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The Seashore Book

On August 5, 2014 By

Another book illustrated and written by E. Boyd Smith!

Join Bob and Betty as they spend their summer at the seashore with Captain Ben Hawes. They will learn all about the goings on of a shipyard, how to dig for clams, and hear sailor stories about adventures at sea.

With color and pencil [...]

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With these few preliminary remarks, we send this beautiful book out into the world, trusting that it may meet with a cordial reception everywhere. If it be the means of acquainting man with the lovable manners and interesting domestic relations of a few, though not all, of our feathered friends, [...]

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If your children have an interest in collecting things living or dead, you might enjoy this book.

Several authors with experience in their field wrote short essay detailing the ways in which they collect and preserve samples.

Topics include collecting eggs, bones, insects, plants, and more!

Download Notes on Collecting and Preserving Natural-History [...]

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You are sure to love this resource!

Over 450 reprinted projects from Popular Mechanics, What to Make, and other publications.

These are just great. You can get a lot of ideas for projects to make with the kids, or for the kids to make on their own!


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Since we couldn’t take a lot of our toys with us on our move, my kids have been discovering how to make all kinds of toys out of household items.

One of their favorite pastimes is making things from our recycled materials. We have to recycle everything [...]

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Dancing, music and poetry were inseparable. Dancing is the poetry of motion, and its connection with music, as the poetry of sound, occurs at all times. In our own day musical themes are marked by forms originally dance times, as waltz time, gavotte time, minuet time, etc.

Dance is probably [...]

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The author of this book asks a good question – why do all the great painters we study have to be men?

Answer – they don’t!

There is room in the garden of art for flowers of every kind and for butterflies and birds of every species; and why should anyone complain because a daisy [...]

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Copper Work

On January 16, 2013 By

In ancient times copper was known as a useful metal, and down through the ages it not only held its own but increased in usefulness. Among its valuable properties may be mentioned toughness and ductility; its toughness enables it to be beaten into thin strong sheets, while its ductility enables it to be drawn out [...]

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Why do boys get to have all the fun?  On The Trail is a book about forestry and survival that is just for girls!

Great illustrations show how to make shelters, track animals, read the constellations, and much more.

Download On The [...]

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The Book Of Cheese

On September 13, 2012 By

What is not to like about that book title?

From a series of books called The Rural Text-Book Series, The Book Of Cheese is a manual and a history of cheese-making.

The book is written for older students and adults, so it would work great for a high school course or a project [...]

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