V&A Fashion Mash-Up

Have you got a fashionista in the family? This gorgeous book features six press-out models for your junior designer to dress, using highlights from the Victoria and Albert Museum’s collection. They can mix and match styles from different periods to create original looks. The book includes 250 stickers and 75 pieces of clothing, as well as style tips and fun historical facts and trivia.

Doctor Who: Origami

This fun origami book will help occupy Whovians in-between seasons! The easy-to-follow instructions show readers how to fold their own models of the Doctor as well as models of the TARDIS and monsters from all across space. There are over 30 origami projects as well as 60 printed origami paper sheets. Once completed, all the models can be kept as keepsakes. It’s time to get folding!

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Colouring Book Adventure

A phizz-whizzing collection of pictures based on Roald Dahl’s delightful stories. Settle your young artist down to colour in 45 famous scenes including James’s giant peach teetering on the tip of the Empire State Building, a glorioumptious sweet shop, the BFG’s dream jars, Charlie’s golden ticket and Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. Each illustration has a short description of the book it comes from, so this is a lovely route back to rereading the collection. The designs are intricate, so it should keep dedicated drawers busy.

V&A: The Very Arty Box

A box brimming with creative ideas, The Very Arty Box contains 100 postcards and activity cards to spark the imagination, from make-and-do ideas and creative writing prompts, to colour-in pictures based on pieces from Victoria and Albert Museum and much-loved children’s books. This is interspersed with intriguing tidbits on the history of design and fashion so it’s a great springboard for a visit to the V&A or any local design museum. 

The Jacqueline Wilson Colouring Book by Jacqueline Wilson & Nick Sharratt

A colouring-in book dedicated to Jacqueline Wilson’s stories. Perfect for fans who can’t get enough of Tracy Beaker, Hetty Feather and the rest of Wilson’s spirited characters. The intricate designs are based on the original illustrations by Nick Sharratt and are complex enough to keep the most committed young artists absorbed.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Do-It-Yourself Book by Jeff Kinney

This do-it-yourself book is an ingenious way to inspire Wimpy Kid fans to write their own diaries. As well as space for journal-writing, this interactive book gives kids prompts to draw cartoons based on the original Wimpy Kid style. There are also full-colour comic strips, extra character information (exclusive to this book) and some gloriously bad gags to keep Wimpy Kid fans giggling through the New Year.

Doctor Who: The Colouring Book

Let the Doctor Who fan in your family pore over these intricate illustrations and bring pictures of their favourite characters to life. The book contains 45 images to colour in – including the Doctor, his best-loved companions, and even his most sinister enemies. Once your junior artist is settled with their colouring pens or pencils, they’ll be kept entertained for hours.

Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach Sticker Activity Book

Bug lovers will be itching to get their hands on this Roald Dahl sticker book. Follow James and his dream team of loveable creepy-crawlies as they head off on an action-packed adventure. Use stickers to help solve puzzles, complete activities and explore our heroes’ one-of-a-kind hideaway. Perfect for rainy days.

How to Draw The World of Jacqueline Wilson by Nick Sharratt

Give your budding artist the gift of direct tuition from award-winning illustrator Nick Sharratt! There are step-by-step guides to drawing people and scenes from Jacqueline Wilson’s popular books. As well as learning to draw familiar characters such as the inimitable Tracy Beaker, there are tips and tricks for drawing animals, clothes, food, shops and even space monsters.

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