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.
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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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    Read all about the science, history and mythology of the night sky with Usborne's Stargazer's Journal.

    Suitable for stargazers of all ages, the journal is packed full of awe-inspiring illustrations, mind-bending facts and ample space for children to write down their own notes and drawings.

    It also contains handy links to websites that will help identify all the key constellations.
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    Children can use the core STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) concepts to build incredible Minecraft cities by following the hints, tips and advice in this essential book.

    It offers step-by-step instructions for designing and constructing a city in the sandbox game, covering everything from calculating the area when building your foundations to using lighting effectively and learning about the importance of symmetry in architecture.

    It teaches children all about how science works in the real world and they can then use this knowledge while playing the game - learning the difference between reality and the Minecraft world in the process.

    By the end of the book, aspiring architects will have built a city complete with skyscrapers, shops, a stadium, roads and houses!
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    Children can use the core STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) concepts to build an incredible Minecraft theme park by following the hints, tips and advice in this essential book.

    This book covers how the STEM concepts can be applied in both the real and virtual Minecraft world. It takes you through the process of designing and constructing a Minecraft theme park - all the way from calculating when building rides to understanding the different properties of materials and how friction and gravity affect the speed of a roller coaster.

    By the end of the book, your aspiring architect will have made a marvellous theme park complete with rides, attractions, ticket booths and lighting.
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    Millions of people visit Roblox every month to imagine, create and play together and this book covers all the best games including Heroes of Robloxia and Apocalypse Rising.

    It includes interviews with creators and tips to help children take their skills to the next level. It also gives your children the inside scoop on all the critically acclaimed adventure games children can play on Roblox, alongside tips and tricks.
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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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    Are you ready for an incredible insect adventure?

    Build a bug hotel and make an awesome ant farm with this amazing activity book inspired by Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach.

    It's full of wacky and wondrous facts about creepy-crawlies and is packed with marvellously muddy projects that will delight nature-loving children and broaden their minds.
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    Help your children relax and focus with this supportive mindfulness guide. It contains activities that will help children understand their thoughts and feelings while having fun.

    The projects range from making a mindfulness jar to good living recipes and outdoor tasks that bring kids closer to nature and they're all designed to boost confidence and self-esteem. They're also fully flexible to match individual needs.

    With chapters dedicated to Focus, Calm, Move, Change and Reflect, this book shows how focused play can make a positive contribution to a child's positive mental health. Among the activities are creating a caring scrapbook and making energy slime. Simple breathing techniques and reflective exercises are also covered.
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    Yoga provides children with a great way of learning about relaxation, meditation and peace while having fun.

    With plenty of easy-to-follow photographs and accessible tips, this book introduces 50 poses and activities for children to complete. They can stretch into a tree or butterfly pose and also learn how to make a mindfulness jar. All of the poses are accompanied by notes describing their benefits.

    This easy-to-follow book is written by children's yoga expert Susannah Hoffman and features a foreword by Oscar winner Patricia Arquette. It's perfect for helping children de-stress and focus.
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    Hiccup and Toothless will be swooping back on to the big screen for How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World - the final film in the popular series inspired by Cressida Cowell's bestselling adventure stories.

    This companion to the new film gives children (and you!) the chance to bring amazing 3D dragons to life using augmented reality on smartphones or tablets. Young fans of the books and films will love taking photos of dragons flying around their bedroom!

    You also have the chance to train Stormfly; meet Barf and Belch; and take control of the fiery Hookfang. This book provides hours of red-hot fun for anyone who dreams of visiting the Hidden World!
    This product will work with the following devices: Apple devices running iOS8 and above: iPhone 5s and above, iPod Touch 6th Gen or above. Android devices with both forward- and backward-facing cameras using Android 4.0 and above and ARMv7 NEON processors. INTEL ATOM based devices are not officially supported.
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    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual!
    Anyone who loves the scintillating football on display at Camp Nou will have so much fun reading through this Barcelona annual come Christmas morning. It offers an overview of the season, colour photographs, facts, stats, quizzes and games!

    It's the ideal stocking filler for anyone who loves watching the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele fire in goals from all angles.
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    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual!
    Anyone who loves the scintillating football on display at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium will have so much fun reading through this Real Madrid annual come Christmas morning. It offers an overview of the season, colour photographs, facts, stats, quizzes and games!

    It's the ideal stocking filler for anyone who loves watching the likes of Luka Modric, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema fire in goals from all angles.
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    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual!
    Gunners fans will have so much fun reading through this Arsenal annual come Christmas morning. It offers an overview of the season, colour photographs, facts, stats, quizzes and games!

    It's the ideal stocking filler for anyone who loves watching the likes of Mesut Ozil, Granit Xhaka and Alexandre Lacazette grace the hallowed turf of the Emirates stadium.
  • The Official Chelsea FC Annual 2019 - Hardback - 9781912595044 - Grange Communications
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    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual!
    Blues fans will have so much fun reading through this Chelsea annual come Christmas morning. It offers an overview of the season, colour photographs, facts, stats, quizzes and games!

    It'll be anything but a blue day when a Chelsea fan finds this in their stocking. It will delight anyone who loves watching the likes of Eden Hazard, N'Golo Kante and Marcos Alonso grace the hallowed turf of Stamford Bridge.
  • The Official Everton FC Annual 2019 - Hardback - 9781912595082 - Darren Griffiths
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    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual!
    Toffees fans will have so much fun reading through this Everton annual come Christmas morning. It offers an overview of the season, colour photographs, facts, stats, quizzes and games!

    It's the ideal stocking filler for anyone who loves watching the likes of Theo Walcott, Leighton Baines and Tom Davies grace Goodison Park.
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    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual!
    Red Devils fans will have so much fun reading through this Manchester United annual come Christmas morning. It offers an overview of the season, colour photographs, facts, stats, quizzes and games!

    It's the ideal stocking filler for anyone who loves watching the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Juan Mata and David de Gea grace the hallowed turf of Old Trafford (the Theatre of Dreams).
  • The Official Southampton FC Annual 2019 - Hardback - 9781912595181 - Grange Communications
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    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual!
    Saints fans will have so much fun reading through this Southampton annual come Christmas morning. It offers an overview of the season, colour photographs, facts, stats, quizzes and games!

    It's the ideal stocking filler for anyone who loves watching the likes of Ryan Bertrand, Danny Ings and James Ward-Prowse grace the hallowed turf of St Mary's Stadium.
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    Children can take their first steps to cooking fresh, healthy and delicious recipes by mastering the 50 easy-to-follow recipes featured in this book.

    From soups to pasta dishes and treats including banana bread, all of the recipes in this book are simple to make and sure to get children into baking - especially after they've tasted their healthy and delicious creations. There are also shortcuts and tips to help kids get their heads around kitchen terminology.

    All of the tasty dishes contain clear, short step-by-step instructions and are accompanied by eye-catching photography.
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    This easy-to-follow user guide teaches you everything you need to know about Fortnite - from gameplay basics to must-know building techniques and advanced hints and tricks.

    It also includes safety tips and a parents' guide.
  • Code Play Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781474776790
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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.
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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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    Please note that due to phenomenal demand, our hand-picked edition of Ripley's Believe It Or Not! 2019 has now sold out. You can still buy this book with 20% off RRP by adding BTVAL to your basket.

    Prepare for a whirlwind of weird as we head into 2019...

    The delightfully disgusting facts in the all-new Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2019 annual will amaze, astound and gross out your children (and you!).

    An annual Book People favourite and brilliant Christmas gift (but definitely not one for the squeamish) for children who love facts, Ripley's looks at strange but true occurrences from all around the globe.

    With a lenticular cover and full-colour images throughout, this book has facts that will make your eyes pop out! It will appeal to fans of the Guinness World Records books and anyone who's visited one of Ripley's mind-bending museums around the world.
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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.