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Workman Publishing Company
$11.52 at Amazon

<DIV> Kids are crazy about bugs! And kids and parents are crazy about the <I>Bug Book & Bug Bottle</I>. Packed with activities and... packaged in its own collecting bottle, the original <I>Bug Book</I> is now revised, updated, and expanded: Announcing the almost-all-new, more-bugs-than-ever edition.<br><br> The ingeniously designed, safe plastic bottle is perfect for catching and viewing creepy crawlies, then letting them go unharmed. (This is a bug kit with a conscience!) The full-color book provides field notes to 46 bugs (up from the original 24) arranged by habitat, including pond, forest, ground, leaves, field, flower. Written by entomologist Hugh Danks, the <I>Bug Book</I> gives comprehensive information about these fascinating creatures?how they live, what they eat, unusual characteristics, and more. It offers simple, clear guidelines on how to collect and care for bugs, and equally helpful hints on which bugs not to catch. New to the kit are a fold-out bug chart for quick identification, a magnifier to see the critters up close, and a bug explorer's journal to record discoveries.<br><Br> Discover how the whirligig beetle got its name, why fireflies light up, and how water striders walk on water. And then impress parents and friends?here are all the tools kids need to become bona fide bug experts.</DIV> Read More

Brand: Green Dragon Books
$23.95 at Amazon

The wonderful ideas presented in Bottle Cap Activities are versatile enough for use in classrooms, parties, summer camps, boy and ...girl scout troops, projects at home, and even senior citizen homes. This book also includes the musical play ?The Bottle Cap Kids,? which was performed at Disney World. The words, sheet music, and instructions for costume making are also included. Even the costumes are made from bottle caps! Activities include Bottle Cap Barnyard, Bottle Cap Band, a calendar of seasonal bottle cap crafts, and a variety of other fun environmental crafts. Read More

$19.95 at Amazon

<DIV>Corrugated Castle. Fancy Foil Fish Mobile. Paper Bead Bangles. Braided Rag Coasters. Old Shoe Flower Pots. Puppy Dog Sock With a little imagination, just about anything we think of as trash can be transformed into an art project good enough to give as a gift or to keep and treasure yourself. Master crafter Laura C. Martin shows kids how to make art out of the paper, plastic, metal, and cloth we usually consign to the recycling bin or the garbage can.<BR /><BR />The way Martin sees it, just about everything around us holds artistic possibilities. Plastic picnic plates can be cut up to make a bouquet of flowers that will never wilt (and don't need watering). Roll leftover gift wrap into tight tubes and cut it into small sections to make one of- a-kind beads. Decorate the sides of old paint cans with acrylic paint and tie sturdy rope to the handles to make a pair of stilts.<BR /><BR />Along the way, Martin offers sidebars on the history of rubbish and profiles of artists whose medium is junk. She passes along important lessons about being a good steward of the Earth. But the lessons are light and fun--never preachy.<BR /><BR />Fun for kids, perfect for involved and homeschooling parents, and ideal for schoolteachers who have seen their art supply budgets slashed, <I>Recycled Crafts Box</I> shows budding artists how to make something beautiful and save the planet at the same time. </DIV> Read More

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
$10.19 at Amazon

This is a warm, fun-filled fantasy story for children with a difference: the hero is Ben, a boy with Asperger Syndrome. When Ben a...nd his friend Andy find an old bottle in the school yard, they little realize the surprises about to be unleashed in their lives. Bound up with this exciting mystery is the story of how Ben is diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and how he and his family deal with the problems and joys that come along. Blue Bottle Mystery is a delight to read that is more than just another kid's book. For the first time, the issues and frustrations that a child may have with Asperger Syndrome are explored within a fictional format especially for children. Its portrayal of Ben as the central character offers other children with autistic spectrum disorders and their peers a positive role model. It is a valuable teaching tool that demystifies children with Asperger Syndrome, justifying their individuality as valid and interesting. In Blue Bottle Mystery Kathy Hoopmann has combined her love of children with her passion for fantasy literature to produce a delightful read for anyone who loves an adventure and wants a unique insight into the mind of an Asperger child. Read More

Workman Publishing Company
$17.00 at Gilt Groupe

**The Bug Book And Bug Bottle** Kids are crazy about bugs! And kids and parents are crazy about the Bug Book & Bug Bottle. Pack...ed with activities and packaged in its own collecting bottle, the original Bug Book is now revised, updated, and expanded: Announcing the almost-all-new, more-bugs-than-ever edition. Paperback. 112 pages Read More

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