Making Books That Fly, Fold, Wrap, Hide, Pop Up, Twist, and Turn
books for kids to make
Tools and materials: Setting up a book center
Writing your message
Illustrating your ideas
Books that carry messages across space and time: Gypsy wagon: accordion-folded choose-your-own-adventure book
Time capsule: personal time capsule with a stab-binding
A 3300-year-old time capsule
Magic carpet: map-folded storybook
Tool kit: how-to book with a coptic binding and foldouts
Pages of silk, covers of ivory
Traveling museum: research report in an origami form
No talking, no eating, and no checking out the books, either!
Books that celebrate and mark things: Deep map: book about a place using a Japanese ledger binding
Movie: scroll book that illustrates a process
The Dead Sea Scrolls
Journal companion: pamphlet-bound notebook in a polaire
Books that travel with their owners
Fireworks show: holiday or special event book using pop-ups in a glue book
Books that save words, ideas, and pictures: Treasure chest: family history book, accordion-folded, with small pamphlet-bound inserts
Travel journal with secrets: tetratetraflexagon journal that unfolds in two mysterious ways
Famous travel journals
Secret garden: garden logbook with a ring binding
Picture gallery: pamphlet-bound sketchbooks with a secret compartment
The case of the mixed up sketchbooks
The schraubthaler or coin book
Books that help us think and make sense of experiences: Dos a dos: book with two points of view, pamphlet-bound, back to back
Labyrinth: autobiography or biography using an accordion cut into three sections
Imaginary world: hardcover, single-signature book
The biggest, the smallest - a collection of record-breaking books
Exquisite corpse: game book with split pages and stab binding
Starburst: collection book bound in a lotus book form
Toy and movable books
From Library Staff
Eighteen projects for children 8-14. Books are containers for messages, information, or ideas, and there are many shapes they may take. Includes step-by-step instructions, as well as the history of books.
Presents instructions for making various kinds of books including those that carry messages across space and time as well as those that save words, ideas, and pictures.
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