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I remember having some of these art books a long time ago but now, I think you have to be looking for them.  I haven’t run across something like this in my local grocery store book selection lately.  These are so much fun you’ll probably want to join in.  I’ve included a video of the Magic Painting Book.  You just have to see it for yourself.

Isn’t that delightful?  I wish the background music could be included with every book purchased  as well!

0005374_300For the more advanced artist who appreciates the beauty of  intricate patterns we offer seven titles which yield countless hours of creative pleasure.  Choose from Art Deco Patterns, Celtic Patterns, Christmas Patterns and 0006965_300more.  One reviewer states that when shared, these books are not only relaxing, but a bonding experience.  At only $5.99, you can purchase an extra one for yourself to provide a calming respite from the hustle and bustle.

Usborne Books & More can help with your child’s study of these renowned stories. Stories from Shakespeare highlights ten of Shakespeare’s best-known tales retold in a lively, easy-to-read style. It includes outlines of all 28 of Shakespeare’s other plays, along with key characters and quotations. Perfect for older elementary and up, and a great resource to help you understand the stories without the challenge of Shakespearean language.

For younger (3rd and 4th grade) readers, you might consider The Illustrated Stories from Shakespeare, a wonderful collection of six of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays: Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and the Tempest.

For more titles about Shakespeare’s works and life, click here.


Historical fiction?

1422474_655708714468942_1518364413_nDo you like historical fiction? Here’s a great read for ages 10 and up from Kane Miller Publishers, When Molly Was a Harvey Girl. From Kirkus Reviews,  “In a fictional account based on the experiences of her great-grandmother, Wood offers a vivid portrayal of life as a Harvey Girl in New Mexico in the 1890s. …entertaining characters and a fast-paced plot will keep readers engaged. The gentle presentation of multiculturalism is an added feature.” – Kirkus Reviews, (July 15, 2010)



Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa, amazing Africa and she is adorable! – book review

Here’s a delightful picture book to share with young children which introduces American kids to a world far away. Enjoy more of the adventures of Anna Hibiscus with the second in a series of picture books, Splash, Anna Hibiscus!, which recently received the following review.

SplashAnnaH  “Like Anna Hibiscus’ Song (2011) and chapter books starring this irrepressible child, this celebrates Anna’s family and her home in “amazing Africa.” This beach trip starts on the front endpapers, where careful readers can pick out the boat that will carry her whole family through the title page and to a beach offshore. There, everyone happily finds things to do—read, braid each other’s hair, bury a cousin in the sand, play soccer, chat with the fishermen, compare smartphones. They’re all too busy to play in the waves with Anna. Continue reading Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa, amazing Africa and she is adorable! – book review