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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

  • Mega Mash-Up

    Product Code: MMUP
    Paperback 8 years +
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    This mini activity book is big on fun! It contains over 1,000 puzzles, jokes, questions and more.

    It also contains 500 stickers to use in the book or anywhere else your child fancies!
    • £1.00
    • RRP £9.99
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  • Harry Potter: The Marauder's Map Guide to Hogwarts

    Jenna Ballard

    Product Code: BQGBA
    Hardback 10 years +
    "I solemnly swear that I am up to no good." For the first time, readers can relive all the movie magic of the Harry Potter series with this beautiful guidebook to the secrets of Hogwarts, complete with four foldout pages containing portions of the map. When fans are finished poring over the text, they can open up the wand, which doubles as an invisible ink marker and light. The light reveals invisible ink secrets on the foldout Marauder's Map pages, while the pen can help readers create their own magical map, using the blank parchment included at the back of this book. When all is said and done, this spellbinding guide is sure to have fans saying, "Mischief managed."
    • £9.49
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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
    • £11.69
    • RRP £12.99
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  • Harry Potter: A Pop-up Book

    Bruce Foster

    Product Code: ATGRH
    Hardback 10 years +
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    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."
    • £13.99
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  • Harry Potter Colouring Book

    Product Code: BCWOX
    Paperback 9 years +
    The perfect introduction to the Harry Potter Colouring Book series. This special Celebratory Edition features a selection of artwork from the Harry Potter Colouring Book, Harry Potter Magical Creatures Colouring Book, and Harry Potter Magical Places & Characters Colouring Book, along with several exclusive never-before-seen images. For best results, we recommend the use of colouring pencils to colour and create your stunning pictures.
    • £8.99
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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.
    • £12.29
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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.
    • £13.49
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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.
    • £6.29
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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.
    • £5.89
    • RRP £5.99
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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.
    • £6.89
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  • Hands-on History! Aztec & Maya

    Fiona MacDonald

    Product Code: AGSLA
    Hardback 7 years +
    This title helps you rediscover the lost world of ancient Central America, with 450 exciting pictures and 15 step-by-step projects. You can step back in time to Central America before the Spanish conquest and discover fascinating facts about the people who lived there. You can explore the cultures and beliefs of the Olmecs, Maya, Toltecs and Aztecs - the great cities they constructed, their astronomical knowledge, their use of medicine, and their insatiable drive for human sacrifice. It features 15 step-by-step projects that actively involve the reader in bringing the past to life - use a fan fit for an emperor, make a Maya backstrap loom, wear a mosaic mask, and create the amazing Aztec sun stone. More than 450 photographs and illustrations include diagrams, historical maps and a pictorial timeline. It is ideal for home or school use for 8- to 12-year-olds. History records the Aztecs and Maya as bloodthirsty warriors and priests who committed brutal acts of human sacrifice, yet this is not the whole story. Ancient Mesoamericans also formed close-knit family groups, made beautiful masks from jade and built breathtaking pyramids that are still standing today. A variety of easy-to-make projects enable you to recreate the past. You can build a Maya house or a pyramid temple, eat Aztec-style tortillas, wear a bat brooch, and enjoy the Mesoamerican board game of patolli.
    • £7.89
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  • RSPB: Children's Guide to Nature Watching

    Mark Boyd

    Product Code: APVET
    Paperback 7 years +
    This new RSPB book is a practical, exciting and comprehensive introduction to nature watching for children. With full-colour photographs and illustrations throughout, it discusses general practicalities - where to go and when, what equipment to take with you, tips on attracting wildlife to your garden, how to take field notes and much more. In addition, it includes a guide to many common species of British birds, animals and plants, using clear illustrations and describing key identification points, such as behaviour, voice and habitat. It's the must-have guide for all young nature enthusiasts!
    • £6.39
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  • Tom Gates: Mega Make and Do (and Stories Too!)

    Liz Pichon

    Product Code: BXMHR
    Hardback 9 years +
    Liz Pichon's Tom Gates books never fail to make children (and their parents!) laugh and and Mega Make and Do (and Stories Too!) is an awesome activity book for children to complete over holidays and lazy, stay-at-home days.

    It contains a week's worth of drawing, doodling, games, stories and activities and features brand new illustrations to add extra appeal.
    • £12.39
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  • Animalium Colouring Book

    Kate Baker

    Product Code: ATCWN
    Paperback 7 years +
    Packed with creatures great and small, from the tiniest insect to the mighty lion, this beautiful colouring book is perfect for all animal-lovers. Colour in the animals, complete the scenes and learn incredible facts along the way. From the creators of the best-selling Animalium, this title reveals the intricate line-drawings behind Katie Scott's finished illustrations. Engaging, informative and visually stunning, this fantastic addition to the 'Welcome to the Museum' series is sure to get you feeling creative. So pick up your pencils and discover the world of Animalium.
    • £9.09
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  • Wicked World Tour

    Anita Ganeri

    Product Code: APGBY
    Paperback 8 years +
    Geography with the gritty bits left in! Inside you'll find out what happens when a volcano turns nasty whether you'd survive at the frozen poles how a frog can help you get a drink in the desert Hold on tight as you embark on a whistle-stop trip around the globe, taking in everything from the perishing poles to desperate deserts, stormy weather to earth-shattering earthquakes. Crammed full of far-out facts, it's the ultimate Horrible Geography guide to the planet. Geography has never been so horrible!
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  • LEGO Crazy Action Contraptions

    Product Code: AEASN
    Other 8 years +
    Sixteen brand-new high performance Lego contraptions to make which spin, stretch and speed into action. Includes over 100 Lego pieces in one handy storage box.
  • See Inside Ancient Rome

    Katie Daynes

    Product Code: ACKUW
    Hardback 6 years +
    Usborne's See Inside Ancient Rome has colourful scenes with over 50 flaps to lift that reveal fascinating historical details of life during this incredible era.

    Bright and clear illustrations show scenes such as a gladiator fight at the Colosseum, the workings of a Roman Bath and the Roman legion defending the farthest reaches of the Empire.
    • £9.89
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  • Harry Potter - Hogwarts

    Warner Bros

    Product Code: BSWPR
    Hardback 10 years +
    Every year, students clamber aboard the Hogwarts Express at platform nine and three-quarters and make their way to Hogwarts for the start of another school year. In the atmospheric castle and its vast grounds, they learn how to brew potions and cast spells, how to tend magical creatures and defend themselves from dark magic. This magical scrapbook takes young readers behind the scenes at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, covering everything from how students arrive at the school and are sorted into houses to the many magical subjects they study while there. From Transfiguration to Divination, and from Herbology to Charms and Quidditch, we are transported into the world of Harry and his friends with detailed profiles of each subject and information about the professors, classrooms and key lessons seen in the films. Gorgeously illustrated with dazzling concept art, behind-the-scenes photographs, and fascinating reflections from the actors and filmmakers, the scrapbook gives readers a spellbinding tour of Hogwarts life. Destined to be a must-have collectable for fans of Harry Potter, Hogwarts: A Movie Scrapbook also comes packed with interactive inserts.
    • £13.49
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  • Harry Potter - Creatures

    Warner Bros

    Product Code: BSXIC
    Hardback 10 years +
    Hippogriffs, dragons, Thestrals and merpeople - discover the magical creatures of the Wizarding World through a series of bewitchingly beautiful paper-cut scenes. This carefully crafted gift book contains four intricate, multi-layer paper-cut scenes showcasing magical creatures from the Harry Potter films in stunning silhouette. Each paper-cut scene is followed by essential information about the creatures and behind-the-scenes facts from the films. This unique new book is a glorious gift for both ardent Harry Potter fans and younger readers discovering the magic of the Wizarding World, with high production values and irresistibly inventive content.
    • £20.00
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  • Your Mum

    Roy Apps

    Product Code: APYJL
    Paperback 7 years +
    How to Handle is a funny, fast-moving and gag-cracking series that will equip readers with everything they need to survive the key adult figures in their lives and somethings they almost certainly won't. With just the right level of Dennis-the-Menace-type mischief, How to Handle is perfect for readers who love a good laugh! WARNING! THIS BOOK IS JUST A LITTLE BIT BONKERS!
  • Hacks for Minecrafters

    Megan Miller

    Product Code: APWJN
    Paperback 7 years +
    Packed with expert tips, cheats, and hacks on fighting all types of enemies. With over one hundred screenshots, Hacks for Minecrafters: Combat Edition shows exactly how the experts defend themselves and fight attackers, from cave spiders to creepers to zombie pigmen. The risk of attack is ever-present - learn to build weapons, set traps, and escape to safety!
    • £6.89
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  • Hacks for Minecrafters

    Megan Miller

    Product Code: APWJL
    Paperback 7 years +
    In this hacker's guide, you'll find expert advice on: Mining - including diamonds and rare minerals! Farming - growing tricks, seed hacks, and the best tree-replanting techniques. Battle - for the best weapons and armour. Magic - top crafting hacks and book modifiers! With more than one hundred full-colour screenshots of in-game footage, you can follow every tip with precision. You will never be stuck again.
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  • Hacks for Minecrafters: Redstone

    Megan Miller

    Product Code: APIUC
    Paperback 7 years +
    Packed with expert tips, cheats, and hacks on redstone. With over one hundred screenshots, Hacks for Minecrafters: Redstone shows exactly how the experts wield redstone power, and how you can construct some classic and crazy contraptions and machines. Detailed step-by-step illustrated guides will let every player use redstone to defend their buildings in inventive ways.
    • £6.89
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  • Pop Collage

    Editors of Klutz

    Product Code: AOYLT
    Other 8 years +
    Take decoupage and collage to the next level with Pop Collage. Here a classic, known craft is modernized with projects such as BFF photo necklaces, comic book bracelets and tons of other ideas to personalize everyday objects and make your stuff truly stand out. Includes supplies and instructions for creating innovative Pop Collage pieces, including 3-D items such as our original paper craft creations and a totally awesome keychain.
    • £12.89
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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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