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MCLS Booklists

Get Out! - April 2011

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Get out! : outdoor activities kids can enjoy everywhere (except indoors)
By:  Hallie Warshaw

Summary: Outdoor activities for children including games, crafts, creative projects, and much more!

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The anti-boredom book
By:  edited by Marilyn Baillie and Catherine Ripley

Summary: Includes a variety of indoor and outdoor recreational activities for children, including magic tricks, party ideas, crafts, puzzles, games and recipes.

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Tina Vindum's outdoor fitness : step out of the gym and into the best shape of your life : the revolutionary approach to true bodymind fitness in as little as 8 weeks
By:  Tina Vindum

Summary: An introduction to the great outdoors as a complete gym for mind, body and spirit! It is a fun,comprehensive guide and reference source for the entire family to enjoy.
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Unique games and sports around the world : a reference guide By: edited by Doris Corbett, John Cheffers, and Eileen Crowley Sullivan

Summary: A collection of unusual games and sports from 47 countries. The selections run the gamut from simple variations on tag and hopscotch to highly symbolic tests of strength and endurance.

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Sports and fitness success from 6 to 16
By:  Michael Yessis

Summary: This book contains exercises that are safe for growing bodies. It also explains to adults how to best teach physical fitness. An easy-to-understand format that covers everything from teaching basic movement skills to toddlers to helping active youths become active adults.

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Bicycling for fun and fitness
By: Dale Talbert 

Summary: Bicycling for Fun and Fitness is Dale Talbert’s entertaining and instructional book about bicycling for beginners. In this book he assures us that it takes very little to begin bicycling.

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Fitness unleashed! : a dog and owner's guide to losing weight and gaining health together
By:  Marty Becker and Robert Kushner

Summary: Exercising with your dog not only benefits your furry friend, it also gives you more confidence and motivation to exercise, leading to more weight-loss success. Here is a simple, comprehensive walking program—beginning with just three 15-minute walks per week—that is as good for you as it is for your dog!
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Run, jump, hide, slide, splash : the 200 best outdoor games ever By:  Joe Rhatigan & Rain Newcomb

Summary: Provides directions, equipment lists, and variations for 150 outdoor games, some familiar and some new.

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The complete guide to backyard recreation projects : sports courts & outdoor games, play structures & treehouses, outdoor entertainment.
By: Eric W. Smith

Summary: "More than 25 complete DIY projects to create play spaces for family members of all ages"--Provided by publisher. This is an ideal book for consumers traveling less and recreating at home more.

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Fitness walking
By:  Therese Iknoian

Summary: Add structure and variety to your walks with specific programs and 60 workouts to use on your path to improved fitness and health.

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Skateboarding for fun!
By:  Jana Voelke Studelska

Summary: Describes the origins and techniques of skateboarding and provides instructions on how to do basic moves.

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Get out! : 150 easy ways for kids and grown-ups to get into nature and build a greener future
By:  Judy Molland

Summary: After a brief introduction that encourages readers to get outdoors and partake in the social and spiritual offerings of nature, the book is divided into five sections: "Get Started: Cool Ways to Embrace Nature Today," "Go Further: Projects, Plans, and Outings," "Get Smart: Be Green Consumers—and Eaters!" "Get Active: More Than Just the 3Rs," and "Get Involved: Take a Green Stand."


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