Gr 5-8--It makes sense to have an adventure guide that shows how to make a compass and introduces the sport of orienteering, or focuses on the history of nautical knots, with instructions on how to tie them. Starting a business is also an adventure of sorts and justifiably needs a handbook like Mooney's that gives easy-to-follow examples of business plans and budgets or marketing options. However, it takes some imagination-stretching to see how candles and friendship bracelets fit in this series, despite solidly built historic accounts about illumination from ancient Roman times on and the significance of wampum beads to Native Americans. Aside from the 10 knots and other projects shown in All Tied Up, all of these books focus more on facts than on crafts, but the careful directions mean that the finished products have a sizable "wow!" factor. These titles can be used for curriculum support and will also be appreciated by dedicated crafters.[Page 51]. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.