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Coins

Surveys the history of coin minting in the United States, explains what factors determine the value of collectible coins, and offers ways to start a collection.


Stamps

Introduction to stamp collecting, including information on the history and value of stamps.

National Audubon Society First Field Guide:  Shells

National Audubon Society First Field Guide: Shells

Provides information about mollusks and their shells and how to identify them, along with detailed descriptions and photographs of fifty common North American shells.

The Teddy Bear Encyclopedia

The Teddy Bear Encyclopedia

In this comprehensive volume on the teddy bear "from political mascot to treasured toy and work of art," you will learn about the history, the practicalities of collecting and how to clean and repair both modern and traditional bears.

What a Doll!

What a Doll!

Discusses the history and appeal of dolls and how they play an important role in religion, work, celebration, and cultural tradition in many parts of the world.

Collecting Rocks & Crystals: Hold the Treasures of the Earth in the Palm of Your Hand

Collecting Rocks & Crystals: Hold the Treasures of the Earth in the Palm of Your Hand

Introduces different kinds of rocks and mineral crystals, discussing how they are formed, how to identify them, and how to build a collection.

Transformers: The Ultimate Guide

Transformers: The Ultimate Guide

Explains and illustrates the history of the Transformers as toys and as television and comic-book characters.

Baseball Card Adventure Series

Baseball Card Adventure Series

If you collect baseball cards, you may like the Baseball Card Adventure series by Dan Gutman. In the first book, Honus and Me, thirteen-year-old Stosh finds the most valuable baseball card in the world while cleaning out an old lady's attic - the 1909 Honus Wagner T-206. He also discovers he has the power to travel through time, using baseball cards as his time machine. Other books in the series include Abner and Me, Babe and Me, Jackie and Me, Mickey and Me, Satch and Me, Shoeless Joe and Me.

Hannah's Collections

Hannah's Collections

Unable to decide which of her many collections to take to school, Hannah surveys her collections of buttons, shells, feathers, and other wonderful objects and comes up with a unique solution.

Collecting Baseball Cards: 21st Century Edition

Collecting Baseball Cards: 21st Century Edition

Provides standards for grading the condition of cards, descriptions of rare cards, tips for cyber-collecting, and hints for hobby shows.

Collecting Comic Books: A Young Person's Guide

Collecting Comic Books: A Young Person's Guide

A guide for aspiring comic book collectors contains an overview of the history of comic books, tips on starting or adding to collections, and advice on preservation and storage.

Bottle Houses: The Creative World of Grandma Prisbrey

Bottle Houses: The Creative World of Grandma Prisbrey

The true tale of Tressa "Grandma" Prisbrey, an Outsider Artist famed for her creation of the Bottle Village that the State of California designated an Historical Landmark. In order to house her huge pencil collection, Grandma Prisbrey built numerous structures in her back yard made of tens of thousands of bottles unearthed from the dump and set in mortar.

Make Your Own Cool Cards: 25 Awesome Notes & Invitations!

Make Your Own Cool Cards: 25 Awesome Notes & Invitations!

Gives instructions for making a variety of cards and envelopes ranging from simple to more complicated shaped and three-dimensional cards.

Beading: Bracelets, Barrettes, and Beyond

Beading: Bracelets, Barrettes, and Beyond

Learn how to make your very own beaded bracelets, necklaces, and much more.

Kids Knit!: Simple Steps to Nifty Projects

Kids Knit!: Simple Steps to Nifty Projects

This introduction to basic knitting techniques includes instructions for making a backpack, pillow, doll, and other simple projects.

Totally Cool Soapmaking for Kids

Totally Cool Soapmaking for Kids

Discover how to make soap in a variety of shapes and scents.

Kids Learn to Knit

Kids Learn to Knit

This book uses simple language and witty animal characters to offer knitting stage-by-stage for any age.

Kids Crochet

Kids Crochet

Lots of fun projects, clear instructions and lists of necessary materials make this a wonderful way for kids to learn how to crochet.

The Scrapbooker's Idea Book

The Scrapbooker's Idea Book

Kathy Ross provides no-cost and low-cost ideas for scrapbooking useful for experienced scrapbookers as well as beginners.

Quick Knits

Quick Knits

Part of the Kids Can Do It series, this title includes illustrated explanations of the fundamentals of knitting and step-by-step instructions for ten knitting projects.

Simply Sewing

Simply Sewing

Basic techniques and fun projects are combined in this introduction to hand and machine sewing skills.

Injeanuity

Injeanuity

Seventeen projects show how, with some simple embellishments and very little cash, you can create a whole new wardrobe and a variety of accessories out of boring old jeans.