11 years +: Children's Activities

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Newt Scamander: A Movie Scrapbook - Hardback - 9781408885642 - Warner Bros.
    NSMS 9 years +
    9 years +
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    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.
  • 101 Fun Outdoor Activities for Children - Paperback - 9781782495789 - Fiona Bird
    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.
  • 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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    A handy, pocket-sized book packed with skills and tricks to improve your young star's technique on the pitch. It covers all areas of the 'Beautiful Game' - from attacking and defending to the complexities of the offside rule!

    Each football skill is illustrated with action photographs, detailed diagrams and easy-to-follow instructions.
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary - Hardback - 9780241281093 - Pablo Hidalgo
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • How to Play the Recorder - Hardback - 9780241196175 - DK
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • AFATU 7 years +
    7 years +
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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.
  • 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.
  • ABQUX 8 years +
    8 years +
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    What do you say if someone calls you mundungus, hackum or Jabbernowl?! Kids will love learning all about some really wicked words! In Horrible Histories: Wicked Words, Terry Deary runs riot through the history of the English language. Words have have never been so horrible! Complete with Philip Reeve's hilarious illustrations, this is a book that will appeal to reluctant readers and any child with an interest in history!

  • AGYTG 7 years +
    7 years +
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    "Roald Dahl's Quiz Book" is full of fascinating facts. Guaranteed to challenge, delight and amuse Roald Dahl enthusiasts everywhere. There are over 300 questions and answers based on six of Dahl's best-loved titles: "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", "George's Marvelous Medicine", "Fantastic Mr Fox", "Esio Trot", "The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me" and "Matilda". With Quentin Blake's illustrations throughout. No fans should be without this quiz book! Sylvia Bond, a teacher and a Dahl enthusiast, came up with the idea for a Dahl quiz book with her late husband, Richard Maher. Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake are one of the best-loved partnerships in children's books.
  • APIEY 7 years +
    7 years +
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    A sophisticated colouring book suitable for older children and adults, featuring historically accurate designs from the Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Arts and Crafts periods. Snippets of information throughout allow the reader to find out more about these three wonderful decorative art movements, and the artists and designers who made them famous.
  • AMGBV 7 years +
    7 years +
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    With Usborne's Sticker Dolly Dressing Fashion Designer: Wedding Collection, your children can design their own bridal collection.

    This inspirational book is packed full of creative ideas. It lets children follow the same process that real designers do, starting with mood boards and fabric swatches before moving on to their own designs, mixing and matching the 350 stickers provided to create an exciting range of wedding outfits.
  • APIUC 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Packed with expert tips, cheats, and hacks on redstone. With over one hundred screenshots, Hacks for Minecrafters: Redstone shows exactly how the experts wield redstone power, and how you can construct some classic and crazy contraptions and machines. Detailed step-by-step illustrated guides will let every player use redstone to defend their buildings in inventive ways.
  • AAPRZ 7 years +
    7 years +
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    This is the perfect introduction to chess for children from the age of seven upwards. The book contains 30 short lessons, starting with learning about the board and the pieces, then the moves of each piece in turn, then the vital concepts of check, checkmate and stalemate, and finally basic strategy and thinking skills. Quizzes and puzzles reinforce what the children learn. The book uses the characters of the 7-year-old twins Sam and Alice who are always arguing and fighting. They decide to join the army where they are told about an impending invasion of aliens from the planet Caissa. The outcome of the invasion will be decided by a game of living chess. During their lessons they learn about the battlefield and the different types of soldier and get to play the part of each in turn.
  • AIWRN 5 years +
    5 years +
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    A fun language learning sticker activity atlas. Learn about the world and its languages whilst learning Spanish, too! Colourful maps of the main regions of the world feature countries, oceans, rivers, lakes and mountains labelled in Spanish. The sticker pictures are arranged in seven informative themes: animals, crops, food, industry, monuments, natural features and plants. Lists of the national languages of each region appear on each map. Beautifully illustrated maps. Fun stickers to encourage Spanish practice. A simple pronunciation guide for each sticker word. Lists of countries and map words in Spanish and English.