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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

  • Big Picture Atlas

    Emily Bone

    Product Code: BGPA
    Hardback 5 years +
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    This hardback is a full-colour picture atlas that will help children aged 5 and over learn all about the world around them.

    There are 15 beautifully illustrated maps for children to pore over and they explain all about different countries, continents, oceans, mountains and ice caps. A celebration of our amazing planet, it also explains where animals and people live.

    This book also contains fascinating facts about each country.
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  • Star Wars Activity Collection - 3 Books

    Product Code: SWAY
    Collection 7 years +
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    Mazes, puzzles and jokes from a galaxy far, far away....

    These awesome activity books provide Star Wars fans with so much entertainment. Mini Mazes gives young Jedi the chance to fly the Millennium Falcon through an asteroid field and rescue Princess Leia from the Death Star; and the puzzles encourage children to use wits as sharp as a lightsaber to solve Master Yoda's brain-bending riddles.

    You'll be laughing like a Wookiee when you read the joke book, which contains gems including 'Why can't you get rid of BB-8? Because he's always a-round'.
    Format: paperback
    • £3.00
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    Let's Go to the... Collection - 4 Books

    Product Code: LTSG
    Collection 4 years +
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    Let's go somewhere extraordinary...

    These four books encourage preschoolers to develop their pen control, word and number skills as they learn about castles, farms, fire stations and vets.

    There are activities to complete on every page and the wipe-clean nature means children can complete each simple task again and again, building up their simple vocabulary.
    Format: paperback
    • £4.00
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    Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Castle

    Product Code: SBCC
    Hardback 9 years +
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    Why was the chapel the highest room in the castle? Why did castle stairs spiral clockwise as they rose? This book from Stephen Biesty answers these questions and more. It offers a Where's Wally?-style approach to learning about historical castles from the 14th century.

    The artwork slices through different areas of a medieval fortress, offering extraordinary cross-section views of the people inside and their roles - from servants to knights preparing for battle! A favourite for over 25 years, this book also contains gatefold pages to fold out and explore in detail.

    From drawbridges and dungeons to jousters and troubadours, there are so many things to spot in this brilliant book. You can also have fun trying to find the spy - could he be in the well, the keep or the moat?
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    Lift-the-Flap: Animal Mazes

    Florence Weiser

    Product Code: LFAM
    Paperback 5 years +
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    This animal-themed activity book is packed with fiendishly fun mazes for children to find their way through - and the interactive flaps completely transform the routes!

    From tropical jungles to Arctic landscapes, there are eight mazes to complete. They all feature facts about the area's animals, wildlife and habitat and between two and four flaps. Open these to reveal new paths and escape dead ends!

    This book offers animal-loving children a great way of developing their observational and problem-solving skills.
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    Scratch and Sparkle Dinosaur Stencil Art

    Product Code: SDSA
    Hardback 6 years +
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    Children will love uncovering prehistoric pals with this fabulous scratch and sparkle stencil set!

    Place the stencils down and scratch the black pages to see roar-some dinosaurs including a T-rex and Stegosaurus are brought to life with plenty of sparkles and colour.

    This book includes a wooden scratcher and three pages of great stencils.
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    My Mega Book of Fun Disney: Pixar

    Product Code: BFDP
    Hardback 5 years +
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    Pixar favourites including Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Joy, Bing-Bong, Nemo and Dory star in this fun-filled activity book. It's packed with stories, activities and colouring fun that will keep children happily entertained for hours.

    This hardback book also contains over 50 stickers of characters from Inside Out, Toy Story, Finding Dory and The Last Dinosaur.
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    National Geographic Infopedia 2020

    National Geographic Kids

    Product Code: INFO
    Paperback 9 years +
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    This special book celebrates 10 years of the National Geographic Infopedia!

    Children can learn a whole host of weird-but-true facts, read incredible animal stories and find things to do, places to see and explore ways in which they can change the world throughout the pages of this fascinating book.

    2020's edition contains all-new content including games, jokes and activities and features over 500 photographs.
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    LEGO Star Wars Ideas Book

    DK

    Product Code: LSWI
    Hardback 7 years +
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    This LEGO Star Wars book is full of imaginative ideas for out-of-this-galaxy builds.

    From spaceships that take a few minutes to make to customised pod racers and pencil pots shaped like Sith and Jedi that will take a little longer, there are so many builds to make.

    You can even re-enact your favourite scenes from the saga, brick by brick.
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    Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross Sections

    Product Code: SBIC
    Hardback 9 years +
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    Learn all about the inner-workings of buildings and machines with the extraordinary cross-section illustrations in this non-fiction book.

    Featuring Stephen Biesty's eye-catchingly detailed artwork, this hardback contains cross-section imagery of submarines, skyscrapers, Spanish galleons and so much more. Its concise and authoritative text reveals how all of these buildings and inventions work.

    You can see the people swarming inside the Empire State Building; the workers of an opera house; and find out where the crew sleep on a jumbo jet.

    All of the illustrations are accompanied by fun facts and curious details and there are two gatefold spreads of an ocean liner and a steam train to pore over and enjoy.
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  • National Trust: Go Wild on the River

    Product Code: GWOR
    Hardback 7 years +
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    Learn what to pack, how to build your own raft and how to spot river animals and wildlife with this pocked-sized adventure guide from the experts at The National Trust.

    Also revealing how to catch a fish, this book is packed with fun games to play on and around a river and provides essential tips on staying safe. It also tells children what they should do if an emergency was to occur.
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    The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl

    Stella Caldwell

    Product Code: GWDH
    Hardback 7 years +
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    Presented in a scrumdiddlyumptious scrapbook style, The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl provides Dahl fans with many tremendous things and wonderful surprises.

    Inspired by his magical storytelling and especially published to coincide with the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations, the book first shows the reader the writing hut in which Dahl created his crazy worlds and then invites them to step into each one - there are letters and newspaper cuttings about a giant peach; an insight into what hides inside a Twits-style beard; and a spotter's guide to the man-eating giants of Giant Country from The BFG.

    With plenty of Quentin Blake's iconic artwork on display and flaps to lift and guides inserted in the pages, this is a book that will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about visiting Roald Dahl's phizz-whizzing worlds.
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    LEGO Harry Potter: The Magical Guide to the Wizarding World

    DK

    Product Code: HPMW
    Hardback 8 years +
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    This book brings a little LEGO magic into any Harry Potter fan's life!

    It's full of spellbinding photographs and shots of LEGO Harry Potter Minifigures (including Harry, Ron, Hermione and Professor Dumbledore) and sets including the Hogwarts Express, the Great Hall and the awe-inspiring castle.

    Along with fascinating facts, there is also a focus on the fantastic beasts and creatures featured in the popular LEGO sets including Fawkes the phoenix, Hedwig the snowy owl and Aragog the giant spider.
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    Seashore Watcher

    Maya Plass

    Product Code: SEAW
    Paperback 5 years +
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    The perfect companion to a trip to the seashore, this book will help little explorers find fish and spot sea creatures in their natural environments.

    Explaining the different habitats and all of their inhabitants in a fun an engaging, this practical guide will open up imaginations to a whole new world. It's packed with fact files, photographs and activities to help the whole family make more of a special day out.
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    Sticker Dolly Dressing Unicorns

    Fiona Watt

    Product Code: SDDU
    Paperback 5 years +
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    As it's packed with unicorns, this is an enchanting addition to Usborne's popular Sticker Dolly Dressing series.

    Each page has unicorns and fairies to dress and accessorise and stunning scenes to decorate including ponds, orchards, rainbows and secret meadows!
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    Spin And Play Animal Games

    Product Code: SAPA
    Hardback 5 years +
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    Children can play fun games wherever they are (and even if they are on the go) with this innovative book. Just fold out the pages like a board and play Snakes and Ladders, Teddy Bears' Picnic and Space Race!

    As well as its eye-catching artwork, this book has counters in its front pocket and dice - meaning your children will have everything they need to start playing straight away.
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    Gruffalo Crumble & Other Recipes: The Gruffalo Cookbook

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: GFCR
    Hardback 5 years +
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    Enjoy creating 24 recipes from the deep dark wood with this great little first cookbook inspired by The Gruffalo.

    Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's picture book is a modern classic and all the sweet treats, healthy snacks and simple meals featured in this book are inspired by it. If a child's tummy is starting to rumble, they'll love to fill it up with 'owl ice cream', 'scrambled snake' and 'roasted fox'.

    Every recipe is very simple and comes with step-by-step instructions for you to follow with your children. A perfect introduction to cooking and baking, these recipes give children and parents something to do together on holidays, rainy days and they're all ideal for a Gruffalo-themed party.
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    What's Above?

    Clive Gifford

    Product Code: CUQ2
    Hardback 5 years +
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    What's Above? is the perfect non-fiction pop-up book for children as they embark on a journey of discovery and learn loads of fun facts about our diverse and fascinating world.

    Raise your eyes to discover eagles swooping to catch their prey in a rainforest, black bears prowling in a mountain kingdom and a comet shooting across the sky. What other wonders are waiting to be uncovered?

    There are stunning illustrations of intricate scenes that unfold with the turn of each page. Compelling facts are told by the expert author and contributor to Encyclopedia Britannica and winner of the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize, Clive Gifford.
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    Crayola Colouring Activity Set- 4 Books

    Product Code: KD9188
    Collection 3 years +
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    Four colouring activity books from the experts at Crayola. These books are full of fun ideas and designs for children to add a dash of personal colour to...
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    Let's Draw Animals Collection - 4 Books

    Product Code: LDRW
    Collection 5 years +
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    These four colourful books will help children learn how to draw animals that are found on the farm; in the zoo; out in the wild; and under the sea.

    Very accessible, there are step-by-step instructions for drawing all of the critters and a checklist at the end so children can make a note of when they've mastered each and every one.

    Among the animals kids will love drawing are sheep, hens and pigs from the farm; lions, tigers and crocodiles from the wild; giraffes, armadillos and elephants from the zoo; and seahorses, turtles and sharks from under the sea.
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    Etch Art: Butterflies

    Collaborate Agency

    Product Code: EABU
    Other 7 years +
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    As they draw on the etch-art panels using the stylus provided, budding artists will uncover bright painted pictures underneath - meaning their pictures and patterns will soon be bursting with colour!

    With its beautiful butterfly theme, this art kit includes eight patterned etch-art panels and eight plain ones for children to create their own designs on. It also includes an instruction booklet and many other vibrant scenes inspired by nature and summer.
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    Making a Circuit

    Chris Oxlade

    Product Code: CMV2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    This book looks at electrical circuits, examining what they are, how we use them and how they work. The book considers a range of examples that will be familiar to young readers, and also includes basic circuit diagrams and photographs of simple circuits to explain the scientific concepts behind electricity in a clear, concise way.
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    Cutielicious Doodle Pad

    Product Code: CTDP
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    The cutest way to doodle!

    This fun-packed book is sure to inspire the creativity in any child. It has space to doodle away and the scenes range from adorable and funny to weird and wonderful.
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  • Racer 3D Art Pad

    Product Code: AN0465
    Other 5 years +
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    Get into pole position and race for the prize with this 3D racing car art pad!

    Young racers will love seeing their doodles jump out from the page with these specially designed backgrounds. Just pop on the 3D glasses and prepare to be wowed. As well as 11 pages to doodle on, there are five 3D posters that can be displayed on any wall with pride once complete. A champion activity for creative kids.

    Includes 3D glasses, stickers and felt tip pen. 38 x 25cm. For ages 5 and over.
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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