Children's Hobbies & Interests

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    The Australian Women's Weekly is famous for its colourful, easy-to-create, imaginative and crazy kids' birthday cakes with generations having fond memories of eagerly selecting their chosen favourite before each year's birthday celebration.

    Here for the first time is a bumper selection of the most fantastic cakes from over the years as well as 20 brand new recipes which are sure to become instant classics.

    Showcasing the best-ever Fantasy, Adventure, Animals, Playtime and Numbers cakes, there's a huge choice for children of all ages. Having one of these cakes as a centrepiece will make your child's birthday party legendary!
  • 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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    Decode hieroglyphs, study the stars and go birdwatching...

    Avoid the cries of 'I'm bored' over the summer holidays by giving the children this hugely entertaining book from the experts at Usborne.

    From staging a shadow puppet show to making a musical instrument and flying a kite, there are so many projects to make and activities to complete.

    There are also riddles, word games and memory puzzles and specially selected links to websites that will offer even more fun ideas.
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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.
  • 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.
  • APWOC 7 years +
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    When Louis Smith was seven he was faced with a choice that would change the course of his whole life. He chose the path of an athlete, but he lacked concentration and was easily distracted. As a punishment his coach made him perform circles on the pommel horse...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.
  • 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.
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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.
  • APXPX 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.
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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!
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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.
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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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    As we all eagerly await the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald film later this year, it's the perfect time to 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.
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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)
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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.
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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.
  • 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.
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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.
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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!
  • DOCT 7 years +
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    This unique activity book will show children all the basic skills needed to become a doctor.

    The fun activities include making a stethoscope, wrapping a sprained ankle and even making a healthy living poster. There are also cool quizzes, games and crafts to try out. Budding doctors can even make their very own press-out skeleton.

    After working through the book, your junior doctors can then head into the Doctor's Bag section - which is filled with stickers, a poster and a game to play with friends.
  • ASHNZ 7 years +
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    Usain had a dream, he wanted to play cricket. But an eagle-eyed coach spotted his sprinting talent at school in Jamaica. Usain soon discovered that the path to becoming a pro-athlete is tough going, and if he was to fulfil his destiny and become the FASTEST MAN ON EARTH, he was going to need every ounce of determination, plus a great sense of humour. This is the story of Usain's discovery, his first athletic events and the Olympic Games. Dream to Win: Usain Bolt is written by expert author Roy Apps for kids with a reading age of 7 (but could also be enjoyed by pre-teens) and illustrated with black-and-white artwork. The stories focus on top athletes and sport personalities, with each dramatic story bringing 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 kids can't put down.
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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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    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.