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Buying Craft Books – keep an eye on great adult titles!


Craft a Day by Sarah Goldschadt


My students are always looking for fun new craft books, and so am I! I’ve started noticing that the titles I find in the adult craft section are often just right for upper elementary and more rich and enticing than the standard 32 page juvenile fare.

For example, look at this sweet book from Sarah Goldschadt. Each week has a theme and the image is used in several different crafts: felt fox finger puppet, fox card, fox cupcake topper – you get the idea. Nothing looked too hard for my crafty crew and I bet it will inspire them to take some of their own drawings and try them out in different crafts : )

ImageCheck out the index. I’m seeing visual indexes like this a lot lately in craft books. It makes for a fun and easy finding tool. My students roll their eyes when I call the index their BFF = best finding friend, but they have to agree it’s a big help in any nonfiction book!