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  • Item #: 020953
    ISBN: 9780794533656
    Retail: $11.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.79
    A simple and cute drawing book that uses basic shapes such as triangles, ovals, and squares to create varied subjects. Simple step-by-step instructions guide children as they fill the pages with anything from spaceships to bunny rabbits to fairies. More of an activity book than something you would use as art curriculum, this book might serve well at restaurants, on car trips or on a rainy day. Each two-page spread is a different setting, beckoning for different creatures or objects. For example, one page is a town at night and the artist is prompted to draw alley cats atop the walls. The drawing instructions usually have 4-6 steps, starting with a subject's most basic shape and gradually adding to it. Softcover, 95 pages.
  • Item #: 044985
    ISBN: 9780794528423
    Retail: $16.99
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    Rather than list this in the drawing section as a drawing book, we are listing it here with the other Usborne Art Ideas books, as it offers the same great range of creative ideas utilizing a number of different mediums – pencil, ink, pastels, paints, etc. While the emphasis is certainly on drawing, the "ideas" include dozens of fun "out of the box" projects that may require/encourage serious drawing skills, a loose doodle style of drawing, or a mix of both. It features the same high quality, colorful pages as the other books in the series and is filled with so many engaging activities that I would be surprised if you skipped any of them! Slightly oversized, hc. 96 pgs. – Melissa

  • Item #: 000413
    ISBN: 9780794513795
    Retail: $5.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.69

    This inexpensive reference is packed full of project ideas and background material about many types of lettering. The book begins by introducing students to lettering techniques, including spacing tips, hints for keeping even heights/widths, and information about pencils and italic pens. The rest of the book focuses on different lettering styles, such as Gothic Script, comic strip lettering, "graffiti" styles, magazine and newspaper fonts, and italic. Each style is explained in detail, with instructions for creating that style and examples of its usage in ancient or modern times. Plenty of hands-on project ideas are included throughout the book: poster projects, creating magazine and newspaper layouts, fabric art (lettering on t-shirts and banners), making a printing block, and more. Like all Usborne books, colorful illustrations enhance every page and provide inspiration for creativity. The back of the book contains four reference lettering charts, ideal for tracing or copying: Roman, Gothic, Italic, and Art Nouveau. Index included. 32 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 007052
    ISBN: 9780794532697
    Retail: $11.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.79

    When Usborne does a doodle book, you know it will be inviting. These vibrant, colorful tear-off pages draw (pun intended) your child into whatever world has been half-created. Colorful circles attached to ovals can become dogs, lions, or hippos. Draw another knight like the illustration. Add decorations to the pattern. Doodle more sharks and waves. The breadth and originality of the suggestions is impressive. There are about a hundred double-sided pages or, in other words, hours of creative doodling.

  • Item #: 064203
    ISBN: 9780794533366
    Retail: $13.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.59

    I liked this book from the moment I opened it! It looks like a real fashion designer’s sketch book, featuring models drawn mostly with simple, straight lines. The pages have prompts for a person to finish: a series of heads that you add hats to, designing glasses on a page of faces, adding color to outlined gowns at a movie premiere, and even a fun department store window display! It is so very creative and open-ended yet provides something to get you started. Other pages include: casual clothes, party make up, nails, hair-dos, hand-bags, coats, jewelry, fabric design, & more. This would make a perfect gift with a set of colored pencils or art markers for an aspiring designer who loves to play with color. You might even inspire a career with your gift! 10x12”, 80pp

  • Item #: 026242
    ISBN: 9780794524692
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.29

    I have always been a fan of the Usborne books, and this one is no exception – you'll not be disappointed with the beautiful photography and the plethora of facts. This encyclopedia is completely focused on earth science and includes chapters on planet earth, earthquakes and volcanoes, climate, weather, plants and animals, shaping the land (soil/weathering/erosion), and rivers and oceans. Scattered throughout the book, along with the information provided, you will find recommended websites where you and your child can find out more. The pages will draw you in, no matter your age, as you learn about our planet Earth. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 062684
    ISBN: 9780794521219
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $14.39

    Think you could be the next Stan Lee or Paul Dini? Why not give it a shot with this handy guide to making your own cartoons! The fun workbook style shows you different story ideas, drawing and character creation tips and other tricks of the trade all while giving you plenty of room to come up with you own stories. There are even over 130 stickers of sound effects, speech bubbles and more to help get you started. A really fun hands-on introduction to creating comics. 96 hardcover spiral bound pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 064204
    ISBN: 9780794537128
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $14.39

      This is the cutest little fingerprint-art book for your littles! It includes 50 activity pages in a book that lies flat. Attached to the back cover is a large ink pad (2” x 8”) with 7 vibrant colors. The instructions are easy to follow; you see the beginning of a picture on each page and add to it by dabbing a finger to the ink pad and stamping the page with your inky finger. You might be adding eggs to a nest, making butterflies in the sky, or putting passengers into cars! Once the ink is dry (and your fingers have been washed) you draw over your fingerprints with a black pen to add some detail like arms and eyes. These little creatures are so simple and so cute, you will want to create even more on blank paper! Once your book is complete, you can make up stories about your creations! Each activity page is about 6” x 8” and many cover a 2-page spread.


  • Item #: 011249
    ISBN: 9780794534660
    Retail: $18.99
    Rainbow Price: $17.09
    Share the Greek Myths with your children. This hardcover book contains over 15 stories, including the Adventures of Odysseus, Jason and the Golden Fleece, the Many Tasks of Heracles, and Theseus and the Minotaur. The pages are all colored, with bright borders, and many of the pages are further illustrated with pictures from the myth. All in all, this beautiful book will draw young children - and older kids - into the Greek Myths. 128 pages. - Melissa
  • Item #: 042293
    ISBN: 9780794514525
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $17.99

    This book could make a wonderful art program for younger students, incorporating both art appreciation and projects in a beautiful, easy to use format. The book features 22 impressive works of art from around the world and from a variety of periods. Each work is shown on a spread of pages along with a few short, interesting paragraphs of information about the work itself, the techniques used, and the artist who created it. Then you flip the page to see how you can imitate that work and style using simple materials and methods. For example, the first work highlighted is Van Gogh's "The Starry Night." After looking at the painting and reading about it, you turn to the next page, which has step-by-step directions to help you make your own swirly landscape using thick paints and a plastic fork. In six steps you go from drawing a simple landscape sketch, adding color, and using the fork to manipulate the paint into swirly patterns like those found in Van Gogh's painting. The end products are very attractive, and completing the projects will help students remember the distinctive styles of the artists they've studied. The projects pages are very colorful and offer beautiful illustrations of the finished projects to give students a visual aid. Throughout the 22 works/projects, students will be introduced to 3-D art, paintings, abstract art, prints, collages, Chinese brush painting, and other styles/types of art for a well-rounded but fun early art education. Hc, 96 pgs. – Melissa

  • Item #: 060900
    ISBN: 9780794534349
    Retail: $10.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.89

    Mazes help kids develop skills they don’t even realize. Add to the fun with these 30 tear-off, fun mazes to solve. The top cover is detached so kids can easily tear the sheets from the pads. Pages are multicolored and mazes are varied. In addition, each big page features things to spot and places to fill in with drawings. The back is made of sturdy cardboard so it can be used just about anywhere. Scenes include a range: outer space, nature, modern and ancient, etc. Note: includes one spooky streets scene with zombie-like characters. In the back, you’ll find smaller, full-color images pictured with answers. Keep some on hand in the car; they would make great placemat activities at restaurants, for example. 14” x 11”. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 062680
    ISBN: 9780794534752
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $14.39

    This is a fun little book that is a self-contained gift for someone special. It includes a hardcover, but spiral-bound book with 60 pages of fun activity pages to complete. Attached to the extended back cover is a large inkpad (about 2” x 7”) with 7 bright rainbow colors and a lid. The idea is that your child adds their fingerprints to the illustrated pages. When the ink dries, you can draw on your fingerprint and make a little character. Since each of the colors on the inkpad touch each other, you can even get some fun color blends going! If you want to switch colors, just wipe off your finger with a wet wipe or paper towel and keep printing away! When you are all done, wash hands with soap & water. With the spiral binding, the pages lie nice and flat as you are working on your masterpiece. Something like this would be a great sibling gift or for someone with a new baby. 10” x 8.5” overall, book is 7” x 8.5” ~ Sara

  • Item #: 060899
    ISBN: 9780794534585
    Retail: $10.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.44

    Like lots o’ dots? Pick up this pad with 30 tear-off, great dot-to-dots to solve. The top cover is detached so kids can easily tear the sheets from the pads. Pages are multicolored and puzzles are varied. Each big page also features things to spot and drawings to create. The back is made of sturdy cardboard so it can be used just about anywhere. Scenes vary, with many being nature or vehicle related. Note: includes 1 page with a haunted house scene. In the back, you’ll find smaller, full-color images with answers. Keep some on hand in the car; they would make great placemat activities at restaurants, for example. 14” x 11”. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 033483
    ISBN: 9780794509569
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.54
  • Item #: 067906
    ISBN: 9780794536701
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.69

     This introductory reference guide will appeal to your pictorial learner. First, you’ll get a good beginning grammar overview (parts of speech--including noun and verb phrases, active/passive voice, clauses, conjunctions, direct speech, and confusing words). Parts of speech are identified with text, arrows and colors, though inconsistently applied (Nouns are not always green, for example). Explanations are brief and accented with graphs and cartoon drawings. The second section covers punctuation (periods, commas, question and quotation marks, apostrophes, and those funky and elusive parentheses, dashes, hyphens and ellipses). Finally, get a thumbnail introduction to style (basic genres, sentence- and paragraph level improvements). The book includes a glossary, quiz, and index. Also, access to Quicklinks provides grammar, punctuation and spelling games, quizzes and puzzles. An attention-grabbing way to introduce or remind students of grammar skills. 136 pgs, reinforced sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 026171
    ISBN: 9780794521394
    Retail: $10.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.44

    Providing an entertaining introduction to astronomy, this Usborne book explores the science of astronomy and the mysteries of space, and it even provides a historical overview of space exploration. Brightly illustrated with actual photographs and colorful drawings, children will be drawn into its pages to gain a foundational understanding of the skies. Included are seasonal star charts for the Northern and Southern Hemisphere, a timeline of the history of astronomy (based upon billions of years), a glossary and a topical index. Note this book is from a secular publisher and does contain evolutionary information. 103 pages, pb. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 060896
    ISBN: 9780794534714
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.99

    Highly appealing to young children, this Usborne series offers a variety of coloring, mazes, drawing, and spot-the-differences activities. Four pages of stickers corresponding to certain pages further enhance learning. Pre- or early readers will need assistance with directions and perhaps removing shaped stickers. Activities involve hand-eye coordination, picture completion, symmetry, counting, sequencing and color identification. A few of the Yellow activities require a smattering of letter writing and simple addition. Great for a trip, as part of an activity center, or fun stuff for an older sibling to guide a younger one through. Answers for some puzzles are included. For ages 3 to 8. 8.5” x 10”, 64 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 013763
    ISBN: 9780794523244
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.34

    Whether you are traveling cross-country, abroad, or simply enjoying a stay-cation this year, this fantastic activity book may be exactly what you are looking for to combine fun with learning while keeping little minds and hands busy. Activities vary from stickers (includes over 150!), doodling/drawing, puzzles, mazes, and lots, lots more! Not just your typical activities, kids will learn interesting things about different countries and use their math and logic skills too. Activities will take you across the world and even into outer space. With all the great discoveries found here, your children will have little time for boredom! Answers included. Another quality learning resource from Usborne. 96 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 026263
    ISBN: 9780794521158
    Retail: $10.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.44
    This Usborne book answers: What's life? How do human bodies work? How do plants work? Where did life come from? Discusses Life on earth and more about biology. (Note some parents may wish to preview the reproductive section: Includes detailed drawings and descriptions of human reproductive organs and the reproductive process.) Also includes about 8 pages of in-depth discussion of evolution and a discussion of the evolutionary view of man's existence.
  • Item #: 048938
    ISBN: 9780794524005
    Retail: $10.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.89

    Reading through this Usborne book made me want to take a few vacation days and go explore someplace exotic. It highlights some of the most popular or influential explorers from ancient to current times. It shares their exciting stories in a concise but captivating way, showing the supplies they needed, hardships endured, reasons for their travels, how their trips made history, and more. The text itself is fascinating, but the illustrations really make the book stand out. There are cartoon drawings and profiles of the explorers with speech bubbles displaying things they said or wrote, photographs or reproductions of famous vessels, tools, etc. used in exploration, colorful maps, and scenes of impressive things explorers discovered. Small text boxes share especially interesting information, captions are descriptive and informational, and the text is engaging. Starting with the ancient Egyptian adventurer Harkhuf, who traveled to a place called Yam to bring back precious treasures to the king of Egypt, the book continues through explorers such as the ancient Greek Pytheas, Vikings like Leif Ericsson, the Italian traveler Marco Polo, the Muslim explorer Ibn Battuta who covered 75,000 miles across Africa, the 15th Century Chinese adventurer Zheng He who explored the lands around China for the emperor and spread the word that China was in charge, Portuguese sailors who explored the African west coast looking for a way to Asia, Christopher Columbus and other adventurers who explored/invaded the New World, and Ferdinand Magellan's trip around the world. The scientific aspects of later explorations are also covered, like Captain Cook's mapping of the coast of Canada, and then attempting a scientific expedition to the Pacific Ocean; nature-lover and German-born Alexander von Humboldt who studied the plants and wildlife of South American jungles; Lewis and Clark's remarkable adventure across North America; Dr. Livingstone's missionary efforts in Africa; British officer Charles Stuart who explored the Australian outback; and even more current Antarctic adventures and races. Ocean and space exploration are touched on lightly. Obviously, a wide range of explorers and explorations are covered, so this is a perfect introductory book for kids and a good way to get them to see the excitement and adventure of exploring. By Anna Claybourne, 104 pages, pb. ~Rachel

  • Item #: 055198
    ISBN: 9780794532956
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.49

    I would have loved this book as a kid! Not only did I love stickers, but I also enjoyed learning about pretty paintings and different parts of the world. Everything from the font used in the text to the illustrations is done to appeal to kids. Ten pages of full-color stickers and 31 pages of interesting tidbits about the art and artists combine when students are asked to place the sticker on the muted-color version of the artwork. Information about the artist, the materials they liked to use, where they are from and how they liked to paint are in small captions of text among pictures. It is very insightful and would be a great start to a biographical study of an artist. Since there is no space for drawing within the sticker book itself, you may want to hand your students a sketchpad and some colored pencils to unleash their creativity—they will surely be inspired! This great visual supplement for art or world history class would also make a fine gift for your favorite art aficionado. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 052637
    ISBN: 9780794530181
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.34

    Teach and inspire; what we hope kids get from art books. This inviting hardcover book is spiral bound to lie flat as you enjoy each spread. One side shows a famous work of art; the other gives suggestions to do with kids mimicking principles or techniques from that famous painting. Illustrations accompany each direction, providing samples of what your works of art may look like. For example, an image of French Impressionist painter Edgar Degas' Four Ballerinas inspires a chalk activity to create soft-focus animals and trees. A modern painting by Wassily Kandinsky, Composition VIII, is the basis for a stamping technique kids can easily do using cardboard, plastic lids, and a pencil eraser to make owls and sailboats. Short captions around the original paintings tell about artist's techniques and show you how to achieve the same effect. A necessary materials list is contained at the front of the book, which is made up of mostly basic craft items. The table of contents is arranged by activity: drawing, printing, painting, making models, and cutting and pasting. 48 pages offers a hands-on, interesting first look at a wide variety of different mediums and styles of art. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 055199
    ISBN: 9780794532475
    Retail: $10.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.44

    Wow. If there was ever a perfect overview of the Second World War written for children, this would come pretty close. Not only does it tell the story about the major battles and people involved, but it also weaves in just about every aspect you could think of: the ideas at war, roles of women and children on both sides, strategies and tactics employed, and much more. It's clear that this book was written with the intention of helping children not only know about the war, but more deeply understand it – all while keeping it on a comprehensible level. Drawings and historical photos grace the pages, along with plenty of interesting asides with quotations, statistics, and mini-bios. 91 pgs. – Chad

  • Item #: 003094
    ISBN: 9780794516895
    Retail: $10.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.89

    This book explores the fascinating science behind crime scene investigation. No Hollywood special effects here; this book presents the brass tacks of forensic science. Loaded with compelling photographs, detailed drawings and real crime investigations presented in comic-strip format, this book will grip you from the start and hold your curiosity to the very end. Learn how gifted specialists analyze blood, sweat, fingerprints, handwriting, and other clues using science to crack even the toughest of cases. 96 pgs, pb. – Rachel P.

  • Item #: 046542
    ISBN: 9780794521226
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.99

    Kids will love this set of cards that provides tons of activities perfect for completing in the car, on a plane, or anywhere. The colorful cards measure 3.75" x 6" and are made from glossy cardstock. The double-sided cards have an activity on each side like word searches, dot-to-dots, drawing, mazes, hidden picture puzzles, and other puzzles. Since the cards have a glossy surface, you can use a dry-erase pen to complete the activities and then wipe them off. A black dry-erase pen is included with the cards and everything can be stored in the packaging they come in for easy transport. A fun set of cards that will keep your children preoccupied and happy on those long trips. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 059699
    ISBN: 9780794535520
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.99
  • Item #: 014126
    ISBN: 9780794537296
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.49

      The child who loves to put together fun outfits will enjoy all of the fun sticker clothing and accessories in this giant sticker book! There are 27 sheets (14x11”) to decorate and 3 sheets of stickers to add, many which you can color yourself. Each page has a lovely theme with 3 models: masquerade ball, springtime walk, nautical theme, animal prints, Christmas sweaters and more! Their outfits are somewhat complete, a nice feature for the littlest designers. A suggested color palette is on each design page too if they need some inspiration! This would make a darling birthday gift for someone special.

  • Item #: 043784
    ISBN: 9780794537111
    Retail: $5.99
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  • Item #: 043809
    ISBN: 9780794537555
    Retail: $5.99
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  • Item #: 043845
    ISBN: 9780794537630
    Retail: $5.99
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