Children's Books

Children’s Activity Books

  • CSCR 10 years +
    10 years +
    (1)
    • £2.99
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    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.
  • TNMB 9 years +
    Anna Weltman
    9 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    An awesome activity book that cleverly combines maths and art, This Is Not a Maths Book is packed full of simple activity lessons for engaging maths-shy children aged 9 and above.

    With each page featuring a fun drawing activity (with a mathematical basis) alongside incredible maths facts and more, they will soon be making beautiful designs - including Celtic knots and fractal and anamorphic art - to share with friends and family whilst learning (shh, don't tell them!) about the wonders of geometry.

    An innovative book that is as entertaining as it is educational!
  • AFTZP 7 years +
    John Pitts
    7 years +
    • £7.96
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    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
  • AHTMF 7 years +
    John Thompson
    7 years +
    • £4.49
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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
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    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.
  • AHWUT 8 years +
    Terry Deary
    8 years +
    (1)
    • £5.89
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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.
  • MTAE 10 years +
    10 years +
    (1)
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    You've seen the films and read the comics, now read about over 250 Avengers characters and their adventures in this superhero-filled encyclopedia.

    The most comprehensive volume of the team, it looks at how they evolved over the years and focuses on all the popular core members - Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Hulk. It also looks at their allies and foes, as well as their special powers.

    20 of the most important plots are profiled and the comic book artwork is simply Marvel-lous. A must-have gift for all fans.
  • APHSZ 9 years +
    Good Wives and Warriors
    9 years +
    • £5.59
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    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.
  • Junk Craft Activity Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780957156630
    JUNC 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £3.99
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    • Just £1.33 per book
    The Junkcraft Collection features three books that will show children aged 7 and over how to build five spaceships, five racing cars and five aircraft out of household junk!

    With simple step-by-step instructions, all the things children need can be collected from around the home. Once all the parts have been found, the cool vehicles can be built and painted so they are ready for action!

    Each book also comes with a bonus set of stickers and fascinating facts.

    Some adult supervision may be required.
  • OFCC 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    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.

    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 +
    Anna Milbourne
    7 years +
    • £20.00
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    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.
  • HTPR 7 years +
    DK
    7 years +
    • £3.99
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    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.

    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!
  • ADSLJ 8 years +
    Ben Harper
    8 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    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
  • AAMIL 9 years +
    Spike Milligan
    9 years +
    • £16.09
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    Spike Milligan's publishing career began over forty years ago when Silly Verse for Kids was published in 1959. His poems were inspired by listening to his own children, and subsequently his grandchildren, and marvelling at the way they could invent new words or incorporate sound effects into their everyday language. Spike did not regard children as small adults, but as entirely different species who lived in a secret, magical world that very few adults understood. For decades he delved into this world, delighting children - and adults - of all ages with his poems and stories. Illustrated throughout with Spike's own drawings and specially commissioned artworks, this is an ideal read-alone or read-aloud book for Spike fans of all ages, featuring: Silly Verse for Kids (1959), The Bald Twit Lion (1968), A Book of Milliganimals (1968), Unspun Socks from a Chicken's Laundry (1968), Sir Nobonk and the Terrible, Awful, Dreadful, Nasty Dragon (1982), and Startling Verse for All the Family (1987).
  • AEASN 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £10.39
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    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.
  • AQEQE 8 years +
    Jean Potter
    8 years +
    • £9.59
    • RRP £11.99
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    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
  • AAHHD 7 years +
    Katie Daynes
    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!

  • AFATU 7 years +
    7 years +
    (3)
    • £7.19
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    Aspiring young writers will love this fun activity book full of hints, tips and handy tasks for writing breath-taking stories. The first half of the book is full of writing tips, techniques and methods to make every story a masterpiece, with helpful activities on coming up with ideas, writing from different points of view and creating characters, settings and story lines. The second half of the book is full of story themes to write about, from murder mysteries to tales from outer space. With lots of lined space to fill, each activity comes with suggestions for characters, settings and objects to write into the story as well as questions to prompt the imagination.
  • BGWZS 10 years +
    Mari Bolte
    10 years +
    • £7.19
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    This is more than a book of craft projects--this is a book of inspiration! Instructions for finished projects print hand-in-hand with open-ended ideas that kids can use to make each craft fully customizable. With a focus on using up odds-and-ends, project uses easy-to-find supplies, and will be a great at-home tool or a staple for the librarian's maker space.
  • BGWZQ 10 years +
    Mari Bolte
    10 years +
    • £7.19
    • RRP £8.99
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    This is more than a book of craft projects--this is a book of inspiration! Instructions for finished projects print hand-in-hand with open-ended ideas that kids can use to make each craft fully customizable. With a focus on making projects that kids will want to create and keep, each activity uses easy-to-find supplies, and will be a great at-home tool or a staple for the librarian's maker space.
  • BGWZR 10 years +
    Mari Bolte
    10 years +
    • £7.19
    • RRP £8.99
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    This is more than a book of craft projects--this is a book of inspiration! Instructions for finished projects print hand-in-hand with open-ended ideas that kids can use to make each craft fully customizable. With a focus on making gifts to give, each activity uses easy-to-find supplies, and will be a great at-home tool or a staple for the librarian's maker space.
  • BGWZT 10 years +
    Mari Bolte
    10 years +
    • £7.19
    • RRP £8.99
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    This is more than a book of craft projects--this is a book of inspiration! Instructions for finished projects print hand-in-hand with open-ended ideas that kids can use to make each craft fully customizable. With a focus on using up odds-and-ends, project uses easy-to-find supplies, and will be a great at-home tool or a staple for the librarian's maker space.
  • AGSLA 7 years +
    Fiona MacDonald
    7 years +
    • £6.39
    • RRP £7.99
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    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.
  • ABQUX 8 years +
    Terry Deary
    8 years +
    • £6.39
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    What do you say if someone calls you mundungus, hackum or Jabbernowl?! Kids will love learning all about some really wicked words! In Horrible Histories: Wicked Words, Terry Deary runs riot through the history of the English language. Words have have never been so horrible! Complete with Philip Reeve's hilarious illustrations, this is a book that will appeal to reluctant readers and any child with an interest in history!