Children - Arts & Recreation Books

Before Music: Where Instruments Come From Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419745553
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - June 21st, 2022

From award-winning author Annette Bay Pimentel comes an oversize nonfiction picture book exploring how music and musical instruments are made—across time and around the world

Music doesn’t come out of nothing.
It always starts somewhere . . . 
with something . .

Big Book of Colorful Foods (Find, Discover, Learn) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781954738485
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Published: Clever Publishing - August 16th, 2022

In this newest addition to the Clever Big Books series, Allie the snail lives in an apple tree. She eats only apples because that’s the only food that grows there! One day, she leaves her apple tree and discovers that there is a rainbow of different foods for her to try.

Create Your Own Vacation Games 1 (Lonely Planet Kids) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781838695156
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Published: Lonely Planet - July 26th, 2022

Packed with over 60 ideas to invent, make and play your own games, this book is perfect for keeping kids entertained while on the go - whether that’s in the car, on a plane, or on vacation at home or abroad. 

Written by Laura Baker and accompanied by fun illustrations by Yu Kito Lee, there are suggestions for games both big and small to be played both indoors and outdoors.

Fun Painting Projects for Kids: 60 Activities to Unleash Your Inner Artist Cover Image
ISBN: 9781645675655
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Published: Page Street Kids - June 7th, 2022

Nurture Your Artistic Side with 60 Exciting Paint Projects

Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design Cover Image
ISBN: 9781523515653
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - June 7th, 2022

Now in paperback! A curious kid's guide to graphic design, covering form, function, color, typography, and much more, plus 10 hands-on design projects. Written by Chip Kidd, "the closest thing to a rock star" in the design world (USA Today).

​Design is all around you. And whether you realize it or not, you are already a designer.

Hasbro Gaming Ultimate Activity Book: (Hasbro Board Games, Kid's Game Books, Kids 8-12, Word Games, Puzzles, Mazes) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781647225162
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Published: Insight Kids - May 31st, 2022

This super-fun activity book is chock full of challenging puzzles from Hasbro’s classic games like Twister, Monopoly, Operation, and more!

Inside the Hasbro Gaming Ultimate Activity Book, kids will discover 80 full-color pages of engaging puzzles, mazes, quizzes, prompts, brain teasers, and challenging activities!

Our Earth, Our Home: The Essential Japanese Green Living Handbook for Kids Cover Image
By Kai Sawyer, Azusa Fukuoka, Wakana Kawamura (Illustrator), Cynthia Su (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781952692116
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Published: Plum Blossom - May 3rd, 2022

Beautifully illustrated, energetic guide from Japan for forward-thinking kids and parents on how to live in harmony with our earth—contains sections on DIY crafts, design thinking, mindfulness, gardening, eating, permaculture, and more

Young readers will be swept along by Kai, the guide on this journey, who only has five rules:

1) Be yourself

Colorful Curly Haired Crafts for Kids: 60 Fun and Easy Activities that Celebrate the Beauty of Natural Hair Cover Image
ISBN: 9781645674740
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Published: Page Street Kids - May 17th, 2022

Bring the Magic of Natural Hair into Your Own Amazing Crafts

Dance Party! The Ultimate Dance-Your-Heart-Out Activity Book  (Go Noodle) (Media tie-in) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338813906
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - May 17th, 2022

GoNoodle gets 14 million kids moving each month! This new activity book gives kids the GoNoodle experience at home. With activities that integrate dancing, stretching, running, jumping, deep breathing, and wiggling, kids learn to be their strongest, bravest, silliest, smartest selves!

Join the good energy movement!

Knots for Kids Cover Image
By Buck Tilton, Christine Conners (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781493059911
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Published: Falcon Press Publishing - June 1st, 2022

Knots for Kids delivers relevant, expertly curated content perfect for kids. Outdoor skills expert and veteran author Buck Tilton provides readers with accessible information on choosing the best knot for the situation, tying different types of common knots and hitches, selecting the best kinds of rope, and much more.

Mensa® for Kids: Everyday Super-Smart Mind Games: 100 Awesome Brain Teasers! (Mensa® Brilliant Brain Workouts) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781510766914
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Published: Sky Pony - May 17th, 2022

Prove how smart you are by solving these super-fun brain games! 

There is something for all levels of puzzlers here, from number games to word puzzles, and more.

Kate the Chemist: The Awesome Book of Edible Experiments for Kids Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593116210
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Published: Philomel Books - May 31st, 2022

25 incredible--and EDIBLE--science experiments to get kids excited about science!

     Did you know that all cooking is really chemistry? And that chocolate chip cookies will look--and taste--completely different if you swap out baking powder for baking soda? Or swap out brown sugar for white sugar?