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  • 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.
  • CN0191 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £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
  • i-Spy Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9780007962082
    ISPY 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £35.88
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    • Just 83.00p per book
    Children will love spotting things on their travels with these interactive, pocket-sized books. They encourage them to discover more about the world around them and are packed with photos, facts and fun.

    There are books full of things for children to spot while they're on a car journey; enjoying a day at the seaside; or even just playing in the garden. They'll love ticking off everything they see and scoring each item as they earn more and more points.

    These books are perfect to use as homework projects or just to keep children happily entertained on a long journey.

    These books have been hand-picked from Collins and Michelin's i-Spy range. The numbers on the spine of each book refers to this wider range.
  • YOFY 7 years +
    Rebecca Rissman
    7 years +
    • £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.
  • Kids Get Coding Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781526303103
    KGCO 6 years +
    6 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £31.96
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    This handy collection will help children aged 6 and over 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
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    • 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!
  • PYTH 7 years +
    7 years +
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    • RRP £12.99
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    Python is one of the most popular computer languages around and this beginner's guide offers children step-by-step instructions for writing a simple program.

    Providing everything they need to get started, this book adds new commands throughout so that by the time a child has finished reading, they will be able to code games, drawings and more.

    Fully illustrated, this book also contains links to downloads that will provide extra help.
  • FSOI 5 years +
    Sam Taplin
    5 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £4.99
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    With over 150 stickers, this Usborne book will introduce children aged 5 and over to the eye-boggling joy of optical illusions.

    There are mysterious movements, shifting shapes and wobbling arrows that will be created when the stickers are stuck on the pages to complete the images. The book also provides scientific explanations for why each illusion happens.

    Ideal for learning about sight and vision, this book can also help children develop their hand-eye coordination skills.
  • 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.
  • CAAT 5 years +
    5 years +
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    • RRP £9.99
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    Providing an interactive and fun way to explore the animal world, this animal atlas will become a much-loved addition to your child's non-fiction reading collection.

    The atlas comes with a personalised spotter's guide to fill in and keep, over 250 stickers and even six animal-themed postcards for children to send to their friends. It is also full of illustrations by the award-winning artist, Katrin Wiehle.

    Bright and bold, it will tell children aged 5 and over everything they could want to know about animals from all over the world.
  • ABLS 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Young fans of a galaxy far, far away will love building up their knowledge of the LEGO Star Wars universe with this incredible book.

    With short and simple sentences offering facts about the people, places and battles that take place, this book has gatefold pages and features all the famous characters from the long-running saga including Yoda, Darth Vader and Kylo Ren.

    Suitable for children aged 4 and over, it also comes with a huge poster of the LEGO Millennium Falcon.
  • MYSY 6 years +
    6 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Children can record their best school memories with this cool keepsake album. They can store photos and school stuff in the pockets, and cut and paste things in to the pages.

    There's lots of space for you to write about all your favourite things, from sports and trips to subjects and friends. Plus 25 activities and quizzes to fill in.
  • TBAP 7 years +
    7 years +
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    • RRP £9.99
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    Covering over 30 step-by-step hair styles, from beginner to advanced, this book will show children how to tailor a style that really suits them.

    There are ideas for all sorts of occasions, from dos that take five minutes before school through to extra-special wedding styles. The vibrant design of this book makes it even more appealing.

    All of the styles are showcased with simple instructions and photographs and will need minimal accessories.
  • LBVG 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    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.
  • RWHL 7 years +
    Professor Robert Winston
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Professor Robert Winston is a hugely popular and widely respected scientist and in this book he encourages children to try out their own experiments at home!

    With step-by-step instructions and everyday parts, these experiments are easy to prepare and your budding scientists will be astounded by the results.

    Kids will love stirring up sticky slime, building solar systems out of rubber bands and even constructing a volcano!
  • FJMB 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £2.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    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 7 years +
    Claire Summerscale
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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 +
    (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.
  • BAKC 7 years +
    Abigail Wheatley
    7 years +
    • £3.00
    • RRP £9.99
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    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.