Cool Stuff for Reading & Writing: Creative Handmade Projects for Kids

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This fun title gives kids lots of ideas for projects to make for reading and writing using a wide variety of materials. There's nothing like having a good book in your hand or writing your thoughts in a journal! This book will help kids enhance their reading and writing experiences. The projects range from making beaded pens to stylish bookmarks to felt book covers and beyond! There's sure to be something that will interest all types of kids. Not only will they learn new craft techniques, they'll be able to experience the joy of giving handmade gifts! Step-by-step instructions and photographs make the projects easy to follow. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF015000, JNF029010
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Arts, Crafts & Makerspace
Copyright 2012
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Checkerboard Library
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2011-09-01
ISBN 9781617149825, 9781617879197
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 372.6
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8 x 8
Guided Reading Level P
Accelerated Reader® Quiz NOT AR
Features Glossary of key words, Index, Reviewed, and Table of contents
Online Resources FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network

Cool Stuff for Reading & Writing (Cool Stuff) – Booklist

The Cool Stuff series presents a pretty irresistible package for those inclined to glue, paint, and pin. This volume addresses the readers, journalists, and poets out there who appreciate the authenticity and personalization that print provides by offering up to six different ways to snazz up those otherwise staid tools of writing: pens, notebooks, covers, and bookends. Colorful, inventive, and very doable.

Cool Stuff – Horn Book Guide

The six to ten unusual craft projects in each of these books will intrigue creative middle schoolers. . . . Directions are clear and photos show finished objects. . .[and] introductions, safety points, and conclusions frame the projects.

Cool Stuff – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Useful, appealing, achievable projects–6 to 10 per book–are attractively photographed and clearly explained. Minimal special skills are required, although some supplies, tools, or equipment must be specifically purchased. With the use of retro typefaces and signature palettes, the design of these books is unusually sharp and reminiscent of a modern lifestyle magazine. . . .The clean design makes these volumes tempting choices.

Author: Pam Scheunemann

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