By Rita Storey
Why wait for the perfect toys to play with when you can make them yourself - much more cheapily? It's double the fun, as making them is as much fun as playing with them!I love Craft Toys features instructions for creating 12 fantastic toys, from pom-pom pets, monster trucks to puppets. The projects cover a wide range of different crafts so there is something for everyone. Each craft 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+.
Tiger in a Tutu
By Fabi Santiago
Max isn't like other tigers - he is a tiger with a dream! He longs to pirouette and plié, to leap and spin. He wants to be a dazzling ballet dancer, shining on the stage ... and a very special friend might just help his dream come true. A delightfully funny story about friendship, self-belief and following your dreams. "The saga of Max and his determination to get on the stage reads something like a fun version of Billy Elliot." Independent"Little dancers will love to see Max triumph and get his moment in the spotlight." Parents in TouchShortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2017 and featuring on the Scottish Book Trust list of Books That Challenge Gender Expectations.
To Make With Paper
By Stephanie Turnbull
Think you could be the next big thing in crafting? Master some paper craft basics and then try your hand at making origami animals, a party pinata and all the other crafty creations in this book.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.
Top Jobs: Being a DJ
By Matt Anniss, Lisa Regan
Featuring internationally acclaimed DJs such as David Guetta, Felix Da Housecat and The Chemical Brothers as well as turntablists such as Grandmaster Flash, this title takes a look at all facets of professional DJ-ing. It covers music genres from house, techno and drum and bass to hip-hop, reggae and dubstep, and looks at what it's like to be a professional DJ.The Radar series delivers streetwise, hot-topic reads for kids aged 9+. With bold, fresh design and topics that have bags of kid-appeal, Radar will encourage children to read - and keep reading!
Tapestries and Textiles
By Louise Spilsbury, Rob Childs
Featuring six tapestries and textiles from around the world, this book explores the stories told through the art form, from medieval legend in The Lady and the Unicorn to biblical tale in Harriet Powers' Bible quilt. Each tapestry and textile is looked at in detail, and a more general introduction to the medium provides historical context.Fun, step-by-step projects show children how to create their own stained glass windows, using the techniques of the art form. Print a pattern, make a Ghanaian Fante flag or weave your own tapestry!The Stories in Art series explores the narratives told through different art mediums. A great introduction to the history of art for children at Key Stage 2.
By Jillian Powell
Each book in this delightful, child-friendly series focuses on a different period in history, from Ancient Egypt right up to World War 2. Children will love learning about each era, and then following the simple instructions to make useful or interesting objects from that time. Age-appropriate and accessible, the books are jam-packed with great ideas and perfect for use at home or in the classroom. In Craft Box: Tudor Times, you can learn how to make a Tudor rose, a masquerade mask, a jester's crown, a jester's stick, a tussie mussie, a model of a Tudor house, a ruff, a stained glass coat of arms, a Tudor cap, a ship's figurehead, a cup and ball and a peg doll!Fun facts on every spread give background information about the Tudor era and its people, from Kings and Queens and the Royal Court, to the lives of everyday people.A Further Information spread suggests age-appropriate websites and books, so children can go away and learn more about the Tudors.A glossary explains any tricky words, and will help to further increase children's knowledge and understanding of the era.
By Annalees Lim
This textile-based craft book will have you making a range of unique - and useful - homemade creations. A tote bag, accessories, pincushions and more are included in this brilliant step-by-step book.Part of a series of six titles, Craft Attack is aimed at modern kids with a style to match. The instructions are easy to follow and positively encourage experimentation and customisation.
By Liz Gogerly
Find out about train drivers and conductors. Follow step-up-step activities to dress like a train driver, make a ticket machine and a driver's control panel. Then set up your own train carriage and follow simple role plays to act out the part of a train driver!
By Rita Storey
This is your chance to get the inside track on the hottest street scenes today. - Hot video links- Inspirational photos- Parades- Puppets- Carnival- Star performersCould you be a street theatre star of the future?EDGE Street Theatre is written specifically for readers who struggle with longer sentences and paragraphs, but who want to find out more about this dynamic high-interest area.
By Moira Butterfield
Each 'Discover the Tudors' title offers a fascinating look at a different key area of Tudor life, from monarchy to exploration.
Tigers and Other Big Cats
By Peter Gray
Brilliant books for animal artists! These books reinforce key art skills and help young children develop their repertoire. The step-by-step technique takes you from basic outlines to fully coloured up drawings using a range of paints and inks. Featuring popular animals to inspire young artists.
By Helen Lanz
It's simple to grow your own tomatoes! In this series find out:what equipment you will needhow to grow a healthy plantabout the science in growing plants.You can also find useful tips, nutrition facts and a recipe.
By Rita Storey
Features a wide range of exciting step-by-step projects to make your own toy, including techniques from simple sticking and pasting to more difficult techniques such as papier-mâchè and sewing. Supports the design and technology curriculum for KS2. Crafts include making a yo-yo, a beanbag frog, a racing car and a kaleidoscope.
Take Great Photos!
By Adam Sutherland
Have you got an eye for a photo? Find out how to make your photos stand out from the crowd with this brilliant book. Packed with hints, skills and tips to get you noticed, this book will help you to focus all of that creative energy!
By Liz Gogerly
Welcome to Teen Stars! Whether you're already a fan, or just want to find out more, this series has something for everyone who's into the teen celebrity scene.
Tools and Crafts
By Neil Champion
"Would you know how to use natural materials around you to make simple tools, utensils, shelters and bedding? If you have good bushcraft skills, you might surprise yourself at how well you can live in very harsh environments." Find out more by reading Tools and Crafts