Children's Hobbies & Interests

  • APGCA
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    This special edition in our beautiful "Adventures In" sticker book series takes young readers aged 3 and up on a non-stop tour of the continents, adding fun and humour along the way. Find out fun facts, decorate sticker scenes, add colour and patterns to some iconic sights, and solve puzzles as you travel across the world. There's also a fold-out surprise - a 3D model of the globe to make, decorate and track your globe-trotting adventure. Perfect for keeping young entertained while 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.
  • SEAW 5 years +
    5 years +
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    The perfect companion to a trip to the seashore, this book will help little explorers find fish and spot sea creatures in their natural environments.

    Explaining the different habitats and all of their inhabitants in a fun an engaging, this practical guide will open up imaginations to a whole new world. It's packed with fact files, photographs and activities to help the whole family make more of a special day out.
  • AYYOX 9 years +
    9 years +
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    If you're mad about dance, this book will help you make the most of your favourite hobby. Find out how to perfect your skills, whether you're dancing salsa, ballroom, tap or bhangra, and expand your abilities into taking part in dance shows and competitions.
  • ATDQX
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    Bring the garden indoors with this life-like collection of 60 easy to peel stickers of creepy crawlies, published in association with the RHS. Find out what worms, woodlice, ants and aphids do to help your garden grow, and decorate your stuff with pictures that'll make you squirm. Extra stickers included to decorate school books or projects.
  • AVHFW
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    Discover the world's smallest adventures with this beautifully illustrated journey around the world from the award-winning team behind Atlas of Adventures. Explore seven continent maps and learn about the best small-scale adventures on Earth - whether you' re taking a ride on the world's largest miniature railway, sending a letter with the world's smallest post office or cruising coral reefs with the smallest seahorse, this book brings together best miniature adventures from the four corners of the globe.
  • SWLJ 12 years +
    12 years +
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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.
  • ALIKB 6 years +
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    Set your spirit of adventure free with this lavishly illustrated trip around the world. Whether you're visiting the penguins of Antarctica, joining the Carnival in Brazil or a canoe safari down the Zambezi River, this book brings together more than 100 activities and challenges to inspire armchair adventurers of any age. Find hundreds of things to spot and learn new facts about every destination. With epic adventures from the four corners of the globe and discoveries to be made on your own doorstep, this book will inspire you to set off on your own journey of discovery.
  • AZBNC 9 years +
    9 years +
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    If you're mad about swimming, this book will help you make the most of your favourite sport. Find out how to perfect your strokes, swim competitively for a club and expand your abilities into water polo, snorkelling and scuba diving.
  • ADVHJ
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    This beautifully told story follows Billy from early spring to late summer as he helps his grandpa on his vegetable patch. They dig the hard ground in early spring, sow rows of seeds, and keep them watered and safe from slugs. When harvest time arrives they can pick all the vegetables and fruit they have grown. Children will be drawn in by the poetry of the language and the warm illustrations, while also catching the excitement of watching things grow! This title is a beautiful portrayal of grandparent-child relationship. It is published to coincide with planting season. It includes endnotes with Grandpa's tips for children to grow their own vegetables. Artwork includes cross section of vegetables growing up through the soil.
  • APPAC 7 years +
    7 years +
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    An introduction to coding for complete beginners, this friendly and accessible book will teach children the basics of Scratch (a free, online programme developed by MIT which is widely used in primary schools), allowing them to get inside the code of their computer and create simple games and animations on screen.
  • ALGHT 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Children's Activity Atlas is the perfect first atlas. This title contains essential geographical information such as countries or states, capital cities, principal mountains, rivers and lakes. The atlas is also crammed with interactive fun, so that young readers can truly engage with discovering the world. Complete the maps, add the flags and more than 200 icon stickers to complete the colour maps and make them come alive. Find the icons and look for the stunning pictorial icons featuring unique plants and animals, sport, culture and famous landmarks. Fill in the passport with visa stickers, quizzes, games and activities. Send the postcards from six different continents; look at the locator map. Every map spread is marked on a 'WHERE IN THE WORLD?' locator map, to show at a glance where it is situated. Use the Fact File panel on each map to discover a mini-file of key information.
  • BGUCH 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Looking to take up a new sport? Or just thinking about ways to keep fit and healthy? This book is a great introduction to all the important gymnastics skills you'll need. Full of skills tips and photos showing key techniques, you'll discover everything - from training to competing - while also finding out something about gymnastics stars of the past and present.Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.The series Sports Skills covers rules, equipment, famous competitors and major competitions through specially commissioned, step-by-step photography that clearly shows skills and techniques needed for a sport.
  • ACSPR 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Explore London in this pop-up tour of one of the world's greatest cities. This title helps you follow the River Thames through the famous, funny and fantastic sights of London from Kew Gardens to the Olympic Village, with amazing interactive pop-up buildings to explore on the way. With ever-inventive Jennie Maizels as your guide, the journey is full of surprises, secrets and spooky stories. Find out where you can see a pair of Queen Victoria's knickers, have a conversation with a floating ghost or see peregrine falcons hunting. Full of fun and facts, this is a delight for all, whether introducing this great city to novices or revealing unknown treats to the capital's long-time fans.
  • ADYLS 5 years +
    5 years +
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    This is a pocket-sized book packed with doodling, drawing and colouring activities for children (or adults!) to do on a journey. It is a 'must-have' for keeping children (and adults!) amused on any journey, whether its on a plane, train or on a boat. The simple travel-themed activities provide inspiration for finishing scenes, doodling and designing patterns, colouring pictures and lots lots more.
  • ALPSH
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    An accessible guide that makes Minecraft construction easy There isn't anything that can't be built in Minecraft, but it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start. That's why there's Minecraft Construction For Dummies, Portable Edition . More than just a game, Minecraft consists of players using an avatar to create or destroy various types of blocks, form fantastic structures, create artwork, and do much more, all in a three-dimensional environment and across various multiplayer servers in multiple game modes. With this fun and friendly beginner's guide, you will quickly discover how to fine-tune your skills in order to construct almost anything you want in this amazing environment. Provides step-by-step instructions to help you build houses, boats, islands, and more Addresses how to mine the right materials for basic building Reveals how to build statues, beacons, and pillars as landmarks Explores how to develop your farm for renewable resources Minecraft Construction For Dummies, Portable Edition goes where you go as you create a world you won't want to leave!
  • ADYSE
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    Containing the best "kid-friendly" recipes, this is a complete, new-in-paperback guide to the gluten-free, milk-free diet for ADHD and autism. In addition to current research and findings, this book provides recommendations from the authors for packing school lunches and snacks, plus hundreds of recipes! One of the challenges that parents face is coping with children who have picky appetites and crave the very foods that affect their behavior, focus, and development. The other challenge is finding ways to get their children to eat healthy foods. The uniqueness of this book is that it not only provides gluten-free milk-free substitutes and recipes, it provides successful suggestions for feeding the picky eater. The specialty ingredients are explained and extensive sources provided. There are also testimonials from the parents and from the children themselves.
  • BCWCF
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    Computer Coding Python for Kids has all you need to master Python - one of the world's most popular computer programming languages. Python is easier than other professional coding languages yet no less powerful. Computer Coding Python for Kids uses a hands-on approach to show it how works, with step-by-step projects that build knowledge gradually, from simple functions to building a space treasure game, kids will not only learn essential coding skills but have fun as they learn. Plus there are tips to personalise and adapt each project to encourage creative thinking. Just by following the steps and kids will be building crazy games and handy apps in no time.
  • BGUCO 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Whether you are taking part or just watching, rugby is an exciting and dramatic sport. Discover everything you need to know about it from training to playing. Brilliant step-by-step photography will help you perfect your technique, while profiles and stats tell you more about the world's greatest players. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.The series Sports Skills covers rules, equipment, famous competitors and major competitions through specially commissioned, step-by-step photography that clearly shows skills and techniques needed for a sport.
  • AQDQB
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    From the creators of Scratch comes ScratchJr, a programming language designed for young children (ages 5-7). "The Official ScratchJr Book" is the perfect addition to the free app and makes coding and computer science easy and fun for all ages!In "The Official ScratchJr Book," kids learn by playing with programming blocks and building their own animated collages, interactive stories, and playable games.Step-by-step activities help kids develop computational thinking, problem-solving, and design skills. Each chapter has several smaller activities that build on one another, culminating with a fun, final project. By the end of the book kids and parents will be ready for all sorts of new programming adventures.Each activity includes: step-by-step, easy-to-follow directionsliteracy and math connectiontips for grown ups and teachers creative challenges to explore and grow!
  • ATBSI 5 years +
    5 years +
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    This book is packed with stunning photos and interesting information about creepy crawlies, furry and feathery friends, and gorgeous flowers. With a close-up photograph of each item, and top tips on where to spot them, it won't be long before they have enough points to claim an i-SPY In the Garden certificate. From beautiful butterflies to towering trees, this i-SPY book is sure to have you searching high and low. This book includes hundreds of flowers, vegetables, garden tools, and animals, so keep an i-SPY out whenever you're out in the garden! * spy it - up to 200 fun things to spot around you * spot it - tick it off when you see it * score it - score points for each spot and send off for your official i-SPY certificate Children will love using this fun and fascinating i-SPY book!
  • APXPX 7 years +
    7 years +
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    After injury prevented her from competing in the 2008 Olympic Games, Jessica Ennis fought back to become the 2012 Olympic gold medal winner in the heptathlon. Read her story from her childhood years right up to when she crossed the finish line in her final event in London, 2012. It takes blood, sweat and tears to get to the top of any sport, and these short, inspirational biographies show just how tough it can be. Focusing on top athletes and sport personalities, each dramatic story brings to life the skill, determination and luck needed to break through into top level competition. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children can't put down.
  • APOFO 6 years +
    6 years +
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    These brand new cards in the "Spotter's Guide" series are perfect for spotters both young and old. Each of the cards in these packs shows a different species of birds, insects, amphibians, mammals and reptiles to be found in your very own garden. Illustrated are its distinguishing features and statistics such as animal life cycles size and habitat to allow young nature enthusiasts to spot them. The book also features clear and detailed illustrations.
  • NSMS 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Head back to 1926 New York and discover all the secrets of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

    Starring Eddie Redmayne as magizoologist Newt Scamander, this addition to J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World (set a whole 70 years before Harry Potter entered through the doors of Hogwarts) proved to be a magical success at the box office and this book offers behind-the-scenes looks at the characters, creatures and sets.

    Presented in a scrapbook style, it's filled with pull-out items including newspapers, posters and character cards. It's also full of amazing images from the film and behind-the-scenes pictures.
  • APXPZ 7 years +
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    From the time that Tom, aged 8, drew a picture of his ambition to dive at the Olympic Games, he has gone on to become Britain's leading diver, capturing the attention of the world's media along the way. In this easily accessible text read Tom's emotional story, from his childhood years right up to when he took Olympic bronze at London 2012. It takes blood, sweat and tears to get to the top of any sport, and these short, inspirational biographies show just how tough it can be. Focusing on top athletes and sport personalities, each dramatic story brings to life the skill, determination and luck needed to break through into top level competition. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children can't put down.