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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.
    • £3.00
    • RRP £14.99
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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.
    • £3.00
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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?
    • £4.00
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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.
    • £3.00
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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.
    • £3.00
    • RRP £7.99
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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.
    • £3.00
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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.
    • £4.00
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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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    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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  • 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.
    • £4.00
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  • My Book of Secrets

    Product Code: MBOS
    Hardback 7 years +
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    A safe place to store all your secrets...

    With games, activities and quizzes, this book has plenty of pages for children to write down their thoughts on and so many activities to complete.

    It also comes with a dual-ended pen with invisible ink and a UV light.
    • £3.00
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    LEGO Amazing Vehicles

    DK

    Product Code: LGAV
    Hardback 6 years +
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    Complete with 61 bricks to build four exclusive mini models, LEGO Amazing Vehicles is a book all about different modes of transport.

    From cars and trains to airplanes and a spaceship (we bet you thought that in Benny from The LEGO Movie's voice!), this book is packed full of fascinating facts and images of more than 100 models of cool things that go.

    Tips and photographic breakdowns will inspire children to learn about transport as they build and play with their own LEGO vehicle creations.
    • £4.00
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  • My Secret Book of Stuff

    Product Code: MSBK
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    Try if you dare... This diary is a safe place to store all your secrets.

    With games, activities and quizzes, this fancy book has plenty of pages for children to write down their thoughts in and so many activities to complete.

    It also comes with a dual-ended pen with invisible ink and a UV light.
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  • If You're Happy and You Know It Super Sound Book

    Product Code: IYHP
    Hardback
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    If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands. If you're happy and you know it, read this book...

    This sound book has eight buttons to press that will add an extra element of interaction and joy to this famous rhyme. It also has bright and bold animal characters to add even more appeal.
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  • Pick This Up

    Product Code: PTUP
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    With its flexible silicone cover and colourful strips to make pretty patterns, Pick This Up! is packed with fun challenges and creative activities.
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    LEGO Official Annual 2018

    Product Code: JJY3
    Hardback
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    The LEGO Official Annual 2018 is packed with awesome activities, super stories and cool comic strips, making it the ultimate Christmas present for all LEGO fans!
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  • My Mega Book of Fun Disney: Princess

    Product Code: MBFD
    Hardback 5 years +
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    This awesome book contains plenty of stories and activities to enjoy and a host of fun colouring pages. It also includes over 50 stickers of famous Disney princesses including Rapunzel, Tiana and Ariel.

    It's a magical gift book fit for royalty. Any young Disney fan will love reading their way through the enchanting pages.
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  • It Can't Be True 2!

    DK

    Product Code: ITBT
    Hardback 9 years +
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    All the electricity powering the internet weighs the same as an apricot; the world's biggest truck could carry 90 elephants; and the average person walks up to a distance of more than 64,000 miles in their lifetime.
    DK's It Can't Be True 2 is full of facts that are strange but true - and many of them are backed up by awe-inspiring visual comparisons.

    Mind-boggling from start to finish, this fascinating non-fiction book reveals how all of the world's continents can fit into the pacific ocean; the world's trees could fill North and South America; and a hippo's mouth can open wide enough to swallow a car whole.

    Ideal for those who prefer non-fiction, this is a book that will delight adults just as much as children with its jaw-dropping visuals and incredible facts.
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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