Top 7 Best Activity Books for 9-year-olds

These brilliant books are sure to keep children busy for hours with engaging and creative activities, including colouring, writing, puzzles and more! See below for the best activity books for 9-year-olds.

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1. Usborne Art Colouring & Sticker Book

Rosie Dickins

This wonderfully interactive book has been published in association with London's National Gallery and features some of the most famous masterpieces from their collection of paintings. Children are able to colour in the artworks and add some super stickers to them, whilst also developing a deeper understanding and appreciation of art. There are also fun puzzles to complete!

2. Escape to Wonderland: A Colouring Book Adventure

Good Wives and Warriors

This extraordinarily intricate and stunning colouring book takes budding artists on a magical adventure, based on the spellbinding story, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. It brings the tale to life in a unique and captivating way, depicting iconic scenes from Wonderland and its cast of curious characters, including the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and the Queen of Hearts. With delicate patterns and spaces for individual design and embellishment, this original and exquisite colouring book is perfect for older children.

3. Astronaut Academy

Steve Martin

Give your kids the chance to test their astronaut abilities to see if they could flourish in outer space! Children will face a variety of challenges and missions in this out-of-this-world book. Many of the activities are based around science and maths, and involve developing key skills such as hand-eye coordination and basic first aid. Kids will be enthralled by this interstellar book, which includes fun stickers, a board game, press-out figures and even a model space shuttle!

4. The Usborne Creative Writing Book

Louie Stowell

Aspiring writers will love this wonderfully inspiring creative writing book. With lots of helpful advice and top tips, from choosing a genre to writing a screenplay, there are prompts for writing stories, poems, blogs and more. The book features plenty of interactive activities so your child will be writing literary masterpieces in no time!

5. Peanuts Doodle Book

Perfect for fans of the series and for those yet to be introduced, this book stars the loveable characters Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts crew. From profiles of all Charlie's friends to a friendship map that shows how they all know him, kids will love adding their own personal style to this lively book by completing the funny pictures with doodles. Full of familiar faces, this book will encourage kids to get creative with lots of fun activities. Decorate Snoopy's doghouse, design Linus a new blanket and get everyone in the party spirit.

6. Zip It Up! The Best Friends Book About Us!

This exuberant, interactive book allows children to compare themselves with their closest friends and discover why they get on so well! Full of activities that will show them lots about themselves - such as who will first arrive in Hollywood, who's the most outrageous and if they could be roommates - this is a wonderful book for friends to share and complete together. The book includes questions to get kids thinking, talking, debating and rating. Best of all, the book can be zipped up so everything inside remains a secret!

7. This Is Not a Maths Book

Anna Weltman

This seriously cool activity book cleverly combines maths and art to make for an engaging and fun learning experience. Packed full of simple activity lessons, it's sure to engage even the most maths-shy children. Each page features a fun drawing activity with a subtle mathematical basis, coupled with incredible maths facts and so much more. Children will be creating beautiful designs in no time, including Celtic knots and fractal and anamorphic art, perfect for sharing with friends and family.

  • TNMB 9 years +
    Anna Weltman
    9 years +
    • £3.99
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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!
  • APHSZ 9 years +
    Good Wives and Warriors
    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.
  • PNDB 9 years +
    9 years +
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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!'
  • ACAS 8 years +
    Rosie Dickins
    8 years +
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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!
  • ZPIT 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Zip it Up! is an interactive book that lets children compare themselves with their closest friends and discover why they get on so well.

    With activities that will show them who will be the first to arrive in Hollywood, who's the most outrageous and if they could be room-mates, this is a brilliant write-in book for friends to complete together.

    There are questions that encourage children to think, talk, debate and rate and, best of all, the book can be zipped up to keep all of these important matters secret!
  • UCWB 9 years +
    Louie Stowell
    9 years +
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    From the experts at Usborne, this is a write-in book filled with a wide range of creative writing activities, tips and advice to inspire a new generation of authors, poets, journalists and scriptwriters.

    From creating characters to choosing a genre and even writing a screenplay, there is so much advice and inspiration. The book encourages children to write reviews of books they love or hate; learn how to use flashbacks effectively; and writing a speech for when they rule the world.

    There are prompts for writing poems, comics, blog and scripts as well. With plenty of space to write in, the book has no scary blank pages.
  • Astronaut Academy - Paperback - 9781782403937 - Steve Martin
    ASAC 8 years +
    Steve Martin
    8 years +
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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.