Monday Children’s Book Reviews for December 17, 2012

December! It might be chilly and rainy outside, so it’s a good time to stay in and be cozy! Read a book, make a craft, plan your shopping, and decorate for upcoming holidays!

Easy Holiday Origami by Christopher L. Harbo

“Provides instructions and photo-illustrated diagrams for making a variety of easy holiday origami models”

[J736.982 HARBO]

Filipino Celebrations: A Treasury of Feasts and Festivals by Liana Romulo

“Brimming with vivid illustrations and rich cultural background, Filipino Celebrations makes major festivals such as Holy Week, Independence Day, Christmas and New Year come alive, together with family celebrations such as weddings, birthdays, baptisms, and a girl’s debut into society. Each chapter discusses the history of the holiday; its cultural influences; how certain holidays are celebrated differently in different regions of the Philippines; special customs, foods, key words and phrases associated with the festivals; and more. Each chapter gives children a glimpse of the rich cultural heritage of this island nation. Activities such as games, songs, crafts and recipes invite children to participate in the fun.”               [J394.26959 ROMULO]

Eco-crafts by Sally Henry and Travor Cook

“Provides step-by-step instructions on making crafts using natural and recycled materials, including plastic bottle bird feeders, CD mobiles, and pressed flower bookmarks.”               [J745.5 HENRY]

Make Your Own Creative Cards by Rita Storey

Shows how to make various greeting cards, including a pop-up card, a pull-tab card, and an origami card.              [J745.5941 STOREY]

Make Your Own Cool Cards: 25 Awesome Notes & Invitations by Peg Blanchette and Terri Thibault

Gives instructions for making a variety of cards and envelopes ranging from simple to more complicated shaped and three-dimensional cards.           [J745.5941 BLANCHETTE]

Christmas Crafts From Around the World by Judy Ann Sadler

Presents step-by-step instructions for Christmas craft projects from fourteen countries, including Ukraine, Poland, Mexico, and the Philippines.       [J745.59412 SADLER]

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