Children's Hobbies & Interests

Children's Annuals & Guides

  • FAWC 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    If the World Cup's inspiring your future football star, this is the book to help them master all those tricks that will wow team-mates, oppositions and supporters.

    Billy and Jez - The F2 - ask what it means to be world-class and offer advice on how children can elevate all aspects of their game. They reveal some of the secrets of the world's greatest players and reveal traits that will help children improve their fitness, add focus to their mentality and spruce up their skills.

    This book can be used in conjunction with a free app that will show children how they're doing as they develop skills like Sanchez and cool finishing ability in the vein of Harry Kane.
  • SEAW 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    The perfect companion to a trip to the seashore, this book will help little explorers find fish and spot sea creatures in their natural environments.

    Explaining the different habitats and all of their inhabitants in a fun an engaging, this practical guide will open up imaginations to a whole new world. It's packed with fact files, photographs and activities to help the whole family make more of a special day out.
  • SWLJ 12 years +
    12 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £15.99
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    Everyone is so excited to discover just what happens when Rey meets Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi and this visual dictionary will tell you everything you need to know about the latest instalment from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

    Packed with information from Star Wars scribe Pablo Hidalgo, this hardback book focuses on the characters, creatures, droids, locations and technology from the film. It's also packed with out-of-this-world photographs and images.

    Featuring the likes of Kylo Ren, BB-8 and Porgs (the new fan favourites), this is a must-have for Jedi of all ages.
  • BOTD
    • £2.99
    • RRP £5.99
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    Blue Peter Book Award winner Andy Seed provides your children with the motivation they need to get outside in this brilliant book. It has ideas for all kinds of amazing activities and fun projects.

    Andy shows your children how to set bug traps, make a rainbow and construct super summer slides when the weather's nice and also offers up ideas for rainy days. It will stop children from complaining about being bored.

    Children will also find instructions for making parachutes, frisbees and bird feeders.
  • CSTP 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £13.99
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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 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.
  • NSMS 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    As we all eagerly await the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald film later this year, it's the perfect time to head back to 1926 New York and discover all the secrets of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

    Starring Eddie Redmayne as magizoologist Newt Scamander, this addition to J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World (set a whole 70 years before Harry Potter entered through the doors of Hogwarts) proved to be a magical success at the box office and this book offers behind-the-scenes looks at the characters, creatures and sets.

    Presented in a scrapbook style, it's filled with pull-out items including newspapers, posters and character cards. It's also full of amazing images from the film and behind-the-scenes pictures.
  • SLMB 5 years +
    DK
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    Are your children ready to slime? If so, they'll goo for this book...

    Making your own slime is the new playground trend and this DK book is packed with borax-free recipes that your children can safely make at home.

    It contains over 30 easy-to-follow recipes which all use inexpensive, accessible and safe everyday products and among the 'treats' your kids can make are Monster Slime with googly eyes; Volcanic Slime that is ready to erupt; and even edible slime including The Bear Necessities (made from melted gummy bears) and Sticky, Icky, Tasty Slime (made from marshmallows).

    With photography of the finished slime and plenty of fact boxes, these recipes also help children learn about science while they have sticky and squidgy fun. Each recipe uses safe and readily available ingredients.
  • DOCT 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    This unique activity book will show children all the basic skills needed to become a doctor.

    The fun activities include making a stethoscope, wrapping a sprained ankle and even making a healthy living poster. There are also cool quizzes, games and crafts to try out. Budding doctors can even make their very own press-out skeleton.

    After working through the book, your junior doctors can then head into the Doctor's Bag section - which is filled with stickers, a poster and a game to play with friends.
  • PILT 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Packed with brilliant illustrations, this fun-filled activity book shows children all the skills they'll need if they're to achieve their dream of flying helicopters, jets or commercial aeroplanes.

    From taking off to navigating and landing, this book is full of practical projects that will help readers pick up the basics of flying in a hands-on way. It also includes stickers, posters and a press-out model of an aeroplane for budding pilots to put together.

    Among those projects featured are a make-your-own rotocopter, a string radio and a kite. There are also activities that will help children get to know a flight deck and work out an itinerary.
  • My LEGO World - 25 Books - Collection - 9780241329788
    MYLW 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £29.99
    • RRP £124.75
    • Save £94.76
    • Just £1.20 per book
    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
  • Minecrafter Hacks Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781408872093 - Megan Miller
    MHCK 7 years +
    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.
  • MWES 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    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.
  • OFCC 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £7.00
    For anyone that has jumped for joy after clearing that tricky level, battled the bothersome Chocolate or finally created a Colour Bomb, this official Candy Crush guide is full of tips to help fans crack the game's most challenging levels.

    From mastering the mechanics of Candy Crush to an in-depth insight into the Candy Kingdom and Dreamworld, this deliciously comprehensive guide covers game modes, levels and obstacles, providing Candy Crushers with the knowledge and skills they need to master the popular game.
  • BRAI 8 years +
    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.
  • CISA 9 years +
    9 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.
  • 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.
  • GWDH 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £16.99
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    Presented in a scrumdiddlyumptious scrapbook style, The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl provides Dahl fans with many tremendous things and wonderful surprises.

    Inspired by his magical storytelling and especially published to coincide with the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations, the book first shows the reader the writing hut in which Dahl created his crazy worlds and then invites them to step into each one - there are letters and newspaper cuttings about a giant peach; an insight into what hides inside a Twits-style beard; and a spotter's guide to the man-eating giants of Giant Country from The BFG.

    With plenty of Quentin Blake's iconic artwork on display and flaps to lift and guides inserted in the pages, this is a book that will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about visiting Roald Dahl's phizz-whizzing worlds.
  • DCCG
    • £4.99
    • RRP £16.99
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    Fire up the Bat-Signal and call in every superhero fan you know! This huge book from DK will tell you everything you could ever want to know about DC Comics' famous heroes and their evil enemies.

    Packed full of facts, stats and the original comic book artwork, you will have the chance to read about Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and The Joker.

    With 12 character cards and an awesome poster also included, this book will keep DC Comics fans of any age enthralled and entertained.
  • 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.
  • ABSW 5 years +
    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.
  • FOAC 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Encourage children to put down their devices and embrace the great outdoors by following the fun-filled activities in this inspiring book. There are over a hundred to try out!

    From making leaf art bunting to dream catchers and toy rafts, there are so many activities to enjoy. There are also more fitness-based activities including beach hopscotch, animal tracking and developing hunter-gathering skills.

    As well as improving children's health and fitness levels, this book can help them get closer to nature and enjoy all aspects of the great outdoors. There are fun activities including making a wormery and bug attractor and reference pictures to help identify plants, flowers and wildlife.
  • AKXMC 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £9.89
    • RRP £9.99
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    This is the essential, easy-to-use classical ballet guide - spanning nearly two centuries of classical dance - with entries for more than eighty works from ballet companies around the world. This new edition has been revised to include new ballets by Wayne McGregor, Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon. Features include: plot summaries; an analysis of each ballet's principal themes; useful background and historical information; and a unique, behind-the-scenes, performer's-eye view Dip in at random or trace the development of dance from cover to cover. Written by former Royal Ballet principal Deborah Bull and leading dance critic Luke Jennings, this ever popular Faber Pocket guide is a must for all ballet-goers - regulars and first-timers alike.
  • HTPR 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £4.00
    How to Play the Recorder is a guide from the experts at DK that will help any child learn how they can play the recorder.

    With its gorgeous, colourful design and step-by-step instructions, the book covers the basics of music and then moves through to more challenging music and even shows children how they can play duets on this most popular of first instruments.

    Notes are clearly introduced at the most appropriate stages and there are also musical pieces that progress in difficulty as the book progresses. Extra hints and tips are featured throughout the chapters, too, making this an ideal companion to recorder lessons at schools!