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9 years +: Children's Hobbies & Interests

  • DYNM 9 years +
    Dynamo
    9 years +
    • £5.99
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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.
  • BRAI 8 years +
    Jessy Linton
    8 years +
    • £3.99
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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.
  • WYOM 9 years +
    9 years +
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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.
  • EBJG 7 years +
    Allegra McEvedy
    7 years +
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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
  • MVEY 8 years +
    8 years +
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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.
  • Sidesplitters Joke Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781447228677
    SPLI 7 years +
    7 years +
    (3)
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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!
  • CISA 9 years +
    9 years +
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    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.
  • ANLSB 7 years +
    Paul Dowswell
    7 years +
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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.
  • ABZJO 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £10.39
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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.
  • AKXPA 8 years +
    Pat Murphy
    8 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Following on from Lego's incredibly successful Crazy Action Contraptions (9781591747697), make amazing moving machines in Lego Chain Reactions! Children can build eight simple machines that can be combined to set off a chain reaction. They can use all the included LEGO pieces in conjunction with their own collection to build the contraptions and record all their experiments in the pages of the book. It comes with everything you need, including 20 LEGO pieces, instructions and paper ramps.
  • AOMUD 8 years +
    Cris Silvestri
    8 years +
    (1)
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    It's everything you ever wanted to know about every Pokemon - all in one place! This revised and updated edition of the 2008 bestseller has stats and facts kids need to know about all 646 Pokemon. The book includes 64 new pages focusing on the 153 new Pokemon that just debuted in the Pokemon Black & White videogames. The revised & updated Ultimate Handbook is an absolute must-have for Pokemon fans. It's sure to be a bestseller with kids of all ages.
  • APWJM 7 years +
    Megan Miller
    7 years +
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    Packed with expert tips, cheats, and hacks on how to build the coolest stuff, including an underwater house, a pirate ship, and a fortified castle! Other tips will help gamers: Find the best locations Choose their favourite style Learn how to get started with foundations and walls Become landscaping experts Learn how to decorate their living room And much more! With more than one hundred full-colour screenshots of in-game footage, you can follow every tip with precision. You will never be stuck again.
  • AYYOX 9 years +
    9 years +
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    If you're mad about dance, this book will help you make the most of your favourite hobby. Find out how to perfect your skills, whether you're dancing salsa, ballroom, tap or bhangra, and expand your abilities into taking part in dance shows and competitions.
  • AZBNC 9 years +
    9 years +
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    If you're mad about swimming, this book will help you make the most of your favourite sport. Find out how to perfect your strokes, swim competitively for a club and expand your abilities into water polo, snorkelling and scuba diving.
  • NSMS 9 years +
    9 years +
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    As we all eagerly await the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald film later this year, it's the perfect time to head back to 1926 New York and discover all the secrets of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

    Starring Eddie Redmayne as magizoologist Newt Scamander, this addition to J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World (set a whole 70 years before Harry Potter entered through the doors of Hogwarts) proved to be a magical success at the box office and this book offers behind-the-scenes looks at the characters, creatures and sets.

    Presented in a scrapbook style, it's filled with pull-out items including newspapers, posters and character cards. It's also full of amazing images from the film and behind-the-scenes pictures.
  • CCGK 9 years +
    9 years +
    (1)
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    Using the free programming application Scratch, this Carol Vorderman book will help children aged 9 and over learn how to make their own computer games - from fiendish puzzles to crazy platform games and thrilling races!

    With accessible and extremely easy-to-follow instructions, the books will help children become expert coders and then improve their skills as they create, remix and customise their games.

    After making the games, the new young coders can share their games online and set challenges for all their friends and family.
  • BGUCH 9 years +
    Paul Mason
    9 years +
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    Looking to take up a new sport? Or just thinking about ways to keep fit and healthy? This book is a great introduction to all the important gymnastics skills you'll need. Full of skills tips and photos showing key techniques, you'll discover everything - from training to competing - while also finding out something about gymnastics stars of the past and present.Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.The series Sports Skills covers rules, equipment, famous competitors and major competitions through specially commissioned, step-by-step photography that clearly shows skills and techniques needed for a sport.
  • BGUCN 9 years +
    Clive Gifford
    9 years +
    • £7.19
    • RRP £8.99
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    Looking to take up a new sport? Or just thinking about ways to keep fit and healthy? This book is a great introduction to all the important tennis skills you'll need. Full of skills tips and photos showing key techniques, you'll discover everything - from training to competing - while also finding out something about tennis stars of the past and present. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.The series Sports Skills covers rules, equipment, famous competitors and major competitions through specially commissioned, step-by-step photography that clearly shows skills and techniques needed for a sport.
  • BGUCO 9 years +
    Clive Gifford
    9 years +
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    Whether you are taking part or just watching, rugby is an exciting and dramatic sport. Discover everything you need to know about it from training to playing. Brilliant step-by-step photography will help you perfect your technique, while profiles and stats tell you more about the world's greatest players. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.The series Sports Skills covers rules, equipment, famous competitors and major competitions through specially commissioned, step-by-step photography that clearly shows skills and techniques needed for a sport.
  • APWOC 7 years +
    Roy Apps
    7 years +
    • £4.79
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    When Louis Smith was seven he was faced with a choice that would change the course of his whole life. He chose the path of an athlete, but he lacked concentration and was easily distracted. As a punishment his coach made him perform circles on the pommel horse...It takes blood, sweat and tears to get to the top of any sport, and these short, inspirational biographies show just how tough it can be. Focusing on top athletes and sport personalities, each dramatic story brings to life the skill, determination and luck needed to break through into top level competition. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children can't put down.
  • Vet Academy - Paperback - 9781782404477
    VETA 7 years +
    7 years +
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    This awesome activity book covers all the basic skills needed to become a vet. It's perfect for any child who dreams of working with animals.

    Covering the three main types of vet - pet, zoo and farm - this book is full of facts about baby animals and all the things they need to ensure they grow strong and healthy. It even covers the different vaccinations and diets different animals have.

    This book also looks at animal body language, exercise and how they keep happy. The fun activities include observation, speed and accuracy tacks and matching and finding games. This book also includes stickers, a poster and a press-out model.
  • APXPX 7 years +
    Roy Apps
    7 years +
    • £4.79
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    After injury prevented her from competing in the 2008 Olympic Games, Jessica Ennis fought back to become the 2012 Olympic gold medal winner in the heptathlon. Read her story from her childhood years right up to when she crossed the finish line in her final event in London, 2012. It takes blood, sweat and tears to get to the top of any sport, and these short, inspirational biographies show just how tough it can be. Focusing on top athletes and sport personalities, each dramatic story brings to life the skill, determination and luck needed to break through into top level competition. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children can't put down.
  • APXPZ 7 years +
    Roy Apps
    7 years +
    • £4.79
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    From the time that Tom, aged 8, drew a picture of his ambition to dive at the Olympic Games, he has gone on to become Britain's leading diver, capturing the attention of the world's media along the way. In this easily accessible text read Tom's emotional story, from his childhood years right up to when he took Olympic bronze at London 2012. It takes blood, sweat and tears to get to the top of any sport, and these short, inspirational biographies show just how tough it can be. Focusing on top athletes and sport personalities, each dramatic story brings to life the skill, determination and luck needed to break through into top level competition. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children can't put down.
  • ALTHR 7 years +
    Camille McCue
    7 years +
    • £17.59
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    An easy-to-grasp introduction to coding concepts for kids Coding For Kids For Dummies breaks coding into a series of small projects, each designed to teach elementary-to-middle-school-aged students a core concept to build a game, application, or other tool. In this his hands-on, friendly guide readers will get access to a leading coding tool that has been designed specifically for kids, showing them how to create the projects provided in the book as well as how to implement them into their own creative work. Written by a teacher and leading advocate of coding education, Coding For Kids For Dummies explains to kids in plain English how to apply the math and logic skills they already have to the subject of coding. In no time, they'll be grasping basic coding concepts, completing their very own technical feats, and arming themselves with the computer science experience and know-how to prepare for a future working with technology. Lay-flat binding allows for easy access as students work on projects Full-color, large-print design make the information more approachable to kids Kids interested in computer science get a competitive edge The author has dedicated her career to enhancing coding and other STEM education in schools If you're a student who wants to learn coding, a parent who wants to help your kid pursue an interest in coding, or a teacher who is in need of a supplemental course book for your computer science class, Coding For Kids For Dummies has you covered.