Children's Hobbies & Interests

  • FAWC 7 years +
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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.
  • PKMS
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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!
  • BOTD
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    Blue Peter Book Award winner Andy Seed provides your children with the motivation they need to get outside in this brilliant book. It has ideas for all kinds of amazing activities and fun projects.

    Andy shows your children how to set bug traps, make a rainbow and construct super summer slides when the weather's nice and also offers up ideas for rainy days. It will stop children from complaining about being bored.

    Children will also find instructions for making parachutes, frisbees and bird feeders.
  • MFCH 7 years +
    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!
  • SLMB 5 years +
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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.
  • MWES 7 years +
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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!
  • WTO2 7 years +
    7 years +
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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
    EKFK 5 years +
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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.
  • CCE2 5 years +
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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!
  • FSOI 5 years +
    5 years +
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    With over 150 stickers, this Usborne book will introduce children aged 5 and over to the eye-boggling joy of optical illusions.

    There are mysterious movements, shifting shapes and wobbling arrows that will be created when the stickers are stuck on the pages to complete the images. The book also provides scientific explanations for why each illusion happens.

    Ideal for learning about sight and vision, this book can also help children develop their hand-eye coordination skills.
  • ANLSB 7 years +
    7 years +
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    A write-in book which will allow children to pen their very own adventure story. With lots of hints and tips on how to create characters, plan plots, write dialogue and stage all-important action scenes, this book will start budding writers off with simple exercises, and build them up until they are racing through their own short stories.
  • ABHZK 7 years +
    7 years +
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    How to Be the Best Bubblewriter in the World, Ever! shows you how to create your own hand-drawn alphabets. The book contains over 40 typefaces, inspired by everything from hairy monsters to clouds, ribbons to robots. Each double page spread contains both the alphabet and an illustration which brings it to life. The book is printed on thick matt paper which will allow you to interact with the book using pencil or pen. Also included are a host of guided activity pages with which you can decorate a ready-to-post letter card, write friendship notes and cards and fill in party invitations. There's even a cartoon strip to draw. This book is designed to stimulate the creative minds of children of all ages.
  • AXYIG
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    Active, happy kids make the best holiday companions, and this colourful book is brimming with great campsite-based ideas to keep the little ones interested, entertained - and even a little challenged - from dawn until dusk. If any of the younger members of the family have ever said that camping is boring, Camping with Kids will change their minds. With hundreds of activities based on traditional camping favourites but updated for modern families, kids will love the ideas on getting back to nature, learning survival skills, weatherwatching, cooking and storytelling - and they'll learn from them, too. Wonderfully creative ideas like making a moth-catcher, building a dam and cooking a world-class bacon sarnie have been thoughtfully planned to ensure that every hour of the day is enjoyed to the max, sending them to bed tired and happy as the campfire embers burn down. So before you even think about pitching up, consult Camping with Kids - it will help the whole family get the most out of their time spent under canvas.
  • ALHNV 4 years +
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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.
  • APOWD 6 years +
    6 years +
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    Pop this handy, pocket-sized puzzle book into a school bag, handbag, suitcase or glove compartment to ensure that kids are never bored again. It features over one hundred picture puzzles including mazes, picture puzzles, word searches, number problems and much more, with all of the answers at the back of the book. It is also great for Christmas stockings or party bags.
  • ALPLC 5 years +
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    One hundred amazing mazes, each one completely different from the one before. A classic idea, revitalised with bright, modern artwork.
  • ASMHJ 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.
  • AJQJE
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    This book is brimming with memory, word and number workouts, codes, battleships and mind-bending spot the differences, as well as Japanese puzzles including hanjie, kakuro, futoshiki, sudoku and lots more. Let the brain games begin!
  • AOMUD 8 years +
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    It's everything you ever wanted to know about every Pokemon - all in one place! This revised and updated edition of the 2008 bestseller has stats and facts kids need to know about all 646 Pokemon. The book includes 64 new pages focusing on the 153 new Pokemon that just debuted in the Pokemon Black & White videogames. The revised & updated Ultimate Handbook is an absolute must-have for Pokemon fans. It's sure to be a bestseller with kids of all ages.
  • APWJM 7 years +
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    Packed with expert tips, cheats, and hacks on how to build the coolest stuff, including an underwater house, a pirate ship, and a fortified castle! Other tips will help gamers: Find the best locations Choose their favourite style Learn how to get started with foundations and walls Become landscaping experts Learn how to decorate their living room And much more! With more than one hundred full-colour screenshots of in-game footage, you can follow every tip with precision. You will never be stuck again.
  • ALKQR 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Ukulele From The Beginning is a great collection of favourite songs specially chosen for primary school-age children starting to learn the instrument! No previous knowledge of music is necessary for pupils... or the teacher! Just master the easy-to-play chord shapes and sing along! Ukulele from the beginning is an ideal introduction to this great little instrument and in no time at all the whole class will be playing and accompanying themselves! They'll soon want to learn more!
  • CCFK 9 years +
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    Computer coding is becoming more and more of a key 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 skill of computer coding is suitable for children aged 9 and over and teaches the basics of coding for multiple programming languages, including Scratch and Python.

    Avoiding computer jargon and starting with the basics, the book generally progresses to more advanced computer projects where children can even start building their own games through coding! A great book for budding programmers.
  • AKG2 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.
  • SEAW 7 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.