Children's Books

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  • Kids Get Coding Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781526303103
    KGCO 6 years +
    6 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £31.96
    • Save £26.97
    • Just £1.25 per book
    This handy collection will help children at Key Stage 2 level hone their IT skills and learn all about coding, the internet, digital devices and online safety.

    Highly accessible, the books provide children with online and offline activities to help them get to grips with this most important of concepts. A hands-on resource, the collection is sure to be referred to again and again during a child's school years. The books will come in very handy for coding homework!

    The books are introduced by the friendly character, Data Duck. A programming mastermind, he has all the knowledge, hints and tips your children will need as they become cracking successes at coding.
  • LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780241287019
    LGDC 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £14.99
    • RRP £69.90
    • Save £54.91
    • Just £1.50 per book
    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.

    Best of all, there's even an exclusive Minifigure of Batman included in the set!
  • USCH 5 years +
    Lucy Bowman
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Any child who wants to become a King or Queen at playing chess will find the activities and puzzles in this Usborne book incredibly useful.

    An interactive approach to learning how to play this sometimes tricky game, the book will help children understand about it and enhance their problem-solving skills.

    There are also hints and tips to help children sharpen up their chess skills and advice on the best ways to think strategically and tactically. With illustrations on every page, there are also stickers to help children visualise the rules and logistics of chess.
  • SBOS 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £5.99
    • Save £3.00
    Presented by Mojang - the Swedish video games developer that introduced the world to the sandbox game - the official Minecraft Survivors' Book of Secrets will teach fans of all ages how they can survive and thrive while playing it.

    Written by the Chief - the leader of underground Minecraft experts Survivors[unk] - the book contains cunning plans and ingenious inventions that will help you protect and defend your base. It also explains how to stalk your enemies and crush any opponent in hand-to-hand combat.

    This is the definitive experts' guide to survival in Minecraft.
  • LBVG 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £6.00
    Pow!
    We cannot wait to see The LEGO Batman Movie and we're sure you and your family are just as excited. Featuring Batman (voiced by Arrested Development's Will Arnett) from The LEGO Movie, the film's trailer is absolutely hilarious and promises to give nods to all eras of one of DC Comics' finest superheroes.

    This book goes behind the scenes of LEGO Gotham City and will help fans discover everything they want to know about this darkest of knights. From Robin to Batgirl, it covers all the heroes, villains, vehicles and locations from the film.
  • CCFC 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £19.99
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    From the experts at DK, The Complete Cookbook for Children will help kids make over 150 delicious dishes and tasty treats.

    Ideal for inspiring a creative approach to cooking, this book is bursting with truly mouth-watering recipes that children aged 7 and over can make with the help of a parent or guardian.

    Each recipe has step-by-step instructions and photographs to help budding chefs learn what they need to do as they hone their baking skills by making breakfasts, soups, salads, main meals and delicious desserts.
  • FJMB 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £2.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £7.00
    Perfect for holidays and rainy days, creative children will love learning some fabulous crafting techniques in this wonderful full-colour illustrated book which teaches children aged 7 and over how they can make beautiful handmade jewellery at home.

    Including a level of 1, 2 or 3 for each of the 35 pieces, the easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step artwork will see that young crafters are carefully guided through the techniques for making necklaces, pendants, bracelets, corsages and even hair and bag accessories.

    From felt and fabrics to seeds and shells, paper and salt-dough to plenty of other materials you can recycle to make all kinds of pretty projects, this inspiring book will have kids creating gifts for their friends and family and adding to their own jewellery box in no time!
  • HTPC 9 years +
    Claire Summerscale
    9 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £6.00
    With a press-out chess board and pieces so children can start practising right away, DK's How to Play Chess book will teach children how they can become chess kings and queens.

    This book has master tips and cool 3D images and covers everything from the ideal opening moves to how you can perfect the art of checkmate.

    Step by step, it introduces the basic chess techniques and gradually moves to more difficult challenges.
  • BRTW 7 years +
    Clive Gifford
    7 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £7.00
    Featuring a host of mind tricks and neuroscience information that will astound you, Brain Twisters is a book full of incredible information about the science behind thinking and feelings.

    This book reveals how magicians make use of 'inattentional blindness' when performing magic tricks and why it is so easy to miss details that are hidden in plain sight. It will also explain how and why your memory isn't actually as good as you think it is and how it's possible to remember things that never actually happened.

    Presenting a wide range of brain games and mind tricks, the book will also tell you all about the working process of your brain, helping you to understand the science behind how you think, sense and feel. There are also experiments, brain games and mind tricks to help further your understanding.
  • SAFG 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £6.00
    People of all ages are fascinated by stars and the night sky and this book will help children explore the cosmos from the comfort of their own home.

    With games, stickers, star charts and many more activities - including Star Bingo - the book is sure to make stargazing a favourite family activity for years to come.

    It's an accessible introduction to an endlessly fascinating hobby that the whole family can enjoy doing together.
  • BRKS 5 years +
    Warren Elsmore
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £10.00
    Prepare for lift-off with over 20 LEGO brick projects that are out of this world.

    With visual, step-by-step instructions (just like you get with your LEGO models) throughout, this book will show you how to make amazing LEGO spacecraft, planets and many more intergalactic delights.

    Each project also has facts and information alongside it, helping children understand more about space travel and the universe.
  • CCSA 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £6.99
    • Save £4.00
    With 300 stickers and a hands-on approach to learning, this book will tell children what's inside their computers and how their apps and games are made.

    It also explains how simple instructions tell a computer what to do and describes the basics of coding in a very accessible way. It's a great book for schoolchildren who are learning about IT and it encourages them to discover the fact-packed world of technology.

    It even features fun activities, puzzles and mazes to complete.
  • MCEB 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £7.00
    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.
  • BVSA
    Jeph Loeb
    • £2.99
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £5.00
    Starring Batman and Superman, the annual contains exciting comic strips inspired by the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight.

    Full of original DC Comics artwork, it's a great stocking filler and perfect gift for any child (of any age!) who loves superheroes.
  • BAKC 7 years +
    Abigail Wheatley
    7 years +
    • £3.00
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £6.99
    Sure to inspire some baking fun in the kitchen with the little ones, the Usborne Children's Book of Baking Cakes by Abigail Wheatley is your ticket to yummy homemade treats.

    With easy-to-follow recipes supplemented by colourful, eye-catching illustrations by Jessie Eckel, this hardback guide will show you how to make delicious cupcakes, muffins, cheesecakes and much, much more.

    With tips for decorating and wrapping boxes and jars to make thoughtful and sumptuous gifts, this brilliant book has it covered.
  • CISA 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Published in conjunction with the National Gallery, this comprehensive guide will introduce young readers to the beauty of art.

    Endlessly fascinating, it covers the world's most famous paintings and focuses on the National Gallery's very own collection. There's even a free app for devices that allows children to create their very own virtual gallery at home.
  • MWES 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £9.00
    With thousands of stickers to stick and pages to plan your next big build, this unofficial guide is a must for every Minecraft player.

    Designed to help you imagine, plan and build the perfect world, it offers tutorials on building a theme park, an underwater home and a millionaire's mansion as well as gridded pages for your sketched plans. You can add the stickers over your sketches to see what they will look like when it comes to making them in the game.

    There's even advice on how to craft a giant pig!
  • YKWG 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £5.99
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    Children will love to discover all the secrets of Yo-Kai Watch with this official guide.

    Starting life as a Nintendo 3DS video game, Yo-Kai Watch follows the fortunes of Nate Adams as he decides to head deeper into the words than any of his friends in an attempt to show he's most definitely not average. When he gets there, he finds something strange. It's something that will change his life forever...

    Bursting with facts, stats and images of the Yo-Kai characters, this hardback guide is sure to be treasured.
  • ABSW 5 years +
    Elizabeth Dowsett
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £5.00
    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.
  • KD9193
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.98
    • Save £7.99
    This in-depth guide for younger readers contains everything they need to become true UEFA EURO 2016 experts.

    It has team and player profiles, all complemented by outstanding big-match photographs. Illustrated with over 100 amazing images, all 24 finalists are featured alongside profiles of 36 star players including Hugo Lloris, Mario Gotze and Gareth Bale.
  • MVEY 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £17.99
    • Save £12.00
    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.
  • TMSB 7 years +
    DK
    7 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £16.99
    • Save £9.00
    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.
  • UCWB 9 years +
    Louie Stowell
    9 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £6.00
    From the experts at Usborne, this is a write-in book filled with a wide range of creative writing activities, tips and advice to inspire a new generation of authors, poets, journalists and scriptwriters.

    From creating characters to choosing a genre and even writing a screenplay, there is so much advice and inspiration. The book encourages children to write reviews of books they love or hate; learn how to use flashbacks effectively; and writing a speech for when they rule the world.

    There are prompts for writing poems, comics, blog and scripts as well. With plenty of space to write in, the book has no scary blank pages.
  • UUEM 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £8.00
    Minecraft continues to be one of the most popular computer games around and this Encyclopedia for Minecrafters provides an A-Z of tips and tricks that will help players survive and thrive.

    From where to find the most diamonds to protecting your villagers at night, this is full of advice from Minecraft experts. Illustrated with screenshots throughout, it will show you how to spawn and kill the Wither boss, how you can make a secret passageway using paintings and how you can make a portal without a diamond pickaxe.

    Any fan of the sandbox game will find this encyclopedia essential as they build, protect and fight in their bespoke world.