Friday Fast Picks: National Hobby Month

Written for novices and seasoned readers alike, How to Deal is packed with artwork and includes prompts, exercises, and layouts to give you the answers you’re looking for.

Manga Mania: How To Draw Japanese Comicby Christopher Hart
Chris Hart, known for his very clear step-by-step illustrations and accompanying text, details how anyone can become a real Manga artist without having to reinvent the art of drawing.
Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution and supporting STEM education initiatives, Maker Lab includes 28 kid-safe projects and crafts that will get young inventors’ wheels turning and make science pure fun.
How to perform a wide range of amazing magic tricks, from a Magic Circle master.
This book provides hundreds of examples showing you how to create doodles that are lively and entertaining in three easy steps. Unlike fine-art or manga drawings, there are no rules and no fancy techniques. All that’s needed is a free hand and a free spirit!
This book provides step-by-step instructions for using common kitchen items to perform basic chemistry experiments involving atoms and molecules, states of matter, and reactions.
A guide to how to decorate rocks, utilizing a variety of decorative mediums and articles. Meant for both novices as well as experienced crafters, including a segment on projects to share with children.
This unique craft book contains more than 20 patterns for zombies, ninjas, Vikings, vampires, aliens, robots, and even Death himself. Each easy-to-follow pattern is presented with step-by-step diagrams, hilarious commentary, and full-color photographs of the creatures in their natural environments.