Making Books for Fun!

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Learn how to play your favorite sport or participate in your favorite activity in this exciting series from Compass Point Books. Each book in the For Fun series features bold, full-color photos, informative text, and all sorts of fun facts about your favorite pastime. A quick reference guide, timeline of important events, instructions on basic skills, biographies of notable people, glossary, and index are included.

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Overview

Learn how to play your favorite sport or participate in your favorite activity in this exciting series from Compass Point Books. Each book in the For Fun series features bold, full-color photos, informative text, and all sorts of fun facts about your favorite pastime. A quick reference guide, timeline of important events, instructions on basic skills, biographies of notable people, glossary, and index are included.

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Children's Literature - Barbara Wheatley
"The Book of Kells, made in Ireland in the eighth century, is sometimes called the most beautiful book in the world" is one of the interesting pieces of trivia in this new addition in the "For Fun!" series. Rau's book provides a brief history of books with a book history timeline, and a description of the types of books, book bindings, and the various tools used to make books. The section about the parts of a book is very clearly labeled, making it easy for younger readers to understand. Six book projects are presented; a "Dream Journal," "Scroll Storybook," "Accordion Photo Album," "Piece of Pizza," "Nature Notepad," and bookmarks. Each book in the series includes a table of contents, additional resources, and glossary, although there is no correlation between the words in the glossary and the words in the text, such as bolded type. Clear, bright photographs accompany every section, and each project is accompanied by a photograph of the finished project, but diagrams or photos for each step would make this book more useable by younger readers. Due to the absence of the step-by-step photos or diagrams, this book's value is in the facts and trivia, rather than the project instructions. Reviewer: Barbara Wheatley
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756538590
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Series: For Fun Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.20 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Dana Meachen Rau is an author, editor, and illustrator of children’s books. She has written more than 100 books for children, many of them nonfiction in subjects including astronomy, history, and geography, as well as numerous biographies. She lives in Burlington, Connecticut, with her husband and two children.

Brenda Haugen started in the newspaper business and had a career as an award-winning journalist before finding her niche as an author. Since then, she has written more than 50 books and edited hundreds more, most of them for children. A graduate of the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, Brenda lives in North Dakota with her dog, Alice, who chose Brenda when she went to the Humane Society thinking she was there to adopt another dog.

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