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Author Buchanan, Andrea J.

Title The daring book for girls / Andrea J. Buchanan, Miriam Peskowitz ; illustrations by Alexis Seabrook.

Imprint New York : Collins, c2007.


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 GDL Casa Verdugo Library Children's Non-fiction    j 646.7008 BUC    Available
 GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction    j 646.7008 BUC    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description viii, 279 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm.
Contents Essential gear -- Rules of the game: Basketball, netball softball, bowling, darts -- Palm reading -- The history of writing, and writing in cursive italics -- Fourteen games of tag -- Spanish terms of endearment, idioms, and other items of note -- Daring Spanish girls -- Pressing flowers -- Four square -- Princesses today -- How to whistle with two fingers -- Chinese jump rope -- How to tie a sari -- Hopscotch, tetherball, jump rope -- Queens of the ancient world: Wise Artemisia, Salome Alexandra of Judea, Cleopatra of Egypt, Boudica's rebellion against Rome, Zenobia, Queen of the East -- Knots and stitches -- Caring for your softball glove -- Playing cards: hearts and gin -- South Sea Islands -- Putting your hair up with a pencil -- Cartwheels and back walk-overs -- Weather -- Lemon-powered clock -- Snowballs -- Every girl's toolbox -- Going to Africa -- Bandana tying -- Five karate moves -- The daring girls guide to danger -- French terms of endearment, expressions, and other items of note -- Joan of Arc -- Making a willow whistle -- Periodic table of the elements -- Vinegar and baking soda -- Secret garden -- Friendship bracelets -- Slumber party games -- Making a cloth-covered book -- Pirates -- A short history of women inventors, scientists and Olympic firsts -- Sleep outs -- The sit-upon -- Lamp, lantern, flashlight -- Explorers --
Building a campfire -- Campfire songs -- Coolest paper airplane ever -- Abigail Adams' letters with John Adams -- Clubhouses and forts -- Daisy chains and ivy crowns -- God's eyes / Ojos de Dios -- Writing letters -- Reading the tide charts -- Making a Seine net -- Women spies -- How to be a spy -- Climbing -- Lemonade stand -- How to paddle a canoe -- The ultimate scooter -- Bird watching -- Modern women leaders -- Math tricks -- Words to impress -- Tree swing -- Yoga: sun salutation -- Three silly pranks -- What is the Bill of Rights? -- The three sisters -- Peach pit rings -- First aid -- Roller skating -- Boys -- Robert's rules -- Watercolor painting on the go -- Making a peg board game -- Handclap games -- Finance: interest, stocks, and bonds -- Marco Polo and water polo -- How to negotiate a salary -- Public speaking -- Telling ghost stories -- How to change a tire -- Make your own quill pen -- Hiking -- Greek and Latin root words -- Paper flowers and capillary action -- Cootie catchers -- Jacks -- Picking who's it -- Japanese T-shirt folding -- States, statehood, capitals, flowers and trees--plus Canada! -- Make your own paper -- Books that will change your life -- Badges.
Subject Girls -- Life skills guides.
Girls -- Conduct of life.
Girls in literature.
Genre/Form Young adult literature.
Added Author Peskowitz, Miriam, 1964-
ISBN 9780061472572 : $24.95

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