Tag: crafts

Makerspace Monday: Showing Gratitude

Makerspace Monday: Showing Gratitude

Next Monday is Memorial Day, the unofficial beginning of summer. As the school year sputters to an end, the stress of trying to homeschool will soon be replaced by the stressful reality that summer camp may be canceled, too. What to do? “What if there were a solution to stress that involves nothing more than […]

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Makerspace Monday: Cosplay

Makerspace Monday: Cosplay

After children’s book author Joanne Rocklin sent me a read-aloud video for her May 5 release of Good Guys, Bad Guys, a picture book about conquering fears through dress up and role-playing, I had to use it for a #FamiliesWrite activity. (We always had dress-up costumes in the house when my kids were young.) Then […]

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Makerspace Monday: Paper, Scissors, and Song

Makerspace Monday: Paper, Scissors, and Song

There are so many wonderful children’s book read-alouds online now, like the ones with authors reading their books at Charlesbridge and Simon Kids. Musician Wes Tank is reading books by one famous author who is no longer with us; you can listen to Hop On Pop as a Dr. Seuss rap over Dr. Dre beats […]

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Makerspace Monday: Build It!

Makerspace Monday: Build It!

We are all building a new life as we shelter in place and teach school at home for the rest of this academic year. UK children’s book publisher Nosy Crow created a free e-book for parents to share with their 5- to 9-year-old kids, Coronavirus: A Book for Children. Reviewed by medical, educational, and psychological […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Crafts and Gardening

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Crafts and Gardening

We here at Booklist long for those clear, sunny days of spring, so we are extra excited about our annual Spotlight on Crafts and Gardening, which is now live! Annie Bostrom not only offers a fresh crop of Top 10 Crafts & Gardening Books, she also plants some great ideas for adding botanical crafting read-likes […]

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More Crafts! More Gardening! (And Some Decluttering, Too)

More Crafts! More Gardening! (And Some Decluttering, Too)

The current, May 15 issue of Booklist features our perennial (get it?) Spotlight on Crafts & Gardening—but we’re not done! Check out these new reviews of books on crafting, getting organized, and growing plants both indoors and out. And don’t forget to sign up for our upcoming crafts webinar, on Tuesday, June 5 at 1 […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Crafts and Gardening

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Crafts and Gardening

The May 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 291 new reviews and eight new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but haven’t […]

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Knit 1, Purl 2, Read 6: Knitting Picture Books

Knit 1, Purl 2, Read 6: Knitting Picture Books

Cindy: Lynn tried to teach me to knit a few years ago, but I didn’t stick with it. I tried again last spring and despite my wonky-looking first effort—see the dishcloth, pictured—I kept at it, and now I’m obsessed and much improved. It may have been T. S. Easton’s Boys Don’t Knit that renewed my interest (check out […]

Quirky Crafts: Crochet Taxidermy

Quirky Crafts: Crochet Taxidermy

Cindy and Lynn: We’ve just returned from a quick trip to Chicago to attend one day of Book Expo America. We’ll have some highlights for you on Monday, but in the meantime, here’s a quirky book to complement Booklist‘s May 15 issue, Spotlight on Crafts and Gardening. Taylor Hart’s Crochet Taxidermy: 30 Quirky Animal Projects from Mouse […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Crafts & Gardening

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Crafts & Gardening

The May 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 249 new reviews and 8 new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but haven’t […]