The Ultimate Maze Book
Progressing from the relatively straightforward to the increasingly challenging, these 14 large-format mazes present colourful and complex environments to be navigated. From a magical mansion to a futuristic city, the labyrinths conceal dangers to avoid along the way, hidden characters and carefully hidden items to spot. Answers at the back. Age 5+
Maths on the Go!
101 Fun Ways to Play with Maths
Dividing five biscuits between three of you, counting the wheels on lorries, multiplying on your fingers... Written for parents, this collection of simple games and activities introduces mathematical topics such as subtraction, fractions and multiplication – without mentioning the M word. Age 9+
Birds of Paradise
A Colouring Expedition
Scientific illustrator Andrew Leach provides images of the 39 birds of paradise found in and around New Guinea in this colouring book. Each bird is given a short description, and guidance on plumage is provided through the photographs of wildlife photojournalist Tim Laman. Age 7+
Dinosaurs 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
These 500 large pieces make up a picture of dinosaurs dating from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods, with the sizes of the creatures, both flying and earthbound, portrayed accurately in relation to each other and in comparison with a human figure. The Apatosaurus is ridiculously large. Age 7+
Whose Eyes are These?
This inventive picture book uses geometric illustrations to introduce nine creatures of land and sea. For each, the opening spread shows only a large pair of eyes; next, their owner is pictured with a brief, humorous description; and the final challenge is to find the animal camouflaged in its natural habitat. Age 4+
A Keepsake Activity Book
This activity book, which includes a sheet of silver star stickers, presents over 20 illustrations to be completed using the sort of tiny treasures – buttons, feathers, leaves, ribbons – that can be discovered around the home. It encourages children to develop their skills of observation and imagination, and shows how to create a unique collage on every page. Age 4+
The Song of the Jellicles
Jellicle cats have cheerful faces, Jellicle cats have bright black eyes… This poem taken from TS Eliot's Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats is illustrated by Arthur Robins who with his customary wit and sense of fun makes this a perfect introduction to poetry for the young child, as the Jellicle Moon rises and the Jellicle Ball begins. Age 2+
6 Robots to Build and Decorate
Comprising six pages of cardboard press-outs, this activity book provides colourful robots that can be built without the use of glue or scissors. Each of the three models has a colour version to customize with the stickers provided, and a plain, white alternative so that readers can create their own designs. Age 5+
Christmas Paper Play
Play, Make, Decorate!
Incorporating over 40 activities with concise, easy-to-follow instructions, this collection offers games, doodling, colouring and puzzles, while also inviting readers to cut out and make paper chains, garlands, skittles, crackers, an advent calendar and photo props, including a Santa hat and beard, using pencils, crayons, scissors and glue. Age 6+