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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

  • British Museum: So You Think You've Got It Bad? A Kid's Life in Ancient Greece

    Chae Strathie

    Product Code: BYHVG
    Paperback
    A kid's life in ancient Greece might sound like fun, what with all that brilliant sunny weather and watching the Olympic Games, but actually life for kids could be pretty hard. In this hilarious book, written by award-winning author Chae Strathie, children will learn just how tough life really was, from living on a diet of blood soup whilst wearing nothing but a cloak, to having to learn a poem that was over 15,000 lines long! Thanks, but no thanks, Homer! Probably the first book about ancient Greece to feature a race between a go-kart and a goose, this is a must read for kids with a passion for horrible history!
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  • Beano How To Make a Comic

    Nigel Parkinson

    Product Code: BYJEM
    Paperback
    Ever wanted to make your own comic book, just like Beano? Now you can! This draw-in activity book has everything you need to learn how to make your own comic: - An introduction and top tips from Beano illustrators Nigel Parkinson and Emily McGorman-Bruce. - Step-by-step instructions on how to draw your favourite characters from Dennis and Gnasher to Minnie, Roger and JJ. - Design your own character, based on yourself or a family member or friend. - Insider info on how a comic-strip is put together. - Story generators, to help you come up with thousands of storyline ideas. - Loads of character, prop and background illustrations for you to learn how to draw. - Space for you to design your own comic book cover and comic strips.
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  • The Tabby McTat Sticker Book

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: BXLLZ
    Paperback
    Celebrate the tenth anniversary of TABBY MCTAT with this fantastic new activity book based on the bestselling book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Packed with over 400 stickers, colouring-in pages, dot-to-dots, puzzles, spot the difference, mazes, simple word searches, there's plenty to keep little hands busy for hours.
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  • Tom Gates: Super Good Skills (Almost...)

    Liz Pichon

    Product Code: BUUZF
    Paperback 9 years +
    Look out! Tom, Delia and the whole Gates family are going on holiday. How will Tom manage to keep himself busy on the most boring campsite ever? By doodling, of course! An exciting new story - with doodle your own elements! - from award-winning and best-selling author Liz Pichon.
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  • Rotten Rulers

    Terry Deary

    Product Code: BTPVH
    Paperback
    Readers can discover all the foul facts about ROTTEN RULERS, including who gave the job of high priest to a donkey, who choked to death while eating a crow and who celebrated victory by eating his enemy's head? With a bold, accessible new look and a heap of extra-horrible bits, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.
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  • GamesMaster Presents: Cool Builds in Minecraft!

    Scholastic

    Product Code: BSWKS
    Paperback
    Master Minecraft building today! The definitive book for Minecraft building - covers mining resources to crafting buildings, vehicles and even entire worlds. Perfect for players of all ages who want to improve their crafting skills, this book will take you all the way from crafting your first shelter, to putting the finishing touches to your very own mega-build masterclasses. Includes full-colour images and step-by-step instructions for 50 cool Minecraft builds. 100% unofficial. Created by Future plc and GamesMaster, leaders in video game publishing.
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  • A Super Scotland Activity Book

    Susana Gurrea

    Product Code: BMKFS
    Paperback
    Discover Scotland with this bright and lively activity and sticker book that's bursting with colouring, puzzles and lots more. Find the real Nessie, play a few Highland games and take a trip on the North Coast 500 through puzzles and activities inspired by all the things that make Scotland special -- the places, animals, history, traditions and famous faces. Entertaining from cover to cover, A Super Scotland Activity Book has a huge variety of things to do: dot-to-dots, mazes, spot the difference, word games, picture and number puzzles, things to spot, plus lots of stickers! With plenty of dip-in and out appeal, children can enjoy activities that feature all the highlights of a tour of Scotland and learn fun facts along the way. A Super Scotland Activity Book is a must-have for holidays in Scotland and a wonderful souvenir for remembering Scottish adventures.
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  • Sticker Dolly Dressing Fashion Designer Autumn Collection

    Fiona Watt

    Product Code: AKPTJ
    Paperback 6 years +
    Usborne's Sticker Dolly Dressing Fashion Designer: Autumn features a range of dolls who are ready to take to the catwalk, and your children are in charge of designing their outfits!

    With over 350 stickers and 150 blank stickers to customise, this book offers hints and tips that help you decide which patterns and colour combinations to use where, as well as ideas for creating your own fashion sketchbook and a selection of mood boards.
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  • Hello Happy! Mindful Kids

    Katie Abey

    Product Code: BLYIJ
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    Hello Happy! is an interactive self-care activity book for children aged 7+ to colour and doodle their way to happiness, calm and confidence. The encouraging and simple activities and exercises tackle anxiety, sadness and stress; children will enjoy using their creativity to combat negative feelings, work out why they feel worried and how to put stress back in its place through writing, colouring, doodling and drawing.Featuring the charming and quirky illustrations of Katie Abey, a UK-based illustrator. Her quirky pictures will keep the reader entertained and focused as they work through the book, or simply dip into the pages for ten minutes of calm colouring. Part of Mindful Kids, a thoughtful new range of activity books for children from Studio Press.Includes an introduction and notes for grown-ups by consultant Dr Sharie Coombes, Child & Family Psychotherapist.Dr Sharie Coombes is a former primary teacher, headteacher and local authority adviser who retrained as a child and family psychodynamic psychotherapist, neuropsychotherapist, solution-focused therapist, and specialist paediatric hypnotherapist. Alongside a busy private therapy practice in Brighton, she has worked part-time as a child, adolescent and family psychotherapist at the NHS Tavistock Clinic in London with adopted and fostered children, young people and families. She now works with the psychosocial team in the British Red Cross Refugee Support and International Family Tracing team. Sharie has 2 adult children.
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  • French-English Word Puzzle Book

    Catherine Bruzzone

    Product Code: BEONT
    Paperback
    Younger boys and girls have fun learning basic vocabulary in a second language when they open this book. It presents puzzles that use 14 child-friendly themes as it teaches French vocabulary to English-speaking children and English vocabulary to French-speaking kids. The themes include "On the Farm, The Supermarket, Numbers and Months, At the Seashore, In the Classroom, Colors of the Rainbow, In the Country, " and seven more. Each theme is presented twice on facing pages. The right-hand page gives English-speaking kids the puzzle to solve in French; and the left-hand page instructs French-speaking kids to solve the puzzle in English. Boys and girls learn words in the new language by working out crossword puzzles, completing word searches, joining the dots, filling in blank spaces, and playing several other word games. They get help in the form of picture clues, and they'll find answers to all puzzles plus complete bilingual word lists at the back of each book. All puzzle pages feature cheerful color illustrations.
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  • Where's Wally? The Totally Essential Travel Collection

    Martin Handford

    Product Code: BCVDU
    Paperback
    The totally essential travel companion, now with six postcards to colour in! Seven sensational classic Where's Wally? books packed into a handy travel-sized edition. All the wondrous Wally worlds in one, with gold foiled stripes on the cover, an elastic close and six postcards to colour in and send to your friends. Wherever you're going, however you're travelling - join the spectacular search for Wally. Wow! Have YOU found Wally yet?
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  • The Anti-Boredom Book of Brilliant Outdoor Things to Do

    Andy Seed

    Product Code: AZNDX
    Paperback
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    Say goodbye to boredom with this fantastic outdoor boredom buster book! From the hilarious Andy Seed, Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 for Best Books with Facts comes the fantastically busy Anti-boredom Book of Brilliant Outdoor Things to do. The outdoors are boring right? Wrong! Not when you've got Andy Seed's Anti-boredom Book of Brilliant Outdoor Things to do! Suitable for all seasons, find out how to set bug traps, create a rainbow, construct an amazing summer slide and much, much more! But what about those rainy summer days we hear you cry? Not a problem! This book also includes awesome indoor activities about the outdoors for rainy days. Design your own mini parachute, create the worlds most amazing frisbee, or create a bird feeder to keep your feathered friends well fed! A brilliant book bursting with amazing outdoor activities that will have you running for the door! Packed full of hilarious illustrations from the wonderful Scott Garrett, this book will keep you entertained for hours on end! Andy Seed's laugh-out-loud 'Anti-boredom' series has something for everyone! A seemingly endless car journey to visit your long lost aunty? Andy's got an activity for that! A boring rainy afternoon stuck indoors? Andy's got a joke for that! A dull holiday with no one to play with? Andy's got a game for that! Say goodbye to your boredom blues with Andy Seed's fantastic range of Anti-boredom books!
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  • Terrible Tudors

    Terry Deary

    Product Code: AWWNG
    Paperback
    Readers can discover all the foul facts about the TERRIBLE TUDORS, including why Henry VIII thought he'd married a horse, all about terrible Tudor torture and which shocking swear words the Tudors used. With a bold, accessible new look and a heap of extra-horrible bits, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.
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  • Star Wars: Where's the Wookiee? Search and Find Book

    Product Code: ATBRV
    Paperback
    Chewbacca, a notorious rebel ally, is wanted for crimes against the Empire. Not often seen without his partner-in-crime, Han Solo, this Wookiee has evaded capture on multiple occasions, due in no small part to the fastest freighter in the universe, the Millennium Falcon. Chewie, as he is more commonly known, has a sizeable bounty on his head. Can you find this furry criminal before other accomplished bounty hunters beat you to it? A uniquely illustrated search and find format, perfect for Star Wars fans young and old! Now in paperback!
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  • Historical Sticker Dolly Dressing 1940s Fashion

    Rosie Hore

    Product Code: APGIK
    Paperback 7 years +
    Discover the fashions of the 1940s by dressing the dolls in historically-accurate outfits. Find out what men and women wore during the war years, when fabric was rationed and they had to make-do-and-mend, and the changes that occured when austerity ended, including the introduction of Christian Dior's iconic 'New Look'. With over 200 stickers.
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  • Knights and Castles Sticker Book

    Leonie Pratt

    Product Code: AEBAY
    Paperback 5 years +
    This is an exciting new sticker book for squires and knights-to-be, full of fun scenes depicting sieges, swordplay and chivalry, banquets, jousts and quests. It presents medieval scenes that include a battlefield, jousting tournament, a castle siege, a dragon attack and life in the castle courtyard. It also includes scenes for young crusaders to build their own castles and make their own coat of arms.
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  • Sticker Dolly Dressing Fairies

    Leonie Pratt

    Product Code: CDBKK
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    Dress the fairy dolls in beautiful outfits as they flutter their way through fairyland, go to a tea party, make magical fairy wishes and lots more. With over 400 stickers of gorgeous flowery outfits, friendly creatures and accessories, including some extra special sparkly stickers.
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  • You Go, Girl!

    Scholastic

    Product Code: CCYSF
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    A celebration of talent, friendship and girl power! Want to know how Ariana Grande is challenging double standards, why Yara Shahidi thinks it's so important to be yourself or howMillie Bobby Brown follows her dreams each and every day? You Go, Girl! is the perfect guide to the lives of your fave feminist icons from around the world. Packed with 30 profiles, quizzes and fill-in fun, be inspired by these amazing girls and discover their top tips for achieving your own dreams.
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  • The Brilliant Recycling Project Book

    Sara Stanford

    Product Code: CCZTQ
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    Minimise your waste and maximise the fun! Turn socks and toilet rolls into fabulous craft makes. From a 'socktopus' to a cute little penguin, children will love these exciting creations! Alternating picture-book style spreads narrated by the quirky 'makes' themselves and step-by-step instructions on how to create them, this book will inspire kids and parents to look twice at the humble sock and toilet roll. Follow the step-by-step guides and don't forget to use the handy cutout bits and pieces at the back of the book to help you with your crafts.
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  • Brain Candy

    National Geographic Kids

    Product Code: CBHQO
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    Unwrap 500 fascinating knowledge nuggets about all kinds of topics to boost your brainpower in this delectable little fact book. Let's start with a million. A million days ago, the first Olympics took place in ancient Greece. If you live a million hours, you'll be 114 years old. And how many ants equal the weight of one average human? That's right, a million. Open the candy cover and take a deep and delicious dive into numbers, fun facts, and cool trivia on all kinds of topics. It's a novel approach to feeding kids tantalising titbits about the world and is sure to be an addictive addition to the bookshelves of Weird But True! and Just Joking fans.
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  • Riverdale: The Maple Murders

    Micol Ostow

    Product Code: CAYDF
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    This third original novel features a story not seen on the hit NETFLIX show! During the Riverdale Revels festival, Archie, Betty, Jughead and Veronica find out that the dark roots of the Town with Pep go even deeper than they could have imagined... Riverdale is clamouring with excitement over news that an old town tradition is suddenly being revived: the Riverdale Revels. The festival supposedly has a long history, dating back to the town's settlers' first successful maple tapping. But there's no record of the Revels anywhere. Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead think there must be more to the story. And when a skeleton is uncovered in a 75-year-old time capsule on the first night of the festival, they know they're right. But a dead body in a maple barrel isn't the only drama surrounding the Revels. The Royal Maple pageant (open to all Riverdale teens) is in full swing, but 'accidents' keep befalling the contestants, including the gang's friends. Someone is clearly trying to put an end to the Revels once andfor all - but who? And more importantly, why? Can Archie and his friends put a stop to the sabotage before someone puts a stop to them?
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  • Waffle and Friends! Sticker Activity Book

    Scholastic

    Product Code: CAWZT
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    Meet Waffle the Wonder Dog! Join Waffle and the Brooklyn-Bells family in this sticker activity book of the much-loved CBeebies show. When the Brooklyn-Bells discover a puppy in need of a home, they soon discover the newest member of the family has a special skill... Waffle can talk! Children will love this adorable activity book with fun puzzles and over 200 stickers!
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  • Embroidery Kit: Llama

    Lara Bryan

    Product Code: BZKAQ
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    This clever kit contains everything you need to embroider, frame and hang a delightful llama design. The 16-page Usborne book included gives you simple, step-by-step instructions showing you exactly what to do at every step of the way.
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  • Brain-fizzing Facts

    Emily Grossman

    Product Code: BZHOD
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    Why is your elbow called your funny bone? How could you escape the grip of a crocodile's jaw? Which animal can breathe through its bottom? And how do these things all link together? This brilliant book by the science expert Dr Emily Grossman will have eyebrows raised and jaws dropping as it uncovers the amazing scientific explanations behind all sorts of questions that can pop into our heads. Can an egg bounce? How can a giraffe's ridiculously long neck contain the same number of bones as a human's? How much does the Internet weigh? Written by science superstar and STEM Ambassador Emily Grossman, this book will answer all science questions you may or may not have wondered about. Each section in the book is linked to the one before it, creating a fantastically interactive structure, where a question answered brings up new curiosities and surprises. This is the perfect book for children who love learning about science or who need an extra nudge when it comes to STEM subjects. After all, who wouldn't want to find out how a hippo can use its own sweat as sunscreen?!
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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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