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Here at Pavilion, we have the perfect range of books to get you through isolation – from recipe ideas to (strictly home-based) gardening inspiration or something to occupy the kids! Browse our curated lists – from Cookery and Games & Activities to Wellbeing and Crafts – below to find the perfect gift for yourself or those in need of a pleasant distraction. Order your books from agreatread.co.uk or support your local booksellers!
Perfect for the vegetarian cook on a budget, and stuffed with delicious, easy and accessible dishes that absolutely anyone can cook for under £10
Having taken the social media world by storm with his 1-minute, how-to-make recipe videos, MOB Kitchen founder Ben Lebus is back with his second book MOB Veggie.
Featuring delicious recipes such as: Miso-glazed Sticky Aubergine with Sesame Rice, Sweet Potato Gnocchi and Jackfruit Curry, MOB Veggie contains all the inspiration you need to make budget meals to impress your friends and family, any time.
50 classic recipes that will get your kids cooking properly for life!
This is NOT ‘children’s food’, but real, achievable dishes that teach children about how to eat healthily, shop cannily and learn the vital basic cooking skills to set them up for life.
Recipes include: muffins, a great birthday cake, fish en papilotte, adventurous stir fries, vegetable slaws or homemade granola.
Includes easy-to-follow step-by-step photography, a fun graphic style to the food facts and kitchen safety.
Sustainable eating with a failsafe 30-way recipe plan to eat sustainable, desirable and delicious food
Organised into four main chapters: Zero Waste, Organic and Seasonal, 50% of Produce within 30 Miles and What is Sustainability? the straightforward meal plan covers breakfast, lunch and dinner. From fresh soda bread and perfectly prepared scrambled eggs to zingy tomato and raspberry salad and a homemade paprika bean stew, you’ll discover that maximum sustainability equals maximum flavour. The plan is packed with inspiration from international cuisines without the environmentally damaging air miles.
Full of enticing, authentic and quick-to-prepare recipes, Gennaro Contaldo’s new book demonstrates how to whip up a delicious Italian feast in 40 minutes or less.
From lightning-fast risottos to perfectly pronto pastas, speedy soups and delightful desserts, these recipes showcase the very best Italy has to offer, while requiring very little time in the kitchen. Featuring food from all the major regions of Italy, these quick recipes really make the most of the amazing fresh produce for which Italy is renowned.
The book is split into sections covering Soups, Salads, Pasta, Rice, Meat, Fish, Vegetables, Sauces and Desserts ensuring that you have a wealth of recipes at your fingertips.
Discover new, innovative ways to use tinned fish and be environmentally responsible at the same time!
Tinned fish is delicious, sustainable, and just as good as fresh! Combining the best ingredients, brilliant recipes and top tricks and tips, Bart Van Olphen demonstrates the versatility of cooking with the ultimate store cupboard staple.
Straight from the pantry and into the pan, discover Bart’s tasty take on tinned tuna, salmon, mackerel, mussels and more. From simple soups and sauces to wholesome meals, get inspired and enjoy great fish.
A glorious collection of comforting and exciting dishes guaranteed to nourish and satisfy
This is a cookbook for people who want to make vegetables a bigger part of their diet to benefit their health and the environment without having to compromise on taste. Annie Rigg’s vibrant and healthy dishes offer just that.
The book covers quick suppers, mains, special feasts, soups and starters, salads, and sides. From puttanesca cherry tomatoes to Indian spiced Romanesco, courgette, pea and basil risotto to spinach, lentil and chickpea kofta, Annie Rigg makes use of diverse seasonal veg in imaginative, appetising ways.
An engaging and witty puzzle book for science fans all over the world
Features a series of mini quizzes of 10–15 questions on topics such as maths, physics, chemistry and biology exciting and challenging, and is perfect for any quiz lover. The trivia is based on science but also extends to popular culture, history and language – with Nobel Prize winners alongside Elvis Presley, and the moons of Mars alongside Jurassic Park.
The book is interweaved with puzzles, including witty anagrams, logic puzzles, crosswords, dingbats and other illustrated puzzles. Aspiring code-breakers should keep their eyes peeled for hidden puzzles as well. From the Big Bang to Beatles lyrics – this book is perfect for any trivia lover.
Fun indoor games for the whole family to enjoy
Switch off your screens, gather the family and remember how simple it is to play and laugh together. Inside this wonderful little book are new, classic and beloved (but often-forgotten) family games that are perfect to keep the children from their screens or tearing the house down on rainy days.
Games include: Charades, Sardines and Are You There, Moriarty? as well as new favourites like Kangaroo Racing, Sprouts and Fish Flap.
A highly diverting celebration of television’s favourite naturalist, packed with games, trivia and Attenborough-inspired activities
Attenborough. Just saying the name makes everyone feel better. Words like ‘dependable’, ‘inspiring’ and ‘soothing’ cascade like the rains returning to the sun-parched savanna. And according to a recent poll, he’s the most trustworthy person alive, above Michelle Obama and The Queen.
You’ll find games like Guess the animal from David’s description, the David Attenborough drinking game, Create your own Attenborough coat of arms, Spot the fake species, Attenbingo, come up with a new animal print design for David’s patented blue shirt in Patternborough, and if you find yourself in times of trouble, seek solace with the What would Attenborough do? self-help guide.
A fiendish collection of over 100 super-tricky brainteasers from puzzle-maestros Rob Eastaway and David Wells
Here is an irresistible assortment of 100 challenging puzzles, in a sumptuous new edition of this classic book. These brilliant brainteasers range from the neatly lateral to the downright perplexing. From chopping the chocolate to crossing the moat, mystifying matchsticks and a teasing typewriter, this book provides many hours of mind-stretching enjoyment for even the most agile brains.
Test your football knowledge with this handy book, packed with fun and challenging quiz questions based around the weirdest events from more than a century of football history
Whether you’re testing your friends, practising for pub quizzes or just reading it in an armchair, this book will take your football knowledge to a whole new level.
A beautifully presented, practical gift guide to 50 sights in the skies above us – complete with a glow-in-the dark front cover.
Explained with fascinating, easy-to-understand commentary from astrophysicist and science communicator, Sarah Barker, and illustrated throughout with captivating drawings by Maria Nilsson, each guide helps you locate an incredible sight. The book is divided into three main sections – and whether you use the naked eye, a telescope, or fall into a black hole of online research, you’ll discover the limitless wonder of the skies – from otherworldly phenomena on Earth like sun dogs, to planets, moons, stars, lunar craters and galaxy clusters.
Making your own robot has finally become a reality!
Make your own robot with these bright and colourful models that sci-fi fans aged 4 to 84 will love to build and sticker. There are 3 robots with ready-made designs plus 3 plain robots just waiting for you to customise with paint, pens or over 50 stickers provided. The instructions are mostly visual, making this an easy build for any age.
Make your dream board game come true with this ingenious DIY guide to drawing, colouring and playing your very own games!
Create the next Snakes and Ladders, Monopoly, Ticket to Ride or Settlers of Catan with this creative board game book! With over 55 boards to customise, Board Games to Create and Play is a doodle book where every page is an unfinished tabletop game. Just learn the basic concepts, colour and play!
Turrets, ramparts, portcullises, arrow-slit windows, walls, roofs, flags and more – create your own medieval masterpiece!
These slot-together building cards are creative fun for all the family!
Each box contains 64 cards (105 x 69 mm) in a variety of graphic designs. Clever paper engineering allows you to slot the cards together, building up and out in whichever way you like! Also included is a short booklet, with information on the architecture of castles and suggestions of card building methods. The instructions tell you how to build a castle, or you can let your imagination run riot and design your own!
A fascinating, inspiring gift book that helps you make the most of nature, with something to spot for every day of the year.
This book proves that nature isn’t something you visit from time to time; it’s everywhere – even in the densest concrete jungle. You can find nearly all of the natural wonders in this book within a mile of your front door. There are 365 to look for – one for every day of year, organised by month. From mushrooms to meteors, from moths to mosses, it’s incredible what you can find when you look. With witty and lyrical text and beautiful illustrations, this is a gift book that will transform how you see the world and build a greater connection to the natural world for the rest of your life.
A beautifully illustrated book containing 365 skies selected by the Cloud Appreciation Society.
There are photographs by sky enthusiasts around the world, satellite images and photographs of clouds in space, as well as skies depicted by great artists over the centuries. The clouds are accompanied by enlightening explanations, fascinating snippets of cloud science, poetry and uplifting quotations.
The perfect dip-in-and-out book for anyone who wants to de-stress and reconnect with nature!
A unique and groundbreaking book that fuses the art of calligraphy and mindfulness.
Progressing from simple movements and shapes to words and phrases, this creative, step-by-step guide helps you to learn how to focus your mind, beat stress, and tune out unwelcome thinking. Tracing the letters helps you stay on the path, always progressing, always centred. Your creation, at the end, is a mini work of art.
Organised in progressive and easy-to-follow exercises, this is the perfect guide on this journey towards tranquility and calligraphic beauty.
The perfect source for your daily burst of positivity and an extra dose of self-kindness!
We all weather some difficult days, sometimes we just wake up needing a bit of a boost and a reminder that nobody really has it all together all the time. This book is for all those days – a rainbow of good vibes, full of self-care prompts and words to live by.
Sometimes it feels as though we are the only ones struggling. We’re juggling too many balls and comparing our wobbly days to a constant stream of shiny, staged social media photos. We lose our sparkle and forget all about self-love and self-kindness. Even though deep down we know it’s okay not to be okay, we all need a bit of a reminder from time to time. This book is full of memos, activities and friendly advice; it’s a real-life antidote to life.
Let go of the ‘exercise rules’ and learn to love working out and moving your body in a multitude of ways!
Personal Trainer and Broadcaster Tally Rye is on a mission to change the way we think about exercise, encouraging you to approach it with a mindset of self-care rather than the traditional self-punishment narrative.
Join Tally as she helps you to ditch diet culture and all its associations with fitness. Gain knowledge and tools that enable you to navigate your path to a health first, holistic approach to fitness which includes insights from leading experts in body image, mental health and intuitive eating.
10-minute daily training routines to help you work towards unlocking your body’s full potential.
Beginning with a basic squat (which we as children do naturally but then as adults struggle to perform), The Flexible Body guides you through a series of positions, stretches, rolls and balances that re-train your body to move like it once could.
Forget everything you think you know about exercise. International model and fitness expert Roger Frampton has developed a revolutionary new approach to movement, designed to get your body working in the way it was designed to.
The innovative grow guide for the modern gardener.
With its fresh, bright design and clear-cut know-how, this clever little book provides all the expert advice and encouragement you need to get growing.
You’ll find entries on 30 easy-grow vegetables to sow throughout the seasons, from kale to runner beans and carrots to cucamelons, plus ideas for herbs, edible flowers and advice on cultivating your own cocktail garden.
Complete with simple cooking suggestions, shrewd storage info and creative gardening hacks, this unique, comprehensive companion will transform your grow space into a hot bed for leeks, beets and all your other veggie friends.
DISCOVER GARDENING TIPS AND SECRETS FROM A FORMER NATIONAL TRUST GARDENER
From making nourishing compost to creating the perfect container garden and pruning your your plants, these handy little guidebooks are packed with nifty tips and advice for both clueless beginners and experienced gardeners. Beautifully illustrated throughout, these practical books contain all the advice you need to keep on top of your gardening throughout the seasons. All written by Simon Akeroyd, best-selling author of gardening books and Garden Manager for the National Trust English Riviera portfolio.
An illuminating tale of power, rebellion, darkness and light
There was once a little boy who was afraid of the dark. There’s nothing unusual about that. Most children are afraid of the dark at one time of another. But this little boy was a Prince, and he decided that when he became King, he would do something about the dark.
He would ban it.
When the King bans the dark completely, installing an artificial sun, and enforcing “anti-dark” laws, it seems like a good idea. The citizens don’t need to worry about any of the scary things that might live in the dark.
But what happens when nobody can sleep, and the citizens revolt? Will the King face his fears and turn the lights off?
Matt Sewell has made his personal selection of the most amazing birds from around the world and illustrated them in his dazzling style, accompanied by witty and informative descriptions and maps of every continent.
Every bird chosen to appear in this book is amazing in its own individual way – birds that migrate thousands of miles, survive in extreme environments, are brilliant builders, are super-fast, super-brave or super-big, or simply look amazing!
Travel the world to see magnificent eagles, resilient penguins, tiny hummingbirds, towering ostriches, stunning peacocks and many more. Colourful, clever, song-filled, strange and stunning – this book is a celebration of bird life!
A wonderful celebration of history’s most remarkable journey; published to celebrate 160 years of Charles Darwin’s ground-breaking text on evolution: On The Origin of Species
From England to Cape Verde, Brazil to the Galapagos, Tahiti to Australia, discover the wildlife of Charles Darwin’s many journeys – giant sloths, platypus, tarantulas, fireflies and more. As well as gorgeous artwork and fascinating information on the journey, this book also features the equipment used by Darwin and cross-sections of the ship itself.
Graphic illustrator Simon Tyler explores the extremes of our planet – and the people who venture there – in his bold and colourful style
Following on from the magnificent Adventures in Space, comes a compendium on a topic closer to home – our planet, the Earth. Learn about the highest and deepest, hottest and coldest places on Earth – travel to the extremes of our environment. Discover the world’s most wild terrain – deserts, mountains, volcanoes, rivers, jungles, oceans, the polar regions and more – as well as the animals that live there and the people who have explored them.
Sir Paul Smith’s very first children’s picture book – and the first instalment in a new and exciting series about animals, travel, design and finding inspiration in the most unlikely of places.
Inspired by toys that Paul has owned for many years, the main characters are curious, charming and characterful.
Mr Brown is an international fashion designer, who meets Moose on a plane travelling to London. Moose is distraught as he has lost his twin brother Monty – who got on the wrong plane! Mr Brown agrees to help Moose track Monty down, and in return, Moose helps bring even more inspiration to Mr Brown’s business.
They travel around the world, helping other animals with their designs (slippers for sloths, parkas for penguins, scarves for giraffes, and more) while looking for Monty. Will Mr Brown and Moose find Monty before Mr Brown’s big catwalk show?
A back-to-basics guide on coding for absolute beginners, whether adults or children – no prior experience required!
This accessible, fun book goes right back to the very basics, teaching central concepts such as loops, data types, pseudocode and calculations without having to learn a single line of code! Using a set of dice, a deck of cards or a pack of dominoes to enjoy fun and straightforward exercises, you will practise key skills such as critical thinking, creativity, logic and problem-solving and begin to think like a coder without even turning on your computer.
Once you are equipped with this basic toolkit, Think Like a Coder discusses the basic programmes that are available for beginners, keeping a focus on simple activities that draw analogies with the outside world to make learning easy and fun. Suitable for absolute beginners, adults and children.
The classic whodunnit, with a smelly twist!
A success since its publication in 1989, The Story of the Little Mole has delighted adults and children alike to become an all-time humour classic. This hilarious picture book tells the tale of a little mole who wakes up one morning only to have one of the other animals ‘do its business’ on his head. The Little Mole then sets out to track down the culprit to exact his revenge in his own little way. This new anniversary edition is a fantastic way to introduce children to the amazing world of books.
DIVE INTO OUR COOL… SERIES ON A RANGE OF FASCINATING SUBJECTS
The Cool series offers fun and accessible introductions to a range of fascinating subjects, all packed with playful illustrations and inspiring information.
This book provides all the paper, templates and instructions you need to start making your own beautiful papercraft – all you need is a scalpel and a cutting board.
Papercutting artist Boo Paterson shows you step-by-step how to craft your own intricate rainforests, jungles and the critters that live in them in this easy-to-follow, illustrative book. Learn how to cut and bring to life a variety of animals, from tigers to sloths, kangaroos to orangutans. This book includes everything you will need to get started – clear instructions, templates for cutting, as well as easy-to-pull-out, high quality art paper in a variety of colours.
Perfect for beginners as well as those wanting to develop their papercutting skills.
Wonderful portable edition of the Sunday Times bestseller Millie Marotta’s Animal Kingdom
The international bestseller offers a range of beautiful illustrations to colour in, personalise and make your own. The artist’s intricate style of illustration will get you itching for pencils and pen to colour in or add a touch of your own illustration, whether it’s patterned birds, the flowing tendrils of a jellyfish, or the composite of flowers that make up a grizzly bear.
Great for enjoying while on the move or to tuck into a travel bag!
The complete guide to knitting with exclusive step-by-step projects, now in paperback!
The team behind Mollie Makes magazine have brought together all their favourite knit designers to share their tips, stories and beautiful projects. Knitting may seem complicated, but in fact there are just two stitches you need to learn. Once you have mastered knit and purl, you can knit pretty much anything.
The perfect book to bring the joy of drawing into your life!
This playful and practical book starts with the basics, discussing which pencils you need in your personal drawing toolkit, then goes on to give tips and methods for drawing everything from a self-portrait to your evening meal. It revisits the work of famous pencil-wielders like Leonardo da Vinci, and uncovers the secrets of more advanced techniques such as using tracing paper and drawing the perfect freehand circle.
Introducing the first official Harry Potter knitting book – a deluxe guide to creating over 25 authentic Harry Potter knits based on the iconic films.
Channel the magic of the Harry Potter films from the screen to your needles with the ultimate knitter’s guide to JK Rowling’s Wizarding World. Featuring over 25 magical knits, the book includes patterns for clothing, home projects and keepsakes pulled straight from the movies – and even includes a few iconic costume pieces as seen on-screen. With yarn suggestions based on the true colours used in the films, projects range from simple patterns like the Hogwarts house scarves to more complex projects like Mrs Weasley’s Christmas jumper.
A fun and interactive book packed with ideas and material for making collages.
Create your own artworks and collages with this fantastic and fun book from print designer Lizzie Lees. Collage Carnival invites the reader to create a range of collage projects, from city scapes and travel journals using holiday snaps, to glitter-filled cards for friends. Mixed in with tips for getting started are pages that can be coloured, cut out, customised, drawn on and embellished. There are pages filled with stickers and pages with gatefolds, allowing you to create your own collage masterpieces. Some pages are perforated so they can be pulled out and hung on the wall.
Learn how to draw spontaneously and creatively without any inhibition.
Raw Drawing is not an art class — it is a unique philosophy and a practical resource that teaches you how to draw spontaneously. Learn how to use signs, lines and shapes to create a new visual language. It’s a non-judgmental technique to help you visualise your thoughts, express your emotions, develop your ideas and, why not, relax with a pen or pencil!