Children's Books

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  • 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
    • Save £6.00
    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
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    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.
  • 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.
  • Minecrafter Hacks Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781408872093 - Megan Miller
    MHCK 7 years +
    Megan Miller
    7 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £20.97
    • Save £14.98
    • Just £2.00 per book
    You can't escape from Minecraft! And now your children can become masters of the sandbox game (PC version only) with these three guides that reveal the secrets, hints and tips that no other books do...

    Hacks for Minecrafters contains expert advice on mining, farming, magic and so much more, all accompanied by full-colour screenshots so the Minecraft player knows exactly what they have to do on their PC game.

    The Combat Edition prepares players for fighting enemies including cave spiders, creepers and zombie pigmen with expert tips, cheats and hacks, while Hacks for Minecrafters: Master Builder will show players how to build cool stuff including an underwater house, a pirate ship and a fortified castle!

    Please note these books apply to the PC versions of the Minecraft game only.
  • 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.
  • HFFB 5 years +
    Emily Bone
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £8.99
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    This creative activity book from the experts at Usborne will inspire children aged 6 and over to create a forest of fold-together birds.

    Fantastically designed, the birds include peacocks, eagles, flamingos and other exotic and fictional birds. Putting them together provides a fun way of practising fine motor skills and there are step-by-step instructions for every single one.

    The birds are wonderfully designed and presented in a variety of vibrant colours, shapes and patterns.
  • 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.
  • Batman V Superman: Annual 2017 - Hardback - 9781785853159 - Jeph Loeb
    BVSA
    Jeph Loeb
    • £2.00
    • RRP £7.99
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    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.
  • CISA 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £11.00
    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.
  • Mineworld: Epic Sticker Planner - Paperback - 9781781065372
    MWES 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.00
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £9.99
    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
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    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • CPFK 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £8.00
    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.
  • Carol Vorderman: Computer Coding Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780241288603
    CVCC 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £38.97
    • Save £28.98
    • Just £3.33 per book
    Computer coding is a hugely important skill that children will learn all about at school. This three-book collection from DK and Carol Vorderman gives them the chance to get ahead and hone their programming skills in a fun and exciting way.

    Supporting the National Curriculum, Computer Coding for Kids is a how-to guide that explains - in an accessible and visual style - the concept of coding and how to use it to make games and animations using the programming languages Scratch and Python.

    Focusing on Scratch, the Games and Projects book will help kids aged 11 and over enhance and improve their coding skills. The Games book helps them build platform games, fiendish puzzles and racing challenges, while the Projects book focuses on mind-bending animations including a snowflake simulator and spiralizer.
  • MWSC 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £5.00
    Bursting with 250 brilliant Minecraft secrets and cheats, this book will keep any Minecraft fan hooked.

    Unveiling previously little-known information, the book has been designed to help even the biggest novice become an expert Minecrafter. The bullet-pointed facts are great for dipping in and out of.

    Prepare for your Minecraft playing to be revolutionised.