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
Art Starts: Every Page Illustrated by YOU!

Art Starts: Every Page Illustrated by YOU!

Trula Magruder, Chris Lorette David
Nonfiction Drawing Book
For ages 8 to 12
American Girl, 2006   ISBN: 978-1593691523
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Ralph Masiello’s Ocean Drawing Book

Ralph Masiello’s Ocean Drawing Book

Ralph Masiello
Nonfiction Drawing Book
For ages 6 to 8
Charlesbridge, 2006   ISBN: 978-1570915307
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Ralph Masiello’s Dragon Drawing Book

Ralph Masiello’s Dragon Drawing Book

Ralph Masiello
Nonfiction Drawing Book
For ages 8 to 12
Charlesbridge, 2007   ISBN: 978-1570915321
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Renoir: Art Activity Pack

Renoir: Art Activity Pack

Mila Boutan
Novelty Craft Kit
For ages 6 to 10
Chronicle Books, 1997   ISBN: 978-0811816908
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I made this for you

I made this for you

Chronicle Book Staff
Novelty Craft Kit
For ages 7 to 10
Chronicle Books, 2009   ISBN: 978-0811868631
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LittleMissMatched's the artist in me!

LittleMissMatched's the artist in me!

Little MissMatched
Novelty Craft Kit
For ages 8 to 12
Workman Publishing Company, 2008   ISBN: 978-0761147657
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Rosie Flo's Coloring Book

Rosie Flo's Coloring Book

Roz Streeten
Nonfiction Drawing Book
For ages 7 to 12
Chronicle Books, 2009   ISBN: 978-0811865524
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Squiggles: A Really Giant Drawing and painting book

Squiggles: A Really Giant Drawing and painting book

Taro Gomi
Nonfiction Drawing Book
For ages 7 and up
Chronicle Books, 2007   ISBN: 978-0811861519
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Funky Knits: Knitting know-how for hip young things

Funky Knits: Knitting know-how for hip young things

Carol Meldrum, Julie Marchington
Nonfiction Craft Book
For ages 14 and up
Interweave Press, 2006   ISBN: 978-1596680036
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123 I Can Collage!

123 I Can Collage!

Irene Luxbacher
Nonfiction Art Book
For ages 4 to 8
Kids Can Press, 2009   ISBN: 1554533147
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123 I can Draw

123 I can Draw

Irene Luxbacher
Nonfiction Art Book
For ages 4 to 8
Kids Can Press, 2008   ISBN: 978-1554530397
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Hip to Crochet: 23 Contemporary Projects for Today's Crocheter

Hip to Crochet: 23 Contemporary Projects for Today's Crocheter

Judith L Swartz
Nonfiction Craft Book
For ages 12 and up
Interweave Press, 2004   ISBN: 978-1931499521
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123 I can Make Prints

123 I can Make Prints

Irene Luxbacher
Nonfiction Art Book
For ages 4 to 8
Kids Can Press, 2008   ISBN: 978-1554530403
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123 I can paint

123 I can paint

Irene Luxbacher
Nonfiction Art Book
For ages 4 to 7
Kids Can Press, 2007   ISBN: 978-1554530373
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Scribbles: A Really Giant Drawing and Coloring Book

Scribbles: A Really Giant Drawing and Coloring Book

Taro Gomi
Nonfiction Drawing Book
For ages 6 and up
Chronicle Books, 1997   ISBN: 978-0811855099
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