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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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    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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    Scratch & Draw Unicorn

    Product Code: SDRU
    Hardback 5 years +
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    Have an enchanted time with unicorn scratch art!

    This book is packed with bright and engaging designs of amazing animals. Scratch the special paper using the stylus provided to unveil stunning unicorn-themed scenes.

    This set includes everything a creative child needs to create fantastic scratch drawings including 10 sheets of scratch cards, a 16-page craft book and a sturdy wooden stylus. Each sheet is printed with white guidelines for easy tracing.
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    Scratch & Draw Jungle

    Product Code: SDRJ
    Hardback 5 years +
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    Welcome to the jungle...

    This book is packed with bright and engaging designs of amazing animals. Scratch the special paper using the stylus provided to unveil stunning jungle-themed scenes.

    This set includes everything a creative child needs to create fantastic scratch drawings including 10 sheets of scratch cards, a 16-page craft book and a sturdy wooden stylus. Each sheet is printed with white guidelines for easy tracing.
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    The Amazing Book of Star Wars

    Elizabeth Dowsett

    Product Code: ABSW
    Hardback 5 years +
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    Including a life-size poster of BB-8 and plenty of fun fold-out pages, this encyclopedia will tell children everything they could ever want to know about the iconic characters and spaceships from a galaxy far, far away.

    With The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi bringing the Star Wars saga to a whole new audience, this is the perfect book for your little Jedi. It gives brief overviews in simple sentences of what each character is like and points out some of their defining features.

    There are also fun questions scattered throughout the book which will help children test their knowledge of the Star Wars universe.
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    Scratch and Draw: Space

    Product Code: SDSP
    Hardback 7 years +
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    Scratch and sketch amazing rainbow and foil pictures of outer space with this incredibly interactive art activity book.

    Taking colouring and drawing to another level, the pictures are simple to complete and the results really do look awesome. This book even has a stylus so you can scratch away the surface to reveal what lies beneath the specially coated pages.

    There are also step-by-step instructions for drawing simple pictures and a scratch-and-draw story to complete.
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    Science Scribble Book

    Alice James

    Product Code: SSCR
    Hardback 7 years +
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    Budding scientists can learn some new skills with this write-in activity book.

    It's packed with puzzles to solve, objects to design, inventions to brainstorm and experiments to carry out - using the contents of a pencil case. There are also colouring activities to complete.
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    Scratch & Draw Mermaid

    Product Code: SDRM
    Hardback 5 years +
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    Head deep under the sea...

    This book is packed with bright and engaging designs of magical mermaids. Scratch the special paper using the stylus provided to unveil stunning underwater-themed scenes.

    This set includes everything a creative child needs to create fantastic scratch drawings including 10 sheets of scratch cards, a 16-page craft book and a sturdy wooden stylus. Each sheet is printed with white guidelines for easy tracing.
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    Scratch & Draw Princess

    Product Code: SDRP
    Hardback 5 years +
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    Enjoy a royal time with perfect princesses...

    This book is packed with bright and engaging designs of perfect princesses. Scratch the special paper using the stylus provided to unveil stunning royalty-themed scenes.

    This set includes everything a creative child needs to create fantastic scratch drawings including 10 sheets of scratch cards, a 16-page craft book and a sturdy wooden stylus. Each sheet is printed with white guidelines for easy tracing.
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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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    Cool Colouring

    Product Code: CLCO
    Hardback 5 years +
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    Creative children will have hours of fun colouring in the kawaii-style scenes in this art book, which comes with four double-ended colouring pencils.

    This book also contains witty instructional text and fun-filled call-outs as children transform cars, ghosts and lightning bolts into cool characters. The pages can then be pulled out to create invitations, certificates and posters.
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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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  • 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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    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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  • Beano Where's Gnasher?

    Laura Howell

    Product Code: BWGN
    Hardback 7 years +
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    Can you find Gnasher in Beanotown?

    Inspired by The Beano, this book has 14 busy search-and-find scenes for you to spot characters including Dennis, Gnasher, Minnie and Walter.

    There are also hidden characters from Dandy, Beezer and Topper to spot within these pages.
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    LEGO Nexo Knights: The Book of Knights

    DK

    Product Code: TBOK
    Hardback 7 years +
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    Coming with a new and exclusive Merlock Minifigure, this book is packed full of information about the LEGO Nexo Knights.

    Battling scary monsters and going on epic quests, the Nexo Knights are the shining stars of LEGO. Not only are the sets very popular but they also star in an animated series on Cartoon Network. This book features some of the most popular characters and sets available and is full of facts about them.

    Using a smartphone or tablet, children can even scan a shield that features on the pages to access exclusive online content. There is even a fold-out poster included within the pages!
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  • LOL Surprise! Secrets and Dreams Journal

    Product Code: LLSS
    Hardback 7 years +
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    Everyone loves the L.O.L. Surprise BFFs and this super-cute journal gives you a space to write down all your secrets and dreams.

    This book has crafts, quizzes and ample space to write and doodle away.
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    Cute Colouring

    Product Code: CTCO
    Hardback 5 years +
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    Creative children will have hours of fun doodling away at the line-drawn kawaii-style scenes in this art book, which comes with four double-ended colouring pencils.

    This book also contains witty instructional text and fun-filled call-outs as children transform ice-creams, hair bows, cats and clouds into cool characters. The pages can then be pulled out to create invitations, certificates and posters.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How to Make a Book

    Product Code: HTMB
    Hardback 8 years +
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    Make your own masterpiece!

    This is the ultimate guide to creating your own book. One side is a handy (and easy to tear) instruction booklet with advice, ideas and tips for writing and illustrating your own story, while the other is blank - just waiting for your budding author to scribble down all their ideas.

    Sure to inspire a child's creativity, this helps them make books that look just like the real thing - complete with a cover, beginner, middle and ending.
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    How to Play the Recorder

    DK

    Product Code: HTPR
    Hardback 7 years +
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    How to Play the Recorder is a guide from the experts at DK that will help any child learn how they can play the recorder.

    With its gorgeous, colourful design and step-by-step instructions, the book covers the basics of music and then moves through to more challenging music and even shows children how they can play duets on this most popular of first instruments.

    Notes are clearly introduced at the most appropriate stages and there are also musical pieces that progress in difficulty as the book progresses. Extra hints and tips are featured throughout the chapters, too, making this an ideal companion to recorder lessons at schools!
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  • LEGO Star Wars Choose Your Path

    DK

    Product Code: SWCP
    Hardback 7 years +
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    This choose-your-own-adventure-style book takes place a long time ago in a LEGO galaxy far, far away.

    It lets young Jedi (or maybe they're Sith) decide who to battle, who to team up with and what they want to do on their intergalactic travels.

    Will they head to Jakku or join the rebels on Scarif? This book has over 40 different endings and is packed with facts, stats and photographs of LEGO Star Wars Minifigures and kits.
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    My Book of Everything: Disney Princess

    Parragon

    Product Code: BEDP
    Hardback 3 years +
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    This magical book contains stories, activities, colouring fun and over 100 colourful stickers inspired by all of your favourite Disney princesses including Tiana, Snow White, Belle and Merida.
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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