Children's Hobbies & Interests

  • 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 +
    Roy Apps
    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.
  • APCXG Toddlers
    Toddlers
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    Highly interactive book with die-cuts throughout that are ideal for developing visual awareness, creativity, and imagination. To play with this book, all you need is your finger. Take a pen, draw two eyes and a mouth, and there you are - your very own finger worm! Follow finger worm around the world and beyond - gazing at the Eiffel tower, skiing down snow-capped mountains, flying to outer space and more! Pop a finger through this fun, interactive book ideal for infants and toddlers and watch them travel around the world and beyond! Take a pen, draw two eyes and a mouth, and there you are - your very own finger worm! From the innovative children's author, Herve Tullet, and part of the beloved Let's Play Games series of board books, The Finger Travel Game will expand a child's creativity, stimulating thought and imagination. Featuring thick board pages that are perfect for little hands to hold and turn. Encourages young ones to exercise fine motor skills in the context of humour and play. From the hand and mind of Herve Tullet, author of Press Here (over 1 million copies sold worldwide and a The New York Times bestseller for 3 years running). Part of the 'Let's Play Games' series, which offers a range of thought-provoking concepts, formats, and visuals for young children, and has sold more than 250,000 copies worldwide. The perfect gift for pre-school children.
  • ASHNZ 7 years +
    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.
  • AVXFL
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    Everything in Tickle Fingers is completely toddler appropriate with minimal need for adult intervention - no hobs, no sharp knives, and no raw food - and has been carefully selected to emphasise all the activities toddlers love to do: squishing, sorting, mixing and pouring. With 60 step-by-step recipes for all the family to enjoy, special sections on allergies and fussy eating, and lots of ideas on how to tackle common challenges, The Tickle Fingers Toddler Cookbook is full of simple yet delicious food that every toddler will be proud to (almost) make on their own.
  • CMQ2 6 years +
    Vic Parker
    6 years +
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    Read Lunch to learn how to make healthy food choices during this midday meal. Different photos show healthy and unhealthy lunch options, while simple text explains why some choices are better than others. A lunch foods quiz concludes the book.
  • CKQ2 6 years +
    Vic Parker
    6 years +
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    Read Snacks to learn how to make healthy food choices during this important meal. Different photos show healthy and unhealthy snack options, while simple text explains why some choices are better than others. A snack foods quiz concludes the book.
  • AQBQI 7 years +
    7 years +
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    These books will help you think about and look around your local area. Find out what your surroundings can tell you about how people live and work, where they shop and go to school and how they travel and spend their leisure time. Discover the clues that will tell you how people lived in the past. Think about the changes that could benefit your local area, whether it's your home, school or further afield.
  • ANJDW 5 years +
    5 years +
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    With clear and colourful maps, this beautifully illustrated picture atlas will inspire children to let their imaginations run riot.

    The atlas opens with the continents then presents a world view of countries before delving deeper into each nation and its traits and showcasing the exciting places you can visit in each one.
  • AKHKX 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Where is the Sahara Desert? What is Africa's highest mountain? Where do elephants live? This book answers these questions and more as it introduces young readers to the continent of Africa through age-appropriate maps, engaging photographs, and simple text. Topics covered within the book include where the continent is, climate, geography, animals and plants, countries, people and languages, natural resources, cities, and famous places.
  • My LEGO World - 25 Books - Collection - 9780241329788
    MYLW 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
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    Build up your knowledge of LEGO with this incredible 25-book collection packed with fun facts about Minifigures and inspirational ideas for builds.

    With book titles ranging from Build a Bridge and Other Great LEGO Ideas to Create a Town and Other Great LEGO Ideas, these books have everything you need to help your children (and you!) on your way to becoming LEGO master builders.

    There are also books dedicated to the most popular Minifigures of all time and one is bursting with inspiration for making a LEGO mosaic. You can also learn how to build a haunted house and there are tips for putting on your own brick-tacular magic show!
    Format: paperback
  • ADYLO 5 years +
    5 years +
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    This is a new edition of a great-value sticker book with brightly coloured, intricate illustrations and photographs of the major sights, cities and landmarks of each country. It is updated to include the 2012 Olympics stadium. It features over 140 stickers for children to place on the maps. It also features the key towns of Britain and Northern Ireland, as well as sculptures, bridges and galleries, from the countries' most famous places to their hidden secrets.
  • APZAS 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Fully updated for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, this book is packed with information on the different players on a team, including their roles and the skills they need to succeed.Specially commissioned photographs demonstrate key rugby skills and strategies and advice gives tips on how to improve and develop into a top rugby player! The four books in the Rugby Focus series takes an in-depth look at one of the world's best-loved sports. Find out everything you need to know about rugby, from the players and laws of the game to the teamwork involved in winning the ultimate tournament - the Rugby World Cup. Great for readers who play the game or avid fans!
  • AKZHC 5 years +
    5 years +
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    The titles in this series introduce readers to the continents through age-appropriate maps, bright photographs and simple text.
  • BMJFV 8 years +
    8 years +
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    Jazz, ballet, tap and hip hop - there are so many different sides to dance. Learn the ins and outs of dancing all sorts of styles like a pro!
  • BMJFX 8 years +
    8 years +
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    Swish! Every basketball player dreams of the perfect shot. Look inside to learn mechanics and tips to take your game to the next level.
  • AKZHB 5 years +
    5 years +
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    The titles in this series introduce readers to the continents through age-appropriate maps, bright photographs and simple text.
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    Where is Mandarin spoken? Where do tigers live? What is the longest river in Asia? This book answers these questions and more as it introduces young readers to the continent of Asia through age-appropriate maps, engaging photographs, and simple text. Topics covered within the book include where the continent is, climate, geography, animals and plants, countries, people and languages, natural resources, cities, and famous places.
  • BMUDQ 8 years +
    8 years +
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    Pass, set, attack! Discover the tips to master the sport of volleyball, whether you play on sand or on the court.
  • AQCLQ 7 years +
    7 years +
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    This beautifully designed title offers kids an engaging insight into a fascinating country that is Brazil: its major cities, culture, way of life, food, language, and history - all presented in an engaging writing style. Alongside this core information, readers will find out about fashion, music, popular culture and sport, as well as quirky facts and bite-sized information on Brazil's customs and everyday life.
  • AQCME 7 years +
    7 years +
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    This beautifully designed title offers kids an engaging insight into a fascinating country that is France: its major cities, culture, way of life, food, language, and history - all presented in an engaging writing style. Alongside this core information, readers will find out about fashion, music, popular culture and sport, as well as quirky facts and bite-sized information on French customs and everyday life.
  • AQCLP 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Unpack the history and culture of Italy - one of the world's most beautiful and interesting countries - with Unpacked: Italy. The book takes you on a journey through this incredible country, from its food to fashion and its art to sport. The bright, fun scrapbook design will engage children's attention and capture their interest - this is the perfect children's travel guide to Italy Explore Italy's rich history, from the Romans right up to the present day, and see some of the marvellous things Italians have invented along the way, from the barometer to the space hopper! Meet some of Italy's greatest artists, see Michelangelo's incredible Sistine Chapel, and discover the mad museums scattered around the country - from the olive oil museum in Torgiano, to the accordion museum in Castelfidardo! Discover the Italian passion for all things football, find out why their national team is called the Azzuri, and meet some of the most expensive players in the world. See the sights of Italy's most famous and beautiful cities, from the Trevi Fountain in Rome to the Duomo in Florence via some Venetian gondolas! Explore Italy's diverse and interesting landscape, see vineyards and solar farms, mountains and volcanoes. Read all about delicious Italian food, from pizza and pasta to ice cream and anti pasti - dangerous if you're feeling hungry! Learn why the Italian fashion industry isn't just about looking good - it's also a vital part of the economy - so clothes shopping is encouraged! Discover the glamour of Italian transport, from speedy scooters to sleek Lamborghinis, Maseratis and Ferraris, and find out which Italian car factory has a race track on its roof! Unpacked: Italy is packed full of fun, quirky facts and interesting information, perfect for children aged 9 and above. Whether you're planning a trip, or just interested in the country, this is the guide for you! Italy is just one of the world's most fascinating countries. Why not unpack Australia, Brazil, France, India, Portugal, South Africa or Spain in other titles in the series?
  • FOAC 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Encourage children to put down their devices and embrace the great outdoors by following the fun-filled activities in this inspiring book. There are over a hundred to try out!

    From making leaf art bunting to dream catchers and toy rafts, there are so many activities to enjoy. There are also more fitness-based activities including beach hopscotch, animal tracking and developing hunter-gathering skills.

    As well as improving children's health and fitness levels, this book can help them get closer to nature and enjoy all aspects of the great outdoors. There are fun activities including making a wormery and bug attractor and reference pictures to help identify plants, flowers and wildlife.
  • HTPR 7 years +
    7 years +
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    How to Play the Recorder is a guide from the experts at DK that will help any child learn how they can play the recorder.

    With its gorgeous, colourful design and step-by-step instructions, the book covers the basics of music and then moves through to more challenging music and even shows children how they can play duets on this most popular of first instruments.

    Notes are clearly introduced at the most appropriate stages and there are also musical pieces that progress in difficulty as the book progresses. Extra hints and tips are featured throughout the chapters, too, making this an ideal companion to recorder lessons at schools!