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If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you know how we love Candlewick Press children’s books for our kids and enjoy hosting book prize pack giveaways for you all, my dear wonderful, loyal HMP readers! 🙂
So, since school is back which means, we’re all getting our kids back to the mindset of learning, I want to bring you these interactive activity books to help with that.. while bringing out our little one’s creativity too!
Read on to see why you’ll love these fun, educational books from Candlewick Press for your kids… just like I do!
By Sam McBratneyIllustrated by Anita Jeram
ISBN: 9780763694678 | March 2017 | All ages | 96 Pages
Love is a colorful thing! Fans old and new, young and not so young will revel in these intricate scenes of nature featuring Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare. In ninety-six pages of beautifully rendered images and words inspired by the beloved story, the world of Guess How Much I Love You stands ready to come to life with the help of some crayons or markers, dozens of stickers, and a whole lot of love.
A coloring book to love to the moon and back! Filled with enchanting pictures from Guess How Much I Love You to color — plus more than a hundred stickers.
By Emily Sands
ISBN: 9780763695316 | June 2017 | Ages 10 and up | 64 Pages
Who can resist the allure of ancient Egypt — and the thrill of exploring mysteries that lay hidden for thousands of years? Now dedicated Egyptologists and avid coloring fans alike can put pencil or marker to the page and bring extraordinary treasures to life. The images found within include hieroglyphs, pyramids, artifacts, statuary, and mummy masks such as those discovered inside the tomb of King Tut himself.
The best-selling ’Ology phenomenon meets the coloring book craze!
By Martin Handford
ISBN: 9780763695804 | May 2017 | Ages 5 – 9 | 172 Pages
Waldo fans setting off on their own travels will clamor for this compact collection of seven adventures, now adorned with a foil cover and offering six postcards to color. Featured are Where’s Waldo?; Where’s Waldo Now?; Where’s Waldo? The Fantastic Journey; Where’s Waldo? The Wonder Book; Where’s Waldo? In Hollywood; Where’s Waldo? The Great Picture Hunt!; and Where’s Waldo? The Incredible Paper Chase. Includes flaps and a handy elastic clasp.
Where’s Waldo? Celebrating his thirtieth anniversary!
Illustrator: Zoë Ingram
ISBN: 9780763695064 | March 2017 | Ages 10 and up | 20 pages
This book of beautiful butterflies is full of press-out designs intricately decorated with foil and perfect for all ages to color in. Featuring ten unique designs, the press-out pieces can be slotted together to create bright and cheerful ornaments. These gorgeous butterflies are perfect to hang around the home and add sparkle to any setting.
Illustrator: Rebecca Jones
ISBN: 9780763693404 | March 2017 | All Ages | 74 pages
Get creative with this innovative coloring book full of beautifully designed cards and envelopes to tear out and color. The twenty-four summertime designs include seashells, flowers, dragonflies, and more and are perfect for all ages to decorate and send or give to family and friends. Take inspiration from nature, or experiment with unusual colors and different materials to make each card truly unique! With enough blank space inside for a message, envelopes to customize, and cute stickers to seal them, this is the complete creative package!
Author/Illustrator: Claire Fay
ISBN: 9780763693473 | July 2017 | Ages 5 – 9 | 32 pages
Become an artist and filmmaker in one go with an exciting new twist on the coloring book. Kids are invited to color in the pictures, take photos of them using a free Blink Book app (downloaded separately onto a phone or tablet), and watch them turn into animated films . . . as easy as color, snap, app! With sixteen spreads to color, users are able to produce sixteen animated episodes totaling eight minutes’ worth of video — and will be thrilled to play the role of creator in this cutting-edge blend of art and technology.
Author: Young Rewired State
Illustrator Duncan Beedie
ISBN: 9780763698331| August 2017 | Ages 9 – 12 | 208 pages
Author: Bryan Michael Stoller
Illustrator: Victor Beuren
ISBN: 9780763694111 | March 2017 | Ages 8 – 12 | 48 pages
And . . . action! Did you know that all it takes to be a filmmaker is a smartphone and a little creativity? This essential guide to making movies on a smartphone offers all kinds of tips, techniques, and instructions on how to edit and add special effects to your film. With easy-to-follow advice on building a narrative and clear concepts, Smartphone Movie Maker gives young film buffs all the tools needed to start shooting their own masterpieces. The box even transforms into a lens-fitted film projector to slot a smartphone into, so budding directors can watch their creations play out onscreen for the ultimate cinematic experience. Special features include:
- A fully illustrated, hands-on director’s handbook
- A storyboarding book to sketch out a shot-by-shot breakdown of the film
- Card sheets to make a retro popcorn box
- Pre-printed tickets to invite family and friends to the film premiere