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Buttons and Beads
This title covers these subjects: Handicraft., Recycling., Buttons.
Buttons and Beads
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Buttons and Beads

This books looks at what happens to old buttons and beads when you throw them in the trash, and then looks at alternative things that the reader could make out of them instead of throwing the buttons and beads away.

Reading LevelGrades K-2
Interest LevelGrades K-2
Text TypeInformational Text
BrandRead and Learn
Page Dimensions7 11/16" x 8 11/16"
Page Count24
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $23.99 School/Library Price

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VegBooks Blog - Carolyn M. Mullin

"In the same vein as the Grow It Yourself! series, the six titles in the Trash to Treasure lineup make arts and crafts an easy, green practice for early elementary students and also challenge their reading skills. Books are broken up into their respective reuse material: cardboard, jars and pots, buttons and beads, old clothes, paper, and plastic. Each work generally has the same format: description of the material, what happens once it’s disposed of (landfill), how to recycle and repurpose it through a pictorial example of craft ideas, and at least 1 how-to project guide. Included activities can be a bit more commonly known (snow globe from a jar), while others are so creative that even I want to do them: a flower bouquet made of buttons or a ceramic pot wind chime. I know if I was back in kindergarten I would have absolutely loved to dive into these works with an adult by my side and give them a go. Although there is really only one project with instructions contained within each title, author Daniel Nunn includes website links to the other craft projects. Most adults can figure out what materials are needed and how to assemble them on their own, but who doesn’t love getting more crafty ideas from the net, especially when Nunn recommends PBS Kids and Artists Helping Children?- Carolyn M. MullinVegBooks Blog1/23/2012" - VegBooks Blog

January 23, 2012

Omaha Public Schools - Kari Blazek

"When a button falls off an article of clothing or a bead gets separated from the others what do you usually do with them? Many people probably just throw such items out but "Buttons and Beads" shows young readers how to rescue these items from the trash and turn them into treasure. Starting with a brief explanation of each item the text then moves to different craft ideas for different buttons and beads. Ideas range from clothing, to jewelry, to decorating household items. Nice sized photographs give readers craft ideas and show several final products from various crafts. Included is a table of contents, bold words and glossary, index, and a list or sources for further reading. This would make a nice addition to a crafting collection. – Kari Blazek, Fontenelle School Omaha Public Schools 1/25/2013" - Omaha Public Schools

January 25, 2013

Daniel Nunn

Daniel Nunn

Daniel Nunn has written numerous books for young readers on a variety of topics, specializing in early years and elementary education. Like Eddie the Elephant, he enjoys playing hide and seek with his two young children. His favorite hiding place is behind the curtains in the living room!

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