Children's Activities

Children’s Annuals & Guides

  • 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.
  • My LEGO World - 25 Books - Collection - 9780241329788
    MYLW 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £29.99
    • RRP £124.75
    • Save £94.76
    • Just £1.20 per book
    Build up your knowledge of LEGO with this incredible 25-book collection packed with fun facts about Minifigures and inspirational ideas for builds.

    With book titles ranging from Build a Bridge and Other Great LEGO Ideas to Create a Town and Other Great LEGO Ideas, these books have everything you need to help your children (and you!) on your way to becoming LEGO master builders.

    There are also books dedicated to the most popular Minifigures of all time and one is bursting with inspiration for making a LEGO mosaic. You can also learn how to build a haunted house and there are tips for putting on your own brick-tacular magic show!
    Format: paperback
  • SWAV 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £17.99
    • Save £12.00
    It's not long until The Last Jedi arrives in cinemas and this book will tell young fans everything they need to know about the Star Wars universe as they eagerly anticipate what's in store for Rey, Finn and Luke Skywalker...

    From why Kylo Ren talks to a helmet to the type of trooper that guards a tropical beach, this book is bursting with fun trivia about the famous characters and locations. It's also bursting with incredible photography.

    Including a sneak peek at the new film and material from all those that have been released so far, this book also has strange-but-true and 'Did you know?' facts scattered throughout. It even offers behind-the-scenes glimpses at the making of the movies.
  • 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.
  • DYNM 9 years +
    Dynamo
    9 years +
    • £5.99
    • 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.
  • ARSL 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £8.99
    • Save £5.00
    Arsenal are one of the world's most popular football clubs. Managed by Arsene Wenger for many, many years, they continue to wow the legions of fans at the Emirates with their attacking swagger and goalscoring prowess.

    This brilliant annual is packed with facts, stats, photographs and activities inspired by the famous team. It's a brilliant gift for any Gunners fan!

    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual!
  • TSAN 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £4.00
    Everybody's favourite dysfunctional family has been entertaining the world for 28 series now and show no signs of slowing down soon... The Simpsons Annual 2018 is full of comic book adventures starring Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie and the other unforgettable characters from Springfield.

    The comic-strip stories in this annual are packed with fun and adventure and will delight Simpsons fans of all ages. Bart takes to the high seas after a prank doesn't work out quite how he hoped; Bart and Ralph are the stars of an unlikely buddy cop adventure; and Professor Frank manages to create the perfect robot prankster!

    There's even a short which finds Marge and Maggie embarking on a shopping spree. Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual and who better to share it with than The Simpsons?
  • YKWG 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £5.99
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    Children will love to discover all the secrets of Yo-Kai Watch with this official guide.

    Starting life as a Nintendo 3DS video game, Yo-Kai Watch follows the fortunes of Nate Adams as he decides to head deeper into the words than any of his friends in an attempt to show he's most definitely not average. When he gets there, he finds something strange. It's something that will change his life forever...

    Bursting with facts, stats and images of the Yo-Kai characters, this hardback guide is sure to be treasured.
  • Minecrafter Hacks Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781408872093 - Megan Miller
    MHCK 7 years +
    Megan Miller
    7 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £20.97
    • Save £14.98
    • Just £2.00 per book
    You can't escape from Minecraft! And now your children can become masters of the sandbox game (PC version only) with these three guides that reveal the secrets, hints and tips that no other books do...

    Hacks for Minecrafters contains expert advice on mining, farming, magic and so much more, all accompanied by full-colour screenshots so the Minecraft player knows exactly what they have to do on their PC game.

    The Combat Edition prepares players for fighting enemies including cave spiders, creepers and zombie pigmen with expert tips, cheats and hacks, while Hacks for Minecrafters: Master Builder will show players how to build cool stuff including an underwater house, a pirate ship and a fortified castle!

    Please note these books apply to the PC versions of the Minecraft game only.
  • 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.
  • MFCH 7 years +
    Jessica E. Prescott
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £6.00
    Anyone can play chess; it's easy when you know how to. With My First Chess Book, little ones aged 7 and above (and even adults who are looking for a light and accessible intro to the world's most popular board game) can learn to master the techniques, become a chess master and even give the adults a run for their money.

    Unlike many children's chess guides, My First Chess Book isn't just a textbook covering the rules of the game, it is a fun-filled book packed with 35 activities to help them improve their skills using terminology and concepts that young minds can relate to.

    From Pawn Football (pawns line up at their starting rank and race to the other side) to the Queen Dance (make a checkmate using only a queen and king), each of the activities have clear, colourful artworks so you can see exactly where pieces should be on the chess board. There are also helpful hints and tips featured throughout as well!
  • CISA 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £11.00
    Published in conjunction with the National Gallery, this comprehensive guide will introduce young readers to the beauty of art.

    Endlessly fascinating, it covers the world's most famous paintings and focuses on the National Gallery's very own collection. There's even a free app for devices that allows children to create their very own virtual gallery at home.
  • LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780241287019
    LGDC 7 years +
    7 years +
    (6)
    • £14.99
    • RRP £69.90
    • Save £54.91
    • Just £1.50 per book
    Including an exclusive Minifigure of Batman, this 10-book collection gives young superhero fans the chance to learn more about Batman, Superman and many more of the heroes and villains from the DC Comics universe.

    Full of facts about the characters and their battles, it will tell you who their friends and foes are and focuses on some of the best builds you can make inspired by them.

    Format: Hardback
  • ABSW 5 years +
    Elizabeth Dowsett
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £5.00
    Including a life-size poster of BB-8 and plenty of fun fold-out pages, this encyclopedia will tell children everything they could ever want to know about the iconic characters and spaceships from a galaxy far, far away.

    With The Force Awakens bringing the Star Wars saga to a whole new audience and excitement building for the release of Rogue One, this is the perfect book for your little Jedi. It gives brief overviews in simple sentences of what each character is like and points out some of their defining features.

    There are also fun questions scattered throughout the book which will help children test their knowledge of the Star Wars universe.
  • HLLO 5 years +
    Jonathan Litton
    5 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £8.00
    Children (and you!) will love learning how to greet people with this gorgeous and interactive atlas of hellos.

    With one basic premise - encouraging children to say 'hi' throughout the world - this book celebrates the joys of language and introduces children and young readers to multiple nations. There are also facts to pore over and tabs to lift that reveal the correct pronunciation for each welcome.

    From how to say 'hi' in hieroglyphics to saying 'hao' in Native American hand talk, Hello World is a beautiful book that opens up a world of exploration and greetings.
  • MVEY 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £17.99
    • Save £12.00
    The Hulk features on the tactile cover of this Marvel book full of incredible trivia, facts and artwork.

    Covering heroes, villains and those characters that flit in-between, it includes bizarre-but-true tales, quirky insights into characters including the Avengers, Spider-Man and Daredevil and so much more.

    From why there are three different colours of Hulk (green, grey and red in case you were asking) to a look at the time that a frog gained Thor's powers, many of these revelations are astounding - and will delight anyone who loves Marvel, no matter what their age.
  • GWDH 7 years +
    Stella Caldwell
    7 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £16.99
    • Save £10.00
    Presented in a scrumdiddlyumptious scrapbook style, The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl provides Dahl fans with many tremendous things and wonderful surprises.

    Inspired by his magical storytelling and especially published to coincide with the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations, the book first shows the reader the writing hut in which Dahl created his crazy worlds and then invites them to step into each one - there are letters and newspaper cuttings about a giant peach; an insight into what hides inside a Twits-style beard; and a spotter's guide to the man-eating giants of Giant Country from The BFG.

    With plenty of Quentin Blake's iconic artwork on display and flaps to lift and guides inserted in the pages, this is a book that will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about visiting Roald Dahl's phizz-whizzing worlds.
  • SWCF 6 years +
    6 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £7.00
    Young Jedi and Master Builders can discover the full story of the LEGO Star Wars galaxy with this brilliant book.

    Covering the saga in detail, including The Force Awakens, the encyclopedia covers the heroes and villains from across the universe and explains all about the triumphs and tragedies they have lived through.

    From the heroic exploits of the Jedi and the Resistance and their key members (and droids!) to the evil plans of the Sith and the Dark Side, the book has pictures of so many famous Minifigures including Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Darth Vader, Kylo Ren and BB-8.

    The book also comes with an exclusive Minifigure to add to your out-of-this-world collection!
  • HTPR 7 years +
    DK
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £4.00
    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!
  • NSHD 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £10.00
    Learn how to draw your favourite Jacqueline Wilson characters from the man who knows best, beloved illustrator Nick Sharratt.

    In this book, Nick offers tips and step-by-step guidance on how to draw the likes of Tracy Beaker, Hetty Feather and many more famous characters in his brilliantly distinctive style.

    Full of step-by-step instructions and adorned with Nick's trademark illustrations, this book will make a great present for budding artists and young fans of Nick's illustrations from Jacqueline Wilson's books.
  • OFCC 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £7.00
    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.
  • AYEAD 7 years +
    Tyler Omoth
    7 years +
    • £10.39
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £2.60
    Feeling tech-savvy? Get ready to bust boredom with technology! You can learn how to put together a digital photo album, create a blog, produce a stop-motion movie and much more. With clear instructions and helpful photos, busting boredom with technology has never been more fun.
  • AYEAA 7 years +
    Mary Boone
    7 years +
    • £10.39
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £2.60
    Feeling imaginative? Get ready to bust boredom with art projects! You can learn how to make a survival bracelet, create a garden stepping stone, put together a tin can clock and much more. With clear instructions and helpful photos, Busting Boredom with Art Projects has never been more fun.
  • AYETJ 7 years +
    Jennifer Swanson
    7 years +
    • £10.39
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £2.60
    Feeling inventive? Get ready to bust boredom with simple experiments! You can learn how to create lightning bolts, build a catapult and much more. With clear instructions and helpful photos, Busting Boredom with Experiments has never been more fun.