Children’s Activity Books
FOAC 7 years +7 years +
Encourage children to put down their devices and embrace the great outdoors by following the fun-filled activities in this inspiring book. There are over a hundred to try out!
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From making leaf art bunting to dream catchers and toy rafts, there are so many activities to enjoy. There are also more fitness-based activities including beach hopscotch, animal tracking and developing hunter-gathering skills.
As well as improving children's health and fitness levels, this book can help them get closer to nature and enjoy all aspects of the great outdoors. There are fun activities including making a wormery and bug attractor and reference pictures to help identify plants, flowers and wildlife.
GEMM 7 years +7 years +
George Kranky, the star of Roald Dahl's George's Marvellous Medicine, will inspire your young scientists with this interactive activity book. It's packed with hands-on projects that use everyday household objects ? from making slime to building a volcano.
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From marvellously messy experiments including making a putty farm to crazy food and making rainbow rain, these are fun experiments and there is also ample space to write notes and findings towards the end of the book.
Adult supervision required.
NSMS 9 years +9 years +
As we all eagerly await the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald film later this year, it's the perfect time to head back to 1926 New York and discover all the secrets of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
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Starring Eddie Redmayne as magizoologist Newt Scamander, this addition to J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World (set a whole 70 years before Harry Potter entered through the doors of Hogwarts) proved to be a magical success at the box office and this book offers behind-the-scenes looks at the characters, creatures and sets.
Presented in a scrapbook style, it's filled with pull-out items including newspapers, posters and character cards. It's also full of amazing images from the film and behind-the-scenes pictures.
CSCR 10 years +10 years +
Even if you don't think you can draw, you'll find hours of creative fun and mindfulness with Creative Scribbles.
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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.
AFTZP 7 years +7 years +
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
- RRP £9.95
AHTMF 7 years +7 years +
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!
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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.
SWLJ 12 years +12 years +
Everyone is so excited to discover just what happens when Rey meets Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi and this visual dictionary will tell you everything you need to know about the latest instalment from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
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Packed with information from Star Wars scribe Pablo Hidalgo, this hardback book focuses on the characters, creatures, droids, locations and technology from the film. It's also packed with out-of-this-world photographs and images.
Featuring the likes of Kylo Ren, BB-8 and Porgs (the new fan favourites), this is a must-have for Jedi of all ages.
ALTBW 11 years +11 years +
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Here's your ticket to a world of adventures with Minecraft and programming.
Learn how to extend Minecraft and create a new gaming experience, by exploring the magical world of Minecraft programming. Adventures in Minecraft, like other books in the highly successful Adventures series, is written especially for 11- to 15-year-olds. With this book you will learn new programming skills while having fun with Minecraft!
Minecraft programming experts David Whale and Martin O'Hanlon walk you step-by-step through everything you need to know to: * Get started writing Minecraft programs in Python on your PC, Mac, or Raspberry Pi * Build houses and other structures in the blink of an eye, and make a 3D duplicating machine * Write interactive games like a field that charges you rent, and a treasure hunt using magic vanishing bridges * Build custom game control panels using simple electronic circuits * Easily build huge 2D and 3D structures such as spheres and pyramids * Build intelligent objects like a massive Minecraft clock, and program an alien invasion * Plan and write a complete interactive arena game
Using the programming skills you learn from this book, writing Minecraft programs offers endless possibilities to create anything you can imagine.
To make your journey that much easier, the Adventures in Minecraft companion website supplies you with a video for each adventure in the book, downloadable code files, helpful programming reference tables, a bonus adventure, and badges to collect for your Minecraft accomplishments.
By day, David Whale and Martin O'Hanlon are software engineers who design computer products. By night, they play Minecraft and develop exciting new programs that interact with the Minecraft world. They both work regularly with young people in schools, computing clubs and at community events, giving talks about Minecraft programming and running programming workshops.
AHWUT 8 years +8 years +
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.
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APVET 7 years +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!
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APHSZ 9 years +9 years +
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.
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AMBVJ 7 years +7 years +
Make science fun with 101 amazing step-by-step science experiments for kids that are safe and easy to do at home. Be the next Albert Einstein with these cool science experiments for kids and discover how to bend light, weigh air and even make a rainbow! 101 Great Science Experiments is bursting with fun experiments for you to try out at home revealing the secrets of science through practical and exciting projects. Find out how to use everyday objects to discover the principles of science. With 101 science experiments for kids inside covering topics such as colour, magnets, senses, electricity and much more you'll be discovering the laws of science before your eyes. See sound, build a buzzer and even make an underwater volcano! Each science project is explained simply and clearly plus specially commissioned photography shows how each project should look making the experiments clear and easy-to-follow for kids.
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OFCC 11 years +11 years +
For anyone that has jumped for joy after clearing that tricky level, battled the bothersome Chocolate or finally created a Colour Bomb, this official Candy Crush guide is full of tips to help fans crack the game's most challenging levels.
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From mastering the mechanics of Candy Crush to an in-depth insight into the Candy Kingdom and Dreamworld, this deliciously comprehensive guide covers game modes, levels and obstacles, providing Candy Crushers with the knowledge and skills they need to master the popular game.
APGIS 7 years +7 years +
Build a historically accurate Victorian doll's house, complete with furniture, home accessories and a family of dolls. Press out the sturdy, foamboard pieces, slot together following the simple instructions and you're ready to play. Includes book about life in a grand Victorian house, providing an insight into the social history of the period.
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HTPR 7 years +7 years +
How to Play the Recorder is a guide from the experts at DK that will help any child learn how they can play the recorder.
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With its gorgeous, colourful design and step-by-step instructions, the book covers the basics of music and then moves through to more challenging music and even shows children how they can play duets on this most popular of first instruments.
Notes are clearly introduced at the most appropriate stages and there are also musical pieces that progress in difficulty as the book progresses. Extra hints and tips are featured throughout the chapters, too, making this an ideal companion to recorder lessons at schools!
AAKAA 7 years +7 years +
Making Paper Airplanes doesn't feel like science. And it's not quite art. Near as we can figure, it's magic. Paper Airplanes fly because of good, old reliable physics. And it takes a sharp eye and a clean fold to make them right. But launching a regular old piece of paper into the sky so that it soars, loops and glides - thats pure magic. We present here a complete guide to folding aerobatic amazements. The ten airplanes in this book are the best we've ever seen: easy to make, forgiving of mistakes, attractive and flight-ready under all kinds of conditions. Clear instructions and step-by-step illustrations make even the most impressive plane kids do-able, while trimming and tweaking tips give basic principles of flight instant real-world relevance. This big book comes complete with 40 sheets of flight-tested, ready-to-fold paper, printed on both sides in a variety of 20 colourful patterns, including leopard print, wood grain, hot rod flames and lose-it-on-the-lawn grass. It's everything you need to rule the skies.
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ADSLJ 8 years +8 years +
Taking you where no paper airplane book has gone before - the Galactic Empire. This is the only book of its kind that enables Jedi knights to follow their dreams of replicating Star Wars spacecrfts that actually fly! Knights of all ages can transform the pre-printed papers into 6 high-performance fighters including Darth Vader's TIE Fighter, Millennium Falcon, and Naboo Starfighter. Aerodynamic experts helped engineer these flyers for ease of folding and fantastic flight
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AOLPL 7 years +7 years +
Learn the basics of the ancient Japanese art of origami - creating objects from a single sheet of folded paper. This tear-out pad contains 100 sheets of patterned paper, and a gatefold cover features instructions on how to make four different designs - swans, butterflies, trees and boats.
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AAHHD 7 years +7 years +
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This clever interactive book will fascinate fans of non-fiction and any youngsters who are keen on castles. With over fifty flaps to lift, stunning illustrations and lots of bite-sized chunks of information detailing what went on within the castle walls, this Usborne See Inside Castles is a well-written and entertaining history book with a difference!
AQEQE 8 years +8 years +
Make lightning in your room! Keep paper dry under water! Lose weight by going upstairs! See colors that aren't there! Experience the magic of science with these quick, easy experiments and activities from Jean Potter. You can complete each activity in ten fun-filled minutes or less. Clear, step-by-step instructions and illustrations help you get it right every time. The projects help you learn about everything from why eggs aren't round to how submarines surface and submerge. You will find most of the required materials already in your home, backyard, or neighborhood, and you can perform the experiments practically anywhere. The 108 activities in this book cover twelve different subject areas, including air, animals, energy, gravity, magnetism, light, the human body, and much more. You'll make a rainbow right on your floor, pop a balloon with a magnifying glass, make a coffee can roll back to you after you've pushed it away, and bend water as it streams from your faucet--all with the help of a leading educator. Children Ages 8-12
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