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 Serious, but Fun.

Naked Binder’s mission is to create the most sustainable office supplies by offering an eco-friendly alternative to the toxic options on the market. We believe that a 3-ring binder may not be able to save the world, but they can reduce the toxic waste that must be landfilled and keep your office and home air better.

Hooray- I’ve used these before and recommend them for school, office, and home use. There are several styles of Naked Binders in various sizes to suit your style or need. The papers and board are acid free. They also sell folders and tabs. 

Boohoo-They are not found in stores and so would have to be purchased online. The inside D rings are a bit clunky. I prefer smooth and quiet.

 

Naked Binders are available in several styles and sizes. My favorite binder is the little plain one (bare board) and the one that I still have in good working condition. (5 years now)

A discount is offered for materials used in the line of work for educators, teachers, and schools. I asked and this discount applies to home school teachers.

Naked Binder provided product to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

 

 

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Birdhouses come in all shapes and sizes, designed to suit different types of birds. Discover how they can provide much-needed shelter, explore how we can help our yards to become more bird friendly, and lift the flaps to find out more about your favorite feathered friends.

 

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Lift the flaps to find out facts about your favorite creepy crawlies! Then learn how to create your own sustainable environment for garden insects.
These are two wonderful books that are educational and entertaining. In a board book style, they are designed for older kiddos ages five and up. Both books introduce early learners to six birds/six bugs with facts, flaps, and fabulous illustrations. The last page is a guide to creating your own sustainable environment. Kane Miller books are books kids love to read.

Order online at Kane Miller Publishing shopping site Usborne Books & More

Kane Miller EDC Publishing provided these books to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Drawing Stencil Kit for Kids Large 54-Piece| Fun Travel Activity Set, Organizer Case with more 280 Shapes, Art Craft Girls And Boys, Creativity Educational Toy Ages 3 to Teen | Excellent Gift for Kid

Art with Smile is a drawing stencil kit available on Amazon. It has great reviews and I agree. Included in the case are 14 large plastic drawing stencils, 22 blank paper sheets, 14 colored pencils, 1 pencil sharpener and 2 clips. 

The organizing case is great and keeps everything securely inside when closed. It is available in either red or blue. Plenty of fun designs to use and they hold up just fine to normal pencil use. The pencils and paper are just okay; you might want to refill with better quality pencils and paper that you might already have. This art kit is terrific for ages 3 and up. Creative and fun.

Art with smile

Visit the Art with Smile website for a 10% off discount code.

Art with Smile provided the red stencil art kit to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Hardcover, 12 pages, Kane Miller Books

Juvenile Nonfiction / Science & Nature / Earth Sciences
Ages 5 And Up

These are both pop-up books. What’s Below? also has a pop-down effect. Both have text but my little guy was all chatter, chatter about what he saw, so the text I only read to myself. Each and every page he stated, “wow”. There are five scenes in each book. Both books are recommended 🙂

 

 

Kane Miller Books specializes in award-winning children’s books from around the world.

Order online at Kane Miller Publishing shopping site Usborne Books & More

Kane Miller EDC Publishing provided these books to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Packed with tested strategies and practical tips, this book is the essential, life-changing guide for everyone who owns a smartphone.
 
Is your phone the first thing you reach for in the morning and the last thing you touch before bed? Do you frequently pick it up “just to check,” only to look up forty-five minutes later wondering where the time has gone? Do you say you want to spend less time on your phone—but have no idea how to do so without giving it up completely? If so, this book is your solution.

Award-winning journalist Catherine Price presents a practical, hands-on plan to break up—and then make up—with your phone. The goal? A long-term relationship that actually feels good.

You’ll discover how phones and apps are designed to be addictive, and learn how the time we spend on them damages our abilities to focus, think deeply, and form new memories. You’ll then make customized changes to your settings, apps, environment, and mindset that will ultimately enable you to take back control of your life.

Paperback, 192 pages

I would recommend adding this to the typical health curriculum for high school grades. The author gives good advice from evidence based studies as well as common sense. Part one of the book is “The Wake Up” designed to ” freak you out. It’s a synthesis of how and why our phones are designed to be hard to put down, and what effect spending so much time on them may be having our relationships and out mental and physical health.” Part two is “The Breakup”. This part is ” a 30-day plan designed to help you establish a new, healthier relationship with your phone.” Both the reading and 30-day plan would make a great class project.

I am that person that already limits phone, television, and computer. Glad to have gained more insight into this topic from Catherine Price’s book. A smart read.

The Blogging For Books book review program provided this complimentary copy for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

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Paperback8.5 x 11, 312 pages, with full-color and black-and-white illustrations

The ultimate guide to nature drawing and journaling! A potent combination of art, science, and boundless enthusiasm, the latest art instruction book from John Muir Laws (The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds) is a how-to guide for becoming a better artist and a more attentive naturalist. In straightforward text complemented by step-by-step illustrations, dozens of exercises lead the hand and mind through creating accurate reproductions of plants and animals as well as landscapes, skies, and more. Laws provides clear, practical advice for every step of the process for artists at every level, from the basics of choosing supplies to advanced techniques. While the book’s advice will improve the skills of already accomplished artists, the emphasis on seeing, learning, and feeling will make this book valuable—even revelatory—to anyone interested in the natural world, no matter how rudimentary their artistic abilities.

The information is organized and nicely presented for being such a large book. And, wow, there is a lot in there! Many ways for any art and nature lover to enjoy this book. Middle and high school teachers and students can easily use this as a resource to create lesson plans in art, science, and creative writing. It is a true idea sparker.

Heyday Books/ John Muir Laws provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Coloring and pop-ups, together at last!
 
First, color the animals in the eight double-page spreads. Then find the pop-up parts in the folder in the back of the book. Color them, then press them out. Fold and glue to the spreads as directed. Presto! You’ve made your own pop-ups!
 
The press-outs’ folder can be hidden once you’ve finished. It’s a great rainy day project, and lots of fun for kids – and parents!

Nicely done with images that are simple but interesting. The pages are just the right thickness for coloring and folding. A pocket in the back keeps pop-up parts stored until ready to complete. This is a great resource for kindergarten and first grade home school art or for family time fun. Highly recommend.

 

Order online at Kane Miller Publishing shopping site Usborne Books & More

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