Children's Books

Children’s Activity Books

  • Dynamo: The Book of Secrets - Paperback - 9781911600404 - Dynamo
    DYNM 9 years +
    Dynamo
    9 years +
    • £5.00
    • RRP £16.99
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    Master magician Dynamo provides a fully illustrated guide to modern magic in The Book of Secrets.

    Aimed at children but sure to delight and inspire all the family, it's full of easy-to-follow tips on mind-blowing tricks including reading friends' minds, slicing a banana without touching it and making water freeze instantly.

    This book gives budding magicians all the skills they need to wow family and friends when the time comes for them to put on their next magic show. Dynamo even offers advice on showmanship as he showcases some incredible illusions.
  • WDWB 7 years +
    Fiona Danks
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £9.00
    Bestselling authors of Book People favourite, the fantastic Stick Book, Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield are back with another fantastic guide that will encourage children to get outside, make the most of nature, and have an adventure, no matter what the weather.

    72 brilliantly imaginative suggestions for things to do in bad weather - from Rainy Adventures (swimming in the rain) to Getting Creative (making an igloo) and Games (slip and slide or watermelon rugby, anyone?) to Experiments (like rain traps and making boats) and Just Having Fun (if you've never tried rain dancing, now's your chance)! The inspiration is seemingly endless in this imaginative book and the fun to be had certainly is! So get the kids to grab their coats and start embracing those wet, windy and snowy days.
  • SFND 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £8.00
    This is a stargazing guide for budding astronomers and it's full of step-by-step guides to identifying all of the key constellations across the northern hemisphere.

    Making the night sky easier to navigate than ever before, it also provides facts and information on the milky way and various other wonders of the universe.

    It comes with a glow-in-the-dark star finder and will inspire children to add to their new-found knowledge every night when they look up at the stars.
  • BRAI 8 years +
    Jessy Linton
    8 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £6.00
    Stylish and edgy braids, up-dos, twists, knots, and more for long and short hair There's no denying it, braids are back; from 90s icons such as Gwen Stefani and TLC to Aaliyah this retro hairstyle is once again cool. Featuring over 25 intricate hair-braid designs from the classic French plait to the more elaborate halo fishtail or even a Mohican style twist, Braid It! is your guide to the most cutting-edge hairstyles around. Perfect for any occasion, from festivals to weddings, parties or even the office, braids are an easy and stylish way to glam up any outfit. In their step-by-step tutorials, Jessy and Taiba share industry tips and tricks and ways to adorn your hair with accessories like clips, ribbons and jewels as well as other temporary styling tools such as colored hair extensions and glitter. More than just a braid book, Braid It! is a celebration of heritage, youth culture, and Girl Power.
  • Enid Blyton's Jolly Good Food - Hardback - 9781444929805 - Allegra McEvedy
    EBJG 7 years +
    Allegra McEvedy
    7 years +
    • £4.00
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £10.99
    Enid Blyton's stories are full of delicious food and this children's cookbook shows you how to make some meals the Famous Five would be proud of. Of course, there's also lashings of ginger beer!

    With ideas for every meal of the day, this is the perfect introduction for children to make and eat food with their favourite adults. From Famous Five-themed picnics to Malory Towers midnight feasts and party teas with the Folk of the Faraway Tree, these dishes are delicious.

    The 42 recipes in this book have been compiled by popular chef and Junior Bake Off TV judge, Allegra McEvedy.

    Book People and Enid Blyton - A Lifetime of Adventure
  • Creative Scribbles - Paperback - 9781474850322
    CSCR 10 years +
    10 years +
    (1)
    • £2.00
    • RRP £10.00
    • Save £8.00
    Even if you don't think you can draw, you'll find hours of creative fun and mindfulness with Creative Scribbles.

    This book encourages artists of all ages to express their personal style and is full of designs to complete in whatever way you feel suitable.

    It also has hints for things to draw so you will never be stuck for what to do next.
  • Emily's Room: Giant Monogram Art Kit - Other - 5060236480149
    ERGM 8 years +
    8 years +
    (1)
    • £2.00
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £7.99
    Younger children, teens and tweens love to make things their own, using their endless creativity to make their room, belongings, techie items and school books stand out from the crowd. Emily's Room: Giant Monogram Art is perfect for allowing them to accessorise their bedroom and make it look fabulous.

    The innovative kit comes complete with everything they need to add some extra personality to their personal space, using patterns, designs and colours to create an on-trend look for the style-conscious.

    A great creative treat for children aged 7 and above.
  • How to Draw Batman, Superman and Other Dc Super Heroes and Villains - Paperback - 9781782024521 - Aaron Sautter
    DBSO 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £5.00
    Learn how to draw heroes and villains from the DC universe including Superman, Batman, Lex Luthor and the Joker with the help of this super drawing book.

    Alongside the step-by-step instructions to drawing the characters are facts that tell children a bit more about them and their backgrounds. There are even bonus drawing tips and hints on who to draw them facing up against!

    With over 50 full-colour drawing projects to choose from, this super books allows children to have hours of colouring fun.
  • MSMN 10 years +
    10 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £9.00
    Whether you're a novice or expert player, this how-to guide will help you take Minecraft to the max!

    Breaking down every mode of the sandbox game, it reveals the most successful strategies and offers advice on everything from creating your first world to finding food.

    It even includes a history of Minecraft, complete with interviews with its creators.
  • AFTZP 7 years +
    John Pitts
    7 years +
    • £9.89
    • RRP £9.95
    • Save £0.06
    The famous recorder course for 7 - 11 year olds noJohn Pitt's classic three-part introduction to the recorder, now in one handy volume!w in full colour. Your child doesn't need to be able to read music or play a note! Just follow the simple instructions. Holding the recorder Beginning to play Developing skills and techniques Designed for solo playing or with live accompaniment on piano, guitar or using separately available CDs. Recorder from the Beginning: a great introduction to music
  • Sidesplitters Joke Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781447228677
    SPLI 7 years +
    7 years +
    (3)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £39.90
    • Save £29.91
    • Just £1.00 per book
    A must-have for any budding stand-up comedian - a brilliant collection of 10 joke books that is sure to have children giggling away.

    From animals and school to spooks and sport, there is a wide variety of subjects covered and the books are ideal for those who wouldn't normally pick up a book.

    Sure to provide reading practice and great for building confidence, you'll be hearing these jokes over and over again as your children retell them with delight!
  • AHTMF 7 years +
    John Thompson
    7 years +
    • £4.49
    • RRP £4.99
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    Designed to present the easiest possible approach to piano playing, complete with an amusing family of characters and illustrations to help emphasise the information being taught, John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course (Book One) makes practising and learning piano so much fun!

    Part one is devoted to developing fluency in reading by note, the biggest hurdle for most young children, and contains its own writing exercises, sight reading drills, review work and technical studies.
  • APMZA 7 years +
    Anthony Marks
    7 years +
    • £4.79
    • RRP £5.99
    • Save £1.20
    This lively book will help young guitarists develop their skills in all aspects of classical guitar technique with over 40 simple tunes to play. The pieces are in single-line format and include well-known and less familiar tunes in first and second positions as well as some simple two-part pieces.
  • AXAVO 9 years +
    Clive Gifford
    9 years +
    • £7.19
    • RRP £8.99
    • Save £1.80
    Whether you are taking part or just watching, football is an exciting and dramatic sport. Discover everything you need to know about it from training to playing. Brilliant step-by-step photography will help you perfect your technique, while profiles and stats tell you more about the world's greatest players.
  • AXAVP 9 years +
    Chris Oxlade
    9 years +
    • £7.19
    • RRP £8.99
    • Save £1.80
    Looking to take up a new sport? Or just thinking about ways to keep fit and healthy? This book is a great introduction to all the important cricket skills you'll need. Full of skills tips and photos showing key techniques, you'll discover everything - from training to competing - while also finding out something about cricket stars of the past and present.
  • AYYOX 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £7.19
    • RRP £8.99
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    If you're mad about dance, this book will help you make the most of your favourite hobby. Find out how to perfect your skills, whether you're dancing salsa, ballroom, tap or bhangra, and expand your abilities into taking part in dance shows and competitions.
  • BGUCH 9 years +
    Paul Mason
    9 years +
    • £7.19
    • RRP £8.99
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    Looking to take up a new sport? Or just thinking about ways to keep fit and healthy? This book is a great introduction to all the important gymnastics skills you'll need. Full of skills tips and photos showing key techniques, you'll discover everything - from training to competing - while also finding out something about gymnastics stars of the past and present.Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.The series Sports Skills covers rules, equipment, famous competitors and major competitions through specially commissioned, step-by-step photography that clearly shows skills and techniques needed for a sport.
  • BGUCN 9 years +
    Clive Gifford
    9 years +
    • £7.19
    • RRP £8.99
    • Save £1.80
    Looking to take up a new sport? Or just thinking about ways to keep fit and healthy? This book is a great introduction to all the important tennis skills you'll need. Full of skills tips and photos showing key techniques, you'll discover everything - from training to competing - while also finding out something about tennis stars of the past and present. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.The series Sports Skills covers rules, equipment, famous competitors and major competitions through specially commissioned, step-by-step photography that clearly shows skills and techniques needed for a sport.
  • APYTD 9 years +
    Chris Martin
    9 years +
    • £12.99
    Big Brands offers you the chance to delve deep into the amazing stories behind the world's most iconic businesses - how they began, their successes and failures, and their impact on the global market. The series examines the human aspect of each brand - its consumers, brand developers, designers and others who work on it. Big Brands: Minecraft looks at the development of the global phenomenon that is Minecraft, and at the story of Mojang, the company behind it. It explains Mojang's business plan and marketing strategy, and how it presents itself to consumers through logos and advertising campaigns. How Minecraft became the most popular game in the world is also looked at, as is Mojang's multi-billion dollar sale to Microsoft. 'Business Studies' features explain some key industry terms such as management and sponsorship, while 'Building the Brand' features explore the marketing of the brand, from the development of the logo to the huge impact of social media. 'Brains Behind the Brand' features focus on key people who've worked for Mojang such as Markus 'Notch' Persson, the game developer and former majority shareholder. Mojang is just one iconic company in the global marketplace. If you enjoyed this title, why not read about Amazon, McDonalds or Samsung, in other titles in the series?
  • BGUCO 9 years +
    Clive Gifford
    9 years +
    • £7.19
    • RRP £8.99
    • Save £1.80
    Whether you are taking part or just watching, rugby is an exciting and dramatic sport. Discover everything you need to know about it from training to playing. Brilliant step-by-step photography will help you perfect your technique, while profiles and stats tell you more about the world's greatest players. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.The series Sports Skills covers rules, equipment, famous competitors and major competitions through specially commissioned, step-by-step photography that clearly shows skills and techniques needed for a sport.
  • AHWUT 8 years +
    Terry Deary
    8 years +
    (1)
    • £5.89
    • RRP £5.99
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    In THE BIG FAT FATHER CHRISTMAS JOKE BOOK Horrible Histories author, Terry Deary, brings you two hilarious books in one \- Father Christmas' Joke Book and The Great Father Christmas Robbery \- full of rib-tickling fun for the festive season. This brilliant bind-up is sure to keep you laughing right through to the New Year and beyond.
  • APHSZ 9 years +
    Good Wives and Warriors
    9 years +
    • £5.59
    • RRP £6.99
    • Save £1.40
    An enticing, extraordinarily intricate and beautiful colouring book filled with highly detailed line artwork that allows the magical fantasy of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to be brought to be life in an entirely unique way. Pictures include iconic scenes from Wonderland and its array of extraordinary characters - the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and the Queen of Hearts to name but a few - threaded with delicate patterns all clearly outlined in pen and ink, making ideal spreads to colour. Pivotal moments from the story of Alice are scattered throughout for inspiration, and there are spaces left within some of the compositions for individual design and embellishment. This highly original, exquisite colouring book for older children and adults alike is in a handy-sized square format, a perfect size to carry around in your handbag, schoolbag with a tin of crayons you'll be ready to colour and relax wherever and whenever the moment takes you.
  • BHAXQ 8 years +
    National Geographic Kids
    8 years +
    • £16.00
    • RRP £20.00
    • Save £4.00
    This bulging compendium is loaded with jaw-dropping, eye-popping, brain-bending facts and bright, bold photography. Based on the popular National Geographic Weird but True! Series, this new annual pairs the planet's quirkiest, wackiest facts with the coolest and strangest true stories. Ranging from geographical curiosity to animal wonders, gross inventions to weird food, the Weird but True! Annual 2018 sparks children's natural curiosity about the world around them. Features include: * Facts and stories about geography, biology, the animal kingdom, social sciences, human achievement and innovation (Did you know the world's biggest passenger jet weighs as much as 100 hippos?) * Infographics and fact files * Bright, bold photography and illustration * A fact-finding index
  • BIBEE 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £6.39
    • RRP £7.99
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    From the UK's number 1 footy magazine, the very best footy annual is back! Crammed full with fun football trivia, quizzes, games, puzzles, top 10s, cartoons and more, this is the only annual fans of the beautiful game will need. Featuring Gary and all of the MOTD presenters, Paz, Bez, and the planet's top teams and players, Match of the Day Annual 2017 is the best around - it will be on the top of your Christmas list!