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Klutz Kits for Kids


The idea behind Klutz books and kits is simple: their products are designed for the artistically uninitiated, so they are easy to do. Still, their appeal is wide—kids and adults of all ages and abilities love these sets! Klutz products are inspirational—they generally encourage kids to... 
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Buyer's Guide: Best Picture Books

Best Picture Books for Young Children

These classic picture books engage young children's minds and hearts...
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Children's Book  Review: The Peace Book


Peace is an abstract concept that has many meanings—it's both a feeling and a state—and The Peace Book effectively illustrates this powerful concept to children through bold illustrations and thought-provoking statements...
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Feature Book  Series Review: W.I.T.C.H.


Magic, friendship, and fantasy are eloquently combined in an exciting and intriguing new Disney book series, W.I.T.C.H....
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Chapter Book Series Review: Geronimo Stilton


The flash and lure of video games and television can make good old-fashioned books seem rather boring in the eyes of young children. Still, once children get turned on to reading, they're raring to go. There's a new series of chapter books on the market that doesn't star Barbie, Arthur, or any such recognizable character, yet still manages to attract young readers: Geronimo Stilton... 
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Book Review: Charming Opal (Toot & Puddle)


This latest in the Toot and Puddle series of books shines with wit, warmth, and whimsy. Holly Hobbie’s illustrations are imaginative as they follow and carry a truly delightful and “charming” story... 
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One Beautiful Baby

From one sweet smile to ten sticky fingers, this counting book comes alive with captivating and tender illustrations depicting a day in the life of Baby...
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A Poke in the I: A Collection of Concrete Poems

Top Pick If you are wondering what concrete poems are, simply put, they are a whole lot of inventive fun. These highly visual poems express themselves not only through their text, but also through a playful arrangement of words, spaces, and typefaces... 
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A porcupine named Cushion in a petting zoo has definitely got a problem! Whoever would pet a porcupine?...
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Sweet Dreams:

The Dreamtime Fairies

Perfect for sharing at bedtime, this new book by Jane Simmons will cure any fears of shadows and is guaranteed to fuel sweet dreams...
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Just Like You

A little mouse has a very big question for his mother after they've witnessed all sorts of animal parents getting their children ready for bed in this charming bedtime story...
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Activity Books


Take a Tree Walk

Turn off the TV and take a tree walk with this fun interactive handbook. Everything is here to inspire kids to plan and take a nature walk. They'll learn how to "ID" trees and leaves and have a great time as they do ...
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Children's World Cookbook (Usborne Internet-Linked)

Packed with appealing photos of food and international landmarks, this world cookbook is specially designed to be used and enjoyed by kids ... Read more



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At EdutainingKids.com, we look for children's books that engage and delight young minds. The Guide to Children's Books section of our site includes our collection of independent reviews and articles.

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Arts & Crafts and How to Draw Books


Doodle Cats

Doodle Cats doesn't only offer kids fantastic guidelines and instructions for drawing cats of all shapes, sizes, and expressions—it comes with a roll of paper to doodle on, and an attached pencil to doodle with. The roll of "doodling" paper is 35 feet long, and can be pulled through the special holder and torn off as desired. Kids doodle right on the writing surface of the book...
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What Shall I Draw?

Books such as this one are wonderful to have on hand in a household with young children. As parents, we usually encourage our kids to let their creative juices flow naturally. No doubt, drawing freeform is one of the most creative activities kids can engage in. However, there comes a time when children enjoy some art instruction...
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Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Weirdos

How to draw "weirdos" like bats, vampires, witches, skeletons, and more...
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I Can Draw Animals

This 32-page paperback from the Usborne Playtime series is simple and fun. Designed for young children, I Can Draw Animals gives step-by-step instructions...
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Learning to Read


Books for Children Just Taking off in Reading

Once kids can sound out simple words and know some sight words, you'll want to keep the momentum going and offer some simple books that will help build confidence and gently challenge...
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The Fat Cat Sat on the Mat (An I Can Read Book)

This sweet little book is simply perfect for children who are ready to move beyond their Bob Books or other basic readers. This remains simple, but...
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Go, Dog, Go!

Top PickThis classic P.D. Eastman story is just right for budding readers who have grown out of their Bob Books. In fact, it is a wonderful read-aloud for preschoolers too...
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Posters & Art Prints Based on Children's Books

 

Poster Store

Check out art prints of favorite children's stories, including Curious George, Winnie the Pooh, Guess How Much I Love You?, Goodnight Moon, Beatrix Potter, and more...
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Focus on Children's Author: Fun New Books by Todd Parr


Todd Parr has a special way of sending kids "feel-good" vibes in a playful, unforced manner, and his latest titles are just as fantastic and fun as such earlier books as...
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Focus on Children's Book Publisher


Candlewick Press Books, New and Old

With ten years, and such remarkable books as Guess How Much I Love You? and One Duck Stuck!, under their belt, Candlewick Press, an independent children's publisher, has reason to celebrate. We had a chance to take a look at their brand-new and upcoming children's book offerings...
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Focus on Author: The Little Duck with Big Feet: Daisy!

 

Daisy by Jane Simmons book reviews artwork pictures

 

Top Pick. Jane Simmons' Daisy books feature stunning artwork and stories with gentle drama... 
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Article: Teaching Preschoolers the Alphabet


We suggest activities, select books, videos, puzzles, and toys that will make teaching little ones their ABCs easy. We even include a recipe for baking alphabet cookies...
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Book Review: Oh, Baby! A Celebration of Babies

Top Pick Children will find these adorable babies delightful--and parents will, too. This "celebration of babies" inserts babies into most unusual and whimsical situations...  
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Special Interest


Potty Time Videos & Books

When it's potty time in your household, it definitely helps for young children to learn about "going potty" from a variety of sources. Incorporating potty-learning into children's favorite activities--like story time—can be very useful; that's where books about going potty come in handy ...
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Juggling Act: Handling Divorce Without Dropping the Ball

This "survival kit" contains books, a calendar with stickers, and a divorce communication tool--all designed to help make the difficulties that often accompany a divorce a little easier to handle....
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Buyer's Guide: Building a Child's Library

The Literati Youth: Building a Child's Library

Research demonstrates that it is never too early to introduce your child to books. Instilling a love of reading in your child means devoting time for books each day even from your baby's first days. Setting aside...
Best Children's Books



New Book Review:

The Spider and the Fly

Top Pick  For children who enjoy a good "scare"...
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Bad Dog, Marley!

Top Pick  If your kids enjoyed Marley and Me, they'll love this book...
Bad Dog, Marley Review 



Feature Review

Pick Me Up

Top Pick  This unique book for kids is more than just a children's encyclopedia...it's a "shuffle-pedia"...
Pick Me Up Book Review



New Review:


Top Pick  For reluctant readers...
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw Review 



Celebrating Children's Book Art

Celebrate children's books! Gorgeous posters and art prints featuring children's book illustrations make lovely decorations for children's bedrooms. These pictures are not only stunning works of art that will enliven any room, they showcase children's literature and art, emphasizing the importance of books in our lives!... 
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Classics & Favorites: Book Reviews


One Duck Stuck

Top Pick One of the best early counting book ever, this board book has perfect rhythm, gorgeous illustrations, and...  
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Click, Clack, Moo

Top Pick This is a must-read for people of all ages. Cows that type are the subject of this delightful picture book ...  
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The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein

Classic. This simple, moving children's book by Shel Silverstein has opened up plenty of debates, both over its meaning and its appropriateness for children! The story features a boy and an apple tree... 
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Stone Soup

Top Pick This is a children's book that gets the whole family thinking. Jon J Muth has reworked a classic tale with exceptional results....
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