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  • Nadiya's Bake Me a Festive Story - Hardback - 9781444939613 - Nadiya Hussain
    BMAS 5 years +
    Nadiya Hussain
    5 years +
    • £5.00
    • RRP £14.99
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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.
  • Gruffalo Crumble & Other Recipes: The Gruffalo Cookbook - Hardback - 9781509804740 - Julia Donaldson
    GFCR 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £4.00
    • RRP £9.99
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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.
  • HTWP 7 years +
    Joseph Coelho
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Creative children can make poems out of leaves, carve out a mud poem, go on an outdoors simile hunt, and play poetry games in the playground by following the inspiring activities featured in this brilliant book.

    Perfect for encouraging budding poets to follow their ideas, this book is full of useful tips and starting points and is sure to make them chuckle and think about what they're writing.

    Written by popular poet Joseph Coelho, it covers everything from laughable limericks to poetic puns and ridiculous rhymes to silly sibilance.
  • WYOM 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £8.99
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    Does your child dream of writing the next horror sensation? This spine-tingling activity book is bursting with scary ideas for children who fancy themselves as a mystery or ghost story writer.

    From haunted houses to eccentric detectives and cursed tombs, there are ideas to help children write about all kinds of curiosities.

    The book contains advice on planning stories, creating characters, building suspense and writing dialogue. The pages even have blank spaces and themed areas for children to write into, too.
  • FGSP 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £6.99
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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.
  • LFCC 7 years +
    Rosie Dickins
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Making them easy to understand, this lift-the-flap book from Usborne will tell children everything they could ever want to know about computers and coding.

    As they lift each flap, children will be able to see what goes on inside a computer - from how a keyboard works to how they use memory to turn tiny dots known as pixels into stunning pictures.

    Wonderfully straightforward and making complex themes accessible for children (and adults!) aged 7 and over, this book has puzzles to try, useful words to learn and quirky facts to devour!
  • EKFK 5 years +
    Jennifer Low
    5 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £14.99
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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.
  • Enid Blyton's Jolly Good Food - Hardback - 9781444929805 - Allegra McEvedy
    EBJG 7 years +
    Allegra McEvedy
    7 years +
    • £4.00
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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
  • BRAI 8 years +
    Jessy Linton
    8 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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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.
  • LTDW 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £10.00
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    Enjoy drawing, colouring and doodling with this collection of inspiring and fun ideas of things to draw and create.

    There are illustrations to start you off and free space to draw without rules.

    There are absolutely no drawing skills required and there's a lot to get you started in this imaginative collection of ideas, designed to boost creativity and imagination.
  • LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780241287019
    LGDC 7 years +
    7 years +
    (5)
    • £13.00
    • RRP £69.90
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    • Just £1.30 per book
    Including an exclusive Minifigure of Batman, this 10-book collection gives young superhero fans the chance to learn more about Batman, Superman and many more of the heroes and villains from the DC Comics universe.

    Full of facts about the characters and their battles, it will tell you who their friends and foes are and focuses on some of the best builds you can make inspired by them.

    Format: Hardback
  • CPFK 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Part of Carol Vorderman's bestselling series that helps children get to grips with computer coding, this book offers a step-by-step visual guide to creating Scratch projects.

    With simple instructions on how to use the popular programming language and advice on improving coding skills, it will help children create mind-bending illusions, crazy animations and interactive artwork.

    Kids can customise the projects and games and then share them with all their friends and family.
  • MVEY 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £17.99
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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.
  • Discover Dinosaurs: Educational Box Set - Other - 9781783735198
    KE1232 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £20.00
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    With an image of a ferocious T-Rex that can be projected onto a wall using a torch on the front of the box, you know this is a set children will love. And just wait until they see what's inside the box!

    Not only will children find a model fossil to build but they'll also be able to get their hands on a fossil excavation kit; hang up the wall charts; find, stick and learn about dinosaurs in the fun-filled sticker book; and discover all about the prehistoric world in the stunning visual guide, Discover Dinosaurs.

    Children who love dinosaurs will be captivated by this big box of books and treats that will help them learn all about the magnificent, prehistoric beasts.
  • KE1233 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £9.99
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    This big box will tell budding scientists everything they need to know about the human body.

    The padded Wonders of Learning book provides a fun and informative introduction to the workings of the body and explains everything from what goes on inside our bodies to what happens to the air we breathe, while the Find, Stick and Learn sticker book helps children have some interactive fun while learning about its intricacies.

    There are also wall charts to develop further understanding, stencils, colouring pencils and best of all - a build-it-yourself skeleton!

    A complete guide to anatomy, the box even has a special design where children can project an image of a human body onto the wall of a dark room using a torch.
  • CCE2 5 years +
    Carol Vorderman
    5 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £3.99
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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!
  • CN0191 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £18.00
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    Green-fingered children will have the chance to grow their own flowers with this beginner's pack. It includes a growing guide, a trowel, a fork, three mini terracotta pots, three packs of seeds and three wooden seed sticks.

    The flowers that children can enjoy growing are sunflowers, pansies and sweet peas and the book not only provides easy-to-follow instructions but also brief histories of each plant.

    Ages 5 plus

    Box size: 250 x 250mm
  • Sidesplitters Joke Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781447228677
    SPLI 7 years +
    7 years +
    (3)
    • £8.00
    • RRP £39.90
    • Save £31.90
    • Just 80.00p per book
    A must-have for any budding stand-up comedian - a brilliant collection of 10 joke books that is sure to have children giggling away.

    From animals and school to spooks and sport, there is a wide variety of subjects covered and the books are ideal for those who wouldn't normally pick up a book.

    Sure to provide reading practice and great for building confidence, you'll be hearing these jokes over and over again as your children retell them with delight!
  • KD9228 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £6.99
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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.
  • Minecraft: Exploded Builds - Medieval Fortress - Hardback - 9781405284172
    MCEB 9 years +
    9 years +
    (1)
    • £5.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Open up a whole new world of construction with this must-have Minecraft guide! Completely official, this book has a medieval theme that will delight any Minecraft player.

    Packed with guides, schematics and inspirational ideas to construct, defend and customise your very own castle, the builds are illustrated with 'exploded' views so that you can see the blocks you'll need to create them - both inside and out.

    The builds range from walls to turrets and throne rooms and there are hundreds of variations to try out. You can even have fun making your own dungeon.
  • COPD 5 years +
    Fiona Watt
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £8.99
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    This is a fantastically creative activity book for budding fashionistas!

    It comes with four press-out dolls and lots of clothes and accessories to cut out and decorate them with. There are even outlines of clothes for children to draw on as they create their own head-turning outfits.
  • ICBT 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £8.00
    DK's It Can't Be True is full of incredible visual comparisons that reveal facts about our world. In fact, even its cover shows how much water is in the world if it was all washed up into one ball!

    Mind-boggling from start to finish, this fascinating non-fiction book reveals how Russia is 10 times as wide as France; what the biggest snakes, insects and countries on Earth are; and how the world's smallest bird can perch on a pencil.

    Ideal for those who prefer non-fiction, this is a book that will delight adults just as much as children with its jaw-dropping facts.
  • TMSB 7 years +
    DK
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £7.99
    • RRP £16.99
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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.
  • YOFY 7 years +
    Rebecca Rissman
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £8.99
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    So many adults are embracing the health- and fitness-giving benefits of yoga, so why not encourage your children to master the exercise, too?

    This book has been written especially for children and teenagers and has a very appealing visual style. It will help them build up their confidence and self-esteem and explains all about two sequences and 35 poses.

    Fully illustrated, one sequence will get children pumped up and energised while the other will help them de-stress and relax.