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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.
    • £3.00
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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.
    • £3.00
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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.
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    Let's Go to the... Collection - 4 Books

    Product Code: LTSG
    Collection 4 years +
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    Let's go somewhere extraordinary...

    These four books encourage preschoolers to develop their pen control, word and number skills as they learn about castles, farms, fire stations and vets.

    There are activities to complete on every page and the wipe-clean nature means children can complete each simple task again and again, building up their simple vocabulary.
    Format: paperback
    • £3.00
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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.
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  • Are Coconuts More Dangerous than Sharks?

    Guy Campbell

    Product Code: AFDW
    Paperback 9 years +
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    The Actually Factually books contain a collection of misunderstandings, mistakes and misconceptions and answer a number of questions everyone wants to know the answer to - e.g. are coconuts more dangerous than sharks?

    Focusing on the myths that have wrongly been considered truths, this book reveals if Mount Everest really is the world's tallest mountain and if camels actually store water in their humps...
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  • Computer Coding for Kids

    Carol Vorderman

    Product Code: CODI
    Paperback 8 years +
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    Computer coding is becoming an increasingly important skill in modern life, especially during IT lessons at school, and many children will be able to make use of it in their future careers.

    You can never be too young to start learning and there can be no better guide than Carol Vorderman, who we all know is extremely intelligent after her years on Countdown and the various other TV shows - and books - where she has flexed her brain power.

    Carol's step-by-step - and very visual - guide to the complex key skill of computer coding is suitable for children aged 9 and over and teaches the basics of coding for multiple programming languages including Scratch 3.0 and Python.

    Avoiding computer jargon and starting with the basics, this book gradually progresses to more advanced computer projects where children can even start building their own games through coding! A great book for budding programmers.
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  • National Trust: Go Wild on the River

    Product Code: GWOR
    Hardback 7 years +
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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.
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  • The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl

    Stella Caldwell

    Product Code: GWDH
    Hardback 7 years +
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    Presented in a scrumdiddlyumptious scrapbook style, The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl provides Dahl fans with many tremendous things and wonderful surprises.

    Inspired by his magical storytelling and especially published to coincide with the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations, the book first shows the reader the writing hut in which Dahl created his crazy worlds and then invites them to step into each one - there are letters and newspaper cuttings about a giant peach; an insight into what hides inside a Twits-style beard; and a spotter's guide to the man-eating giants of Giant Country from The BFG.

    With plenty of Quentin Blake's iconic artwork on display and flaps to lift and guides inserted in the pages, this is a book that will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about visiting Roald Dahl's phizz-whizzing worlds.
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  • Code Play Collection - 4 Books

    Product Code: CODP
    Collection 5 years +
    (2)
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    Adi and Gabi love finding ways in which their love of coding can be applied to everyday life - whether at home, work or play. These four books prove that thinking like a kid and like a programmer are not actually that different.

    These books compare basic coding concepts to everyday scenarios children can relate to and are presented in an exciting narrative format.
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  • Gruffalo Crumble & Other Recipes: The Gruffalo Cookbook

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: GFCR
    Hardback 5 years +
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    Enjoy creating 24 recipes from the deep dark wood with this great little first cookbook inspired by The Gruffalo.

    Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's picture book is a modern classic and all the sweet treats, healthy snacks and simple meals featured in this book are inspired by it. If a child's tummy is starting to rumble, they'll love to fill it up with 'owl ice cream', 'scrambled snake' and 'roasted fox'.

    Every recipe is very simple and comes with step-by-step instructions for you to follow with your children. A perfect introduction to cooking and baking, these recipes give children and parents something to do together on holidays, rainy days and they're all ideal for a Gruffalo-themed party.
    • £4.00
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  • LEGO Harry Potter: The Magical Guide to the Wizarding World

    DK

    Product Code: HPMW
    Hardback 8 years +
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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.
    • £3.00
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  • Seashore Watcher

    Maya Plass

    Product Code: SEAW
    Paperback 5 years +
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    The perfect companion to a trip to the seashore, this book will help little explorers find fish and spot sea creatures in their natural environments.

    Explaining the different habitats and all of their inhabitants in a fun an engaging, this practical guide will open up imaginations to a whole new world. It's packed with fact files, photographs and activities to help the whole family make more of a special day out.
    • £4.00
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  • The Rocking Book of Rocks

    Florence Bullough

    Product Code: RBOR
    Hardback 8 years +
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    Written by top geology experts, The Rocking Book of Rocks offers a comprehensive guide to rocks, minerals and gems.

    It has amazing artwork and will tell rock-obsessed children everything they want to know about space rocks, gemstones, metals, volcanoes and so much more.
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  • Everything Sports

    Eric Zweig

    Product Code: BQZ2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Become an expert on sports, just in time for the 2016 Olympics! From archery to zip lining this book covers EVERYTHING about the world's favourite team and individual sports. With stunning visuals and energetic, impactful design, readers won't stop until they've learned everything there is to know about the history, rules and regs, training, and practice of dozens of athletic pursuits. Includes popular sports such as baseball, basketball, football, soccer, tennis, and quirkier sports such as fencing, curling, and table tennis.
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  • Snacks

    Vic Parker

    Product Code: CKQ2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    Read Snacks to learn how to make healthy food choices during this important meal. Different photos show healthy and unhealthy snack options, while simple text explains why some choices are better than others. A snack foods quiz concludes the book.
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  • Incredible But True Animals & Dinosaurs Set - 2 Books

    Product Code: KD9196
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Find out incredible but true facts about dinosaurs and animals in these exciting books.

    The easy-to-read guides are packed with photographs, cool illustrations and tons of facts about your favourite prehistoric creatures and awesome animals!
    Format: paperback
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    You Got This

    Bryony Gordon

    Product Code: FFZ3
    Paperback
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    NO. 1 BESTSELLER! 'A book that every teenage girl needs to read ... and every grown woman will wish she had read' Fearne Cotton 'Bold. Brilliant. Bryony! This is the ultimate guide to growing up happy' Dr Max Pemberton I wanted to be a unicorn. I wanted to be a lawyer. I wanted to be an astronaut. But the thing I really wanted to be, more than anything else, was a little less like me. It was only recently that I realised not wanting to be me was at the heart of every dumb decision I ever made. And so now I am writing this book containing all the life lessons I wish someone had taught me. A book for the teenage girl in me. And for every teenage girl out there. Because the most powerful thing you can be when you grow up is yourself. ------- Frank and fearless, You Got This openly explores topics like self-respect, body image, masturbation and mental health, making it the perfect companion for young women.
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    My Very First Joke Book

    Kaye Umansky

    Product Code: DDC3
    Paperback
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    My Very First Joke Book is full of the very funniest and best jokes! An excellent introduction to jokes and joke-telling. Over 60 jokes and rhymes, each with their own hilarious illustration - perfect for playground comedians. There are 'Knock, knock!' jokes, 'Doctor, doctor' jokes, monster jokes, and plain daft jokes. There are silly rhymes, crazy crossbreeds and a whole library of joke titles. Each one is in a large easy-to-read typeface and has its own humorous illustration to make it even funnier! Kaye Umansky is best known as the creator of Pongwiffy (Puffin) - hugely popular with children because of the irreverent humour. Kaye's trademark humour is evident in all her books and she is well qualified to write a joke book for very young children.
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  • Animal Gymnastics

    Isabel Thomas

    Product Code: CLX2
    Hardback 8 years +
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    Who would win the Olympic gold medals if all the competitors were animals? Each book in the series covers a different type of Olympic sport, while each chapter looks at a different event. Primarily intended as high-interest reads, the books contain animal-related curriculum information, and allow readers countless opportunities to compare and contrast. In addition, medal tables at the back of the books tally medals won by the different animal classifications, inlcuding mammals, reptiles and birds.
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  • Braids, Bunches & Pigtails for Girls

    Jenny Strebe

    Product Code: BBPG
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Braids, Bunches & Pigtails for Little Girls provides 50 different styles for all kinds of occasions. Whether your little girl wants a 'Minnie Mouse' bun for her birthday party or a French braid for some trampolining fun, you'll find advice and tips on how to make the styles look spectacular.

    Each style featured in this book is accompanied by easy-to-follow illustrations and cross references to similar styles. There are also tips for junior hair care and advice on the best accessories to use, including clips and ribbons.
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    LEGO Official Annual 2018

    Product Code: JJY3
    Hardback
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    The LEGO Official Annual 2018 is packed with awesome activities, super stories and cool comic strips, making it the ultimate Christmas present for all LEGO fans!
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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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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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