‘Lucy and CeCee's How to Survive (and Thrive) in Middle School’
By Kimberly Dana
Kimberly Dana uses her knowledge as a middle school teacher to create a guide for surviving what are often a child’s most transformative years. Written from the point of view of two middle school girls, this book will appeal more to adolescent girls than boys. Dana covers topics such as teachers and public speaking, as well as boyfriends and fashion. Young girls will find this book fun and easy to read with the conversational diary entries used to cover each topic. Published by iUniverse.
‘Caraboose the Tooth Fairy Moose’
By Lynn Swanson
This book is the fun and creative tale of what happens when tooth fairies go on vacation. Caraboose Moose is a cross between a moose and a caribou, and he is a substitute tooth fairy who collects teeth when all the regular tooth fairies go on vacation. Told in easy-to-read rhymes with colorful illustrations to accompany the text, children will be laughing along as they read of Caraboose’s adventures as a tooth fairy, while also learning of what to do when they lose their first tooth. Published by CreateSpace.
‘Star Wars Origami’
By Chris Alexander
Chris Alexander provides fun for both children and adults in this book of origami projects from the Star Wars movies. People of all ages can create iconic characters, including Yoda and R2D2, and objects such as lightsabers and starfighters that even the youngest Star Wars fan will recognize. Alexander gives readers easy-to-follow instructions of how to correctly fold the preprinted paper. Parents and children will have fun testing their knowledge with trivia questions and games as they tackle the 36 designs provided. Published by Workman Publishing.
‘Candy Making for Kids’
By Courtney Dial Whitmore
Courtney Whitmore gives children and parents a perfect bonding opportunity: creating delicious candy desserts together. Whitmore provides the recipes for 30 different treats, including holiday-oriented ones such as Valentine conversation hearts, Easter baskets and Halloween ghosts. The serving sizes for each treat are provided, along with simple directions that are easy to follow. While parents will need to help with oven usage, the recipes are basic and fun. This is the perfect opportunity to get children excited about cooking. Published by Gibbs Smith.