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  • Dynamo: The Book of Secrets - Paperback - 9781911600404 - Dynamo
    DYNM 9 years +
    Dynamo
    9 years +
    • £5.00
    • RRP £16.99
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    Master magician Dynamo provides a fully illustrated guide to modern magic in The Book of Secrets.

    Aimed at children but sure to delight and inspire all the family, it's full of easy-to-follow tips on mind-blowing tricks including reading friends' minds, slicing a banana without touching it and making water freeze instantly.

    This book gives budding magicians all the skills they need to wow family and friends when the time comes for them to put on their next magic show. Dynamo even offers advice on showmanship as he showcases some incredible illusions.
  • YOFY 7 years +
    Rebecca Rissman
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £8.99
    • Save £5.00
    So many adults are embracing the health- and fitness-giving benefits of yoga, so why not encourage your children to master the exercise, too?

    This book has been written especially for children and teenagers and has a very appealing visual style. It will help them build up their confidence and self-esteem and explains all about two sequences and 35 poses.

    Fully illustrated, one sequence will get children pumped up and energised while the other will help them de-stress and relax.
  • ICBT 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £8.00
    DK's It Can't Be True is full of incredible visual comparisons that reveal facts about our world. In fact, even its cover shows how much water is in the world if it was all washed up into one ball!

    Mind-boggling from start to finish, this fascinating non-fiction book reveals how Russia is 10 times as wide as France; what the biggest snakes, insects and countries on Earth are; and how the world's smallest bird can perch on a pencil.

    Ideal for those who prefer non-fiction, this is a book that will delight adults just as much as children with its jaw-dropping facts.
  • PYTH 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £9.00
    Python is one of the most popular computer languages around and this beginner's guide offers children step-by-step instructions for writing a simple program.

    Providing everything they need to get started, this book adds new commands throughout so that by the time a child has finished reading, they will be able to code games, drawings and more.

    Fully illustrated, this book also contains links to downloads that will provide extra help.
  • My First Chess Book - Paperback - 9781782491576 - Jessica E. Prescott
    MFCH 7 years +
    Jessica E. Prescott
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £3.00
    • RRP £9.99
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    Anyone can play chess; it's easy when you know how to. With My First Chess Book, little ones aged 7 and above (and even adults who are looking for a light and accessible intro to the world's most popular board game) can learn to master the techniques, become a chess master and even give the adults a run for their money.

    Unlike many children's chess guides, My First Chess Book isn't just a textbook covering the rules of the game, it is a fun-filled book packed with 35 activities to help them improve their skills using terminology and concepts that young minds can relate to.

    From Pawn Football (pawns line up at their starting rank and race to the other side) to the Queen Dance (make a checkmate using only a queen and king), each of the activities have clear, colourful artworks so you can see exactly where pieces should be on the chess board. There are also helpful hints and tips featured throughout as well!
  • Mineworld: Epic Sticker Planner - Paperback - 9781781065372
    MWES 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.00
    • RRP £12.99
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    With thousands of stickers to stick and pages to plan your next big build, this unofficial guide is a must for every Minecraft player.

    Designed to help you imagine, plan and build the perfect world, it offers tutorials on building a theme park, an underwater home and a millionaire's mansion as well as gridded pages for your sketched plans. You can add the stickers over your sketches to see what they will look like when it comes to making them in the game.

    There's even advice on how to craft a giant pig!
  • Gruffalo Crumble & Other Recipes: The Gruffalo Cookbook - Hardback - 9781509804740 - Julia Donaldson
    GFCR 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Enjoy creating 24 recipes from the deep dark wood with this great little first cookbook inspired by The Gruffalo.

    Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's picture book is a modern classic and all the sweet treats, healthy snacks and simple meals featured in this book are inspired by it. If a child's tummy is starting to rumble, they'll love to fill it up with 'owl ice cream', 'scrambled snake' and 'roasted fox'.

    Every recipe is very simple and comes with step-by-step instructions for you to follow with your children. A perfect introduction to cooking and baking, these recipes give children and parents something to do together on holidays, rainy days and they're all ideal for a Gruffalo-themed party.
  • Doctor Who: The Official Cookbook - Hardback - 9781785940521 - Joanna Farrow
    CK2659
    Joanna Farrow
    • £3.00
    • RRP £14.99
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    Embark on a journey through time and cake with the 40 recipes featured in Doctor Who: The Official Cookbook.

    Providing fun for all the family, the book takes inspiration from the Time Lord and his TARDIS and shows you how to make cakes that are bigger on the outside than on the inside. A brilliant gift for Doctor Who fans, other delicacies include Zygon pies, peek-a-boo Pandorica cakes and so much more.

    Every recipe has step-by-step instructions and among the dishes you can make are meals, snacks, cakes and sweets. Although we're not sure if a Sonic Screwdriver will work quite as well as a rolling pin...
  • BRAI 8 years +
    Jessy Linton
    8 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £6.00
    Stylish and edgy braids, up-dos, twists, knots, and more for long and short hair There's no denying it, braids are back; from 90s icons such as Gwen Stefani and TLC to Aaliyah this retro hairstyle is once again cool. Featuring over 25 intricate hair-braid designs from the classic French plait to the more elaborate halo fishtail or even a Mohican style twist, Braid It! is your guide to the most cutting-edge hairstyles around. Perfect for any occasion, from festivals to weddings, parties or even the office, braids are an easy and stylish way to glam up any outfit. In their step-by-step tutorials, Jessy and Taiba share industry tips and tricks and ways to adorn your hair with accessories like clips, ribbons and jewels as well as other temporary styling tools such as colored hair extensions and glitter. More than just a braid book, Braid It! is a celebration of heritage, youth culture, and Girl Power.
  • Yo-Kai Watch: Official Guide - Hardback - 9781910917206
    YKWG 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £2.00
    • RRP £5.99
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    Children will love to discover all the secrets of Yo-Kai Watch with this official guide.

    Starting life as a Nintendo 3DS video game, Yo-Kai Watch follows the fortunes of Nate Adams as he decides to head deeper into the words than any of his friends in an attempt to show he's most definitely not average. When he gets there, he finds something strange. It's something that will change his life forever...

    Bursting with facts, stats and images of the Yo-Kai characters, this hardback guide is sure to be treasured.
  • HTWP 7 years +
    Joseph Coelho
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £6.00
    Creative children can make poems out of leaves, carve out a mud poem, go on an outdoors simile hunt, and play poetry games in the playground by following the inspiring activities featured in this brilliant book.

    Perfect for encouraging budding poets to follow their ideas, this book is full of useful tips and starting points and is sure to make them chuckle and think about what they're writing.

    Written by popular poet Joseph Coelho, it covers everything from laughable limericks to poetic puns and ridiculous rhymes to silly sibilance.
  • Minecrafter Hacks Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781408872093 - Megan Miller
    MHCK 7 years +
    Megan Miller
    7 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £20.97
    • Save £14.98
    • Just £2.00 per book
    You can't escape from Minecraft! And now your children can become masters of the sandbox game (PC version only) with these three guides that reveal the secrets, hints and tips that no other books do...

    Hacks for Minecrafters contains expert advice on mining, farming, magic and so much more, all accompanied by full-colour screenshots so the Minecraft player knows exactly what they have to do on their PC game.

    The Combat Edition prepares players for fighting enemies including cave spiders, creepers and zombie pigmen with expert tips, cheats and hacks, while Hacks for Minecrafters: Master Builder will show players how to build cool stuff including an underwater house, a pirate ship and a fortified castle!

    Please note these books apply to the PC versions of the Minecraft game only.
  • WYOM 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £8.99
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    Does your child dream of writing the next horror sensation? This spine-tingling activity book is bursting with scary ideas for children who fancy themselves as a mystery or ghost story writer.

    From haunted houses to eccentric detectives and cursed tombs, there are ideas to help children write about all kinds of curiosities.

    The book contains advice on planning stories, creating characters, building suspense and writing dialogue. The pages even have blank spaces and themed areas for children to write into, too.
  • EKFK 5 years +
    Jennifer Low
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £5.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    In this follow-up to Kids Kitchen are 100 new recipes for both sweet and savoury dishes - and they've all been designed and developed with children in mind.

    None of the recipes use sharp knives or are cooked on the hob, meaning they're safer for children to cook themselves (with adult supervision, of course). Most of the recipes use measuring jugs and measuring spoons and there are photographs to help children know exactly what to aim for.

    It even has dishes for children with gluten intolerances and coeliac disease. Among the recipes that can be added to family meals are up-side down baked potatoes, every-flavour pork chops and cashew couscous, while there are also over 50 baked treats including fresh lemon cupcakes and rainy day banana bread.
  • TMCB 7 years +
    Natalie Hughes
    7 years +
    (2)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Explore a world of things to colour with The Map Colouring Book - it's giant both in size and scope!

    Divided into 23 different sections that celebrate the various countries and continents, the book offers plenty of colouring fun and each country is also illustrated with some of its signature traits and landmarks.

    Wonderfully detailed, the appealing designs range from Colombian whale watching to a giant gecko in the Ivory Coast and a dragon in Wales.

    A sightseeing trip around the world that your children will love taking!
  • Enid Blyton's Jolly Good Food - Hardback - 9781444929805 - Allegra McEvedy
    EBJG 7 years +
    Allegra McEvedy
    7 years +
    • £4.00
    • RRP £14.99
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    Enid Blyton's stories are full of delicious food and this children's cookbook shows you how to make some meals the Famous Five would be proud of. Of course, there's also lashings of ginger beer!

    With ideas for every meal of the day, this is the perfect introduction for children to make and eat food with their favourite adults. From Famous Five-themed picnics to Malory Towers midnight feasts and party teas with the Folk of the Faraway Tree, these dishes are delicious.

    The 42 recipes in this book have been compiled by popular chef and Junior Bake Off TV judge, Allegra McEvedy.

    Book People and Enid Blyton - A Lifetime of Adventure
  • LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780241287019
    LGDC 7 years +
    7 years +
    (6)
    • £13.00
    • RRP £69.90
    • Save £56.90
    • Just £1.30 per book
    Including an exclusive Minifigure of Batman, this 10-book collection gives young superhero fans the chance to learn more about Batman, Superman and many more of the heroes and villains from the DC Comics universe.

    Full of facts about the characters and their battles, it will tell you who their friends and foes are and focuses on some of the best builds you can make inspired by them.

    Format: Hardback
  • Marvel: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know - Hardback - 9780241232620 - DK
    MVEY 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £4.00
    • RRP £17.99
    • Save £13.99
    The Hulk features on the tactile cover of this Marvel book full of incredible trivia, facts and artwork.

    Covering heroes, villains and those characters that flit in-between, it includes bizarre-but-true tales, quirky insights into characters including the Avengers, Spider-Man and Daredevil and so much more.

    From why there are three different colours of Hulk (green, grey and red in case you were asking) to a look at the time that a frog gained Thor's powers, many of these revelations are astounding - and will delight anyone who loves Marvel, no matter what their age.
  • Discover The Human Body: Educational Box Set - Other - 9781783735174
    KE1233 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £7.00
    • RRP £20.00
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    This big box will tell budding scientists everything they need to know about the human body.

    The padded Wonders of Learning book provides a fun and informative introduction to the workings of the body and explains everything from what goes on inside our bodies to what happens to the air we breathe, while the Find, Stick and Learn sticker book helps children have some interactive fun while learning about its intricacies.

    There are also wall charts to develop further understanding, stencils, colouring pencils and best of all - a build-it-yourself skeleton!

    A complete guide to anatomy, the box even has a special design where children can project an image of a human body onto the wall of a dark room using a torch.
  • CN0191 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £18.00
    • Save £8.01
    This gift will be available to buy from 10 January onwards. Check back on this date to place your order! Green-fingered children will have the chance to grow their own flowers with this beginner's pack. It includes a growing guide, a trowel, a fork, three mini terracotta pots, three packs of seeds and three wooden seed sticks.

    The flowers that children can enjoy growing are sunflowers, pansies and sweet peas and the book not only provides easy-to-follow instructions but also brief histories of each plant.

    Ages 5 plus

    Box size: 250 x 250mm
  • Sidesplitters Joke Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781447228677
    SPLI 7 years +
    7 years +
    (3)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £39.90
    • Save £29.91
    • Just £1.00 per book
    A must-have for any budding stand-up comedian - a brilliant collection of 10 joke books that is sure to have children giggling away.

    From animals and school to spooks and sport, there is a wide variety of subjects covered and the books are ideal for those who wouldn't normally pick up a book.

    Sure to provide reading practice and great for building confidence, you'll be hearing these jokes over and over again as your children retell them with delight!
  • FSOI 5 years +
    Sam Taplin
    5 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £4.99
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    With over 150 stickers, this Usborne book will introduce children aged 5 and over to the eye-boggling joy of optical illusions.

    There are mysterious movements, shifting shapes and wobbling arrows that will be created when the stickers are stuck on the pages to complete the images. The book also provides scientific explanations for why each illusion happens.

    Ideal for learning about sight and vision, this book can also help children develop their hand-eye coordination skills.
  • ABLS 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Young fans of a galaxy far, far away will love building up their knowledge of the LEGO Star Wars universe with this incredible book.

    With short and simple sentences offering facts about the people, places and battles that take place, this book has gatefold pages and features all the famous characters from the long-running saga including Yoda, Darth Vader and Kylo Ren.

    Suitable for children aged 4 and over, it also comes with a huge poster of the LEGO Millennium Falcon.
  • CISA 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £11.00
    Published in conjunction with the National Gallery, this comprehensive guide will introduce young readers to the beauty of art.

    Endlessly fascinating, it covers the world's most famous paintings and focuses on the National Gallery's very own collection. There's even a free app for devices that allows children to create their very own virtual gallery at home.