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Fiction Arts And Crafts Non-Fiction


Boston, Lucy Maria, The Sea Egg, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1967 (exciting nature adventure highlighted by the discovery of a fantastic non-bird egg on England's Cornish coast).

Butterworth, Oliver, The Enormous Egg, Little, Brown and Company, 1956 (life changes for a small-town boy when a huge leathery egg hatches an animal from the past).

Clymer, Eleanor, Me and the Eggman, E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1972 (one unhappy city boy, one tired, discouraged old farmer and one battered, old-fashioned farm equal surprises for all).

Coville, Bruce, Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991 (a magic shop that isn't there and a marbled ball that isn't a ball result in an out-of-this world experience for a 6th grader--authored by a one-time elementary school teacher).

Willard, Nancy, The High Rise glorious Skittle Skat Roarious Sky Pie Angel Food Cake, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990 (beautifully illustrated story of love, family tradition and a heavenly miracle--selection of the Junior Library Guild).
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Arts And Crafts:

Arnold, Susan Riser, Eggshells to Objects, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1979 (illustrations, instructions, designs, patterns for household decorations, gifts, Christmas decorations and toys--some easy, some harder--all made from eggshells).

Haas, Rudi and Glohm, Hans, Egg-Carton Zoo, Oxford University Press, 1986 (photographs illustrating how to make an artistic zooful of animals cut from styrofoam egg cartons).

Haas, Rudi and Blohm, Hans, Egg-Carton Zoo II, Oxford University Press, 1989 (photographs of more egg-carton animals as above plus ideas for making pins, animal-printed paper, Christmas tree ornaments, mobiles and checker sets).
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Bannister, Barbara, Teaching Scientific Things. . .Like Eggs, self-published, 1990 (simple activities to teach chemistry, physics and biology of eggs--teacher-authored-$17 including shipping and handling, 1925 Southeast Taggart, Portland, OR 97202-2252).

Cobb, Vicki, Why Can't You Unscramble an Egg?: and other not such dumb questions about matter, Lodestar Books, affiliate of Dutton Children's Books, division of Penguin Books USA, Inc., 1990 (answers to questions about chemical reactions, element weights and densities and other topics of matter by an award-winning children's science writer and former science teacher).

Johnson, Sylvia A., Inside an Egg, Lerner Publications Company, 1982 (photographs, illustrations and text covering chicken embryology from conception to hatching, glossary of terms included--New York Academy of Sciences Special Award, highly recommended by Children's Book Review Service, Inc.)

Lauber, Patricia, What's Hatching Out of That Egg?, Crown Publishers, Inc., 1979 (photographs and simply written text give clues to discovering which animal is hatching from each of eleven different eggs).

McNultry, Faith, Peeping in the Shell, A Whooping Crane Is Hatched, Harper & Row, 1986 (eye-witness account and illustrations of the birth of a captive whooping crane from a most unusual conception through the perils of hatching).

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