Tuesday, July 2, 2013

LEGO Books For Pint-Size Builders

LEGO has come a long way in the past few decades, carving a name into toy-maker history with building sets for kids of all ages. For parents, this can be both a blessing and a curse, as there are literally hundreds of designs and structural kits that can leave gift-buyers confused. However, these popular manufacturers come to the rescue again with LEGO books for kids; an entire line of everything LEGO combined in several, easy-to-read manuals.

For example:


LEGO Minifigures: Character Encyclopedia (Daniel Lipkotwitz)

Cheerleaders! Vampires! Warriors! Space Aliens! All of these characters and 208-pages more have been packed into this book. Separated into series groups of 10, each segment features a wide variety of figurines, their character biographies, and fun facts that led to their production. Kids will be fascinated to find that each figurine has been inspired by an actual creature, person, or symbol from the real world. It's also amazing (and yet, unsurprising) to discover that the top-selling mini-figures are Santa, Pirate Captain, Clockwork Robot, and Daredevil.


LEGO Harry Potter: Characters of the Magical World (DK Publishing)

This book is a must-have for any LEGO enthusiast and Harry Potter fan. An entire collection of mini-figures and accompanying play-sets were made in the style of HP movies, and these pages offer an in-depth look in a magical, miniature world. Children will be surprised to realize that Voldemort is actually the only HP "person" with a nose in the LEGO set! Plus, most copies include a Harry Potter figurine.


LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary (Simon Beecroft)

As the other books, this one features biographies, fun facts, and product information about a line of LEGO Star Wars. From Jedi Masters to the worst in super-villains, there are hundreds of photos to peruse, on weapons, vehicles, and accessories.

Colorful Books For LEGO Lovers

Kids who love building will adore LEGOs! It's a 9 out of 10 times fact, mainly because these little, colorful bricks are available in play-sets, bundles, and massive collections for all enthusiast ages. Which is why LEGO lovers galore world-wide would revel in the best LEGO books on the market. Designed to inform, entertain, and amuse, these books offer hundreds of pages on everything anyone would ever want to know about their favorite building blocks.

The following 3 are high on the preference scale:


The LEGO Ideas Book (Daniel Lipkowitz)

Have you ever been stumped on what to build, even though you're surrounded by thousands of colorful, LEGO bricks? This book is perfect for building-blocked kids and adults alike! There are 6 themed chapters on how to make everything imaginable out of any amount of LEGOs you or your kids may have collected over the years. The user-friendly, easy-to-understand guide features concepts for all ages and abilities, going from beginner to master from one page to another.


The LEGO Book (Daniel Lipkowitz)

Another favorite from LEGO lover, Lipkowitz, this book features the history and momentous achievements of the toy-making giant. There's updated information on new play-sets, information about the manufacturers, and fun facts about how each LEGO is produced. Usually, these kinds of books are boring to typical children, but this one packs a punch of colorful illustrations and fun facts to keep every page turning.


The LEGO Adventure Book, Vol. 1: Cars, Castles, Dinosaurs, & More! (Megan H. Rothrock)

For everyone who has ever had a passion for building, this LEGO book features over 100-pages of step-by-step model ideas, and 200 examples of every adventurous, stacked creation imaginable. There are robots, trains, planes, spaceships, and so much more to keep readers well-entertained and inspired for days to come.


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Monday, July 1, 2013

Top Books For 8-Year Old Boys

The best books for 8-year olds in 2013 are riveting, engaging, and appealing to the audience of thrill-seeking little lads the world over. Friendship laced with plenty of bravery boasting moments and fast-paced action is the top plot for bookworm boys. These kids want to feel inspired and rushed with adrenaline! Plus, there's usually a vast difference between what boys will love to read and what girls will want to peruse.

For example:


The Giver (Lois Lowry)

This book is set in a futuristic world of science-fiction perfection. There's no crime, no illnesses, and everyone has a job that they can be happy with. Everyone but The Giver - a man who has, for centuries, been the keeper of memories before perfection, like true pain and heartbreak. Now he has chosen a boy to take his place; a 12-year old by the name of Jonas, who hasn't decided if he really wants this for his life. It's a tale of control and acceptance of human flaws, as Jonas discovers that being carefree isn't as easy as it seems.


Chasing the Prophecy: Beyonders (Brandon Mull)

An action-packed thrill-ride of fantasy, this is the third in a revolutionary series about battling for beliefs. Lyrian is home to oracles, wizards, and magical beings; all fighting to keep their beloved land alive. Jason and Rachael, although not Lyrian-born, have grown to love and adore the land, venturing on separate quests to secure their destinies and the town's folk they hold so dear. Friendship, courage, and valiance reign supreme!


The Third Wheel: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Jeff Kinney)

It's an upcoming school dance for "wimpy kid" Greg Heffley, and he shares all about it in this riotous new set of journal entries. Hilarious and relatable, Greg is desperate for a dance date! Unfortunately, his plans fall apart at the last minute, leaving him wondering whether he'll be another third wheel in his "group" date.


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