Children's Hobbies & Interests

  • GWOR 7 years +
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    Learn what to pack, how to build your own raft and how to spot river animals and wildlife with this pocked-sized adventure guide from the experts at The National Trust.

    Also revealing how to catch a fish, this book is packed with fun games to play on and around a river and provides essential tips on staying safe. It also tells children what they should do if an emergency was to occur.
  • AKG2 4 years +
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    Minibeasts gives little nature lovers all the facts they could ever want about the creepy-crawlies and insects that share our world. It's a Red book-banded book packed with information and it will help children develop their reading fluency and enhance their vocabulary.
  • CCFK 9 years +
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    Computer coding is becoming more and more of a key skill in modern life, especially during IT lessons at school, and many children will be able to make use of it in their future careers. You can never be too young to start learning and there can be no better guide than Carol Vorderman, who we all know is extremely intelligent after her years on Countdown and the various other TV shows - and books - where she has flexed her brain power.

    Carol's step-by-step - and very visual - guide to the complex skill of computer coding is suitable for children aged 9 and over and teaches the basics of coding for multiple programming languages, including Scratch and Python.

    Avoiding computer jargon and starting with the basics, the book generally progresses to more advanced computer projects where children can even start building their own games through coding! A great book for budding programmers.
  • TVDO 6 years +
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    Fun, simple and very creative, this doodle book asks children to use their imagination to complete a number of travel-based scenes. It's great for keeping them entertained while on long journeys or holidays.

    Bright and appealing, among the amazing scenes to complete are an arctic adventure, the reflection of the water and one of a bunch of city cyclists. Children can also fill a campsite with tents, create an amazing rainforest and design a super tree house.
  • BGPA 5 years +
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    This hardback is a full-colour picture atlas that will help children aged 5 and over learn all about the world around them.

    There are 15 beautifully illustrated maps for children to pore over and they explain all about different countries, continents, oceans, mountains and ice caps. A celebration of our amazing planet, it also explains where animals and people live.

    This book also contains fascinating facts about each country.
  • CCGK 9 years +
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    Using the free programming application Scratch, this Carol Vorderman book will help children aged 9 and over learn how to make their own computer games - from fiendish puzzles to crazy platform games and thrilling races!

    With accessible and extremely easy-to-follow instructions, the books will help children become expert coders and then improve their skills as they create, remix and customise their games.

    After making the games, the new young coders can share their games online and set challenges for all their friends and family.
  • HLLO 5 years +
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    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.
  • ED2094 7 years +
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    Learn how to say 'hello' in over 50 languages with this brightly coloured and fast-moving bingo game for up to nine players!

    Discover an array of global greetings, from the familiar to the unusual, and test your linguistic abilities as you play the fast-moving and beautifully illustrated Hello World Bingo.

    Contents: 1 board, 8 game cards, 64 hello tokens, 130 round counters and 1 instruction leaflet

    Not suitable for children under 36 months
    Packaging dimensions: 230 x 230mm
  • AMWZV 5 years +
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    A sunny garden hums, buzzes, creeps and crawls with life. Lift the flaps and peep through the delicate laser-cut holes to discover a whole host of butterflies, birds and bees, caterpillars, squirrels, frogs and other garden wildlife. A delightful information book for the very young.
  • APVFG 5 years +
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    35 common garden creatures to colour in for beginner naturalists. Through beautiful full-page illustration accompanied by key information about each creature, books are designed to encourage young children's interest in the outside world and the wildlife around them. Includes a spotter's chart for children to fill in.
  • ADZ2 4 years +
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    Learn how to make chocolate banana pops with this Yellow band book. It has practical information and tips on making delicious treats and will help children develop their reading fluency.
  • AAHAM 5 years +
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    A beautiful picture book about garden birds that will appeal to families with young children.

    Rachel Lockwood's wonderful illustrations will delight children aged 2-7 years old, and will help them to discover and identify the most common birds in their everyday surroundings

    Each bird is introduced on a right-hand page in an illustration where it is partly obscured or turned away from the viewer.
  • PIXE 5 years +
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    If your children can't get enough of Minecraft, than they'll love to sit back and relax as they fill in the pixellated patterns featured in this colouring book, Pixel Planet.

    Coming in a bumper size, this book brings back memories of 1980s computer games and encourages children to colour the designs in, square by square.

    From cute animals to awesome dinosaurs and many other crazy characters including aliens, this is a cool book for anyone who loves colouring in and computer games.
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    Turn your family's journeys into a work of art with this interactive map. The giant, fold-out map can be personalised to chart where you've been, what you've seen and where you want to go. There are over 180 colourful stickers to add, in different shades for each member of the family, and the map is perforated for easy removal so you can display it proudly on your wall. Put stickers on your favourite places and dream destinations, and then flip the map over to find out fascinating facts about them on the back. Fun for all the family, this is the perfect gift for travellers, explorers and dreamers everywhere. Part of our Family Activity range. Also available: My Travel Journal, Boredom Buster About Lonely Planet Kids: From the world's leading travel publisher comes Lonely Planet Kids, a children's imprint that brings the world to life for young explorers everywhere. With a range of beautiful books for children aged 5-12, we're kickstarting the travel bug and showing kids just how amazing our planet can be. From bright and bold sticker activity books, to beautiful gift titles bursting at the seams with amazing facts, we aim to inspire and delight curious kids, showing them the rich diversity of people, places and cultures that surrounds us. We pledge to share our enthusiasm and love of the world, our sense of humour and continual fascination for what it is that makes the world we live in the diverse and magnificent place it is. It's going to be a big adventure - come explore!
  • AAJNU 5 years +
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    Take a journey through the garden and discover the bugs that are living there. The beautiful illustrations create the world of the garden, combined with text that leads young readers to the hiding places of various bugs. inviting them to guess what creature they have found. My First Book of Garden Bugs is the perfect introduction to the names of some common garden insects, along with interesting facts about them.
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    Finally, Lonely Planet has made the Atlas kids have been waiting for! With 160 pages of illustrated maps, engaging infographics, mind-blowing photography and a large dose of humour, this is the atlas that shows kids what the world is really like. Touching on popular culture, sports and school life, this will bring the world to life for kids aged 8 and up. * More than 300 amazing photographs * Over 50 illustrated maps * The perfect present for every kid! About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)
  • AEBCT 5 years +
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    Captivating illustrations and lively text make this follow-up to the bestselling My First Book of Garden Birds the perfect first introduction to garden animals. Inside, young readers meet twenty common garden animals, birds and insects in a fun question-and-answer format. Try to guess the animal from the clues then turn over the page to discover its name and more facts.
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    Take a world tour through 200 countries with this brand new edition of the bestselling kids' version of Lonely Planet's popular The Travel Book, loaded with thousands of amazing facts on wildlife, how people live, sports, hideous and mouthwatering food, festivals and a wide range of other quirky insights on every page. Every single country gets its own dedicated page, and a mix of photography and beautiful illustrations brings each land to life. Perfect for keeping explorers aged 8 years and up entertained on the road. Authors: Lonely Planet Kids About Lonely Planet Kids: From the world's leading travel publisher comes Lonely Planet Kids, a children's imprint that brings the world to life for young explorers everywhere. We're kick-starting the travel bug and showing kids just how amazing our planet is. Our mission is to inspire and delight curious kids, showing them the rich diversity of people, places and cultures that surrounds us. We pledge to share our enthusiasm and continual fascination for what it is that makes the world we live in the magnificent place it is. A big adventure awaits! Come explore. Award-winning children's titles from Lonely Planet include The Amazing World Atlas (Independent Publisher Award, Gold for Juvenile Multicultural Non-fiction, 2015), How to Be a Space Explorer (Independent Publisher Award, Silver for Juvenile Non-fiction, 2015), Not For Parents The Travel Book, Not For Parents Paris, Not For Parents London, Not For Parents New York City, and Not For Parents Rome (all Parent Tested Parent Approved winners, 2012). Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.
  • BGJJO 5 years +
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    Silver award winner in the MadeForMums Awards 2017 children's books series category.DKfindout! Coding explains coding clearly for children with beautiful photography, lively illustrations, and key curriculum information. The DKfindout! series will satisfy any child who is eager to learn and acquire facts - and keep them coming back for more!DKfindout! Coding is packed with up-to-date information and fun quizzes, while key curriculum text tells children why we use code, how computers use code and covers the history of coding from early computer programming languages to Python and Scratch. Learn about coding pioneers Ada Lovelace and Alan Turing and how codes have been used throughout history.DKfindout! Coding will surprise and delight young readers.
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    Poppy spends ages on her entry for the playground-makeover competition. She plans to turn the ugly concrete into a beautiful garden, complete with hedgehog roads! So she's devastated when she's accused of copying someone else's design...How can Poppy bring her garden to life? Good job her friends have a few ideas of their own!
  • AEKZB 5 years +
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    This title includes a pad bursting with vibrantly illustrated puzzles and pencil games to test the brainpower of children and adults alike. It provides over 180 brain teasing puzzles will sort the boffins from the buffoons by testing their observation, memory, arithmetic, logic and word skills. With over 100 tear-off sheets, this pad is portable and versatile, making it ideal for journeys and holidays: it can entertain one person for hours, or keep several amused at once; and, keep a pad in the car for long journeys, or have a few pages to hand for emergency entertainment at a moment's notice.
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    This is a simple visual guide to get kids computer coding in no time. Computer coding is firmly back on the agenda as a key skill for children to start learning. Computer Coding for Kids is a unique step-by-step guide, perfect for kids interested in computer programming and how computers work. Avoiding computer jargon, this book guides children through creating computer programs starting with the very basics. Computer Coding for Kids is the only programming book that teaches both Scratch and Python programming languages, with illustrated, simple, step-by-step explanations that make the complex art of computer programming clear for the complete beginner. Starting with simple explanations of programming basics, it progresses to more advanced projects where children can build their own games. Computer Coding for Kids is ideal for kids looking to take your first steps into programming or those that are already interested and hungry to learn more.
  • AJLAA 5 years +
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    Little children will love exploring the wonders that can be found outside the back door in this lively sticker book, with over 100 stickers to complete the scenes.
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    This book will help budding young developers explore the fundamental elements of computer code: programming languages, algorithms, loops, variables, co-ordinates ...and what to do when things go wrong! You can then hop online to try out your new skills on the companion website. Once you've got to grips with coding, it's important to understand the world of computers - how pixels make pictures, how sound works in videos, and how to store files so you can find them later. Finally, you can't be a brilliant coder unless you know how to stay safe online. Learn about the Internet, how to keep your information private and how to surf the web safely. Kids Get Coding is a fantastic resource for children looking to get started with coding. The book contains practical on- and off-line activities that are easy to follow and fun to try on your own or with friends. Guiding young coders throughout is Data Duck - a computer-programming mastermind here to help with hints and tips! Kids Get Coding is written by Heather Lyons and Elizabeth Tweedale of blue{shift} - a company dedicated to teaching children to become active creators of technology.