Thursday, August 13, 2009

What Rachel Wants to Buy This Week - Episode 18

Guess what? It's my paper anniversary--I've been working here at the store for a whole year now! So this week's items I want to buy are paper-related in celebration of a full year of bookselling and blogging!

Japanese Origami Paper Doll Making Kit by Aitoh
Ages 8+
Located downstairs in the Chapter Book Room

Origami is a fairly common activity--I know I've always loved to make origami animals and flowers and even balloons. This kit is more unusual, though--it provides instructions and materials to make up to 12 paper people in traditional Japanese clothes. The beautiful patterns of the paper are what attracted me; the designs are unique and colorful. The dolls would make great magnets, favors at a themed party, or cool supplements to a school unit.

Treehouses of the World 16-month 2010 calendar by Pete Nelson
Located downstairs in the Chapter Book Room

Even though I'm not in school anymore, I still think of a year in school terms. A good 16-month calendar is a necessity for that frame of mind, and this one is the most exciting in the store! It's tall, unlike most calendars, accentuating the amazing photos inside--and they are definitely amazing! Anyone who's dreamed of living in a tree will enjoy these stunning treehouses.

Ok, that's it for this time. See you soon!

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