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7 years +: Children's Hobbies & Interests

  • CSTP 7 years +
    DK
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £13.99
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    Children can take their first steps to cooking fresh, healthy and delicious recipes by mastering the 50 easy-to-follow recipes featured in this book.

    From soups to pasta dishes and treats including banana bread, all of the recipes in this book are simple to make and sure to get children into baking - especially after they've tasted their healthy and delicious creations. There also shortcuts and tips to help kids get their heads around kitchen terminology.

    All of the tasty dishes contain clear, short step-by-step instructions and are accompanied by eye-catching photography.
  • PYTH 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    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.
  • MFCH 7 years +
    Jessica E. Prescott
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • 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!
  • MWES 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • 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!
  • BRAI 8 years +
    Jessy Linton
    8 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    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.
  • YKWG 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £2.99
    • 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.
  • Minecrafter Hacks Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781408872093 - Megan Miller
    MHCK 7 years +
    Megan Miller
    7 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £20.97
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    • 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.
  • WTO2 7 years +
    Christopher Edge
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Unlock your children's imaginations and inspire them to start writing with the hints, tips and activities in this brilliant book for budding authors.
    This write-in book provides ideas for building plot, writing action sequences and creating characters, scenes, beginnings and endings. It also has creativity and writing tips from Oxford word experts.
  • EBJG 7 years +
    Allegra McEvedy
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • 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)
    • £14.99
    • RRP £69.90
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    • Just £1.50 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
  • MVEY 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £17.99
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    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.
  • KE1233 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £9.99
    • 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.
  • Sidesplitters Joke Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781447228677
    SPLI 7 years +
    7 years +
    (3)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £39.90
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    • 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!
  • GWDH 7 years +
    Stella Caldwell
    7 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £16.99
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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.
  • ANLSB 7 years +
    Paul Dowswell
    7 years +
    • £7.19
    • RRP £8.99
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    A write-in book which will allow children to pen their very own adventure story. With lots of hints and tips on how to create characters, plan plots, write dialogue and stage all-important action scenes, this book will start budding writers off with simple exercises, and build them up until they are racing through their own short stories.
  • AASSI 7 years +
    Fiona Watt
    7 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    An inspiring book packed full of creative card-making ideas for every occasion including birthdays, Christmas, Valentine's Day and Easter, as well as thank you and get well soon cards. Handy hints, tips and techniques are included to help young card-makers create their own cards with each activity clearly illustrated using easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions.
  • ABHZK 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £8.89
    • RRP £8.95
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    How to Be the Best Bubblewriter in the World, Ever! shows you how to create your own hand-drawn alphabets. The book contains over 40 typefaces, inspired by everything from hairy monsters to clouds, ribbons to robots. Each double page spread contains both the alphabet and an illustration which brings it to life. The book is printed on thick matt paper which will allow you to interact with the book using pencil or pen. Also included are a host of guided activity pages with which you can decorate a ready-to-post letter card, write friendship notes and cards and fill in party invitations. There's even a cartoon strip to draw. This book is designed to stimulate the creative minds of children of all ages.
  • AIUUP 3 years +
    Michael Purton
    3 years +
    • £4.89
    • RRP £4.99
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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)
    • £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
    • RRP £9.99
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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
    • RRP £5.99
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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.
  • ABZJO 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £10.39
    • RRP £12.99
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    Know the score with this ultimate guide to the world of sport. "Children's Book of Sport" is your ultimate guide to the diverse world of sport. From the best known to the most obscure, this guide showcases team sports, target sports, as well as track and field. Dynamic photographs bring sports to life, while fact boxes highlight key information from rules and regulations, to tactics and techniques. There are even star profiles and facts and stats on sports you never knew existed. A special section on the Olympic and Paralympic Games, from the early Greek games right up to the present day, makes "Children's Book of Sport" your must-have guide in the run up to the 2012 London Olympics.
  • ALPLC 5 years +
    Kirsteen Robson
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £12.89
    • RRP £12.99
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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.