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9 years +: Children's Hobbies & Interests

  • WYOM 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £8.99
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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 +
    • £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
  • 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.
  • CPFK 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Part of Carol Vorderman's bestselling series that helps children get to grips with computer coding, this book offers a step-by-step visual guide to creating Scratch projects.

    With simple instructions on how to use the popular programming language and advice on improving coding skills, it will help children create mind-bending illusions, crazy animations and interactive artwork.

    Kids can customise the projects and games and then share them with all their friends and family.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • KD9228 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    Coming with a lock so children can keep them all secret, this journal can help them unlock the mysteries of their dreams.

    It explains what dreams mean and even provides tips and tricks for making the most of the things children's minds thinks about while they're fast asleep.

    Children can jot down their dreams the moment they wake up and discover all sorts of things with this beautiful book. It gives children the chance to analyse their dreams, figure out the reasons for bad dreams and think about how the things happening in their life could affect what they were dreaming about.
  • MCEB 9 years +
    9 years +
    (1)
    • £5.99
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    Open up a whole new world of construction with this must-have Minecraft guide! Completely official, this book has a medieval theme that will delight any Minecraft player.

    Packed with guides, schematics and inspirational ideas to construct, defend and customise your very own castle, the builds are illustrated with 'exploded' views so that you can see the blocks you'll need to create them - both inside and out.

    The builds range from walls to turrets and throne rooms and there are hundreds of variations to try out. You can even have fun making your own dungeon.
  • 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.
  • AQAYM 7 years +
    Roy Apps
    7 years +
    • £5.99
    Ever had a dream -- a dream to win? David had a dream -- to play for Manchester United. This is the story of David's early years and his break through into Manchester United's first team.
  • AKXPA 8 years +
    Pat Murphy
    8 years +
    • £10.39
    • 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)
    • £7.19
    • RRP £8.99
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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 +
    • £5.59
    • RRP £6.99
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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.
  • CCGK 9 years +
    9 years +
    (1)
    • £3.99
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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.
  • APZAS 9 years +
    Jon Richards
    9 years +
    • £8.99
    Fully updated for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, this book is packed with information on the different players on a team, including their roles and the skills they need to succeed.Specially commissioned photographs demonstrate key rugby skills and strategies and advice gives tips on how to improve and develop into a top rugby player! The four books in the Rugby Focus series takes an in-depth look at one of the world's best-loved sports. Find out everything you need to know about rugby, from the players and laws of the game to the teamwork involved in winning the ultimate tournament - the Rugby World Cup. Great for readers who play the game or avid fans!
  • MTAE 10 years +
    10 years +
    (1)
    • £7.99
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    You've seen the films and read the comics, now read about over 250 Avengers characters and their adventures in this superhero-filled encyclopedia.

    The most comprehensive volume of the team, it looks at how they evolved over the years and focuses on all the popular core members - Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Hulk. It also looks at their allies and foes, as well as their special powers.

    20 of the most important plots are profiled and the comic book artwork is simply Marvel-lous. A must-have gift for all fans.
  • HTPR 7 years +
    DK
    7 years +
    • £3.99
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    How to Play the Recorder is a guide from the experts at DK that will help any child learn how they can play the recorder.

    With its gorgeous, colourful design and step-by-step instructions, the book covers the basics of music and then moves through to more challenging music and even shows children how they can play duets on this most popular of first instruments.

    Notes are clearly introduced at the most appropriate stages and there are also musical pieces that progress in difficulty as the book progresses. Extra hints and tips are featured throughout the chapters, too, making this an ideal companion to recorder lessons at schools!
  • BHAXQ 8 years +
    National Geographic Kids
    8 years +
    • £16.00
    • RRP £20.00
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    This bulging compendium is loaded with jaw-dropping, eye-popping, brain-bending facts and bright, bold photography. Based on the popular National Geographic Weird but True! Series, this new annual pairs the planet's quirkiest, wackiest facts with the coolest and strangest true stories. Ranging from geographical curiosity to animal wonders, gross inventions to weird food, the Weird but True! Annual 2018 sparks children's natural curiosity about the world around them. Features include: * Facts and stories about geography, biology, the animal kingdom, social sciences, human achievement and innovation (Did you know the world's biggest passenger jet weighs as much as 100 hippos?) * Infographics and fact files * Bright, bold photography and illustration * A fact-finding index
  • BIBEE 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £6.39
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    From the UK's number 1 footy magazine, the very best footy annual is back! Crammed full with fun football trivia, quizzes, games, puzzles, top 10s, cartoons and more, this is the only annual fans of the beautiful game will need. Featuring Gary and all of the MOTD presenters, Paz, Bez, and the planet's top teams and players, Match of the Day Annual 2017 is the best around - it will be on the top of your Christmas list!
  • ALPKZ 8 years +
    8 years +
    (1)
    • £14.39
    • RRP £17.99
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    This title explores the geographical wonders of Earth, from weather, to water to climates and ecosystems. Geography A Children's Encyclopedia is the ultimate children's guide to our planet, covering the geological and environmental processes that (literally) shape our world, from ice ages to global warming, earthquakes to tsunamis. It explores the wonders of the natural world, from the peak of Everest to the very bottom of the Mariana Trench, learning the whole way. Full of beautiful pictures bringing the natural world to life, this encyclopedia shows Earth at its most amazing. Colourful diagrams describe geological processes while the water cycle and the structure of a rainforest canopy are fully explained. Physical and political maps will bring school projects extra wow, and fact files describe each continent and country, revealing everyday life around the globe. Children can carry the world wherever they go with Geography A Children's Encyclopedia - from the deserts of Africa to the low countries of Europe, the lush forests of Brazil to the coral reefs of Indonesia and Australia, this book expands horizons and creates a fantastic grounding in the sciences of geography, geology and sociology.
  • AFGUB 8 years +
    Doug Stillinger
    8 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    The Spiral Draw book lets you create millions of dizzying designs. The book includes cool translucent "drawing wheels" that make it easy to create loads of spiral designs right on the pages of the book. Packed with tons of on-the-page drawing ideas, plus inspired instructions for swirly projects like spiral scratch art, spiral stationery, spiral soak art and more - the range of activities will make readers' heads spin.
  • ADSLJ 8 years +
    Ben Harper
    8 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Taking you where no paper airplane book has gone before - the Galactic Empire. This is the only book of its kind that enables Jedi knights to follow their dreams of replicating Star Wars spacecrfts that actually fly! Knights of all ages can transform the pre-printed papers into 6 high-performance fighters including Darth Vader's TIE Fighter, Millennium Falcon, and Naboo Starfighter. Aerodynamic experts helped engineer these flyers for ease of folding and fantastic flight
  • APNUK 7 years +
    Fiona Watt
    7 years +
    (2)
    • £10.39
    • RRP £12.99
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    This is a new edition of the hugely popular "Beginners Cookbook", which introduces children (and kitchen-shy adults!) to the basic techniques of cooking through a selection of mouth-watering recipes. Recipes include ideas for pizza and pasta dishes, vegetarian dishes and delicious cakes and cookies, giving novice cooks something to create for every occasion. Each recipe is shown through easy, step-by-step instructions. Concealed spiral binding makes the book practical to use in the kitchen.
  • AAWVZ 7 years +
    Patrick Wiegand
    7 years +
    • £8.79
    • RRP £10.99
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    The Oxford Primary Atlas is a clear, bright and informative atlas for all 7-11 year olds. This new edition includes up-to-date country data and easy-to-read colourful mapping, presented in an accessible visual layout based on research into how young children use maps. It features key curriculum themes such as landscapes, water, settlements, connections, and environments. It includes easy-to-use features such as learning statements to summarize each theme, focus panels to prompt independent or group enquiry, innovative grid codes to help children find places listed in the index, colourful photographs to aid children's understanding of map symbols, attractive artwork to provide a 'sense of place', and stimulating graphics to make large numbers easy to understand. This new edition of the Oxford Primary Atlas, specially written to support the requirements of primary geography at Key Stage 2, and incorporating the most popular features of the bestselling Oxford Junior Atlas, uses simple, clear mapping and colourful illustration to create a stimulating and informative atlas for all 7-11 year olds. The Oxford Primary Atlas is also accompanied by the Activity Book for independent work to develop map literacy skills, and the e-Atlas CD-ROM for whole class display on interactive whiteboard.