Wondering what gifts to buy for this gift-giving season? Well, why not make your own gifts like some celebrants of Kwanzaa do. You could make ornaments, dolls, treasure boxes or candle out of old jewelry, marbles, yarn, string or other small pieces you already have around. Here are some craft books to help you along.
All new crafts for Kwanzaa by Kathy Ross; illustrated by Sharon Lane Holm
Chinese New Year crafts by Karen E. Bledsoe
Struggling with fractions? Let our materials help you break those numbers down. We've got everything:
Inchworm and a half by Elinor Pinczes ; illustrated by Randall Enos
The Wishing Club : a story about fractions by Donna Jo Napoli ; pictures by Anna Currey
Mary Clare likes to share : a math reader by Joy Hulme ; illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell
From heated discussions on coal and population growth to tips on skin care, cargo-ready bikes, green jobs and ecovilages, E, The Environmental Magazine has got it all. The current issue features an article on actress Daryl Hannah and her work in West Virgina and the work of ecologists to save California's giant green turtles (550 Ibs.!). The library carries last year's issues up the current or you can access their online edition.