The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun

Book - 2012
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"Unbored is the most original, entertaining, and instructive all-in-one book for kids ever published -jam-packed with information, ideas, and activities for children and their parents to share together. Vibrantly designed and illustrated, it's crammed with activities that are not only fun and doable, but get kids engaged in the wider world--and provides information to expand their worldviews, too, inspiring them to learn more. Right at the age where kids start to disappear into various screens, Unbored encourages them to use those tech skills in creative ways. Activities parents will remember from their childhoods are presented alongside bold new possibilities: science experiments, crafts and upcycling, board game hacking, code-cracking, geocaching, skateboard repair, yarn bombing, stop-action movie-making - plus tons of trivia, best-of lists, and forward-thinking ideas made accessible to kids. Unbored expertly walks the line between cool and constructive: parents will appreciate its wisdom and humor, its lessons in civic-mindedness and self-esteem, as well as its anti-perfectionist spirit. Kids will just think it's awesome"--
Publisher: New York :, Bloomsbury USA,, [2012]
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781608196418
Branch Call Number: J 790 UN
Characteristics: 352 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm


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TSCPL_ScarlettFH Jun 01, 2018

This is an awesome book! I lead a Girl Scout troop of 9 girls. They can be a handful to keep busy and working together. This book and the companion book Unbored Games are both packed with creative ideas for fun and discovery. Working at a library, I don't purchase very many books for my own home collection but I would consider buying this book just have it for perpetual reference. It's really fun with zany illustrations and lots of great ideas. Whether you're bored for 5 minutes or 5 hours, this book has something for everyone.

Sep 24, 2017


CRRL_CraigG Jun 26, 2015

Stuck in that static rut? Looking for a fix when imagination is on the fritz? Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun is the book for you.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/unbored_glenn

Jan 06, 2013

An uber cool and fun book! It LOOKS so cool and has tons of amazing ideas... perfect.


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