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
Draw with...Joan Miro

Draw with...Joan Miro

Ana Salvador
Nonfiction Art Book
For ages 7 to 9
Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2011   ISBN: 978-1847802729
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Yummy Food Doodles

Yummy Food Doodles

Puck
Illustrator:  Violet Lemay 
Nonfiction Drawing Book
For ages 6 to 9
Duo Press, 2013   ISBN: 978-1938093159
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Twisted Critters: The Pipe Cleaner Book

Twisted Critters: The Pipe Cleaner Book

From the editors at Klutz
Novelty Craft Kit
For ages 8 to 12
Klutz, 2011   ISBN: 978-0545346238
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Rosie Flo's Garden Coloring Book

Rosie Flo's Garden Coloring Book

Roz Streeten
Nonfiction Drawing Book
For ages 7 to 12
Chronicle Books, 2009   ISBN: 978-0811866187
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Beach Doodles: Create. Imagine. Draw Your Way Through a Day at the Beach

Beach Doodles: Create. Imagine. Draw Your Way Through a Day at the Beach

Puck
Illustrator:  Violet Lemay , Paige Garrison 
Nonfiction Drawing Book
For ages 6 to 8
Duo Press , 2013   ISBN: 978-1938093043
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Wind Chimes and Whirligigs (Kids Can Do It)

Wind Chimes and Whirligigs (Kids Can Do It)

Renee Schwarz
Nonfiction craft book
For ages 6 to 10
Kids Can Press, 2007   ISBN: 978-1553378709
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Ralph Masiello's Farm Drawing Book

Ralph Masiello's Farm Drawing Book

Ralph Masiello
Nonfiction drawing book
For ages 8 to 10
Charlesbridge Publishing, 2012   ISBN: 978-1570915383
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Mermaid's Palace

Mermaid's Palace

From the editors at Klutz
Novelty craft kit
For ages 5 to 7
Klutz, 2008   ISBN: 978-1591745259
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You Can Draw Anything

You Can Draw Anything

Kim Gamble
Nonfiction drawing book
For ages 9 and up
Allen and Unwin, 2012   ISBN: 978-1742377988
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All About Collage

All About Collage

Todd Oldham
Nonfiction craft book
For ages 7 to 10
Ammo Books, 2012   ISBN: 1934429899
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Oodles of Polka Dots

Oodles of Polka Dots

From the editors and writers at Ame
Craft novelty book
for ages 8 to 12
American Girl, 2010   ISBN: 978-1593696467
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Ralph Masiello's Halloween Drawing Book

Ralph Masiello's Halloween Drawing Book

Ralph Masiello
Nonfiction drawing book
For ages 8 to 12
Charlesbridge, 2012   ISBN: 978-1570915420
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Start to Batik

Start to Batik

Rosi Robinson
Nonfiction craft book
For ages 9 and up
Search Press, 2009   ISBN: 978-1844483532
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Create with Maisy: A Maisy First Arts-and-Crafts Book

Create with Maisy: A Maisy First Arts-and-Crafts Book

Lucy Cousins
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 4 to 7
Candlewick, 2012   ISBN: 978-0763661229
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All About Dye

All About Dye

Todd Oldman
Nonfiction Craft Book
For ages 8 and up
Ammo Books, 2012   ISBN: 978-1934429907
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