From pirate hats and cool cats, to robots and castles, unwanted paper plates are quickly transformed into marvelous creations. With step-by-step, easy to follow instructions, the 51 projects are all easy to make. The Super Crafts series is perfect for those with a creative, crafty streak eager to put their skills to task on recyclable materials in the home.
Following the best-selling Cooking Class comes this delightful baking companion for kids ages 8-12, featuring 50 easy-to-follow recipes. Lively step-by-step photos teach bakers-in-training how to knead dough, make biscuits, decorate cookies, and produce a perfect pie, along with essential skills like following directions and accurately measuring ingredients. They'll learn to make both sweet and savory treats and will use fresh fruits and vegetables in recipes such as Bursting with Blueberry Muffins, Zombie Zucchini Bread, and Peachy Keen Crumble. Bonus goodie bag stickers, pop-out gift tags, and bake sale signs encourage kids to share their homemade delights with pride.
Welcome to Bunk 9--and a new girl-powered puberty book girls will want to read. Based on the lively conceit that it's written by nine older girls at a fictional summer camp who share their collective been-there, done-that experiences, Bunk 9's Guide to Growing Up is a puberty book with a twist, an entertaining, up-to-date, supportive guide that covers the head-to-toe changes that young girls go through as they grow up. Since it is written in the voices of different girls, reading it is like listening to your best friend or older sister giving no-nonsense information, advice, and tips on menstruation, breasts, hygiene, health and nutrition, boys, and all the complicated feelings that go along with these changes. Filled with callouts, doodles, and margin notes, it's a book that's gentle enough for a third grader and thorough enough for a middle schooler, and it's vetted by a pediatrician.
Learn about the basics of fiber arts while creating cool stuff. The Cool Knitting for Kids title teaches the first steps of how to knit. Activities will help kids use what they learned to make warm mitts for your hands, a simple scarf, hand-dyed yarn and more. Custom how-to photos and easy step-by-step instructions make crafting a blast. Don't wait to get cool crafting!
Want to make your own podcast, but don't know where to start? Think you could be the next podcaster to get millions of downloads? This book is packed with practical tips on how to make your own podcast, from planning and preparing to actually recording, editing, and posting your work. It even offers advice on the next step -- vodcasting! Success stories of how famous podcasters made their mark on the industry are sure to motivate you. Go on, be a media genius!
There is so much to learn about the Earth under our feet. Geology Lab for Kids provides 52 experiments that are easy to do at home. Geology Lab for Kids features 52 simple, inexpensive, and fun experiments that explore the Earth's surface, structure, and processes. This family-friendly guide explores the wonders of geology, such as the formation of crystals and fossils, the layers of the Earth's crust, and how water shapes mountains, valleys, and canyons. There is no excuse for boredom with a year's worth of captivating STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) activities. Geology is an exciting science that helps us understand the world we live in, and Geology Lab for Kids actively engages readers in simple, creative activities that reveal the larger world at work.
Since 2012, the organization Girls Who Code has taught computing skills to and inspired over 40,000 girls across America. Now its founder, Reshma Saujani, wants to inspire you to be a girl who codes! Bursting with dynamic artwork, down-to-earth explanations of coding principles, and real-life stories of girls and women working at places like Pixar and NASA, this graphically animated book shows what a huge role computer science plays in our lives and how much fun it can be. No matter your interest--sports, the arts, baking, student government, social justice--coding can help you do what you love and make your dreams come true. Whether you're a girl who's never coded before, a girl who codes, or a parent raising one, this entertaining book, printed in bold two-color and featuring art on every page, will have you itching to create your own apps, games, and robots to make the world a better place.
This "wake up" story is so much more than a story. It's a practice for kids and parents to greet the morning with joy and embark on their daily adventures with intention and confidence. Turn the page and reach up to the sky, press your feet into the earth, and get ready for a great day!
Friendship is complicated for kids. Almost every child struggles socially at some time, in some way. Having an argument with a friend, getting teased, or even trying to find a buddy in a new classroom...although these are typical problems, they can be very painful. And friendships are never about just one thing. With research-based practical solutions and plenty of true-to-life examples--presented in more than 200 lighthearted cartoons--Growing Friendships is a toolkit for both girls and boys as they make sense of the social order around them. Children everywhere want to fit in with a group, resist peer pressure, and be good sports--but even the most socially adept children struggle at times. But after reading this highly illustrated guide on their own or with a caring adult, kids everywhere will be well equipped to face any friendship challenges that come their way.
In this new addition to the Super Skills series, children can master a new digital talent--creating blogs, vlogs, and podcasts--in 10 easy lessons! Each stage is fully illustrated with step-by-step illustrations and photographs, so children can learn 10 key skills to develop and promote an exciting new online blog or vlog. Along with professional tips and practical techniques, this book will help young readers become expert bloggers in no time. From planning what to share with the world to learning how to stay safe online, this book leads the way.
Learn 10 key skills to create your own 2-D and 3-D animations! In this new addition to the Super Skills series, children will master animation in 10 easy lessons! A professional animator teaches children 10 key skills to start creating their own 2-D and 3-D animations. Each stage is fully illustrated with step-by-step illustrations and photographs, from learning how to make a simple flip book to crafting a stop-motion film of their own claymation creations. With professional tips and practical techniques, this book helps young readers become expert animators in no time. From planning what to animate and storyboarding to working with special effects and cameras, this book leads the way.
Iggy Peck has one passion: building. His parents are proud of his fabulous creations, though they're sometimes surprised by his materials--who could forget the tower he built of dirty diapers? This empowering workbook book features art and the characters from the picture book Iggy Peck, Architect, and it will inspire young readers with activities of all kinds. Iggy Peck takes readers through more than forty exciting STEM and design projects, from drafting and doodling to building and blueprints. Aspiring architects and young dreamers will get a sense of the unique mix of science, technology, and art skills used to create lasting structures. Packed with the same quirky humor and gorgeous illustrations that made Iggy Peck, Architect a favorite with kids, parents, and educators, the project book will appeal to fans who crave more from Miss Lila Greer's clever class. In Iggy Peck's Big Project Book for Amazing Architects, the follow-up to Rosie Revere's Big Project Book for Bold Engineers, kids will continue their STEM education and strengthen their spatial reasoning skills.
Dive into the wonderful and creative world of fiber arts and crafts with this easy-to-follow activity book packed with over 70 projects across a variety of fiber arts including knitting, felting, knotting and braiding, spinning, weaving, crocheting, and dyeing. Clear instructions and illustrations guide you in creating these cute, useful crafts. Learn to: felt a handy bag, braid a small rug, weave a colorful tapestry, knit comfy slippers, crochet an eye-catching belt, make and use natural dyes, repurpose old clothing, and much more! Along the way you'll learn fascinating fiber facts and history, such as how Viking ships' woolen sails were made, the history of rope bridges, how artists in Japan craft giant straw sculptures, and much more. Fun for younger kids to explore with a caregiver or older kids to work through alone, Knit, Hook, and Spin belongs in any craft-loving kid's home or classroom.
Perfect for kids ages 3-6, this activity book will get little ones discovering amazing everyday science as they play their way through 11 exciting recipes found inside. Look I'm a Cook is bursting with tasty ideas and fun hands-on learning experiences that will get children playing, discovering amazing everyday science, and cooking up fun-filled food. The 11 activities are easy to prepare, set up, and create, and visual step-by-step instructions and a charming design make it the perfect activity book for parents and their little ones to share. From guacamole to ice pops to chocolate pears, kids can pour it, mix it, and taste it as each recipe becomes an ever-so-exciting experiment. Little ones have the ability to look, touch, smell, taste, hear, and, above all, play their way to scientific discovery and amazement with Look I'm a Cook. Being a little cook has never been so much fun.
As seen on Kim Kardashian's Instagram Supporting STEAM education initiatives and the Maker Movement, the National Parenting Publication Award-winner Maker Lab includes 28 kid-safe projects and crafts that will get young inventors' wheels turning and make science pure fun. Each step-by-step activity is appropriate for kids ages 8-12, and ranked easy, medium, or hard, with an estimated time frame for completion. Requiring only household materials, young makers can build an exploding volcano, race balloon rocket cars, construct a lemon battery, make sticky slime, and more. Photographs and facts carefully detail the "why" and "how" of each experiment using real-world examples to provide context so kids can gain a deeper understanding of the scientific principles applied. With a foreword by Jack Andraka, a teen award-winning inventor, Maker Lab will help kids find their inner inventor and create winning projects for school projects, science fairs, and beyond.
Meditation does a body good, and can even help kids as young as four or five. This practical guide is gentle, clear, and a pleasure to use. Kids will learn how to focus on their breath, on the sensations in their body, and on the sounds around them to help them relax, settle their busy minds, and understand their emotions. Illustrated with cheerful drawings of five animal friends, the book offers step-by-step directions and a repeating refrain- "Breathe in, and fill your whole body. Breathe out, and relax your whole body." It's an invigorating first experience of mindfulness that can be shared by parents and children at home, or by teachers and students in the classroom.
Teach kids as young as 5 years old the basic programming skills necessary to code, including sequencing and loops, without a computer. It's never too early to learn computer coding. With interactive paper engineering, My First Coding Book is a playful, hands-on introduction to offline coding and programming that will give young children a head start. Filled with puzzles, mazes, and games to teach the basic concepts of sequences, algorithms, and debugging, this book will help children develop critical thinking, logic, and other skills to cement lifelong computer literacy, which is extremely valuable and sought-after in today's world. With its unique approach and colorful and creative imagery, My First Coding Book makes learning and fun one and the same and will have children playing their way to programming proficiency. Supporting STEM education initiatives, computer coding teaches kids how to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically, and is quickly becoming a necessary and sought-after skill.
You gotta know the rules to play the game. Ball is life. Take it to the hoop. Soar. What can we imagine for our lives? What if we were the star players, moving and grooving through the game of life? What if we had our own rules of the game to help us get what we want, what we aspire to, what will enrich our lives? Illustrated with photographs by Thai Neave, The Playbook is intended to provide inspiration on the court of life. Each rule contains wisdom from inspiring athletes and role models such as Nelson Mandela, Serena Williams, LeBron James, Carli Lloyd, Steph Curry and Michelle Obama. Kwame Alexander also provides his own poetic and uplifting words, as he shares stories of overcoming obstacles and winning games in this motivational and inspirational book just right for graduates of any age and anyone needing a little encouragement.
Embark on an adventure of personal creativity and invention with fan favorite Rosie Revere! This activity book features art from the picture book Rosie Revere, Engineer and will inspire young readers with activities of all kinds. Kids will have the chance to design a better bicycle, build a simple catapult, construct a solar oven, and more! This empowering activity book will teach problem-solving and creative-thinking skills crucial to STEM fields while also providing opportunities for its readers to try new things and, sometimes, to fail. As the picture book so brilliantly showed hundreds of thousands of young readers, flops are an inevitable part of success and something to be celebrated rather than feared. Created by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts, the same New York Times bestselling team who brought us Rosie Revere, Iggy Peck, and Ada Twist, this activity book will be perfect for old and new fans alike!
Simple mindfulness practices to help your child (ages 5-12) deal with anxiety, improve concentration, and handle difficult emotions. Includes a 60-minute audio CD of guided exercises read by Myla Kabat-Zinn. Mindfulness--the quality of attention that combines full awareness with acceptance of each moment, just as it is--is gaining broad acceptance among mental health professionals as an adjunct to treatment. This little book is a very appealing introduction to mindfulness meditation for children and their parents. In a simple and accessible way, it describes what mindfulness is and how mindfulness-based practices can help children calm down, become more focused, fall asleep more easily, alleviate worry, manage anger, and generally become more patient and aware. The book contains eleven practices that focus on just these scenarios, along with short examples and anecdotes throughout.
Show your friends how much you care--and add instant fashion to any outfit--with a friendship bracelet you can make yourself. Through clear, photographed instructions, learn to make 35 colorful and classic designs ranging from simple to complicated that require only basic materials and craft techniques like braiding, macrame, and weaving. With a variety of cool textures, beadwork, and knots, these friendship bracelets are chic and simple accessories for you and your best friend to wear on any occasion. On trend, these chic and fun friendship bracelet designs are perfect for fashionable friends.
An activity book with a contemporary twist, Think and Make Like an Artist explores how artists find ideas and turn them into finished artworks. First, children discover how artists think, research and experiment, then they try out art projects for themselves. Children are encouraged to set their imaginations free and to respond to clever visual prompts and suggestions, enabling them to create entirely unique artworks. Moving beyond the traditional, canonical approach to art, the book covers a wide range of media and introduces fresh new creative ideas and practices, giving children the confidence to make their own creative decisions.
Yoga teacher and inspirational speaker Kathryn Budig is known for her ability to encourage others to set their intentions and goals, no matter how lofty, and work toward them while staying true to themselves. In Aim True, Budig extends her empowering message beyond the mat. Life is an adventure that is meant to be explored, challenged, and fully lived. The best part? When you approach life with an open mind and heart, the possibilities are endless. Allow Budig to be your guide along the journey with: *A 5-day purification process *6 yoga sequences to put into practice *Over 85 recipes to seduce your inner Top Chef *An introduction to meditation *Homeopathic self-care and beauty recipes. Whether your goal is to love who you are right now, reshape the way you view food, develop a meditation practice, or discover new ways to embrace the great balancing act that is life, this holistic approach to yoga, diet, and mindfulness has something for you. Filled with vibrant photographs and whimsical illustrations, this guide is as beautiful as it is life-changing.
Today, Carrie Hope Fletcher is living her dream as an actress and YouTube star. But not long ago, she was trying to survive the many perils of the Teen Age... The Rumor Mill: The more a rumor is spread, the farther it gets from the truth. It's like a giant taffy pull. The Disgusting Business of Falling in Love: I've never known something to be so gleefully wonderful and soul-crushingly exhausting. The Twitter-Sphere: If the Internet is starting to crush your soul... close the laptop! Bears: Self-explanatory. Thankfully, she made it through! And although memories of her struggles, woes, and foibles stick around (as Soul Shrapnel, if you will), they look a little different today, thanks to The Amazing Goggles of Hindsight. So, in All I Know Now, Carrie shares, well, exactly that--heartfelt advice and hopeful thoughts on growing up. She just did it herself. She has the stuffed animals to prove it!
In the Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution, Independent congressman, presidential candidate and activist Bernie Sanders continues his fight against the imbalances in the nation's status quo, and shows you how to make a difference to effect the changes America--and the world--need to create a better tomorrow. Inside this practical and inspiring guide to effecting change in today's world, you'll learn how to: Understand and navigate the current system of policy and government; Work to change the system to reflect your values and to protect our society's most vulnerable; Organize for the causes you care about most; Resources for further reading and organizations to get involved with. With more than two decades of Washington D.C. insider knowledge and experience, Senator Sanders knows how to fight and change the system from within, a system desperately in need of reform in health care, immigration, taxes, higher education, climate change, and criminal justice. The political revolution is just beginning. What role will you play?
Can Your Smartphone Change the World is a twenty-first-century guide for anyone who has access to a smartphone. This how-to manual looks at specific ways you can create social change through the tap of a screen. Filled with examples of successful hashtag campaigns, viral videos and new socially conscious apps, the book provides practical advice for using your smartphone as a tool for social justice. This is the first book in the PopActivism series.
When you look in the mirror and only see your flaws, it can be hard to be your best self. FLAWD is your new cheerleader--an energetic guide to seeing your flaws as the doorway to something more. Through dynamic stories and advice from teens and celebrities around the world, FLAWD will help you to: SEE yourself as perfectly imperfect. TREAT life as playfully as possible. THINK about what really matters. EMBRACE all that makes you, YOU. UNDERSTAND influence and how to use it. KNOW you can be part of a flawd and powerful transformation. Even though we exist in a culture that thrives on bullying us into believing we're never good enough as we are, FLAWD affirms that you are good enough, ready enough and important enough to be a flawd light in the world. Are you ready to become fearless with your flaws and change the world by being yourself? Then FLAWD is the book for you.
Get Lit Rising brings to life the true story of nineteen teen poets (the Get Lit Players) who are inspiring thousands of teens across the country through their award-winning performances of classic and spoken word poems. This book takes readers inside the private lives of these teen poets as they try to transform the lives of inner city teens in some of the toughest life circumstances. The Get Lit Players include teens who are homeless, autistic, have parents in jail, battle with weight and body issues, depression, and more. But they use the power of poetry to pursue lives of promise and to reach out to friends, families, and communities. This uplifting book also offers the classic poems that have most inspired the Get Lit Players, along with their own personal response poems, and each chapter offers questions, writing prompts, and how-tos for readers to set their own inner poet free. Ending with a section for parents and educators featuring the curriculum that's already in schools throughout California, this slam-dunk shows how to get teens excited about poetry and how to create poetry groups and slams in their own communities.
Forge your own path, engage your passions, and light thousands of sparks to become the person you want to be with this interactive guide filled with quizzes and activities to help you along the way. It's no secret that your teen years can be tumultuous, confusing, and even sucky, but that doesn't mean you can't light a fire in your life. Covering topics from relationships, self-image, and school to goals, failures, and willpower, Ignite Your Spark features thought-provoking quizzes, "Ignite Your Life" activities, and profiles of kids and adults alike who have ignited their own spark to accomplish extraordinary things. Your teen years don't have to be a struggle, and with this handbook for self-discovery and personal fulfillment, you will find that the ability to ignite your own spark has been within you all along.
Featuring real-life advice, strategies and tips, Learning to Plan and Be Organized is a practical guide that teaches kids with AD/HD how to enhance their executive function skills of planning and organization. This reader-friendly and easy-to-use book includes checklists, pointers and activities. The book also includes illustrations that will help hold children's interest. Includes additional resources for parents.
The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook is quirky, charming, and fun, featuring the recipes behind Rosanna Pansino's celebrated, one-of-a-kind creations, as well as beautiful, mouthwatering photographs throughout. It is the perfect companion that you'll turn to whenever you want to whip up a delicious treat and be entertained all at once. And best of all, these treats are as simple as they are fun to make! No need for costly tools or baking classes to create these marvelous delights yourself. The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook combines two things Rosanna loves: geek culture and baking. Her fondness for video games, science fiction, math, comics, and lots of other things considered 'nerdy' have inspired every recipe in this book. You'll find the recipes for many beloved fan favorites from the show, such as Apple Pi Pie, the Chocolate Chip Smart Cookie, and Volcano Cake; as well as many new geeky recipes, such as Dinosaur Fossil Cake, Moon Phase Macaroons, and the Periodic Table of Cupcakes. The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook showcases Rosanna's most original and popular creations, and each recipe includes easy-to-follow photo instructions and a stunning shot of the finished treat in all its geeky glory: a delicious confection sure to please the geek in all of us!
Project Semicolon began in 2013 to spread a message of hope: No one struggling with a mental illness is alone; you, too, can survive and live a life filled with joy and love. In support of the project and its message, thousands of people all over the world have gotten semicolon tattoos and shared photos of them, often alongside stories of hardship, growth, and rebirth. Project Semicolon: our Story Isn't Over reveals dozens of new portraits and stories from people of all ages talking about what they have endured and what they want for their futures. This represents a new step in the movement and a new awareness around those who struggle with mental illness and those who support them. At once heartfelt, unflinchingly honest, and eternally hopeful, this collection tells a story of choice: every day you choose to live and let your story continue on. Learn more about the project at www.projectsemicolon.com.
Find your balance. Make a protein-packed smoothie to energize for a busy day. Center yourself after a stressful week by taking five minutes to write in your journal. Strengthen your body and calm your mind with simple yoga poses and breathing techniques. Craft a vision board to help you achieve your goals. Create a time budget to organize your schedule. Develop an evening routine that will help you wind down before sleep. Award-winning author Aubre Andrus shares more than 50 do-right-now projects that will help you beat stress, smile big, and discover a calmer, more blissful you.
Following the phenomenally successful Love, Tanya, Tanya Burr is back with her very first cookbook. In Tanya Bakes, she shares her passion for baking along with all her favourite recipes. As well as cakes and bakes, readers will love Tanya's delicious and simple puddings, loaves and pastries. From everyday staple bakes to sweet treats for special occasions, Tanya's got the perfect recipe, every time: Tanya's Ultimate Celebration Cake; Banoffee Pie; Salted Caramel Cheesecake; Rhubarb and Custard Muffins; Earl Grey Tea Loaf; Tanya's Nanny's Apple Pie; and, Smarties Flapjacks. So make yourself at home in the kitchen with Tanya and treat yourself, your friends and family to something delicious!
Setting and sticking to goals can ease stress and anxiety, boost concentration, and make life more satisfying. This updated and revised edition of a trusted step-by-step guide helps teens articulate their goals and put them in writing, set priorities and deadlines, overcome obstacles, build a support system, use positive self-talk, celebrate successes, and more. Updated with new and inspiring stories from teens pursuing their goals, easy-to-use tips for setting and reaching goals, and information on using technology tools to aid in goal setting, the book also includes downloadable forms to use in goal-setting activities.
Writing, for most of us, is bound up with anxiety. It's even worse when it feels like your whole future--or at least where you'll spend the next four years in college--is on the line. It's easy to understand why so many high school seniors put off working on their applications until the last minute or end up with a generic and cliched essay. The good news? You already have the "secret sauce" for crafting a compelling personal essay: your own experiences and your unique voice. The best essays rarely catalog how students have succeeded or achieved. Good writing shows the reader how you've struggled and describes mistakes you've made. Excellent essays express what you're fired up about, illustrate how you think, and illuminate the ways you've grown. This book will help you figure out how to find and present the best in yourself. You'll acquire some useful tools for writing well--and may even have fun--in the process.
Maya Penn is a remarkable teen entrepreneur who has given three TED Talks, created her own eco-friendly fashion line, developed animated films, and appeared on The View with Whoopi Goldberg. She has even been name-checked by bestselling authors Gabrielle Bernstein, Steve Harvey, and Eve Ensler. All while still in middle school! Although Maya is extraordinary in many ways, and her success is a testament to her own creativity, passion, and fearlessness--these are traits that can be cultivated in all of us. In You Got This! Maya shares her incredible journey to becoming an artist, designer, philanthropist, and business owner. She provides a creative blueprint for teens and young adults, along with the tools she used to build an authentic, exciting, and connected life, and offers creative prompts for cultivating success. So let your creativity and passion flow freely and watch as your world transforms--it all starts with you!