November 17, 2017

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Make It!: Arts & Activities | Series Nonfiction

Makers will line up for craft books on 3-D printing, zombie-inspired treats, and more.

This article was published in School Library Journal's April 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Learn by Doing: Arts & Activities | Series Nonfiction

The seamless integration of information into crafting projects is what elevates activity books into must-haves. Check out these latest offerings to refresh collections.

This article was published in School Library Journal's November 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

It’s Not a Hobby, It’s a Postapocalyptic Life Skill: Arts & Activities | Series Nonfiction

Yep, you’re going to need to know how to squeeze water from a frog and make your own solid perfume when the grid goes down—or at least you’ll want to know kids who have those skills! These books teach readers to think outside the box when looking for entertaining activities, from making ice cream to creating a geocache.

This article was published in School Library Journal's November 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Make Some Art—or Make Some Lunch: Arts & Activities | Series Nonfiction

To bolster your arts and crafts and cooking sections, give your students instructional books that will reward their attention and perseverance with tasty or attractive results. You can’t miss with the best of this bunch, which feature user-friendly directions and fun results.

This article was published in School Library Journal's April 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Recipes for Fun: Arts & Activities | Series Made Simple Spring 2013

Some books are read for pleasure, some for study. But the series in this section show kids that books can be real-world instructors as well. Converting manual activity into language is often an overlooked skill, but it is one that helps develop observational faculties and linguistic precision.