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  • The Giggle Ninja Joke Book

    Product Code: GNJB
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Laugh your way through the pages!

    We recently joined forces with Toto the Ninja Cat (and her owner, Dermot O'Leary) to find the most side-splittingly funny jokes from children aged between 3 and 13 from all over the UK. The Giggle Ninja Joke Book brings together the ones that made us all purr with laughter.

    Sure to have all ages giggling away, the original jokes range from traditional Knock Knock questions to simply pun-derful wordplay. Did your child's joke make it into the book?
    25% of the sale price of The Book People's Giggle Ninja Joke Book will go to our partner Save The Children. Save the Children exists to help every child reach their full potential.
    • £1.00
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  • National Geographic Explorer Guide: Rocks and Minerals

    National Geographic Kids

    Product Code: NGRM
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Find adventure, have fun outdoors and be a rock detective with this ultimate explorer guide from National Geographic Kids!

    Packed with facts and photos, this fun guide is perfect for getting children outside to discover the amazing world underneath their feet.

    It contains the most common rocks and minerals in Great Britain and Ireland and is a great size for taking in backpacks on day trips or camping holidays.
    • £3.00
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  • Minecraft Earth Essential Guide

    Product Code: MEEG
    Other 8 years +
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    Minecraft Earth is set to take over the world and this essential unofficial guide will help your search for Tappables, wherever you go.

    Build up your collection of blocks as you follow the special tops and beat Adventures. This book also contains a section on how to make the best builds for yourself and where you should place them.

    It also includes a gallery of awesome Minecraft makes from all around the world to offer any fan inspiration for their next big build.
    • £2.00
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  • Hello World Bingo Game

    Product Code: ED2094
    Other 7 years +
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    Learn how to say 'hello' in over 50 languages with this brightly coloured and fast-moving bingo game for up to nine players!

    Discover an array of global greetings, from the familiar to the unusual, and test your linguistic abilities as you play the fast-moving and beautifully illustrated Hello World Bingo.

    Contents: 1 board, 8 game cards, 64 hello tokens, 130 round counters and 1 instruction leaflet

    Not suitable for children under 36 months
    Packaging dimensions: 230 x 230mm
    • £2.00
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  • How to Write Poems

    Joseph Coelho

    Product Code: HTWP
    Paperback 7 years +
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    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.
    • £2.00
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  • The Beano Book of Mischief, Mayhem and Fun!

    Matt Yeo (Author)

    Product Code: BBMM
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Beano Book of Mischief, Mayhem and Fun is packed with 100 fun indoor and outdoor activities for children to try - from building a birdbrained bird feeder to creating the ultimate sand palace.

    From building a catapult or periscope to learning about codes and ciphers, this book encourages children to put down their devices and get back to basics by partaking in indoor and outdoor activities.

    It's packed with artwork of Dennis, Gnasher and Minnie and will encourage your children to create mischief and mayhem, whatever the weather...
    • £2.00
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  • Computer Coding for Kids

    Carol Vorderman

    Product Code: CODI
    Paperback 8 years +
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    Computer coding is becoming an increasingly important skill in modern life, especially during IT lessons at school, and many children will be able to make use of it in their future careers.

    You can never be too young to start learning and there can be no better guide than Carol Vorderman, who we all know is extremely intelligent after her years on Countdown and the various other TV shows - and books - where she has flexed her brain power.

    Carol's step-by-step - and very visual - guide to the complex key skill of computer coding is suitable for children aged 9 and over and teaches the basics of coding for multiple programming languages including Scratch 3.0 and Python.

    Avoiding computer jargon and starting with the basics, this book gradually progresses to more advanced computer projects where children can even start building their own games through coding! A great book for budding programmers.
    • £3.00
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  • National Geographic Explorer Guide: Birds

    National Geographic Kids

    Product Code: NGBD
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Find adventure, have fun outdoors and be a bird spotter with this ultimate explorer field guide from National Geographic Kids!

    Packed with facts and photos, this fun guide will make children look and listen to find the feathered friends right in their own gardens. From ducks to hawks and sparrows to sandpipers, it's the perfect introduction to birds and makes identifying them easy.

    It contains the most common birds in Great Britain and Ireland and is a great size for taking in backpacks on days trips or camping holidays.
    • £2.00
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  • The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl

    Stella Caldwell

    Product Code: GWDH
    Hardback 7 years +
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    Presented in a scrumdiddlyumptious scrapbook style, The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl provides Dahl fans with many tremendous things and wonderful surprises.

    Inspired by his magical storytelling and especially published to coincide with the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations, the book first shows the reader the writing hut in which Dahl created his crazy worlds and then invites them to step into each one - there are letters and newspaper cuttings about a giant peach; an insight into what hides inside a Twits-style beard; and a spotter's guide to the man-eating giants of Giant Country from The BFG.

    With plenty of Quentin Blake's iconic artwork on display and flaps to lift and guides inserted in the pages, this is a book that will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about visiting Roald Dahl's phizz-whizzing worlds.
    • £3.00
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  • Match Football Collection - 3 Books

    Product Code: MFTL
    Collection 8 years +
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    Calling all football fanatics!

    These three books are packed with puzzles, records and jokes that will keep any footy-obsessed child (and their parents!) happily entertained for hours on end.

    Inspired by the bestselling Match! magazine, the joke book contains quips, puns and knock-knock jokes featuring the world's greatest players ('Why's Ronaldo's bedroom always tidy? Because he's not Messi'), while the records are great for kids who love facts. The puzzle book is perfect for keeping children happily entertained both at home and on long journeys.
    Format: paperback
    • £5.00
    • RRP £17.97
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  • Roald Dahl's James's Giant Bug Book

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: JGBB
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Are you ready for an incredible insect adventure?

    Build a bug hotel and make an awesome ant farm with this amazing activity book inspired by Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach.

    It's full of wacky and wondrous facts about creepy-crawlies and is packed with marvellously muddy projects that will delight nature-loving children and broaden their minds.
    • £2.00
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  • National Trust: Go Wild on the River

    Product Code: GWOR
    Hardback 7 years +
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    Learn what to pack, how to build your own raft and how to spot river animals and wildlife with this pocked-sized adventure guide from the experts at The National Trust.

    Also revealing how to catch a fish, this book is packed with fun games to play on and around a river and provides essential tips on staying safe. It also tells children what they should do if an emergency was to occur.
    • £3.00
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  • LEGO Harry Potter: The Magical Guide to the Wizarding World

    DK

    Product Code: HPMW
    Hardback 8 years +
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    This book brings a little LEGO magic into any Harry Potter fan's life!

    It's full of spellbinding photographs and shots of LEGO Harry Potter Minifigures (including Harry, Ron, Hermione and Professor Dumbledore) and sets including the Hogwarts Express, the Great Hall and the awe-inspiring castle.

    Along with fascinating facts, there is also a focus on the fantastic beasts and creatures featured in the popular LEGO sets including Fawkes the phoenix, Hedwig the snowy owl and Aragog the giant spider.
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  • Coding for Beginners using Scratch

    Jonathan Melmoth

    Product Code: CFBS
    Hardback 7 years +
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    An ideal introduction to coding for children who are just starting to learn about computer coding at school, Coding for Beginners is a 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.

    Taking young coders step by step through a number of different Scratch learning games and tasks, the book will have them mastering coding in no time at all.
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  • Minecraft Master Builder Dragons

    Product Code: MMBD
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Make your own dragons in Minecraft!

    This independent and unofficial guide offers step-by-step instructions for creating your own fire-breathing dragons in the sandbox game and is packed with mind-blowing mythical facts.

    There are 13 amazing creatures to make - from a baby dragon to an ice dragon and even a terrifying three-headed dragon - and they vary in difficulty from beginner to more advanced projects. This is a great book for Minecraft veterans and those who are looking forward to discovering the incredible world through Minecraft Earth!
    • £2.00
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  • The Rocking Book of Rocks

    Florence Bullough

    Product Code: RBOR
    Hardback 8 years +
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    Written by top geology experts, The Rocking Book of Rocks offers a comprehensive guide to rocks, minerals and gems.

    It has amazing artwork and will tell rock-obsessed children everything they want to know about space rocks, gemstones, metals, volcanoes and so much more.
    • £3.00
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  • Lesser Spotted Animals

    Martin Brown

    Product Code: LSPT
    Hardback 7 years +
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    Brilliant beasts you might not know about!

    Martin Brown, the illustrator of the Horrible Histories books, reveals all about brilliant beasts including zorillas, numbats and everything in-between. This is rib-tickling read for all children who love animals.
    • £2.00
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  • Roald Dahl's Beastly Brutes & Heroic Human Beans

    Product Code: BBHB
    Hardback 7 years +
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    Enjoy a press-out paper adventure with Roald Dahl!

    This exciting and interactive book focuses on Roald Dahl's most beloved characters from Matilda, The BFG, The Twits and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. A character from each book introduces their friends and then guides you around their world, introducing more characters (including giants and oompa-loompas) along the way.

    As children tear out the perforated pieces on each page, they will magically create a wonderful work of art that shows the characters interacting with each other in quirky and mischievous ways. They can then reuse some of the figures to add Dahl-esque magic to other elements of playtime.
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  • LEGO Star Wars: Build Your Own Adventure

    DK

    Product Code: XLSWA
    Hardback 8 years +
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    LEGO fans who want to harness the power of the Force when it comes to building spaceships and crafts from a galaxy far, far away will love this out-of-this-world book.

    With 50 inspirational ideas for building with enthralling story starters, the book will help you build something amazing and then play out an adventure using LEGO bricks. It comes with a free Rebel Pilot Minifigure and all the bricks you need to build an exclusive Y-wing starfighter model (that features in the book)!

    Packed with ideas for all ages and building abilities, the easy, medium and harder models can help you build a LEGO podrace on Tatooine or a jailbreak on Bespin.
    • £8.00
    • RRP £17.99
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  • Flash

    Lunch

    Vic Parker

    Product Code: CMQ2
    Paperback 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.
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  • Snacks

    Vic Parker

    Product Code: CKQ2
    Paperback 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.
    • £4.00
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  • Star Wars Meet the Villains Stormtroopers

    DK

    Product Code: SWMV
    Hardback 6 years +
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    Do you stand with the Empire? Have you got what it takes to be a stormtrooper?

    This Star Wars book is filled with facts about the Imperial Army's frontline defence and their missions on Hoth and Endor. It even covers Finn's journey from First Order stormtrooper to Resistance hero.

    It reveals what weapons stormtroopers use, the training they undergo and whether they always obey commands. Presented in a Q and A format with plenty of stills and images from all the films, this is an easy-to-read book for young fans of everything that happens in a galaxy far, far away.
    • £2.00
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  • Everything Sports

    Eric Zweig

    Product Code: BQZ2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Become an expert on sports, just in time for the 2016 Olympics! From archery to zip lining this book covers EVERYTHING about the world's favourite team and individual sports. With stunning visuals and energetic, impactful design, readers won't stop until they've learned everything there is to know about the history, rules and regs, training, and practice of dozens of athletic pursuits. Includes popular sports such as baseball, basketball, football, soccer, tennis, and quirkier sports such as fencing, curling, and table tennis.
    • £4.00
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  • Football Superstars: Messi Rules

    Product Code: FSMR
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Filled with quizzes, stats and little known facts, plus illustrated and told with all the fun of a Tom Gates novel, the Football Superstars series is perfect for young readers.

    Is Lionel Messi your ultimate football hero? Messi was the youngest player to score 50 goals in the Champions League, won the Ballon d'Or five times and once entertained the crowd by doing 1,200 keepy-uppies! Discover how he went from being the smallest player on the field (as a young boy he was so tiny all the other players called him 'Titch') to being widely known as the 'Greatest of All Time'. Football Superstars is a series aimed at building a love of reading from a young age, with fun cartoons, inspirational stories, a simple narrative style and a cast of characters chipping in with quotes, jokes and comments.
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A book for every interest

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A great way to encourage a love of books

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