Thomsen, Amanda, author
The backyard has long been a space associated with recreation and relaxation, a private patch of earth to escape to, and a springboard for the imagination. In her signature style and drawing on her personal experience as a mother, gardener, and author, Amanda Thomsen encourages kids to create kingdoms of their own making, right in their own backyards. With whimsical projects for every season and any setting, from forest to pavement, fun-seeking kids and their families will rediscover the yard as a placefor inspired play, using repurposed materials and existing features of outdoor spaces. Whether they're creating tiny gardens inhabited by action figures, weaving a secret hideaway out of a loom of twine and twigs, or setting sidewalk cracks on fire with Coffeemate, Backyard Adventure lets kids of all ages turn their yards into a place they can call their own.
A compendium of 150 cool projects, games, and quizzes.
Kuskowski, Alex, author
Ross, Kathy (Katharine Reynolds), 1948-
Presents twenty-nine easy-to-make craft projects with summertime themes, including a mouse, sunglasses case, a firecracker finger puppet, and a seashell candle holder.
A beginner's guide to camping and hiking, including what gear to bring, how to keep safe, and how to have fun.
Hirschmann, Kris, 1967- author.
McGee, Randel, author
Drake, Jane 1954-
Hinman, Bonnie, author
"Offers readers a variety of activities they can do to get outside in summer. Includes fun facts about the season, bonus sidebar activities, and a "Get Outside!" special feature"-- Provided by publisher.
Tornio, Stacy, author
Proudfit, Benjamin, author
Summer isn't complete without a cookout or two, but what exactly is a cookout? Readers learn what the term means and what they can expect when attending this fun seasonal event with family or friends. From the kinds of food served to the possibility of games and other outdoor fun, the basics of a cookout are covered in age-appropriate and achievable language so new readers may be able to navigate it independently. Close text-image correlation aids readers as they turn the pages.
Jeffery, Josie, author
An illustrated survival guide for summer camp that provides advice on choosing a camp with suggested questions to ask camp directors, preparing and packing, decorating bunks and cabins, surviving the wilderness, and related topics; and includes instructions for games and activities, lyrics for songs, and campfire stories, along with packing lists, a "countdown to camp" calendar, and postcards.
The tenth book in the bestselling series from American Girl, American Girl Summer Treats features over 50 kid-friendly recipes for cakes, cupcakes, cookies, pies, tarts, and icy treats for enjoying during the summer months. From Mermaid Ice Cream Pops and Frozen Lemonade to Watermelon Cake and Day-at-the-Beach Cupcakes, American Girl Summer Treats offers an enticing collection of delicious baked goods and cool sweets that take full advantage of all the seasonal fruits and dessert trends of the summer months. The more than 50 inspiring recipes appeal to young chefs of all experience levels with easy-to-follow step-by-step directions, gorgeous full-color photography, helpful cooking tips, and ideas for serving and preparation. Included are no-fail instructions for mixing the perfect pie pastry, helpful cooking decorating techniques for a summer cookie plate, and how to make ice cream from scratch. Whether you want to celebrate the 4th of July, cool off with a poolside Piña Colada, or throw an ice cream party, this book will inspire you to make the most of any summer's day.." -- Amazon.
Goldstone, Bruce, author.
"A photographic picture book providing a comprehensive overview of topics linked to summer."-- Provided by publisher.
Provides instruction for games, crafts, performances, puzzles, and other activities from running a lemonade stand to starting a newspaper.