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  • WDWB 7 years +
    Fiona Danks
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Bestselling authors of Book People favourite, the fantastic Stick Book, Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield are back with another fantastic guide that will encourage children to get outside, make the most of nature, and have an adventure, no matter what the weather.

    72 brilliantly imaginative suggestions for things to do in bad weather - from Rainy Adventures (swimming in the rain) to Getting Creative (making an igloo) and Games (slip and slide or watermelon rugby, anyone?) to Experiments (like rain traps and making boats) and Just Having Fun (if you've never tried rain dancing, now's your chance)! The inspiration is seemingly endless in this imaginative book and the fun to be had certainly is! So get the kids to grab their coats and start embracing those wet, windy and snowy days.
  • MFCH 7 years +
    Jessica E. Prescott
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Anyone can play chess; it's easy when you know how to. With My First Chess Book, little ones aged 7 and above (and even adults who are looking for a light and accessible intro to the world's most popular board game) can learn to master the techniques, become a chess master and even give the adults a run for their money.

    Unlike many children's chess guides, My First Chess Book isn't just a textbook covering the rules of the game, it is a fun-filled book packed with 35 activities to help them improve their skills using terminology and concepts that young minds can relate to.

    From Pawn Football (pawns line up at their starting rank and race to the other side) to the Queen Dance (make a checkmate using only a queen and king), each of the activities have clear, colourful artworks so you can see exactly where pieces should be on the chess board. There are also helpful hints and tips featured throughout as well!
  • HMFH 7 years +
    7 years +
    (2)
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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.
  • MVMK
    Dan Farrell & Donna Bamford
    • £3.99
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    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.
  • EKFK 5 years +
    Jennifer Low
    5 years +
    (1)
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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.
  • RDKA
    Steph Scott
    (1)
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    Wet weather doesn't mean your children have to stay inside in front of a screen. This amazing book is packed with outdoor games and activities that can be played in the wind, rain and snow!

    Written by a pair of outdoor enthusiasts, this book has many new and novel ways to encourage children to get outside. From puddle painting to making windspinners from golden leaves, all of these projects are fun and easy to complete.

    If you don't want to stay out for too long, this book also lists things that can be collected while outside and then used in a variety of stay-at-home projects.
  • EBJG 7 years +
    Allegra McEvedy
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Enid Blyton's stories are full of delicious food and this children's cookbook shows you how to make some meals the Famous Five would be proud of. Of course, there's also lashings of ginger beer!

    With ideas for every meal of the day, this is the perfect introduction for children to make and eat food with their favourite adults. From Famous Five-themed picnics to Malory Towers midnight feasts and party teas with the Folk of the Faraway Tree, these dishes are delicious.

    The 42 recipes in this book have been compiled by popular chef and Junior Bake Off TV judge, Allegra McEvedy.

    Book People and Enid Blyton - A Lifetime of Adventure
  • WWTH 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Although he's always been hard to find, it's clear to see that Wally of Where's Wally? fame is one of the most popular children's characters around.

    This sticker and activity book allows children to join Wally and his friends Wenda, Wizard Whitebeard and Woof as they enjoy some out-of-this world adventures.

    The gang are on the hunt for treasure and there are hundreds of searches, mazes, word puzzles, matching games, spot-the-differences, quizzes and riddles to complete. This is a must for children who love Wally and who love being creative.
  • MVEY 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £17.99
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    The Hulk features on the tactile cover of this Marvel book full of incredible trivia, facts and artwork.

    Covering heroes, villains and those characters that flit in-between, it includes bizarre-but-true tales, quirky insights into characters including the Avengers, Spider-Man and Daredevil and so much more.

    From why there are three different colours of Hulk (green, grey and red in case you were asking) to a look at the time that a frog gained Thor's powers, many of these revelations are astounding - and will delight anyone who loves Marvel, no matter what their age.
  • WYOM 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £8.99
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    Does your child dream of writing the next horror sensation? This spine-tingling activity book is bursting with scary ideas for children who fancy themselves as a mystery or ghost story writer.

    From haunted houses to eccentric detectives and cursed tombs, there are ideas to help children write about all kinds of curiosities.

    The book contains advice on planning stories, creating characters, building suspense and writing dialogue. The pages even have blank spaces and themed areas for children to write into, too.
  • MWES 7 years +
    7 years +
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    With thousands of stickers to stick and pages to plan your next big build, this unofficial guide is a must for every Minecraft player.

    Designed to help you imagine, plan and build the perfect world, it offers tutorials on building a theme park, an underwater home and a millionaire's mansion as well as gridded pages for your sketched plans. You can add the stickers over your sketches to see what they will look like when it comes to making them in the game.

    There's even advice on how to craft a giant pig!
  • ABSW 5 years +
    Elizabeth Dowsett
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
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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 bringing the Star Wars saga to a whole new audience and excitement building for the release of Rogue One, 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.
  • LABY 5 years +
    Theo Guignard
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Children will love finding their way through the challenges posed in this marvellous maze book.

    From worlds made of plants to futuristic cities and wild habitats, there are 14 mazes to work through and each one is full of things to spot along the way.

    Wonderfully interactive and ideal for stay-at-home days, the mazes advance in complexity as children work through the pages. All of the mazes have been beautifully designed and are sure to keep children aged 5 and over happily entertained.
  • CCSA 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    With 300 stickers and a hands-on approach to learning, this book will tell children what's inside their computers and how their apps and games are made.

    It also explains how simple instructions tell a computer what to do and describes the basics of coding in a very accessible way. It's a great book for schoolchildren who are learning about IT and it encourages them to discover the fact-packed world of technology.

    It even features fun activities, puzzles and mazes to complete.
  • Spot the... Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781784935801
    SPTT 3 years +
    3 years +
    (4)
    • £8.00
    • RRP £49.90
    • Save £41.90
    • Just 80.00p per book
    The 10 books in this collection will provide hours upon hours of search-and-find fun. From spotting a snail in the garden to a shark in the ocean, the wonderfully detailed and busy scenes ensure children will be happy to return to the books again and again.

    Delightfully interactive, these books make early learning concepts such as counting and identifying colours fun and the different design approaches are sure to grab any child's attention.

    There are hidden objects to find in the books which will take your young reader from Dinosaur Island to a farm and even into deep outer space. The books featured in this collection are informative, entertaining and educational.

    Format: paperback
  • AKBOA 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £7.99
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    Get outdoors and explore nature with a new activity every day of the year Watch shooting stars, build a frog house, or cook using the sun! With RSPB 365 Outdoor Activities You Have To Try! you'll find an incredible 365 outdoor pursuits to keep your little ones occupied all year long. Produced in association with the RSPB, Europe's leading wildlife charity. From easy-to-do garden projects to more ambitious building projects, there's an activity for all interests and abilities. You'll only need readily available materials such as paper, sand, or soil to complete projects. Plus, clear step-by-step instructions and photos show you what to do every step of the way. Wherever you are in the world, use whatever's at your doorstep and get the whole family exploring nature together. Or encourage your child to observe and interact with nature on their own with RSPB 365 Outdoor Activities You Have To Try!
  • APVET 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £6.39
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    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!
  • BGJOM 6 years +
    Eduardo Garcia
    6 years +
    • £4.99
    Austin, eager to prove himself and win a sports trophy like his older brothers, joins a local cycling club and enters a Tour-de-France-style bike race. Not only does he have to find a bike, train and learn the course, but he also has to deal with a bully who wants him out of the club. For Austin, it feels like a race just to get to the starting line!
  • BGJOR 6 years +
    Eric Stevens
    6 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £4.99
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    When Kenny's anger problem gets out of control, his father signs him up for karate lessons. But even in karate class, Kenny can't get a grip on his temper. He's getting a reputation for being angry. With help from his karate teacher, will Kenny be able to calm down long enough to focus and win?
  • BGJOU 6 years +
    Scott R. Welvaert
    6 years +
    • £4.42
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    Jax, a striker, is the star of his football team. But when he moves up a level and joins a new team, he has a hard time following directions and trusting his team. For someone who's been playing football for years, Jax has a lot to learn about teamwork.
  • BGLEM 6 years +
    Eric Stevens
    6 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £4.99
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    When a group of bullies decide they own the local skatepark, Conner and his best friend, Hannah, are forced to practise elsewhere. Conner and Hannah have to outsmart the bullies if they want to practise for the upcoming competition. Because in the end, the fight for the skatepark will come down to the ultimate battle of the boards.
  • BGLEN 6 years +
    Bob Temple
    6 years +
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    • RRP £4.99
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    Best friends Carlos and Ricky race all the time, but when their bikes are sabotaged before a major race, they can't trust each other. They'll have to work together to figure out who's pulling a double-cross.
  • BGLEF
    Thomas Kingsley Troupe
    • £4.99
    Jason never turns down a dare, which has landed him in trouble more than once. After he gives some classmates a hard time, they challenge him to a BMX competition. Jason can't say no. But BMX-riding is much harder than he thought. If he can't learn to ride before the competition, this dare will be his last.
  • AAJAQ 6 years +
    Dk
    6 years +
    • £7.19
    • RRP £8.99
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    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!