CRRL Kids: Finding Your Marbles
Annotation:Covering everything from marbles to hopscotch, this groundbreaking survey of children's games is the third book in a series, the others being "Children's Games in Street and Playground" and "The Singing Game."
Annotation:Gives the background and instructions for playing hopscotch, jacks, and other games that are played with sticks, stones, and marbles. Part of the series, Games Children Play around the World.
Annotation:Written in verse and filled with full-color illustrations drawn by the author, this book invites young readers inside the minds of great inventors, encouraging them to think imaginatively as it offers the origins of items such as roller skates, potato chips, eyeglasses, the vacuum cleaner, and more.
Annotation:"Many of the pieces in this edition have been selected from the much loved The Dangerous Book for Boys. They have been chosen to give readers things to do, inside and out, during the long summer days. This edition is a perfect format for readers to take everywhere with them. It has new drawings and new activities."
Annotation:Another way to use your marbles. You and a friend can design mazes to see who can make a marble roll through as s-l-o-w-l-y as possible. Here's a hint: friction helps!
Annotation:The museum's Web site has articles on the history of marbles, marble game rules, and how marbles are made. For experienced readers.
Annotation:Learn more about the national tournament where mibsters (marble shooters) compete for national honors, scholarships, and other prizes.