family field trip: explore art, food, music and nature with kids
With more than 40 family-friendly cultural activities and adventures, Family Field Trip makes it easy to incorporate moments of learning and exploration into life with kids.
In this engaging guide, parents and caretakers will find simple-to-follow ideas and tips for cultural experiences the whole family can enjoy, whether they are at home, exploring the neighborhood, or taking a vacation.
Drawing on a range of popular experiential educational techniques—including Montessori, World Schooling, Forest Schooling, and more—Family Field Trip is the perfect handbook for any family with young children and an invaluable resource for raising kids who will grow into curious, well-rounded citizens of the world.
• Gives parents the tools and inspiration to turn the world into a giant field trip full of opportunities to teach children cultural appreciation • Provides parents with easy ways to incorporate learning, adventure, and exploration into both travel and daily life • Tackles a range of lessons and topics without being prescriptive or overwhelming
By exploring sites, languages, and foods of the world, Family Field Trip is an inspiring guide to raise globally minded kids who appreciate art, food, music, nature, and more.
Activities include starting a supper club to introduce kids to the basics of cooking, having conversations that encourage empathy and cross-cultural understanding, designing fun scavenger hunts for any kind of museum, exhibit, or park, packing for trips with kids, and more.
7 x 0.75 x 8 inches
family one line a day: a five year memory book
Now families have a way to capture and keep their fondest and funniest memories with this journal, part of the bestselling One Line a Day series (over 2 million copies sold). With enough space for three years' worth of short, daily entries, this book is the perfect way to record the events that happen as your little ones grow up. Fill the journal out as a family and let everyone take their turn writing about how your household spends time together. Once the journal is filled with memories of this wonderful time, you'll have the perfect memento to turn to for rushes of nostalgia for years to come.
This sweet journal features a playful cover, a ribbon marker, and gilded page edges that make it an object of beauty as well as a diary. It's a perfect keepsake gift and a chic coffee table companion for the family room.
• Capture memories and kick start conversations about your day. This journal is a great way to begin the day or reflect before bedtime. • A great baby shower or new parent gift, holiday present, or an add-on gift to a larger purchase. • SIMPLE AND QUICK TO USE: Just jot down a short note for each day. • FOR EVERY FAMILY: A fun way to re-envision the "what did you do today?" question, Family One Line a Day will appeal to those looking to start a journaling habit and seasoned journalers alike. • Journal day by day and create a keepsake diary that will remind you of busy years that go by too soon and be a treasure for years to come. • EVERYONE CAN DO IT: Wider lines than our traditional five-year One Line a Day journal allow small hands to help with the writing.
4 x 1.4 x 6.4 inches
connoisseur kids etiquette book
From Jennifer Scott—author of the New York Times bestselling Madame Chic series and founder of the Daily Connoisseur blog—comes this playful take on manners and being a good global citizen. Parents and younger children work together to read about a wide range of topics: communication, table manners, tidiness, thinking of others, grooming, and health. Activities, learning games, fill-in-the-blanks, letter-writing exercises, recipes (for food and for slime!), and some fun songs and rhymes help kids learn concepts and practice good behaviors. Featuring charming illustrations and go-to advice from a trusted source, this is a timely guide for raising well-mannered, neat, and gracious children for parents, grandparents, and children of reading age.
6.4 x 1 x 8.3 inches
mr. boddington's etiquette book
The witty and eloquent Mr. Boddington offers dos and don'ts for polite society in this comprehensive and thoroughly amusing guide that provides modern advice with a traditional perspective. Covering everything from weddings to gift-giving moments, social events, hosting guests, and so much more, Mr. Boddington shares the basic etiquette one needs to know and presents it all in his signature style. Filled with charming illustrations from the beloved Mr. Boddington's Studio, this jaunty handbook is just the thing to make manners less of a fuss.
5.38 x 0.88 x 7.38 inches
and the people stayed home book
Kitty O’Meara, author of And the People Stayed Home, has been called the “poet laureate of the pandemic.” This illustrated children’s book (ages 4-8) will also appeal to readers of all ages.
O’Meara’s thoughtful poem about the pandemic, quarantine, and the future suggests there is meaning to be found in our shared experience of the coronavirus and conveys an optimistic message about the possibility of profound healing for people and the planet. Her words encourage us to look within, listen deeply, and connect with ourselves and the earth in order to heal.
O’Meara, a former teacher and chaplain and a spiritual director, clearly captures important aspects of the pandemic experience. Her words, written in March 2020 and shared on Facebook, immediately resonated nationally and internationally and were widely circulated on social media, covered in mainstream news media, and inspired an outpouring of creativity from musicians, dancers, artists, filmmakers, and more. The many highlights include an original composition by John Corigliano that was premiered by Renée Fleming.
9.25 x 0.4 x 12 inches
little naturalists: the adventures of john muir board book
Introduce your baby to the fascinating adventures of famous naturalist John Muir.
John Muir was a Scottish-born American naturalist, author who became known as “Father of the National Parks.” Millions have read his letters, essays, and books of his adventures in nature, and his advocacy was essential in helping to preserve many beautiful parts of the West―especially Yosemite National Park. Kate Coombs’ enchanting poem and Seth Lucas’ adorable illustrations share Muir’s love of the Sierras, the Sequoias and Redwoods, and the birds and animals of the West with the next generation of little nature-lovers, fostering a life-long appreciation of the world around them. By Kate Coombs. Art by Seth Lucas.
Age 2-3 years
6.8 x 0.6 x 6.8 inches
good night buenas noches board book
A bilingual slide-the-tab board book, with text in English and Spanish. Cleverly provides a number of gentle good night wishes for baby at bedtime, as baby along with the cat, the trees outside, and even baby’s house all close their eyes and fall asleep. The sliding tabs do the work of closing the eyes on illustrator Xavier Salomó’s simple but engaging art. By Meritxell Martí & Xavier Salomo.
Age 2-3 years
6.6 x 0.8 x 6.6 inches
kids create - arts & craft experiences for kids
Kids Createfeatures more than 150 engaging and thought-provoking art projects and crafts for kids, ages three to nine. Arranged by craft medium, and ranging from beginner to advanced, these projects, including seasonal options, are great for homeschooling, school projects, and weekends.
Illustrations and step-by-step instructions demonstrate each activity and what it should look like along the way.
Activities include shadow silhouettes, sponge art, a windsock recycling craft, a globe-making activity, and many more, including holiday themed-decorations. Also included is an informative section for parents on the stages of a child’s artistic development. This is a perfect book for creative families who want to make something great together. By Laurie Carlson.
Age: 3-9 years
11 x 0.6 x 8.4 inches
herstory: 50 women and girls who shook up the world
Move aside history—it’s time for herstory.
Celebrate fifty inspiring and powerful women who changed the world and left their mark in this lavishly illustrated biography compilation.
Throughout history, girls have often been discussed in terms of what they couldn’t or shouldn’t do.
It’s time for herstory—a celebration of not only what girls can do, but the remarkable things women have already accomplished, even when others tried to stop them.
In this uplifting and inspiring book, follow the stories of fifty powerhouse women from around the world and across time who each managed to change the world as they knew it forever. Telling the stories of their childhood, the challenges they faced, and the impact of their achievements, each lavishly illustrated spread is a celebration of girl power in its many forms. From astronauts to activists, musicians to mathematicians, these women are sure to motivate young readers of all backgrounds to focus not on the can’ts and shouldn’ts, but on what they can do: anything!
10 x 0.7 x 11.5 inches
A sensitive and impactful picture book about seeing the world from different points of view by Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Honoree Christian Robinson. In this full, bright, and beautiful picture book, many different perspectives around the world are deftly and empathetically explored—from a pair of bird-watchers to the pigeons they’re feeding. Young readers will be drawn into the luminous illustrations inviting them to engage with the world in a new way and see how everyone is connected, and that everyone matters.
9 x 0.4 x 11 inches
you will leave a trail of stars book
This book provides all the advice you need for taking the world by storm, from the inimitable Lisa Congdon.
In this illustrated guide to life—perfect for graduates and other seekers—acclaimed artist and educator Lisa Congdon offers up wisdom and insights for living. Each inspirational quote, lesson, and piece of advice is brought to life by Congdon's signature illustration style, making the book a beautiful gift or keepsake. Whether you're starting a new chapter of your own story, or simply searching for ways to live with more intention, curiosity, and joy, this book will inspire you to connect with yourself and prepare for any adventure life might have in store.
• GREAT FOR GRADS: Everyone needs some extra guidance post-graduation, and this book—packed with colorfully illustrated, down-to-earth advice—makes a thoughtful gift for someone embarking on a new phase in life.
• Lisa Congdon's bestselling books, online classes, and Instagram feed (beloved by 375,000 fans) have inspired so many people to follow their creative passions. In this book Condon does what she does best—bring bold and colorful flair to smart, creative, down-to-earth advice and inspiration.
6.25 x 0.75 x 8.25 inches
home by Carson Ellis
Home might be a house in the country, an apartment in the city, or even a shoe. Home may be on the road or the sea, in the realm of myth, or in the artist’s own studio. A meditation on the concept of home and a visual treat that invites many return visits, this loving look at the places where people live marks the picture-book debut of Carson Ellis, acclaimed illustrator of the Wildwood series and artist for the indie band the Decemberists.
10.1 x 0.4 x 12.1 inches
believe: a pop-up book of possibilities
All of life's possibilities are just a page turn away in this beautiful pop-up book from renowned paper artist Robert Sabuda. Throughout, phrases and images evoking potential (an acorn, an egg, a paper airplane) are answered by a glorious 3-D image on the following spread (a towering tree, a flock of birds, a rocket soaring upward). An ideal gift for graduates from kindergarten to college and beyond, Believe is the perfect way to celebrate life's passages and look forward to new horizons.
5 - 8 years
hello, world: los angeles
Hello, Los Angeles! This board book series pairs early learning concepts with colorful, stylish illustrations of the iconic art, architecture, food, and culture of cities around the world. Both children and adults continue to love these hip and charming books!
In Los Angeles you can learn about the different times of the day while discovering the city: watch the sun rise over the mountains in the morning, play in the sand at the beach in the afternoon, and watch the City of Angels light up the sky in the evening.
7 x 0.42 x 7 inches
3 - 5 years
women artists a to z book
An empowering and educational alphabet picture book about women artists, perfect for fans of Rad American Women A-Z.
How many women artists can you name? From Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keeffe, to Jaune Quick-to-See Smith and Xenobia Bailey, this lushly illustrated alphabet picture book presents both famous and underrepresented women in the fine arts from a variety of genres: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and more. Each spread features a simple line of text encapsulating the creator's iconic work in one word, such as "D is for Dots" (Yayoi Kusama) and "S is for Spider" (Louise Bourgeois), followed by slightly longer text about the artist for older readers who would like to know more. Backmatter includes extended biographies and discussion questions for budding creatives and trailblazers.
Artists featured: Mirka Mora, Betye Saar, Helen Frankenthaler, Yayoi Kusama, Kay Sage, Georgia O'Keeffe, Agnes Martin, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Elizabeth Catlett, Judith Leyster, Leonora Carrington, Carmen Herrera, Edmonia Lewis, Maya Lin, Hilma af Klint, Maria Martinez, Gee's Bend quilters, Frida Kahlo, Louise Bourgeois, Loïs Mailou Jones, Alice Neel, Helen Zughaib, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Dorothea Lange, Xenobia Bailey, and Maria Sibylla Merian.
By Melanie Labarge. Illustrated by Caroline Corrigan.
8.38 x 0.51 x 10.31 inches
3 - 7 years
illustrated compendium of animal facts book
New York Times bestseller • An artfully playful collection of unexpected and remarkable facts about animals, illustrated by Swedish artist Maja Säfström.
Did you know that an octopus has three hearts? Or that ostriches can't walk backward? Or that a group of owls is called a parliament, or that they have three eyelids?
Sea otters hold hands in their sleep, bees never sleep, and penguins laugh when they're tickled!
This charming compendium contains over 100 pages of fascinating facts about the animal kingdom illustrated with whimsical detail.
6.3 x 0.7 x 7.8 inches
lullabies & poems for children book
In this enchanting and comprehensive collection, the lullabies we all were rocked to sleep with, such as “Rock-a-Bye Baby” and “Hush Little Baby, Don’t You Cry,” mingle with traditional lullabies from around the world. Here are beautiful lyrics to sing or read to little ones, from Shakespeare’s lullaby for the fairy queen, Titania, to Brahms’s “Lullaby”; and from Gershwin’s “Summertime” to Langston Hughes’s lovely lullaby for a “night black baby.” Here, too, are poems for children that range from tender to nonsensical, from quiet to raucous–from Walter de la Mare to T. S. Eliot to Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, and Ogden Nash.
Whether the intent is to soothe or to amuse, there’s something here for every mood, every child, and the child in every adult.
4.4 x 0.7 x 6.5 inches
amazing facts about baby animals book
Who doesn't love baby animals? Amazing Facts About Baby Animals is an adorable celebration of all kinds of fuzzy, fluffy, scaly, and feathery animal babies and their parents. This charming collection by beloved Swedish artist Maja Säfström is full of interesting, weird, and funny facts about animals before they are born (elephants are pregnant for 22 months!), when they are born (whales are born tail-first so they don't drown!), and life as babies (parrots give their offspring names! Baby macaques have snowball fights!). Perfect for art- and nature-loving kids and adults, this sweet book makes a wonderful gift and conversation starter for the whole family.
6.28 x 0.65 x 7.78 inches
mermaid atlas: merfolk of the world
The Mermaid Atlas will be your ultimate companion in discovering all your merfolk facts!
All over the world, wherever there's water, there are stories, legends and eyewitness accounts of mermaids. These magical, mesmerizing people of the deep have been well known for thousands of years, and almost every country and culture has a tale to tell about them. People have written, sung and passed on rumours about mermaids since ancient times, and often reported their own mermaid encounters, too.
Do you know the facts and stories surrounding the magical and, often elusive, world of mermaids? This gorgeously illustrated new book includes everything you wanted to know about these mysterious and captivating creatures. Discover their secrets in this beautiful compendium, written by children's author Anna Claybourne and illustrated throughout by award-winning Spanish illustrator Miren Asiain Lora.
The colorful spreads will take you on an around-the-world journey, starting in Europe and the warm Mediterranean to the icy Baltic, as well as through countless isles, lakes and waterfalls, continuing to Africa with its immense lakes, cave pools and swampy deltas. Asia is the next stop with its thousands of islands, beaches, rivers and lakes while Oceania, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean with its scattered islands, seems to be the perfect environment for these mysterious creatures. The journey ends with North and South America, where there are sightings of water spirits and fish-tailed ocean goddesses throughout the whole continent, home to the freezing Arctic, the tropical Caribbean as well as the world's largest jungle.
The Mermaid Atlas will introduce you to the merfolk of the world, whether it's the beautiful Selkies of the Scottish seas, the wily Iara of Brazil who love to outwit travelers or the fearful Ningyo of Japan who can give you eternal life.
9.15 x 0.55 x 11.7 inches
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