Children's Books

Usborne Activity Books

  • 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.
  • OGSB 7 years +
    Susan Meredith
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    The Olympics remains the greatest show on Earth and the whole world was excited to see the top athletes battling it out for Gold in Rio.

    This sticker book, produced in association with the International Olympic Committee, has 100 stickers of athletes such as Usain Bolt and Jessica Ennis-Hill and uses photos and illustrations to tell the story of the Olympic Games.

    It covers the event's history and reveals who the greatest Olympians of all time are.
  • ACAS 8 years +
    Rosie Dickins
    8 years +
    (2)
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    This brilliantly interactive book has been published in association with London's National Gallery and features some of the best-known works from their collection of paintings.

    Children will be able to colour in the pieces of art and add stickers to them while also developing a deeper understanding of - and appreciation for - art. There are also write-in puzzles to complete!
  • AFATU 7 years +
    7 years +
    (3)
    • £7.19
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    Aspiring young writers will love this fun activity book full of hints, tips and handy tasks for writing breath-taking stories. The first half of the book is full of writing tips, techniques and methods to make every story a masterpiece, with helpful activities on coming up with ideas, writing from different points of view and creating characters, settings and story lines. The second half of the book is full of story themes to write about, from murder mysteries to tales from outer space. With lots of lined space to fill, each activity comes with suggestions for characters, settings and objects to write into the story as well as questions to prompt the imagination.
  • AJREJ 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £5.59
    • RRP £6.99
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    Each football skill is illustrated with action photographs, detailed diagrams and easy-to-follow instructions.
  • AIJJE 7 years +
    Sam Taplin
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £5.89
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    An amazing, interactive book which allows children and adults to discover the world of optical illusions in a new way. By adding stickers and drawing patterns and shapes, you can create dozens of eye-popping illusions and find out how they work.
  • AIJIF 7 years +
    7 years +
    (4)
    • £7.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    This is an absolutely fabulous addition to the incredibly successful "Drawing, Doodling and Colouring" series, which will appeal to anyone with a flair for fashion or a desire to doodle. Stylish pictures invite you to decorate dresses, fill in shop windows, design fashion items such as catwalk outfits, handbags, jewellery and even children's clothes. You can doodle hairstyles and make-up, draw funky T-shirt designs, design Christmas party dresses and colour in patterns influenced by fabric designs, buttons and bows.
  • AAZAD 7 years +
    Sarah Khan
    7 years +
    • £5.59
    • RRP £6.99
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    This is a pack of colourfully illustrated cards bursting with maths puzzles that will put children and adult's maths skills to the test. Each brain-teasing puzzle sorts out the boffins from the buffoons by testing their maths skills, including code-breaking, multiplication and arithmetic. The cards are wipe clean and the pack includes a special pen, making the pack entirely self contained, easily portable and a great gift.
  • ALGZY 7 years +
    Louie Stowell
    7 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Kapow! Boom! An awesome activity book for budding comic artists to imagine and draw their own comic strips. Simple step-by-step instructions, with lots of handy tips and hints, show children how to create graphic stories using all the devices employed in 'real' comics.
  • AAHHD 7 years +
    Katie Daynes
    7 years +
    (5)
    • £7.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    This clever interactive book will fascinate fans of non-fiction and any youngsters who are keen on castles. With over fifty flaps to lift, stunning illustrations and lots of bite-sized chunks of information detailing what went on within the castle walls, this Usborne See Inside Castles is a well-written and entertaining history book with a difference!

  • ANLNF 7 years +
    Lucy Bowman
    7 years +
    • £5.59
    • RRP £6.99
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    The Sticker Dollies are embarking on a world tour: visiting the Egyptian pyramids, trekking through a tropical jungle and enjoying a colourful Venetian carnival. Each leg of their trip will require a different wardrobe; children can dress the dolls in suitable outfits using the 400-plus stickers provided.
  • AJMEC 7 years +
    Abigail Wheatley
    7 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    A simple, jargon-free cookbook packed with delicious recipes for cakes and cookies, ranging from iced fancies, cakepops and mini eclairs to yoyo cookies, mini macaroons and chocolate-dipped shortbread fingers. Each recipe is fully illustrated with mouth-watering colour photographs and clear step-by-step diagrams. Spiral binding makes the book practical and easy to use in the kitchen.
  • AOLSQ 7 years +
    Alex Frith
    7 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    What is blood for? What do muscles look like? How many bones are there in the skeleton? Anatomical diagrams, X-rays, scans and colour photographs help build up a complete picture of the human body and how it works in this informative book.
  • ANLSB 7 years +
    Paul Dowswell
    7 years +
    • £7.19
    • RRP £8.99
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    A write-in book which will allow children to pen their very own adventure story. With lots of hints and tips on how to create characters, plan plots, write dialogue and stage all-important action scenes, this book will start budding writers off with simple exercises, and build them up until they are racing through their own short stories.
  • ADJAF 6 years +
    Sarah Khan
    6 years +
    • £5.59
    • RRP £6.99
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    This title is an addition to already successful series of puzzle activity cards. Puzzles help to improve logic skills such as analysing facts, spatial awareness, verbal and non-verbal reasoning. It is an enjoyable way to reinforce vital learning skills. The cards are wipe clean and come with a special pen, making the pack entirely self contained, easily portable and ideal for journeys and holidays.
  • APMYX 7 years +
    Anthony Marks
    7 years +
    • £5.59
    • RRP £6.99
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    Tunes and nursery rhymes from all over the world are included in this illustrated book, alongside classical pieces from the world's finest composers, including J.S. Bach, Thomas Morley and Franz Schubert. Snippets of information about the origins of each tune on the borders of each page aim to give children a more intuitive feel for the music and advise them on timing. The Usborne Quicklinks site provides downloadable files so that children can listen to the tunes on their computer.
  • ANDPF 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £5.89
    • RRP £5.99
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    A handy, paperback book perfect for popping into a pocket or school bag, packed with puzzles, games and activities that will put your powers of logic to the test. It is a well-known fact that you can exercise your brain just as you might exercise your body; this book will keep children's grey cells in tip-top condition.