Children's Hobbies & Interests

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    Sports fans are counting down the days until this summer's World Cup and what better way to prepare for the feast of football then by reading through the facts, stats and trivia in this goal-den book.

    The perfect companion to the summer's main event, it features photographs of all the players who will be taking part and has in-depth profiles of all 32 competing nations. It also looks at Russia itself, focusing on the stadiums that will host the eagerly anticipated matches.

    It wouldn't be the World Cup without a fixtures and score chart that can be filled in while the tournament is on. This brilliant book also has a TV viewing guide so you know what channel to watch each match on.
  • MCHA 7 years +
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    The Match! Annual 2019 looks back over a year that saw Manchester City play scintillating football on their way to a Premier League title and a France team led by Kylian Mbappe lift the World Cup. Oh, and football almost came home.

    Packed with puzzles, photographs, facts and stats, this is full of all the footy fun we've come to expect from Match! It's also available at a back-of-the-net price that will give the footy fans in your life a goal-den grin!
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    From cheese wands to creepy-crawly crackers and roasted 'dragon', this collection of recipes inspired by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's classic picture book Room on the Broom will leave you and your children spellbound.

    There are 23 step-by-step recipes for children and adults to make together and hints and tips on what you can do once you've finished make the tasty recipes.

    This is a first cookbook that introduces children to the joys of cooking and baking. The recipes on offer are perfect for Halloween and other not-so-spooky parties.
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    Beano Book of Mischief, Mayhem and Fun is packed with 100 fun indoor and outdoor activities for children to try - from building a birdbrained bird feeder to creating the ultimate sand palace.

    From building a catapult or periscope to learning about codes and ciphers, this book encourages children to put down their devices and get back to basics by partaking in indoor and outdoor activities.

    It's packed with artwork of Dennis, Gnasher and Minnie and will encourage your children to create mischief and mayhem, whatever the weather...
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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.
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    Make a burger and fries from sponges, a putty snowman and even magnetic slime!

    From cute burgers to doughnuts and on-trend avocados, children can make their own squishies by following these 36 easy projects - all of which are made from easy-to-find ingredients.

    This book also includes borax-free slime and putty recipes and all of the projects have been carefully designed so they are safe to make under adult supervision.
  • PKMS 5 years +
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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!
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    From an underwater base to a forest camp and cool castle, your young master builder can create 15 Minecraft masterpieces by following the step-by-step instructions in this unofficial guide.

    This book contains a selection of quick, intermediate and master builds and also includes tips and tricks that will mak eyour building easier.

    It's a great book for inspiring Minecrafters to use their imagination and see incredible rollercoasters, water rides and igloos appear on their favourite game.
  • PYTH 7 years +
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    Python is one of the most popular computer languages around and this beginner's guide offers children step-by-step instructions for writing a simple program.

    Providing everything they need to get started, this book adds new commands throughout so that by the time a child has finished reading, they will be able to code games, drawings and more.

    Fully illustrated, this book also contains links to downloads that will provide extra help.
  • My First Chess Book - Paperback - 9781782491576 - Jessica E. Prescott
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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.
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    Embark on a journey through time and cake with the 40 recipes featured in Doctor Who: The Official Cookbook.

    Providing fun for all the family, the book takes inspiration from the Time Lord and his TARDIS and shows you how to make cakes that are bigger on the outside than on the inside. A brilliant gift for Doctor Who fans, other delicacies include Zygon pies, peek-a-boo Pandorica cakes and so much more.

    Every recipe has step-by-step instructions and among the dishes you can make are meals, snacks, cakes and sweets. Although we're not sure if a Sonic Screwdriver will work quite as well as a rolling pin...
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    Stylish and edgy braids, up-dos, twists, knots, and more for long and short hair There's no denying it, braids are back; from 90s icons such as Gwen Stefani and TLC to Aaliyah this retro hairstyle is once again cool. Featuring over 25 intricate hair-braid designs from the classic French plait to the more elaborate halo fishtail or even a Mohican style twist, Braid It! is your guide to the most cutting-edge hairstyles around. Perfect for any occasion, from festivals to weddings, parties or even the office, braids are an easy and stylish way to glam up any outfit. In their step-by-step tutorials, Jessy and Taiba share industry tips and tricks and ways to adorn your hair with accessories like clips, ribbons and jewels as well as other temporary styling tools such as colored hair extensions and glitter. More than just a braid book, Braid It! is a celebration of heritage, youth culture, and Girl Power.
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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.
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    Enid Blyton's stories are full of delicious food and this children's cookbook shows you how to make some meals the Famous Five would be proud of. Of course, there's also lashings of ginger beer!

    With ideas for every meal of the day, this is the perfect introduction for children to make and eat food with their favourite adults. From Famous Five-themed picnics to Malory Towers midnight feasts and party teas with the Folk of the Faraway Tree, these dishes are delicious.

    The 42 recipes in this book have been compiled by popular chef and Junior Bake Off TV judge, Allegra McEvedy.

    Book People and Enid Blyton - A Lifetime of Adventure
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    Sure to inspire some baking fun in the kitchen with the little ones, the Usborne Children's Book of Baking Cakes by Abigail Wheatley is your ticket to yummy homemade treats.

    With easy-to-follow recipes supplemented by colourful, eye-catching illustrations by Jessie Eckel, this hardback guide will show you how to make delicious cupcakes, muffins, cheesecakes and much, much more.

    With tips for decorating and wrapping boxes and jars to make thoughtful and sumptuous gifts, this brilliant book has it covered.
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    Published in conjunction with the National Gallery, this comprehensive guide will introduce young readers to the beauty of art.

    Endlessly fascinating, it covers the world's most famous paintings and focuses on the National Gallery's very own collection. There's even a free app for devices that allows children to create their very own virtual gallery at home.
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    Including a life-size poster of BB-8 and plenty of fun fold-out pages, this encyclopedia will tell children everything they could ever want to know about the iconic characters and spaceships from a galaxy far, far away.

    With The Force Awakens bringing the Star Wars saga to a whole new audience and excitement building for the release of Rogue One, this is the perfect book for your little Jedi. It gives brief overviews in simple sentences of what each character is like and points out some of their defining features.

    There are also fun questions scattered throughout the book which will help children test their knowledge of the Star Wars universe.
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    Fire up the Bat-Signal and call in every superhero fan you know! This huge book from DK will tell you everything you could ever want to know about DC Comics' famous heroes and their evil enemies.

    Packed full of facts, stats and the original comic book artwork, you will have the chance to read about Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and The Joker.

    With 12 character cards and an awesome poster also included, this book will keep DC Comics fans of any age enthralled and entertained.
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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.
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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!
  • ALKQR 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!