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This holiday season, give the gift that keeps on giving! There is no better gift that you can get that special child on your list than the gift of a love for reading! Quarto Children's Publishing USA makes it easy to give the best gift ever with their fabulous assortment of beautifully illustrated, easy to read books.
Not only are Quarto Children's Publishing USA books fun and entertaining, they are also educational. Happy Reading! Below are some of the books I highly recommend.
Here is a quick summary of the titles I have received to review:
The School of Art~ Learn How to Make Great Art with 40 Simple Lessons
Teal Triggs, Daniel Frost
Here you will learn how to make great art with this fully illustrated collection of fun and informative lessons. Follow the five professors as they work togetherto deliver 40 demonstrations each one accompanied by a guided activity for you to try at home to help you to understand the basics of art and design, including composition, color, line, shape, and perspective.
23 Things To Do Before You are 11 1/2
John Haslam, Mike Warren
A practical step-by-step guide for things to make in your backyard. Includes fun and challenging projects a child can make with their parent or grandparent, while they're still young.
101 Movies to See Before You Grow Up~Be your own movie critic: the must-see movie list for kids
Suzette Valle and Walter Foster Jr
Movies can make you think, teach you a lesson, or just let you escape into a fantasy world for a few hours. 101 Movies to See Before You Grow Up serves as an interactive bucket list of films for children to watch before they grow up.
Crazy, Zany Cartoon Characters Drawing Book & Kit
Dave Garbot/ Walter Foster Jr
Includes everything you need to draw crazy cartoon characters. Children will love learning about cartooning with this allinclusive kit, which features interactive cartooning lessons and art supplies in an easily portable format for on the go fun and creativity.
Learn to Draw Disney's Frozen
Walter Foster Jr
With Learn to Draw Disney's Frozen, young artists will learn to draw all of their favorite characters from the magical kingdom of Arendelle, including Anna and Elsa, Olaf the snowman, Kristoff, Sven, and more!
How to Cook in 10 Easy Lessons
Wendy Sweetser/ Walter Foster Jr
How to Cook in 10 Easy Lessons is a comprehensive cookbook for aspiring young chefs that introduces children to the art of cooking and breaks it down to the basics in a fun and interactive way.
How to Code in 10 Easy Lessons
Sean McManus/ Walter Foster Jr
From writing simple coding instructions using Scratch software, to learning the coding skills to create your own computer game and even design your own website, this book leads the way.
First Wheels: Colors
Susan Steggall/Frances Lincoln Children's Books
A fantastic first concept book about colors, featuring 22 vehicles from bulldozers and trucks to tippers and diggers, and showing ten different colors.
Field Guide: Creatures Great and Small
Valeries Davies, Lucy Engelman
A Coloring Guide to Creatures Great and Small features animals from all corners of the globe from exotic fish to big cats to incredible insects with information on each species included on the reverse of each print.
How to Look After Your Puppy
Helen Piers, Kate Sutton
How do you choose a puppy? What sort of basket should you get it? What food will it like, and how much? How do you train it and keep it happy? What should you do if your dog looks ill?
How to Look After Your Kitten
Helen Piers, Kate Sutton
Join the Pet Cadet club and learn how to care for your kitten in this comprehensive handbook for first pet owners.
My Little Book of Sharks
Camilla de la Bedoyere/QEB Publishing
How do sharks find their prey? What is a group of sharks called? How many teeth does a shark have? Find out all of this and much more in this book all about sharks! Combining easytoread text with stunning photographs, even the most reluctant of readers will be hooked!
My Little Book of Animals
Camilla de la Bedoyere
Why do tigers have stripes? How does an octopus move? What do elephants use their trunks for? My Little Book of Animals answers all these questions and many more.
Discover the animal kingdom's greatest talents in this encyclopedia of curious creatures.
Ancient Earth Journal: The Early Cretaceous
Juan Carlos Alonso, Gregory S. Paul/Walter Foster Jr
Written and illustrated in the style of a naturalist's notebook, The Early Cretaceous brings readers closer to prehistoric life than ever before.
Exciting Learning Adventures~Tell Me a Picture
Quentin Blake has chosen twenty-six famous paintings and drawings and then added his own drawings of a lively family whose comments help the reader notice what's special about each work of art.
A Journey Through Space
Steve Parker, John Haslam
Take a journey through the solar system and beyond and discover the secrets of our amazing universe.
Atlas of Adventures
A collection of natural wonders, exciting experiences and fun festivities from the four corners of the globe
Rachel Williams, Lucy Letherland
Find hundreds of things to spot and learn new facts about every destination. With epic adventures from the four corners of the globe and discoveries to be made on your own doorstep, this book will inspire you to set off on your own journey of discovery.
One Thousand Things
Let Little Mouse introduce you to this collection of first words to see and say.
The Wonder Garden
Jenny Broom, Kristjana S Williams
Wander through five of the world's wildest habitats to discover 80 amazing animals
The 50 States
Sol Linero, Gabrielle Balkan
Explore 50 illustrated maps, each featuring state capitals, famous residents and key historical moments. Also includes a guide to the state flags and presidents of the USA.
How to Build a Car
Martin Sodomka, Saskia Lacey
Three unlikely friendsEli, a mouse; Phoebe, a sparrow; and Hank, a frog.....learn about car mechanics, as well as perseverance and teamwork as they work together to build a miniature racer.
The World Famous Cheese Shop Break-in
Sean Taylor, Hannah Shaw
Daddypops says it will be as easy as 123 to get into the Cheese Shop... First he tells his children to just walk through the door and get the cheese... But THAT doesn't work. Then he makes a catapult and fires them into the shop... THAT doesn't work either. Finally Daddypops has his most brilliant idea ever. He gets a pickaxe, a shovel and a bucket and tells the children what to do. They will dig a tunnel to the Cheese Shop, and break through to the shop floor at dead of night. What could go wrong?
The Crow's Tale
In the dark depths of winter, snow is falling and the animals are freezing and famished. Brave Crow sets out on a dangerous journey to find the Sun, and beg for warmth. Will Crow succeed, and what will happen to his colorful rainbow feathers?
The Wild Swans
Frances Lincoln Children's Books
A beautiful and lyrical extended version of the fairy tale 'The Wild Swans' by Hans Christian Andersen
I Love Hugs
Camilla de la Bedoyere
Hugs, cuddles, snuggles all are wonderful to share. I Love Hugs features fun facts and adorable photographs. It's time to cuddle up and feel the love.
Dreams of Freedom
This inspirational book, following We Are All Born Free, contains 17 quotations about many different aspects of Freedom, from the freedom to have an education to the freedom not to be hurt or tortured, the freedom to have a home and the freedom to be yourself. All the quotations have been chosen to ..
My Big Book of Christmas Coloring, Songs & Activities
Walter Foster Jr
This fun holiday themed book is filled with a variety of puzzles, activities, mazes, coloring pages, and holiday songs, as well as inviting holiday themed projects with bright and colorful illustrations.
150 Fun Christmas Things to Doodle
From doodling snowmen and teddy bears to decorating Christmas trees and writing short stories and songs, aspiring artists will find tons of artistic inspiration as they work through the pages of this colorful doodle journal
Danielle Lowy, Kate Riley
This book contains everything you need to get into the holiday spirit. Decorate your gifts in style, dress up for the occasion and deck your home with handcrafted decorations. This book is sure to provide hours of festive fun.
Spot the Reindeer at Christmas
Tasha Percy, Krina Patel
Christmas time is full of treats and surprises! Can you find the little red-nosed reindeer?
Elliot's Arctic Surprise
When one little boy realizes that Santa Claus's home is under threat from oil drilling, he gets a ride in a boat from a kind old sailor, and they collect children from all over the world and sail to the Arctic to confront the oil men.
I received copies of each one of the books above. My son Braxton is enjoying his fascinating new library! My teenage daughters cannot seem to get enough of reading these books as well! We wish we had copies of these books for my older children when they were younger.
Disclaimer: I received copies of the books mentioned above. Any opinions are my own.
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Ding Dong! Fun is at the door of this soundly-built wooden doorbell house. Four electronic doorbellsounds, four unique locks with matching keys, and four pose-able play people are included with this charming cottage! The keys are attached to the house so they won't get lost, and the sturdy handle allows this exciting house party to go wherever children go!
Dimensions: 9" x 6.8" x 6.8"
Recommended Ages: 3+ years
AAA batteries not included.
Enter to win your own Doorbell House (Retail Value: 29.99)
Disclaimer: Melissa and Doug is providing me a Doorbell House for compensation. All opinions are my own