Kids who love the Rainbow Loom rubber band weaver may want to read "Lucy and the Magic Loom: A Rainbow Loomer's Adventure Story" (Sky Pony Press, $7.99) by Alice Downes. The chapter book is aimed at ages 6 to 10 and tells the tale of 12-year-old Lucy, who receives a golden magic loom that leads her through a secret passageway into an enchanted world of creatures and castles. She must use the loom to create items to help her overcome challenges.

National Geographic Kids' "Guide to Photography: Tips and Tricks on How to Be a Great Photographer from the Pros & Your Pals at My Shot" (National Geographic Kids, $14.99) features tips on editing, photo sharing, photography careers and more. The book was put together by children's author Nancy Honovich and National Geographic Photographer Annie Griffiths.

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It's the perfect time of year for "My First Book of Football: A Rookie Book" from the editors of Sports Illustrated Kids (Time Inc. Books, $11.95). The book, like the game of football, is divided into four quarters and takes young readers play by play through a game, from pregame coin toss to the winning touchdown. It defines terms such as "first down" and "fumble" and illustrates concepts with live-action photos of NFL players.

For six years, husband-and-wife team Jim and Jamie Dutcher lived deep in Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains documenting the social behavior of wolves. They've written a picture book called "A Friend For Lakota: The Incredible True Story of a Wolf Who Braved Bullying" (National Geographic Kids, $16.99). It's aimed at ages 4 to 8 and tells the story of how a wolf named Lakota dealt with bullying by members of his pack.