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5 years +: Children's Hobbies & Interests

  • Gruffalo Crumble & Other Recipes: The Gruffalo Cookbook - Hardback - 9781509804740 - Julia Donaldson
    GFCR 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £4.99
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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.
  • EKFK 5 years +
    Jennifer Low
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £5.99
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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.
  • CN0191 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
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    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
  • FSOI 5 years +
    Sam Taplin
    5 years +
    • £2.99
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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 +
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    • 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.
  • SWCF 6 years +
    6 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Young Jedi and Master Builders can discover the full story of the LEGO Star Wars galaxy with this brilliant book.

    Covering the saga in detail, including The Force Awakens, the encyclopedia covers the heroes and villains from across the universe and explains all about the triumphs and tragedies they have lived through.

    From the heroic exploits of the Jedi and the Resistance and their key members (and droids!) to the evil plans of the Sith and the Dark Side, the book has pictures of so many famous Minifigures including Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Darth Vader, Kylo Ren and BB-8.

    The book also comes with an exclusive Minifigure to add to your out-of-this-world collection!
  • Brick by Brick: Space - Paperback - 9781783422814 - Warren Elsmore
    BRKS 5 years +
    Warren Elsmore
    5 years +
    • £3.00
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    Prepare for lift-off with over 20 LEGO brick projects that are out of this world.

    With visual, step-by-step instructions (just like you get with your LEGO models) throughout, this book will show you how to make amazing LEGO spacecraft, planets and many more intergalactic delights.

    Each project also has facts and information alongside it, helping children understand more about space travel and the universe.
  • CCSA 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £2.99
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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.
  • The Amazing Book of Star Wars - Hardback - 9780241263211 - Elizabeth Dowsett
    ABSW 5 years +
    Elizabeth Dowsett
    5 years +
    • £3.00
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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 +
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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.
  • AAVJL 5 years +
    Teri Gower
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £11.99
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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 4 years +
    Annabel Karmel
    4 years +
    • £7.89
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    Annabel Karmel has been writing best-selling cookbooks for 10 years and 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. "She's a miracle woman" Jools Oliver.
  • 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.
  • Travel Doodles - Paperback - 9781780554280 - Adrian Barclay
    TVDO 6 years +
    Adrian Barclay
    6 years +
    • £3.00
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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.
  • BGPA 5 years +
    Emily Bone
    5 years +
    (7)
    • £3.99
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    This hardback is a full-colour picture atlas that will help children aged 5 and over learn all about the world around them.

    There are 15 beautifully illustrated maps for children to pore over and they explain all about different countries, continents, oceans, mountains and ice caps. A celebration of our amazing planet, it also explains where animals and people live.

    This book also contains fascinating facts about each country.
  • ATWM 5 years +
    Sam Smith
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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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.
  • My LEGO World - 25 Books - Collection - 9780241329788
    MYLW 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £27.00
    • RRP £124.75
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    • Just £1.08 per book
    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
  • 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.
  • AMWZV 5 years +
    Anna Milbourne
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £6.39
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    A sunny garden hums, buzzes, creeps and crawls with life. Lift the flaps and peep through the delicate laser-cut holes to discover a whole host of butterflies, birds and bees, caterpillars, squirrels, frogs and other garden wildlife. A delightful information book for the very young.