Soar with Solomon Screech Owl as he takes his 'First Flight' on a grand adventure. This inquisitive, feisty little bird is sure that there must be a big world beyond his tree branch, and he sets out, with the help of some other species, on a quest to see all that this world has to show him. About the author and illustrator: Beth Lancione, of Etters, PA, retired from a long career in public education and began what she hopes will be a long second career as an author of children's books. The Solomon Screech Owl stories, conceived as an eight book series in which Sollie will visit the seven continents in his quest to see all that the world has to show him, was inspired by Beth's love for her grandchildren, her enjoyment of adventurous travel, and her experiences working with owls as a volunteer at a rescue facility for injured birds of prey. Kathy Haney, a retired high school art teacher, resides in Salem, Oregon. She is an active award-winning artist, creating drawings and watercolor paintings, designing posters, and illustrating books. An area of special interest for her is early childhood literacy, having taught young parents the value of reading to their infants, volunteering in Guatemala's efforts to increase literacy in indigenous peoples, and proudly being the first person to read a book to her grandchildren. Kathy and her husband, Gary, love to travel, and much of her artwork reflects the peoples and cultures they encountered. She is excited to share the adventure of travel with Solomon's readers. Beth and Kathy have been friends since high school. The Solomon Screech Owl series is their first literary collaboration.
MAKE AND TAKES FOR KIDS: 50 projects to make with kids Crafting isn't just playtime; there's a purpose to all the gluing, cutting, and coloring. Children are learning hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, problem solving, math, teamwork, and individual expression. In Make and Takes for Kids, popular craft blogger Marie LeBaron brings her creativity and her training in early childhood development together in a truly original children's crafting book. Outlining the learning objectives and skills that children will attain as they complete each activity, this book gives you 50 kid-friendly crafting and cooking projects that celebrate each month. You'll get simple instructions for making: A wintry January filled with a snowman smoothie and a snow-bug hat A February rich with a lovely heart bookmark and heart-shaped pretzel bread A lucky March with leprechaun gold coin cookies and glitter clover cards An April hopped up with chocolate-dipped crispy rice eggs and a watercolor coffee filter umbrella A sunshine-filled May spiced up with Cinco de Mayo sombrero cupcakes and a tissue paper Mother's Day card A summery June beefed up with Father's Day meatball golf balls and a milk jug toss game A jubilant July with sparkly wands and patriotic berry ice cream boats An August in the outdoors with a pine cone bird feeder garland and flameless kid's campfire A back-to-school September with a teacher's pet rock paperweight and silly apple sandwiches A spooky October with googly eye cards and monster milkshakes A thankful November with pine cone cookies and leaf rubbing turkey feathers A December to remember with a stained glass paper menorah and a spiral paper Christmas tree mobile And much, much more If you're a parent, teacher, or caregiver looking to enhance the time you spend with young children, Make and Takes for Kids makes it easy to have fun crafting with kids.
A superb keepsake collection of realistic watercolor illustrations by the best-selling artist and author of Bird, Egg, Feather, Nest featuring birds, their nests, and their parenting behavior, blended with traditional wisdom and advice that celebrates home and family.
Featuring beautiful watercolor bird illustrations from leading ornithologist David Sibley, this 40-piece matching game for children ages 3+ is sure to charm both kids and parents. The Sibley Backyard Birds Matching Game works your memory with 40 pieces, featuring 20 backyard birds, including blue jays, sparrows, and hummingbirds. The beautiful hand-painted illustrations are designed to grab the attention of kids and parents alike. &#8226; Play strengthens focus, concentration, and memory skills &#8226; Builds hand-eye coordination and dexterity &#8226; Includes 40 sturdy 2 3/8' x 2 3/8' square cards with rounded corners &#8226; Ideal gift for baby showers, birthdays, Christmas, Hanukkah, and Easter