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Hot Summer Day Books for Kids

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To relieve some hot summer day boredom when the kids come inside to cool off it’s always nice to hang out in the hammock and read a book or do a summer craft.  Here are a few books that will most definitely keep the kids occupied and away from the screen this summer!


This week publisher Hardie Grant (out of Australia) launched two great books called Kids’ Crafternoon;  Kids’ Crafternoon Sewing and Kids’ Crafternoon Papercraft each contains 25 projects (including templates) from specialist crafters across the globe. The projects vary in complexity and the time required for completion is never longer than a whole afternoon; the books are structured by project themes designed to appeal to young crafters.  Read an interview with the editor Kathreen Ricketson of craft blog Whip Up about the books here. The books are available internationally through Booktopia and Amazon.

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Great Books for Kids

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A simple yet powerful little book by Paris-based author/illustrator, Hervé Tullet. The book asks the reader to poke it, shake it, and even blow along it's edges, and in turn each page transforms the scattering of colored dots into a fun visual narrative. Simple enough to captivate a two-year old, yet brilliant enough to garner the attention of an adult, this book will bring magic into anyone's day who reads it. Chronicle Books. Published in March, 2011 ISBN 9780811879545 ISBN10 0811879542

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Jan is the author and co-founder of the Canadian design blog, Poppytalk. She is also a huge supporter of all things handmade and is proud to devote her time to their online marketplace, Poppytalk Handmade.

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Jan Halvarson is a co-founder of Poppytalk, an internationally-lauded design blog with an indie sensibility. She lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. Read bio and latest posts → Read jan's latest posts →

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