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36 Books for 7 Year Olds with Developing Interests

Some kids love sitting down with a book, while others would rather do anything but read. This list of books for 7 year olds has tempting titles that will encourage even bibliophobes to keep turning the pages, eager to learn more, including a dinosaur sticker book and a space encyclopedia.

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Cooking Class: 57 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Make

Cooking Class: 57 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Make

Kids love getting involved in the kitchen and this cookery book for 7 year olds will help to teach them basic recipes that they enjoy, like popcorn chicken and French toast. The recipes use fresh, healthy ingredients, and they’re presented in a fun and imaginative way that looks appetizing to eat.

$10.69


Kids' Travel Journal Interactive Diary

Kids' Travel Journal Interactive Diary

A great way to get kids excited about a vacation (and to keep them entertained on the journey there and back), this travel journal contains pages for them to write about their trip, as well as space to stick photos, tickets or menus. There are interactive games and puzzles too.

$12.99


5,000 Awesome Facts

5,000 Awesome Facts

Kids take in information like a sponge, and your little one will be reciting lesser-known facts to family and friends after reading this fun book. Each topic is presented on a double-page spread making it easy to understand, and there are stunning photographs included throughout.

$11.97


National Geographic Readers: Robots

National Geographic Readers: Robots

Kids who are in to robots will devour this book, which looks at the awesome robots of today and tomorrow. A National Geographic publication, this book doesn’t dumb down the science behind the machines, but makes it simple for kids to understand with lots of colorful photos.

$4.99


Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit

Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit

Bringing to life the words on the page by encouraging kids to follow the instructions in front of them, this book-based activity kit includes LEGO pieces to build moving machines. The book helps to kick-start kids’ creativity, allowing them to practice key motor skills as well as reading.

$18.99


Child's Introduction to Ballet

Child's Introduction to Ballet

Many little girls dream of being a ballerina, and in this enchanting book they can learn the stories behind the world’s greatest ballets, as well as fun facts and the history of the dances. There are beautiful illustrations and a CD with classical music to accompany the words on the page.

$10.79


Zoo in the Sky Book of Animal Constellations

Zoo in the Sky Book of Animal Constellations

In this mesmerizing book, National Geographic take kids on a journey through the night sky searching for constellations in the shape of animals – from the Little Bear and the Great Bear in the Northern sky to the Great Dog Chasing the Hare in the Southern sky, this is a fun introduction to astronomy.

$7.95


National Geographic Kids Dinos Sticker Activity Book

National Geographic Kids Dinos Sticker Activity Book

National Geographic’s bread and butter, dinosaur lovers won’t be able to get enough of this jam-packed sticker book – there are over 1,000 stickers, along with games, puzzles and activities for kids to complete to learn about different dinos from the T-Rex to the Triceratops.

$6.50

Good Night Yoga Pose-by-Pose Bedtime Story

Good Night Yoga Pose-by-Pose Bedtime Story

If your kids struggle to sit still in the evening, try introducing yoga to their routine to calm them down before bedtime. This captivating story follows nature as she goes off to sleep each night, accompanied by simple yoga postures kids can try named after the world around them, like the sweet “Ladybug and Butterfly”.

$12.39


The Coin Counting Book

The Coin Counting Book

Teach kids the value of money with this fun counting book. Helping them to identify different American coins and get an understanding of currency through large, clear photos and simple rhymes, this book uses nickels, dimes, quarters and dollars to help kids practice basic arithmetic.

$7.95


Easy-to-Do Card Tricks for Children

Easy-to-Do Card Tricks for Children

Children who are in awe of magic will be thrilled to learn how magicians perform these card tricks. Arranged in order of difficulty, the book includes step-by-step instructions for each trick, along with over 60 diagrams to help kids master tricks to put on shows for family and friends.

$6.49


National Geographic Ponies and Horses Sticker Activity Book

National Geographic Ponies and Horses Sticker Activity Book

Often one of kids’ earliest wishes is to have a pony and there are 1,000 of them within the pages of this sticker book. As well as being packed full of stickers of adorable ponies and horses, there are mazes, spelling and drawing activities in the book for kids to have a go at too.

$6.99


First Space Encyclopedia

First Space Encyclopedia

Kids often surprise with facts that they’ve picked up and they’ll be full of knowledge that’s out of this world after reading this space encyclopedia. From information on planets and nearby galaxies to what it’s like to be an astronaut, this is the perfect gift for aspiring astronomers.

$13.99

Guitar Book for Kids

Guitar Book for Kids

A must-have book for 7 year olds who have just got their first guitar, these pages contain much-loved songs for young musicians to master. Along with the book, there’s a video course that kids can stream, keeping their hands free so they can to practice each chord.

$14.95


My First Ukulele For Kids

My First Ukulele For Kids

For kids who are keen to learn an instrument, the ukulele promises to be fun without being too challenging. This book makes learning simple – instead of sheet music, there are clear diagrams and photos, as well as exercises to follow so kids can learn at their own pace.

$10.95


Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs

Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs

Although the dinosaurs in this Encyclopedia Prehistorica are extinct, the exquisite pop-ups that are hidden within the pages bring these magnificent creatures to life. A treat for dinosaur lovers, open up the book and be confronted by a T-Rex, then turn the page to find yourself eye-to-eye with a Raptor.

$20.99


National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of the World

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of the World

Kids can visit places far and wide without leaving their bedroom through this awesome book. Bringing different cultures closer to home, little ones can discover languages, landscapes and capital cities, as well as getting involved in interactive activities, like learning to sing a song in Spanish.

$9.75


My First Guitar Learn To Play

My First Guitar Learn To Play

Mini musicians can learn their first chords on the guitar with the help of this illustrated book – a fun introduction for kids, the detailed diagrams and photos break down each lesson to help kids gain confidence and learn at a pace that’s right for them.

$11.95


National Geographic Kids Ocean Animals Sticker Activity Book

National Geographic Kids Ocean Animals Sticker Activity Book

This sticker book will help kids to identify the creatures in the big blue sea. As well as containing stickers of their favorite marine animals, there are also puzzles and mazes to get them using their brain and fun facts that they can share with their friends.

$6.99


Sketch book for kids: Blank Paper for Drawing

Sketch book for kids: Blank Paper for Drawing

This book is filled with blank pages for kids to create the contents – the sketch book has high quality pages and it’s perfectly sized to be used on the go, so little ones can draw what they see around them. Wrapped up with crayons or marker pens, it’s a great gift for creative kids.

$5.99


How to Draw 101 Animals

How to Draw 101 Animals

Animals can be hard to sketch, but by following the simple line drawings in this book kids can learn how – with 101 different drawings for kids to follow, each showing how to bring the animal to life step by step, they’ll soon have the confidence to draw a menagerie.

$4.99


How to Be a Fashion Designer

How to Be a Fashion Designer

Kids with an eye for style will be inspired by this book, filled with tips on how to fake it until you make it in the world of fashion. As well as a cheat sheet on how to talk like a fashion designer, the pages are filled with advice on how to dress to impress.

$16.99


Child's Introduction to Art

Child's Introduction to Art

Making what are often considered to be serious topics relatable for children, this series includes an introduction to art. As well as exploring the most recognized and praised art, and the painters and sculptors who created it, there are also do-it-yourself art projects for kids to get messy.

$18.39


Complete Children's Cookbook

Complete Children's Cookbook

Packed full of recipes from simple dinners, like vegetable lasagna and tomato soup, to delicious desserts, such as ice-cream and mini muffins, this cookbook for children includes step-by-step instructions with full-color photos for every stage. There’s also a focus on safety to make sure that kids can identify dangers in the kitchen.

$12.59


Where on Earth?

Where on Earth?

Curious kids will get lost in the pages of this book, which provides answers to their questions about wonderful planet Earth – showcasing the Seven Wonders of the World to the tallest buildings, it’s packed with maps, fact files and statistics to educate kids on how the world came to be what it is today.

$18.00


Music Theory Made Easy for Kids

Music Theory Made Easy for Kids

They may be adept at making a noise with instruments, but music theory is harder for kids to get their heads around – this introductory book for 7 year olds has colorful illustrations to keep their attention, as well as fun musical sticker sheets to simplify learning, making clefs and octaves seem less overwhelming.

$5.99


Learn To Draw Dinosaurs!

Learn To Draw Dinosaurs!

Dinosaurs are difficult to draw with their horns and scales, but this book helps kids bring their sketches to life with step-by-step instructions – by following the red lines, kids can perfect their drawings of 22 different dinosaurs, tracing over basic shapes until they’re confident enough to try freehand.

$5.99


Easy Recorder Tunes

Easy Recorder Tunes

A recorder makes an ideal first instrument for kids, as it’s easy for them to learn and small enough for little hands to hold without a struggle. This book of recorder tunes has 30 different songs for kids to practice, meaning you won’t have to listen to Baa Baa Black Sheep on a loop.

$7.95


Look & Learn: Let's Make Music

Look & Learn: Let's Make Music

The simple text paired with colorful photos in this interactive book help kids to identify different instruments, how they’re played and the sounds they make – rather than just reading the words on the page, this series from National Geographic encourages kids to look first and then learn by trying out activities themselves.

$6.99


The Solar System

The Solar System

The solar system is fascinating to learn about and space lovers will enjoy exploring beyond planet Earth through the pages of this book. There are simple charts and diagrams aimed at young readers, along with vibrant images to help fuel their imagination of life that could exist on other planets.

$8.59


Kids' Magic Secrets: Simple Magic Tricks & Why They Work

Kids' Magic Secrets: Simple Magic Tricks & Why They Work

Magic tricks aren’t just for magicians with a box of props – with this book kids can learn how to do mystifying tricks at home using everyday objects. Rather than just providing instructions, the theory behind each trick is explained, helping kids to improve their understanding of science and maths while they dazzle their friends.

$10.99


National Geographic Kids Cutest Animals Sticker Activity Book

National Geographic Kids Cutest Animals Sticker Activity Book

Who doesn’t love looking at cute animals? There are 1,000 animals to coo over in this sticker book, including puppies, kittens, koalas and pandas. If you’re heading off on a long journey, books for 7 year olds like this one will keep them entertained, and it’s filled with games and puzzles, too.

$6.28


Yoga Games for Children

Yoga Games for Children

Yoga is great for encouraging kids to slow down, and it’s a lot of fun too. This book includes traditional yoga postures presented in a way that’s accessible to children – there are 16 lessons based on themes like the seasons and animals, as well as games to support relaxation and coordination.

$15.48


Blank Comic Book Notebook

Blank Comic Book Notebook

Comics are popular with kids who dream of being the next Batman or Catwoman. With this notebook, they can be the superhero in their own story – using the different templates on each blank page, kids can let their imaginations go wild creating their own comic books.

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National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. Road Trip Atlas

National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. Road Trip Atlas

Avoid the constant whines of “Are we there yet?” on long road trips with this road atlas of the U.S. to keep kids entertained in the back seat. There are simple road maps of each state and fun facts to engross little ones, making for fun, new car games.

$11.53


Ed Emberley's Complete Funprint Drawing Book

Ed Emberley's Complete Funprint Drawing Book

Kids can make fridge-worthy art using just their fingerprints with this imaginative drawing book. The step-by-step instructions are easy to follow, and little ones can create owls, pigs and even basketball players with a few splodges of their fingers, or freestyle to make fun patterns.

$10.99

3 Diy Ideas for Cultivating Interests in Kids

Diy Art Journals for Kids

Diy Art Journals for Kids

These DIY art journals with drawing prompts make cool gifts for creative kids and they’re cheap and easy to make – read this article to get inspired by how you can recycle and upcycle materials around the house to create this journal in 7 simple steps.

How to Draw a Butterfly Step by Step

How to Draw a Butterfly Step by Step

Bright and colorful, butterflies are fun to draw, but they can be hard to get right – take a look at this tutorial to help kids draw a beautiful butterfly, either freehand or using the printable template. Then they can let loose coloring them in with an array of crayons and marker pens.

Diy Note-Reading Necklaces

Diy Note-Reading Necklaces

If your kids are finding it difficult to read sheet music, check out how to make this original note-reading necklace to give them confidence when they’re learning a new tune; all you need is a piece of string, assorted colored beads and a willing student.
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