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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

A sturdy box with a delightful 30-piece jigsaw and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs picture book beautifully illustrated by John Joven. Little children can talk about the story as they do the jigsaw and the book and puzzle set makes a lovely gift. The large jigsaw pieces are suitable for little hands, and the completed puzzle measures 58 x 35cm.

£9.99

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The Usborne book of growing food

The Usborne book of growing food

A simple step-by-step introduction to growing food in containers both inside and out. Projects include carrots from seeds, climbing cucumbers, edible flowers, popcorn, squash shaped like flying saucers and much more. Includes pages with essential planting techniques and tips on when to water, how to deal with pests and even make your own compost.

£9.99

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Big pencil and paper games pad

Big pencil and paper games pad

This giant pad is crammed full of puzzles and games that will keep children occupied for hours. There are 17 solo games and 13 to play with a friend, including classics such as 0s and Xs, word searches, matching games and Sudoku, as well as little known gems. The tear-off sheets are ideal for sharing and answers are included on separate sheets.

£6.99

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Museums

Museums

This fascinating book is packed full of dinosaur bones, Egyptian mummies and dozens of other curious objects. There are over 120 stickers to complete the scenes and bring each museum to life, including a science museum, costume museum, natural history museum and more. A great follow-up activity after a trip to a museum.

£4.99

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Look and find dinosaurs

Look and find dinosaurs

The pages of this fabulous picture puzzle book are filled from edge to edge with colourful dinosaurs to match and amusing things to look for and find. Can you help the dinosaur find a cake or hat? Spot the dinosaur with a knotted tail or which dinosaur is wearing a watch? All the answers are at the back of the book.

£9.99

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Jungle magic painting book

Jungle magic painting book

Brush water over the black and white illustrations and watch the jungle magically burst into life! There are elephants having a bath, parrots flying high in the sky, a tiger and her cubs and lots more. With a handy flap at the back of the book to stop paint seeping through to the page beneath.

£5.99

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Big book of tractors

Big book of tractors

Open the giant fold-out pages of this bright, friendly book to discover some of the biggest and most amazing tractors ever built – and some little ones too. Colourful pictures show all kinds of machines, from combine harvesters to snow and sea tractors, with facts about their special equipment. Includes links to video clips to see tractors at work.

£9.99

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Farm

Farm

Babies will love opening up this delightful board book to discover a tractor, scarecrow, farmer, sheep and other farm animals. On one side there are simple, high contrast images for very young babies to enjoy, while on the back there’s a colourful scene that will appeal to older babies.

£5.99

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Rubber stamp activities

Rubber stamp activities

A book and rubber stamp set, with six colourful ink pads. The book is bursting with ideas for making pictures with the circles, triangles, squares and petal shapes on the stamps. Step-by-step instructions show how to make animals, robots, a princess’s ball gown and a castle and there’s lots of space for children to fill with their own pictures.

£11.99

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Fashion designer activity book

Fashion designer activity book

A stylish activity book full of ideas for designing clothes and fashion accessories. Each page has a theme and outlines on which young designers can create outfits and add photos and notes. There are tips on choosing colours, making mood boards and textile designs, four pages of fabulous stickers and an elastic closure to hold it all together.

£9.99

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Cinderella

Cinderella

A beautiful 30-piece jigsaw and Cinderella picture book, both illustrated by Lorena Alvarez. Presented in a sturdy, attractive box, the book and puzzle set makes a lovely gift and a delightful way for children to enjoy this much-loved story. The large jigsaw pieces are suitable for little hands and the completed puzzle measures 58 x 35cm.

£9.99

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Coding for beginners using Python

Coding for beginners using Python

A beginner’s guide to coding using Python, one of the most popular computer languages. Step-by-step instructions show how to get started and write a simple program. New commands are introduced with examples and colourful pictures so by the end of the book, readers can code games, drawings and more. Includes extra help and downloads online.

£12.99

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Lots of things to spot in London

Lots of things to spot in London

This busy book will take you on a tour of London’s most famous sights, from bustling Trafalgar Square to majestic Buckingham Palace, Camden Market and Piccadilly Circus. Every picture is crammed with things to spot and talk about, and there are puzzles, games and four pages of stickers too. The puzzle answers are included at the back of the book.

£5.99

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Get ready for school

Get ready for school

A fun and interactive way for children to listen to and learn 120 everyday words spoken by a native English speaker. Each of the four double-sided topic cards has sixteen words and pictures about letters, numbers and being at school. Slot the card into the book’s special frame and press the pictures to hear the words read aloud.

£9.99

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Big book of machines

Big book of machines

Huge fold-out pages show some of the biggest and most powerful machines ever made, from giant excavators and monster trucks to enormous ships. Children can discover how many people the biggest passenger plane can carry, facts about giant tractors and how fast the fastest train can go. Includes links to video clips to watch big machines at work.

£9.99

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Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been? I've been to Paris and guess what I've seen...

Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been? I've been to Paris and guess what I've seen...

Pussy cat is off on an exciting tour of Paris. Join him as he cruises down the Seine, climbs the Eiffel Tower and discovers famous paintings in the Louvre Museum. The French capital is vividly brought to life with stylish illustrations in Russell Punter’s delightful new interpretation of the classic rhyme.

£10.99

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Around the world

Around the world

Dress the girl and boy dolls in wonderful traditional costumes for festivals and ceremonies around the world, including beautiful silk saris at an Indian wedding, fabulous flamenco dresses in Spain, a Mexican carnival and harvest festival in Tibet. There’s over reusable 250 stickers of outfits and accessories, and a sticker world map of all the countries.

£6.99

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Animals

Animals

This delightful book folds out to make a frieze with high-contrast black and white images for very young babies to enjoy and a colourful scene on the back for older babies. The pictures show friendly animals including a lion, monkey and elephant, and a dog, hen and lamb.

£5.99

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Story of London picture book

Story of London picture book

This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of London’s turbulent past from Roman times to the present. Pictures of famous buildings from the Tower of London to the Shard, plus artefacts, original documents and paintings bring the story to life. There’s also a map of famous places and links to carefully selected websites to find out more.

£9.99

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Seashore

Seashore

A lovely first book about the seashore with very simple text for young children to read themselves. Beautifully detailed scenes illustrated by Cinzia Battistel show plants and animals that live by the sea, from a puffin feeding its chicks, to crabs and turtles scuttling across the sand.

£5.99

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New fiction

Just Call Me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy

Just Call Me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy

My name is Adam Butters. I live on planet Earth, I like eating spaghetti hoops and I've decided I'm going to be a SUPERHERO. Everyone loves superheroes, they solve problems and make people happy, and that's good because my mum needs cheering up. Also, I've found out that before I was adopted my real mum called me ACE. So now I've just got to prove to the world that's what I am. One mission at a time... Hilarious, heart-warming and heart-breaking in equal measure, this is a story about the power in all of us to be extraordinary.

£6.99

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A Boy Called Hope

A Boy Called Hope

I'm Dan Hope and deep inside my head I keep a list of things I want to come true. For example, I want my sister, Ninja Grace, to go to university at the North Pole and only come back once a year. I want to help Sherlock Holmes solve his most daring mystery yet. And if it could be a zombie mystery, all the more exciting. I want my dog to stop eating the planets and throwing them up on the carpet. And finally, the biggest dream of all, I want my dad to love me.

£6.99

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Black Moon

Black Moon

Welcome to New Manhattan, home of dictator, Kay Pierce, and her enemies in the resistance... Leading them is Amity. Working undercover for them is the man who betrayed her. Because even when her world is broken, Amity will risk her life to fix it. Set in a daring and distorted echo of 1940s America, Black Moon brings The Broken Trilogy, an epic series of corruption, romance and intrigue, to an explosive finale.

£8.99

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