Activity, Art, and craft books and kits

This feature contains reviews of wonderful kits and books that show young readers how to draw and how to make all kinds of things with their hands. There are also activity books that will engage their minds and tap into their creative selves. Many of these titles and kits would make great gifts
Ralph Masiello's Fairy Drawing Book

Ralph Masiello's Fairy Drawing Book

Ralph Masiello
Nonfiction Drawing Book
For ages 7 to 9
Charlesbridge, 2013   ISBN: 978-1570915390
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Farm Sticker Activities

Farm Sticker Activities

Annette Rusling
Illustrator:  Artful Doodlers , Ian Cuncliffe 
Novelty Activity Book
For ages 5 to 7
Tiger Tales, 2014   ISBN: 978-1589253032
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The Coloring Book

The Coloring Book

Herve Tullet
Coloring and Activity Book
For ages 6 to 8
Tate Publishing, 2009   ISBN: 978-1854378491
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Ralph Masiello's Bug Drawing Book

Ralph Masiello's Bug Drawing Book

Ralph Masiello
Nonfiction Drawing Book
For ages 8 to 12
Charlesbridge, 2004   ISBN: 978-1570915260
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Dream Doodle Draw! Castles and Kingdoms

Dream Doodle Draw! Castles and Kingdoms

Hannah Eliot
Illustrator:  Isabel Aneil 
Coloring and Activity Book
For ages 5 to 7
Simon and Schuster, 2014   ISBN: 978-1481417129
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Dream Doodle Draw! Under the sea

Dream Doodle Draw! Under the sea

Sonali Fry
Illustrator:  Migy Blanco 
Drawing book
Simon and Schuster, 2014   ISBN: 978-1481404532
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Monstrously Funny Cartoons

Monstrously Funny Cartoons

Christopher Hart
Nonfiction
For ages 8 and up
Watson-Guptill Publications, 2014   ISBN: 978-0823007165
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Make a Face with Ed Emberley

Make a Face with Ed Emberley

Ed Emberley
Nonfiction drawing book
For ages 5 to 8
Two Little Birds, 2014   ISBN: 978-0991293520
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How to draw with your funny bone

How to draw with your funny bone

Elwood H. Smith
Nonfiction Art Book
For ages 6 to 8
Creative Editions, 2015   ISBN: 978-1568462431
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Pick up your Pen: The art of handwriting

Pick up your Pen: The art of handwriting

Monica Dengo
Novelty Book
For ages 7 and up
Owl Kids, 2012   ISBN: 978-1926973111
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Dream Doodle Draw! Winter Wonderland

Dream Doodle Draw! Winter Wonderland

Sonali Fry
Illustrator:  Melinda Beck 
Drawing Book
For ages 5 to 7
Simon and Schuster, 2014   ISBN: 978-1481416344
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Knit It! Learn the basics and knit 25 basic projects

Knit It! Learn the basics and knit 25 basic projects

Melissa Leapman
Photographer: Alexandra Grablewski
Nonfiction
For ages 13 and up
Chronicle Books, 2014   ISBN: 978-1452124513
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Draw-A-Saurus: Everything you need to know to draw your favorite dinosaurs

Draw-A-Saurus: Everything you need to know to draw your favorite dinosaurs

James Silvani
Nonfiction Drawing Book
For ages 10 and up
Watson Guptill, 2014   ISBN: 978-0385345804
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Doodle 123: A really Giant Doodling and Drawing book

Doodle 123: A really Giant Doodling and Drawing book

Taro Gomi
Novelty coloring book
For ages 4 to 7
Chronicle Books, 2008   ISBN: 978-0811860192
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Felted Friends: Create your own soft, fuzzy animals

Felted Friends: Create your own soft, fuzzy animals

Kaitlyn Nichols
Novelty Craft Kit
For ages 10 and up
Klutz, 2014   ISBN: 978-0545647960
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