Wings of Fire,  Box Set

I will say of this series, all four of my children devoured this series, and my youngest, now age 16, had drawing parties and created and animated fan fiction over the years that contines to blow me away. I have the entire series. Well, now my daughter does, ;), and I highly recommend this series to boys and girls ages 8 and up. High-Adventure-Animal-Dragon-Fantasy at its best!

 Age Range: 8 - 12 years
Grade Level: 3 - 7
Series: Wings of Fire
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks; Box edition (September 8, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0545855721
ISBN-13: 978-0545855723
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 4.1 x 7.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Customer Reviews: 4.6 out of 5 stars   379 customer reviews
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,006 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

#50 in Children's Fantasy & Magic Books
#49 in Children's Friendship Books
#14 in Children's Dragon Stories (Books)

Coloring Crush, Editors of Klutz, Scholastic, 2015, $16.99
Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7, 9780545930970, 0545930979  

​Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction, Activities Book, Crafts & Hobbies, Kit, Mixed Media Product
Bring one-of-a-kind flair to fantastical designs! Proudly display every page as a work of art. And, for those who can't find the pointy end of a pencil, the introductory how-to guide includes a crash course in using colored pencils, blending and layering, as well as color scheme inspirations. 

I have been a fan of Klutz books from childhood, and now as a mom of 4, I can attest there is a Klutz book out there for every boy or girl ages 5-15--and adult crafty people like myself. This unicorn pillow is one of my favorite new Klutz books of the year. It involves sewing, and it's really simple for those who like to sew, otherwise aim for ages 12+. (Publisher suggests ages 10-14.) However, I bought this for one of my best crafty-knit-sewer-and unicorn-loving adult friends, and after seeing all it included and a sample of the final product, I really really wanted to keep it! It’s really FLUFFY! Love this! But again a reminder, this one is best for older crafters/kids, in case of frustration it putting it together. Has plush faux fur, metallic gold lamé, iridescent pom-poms, and pre-cut felt pieces. Decorating options include a rainbow mane, a flower crown, rock star fringe, wings, meringue dollops, plus a “cake stand” for display. 

I got this for a gift & had to fight myself from keeping it! It's AWESOMELY FLUFFY!


Wings of Fire Fan Page, created by Laurel Childress at age 8

Some Klutz Backlist Favorites

Chalk the Block
We continue to use this to chalk the block—and it’s hilarious!

The Cootie Catcher Book
I am an expert cootie-maker!

Mini Pom-Pom Pets
Not my fave, but my kids continue to make these all the time—along with all their friends who come to visit!

Juggling for the Complete Klutz
My husband can juggle, yeah, he’s cool. This book helped  some of us learn how.  

Kids' Picks favorite Klutz backlist:

Make Glitter Clay Charms, Editors of Klutz, Scholastic, 2015, $21.99, Ages 8 to 12, 9780545858465
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction, Crafts & Hobbies, Kit
Design your own bracelet with itty-bitty glittery charms! Comes with 35 new charm designs, new clay colors, and two packets of accent glitter.

The Many Moods of Me Journal, Editors of Klutz, Scholastic,  2015, $16.99, Ages 8 to 12, 9780545805469
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction, Activities Book, Crafts & Hobbies
Explore all your emotions-the good, the bad, and the weird-with this activity journal that includes magical mood ring to figure out if you're feeling happy, sad, afraid, icky, or angry. Then flip to the corresponding journal section and fill out an entry with the included six-color mood pen. Gorgeous hand-drawn art and quirky, conversational text puts a fresh twist on tween journaling.
*I stole the mood ring! And I’ve found I have every color at the same time! What’s that mean? Seriously, we had lots of fun with this book, and everyone fought over the pen.

Finger Knitting, Editors of Klutz, Scholastic, 2015, $21.99, Ages 8 to 12, 9780545858458 
​Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction, Activities Book, Crafts & Hobbies
Finger knitters like my daughters will love the ideas in this book to do with the 100-foot long fabulous creations we make all the time. Fun for first-timers, extremely easy, and could inspire a life-long love of knitting. Includes easy instructions for 15 projects, scarves, hats, jewelry, cat ear headbands, boot toppers, and much more. Plus 200 yards of metallic-sparkle yarn right in the box!

Charm Bracelet Studio, Editors of Klutz, Scholastic, 2015, $24.99, Ages 8 to 12, 9780545858489
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction, Activities Book, Crafts & Hobbies
Kids (and adults) can design and paint high-quality, gold metal charms. With more than 100 designs to choose from, 3 gold bangles, and 21 gold metal charms.

Personalized Friendship Bracelets, Editors of Klutz, Scholastic, 2015, $16.99, Ages 10 to 14, 9780545858564
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction, Activities Book, Crafts & Hobbies
*Warning: May frustrate younger kids. More than 150 designs and 5 floss colors, step-by-step instructions, and a built-in bracelet-making board which helps follow the patterns and craft on the go. Once you've mastered the techniques, you can get REALLY creative, with beads and personalization’s.

Pop Collage, Editors of Klutz, Scholastic, 2015, $21.99, Ages 8 to 12, 9780545858632
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction, Activities Book, Crafts & Hobbies
Taking decoupage and collage to the next level, Pop Collage modernizes a classic craft with techniques such as hole punch confetti and glitter blending. Decorate the included key chain, bookmark, picture frame, and more! 

Design & Dye With No-Heat Batik, Editors of Klutz, Scholastic, 2015, $21.99, Ages 8 to 12, 9780545858434
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction, Activities Book, Crafts & Hobbies, 
Personalize your stuff with this modern twist on an ancient art-batik! Klutz introduces a no-heat, mess-free way to tackle this stunning craft at home. You'll find 50+ designs throughout the book that you can trace directly onto the 10 fabric swatches included. Then mix your paints with the color recipes, and find painting tricks for splatters, ombre, space-dye, and more. Mix and match the same motifs on your own tees, tanks, totes, and any other basics that could use a splash of color.

Klutz craft books and more DIY for ALL crafty people

Make Your Own Washi Tape Stickers, by Anne Akers Johnson, Klutz, $16.99

Genre Novelty nonfiction, ages 6+

I love stickers! Colorful washi tapes beat out duct tape because it’s easy to peel (think masking tape), sticks to almost anything (lockers, mirrors, journals) and comes right off when done. With traceable art, six rolls of tape, backing paper, and a felt-tip pen, you can create 100s of designs.

Klutz craft books and more! DIY ALL craft lovers

The Klutz Book of Animation

 Make your own stop-motion movie​​ with the ideas in this book.The kids and I had a blast, and we continue to use, especially my 12-year-old who now makes her own mini-movies!

​Hair: A Book of Braiding and Styles

I love this book because it has really unique and easy hair styles which I've used myself. Comes with three head-bands and decorating kit.

The Klutz Book of Inventions

One of Adam's all-time faves (found at age 14 and still enjoys at age 16).

Cat's Cradle, Card Games

Everyone benefits from games of any sort. I'm all for anything that can result in creative and family time, playing indoors or out! 

The Klutz Book of Face Painting

Three kids in college and we still use this book!

Klutz Sew Your Own Unicorn Cake Pillow, by editors of Klutz, an imprint of Scholastic, Ages 10+, $15, ASIN:1338355228 Related: Sew Your Own Furry Llama Pillow Sewing & Craft Kit
Genre: Novelty Book, Activity, Toys and Kits, Crafts,  Sewing, Unicorn