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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

  • Moby-Dick

    Gerard Lo Monaco

    Product Code: BXLZU
    Hardback
    In time for the 200th anniversary of author Herman Melville's birth, this graphically arresting, beautifully rendered pop-up retelling of Moby-Dick is a wonder to behold. Rich linocut artworks portray ten key chronological moments from the story in shadowbox-style pop-ups that reward time spent poring over the details and offer fresh perspectives on the classic. Each spread is accompanied by select quotations from the book, while brief page notes provide additional context for the depicted plot moments. With striking typography presented in an authentic broadsheet style, here is an adventure in book craft and storytelling.
    • £28.00
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  • The Human Body

    Richard Walker

    Product Code: BTKXK
    Hardback
    It's 1839 and you are a medical student working on your first human body dissection! Under the watchful eye of Dr Walker, peel the flaps back to reveal the inner workings of the human body, from bone and muscle, to the brain, eyes, heart, lungs and everything in-between. Victorian-inspired illustrations meet with medical notes and sketches to give a complete in-depth exploration of how the human body works. Word count including flaps: approx 5,000
    • £22.49
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  • Victorian Dolls House: 3-Dimensional Carousel

    Tomas Tuma

    Product Code: ACZUM
    Hardback 3 years +
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    Victorian Dolls House: 3-Dimensional Carousel
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  • Peter Pan

    Robert Sabuda

    Product Code: ATHAS
    Hardback Toddlers
    Readers will delight in this re-telling of this classic story of Neverland, pirates and flying. Robert Sabuda's elegant text and paper engineering give new life to favourite characters like Captain Hook, Tinkerbell, Wendy, Michael, John, and of course, Peter Pan himself!
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  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: ADCOS
    Hardback Toddlers
    This much-loved classic picture book follows the caterpillar's week while he eats through a range of foods in preparation for his hibernation and subsequent appearance as a beautiful butterfly. With its die-cut pages and holes to explore, this is a richly satisfying book for children. The cuddly caterpillar toy can be pushed through the giant holes as children follow this simple, hopeful story.
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  • Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    LF Baum

    Product Code: ATGDR
    Hardback
    Robert Sabuda has created a resplendent pop-up version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the original publication. This glorious edition is told in a shorter version of L. Frank Baum's original text, with artwork in the style of W. W. Denslow. With sparkling touches of coloured foil and Emerald City eyeglasses, this classic tale is certain to find an honoured place on the family bookshelf.
    • £22.49
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  • Harry Potter - Creatures

    Warner Bros

    Product Code: BSXIC
    Hardback 10 years +
    Hippogriffs, dragons, Thestrals and merpeople - discover the magical creatures of the Wizarding World through a series of bewitchingly beautiful paper-cut scenes. This carefully crafted gift book contains four intricate, multi-layer paper-cut scenes showcasing magical creatures from the Harry Potter films in stunning silhouette. Each paper-cut scene is followed by essential information about the creatures and behind-the-scenes facts from the films. This unique new book is a glorious gift for both ardent Harry Potter fans and younger readers discovering the magic of the Wizarding World, with high production values and irresistibly inventive content.
    • £20.00
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  • The Moomin Craft Book

    Macmillan Children's Books

    Product Code: BSIXO
    Hardback
    Get creative with The Moomin Craft Book, a stylish Scandinavian craft book featuring over twenty-six beautiful projects, all inspired by the wonderful world of Tove Jansson's Moomins. Make some Moomin mittens, learn how to crochet a Moomintroll and get creative with stylish Moomin jewellery and Moomin-themed decorations and flowers! This gift book is packed with craft techniques and activities including: sewing, knitting, crochet, paper craft, painting, jewellery-making and needle felt, all with step-by-step instructions. Beautifully designed with stunning photography throughout, The Moomin Craft Book is perfect for Moomin fans and keen creatives of all ages, featuring activities suitable for young children as well as more challenging projects for experienced adult crafters.
    • £20.00
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  • Yu-Gi-Oh! The Art of the Cards

    Konami

    Product Code: BBBVI
    Hardback
    The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME allows kids, teenagers, and adults to relive the exciting duels that take place in the animated Yu-Gi-Oh! series. Yu-Gi-Oh! THE ART OF THE CARDS collects the classic artwork of every real life playable card featured in the original Yu-Gi-Oh! DUEL MONSTERS animated series. Featuring over 800 cards, this prestigious hardcover tome is the ultimate archive of the cards used by Yugi Muto, Joey Wheeler, Seto Kaiba, Mai Valentine and more in their battles to prove who truly has "the Heart of the Cards".
    • £28.79
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  • The Christmas Story

    Robert Sabuda

    Product Code: AVALD
    Hardback
    The Nativity is brought to life by master pop-up artist Robert Sabuda in six gorgeously imagined 3-D scenes, making this a Christmas gift book to treasure. Long ago, in a stable in Bethlehem, a baby was born on a bright and starry night. This child was the Son of God and he would be the saviour of all mankind. The wondrous story of the birth of Jesus - born in a stable, laid in a manger, visited by shepherds and the three wise men - is exquisitely imagined by pop-up artist Robert Sabuda in six scenes. Glinting with touches of gold and pearlescent foil, The Christmas Story is a visual delight and a book for whole family to treasure at Christmas.
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  • Encyclopedia Prehistorica

    Robert Sabuda

    Product Code: ATGKP
    Hardback
    While dinosaurs patrolled the lands, massive prehistoric sharks, giant scorpions and colossal squid cruised the ancient oceans - most with just one thing in mind: eat or be eaten. Full of captivating facts and more than thirty-five breathtaking pop-ups, this incredible companion volume to the bestselling "Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Dinosaurs" explores the prehistoric underwater world, where monsters ruled the waves for millions of years.
    • £27.99
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  • Minecraft Blockopedia

    Product Code: AMARP
    Hardback
    The world of Minecraft is made entirely of blocks. Some help you build, some help you stay alive. Every block you discover opens up new possibilities and exciting adventures. The Minecraft Blockopedia is fully illustrated and packed with essential information about each block and its uses. From basic plants and ores to enchantment tables and End stone, you'll find every single block in here. Blockopedia contains everything you need to know to make the most of the blocks that make up your world - it's a comprehensive reference tool for beginners and more experienced players alike. This hexagonal hardback book is presented in a stylish gift box.
    • £25.89
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  • The Little Mermaid

    Robert Sabuda

    Product Code: AHYNY
    Hardback Toddlers
    Adapted by master pop-up artist Robert Sabuda, this timeless, classic tale by Hans Christian Andersen comes to life. With magical, intricate pop-ups, readers dive under the sea into the three-dimensional fantastical kingdom where the drama unfolds. From the sea to the ship to the castle, we follow this tale of true love, adventure and sacrifice. As the little mermaid opens her heart, she will captivate reader's, making this a sure favourite in every family's library.
    • £21.89
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  • Encyclopedia Prehistorica

    Robert Sabuda

    Product Code: ATGOV
    Hardback Toddlers
    Featuring more than 35 stunning pop-ups and fascinating, up-to-the-minute information about popular dinosaurs as well as many lesser-known varieties, this is an awe-inspiring tribute to the world's most celebrated extinct animals and their 180-million-year reign of our planet.
    • £27.99
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  • Alice in Wonderland

    Lewis Carroll

    Product Code: AAGYK
    Hardback 5 years +
    Building on his reputation as one of the most innovative paper-engineers working in children's books, Robert Sabuda dazzles us with his reworking of Alice in Wonderland. The book consists of 7 spreads with breathtaking super-size pop-ups and additional pop-ups contained within mini story books. Special effects include printed foil, acetate pull-tab scenes and on the first spread a peep show of Alice falling into Wonderland.
    • £22.49
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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

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