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The Golden Winged Fairy

This is a beautiful picture book which reassures my children that we are fortunate to be different from others. The story is well-written and flows along nicely. The artwork is very well drawn and painted, and my daughters and I love the shiny foil printing found on...

Art Workshop For Children

This book spells out numerous arts and crafts projects for children, but it offers a great deal more than that. It is really espousing a philosophy, that I'd never heard of before, called the Reggio Emilia method, which encourages creative thinking and confidence in...

Plenty Of Love

My family is delighted with Plenty of Love. It offers cute and endearing illustrations, and an engaging story that will be warmly welcomed in any home, with a moral -- there's plenty of love to go around -- especially appropriate for step- and blended-families. It's...

Atlas Of Animal Adventures

This is a very large, fully illustrated atlas of various ecosystems on each continent, showcasing the wide variety of life on our wonderful planet. Each ecosystem focuses on a certain animal's life cycle. The featured animals include: Africa: Wildebeest, Fruit Bats,...

My First Cat Book

With it's cute photos, illustrations, short sections and many sidebars, My First Cat Book is an ideal introduction for children to learn how to care for their new cats or kittens. It explains what and why cats do, which is truly illuminating, and will be a revelation...

Chapter Books For Kids

My kids enjoyed reading this insightful book. The prose conveys the various tones and perspectives of different children who are all going on a field trip. The point of view shifts to a variety of first-person perspectives as each of the several main characters...

LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book

As a child, I enjoyed helping make ornaments, as much as I could, and it helped me really feel the holiday spirit decorating with crafts I'd helped make. It's a lot of fun and what's easier and more convenient than LEGO? We have lots of them which we've gathered over...

Animals Of The World

My kids really love playing with Playmobil toys and sets and it's great to see them in book form! This is really a first-rate book, with engaging Playmobil-based imagery, and delightful text, mostly describing some aspect or another of different habitats and the...

Fun Books For Kids

With lots of affection, detail, and wit, Snail’s Legs tells the tall tale of why snails hide their legs in shells — and for good reason, too, after a race between Snail and his old friend, Frog, goes awry, despite some good intentions. It’s a clever story with fun...

Farmers Market Create-and-Play Activity Book

Farmers Market Create-and-Play Activity Book is not just a delightfully fun book, but really an entire set of paper-punch-out "toys" of fruits, veggies, flowers, 3-d folded tractor, and much more. It offers four playful scenarios, taken from real-life, of a farm,...

Jumbo Sticker Books

I remember my first flight in a jet airliner -- not so much for the plane ride itself, but more for the fun Colorforms set my mom gave me to keep me quiet on the plane ride. I'm sure it worked! I really enjoyed playing with the clear vinyl stickers, which create a...

Kid’s Crafting Books

This is a cute origami set with a generous amount of folding papers, in a variety of colors. The papers all can be kept neatly in a pocket of the inside cover. The accompanying book offers suggestions of various folk and fairy tales, like the city mouse and the...

50 Things About Music

I sure wish I’d had this book when I was child! This captivating book is truly engaging, as it’s engaging and illuminating factoids (three per page, minimum) cover a wide range of concepts — simply and fun — while offering a similar amount of info one could gain from...

Build! A Knight’s Castle

Build! A Knight’s Castle would make a fun gift since it’s a book and toy in one. My kids — who have some interest in archaeology, history, the Middle Ages, knights & princesses, and so forth — really liked how they could build their own mini castle — and then...

Astronomy Lab For Kids

Astronomy Lab for Kids well-bound and very well-designed book offers a new physics experiment on each two-page spread. Although the household-level experiments are simple enough for a child to do, mostly, on their own, they are serious experiments with some serious...

The Art Of LEGO Design

Okay, I saw "The Lego Movie" and I was ready to become a serious Lego builder. Only problem is I could start building my own, gigantic Bricksburg or Lothlorian or Paris...! And, in about 20 minutes I would begin to see that my crane, waterfall, and Arc de Triomphe...

Nice Work Franklin 

Nice Work, Franklin! is a charming book with an inspiring story. It tells about the 32nd president, Franklin Roosevelt, and how, as a young man, he aspired to be like his cousin, president Teddy Roosevelt. But he faced a major setback when he lost use of his legs to...

The Dino Files: A Mysterious Egg

The Dino Files #1: A Mysterious Egg is a fun book for children and tweens who wonder what it would be like to find a real dinosaur. When two cute and clever kids find a dinosaur egg at their grandparents’ dinosaur museum (and amateur dig) they’re thrilled — until the...

940 Saturdays 

As parents, my husband and I have tried to make memories for our children, even in the simple things we do. Saturdays are one of our favorite times and we plan all week for what we are going to be doing on that day. We try to get some housework done after breakfast...

Just Us Girls: Creative Art Projects 

As soon as I received Just Us Girls: 48 Creative Art Projects for Mothers and Daughters to Do Together, I looked through it with my daughter. She absolutely loved it! I think she particularly liked that they are nature oriented crafts and she told me that she would...

Baby Lit Board Books 

Author Jennifer Adams and artist Alison Oliver, have published a Baby Lit series that is such a great way to get kids familiar with these literary classics. Plus, what a fun way to teach them about colors and numbers! Read below to learn a little more about each of...

Paint, Pencils, And The Wild City Books

I don’t think any of my kids could live without their set of colored pencils, they enjoy them more than crayons and use them frequently for all kinds of projects. InThe Pencil Book they not only uses pencils to make art, but even uses pencils as the art, like with the...

Project Kid 

As a mom who loves crafts, I’m really happy that my daughter loves them, too. I spent hours looking through Childcraft as a child and my daughter does the same thing with her own crafting books. Project Kid has so many great creations and I think my daughter could...

Finger Knitting Fun

My tween daughter knows how to do some basic knitting with needles and so she was very interested in Finger Knitting Fun. She took the book and started learning from the helpful photos and text how to do the simple, standard finger knitting technique. She caught on...

Let’s Get Crafty!

Let's Get Crafty with Fabric and Felt has lots of simple and fun ideas and my kids have enjoyed making crafts even when they were very young. It has clear and easy to follow instructions and photos for each craft. So far, we've made the adorable pom-pom bee, which we...

Blue Boat

I grew up "on the water" and often wondered about the different kinds of boats I saw floating by each day. This book is a charming rhyming story about a heroic tugboat that saves the day. It explains what tugboats do and why, all with cute illustrations made of clear...

Douglas, You Need Glasses!

I remember being very anxious about getting glasses when I was a child. Yet I was amazed to realize how much detail I'd been missing until then, just like in Douglas, You Need Glasses! This beautifully bound and illustrated book tells that story, from the perspective...

Superhero Instruction Manual

What makes someone into a hero? It turns out that it is not the super name, the super partner, or the super disguise. Instead, as the would-be hero of this delightful and humorous story finds out, you can save the world by learning to be kind and helpful to others,...

Ada’s Ideas

Ada Lovelace was a genuine genius, and in an important sense, she invented computer programming. However, she also faced a long illness which kept her more or less bed-ridden, so she used that time to study and learn, which eventually led to her discoveries. My...

Fun Science And Math Books

My kids are enjoying this fun science book which offers simple explanations of physics and related science topics. It encourages easy experiments to test out the quick and easy-to-read descriptions of principles of physics. There are basic examples as well, where kids...

Egg Carton And Cardboard Tube Crafts

When I was in college, we had a guest speaker, a well-known inventor, who said there were two reasons to invent things: Either there was a pressing need, or a surplus of something that you wanted to do something productive with. This egg carton craft book would...

Fantastic Picture Books

One of my children has taken on a comparative mindset lately, which isn't serving her well. Which is why I'm delighted to get "I'm the Happiest" for her. The story offers a clever story which helps kids acknowledge that often everyone's unique strengths are what's...