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Children's Hobbies & Interests

  • Ultimate Superstars Collection - 4 Books

    Product Code: ULSS
    Collection 9 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    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
    • £2.00
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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.
    • £9.89
    • RRP £10.99
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  • UK in Maps

    Stephen Scoffham

    Product Code: BPOWX
    Paperback 7 years +
    Collins UK in Maps is a multi-topic atlas of the UK, which introduces the most relevant topics to reflect the Geography Key Stage 2-3 requirements of the National Curriculum. Formerly published as Collins Keystart UK Atlas, this collection of maps can be used to investigate different themes and topics. It tells a story in maps, diagrams, charts, words and photographs each of which presents information to compare and examine. We live on a remarkable planet and this atlas helps us to make sense of the UK today and understand how things came to be as well as how they might change in years to come. Suggested activities on each spread encourage users to explorer further.
    • £7.19
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  • Children's Book of Sport

    Product Code: ABZJO
    Hardback 7 years +
    Know the score with this ultimate guide to the world of sport. "Children's Book of Sport" is your ultimate guide to the diverse world of sport. From the best known to the most obscure, this guide showcases team sports, target sports, as well as track and field. Dynamic photographs bring sports to life, while fact boxes highlight key information from rules and regulations, to tactics and techniques. There are even star profiles and facts and stats on sports you never knew existed. A special section on the Olympic and Paralympic Games, from the early Greek games right up to the present day, makes "Children's Book of Sport" your must-have guide in the run up to the 2012 London Olympics.
    • £11.69
    • RRP £12.99
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  • Rugby

    Clive Gifford

    Product Code: BGUCO
    Paperback 9 years +
    Whether you are taking part or just watching, rugby is an exciting and dramatic sport. Discover everything you need to know about it from training to playing. Brilliant step-by-step photography will help you perfect your technique, while profiles and stats tell you more about the world's greatest players. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.The series Sports Skills covers rules, equipment, famous competitors and major competitions through specially commissioned, step-by-step photography that clearly shows skills and techniques needed for a sport.
    • £8.09
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  • Geography Matters in Ancient Egypt

    Melanie Waldron

    Product Code: ARJLG
    Paperback 8 years +
    How did the River Nile shape Egyptian life? What is a shaduf and what was it used for? How did the Ancient Egyptians make papyrus paper? Geography Matters in Ancient Egypt looks at how the Egyptian Empire changed through time and gives fascinating insights into many different aspects of Egyptian life through its geography. Read about how the Egyptians made use of desert oases, how they found and used resources such as limestone and granite for building pyramids in desert areas, and how early Egyptian settlers who had decided to build in areas around the River Nile prevented their houses from flooding.
    • £8.39
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  • Andy Murray: Tennis Ace

    Product Code: AGTMI
    Paperback 9 years +
    Have you ever wanted to be a tennis star? This is Andy Murray's story - from the first time he picked up a tennis racquet, to his Grand Slam win at the US Open. Did you know that Andy was approached by a major football club? Or that he used to play doubles with Novak Djokovic? Follow Andy Murray's rise to stardom in this brand-new biography of one of tennis's brightest talents.
    • £6.89
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  • Hands-on History! Aztec & Maya

    Fiona MacDonald

    Product Code: AGSLA
    Hardback 7 years +
    This title helps you rediscover the lost world of ancient Central America, with 450 exciting pictures and 15 step-by-step projects. You can step back in time to Central America before the Spanish conquest and discover fascinating facts about the people who lived there. You can explore the cultures and beliefs of the Olmecs, Maya, Toltecs and Aztecs - the great cities they constructed, their astronomical knowledge, their use of medicine, and their insatiable drive for human sacrifice. It features 15 step-by-step projects that actively involve the reader in bringing the past to life - use a fan fit for an emperor, make a Maya backstrap loom, wear a mosaic mask, and create the amazing Aztec sun stone. More than 450 photographs and illustrations include diagrams, historical maps and a pictorial timeline. It is ideal for home or school use for 8- to 12-year-olds. History records the Aztecs and Maya as bloodthirsty warriors and priests who committed brutal acts of human sacrifice, yet this is not the whole story. Ancient Mesoamericans also formed close-knit family groups, made beautiful masks from jade and built breathtaking pyramids that are still standing today. A variety of easy-to-make projects enable you to recreate the past. You can build a Maya house or a pyramid temple, eat Aztec-style tortillas, wear a bat brooch, and enjoy the Mesoamerican board game of patolli.
    • £7.89
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  • Hacks for Minecrafters: Command Blocks

    Megan Miller

    Product Code: APITZ
    Paperback 7 years +
    Packed with expert tips, cheats, and hacks on command blocks, including a full reference to all the commands and exactly how you use them. With over one hundred screenshots, Hacks for Minecrafters: Command Blocks shows exactly how the experts wield command blocks and make fun modifications to the Minecraft world. Feel inspired by tricks and projects for making your own custom maps and mini-games.
    • £6.89
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  • Gardening for Beginners

    Abigail Wheatley

    Product Code: APOSY
    Other 7 years +
    Gardening is a great way for children to discover how plants grow - and where food comes from - by growing their own fruit and vegetables. An introduction for absolutely beginners, covering all the basics plus lots of hints, tips and ideas. No garden is required as there are lots of ways to grow plants in pots inside, on windowsills or balconies.
    • £8.99
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  • Cricket

    Chris Oxlade

    Product Code: AXAVP
    Paperback 9 years +
    Looking to take up a new sport? Or just thinking about ways to keep fit and healthy? This book is a great introduction to all the important cricket skills you'll need. Full of skills tips and photos showing key techniques, you'll discover everything - from training to competing - while also finding out something about cricket stars of the past and present.
    • £7.19
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  • Gymnastics

    Paul Mason

    Product Code: BGUCH
    Paperback 9 years +
    Looking to take up a new sport? Or just thinking about ways to keep fit and healthy? This book is a great introduction to all the important gymnastics skills you'll need. Full of skills tips and photos showing key techniques, you'll discover everything - from training to competing - while also finding out something about gymnastics stars of the past and present.Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.The series Sports Skills covers rules, equipment, famous competitors and major competitions through specially commissioned, step-by-step photography that clearly shows skills and techniques needed for a sport.
    • £8.09
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  • The World's Zaniest Sports

    Tim O'Shei

    Product Code: ARJLN
    Paperback 8 years +
    Readers won't believe it when they learn about such weird sports as the Rock Paper Scissors championships, Worm Charming and Cheese-Rolling races. Dozens of fun photos and trivia facts in The World's Zaniest Sports let young readers discover the wildest and craziest sporting competitions the world has to offer.
    • £8.89
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  • Geography Matters in Ancient Greece

    Melanie Waldron

    Product Code: ARJLH
    Paperback 8 years +
    How did a volcanic eruption put an end to Minoan civilization? What crops did the Ancient Greeks grow How did city-states form around the Greek empire? Geography Matters in Ancient Greece looks at how the Greek Empire changed through time and gives fascinating insights into many different aspects of Greek life through its geography. Read about how the hot climate affected the crops that Greeks could grow and the housing and clothing they needed, how the Mycenaeans were able to protect themselves from attackers by using the natural features of their landscape and their natural resources of stone and how its proximity to the Mediterranean Sea helped the Greek Empire in trading and in strengthening their military might.
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  • More Sideways Arithmetic from Wayside School

    Louis Sachar

    Product Code: APVRY
    Paperback 7 years +
    Welcome back to maths class at Wayside School. How much is PEPPERS + PIG LIPS? If Jenny's shirt has sparkles on it, will Todd have egg in his hair? These Sideways Arithmetic problems may look puzzling at first, but you can use real maths to solve them, and the answers are perfectly logical. There are lots of clues and hints, plus all the answers are right there in the book. Best of all, the children you have read about in the other books about Wayside School are here to help you! Try solving these, and more than fifty other maths brainteasers, along with the kids from Mrs. Jewls' class. You'll learn a lot about maths but you'll be laughing too much to notice!
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  • Balance Beam

    Heather E. Schwartz

    Product Code: BLZWN
    Paperback 9 years +
    Leaps, turns and handsprings are hard enough, but when you add a beam, difficulty is maximized. Learn the best tips and tricks to conquering the balance beam.
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  • Vaulting

    Tracy Nelson Maurer

    Product Code: BLZWM
    Paperback 9 years +
    Vaulting takes a lot more than just a run and jump onto a springboard. It requires preparation, practice and understanding of this unique event. A gymnast who dedicates her time and effort could one day see her name next to the greats. Are you ready to give it your all on the vault?
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  • Surviving Mount Everest

    Blake Hoena

    Product Code: BGPTC
    Paperback 8 years +
    Since the beginning of time, we have been fascinated with heights. Mount Everest, therefore, is at the tip top of our fascination. In this tale, you call the shots in trying to conquer dizzying heights. Each decision becomes more important than the last as you climb heavenward. Will you make it? Will you fall? Will you survive at all? YOU CHOOSE how this adventure ends.
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  • Surviving the Le Mans 24 Hours Race

    Blake Hoena

    Product Code: BGPTB
    Paperback 8 years +
    The Le Mans auto race in France is a true test of endurance, and as you sit behind the wheel of a high-powered racecar, you're in control. The decisions you make may take you across the finish line as a champion--or send you careening off course. Will you find a way to win--or even survive? YOU CHOOSE how this adventure story ends.
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  • Tennis

    Clive Gifford

    Product Code: BGUCN
    Paperback 9 years +
    Looking to take up a new sport? Or just thinking about ways to keep fit and healthy? This book is a great introduction to all the important tennis skills you'll need. Full of skills tips and photos showing key techniques, you'll discover everything - from training to competing - while also finding out something about tennis stars of the past and present. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.The series Sports Skills covers rules, equipment, famous competitors and major competitions through specially commissioned, step-by-step photography that clearly shows skills and techniques needed for a sport.
    • £8.09
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  • Oxford International Primary Atlas

    Patrick Wiegand

    Product Code: ABDNG
    Paperback 7 years +
    This new edition of the Oxford International Primary Atlas is clear, bright and informative. It includes up-to-date country data, easy-to-read colourful mapping, and worldwide topographic content, including areas such as Europe, Malta, Cyprus, Middle East, Malaysia and Hong Kong. It features key geographical themes such as landscapes, water, settlements, connections, and environments. Information is presented in an accessible format based on research into how young children use maps, and easy-to-use features include 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, many 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. The atlas includes: * Learning statements to introduce each geographical theme * Clear and colourful maps of the world and all the continents * Stunning aerial photographs and satellite images * Focus panels to prompt further enquiry and topic discussion * Child-friendly grid codes and index to support their use of the atlas The Oxford International Primary Atlas is also accompanied by an Activity Book for independent work to develop map literacy skills.
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  • Football

    Clive Gifford

    Product Code: AXAVO
    Paperback 9 years +
    Whether you are taking part or just watching, football is an exciting and dramatic sport. Discover everything you need to know about it from training to playing. Brilliant step-by-step photography will help you perfect your technique, while profiles and stats tell you more about the world's greatest players.
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  • Skiing

    Clive Gifford

    Product Code: AQCRM
    Paperback 9 years +
    Packed with information for children aged 9-11 on different ski disciplines, indoor and outdoor ski resorts, plus the equipment they will need to stay safe and comfortable. Filled with plenty of action-packed photographs, it will guide them through their first skills and techniques on the piste and shows how to progress to the next level.
  • Camping and Hiking

    Neil Champion

    Product Code: AQCQV
    Paperback 7 years +
    This book is a perfect introduction to camping and hiking. It is packed with information on planning your trip, including tips on how to get started, the equipment you will need, choosing a campsite, cooking and first aid. Filled with plenty of action-packed photographs, it will guide you through your outdoor adventures and show you how to progress to the next level. Althouh each of these sports require a variety of different skills and techniques, they all have the love of outdoors in common. They are also accessible to all - from young to old and able-bodied to disabled. The series is inspirational for those readers who want to explore the sports and it also offers information on how to get started and how to participate in the sport, including step-by-step instructions for the key techniques.

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

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