Design & Technology Books

  • STEM Starters Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781911509370
    STMK 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £9.99
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    STEM - science, technology, engineering and maths - has become a very important concept for children to study and learn from while they're at school. This collection of six books covers each subject (as well as art) and is packed with activities to help children learn in a fun and interactive fashion.

    From how pumps and hinges work to the differences between renewable and non-renewable energy, these books are packed with clear and easy-to-understand facts. There are also practical, hands-on activities to help children learn about the likes of coding and motors.

    Suitable for children aged 7 and over, these books are sure to inspire children to learn and discover more about the world around them and perhaps inspire them to come up with their own inventions.

    Format: paperback
  • GSTE 9 years +
    9 years +
    (1)
    • £5.99
    • RRP £16.99
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    Would-be scientists can learn how to apply scientific theories to real-life situations and get the help they need for their homework in this incredible guide.

    From molecules to magnetism and rockets to radio waves, this book covers important STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) topics and have a number of projects to complete that will further enhance the understanding of science e.g. polishing coins in vinegar and making baking soda volcanoes.
  • Over 100 Facts for Kids Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781788107747
    OVOH 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £7.99
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    This collection contains 12 books full of bite-sized facts and will keep children who prefer non-fiction happily intrigued and entertained for hours on end.

    Ideal for dipping in and out of and presented with clear and accessible text, these books answer questions ranging from 'how do computers work?' to 'how did dinosaurs eat?'

    With new and familiar topics including creepy-crawlies, space and ancient Greece, these books will provide children with so many facts to regale you with and are sure come in as useful study aids.

    Format: paperback
  • 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.
  • OTDE 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £5.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    The Discovery Express is arriving at your destination... all aboard!

    It's 1937 and a professor on the verge of an important discovery has disappeared. Can your children solve the clues and track down this missing scientist? Along the way, they'll learn about the history of transport, meet incredible engineers and even unveil the design of the world's first jet engine.

    With plenty of flaps to lift and graphic novel-style illustrations, this adventure will spark the imagination of aspiring scientists and engineers! It also provides an enticing introduction to the history of transport.
  • CCGK 9 years +
    9 years +
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Using the free programming application Scratch, this Carol Vorderman book will help children aged 9 and over learn how to make their own computer games - from fiendish puzzles to crazy platform games and thrilling races!

    With accessible and extremely easy-to-follow instructions, the books will help children become expert coders and then improve their skills as they create, remix and customise their games.

    After making the games, the new young coders can share their games online and set challenges for all their friends and family.
  • PYTH 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • 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.
  • CGO2 5 years +
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £4.49
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    Open up Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go and you have a treasure trove of tractors, trucks, cars, fire engines and motorised vehicles of all kinds to dive into. The collection offers lots to look at and talk about with car-mad 5-year-olds. It includes every imaginable vehicle to choose from and some you've never imagined!

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • CAX2 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £4.99
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    Top Gear's Richard Hammond gears up to entertain and educate with Car Science.

    Packed with diagrams, colourful photographs and cutaway drawings showing the insides of engines, Car Science looks at the science behind cars, G-force and energy.

    This is a fascinating book that car-mad readers from 7+ will love to dip into.
  • Brick by Brick: 123/ABC set - Collection - 9781783424337
    BRAC 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £2.79
    • RRP £13.98
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    • Just £1.40 per book
    Great fun for any fan of LEGO or other building bricks, these two books will inspire children to make things inspired by their ABCs and 123s!

    Both books are full of simple animals, things that go, colours and shapes to make and the simple instructions and fun projects are perfect for teaching coordination and reading skills. Each image shows just how many bricks each build needs and encourages children to copy and make their own.

    There are step-by-step instructions for each build and these books will help children hone their dexterity and inspire their creativity.
  • CCE2 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £2.49
    • RRP £3.99
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    Everyone's favourite expert on just about everything, Carol Vorderman offers a hands-on introduction to working with computer code for children aged 5 and up in her new book Computer Coding Made Easy.

    Covering all of the basics little ones aged 5 and above need to know about Python programming, from copying and writing code to problem solving and abstract thinking, this curriculum-based guide uses diagrams and step-by-step instructions to teach computer programming in a fun, engaging and entertaining way - and most importantly, make it stick!

    One of the nation's best loved television personalities, there is no one better to help develop the essential skills needed to work with computer code than Carol Vorderman!
  • MBT2 Toddlers
    Toddlers
    • £3.99
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    Packed with big pictures of noisy trucks for your little one to look at and learn with, My Big Truck Book is ideal for helping develop their vocabulary and understanding of the what trucks are and what they do.

    From construction trucks such as bulldozers and forklifts to farm trucks, town trucks and even emergency vehicles, this hardback book, robust enough to survive any toddler tantrum, is just perfect for sharing with young children aged 1+.
  • Everything I Need to Know for School: Lower Key Stage 2 Collection - 30 Books - Collection - 9780241279960
    ENKL 7 years +
    7 years +
    (2)
    • £29.99
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    Especially tailored towards students studying at the lower end of Key Stage 2, this 30-book collection covers a huge range of subjects and will provide help both at home and in the classroom.

    Linked to the National Curriculum, the collection comes in a sturdy slipcase and includes workbooks on the core subjects of maths, English and science as well as other important subjects including geography and computer coding. There is also an illustrated dictionary to further aid learning.

    Colour coded for ease of use, the books are full of accessible information and break down the tricky subjects into easier, bite-sized snippets of information. This is a must for any child who wants to succeed at school.
  • AEC2 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Learn everything you ever wanted to know about trains with this accessible guide. It looks at the different types including underground trains, elevated railways and light rail trains. It also looks into how they work, where they go and why so many people use them.
  • AHZ2 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Curious children can learn all about how water gets to and from our homes and the role of the community workers in this process. It has easy-to-understand text and is sure to answer so many different questions.
  • AHU2 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Have you ever wondered how your breakfast cereal or a banana gets on to the shelves of your local supermarket? This accessible science book will show you.

    It explains how food gets from farms to stores and looks at the role the community workers play in this process.
  • AHQ2 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £6.99
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    This accessible science book explains how electricity gets from power stations into your home and how this charges up so many devices.

    It also looks at the role of the community workers who make this all possible. It's a brilliant book for budding scientists.
  • AHJ2 4 years +
    4 years +
    • £1.99
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    A little boy uses different colours of paper to make a fabulous flower in this easy-to-follow book - especially written for children aged between 4 and 6.
  • AJX2 4 years +
    4 years +
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    This Red book-banded book finds a child making their very own monkey. It's practical and crafty and is full of words that will help children develop their vocabulary.
  • AEF2 4 years +
    4 years +
    • £1.99
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    Learn how to cook pancakes with this amazing book (Red book band). As well as practical advice on making a delicious treat, it uses easy-to-follow text that will help boost children's reading fluency and develop their vocabulary.
  • ANJ2 4 years +
    4 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £3.99
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    The School Garden is a Yellow book-banded book that will show children what they can grow and see. It's packed with new vocabulary and provides a fun way of learning new words.
  • BDX2 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £5.99
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    An interactive introduction to information and communication technology, which explains what goes on inside computers and what makes them do what they do. With lots of flaps to lift and look beneath, fact-hungry children will devour the fascinating data contained in this bright and engaging non-fiction book.
  • BDF2 6 years +
    6 years +
    (2)
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    This is an amazing flap book packed with inventions, machines, gadgets and devices, and facts and information about how they work. Over 90 flaps reveal the insides of car engines, toilets, escalators, submarines and microwaves and many, many other machines. It includes internet links to websites with animations, games and experiments.
  • BGJJO 5 years +
    DK
    5 years +
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    Silver award winner in the MadeForMums Awards 2017 children's books series category.DKfindout! Coding explains coding clearly for children with beautiful photography, lively illustrations, and key curriculum information. The DKfindout! series will satisfy any child who is eager to learn and acquire facts - and keep them coming back for more!DKfindout! Coding is packed with up-to-date information and fun quizzes, while key curriculum text tells children why we use code, how computers use code and covers the history of coding from early computer programming languages to Python and Scratch. Learn about coding pioneers Ada Lovelace and Alan Turing and how codes have been used throughout history.DKfindout! Coding will surprise and delight young readers.