The best activity and sticker books for kids

Whether you’re looking for ways to keep the kids entertained on long journeys or at home, these sticker and activity books for kids of all ages provide hours of fun.

29/01/2020

The school holidays are fast approaching, and with them, day trips and summer holidays, and of course, long journeys and the dreaded question 'are we there yet?' Sticker and activity books are a great way to keep kids entertained on long journeys or during those rainy days at home. Read on for our selection of the best sticker and activity books for every age.

If you're looking for more ways to keep the kinds entertained, discover free, downloadable indoor actvities for kids here. 

 

Activity and sticker books for kids aged 3  5

The Snail and the Whale Make and Do Book

by Julia Donaldson

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The Snail and the Whale Make and Do Book is packed with activities and over 200 stickers, offering plenty of fun for rainy days and holidays.

Join the snail and the whale on their adventures with this fun craft book and make a penguin pencil pot, a tropical erupting volcano and even an underwater world in a shoe box!

 

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My Magical Mermaid Sparkly Sticker Activity Book

by Campbell Books

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Dive into the sparkly magical world of the My Magical Mermaid Sparkly Sticker Activity Book. Young mermaid fans will have hours of fun with matching games, mazes and colouring in, as well as covering the pages with over 400 stickers, including some extra-special shiny foil stickers!

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Monkey Puzzle Make and Do Book

by Julia Donaldson

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Just the book to keep little ones entertained, the Monkey Puzzle Make and Do Book is full of fun activities. Children will love making their own jungle card game, creating some beautiful butterfly wings to wear and painting jungle animal pictures with their handprints. 

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Room on the Broom Jigsaw Book

by Julia Donaldson

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The Room on the Broom Jigsaw Book has five simple, colourful puzzles which are perfect for little hands. Little ones will love helping to piece together the story of everyone’s favourite witch and her animal friends.

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Sugarlump and the Unicorn Sticker Book

by Julia Donaldson

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There are more adventures to be had with Sugarlump and the Unicorn in this activity sticker book. Packed full of sticker scenes, puzzles, games, with over 400 stickers to use, this is the perfect book to delight and amuse little ones over the summer.  

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The Gruffalo Spring and Summer Nature Trail

by Julia Donaldson

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This activity book is perfect for young nature lovers and fans of the beloved Gruffalo. Packed full of summer-themed activities all about stopping, seeing, listening and collecting, in a way that’s accessible and fun. Little ones will adore learning more about the outside world all around them.

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The Singing Mermaid Sticker Book

by Julia Donaldson

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Children can join the Singing Mermaid as she tries to escape from the circus and return to the freedom of her ocean home in this sticker activity book based on the bestselling picture book, The Singing Mermaid, by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks. This is the perfect gift for mermaid fans. 

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The Snail and the Whale Seaside Nature Trail

by Julia Donaldson

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This fun and informative activity book helps seaside explorers learn all about the natural world of the coast, and is full of spotter guides, activities, stickers, crafts and fun facts that will keep little ones entertained at home, on long journeys or on a seaside holiday.

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What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday Sticker Book

by Julia Donaldson

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If you’re packing your bags ready for holiday, don’t forget the What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday Sticker Book. The Ladybird heads off for a holiday in the city, but ends up having to foil two thieves intent on stealing the Queen’s crown! Full of stickers, games and activities, this sticker book is sure to keep fans of the Ladybird entertained at home or on holiday.

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Activity and sticker books for kids aged 5  9

Moominvalley: The Activity Book

by Justine Smith

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The perfect gift for Moomin fans of all ages, this activity book is packed with almost one hundred pages of mindful colouring, drawing and crafting as well as activities designed to help you think in new ways.  From creating art from fallen leaves to colouring in, these activities will inspire boundless creativity and encourage you to see the beauty in the world around you – just like the Moomins. 

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The Treehouse Fun Book 3

by Andy Griffiths

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Come on up to the Treehouse for a fun activity adventure full of stuff to write, pictures to draw and puzzles to solve! Jump into Andy, Terry and Jill’s wacky world as they combine animals, solve crosswords and create magic kingdoms.

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Match! Football Puzzles

by MATCH

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Match! Football Puzzles is full of brilliant footy puzzles from odd one out quizzes and word searches to crosswords and spot the difference puzzles. Test your knowledge with this puzzle book that guarantees hours of fun for young football fans.

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The Macmillan Alice Colouring Book

by Lewis Carroll

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With pages full of all your favourite characters from Wonderland, from the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter to Alice herself, this interactive book is just waiting to be brought to life with colour and creativity. Beautifully illustrated, with scenes and characters to colour, this is a must for any child wishing for a visit to Wonderland.

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The What the Ladybird Heard Cookbook

by Julia Donaldson

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This recipe book has been specially designed with children in mind. Packed full of healthy snacks, simple meals and sweet treats to make together, each recipe comes with step-by-step instructions and hints and tips for what to do next. Based on the bestselling series from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, each recipe is farmyard-inspired, including vegetable patch pies, cowpat cookies and of course, ladybird pizzas.

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Activity and sticker books for kids aged 9 – 12

The Moomin Colouring Book

by Macmillan Children's Books

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This beautiful colouring book features all the most beloved characters from Tove Jansson’s cherished children’s book series. Full of beautiful scenes and patterns to colour, as well as the Moomins’ most memorable quotes, Moomin fans will be engrossed for hours.

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The Beauty and the Beast Colouring Book

by Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve

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Whether fans of the original fairy tale or the Disney films adaptations, older children are sure to love this stunning The Beauty and the Beast Colouring Book. Full of familiar characters, charming scenes and irresistible patterns to colour in, the images were inspired by Victorian artist Walter Crane’s illustrations.

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The Jungle Book Colouring Book

by Rudyard Kipling

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Inspired by the original illustrations that Rudyard Kipling’s father drew for the first edition of The Jungle Book, all your favourite characters are here, from Baloo to Bagheera and even the terrifying Shere Khan. With patterns based on traditional Indian designs and text from the original story, this is sure to delight creative kids, whether they love The Jungle Book or are just animal mad.

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