.97
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  • NGBD 7 years +

    National Geographic Explorer Guide: Birds (Paperback)

    National Geographic Kids

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    Find adventure, have fun outdoors and be a bird spotter with this ultimate explorer field guide from National Geographic Kids!

    Packed with facts and photos, this fun guide will make children look and listen to find the feathered friends right in their own gardens. From ducks to hawks and sparrows to sandpipers, it's the perfect introduction to birds and makes identifying them easy.

    It contains the most common birds in Great Britain and Ireland and is a great size for taking in backpacks on days trips or camping holidays.
    • £3.99
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  • PUPS 7 years +

    Top of the Pups Collection - 4 Books (Collection)

    Anna Wilson

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    When Mum agreed to let Summer have her very own golden Labrador puppy, she probably didn't imagine the chaos to come...

    Summer and her new puppy Honey are best friends from the moment they meet and embark on a hilarious and exciting adventure together; Summer takes on Honey's training, performs with her in the school talent show, plans a birthday party for her and helps her prepare for the arrival of a litter of puppies.

    These amazing animal stories are full of gentle humour and funny situations children with pets may recognise from their own lives...

    Format: paperback
    • £5.99
    • RRP £23.96
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  • HINC 9 years +

    Heroes (Hardback)

    David Long

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    Animals have been saving lives for as long as there have been wars and this fully illustrated hardback book tells some of their most incredible and poignant stories.

    From an Alsatian who became a hero of the Blitz to a donkey who served as an ambulance and even a bear who did magnificent things, these animals are truly extraordinary.

    With David Long's revealing and informative text brought to life by Kerry Hyndman's stunning artwork, this is an anthology of animal tales that proves not all heroes are human. The stories will astonish, engross, move and delight.
    • £7.99
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  • ABSW 5 years +

    The Amazing Book of Star Wars (Hardback)

    Elizabeth Dowsett

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    Including a life-size poster of BB-8 and plenty of fun fold-out pages, this encyclopedia will tell children everything they could ever want to know about the iconic characters and spaceships from a galaxy far, far away.

    With The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi bringing the Star Wars saga to a whole new audience, this is the perfect book for your little Jedi. It gives brief overviews in simple sentences of what each character is like and points out some of their defining features.

    There are also fun questions scattered throughout the book which will help children test their knowledge of the Star Wars universe.
    • £2.99
    • RRP £9.99
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  • EHU2 3 years +

    Amazing Animal Babies (Paperback)

    Chris Packham

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    TV personality and animal lover Chris Packham talks about the animals that are just starting their lives in this engaging picture book.

    From tiger cubs to meerkat pups and baby earthworms, it's packed with facts that will fascinate young nature lovers. It's a wonderful introduction to the natural world and is sure to inspire them to read more about each creature.
    • £3.99
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  • EFD2 7 years +

    A Kitten Called Tiger (Paperback)

    Holly Webb

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    Ava's new kitten Tiger is small in size but big on personality. Sometimes, however, he gets a bit too excited and Ava has no choice but to save him from the scrapes he gets into.

    Written by Holly Webb and illustrated by Sophy Williams, this is a purr-fect book for newly independent readers who love animals.
    • £3.99
    • RRP £5.99
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  • EFG2 6 years +

    The Unwanted Puppy (Paperback)

    Holly Webb

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    Zoe loves dogs but hasn't had one of her own since Honey died. When Zoe sees Scout out walking with his new-to-the-area family, she offers to help walk him. But when doing so, she's worried Scout neither gets enough exercise or attention.

    She realises the family don't have time to give Scout the attention he needs. But how can she help when he doesn't belong to her? This is a brilliant book for newly independent readers.
    • £3.99
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  • AOJ2 6 years +

    The Strangest Animals in the World (Paperback)

    Tammy Gagne

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    Discover the strangest animals in the world in this incredibly informative and awe-inspiring book. Among its highlights are a monkey with a moustache, a rodent that can detect danger and an octopus that looks like an elephant.

    Packed with enticing, full-colour photos and fascinating facts, this book looks at the odd appearances and bizarre behaviour of these fantastically strange creatures.
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  • AKJ2 6 years +

    The Most Adorable Animals in the World (Paperback)

    Tammy Gagne

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    This book will delight children and adults - it's full of the world's most cuddly and cutest animals. It is packed with large and colourful photos and facts and includes information on ranges, habitats, appearances and behaviours.
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  • EFQ2 8 years +

    Poppy's Place (Paperback)

    Katrina Charman

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    Isla Palmer loves cats but unfortunately her vet mum has never let her have one of her own. But then she meets Poppy - a gorgeous cat in need of a home - and comes up with the perfect way to convince Mum she should keep her.

    Everyone is happier to have Poppy around, but soon the house house is full of more and more cats and Mum is at her wits' end. Can Isla come up with a plan to keep her cat?

    This book will have young readers purring with delight.With Mum at her wits' end, Isla needs to come up with a plan and fast!
    • £3.99
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  • AOH2 5 years +

    Squeak's Guide to Caring for Your Pet Rats or Mice (Hardback)

    Isabel Thomas

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    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.
    • £4.99
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  • AEKZB 5 years +

    Usborne Holiday Puzzle Pad (Paperback)

    Phil Clarke

    This title includes a pad bursting with vibrantly illustrated puzzles and pencil games to test the brainpower of children and adults alike. It provides over 180 brain teasing puzzles will sort the boffins from the buffoons by testing their observation, memory, arithmetic, logic and word skills. With over 100 tear-off sheets, this pad is portable and versatile, making it ideal for journeys and holidays: it can entertain one person for hours, or keep several amused at once; and, keep a pad in the car for long journeys, or have a few pages to hand for emergency entertainment at a moment's notice.
    • £5.89
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  • AAJAQ 6 years +

    Bug Hunter (Other)

    Dk

    Become a nature explorer with this hands-on kit! From keeping caterpillars to learning how honeybees actually communicate, read the handy spotter's guide to get expert tips on where bugs lurk or try any of the 30 fun projects. Get outside and catch bugs in the field with the trusty bug catcher provided and have fun decorating your books or projects with stickers. Makes bug identification totally Bug-tastic!
    • £6.89
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  • AYEGG

    i-Spy Wild Flowers (Paperback)

    i-SPY

    Search for over 140 varieties of wild flowers with this i-SPY guide. This fun activity book encourages kids to explore the countryside, from lakes and ponds to open woods and hedges, in search of i-SPY points. A fun, interactive way to encourage curious children to learn about the world around them. What can you spot? Get i-SPYing with these features: * Vibrant colour coded photographs * Fact file of each plant with scientific name, details of when in flower, where to find it and what it looks like. * Points to score from common plants like buttercup (5 points) to top spots such as Stinking Iris (50 points). Children love these fun and fascinating i-SPY activity books - discover over 30 other i-SPY guides in the series!
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  • ANLQS 5 years +

    Pencil & Paper Games (Paperback)

    Encourage your children to put away their devices and enjoy screen-free fun by completing the entertaining challenges included in this tear-out activity book.

    From Noughts and Crosses to Battleships and Hangman, there is so much entertainment to be had - and all you need is a pencil to jot down on the paper!
    • £5.59
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