Children's Education

Design & Technology Books

  • KDSC 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Whether your child finds chemistry cool or seeks out the joy in physics, this book is full of creative ideas, projects and experiments for young scientists to try out.

    The experiments are gleefully free from computer, tablet and television screens and give children the chance to do everything from launching a rocket to creating a giant egg or even building a balloon-powered racing car.

    These experiments will keep children happily entertained while they learn key information about science.
  • PILT 7 years +
    Steve Martin
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £6.00
    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.
  • The World in Infographics Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781526300034
    WINF 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £89.90
    • Save £77.91
    • Just £1.20 per book
    You may be wondering what infographics are... well, they're a brilliantly visual way to present bite-sized scientific facts in style. Using icons, pictograms and graphics, infographics make complex information accessible to all kinds of readers.

    In this 10-book collection, your children can learn all about the science behind the planet Earth, explore space and learn about the world's most impressive machines and vehicles. With facts presented in a way that mimics the media, these books are perfect children who are fascinated by facts.

    Other subjects children can explore throughout the collection include countries, technology, the human world, the natural world and sport.
    Format: paperback
  • OTDE 7 years +
    Emily Hawkins
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £5.99
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £9.00
    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.
  • CSTP 7 years +
    DK
    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.
  • CAX2 7 years +
    Richard Hammond
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
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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 +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £13.98
    • Save £10.99
    • Just £1.50 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 +
    Carol Vorderman
    5 years +
    • £2.99
    • 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!
  • CCN2 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £1.99
    • RRP £3.99
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    Are your kids learning how to code? This guide from Carol Vorderman will help them learn all about Scratch programming and computer coding.

    All children need to do is download Scratch (it's available for free) and then follow the instructions in this fun, fill-in workbook. Ideal for new coders, it will help them crack the basics, build their confidence and start coding.

    Introducing basic concepts from computer science, the workbook is designed to be used unaided and introduces basic concepts from computer science.
  • MBT2 Toddlers
    Roger Priddy
    Toddlers
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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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
    • RRP £112.70
    • Save £82.71
    • Just £1.00 per book
    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.
  • 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.
  • BGJJO 5 years +
    DK
    5 years +
    • £4.49
    • RRP £5.99
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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.
  • BGPDK 7 years +
    Izzi Howell
    7 years +
    • £11.19
    • RRP £13.99
    • Save £2.80
    Take a look at how skyscrapers were designed, how engineers make sure they stay upright and how the science of gravity means they don't fall down. Find out about scale, plans and perspective, explore interesting architecture from bridges and tunnels to cathedrals and stadiums, and admire the work of some of the world's most famous architects. Try activities such as designing your own skyscraper using marshmallows and spaghetti.Inject some fun into STEAM topics, with these lively examinations of buildings, robots, computers, vehicles, materials and space! This bright, colourful new series aims to inspire children aged 8 and up with a lifelong love of STEAM subjects.
  • BGPDJ 7 years +
    Izzi Howell
    7 years +
    • £11.19
    • RRP £13.99
    • Save £2.80
    Take a look at how a robotic arm is designed, how engineers are devising examples that can be controlled by the human brain just like a real arm, and how the science of electronics allows the robot to interpret electrical signals and move in response. Find out about sensors, code and programming, explore fascinating robots from drones and space rovers to medical robots, and meet some of the world's most famous robots. Try activities such as designing your own rescue robot to squeeze into small spaces.Inject some fun into STEAM topics, with these lively examinations of buildings, robots, computers, vehicles, materials and space! This bright, colourful new series aims to inspire children aged 8 and up with a lifelong love of STEAM subjects.
  • BKKJL 7 years +
    Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    7 years +
    • £11.19
    • RRP £13.99
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    Take a look at how aeroplanes are designed, how they take off and how engineers make sure they stay up in the sky. Find out about cars, trains, boats and helicopters, explore remarkable vehicles from self-driving cars to maglev trains and space rovers, and admire some of the world's most iconic cars. Test your understanding with fun projects such as making your own mini-maglev from plastic bricks and magnets.Inject some fun into STEAM topics, with these lively examinations of buildings, robots, computers, vehicles, materials and space! This bright, colourful new series aims to inspire children with a lifelong love of STEAM subjects.
  • BKKJK 7 years +
    Claudia Martin
    7 years +
    • £11.19
    • RRP £13.99
    • Save £2.80
    Take a look at how computers are designed, how engineers program them and how all the data in computers is held. Find out about memory, outputs and inputs, explore amazing feats of computing such as the web, artificial intelligence and virtual reality and imagine what computers might be able to do in the future. Test your understanding with fun activities, such as writing your own program using a programming language such as Scratch.Inject some fun into STEAM topics, with these lively examinations of buildings, robots, computers, vehicles, materials and space! This bright, colourful new series aims to inspire children with a lifelong love of STEAM subjects.
  • ADMVN 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £2.00
    Discover how things are made and work with this first reference for young readers, now in paperback. Help your child take an incredible look at the way things are made and how they work with this fantastic fact-packed "How Things Work Encyclopedia", which shows and explains everything. They'll discover how the human body stays alive, what keeps a plane in the sky, why fireworks go 'bang', the amazing process that makes a plant grow, and much, much more. Full of bite-sized facts, curiosity quizzes and special weird-or-what features kids will love getting their teeth into, there 's a lot to see and explore. This title is perfect for homework or just for fun. Let your child find out more about how things work in our incredible world.
  • AYEAD 7 years +
    Tyler Omoth
    7 years +
    • £10.39
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £2.60
    Feeling tech-savvy? Get ready to bust boredom with technology! You can learn how to put together a digital photo album, create a blog, produce a stop-motion movie and much more. With clear instructions and helpful photos, busting boredom with technology has never been more fun.
  • AYETJ 7 years +
    Jennifer Swanson
    7 years +
    • £10.39
    • RRP £12.99
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    Feeling inventive? Get ready to bust boredom with simple experiments! You can learn how to create lightning bolts, build a catapult and much more. With clear instructions and helpful photos, Busting Boredom with Experiments has never been more fun.
  • AUQAA 7 years +
    Richard Spilsbury
    7 years +
    • £6.74
    • RRP £8.99
    • Save £2.25
    Discover the most amazing aircraft designs since 1900. From the Wright brothers' Flyer to supersonic jets, this book charts the story of design that led to some amazing machines. We look at the needs that prompted their design, the designers responsible for breaking boundaries and the technology that made them possible.
  • AUQAB 7 years +
    Richard Spilsbury
    7 years +
    • £6.74
    • RRP £8.99
    • Save £2.25
    Discover the most amazing car designs since 1900. From the Mini Cooper to the gull-wing doors of the Mercedes 300SL, this book charts the story of design that led to some amazing machines. We look at the needs that prompted their design, the designers responsible for breaking boundaries and the technology that made them possible.