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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

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.

  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not 2020

    Product Code: BION
    Hardback 14 years +
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    Prepare to be shocked, stunned, appalled and amazed!

    Every year, the wonderfully weird Ripley's Believe It or Not! annual entertains and shocks children (and their parents!) in equal measure. With all-new content for 2020, this year's edition is no different.

    Sure to gross you out, this dip-in annual contains funny, scary and mind-boggling tales from all around the world. You'll get to read about a cat with 28 toes, a restaurant with a signature dish or a burger made from worms and meet the man who lived in a sandcastle for two decades.

    With plenty of peculiar photographs accompanying the outlandish stories, the Ripley's book is perfect for any fact fans who are intrigued by the stranger side of life.
    • £8.99
    • RRP £20.00
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  • Big Picture Atlas

    Emily Bone

    Product Code: BGPA
    Hardback 5 years +
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    This hardback is a full-colour picture atlas that will help children aged 5 and over learn all about the world around them.

    There are 15 beautifully illustrated maps for children to pore over and they explain all about different countries, continents, oceans, mountains and ice caps. A celebration of our amazing planet, it also explains where animals and people live.

    This book also contains fascinating facts about each country.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
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  • LEGO Christmas Ideas

    Elizabeth Dowsett

    Product Code: LGCI
    Hardback 6 years +
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    Build up to the festive season with a lovely LEGO book!

    From tree decorations to an obstacle course for elves, this book is packed with over 50 inspirational builds for LEGO fans to make as we approach the most wonderful time of the year.

    It also includes all the bricks you need to make a special Christmassy LEGO mini model.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
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  • National Geographic Kids Quiz Whiz

    National Geographic Kids

    Product Code: NGQW
    Paperback 8 years +
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    Did you know the collective term for a group of cats is a clowder?

    The National Geographic Kids Quiz Whiz Book contains 1,000 trivia questions that will help children learn about science, history and nature in a fun and exciting way. There are themed quizzes, true-and-false questions and photo-driven questions to answer.

    Providing fun for all the family, this book is the perfect size to take on day trips and holidays and contains questions about animals, weather, countries and more.
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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  • National Trust: 2020 Nature Month-by-Month - A Children's Almanac

    Anna Wilson

    Product Code: NTMA
    Hardback 7 years +
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    Explore the wildlife on offer all year round!

    Divided by month, this book - published in association with The National Trust - will inspire young nature lovers to get outside and connect with nature.

    It includes spotter guides, ideas for things to make and do and celebrations of festivals and events that take place throughout the seasons of 2020.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
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  • Spectacular Visual Guides Collection - 10 Books

    Product Code: SPVG
    Collection 9 years +
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    This 10-book collection provides accounts of how some of the world's most important inventions were built and how they work - some of which to this very day.

    Full of eye-catching illustrations and detailed and informative text, the books cover the likes of Egyptian pyramids, viking towns and Greek temples.

    Perfect for children fascinated in history, these books will become handy study aids and are sure to keep children absorbed for hours on end.
    • £11.99
    • RRP £59.90
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  • Lift-the-Flap: Around the World Mazes

    Maxime Lebrun

    Product Code: LFWM
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Globetrotting children can learn about the different countries of the world as they complete the routes in this a-maze-ingly interactive book!

    As children find their way through the marvellous mazes, they'll be able to learn about amazing animals including giraffes and koalas and the world's most famous sights like the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty.
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    Hello World Bingo Game

    Product Code: ED2094
    Other 7 years +
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    Learn how to say 'hello' in over 50 languages with this brightly coloured and fast-moving bingo game for up to nine players!

    Discover an array of global greetings, from the familiar to the unusual, and test your linguistic abilities as you play the fast-moving and beautifully illustrated Hello World Bingo.

    Contents: 1 board, 8 game cards, 64 hello tokens, 130 round counters and 1 instruction leaflet

    Not suitable for children under 36 months
    Packaging dimensions: 230 x 230mm
    • £5.89
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  • Minecraft Master Builder Dragons

    Product Code: MMBD
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Make your own dragons in Minecraft!

    This independent and unofficial guide offers step-by-step instructions for creating your own fire-breathing dragons in the sandbox game and is packed with mind-blowing mythical facts.

    There are 13 amazing creatures to make - from a baby dragon to an ice dragon and even a terrifying three-headed dragon - and they vary in difficulty from beginner to more advanced projects. This is a great book for Minecraft veterans and those who are looking forward to discovering the incredible world through Minecraft Earth!
    • £3.99
    • RRP £8.99
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  • Match Football Collection - 3 Books

    Product Code: MFTL
    Collection 8 years +
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    Calling all football fanatics!

    These three books are packed with puzzles, records and jokes that will keep any footy-obsessed child (and their parents!) happily entertained for hours on end.

    Inspired by the bestselling Match! magazine, the joke book contains quips, puns and knock-knock jokes featuring the world's greatest players ('Why's Ronaldo's bedroom always tidy? Because he's not Messi'), while the records are great for kids who love facts. The puzzle book is perfect for keeping children happily entertained both at home and on long journeys.
    Format: paperback
    • £5.99
    • RRP £17.97
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  • National Geographic Explorer Guide: Night Sky

    National Geographic Kids

    Product Code: NGNS
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Children can explore the night sky from the comfort of their own garden with this National Geographic Kids book.

    With the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing taking place throughout 2019, now is the perfect time for children to discover the solar system!

    From Mars to meteor showers and Saturn to satellites, this guide is packed with stunning photographs and jaw-dropping facts about space.

    Its convenient size and durable format makes it perfect for taking on camping trips, holidays and nights in the garden.
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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  • The Giggle Ninja Joke Book

    Product Code: GNJB
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Laugh your way through the pages!

    We recently joined forces with Toto the Ninja Cat (and her owner, Dermot O'Leary) to find the most side-splittingly funny jokes from children aged between 3 and 13 from all over the UK. The Giggle Ninja Joke Book brings together the ones that made us all purr with laughter.

    Sure to have all ages giggling away, the original jokes range from traditional Knock Knock questions to simply pun-derful wordplay. Did your child's joke make it into the book?
    25% of the sale price of The Book People's Giggle Ninja Joke Book will go to our partner Save The Children. Save the Children exists to help every child reach their full potential.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £7.99
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  • My LEGO World - 25 Books

    Product Code: MYLW
    Collection 5 years +
    (3)
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    Build up your knowledge of LEGO with this incredible 25-book collection packed with fun facts about Minifigures and inspirational ideas for builds.

    With book titles ranging from Build a Bridge and Other Great LEGO Ideas to Create a Town and Other Great LEGO Ideas, these books have everything you need to help your children (and you!) on your way to becoming LEGO Master Builders.

    There are also books dedicated to the most popular Minifigures of all time and one is bursting with inspiration for making a LEGO mosaic. You can also learn how to build a haunted house and there are tips for putting on your own brick-tacular magic show!
    Format: paperback
    • £19.99
    • RRP £124.75
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  • LEGO Harry Potter: The Magical Guide to the Wizarding World

    DK

    Product Code: HPMW
    Hardback 8 years +
    (1)
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    This book brings a little LEGO magic into any Harry Potter fan's life!

    It's full of spellbinding photographs and shots of LEGO Harry Potter Minifigures (including Harry, Ron, Hermione and Professor Dumbledore) and sets including the Hogwarts Express, the Great Hall and the awe-inspiring castle.

    Along with fascinating facts, there is also a focus on the fantastic beasts and creatures featured in the popular LEGO sets including Fawkes the phoenix, Hedwig the snowy owl and Aragog the giant spider.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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  • How to Take Care of your Pet Dinosaur Collection - 6 Books

    Kirsty Holmes

    Product Code: PETD
    Collection 5 years +
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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
    • £7.99
    • RRP £47.94
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  • Children's Book of Baking Cakes

    Abigail Wheatley

    Product Code: BAKC
    Other 7 years +
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    Sure to inspire some baking fun in the kitchen with the little ones, the Usborne Children's Book of Baking Cakes by Abigail Wheatley is your ticket to yummy homemade treats.

    With easy-to-follow recipes supplemented by colourful, eye-catching illustrations by Jessie Eckel, this hardback guide will show you how to make delicious cupcakes, muffins, cheesecakes and much, much more.

    With tips for decorating and wrapping boxes and jars to make thoughtful and sumptuous gifts, this brilliant book has it covered.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
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  • Write Your Best Story Ever! Notebook

    Christopher Edge

    Product Code: WTO2
    Paperback 8 years +
    (1)
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    Unlock your children's imaginations and inspire them to start writing with the hints, tips and activities in this brilliant book for budding authors.
    This write-in book provides ideas for building plot, writing action sequences and creating characters, scenes, beginnings and endings. It also has creativity and writing tips from Oxford word experts.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    The Amazing Book of Star Wars

    Elizabeth Dowsett

    Product Code: ABSW
    Hardback 5 years +
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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.
    • £2.89
    • RRP £9.99
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  • National Geographic Explorer Guide: Rocks and Minerals

    National Geographic Kids

    Product Code: NGRM
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Find adventure, have fun outdoors and be a rock detective with this ultimate explorer guide from National Geographic Kids!

    Packed with facts and photos, this fun guide is perfect for getting children outside to discover the amazing world underneath their feet.

    It contains the most common rocks and minerals in Great Britain and Ireland and is a great size for taking in backpacks on day trips or camping holidays.
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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  • Usborne Illustrated Atlas of Britain and Ireland

    Struan Reid

    Product Code: IABI
    Hardback 6 years +
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    Tour Britain and Ireland without leaving your home...

    The Usborne Illustrated Atlas of Britain and Ireland gives children the chance to journey around the British Isles - all the way from the craggy far north of Scotland to the rolling green fields in the south east of England. The maps reveal tidbits and facts about various cities that range from where Isaac Newton was born and where banoffee pie was invented!

    It has plenty of facts to pore over alongside lively illustrations and colourful picture maps. It also highlights famous landmarks, towns and cities, wildlife, customs and significant moments from each country's history.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
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  • Fortnite Essential Guide

    Dean & Son

    Product Code: UFEG
    Hardback 11 years +
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    This easy-to-follow user guide teaches you everything you need to know about Fortnite - from gameplay basics to must-know building techniques and advanced hints and tricks.

    It also includes safety tips and a parents' guide.
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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  • Lift-the-Flap: Animal Mazes

    Florence Weiser

    Product Code: LFAM
    Paperback 5 years +
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    This animal-themed activity book is packed with fiendishly fun mazes for children to find their way through - and the interactive flaps completely transform the routes!

    From tropical jungles to Arctic landscapes, there are eight mazes to complete. They all feature facts about the area's animals, wildlife and habitat and between two and four flaps. Open these to reveal new paths and escape dead ends!

    This book offers animal-loving children a great way of developing their observational and problem-solving skills.
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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  • Plastic Sucks!

    Dougie Poynter

    Product Code: PLST
    Paperback 9 years +
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    How can YOU help save our planet from plastic?

    McFly man Dougie Poynter's Plastic Sucks! is a book full of clear and easy ideas and advice that will help children cut out single-use plastic and live a more environmentally friendly life.

    Dougie explains how plastic fills up our oceans and endangers our wildlife and how the time to take action is NOW. He also discusses the history of plastic and introduces campaigners and reveals how, by working together, we can reduce and replace plastic.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Coding for Beginners using Scratch

    Jonathan Melmoth

    Product Code: CFBS
    Hardback 7 years +
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    An ideal introduction to coding for children who are just starting to learn about computer coding at school, Coding for Beginners is a friendly and accessible book will teach children the basics of Scratch (a free, online programme developed by MIT which is widely used in primary schools), allowing them to get inside the code of their computer and create simple games and animations on screen.

    Taking young coders step by step through a number of different Scratch learning games and tasks, the book will have them mastering coding in no time at all.
    • £2.99
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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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