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Laurie Carlson

Laurie Carlson is the author of Knit, Hook and Spin, Classical Kids, Colonial Kids, Days of Knights and Damsels, Green Thumbs, More Than Moccasins, and Westward Ho, and the co-author of Kids Camp.
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Classical Kids
Classical Kids (4 Formats) ›
By Laurie Carlson
Trade Paper Price 16.95

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Published Jul 1998

Travel back in time to see what life was like in ancient Greece and Rome while having fun with hands-on activities such as making a star gazer; chiseling a clay tablet; weaving Roman sandals; making a Greek mosaic; creating Roman jewelry; throwing Greek pottery; casting a vote in a Roman-style election; and much more. Learn how these civilizations contributed to our present-day world by participating in art, math, cooking, science, and geography activities. Interesting facts and trivia are included throughout. Helpful illustrations explain project steps.
Colonial Kids
Colonial Kids (4 Formats) ›
By Laurie Carlson
Trade Paper Price 16.95

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Published Aug 1997

Young adventurers can learn about the settling of America while enjoying activities like stitching a sampler, pitching horseshoes, making an almanac, churning butter, and more.
Days of Knights and Damsels
Days of Knights and Damsels (4 Formats) ›
By Laurie Carlson
Trade Paper Price 15.95

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Published Mar 1998

Kids can re-create a long-ago world of kings, castles, jousts, jesters, damsels, magic fairies, and Robin Hood—all they need are their imaginations, materials they can find at home, and the activities in this book. Dressing up in a coat of armor made from plastic milk jugs, whipping up a batch of curds and whey, writing secret messages in invisible ink, and telling time with a sand glass made from soda bottles are just some of the fun projects. Every activity is illustrated, and sidebars highlight colorful facts about life hundreds of years ago.
Doll Crafts
Doll Crafts (4 Formats) ›
By Laurie Carlson
Trade Paper Price 14.99

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Published Nov 2017

Dolls have a unique place in childhood. They are about play, empathy, and developing communication and socialization skills. Dolls are important symbols to children of what adults value, and handmade dolls convey that the individual is important and that to be unique—less than perfect—is just fine. These concepts guide award-winning children's author Laurie Carlson's Doll Crafts, which opens up the world of doll making to children. The emphasis is on following basic instructions that are clearly illustrated with line drawings in order to help children develop creative, open-ended projects that result in unique dolls and doll play. Using inexpensive, everyday, or even recycled materials, children make clever paper dolls, simple folk art dolls, soft cuddle pals, or 18-inch felt dolls as well as cute and easy doll clothing, accessories, and basic houses. Short, informative sidebars throughout explore dolls in various cultures and religions, relate doll trivia and fun facts, and expand readers' ideas about what constitutes a doll by examining the history of action figures, scarecrows, robots, and more.
Green Thumbs
Green Thumbs (4 Formats) ›
By Laurie Carlson
Trade Paper Price 14.95

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Published Mar 1995

Budding gardeners will learn what it takes to make things grow with fun activities that require only readily available materials.
Harry Houdini for Kids
Harry Houdini for Kids (4 Formats) ›
By Laurie Carlson
Trade Paper Price 18.95

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Published Feb 2009

From his impoverished childhood to his feat of becoming one of the most successful entertainers of all time, this fascinating biography presents a memorable portrait of magician and escape artist Harry Houdini. Guidelines for 21 fun magic tricks are also provided, including how to stick a needle into a balloon without popping it, how to step through a note card, and how to make a coin vanish. Illustrating the science and logic behind many of Houdini's most notable acts, the magic-based activities also explain his famous Milk Can Escape through an accessible water displacement experiment and demonstrate simple mathematics with his Odd Number Trick. Touching on his time as an actor, an aviator, and possibly even a spy for the U.S. government, this thoroughly entertaining biography also features a time line, curriculum links for educators, and books and websites for further exploration.
Kids Camp!
Kids Camp! (4 Formats) ›
By Laurie Carlson, By Judith Dammel
Trade Paper Price 16.99

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Published Mar 1995

Activities to help young campers build an awareness of the environment, learn about insect and animal behavior, boost their self-esteem, and learn the basics for fun, successful camping.
Knit, Hook, and Spin
Knit, Hook, and Spin (4 Formats) ›
By Laurie Carlson
Trade Paper Price 14.99

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Published Jun 2016

This easy-to-follow activity book is packed with over 70 projects across a variety of fiber arts including knitting, felting, knotting and braiding, spinning, weaving, crocheting, and dyeing. Kids will learn to felt a bag, braid a rug, weave a tapestry, knit comfy slippers, crochet a belt, make and use natural dyes, and make dozens of other projects. Along the way they'll learn about Viking ships' woolen sails, the history of rope bridges, Japan's yearly Straw Festival, the invention of the spinning machine, and much more.
More Than Moccasins
More Than Moccasins (4 Formats) ›
By Laurie Carlson
Trade Paper Price 16.99

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Published May 1994

Kids discover traditions and skills from the people who first settled this continent, including gardening, making useful pottery, and communicating through Navajo codes.
Thomas Edison for Kids
Thomas Edison for Kids (4 Formats) ›
By Laurie Carlson
Trade Paper Price 17.99

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Published Feb 2006

Thomas Edison, one of the world's greatest inventors, is introduced in this fascinating activity book. Children will learn how Edison ushered in an astounding age of invention with his unique way of looking at things and refusal to be satisfied with only one solution to a problem. This book helps inspire kids to be inventors and scientists, as well as persevere with their own ideas. Activities allow children to try Edison's experiments themselves, with activities such as making a puppet dance using static electricity, manufacturing a switch for electric current, constructing a telegraph machine, manipulating sound waves, building an electrical circuit to test for conductors and insulators, making a zoetrope, and testing a dandelion for latex. In addition to his inventions and experiments, the book explores Edison's life outside of science, including his relationship with inventor Nikola Tesla, his rivalry with George Westinghouse, and his friendship with Henry Ford. A time line, glossary, and lists of supply sources, places to visit, and websites for further exploration complement this activity book.
Westward Ho!
Westward Ho! (4 Formats) ›
By Laurie Carlson
Trade Paper Price 16.99

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Published Aug 1996

Capturing the unique character and history of the West, this activity book provides a number of memorable journeys, including joining Lewis and Clark on an expedition, journeying into the woods with fur traders, or riding a wagon train to the Oregon. Young explorers will experience the excitement of the West with activities such as sewing a sunbonnet, panning for gold, cooking flapjacks, singing cowboy songs, and more. Helpful illustrations that detail and explain the steps of each project are also included.