Half term is here, and especially with the colder weather at this time of year it can be hard to entertain the kids. This selection of books is great for keeping them busy, and keeping their brains active.

Highlights Hidden Pictures Halloween Puffy Sticker Playscenes

This book is perfect for this time of year with the Halloween theme. The activities inside involve hunting for hidden objects and solving other picture puzzles, before decorating the scenes with the sheet of puffy stickers which is included. My 3 year especially enjoyed decorating with the stickers, particularly the cute and spooky Halloween pumpkins and cats

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9781644721162 – Paperback – £8.99 – Highlights

Drawing Cartoons from Numbers and Letters

This book gives you ideas and inspiration for so many pictures to draw, using simple numbers or letters as your starting point. Combining material from Drawing Cartoons from Numbers and Drawing Cartoons Letter by Letter, Christopher Hart teaches children a fun way to create over 125 characters. Start with a number or letter and turn it into a cartoon character. Using step-by-step demonstrations, Hart provides an easy process for creating figures such as animals, dragons and robots. This is great for my 9 year old as he loves drawing, but younger kids will be able to work with this book too because the instructions are really clear and it takes you through step by step.

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9781684620159 – Paperback – £12.99 – Sixth & Spring

How To Draw All The Things For Kids

This is another great step by step book for kids to work on their drawing. Learn how to draw all your favourite things in 5 minutes or less using this easy-to-follow modern drawing book for kids! Your kid will have fun learning to draw cool things–small and large–that they can hang in their room or show off to their friends. Author and artist Alli Koch’s simple step-by-step instructions will help your child practice their basic art skills and teach them how to draw with confidence. From cupcakes, to unicorns, to cars, and cats, your kid will be drawing their favourite things in no time!

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9781950968220 – Paperback – £12.99 – Blue Star Press

Highlights My First ABC Hidden Pictures

This sturdy board book features wipe-clean pages and a marker so that preschoolers can practise writing their letters and solve age-appropriate Hidden Pictures puzzles. This book is perfect for my 3 year old to start practising her letters in a fun way, especially as she enjoys using the wipe clean pen and looking at the colourful pictures.

9781644721827 – Board book – £9.99 – Highlights

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