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Need books covering a wide range of children's hobbies and interests? You'll find kids' travel books, sports books for kids and even children's cookbooks in The Book People's hand-picked selection of children's hobbies and interests books.

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Children's Hobbies & Interests

  • Football Superstars: Messi Rules

    Product Code: FSMR
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Filled with quizzes, stats and little known facts, plus illustrated and told with all the fun of a Tom Gates novel, the Football Superstars series is perfect for young readers.

    Is Lionel Messi your ultimate football hero? Messi was the youngest player to score 50 goals in the Champions League, won the Ballon d'Or five times and once entertained the crowd by doing 1,200 keepy-uppies! Discover how he went from being the smallest player on the field (as a young boy he was so tiny all the other players called him 'Titch') to being widely known as the 'Greatest of All Time'. Football Superstars is a series aimed at building a love of reading from a young age, with fun cartoons, inspirational stories, a simple narrative style and a cast of characters chipping in with quotes, jokes and comments.
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  • Ultimate Superstars Collection - 4 Books

    Product Code: ULSS
    Collection 9 years +
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    Join your favourite pop stars on their journey to Number 1!

    Similar in style to the popular Football Legends series, these books follow the lives and careers of today's biggest singers - Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande - in a narrative style.

    Each book reveals how the stars went from humble beginnings to fame at an early age (from childhood TV appearances to performing in Destiny's Child!) and how their songs managed to capture the public's imagination and define generations of wannabe superstars.
    Format: paperback
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  • Unicorn Universe

    Product Code: UUJO
    Hardback
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    Light up your life with unicorns!

    Press the unicorn on the cover's horn to watch it light up and sparkle! This book has lined pages and writing prompts to help you record all your magical hopes, dreams and wishes for the future.

    An enchanting journal for any unicorn fan.
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  • The Arsenal ABC

    Product Code: RSNL
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    Gunnersaurus is here to talk young Gunners fans through the ABC of Arsenal Football Club! He looks over the North London team's greatest players, best wins and unbelievable trophy successes. Who can forget skill of Thierry Henry, the goalscoring prowess of Ian Wright of the unbeatable talent of 2004's Invincibles team?
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  • Joke Splat Trifold

    Product Code: JSPL
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    Joke Splat is a pocket-sized book with a sticky, stretchy and addictive-to-touch splat right in the centre of its cover.

    The wiro-bound book is packed with jokes, pranks and funny activities that will provide children with hours of entertainment.
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  • Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know

    Product Code: SWAV
    Hardback 7 years +
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    It's not long until The Last Jedi arrives in cinemas and this book will tell young fans everything they need to know about the Star Wars universe as they eagerly anticipate what's in store for Rey, Finn and Luke Skywalker...

    From why Kylo Ren talks to a helmet to the type of trooper that guards a tropical beach, this book is bursting with fun trivia about the famous characters and locations. It's also bursting with incredible photography.

    Including a sneak peek at the new film and material from all those that have been released so far, this book also has strange-but-true and 'Did you know?' facts scattered throughout. It even offers behind-the-scenes glimpses at the making of the movies.
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  • Wordsearch Workouts for Clever Kids

    Gareth Moore

    Product Code: CAVRF
    Paperback
    From the creators of the bestselling Brain Games for Clever Kids, this book is packed full of wordsearch puzzles to complete. This book is perfect for bright young wordsearch enthusiasts and is sure to keep kids engaged and entertained. Clever Kids can give their brains a workout as there's plenty of content to test their word power. All the answers can be found at the back of the book. From bestselling puzzle book author Dr Gareth Moore, the creator of the chart-topping Clever Kids series which has sold over 460,000 copies in the UK. Other books in the series include: 9781780552491 Brain Games for Clever Kids 9781780553078 Wordsearches for Clever Kids 9781780553146 Quiz Book for Clever Kids 9781780553085 Crosswords for Clever Kids 9781780554723 Brain Gaming for Clever Kids 9781780555409 Maths Games for Clever Kids 9781780554730 Word Games for Clever Kids 9781780555621 Times Tables Games for Clever Kids 9781780555638 Travel Puzzles for Clever Kids 9781780555935 10-Minute Brain Games for Clever Kids
    • £4.49
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  • National Geographic Kids Beginner's World Atlas

    National Geographic Kids

    Product Code: BYJHB
    Paperback
    Our world is constantly changing and this refreshed atlas from the map experts at National Geographic captures the state of the planet with colourful maps, easy-to-grasp stats, and lots of fun facts. Learn all about the people, places, animals, and environments of our world in the fourth edition of this engaging atlas. It's got a fresh, kid-friendly design, fun, lively photos, and all the latest, greatest geographic and political information that make this such a valuable resource. It's the perfect reference for kids to learn about lands close to home or oceans away-ideal for classroom use, homework help, and armchair exploration.
    • £7.19
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  • Salah

    Matt Oldfield

    Product Code: BSWLI
    Paperback
    Meet Mohamed Salah - Ultimate Football Hero Mohamed Salah is Liverpool's superstar forward, and he is on a mission to become the best player in the world. This exciting book follows his adventures across the world - from the heat of Egypt to the magic of Rome, the roar of Anfield stadium and - finally - his big chance in a Champions League Final. Ultimate Football Heroes is a series of biographies telling the life-stories of the biggest and best footballers in the world and their incredible journeys from childhood fan to super-star professional player. Written in fast-paced, action-packed style these books are perfect for all the family to collect and share.
    • £5.39
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  • Brain Games for Clever Kids

    Gareth Moore

    Product Code: AJQJE
    Paperback
    This book is brimming with memory, word and number workouts, codes, battleships and mind-bending spot the differences, as well as Japanese puzzles including hanjie, kakuro, futoshiki, sudoku and lots more. Let the brain games begin!
    • £4.49
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  • Messi (Ultimate Football Heroes) - Collect Them All!

    Tom Oldfield

    Product Code: BYMTJ
    Paperback
    Meet Messi - Ultimate Football Hero. . . 'The Barcelona fans were already standing - they had seen the things that Lionel could do with the ball at his feet.' Lionel Messi is a legend - Barcelona's star player and the world's best footballer. But when was young, he was so small that his friends called him 'Little Leo' and coaches worried he wasn't big enough. Yet through bravery, talent and hard work, he proved them wrong. Messi tells the magical story of how the tiniest boy in South America grew up to become the greatest player on earth. Have you read them all?
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  • Crossword Challenges for Clever Kids

    Gareth Moore

    Product Code: CAVRE
    Paperback
    From the creators of the bestselling Brain Games for Clever Kids, this puzzle book is ideal for crossword enthusiasts. It's packed with crossword challenges to complete and will provide hours of fun. Clever kids can put their brain through its paces as there's plenty of content to test their word power. All the answers can be found at the back of the book. From bestselling puzzle book author Dr Gareth Moore, the creator of the chart-topping Clever Kids series which has sold over 460,000 copies in the UK. Other books in the series include: 9781780552491 Brain Games for Clever Kids 9781780553078 Wordsearches for Clever Kids 9781780553146 Quiz Book for Clever Kids 9781780553085 Crosswords for Clever Kids 9781780554723 Brain Gaming for Clever Kids 9781780555409 Maths Games for Clever Kids 9781780554730 Word Games for Clever Kids 9781780555621 Times Tables Games for Clever Kids 9781780555638 Travel Puzzles for Clever Kids 9781780555935 10-Minute Brain Games for Clever Kids
    • £4.49
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  • Pokemon: Super Deluxe Essential Handbook

    Scholastic

    Product Code: BROZL
    Paperback
    Everything you ever wanted to know about all the Pokemon ... in one place! This revised and updated edition of the mega-bestseller has all the stats and facts you need to know about over 800 Pokemon - essential information jam-packed into 496 illustrated, full-colour pages. With 64 new pages focusing on the new Sun and Moon Pokemon, the revised and updated Handbook is an absolute must-have for Pokemon trainers of all ages. If you wanna catch 'em all, you gotta read about 'em all!
    • £10.29
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  • Minecraft Let's Build! Theme Park Adventure

    Mojang AB

    Product Code: BXLYA
    Paperback
    Theme Park Adventure is the first title in the brand new Let's Build! construction series for younger Minecrafters. Have you ever wanted to build an entire theme park in Minecraft to enjoy with your friends? Well, now you can! Let construction expert Sparks from the official Minecraft magazine show you how to make everything from a classic carousel and a water flume to a haunted mansion ride and even an alternate dimensions rollercoaster. With her expert tips, creating a theme park will be easy! Collect all of the official Minecraft books to become the best Minecrafter you can be: Minecraft Guide to Exploration Minecraft Guide to Creative Minecraft Guide to Redstone Minecraft Guide to the Nether and the End Minecraft Guide to Enchantments and Potions Minecraft Guide to Farming Minecraft Blockopedia Minecraft: Exploded Builds: Medieval Fortress Minecraft The Survivors' Book of Secrets Minecraft Survival Tin Minecraft Mobestiary Minecraft: The Ultimate Construction Collection Minecraft is a multi-platform block-based gaming sensation available on Xbox, PlayStation, PC and mobile devices. Whether you're in Creative, Survival or Hardcore Mode, the official Mojang-approved Minecraft books contain all the advice you need to survive and thrive.
    • £5.69
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  • Horrid Henry's Swimming Lesson

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: AYGQV
    Paperback 5 years +
    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Armbands at the ready as Henry causes chaos in a mischievous bid to escape his dreaded swimming lesson with Soggy Sid. A hilarious and horrid Early Reader from bestelling author Francesca Simon, and illustrator Tony Ross.
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  • Van Dijk

    Matt & Tom Oldfield

    Product Code: CCYBP
    Paperback
    Meet Virgil Van Dijk - Ultimate Football Hero Virgil van Dijk is Liverpool FC's superstar centre-back and he's going from strength to strength. From washing dishes to pay his way during his early career to becoming one of the best defenders in the world, this is the story of how Virgil became a true Liverpool legend. Follow his journey as he fights adversity and works his way up to become an ultimate football hero. Ultimate Football Heroes is a series of biographies telling the life-stories of the biggest and best footballers in the world and their incredible journeys from childhood fan to super-star professional player. Written in fast-paced, action-packed style these books are perfect for all the family to collect and share.
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  • Ronaldo (Ultimate Football Heroes) - Collect Them All!

    Matt Oldfield

    Product Code: BYMTI
    Paperback
    Meet Ronaldo - Ultimate Football Hero. . . 'As he walked up to take his spot-kick, Cristiano knew that Real would win the trophy if he scored. He had the chance to be the hero yet again.' Cristiano Ronaldo overcame poverty and childhood illness to become one of the best football players ever. Escaping the hot streets of Madeira, Ronaldo first proved himself as a wonder-kid at Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson, before becoming a legend for Real Madrid and Portugal. This is the story of how the gifted boy became a man, a team-player and a legend. Have you read them all?
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  • RSPB My First Book of Garden Birds

    Mike Unwin

    Product Code: AAHAM
    Hardback 5 years +
    A beautiful picture book about garden birds that will appeal to families with young children.

    Rachel Lockwood's wonderful illustrations will delight children aged 2-7 years old, and will help them to discover and identify the most common birds in their everyday surroundings

    Each bird is introduced on a right-hand page in an illustration where it is partly obscured or turned away from the viewer.
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  • LEGO Star Wars: Awesome Jedi Tales

    Ace Landers

    Product Code: BZJQL
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    An epic collection of LEGO Star Wars stories PLUS buildable Mace Windu minifigure! Blast into hyperspace in this journey through the Star Wars universe. With six stories starring the galaxy's greatest heroes (and villains) - from Anakin Skywalker to Rey and Kylo Ren, this collection has it all! LEGO Brick Adventures are funny, easy-to-read, full-colour stories.
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  • Jokes for Funny Kids: 6 Year Olds

    Andrew Pinder

    Product Code: BZHZL
    Paperback
    A hilarious collection of hundreds of the funniest jokes for 6-year-olds. What do you call a blind dinosaur? Do-you-think-he-saw-us. Doctor, Doctor! I feel like a pair of curtains. Pull yourself together. What do you get when you cross a vampire and a snowman? Frost-bite. Packed with over 300 side-splitting jokes on ghosts, school, aliens and much, much more. Designed to be easy to read with wonderfully silly illustrations for extra laughs, this is a te he he-larious collection that 6-year-olds will love. Also available in the Funny Kids Jokes series: 9781780556246 Jokes for Funny Kids: 7 Year Olds 9781780556253 Jokes for Funny Kids: 8 Year Olds
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  • Peppa Pig: Peppa Loves Yoga

    Peppa Pig

    Product Code: BYVWO
    Other
    It is a very busy day at Peppa and George's playgroup, but they have a very special visitor coming in the afternoon. Miss Rabbit is going to teach the children how to calm down and relax with yoga. The children love learning all the different positions . . . and the parents love picking up their calm children!
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  • Ultimate Football Heroes: Kane

    Matt & Tom Oldfield

    Product Code: BMFEH
    Paperback 7 years +
    Meet Harry Kane - Ultimate Football Hero. When Harry Kane was released by Arsenal at nine years old for being too small, he had to use all his self-belief to prove that he could make it as a footballer. Now a superstar striker for Tottenham Hotspur and England, his hard work and determination have paid off. Kane is the amazing story of how the boy from North London became the Premier League's most lethal goalscorer. Ultimate Football Heroes is a series of biographies telling the life-stories of the biggest and best footballers in the world and their incredible journeys from childhood fan to super-star professional player. Written in fast-paced, action-packed style these books are perfect for all the family to collect and share.
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  • Oxford Primary Atlas

    Patrick Wiegand

    Product Code: AAWVZ
    Paperback 7 years +
    The Oxford Primary Atlas is a clear, bright and informative atlas for all 7-11 year olds. This new edition includes up-to-date country data and easy-to-read colourful mapping, presented in an accessible visual layout based on research into how young children use maps. It features key curriculum themes such as landscapes, water, settlements, connections, and environments. It includes easy-to-use features such as learning statements to summarize each theme, focus panels to prompt independent or group enquiry, innovative grid codes to help children find places listed in the index, colourful photographs to aid children's understanding of map symbols, attractive artwork to provide a 'sense of place', and stimulating graphics to make large numbers easy to understand. This new edition of the Oxford Primary Atlas, specially written to support the requirements of primary geography at Key Stage 2, and incorporating the most popular features of the bestselling Oxford Junior Atlas, uses simple, clear mapping and colourful illustration to create a stimulating and informative atlas for all 7-11 year olds. The Oxford Primary Atlas is also accompanied by the Activity Book for independent work to develop map literacy skills, and the e-Atlas CD-ROM for whole class display on interactive whiteboard.
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  • Mbappe

    Matt & Tom Oldfield

    Product Code: BUSHN
    Paperback
    Meet Kylian Mbappe - Ultimate Football Hero. Kylian Mbappe has the world at his feet. The young French striker's goals, skills and fearless attacking spirit earned him a GBP166 million transfer to French champions Paris Saint-Germain, to take on the best teams in Europe with new teammate Neymar. And at the 2018 World Cup, Kylian was the star player, his goals firing France to victory in the final. Now as a world champion, he has just one goal left - to become the best player ever. Ultimate Football Heroes is a series of biographies telling the life-stories of the biggest and best footballers in the world and their incredible journeys from childhood fan to super-star professional player. Written in fast-paced, action-packed style these books are perfect for all the family to collect and share.
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A huge range of titles

Whatever sparks your child’s curiosity, you’re guaranteed to find a book on their favourite hobbies and interests in our huge range.

A book for every interest

From crafts to kids annuals, children’s gardening books as well as books on cooking, coding, creative writing, sports, music, children’s travel and more, so get exploring and find a book your child will love.

A great way to encourage a love of books

Hobby books are a great way of encouraging your child to pick up a book and read. It's can be all too easy to let them play on the tablet for hours, but putting a book in their hands will aid their reading level and can inspire them to be creative, too.

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