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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

  • Pokemon: Super Deluxe Essential Handbook

    Scholastic

    Product Code: BROZL
    Paperback
    Everything you ever wanted to know about all the Pokemon ... in one place! This revised and updated edition of the mega-bestseller has all the stats and facts you need to know about over 800 Pokemon - essential information jam-packed into 496 illustrated, full-colour pages. With 64 new pages focusing on the new Sun and Moon Pokemon, the revised and updated Handbook is an absolute must-have for Pokemon trainers of all ages. If you wanna catch 'em all, you gotta read about 'em all!
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  • The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters

    Janet and Allan Ahlberg

    Product Code: AFKWR
    Hardback 3 years +
    (8)
    The Jolly Postman delivers cards and letters to various fairy-tale characters. He has a letter of apology for the three bears from Goldilocks, a postcard from Jack for the giant, a solicitor's letter on behalf of Little Red Riding-Hood for the wolf who ate grandma, and so on. There are six envelopes in the book, each containing letters, cards, etc.
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  • Computer Coding Projects for Kids

    Carol Vorderman

    Product Code: BYWRP
    Paperback
    Techy kids will getting to grips with Scratch 3.0 using this beginner's guide to coding. Difficult coding concepts become easy and fun to understand as budding programmers build their own projects using Scratch 3.0, the latest software from the world's most popular programming language for beginners. Make a Dino Dance Party or create your own electronic birthday cards. Build games, simulations and mind-bending graphics as you discover the awesome things computer programmers can do with Scratch 3.0. Computer Coding Projects for Kids uses a visual step-by-step approach to split complicated code into manageable, easy-to-digest chunks, so that the most impressive projects become possible. Suitable for complete beginners, this book will give young readers a solid understanding of programming, preparing them to create their very own projects from scratch, and even move on to more complex programming languages like Python.
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  • Tom Gates: Spectacular School Trip (Really.)

    Liz Pichon

    Product Code: CAVVN
    Hardback 9 years +
    The seventeenth laugh-out-loud, fully illustrated Tom Gates adventure! Tom's doing everything possible to stay out of trouble but somehow he's got THREE sad faces on the school achievement chart! And getting another sad face means Mr Fullerman won't let him go onthe SCHOOL TRIP! Moany Marcus Meldrew is making things worse and now Tom's annoyed his grumpy sister Delia. Can his best friend Derek help? Will Rooster the dog stop eating his homework? ABOUT THE SERIES: Written in diary form Full of Tom's doodles and pictures & his amazing sense ofhumour The Brilliant World of Tom Gates, was the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize! Perfect gifts for boys & girls who love to laugh themselves silly
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  • Peppa Pig: Peppa's Super Noisy Sound Book

    Ladybird

    Product Code: ALKKX
    Hardback Toddlers
    Peppa's Super Noisy Sound Book is a fun, interactive sound book, for fans of Peppa Pig! Snort! Find out what happens when Peppa and George's very quiet day turns very noisy indeed! With 18 sound buttons to press as you read the story, this is a super noisy gift for every Peppa fan! Based on the BAFTA award-winning animation. There are lots more Peppa Pig books from Ladybird for you to enjoy including: The Big Tale of Little Peppa and Play with Peppa Hand Puppet Book.
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  • Harry Potter: A Pop-up Book

    Bruce Foster

    Product Code: ATGRH
    Hardback 10 years +
    (1)
    This collectible Harry Potter pop-up book, based on the creative development of the films, features exquisite original artwork by Andrew Williamson, concept artist for all eight movies. With dynamic pop-ups animating memorable moments and locations like the Triwizard Tournament, Diagon Alley, and Hogwarts Castle "Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book" offers a 3-D glimpse into the amazing world, as seen in the films. This deluxe book will delight Harry Potter fans with dynamic pop-up ingenuity, insights from the creative team who turned JK Rowling s stories into movie magic, fascinating facts about the magical universe seen in the movies, and Harry Potter memories and memorabilia packed into every page."
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  • Scratch and Learn Space

    Victoria Fernandez

    Product Code: BXXQO
    Other
    See space as never before, in this unique scratch and discover format. Every spread explores a different space theme. From building space rockets, to exploring our solar system, collecting moon rocks and whizzing through the asteroids - this is an appealing, interactive first introduction to space that kids will love.
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  • 365 Things to Do with LEGO (R) Bricks

    DK

    Product Code: CCYTN
    Hardback
    Winner of the Best Book category Creative Play Awards 2016. This superb LEGO (R) building book inspires you to look at your LEGO bricks in new and exciting ways and enjoy LEGO fun every day of the year. Featuring imaginative play and building ideas, from LEGO games that take just a few minutes and require a handful of bricks, to inspirational build ideas and activities to keep you occupied for hours. 365 Things to Do with LEGO (R) Bricks is packed with fun and quirky activities, such as: build your own LEGO pet; challenge your friends to make the tallest LEGO tower against the clock; and learn how to make a stop-motion LEGO movie. (c)2020 The LEGO Group.
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  • The Kew Garden's Children's Cookbook

    Joe Archer

    Product Code: AUEMG
    Hardback 5 years +
    This beautiful kitchen-garden cookbook, produced in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, contains step-by-step guides to show how easy it is to grow peas, beans, potatoes, carrots and more in your garden, in patio containers or in window boxes or on an allotment. Then transform your home-grown produce into delicious meals and desserts by following easy, step-by-step recipes. By having fun growing different plants, children won't be able to wait to try their tasty produce, encouraging great, healthy eating habits. Learn all about how plants grow, from seeds to seedlings, watering and weeding, to harvesting and composting. Information on minibeasts and garden creatures show how nature works together to help plants grow. Includes advice on cooking tools and utensils and healthy and balanced diets.
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  • Dear Zoo Noisy Book

    Rod Campbell

    Product Code: ACTCT
    Hardback 3 years +
    Lift-the-flaps and press the 8 interactive sound buttons to see what the zoo has sent: the perfect pet - in the end! This amazing, interactive play-along edition of "Dear Zoo" brings the classic story to noisy life: hear the lion roar and the puppy bark! Sure to keep your little ones entertained for hours this noisy book is a must for all "Dear Zoo" fans.
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  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: ALIIL
    Other 3 years +
    This new and improved Very Hungry Caterpillar gift set contains a mini-hardback edition of Eric Carle's classic and bestselling picture book, with a cute and cuddly caterpillar toy.
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  • Where's Spot? Book & Toy Gift Set

    Eric Hill

    Product Code: CBZWY
    Other
    Join the hunt to find lovable puppy, Spot, in Eric Hill's first ever lift-the-flap tale. Lift each flap to find all sorts of funny animal surprises, before discovering where cheeky Spot has been hiding. This is the perfect first book for toddlers - the playful text is a wonderful spur to read and respond together, and the hide-and-seek flaps encourage curiosity and interactivity. This set includes a board book edition of the bestselling original story, together with a cuddly Spot soft toy - the perfect present for little ones.
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  • Tales From Acorn Wood Treasury

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: BZHUH
    Hardback
    Join Fox, Pig, Rabbit, Bear and all their animal friends in this beautiful gift edition of the bestselling Tales from Acorn Wood stories by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of the modern classic, The Gruffalo. Help Fox to find his missing socks, join Bear as he posts letters to his friends, help tired Rabbit go to sleep and play hide-and-seek with Pig and her friends in this collection of four fun and interactive lift-the-flap stories. With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, the Tales from Acorn Wood Treasury is the perfect gift for toddlers everywhere. Includes all four Acorn Wood adventures: Fox's Socks, Rabbit's Nap, Hide-and-Seek Pig and Postman Bear.
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  • LEGO Harry Potter Build Your Own Adventure

    DK

    Product Code: BYHZS
    Hardback 8 years +
    Conjure your own magical world with more than 50 ideas to inspire your own LEGO (R) Harry Potter (TM) models. Plus, a Harry Potter minifigure and all the bricks you need to make an exclusive 2-in-1 LEGO Harry Potter model! The perfect gift for a LEGO Harry Potter fan, LEGO Harry Potter Build Your Own Adventure features model ideas and expert build tips to help you recreate classic movie moments from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Send Hogwarts letters flying in the Dursley's living room. Explore Diagon Alley with Harry and Hagrid. Cook up a Halloween feast in Hogwarts' Great Hall. Build your own wizard chess board and Devil's Snare plant. Exclusive LEGO Sorting Hat spinner model can be rebuilt as a magical, revolving fireplace. LEGO Harry Potter Build Your Own Adventure also contains Harry Potter and Albus Dumbledore bookmarks and a fun poster. HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are (c) & (TM) Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights (c) JKR. (s19). (c)2019 The LEGO Group.
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  • Computer Coding Python Games for Kids

    DK

    Product Code: BQIAW
    Paperback
    Learn how to code in Python by building and playing your own computer games, from mind-bending brainteasers to crazy action games with explosive sound effects and 3D graphics. Whether you're a seasoned programmer or a beginner hoping to learn Python, you'll find Computer Coding Python Games for Kids fun to read and easy to follow. Each chapter shows how to construct a complete working game in simple numbered steps. Using freely available resources, such as PyGame Zero and Blender, you can add animations, music, scrolling backgrounds, 3D scenery, and other exciting professional touches. After building the game, find out how to adapt it to create your own personalised version with secret hacks and cheat codes! Along the way, you'll master the key concepts that programmers need to write code - not just in Python but in all programming languages. Find out what bugs, loops, flags, strings, tuples, toggles, and turtles are. Learn how to plan and design the ultimate game - and then play it to destruction as you test and debug it. Before you know it, you'll be a coding genius!
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  • The LEGO Ideas Book

    Daniel Lipkowitz

    Product Code: AEBDP
    Hardback 5 years +
    (16)
    Be inspired to create and build amazing models in LEGO(R)! "The LEGO Ideas Book" is packed full of tips from expert LEGO builders on how to make jet planes reach new heights, create fantastic fortresses, swing through lush jungles, have fun on the farm and send space shuttles out of this world! This book is divided into six themed chapters - transport, buildings, space, kingdoms, adventure and useful makes. With over 500 models and ideas, this book is perfect for any LEGO fan - young or young at heart - who wants to make their models cool, fun and imaginative.
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  • Thomas & Friends Character Encyclopedia

    DK

    Product Code: BMRMS
    Hardback
    Learn all about Thomas the Tank Engine, Harold the Helicopter, Sir Topham Hatt, and all the other steam engines, diesels, vehicles, and characters from Sodor. Thomas & Friends Character Encyclopedia includes a train toy and is packed with fun facts and details about each popular character - brand-new and best-loved alike - from the toys, TV shows, and movies, as well as information about the real trains and vehicles. With stunning full-colour images and essential information about every character, the Thomas & Friends Character Encyclopedia is a must-have for fans of all ages. (c) 2018 Gullane (Thomas) Limited.
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  • Noisy Dinosaur

    Sam Taplin

    Product Code: AAHIN
    Board 5 years +
    This lovely big board book is perfect for sharing with small children, who will love pressing the buttons to make the sounds you hear in the noisy prehistoric times. A perfect book for young dinosaur enthusiasts. The book comes with eight sounds, including a Tyrannosaurus Rex roaring, raptors hissing and a pterodactyl squawking. It is colorfully illustrated by Lee Wildish.
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  • Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Unicorn toy and book set

    Rhiannon Fielding

    Product Code: CAXEM
    Other
    A gorgeous book and toy gift set for any unicorn fan! Written specifically for bedtime, this story is full of magic, sparkle and rainbows... and one naughty little unicorn! Weaving a journey from lively beginning to gentle end, the ten minute countdown to bed is at the heart of this enchanting story. But will Twinkle get to bed on time? This beautifully illustrated book is the perfect length for sending little ones off to sleep. Also available: Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Monster Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Mermaid
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  • Room on the Broom Sound Book

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: BZJPT
    Hardback
    Press the twelve sound buttons in the pages of the story to make Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's classic tale Room on the Broom come alive. Listen to the witch cackle and the cat purr. Hear the tap of the witch's wand and the whoosh of her broomstick in this interactive story sound book. The ideal gift for all fans of Room on the Broom, it is also the perfect introduction to this family favourite. The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, hair bow and wand. Luckily, they are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, who are all keen for a ride on the broom. It's a case of the more, the merrier, but the broomstick isn't used to such a heavy load and it's not long before . . . SNAP! It breaks in two! And with a greedy dragon looking for a snack, the witch's animal pals need to think fast. A brilliantly funny story of quick wits and friendship, Room on the Broom is another smash hit from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.
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  • Harry Potter - Spells & Charms: A Movie Scrapbook

    Warner Bros

    Product Code: BYXYH
    Hardback 10 years +
    This thrilling interactive scrapbook takes readers on a tour of iconic spells and charms, from Expelliarmus to the Patronus Charm, and even the three Unforgivable Curses. Covering everything from protective enchantments and useful jinxes to dangerous spells, it transports us into the magical world of Harry and his friends. With detailed profiles of each spell, hex, charm or curse, and information about key enchantments seen in the films, this is the ultimate guide to the magic practised at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and far beyond. Cast with the correct wand movement and incantation, the amazing spells seen throughout the Harry Potter films are conjured up in a way that is sure to delight wizards and Muggles alike. Gorgeously illustrated with dazzling concept art, behind-the-scenes photographs and fascinating reflections from actors and film-makers, the scrapbook gives readers a spellbinding insight into bringing charms and spells to the big screen.
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  • LEGO Star Wars Ideas Book

    DK

    Product Code: BWUZO
    Hardback
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    Find a galaxy full of LEGO (R) Star Wars (TM) ideas to build - from activities and art, games and challenges, to practical makes and your very own inventions! LEGO (R) Star Wars (TM) Ideas Book features imaginative play and building ideas using your own LEGO brick collection, from LEGO projects that take just a few minutes, to builds to keep you occupied for hours. Set up a game of LEGO Star Wars skittles, create a pencil pot shaped like your favourite Sith or Jedi, build a fleet of tiny TIEs, design Darth Vader's family tree, and customise a podracer. Challenge a friend to take on a rathtar, mix up your minifigures, stage your favourite movie battle scene with LEGO Star Wars bricks - and much, much more! LEGO (R) Star Wars (TM) Ideas Book is packed with a family friendly range of activities to inspire every LEGO Star Wars fan. What will you build? (c) 2018 The LEGO Group. (c) & TM 2018 LUCASFILM LTD.
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  • Pokemon: The Pokemon Encyclopedia: Official

    Pokemon

    Product Code: AWDLI
    Hardback
    Gotta catch 'em all! Become a true Pokemon master with this ultimate guide to Pokemon and the Pokemon universe. Become a true Pokemon master with this ultimate guide to all things Pokemon! This jam-packed book contains every single Pokemon and their evolutions, as well as invaluable facts and figures about them and their world. Eevee, Jigglypuff, Pikachu, Meowth, Charmander - they're all in here! Join thousands of Pokemon fans as you truly immerse yourself in the Pokemon universe and ascend the highest levels of Pokemon mastery. Gotta catch 'em all!
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  • Make Your Own Gem Stickers

    Editors of Klutz

    Product Code: CCZST
    Other
    Everybody loves stickers! This follow-up to MAKE YOUR OWN PUFFY STICKERS allows you to embellish fun stickers with extra 3D sparkle! Create fabulous sparkly stickers to glam up your belongings! These sticker designs are a mix of specialty treatment (glitter, foil) and the components allow you to make more than 75 stickers! The kit includes: 3 sheets of stickers rhinestones in 4 different colours holographic star glitter iridescent hexagonal sparkles silver foil a gem pick-up tool.
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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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