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- American Boy's Handy Book, The
by Daniel Carter Beard
Each summer, millions of children complain, "There's nothing to do." Originally published in 1888, The American Boy's Handy Book resoundingly challenges this age-old dilemma by providing a huge number of ideas for fun and instructional projects for young boys. Everything from camping and kite building to raising dogs and building boats is detailed for the would-be adventurer and do-it your-selfer.
- American Girl's Handy Book: Making the Most of Outdoor Fun, The
by Lina Beard, Adelia B. Beard
Each summer, millions of children complain, "There's nothing to do." Originally published in 1889, The American Girl's Handy Book resoundingly challenges this age-old dilemma by providing a huge number of ideas for fun and instructional projects for young girls. It includes plans for April Fool's parties and jokes, transplanting wildflowers and preserving or pressing them, Easter games and activities, instructions for making a lawn tennis net and the rules of the game, how to make a hammock, corn husk and flower dolls, instructions for making various fans, Halloween parties, making a telephone, painting in water or oil colors, making models in clay and wax, making picture frames, and suggestions for winter games and activities! As with its companion, The American Boy's Handy Book, the girl's book is divided into seasons ensuring fun will be had all year round.
- Barefoot Fisherman, The: A Fishing Book for Kids
by Paul Amdahl
This book will inspire youngsters to become fishermen, and will teach them how to do it. Paul is a devoted and expert fisherman and a wonderful teacher who conveys his love of the sport in a way that children love.
- Boy's Book of Camping and Wood Crafts
by Bernard Sterling Mason, Herb Gordon (Introduction)
Ever wonder how to make a teepee, wigwam or lean-to? What it was like camping out before insulated sleeping bags? Bernard S. Mason answers these questions and more in Boy's Book of Camping and Wood Crafts. Everything from fitting everything you need (and what that is exactly) in one pack to building shelter and starting your campfire is explained in great detail and with easy to read diagrams and drawings.
- Dangerous Book for Boys, The
by Conn Iggulden, Hal Iggulden
How many other books will help you thrash someone at conkers, race your own go-cart, and identify the best quotations from Shakespeare? The Dangerous Book for Boys gives you facts and figures at your fingertips – swot up on the solar system, learn about famous battles and read inspiring stories of incredible courage and bravery. Teach your old dog new tricks. Make a pinhole camera. Understand the laws of cricket. There's a whole world out there: with this book, anyone can get out and explore it.
The Dangerous Book for Boys is written with the verve and passion that readers of Conn Iggulden's number one bestselling novels have come to expect. This book, his first non-fiction work, has been written with his brother as a celebration of the long summers of their youth and as a compendium of information so vital to men of all ages. Lavishly designed and fully illustrated in colour and black and white throughout, it's set to be a perfect gift for Father's Day and beyond.
Chapters in The Dangerous Book for Boys include: The Seven Ancient Wonders of the World, Conkers, Laws of Football, Dinosaurs, Fishing, Juggling, Timers and Tripwires, Kings and Queens, Famous Battles, Spies, Making Crystals, Insects and Spiders, Astronomy, Girls, The Golden Age of Piracy, Secret Inks, Patron Saints of Britain, Skimming Stones, Dog Tricks, Making a Periscope, Coin Tricks, Marbles, Artillery, The Origin of Words and The Solar System.
- Kids Gone Fishin' (The Freshwater Angler)
by Dave Maas
Throughout North America, kids have the chance to experience the fun and challenge of fishing. It may be catfish or sunfish in a local farm pond, carp in a nearby river, or crappies and bass in the lake across town. Whatever species are available to the young angler, it's the MOST fun when you catch something. This book helps kids catch fish by covering the basics of fishing: how to cast, where to cast, what baits to use, how to set the hook, and how to fight and land a fish. While this book could help even the adult beginning fisherman, it is written in a style to appeal to kids from age 9 to 13. The book features amazing underwater color photographs showing how fish eat, and how they strike lures and live baits. There are also easy-to-understand color illustrations to help teach the finer points of fishing.
The equipment section of the book will help parents quickly decide what to buy and what not to buy get the kids started. Plus, the format is small and convenient so kids can easily take the book along on their fishing trips.
- Simply Fun For Families
by Gwen Ellis
Don't waste another precious moment wondering how to spend your family's time together. Let Gwen Ellis take you on a tour of simple and inexpensive ideas for family fun-most of which you can do right in your own home or backyard.
- Summer Fun: The Parents' Complete Guide to Day Camps, Overnight Camps, Specialty Camps, and Teen Tours
by Marian Edelman Borden
Summer Fun is a complete, easy-to-read reference that offers parents step-by-step guidance for choosing the right camp for their child from among the 8,500 possibilities that exist in the United States today. Parents will learn the how to prepare campers for the experience, what to pack, how to stay in touch, and how to handle the difficulties that can sometimes arise, especially for sensitive or special needs children. From selecting the best camp to coping with homesickness, from dealing with camp cliques to camp counselors, Summer Fun combines expert advice with practical tips on everything a parent needs to know before, during, and after their child's stay at camp.