Bestselling Activities, Crafts & Games Books for 7 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 bestselling activities, crafts & games books for 7 year olds. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit

by: Pat Murphy and the Scientists of Klutz Labs
Release date: Jan 27, 2015
Number of Pages: 68
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LEGO Chain Reactions is packed full of ideas, instructions, and inspiration for 10 LEGO machines that spin, swing, pivot, roll, lift, and drop. Each machine alone is awesome, but put them together and you get incredible chain reactions. Then, combine the machines in any order you like to create your own chain reactions. Our team of experts worked with educators and 11-year-olds to invent the machines, then wrote a book that teaches the skills (and some of the physics behind the fun) kids need to create their own amazing chain reaction machines.

Our book includes 33 special LEGO elements that combine with basic bricks from your collection to make your machines go. But don’t worry that you won’t have the right bricks; we worked with the folks at LEGO to make sure you’ll need only the most common bricks, and that there are plenty of substitutes. The result is a chain reaction of fun, as one thing leads to another? and another? and another.

Comes with: 78 page book, 33 LEGO elements, 6 LEGO balls, 6 feet of string, 8 paper ramps, 2 paper pop-up signs, 1 paper funnel ramp, 1 paper flag, 1 paper bucket, 1 platform

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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

2. The Dr. Seuss Coloring Book

by: Dr. Seuss
Release date: Nov 01, 2016
Number of Pages: 80
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Images from the work of Dr. Seuss for all ages to color!
 
This beautiful book—featuring two colors of foil on the cover—will provide hours of creative fun for Dr. Seuss fans from 7 to 107! With intricate illustrations (some more complex than others), playful patterns, and iconic images based on pages from such titles as The Cat in the Hat, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, The Lorax, and Horton Hears a Who!, now you can color Dr. Seuss’s work any way you want!
 
Want to know if your favorite is included? The illustrations to color are derived from the following books: And to Think that I Saw It on Mulberry Street, The Cat in the Hat, The Cat in the Hat’s Songbook, Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?, Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book, The Foot Book, Horton Hears a Who!, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew, If I Ran the Circus, If I Ran the Zoo, The Lorax, Oh Say Can You Say?, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!, On Beyond Zebra, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Scrambled Eggs Super, There’s a Wocket in My Pocket!, What Pet Should I Get?, Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories, and You’re Only Old Once.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Dr. Seuss

3. The Everything Kids’ Puzzle Book: Mazes, Word Games, Puzzles & More! Hours of Fun!

by: Jennifer A. EricssonBeth L. Blair
Release date: Mar 01, 2002
Number of Pages: 144
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Wind your way through pages of endless fun!

  • Decode a secret message using the phases of the moon.
  • Wind your way through a pizza maze.
  • Find hidden presidents, borrow some drachmas, and unscramble an invention time line.
  • Play super duper tic-tac-toe, classic hangman, and match up snowflakes.

And look for Mervin the Mouse every time you turn the page—he’s watching from his hiding place to help you through this wild and whacky jam-packed puzzle book! Sharpen more than one pencil–there are enough puzzles here to keep you entertained for hours!

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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Nature

4. The Everything Kids’ Math Puzzles Book: Brain Teasers, Games, and Activities for Hours of Fun

by: Meg ClemensSean ClemensGlenn Clemens
Release date: Jun 01, 2003
Number of Pages: 135
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Stump your friends and family!

Who knew that math could be so cool? Crammed with games, puzzles, and trivia, The Everything Kids’ Math Puzzles Book puts the fun back into playing with numbers!

If you have any fear of math–or are just tired of sitting in a classroom–The Everything Kids’ Math Puzzles Book provides hours of entertainment. You’ll get so caught up in the activities, you won’t even know you’re learning!

Inside, you’ll be able to:

  • Decode hidden messages using Roman numerals
  • Connect the dots using simple addition and subtraction
  • Learn to create magic number squares
  • Use division to answer musical riddles
  • Match the profession to numerical license plates
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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Math

5. Crosswords & Word Searches, Grades 2 – 5 (Just Puzzling!)

by: Brighter Child
Release date: Apr 02, 2012
Number of Pages: 96
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Just Puzzling! Crosswords & Word Searches is a fun and educational way to entertain your child anywhere he or she may go! This colorful activity book will provide your child with hours of entertainment and skill-building practice. The engaging, full-color activity pages reinforce the basics of reading and math, for children ages 7 and up, through crosswords and word searches. These challenging puzzles are designed to help your child master critical thinking skills and improve concentration. With fun and learning on every page, Just Puzzling! is a win-win for you and your child! –Answer key included. 96 pages.
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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Reading & Writing

6. The Boxcar Children Guide to Adventure: A How-To for Mystery Solving, Make-It-Yourself Projects, and More (Boxcar Children Mysteries)

by: Gertrude Chandler Warner
Release date: Sep 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 144
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The Boxcar Children have long been known for being creative and resourceful. This hardcover book is filled with fun how-to guides for everyday adventures. It includes tips and tricks for mystery solving (how to make invisible ink and create secret codes), travel (how to pack a suitcase; how to take great snapshots), and enjoying the great outdoors. Each of the four Boxcar Children has their own section–practical advice from Jessie, a “roughing it” guide from Henry, crafts and art projects from Violet, and recipes from Benny! A great gift for Boxcar fans.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

7. Just Add Color: Mid-Century Modern Patterns: 30 Original Illustrations To Color, Customize, and Hang

by: Jenn Ski
Release date: Sep 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 64
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Who doesn’t love to color? As an adult, now that you can stay in the lines, you only need to think about what color to use! Rockport Publishers presents a series of grown-up coloring books for art and design lovers. Just Add Color: Mid-Century Modern Patterns includes 30 original designs from artist and illustrator Jenn Ski. Each book contains 64 perforated pages to make it easy to share, frame and hang your artwork. You’ll be inspired by the sumptuous artwork in this book, and the use of color is endless. Relax, enjoy your creativity and Just Add Color.

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Arts & Photography > Drawing

8. Paper Engineering for Pop-Up Books and Cards

by: Mark Hiner
Release date: Apr 15, 1986
Number of Pages: 48
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This book illustrates in dynamic form ten basic mechanisms which are used in making pop-up books. It offers many imaginative possibilities. Each of the ten basic mechanisms is illustrated by a working model which you can cut out and make. When finished, it glues back into the book on a special tab and folds away to make a kind of 3-dimensional dictionary or encyclopedia. For each working model there is also a page called ‘technical considerations’ which points out important features of the mechanism and suggests how it might be used to create original designs of your own.
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Arts & Photography > Graphic Design > Techniques

9. Just Add Color: Botanicals: 30 Original Illustrations To Color, Customize, and Hang

by: Lisa Congdon
Release date: Sep 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 64
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Who doesn’t love to color? As an adult, now that you can stay in the lines, you only need to think about what color to use! Rockport Publishers presents a series of grown-up coloring books for art and design lovers. Just Add Color: Botanicals includes 30 original designs from artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon. Each book contains 64 perforated pages to make it easy to share, frame and hang your artwork. You’ll be inspired by the sumptuous artwork in this book, and the use of color is endless. Relax, have fun, and Just Add Color.

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Arts & Photography > Decorative Arts & Design

10. Paper Automata: Four Working Models to Cut Out & Glue Together

by: Rob Ives
Release date: Jan 01, 1999
Number of Pages: 32
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Four working models to cut out and glue together
A bravura display of imagination by Rob Ives has produced this delightful collection of working automata to cut out and make. As you operate the mechanisms, the hopping sheep hop energetically and the Pecking Hen pecks keenly into its feeder. The rather sad Motley Man bows and acknowledges the applause he has earned and while the flying fish does not actually fly, it does flap its wings and undulate in a delightfully unexpected manner. Each of the mechanisms use a different principle to generate motion, so this book is of special interest to those who like to see what remarkable things can be achieved with paper. Making one of these models also satisfies curriculum requirements for making a simple machine.

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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

11. Travel Scratch and Sketch: A Cool Art Activity Book for Budding Artists and Travelers of All Ages (Scratch & Sketch)

by: Keri BarbasPeter Pauper Press
Release date: Jan 01, 2004
Number of Pages: 64
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Learn about some of the most interesting places in the world and then scratch and sketch yourself in your favorite place!

  • Recommended for ages 7 and up.
  • Shrink-wrapped with a wooden stylus for drawing on black-coated paper to reveal colors beneath.
  • 64 pages.
  • Includes 20 scratch-off, 20 illustrated, 20 sketch pages.
  • 6-3/8” wide x 8-1/2” high; wire-o bound hardcover.
  • Note: This is NOT a Trace-Along title; it is best enjoyed by kids who are comfortable copying the drawings.
  • Non-toxic: Potential eye irritant. Avoid inhaling particles of scratch coating. Not for children under 5 years. Meets all applicable safety standards.
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

12. Fantasy Art Coloring Book: Fairies, mermaids, dragons and more! By artist Molly Harrison

by: Molly Harrison
Release date: Jun 08, 2015
Number of Pages: 52
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Fantasy Art Coloring Book was illustrated by artist Molly Harrison. Filled with 25 black and white illustrations of fairies, mermaids, witches, and more, it will bring coloring fun for people of all ages!
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Art

13. Rose Windows: and How to Make Them

by: Helga Meyerbröker
Release date: Jul 01, 1994
Number of Pages: 80
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Following the same patterns as the medieval cathedrals but using simple materials, the author shows how to make decorative transparencies to hang in the window. Includes step-by-step instructions for creating designs from flower and star shapes, as well as the more complex and magnificent rosettes.
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14. Mazes & Dot-to-Dots, Grades 2 – 5 (Just Puzzling!)

by: Brighter Child
Release date: Apr 02, 2012
Number of Pages: 96
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Just Puzzling! Mazes & Dot-to-Dots is a fun and educational way to entertain your child anywhere he or she may go! This colorful activity book will provide your child with hours of entertainment and skill-building practice. The engaging, full-color activity pages reinforce the basics of reading and math, for children ages 7 and up, through mazes and dot-to-dots. These challenging puzzles are designed to help your child master critical thinking skills and improve concentration. With fun and learning on every page, Just Puzzling! is a win-win for you and your child! –Answer key included. 96 pages.
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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Reading & Writing

15. My First Chess Book: 35 easy and fun chess-based activities for children aged 7 years +

by: Jessica E Prescott
Release date: Jul 10, 2014
Number of Pages: 128
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Chess is easy to learn, and anyone can play it. Jessica E Prescott teaches you how you can get good at it—and start winning. Improve your skills through 35 fun activities—this isn’t just a textbook about the rules of the game! Why not have a game of Pawn Football (pawns line up at their starting rank and race to the other side), or do the Queen Dance (make a checkmate using only a queen and king)? Try Scholar’s Mate—the four-move checkmate every beginner needs to know—and when you’re really good, play Bughouse, a crazy four-person game with two chess sets. All the activities have clear, colorful artworks so you can see exactly where pieces should be on the chessboard. There are also helpful hints and tips throughout, and if you’ve ever forgotten how a piece moves or need to brush up on a rule, look at the Starting Out section for a reminder.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

16. I See a Pattern Here

by: Bruce GoldstoneBruce Goldstone
Release date: Mar 10, 2015
Number of Pages: 32
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Patterns are fascinating! They can be so beautiful that people come from all over the world to see them, or so familiar you hardly notice them. They appear everywhere: beehives, dinner plates, even the bottoms of your shoes!

With stunning photographs that show diverse examples from nature and artwork around the world, Bruce Goldstone reveals the secrets behind patterns?and gives you some fun ideas for making your own.

This title has Common Core connections.

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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

17. Nature’s Playground: Activities, Crafts, and Games to Encourage Children to Get Outdoors

by: Fiona DanksJo Schofield
Release date: Sep 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 192
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Introducing children to the excitement of the natural world, this guide to outdoor adventure provides hours of creative, safe, and fun activities. Children will learn how to build a den from branches, make twig boats to sail across a pond, and voyage through the backyard to find tiny insects and creatures. Activities include invigorating games, natural crafts, and lively adventures, all of which are organized by season. An additional chapter also addresses safe activities for children after dark. Perfect for families, caretakers, and educators, this creative resource encourages children to turn off the television and play outside all year round.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works

18. Painting for Peace – A Coloring Book For All Ages

by: Carol Swartout KleinRobert O’Neil
Release date: Jun 21, 2016
Number of Pages: 52
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Perfect for all ages, Painting for Peace: A Coloring Book is designed for adults and children to color together.

The coloring book lets you join the hundreds of artists who transformed a community – giving your creative interpretation of their work with markers, colored pencils, gel pens, or watercolors.

Continuing on the themes of the first book, Painting for Peace in Ferguson, the book continues the conversation about hope, unity, peace, and love with inspirational quotes by leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr.

The ready-to-color line drawing designs are based on the works of art created in Ferguson, MO in 2015, and include messages of peace, love, and community.
Some unique features of this coloring book include:

  • A range of designs from simple to elaborate
  • Designed so that adults and children can color together or for the individual who wants variety in one book
  • Lay flat binding making the book easy to use for lefties or righties
  • Uses high-quality paper and only one design per page so colors won’t bleed through

Now parents and grandparents can doodle, color, and get creative with their little ones, making their own images based on the murals that inspired Painting for Peace in Ferguson.
More than a dozen of the original art pieces as well as some new designs are featured with both simple and elaborate elements making it appropriate for all ages. A wonderful companion piece to the award-winning children’s picture book Painting for Peace in Ferguson that has been acclaimed by reviewers, teachers, parents, and kids alike.

Our Mission Continues100% of the profits from Painting for Peace will be donated to youth, education and small businesses in Ferguson, Missouri and the surrounding communities

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Arts & Photography > Drawing

19. The Big Gay Alphabet Coloring Book (Reach and Teach)

by: Jacinta BunnellLeela Corman
Release date: Jun 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 64
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Grab your crayons and your backpack for a fantastical journey through The Big Gay Alphabet Coloring Book, an activity book for adults that highlights memorable victories and collective moments in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and pansexual culture. Each unique page, made up of inked and framed line drawings with beautiful typography, is reminiscent of a handsomely designed, vintage children’s alphabet book and aims to bring greater understanding of gender fluidity, gender diversity, and sexual orientation.
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Arts & Photography

20. Coloring Ocean Mandalas: 30 Hand-Drawn Designs for Mindful Relaxation

by: Wendy Piersall
Release date: Oct 20, 2015
Number of Pages: 64
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COLORING FOR ADULTS GETS A NAUTICAL TWIST WITH THIS COLLECTION OF WHIMSICAL MANDALAS

Relax, focus, reach a higher state of mindfulness, and simply enjoy yourself as you artistically fill in the intricate shapes. Coloring Ocean Mandalas offers you an imaginative array of underwater images, including:

• Whales
• Mermaids
• Sea Turtles
• Sea Horses
• Dolphins
• Sea Urchins
• Jellyfish

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Self-Help > Personal Transformation

21. My Big Art Show: A Card Game + Book – Collect Paintings to Win

by: Susie Hodge
Release date: Sep 30, 2014
Number of Pages: 60
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An exciting educational card game in which children interact with art history from the perspective of a gallery curator

My Big Art Show is a thrilling game in which children curate their own art shows. Each card represents a work of art as well as key information, such as artist and date. The cards also use symbols and colors to indicate which movement and theme the work represents. There are twelve movements: Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, Surrealism, and Pop Art, and six themes: People, Places, Objects, Animals, Story, and Religion. The aim of the main card game is to be the first to “put on a show,” or collect three and four of a kind. The game encourages children to become familiar with great art works and movements from the last five centuries, and helps them recognize the styles and themes that paintings share. The cards show reproductions of over fifty major works of art?by Michelangelo, Velázquez, Degas, Van Gogh, Kandinsky, Picasso, Dalí, Warhol, and others. An informative book supports the game by providing further information on the artworks and artists, answers to questions on the cards and alternative games to play.

Illustrated in color throughout

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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

22. Cut & Assemble an Old-Fashioned Carousel in Full Color (Models & Toys)

by: A. G. Smith
Release date: Dec 01, 1985
Number of Pages: 48
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Easy-to-follow instructions, diagrams for constructing colorful, revolving model of an antique carousel over a foot in diameter — with 20 enchanting animals. 16 color plates on heavy stock. 16 pages of text and black-and-white plates.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction

23. Super Simple Things to Do with Balloons: Fun and Easy Science for Kids (Super Simple Science)

by: Kelly Doudna
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
Number of Pages: 24
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Presents several fun science experiments one can do with a balloon.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

24. Super Simple Things to Do with Bubbles: Fun and Easy Science for Kids (Super Simple Science)

by: Kelly Doudna
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
Number of Pages: 24
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Presents several fun science experiments one can do with bubbles.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

25. Walking Automata: A Collection of Self-Moving Models to Cut Out and Make

by: Magdalen Bear
Release date: Jan 01, 1999
Number of Pages: 32
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Each of these charming paper toys walks, steps or waddles down a slope in a most satisfying and amusing fashion. Enjoy making the models and then be intrigued as they walk their rather mysterious walks. Apart from the duck and her two ducklings there is also a kangaroo and then a blue footed booby. Not forgetting of course, a pirate ship and a fine example of a Noah s Ark with its animals aboard.”

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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

26. Nail Art

by: Sherri Haab
Release date: Jan 01, 1997
Number of Pages: 58
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A fully photographic instruction book, packed full of tips, techniques, and hundreds of designs to paint on fingernails (and toenails, too). No artistic genius required. Comes with six non-toxic, peel-off nail colors — our exclusive formula. And as we embark on a second decade of nail art mania, we’ve updated the book with a fresh, new cover and kept the time-tested, full-color, inspirational photographic feast inside just as it is.

Comes With: 6 water-based, non-toxic nail colors

• Create wonderful things • Be good • Have fun

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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

27. Four Seasons of Fun Activity Book (Dover Fun and Games for Children)

by: Becky J. Radtke
Release date: Aug 22, 2013
Number of Pages: 48
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From Fall Foliage and Winter Wonderland to Spring Song and Summer Sunsets, this book is packed with 36 activities related to the four different seasons. Mazes, crosswords, jumbles, and other puzzles — including simple problems in addition and subtraction — offer entertaining and challenging fun for kids ages 7–10.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Nature

28. Baking (Try This!)

by: Stephanie Turnbull
Release date: Sep 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 24
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This beginning STEAM series helps young readers discover and develop a new interests and skills in baking. Tips and tricks build confidence and are enhanced by stepbystep instructions, while project variations are offered and colorful illustrations correlate both new steps and outcomes.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

29. Crafty Concoctions

by: Sue HannahBruce Lansky
Release date: Oct 01, 2003
Number of Pages: 144
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30. The Christmas Book (Seasonal Companions)

by: Rita Storey
Release date: Aug 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 45
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This book provides a delightful way for students – and classrooms – to celebrate Christmas while learning about cultures around the world. The book is bursting with craft projects, recipes, jokes, fun facts, trivia, and extras such as quizzes and a script for a Christmas play. (Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer? Make your own thumbprint greeting cards. What tradition do Mexican children take part in during Christmastime?) Examples of the history and background of the holiday are explained in terms children can readily understand. Traditions from around the world are explored in detail, often accompanied by photos of children partaking of these customs, providing readers with a worldview of the holiday. Each project and recipe are child-appropriate and include simple, numbered instructions. The dynamic mix of content strongly supports the Common Core State Standards and make this book perfect for teachers to use for multicultural classroom activities. Students will also find them a useful resource for global studies as well as for holiday fun!
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Christian Books & Bibles > Christian Living > Holidays > Christmas

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