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Usually, I hear the great summer anthem, “I’m Board” even though we just got back from the beach, the lake or something else fun. The great summer anthem rings through the house like an unwanted version of bohemian rhapsody. I will admit that during the summer, no matter how hard I try, getting them to read is a major battle. I’m so glad that I can grab a few “activity” books to keep on hand for when the anthem starts.
Fantasy Adventure Coloring Book
Enter an enchanted land of awesome ogres, legendary dwarves, and supernatural beasts. This imaginative coloring book will cast a spell on colorists of all ages, with fantastic visions of mythical creatures. Fantasy illustrator Eric Messinger presents dozens of detailed illustrations, ready to color with markers, colored pencils, watercolors, or gel pens.
Fantasy Adventure Coloring Book includes handy guides to coloring techniques like patterning, combinations, and shading. Guided Coloring Pages make coloring easy for beginners, with beautifully colored examples and ready-to-use color palettes. Each design is printed on one side only of archival-grade, acid-free, 200-year paper, and perforated pages detach easily for gifting or display.
Vera Bradley Coloring Collection
This deluxe boxed set provides four eye-catching Vera Bradley coloring card books in one attractive case! Printed on heavy cardstock with satin ribbon bookmarks and foil-embellished covers, each unique book offers 20 lovely coloring cards. The cards all feature authentic Vera Bradley designs, and detach easily from the book to share with friends. On the back of every card is the name of the design, a cheerful quote, and lines for personal notes. The Vera Bradley Coloring Collection is a wonderfully creative way to relax with simple beauty in the midst of our hectic lives.
Fun With Fidget Spinners
Become the ultimate spin master with this epic fidget spinner trick book. Work your way through 50 totally awesome tricks, ranging from beginner to advanced, plus cool games and challenges. Inside, you’ll find loads of tips and tricks for increasing your spin speed and time, plus tons of ideas for customizing your spinners to make them totally unique. Track your progress in the workbook section at the back of the book so you know which tricks you’ve mastered and your best stats. In no time, your tricks will go from super to the extreme!
- A guide to the most popular spinners.
- More than 50 great tricks and games from beginner to advanced.
- How to care for and customize your fidget spinners.
- Workbook for tracking tricks and stats.
Everyone knows that most magic tricks are simply sleight-of-hand. Mental magic, on the other hand, can give the illusion of real paranormal powers. This dazzling collection offers a rich selection of mind-reading, spirit-raising, future-telling illusions, complete with tips on how to present them most effectively. Read palms with amazing accuracy, predict the future with tarot cards, conjure up table-tipping spirits, find psychic connections between people and their possessions, receive uncanny messages from the beyond, and even seem to know what people are thinking. Of course, it’s all in fun and all the explanations include the magician’s patter that goes with each trick–assuring that no matter how spooky the effect, the audience isn’t shocked or terrified, but delightfully amazed.
Geology Lab for Kids features 52 simple, inexpensive, and fun experiments that explore the Earth’s surface, structure, and processes. This family-friendly guide explores the wonders of geology, such as the formation of crystals and fossils, the layers of the Earth’s crust, and how water shapes mountains, valleys, and canyons. There is no excuse for boredom with a year’s worth of captivating STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) activities.
In this book, you will learn:
- How to identify the most common rocks and minerals
- How to maintain and display your rock collection
- How insects are trapped and preserved in amber
- How geysers and volcanoes form and erupt
- How layers of rock reveal a record of time
- How to pan for gold like a real prospector
Geology is an exciting science that helps us understand the world we live in, and Geology Lab for Kids actively engages readers in simple, creative activities that reveal the larger world at work.
What books do you have to keep your kiddos busy this summer?