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By Bobbe Needham. 1998
Step-by-step directions for more than fifty projects using natural and recycled materials: a birch-bark basket, gourd birdhouse, log-cabin planter, recycling… bin, and license-plate bird feeder, as well as special-prints gift wrap, sand candles, corn-husk angels, and beach-glass jewelry. Also presents background information on ecological and environmental issues. Grades 4-7. 1998.
By Deanna F Cook. 1997
Collection of five hundred creative activities for parents to share with their children. Offers ideas on setting up an area… for crafts and suggests supplies, including recyclables and inexpensive materials, to keep on hand. Sample projects include spooky spiders, pencil toppers, finger puppets, splatter shirts, and holiday gifts. 1997. Uniform title: Familyfun (New York, N.Y.)
A Canadian resource of practical tips and products that helps you do your part for the environment. Information on what… not to buy and why, services such as computer recyclers and hazardous waste disposal, and tips on sustainable food choices and how to reduce energy use. Includes a city-by-city guide. 2007.
By Dorothy Wood. 2004
Takes crafting to a new level with the innovative use of natural materials such as seeds, sea shells, small stones,… dried and pressed flowers, egg shells, wood, and pine cones. Furthermore, many of the projects can be completed in an evening, and no project takes longer than a weekend to create. Over 25 projects. 2004.
By Judith Flanders. 2017
Nearly everything you know about Christmas is wrong. Do you think the proclaimed war on Christmas is a recent occurrence?… Do you think Santa is Dutch, or that his red suit was brought to you courtesy of Coca-Cola? Or are you merely dreaming of a Christmas like the one you used to know? You aren't alone: thirty years after the first recorded Christmas, a fourth-century archbishop was already complaining that his flock was spending the day dancing and feasting, not in religious observance. By 1616, the playwright Ben Jonson was nostalgically reminiscing about the vastly better Christmases in the old days. Some traditions of Christmas are relatively new--who would have thought gift-wrap was a novelty of the twentieth century? That the first holiday parade was neither at Macy's, nor even in the United States? Other elements, however, have been around for a surprisingly long time. The first known gag holiday giftbook, The Boghouse Miscellany, was advertised in the 1760s, while in 1805, the leaders of the Lewis and Clark expedition exchanged--what else?--presents of underwear and socks. Christmas is different things to different people: a religious festival for some, a family celebration for others, or perhaps simply a time of seasonal eating and drinking. In Christmas: A Biography, historian Judith Flanders casts a sharp eye over the myths, legends, and history that make up the holiday to show us the season as it really is, but rarely how it is understood. 2017. Feast of the circumcision or Holy Name of Jesus -- Twelfth Night -- Epiphany -- Candlemas -- Lady day -- Midsummer -- Michaelmas -- All Saints' Day -- All Souls' Day -- St Martin -- St. Nicholas -- St Lucy of Syracuse -- St Thomas the Apostle -- Christmas day -- St Stephen -- St John the Evangelist -- Feast of the Holy Innocents -- Sylvester.
By Jinks McGrath. 1993
Many people might regard jewelry-making as being too complex, but McGrath shows how even the most complicated pieces can be… made at home. Covers essential tools to buy, large equipment, suggestions for workshop design, materials to use, and all the techniques needed to produce original pieces. 1993.
By Jan Wong. 2017
Jan Wong knows food is better when shared, so when she set out to write a book about home cooking… in France, Italy, and China, she asked her 22-year-old son, Sam, to join her. While he wasn't keen on spending excessive time with his mom, he dreamed of becoming a chef. Ultimately, it was an opportunity he couldn't pass up. On their journey, Jan and Sam live and cook with locals, seeing how globalization is changing food, families, and cultures. In southeast France, they move in with a family sheltering undocumented migrants. From Bernadette, the housekeeper, they learn classic French family fare such as blanquette de veau. In a hamlet in the heart of Italy's Slow Food country, the locals teach them how to make authentic spaghetti alle vongole and a proper risotto with leeks. In Shanghai, they cook firecracker chicken and scallion pancakes with the nouveaux riches and their migrant maids, who are part of the biggest demographic shift in world history. Along the way, mother and son explore their sometimes-fraught relationship, uniting--and occasionally clashing--over their mutual love of cooking. 2017.
By Carol Allain. 2008
"La génération Y est issue des années 1980. On dit des jeunes adultes qui la composent qu'ils aiment s'affirmer, se… distinguer et aussi avoir du bon temps. Ils sont parfaitement à l'aise avec les nouveaux médias et les nouvelles technologies, auront probablement voyagé aussi loin que leurs parents avant d'avoir vingt-cinq ans et occuperont vraisemblablement une bonne dizaine d'emplois dans leur vie. Bien souvent, leurs parents (les baby-boomers) ont du mal à les comprendre. L'auteur pose ici un regard comparatif sur cette génération et celles qui l'ont précédée. Il définit les caractéristiques de la génération silencieuse (1900-1945), de celle du baby-boom (1946-1965) et de la génération X (1966-1978), avant de les confronter pour interroger la nature des tensions entre elles et les modes d'accommodement possibles. L'ouvrage met aussi en lumière les jeux de pouvoir, les alliances, les conflits, les glissements de valeurs entre les générations qui forment les strates de notre société, en pleine mutation. Le lecteur est invité à saisir la combinaison unique de curiosité et de diversité, d'originalité et de polyvalence qui caractérise la génération Y. L'auteur, Carol Allain, s'engage à faire surgir de cet ouvrage une réflexion significative qui aidera parents et employeurs à mieux comprendre les Y afin de développer avec eux la meilleure synergie possible." -- 4e de couv.
A craft book that also includes a brief history of trash that shows how the invention of disposable products and… packaging has created increasing waste. Organized into sections based on recyclable materials (paper, plastic, metal, fabric), the easy-to-follow projects include a "Fancy Foil Fish" aluminum mobile, paper jewellery, and milk-carton castles. Also includes tips for "living lightly" (or, producing less garbage) on Earth. Grades 3-6. 2004.
By Eric Booth. 2009
Filled with practical advice on the critical issues facing the music teaching artist - from the economic and time-management issues… of being a musician and teacher to communicating effectively with students. Includes advice on becoming a mentor, succeeding in school environments, partnering with other teaching artists, advocating for music and arts education, and private lessons. 2009.
By Cathy Cassidy. 2015
Cherry, Summer, Skye, Coco and Honey may be very different but they all love crafting and creating! From hosting a… chocolate-themed sleepover to designing a flower headband and concocting a cupcake-sensation, each Chocolate Box sister shares her secrets in this collection. With ideas for every season, which will you make first? Grades 5-8. 2015.
By Vanessa Grant. 1997
A step-by-step guide on writing and selling a romance manuscript. From plotting, developing believable characters, writing romantic scenes, and editing,… to working with an agent and finding a publisher. Includes examples from published romance novels, and a resource guide for both new and experienced writers. 1997. (Self-Counsel writing series)
By Dianna Daniels Booher. 1983
By Richard Freudenberger. 1994
By Barbara Hodgson. 2007
Hodgson's diary of her journeys through the flea markets of Europe, North Africa and North America guides readers down back… alleys and into musty shops. We flank Hodgson as she gently fingers trinkets and seashells, sifts through distressed maps, stacks and unstacks slides and expired passports, all the while conversationally remarking on what this detritus represents - or could represent, given the right context and a bit of back story. c2007.
By John Fairfax, John Moat. 1981
By Fiona Danks. 2012
The stick is a universal toy. This book offers many suggestions for things to do with a stick, in the… way of adventures, creative and imaginative play, games, woodcraft and conservation, music and more! Grades 3-6. c2012.
Six million people in the UK, often unnoticed by the rest of us, provide unpaid care for disabled or elderly… relatives, friends or neighbours. Their job is long, lonely and hard, yet there is limited support and no formal training. As a result, carers suffer frequent damage to physical and mental health. This book is written for them - and also for the rest of us who don't know what being a carer is all about. The book airs such topics as sex, thoughts of murder, and dealing with the responses of friends and officials who fail to understand. 2006.
By Rosemary Verey. 1981
All too often a garden is only a show-piece for colour and shape: without that extra dimension of perfume it… loses its soul. In this book the author presents over a thousand plants which she finds best able to provide a framework for a fragrant garden, how to grow them and how to bring their flavours indoors. A bonus is the rediscovery of plants that have been grown and used in the past in Egypt and Rome, through the Middle Ages and Tudor England to the Victorians. 1981.