Children's Hobbies & Interests

  • PILT 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Packed with brilliant illustrations, this fun-filled activity book shows children all the skills they'll need if they're to achieve their dream of flying helicopters, jets or commercial aeroplanes.

    From taking off to navigating and landing, this book is full of practical projects that will help readers pick up the basics of flying in a hands-on way. It also includes stickers, posters and a press-out model of an aeroplane for budding pilots to put together.

    Among those projects featured are a make-your-own rotocopter, a string radio and a kite. There are also activities that will help children get to know a flight deck and work out an itinerary.
  • ALTHR 7 years +
    7 years +
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    An easy-to-grasp introduction to coding concepts for kids Coding For Kids For Dummies breaks coding into a series of small projects, each designed to teach elementary-to-middle-school-aged students a core concept to build a game, application, or other tool. In this his hands-on, friendly guide readers will get access to a leading coding tool that has been designed specifically for kids, showing them how to create the projects provided in the book as well as how to implement them into their own creative work. Written by a teacher and leading advocate of coding education, Coding For Kids For Dummies explains to kids in plain English how to apply the math and logic skills they already have to the subject of coding. In no time, they'll be grasping basic coding concepts, completing their very own technical feats, and arming themselves with the computer science experience and know-how to prepare for a future working with technology. Lay-flat binding allows for easy access as students work on projects Full-color, large-print design make the information more approachable to kids Kids interested in computer science get a competitive edge The author has dedicated her career to enhancing coding and other STEM education in schools If you're a student who wants to learn coding, a parent who wants to help your kid pursue an interest in coding, or a teacher who is in need of a supplemental course book for your computer science class, Coding For Kids For Dummies has you covered.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ALIKB 6 years +
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
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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.
  • ACSPR 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £14.79
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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.
  • My LEGO World - 25 Books - Collection - 9780241329788
    MYLW 5 years +
    5 years +
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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
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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!
  • 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.
  • AKQQC
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    Ah bliss! Here is Gary chilling in his Garden. But wait!! Look CLOSER! Look what's happening right under Gary's NOSE - . Grumpy Caterpillars! Space travelling ladybirds! Ninja Hedgehogs! PARP! What was that? An insect orchestra - wow! HAHAHA! And what's that? It's all the laughter coming out of GARY'S GARDEN - why don't you come and see?
  • APZAS 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £8.99
    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!
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    This book takes the sting out of teaching children to savour good food that's wholesome as well as delicious. It demands time and energy to cook individual meals for every member of the family, so Nikki Duffy offers the easy alternative of making tasty food that will appeal to young and old alike. She also devotes a section of the book to non-judgemental advice on hotly-debated topics such as breast feeding versus bottled milk, when to wean babies onto solid food, and how to ensure that your children have a balanced diet. Start the day with breakfasts like blueberry pancakes, apple muesli or eggy bread, followed by simple and delicious meals like fishcakes, meatballs, shepherd's pie, home-made pizza, falafel, mackerel pate, pea risotto or roasted fish with tomato sauce. Nice little puddings include baby baked apples with chocolate, rhubarb crumble and a classic rice pudding. With an introduction by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, The Baby and Toddler Cookbook brings the River Cottage ethos to child rearing. If you're looking for a tried and tested approach to feeding young children that won't break the bank and will appeal to everybody, then this is the book to reach for.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • APOJR 4 years +
    4 years +
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    A pack of 50 wipe-clean cards with over one hundred doodling opportunities that can be used again and again. Doodles include designing a flight attendant's uniform, drawing a route so the train can get to the train station and doodling monkeys in the safari park. Includes a special pen to draw on the wipe-clean cards.
  • ATBSI 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £2.99
    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!
  • 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.
  • 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.