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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

  • My First Easter Book

    Jane Winstanley

    Product Code: BKMTU
    Paperback Toddlers
    Find out all about Easter and enjoy making cards, presents, tasty treats and lots of other fun activities with this first Easter book. From making pancakes and decorating Easter eggs through to creating your own flower garden and chocolate nests, you'll be all ready for an amazing Easter. The book includes an illustrated re-relling of the Easter story. Perfect for an activity hungry 5-6 year old! Why not take a look at My First Christmas Book too?
  • My First Cookie and Cake Decorating Book

    Product Code: BKJUE
    Paperback Toddlers
    35 step-by-step cookie and cake decorating projects for children aged 7-plus. In My First Cookie & Cake Decorating Book you will discover that half the fun of baking is in the decorating! With 35 easy-to-follow step-by-step projects, you will soon be impressing family and friends with delicious decorated cookies and cakes. In Chapter 1, The Basics, there's a range of cookie and cake recipes that will form the basis of your creations, such as a vanilla sponge and gingerbread cookies. In Chapter 2, Decorating Techniques, you will learn skills such as making and using a piping bag, creating and using templates, cutting shapes, making decorations, and getting creative with a range of colourful and fun toppings. In Chapter 3, Creative Cookies, the projects include Iced Christmas Trees, Snowflakes, Easter Bunnies, Sunflowers, and Gingerbread People. Once you've gained confidence and skills by decorating cookies, move on to Chapter 4, Creative Cakes. The recipes include a Snakes & Ladders Cake, Wise Owl, Teddy Bear, Blossom Cake and a Yule Log complete with Christmas decorations. The decorating part of the projects is designed for you to do without help, but you might need a grown-up to help you clean up the mess afterwards!
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  • My First Cupcake Decorating Book

    Susan Akass

    Product Code: AGJQC
    Paperback Toddlers
    Budding bakers will love these 35 recipes for making super-cute cakes! You'll learn how to make delicious cupcakes, cookies, cake pops and more - and transform them into fantastic creations. In Cool Cupcakes, make pink piggy cupcakes, classic butterfly cakes, pretty spotty cupcakes and more. The next chapter, Crazy Cookies, gives you ideas for creating ladybird cookies and pretty star cookies, as well as for gingerbread - including gingerbread families, animals and a village. Then have a go at the Brilliant Brownies and Cake Pops - from adorable penguin pops to delicious brownie pops and cute brownie owls. Finally, take your pick from the Novelty Cakes, where there are super snowmen, under the sea mini cakes and honey flake crunchies. There are basic recipes so that you can make the cakes in any flavour you want, and a techniques section that will teach you all you'll need to know, such as how to pipe icing and how to make shapes out of marzipan. All the projects are easy to follow with adorable artworks to guide you along the way; plus, each one has a grade so you can start with the easiest and then move on as your decorating skills improve.
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  • My First Chess Book

    Katie Daynes

    Product Code: BMXLG
    Hardback Toddlers
    Learn how to command a chess army in this friendly introduction, with entertaining illustrations on how the pieces move, and tons of tips on attacking, defending and winning. A perfect starting point for young children - and a handy refresher for parents and grandparents! With links to specially selected websites with puzzles and more information.
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  • My First Guide to Duct Tape Projects

    Marne Ventura

    Product Code: AXGRQ
    Hardback Toddlers
    The My First Guides series offers introductions to a broad variety of high-interest topics. Detailed step-by-step instructions supported by photos and illustrations ensure young readers will be successful with hands-on activities such as folding paper aeroplanes, constructing duct tape projects, and performing magic tricks. Close-up photos and fun facts introduce readers to military vehicles, fast vehicles, robots, and other topics that even the youngest readers are clamouring to learn more about. All topics are presented in a brief manner to support comprehension for young readers.
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  • My First Gardening Book

    Product Code: AQXUE
    Paperback Toddlers
    If you're a budding gardener, you can discover how to sow and grow successfully with My First Gardening Book. In Chapter 1, Getting Started, you will learn all the basics, such as how to prepare soil, sow seeds, choose plants and maintain your garden. In Chapter 2, Grow Your Own, put your skills to good use with projects such as the Tasty Herb Pot, Sunflower Alley and Eggshell Gardens. Chapter 3, Garden Decorations, shows you innovative ways to brighten up your garden, including Painted Pots and Ice Mobiles, and in Chapter 4, Garden Crafts you can combine gardening and craft activities, with fun creations such as Lavender Bags and Pretty Seed Packets. All the projects are explained in child-friendly language so that you can garden independently. You will soon enjoy all the rewards of your work as you watch your plants and flowers grow and blossom.
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  • The Finger Travel Game

    Herve Tullet

    Product Code: APCXG
    Hardback Toddlers
    Highly interactive book with die-cuts throughout that are ideal for developing visual awareness, creativity, and imagination. To play with this book, all you need is your finger. Take a pen, draw two eyes and a mouth, and there you are - your very own finger worm! Follow finger worm around the world and beyond - gazing at the Eiffel tower, skiing down snow-capped mountains, flying to outer space and more! Pop a finger through this fun, interactive book ideal for infants and toddlers and watch them travel around the world and beyond! Take a pen, draw two eyes and a mouth, and there you are - your very own finger worm! From the innovative children's author, Herve Tullet, and part of the beloved Let's Play Games series of board books, The Finger Travel Game will expand a child's creativity, stimulating thought and imagination. Featuring thick board pages that are perfect for little hands to hold and turn. Encourages young ones to exercise fine motor skills in the context of humour and play. From the hand and mind of Herve Tullet, author of Press Here (over 1 million copies sold worldwide and a The New York Times bestseller for 3 years running). Part of the 'Let's Play Games' series, which offers a range of thought-provoking concepts, formats, and visuals for young children, and has sold more than 250,000 copies worldwide. The perfect gift for pre-school children.
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  • My First Basketball Book

    Sterling Children's

    Product Code: ANJXV
    Other Toddlers
    A child's first introduction to sports Game on! Perfect for parents to share with their toddlers, this simple board book introduces kids to very basic vocabulary associated with this popular sports. The contemporary design features one word per page, a nice big photo, and a diverse selection of children in the pictures. Plus, the covers are appealingly tactile, with deep embossing and eye-catching spot gloss. Kids will grab hold of it again and again. Slam dunk! Baby basketballers will master the terms of the game, including shoot, swish, dribble, and rebound.
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  • My First Camping Book

    Dominic Bliss

    Product Code: AMREO
    Paperback Toddlers
    Start with 'Getting Ready to Camp' and plan everything you need to take with you, and why not make a campdiary before you go so you can record every camping trip? Once you arrive at your campsite, you will find outhow to identify a good place to camp, how to put up your tent and the best way to store your food. Onceyou've pitched your tent, learn how to make a campfire (with the help of an adult!) - the recipes in 'CampsiteCooking' are full of fun treats such as hot dogs, s'mores and fire-baked apples. You'll never get bored with'Camping Activities', which has tips on how to climb trees safely, instructions on how to make a sundial andinsider knowledge on animal tracking. In 'When the Sun Goes Down', you will learn how to become an expertin shadow-puppets, how to identify different stars and constellations, and there are tips on how to tell a reallyscary ghost story. So roll up your sleeping bag, don't forget your binoculars and start planning your nextcamping trip!
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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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