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9 years +: Children's Activities

  • SFND 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    This is a stargazing guide for budding astronomers and it's full of step-by-step guides to identifying all of the key constellations across the northern hemisphere.

    Making the night sky easier to navigate than ever before, it also provides facts and information on the milky way and various other wonders of the universe.

    It comes with a glow-in-the-dark star finder and will inspire children to add to their new-found knowledge every night when they look up at the stars.
  • RBIT 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £8.99
    • RRP £20.00
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    Prepare to be amazed, astounded and ever so slightly disgusted by the weird and wonderful facts that feature in the all-new Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2018.

    An annual favourite and brilliant Christmas gift (but definitely not one for the squeamish), Ripley's looks at some strange but true occurrences from all around the globe.

    With a 3D cover and full-colour images throughout, this book has facts that will make you and your children's jaws drop and eyes pop out! It's perfect for fact fans and anyone who loves the Guinness World Records books.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • CSCR 10 years +
    10 years +
    (1)
    • £2.99
    • RRP £10.00
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    Even if you don't think you can draw, you'll find hours of creative fun and mindfulness with Creative Scribbles.

    This book encourages artists of all ages to express their personal style and is full of designs to complete in whatever way you feel suitable.

    It also has hints for things to draw so you will never be stuck for what to do next.
  • TNMB 9 years +
    Anna Weltman
    9 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    An awesome activity book that cleverly combines maths and art, This Is Not a Maths Book is packed full of simple activity lessons for engaging maths-shy children aged 9 and above.

    With each page featuring a fun drawing activity (with a mathematical basis) alongside incredible maths facts and more, they will soon be making beautiful designs - including Celtic knots and fractal and anamorphic art - to share with friends and family whilst learning (shh, don't tell them!) about the wonders of geometry.

    An innovative book that is as entertaining as it is educational!
  • ERGM 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Younger children, teens and tweens love to make things their own, using their endless creativity to make their room, belongings, techie items and school books stand out from the crowd. Emily's Room: Giant Monogram Art is perfect for allowing them to accessorise their bedroom and make it look fabulous.

    The innovative kit comes complete with everything they need to add some extra personality to their personal space, using patterns, designs and colours to create an on-trend look for the style-conscious.

    A great creative treat for children aged 7 and above.
  • DBSO 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    Learn how to draw heroes and villains from the DC universe including Superman, Batman, Lex Luthor and the Joker with the help of this super drawing book.

    Alongside the step-by-step instructions to drawing the characters are facts that tell children a bit more about them and their backgrounds. There are even bonus drawing tips and hints on who to draw them facing up against!

    With over 50 full-colour drawing projects to choose from, this super books allows children to have hours of colouring fun.
  • AFTZP 7 years +
    John Pitts
    7 years +
    • £7.96
    • RRP £9.95
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    The famous recorder course for 7 - 11 year olds noJohn Pitt's classic three-part introduction to the recorder, now in one handy volume!w in full colour. Your child doesn't need to be able to read music or play a note! Just follow the simple instructions. Holding the recorder Beginning to play Developing skills and techniques Designed for solo playing or with live accompaniment on piano, guitar or using separately available CDs. Recorder from the Beginning: a great introduction to music
  • Sidesplitters Joke Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781447228677
    SPLI 7 years +
    7 years +
    (3)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £39.90
    • Save £29.91
    • 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!
  • AHTMF 7 years +
    John Thompson
    7 years +
    • £4.49
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    Designed to present the easiest possible approach to piano playing, complete with an amusing family of characters and illustrations to help emphasise the information being taught, John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course (Book One) makes practising and learning piano so much fun!

    Part one is devoted to developing fluency in reading by note, the biggest hurdle for most young children, and contains its own writing exercises, sight reading drills, review work and technical studies.
  • AHWUT 8 years +
    Terry Deary
    8 years +
    (1)
    • £5.89
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    In THE BIG FAT FATHER CHRISTMAS JOKE BOOK Horrible Histories author, Terry Deary, brings you two hilarious books in one \- Father Christmas' Joke Book and The Great Father Christmas Robbery \- full of rib-tickling fun for the festive season. This brilliant bind-up is sure to keep you laughing right through to the New Year and beyond.
  • MTAE 10 years +
    10 years +
    (1)
    • £7.99
    • RRP £30.00
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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.
  • APHSZ 9 years +
    Good Wives and Warriors
    9 years +
    • £5.59
    • RRP £6.99
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    An enticing, extraordinarily intricate and beautiful colouring book filled with highly detailed line artwork that allows the magical fantasy of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to be brought to be life in an entirely unique way. Pictures include iconic scenes from Wonderland and its array of extraordinary characters - the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and the Queen of Hearts to name but a few - threaded with delicate patterns all clearly outlined in pen and ink, making ideal spreads to colour. Pivotal moments from the story of Alice are scattered throughout for inspiration, and there are spaces left within some of the compositions for individual design and embellishment. This highly original, exquisite colouring book for older children and adults alike is in a handy-sized square format, a perfect size to carry around in your handbag, schoolbag with a tin of crayons you'll be ready to colour and relax wherever and whenever the moment takes you.
  • 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!
  • Junk Craft Activity Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780957156630
    JUNC 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £17.97
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    • Just £1.33 per book
    The Junkcraft Collection features three books that will show children aged 7 and over how to build five spaceships, five racing cars and five aircraft out of household junk!

    With simple step-by-step instructions, all the things children need can be collected from around the home. Once all the parts have been found, the cool vehicles can be built and painted so they are ready for action!

    Each book also comes with a bonus set of stickers and fascinating facts.

    Some adult supervision may be required.
  • 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.
  • NSHD 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Learn how to draw your favourite Jacqueline Wilson characters from the man who knows best, beloved illustrator Nick Sharratt.

    In this book, Nick offers tips and step-by-step guidance on how to draw the likes of Tracy Beaker, Hetty Feather and many more famous characters in his brilliantly distinctive style.

    Full of step-by-step instructions and adorned with Nick's trademark illustrations, this book will make a great present for budding artists and young fans of Nick's illustrations from Jacqueline Wilson's books.
  • WDWB 7 years +
    Fiona Danks
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Bestselling authors of Book People favourite, the fantastic Stick Book, Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield are back with another fantastic guide that will encourage children to get outside, make the most of nature, and have an adventure, no matter what the weather.

    72 brilliantly imaginative suggestions for things to do in bad weather - from Rainy Adventures (swimming in the rain) to Getting Creative (making an igloo) and Games (slip and slide or watermelon rugby, anyone?) to Experiments (like rain traps and making boats) and Just Having Fun (if you've never tried rain dancing, now's your chance)! The inspiration is seemingly endless in this imaginative book and the fun to be had certainly is! So get the kids to grab their coats and start embracing those wet, windy and snowy days.
  • ACAS 8 years +
    Rosie Dickins
    8 years +
    (2)
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    This brilliantly interactive book has been published in association with London's National Gallery and features some of the best-known works from their collection of paintings.

    Children will be able to colour in the pieces of art and add stickers to them while also developing a deeper understanding of - and appreciation for - art. There are also write-in puzzles to complete!
  • PNDB 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    This is the perfect interactive book to introduce children to Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts crew.

    From a friendship map that shows just how everyone knows Charlie to profiles of all his friends and then the fun of adding your own doodles to complete the funny pictures, this is an interactive treat dull of familiar figures to encourage creativity.

    Decorate Snoopy's doghouse, design Linus a new blanket and help everyone get in a party mood... the Peanuts Doodle Book is so fun, it will make anyone say 'good grief!'
  • MCEB 9 years +
    9 years +
    (1)
    • £5.99
    • RRP £12.99
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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.
  • ASAC 8 years +
    Steve Martin
    8 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Does your child have what it takes to become an astronaut and succeed on a mission to Mars? This book gives them the chance to test themselves and find out everything there is to know about space travel.

    Once enrolled at the academy, children will face a variety of challenges and missions that mimic the real-life tasks that astronauts may have to complete in space. These activities - many of which are based around science and maths - include those that improve hand-eye coordination, obstacle courses, building a balloon rocket and learning basic first aid.

    There's also a Space Goodies section including stickers, a poster, a board game, press-out figures and a model space shuttle.