Children's Hobbies & Interests

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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.
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    A narrative account of Harry Kane's career and achievements. From his release by Arsenal at the age of just 9 to his loan spells and subsequent successes with Tottenham Hotspur and England , this is a thrilling story for children who love football. It will even appeal to those who wouldn't normally pick up a book.
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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.
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    Abracadabra! This book has everything your children need to put on their own magic show - including the chance to make their own magic wand.

    Full of advice on how to perform mind-boggling illusions, vanishing tricks with cards and coins and much more, it's a bright and bold guide to learning the tricks of the trade.

    Encouraging children aged 8 and over to practise the tricks until they're confident enough to perform them in front of the family, it's a brilliantly interactive book that will surely turn heads. The middle spread even features the 'Astonishing Slicer' - and there are instructions on how to work this.
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    This book will help your children master all the spin-tastic tricks, hacks and modifications they need to make their fidget spinner even better.

    Designed to help you take fidget spinning up to the next level, this book provides an introduction to the concept before then showing you how to do a number of tricks, whatever your level.

    It even contains DIY spinner building and design advice.
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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.

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    The Hulk features on the tactile cover of this Marvel book full of incredible trivia, facts and artwork.

    Covering heroes, villains and those characters that flit in-between, it includes bizarre-but-true tales, quirky insights into characters including the Avengers, Spider-Man and Daredevil and so much more.

    From why there are three different colours of Hulk (green, grey and red in case you were asking) to a look at the time that a frog gained Thor's powers, many of these revelations are astounding - and will delight anyone who loves Marvel, no matter what their age.
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    Coming with a lock so children can keep them all secret, this journal can help them unlock the mysteries of their dreams.

    It explains what dreams mean and even provides tips and tricks for making the most of the things children's minds thinks about while they're fast asleep.

    Children can jot down their dreams the moment they wake up and discover all sorts of things with this beautiful book. It gives children the chance to analyse their dreams, figure out the reasons for bad dreams and think about how the things happening in their life could affect what they were dreaming about.
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    Presented in a scrumdiddlyumptious scrapbook style, The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl provides Dahl fans with many tremendous things and wonderful surprises.

    Inspired by his magical storytelling and especially published to coincide with the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations, the book first shows the reader the writing hut in which Dahl created his crazy worlds and then invites them to step into each one - there are letters and newspaper cuttings about a giant peach; an insight into what hides inside a Twits-style beard; and a spotter's guide to the man-eating giants of Giant Country from The BFG.

    With plenty of Quentin Blake's iconic artwork on display and flaps to lift and guides inserted in the pages, this is a book that will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about visiting Roald Dahl's phizz-whizzing worlds.
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    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.
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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.
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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!
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    Young adventurers can embrace the great outdoors by following the tips in this pocket-sized adventure book from the National Trust.

    It tells them what to pack, how to build a shelter, how to craft tools and even how they can get drinking water from wee! With plenty of wit, this book also offers instructions on what not to do - from avoiding poisonous mushrooms to starting forest fires.

    It has advice on tracking animals, ideas for fun games to play in the woods and a handy chapter on first aid.
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    Learn what to pack, how to build your own raft and how to spot river animals and wildlife with this pocked-sized adventure guide from the experts at The National Trust.

    Also revealing how to catch a fish, this book is packed with fun games to play on and around a river and provides essential tips on staying safe. It also tells children what they should do if an emergency was to occur.
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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.
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    If you're mad about dance, this book will help you make the most of your favourite hobby. Find out how to perfect your skills, whether you're dancing salsa, ballroom, tap or bhangra, and expand your abilities into taking part in dance shows and competitions.
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    Using the free programming application Scratch, this Carol Vorderman book will help children aged 9 and over learn how to make their own computer games - from fiendish puzzles to crazy platform games and thrilling races!

    With accessible and extremely easy-to-follow instructions, the books will help children become expert coders and then improve their skills as they create, remix and customise their games.

    After making the games, the new young coders can share their games online and set challenges for all their friends and family.
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    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.
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    Learn how to say 'hello' in over 50 languages with this brightly coloured and fast-moving bingo game for up to nine players!

    Discover an array of global greetings, from the familiar to the unusual, and test your linguistic abilities as you play the fast-moving and beautifully illustrated Hello World Bingo.

    Contents: 1 board, 8 game cards, 64 hello tokens, 130 round counters and 1 instruction leaflet

    Not suitable for children under 36 months
    Packaging dimensions: 230 x 230mm
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    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.
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    Decode hieroglyphs, study the stars and go birdwatching...

    Avoid the cries of 'I'm bored' over the summer holidays by giving the children this hugely entertaining book from the experts at Usborne.

    From staging a shadow puppet show to making a musical instrument and flying a kite, there are so many projects to make and activities to complete.

    There are also riddles, word games and memory puzzles and specially selected links to websites that will offer even more fun ideas.
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    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.
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    When Louis Smith was seven he was faced with a choice that would change the course of his whole life. He chose the path of an athlete, but he lacked concentration and was easily distracted. As a punishment his coach made him perform circles on the pommel horse...It takes blood, sweat and tears to get to the top of any sport, and these short, inspirational biographies show just how tough it can be. Focusing on top athletes and sport personalities, each dramatic story brings to life the skill, determination and luck needed to break through into top level competition. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children can't put down.