Children's Reading Suggestions

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Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Simplified Batik

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Kiki (April/May 2014)

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Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Make a Greek Vase

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DIG (February 2014)

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New Call Numbers, New Books: Making Stuff

Our children’s collection reorganization continues apace!

To give you an idea of what is in each new collection category, the next several posts here will feature new books from each new category.

Books in this collection primarily provide instructions for creation of physical works or developing skills for a hobby.  Possible topics include, but are not limited to: arts and crafts, drawing, painting, sculpting, clay modeling, photography, paper making, paper folding, sewing, cooking, model airplanes, quilting, gardening, kite making, and papier-mâché.

Today, here are a few new books from our Making Stuff area.

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Cool fabric projects: creative ways to upcycle your trash into treasure by Pam ScheunemannCool fabric projects : creative ways to upcycle your trash into treasure

Presents six projects that teach readers how to upcycle trash into treasure, including a headband, coiled baskets, and a scarf.

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Crafts for Revamping Your Room by Susannah BlakeCRAFTS for Revamping Your Room

Provides a guide to creating crafts out of new and recycled items to redecorate a child’s bedroom.

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The Girl’s Book of Adventure by Michele LecreuxThe girl's book of adventure : the little guidebook for smart and resourceful girls

A selection of activities for outdoor-savvy girls shares practical guidelines for honing such skills as identifying seasonal produce, weaving baskets, and gearing up for hiking and camping trips.

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Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Make a winter bird feeder

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Kid’s Squish Book: Slimy, Squishy, Sticky things to do that should only be done when wearing your oldest clothes by Loris Bree

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Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Bear Hug Pop Up Cards

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Joan Irvine. How to Make Super Pop-Ups.

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Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Patchwork iPod Pocket

It’s time to start planning hand-crafted holidays…wouldn’t this be an awesome gift?

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My first quilting book : 35 easy and fun quilting, patchwork, and appliqué projects for children aged 7 years +

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Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Flag Magnets

Make a flag magnet from toothpicks to celebrate Veteran’s Day (November 11).

Crafts to Make in the Fall

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Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Make Paper Airplanes

Christopher Harbo. The Kids’ Guide to Paper Airplanes.

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Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Make fake foaming blood

Use ordinary kitchen supplies to concoct gross-out special effects blood.

The Incredible Secret Formula Book

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Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Soft sculpture pumpkin

Use pantyhose, stuffing and paint or markers to make a pumpking to display this Halloween.

Crafts to Make in the Fall

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