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  • HFKD
    Debbie Shore
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    Book People favourite and all-round sewing guru Debbie Shore presents her most fun creations yet in Half Yard Kids.

    She provides step-by-step instructions for 20 projects that are colourful and inventive and certain to delight children of all ages. Among the projects are a fold-away easel for budding artists, a magnetic fishing game for kids who love nature and a colourful backpack for young explorers. There are even seasonal items like spooky Halloween bunting.

    With guidance including advice on tools and techniques for beginners and handy tips scattered throughout, the book's designs will also delight experienced sewers.
  • ARPT
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    If you've always dreamed of painting or if you just want to hone your creative skills further, Artist's Painting Techniques is a book that will help you explore art with watercolours, oils and acrylics.

    A book that encourages you to discover your own style and grow as an artist, it starts with the basics of painting such as developing your observational skills and learning how to draw and then gradually progresses to working with the different types of paint.

    It will explain everything you need to know about tone, colour, pattern, brushwork and composition and build your confidence. It also has inspiring advice from practising artists and will take you through a range of projects that will hone your skills, step by step.
  • LNBT
    Christopher Winn
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    London's Tube system is the world's first ever underground transport system. With over 250 miles of track and 270 stations, it's an attraction in itself. This book showcases some of the hidden delights you can find on each line.

    The tube can take you wherever you want to go in the ever-fascinating city of London and this book inspires you to venture a little further afield to discover even more surprises.

    With over 600 square miles to explore, the book highlights some of the iconic sights, historic buildings, marvellous museums and vibrant markets you'll find just a short walk from some of the famous stations.
  • KBWM
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    Haynes' Manuals are renowned for answering every question people could have about an incredible vehicle - but how about if that vehicle was the Klingon Empire from Star Trek's formidable Bird of Prey starship?

    Featuring cutaway drawings, technical illustrations and photographs alongside details of the technology used on board the ship, every snippet of information in this book comes direct from seasoned Star Trek writers and is guaranteed to be correct.

    A must-have for any Klingon commander!
  • MCSW
    Laura Strutt
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    Following on from Modern Granny Square Crochet and more, Laura Strutt reveals how a shawl, wrap or throw can liven up any wardrobe or home.

    From the comforting and cosy to the stylish and delicate, the book has 35 patterns for you to try out, from a simple, slip-on crochet wrap to a large, open-work shawl complete with tassels.

    Featuring everything from elegant shawls to capelets for chilly days, the book shows how you can use Granny hexagons and stars to make rectangular wraps and throws, while using triangle stitch and puff stitch to add texture and weight. It will even show you how to master the 'stash-buster' pattern and use up your leftover yarns.
  • CRCT
    Cindy Wilde
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    From mixing colours to advice on how to use crosshatching and contours, this guide has all the advice you need to make the most of your colouring books.

    Designed to teach creative new techniques, the easy-to-follow guide is neatly divided into sections and is full of tips and swatches. It also contains beautiful pictures just waiting to be coloured in.
  • KNKT
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    Find the purr-fect knitted toy for your cat in this incredible book.

    Featuring 25 patterns that will entertain and delight your feline friends, the projects are suitable for all abilities of knitters and range from classics including mice, fish and birds to crazier ideas including a doughnut, a mushroom and a leaping lizard.

    Designed to bring out their kitten-esque playful nature, these toys are ones any cat will want to get their paws on.
    Please note all these projects are knitted on three needles
  • SXTY
    Muir Gray
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    Your 60s are often seen as the 'turning point' decade. They can be used to take stock and make simple lifestyle and attitude changes that can have a hugely positive impact later on.

    Sod Sixty! is a fun and friendly guide to help you navigate your way through this important decade. It has a very personal approach and will show you how to get fitter, eat healthier and juggle looking after yourself with the responsibilities of family, friends and work.

    It is packed with achievable, practical and realistic strategies to help you improve your health and well-being.
  • SIEW
    Anita Bean
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    Based on the principles of the Mediterranean diet and backed up by the latest scientific research, Sod It! Eat Well is a book that will give you all the help and knowledge you need when it comes to making the right food choices in your 60s, 70s and beyond.

    Not a dieting plan, the book will help you make subtle changes to your eating habits and then have all the details you need to make informed, healthy food decisions. It will also provide answers to today's puzzling food questions including 'are eggs good for me?' and 'is sugar really that bad?

    An illustrated book, the personal, nutritional advice is complemented by easy-to-follow recipes for every meal of the day.
  • SWBL
    Debbie Shore
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    The latest book from Book People favourite Debbie Shore will show you how to sew 12 stylish bags in all shapes and sizes. Once you've mastered these projects, you can pick and choose from the styles and techniques to make your own bespoke creations.

    Debbie provides easy-to-follow instructions and the book features step-by-step photography alongside accessible instructions for the techniques. All the projects can be made using a basic sewing machine and all the accessories you need are featured in the Design Toolkit.

    Among the bags Debbie will show you how to make are beach bags, office bags, shopper bags, rucksacks and so much more.
  • BPBT
    Lonely Planet
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    This book from Lonely Planet features 365 of the most amazing experiences on Earth - and the perfect day on which to see or do them.

    From watching wolves in Yellowstone (31 January) to kayaking with killer whales in Canada (21 August) and joining the 300 Club (16 July) - a naked run around the Ceremonial South Pole - to celebrating the Day of the Dead in Mexico (1 November), there is something adventurous and unique for all tastes.

    Also including festivals, sporting events and cultural highlights, this is a great book for you if you're an intrepid traveller and looking to find inspiration for your next trip, anniversary or birthday!
  • Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family - Hardback - 9780241248867
    QERF
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    Both a celebration and a tribute, Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family is a dazzling pictorial chronicle of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, her family and the history of the British monarchy.

    Through stunning photographs and unparalleled insight, the book walks readers through the history of the Royal Family from the first English Kings all the way through to the next generation of royals, including Prince George.

    Detailing Her Majesty's daily workload, key events, symbolic visits, Royal Residences and much, much more this regally large hardback from the experts at DK will make a wonderful gift for anyone with a keen interest in the Royal Family.
  • TDCA
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    Add an extra dimension to your colouring with this 3D book dedicated to animals.

    Presented in a very large format, the intricate designs all have instructions which will tell you where to place the warm and cool colours. After finishing the piece, all you have to do is pop on the included glasses and watch the artwork pop off the page.

    Throughout the book, you'll have the chance to colour in designs including birds of paradise, incredible insects, sensational sea creatures and other exciting exotic animals.

    There are also plenty of gridded pages where you can copy the designs to develop your drawing skills.
  • Optical Illusions & Geometric Shapes Art Pads - 2 Books - Collection - 9781909244511
    OIGS 5 years +
    5 years +
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    • Just £1.50 per book
    Grab your pencils, markers, crayons and prepare to get creative - and astounded - with these optical illusions and geometric shapes pull-out art pads!

    Great fun for all ages, the tear-off sheets mean children can proudly display their finished creations on the wall and enjoy hours of fun as they perfect their doodling, painting and drawing skills.

    A brilliant way to help unleash your creativity and hone coordination and dexterity skills!
  • QKMP
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    Colouring is still one of the nation's favourite hobbies and Querkles puts a whole new slant on this entertaining and relaxing activity.

    A puzzling colour-by-numbers book, each artwork has been designed by Thomas Pavitte, the esteemed graphic designer behind the hugely popular 1,000 Dot-to-Dot Books. Querkles may appear to just be a random assortment of overlapping circles but when they're coloured in, famous artworks start to appear...

    Including the Venus de Milo, Mona Lisa and Girl with a Pearl Earring embedded in the puzzles, this interactive book will help a colouring fan of any age relax and unleash their creativity.
  • Top 100 Birding Sites of the World - Hardback - 9781472919847 - Dominic Couzens
    TPBS
    Dominic Couzens
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    Find out all the best places to see our feathered friends with the Top 100 Birding Sites of the World.

    Covering sites across Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia, North and South America and Antarctica, the gorgeous hardback features first-hand accounts, fascinating information and absolutely stunning photography.

    Awe-inspiring, the coffee table book also features some of the world's best avian spectacles such as the Snow Goose 'blizzard' that takes place in Bosque del Apache and the swarms of Lesser Flamingos on Africa's Rift Valley Lakes.

    Quite simply, a must-have for any birdwatcher.
  • LVTC
    Suzy Taylor
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    Grab your pens, pencils and paints and prepare to add a dash of colour to the intricately designed letters included in this huge notepad-style colouring book.

    With each page including a different letter or symbol, you can make banners or signs to say 'Congratulations', 'Good Luck' or 'Happy Birthday'. There are plenty of designs to choose from and they've all been designed in style by folk artist Suzy Taylor.
  • PWCS
    Terry Harrison
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    In nine step-by-step projects, bestselling author Terry Harrison takes the mystery out of painting the sea and the sky in watercolour in this incredible how-to book.

    Perfect for any budding artist, the book contains step-by-step instructions for painting clouds, sunsets, foam bursts, breaking waves, rippled water, reflections and so much more.

    The book covers the techniques you should use to make your paintings amazing and also reveals how to use Terry's specially made brushes to paint watercolour seascapes easily.
  • HMFH
    Carin Oliver
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    Homemade for Hamsters is a book full of projects that will help keep your little pet happily stimulated.

    From creative toys to larger play areas, the projects are easy to make and use materials that are easily found around the house. From building your own hamster wheel to making an amazing maze, the projects all cover a different activity that your hamster will love doing - including running, digging, chewing, climbing and resting.

    With step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow illustrations, the book will help you make so many challenges for your hamster and the discover which ones they enjoy the most.
  • AG0976
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    Hook, Yarn and Crochet contains 20 simple but adorable crochet projects.

    It includes projects such as a garland of sweet crocheted daisies, which brings a touch of the meadow into your home, while the bobtail bunny will give you the perfect pocket-size pal.

    There are also chapters on crochet kit essentials and basic techniques, making this a must-have for any crochet enthusiast.
  • Collins Complete Artist's Manual - Paperback - 9780007528110 - Simon Jennings
    CAMA
    Simon Jennings
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    The Complete Artist's Manual is a definitive guide to the materials and techniques that can be used when it comes painting and drawing.

    Covering all the elements, the book also covers colour composition and the different kinds of media that are available, as well as offering a structured painting course which will help beginners move onto more advanced projects.

    Visually rich, exciting, practical and comprehensive, this is a great addition to any artist's studio.
  • LKNT 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Children will love mastering the basics of knitting with Let's Knit, an easy-to-follow book from the experts at DK.

    From casting on and casting off to knitting plain and purl stitches, it shows how with a pair of needles and some yarn even the most novice of knitters can make incredible projects including cats, hats and even a flock of sheep.

    With 12 easy projects to work through, the book has everything a novice knitter could want to hone their skills and make something amazing.
  • LSEW 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Let's Sew provides the perfect introduction to sewing for budding beginners.

    From the initial skills of threading a needle and sewing on a button through to running stitch and backstitch, it covers all the basics and then shows young sewers how they can use these basic skills to make felt birds and butterflies, handy bags, hobby horses and much, much more.

    With its bright and bold artwork, the book is very appealing and children are sure to enjoy working their way through the 12 projects as they develop their sewing skills.
  • PPRC
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    Fold, snip and shape your own paper creations with the help of the hobby experts at DK's 50 beautiful paper craft projects.

    From striking card ideas and stunning paper flowers to glorious decorations to add a bit of colour to your home, Paper Craft shows you how you can achieve fantastic results using classic paper-craft techniques including origami, paper cutting and quilting... all with a modern twist.

    Full of step-by-step instructions and photographs to help you along the way, with the help of this book you'll be making your perfect paper creations in next to no time.