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Bees, Bugs and Butterflies - A family guide to our garden heroes and helpers (Hardcover): Ben Raskin Bees, Bugs and Butterflies - A family guide to our garden heroes and helpers (Hardcover)
Ben Raskin
R290 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R75 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'This book is a great read for any young nature lover and is a fantastic way to get children more interested in the outdoors. In no time at all they will be chasing down bugs, bees and butterflies.' - LandLove magazine Learn at home about the mini-beast friends and foes in your garden Have you ever wondered what all the bugs you see in your garden are doing? Are they eating your precious plants or are they pollinating them and helping them to grow? Here is the essential fun-packed guide to pests and pollinators and what they do. Find out how plants attract pollinators, such as butterflies, bees and even ants and bats, and what you can do to tempt these creatures into your garden. Help your kids learn about the power of pollinators and how to make your garden more appealing to them with loads of creepy-crawly facts and fun activities, including: Planting flowers bees and other bugs love Making a ladybird hotel Keeping butterflies happy with wild flowers and nettles Pull-out activities include: 64 colour stickers Big bugs survey sheet Garden Heroes card game Make a stag beetle mask Who Eats Who? board game For more about pollinators and how we can help them, have a look at Love Bees.

Origami Festivals: Chinese New Year (Paperback, Illustrated edition): Robyn Hardyman Origami Festivals: Chinese New Year (Paperback, Illustrated edition)
Robyn Hardyman
R249 R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Save R32 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book explores the festival of Chinese New Year and the story behind it and features eight simple origami projects for your own festive fun! The book shows how people around the world celebrate Chinese New Year and what the Chinese calendar and the animals of the zodiac are. Attractively designed, its simple text and wonderful full-colour photos make this an essential book for children celebrating or learning about the festival. The origami activities are accessible to all and are explained with step-by-step illustrations. Your fantastic creations can be used as decorations for the festival, for presents, to impress your teacher for a Chinese New Year, or China, school project or simply to wow your friends! The book is part of the Origami Festivals series, which bring religious festivals, including Divali, Easter, Christmas and Chinese New Year to life through origami art. Each festival is examined in detail, from its history to its significance today and the manner in which people worldwide celebrate it. Origami craft activities engage the reader in each festival and add a fun art and design element to the series. A religious and interactive craft series for children aged 9+.

Origami Festivals: Easter (Paperback, Illustrated edition): Jasmine Brooke Origami Festivals: Easter (Paperback, Illustrated edition)
Jasmine Brooke
R250 R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Save R32 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book explores the festival of Easter and the story behind it and features six simple origami projects for your own festive fun! The book shows how people around the world celebrate Easter both in church and at home. Attractively designed, its simple text and wonderful full-colour photos make this an essential book for children celebrating or learning about the festival. The origami activities are accessible to all and are explained with step-by-step illustrations. Your fantastic creations can be used as decorations for the festival, for presents, to impress your teacher for a Easter school project or simply to wow your friends! The book is part of the Origami Festivals series, which bring religious festivals to life through origami art. Each festival is examined in detail, from its history to its significance today and the manner in which people worldwide celebrate it. Origami craft activities engage the reader in each festival and add a fun art and design element to the series. A religious and interactive craft series for children aged 9+.

Nadiya's Bake Me a Story - World Book Day 2018 (Paperback): Nadiya Hussain Nadiya's Bake Me a Story - World Book Day 2018 (Paperback)
Nadiya Hussain
R36 Discovery Miles 360 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this special mini edition for World Book Day, enoy two stories and two recipes, plus exclusive puzzles, written and devised by Britain's favourite baker, Nadiya Hussain. - Bake some delicious blueberry and orange soda bread and, while it is in the oven, enjoy the story of Little Red Hen and her friends - Meet some very confused elves in 'The Elves and the Chouxmaker', then make the salmon and green bean curry from the story Combining playful photography of Nadiya and her children with vibrant illustrations by Clair Rossiter, this is a glorious celebration of the joy of sharing food and stories.

LEGO The Book of Bedtime Builds (Paperback): Tori Kosara LEGO The Book of Bedtime Builds (Paperback)
Tori Kosara 1
R370 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R74 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Help your kids build their way to a better night's sleep!

A relaxing bedtime routine with quiet, screen-free activities-like building with LEGO bricks-and stories is recommended by Pediatricians to help children sleep better. "Calming activities and stories before bed can help your child get a good night's sleep." - Lauren Hale, PhD, sleep expert

This book includes eight adventures to build, play, and read to help kids wind down before bed and let you spend quality time together.

To get started, choose and build one of the LEGO models from The LEGO® Book of Bedtime Builds. Then read the story together. When it's time to sleep, the mini model and story will inspire exciting dreams. The next night, take apart the mini model and choose another adventure to build and read together.

Convenient brick storage and packaging make for easy building at home or on the go. Includes easy-to-follow building instructions and bricks. Stories feature a pirate ship, dinosaur, robot, bird, castle, elephant, spider, and spaceship.

©2019 The LEGO Group.

Start to Cook (Paperback): Abigail Wheatley Start to Cook (Paperback)
Abigail Wheatley
R458 R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Save R115 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a comprehensive book covering all the basics of cooking, perfect for children or beginner cooks of any age. It is fully illustrated with colour photographs, and clear step-by-step diagrams show what to do at each stage of a recipe. Dishes included range from simple sandwiches, salads, soups, stews and desserts through to straightforward classics such as roast chicken, homemade bread, sponge cake, chocolate chip cookies and even profiteroles. Each recipe is marked clearly with allergy advice, and variations on recipes are also included to cater for different food preferences and tastes. Each recipe also comes with a difficulty rating, indicating clearly which are very easy and which require a bit of extra time or effort.

The Book of Spycraft - Lots of Secret Codes, Tricks and Disguises (Paperback, New edition): Judy Hindley, Falcon Travis The Book of Spycraft - Lots of Secret Codes, Tricks and Disguises (Paperback, New edition)
Judy Hindley, Falcon Travis 1
R177 R136 Discovery Miles 1 360 Save R41 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

One of the first Usborne books to be published, reissued for the 40th anniversary of Usborne Publishing in 2013. This book is all about keeping secrets. It shows you how to set up secret meeting places and a secret post office and how to disguise your messages and maps. It shows you lots of secret codes and signals. On the first page you will meet the Black Hat Spy. Watch out for the tricks he plays in Spy Trick - these are things real spies have done. There are messages in code all through the book - see if you can work them out. As used in evidence at the high court trial of Soviet spy Oleg Gordievsky, who testified that this book gave away the KGB's tradecraft.

Paper Playtime Workbook: Vehicles (Paperback): Kumon Publishing Paper Playtime Workbook: Vehicles (Paperback)
Kumon Publishing
R233 R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Save R42 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Cutting, folding and sticking aren't just fun and games - they're also a great way to improve children's manual dexterity and ability to concentrate. Paper Playtime transforms the traditional workbook into a hands-on learning opportunity. With simple step-by-step instructions, the child will create delightful projects as well as gain a sense of accomplishment. With each page, children will fold paper and use scissors and glue with greater accuracy and skill.

Instant Paper Airplanes for Kids - Pop-out Airplanes You Tape Together and Fly in Seconds! (Paperback): Andrew Dewar Instant Paper Airplanes for Kids - Pop-out Airplanes You Tape Together and Fly in Seconds! (Paperback)
Andrew Dewar
R395 R257 Discovery Miles 2 570 Save R138 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Prepare for take-off! With this new collection of high-performance paper airplane models from master designer Andrew Dewar, paper planes are easier to make and fly than ever before. Everything prospective aviators need is included in this paper airplane kit: 12 pop-out paper planes A full-colour instruction book Super-charged slingshot launcher Transparent tape. The instruction book provides tips on tuning the aerodynamics of each model for even better performance. Plus, these planes can be assembled in under a minute, no glue or scissors required instant gratification for airplane buffs of every age! These are just a few of the amazing aircraft you can build: The Tritium a Battlestar Galactica-inspired space plane whose launch velocity is matched by its speed of assembly! The Flying Squid, which resembles its tentacled namesake and doesn't even look like it can fly, although it truly soars! The Invisible X whose sleek profile looks like a cross between the B-2 stealth bomber and the F-22 Raptor fighter. And many more! Use the paper airplane launcher to send your creations above the treetops, and watch with your friends as they glide gracefully back down to earth. A truly incredible sight to behold!

The Teenage Guide to Life Online (Paperback): Nicola Morgan The Teenage Guide to Life Online (Paperback)
Nicola Morgan 1
R215 R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Save R37 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The authoritative guide to the online world by the award-winning author of Blame My Brain, The Teenage Guide to Stress and The Teenage Guide to Friends.

From the award-winning author of Blame My Brain, The Teenage Guide to Stress and The Teenage Guide to Friends comes The Teenage Guide to Life Online, a balanced look at what happens to us all – young and old – when we spend time on the internet. Nicola Morgan explores the pros and cons of life in the Digital Age, from the information explosion to the growth of social media. Opening with a brief history of the web she then explores hot topics like fake news and online privacy, and draws on fascinating, cutting-edge research into how the internet and screen-use affect our ability to concentrate, our mood and sleep patterns. This is a book for families to share: a way for teenagers, their parents and carers to inform themselves about the many advantages and risks of life online.

Garden in Origami: Easy for Children (Paperback): Rita Foelker Garden in Origami: Easy for Children (Paperback)
Rita Foelker; Photographs by Dario Canova
R565 R483 Discovery Miles 4 830 Save R82 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An exciting and educational book, with fun, easy to fold origami models that capture children's imagination and promote creativity. Each origami is complemented by easy-to-read diagrams with clear, detailed instructions. A QR code links to the video tutorial showing the folding techniques. The author, who is an expert in teaching the art of origami to young children, loves gardens full of charming details, colours, scents and activities, the ideal places to play, develop the powers of observation, stimulate curiosity and spark the children's imaginations. Her love for nature is coupled with that of origami. Additional copies of the supplied patterned paper, can be printed by accessing the web link or the QR code.

Clever Crafts For Kids (Hardcover): Annalees Lim Clever Crafts For Kids (Hardcover)
Annalees Lim
R389 R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Save R48 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is full of fun, child-friendly craft ideas for home or school projects. Have fun making a colour wheel, a farmyard from hand prints, a wax crayon batik owl, finger print fireworks, a scrunched seascape, snowflake wrapping paper, a 3-D rainbow, river reflection painting and foil print birthday cards. Easy to follow instructions guide you through the makes in 5-6 simple steps. The fun crafts use inexpensive, easy-to-find materials. The crafts will appeal to both boys and girls.

The Big Book of Bible Stories to Make (Hardcover): Fiona Hayes The Big Book of Bible Stories to Make (Hardcover)
Fiona Hayes 1
R299 R226 Discovery Miles 2 260 Save R73 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Featuring well-loved stories from the Old and New Testament, activities include the Garden of Eden, Noah and the Ark, Baby in a Basket (Moses), Roaring Lions (Daniel), Jonah and the Whale, Baby Jesus in the Manger, Angel Gabriel, Loaves and Fishes, a Lost Lamb and Palm Leaves. Perfect for those with a creative streak eager to explore the Bible and put their skills to task on recyclable materials in the home. These projects feature a well-balanced mix of techniques, materials, colours and styles for a range of ages.

Meat and Fish (Hardcover): Vic Parker Meat and Fish (Hardcover)
Vic Parker 1
R314 R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Save R84 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Did you know that cereals are the most widely grown crop in the world? Or that dairy products such as milk contain calcium, which keeps your bones healthy? From the farm, to the shop, to your plate. Learn about where our food comes from and how it helps our bodies when we eat it. The activities in Eat Smart encourage young readers to think about food variety, and what they need to put into their bodies to stay strong and healthy. Clear and simple text helps explain tricky topics and food fact boxes give entertaining facts in bite-size chunks.

Eat Smart: Vegetables (Hardcover): Vic Parker Eat Smart: Vegetables (Hardcover)
Vic Parker 1
R314 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R83 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From the farm, to the shop, to your plate. Learn about where our food comes from and how it helps our bodies when we eat it. The activities in Eat Smart: Vegetables encourage young readers to think about food variety, and what they need to put into their bodies to stay strong and healthy. Clear and simple text helps explain tricky topics and food fact boxes give entertaining facts in bite-size chunks.

Eat Smart: Dairy (Hardcover): Vic Parker Eat Smart: Dairy (Hardcover)
Vic Parker 1
R313 R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Save R83 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Did you know that cereals are the most widely grown crop in the world? Or that dairy products such as milk contain calcium, which keeps your bones healthy? From the farm, to the shop, to your plate. Learn about where our food comes from and how it helps our bodies when we eat it. The activities in Eat Smart encourage young readers to think about food variety, and what they need to put into their bodies to stay strong and healthy. Clear and simple text helps explain tricky topics and food fact boxes give entertaining facts in bite-size chunks.

National Geographic Kids: Make This! (Paperback): National Geographic Kids National Geographic Kids: Make This! (Paperback)
National Geographic Kids
R437 R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Save R117 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Get in on the maker space world with this fun and instructive book, chock-full of hands-on activities and cool experiments to get kids thinking and making.

This book is designed to inspire the next generation of engineers and supports all kinds of kid creators: those who prefer guided instruction, those who prefer to dream up and design objects on their own, and everyone in between. With thoughtful text and great illustrations, kids get the tools and the know-how to tackle all kinds of exciting projects: building a kaleidoscope, designing a fidget spinner, planting a rain forest, creating a musical instrument, and more. Unconventional scenarios inspired by real National Geographic explorers give kids a chance to think outside the box and apply their maker skills to real life. Chapters are divided up by scientific principle, such as simple machines, energy, and forces. In each chapter, kids can start by following step-by-step activities, or get creative by tackling an open-ended challenge. Helpful sidebars explain the science behind what's happening every step of the way.

Make This! is perfect for curious and STEM-loving kids, families looking for a fun way to play together, and anyone else who's ready to get creative and start making!

It's Fun to Draw Horses, Ponies, and Farm Animals (Paperback): Mark Bergin It's Fun to Draw Horses, Ponies, and Farm Animals (Paperback)
Mark Bergin
R243 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R43 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Official DC Super Hero Cookbook (Paperback, Deluxe ed.): Matthew Mead The Official DC Super Hero Cookbook (Paperback, Deluxe ed.)
Matthew Mead
R659 R599 Discovery Miles 5 990 Save R60 (9%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Sew Your Own Unicorn Bunny Slippers (Paperback): Editors of Klutz Sew Your Own Unicorn Bunny Slippers (Paperback)
Editors of Klutz
R555 R427 Discovery Miles 4 270 Save R128 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Meet the bunnicorn: a trendy take on the classic bunny slippers and learn to make your own with SEW YOUR OWN UNICORN BUNNY SLIPPERS. Sew your own unicorn bunny (bunnicorn) slippers and give them your own flair in this easy-to-sew kit. The pre-cut felt pieces help to make the entire process a breeze! Now you can have the coolest slippers, ever! The kit includes: an instruction book slipper soles pre-cut felt pieces sticky felt pieces sequins rainbow faux fur rainbow horns needle embroidery thread.

Magic Tricks with Coins, Cards and Everyday Objects (Hardcover): Jake Banfield Magic Tricks with Coins, Cards and Everyday Objects (Hardcover)
Jake Banfield 2
R309 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R73 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Do you know your riffle shuffle from your French drop? Can you make a bottle disappear or read someone's mind? Learn the greatest magic tricks around and astound your friends and family, all without buying fancy props or equipment. From coins to muffins, you can make magic with anything you can get your hands on! With over 50 step-by-step magic tricks of varying levels of difficulty, this book is a great insight into the popular world of 'street magic' - where magicians specialise in up-close, informal tricks to bamboozle their audiences. Top magic secrets are revealed with over 50 step-by-step tricks, with no special equipment necessary - you can perform incredible tricks with everyday household objects as you learn how to turn everyday objects into sources of bewilderment and wonder! You'll never look at a packet of chewing gum in the same way again...

You Are Eating Plastic Every Day - What's in Our Food? (Hardcover): Danielle Smith-Llera You Are Eating Plastic Every Day - What's in Our Food? (Hardcover)
Danielle Smith-Llera 1
R389 R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Save R83 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Scientists have recently made startling discoveries about plastic pollution and our food supply. Could we really be eating microscopic pieces of plastic every day? What does this mean for our health? And what can we do about it? In this book, readers will get practical tips on how they can get involved to solve the problem and become part of the solution.

The Marvelous Book of Magical Mermaids (Hardcover): Eva Steele-Staccio The Marvelous Book of Magical Mermaids (Hardcover)
Eva Steele-Staccio 1
R479 R363 Discovery Miles 3 630 Save R116 (24%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In Magical Mermaids, dress up everyone's favourite sea creatures! The Marvelous Book of Magical Mermaids comes with six beautiful paper mermaids to decorate with more than 200 fantastic fashions, including punch-out gowns, crowns, tops, jewelry, hairstyles, and much more. The book also includes three seahorse friends, who get a selection of saddles and other fashions of their own. Finish off your creations with gorgeous mermaid tailfins, in a variety of glittery, shiny and sparkly finishes.

Kids Learn to Stitch (Paperback): Lucinda Guy, Fracois Hall Kids Learn to Stitch (Paperback)
Lucinda Guy, Fracois Hall 1
R283 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R91 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Kids Learn to Stitch is the latest title in the very successful Kids Learn to...series developed by author and illustrator team Lucinda Guy and Francois Hall. Kids Learn to Stitch follows the same course-based theme and style as the previous two books, providing six cute little projects to practise after each new group of hand stitches has been mastered. Created from felt and stitched with wool, the colourful little animal and bird projects will encourage both children and adults to pick up a needle and learn to hand stitch. Very soon they will be able to create a range of hand stitches, from simple straight ones to more advanced loop stitches, and combine them in lots of exciting new ways.

Gracie's Garden (Hardcover): Lara Casey Gracie's Garden (Hardcover)
Lara Casey
R346 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R66 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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