Children's Hobbies & Interests

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    Sports fans are counting down the days until this summer's World Cup and what better way to prepare for the feast of football then by reading through the facts, stats and trivia in this goal-den book.

    The perfect companion to the summer's main event, it features photographs of all the players who will be taking part and has in-depth profiles of all 32 competing nations. It also looks at Russia itself, focusing on the stadiums that will host the eagerly anticipated matches.

    It wouldn't be the World Cup without a fixtures and score chart that can be filled in while the tournament is on. This brilliant book also has a TV viewing guide so you know what channel to watch each match on.
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    If the World Cup's inspiring your future football star, this is the book to help them master all those tricks that will wow team-mates, oppositions and supporters.

    Billy and Jez - The F2 - ask what it means to be world-class and offer advice on how children can elevate all aspects of their game. They reveal some of the secrets of the world's greatest players and reveal traits that will help children improve their fitness, add focus to their mentality and spruce up their skills.

    This book can be used in conjunction with a free app that will show children how they're doing as they develop skills like Sanchez and cool finishing ability in the vein of Harry Kane.
  • SSSP 8 years +
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    Make a burger and fries from sponges, a putty snowman and even magnetic slime!

    From cute burgers to doughnuts and on-trend avocados, children can make their own squishies by following these 36 easy projects - all of which are made from easy-to-find ingredients.

    This book also includes borax-free slime and putty recipes and all of the projects have been carefully designed so they are safe to make under adult supervision.
  • PKMS 5 years +
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    Do you wanna be the very best like no one ever was?
    To stick them is your real test, to complete the pages your cause...
    Catch all your favourite Pokemon with this incredible sticker book. It contains 1,001 stickers that feature Pokemon from all eras of the Nintendo game-turned-cartoon-turned-app phenomenon.

    Pokemon fans will love recreating their favourite battles and completing the scenes, especially as familiar locations including Kanto, Johto and Alola are all included.

    Gotta catch 'em all!
  • MMBT 9 years +
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    From an underwater base to a forest camp and cool castle, your young master builder can create 15 Minecraft masterpieces by following the step-by-step instructions in this unofficial guide.

    This book contains a selection of quick, intermediate and master builds and also includes tips and tricks that will mak eyour building easier.

    It's a great book for inspiring Minecrafters to use their imagination and see incredible rollercoasters, water rides and igloos appear on their favourite game.
  • PYTH 7 years +
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    Python is one of the most popular computer languages around and this beginner's guide offers children step-by-step instructions for writing a simple program.

    Providing everything they need to get started, this book adds new commands throughout so that by the time a child has finished reading, they will be able to code games, drawings and more.

    Fully illustrated, this book also contains links to downloads that will provide extra help.
  • My First Chess Book - Paperback - 9781782491576 - Jessica E. Prescott
    MFCH 7 years +
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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!
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    Are your children ready to slime? If so, they'll goo for this book...

    Making your own slime is the new playground trend and this DK book is packed with borax-free recipes that your children can safely make at home.

    It contains over 30 easy-to-follow recipes which all use inexpensive, accessible and safe everyday products and among the 'treats' your kids can make are Monster Slime with googly eyes; Volcanic Slime that is ready to erupt; and even edible slime including The Bear Necessities (made from melted gummy bears) and Sticky, Icky, Tasty Slime (made from marshmallows).

    With photography of the finished slime and plenty of fact boxes, these recipes also help children learn about science while they have sticky and squidgy fun. Each recipe uses safe and readily available ingredients.
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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!
  • Doctor Who: The Official Cookbook - Hardback - 9781785940521 - Joanna Farrow
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    Embark on a journey through time and cake with the 40 recipes featured in Doctor Who: The Official Cookbook.

    Providing fun for all the family, the book takes inspiration from the Time Lord and his TARDIS and shows you how to make cakes that are bigger on the outside than on the inside. A brilliant gift for Doctor Who fans, other delicacies include Zygon pies, peek-a-boo Pandorica cakes and so much more.

    Every recipe has step-by-step instructions and among the dishes you can make are meals, snacks, cakes and sweets. Although we're not sure if a Sonic Screwdriver will work quite as well as a rolling pin...
  • Braid It! - Hardback - 9781784880538 - Jessy Linton
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    Stylish and edgy braids, up-dos, twists, knots, and more for long and short hair There's no denying it, braids are back; from 90s icons such as Gwen Stefani and TLC to Aaliyah this retro hairstyle is once again cool. Featuring over 25 intricate hair-braid designs from the classic French plait to the more elaborate halo fishtail or even a Mohican style twist, Braid It! is your guide to the most cutting-edge hairstyles around. Perfect for any occasion, from festivals to weddings, parties or even the office, braids are an easy and stylish way to glam up any outfit. In their step-by-step tutorials, Jessy and Taiba share industry tips and tricks and ways to adorn your hair with accessories like clips, ribbons and jewels as well as other temporary styling tools such as colored hair extensions and glitter. More than just a braid book, Braid It! is a celebration of heritage, youth culture, and Girl Power.
  • Yo-Kai Watch: Official Guide - Hardback - 9781910917206
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    Children will love to discover all the secrets of Yo-Kai Watch with this official guide.

    Starting life as a Nintendo 3DS video game, Yo-Kai Watch follows the fortunes of Nate Adams as he decides to head deeper into the words than any of his friends in an attempt to show he's most definitely not average. When he gets there, he finds something strange. It's something that will change his life forever...

    Bursting with facts, stats and images of the Yo-Kai characters, this hardback guide is sure to be treasured.
  • Minecrafter Hacks Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781408872093 - Megan Miller
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    You can't escape from Minecraft! And now your children can become masters of the sandbox game (PC version only) with these three guides that reveal the secrets, hints and tips that no other books do...

    Hacks for Minecrafters contains expert advice on mining, farming, magic and so much more, all accompanied by full-colour screenshots so the Minecraft player knows exactly what they have to do on their PC game.

    The Combat Edition prepares players for fighting enemies including cave spiders, creepers and zombie pigmen with expert tips, cheats and hacks, while Hacks for Minecrafters: Master Builder will show players how to build cool stuff including an underwater house, a pirate ship and a fortified castle!

    Please note these books apply to the PC versions of the Minecraft game only.
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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.
  • Everyday Kitchen for Kids - Paperback - 9781909808041 - Jennifer Low
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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.
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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
  • LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780241287019
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    Including an exclusive Minifigure of Batman, this 10-book collection gives young superhero fans the chance to learn more about Batman, Superman and many more of the heroes and villains from the DC Comics universe.

    Full of facts about the characters and their battles, it will tell you who their friends and foes are and focuses on some of the best builds you can make inspired by them.

    Format: Hardback
  • Marvel: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know - Hardback - 9780241232620 - DK
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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.
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    Everyone's favourite expert on just about everything, Carol Vorderman offers a hands-on introduction to working with computer code for children aged 5 and up in her new book Computer Coding Made Easy.

    Covering all of the basics little ones aged 5 and above need to know about Python programming, from copying and writing code to problem solving and abstract thinking, this curriculum-based guide uses diagrams and step-by-step instructions to teach computer programming in a fun, engaging and entertaining way - and most importantly, make it stick!

    One of the nation's best loved television personalities, there is no one better to help develop the essential skills needed to work with computer code than Carol Vorderman!
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    Coming with a lock so children can keep them all secret, this journal can help them unlock the mysteries of their dreams.

    It explains what dreams mean and even provides tips and tricks for making the most of the things children's minds thinks about while they're fast asleep.

    Children can jot down their dreams the moment they wake up and discover all sorts of things with this beautiful book. It gives children the chance to analyse their dreams, figure out the reasons for bad dreams and think about how the things happening in their life could affect what they were dreaming about.
  • How to Write a Story - Paperback - 9781408866573 - Simon Cheshire
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    Bursting with ideas from the first page to the last, How to Write a Story is a fun and engaging activity book from Bloomsbury that gives budding authors aged 7 and above all of the tools they need to write a brilliant page-turner of a story.

    Bursting with inspirational ideas for young bookworms looking for superstar story status, the book will help them make their dreams a literary reality as it guides them through a range of awesome activities that will help to improve their writing: from coming up with crazy character names to creating perfect plots!

    With its buzzwords, amazing activities and creative writing ideas, this is the perfect book for helping young authors who are struggling for inspiration. How to Write a Story will have your children writing stories that they can be proud of - and that friends and family will not be able to put down!
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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.
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    Published in conjunction with the National Gallery, this comprehensive guide will introduce young readers to the beauty of art.

    Endlessly fascinating, it covers the world's most famous paintings and focuses on the National Gallery's very own collection. There's even a free app for devices that allows children to create their very own virtual gallery at home.
  • The Official Candy Crush Saga Top Tips Guide - Hardback - 9780751564525
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    For anyone that has jumped for joy after clearing that tricky level, battled the bothersome Chocolate or finally created a Colour Bomb, this official Candy Crush guide is full of tips to help fans crack the game's most challenging levels.

    From mastering the mechanics of Candy Crush to an in-depth insight into the Candy Kingdom and Dreamworld, this deliciously comprehensive guide covers game modes, levels and obstacles, providing Candy Crushers with the knowledge and skills they need to master the popular game.