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The Ultimate Book of Kid Concoctions: More Than 65 Wacky, Wild & Crazy Concoctions (Ultimate Book of Kid Concoctions)
John E. Thomas, et al
0966108809
March 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
Jewel and Gem Goop. Make-it-Yourself Stickers. Tornado in a Bottle. Funny Putty. Fruity Lip Gloss. Magic Muck. Snow Globe. Scratch & Sniff Watercolors. Believe it or not, it's possible--easy, in fact!--to make every one of these "wacky, wild, and crazy concoctions" (and 57 more) using common household ingredients. John E. Thomas and Danita Pagel have pulled together the cream of the crop of potions, clays, and all-around weird swills for the pleasure of children and scientists of all ages. Why not introduce the very youngest artist of the house to the world of art with Puddin' Paint? Is there a geologist in the house? Make an Instant Volcano--begins with a fizz, then erupts in a bubbling flow of lava. Time for a bath? Try Bathtub Finger Paints--bathers and the tub will get clean at the same time! These truly amazing ...


Animals: 3D Paper Craft: Dog & Cat
Kumon Publishing
1933241187
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
"You’re either a cat person or a dog person," the saying goes. With this craft book, though, children don’t have to choose one or the other. All they have to do is have fun cutting, pasting and assembling their own personal pet (potty training not required).

From the Publisher
Kumon 3-D Paper Craft workbooks are designed to help children develop problem-solving and spatial reasoning abilities, as well as fine motor skills. Their extra-thick paper and colorful, engaging illustrations ensure that children will be able to create a sturdy and engaging paper toy that will provide an educational and entertaining experience.


The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide
Allan Bedford
1593270542
Sept 2005
Paperback
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Ink19, September 2005
If you're... a precocious youngster wishing to absorb some formalized knowledge of the system, [this book] fills in the gap.

Brick Journal, October 2005(http://www.legofan.org/brickjournal/)
...mixes the levels of information to allow the book to reach to a broad audience.

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Imagine Your World in Clay
Maureen Carlson
1581806345
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Best-selling polymer clay artist Maureen Carlson has shown countless adults and children how to create charming works with this versatile material. Now, she brings more ideas to the children's audience, introducing new fun and creative projects. Children ages 6-12 will discover: -Step-by-step projects including puppets, along with a wide variety of people and pets -Age-appropriate instruction from one of the most successful polymer clay artists working today -Ideas and inspiration for kids to make figures that look like friends and family Children will love creating their own worlds with the engaging projects in this dynamic guide.


You Can Write Children's Books
Tracey E. Dils
0898798299
March 1998
Paperback
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Secrets Of A Civil War Submarine: Solving The Mysteries Of The H. L. Hunley (Bccb Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award (Awards))
Sally M. Walker
1575058308
January 2005
Library Binding
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From School Library Journal
Starred Review. Grade 6-10–Walker brings a little-known story of the Civil War to life in this fascinating book. When the Union blockade of all ports in the South stopped supplies from reaching the Confederate Army, Horace L. Hunley decided to create a submarine that would be able to sneak up on enemy ships and blow them up. After many years of trial and error, the H. L. Hunley actually succeeded in sinking the USS Housatonic in February of 1864. But the submarine never returned to port, and her crew perished in the Charleston Harbor. This is a finely crafted account of the Hunley from its inception to the modern archaeological quest to exhume her from the water. It is divided into chronological chapters complete with pictures, maps, and primary sources. Half of the book discusses the construction...


The Writers Guide to Crafting Stories for Children
Nancy Lamb
1582970521
September 2001
Paperback
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Ann Paul, children's writing instructor, UCLA Extension
For four years, I have been searching for a book to use as a text . . . finally I have found one.

Janet Zaren, children's book reviewer for the Palisadian-Post
It's all here—everything you need to know . . . a 'must have' for every novice or professional writer.

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More Balloon Animals with Balloon(s)
Aaron Flanders
0071434755
Nov 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
IT'S SHEER BALLOONACY! Everything needed to create dozens of festive balloon characters, creatures, fashions, and accessories, in no time Clowns do it. Your Uncle Charlie did it. Steve Martin got his start doing it. And now with these allin- one balloon-arts packages, anybody can make hundreds of fanciful, bendable, twistable, wearable, popable balloon sculptures, guaranteed to light up the faces of kids from 3 to 103. Written by the world's acknowledged balloon artist par excellence, Aaron Flanders, these books help make any reader the life of the party with this unique form of performance art. Each package contains everything needed to create dozens of balloon masterpieces, including: Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions 150 black-and-white photo illustrations Complete supply of pencil balloons in...


Ed Emberley's Complete Funprint Drawing Book
Ed Emberley
0316174483
April 1, 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
ver two million copies of Ed Emberley's innovative drawing books have been sold throughout the years. For the first time, we present a two-in-one edition of two of his most popular titles-Ed Emberley's Fingerprint Drawing Book and Ed Emberley's Great Thumbprint Drawing Book. Colorful step-by-step drawings show how to turn your thumbprints into owls, pigs, fish, or basketball players simply by adding the letters I, V, Y, L, O, and U. These titles will not only spur creativity in every child but make it easy and fun as well.


501 Fun-To-Make Family Crafts
Better Homes and Gardens Books
0696210223
Aug 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
This colorful book of crafts features fun-to-make projects that give families positive and creative reasons to get together.

From the back cover
The only thing better than making things is making memories. No matter what the season, enjoy gathering together to express your creativity. Hundreds of fantastic projects in this book will spark imaginations and provide hours of fun and conversation throughout the year.


Pride and Prejudice (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Jane Austen
1593083246
October 2004
Hardcover
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The Children's Year: Crafts & Clothes for Children and Parents to Make
Stephanie Cooper, et al
1869890000

Paperback
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Kids Crochet
Kelli Ronci
1584794135
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-8–In this handsomely designed volume, a combination of softly hued illustrations, sharp, colorful photos (including dozens of full page), and step-by-step instructions clearly guides young people (including "lefties") through 15 projects. All aspects of crocheting are covered: yarns, tools, hooks, size, sides, rows, attaching a new color, borders, texture, increasing/decreasing, stitches (chain, single crochet, woven, rib). Handcrafted items include a neck cozy, tool pouch, friendship cuffs, patchwork poncho, triangle-square quilt and pillow, and critter cushions. Boxed text provides useful information on winding a ball of yarn, weaving in tails, sewing on a button, keeping track of rounds, etc. Along with Susan O'Reilly's Knitting and Crochet (Thomson Learning, l994), this title is a good...


The Book of Wizard Craft: In Which the Apprentice Finds Spells, Potions, Fantastic Tales & 50 Enchanting Things to Make
Janice Eaton Kilby
1579902065
June 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review
As every parent knows, licensed Harry Potter merchandise has exploded on the marketplace, but now young wizard hopefuls can learn how to make their very own magic gear with The Book of Wizard Craft. Although this inventive and engaging volume bears no actual connection to the mighty Master Potter, many of the projects were clearly inspired by his adventures and attributes. Seems just about everyone is jumping on the wizard-craze bandwagon these days, but this spirited incarnation is done with skill.

Wishing to pass along his 600 year's worth of arcane lore, the ancient wizard behind this creative collection shares his secrets for wizard regalia (bejeweled turban, hourglass pendant, magic cloak, wands, staffs, and the obligatory robe), the decorative arts (magic carpet, crystal ball, celestial sheets), horticulture (fairy...



Balloon Animals with Book(s) and Balloon(s)
Aaron Flanders
0071434747
Nov 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Everything needed to create dozens of festive balloon characters, creatures, fashions, and accessories, in no time Clowns do it. Your Uncle Charlie did it. Steve Martin got his start doing it. And now with these allin- one balloon-arts packages, anybody can make hundreds of fanciful, bendable, twistable, wearable, popable balloon sculptures, guaranteed to light up the faces of kids from 3 to 103. Written by the world's acknowledged balloon artist par excellence, Aaron Flanders, these books help make any reader the life of the party with this unique form of performance art. Each package contains everything needed to create dozens of balloon masterpieces, including: Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions 150 black-and-white photo illustrations Complete supply of pencil balloons in various rainbow colors A...


Top-Secret Personal Beeswax: A Journal by Junie B. (And Me!)
Barbara Park
0375823751
February 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Wowie, wow, wow! It’s Junie B. Jones’s top-secret, personal beeswax! This hilarious companion to the best-selling series features Junie’s own original writings along with drawings, stickers, and lots of blank pages with creative prompts designed to get kids drawing and writing about their own top-secret, personal beeswax. Kids will love getting to know Junie up close in this fun, interactive writing format.

Inside Flap Copy
Wowie, wow, wow! It?s Junie B. Jones?s top-secret, personal beeswax! This hilarious companion to the best-selling series features Junie?s own original writings along with drawings, stickers, and lots of blank pages with creative prompts designed to get kids drawing and writing about their own top-secret, personal beeswax. Kids will love...


Inside the Titanic : A Giant Cut-away Book (Giant Cutaway Book)
Ken Marschall
0316557161
July 1, 1997
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
Text and cut-away illustrations feature the stories of real-life children who sailed aboard the Titanic on the night of its disaster in the North Atlantic.


Kids' Paper Airplane Book
Ken Blackburn
076110478X
January 9, 1996
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
up in the air All the materials and information kids need to make 16 paper airplanes, and make them fly, are included in Kids' Paper Air Plane Book by Ken Blackburn and Jeff Lammers. Illustrated step-by-step instructions show exactly how to take the double-sided, color pages included in the back of the book and turn them into planes that look like a spider, a slice of pizza and a bat, as well as more typical aircraft. The book also includes a field guide to real planes, a log to record flight distances and ideas for activities.Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
Distilling the innovation, science, and enthusiasm of their first book-The World Record Paper Airplane Book-world record holder Ken Blackburn and mechanical engineer Jeff Lammers...


My Book of Pasting: Jigsaw Puzzles
Manufactured by Kumon Publishing North America
1933241292
April 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
This workbook was designed to improve children’s abilities with tools such as scissors and glue. It features colorfully jumbled illustrations which children will cut into pieces and reassemble to create a picture. It’s like assembling your own jigsaw puzzle using scissors and glue!

From the Publisher
Kumon workbooks are based on the "Kumon Method", an educational philosophy that aims at unlocking the full learning potential of each individual child. The Kumon Method introduces learning concepts in an incremental, step-by-step approach, allowing children to master new skills easily and without anxiety or frustration. As a result, children gain confidence in their abilities and are motivated to learn on their own. Over 3.9 million children around the world use the...


Balloon Animals
Aaron Flanders
0071437428
Oct 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Clowns do it. Your Uncle Charlie did it. Steve Martin got his start doing it. And now with these allin- one balloon-arts packages, anybody can make hundreds of fanciful, bendable, twistable, wearable, popable balloon sculptures, guaranteed to light up the faces of kids from 3 to 103. Readers of all ages quickly learn to twist and sculpt an entire zoo-full of fantastic balloon creatures, including flying, swimming, crawling, hopping, climbing, burrowing, yapping, peeping creatures of every description.


Creative Crafts for All Seasons
Anne Campbell
0782909914
Sept 1999
Paperback
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Care and Keeping of Me: The Body Book Journal
Manufactured by Pleasant Company Publications
158485460X
September 2001
Other Format
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From Publishers Weekly
A companion to The Care and Keeping of You, the spiral-bound The Care & Keeping of Me: The Body Book Journal encourages girls to write or draw in pertinent information about themselves such as, "What I should be eating more of:" and "My favorite time of day to exercise is... because..." Checklists, quizzes and tips help girls understand their bodies and express themselves. Another spiral-bound book titled, Me & My Dog: The Care and Keeping of a Girl's Best Friend by Maxine Rock, illus. by Amanda Haley, informs dog lovers how to care for their four-legged friend. There are quizzes to take, training tips and tricks to read and a keepsake section for photos and memories. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.


The Little Hands Art Book/Exploring Arts & Crafts With 2-To 6-Year-Olds (Williamson Little Hands Series)
Judy Press, Loretta Trezzo Braren (Illustrator)
0913589861
October 1994
Paperback
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Midwest Book Review
The Little Hands Art Book is an ideal beginning art book for little hands ages 2 to 6 with lots to express!. Judy Press has an uncanny understanding of how to inspire preschoolers' creative spirits. Instructions are bare minimum, and resulting art is very clever as kids' imaginations take flight with simple materials and only a hint of direction. Over 70 art projects with introductory poems to stir kids' imaginations ex;ore textures, colors, shapes, moods, and feelings. Introductions to basic media include glue, doughs, paint, paper, markers, and crayons. Unusual crafts feature a paper bag picnic basket, muffin cup birds, milk carton caboose, dough porcupine, popsicle stick flower gardens, and a clothespin splatter paint butterfly. Guidelines for parents, teachers, and caregivers for encouraging truly creative art...


The Usborne Book of Face Painting (How to Make)
Chris Caudron, et al
0794502369
January 2003
Paperback
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Art from Many Hands
Jo Miles Schuman
0871925931
Mar 2003
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
Creativity and culture come together in this guidebook to ethnic crafts, from Chinese calligraphy to Pueblo Indian pottery to Adinkra cloth from Ghana. With its ideas for a variety of techniques and materials, comprehensive information on many cultures, easily understood instructions, and interdisciplinary approach, this will appeal to adults and children.


Everyone's Mandala Coloring Book Vol. I (Everyone's Mandala Coloring Book)
Monique Mandali
1560440147
June 1991
Paperback
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Book Description
These original mandala designs by wholistic therapist Monique Mandali appeal to both children and adults. Mandalas have been traditionally used as a source of wisdom and meditation.

From the Back Cover
These original mandala designs by holistic therapist Monique Mandali appeal to both children and adults. Mandalas have been traditionally used as a source of wisdom and meditation.


How to Draw My Little Pony
Walter Foster
1560108045
Feb 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Are you ready for a sweet treat? Meet Sparkleworks, Wysteria, Minty, and the rest of the residents of Ponyville! Inside How to Draw My Little Pony, you'll discover more about fun and friendship in Ponyville as you learn to draw the ponies and their rainbow-filled world. Just follow the easy, step-by-step instructions, and soon you'll be bringing your favorite pony friends to life in the forests and meadows where they love to play!


Klutz Knitting
Anne Akers Johnson (Editor)
1570548617
September 2004
Other Format
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Book Description
With its simple, clear illustrations, beautiful color photography and energetic style, Knitting renews the ultimate traditional pastime for today’s generation. The book comes complete with everything you need to knit right now, and teaches you how to knit a long skinny scarf, a cozy hat and more.

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