Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Pop! Go the Pages...

General Grievous, engineered by Matthew Reinhart
Movable Book Wonders
We love movable books and so do you! They're sophisticated, visually stimulating wonders meant to be admired, cared for and loved.

Though our board and picture book collections include many movable books geared to the motor skills of little hands, our juvenile collections also include paper-engineered gems for older readers. Handle with care so as many readers as possible can enjoy these 3-D treasures for years to come.

Cooler Than Cool
A quick list of our movable book favorites:
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum; art by Robert Sabuda
The Odyssey, art by Sam Ita; based on Homer's 8th century epic poem
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, an adaptation of Lewis Carroll's original tale; art by Robert Sabuda
Birds of a Feather by Francisco Pittau
Alive : The Living, Breathing Human Body Book by Anita Ganeri; paper engineering Iain Smyth
Star Wars : A Galactic Pop-up Adventure by Matthew Reinhart (Make Your Own General)

For more movable books, click here.

DIY Pop-Ups
If you're feeling crafty, here's a few DIY books to help you make your own pop-up masterpieces!

Cards That Pop Up, Flip & Slide by Michael Jacobs
The Elements of Pop-up : a Pop-up Book for Aspiring Paper Engineers by David A. Carter and James Diaz
How to Make Pop-ups by Joan Irvine
Paper In Three Dimensions : Origami, Pop-ups, Sculpture, Baskets, Boxes, and More by Diane Maurer-Mathison
Paper Pop Up : 40 Dynamic Designs for Surprising Cards and Gifts by Dorothy Wood
Pop-o-mania : How to Create Your Own Pop-ups by Barbara Valenta
Making Books that Fly, Fold, Wrap, Hide, Pop Up, Twist, & Turn by Gwen Diehn
Pop-up Cards : Over 50 Designs for Cards that Fold, Flap, Spin, and Slide by Mari Kumada

Surf's Up
Concise History of Pop-up and Movable Books
What Makes a Good Pop-up Book?
The Movable Book Society