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Q&A a Day For Moms: A 5-Year Journal

Q&A a Day for Moms This book is small and easy to carry or take with you and I also love the lovely floral hardcover. I like how simple it is to add a quick thought for the day, but after five years of doing so, it will amount to a lot of memories. It also gives me...

Fun (and Funny!) Gift Books

My kids thought these Emoticat Stickers: 200 Ways to Say it with Kitties were hilarious. They wanted to use them to decorate their notebooks and also to send on letters to their faraway friends. There's a variety of cats making funny expressions and each cat is also...

The Super Awesome Coloring Book

I found The Super Awesome Coloring Book to be a fun and engaging coloring book for adults (or kids), offering a wide variety of different types of designs. There are designs that are entirely geometric, others are real-life objects, some are repeating patterns, like...

Game Art

Looking at the stunning visuals that video games provide today, I have often wondered when a formal look at the aesthetics of video games would arise. With Game Art, here we are. The in-game backgrounds, character renderings, concept and promotional art is something...

Van Gogh Sketchbook

According to Van Gogh, "Drawing is the root of everything, and the time spent on that is actually all profit." For those who wish to spend their time more profitably, while being inspired by a true master, I think that the beautiful and inspiring Van Gogh Inspiration...

Edgar And The Tree House Of Usher

I really liked Edgar and the Tree House of Usher. This cute tale shows that hanging out with your sister is not a bad thing. It (very) loosely follows the storyline of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher," as Edgar the raven tries to play in his friend's...

Start Where You Are

I spend a large part of my life writing in my journals and mulling over life, people and all kinds of issues. I love this Start Where You Are journal, with it's thought-provoking quotes painted in lovely, soothing watercolors. It is also filled with interesting...

The Drawing Lesson

We have some budding artists in our family, who also love to read comic books. I'd like to develop that artistic talent, but wasn't sure how to inspire them. I know they love illustrator and You-Tube star, Mark Crilley, and watch his videos all the time. This book is...

Splat!

Splat! has lots of different things are sort of smashed together on each page, so children get to have an effect. It's a safe way for kids to try out different causes and see their occasionally messy effects. The book is more funny if you follow the patterns --...

Fun Sticker Art Books

This is such a clever activity book idea! It's sort of like paint-by-numbers, but with stickers. My kids and I love the Modern design throughout. Each animal has a black and white, full-page image for the stickers, with an image of the finished in-color animal on the...

My First Pompom Book

This is a fun and friendly craft book that's designed for kids, with clear steps and lots of photos and illustrations for each project. Some projects require lots of different supplies and techniques, and there are four different categories -- pompom creatures,...

Girling Up

I vividly remember the scene in the Disney film, "Big Hero Six," where a frazzled, adoptive mother rants to herself, wondering out-loud how to raise these kids, clearly frustrated over the past several years of ineffectiveness, before she finally asks herself, "Should...

50 Wacky Inventions

Super clever book about some not-so-clever inventions, which are all nonetheless witty and fun. Some of the inventions were built but didn't really catch on, proposed but never built, or still in development. There are prism glasses so you can read a book opened on a...

Clay Lab for Kids

I have a little sculptor in our house who loves to make little desktop artworks out of various kinds of clay. So, she was delighted to get Clay Lab for Kids for her birthday this year. The book introduces the different kinds of kid-friendly clays out there, and shows...

Daddy Honk Honk!

I got this for my grandchild whose mother is expecting her second -- and I'm so very glad I did! This fun and exciting story for young children is full of warmth and love. When a father fox "adopts" a baby (goose), he travels around the animal village, asking and...

Funko’s World Of Pop

If you're a Funko lover and collector, like I am, I would definitely suggest checking out Funko's WORLD OF POP!. I really enjoyed seeing which ones I have, as well as the ones that I don't have, but would love to collect, too! I think that it's not only an awesome...

Jack And The Geniuses

Bill Nye remains a family favorite in our house, and we were all delighted to discover a new kids book series which includes him as an advisor in fun, science-y adventures. The writing is engaging, humorous, and enlightening, too. The characters are very intelligent...

Fun Kid’s Activity Books

Of all the various craft-making materials, paper must be the most abundant, inexpensive, and in many ways, fun to do. This well-designed book shows how to make a variety of greeting cards. My girls and I made several on a rainy afternoon together, talking and having a...

If I Were A Kangaroo

Our littlest girl has trouble falling asleep each night. So we're delighted with If I Were A Kangaroo, which helps her to think about sleeping, as she prepares to rest each night. The watercolor illustrations are lovely. The different animals are all falling asleep in...

Build a T-Rex & Butterfly

Build a... Butterfly is a large board book (for older children) which offers a punch out model of a "painted lady" butterfly, which helped my son understand their different body parts. he loved making the simple model, and explained the butterflies to me afterward. I...

Search And Find

This book really puts the "great" in The Great Big Search and Find Activity Book. It is super well done, printed as a large, thick, full-color book with full-page images throughout. The illustrations are so fun, well done, colorful, and really engaging in their many,...

Rosie Revere’s Big Project Book

When I was young, I was keen to make various inventions, like strings tied to the light switch which ran over to my bed, to turn off the lights when you're already in bed (which is fantastic when you're 8 years old and recently saw the original "Frankenstein.") But...

The Biggest Smallest Christmas Present

The Biggest Smallest Christmas Present is such a sweet story with darling illustrations of a tiny heroine who shows how to make the best with what we're given, even if that's an absurdly difficult physical "disability" in the cutest little heroine, ever. Aside from...

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