Family Friendly Books {Day 5 Giveaway}

by kath_red on 10/06/2011

in Books

I am very excited to bring you a week of special giveaways and reviews of books that are perfect for parents and kids wanting to get active, healthy and creative. Thank you to these special publishers who have donated books for the giveaways: Chronicle BooksKlutzShambhala Publications and Lark Crafts.

Each day over the next week I will showcasing some very cool books, activities, tutorials and products that will enhance your family’s creativity time, give you some new ideas and ways to get creative, explore the outdoors, learn about science and cooking – all with a family friendly twist.

All in celebration of Issue 4 of the Action Pack: a Mega-mag for kids who want do stuff – available now in our shop. You can also sign up for our newsletter, grab some freebies, and purchase past issues that never go out of date – all at our new website.

There is one copy of each of these books to give away – so four lucky whipup.net readers have a chance to get one of these books. To win a copy of one of these books please leave a comment below telling us your favourite kids resource – can be online, a book a craft kit or product or a place. Each day’s competition will be open for 48 hours. And the winner will be contacted via email.

Winners will be contacted via email.

Today’s giveaways are:

Let’s Go Outside!: Outdoor Activities and Projects to Get You and Your Kids Closer to Nature.

This book follows on from where I Love Dirt! finished. I love dirt was for parents with younger children while Let’s go outside is for families with slightly older primary and middle school kids. This book encourages kids and their families to connect with nature in more interactive and interesting ways – through games and adventures and crafts – like making sun prints, going for night walks, nature scavenger hunts, making a tree swing and a rain catcher and plenty more. With children becoming more and more disconnected from nature through spending too much time on the computer and not having access to a backyard – making and taking time to get outside is incredibly important.

The Solar Car Book Build It Yourself Kit. By Klutz.

The Solar Car Book is full of solar science facts and includes everything you need to build a solar-powered race car. This is seriously fun stuff and perfect for both boys and girls – perfect too for science and diy loving kids. My kids love this sort of project – spend a couple of hours making your toy – then play with it!

Eco Books: Inventive Projects from the Recycling Bin.

Eco books is all about using recycled materials to make lots of interesting and unusual handmade books. Make a book using an egg carton, baggage tags, cassette tapes, cereal boxes and even teabags! But these projects are much more than just earth-friendly, they’re also beautiful, clever, and witty, using both traditional and modern binding techniques.

MoMA Make Art Mistakes: An Inspired Sketchbook for Everyone (Museum of Modern Art).

This open-ended sketchbook / creativity journal encourages would-be artists (of all ages – even though this book is aimed at children – I think everyone would love it) take a chance and make mistakes and make some art. Throughout the book are textured blank pages with art prompts designed to get those creative juices flowing.

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