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Need books covering a wide range of children's hobbies and interests? You'll find kids' travel books, sports books for kids and even children's cookbooks in The Book People's hand-picked selection of children's hobbies and interests books.

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Children's Hobbies & Interests

Need books covering a wide range of children's hobbies and interests? You'll find kids' travel books, sports books for kids and even children's cookbooks in The Book People's hand-picked selection of children's hobbies and interests books.

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    FTBL 8 years +

    Ultimate Football Heroes Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

    Matt and Tom Oldfield

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    Our all-new Ultimate Football Heroes collection showcases and celebrates the lives, careers and skills of 10 of the world's best footballers including Tottenham and England's Harry Kane, FA Cup 2019 Man of the Match Kevin De Bruyne and World Cup 2018 sensation Kylian Mbappe.

    With engaging cover artwork and a narrative account of each player's career, these books will delight any young football fan and offer a great way of getting children into reading - especially those who wouldn't normally pick up a book.

    These goal-den biographies are available at a back-of-the-net price and capture the action and excitement of the Beautiful Game in all its glory. They are a must for any young footy fanatic!
    Format: paperback
    • £9.99
    • RRP £59.90
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  • INFO 9 years +

    National Geographic Infopedia 2020 (Paperback)

    National Geographic Kids

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    This special book celebrates 10 years of the National Geographic Infopedia!

    Children can learn a whole host of weird-but-true facts, read incredible animal stories and find things to do, places to see and explore ways in which they can change the world throughout the pages of this fascinating book.

    2020's edition contains all-new content including games, jokes and activities and features over 500 photographs.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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  • BGPA 5 years +

    Big Picture Atlas (Hardback)

    Emily Bone

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    This hardback is a full-colour picture atlas that will help children aged 5 and over learn all about the world around them.

    There are 15 beautifully illustrated maps for children to pore over and they explain all about different countries, continents, oceans, mountains and ice caps. A celebration of our amazing planet, it also explains where animals and people live.

    This book also contains fascinating facts about each country.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    National Trust: Who's Hiding at the Seaside? (Other)

    Katharine McEwen

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    A beautiful lift-the-flap book packed with fun facts about nature and gorgeous collage artwork.

    Little nature lovers will love discovering who is hiding under the tiny 20 flaps as they explore under shells, seaweed and sand dunes and learn all about seaside wildlife.

    In partnership with the National Trust, this book is the perfect introduction to the outdoors for inquisitive young minds!
    • £2.99
    • RRP £7.99
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  • DEFS 7 years +

    Draw Everything in 5 Simple Steps (Paperback)

    Beth Gunnell

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    Aspiring artists can learn how to draw stunning pictures of pretty much anything they want by following the five simple steps featured in this draw-in book.

    Every page has a drawing project with easy-to-follow instructions on the left-hand page and a blank page on the right for drawing practice.

    From decorative animals and patterns to flowers, there are over 35 projects to help children embrace their creativity.
    • £2.99
    • RRP £8.99
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  • SPVG 9 years +

    Spectacular Visual Guides Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

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    This 10-book collection provides accounts of how some of the world's most important inventions were built and how they work - some of which to this very day.

    Full of eye-catching illustrations and detailed and informative text, the books cover the likes of Egyptian pyramids, viking towns and Greek temples.

    Perfect for children fascinated in history, these books will become handy study aids and are sure to keep children absorbed for hours on end.
    • £11.99
    • RRP £59.90
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    • Just £1.20 per book
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  • CSTP 7 years +

    Cooking Step By Step (Hardback)

    DK

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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.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £13.99
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  • MFLM 5 years +

    Mindful Me Collection - 4 Books (Collection)

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    Your children can learn all about nature, feeling calm and dealing with emotions with this four-book collection.

    These engaging and illustrated books are specially written for children aged 5 and over and explain how important these traits are. They fully support the National Curriculum and present information in a hugely accessible way.
    Format: paperback
    • £5.99
    • RRP £35.96
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    The Usborne Travel Journal (Other)

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    From different words for 'journey' to ideas for things to do on a trip, The Usborne Travel Journal is a beautifully illustrated hardback full of facts about the countries of the world.

    It has ample space to add in your own notes and sketches and is a very handy book to keep on you to make notes and keep track of plans. It's definitely one to take on your travels this year.

    HB, 215 x 150mm, 104 pages
    • £2.99
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    PETD 5 years +

    How to Take Care of your Pet Dinosaur Collection - 6 Books (Collection)

    Kirsty Holmes

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    Any child who dreams of owning a prehistoric pet will find the tips in these dino-tastic books invaluable. They reveal where Stegosaurs sleep, what a Diplodocus eats and just how you hatch a T-rex egg.

    These F.O.S.S.I.L. guides are packed with useful tips and tricks for budding dinosaur trainers and contain a host of jaw-dropping facts alongside eye-catching artwork.

    They are written in an engaging style and will complement any child's early learning.
    Format: paperback
    • £6.99
    • RRP £47.94
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  • LFWM 5 years +

    Lift-the-Flap: Around the World Mazes (Paperback)

    Maxime Lebrun

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    Globetrotting children can learn about the different countries of the world as they complete the routes in this a-maze-ingly interactive book!

    As children find their way through the marvellous mazes, they'll be able to learn about amazing animals including giraffes and koalas and the world's most famous sights like the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty.
    • £3.99
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  • CMFK 7 years +

    Calm: Mindfulness For Kids (Hardback)

    Wynne Kinder

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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.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £10.99
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  • YGAK 7 years +

    Yoga For Kids (Hardback)

    Susannah Hoffman

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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.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £10.99
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  • NGNS 7 years +

    National Geographic Explorer Guide: Night Sky (Paperback)

    National Geographic Kids

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    Children can explore the night sky from the comfort of their own garden with this National Geographic Kids book.

    With the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing taking place throughout 2019, now is the perfect time for children to discover the solar system!

    From Mars to meteor showers and Saturn to satellites, this guide is packed with stunning photographs and jaw-dropping facts about space.

    Its convenient size and durable format makes it perfect for taking on camping trips, holidays and nights in the garden.
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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  • HLLO 5 years +

    Hello World (Hardback)

    Jonathan Litton

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    Children (and you!) will love learning how to greet people with this gorgeous and interactive atlas of hellos.

    With one basic premise - encouraging children to say 'hi' throughout the world - this book celebrates the joys of language and introduces children and young readers to multiple nations. There are also facts to pore over and tabs to lift that reveal the correct pronunciation for each welcome.

    From how to say 'hi' in hieroglyphics to saying 'hao' in Native American hand talk, Hello World is a beautiful book that opens up a world of exploration and greetings.
    • £6.99
    • RRP £14.99
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  • STKA 7 years +

    Sticker Atlas Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

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    Children can learn all about the countries, flags and animals of the world with this collection of three sticker books!

    Each book is packed with facts and contains 60 stickers to add extra interactivity to the fun learning.

    The Atlas of the World covers landmarks, cultures and locations; Animals of the World features tigers, giraffes and fish; and Flags of the World reveals the secrets behind each country's one!
    • £4.99
    • RRP £17.97
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  • TALL

    Stand Tall Like a Mountain (Paperback)

    Suzy Reading

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    Suzy Reading's Stand Tall Like a Mountain inspires you to help your children think more positively and pay attention to all the important elements of their mental health.

    This empowering, illustrated book will help you help your children deal with everyday emotions, encourage them to express how they feel and learn all about their bodies and minds.

    It also encourages parents to learn from their children's actions and includes a selection of easy and fun yoga poses to help promote positivity. The ideas in this book will help your family gain better understanding of each other.
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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  • LFAM 5 years +

    Lift-the-Flap: Animal Mazes (Paperback)

    Florence Weiser

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    This animal-themed activity book is packed with fiendishly fun mazes for children to find their way through - and the interactive flaps completely transform the routes!

    From tropical jungles to Arctic landscapes, there are eight mazes to complete. They all feature facts about the area's animals, wildlife and habitat and between two and four flaps. Open these to reveal new paths and escape dead ends!

    This book offers animal-loving children a great way of developing their observational and problem-solving skills.
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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  • MSCC 7 years +

    Unofficial Minecraft STEM Challenge Build a City (Paperback)

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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 and unofficial 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!
    100% unofficial
    • £3.99
    • RRP £8.99
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  • NGRM 7 years +

    National Geographic Explorer Guide: Rocks and Minerals (Paperback)

    National Geographic Kids

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    Find adventure, have fun outdoors and be a rock detective with this ultimate explorer guide from National Geographic Kids!

    Packed with facts and photos, this fun guide is perfect for getting children outside to discover the amazing world underneath their feet.

    It contains the most common rocks and minerals in Great Britain and Ireland and is a great size for taking in backpacks on day trips or camping holidays.
    • £3.99
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  • MYLW 5 years +

    My LEGO World - 25 Books (Collection)

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    Build up your knowledge of LEGO with this incredible 25-book collection packed with fun facts about Minifigures and inspirational ideas for builds.

    With book titles ranging from Build a Bridge and Other Great LEGO Ideas to Create a Town and Other Great LEGO Ideas, these books have everything you need to help your children (and you!) on your way to becoming LEGO Master Builders.

    There are also books dedicated to the most popular Minifigures of all time and one is bursting with inspiration for making a LEGO mosaic. You can also learn how to build a haunted house and there are tips for putting on your own brick-tacular magic show!
    Format: paperback
    • £19.99
    • RRP £124.75
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  • GFCR 5 years +

    Gruffalo Crumble & Other Recipes: The Gruffalo Cookbook (Hardback)

    Julia Donaldson

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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.
    • £4.99
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  • JGBB 7 years +

    Roald Dahl's James's Giant Bug Book (Paperback)

    Roald Dahl

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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.
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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  • WTO2 8 years +

    Write Your Best Story Ever! Notebook (Paperback)

    Christopher Edge

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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.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
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A huge range of titles

Whatever sparks your child’s curiosity, you’re guaranteed to find a book on their favourite hobbies and interests in our huge range.

A book for every interest

From crafts to kids annuals, children’s gardening books as well as books on cooking, coding, creative writing, sports, music, children’s travel and more, so get exploring and find a book your child will love.

A great way to encourage a love of books

Hobby books are a great way of encouraging your child to pick up a book and read. It's can be all too easy to let them play on the tablet for hours, but putting a book in their hands will aid their reading level and can inspire them to be creative, too.

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