Top 10 Books To Keep Your Kids Busy So You Can Do Laundry And Other Glamorous Things

~posted by Robin

Often, I find myself wanting to connect my darling offspring with the rich world of imagination and ideas that can be found in children’s literature. At other times, my motivation for handing them books falls on the more practical side of life. This is a list for times like those:

  1. The Ultimate Book of Family Card Games by Oliver Ho
    Or this one, depending on family size.
  1. Knock-Knock Jokes for Kids by Rob Elliot
    Who’s there?
  1. Guinness World Records
    Be prepared to discuss fingernails.
  1. Let’s Count to 100! by Masayuki Sebe
    Eleven times!  That’s at least 18 minutes of counting fun.
  1. Comics Squad: Recess! by various awesome graphic novelists
    Comic books + Recess = Not boring
  1. Welcome To Mamoko by Aleksandra Mizielińska
    If you’ve ever wished Where’s Waldo was cooler and Polish.
  1. Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Animals by Ed Emberley
    A scribble plus two dots equals a shaggy dog. Brilliant.
  1. The LEGO Ideas Book by Daniel Lipkowitz
    Watch your step!
  1. Making Paper Airplanes by David Woodroffe
    Duck!
  1. Mind Benders
    The cover alone will let you load the dishwasher uninterrupted.
  1. (Because you always have one more thing to do) The Great Big Book of Magic Tricks by Joe Fullman
    That was my card!
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