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My first drumming book

My first drumming book

Children can discover the fun of playing the drums by pressing the buttons in this unique book. There are five different drum sounds including snare, bass and floor-tom, and a selection of tunes to play along with. Drummers can make up their own rhythms or play along to reggae, blues, funk or pop, and learn about rhythm and beat as they play.

£14.99

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Listen and learn musical instruments

Listen and learn musical instruments

Little children can hear the sounds of more than 70 musical instruments with these delightfully illustrated sound cards. There are four double-sided cards showing groups of instruments from a cello to a didgeridoo and trombone. Slot a card into the frame, then press the picture of an instrument to hear its sound.

£12.99

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Pop-up Cinderella

Pop-up Cinderella

The magical story of Cinderella comes to life in this beautifully illustrated pop-up book. Marvel as the pumpkin becomes a fabulous golden carriage, see Cinderella's glass slipper sparkling on the palace steps and enjoy the moment her rags transform into a glittering ballgown. A pleasure to share with little children, and a wonderful gift.

£9.99

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Around the world in eighty days

Around the world in eighty days

The eccentric Phileas Fogg is risking his fortune in a race against time. With his servant Passepartout, he sets out to circle the globe – without a moment to spare for sight-seeing, storms or delays, ambushes, rescues or adventure... A complete and unabridged edition of Jules Verne’s classic tale, beautifully illustrated by Daniele Dickmann.

£9.99

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Dracula

Dracula

High in the mountains of Transylvania lives the sinister Count Dracula. When Jonathan Harker is invited to the Count's castle, he discovers a horrific plot to create an army of the undead. Can vampire hunter Professor Van Helsing help Jonathan and his friends thwart Dracula's evil plan before it's too late? The terrifying suspense never stops in this blood-curling graphic classic.

£9.99

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'Twas the Night Before Christmas

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

The much-loved Christmas poem is brought to life in this beautiful 30-piece jigsaw and picture book set, charmingly illustrated by John Joven. Presented in a sturdy, attractive box, this is a delightful way for children to discover the festive classic. The large jigsaw pieces are suitable for little hands and the completed puzzle measures 35x35cm.

£9.99

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The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

A stunning 30-piece jigsaw and The Snow Queen picture book, both illustrated by Elena Selivanova. Presented in a sturdy, attractive box, this set makes a lovely gift and a delightful way for children to enjoy this classic winter fairytale. The large jigsaw pieces are suitable for little hands and the completed puzzle measures 35x35cm.

£9.99

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That's not my otter...

That's not my otter...

Meet five adorable otters in this charming addition to the much-loved That’s not my... series. Babies and toddlers will love touching the textured patches as they meet otters with shiny noses, fuzzy ears and fluffy tummies. The bright pictures and textures to stroke are designed to help develop sensory and language awareness.

£6.99

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Telling the time activity book

Telling the time activity book

Children can become top at telling the time with this fun-filled book, crammed with puzzles and activities, including a practice clock to cut out and make. Learn about hours, minutes and seconds, calendars and timetables, AM and PM, and then try the challenging puzzles. Four pages of stickers and all the answers are at the back of the book.

£6.99

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Story writer's ideas journal

Story writer's ideas journal

This write-in activity book combines story prompts, writing tips and inspiring quotes from well-known authors, with tips on developing a plot, inventing characters, writing dialogue and setting the scene. There are blank pages to write your own stories and jot down ideas, plus an elastic closure to keep it all together.

£9.99

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Fashion Designer Autumn and Winter collection

Fashion Designer Autumn and Winter collection

Dress the dolls in Nordic knits, paisley patterns and cosy capes, and design outfits for ice skating, a city break, skiing and more in this bumper activity book for young fashion lovers. With over 600 stickers, including over 200 blank stickers for children to customise, plus hints and tips for colour combinations and patterns.

£9.99

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Best friends and school prom

Best friends and school prom

Join the best friends as they have fun at a picnic, go to the movies and have a sleepover. Then, help the school prom dolls get ready for prom by decorating the hall, getting ready and enjoying their special night. With over 700 stickers of stylish clothes and accessories to dress the dolls for every occasion.

£9.99

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Ponies

Ponies

Pony-mad children will love this magical activity book, filled with dolls to dress and horses to decorate. Each page features a different scene, including a fairytale ball, a rodeo, a flower meadow and more. With over 300 reusable stickers of clothes, flowers and accessories, and a fold-out back cover for parking spare stickers when not in use.

£5.99

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Picture atlas of Europe

Picture atlas of Europe

Explore the continent of Europe with this gorgeously illustrated picture atlas, full of famous landmarks, native wildlife and information on the capital cities, cultures, traditions and history of each country. Includes a quiz, an index of place names and internet links to carefully selected websites for more information.

£9.99

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Nursery rhymes

Nursery rhymes

Introduce little children to some of the world’s most well-known and well-loved nursery rhymes in this delightful fold-out book, which can double as a frieze on a shelf or in a cot. Sing or read the charmingly illustrated rhymes including Jack and Jill, Humpty Dumpty, Baa, Baa, black sheep and Twinkle, twinkle, little star.

£5.99

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Colours

Colours

A delightful fold-out book with samples of each colour, and labelled pictures of things found in that colour. There’s an orange page with a fox, pumpkin, fire and starfish and a red page with a T-shirt, strawberry, lobster and cherry. There are pages for black, green, yellow and blue too. Also doubles as a frieze to display on a shelf or in a cot.

£5.99

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ABC

ABC

Introduce little children to the letters of the alphabet with this charming fold-out board book, which can double as a frieze on a shelf or table. Each page shows two letters, accompanied by simple words starting with those letters and delightful illustrations to talk about.

£5.99

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Maths activity pad

Maths activity pad

This giant activity pad contains a multitude of mathematical puzzles, covering the key topics of adding and subtracting, multiplying and dividing, sequences, fractions and time. Each page has a different theme, including an astronaut academy, a city museum and the ocean. The tear-off sheets are great for sharing, and all the answers are included.

£7.99

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Look and find jungle

Look and find jungle

This brilliantly colourful look and find book is teeming with jungle scenes to pore over and talk about. Count crocodiles hiding in the water, spot a sloth wearing slippers, match toucans with identical beaks and much more. Each page is packed with talk-about opportunities, and all the answers are at the back of the book if you get stuck.

£9.99

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Lift-the-flap ABC

Lift-the-flap ABC

A fun, interactive way to learn the alphabet, with letter, sound and formation activities and over 100 flaps to lift. Children can match sounds and letters on the farm, guess letter sounds for animals at the zoo, find toys in the toyshop, and much more. There’s also a page of little and big letters, and alphabet letters to trace with their finger.

£9.99

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History of the world in 100 stickers

History of the world in 100 stickers

From Stone Age cave paintings to computers, find out about the key events in world history through 100 amazing stickers. Discover how great empires rose, famous battles were won, and how artists, inventors, scientists and explorers changed our world again and again. With links to specially selected websites for more information.

£7.99

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How the camel got his hump

How the camel got his hump

Once, when the world was new, Camel had no hump. This is the tale of how that changed. A charming retelling of one of Rudyard Kipling’s beloved Just So Stories, specially written for children who are learning to read and beautifully illustrated by John Joven. With puzzles and answers at the back of the book.

£5.99

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First illustrated dictionary and thesaurus

First illustrated dictionary and thesaurus

This brilliant dictionary and thesaurus will help young children learn new vocabulary, check their spellings and find inspiration for exciting words to use in their writing and conversation. Includes simple definitions of over 2,500 words, over 500 colourful illustrations and a thesaurus of synonyms organised by topic for easy reference.

£14.99

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That's not my reindeer... book and toy

That's not my reindeer... book and toy

This charming gift set includes the much-loved, touchy-feely book That’s not my reindeer... and an adorable reindeer soft toy. There are five reindeer to meet in the book, with velvety ears, fuzzy necks and shiny red noses, and a plush reindeer for little ones to cuddle as they listen to the book being read.

£14.99

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Santa sticker and colouring book

Santa sticker and colouring book

It’s Christmas time and Santa is very busy! This bumper activity book is filled with festive scenes to colour and decorate with stickers, including Santa’s workshop, delivering presents and Christmas Day. With over 200 stickers of busy elves, stockings, toys and gifts, this book is guaranteed to keep children busy in the run-up to Christmas.

£7.99

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Santa's elves sticker book

Santa's elves sticker book

Help Santa’s elves get ready for Christmas in this entertaining sticker book. With over 200 stickers to fill the busy Christmas scenes, which include the elves sorting letters to Santa, making toys, wrapping presents and feeding the reindeer in their stable. A Christmas treat that is sure to delight every child.

£6.99

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Pop-up Christmas

Pop-up Christmas

Open this beautiful pop-up book for little children and watch as the pages magically burst into life. Each page has a colourful festive scene, including a snowman outside Santa’s workshop, busy elves wrapping Christmas gifts and Santa and his reindeer flying across the starlit sky. A beautiful gift to share with little ones this Christmas.

£9.99

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Magic painting Christmas cards

Magic painting Christmas cards

Brush water over the black and white illustrations and watch as the festive scenes magically burst into colour. There are ten cards and two different designs – a beautifully decorated Christmas tree and Santa flying over a village in his sleigh. The set also includes envelopes and a paint brush, so all you need is water.

£7.99

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Little children's Christmas activity pad

Little children's Christmas activity pad

This festive activity pad is jam-packed with simple word, number and picture puzzles for young children to enjoy while developing vital reading, writing, counting and observation skills. Activities include decorating a Christmas tree, a shepherd spot-the-difference, matching festive cookies and more. All the answers are at the back of the book.

£7.99

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Fingerprint activities Christmas

Fingerprint activities Christmas

This activity book with seven coloured ink pads is full of pictures to complete with festive fingerprinting, including decorating a Christmas tree and Christmas stockings, gingerbread men and wintry snow scenes. Simple instructions show how to use different fingers to make different shapes to print reindeer, birds, snowmen and lots more.

£9.99

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Christmas puzzles pad

Christmas puzzles pad

Stuffed with snowmen, reindeer, mistletoe and more, this exciting activity book contains over 100 puzzles to keep children busy during the lead up to Christmas. Puzzles include a Christmas present wordsearch, an ice palace maze, a festive quiz and much more. All the answers are at the back of the book.

£6.99

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Christmas crosswords

Christmas crosswords

Put children’s general knowledge to the test with this entertaining activity book, containing over 100 Christmas-themed crosswords. The crosswords gradually get harder throughout the book, and are perfect for quiet times alone or playing with friends and family. All the answers are at the back of the book.

£5.99

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Slide and see Christmas

Slide and see Christmas

Babies will love looking at the bright pictures in this delightful book and as they move the sliders, seeing the Christmas tree glow with coloured lights, finding who’s hiding in the gingerbread house and catching Santa as he slips down the chimney. There’s lots to talk about on each page, and fingertrails and cut-out shapes to discover too.

£7.99

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Baby Jesus

Baby Jesus

One starry night, a long, long time ago, a very special baby was born. Follow the animals, the shepherds and three wise men to say hello to him. Beautifully illustrated by Ag Jatkowska, this charming retelling of the Nativity story has been specially written for very young children.

£4.99

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New fiction

It Only Happens in the Movies

It Only Happens in the Movies

Bad boys turned good, kisses in the rain, climbing through bedroom windows... It only happens in the movies. When Audrey meets Harry, it’s the start of a truly cinematic romance – or is it? Audrey knows that Harry is every movie cliché rolled into one. But she still chooses to let him into her heart...

£7.99

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Carnival of Monsters

Carnival of Monsters

Roll up, roll up if you dare to Doctor Vindicta's carnival! Gasp at the dancing ghosts! Grimace at the creepy clowns! Giggle in the hall of mirrors! It's all harmless fun and frights... until a young boy disappears. The police believe he's run away, but his sister swears he was snatched by a monster. Only the cleverest detectives can catch a demon: send for Billy Flint and Charley Steel aka S.C.R.E.A.M. – top-secret investigators of Supernatural Crimes, Rescues, Emergencies And Mysteries.

£6.99

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