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The Children's Garden: Loads of Things to Make & Grow
The Children's Garden
Loads of Things to Make & Grow
Hardcover      ISBN: 071123633x

A garden can be a place for discovery, creativity and fun, and a space that encourages children to enjoy and engage with the natural world.

Through 52 exciting family projects, this book inspires parents and their children to play and learn in the garden, with activities including nature trails, cooking, crafting and growing plants and vegetables.

Ex-primary teacher Matthew Appleby (author of The Allotment Planner, 2013) is the expert voice behind the book. Appleby has two sons and has tapped into his first-hand experience of parenting and teaching to devise these seasonal projects for every week of the year. The Children's Garden is the perfect companion for families looking to discover the magic and adventure their gardens have to offer.

The Boy's Book of Outdoor Discovery, (the World of Boyhood Library)
The Boy's Book of Outdoor Discovery, (the World of Boyhood Library)
Hardcover      ISBN: 0811703053

A handbook on exploring nature and enjoying the out-of-doors in city or country, including such topics as SOS signals, gardening, observing wildlife, kite flying, and fishing.

Imagine Childhood: Exploring the World Through Nature, Imagination, and Play
Imagine Childhood
Exploring the World Through Nature, Imagination, and Play
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1590309707

For children, potential is limitless, curiosity is an electrical current, and every moment is open to the possibility of the unexpected. Day-to-day life is filled with adventure. Road blocks are invitations to try new routes. And the world is vast and expansive. This book is a celebration of childhood through the crafts and activities that invite wonder and play. The twenty-five projects and activities in this book are meant to speak to the way children engage with the world. These projects are not about what is produced in the end (although that part is fun too) but rather they are stepping-off points--activities that spark curiosity, an adventure, or an investigation. They're about the process of getting there. They're about the conversations that happen while making things together. They're about getting to know the world inch by inch. They're about exploring imaginary universes and running through real forests. They're about living in childhood . . . regardless of your actual age. They're about being a kid.

Snow Play: How to Make Forts & Slides & Winter Campfires Plus the Coolest Loch Ness Monster
Snow Play
How to Make Forts & Slides & Winter Campfires Plus the Coolest Loch Ness Monster
Hardcover      ISBN: 1579654053
DIY goes outdoors, giving winter enthusiasts more than 25 new ways to play in the snow

Calling all snow lovers--young and old alike When you're surrounded by the white stuff, it's time for Snow Play

With crazy creatures to build, challenging games to play, and outrageous spaces to sculpt, author Birgitta Ralston, a Europe-based designer, has imagined the most creative ways to play in the snow. From a looming Loch Ness monster to a slippery Ice Slide, from a Snowball Lantern to brighten a yard to Curious Footprints to mark freshly fallen snow, the book includes 25 projects and games to draw you outdoors on a snow-filled day. Celebrate a winter birthday by building a giant Frosted Cake (and use food coloring to dye the snow ), or light your walkway with the flickering flames from a set of snowy Glow Cones. You'll find hours of entertainment to brighten even the coldest winter days and nights.

Snow Play is filled with projects and games for any age, ability, and number of people. Each entry includes complete step-by-step text instructions, plus explanatory line drawings. The full-color photographs show how each project is finished in all its frozen glory.
50 Gardening Projects for Kids
50 Gardening Projects for Kids
Hardcover      ISBN: 0831779411

Introduces gardening equipment and techniques, and provides instructions for fifty seasonal projects, from planting potatoes in the spring to growing a hyacinth for Christmas

Grow: A Family Guide to Growing Fruits and Vegetables
Grow
A Family Guide to Growing Fruits and Vegetables
Hardcover      ISBN: 1611804027
A delightful guide--packed with games, activities, and extras--that will satisfy the garden-curious and get families excited about growing their own fruits and vegetables.

Have you ever wondered how plants work? Or why we eat the fruit of one plant, but the leaves of another? What's the big deal about growing things--and how do we decide what we need to grow in the space we have? Discover the whole life cycle of food, from sowing and saving to planning and planting, and--most exciting of all--harvesting the food you've grown. In Grow, you'll get all the inspiration and knowledge you need to get out there and start planting.

Included inside:
- A visual guide to the world of plants--what they need to grow, how to care for them, and more
- Grow your own pizza How to plant for a recipe, with fruits and vegetables in pots or a whole vegetable garden
- Pull-out activities, including a runner-bean growth chart, a Fruit Pairs game, Rainbow Taste Wheel (turn the dial to find out which vitamins are found in each fruit and vegetable), and four sheets of stickers
The Dangerous Book for Boys
The Dangerous Book for Boys
Hardcover      ISBN: 0061243582

The bestselling book for every boy from eight to eighty, covering essential boyhood skills such as building tree houses*, learning how to fish, finding true north, and even answering the age old question of what the big deal with girls is.

In this digital age there is still a place for knots, skimming stones and stories of incredible courage. This book recaptures Sunday afternoons, stimulates curiosity, and makes for great father-son activities. The brothers Conn and Hal have put together a wonderful collection of all things that make being young or young at heart fun--building go-carts and electromagnets, identifying insects and spiders, and flying the world's best paper airplanes.

The completely revised American Edition includes:

The Greatest Paper Airplane in the WorldThe Seven Wonders of the Ancient WorldThe Five Knots Every Boy Should KnowStickballSlingshotsFossilsBuilding a Treehouse*Making a Bow and ArrowFishing (revised with US Fish)Timers and TripwiresBaseball's "Most Valuable Players"Famous Battles-Including Lexington and Concord, The Alamo, and Gettysburg Spies-Codes and CiphersMaking a Go-CartNavajo Code Talkers' DictionaryGirlsCloud FormationsThe States of the U.S. Mountains of the U.S.NavigationThe Declaration of Independence Skimming StonesMaking a PeriscopeThe Ten CommandmentsCommon US TreesTimeline of American History

* For more information on building treehouses, visit www.treehouse-books.com and www.stilesdesigns.com or see "Treehouses You Can Actually Build" by David Stiles

How to Trap a Zombie, Track a Vampire, and Other Hands-on Activities for Monster Hunters: A Young Wizards Handbook
How to Trap a Zombie, Track a Vampire, and Other Hands-on Activities for Monster Hunters
A Young Wizards Handbook
Hardcover      ISBN: 0786955481

"The Dangerous Book for Boys" with a fantasy twist
Ever wonder how to:
Improvise a wand?
Capture a werewolf?
Make a monster-catching net?
Why wait to be accepted into wizardry school to learn the answers? Packed with easy projects using everyday materials, this fact-filled activity book shows wannabe wizards how to craft unique creations such as their own wizard robes, play games such as vampire tag, master adventuring skills like mapping a monster-filled dungeon, and follow step-by-step instructions on how to "survive" almost any monster attack.
The fantastical fun never ends in this book that will inspire hours of imaginative play

The Artful Parent: Simple Ways to Fill Your Family's Life with Art and Creativity
The Artful Parent
Simple Ways to Fill Your Family's Life with Art and Creativity
Paperback      ISBN: 1611807204
Bring out your child's creativity and imagination with more than 60 artful activities in this completely revised and updated edition

Art making is a wonderful way for young children to tap into their imagination, deepen their creativity, and explore new materials, all while strengthening their fine motor skills and developing self-confidence. The Artful Parent has all the tools and information you need to encourage creative activities for ages one to eight. From setting up a studio space in your home to finding the best art materials for children, this book gives you all the information you need to get started. You'll learn how to:
* Pick the best materials for your child's age and learn to make your very own
* Prepare art activities to ease children through transitions, engage the most energetic of kids, entertain small groups, and more
* Encourage artful living through everyday activities
* Foster a love of creativity in your family
50 Evening Adventures: After School - After Work - Out of Doors
50 Evening Adventures
After School - After Work - Out of Doors
Paperback      ISBN: 0711237557

The third book from the Meek Family, 50 Evening Adventures encourages families to make the most of their 5 to 9, those evening hours after school and after work. Here are simple and exciting ideas for spending time together out of doors, during the working week.

The book is divided into two main sections with ideas for places to GO, and things to DO. A shorter final section offers ten healthy and filling dinner recipes that can be made or cooked outdoors.

The enthusiastic, down-to-earth voices of former teachers Tim and Kerry Meek combine with remarks, advice and jokes from daughters Amy and Ella 'the adventure ambassadors our current generation of cotton-wool kids urgently need' (Daily Telegraph), and the book is illustrated throughout with inspiring colour photography.