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Activity books for kids are an excellent way to keep the little ones occupied. Our children's activity books cater to all ages and include everything from brilliant builds in our Minecraft books to a huge range of boredom-busting puzzle books. We also have a great selection of kids' colouring books and LEGO books for the creative ones!

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Activity Books for Kids

Activity books for kids are an excellent way to keep the little ones occupied. Our children's activity books cater to all ages and include everything from brilliant builds in our Minecraft books to a huge range of boredom-busting puzzle books. We also have a great selection of kids' colouring books and LEGO books for the creative ones!

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    My LEGO World - 25 Books

    Product Code: MYLW
    Collection 5 years +
    (3)
    Hand-picked favourites
    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
    • £19.99
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  • The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters

    Janet and Allan Ahlberg

    Product Code: AFKWR
    Hardback 3 years +
    (8)
    The Jolly Postman delivers cards and letters to various fairy-tale characters. He has a letter of apology for the three bears from Goldilocks, a postcard from Jack for the giant, a solicitor's letter on behalf of Little Red Riding-Hood for the wolf who ate grandma, and so on. There are six envelopes in the book, each containing letters, cards, etc.
    • £12.39
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  • Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Unicorn toy and book set

    Rhiannon Fielding

    Product Code: CAXEM
    Other
    A gorgeous book and toy gift set for any unicorn fan! Written specifically for bedtime, this story is full of magic, sparkle and rainbows... and one naughty little unicorn! Weaving a journey from lively beginning to gentle end, the ten minute countdown to bed is at the heart of this enchanting story. But will Twinkle get to bed on time? This beautifully illustrated book is the perfect length for sending little ones off to sleep. Also available: Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Monster Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Mermaid
    • £10.39
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  • Tom Gates: Spectacular School Trip (Really.)

    Liz Pichon

    Product Code: CAVVN
    Hardback 9 years +
    The seventeenth laugh-out-loud, fully illustrated Tom Gates adventure! Tom's doing everything possible to stay out of trouble but somehow he's got THREE sad faces on the school achievement chart! And getting another sad face means Mr Fullerman won't let him go onthe SCHOOL TRIP! Moany Marcus Meldrew is making things worse and now Tom's annoyed his grumpy sister Delia. Can his best friend Derek help? Will Rooster the dog stop eating his homework? ABOUT THE SERIES: Written in diary form Full of Tom's doodles and pictures & his amazing sense ofhumour The Brilliant World of Tom Gates, was the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize! Perfect gifts for boys & girls who love to laugh themselves silly
    • £10.49
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  • The Tiger Who Came to Tea Pop-Up Book

    Judith Kerr

    Product Code: BRZGS
    Hardback
    Share in fifty years of magic... Celebrate the anniversary of the classic story of Sophie and her extraordinary teatime guest with this exciting luxury pop-up edition. The Tiger has been coming to Tea for 50 glorious years! Celebrate this incredible anniversary with this luxury celebration pop-up edition of the classic story. The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don't expect to see at the door is a big furry, stripy tiger! This inimitable picture book is perfect for reading aloud, or for small children to read to themselves time and again. First published in 1968 and never out of print, it has become a timeless classic enjoyed and beloved by generations of children. Now in a spectacular pop-up edition with seven incredible spreads, it's the perfect gift for fans of all ages. The magic begins at teatime!
    • £15.89
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  • Computer Coding Python Games for Kids

    DK

    Product Code: BQIAW
    Paperback
    Learn how to code in Python by building and playing your own computer games, from mind-bending brainteasers to crazy action games with explosive sound effects and 3D graphics. Whether you're a seasoned programmer or a beginner hoping to learn Python, you'll find Computer Coding Python Games for Kids fun to read and easy to follow. Each chapter shows how to construct a complete working game in simple numbered steps. Using freely available resources, such as PyGame Zero and Blender, you can add animations, music, scrolling backgrounds, 3D scenery, and other exciting professional touches. After building the game, find out how to adapt it to create your own personalised version with secret hacks and cheat codes! Along the way, you'll master the key concepts that programmers need to write code - not just in Python but in all programming languages. Find out what bugs, loops, flags, strings, tuples, toggles, and turtles are. Learn how to plan and design the ultimate game - and then play it to destruction as you test and debug it. Before you know it, you'll be a coding genius!
    • £11.29
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  • Paddington's Post

    RW Alley

    Product Code: CBIYV
    Hardback
    Based on the original stories by Michael Bond, a new Paddington adventure with real mail to open and enjoy! This funny interactive picture book explores Paddington's new life in London after travelling all the way from Darkest Peru and meeting Mr and Mrs Brown at Paddington station. Open the six envelopes inside and find out all about his new home, family and friends. These include Paddington's first letter to Aunt Lucy, a half-price voucher for his favourite buns, a very special birthday card - and more!
    • £10.39
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  • Tom Gates: Mega Make and Do (and Stories Too!)

    Liz Pichon

    Product Code: BXMHR
    Hardback 9 years +
    Liz Pichon's Tom Gates books never fail to make children (and their parents!) laugh and and Mega Make and Do (and Stories Too!) is an awesome activity book for children to complete over holidays and lazy, stay-at-home days.

    It contains a week's worth of drawing, doodling, games, stories and activities and features brand new illustrations to add extra appeal.
    • £12.39
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  • Dear Zoo Noisy Book

    Rod Campbell

    Product Code: ACTCT
    Hardback 3 years +
    Lift-the-flaps and press the 8 interactive sound buttons to see what the zoo has sent: the perfect pet - in the end! This amazing, interactive play-along edition of "Dear Zoo" brings the classic story to noisy life: hear the lion roar and the puppy bark! Sure to keep your little ones entertained for hours this noisy book is a must for all "Dear Zoo" fans.
    • £11.99
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  • Minecraft: The Ultimate Adventure Collection

    Mojang AB

    Product Code: BZKCE
    Paperback
    This box is packed with great tips for improving your Minecraft skills and making it through survival mode! This official Minecraft Gift Box contains two survival-themed mini guides on how to get around, collect supplies and fight hostile mobs. There is also a book of challenges so you can test your survival and creative skills, and even compete against your friends. Plus a press out model of a creeper and a cool poster! The perfect gift for Minecraft fans aged 7+. Collect all of the official Minecraft books to become the best Minecrafter you can be: Minecraft Guide to Exploration: 9781405285971 Minecraft Guide to Creative: 9781405285988 Minecraft Guide to Redstone: 9781405286008 Minecraft Guide to the Nether and the End: 9781405285995 Minecraft Guide to Enchantments and Potions: 9781405288958 Minecraft Guide to PVP Minigames: 9781405288965 Minecraft Guide to Farming: 9781405290104 Minecraft Blockopedia: 9781405273534 Minecraft: Exploded Builds: Medieval Fortress: 9781405284172 Minecraft The Survivors' Book of Secrets: 9781405283335 Minecraft Survival Tin: 9781405288200 Minecraft Mobestiary: 9781405286022 Minecraft: The Ultimate Construction Collection: 9781405291927 Minecraft is a multi-platform block-based gaming sensation available on Xbox, PlayStation, PC and mobile devices. Whether you're in Creative, Survival or Hardcore Mode, the official Mojang-approved Minecraft books contain all the advice you need to survive and thrive.
    • £11.99
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  • Weird but true! 2020

    National Geographic Kids

    Product Code: BZGKK
    Hardback
    This bulging compendium is loaded with jaw-dropping, eye-popping, brain-bending facts and bright, bold photography! It pairs the planet's quirkiest, wackiest facts with the coolest and strangest true stories. From amazing asteroids, killer plants, peculiar puffins and wonderful wombats, to the world's tiniest buildings, lost cities and strangest sporting heroes. Whether it's bizarre beaches, cool cable cars, floating buildings, or brilliant bugs, this new 2020 annual is filled with the wackiest facts! Features include: * Facts and stories about geography, biology, the animal kingdom, social sciences, human achievement and innovation * Infographics and fact files * Bright, bold photography and illustration * A fact-finding index
    • £18.00
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  • Harry Potter - Spells & Charms: A Movie Scrapbook

    Warner Bros

    Product Code: BYXYH
    Hardback 10 years +
    This thrilling interactive scrapbook takes readers on a tour of iconic spells and charms, from Expelliarmus to the Patronus Charm, and even the three Unforgivable Curses. Covering everything from protective enchantments and useful jinxes to dangerous spells, it transports us into the magical world of Harry and his friends. With detailed profiles of each spell, hex, charm or curse, and information about key enchantments seen in the films, this is the ultimate guide to the magic practised at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and far beyond. Cast with the correct wand movement and incantation, the amazing spells seen throughout the Harry Potter films are conjured up in a way that is sure to delight wizards and Muggles alike. Gorgeously illustrated with dazzling concept art, behind-the-scenes photographs and fascinating reflections from actors and film-makers, the scrapbook gives readers a spellbinding insight into bringing charms and spells to the big screen.
    • £11.99
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  • The Gruffalo Sound Book

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: BTIUO
    Hardback 3 years +
    Press the twelve sound buttons in the pages of the story to make Julia Donaldson's classic tale of The Gruffalo come alive! Listen to Snake hiss and Owl hoot! Hear Mouse's tummy rumble and the Gruffalo growl in this magical, interactive story sound book. The ideal gift for all Gruffalo fans, The Gruffalo Sound Book is also the perfect introduction to this family favourite . . . A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good. Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake . . . and a hungry Gruffalo! Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Gruffalo is an undisputed modern classic and has become a bestselling phenomenon across the world. This award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster has found its way into the hearts and bedtimes of an entire generation of children and will undoubtedly continue to enchant children for years and years to come.
    • £12.39
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  • Maisy's Wonderful Weather Book

    Lucy Cousins

    Product Code: ATGFY
    Hardback Toddlers
    Snow, rain or sun, Maisy always has fun, and this is a book to bring a rainbow to the dullest of days. Packed with inventive pops and pull-tabs, and an entertaining, educational text, this is a wonderful book, whatever the weather!
    • £11.79
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  • My First Gruffalo: The Gruffalo Puppet Book

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: ASYVK
    Other Toddlers
    Who's afraid of the Gruffalo? With this fantastic addition to the My First Gruffalo range, you can scare away Fox, scratch the Gruffalo's warty nose and tickle his prickles. Fox, Owl and Snake might be scared of him, but children will want to give the Gruffalo puppet a big cuddle by the end of this fun and interactive story from the superstar pairing, and Gruffalo creators, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Young children will love meeting the Gruffalo, Mouse and the other animals in the deep dark wood in a playful new way. The Gruffalo Puppet Book encourages them to explore and pick out the Gruffalo's nose, paws and prickles, and shows them that he's not scary at all!
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  • Usborne: My First Keyboard Book

    Sam Taplin

    Product Code: ALHQA
    Hardback 3 years +
    Learn to play simple, well-known tunes on the sturdy keyboard attached to the book. Each note is represented with a different colour, which corresponds to the same colour on the keys, making this accessible even to very young children. Tunes include Twinkle, Twinkle, Frere Jacques, Ode to Joy and more.
    • £12.39
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  • Baby's Very First Touchy-Feely Musical Play Book

    Fiona Watt

    Product Code: ALGXF
    Board Toddlers
    A brightly coloured, touchy-feely book for babies. Press the buttons to hear a range of gentle, musical sounds which relate to the simple pictures. Delightful to share, this book will engage even a tiny baby's attention and as babies grow they will love to press the sound buttons themselves. This series is designed to be used from birth.
    • £13.99
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  • Winnie the Pooh

    AA Milne

    Product Code: AKUBV
    Other Toddlers
    This beautiful postcard set includes 100 famous scenes from the Hundred Acre Wood from the pages of the original books by A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard. A. A. Milne's stories about Pooh and his forest friends have been loved by generations of children and their parents since the publication of Winnie-the-Pooh in 1926. The famous bear truly is The Bear for All Ages.
    • £12.19
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  • General Knowledge Genius!

    DK

    Product Code: CBLLM
    Hardback
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    A brilliant quiz book for clever kids - put your general knowledge to the test and boggle your family and friends with your brainpower! Can you name the longest river in Europe? Do you know your skull from your sternum? Can you identify an archaeopteryx and an allosaurus? Can you recognise the flags of India and Italy? You can! Then what are you waiting for? Open the pages of General Knowledge Genius to find out what you know, and challenge yourself to learn even more! With more than 60 topics, from across the encyclopedia, there's something for everyone. The pages are packed with eye-popping pictures - but do you know what they show? To help you, "Test Yourself" panels list what you're looking for. With three levels of difficulty, the challenge gets harder as you work your way from Starter, to Challenger, and finally the truly tricky Genius category. If you need it, there's a fun fact with every picture to give a helpful clue. Take on the General Knowledge Genius brain-busting challenge!
    • £10.39
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  • Nursery Rhymes Keyboard Book

    Sam Taplin

    Product Code: CAXFQ
    Other
    This new title in our range of keyboard books has ten well-loved nursery rhymes for children to learn on the electronic keyboard in the book. Beautifully illustrated animal scenes bring each rhyme to life, and the words are given alongside the notes so you can sing along as you play.
    • £12.39
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  • National Trust: Step Inside Homes Through History

    Goldie Hawk

    Product Code: BZMSA
    Hardback
    In this beautifully detailed, laser-cut book, children can travel back in time and explore homes from seven different eras: Late Middle Ages, Tudor, Georgian, Victorian, 1920s, 1960s and present day. Peek through the windows, discover the rooms inside and spot the family members. Then, learn a bit more about the family, spot the pieces of furniture that appear in more than one house, and find out what people wore in each era - from kirtles and crinolines to flat caps and flapper dresses.
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  • LEGO Star Wars Ideas Book

    DK

    Product Code: BWUZO
    Hardback
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    Find a galaxy full of LEGO (R) Star Wars (TM) ideas to build - from activities and art, games and challenges, to practical makes and your very own inventions! LEGO (R) Star Wars (TM) Ideas Book features imaginative play and building ideas using your own LEGO brick collection, from LEGO projects that take just a few minutes, to builds to keep you occupied for hours. Set up a game of LEGO Star Wars skittles, create a pencil pot shaped like your favourite Sith or Jedi, build a fleet of tiny TIEs, design Darth Vader's family tree, and customise a podracer. Challenge a friend to take on a rathtar, mix up your minifigures, stage your favourite movie battle scene with LEGO Star Wars bricks - and much, much more! LEGO (R) Star Wars (TM) Ideas Book is packed with a family friendly range of activities to inspire every LEGO Star Wars fan. What will you build? (c) 2018 The LEGO Group. (c) & TM 2018 LUCASFILM LTD.
    • £14.39
    • RRP £17.99
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  • My Sewing Machine Book

    Jane Bull

    Product Code: BWUVW
    Hardback
    A fresh and fun introduction to sewing on a machine for kids, this guide is perfect for budding little crafters. From threading up, to filling a bobbin, award winning author Jane Bull uses clear step-by-step instructions and photos to walk you through everything you need to know to get to grips with your machine. My Sewing Machine Book is packed with easy sewing projects, templates, and patterns to try, and your newly learned skills can then be put to the test with 20 creative and original projects to make - from bags and accessories, to colourful cushions and fabric toys.
    • £10.39
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  • Ultimate Minecraft Master Builder

    Juliet Stanley

    Product Code: BUNJR
    Paperback
    Become a master of Minecraft with this ultimate builder's guide! Follow the step-by-step instructions to create 30 incredible builds, from sky fortresses to aircraft carriers. The specially created builds are split into quick, intermediate and master level, and the guide is packed with facts, hints and tips about blocks, biomes, mobs and more. Get ready to stretch your imagination to the limit!
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Children’s Activity Books

Activity books for children include a wide range of tasks to keep them occupied. Including puzzles, colouring books, stickers books and plenty to make and do, there's a whole world of entertainment waiting inside these creative books.

A great gift

Children's activity books make great presents for little ones that just love to discover. The collection of books and kids annuals on offer in our range caters for a variety of ages, making ideal birthday or Christmas presents.

Lots of topics

In the children's activity books category, you'll find a topic to suit even the most particular of kids. From classic puzzle books to Marvel-themed publications, art and even LEGO books, there's something all children are sure to get on-board with.

View our activity books

If you're stuck for something to keep the children occupied on a rainy afternoon, over the holidays or even on long car journeys, activity books are ideal. Take a look at our range of children's books today.

You'll find the following books in The Book People's range of activity books

  • Drawing books
  • Atlases and geography books
  • Sticker books
  • Joke books
  • Brain games
  • Spot the difference books
  • Doodle books
  • Map activity books
  • Pocket puzzle books
  • Fact books