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5 years +: Children's Hobbies & Interests

  • LCTP 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £3.99
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    This bumper pad contains nearly 200 travel-themed activities for children aged 5 and over to complete. Among these are puzzles, dot-to-dots, wordsearches and logic games.

    This tear-out pad can be split up easily so various numbers of children can work through the activities at the same time and there's no cutting or sticking needed - meaning it's all safe and fun.

    Perfect for: Holidays, rainy days and long journeys.
  • PKMS 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Do you wanna be the very best like no one ever was?
    To stick them is your real test, to complete the pages your cause...
    Catch all your favourite Pokemon with this incredible sticker book. It contains 1,001 stickers that feature Pokemon from all eras of the Nintendo game-turned-cartoon-turned-app phenomenon.

    Pokemon fans will love recreating their favourite battles and completing the scenes, especially as familiar locations including Kanto, Johto and Alola are all included.

    Gotta catch 'em all!
  • Everyday Kitchen for Kids - Paperback - 9781909808041 - Jennifer Low
    EKFK 5 years +
    Jennifer Low
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £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.
  • CCE2 5 years +
    Carol Vorderman
    5 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £3.99
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    Everyone's favourite expert on just about everything, Carol Vorderman offers a hands-on introduction to working with computer code for children aged 5 and up in her new book Computer Coding Made Easy.

    Covering all of the basics little ones aged 5 and above need to know about Python programming, from copying and writing code to problem solving and abstract thinking, this curriculum-based guide uses diagrams and step-by-step instructions to teach computer programming in a fun, engaging and entertaining way - and most importantly, make it stick!

    One of the nation's best loved television personalities, there is no one better to help develop the essential skills needed to work with computer code than Carol Vorderman!
  • FSOI 5 years +
    5 years +
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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.
  • CCSA 5 years +
    5 years +
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    • RRP £6.99
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    With 300 stickers and a hands-on approach to learning, this book will tell children what's inside their computers and how their apps and games are made.

    It also explains how simple instructions tell a computer what to do and describes the basics of coding in a very accessible way. It's a great book for schoolchildren who are learning about IT and it encourages them to discover the fact-packed world of technology.

    It even features fun activities, puzzles and mazes to complete.
  • ABSW 5 years +
    Elizabeth Dowsett
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Including a life-size poster of BB-8 and plenty of fun fold-out pages, this encyclopedia will tell children everything they could ever want to know about the iconic characters and spaceships from a galaxy far, far away.

    With The Force Awakens bringing the Star Wars saga to a whole new audience and excitement building for the release of Rogue One, this is the perfect book for your little Jedi. It gives brief overviews in simple sentences of what each character is like and points out some of their defining features.

    There are also fun questions scattered throughout the book which will help children test their knowledge of the Star Wars universe.
  • AIUUP 3 years +
    Michael Purton
    3 years +
    • £4.89
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    Easy-to-make instruments for kids shown step by step. It features 16 fantastic projects on how to make, decorate and play your very own musical instruments. The ideas include drums and beaters, pastry cutter castanets, and a kazoo made out of a cardboard tube. Clear step-by-step photographs for every project make it easy for young readers to copy the techniques, learn from them, and delight in the results. It introduces very simple ideas in music theory and sound production, in an easy-to-understand way. All the projects use readily available materials and very basic equipment that you can find around the home. It is the perfect starter book for ages 3-7 years - for older readers to use with minimum supervision, and for younger children to enjoy with adult help. This book is specially designed to build on children's instinctive musical talent, by teaching them about a whole range of instruments to play, and new types of sounds to explore. They will learn how to make and decorate their own musical instruments from all manner of basic materials and odds and ends that are readily found around the home, and how to produce all kinds of noises from them. The projects include a bass made out of an old cardboard box, a bottle xylophone, and a bugle fashioned from a funnel and a garden hose.
  • ALHNV 4 years +
    4 years +
    (1)
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    This book is filled with mixed activities to keep little children happy and occupied on holiday, on journeys and at home. Contains lots of puzzles, drawing, colouring, dot-to-dots, mazes, spot the difference and so on.
  • AAVJL 5 years +
    Teri Gower
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £12.19
    • RRP £14.99
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    This is a bumper, fun-packed puzzle book bursting with over 8,000 things to spot. It combines "1001 Monster Things to Spot", "1001 Wizard Things to Spot", "1001 Things to Spot in Fairyland", "1001 Pirate Things to Spot", "1001 Things to Spot in the Sea", "1001 Bugs to Spot", "1001 Things to Spot on the Farm" and "1001 Things to Spot in the Town". Bright, busy scenes provide plenty of material for both readers and pre-readers to talk about. Simple text and eye-catching illustrations combine to help children develop skills in reading, counting, matching and identification.
  • APGIZ 5 years +
    Kate Knighton
    5 years +
    • £9.89
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    A comprehensive guide to face-painting, with step-by-step, illustrated instructions and a photo of the finished look to use as a guide. Plus lots of handy hints and tips, including the correct position to sit in, how to apply and blend facepaints, and how to adapt one look to create multiple versions. Animals, vampires, monsters and lots more.
  • APOWD 6 years +
    Alex Frith
    6 years +
    • £5.89
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    Pop this handy, pocket-sized puzzle book into a school bag, handbag, suitcase or glove compartment to ensure that kids are never bored again. It features over one hundred picture puzzles including mazes, picture puzzles, word searches, number problems and much more, with all of the answers at the back of the book. It is also great for Christmas stockings or party bags.
  • ALPLC 5 years +
    Kirsteen Robson
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £12.89
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    One hundred amazing mazes, each one completely different from the one before. A classic idea, revitalised with bright, modern artwork.
  • APWMY 5 years +
    Sarah Ridley
    5 years +
    • £12.99
    Many people remember sporting events - whether they were watching them or participating. This book gives young children access to people's memories alongside photographs to help them build up a picture of the past. From sport at school to big sporting events such as the 1966 Football World Cup, young children can explore what has changed and what remains the same. The book is part of the 'Tell me what you remember' series, which explores changes in living memory through photographs and memories.
  • AAIZY 5 years +
    Annabel Karmel
    5 years +
    • £6.39
    • RRP £7.99
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    Annabel Karmel has been writing bestselling cookbooks for 10 years. Describing her, Jools Oliver said, "She's a miracle woman!". Now, she is handing the kitchen over to the kids!

    From sweet treats to simple family meals, young children will love trying out the exciting range of tasty and healthy recipes.

    With step-by-step instructions, Children's First Cookbook is the perfect starting point for any budding young chef.
  • APNTJ 6 years +
    Rosie Dickins
    6 years +
    • £5.89
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    This is a new edition of this popular guide to England's capital city. It contains a brief history of London from Roman times to today, as well as a guide to its people, places and tourist attractions such as the Natural History Museum, Buckingham Palace, Regent's Park and London Zoo. It is packed with fascinating facts and trivia. It is an ideal guide for use by visitors both young and old or as a resource for projects.
  • BUGH 3 years +
    Clover Robin
    3 years +
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    Children interested in nature and all kinds of creepy-crawlies will love learning the facts on display in this fun lift-the-flap book.

    It explains how a bug hotel is a home-made habitat where insects of all shapes and sizes can come to stay. It even encourages children to build one in their own back garden using common and natural materials including straw, wood and stone.

    Among the critters it features are bees, snails and ladybirds and it also offers simple explanations of their traits and behaviour.
  • BRDH 3 years +
    Clover Robin
    3 years +
    • £4.99
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    The Bird House is a shaped lift-the-flap book that will help children learn more about our feathered friends.

    This book opens with an explanation about how bird houses can come in all shapes and sizes and how they are usually wooden. They provide safe shelter for birds who need extra protection of don't have a nest. It also reveals how humans can help birds survive.

    From the floating structures of duck houses to dovecotes and bird feeders and baths, this is a must for any young nature lover. It even gives simple explanations for the concepts of migration and tips on how to make gardens more suitable, welcoming and bird-friendly.
  • AKG2 4 years +
    Anne Giulieri
    4 years +
    • £1.99
    • RRP £3.49
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    Minibeasts gives little nature lovers all the facts they could ever want about the creepy-crawlies and insects that share our world. It's a Red book-banded book packed with information and it will help children develop their reading fluency and enhance their vocabulary.
  • TVDO 6 years +
    Adrian Barclay
    6 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Fun, simple and very creative, this doodle book asks children to use their imagination to complete a number of travel-based scenes. It's great for keeping them entertained while on long journeys or holidays.

    Bright and appealing, among the amazing scenes to complete are an arctic adventure, the reflection of the water and one of a bunch of city cyclists. Children can also fill a campsite with tents, create an amazing rainforest and design a super tree house.
  • Usborne Around the World Mazes - Paperback - 9781474937511 - Sam Smith
    ATWM 5 years +
    Sam Smith
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £3.99
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    This marvellous maze book from the experts at Usborne will take children aged 5 and over on a global journey from the Amazon to the Antarctic and the Himalayas to Hollywood.

    Children can explore destinations all around the world as they find their way through these mazes, which gradually progress in difficulty. Along the way, children will get to see some of the world's most iconic landmarks.

    Solving mazes is a great way of developing hand-eye coordination and dexterity skills, and all the answers are featured at the back of this book.
  • HLLO 5 years +
    Jonathan Litton
    5 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Children (and you!) will love learning how to greet people with this gorgeous and interactive atlas of hellos.

    With one basic premise - encouraging children to say 'hi' throughout the world - this book celebrates the joys of language and introduces children and young readers to multiple nations. There are also facts to pore over and tabs to lift that reveal the correct pronunciation for each welcome.

    From how to say 'hi' in hieroglyphics to saying 'hao' in Native American hand talk, Hello World is a beautiful book that opens up a world of exploration and greetings.
  • PIXE 5 years +
    Assorted
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £11.99
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    If your children can't get enough of Minecraft, than they'll love to sit back and relax as they fill in the pixellated patterns featured in this colouring book, Pixel Planet.

    Coming in a bumper size, this book brings back memories of 1980s computer games and encourages children to colour the designs in, square by square.

    From cute animals to awesome dinosaurs and many other crazy characters including aliens, this is a cool book for anyone who loves colouring in and computer games.
  • ADZ2 4 years +
    Anne Giulieri
    4 years +
    • £1.99
    • RRP £3.99
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    Learn how to make chocolate banana pops with this Yellow band book. It has practical information and tips on making delicious treats and will help children develop their reading fluency.