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  • Cool Stuff to Make With Paper

    By Stephanie Turnbull
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    Stephanie Turnbull
    You don't need to spend a fortune on your own cool, custom-made stuff. Ingenious ways to use inexpensive materials - many of which you may already have lying around mean you can bake, sew, make and grow loads of brilliant things. Four lovely step-by-step books that encourage readers to use the materials and environment around them to encourage creativity. Can also be used to demonstrate ways to recycle and reuse everyday materials and encourage discussions around wasting food and other resources.
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    Clever Crafts For Kids

    By Annalees Lim
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    Annalees Lim
    This book is full of fun, child-friendly craft ideas for home or school projects. Have fun making a colour wheel, a farmyard from hand prints, a wax crayon batik owl, finger print fireworks, a scrunched seascape, snowflake wrapping paper, a 3-D rainbow, river reflection painting and foil print birthday cards.Easy to follow instructions guide you through the makes in 5-6 simple steps.The fun crafts use inexpensive, easy-to-find materials.The crafts will appeal to both boys and girls.
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  • Christmas

    By Robyn Hardyman
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    Robyn Hardyman
    This book explores the festival of Christmas and the story behind it and features six simple origami projects for your own festive fun! The book shows how people around the world celebrate Christmas both in church and at home. Attractively designed, its simple text and wonderful full-colour photos make this an essential book for children celebrating or learning about the festival. The origami activities are accessible to all and are explained with step-by-step illustrations. Your fantastic creations can be used as decorations for the festival, for presents, to impress your teacher for a Christmas school project or simply to wow your friends!The book is part of the Origami Festivals series, which bring religious festivals, including Divali, Easter, Christmas and Chinese New Year to life through origami art. Each festival is examined in detail, from its history to its significance today and the manner in which people worldwide celebrate it. Origami craft activities engage the reader in each festival and add a fun art and design element to the series. A religious and interactive craft series for children aged 9+.
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  • Cubism

    By Susie Brooks
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    Susie Brooks
    Exciting and edgy, the Cubism movement changed art forever with by showing the world in a fresh, experimental and challenging new way that merged viewpoints and celebrated the geometric. Beginning in early 20th century Paris with artists Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso, the movement spread around the world, inspiring artists from Piet Mondrian to Paul Klee.An accessible and in-depth guide to some of the most popular and significant art movements, Inside Art Movements explores their origins, evolution and legacy in today's world. For readers aged 9 and up.
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  • Cards and Wrapping Paper

    By Rita Storey
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    Rita Storey
    Why hunt for the perfect card to send to someone when you can make it yourself? It's much cheaper - and more fun! I love Craft: Cards and Wrapping Paper features instructions for creative craft projects, from monster hug and swimming fish cards to marbled wrapping paper and party bags. The projects cover different techniques and each is explained with illustrated step-by-step instructions.The book is part of the I Love Craft series - fantastically fun project craft books for children aged 7+.
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  • Chinese New Year

    By Robyn Hardyman
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    Robyn Hardyman
    This book explores the festival of Chinese New Year and the story behind it and features eight simple origami projects for your own festive fun! The book shows how people around the world celebrate Chinese New Year and what the Chinese calendar and the animals of the zodiac are. Attractively designed, its simple text and wonderful full-colour photos make this an essential book for children celebrating or learning about the festival. The origami activities are accessible to all and are explained with step-by-step illustrations. Your fantastic creations can be used as decorations for the festival, for presents, to impress your teacher for a Chinese New Year, or China, school project or simply to wow your friends!The book is part of the Origami Festivals series, which bring religious festivals to life through origami art. Each festival is examined in detail, from its history to its significance today and the manner in which people worldwide celebrate it. Origami craft activities engage the reader in each festival and add a fun art and design element to the series. An interactive craft series for children aged 9+.
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    Children Growing Up With War

    By Jenny Matthews
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    Jenny Matthews
    Winner of the 2015 Social Justice Literature Award for Nonfiction Chapter Book and 2015 MEOC Middle East Book Award for Youth Non-Fiction. Journey to some of the world's conflict zones through the camera lens of photojournalist Jenny Matthews, as she captures the impact war has on children and their families. This book takes a very personal approach as Jenny recalls some of her most memorable assignments, and the people and children she encountered along the way.The book features photographs with a human and environmental message from some of the world's war-torn hotspots - with a focus on children. The photographs are structured around key themes relating to children's lives and their rights. The supporting text voices Jenny's reactions to what she has seen and gives information about how children have been affected by war in specific conflicts. It also relates the background to wars and conflicts, case studies, key child-related facts, a map and website links.
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  • The Celts and the Iron Age

    By Jen Green
    Authors:
    Jen Green
    What do you know about the Celts and the Iron Age? Explore the incredible history of Britain during these times and find out how people lived, worked, created and celebrated in this fascinating period in history. Bronze and iron tools, farming, Celtic tribes, warfare, the Roman invasion, society, and hill forts are all covered in this book along with quizzes and lots of facts. Craft activities support and enhance each section to bring what you've read to life. You can make: a chieftain's helmet, a celtic brooch, authentic oatcakes, a twisted torc, a sacrificial shield and a hill figure picture.Part of the series Discover Through Craft. Eight books that explore key curriculum topics using a mixture of activities, quizzes, facts and crafts. For children aged 7-9.
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  • Claude Monet

    By Susie Brooks
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    Susie Brooks
    Inspiring Artists tells us what it is that makes some famous artists so important and memorable, not only in terms of their artistic legacy, but also as to their impact on the wider world. It explores their life and times through significant pieces of their art, looking at the work in terms of its context, from conflict (Goya), to festivities (Bruegel) to personal struggle (Van Gogh). Each work is also considered in terms of its style, technique and artistic innovation.Claude Monet (1840-1926) was one of the founders of Impressionism and a hugely successful artist in his own right. His bright, dappled paintings, which captured subjects as varied as seascapes, railways and his famous waterlilies, created a turning point in art and gave colour a new importance. Monet's innovations paved the way for artists as diverse as Wassily Kandinsky, Roy Lichtenstein and Joan Mitchell.
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  • Customise Your Clothes

    By Anna Claybourne
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    Anna Claybourne
    Get creative with this fabulous new craft series! Each title gives great ideas for activities that will inspire and enthuse young readers to get crafty.Express your own creativity by customising your clothes - it's green, it saves money and it's fun! This book shows how to make fabric flowers to put on a coat or hat, decorate your jeans or turn them into shorts, glam up your footwear and much more.
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  • Cards, Wrap and Tags

    By Anna Claybourne
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    Anna Claybourne
    Get creative with this fabulous new craft series! Each title gives great ideas for activities that will inspire and enthuse young readers to get crafty.Designing your own special cards and giftwrap is more fun than buying them new - and it's much cheaper! We all buy and give gifts and cards throughout the year so why not make your own and give something that's truly unique?
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  • Cartoons

    Find out how to create your own cartoon characters and comic strips, draw manga-style artwork and expand your abilities into computer-generated animations. Whether you're new to cartoons or looking to develop your skills, this book will tell you everything you need to know, from finding out what are the best things about being able to create cartoons and animations to discovering what it takes to become a famous cartoonist.Discover advice from experts and top tips on how to improve, plus a quiz so you can find out how mad about cartoons you really are!The Mad About series of books helps children age 8+ perfect a variety of hobbies and skills, from art and cartooning to football and gymnastics.
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  • The Chief's Bride: An African Folktale

    By Jenny Powell
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    Jenny Powell
    When Maiba hears a Great Chief is in search of a wife, she decides she must become his bride. She leaves her village and sets off to meet him but she soon encounters animals and people who are not all they seem...This play for children at Key Stage 1 and 2 is set in Africa, with parts for a group of children and extras. This makes it ideal for reading on your own or performing as a group. With notes on staging, costumes and props, you'll have all you need to put on a play!The Putting on a Play is a series of fun plays for children that can be performed as a class or read during a literacy lesson.
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    The Comedy, History and Tragedy of William Shakespeare

    By Anna Claybourne, Adria Meserve
    Authors:
    Anna Claybourne
    Illustrated by:
    Adria Meserve
    Award-winning, beautifully illustrated introduction to William Shakespeare for children; celebrating his life, his most famous plays and the time in which he lived. Vividly brings to life Shakespeare's school days in Stratford-Upon-Avon, what it was like to live in Elizabethan London and the world of Tudor theatre in Shakespeare's Globe theatre. Fun, charming summaries of some of Shakespeare's best-loved plays help make the works of our greatest playwright accessible for children and introduces them to his most famous characters. Much more than a biography, this is an entertaining, informative look at our most celebrated playwright. The perfect guide to help children be part of the Shakespeare 400 celebrations in 2016 and to open up the magical world of the bard for them.Won the Judges Highly Commended Award at the 2015 SLA Information Book Awards and has been shortlisted for the English 4-11 Picture Book Awards. Can be used to support the teaching of Shakespeare in the classroom and ahead of taking children to the theatre to see one of his plays for the first time. Suitable for children aged 7+ . Fun activity sheets and other resources to accompany the book can be found at http://www.shakespeareforschool.uk/the-book.html
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  • Claude Monet

    By Alix Wood
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    Alix Wood
    Learn all about the life of Claude Monet, the founder of Impressionism? Discover who inspired him, what his most famous paintings are and how he invented a new style of painting.Great Artists introduces young readers to some of the world's great artists. The books feature easy-to-read text and some of the most famous examples of each artist's work, as well as photographs of places and people of importance.
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  • Creepy Crawlies

    By Paul Gamble, Paul Gamble
    Authors:
    Paul Gamble
    Illustrated by:
    Paul Gamble
    11 popular insects and arachnids feature in this step-by-step guide. Draw a slick scorpion, hone a hornet and caricature a centipede with professional guidance.Whether you can already draw really well or whether you think you can't, Paul Gamble's guides will help you create amazing cartoon-style illustrations of popular animals, superheroes, monsters and more. Once you've mastered these, you'll be inspired to create even more!Six books that will help children aged 6+ improve their art skills. The projects are specially designed to be easy for young readers to reproduce by building up simple lines and curves.
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  • Creative Cards

    By Rita Storey
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    Rita Storey
    A fun guide to making cards for children for variety of special occasions. Featuring a wide range of exciting step-by-step projects including a pop-up birthday card and a Father's Day origami card and a Christmas card that glows! This fun guide teaches children a number of different techniques from simple sticking and pasting to more difficult techniques such as papier-mâchè and sewing. Supports the design and technology curriculum for KS2. The cultural significance, science and history behind each project is explained, making the series an excellent cross-curricular resource.
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  • Cards and Gifts

    By Stephanie Turnbull
    Authors:
    Stephanie Turnbull
    A fun and funky magazine-style book that is packed full of tips on how to make the most of what you've got! Tips and ideas on making all kinds of crafty card and gift projects, such as cards, collages, bath treats, party food and fun fabric makes - all without spending a fortune. Cards and Gifts is full of tips on customising and creating to make fabulous gifts for lots of occasions.Smart Girls is a series aimed at girls aged 9+ as they grow from tweens to teens. Full of inspirational ideas, there's something in these books for any girl.
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  • Craft Skills

    By Stephanie Turnbull
    Authors:
    Stephanie Turnbull
    Craft Skills will show you how to get started on a wide range of craft projects. Packed with ideas and techniques, it includes tips and advice on a whole range of crafting skills, such as weaving and origami and how to make different types of puppets and models. Advice at the end of the book suggests what you could do with these crafting skills in terms of a future career in a creative industry.Part of the series, Superskills. Six books packed with tips on how to improve your technique in a range of creative fields.
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    The Christmas Book

    By Rita Storey
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    Rita Storey
    The Christmas Book is packed with information on where Christmas came from, Father Christmas, mince pies and more! You'll be able to impress everyone with your Christmas knowledge. It is also filled with lots of festive craft activities and recipes. Follow the simple step-by-step guides and you'll be able to make gifts for all your friends and family. Get ready for a big Christmas experience!Ideal for readers aged 7+ who love craft activities, The Christmas Book is also suitable for religious education studiesWhy not look out for 'The Easter Book' as well?
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