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Easy Reader Classics

This charming series features classic stories from beloved children's novels rewritten in a simple style. Now even the youngest readers can enjoy many of the world's favorite tales. Favorites include: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Jungle Book, Treasure Island, and more.
Ages: 5 to 7

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For those who are a little older and more advanced in their reading skills, the Classic Starts series presents classic tales in easy to understand, short stories.
Ages: 7 to 9

Illustrated Classics Series
Illlustrated by Robert Ingpen, this beautiful series of illustrated classics will delight young readers and parents alike. From all-time favorites to seasonal stories like A Night Before Christmas, this series will continue to delight for years to come.
Ages: 10+

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July 20, 2011

Art: Tie-Dye Butterfly


You’ll need:
1 clothespin
1 coffee filter
Food coloring
1 dropper
Small bowls
1 pipe cleaner cut in half
1 black marker
Unwanted newspaper

How to:

  1. Lay newspaper across your working area.
  2. Fill small bowls half full of water.
  3. Add two drops of food coloring in each dish.
  4. Place a coffee filter on the newspaper.
  5. Dip the dropper in the desired colored water. Pinch the top once in the water. Then drop the color on the coffee filter. Watch how the color soaks in.
  6. Continue to “paint” with the water and dropper until the entire coffee filter is covered.
  7. Let dry.
  8. Once dry, attach the clothespin at the middle of the coffee filter.
  9. Cut the pipe cleaner in half, making two smaller pipe cleaners. Glue these on top of the clothespin for antennas.
  10. With the black marker, draw a happy face on your clothespin butterfly!


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