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Seven ate nine? Not if we can help it! Nine-year-olds will love playing and learning with incredible toys and activities that will amuse them for hours. Watch them grow and discover with toys, games, crafts and more.

 

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By Joe Klang, Lutz Uhlmann, Oliver Albrecht, and Tim Bischoff

This is the perfect gift for all big and small LEGO fans: a tin containing 52 cards with step-by-step instructions for 20 building projects using bricks you have at home. Plants and people and all sorts of vehicles are waiting to be constructed - just use your imagination and your creativity and start building now.

Includes 52 cards, and storage tin.

LEGO bricks sold separately.

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Design your own bracelet with itty-bitty glittery charms! As a follow-up to our beloved bestseller Make Clay Charms, this book comes with 35 new charm designs, new clay colors, and two packets of accent glitter to make your charms sparkle and shine.Starting with a few basic shapes and easy-to-mold clay, you can sculpt mini food, tiny aliens and robots, pocket-sized unicorns, and dozens of other cuties that you can customize with extra personality. Just pop your creations in the oven to set (with an adult's help, of course), use our special glaze to give them polish and add as much glitter as you want, then attach them to the included bracelet. Each project has clear instructions and a true-to-life sizing guide to help you craft your own glitter charms.

Includes 48-page book, 6 clay blocks (blue, purple, pink, green, yellow, and white), 2 glitter packets (2g total), metal link bracelet, 35 jump rings and charm loops, glaze with brush applicator (6mL), and a custom shaping tool.

Softcover activity book, 56 pages.

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By Trula Magruer

Her doll can go shopping for glamorous gowns, fancy handbags, and high-fashion hats in her very own boutique! She can set up shop with a fun and fancy boutique tabletop and dress rack for displaying items, plus a chandelier and decorative posters to add pizzazz. The book includes ideas to create jaw-dropping, no-sew dresses and accessories from shirt sleeves or other simple clothing items she no longer uses, and the included receipt pad, store signs, and business cards, plus other shopping supplies, create a realistic luxury store experience!

Softcover containing 32 pages.

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By Joel Stern

My First Origami Kit is the perfect introduction to the joys of origami for kids of all ages. Featuring sheets of stickers along with folding paper, this kit is sure to keep them engaged and happy for hours!

Included are whimsical origami penguins, foxes, pigs, airplanes and more—even a cute teddy bear that "talks" when you open and close its arms. All of the papers are colorfully decorated on both sides with a different design for each of the 22 models! There are feathers for the duck, metal plates for the airplane, scales for the cobra, and so on. In most cases, it doesn't even matter which side of the paper kids use—they'll still end up with a great-looking model!

Kids will love to add sticker details to their models—eyes, noses, paws, and many other cute features. They can make the finished models look as silly or as serious as they want. Your child will proudly display the finished handiwork—their very first origami!

Projects include:

  • Diablo the Cobra
  • Clarence the Mouse
  • Magic Box
  • Barkley the Sea Lion
  • Edward Elephant
  • Cootie Catcher
  • Soaring Sam

Includes 60 sheets of 6" 2-sided color designer paper, two 8" x 8" sheets with 150 stickers, and a 48-page 6" x 8" full-color booklet

Softcover containing 48 pages.

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Ages 7 and up

An attractive tin with two packs of magic cards and step-by-step instructions for 10 fantastic tricks so children can amaze friends and family.

A brilliant gift for budding young magicians!

Contains 2 decks of cards and instructions for 10 tricks.

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Ages 8 and up

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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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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Ages 8 and up

By Mari and Roshin Ono

Origami for Children is the perfect introduction to origami, the fun Japanese papercraft for parents and children of all ages. Divided into 6 sections, the projects cover a whole range of themes, from classic origami designs such as animals to party decorations and modern vehicles. Projects include: flower baskets, rabbits, a space shuttle, samurai helmet, and even Pacman! You'll be amazed at how much you can create using sheets of paper and a few simple folds!

Includes: Over 35 designs with comprehensive step-by-step instructions and 60 specially printed pieces of origami paper (enough to make every project in the book).

Softcover containing 128 pages.

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Ages 5 and up

By Holly Brook-Piper

It's Build a Book for Girls, an exciting activity journal designed to develop a love of writing and encourage creativity!

In Build a Book for Girls, kids are presented with a new and exciting activity journal. This book is designed to develop a love of writing while encouraging creativity. While completing the activities, girls will be honing the skills they need to build their own book—without even realizing it! With an ever increasing emphasis on creative writing, this book gives girls a head-start into exploring their imaginations in a structured, positive way.

Softcover activity book, 48 pages.

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Ages 8 and up

By Peter Eldin

Calling all budding magicians! Here's a fabulous kit to help you realize your magic dreams. Open up the box, take out your own magic wand, lay out your tricks and props, and let the show begin!

In the 48 page colour book, you'll find a wide range of tricks to perform, complete with easy to follow instructions, tips on performing, and helpful, step-by-step illustrations. So, get started! Set off on a journey of wonder, excitement and satisfaction as you amaze and entertain your family and friends.

Includes a full-colour book, magicians wand, 3 dice, deck of cards, ball and vase, magic coin box and floating match card. There's also great stories of magicians of the past to thrill and inspire!

Measures approximately 9" long x 9" wide x 3" high.

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By Helen Piercy

Let’s get animated! Included in this appealing boxed set is everything you need to create a stop-motion movie using your cell phone or digital camera (not included). Do you know how to build a storyboard? Design a character? What does the action of "squash and stretch" have to do with making animation look realistic? From hand-drawn sequences to 3-D models, from lighting a set to using a variety of camera shots, Animation Studio offers expert tips to help kids transform a series of still images into an original animated movie.

Its special features include:

  • A mini stage set
  • A press-out puppet monster with movable parts
  • Press-out props
  • Storyboard samples and sheets
  • An engaging animation handbook

Hardcover containing 32 pages.

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Ages 8 and up

By The Editors of Klutz

Make your own mini air force! Young aviators follow the step-by-step instructions to fold custom-designed paper patterns and attach the results to a straw fuselage. Once the jet is mounted on a special launch straw, it only takes a concentrated breath to send it soaring. Create five different jet models, including the mysterious X-88 to the aptly-named Spitfire, and learn about the principles of aerodynamics! The sky's the limit with this brilliant innovation in paper aerodynamics.

Includes step-by-step folding instructions, 50 cut-out plane bodies, 4 standard straws, 10 jumbo straws, 10 custom rubber nose weights, and a plane body plastic stencil.

Softcover containing 60 pages.

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By Doug Stillinger

A Klutz classic gets bigger, better, and even crazier. In 1998, we published a book of cool things to build with LEGO bricks. Just like that, kids everywhere quit stacking bricks in blocks that don't move and instead began constructing new things that DO things. And today, nearly 750,000 books later, they're demanding more. LEGO Crazy Action Contraptions is a brand-new book of brand-new, high-performance projects. From the Supercharged Speedster to the Squeezeclaw Grabber to the Wall Rocket Racer - all these contraptions spin, stretch, speed, or otherwise spring into action. And all of them are totally buildable thanks to super-clear instructions and step-by-step diagrams. Wonderful as the original book was, this new version is even better, and here's why: In the earlier book, five of the ten projects required bricks that you (hopefully) had at home. In this new version, every single one of the 16 projects can be constructed using just the custom selection of LEGO bricks that come with the book. All you need to supply is a little time, a little energy, and definitely a little craziness.

Hardcover, contains 50 pages

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By Robbin Cuddy

Learn to draw all of your favorite dinosaurs one step at a time! Perfect for young artists-in-training, "Learn to Draw Dinosaurs" offers a comprehensive drawing experience that includes step-by-step lessons, as well as full-colour illustrations, fun facts, trivia, quizzes, and much more. Children will enjoy the 64 pages of drawing instruction for a variety of dinosaurs, including a triceratops, a pteranodon, and a tyrannosaurus. The book opens with a brief description of how to get started, using basic drawing tools and some sample drawing exercises to warm up. Each drawing lesson begins with a basic shape, such as a square, circle, or triangle, and progresses to a finished piece of artwork, making it easy for children to follow along. Along the way, engaging text describes interesting details and fun facts about each dinosaur. With a mix of art instruction and fun trivia, "Learn to Dinosaurs" is the perfect way for children to discover more about their favorite dinosaurs, in addition to developing their artistic talents.

Softcover drawing book, 64 pages.

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Ages 8 and up

By Janet Sacks

Kids love magic—and here’s a box packed with tricks, puzzles, and gadgetry from the wizard’s workshop! Props galore include a black magic bag containing disappearing balls, a sorcerer’s ring, colored ropes and cups for special illusions, a set of divination discs for performing mental tricks, and a pack of cards for magic card tricks. To get neophyte wizards started, the box includes a set of eight miniature instruction books:

  • Tricks for New Wizards – easy tricks for beginners
  • Wizard Illusions – tricks for making objects disappear and reappear
  • Wizard Puzzles – riddles and word games on mysterious subjects
  • Wizard Challenges – tricks to challenge and amaze friends
  • Wizard Numbers – simple but amazing tricks with mathematics
  • Wizard Science – employing scientific principles to make magic
  • Wizard Workshop – using this box’s props to perform great tricks
  • Tricks for Master Wizards – instructions for performing advanced magic

Kids will have hours of fun honing their magic skills and performing tricks to entertain and amaze friends and family.

Includes black magic bag, disappearing balls, a ring, colored ropes and cups, divination discs , a pack of cards for magic card tricks, and 8 mini instruction books.

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By Harvey Kidder, Illustrated by Kimberly Bulcken Root

Illustrated Chess for Children was originally published in 1970. Now renamed, updated, newly illustrated, and presented with a custom-designed chess board and full set of chess pieces, the kids' book of chess and chess set introduces kids to the game that's inspired passion and challenge for over 900 years. Fantasy art captures the energy and excitement of chess's origins - the medieval battlefield - while direct, lively text explains the game and its pieces. Readers are led through the fundamentals of beginning, middle, and end game, and shown winning strategies for offense and defense.

Includes 1 chess board, 1 set of Staunton-Style chess pieces, and 1 storage box.

Softcover containing 96 pages.

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By Trula Magruder

Bake up a bakery business with help from Grace! From making a doll-sized oven for baking pretend treats to setting up signs and putting together to-go boxes, dolls will have everything needed to create a Parisian-style shop. A paper chalkboard is perfect for displaying today's menu, and little paper doilies add an elegant touch.

Includes: 32-page how-to book; doll-sized oven mitt; 2 patisserie bags; 2 bread bags; 1 paper chalkboard; 1 sheet of stickers for labeling and crafting; 5 sheets of paper for signs, ice cream cones, a newspaper, table tents, French flags, and doilies; 5 sheets of punch-outs for boxes, signs, doughnuts, crafting, doilies, and more!

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By Trula Magruder

Whatever the occasion, whatever the reason, Doll Celebrations offers great ideas. Together, you and your doll will discover fun projects to make every holiday (even made-up celebration days) extra special, and make preparing for the party almost as exciting and entertaining as the party itself!

Hardcover American Girl Doll book, 32 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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Ages 7 and up

Packed with fun activities including games, doodle and colouring pages, puzzles, and crafts, plus more than 500 stickers! The Ultimate Factivity Collection contains amazing facts and educational information that encourage learning while at the same time improving social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills. The Ultimate Factivity Collection series will keep kids busy and learning for hours!

Create your own book about the incredible Star Wars galaxy! Feel the force and join the adventure with the Ultimate Factivity Collection: Star Wars! With tons of fun activities, quizzes, and stickers, kids will have hours of fun while learning interesting facts and information about their favorite galaxy far, far away.

Includes more than 500 stickers.

Softcover activity book, 96 pages.

 

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