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8 Years

We love eight-year-olds! They’re just the right age for all kinds of fun. They still love the pretend play they’ve been enjoying for years, yet they’re also ready to move ahead into more advanced toys and learning. All of these toys and activities will appeal to their natural sense of fun and wonder.

 

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By Jessica Prescott

Learn how to play chess, the world’s most popular board game! It’s easy to learn, and anyone can play it. Jessica Prescott teaches you how you can get good at it and start winning. Improve your skills through 35 fun activities. This isn’t just a textbook about the rules of the game! Why not have a game of Pawn Football (pawns line up at their starting rank and race to the other side), or do the Queen Dance (make a checkmate using only a queen and king)? Try Scholar’s Mate: the four-move checkmate every beginner needs to know, and when you’re really good, play Bughouse, a crazy four-person game with two chess sets. All the activities have clear, colorful illustrations so you can see exactly where pieces should be on the chessboard. There are also helpful hints and tips throughout, and if you’ve ever forgotten how a piece moves or need to brush up on a rule, look at the Starting Out section for a reminder.

Softcover book containing 128 pages.

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By Taro Yaguchi

Learn origami basics from the experts at Taro's Origami Studio in Brooklyn, New York, where dedicated professionals teach and promote the ancient art of origami. In this book, Taro Yaguchi, founder of Taro's Origami Studio, shares his unique Kyu System, wherein the successful mastery of basic folds and bases is rewarded with passage through the different color-coded levels often associated with mastery in the field of martial arts. This book contains 12 models that clearly illustrate specific key folds and base forms that provide a foundation for the development of origami skills. 365 pieces of beautifully designed origami paper are provided to create models in three different sizes - perfect for use as ornaments, jewelry, and just for fun.

Includes 365 sheets of origami paper.

Hardcover book containing 80 pages.

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Magic has always captivated and amazed children, but learning the secrets behind this mysterious art has never been easy — until now. Introducing Children's Book of Magic, an introduction to the world's most amazing illusionists, magic tricks and magicians.

Tracing the history of magic from its origins in Ancient Egypt to the rise of stage performance in the 1900s and up to and including magic of the present day, Magic also includes 20 tricks for kids to put on their own show by learning from the 8 schools of magic: production, vanishing, transformation, restoration, teleportation, escaping, levitation, and prediction. Card tricks, coin tricks, escapology, and more are presented in step-by-step sequences, while biography spreads highlight the great works of history's greatest magicians including Hieronymus Bosch, Harry Houdini, Howard Thurston, and modern day performers such as David Blaine and Dynamo.

With Children's Book of Magic kids can dive in and discover the secrets of sleight of hand, the power of performance, and the mysteries of misdirection needed to perfect their skills.

Hardcover book containing 128 pages.

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By Kaitlyn Nichols

Make Clay Charms features simple step-by-steps for more than 35 different designs — cute fruit, adorable animals, sweet treats, and tons more. Make your charms with the nine bright colours of clay, bake them, add shine (with our specially formulated glaze), and then attach your creations to the included bracelet.

Comes with: 9 colors of clay (blue, pink, orange, yellow, green, purple, white, brown, bronze), charm bracelet, clay shaping tool, glaze with brush applicator, jump rings, charm loops, fold-out drying and display stand

Softcover, contains 56 pages.

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Originated by Roger Hargreaves, Concept created by Roger Price and Leonard Stern

Mr. Men Little Miss Christmas Mad Libs features 21 original holiday-themed stories starring everyone’s favorite Mr. Men and Little Misses! This book makes a fun affordable stocking stuffer for kids of all ages!

Softcover containing 48 pages.

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Let the spirit of Christmas inspire your artistic talents with this brand new An Elf's Story 50 page colouring book! With scenes from your favourite holiday special, you can colour all your favourite characters like Chippey, Snowflake, Wordsworth, Zart, Santa Claus, and the entire McTuttle clan. Also includes stickers.

Softcover containing 50 pages.

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By Jackie Zorovich and Kristina Sacci

Master the art of creating Zoku Quick Pops faster than ever! With over 40 quick and delicious recipes, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Those with a penchant for light and healthy pops will love Just Peachy and Watermelon, while those with a love for decadent desserts will devour Marble Cheesecake and Key Lime Pie. The collection ranges from nostalgic favourites like Neapolitan and Mint Chip to trendy flavours like Pink Mojito and Chai!

Also included are Zoku's original pop-making techniques, decorating ideas, and tips to inspire Quick Pop enthusiasts to create their own unique recipes!

Intended for use with Zoku Quick Pop Makers (sold separately).

Softcover containing 96 pages.

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By Colleen Dorsey

Are you ready to make the most awesome, fun new accessories EVER? Then jump in to Totally Awesome Rubber Band Jewelry, the ultimate companion for making the next big thing for cool kids! With just a few simple tools and easy-to-follow patterns, you can create completely colorful and super stylish bracelets, necklaces, earrings, mini purses, and other accessories in just minutes.

Rubber band jewelry is great for parties, sleepovers, recess, bus rides, and any other place you can think of, and you can enjoy it alone or with friends. Be pretty in pink with a Zigzag Bracelet, hit the pool in style with Toe-and-Ankle Chains, and tote your new Mini Purse to the mall. The possibilities are endless.

Softcover contains 48 pages.

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Create all kinds of fun, glittering crafts and gifts with this 150-piece kit! Inside the beautiful, magnetic-closure case you'll find an amazing variety of art supplies to create paper crafts, add finishing touches to gifts, and glitter-up your special treasures! Also included with the SpiceBox Kits for Kids Ultimate Glitter Glue Activity Kit is a 40-page, full colour book "Glitter it Up!", which explains how to use glitter glue, and has lots of fun and creative ideas and tips for you to try.

Includes:

  • 12 (0.35 fl oz/10.5 ml) tubes of glitter glue
  • 6 craft sticks
  • 1 (40-page) full-colour book
  • 85 stickers
  • 6 pompoms
  • 12 stick-on craft foam shapes
  • 1 sheet of gemstones
  • 4 greeting cards
  • 2 photo frame cards
  • 6 envelopes
  • 2 gift tags

Add a little sparkle to your day with this great, glittering kit - perfect for gifts or as a birthday party activity!

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Beaded bracelets that are easy to make and fun to wear!

Welcome to the world of beading. This kit will inspire you to be creative and have fun making lots of fantastic beaded bracelets, rings, earrings and even toe rings.. It's simple and fun to do! In the design idea book, you will find basic instructions, helpful tips and advice for selecting colour combinations, patterns and more. So use your fashion sense and a little imagination to make your own stylish accessories!

 

Kit comes with:
  • 1 Fun with Beading guide
  • 10 containers of round beads in assorted colours
  • 20 plastic flower-shaped beads in assorted colours
  • 10 fancy polyester beads in assorted colours
  • 30 assorted plastic beads
  • 5m of transparent 0.6 mm dia. Elastic cord
  • 5m of transparent 1 mm dia. Elastic cord
  • 5m of cotton coated 0.8 mm dia. Elastic cord
  • 2 pairs of earring wire
  • 1 beading tray
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By Barbara Kane

Colour-by-number art, where you fill in a picture with predetermined, numbercoded colours, has been around forever. We've always thought it was... a little limiting. Klutz is about creativity and self-epression. Colour-by-numbers was about following the rules. Until now. Introducing Paper Stained Glass, creative colour-by-numbers so cool you hang them in the window. Our twenty colouring designs are printed on see-through vellum - with no numbers. Instead, each design is bound between two different number-coded colour schemes. Flip the design over the colour scheme you like better (the numbers will show through the vellum) and get colouring. Or ignore the codes altogether (we call that "colour by your numbers"). To complete the package, we threw in 12 number-coded, double-pointed markers. Use your coloured artwork to make projects like a Japanese banner or a snake mobile. Better yet, hang your masterpiece in the window so it glows like stained glass. It's about time colour-by-number got enlightened. Comes with 12 double-nibbed felt markers, 20 pieces of stained glass art, 2 suction cups, 2 frames and 1 framing strip.

Hardcover, contains 60 pages

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By the editors of Klutz

Amazing bracelets you squeeze out of a tube. When we first showed Glossy Bands to girls, it was clear we had a winner. They put the bracelets on and admired the colourful designs. They stretched the bracelets to take them off and watched as they shrank back to their original size. They put the bracelets back on, and that's when things got sticky. Clearly, we were not going to get these bracelets back. Glossy Bands start as a special, non-toic, acrylic paint. To make one, simply squeeze out dots of color following one of the patterns in the book. Then use the swirling stick to mix the colour into fancy designs. Once it's dry, peel your bracelet up and wrap it around your wrist. You've made your first Glossy Band: a beautiful, durable, completely wearable work of art. Chances are good that you've never seen anything quite like a Glossy Band. We think this book is going to change that. Once word gets around how easy it is to make these deliciously shiny, irresistibly stretchy bracelets, you're going to start seeing them everywhere.

Hardcover, contains 40 pages

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Let your imagination run wild with all the colours of the rainbow! Whether you're making gifts for friends and family or expressing your creativity for yourself, this fun and colourful activity set from SpiceBox gives you everything you need to make cards, notes and picture frames. Have a blast colouring with the gel pens and decorating with stickers, gems and crazy googly eyes! The possibilities are endless, so let your imagination loose and let those colours fly!

Includes: 12 gel pens in assorted colours, 10 multi-coloured googly eye stickers, 12 gem stickers, pom poms, over 50 other stickers, 2 flocked cards with envelopes, 1 flocked photo frame card with envelope and 5 blank greeting cards with envelopes.

With all this included you'll have lots to do and have lots of fun doing it!

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By Karen Phillips

Fads fade and trends end but one feature of teen magazines is a perennial: the quiz. What's the appeal? Surrounded by fluff, the personality quiz can be an oasis of insight centering on the world's most fascinating topic - you. It's All About Me is a collection of 30 confidencebuilding quizzes that answer onlyfrom- Klutz questions like "What Kind of Cookie Are You?" "Are You a People Pleaser or a Lone Wolf" and the universally understood "Eight Ways to Tell if Your Parents are Extraterrestrials." Use the included 70-page note pad and stylish pen to jot down your answers and compare results with friends. Considering the range of personalities out there, it's only fitting that our quizzes come in a range of formats (true or false, finish-the-doodle, flow charts and so forth). The full-colour illustrations were created by a dozen different artists in styles ranging from goofy to girly.

hardcover, contains 70 pages

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By Kylie Foxx

Nobody wants to sleep at a pajama party! After you've painted your nails glittery blue and stuffed yourself with pizza, keep the place rocking with a game of Truth or Dare. Dare: sing your favourite rock song like an opera star. Truth: have you ever laughed so hard you wet your pants? Let's hear it for staying up all night Includes: 50 Truth or Dare Cards and book with tips on organizing the best pajama parties ever!

Softcover containing 16 pages and deck containing 50 cards.

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By Joe Edley

575 word challenges that will drive you bananas! Bananagrams takes the anagram to new brain-twisting levels. 4 levels, in fact: Easy to Extra Hard, spread across 7 clever puzzle types, from Banana Splits (solve letter substitution scrambles in rapid-fire fashion) to Banana Leaves (a progressive search for 4-, 5-, 6- or 7-letter words that will challenge you for hours). Comes with answers so you don't really go bananas!

Softcover containing 283 pages.

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By Duy Nguyen

Discover what you can make out of paper!

The sky is the limit with this sure-fire hit! So get ready to launch these incredible designs by a pair of talented origami artists. The projects include an air-to-surface guided missile based on the U.S. Navy’s 1950 Bullpup and a soaring spaceship that’s purely the product of a creative imagination. Learn how to fold the rockets with military precision…and then let your imagination take flight. The gift set contains a book with basic instructions for those new to the craft; 50 sheets of origami paper; one completed origami missile; a rocket launcher; and nine amazing projects. This paperback book includes 80 pages.

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By Dav Pilkey

They defeated Dr. Diaper! They trampled the terrible talking toilets! They crushed the crazy cafeteria ladies! And they prevented preposterous Professor Poopypants from pulverizing the planet! Now George and Harold are back for more fun and games with their wedgie-powered superhero, Captain Underpants!

Join George and Harold as they play hilarious pranks on clueless Mr. Krupp and get caught in some very puzzle-ing situations. And they'll show you how to make your very own comic books- complete with that world-famous cheesy animation technique, FLIP-O-RAMA! Comics, puzzles, jokes, laffs, and stickers!

Softcover, containing 96 pages.

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This book is your invitation to enter a world of high adventure, where daring and skill will bring you great treasure, but only if you avoid a host of deadly dangers.

The mazes are in four levels of increasing difficulty.Each level becomes more challenging with only the bravest and most skilled adventurer entering Level 4.
Soft cover book with 32 black - and - white mazes, plus solutions. Measures approx. 8¼ x 11

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By Jeff Kinney

Now you can write your own bestseller, just like the beloved Diary of a Wimpy Kid series! With The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book, you're the author, illustrator, and main character! Filled with loads of interactive pages and plenty of space to write your own life's story, this book is all you need to create your masterpiece. Whatever you do, make sure you put it someplace safe after you finish. Because when you're rich and famous, this thing is going to be worth a fortune!

This special revised and expanded edition includes more than 60 new pages, including 16 more pages of full-colour comics (for a total of 32)!

Hardcover containing 224 pages.

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