11 years +: Children's Activities

  • FOAC 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Encourage children to put down their devices and embrace the great outdoors by following the fun-filled activities in this inspiring book. There are over a hundred to try out!

    From making leaf art bunting to dream catchers and toy rafts, there are so many activities to enjoy. There are also more fitness-based activities including beach hopscotch, animal tracking and developing hunter-gathering skills.

    As well as improving children's health and fitness levels, this book can help them get closer to nature and enjoy all aspects of the great outdoors. There are fun activities including making a wormery and bug attractor and reference pictures to help identify plants, flowers and wildlife.
  • 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.
  • AFTZP 7 years +
    7 years +
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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
  • AHTMF 7 years +
    7 years +
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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.
  • ANHYK 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Prepare to have your ribs tickled as you relive the humour from the Star Wars universe. Packed with jokes about all your favourite characters from all six films, this book is sure to have even the darkest Sith laughing his head off.
  • AJREJ 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Each football skill is illustrated with action photographs, detailed diagrams and easy-to-follow instructions.
  • SWLJ 12 years +
    12 years +
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    Everyone is so excited to discover just what happens when Rey meets Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi and this visual dictionary will tell you everything you need to know about the latest instalment from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

    Packed with information from Star Wars scribe Pablo Hidalgo, this hardback book focuses on the characters, creatures, droids, locations and technology from the film. It's also packed with out-of-this-world photographs and images.

    Featuring the likes of Kylo Ren, BB-8 and Porgs (the new fan favourites), this is a must-have for Jedi of all ages.
  • APVET 7 years +
    7 years +
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    This new RSPB book is a practical, exciting and comprehensive introduction to nature watching for children. With full-colour photographs and illustrations throughout, it discusses general practicalities - where to go and when, what equipment to take with you, tips on attracting wildlife to your garden, how to take field notes and much more. In addition, it includes a guide to many common species of British birds, animals and plants, using clear illustrations and describing key identification points, such as behaviour, voice and habitat. It's the must-have guide for all young nature enthusiasts!
  • APHSZ 9 years +
    9 years +
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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.
  • AMBVJ 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Make science fun with 101 amazing step-by-step science experiments for kids that are safe and easy to do at home. Be the next Albert Einstein with these cool science experiments for kids and discover how to bend light, weigh air and even make a rainbow! 101 Great Science Experiments is bursting with fun experiments for you to try out at home revealing the secrets of science through practical and exciting projects. Find out how to use everyday objects to discover the principles of science. With 101 science experiments for kids inside covering topics such as colour, magnets, senses, electricity and much more you'll be discovering the laws of science before your eyes. See sound, build a buzzer and even make an underwater volcano! Each science project is explained simply and clearly plus specially commissioned photography shows how each project should look making the experiments clear and easy-to-follow for kids.
  • BBIW 10 years +
    10 years +
    (3)
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    Older children (and we're sure plenty of grown-ups!) will be enthralled for hours by this fantastic 'do-it-yourself' book. Filled with simple comics, pages to fill in and doodling activities, this is one of the most entertaining and interactive books you can give to your creative young reader. The extra silicone pieces included mean they can even redesign the book's cover to make it truly their own. Great for letting their imaginations run wild, children can take control to become an author. Where will your story take you...?
  • CSCR 10 years +
    10 years +
    (1)
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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.
  • HTPR 7 years +
    7 years +
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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!
  • AEASN 8 years +
    8 years +
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    Sixteen brand-new high performance Lego contraptions to make which spin, stretch and speed into action. Includes over 100 Lego pieces in one handy storage box.
  • AAKAA 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Making Paper Airplanes doesn't feel like science. And it's not quite art. Near as we can figure, it's magic. Paper Airplanes fly because of good, old reliable physics. And it takes a sharp eye and a clean fold to make them right. But launching a regular old piece of paper into the sky so that it soars, loops and glides - thats pure magic. We present here a complete guide to folding aerobatic amazements. The ten airplanes in this book are the best we've ever seen: easy to make, forgiving of mistakes, attractive and flight-ready under all kinds of conditions. Clear instructions and step-by-step illustrations make even the most impressive plane kids do-able, while trimming and tweaking tips give basic principles of flight instant real-world relevance. This big book comes complete with 40 sheets of flight-tested, ready-to-fold paper, printed on both sides in a variety of 20 colourful patterns, including leopard print, wood grain, hot rod flames and lose-it-on-the-lawn grass. It's everything you need to rule the skies.
  • AOYLT 8 years +
    8 years +
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    Take decoupage and collage to the next level with Pop Collage. Here a classic, known craft is modernized with projects such as BFF photo necklaces, comic book bracelets and tons of other ideas to personalize everyday objects and make your stuff truly stand out. Includes supplies and instructions for creating innovative Pop Collage pieces, including 3-D items such as our original paper craft creations and a totally awesome keychain.
  • AOLPL 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Learn the basics of the ancient Japanese art of origami - creating objects from a single sheet of folded paper. This tear-out pad contains 100 sheets of patterned paper, and a gatefold cover features instructions on how to make four different designs - swans, butterflies, trees and boats.
  • APHXL 7 years +
    7 years +
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    100 full-colour, tear-out sheets featuring stylish dragon artwork - simply tear a page out and follow the simple folding instructions (featured on gatefolds at the front and back of the book) to create one of four different decorative origami dragons.
  • AOLMH 7 years +
    7 years +
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    A unique way of finding out about the images, motifs and colours typical of Celtic art. Designs are taken from stone carvings, pottery and jewellery and include the intricate knotwork patterns for which the Celts were famous.
  • AAHHD 7 years +
    7 years +
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    This clever interactive book will fascinate fans of non-fiction and any youngsters who are keen on castles. With over fifty flaps to lift, stunning illustrations and lots of bite-sized chunks of information detailing what went on within the castle walls, this Usborne See Inside Castles is a well-written and entertaining history book with a difference!

  • AQEQE 8 years +
    8 years +
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    Make lightning in your room! Keep paper dry under water! Lose weight by going upstairs! See colors that aren't there! Experience the magic of science with these quick, easy experiments and activities from Jean Potter. You can complete each activity in ten fun-filled minutes or less. Clear, step-by-step instructions and illustrations help you get it right every time. The projects help you learn about everything from why eggs aren't round to how submarines surface and submerge. You will find most of the required materials already in your home, backyard, or neighborhood, and you can perform the experiments practically anywhere. The 108 activities in this book cover twelve different subject areas, including air, animals, energy, gravity, magnetism, light, the human body, and much more. You'll make a rainbow right on your floor, pop a balloon with a magnifying glass, make a coffee can roll back to you after you've pushed it away, and bend water as it streams from your faucet--all with the help of a leading educator. Children Ages 8-12
  • ANLSB 7 years +
    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.
  • BGWZR 10 years +
    10 years +
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    This is more than a book of craft projects--this is a book of inspiration! Instructions for finished projects print hand-in-hand with open-ended ideas that kids can use to make each craft fully customizable. With a focus on making gifts to give, each activity uses easy-to-find supplies, and will be a great at-home tool or a staple for the librarian's maker space.
  • AFATU 7 years +
    7 years +
    (3)
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    Aspiring young writers will love this fun activity book full of hints, tips and handy tasks for writing breath-taking stories. The first half of the book is full of writing tips, techniques and methods to make every story a masterpiece, with helpful activities on coming up with ideas, writing from different points of view and creating characters, settings and story lines. The second half of the book is full of story themes to write about, from murder mysteries to tales from outer space. With lots of lined space to fill, each activity comes with suggestions for characters, settings and objects to write into the story as well as questions to prompt the imagination.