Children's Books

 
 
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HOW MANY HUGS

We humans hug with two arms. But how do centipedes and other multi-legged creatures hug? Children will delight in seeing HOW MANY HUGS different creatures give their loved ones and will have fun learning about the natural world.

Amazon Book Review says...

No Valentine's Day theme here makes this perfect for year-round reading.  Different animals and insects are introduced, along with their number of appendages and how many hugs that equals for their little ones, bringing an element of science and math along with the warmth of the sentiment: the most important hug is the one we get from those we love. 

Publisher's Weekly says...

Do more arms mean better hugs? That’s the question raised in this lighthearted contemplation of animal intimacy... 
 
 
 
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ALL KINDS OF KISSES

Now available in an adorable board book!

We humans smooch with our lips. But how do giraffes, whales, hummingbirds, tree frogs, and other creatures kiss? It's fun to wonder about and to see in the pages of this charming book, which includes facts about each animal at the end.

Publisher's Weekly says...

Swain invites readers to contemplate the types of kisses 11 animals might bestow on each other, based on their distinctive mouths, beaks, tongues, and jaws. 
 
 
 
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PLAY THESE GAMES

PLAY THESE GAMES: 101 Delightful Diversions Using Everyday Items is here... hurray! This is the follow up to MAKE THESE TOYS. Find both books on Amazon, BN.com or at your local bookstore. 

Using simple, everyday items found around the house, PLAY THESE GAMES will inspire kids and the young at heart with a spectrum of ingenious games to make and play so they’ll never be bored again!

  • Gather family photos to create a personalized set of Go Fish cards
  • Grab loose buttons for button golf, shuffle button, and button hockey
  • Unleash your inner pinball wizard with a clothespin and cardboard box version of the arcade classic
  • Get out the hula hoops and brooms for a backyard jousting tournament
  • Try one of fifteen variations of the classic game of Tag

Whether it’s competitive or cooperative, for large groups or duos, the games in this clever guide are fun to create and a blast to play.

 
 
 
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MAKE THESE TOYS

This clever guide focuses on fun, homemade projects using materials anyone can find around the house or that can be purchased for a fraction of what a commercially-produced toy can cost. Using everyday objects from cardboard tubing to paper to clothespins, readers will discover how to make such projects as:

  • Milk Carton Balloon Boats
  • Rubber Band Banjos
  • Cardboard Tube Kaleidoscope
  • Embroidery Hoop Tambourines
  • And more

Perfect for parents and teachers, these projects enable families to spend less while keeping entertained. Because fun doesn’t always have to come in a box– sometimes, it’s the box itself.