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Leisure Time Activities


Card ShopThe Card Shop by Sandra Lounsbury. Step-by-step instructions on how to make incredible greeting cards for every season. All you need is a few supplies and you can make imaginative, personalized cards for everyone you know. Some stuff you could even make to decorate your room.

Rubber StampingRubber Stamping for the First Time by Carol Scheffler. Learning to rubber stamp opens a whole world of crafting and might lead you to make great cards, scrapbooks, or other works of art!

Drawing and Cartooning

CaricaturesCaricatures by Alex Hughes. With these clear instructions, you'll be making funny drawings of your family and friends in no time!

Usborne Complete Book of Drawing by A. Smith. A book of drawing technique, complete with lots of pictures.

Sports & Recreation

Backpackin'Allen & Mike's Really Cool Backpackin' Book, by Allen O'Bannon. ( illustrations by Mike Clelland.) Protect yourself from bears, choose the right sleeping back, treating water to drink, using the bathroom in the woods, and tons of other advice--given with amusing illustrations and a sense of humor.

SoccerSoccer Skills for Young Players by Ted Buxton. Drills and skills for any soccer player. Shows both girls and guys performing the various techniques.