The Kids' Summer Fun Book

Great Games, Activities, and Adventures for the Entire Family

By Claire Gillman; Sam Martin
(Barron's Educational Series, Paperback, 9780764145810, 128pp.)

Publication Date: April 2011

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Cheerfully illustrated and designed to inspire family fun, "The Kids' Summer Fun Book " deserves a place in every family's home library. Parents will find ideas to recapture their childhood as they join with their kids in dozens of delightful summer activities. Ideas include summer beach parties with a sand castle building theme, hiking and camping trips in the great outdoors, kite flying, snorkeling, and even croquet in the backyard on stay-at-home leisure days. Activities are categorized by chapters:
Out of doors: fishing, fossil hunting, rock collecting, tree house building, and more On the water: building a raft, canoeing and kayaking, swimming and waterskiing, surfing, and more Summer games: beanbag toss, French bowls, softball, sack race, bicycling, and more Crafts and activities: making a terrarium, watercolor painting, designing paper airplanes, gardening, and more Feasting: planning picnics and making lemonade, angel cakes, summer smoothies, lemon tarts, and more
Where appropriate, readers will find detailed instructions, for instance, for building a tree house or concocting many summertime food treats. Summertime is fun time, and here are dozens of great ideas that inspire readers to make the most of warm-weather activities. Color illustrations throughout

About the Author
Claire Gillman has written professionally for more than 25 years. She has written over a dozen non-fiction books ranging from a documentary style review of The Parachute Regiment to guides on raising teenage sons and living with aging parents. Claire is currently an editor for "Writers' Workshop", specializing in non-fiction. She has also run and organized numerous writing courses and workshops, both in London and at residential centres.

Sam Martin is a former senior editor at "This Old House" magazine, and the author of several books for both the juvenile and adult markets. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and sons.
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