Asterix and the Goths
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Welcome to Alabaster Shadows, where all the houses look the same, but something’s definitely… different. Carter and his sister Polly are new to the neighborhood, and they can tell right away that the head of the Community Council, Miss Crowe, doesn’t like children at all. But with some kind encouragement from the mysterious Mr. Randolph, the Normandy kids explore their new home, keeping a lookout for anything strange or out-of-the-ordinary—like, say, an otherworldly water leak in the basement.
MaryAnn F. Kohl, Jean Potter, Rebecca Van Slyke
Storybook Art: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of 100 Great Picture Book Illustrators
Children can enjoy their favorite storybook illustrators in a new way by imitating their art with the 100 engaging and simple art projects included in this celebration of children’s book illustrators. Featured are famous and award-winning storybook illustrators from the 1930s to present—Good Night Moon’s Clement Hurd, Corduroy’s Don Freeman, Olivia’s Ian Falconer, and more—along with biographical information, open-ended art projects, and portraits created by grade school children. Illustration techniques covered include painting, drawing, cutting and collage, and construction and crafts. Art projects include imitating Jackson Pollock in the “Jackson Piglet Wall Painting” from Olivia and creating a “Photo Story” from children’s photos similar to Sugaring Time. An extensive resource guide of illustrator web sites, art materials, and supplies listed by project is provided, as well as complete book information for the featured illustrators’ works.
Kelsey and the Quest of the Porcelain Doll
A captivating story of adversity, adventure and love from award-winning author Rosanne Hawke. ‘Nanna, can you tell me a story just as if I were with you?’ Kelsey is in Pakistan and wants to go home. Mum and Dad are busy helping flood victims and she misses her friends. But most of all, Kelsey misses Nanna Rose. Luckily, Kelsey can talk to Nanna on Skype. To help Kelsey feel better, they create a story about a porcelain doll called Amy Jo who wants to find someone to love her. As Kelsey and Nanna imagine Amy Jo’s quest, Kelsey starts to realise Pakistan isn’t that bad after all. But how will the porcelain doll’s story end? Will Amy Jo find the person she’s destined for or be on a quest forever?
Puppet Play: 20 Puppet Projects Made with Recycled Mittens, Towels, Socks, and More
Features 20 puppets parents and kids can make together out of recycled mittens, Towels, socks, and household linens. The authorâ€s previous book of puppets sold more than 100,000 copies.
Have fun and go green with Diana Schoenbrun’s Puppet Play: 20 Puppet Projects Made with Recycled Mittens, Towels, Socks, and More. A puppet builder, an illustrator, and an author, Schoenbrun presents 20 puppet projects made with recycled materials easily found around the house.
A lonely sock becomes a wizard puppet. A glove without a mate turns into five little pig puppets. And that tired dishtowel transforms into a lively banjo player puppet–all at very little cost. Diana Schoenbrun’s easy-to-follow directions are accompanied by how-to illustrations. Also included are full-color photographs of puppets, as well as a chapter that guides children through creating and presenting their own puppet show. So, the next time the dryer eats a single sock, get crafty, go green, and go play with Puppet Play.