Handmade Books for Everyday Adventures

20 Bookbinding Projects for Explorers, Travelers, and Nature Lovers

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Author: Erin Zamrzla

Publisher: Roost Books

ISBN: 9781611801866

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

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Outlines creative ideas for themed bookbinding projects designed to inspire personal and group adventures, sharing comprehensive instructions for indoor and outdoor options ranging from a personalized Treasure Hunt Collection Bag and Notebook to a Waterproof Book made with Tyvek pages.

100 Fun & Easy Learning Games for Kids

Teach Reading, Writing, Math and More With Fun Activities

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Author: Amanda Boyarshinov,Kim Vij

Publisher: Page Street Publishing

ISBN: 1624141978

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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Learn While You Play With These Fun, Creative Activities & Games From two experienced educators and moms, 100 Fun & Easy Learning Games for Kids prepares your children to thrive in school and life the fun way by using guided play at home to teach important learning topics—reading, writing, math, science, art, music and global studies. Turn off the TV and beat boredom blues with these clever activities that are quick and easy to set up with common household materials. The huge variety of activities means you can choose from high-energy group games full of laughter and delight, or quiet activities that kids can complete on their own. All activities highlight the skill they teach, and some are marked with a symbol whether they are good for on-the-go learning or if they incorporate movement for kids to get their wiggles out. In Zip-Line Letters, children learn letter sounds as the letters zoom across the room. In Parachute Subtraction, place foam balls in a parachute, then kids shake the parachute and practice subtraction as they count how many balls fall off. Kids will have so much fun, they won’t even realize they’re gaining important skills! The activities are easy to adapt for all ages and skill levels. 100 Fun & Easy Learning Games for Kids is the solution for parents—as well as teachers, caregivers or relatives—to help kids realize how fun learning can be and develop what they’ll need to do well wherever life takes them.

The Amazing Adventures of Bob Brown

A Real-Life Zelig Who Wrote His Way Through the 20th Century

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Author: Craig Saper

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0823271455

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Contemporary publishing, e-media, and writing owe much to an unsung hero who worked in the trenches of the culture industry (for pulp magazines, Hollywood films, and advertising) and caroused and collaborated with the avant-garde throughout the first half of the twentieth century. Robert Carlton Brown (1886-1959) turned up in the midst of virtually every significant American literary, artistic, political, and popular or countercultural movement of his time--from Chicago's Cliff Dweller's Club to Greenwich Village's bohemians and the Imagist poets; from the American vanguard expatriate groups in Europe to the Beats. Bob Brown churned out pulp fiction and populist cookbooks, created the first movie tie-ins, and invented a surreal reading machine more than seventy-five years ahead of e-books. He was a real-life Zelig of modern culture. With The Amazing Adventures of Bob Brown, Craig Saper disentangles, for the first time, the many lives and careers of the intriguing figure behind so much of twentieth-century culture. Saper's lively and engaging yet erudite and subtly experimental style offers a bold new approach to biography that perfectly complements his multidimensional subject. Readers are brought along on a spirited journey with Bob and the Brown clan--Cora (his mother), Rose (his wife), and Bob, a creative team who sometimes went by the name of CoRoBo--through globetrotting, fortune-making and fortune-spending, culture-creating and culture-exploring adventures. Along the way, readers meet many of the most important cultural figures and movements of the era and are witness to the astonishingly prescient vision Brown held of the future of American cultural life in the digital age. Although Brown traveled and lived all around the world, he took Manhattan with him, and his New York City had boroughs around the world.

Making is Connecting

The social power of creativity, from craft and knitting to digital everything

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Author: David Gauntlett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1509513515

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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SECOND UPDATED EDITION, WITH THREE ALL-NEW CHAPTERS The first edition of Making is Connecting struck a chord with crafters, YouTubers, makers, music producers, artists and coders alike. David Gauntlett argues that through making things, people engage with the world and create connections with each other. Online and offline, we see that people want to make their mark, and to make connections. This shift from a ‘sit-back-and-be-told culture’ to a ‘making-and-doing culture’ means that a vast array of people are exchanging their own ideas, videos, and other creative material online, as well as engaging in real-world crafts, music projects, and hands-on experiences. Drawing on evidence from psychology, politics, philosophy, and economics, Gauntlett shows that this everyday creative engagement is necessary and essential for the happiness and survival of modern societies. This fully revised second edition includes many new sections as well as three brand new chapters on creative processes, do-it-yourself strategies, and platforms for creativity.

Hello Tokyo

30+ Handmade Projects and Fun Ideas for a Cute, Tokyo-Inspired Lifestyle

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Author: Ebony Bizys

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683350081

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

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Full of fun and inventive projects, Hello Tokyo is a cute and quirky guide to living a DIY lifestyle inspired by Japanese crafts and trends Filled with simple craft projects and fun tips inspired by her daily life in Tokyo, Japanese blogger, crafter, and designer Ebony Bizys captures the humor and originality of the eclectic Japanese experience in this charming handbook. Perfect, pretty projects come together quickly and easily, and they require just a few simple materials to make. This easy-to-follow book offers ideas galore to inspire beginner and advanced DIYers alike. Readers will find: step-by-step instructions for crafting handmade stationery from secrets for making handmade memory books to store cherished pieces from their travels recipes for personalizing garlands and tassels to add fun and sparkle to small soirees and more! Fun and cute in its entirety, Hello Tokyo is a sweet look into Japan’s DIY culture, brimming with clever craft ideas for bringing happiness to the everyday. It will delight any crafter looking to add a touch of whimsy to their DIY adventures.