Children's Hobbies & Interests

  • AIUUP 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Easy-to-make instruments for kids shown step by step. It features 16 fantastic projects on how to make, decorate and play your very own musical instruments. The ideas include drums and beaters, pastry cutter castanets, and a kazoo made out of a cardboard tube. Clear step-by-step photographs for every project make it easy for young readers to copy the techniques, learn from them, and delight in the results. It introduces very simple ideas in music theory and sound production, in an easy-to-understand way. All the projects use readily available materials and very basic equipment that you can find around the home. It is the perfect starter book for ages 3-7 years - for older readers to use with minimum supervision, and for younger children to enjoy with adult help. This book is specially designed to build on children's instinctive musical talent, by teaching them about a whole range of instruments to play, and new types of sounds to explore. They will learn how to make and decorate their own musical instruments from all manner of basic materials and odds and ends that are readily found around the home, and how to produce all kinds of noises from them. The projects include a bass made out of an old cardboard box, a bottle xylophone, and a bugle fashioned from a funnel and a garden hose.
  • ALHNV 4 years +
    4 years +
    (1)
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    This book is filled with mixed activities to keep little children happy and occupied on holiday, on journeys and at home. Contains lots of puzzles, drawing, colouring, dot-to-dots, mazes, spot the difference and so on.
  • ASMHJ 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Alfie gets out and about in the garden with Dad, in this glorious book about growing, playing and sharing. Seeds are planted; the carrots are going to be a gift for a special friend of Alfie's. But there are suprises in store...Shirley Hughes is the creator of the bestselling, best-loved, Dogger.
  • BUGH 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Children interested in nature and all kinds of creepy-crawlies will love learning the facts on display in this fun lift-the-flap book.

    It explains how a bug hotel is a home-made habitat where insects of all shapes and sizes can come to stay. It even encourages children to build one in their own back garden using common and natural materials including straw, wood and stone.

    Among the critters it features are bees, snails and ladybirds and it also offers simple explanations of their traits and behaviour.
  • BRDH 3 years +
    3 years +
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    The Bird House is a shaped lift-the-flap book that will help children learn more about our feathered friends.

    This book opens with an explanation about how bird houses can come in all shapes and sizes and how they are usually wooden. They provide safe shelter for birds who need extra protection of don't have a nest. It also reveals how humans can help birds survive.

    From the floating structures of duck houses to dovecotes and bird feeders and baths, this is a must for any young nature lover. It even gives simple explanations for the concepts of migration and tips on how to make gardens more suitable, welcoming and bird-friendly.
  • AKG2 4 years +
    4 years +
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    Minibeasts gives little nature lovers all the facts they could ever want about the creepy-crawlies and insects that share our world. It's a Red book-banded book packed with information and it will help children develop their reading fluency and enhance their vocabulary.
  • ADZ2 4 years +
    4 years +
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    Learn how to make chocolate banana pops with this Yellow band book. It has practical information and tips on making delicious treats and will help children develop their reading fluency.
  • APCXG Toddlers
    Toddlers
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    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.
  • BGKXM 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Join Bob, Wendy and Leo for some amazing building adventures in this Bob the Builder Annual 2018. This annual includes over 60 pages of stories, activities, colouring, character profiles of Scoop, Bob, Lofty and the rest of the construction crew. Can we build it? Yes we can!
  • BGOZD 3 years +
    3 years +
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    The official Gruffalo and Friends Annual 2018 is bursting with fun stories, perfect puzzles and amazing activities, featuring all your favourite characters by the incomparable pairing of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. With sixty-four pages filled with crafts, recipes, quizzes, games, drawing, writing and colouring-in, it's enough to keep children busy all year round! The Annual features characters from the following classic titles: The Gruffalo The Gruffalo's Child Room on the Broom The Snail and the Whale Charlie Cook's Favourite Book A Squash and a Squeeze Monkey Puzzle The Smartest Giant in Town
  • AEAUZ 4 years +
    4 years +
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    A bear's eye view of London as told by the classic, best-loved character from Darkest Peru. Paddington unveils his adopted home as only Paddington can. From the station itself (the start of it all) and on through all the major London destinations (with some surprising detours en route) this is a guide certain to entertain and enlighten the whole family. With plenty of anecdotes and stops for refreshments along the way, Paddington's London will guide visitors and London dwellers alike, young and old, families, couples, friends and solitary explorers to a London that is rich, exciting, fascinating and fun.
  • ACGUL 4 years +
    4 years +
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    Perfect for any football-crazy child, The Football Sticker Book from Usborne is packed full of sporty scenes that can be filled in with over 350 colourful stickers. Scenes range from players working hard at the training ground, preparing themselves for the match and finally embarking on a victory parade. The book also contains blank football kit stickers for children to colour in with their favourite team's colours!

  • ATCHT 4 years +
    4 years +
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    Build your very own table-top model by folding out the back cover of these delightful activity books. Then colour in and cut out the figures to complete the scene. There are also facts and stories, extra creative craft projects and a simple glossary. Exceptionally easy-to-make, these books provide hours of creative fun and are extremely popular.
  • AQXRV 4 years +
    4 years +
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    This exciting activity book is packed full of football things to do and hundreds of colourful stickers! Perfect for young football fans everywhere! Bloomsbury Activity Books provide hours of colouring, stickering and activity fun for boys and girls alike. Every book includes enchanting, bright and beautiful illustrations which children and parents will find very hard to resist. Perfect for providing entertainment at home or on the move!
  • AYSNK 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Inspired by Jules Verne's iconic novel, this stunning puzzle book is a treat for readers of all ages. Aleksandra Artymowska's imagining of the classic tale is packed with steamships, airships, railways, penny-farthings and any other kind of transport you can imagine - and it will take you on a voyage like no other. Each intricate puzzle, from labyrinthine mazes to missing-object hunts, is guaranteed to fascinate, puzzle and inspire.
  • BNWUS Toddlers
    Toddlers
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    The convenient write-and-wipe format allows activities to be done multiple times and in different ways.Young learners will delight in tracing letters and solving fun puzzles that help with letter recognition.Dotted letters give kids plenty of tracing practice as they sharpen their fine-motor skills.Each page is illustrated with vibrant full-color art from favorite Highlights illustrators.Puzzles woven into handwriting practice makes the format uniquely Highlights (TM). Highlights (TM) has 80% brand recognition, and the flagship magazine, Highlights (R), is the #1 most-read children's magazine in the United States.
  • BMJYV 3 years +
    Sue Hendra
    3 years +
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    Cake has been invited to a party. He's very excited! He's never been to a birthday party before and he doesn't know what to expect. But as the candles on his party hat begin to burn and the other guests start to sing, Cake starts to think that this is one party he'd rather not be at . . .Introducing an irresistibly loveable character, CAKE is a brilliantly funny story from the award-winning creators of Supertato, I Need A Wee and Barry the Fish With Fingers . Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet fans will be roaring their support for this delightful picture book hero!
  • AZOMQ 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Go behind the scenes with all of your favourite Super Heroes and Super-Villains in the action-packed, fact-filled LEGO(R) DC Super Heroes The Awesome Guide. Join the stars of the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes sets on epic adventures and in thrilling battles. Learn about their superpowers, weapons, vehicles and secret identities. Starring Wonder Woman(TM), Superman(TM), The Flash(TM), Brainiac(TM) and many, many more. Includes an exclusive LEGO(R) DC Comics Super Heroes minifigure! (c)2016 The LEGO Group and TM and (c) DC Comics (s16)
  • BMAYS Toddlers
    Toddlers
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    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.
  • AGJQC Toddlers
    Toddlers
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    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.
  • BGKYN 3 years +
    3 years +
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    It's holiday time, and the Hatchimals want to play! Come and join the fun in this sticker activity book with over 400 stickers. Help a Penguala fly home to Polar Paradise, learn to draw a Draggle and use your stickers to decide which new Hatchimals have hatched today. This book also contains exclusive collector cards!
  • AADEW 3 years +
    3 years +
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    No parent, teacher or nursery group should be without this classic treasury. There are songs, rhymes and games for every occasion, all chosen for their proven popularity with young children. Collected from all over Britain, the contents reflect the cultural diversity of the nation, making it an outstandingly rich and stimulating collection. Since the first edition of "This Little Puffin" was published over thirty years ago, it has been revised and updated, allowing it to remain the most invaluable book of its kind.
  • APOHX Toddlers
    Toddlers
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    Snap is every child's much-loved first card game and these large, colourful and high quality cards will delight very young children. Match as many pictures as you can to win the game. The cards are durable and robust to survive repeated use. Snap is an easy and fun game which is a great way for young children to develop important sorting, matching and reading skills.
  • BCQDV Toddlers
    Toddlers
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    **Winner of Creative Child Magazine 2015 Preferred Choice Award** Children and beginners can make fun and simple origami projects with this great origami kit. My First Origami Kit is the perfect, affordable introductory kit for kids and parents to learn and master the joys of origami together. If you've never done origami before, My First Origami Kit is a great origami kit for beginners. It is filled with origami of all kinds--birds, beasts, vehicles, even a teddy bear that talks when you open and close its arms. The folding fun begins with the specially designed origami papers. Both sides are decorated based on the subject--feathers for the duck, metal plates for the airplane, scales for the cobra, and other surprises. You'll end up with a great looking paper model no matter which side you start with. You can add fun stickers to your finished models--to make eyes, ears, paws, and other features. This easy origami kit contains:
    • Full-colored instructional booklet
    • Easy-to-follow instructions
    • 22 origami-for-kids projects
    • 150 detailed stickers
    • 60 two-sided folding sheets
    • Origami paper is pre-colored
    This kit is sure to keep kids engaged and happy for hours. They'll be so proud of their very first origami--and you'll be happy to display them! Origami projects include:
    • Penny Penguin
    • Sea Surfer
    • Caramel Bear
    • Magic Box
    • Hugo Pig
    • And many more...