Children's Books

Children’s Activity Books

  • PAPF 7 years +
    Usborne
    7 years +
    (7)
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Usborne 200 Paper Planes to Fold and Fly is an exciting book with 200 tear-out sheets that can be folded to make a variety of amazing paper planes.

    Origami fans and kids who love anything that flies will adore getting stuck into this brilliant book. Each paper model has been decorated with its own vivid and imaginative design and there are clear diagrams and instructions on how to fold and throw the planes too!

    This appealing book has been carefully designed with all of Usborne's trademark skill and craftsmanship.
  • Creative Scribbles - Paperback - 9781474850322
    CSCR 10 years +
    10 years +
    (1)
    • £2.00
    • RRP £10.00
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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.
  • MSMN 10 years +
    10 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    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.
  • SWLJ 12 years +
    12 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £15.99
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    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.

    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.
  • AFTZP 7 years +
    John Pitts
    7 years +
    • £9.89
    • RRP £9.95
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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
    • 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
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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.
  • ALTBW 11 years +
    David Whale
    11 years +
    • £14.29
    • RRP £14.99
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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 +
    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
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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
    • RRP £17.97
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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.
  • The Official Candy Crush Saga Top Tips Guide - Hardback - 9780751564525
    OFCC 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £2.00
    • 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.
  • How to Play the Recorder - Hardback - 9780241196175 - DK
    HTPR 7 years +
    DK
    7 years +
    • £2.50
    • RRP £7.99
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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!
  • APGIS 7 years +
    Anna Milbourne
    7 years +
    • £20.00
    • RRP £25.00
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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.
  • AAMIL 9 years +
    Spike Milligan
    9 years +
    • £16.09
    • RRP £18.99
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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
    • RRP £12.99
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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
  • AOLMH 7 years +
    Struan Reid
    7 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    A unique way of finding out about the images, motifs and colours typical of Celtic art. Designs are taken from stone carvings, pottery and jewellery and include the intricate knotwork patterns for which the Celts were famous.
  • AAHHD 7 years +
    Katie Daynes
    7 years +
    (5)
    • £7.99
    • RRP £9.99
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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
    • RRP £8.99
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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
    • 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.
  • BGWZQ 10 years +
    Mari Bolte
    10 years +
    • £7.19
    • RRP £8.99
    • Save £1.80
    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
    • Save £1.80
    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
    • Save £1.80
    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.