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Get into Dioramas and Models

Janice Dyer (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117915

It is amazing what children can do with recycled cardboard boxes, paper tubes, and other easy-to-find materials! Instructive text and photos guide readers as they create dioramas, models, and structures. Engaging questions prompt young builders to unleash their unique creative design skills to make the project their own.

Get into Cartooning

Vic Kovacs (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117892

Cartoonists combine pictures and words to create stories and share experiences. From tools and materials to different styles and techniques, this book is an ideal resource for kids interested in the world of cartooning. Creative projects motivate and inspire readers as they build skills.

Get into Photography

Rachel Stuckey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117946

Smartphones and basic digital cameras have made photography more accessible than ever before, and the creative possibilities are endless! This engaging title takes readers through photography basics and photo editing techniques, giving them the skills to creatively picture their world. Exciting photography ideas and tips encourage readers to refine their skills and create personal photo projects.

Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Designing Spaces

Megan Kopp (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117625

Readers with a creative flair and an eye for attractive layout can let their creative sides show with this title about the artistic and inventive field of interior design. Readers will explore multiple styles of design, as well as learn about some influential designers and the artistic movements that shaped them. They'll also learn how to make a room design board, how to build a 3-D model of an interior space, and how to dress it to match their own unique style. These tools help them experiment with their own designs and adapt them to suit many kinds of spaces.

Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Photography

Kelly Spence (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117663

From high-powered cameras to smartphones, photography is a popular and accessible interest of many individuals today. This title helps young photographers explore the history of this important art, and the pioneers who innovated and created some of the world’s most notable cameras and photos. Readers will learn about lenses, filters, composition, and lighting. They will also be encouraged to create their own photography projects using different styles and mediums, and changing their photos into forms that suit their ideas and concepts.

Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Paper Engineering

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117656

This interesting title unfolds the art and science of paper engineering. Readers interested in crafting and designing patterns and structures will be inspired to create "Maker" projects using paper - a medium readily accessible to any classroom or library. Kids will learn about popular trends and possibilities in paper engineering, and how great engineers in many different fields often visualize and create their most amazing projects in paper models first. Readers are encouraged to experiment with their own ideas and create products that are unique to their visions.

Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Woodworking

Sarah Levete (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117670

This amazing title instructs young readers on how to shape wooden objects based on their own, unique ideas. Kids will explore this exciting and popular field by learning a few basic techniques of woodworking and what tools to use, which they can then experiment with in safe and accessible projects. "Makers and Shakers" sidebars introduce kids to furniture makers and builders and to different styles in woodworking.

Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Fashion

Sarah Levete (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117175

In this highly visual title, readers will find out where fashion trends originate, learn about cutting-edge technologies such as digital prints and smart clothing, and discover how to use up-cycling to create original fashion statements. They will also learn about choosing patterns and textiles, and be instructed on how to do design techniques such as basic sewing, beading, and stenciling. The book includes several imaginative Maker projects to inspire readers to create works of fashion art.

Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Animation

Sarah Levete (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117168

In this engaging title, readers interested in animation will learn about the history of this art in motion, and discover who the world’s greatest animators have been and how they came to create their inspiring works. The book includes several imaginative Maker projects to inspire readers to create their own animation. They will be encouraged to choose the style of animation they wish to create and experiment with it to change it into a form that suits their ideas and concepts.

Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Graphic Design

James Bow (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117199

In this inspired title, readers will discover the elements graphic designers use, such as colors, shapes, fonts, and perspective, to convey their messages. Creative and engaging maker projects help readers use these same elements to create their own graphic design works. “Makers and Shakers” sidebars introduce readers to some of the most innovative graphic designers and their work.

Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Music

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117205

For kids into music, this title can’t be beat! From inspiring profiles of key Maker musicians, to learning the components of different musical instruments, readers will discover how music works in harmony with the Maker movement. Several maker projects give readers opportunities to build their own instruments.

Printmaking Skills Lab

Sarah Hodgson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121813

This interesting art book inspires children to unleash their creativity as they learn how to use a variety of tools, media, and processes to create original works in printmaking. Mini-bio sections highlight the work of well-known artists and encourage readers to consider the artist's use of the elements of art and principles of design. Skill-building projects support readers as they create prints using mono-printing, relief techniques, and more.

Painting Skills Lab

Sandee Ewasiuk (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121806

This beautiful art book inspires readers to unleash their creativity as they learn how to use a variety of tools, media, and processes to create original paintings. Mini-bio sections highlight the work of well-known artists and encourage readers to consider the artist's use of the elements of art and principles of design. Skill-building projects support readers as they learn techniques including wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, and blending.

Mixed Media Skills Lab

Sandee Ewasiuk (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121790

This colorful art book inspires children to unleash their creativity as they learn how to use a variety of tools, media, and processes to create original works in mixed media. Mini-bio sections highlight the work of well-known artists and encourage readers to consider the artist's use of the elements of art and principles of design. Skill-building projects support readers as they learn techniques including layering, assemblage, and sgraffito.

Drawing Skills Lab

Sandee Ewasiuk (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121783

This instructive art book inspires children to unleash their creativity as they learn how to use a variety of tools, media, and processes to create original drawings. Mini-bio sections highlight the work of well-known artists and encourage readers to consider the artist's use of the elements of art and principles of design. Skill-building projects support readers as they learn techniques including perspective, shading, shadowing, and more.

Collage Skills Lab

Sarah Hodgson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121776

This fun art book inspires children to unleash their creativity as they learn how to use a variety of tools, media, and processes to create original works in collage. Mini-bio sections highlight the work of well-known artists and encourage readers to consider the artist's use of the elements of art and principles of design. Skill-building projects support readers as they create artworks using different layering techniques, organic and geometric shapes, and more.

3-D Art Skills Lab

Jane Yates (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121769

This appealing art book inspires children to unleash their creativity as they learn how to use a variety of tools, media, and processes to create original works in 3-D. Mini-bio sections highlight the work of well-known artists and encourage readers to consider the artist's use of the elements of art and principles of design. Skill-building projects support readers as they create artworks involving mobile, stable, carved, molded, folded, and constructed forms.

Make a Theater and Movie Set

Anna Claybourne (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124951

Develop your STEAM skills as you design and build your very own theater and movie set. This book contains step-by-step projects that give you clear instructions to make every element a model theater and movie set needs, including sets, trap doors, and special effects.

Make a Space Center

Anna Claybourne (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124944

Develop your STEAM skills as you design and build your very own space center! This book contains step-by-step projects that give you clear instructions to make every element a model space center needs, including a rocket and launch pad, Mars rover, and satellite.

Make a Castle

Anna Claybourne (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124937

Develop your STEAM skills as you design and build your very own castle! This book contains step-by-step projects that give you clear instructions on how to make every element a model castle needs, including battlements, jousting grounds, and secret rooms, which are fun to build.

Make an Amusement Park

Anna Claybourne (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124920

Develop your STEAM skills as you design and build your very own amusement park! This book contains step-by-step projects that give you clear instructions on how to make every element a model amusement park needs, including a merry-go-round, ferris wheel, and roller coaster.

Miley Cyrus

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195555

Singer and actor Miley Cyrus rose to superstardom playing a character with two names and two lives. In the hit TV series Hannah Montana, Cyrus starred as typical teenager Miley Stewart who also had a secret life as rock star Hannah Montana. In real life, Miley has far outdistanced Hannah with her success as a recording artist, concert performer, and movie actorwho has millions of adoring fans around the world.

Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Printmaking

Joan Marie Galat (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119124

From creating their own art tools to making a screen print unique to their personal style and vision, this title helps readers express their creativity through the various forms of printmaking. Using clear methods, engaging photographs, and non-toxic materials, readers will learn the techniques of printmaking and be inspired to experiment with their own designs and ideas.

Katy Perry

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197573

Known for her sense of humor and quirky outfits, platinum-selling pop singer Katy Perry is a self-described "professional goofball." Born Katheryn Hudson, young Katy grew up singing gospel songs in the church where her parents were both pastors. At the age of 15, her journey to become a professional artist began when she was invited to Nashville, Tennessee, to do some recording and to learn about songwriting. The path to superstardom may have been a bit bumpy, but this talented artist showed such promise that people believed in her and supported her all the way to the top.

Emma Stone

Kelly Spence (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199805

At fifteen, Emma Stone convinced her parents - with a PowerPoint presentation - to let her move to Los Angeles, California, to pursue her dream of being an actress. This engaging book describes how, soon after, Emma became one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, landing leading roles and winning fans with her great sense of humor and incredible talent.