Posts tagged ‘Origami’

Books you´ll love!!

índiceOrigami XOXO by Nick Robinson and Susan Behar.


 Discover how to smuggle messages to your special friends by folding them into super cute paper shapes.


índiceThat´s Creepy! By Crispin Boyer.



Do you thing aliens are awesome? Ghosts are glorious? Werewolves are a howling good time? Then this book is for you! 176 pages of the most frightening fun you´ll ever have.




Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney.



Greff Heffley´s on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortune, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance. Will a roll of the dice turn things around, or is Greg´s life destined to be just another hard-luck story?




índiceGuinness World Records 2014




Ultimate Weird But True 2



Ultimate Weird But True 2 proves once again that truth really is stranger than fiction-with even more outrageous photos and fun-tastic facts!!




Weird But True! 5



The creators of National Geographic for Kids´ magazine, bring you more wacky wild, incredible facts in this best-selling series for fun-loving kids!


January 14, 2014 at 11:30 am Leave a comment

Optical illusions and Origami new titles!

opOptical Illusions.

Give your brain a boost with optical illusions!

Seeing is believing, right? Well, in the case of optical illusions, you may find it hard to believe what your eyes are telling you. Objects that seem to be different sizes are really identical, pictures move on the page, images that appear one way become something else altogether.  Don´t run off to the optometrist-this is all part of the experience, and the fun!


Impossible Optical Illusions  by Al Seckel.

Are you eyes deceiving yo? You´ll think so when you look at Impossible Optical Illusions, the largest collection of impossible figures ever assembled. Included on these colorful pages are familiar classics as well as many new and unpublished puzzles.


Eye Bogglers by Gianni A. Sarcone and Marie-Jo Waeber.

It´s time to be perplexed by the most eye twisting and brain-bending of optical illusions! A feast of optical trickery and mesmerizing puzzles awaits you. If you want to see more, visit:


Easy Origami by Mary Meinking and Chris Alexander.

Start out with the easy projects and your skill increases, you´ll be able to master sort-of-difficult, and even difficult origami projects. The step-by-step instructions guide you through each fold and a color photo of the finished product shows you what your creation will look like once you´re done.


Jungle Animal Origami by Duy Nguyen.

Through the magic of some easy origami techniques you can make your own incredible jungle animals fit for any tropical scene. Learn the traditional paper folding methods and then use your imagination to bring your animals to life by coloring them in or gluing on extra bits of paper.


Origami on the Go! By Margaret Van Sicklen.

Fold away the hours with 40 fresh projects especially designed for you!


Money Origami by Michael G. Lafosse and Richard L. Alexander.

21 fun and creative origami projects with easy-to-follow instructions.

Follow the instructions of this Daily Origami video to make an origami box:


Napkin Origami.

Impress your dinner guests and encourage conversation by creating twenty-five striking accompaniments to table settings. Whether it´s a family dinner, and afternoon party, or a wedding banquet for 250 guests, this book let’s you add a unique an memorable touch to every event.


May 23, 2013 at 8:40 am Leave a comment

Free online book launch event!!

Art2-D2’s Guide to Folding and Doodling
An Origami Yoda Activity Book
by Tom Angleberger.
Art2-D2s Guide to Folding and Doodling

Check it out next March 26 at 5 p.m.:

March 25, 2013 at 11:25 pm Leave a comment

Boys, birds, art and origami.

Boyology by Sarah O´Leary Burningham.

In this essential guide for every teen girl, the author gets the real story from real teens, and breaks down the sometimes terrifying world of boys with totally useful advice on text flirting, meeting the parents, and how to navigate the treacherous waters between boy friend and boyfriend. From the first flirt to the first date to how long it will take to survive a breakup, this is an up-close and personal look at everything a girl needs to know about dating the ever-elusive teenage boy.

Watch the author talking about her book:


Angry Birds Space. 

One small fling for a bird, one quantum leap for birdkind!

Blast off with the angry birds as they flight through space on an intergalactic rescue mission! Evil space piggies have stolen their eggs and are hiding them somewhere in outer space. To save them, the Angry Birds have teamed up with Nat Geo to learn all they can know about planets, moons, and the mysteries of the universe. This is the official companion to the Angry Birds Space game.

The official story is here:


How to be an explorer of the world by Keri Smith.

In this book you will be repeatedly asked to… suspend your disbelief, complete tasks that make you feel a bit strange, look at the world in ways that make you think differently, conduct experiments on a regular basis, and see inanimate objects as alive.

Visit Keri Smith website for more.

The secret of the fortune wookiee by Tom Angleberger.

With Dwight suspended, McQuarrie Middle  School is missing its most famous attendee: origami Yoda. And no Yoda means no case fie mystery to solve. But just as Tommy wonders if he’ll ever find anything interesting to write about again, something BIG happens. Something BIG and HAIRY. It´s a fortune wookiee, a paper fortune teller in the form of Chewbacca. Sara brings it to school as a gift from Dwight, and it seems to give advice that´s just as good as Yoda´s. Mysterious it is!

Learn how to do your own origami Chewbacca:

January 8, 2013 at 10:27 am Leave a comment

5 origami books just added to Encino Library.

Favorite animals in origami by John Montroll.

Easy-to follow instructions to create most popular animals.

Decorative origami boxes by Rick Beech.

Forget the gift wrap, these unique boxes are perfect for gift-giving. In fact, they´re handmade gifts all by themselves! Choose our own paper, and make a keepsake treasure-or make dozens! Step-by-step diagrams make it easy to create a work of art.

Start practicing, following the instructions to make one origami box:

Easy origami by John Montroll.

Here is a collection of 32 simple projects for novice origami hobbyists. Subjects range from an ultra-simple hat, cup and pinwheel to the more challenging penguin, pelican and piano.

Birds in origami by John Montroll.

Easy-to-fold ducks, swans, hummingbirds, and other feathered friends! With this handy fguide you can learn to fold charming versions of a flock of favorites birds: swan, flaming, duck, stork, goose, and other popular varieties.

Origami you can use: 27 practical projects by Rick Beech.

Origami models can be more than decorative, and this book will show how! 27 projects including: CD case, picture frame, napkin ring, seedling pot, dish, and more!

March 7, 2012 at 3:14 pm Leave a comment

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda & Darth Paper Strikes Back by Tom Angleberger.

It takes the wisdom of Yoda to survive the sixth grade.

Meet Dwight, a sixth-grade oddball. Dwight does a lot of weird things, like wearing the same T-shirt for a month or telling people to call him “Captain Dwight.” This is embarrassing, particularly for Tommy, who sits with him at lunch every day.

But Dwight does one cool thing. He makes origami. One day he makes an origami finger puppet of Yoda. and that´s when things get mysterious. Origami Yoda can predict the future and suggest the best way to deal with a tricky situation. His advice actually works, and soon most of the sixth grade is lining up with questions.

Tommy wants to know how origami Yoda can be so smart when Dwight himself is so clueless. Is Yoda taping into the force? It´s crucial that Tommy figure out the mystery before he takes Yoda´s advice about something very important that has to do with a girl.

This is Tommy´s case file of his investigation into “The Strange Case of Origami Yoda”.

Watch the book trailer:

Or learn how to make an origami Yoda:

Now, a year later of The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, it´s a dark time at McQuarrie Middle School. Dwight has been suspended and may be expelled, which means no more origami Yoda. Even worse, Darth Paper, a puppet created by Dwight´s nemesis, Harvey, has taken Yoda´s place. He spews insults and evil and just may be responsible for getting Dwight kicked out in the first place. Now the kids of McQuarrie are trying to build a case to save Dwight. This is their case file.

Make you own Darth Paper:

Visit Tom Angleberger blog:

November 29, 2011 at 10:13 am Leave a comment

A Thousand Cranes by Florence Temko.

A colorful strand of a thousand origami cranes has become an international symbol of peace, happiness, and health. This book has     step-by-step instructions on how to fold a paper crane, with lots of fun project ideas:

  • crane souvenirs
  • greeting and holiday cards
  • dioramas
  • hanging mobiles
  • magic wands
  • peace pins
  • party place settings
  • crane pictures fro weddings and celebrations

Included is the famous story of Sadako and the Thousand Cranes plus information about cranes in Japanese culture.

Watch how to make an origami crane:

Learn how to fold more origami figures, here:

October 5, 2011 at 9:16 am 2 comments

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