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Cartooning for Kids
Cartooning for Kids
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 140270111x
A step-by-step guide for drawing animals and people, such as alligators, bears, skunks, smiling faces, angry faces, hairstyles, movement, and captions.
Opening Moves: Michael Thaler, the Making of a Young Chess Champion
Opening Moves
Michael Thaler, the Making of a Young Chess Champion
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316913391
Describes how chess champion Michael Thaler discovered and developed his talent at an early age and learned to deal with both winning and losing.
Amazing Mazes
Amazing Mazes
Paperback      ISBN: 4774307106
Promotes fundamental pencil-control and concentration skills through a sequence of incrementally challenging maze exercises that are designed with three-dimensional illustrations of towns, streets, parks and other familiar scenes. Original.
Drawing Dinosaurs
Drawing Dinosaurs
Hardcover      ISBN: 0806987421
Presents facts about the anatomy and lifestyle of dinosaurs and other extinct animals and provides instructions on how to reproduce drawings of these creatures by hand or by computer
Maskmaking
Maskmaking
Hardcover      ISBN: 0871921782
Tells how to make masks with plaster, clay, laminated paper, paper-mache, buckram, wire, and celastic, and shows examples of masks children can make
The Everything Kids' Nature Book: Create Clouds, Make Waves, Defy Gravity and Much More!
The Everything Kids' Nature Book
Create Clouds, Make Waves, Defy Gravity and Much More!
Paperback      ISBN: 158062684x
Explores the different natural habitats--forests, rain forests, grasslands, deserts, cold regions, oceans and rivers--and the plant and animal life that exists in each, and offers related activities and word lists.
Preschool Art:
Preschool Art
"It's the Process Not the Product."
Paperback      ISBN: 0876591683
Over 200 activities encourage children to explore and understand their world through art experiences that emphasize the process of art, not the product. The first chapter introduces basic art activities appropriate for all children, while the subsequent chapters, which build on the basic activities in the first chapter, are divided by seasons. Activities are included for painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, and construction. Indexes organized by art medium and project name help teachers plan. 260 pages. • Benjamin Franklin Award • Early Childhood News Director’s Award Preschool Art is a lifesaver . . . All the activities are easy, all are fun—the emphasis here is on the process, rather than specific results—and none require any elaborate materials . . . a real find.—Sesame Street Parents, "Picks for Parents" "Preschool Art offers help to parents of preschoolers struggling to meet the challenge of their children’s creative impulses. Prodigies aside, most kids this age aren’t interested in the final product; they are into the doing of art . . . . There is no right or wrong way, only their way. Kohl understands. She explains how to make and use many kinds of art materials based on the concept that the process not the product, is important. From old standbys like play dough to new craft discoveries like liquid crayons and frozen balloons, she provides hundreds of ways to enjoy and explore the creative process."—MetroParent, Milwaukee, Wisconsin "Kohl offers 250 projects complete with materials, processes and illustrated variations. She also adds practical hints that troubleshoot anticipated problems. The recipes are valuable well beyond the preschool years."—SchoolArts Other art books by MaryAnn Kohl: The Big Messy Art Book (Gryphon House), 0-87659-206-X Cooking Art (Gryphon House), 0-87659-184-5 Global Art (Gryphon House), 0-87659-190-X
Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together With Children
Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots
Gardening Together With Children
Paperback      ISBN: 0761110569
A guide to gardening for the entire family offers advice on how to plant a pumpkin seed, create theme gardens, and plant a "pizza patch" complete with tomatoes, zucchini, oregano, and basil
The Art of Construction: Projects and Principles for Beginning Engineers and Architects
The Art of Construction
Projects and Principles for Beginning Engineers and Architects
Paperback      ISBN: 1556520808
Explains how tents, houses, stadiums, and bridges are built
Diggers and Dumpers
Diggers and Dumpers
Paperback      ISBN: 0756609747
Learn all about diggers and dumpers with this sticker book that includes 60 reusable stickers, and tons of amazing photographs, cool facts, and fun activities. With Ultimate Sticker Book: Diggers & Dumpers, kids can build their very own collection of powerful machines, from bulldozers to cement trucks and more. It's the perfect activity book sure to keep little construction workers satisfied as they work through its pages. Taking subjects that kids love, from dinosaurs to baby animals to transportation, DK's Ultimate Sticker Book series is packed with activities that are simple enough for children to do independently, but engaging enough to keep their interest. The series format helps develop dexterity, making these books products parents can trust, and ones that kids will want to keep picking up to learn more about their favorite subjects.