Children's Hobbies & Interests

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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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    Adi and Gabi love finding ways in which their love of coding can be applied to everyday life - whether at home, work or play. These four books prove that thinking like a kid and like a programmer are not actually that different.

    These books compare basic coding concepts to everyday scenarios children can relate to and are presented in an exciting narrative format.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • ABSW 5 years +
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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.
  • AIUUP 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.
  • APOWD 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.
  • APWMY 5 years +
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    Many people remember sporting events - whether they were watching them or participating. This book gives young children access to people's memories alongside photographs to help them build up a picture of the past. From sport at school to big sporting events such as the 1966 Football World Cup, young children can explore what has changed and what remains the same. The book is part of the 'Tell me what you remember' series, which explores changes in living memory through photographs and memories.
  • APNTJ 6 years +
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    This is a new edition of this popular guide to England's capital city. It contains a brief history of London from Roman times to today, as well as a guide to its people, places and tourist attractions such as the Natural History Museum, Buckingham Palace, Regent's Park and London Zoo. It is packed with fascinating facts and trivia. It is an ideal guide for use by visitors both young and old or as a resource for projects.
  • Nadiya's Bake Me a Festive Story - Hardback - 9781444939613 - Nadiya Hussain
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    Nadiya Hussain is one of the nation's favourite bakers following her winning appearance on the Great British Bake Off and tremendously popular British Food Adventures series. She's also proven to be a successful children's author, with Bake Me a Story being a bestseller and huge favourite with Book People customers.

    This time around, Nadiya tells festive stories and presents recipes that complement them. Designed to bring families into the kitchen at the most wonderful time of the year, among the easy-to-bake recipes are cheesy-feet biscuits that go with the story of some odd socks and where they go at Christmas time; pastry to go with the Elves and the Chouxmaker; and a nut roast to go with 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.

    All the stories have gorgeous illustrations by Clair Rossiter and celebrate the joy of sharing.
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    Fun, simple and very creative, this doodle book asks children to use their imagination to complete a number of travel-based scenes. It's great for keeping them entertained while on long journeys or holidays.

    Bright and appealing, among the amazing scenes to complete are an arctic adventure, the reflection of the water and one of a bunch of city cyclists. Children can also fill a campsite with tents, create an amazing rainforest and design a super tree house.
  • SEAW 5 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.
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    A beautifully illustrated sticker book to help young children spot and identify over a hundred animals, birds and insects found in a garden or local park. Using the simple descriptions and accurate illustrations, children can fix the coloured stickers next to each animal's entry. Each entry has a space for children to write where and when they saw each animal, bird or plant.
  • APVFG 5 years +
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    35 common garden creatures to colour in for beginner naturalists. Through beautiful full-page illustration accompanied by key information about each creature, books are designed to encourage young children's interest in the outside world and the wildlife around them. Includes a spotter's chart for children to fill in.
  • AAHAM 5 years +
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    A beautiful picture book about garden birds that will appeal to families with young children.

    Rachel Lockwood's wonderful illustrations will delight children aged 2-7 years old, and will help them to discover and identify the most common birds in their everyday surroundings

    Each bird is introduced on a right-hand page in an illustration where it is partly obscured or turned away from the viewer.
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    Silver award winner in the MadeForMums Awards 2017 children's books series category.DKfindout! Coding explains coding clearly for children with beautiful photography, lively illustrations, and key curriculum information. The DKfindout! series will satisfy any child who is eager to learn and acquire facts - and keep them coming back for more!DKfindout! Coding is packed with up-to-date information and fun quizzes, while key curriculum text tells children why we use code, how computers use code and covers the history of coding from early computer programming languages to Python and Scratch. Learn about coding pioneers Ada Lovelace and Alan Turing and how codes have been used throughout history.DKfindout! Coding will surprise and delight young readers.
  • AAJNU 5 years +
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    Take a journey through the garden and discover the bugs that are living there. The beautiful illustrations create the world of the garden, combined with text that leads young readers to the hiding places of various bugs. inviting them to guess what creature they have found. My First Book of Garden Bugs is the perfect introduction to the names of some common garden insects, along with interesting facts about them.
  • AEBCT 5 years +
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    Captivating illustrations and lively text make this follow-up to the bestselling My First Book of Garden Birds the perfect first introduction to garden animals. Inside, young readers meet twenty common garden animals, birds and insects in a fun question-and-answer format. Try to guess the animal from the clues then turn over the page to discover its name and more facts.
  • AEKZB 5 years +
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    This title includes a pad bursting with vibrantly illustrated puzzles and pencil games to test the brainpower of children and adults alike. It provides over 180 brain teasing puzzles will sort the boffins from the buffoons by testing their observation, memory, arithmetic, logic and word skills. With over 100 tear-off sheets, this pad is portable and versatile, making it ideal for journeys and holidays: it can entertain one person for hours, or keep several amused at once; and, keep a pad in the car for long journeys, or have a few pages to hand for emergency entertainment at a moment's notice.
  • ALIKB 6 years +
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    Set your spirit of adventure free with this lavishly illustrated trip around the world. Whether you're visiting the penguins of Antarctica, joining the Carnival in Brazil or a canoe safari down the Zambezi River, this book brings together more than 100 activities and challenges to inspire armchair adventurers of any age. Find hundreds of things to spot and learn new facts about every destination. With epic adventures from the four corners of the globe and discoveries to be made on your own doorstep, this book will inspire you to set off on your own journey of discovery.
  • ALGHT 5 years +
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    Children's Activity Atlas is the perfect first atlas. This title contains essential geographical information such as countries or states, capital cities, principal mountains, rivers and lakes. The atlas is also crammed with interactive fun, so that young readers can truly engage with discovering the world. Complete the maps, add the flags and more than 200 icon stickers to complete the colour maps and make them come alive. Find the icons and look for the stunning pictorial icons featuring unique plants and animals, sport, culture and famous landmarks. Fill in the passport with visa stickers, quizzes, games and activities. Send the postcards from six different continents; look at the locator map. Every map spread is marked on a 'WHERE IN THE WORLD?' locator map, to show at a glance where it is situated. Use the Fact File panel on each map to discover a mini-file of key information.
  • ADYLS 5 years +
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    This is a pocket-sized book packed with doodling, drawing and colouring activities for children (or adults!) to do on a journey. It is a 'must-have' for keeping children (and adults!) amused on any journey, whether its on a plane, train or on a boat. The simple travel-themed activities provide inspiration for finishing scenes, doodling and designing patterns, colouring pictures and lots lots more.
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    A pack of 50 wipe-clean cards with over one hundred doodling opportunities that can be used again and again. Doodles include designing a flight attendant's uniform, drawing a route so the train can get to the train station and doodling monkeys in the safari park. Includes a special pen to draw on the wipe-clean cards.