CT0800 6 years +6 years +
Similar to pipe cleaners, brain noodles are a great way for children as young as 6 to get into modelling and making things. This collection has everything creative kids need to make their own bugs including ladybirds, bees and grasshoppers (instructions included).
- RRP £11.95
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They could also transform the noodles into animals, shapes, sculptures and floral arrangements. The 12-noodle set also includes stickers and accessories including feathers, foam boards and googly eyes.
All of these brain noodles are non-toxic, reusable and have been crimped for safer play.
Ages 5 plus. Adult supervision recommended.
Box dimensions 115 x 460mm
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this gift was recommended for ages 6 plus in our recent catalogue and on the photographed packaging. Please rest assured they are suitable for ages 5 and over.
DPRW 5 years +5 years +
Everyone's talking about the royal wedding so why not encourage your children to dress up their favourite Disney princesses in gorgeous gowns, pretty shoes and stunning accessories.
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With over 100 sparkly glitter stickers and many more besides, this book will ensure the princesses all look wonderful on their special day. It even has pages dedicated to making cakes and beautiful bouquets in anticipation of each princess's big day.
Children can develop their dexterity and hand-eye coordination from a very early age with this set of teddy bear-themed stacking rings and a windmill nest and stack toy.
- RRP £8.99
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They will enjoy turning the windmill and stacking the buckets on top of each other and then stacking the rings in order so that the bear's head can sit atop. After finishing, they'll feel immensely proud and ready to do it all over again.
All of the objects in this set are presented in bold and appealing colours.
Dimensions: 290 x 260mm
Ages 12 months plus
Children can spell out their name (or many other words) and play with a bright and colourful train with this awesome set.
- RRP £6.99
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The train is easy to put together and the carriages come in a range of colours that can also be slotted together. Every letter of the alphabet is included in lower case and there are also extra vowel letters. A great way of getting your children's learning of letters on track and for them to develop their hand-eye coordination.
Ages 1 plus
Box size: 210 x 300mm
Simon Scarrow is one of the world's favourite historical fiction authors and his Eagles of the Empire series is a must-read for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden.
- RRP £44.95
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- Just £1.60 per book
Under the Eagle, the first book in the series, is set in AD42 and follows bookish Quintus Licinius Cato as he arrives in Germany as a new recruit to the Second Legion, the toughest in the Roman Army. He struggles to adapt to the military lifestyle and things get even tougher when he's appointed a rank above his colleagues, due to his imperial connections. Second in command to Macro, the army find themselves on a special mission to Britain - a land of unparalleled barbarity...
The army also faces bloody skirmishes with sinister organisations; fall into the hands of a dark sect of Druids; attempt to seize the south west of Britain; and end up as fugitives on the run.
This collection includes books 1-5 in Simon Scarrow's Eagles of the Empire series.
This book looks at how the world has changed since the beginning of the 20th century and how various major events have shaped the way we live. It has sections dedicated to humanity and liberty, culture and society, technology, medicine, science, space and the environment and politics and war.
- RRP £15.00
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From the optimistic excitement at the start of the century when extraordinary scientific breakthroughs and new inventions were promising so much to the tumultuous and violent battles that followed, it's a whirlwind read through modern history.
Covering culture, humanity, war, science and space among many other elements, this book covers everything from the sinking of the Titanic and the assassination of JFK to the release of the first personal computer. Other events include The Beatles releasing 'Please Please Me', the moon landing and the Chernobyl Disaster.
From the author of The Secret Lives of Colour, this fascinating book explores the history of civilization and human creativity: from the mummies of Ancient Egypt and the silken dragon robes of Imperial China to the woollen sails of Viking longboats and the Indian calicoes.
- RRP £20.00
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Kassia St Clair studied the history of women's dress and masquerade during the 18th century and uses her knowledge and wit to argue that fabrics have changed and shaped the world we live in today.
Packed with compelling stories from around the world and spanning thousands of years of human ingenuity, this book is sure to change the way you see the world.
Robert Hutton tells the incredible story of Eric Roberts, the MI5 agent codenamed Jack King who helped flush out the Nazi sympathisers on British soil as part of Operation Fifth Column in June, 1940.
- RRP £20.00
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Recruited into the world of espionage by Maxwell Knight, Roberts had the ability to make people trust him with their darkest secrets and received so many secrets from Nazi sympathisers who believed him to be a Gestapo officer...
Drawing on newly declassified documents and private family archives, this book reveals just how close Britain was to succumbing to fascism during the Second World War - and how the actions of brave and brilliant people like Robert Hutton managed to avoid this.
CN0727 3 years +3 years +
Your children can leave a special treat for Santa and his reindeer with this ceramic set.
- RRP £4.99
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It includes a mug decorated with the words 'Cookies for Santa' and a mug with 'Milk for Santa'. You could either leave these out for the big man on Christmas Eve or add them to your festive decorations.
Not dishwasher- or microwave-safe
Box size 195 x 240mm
DBCH 3 years +3 years +
With its gold-embossed cover, this gorgeous 50th anniversary edition of Miffy author Dick Bruna's Christmas will delight anyone lucky enough to receive it.
- RRP £10.00
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Retelling the Nativity story in an iconic style, it's a wonderful treat for this time of year and is sure to become a favourite with all the family.
Enid Blyton for Grown-ups is a hilarious parody series that finds George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy the dog facing a host of new challenges that will resonate with adults. In this book, they face one of the greatest challenges in modern society - getting a grandparent online...
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The Five head north to see Granny Barnard, a relative they haven?t seen for many years. She has remarried but she is alone over the weekend but the gang scarcely recognise her. They decide they have to help her with computer and try to fix her iTunes account and sort out her internet banking. However, it's a real struggle and soon Granny is cut off from all the comforts of modern life.
But then the toddler from next door fixes everything and when the gang get back home, they discover that their Gran has learned everything about modern tech and is now a viral sensation.
Perfect for summing up a homely feel during the festive season this wooden, light-up Christmas house ornament will look lovely whether it's hung on the wall or displayed on a table or shelf.
- RRP £5.99
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The decoration includes laser-cut reindeer and Christmas trees in its windows and the 10 LED lights (batteries not included) add some extra style.
Batteries not included: requires 2 x AA.
Dimensions: 340 x 135mm
Three thought-provoking and chilling crime novels from esteemed author, Jane Isaac.
- RRP £25.97
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- Just £1.66 per book
The Lies Within follows Grace Bannister as she grieves the loss of her daughter. Her family is falling apart and the investigation does not seem to be finding any answers, but Grace has managed to rekindle her friendship with Faye - who seems to understand her loss. Meanwhile, DI Will Jackman comes across a family tragedy while working on the case. Another victim is found and the spotlight falls on Grace...
In Before It's Too Late, Chinese student Min Li is abducted while walking the streets of Stratford-upon-Avon after an argument with her boyfriend. Trapped in a dark pit, Min is at the mercy of her captor. ackman is tasked with solving the case and, in his search for answers, discovers that the truth is buried deeper than he ever expected...
In Beneath the Ashes, Jackman investigates a fire at a barn and quickly comes to realise that nothing is quite as it appears and everyone seems to be holding a secret...
For fans of authors like: Sophie Hannah, Gillian Flynn, S.J. Watson
Learn all about the stars in our sky with this fantastic, introductory book from DK. It will show you all the basics of stargazing and help you on your way to becoming an accomplished amateur astronomer.
- RRP £14.99
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Full of practical advice, it shows you how to make observations with the naked eye before then explaining how you can make the most of binoculars and telescopes. It even reveals the best ways of taking jaw-dropping photographs of the night sky.
This book also includes a year-by-year calendar of night-sky events, alongside a detailed atlas that shows what happens on a month-by-month basis and clear star charts to help you identify the major constellations.
Emblazoned with Oscar Wilde's famous quote 'Life is too important to be taken seriously', this memo pad is chunky and will come in ever so handy for writing down your important notes - from appointments to shopping lists.
Coming complete with a gel pen, the padded cover makes this quite robust and there are 400 pages for you to scribble away on until your heart's content.
Dimensions: 215mm x 130mm x 55mm
Keeping up with the whole family's appointments, birthdays and important dates can be a bit of a nightmare. With this stunning Aztec-style weekly planner, you'll never have that problem again.
With 52 tear-out sheets for every week of the year, each page is softly coloured and features five separate day-to-day sections for each member of the household, as well as space for important reminders and notes.
Plus with its magnetic strips on the back, the weekly planner can be popped on the fridge to make sure that no-one misses their important date.
Full of quotes, this beautiful journal has gold-edged pages and beautiful illustrations inspired by Jane Austen's classic, Pride and Prejudice.
- RRP £12.99
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Presented in hardback in a gorgeous blue colour, the cover has images of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy and they're joined by the famous quote (in gold text, no less): 'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife'.
This journal has plenty of lined pages for you to write down your notes, scribbles and events.
HB, 215 x 145mm, 144 pages
TNPO 5 years +5 years +
The North Police are a group of seasonal sleuths who are always present when the day needs saving and a case needs cracking!
- RRP £19.96
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- Just 75p per book
Throughout these stories they meet the South Police; have to deal with a computer meltdown; and play some reindeer games.
All of these books have easy-to-follow plots and fun and colourful illustrations and they bring some Christmas cheer into your children's reading. They bridge the gap between readers and chapter books perfectly.