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Craftily ever after : 4 books in 1!
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The un-friendship bracelet.

Making the band.

Tie-dye disaster.

Dream machine.
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The un-friendship bracelet. "Best friends Emily and Maddie have one big thing in common: they love to craft and create! Whether it's making art with balloons, cities of cardboard and straws, or the matching friendship bracelets they wear, they're always coming up with fresh ideas. But when a new student named Bella shows up at school, their friendship is put to the test. Maddie immediately befriends her and discovers that Bella is just as crafty as she and Emily are! As Maddie and Bella spend more time together, Emily finds herself spending more time ... alone. Then, when Emily friendship bracelet falls off, she begins to think that maybe it was an un-friendship bracelet this whole time. Will the friends find their craftily ever after?"--Jacket flap.

Making the band. "Now that Emily, Maddie, Bella, and Sam's craft clubhouse is up and running, the friends spend all their free time there. They've made friendship bracelets, sewn pillows, and even built a potato clock! One day their teacher announces that there's an upcoming school talent show. What could be more perfect for four kids who have so many different talents? The only problem is, none of them can think of anything to do for the talent show! Then Sam gets a musical idea. Will the group have time to put their rockin' plan into action?"--Page 2 of cover.

Tie-dye disaster. Eight-year-old Maddie and her best friends are inspired to turn old clothing from white and drab to bright and fab, but disaster ensues when they accidentally tie-dye a shirt that belongs to a very important client of Maddie's mom. Includes instructions for making a tie-dye shirt.

Dream machine. Emily Adams, Maddie Wilson, Bella Diaz, and Sam Sharma are eight-year-olds with one special thing in common: they love to create. They each have unique talents, too! Emily is great at constructing and building; Maddie has an eye for fashion, fabrics, and sewing; Bella is a gadget whiz; and Sam is a gifted artist. Together, these four crafty friends dream up new projects to design, build, and create and through their experiences, they'll learn how to handle various obstacles at school and in their everyday eight-year-old lives. Bella is a computer whiz and loves brainstorming new gadgets to make. So when she spies a flier for a citywide robotics competition, the young inventor's wheels start spinning. She can't wait to start building and programming! There's just one problem: all the kids on her school's robotics team are older. Bella must find a way to prove herself to the big kids. Now the competition is heating up -- both in the craft clubhouse and at school. Will Bella find the confidence to follow her dreams and conquer the competition?
Ages 5-9.
General Note:
May include an excerpt of DIY Pet Shop.
First Little Simon hardcover edition.
The un-friendship bracelet -- Making the band -- Tie-dye disaster -- Dream machine.
Physical Description:
493 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Little Simon,
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Publication Information:
New York : Little Simon, 2019.

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The first four books of the Craftily Ever After series are now available in one great bind-up!

Emily, Maddie, Bella, and Sam are four friends with one major thing in common: they love to craft and create! Whether it's making art with balloons or racecars with recycled materials, they're always coming up with fresh new ideas. Join them on their crafty adventures as they form new friendships, prepare for the school talent show, deal with a total tie-dye disaster, and create a robot!

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Craftily Ever After chapter books are perfect for emerging readers.

This crafty bind-up includes:
The Un-Friendship Bracelet
Making the Band
Tie-Dye Disaster
Dream Machine

Author Notes

Martha Maker is a dedicated crafter who is always working on a project--or several! When she's not writing books, you can often find her at her favorite community garden with her paint set. She lives in Washington, DC, with her family, which includes two kids, two dogs, and two guinea pigs.

Xindi Yan left behind a small city in China to realize her dream of being a published artist. Having always wanted to illustrate children's books, she buried herself in countless books and drawings, collecting them even today. Xindi currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and dreams about having a puppy in the near future.