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The star of the hit show American Pickers shares his love of treasure-hunting with kids.Mike Wolfe’s love for “picking” started with old bikes, cigar boxes, and other items people may have called “junk.” A self-taught picker, he now shares his passion for picking with his enthusiastic kid audience, and offers tips on collecting, sorting through flea market offerings, askinThe star of the hit show American Pickers shares his love of treasure-hunting with kids.Mike Wolfe’s love for “picking” started with old bikes, cigar boxes, and other items people may have called “junk.” A self-taught picker, he now shares his passion for picking with his enthusiastic kid audience, and offers tips on collecting, sorting through flea market offerings, asking relatives about family heirlooms, and much, much more. In the process, kids will pick up history, research skills, and new hobbies galore (and maybe even help clean the attic). Kids love treasure-hunting. Here’s a fun and practical resource from one of the most popular pros around....

Title : Kid Pickers: How to Turn Junk into Treasure
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ISBN : 9781250008480
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 128 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Kid Pickers: How to Turn Junk into Treasure Reviews

  • David LeDoux
    2019-02-02 07:21

    I love how this book is written to inspire kids to find what they like (regardless of monetary value), research their family history, and discover that it's a good thing to stand out from the crowd in their own uniqueness. I believe it will be a launching platform for a lifetime of fun and adventure for thousands of kids who encounter it. History is where you find it and every pick has a story. Have fun discovering the picker inside of yourself and your kids!

  • Mary Alice
    2019-02-07 12:09

    Easy to read- good tips on hunting for treasures. Plugs the library as a source for info~ so what else can I ask?

  • NancyS
    2019-02-12 09:04

    This book written for children introduces them to values which will be good to remember later in life while having fun at the same time.

  • Paula
    2019-01-27 07:00

    This title is authored by Mike Wolfe, History Channel's American Picker. He shares his love of all things old with a younger audience in this light-hearted introduction to “picking” for kids. He is enthusiastic about the passion involved and the relative ease of picking as a hobby. He shares information about how to get started, where to look for treasures, how to bargain and what to do with picks once they are acquired. He is quick to emphasize using picks as a way to repurpose items in imaginative ways for the good of the earth and downplays picking as a “get-rich-quick” plan. He also manages to tie in family history and researching a find to learn its provenance. Informative actual kid-picker profiles conclude each chapter. Black-and-white photographs and illustrations and distressed fonts give the layout a vintage feel. Back matter includes “Kid Picker Vignettes” complete with websites and an index. If you have History Channel buffs, the title might be a good fit. Order if needed.

  • Kimberly Mcclune
    2019-01-27 08:09

    This is very nicely written so clearly in Mike Wolf's own voice. If yoyu've ever watched his show with Frank Frell, American Pickers, on HGTV, then you will immediately 'get' this book. Mike shines as the unseen instructor in this kid friendly 'how'to' on becoming a picker from an early age. He highlights young pickers who have made their start just seeking things that 'they like' and shows off their best picks to date. He also gives his own pickers pointers and idea lists. I love his encouragement to use your own imagination to search for the history behind the picks you find. There is even information to get youngsters started in putting together their own family history through the treasures they find in their own homes or the attics and basements of their relatives.I enjoyed this simple and fun read. You will too, even if you aren't sure you're even interested in picking. (After all, picking does sound a bit gross until you get the context)

  • Melissa Mcavoy
    2019-02-17 07:22

    Mike Wolfe, from the History Channel show American Pickers, has written a how-to book for kids. In a straightforward, upbeat, breezy tone he conveys the thrill of discovery, the green charm of re-purposing and the connection to history and family that collecting can offer. Seven informational chapters give guidelines for searching, bargaining, safety, researching and designing with found items. Lots of black and white photographs, graphics and cartoons break up the pages. An effort is made to include racial diversity, but the large majority of the featured children are white. While Wolfe includes a couple anecdotes that focus on value, this is primarily a non-commercial book. Six pages of scavenger tidbits and trivia and an index conclude the book. Wolfe also runs a self-referential and lame subscription website for tweens with the same name, but it is not mentioned in the book.

  • Heather
    2019-01-30 08:25

    Bearing in mind that this book was written for a much younger demographic than mine, I found this to be a great read. I love American Pickers, so I picked up this book with great interest. Wolfe's love for his job/passion/calling is evident, which makes the book all the more enjoyable. I also found the book to be empowering, sending the message that anybody with the interest can be a Picker and that anything and everything is worthy of picking, so long as it interests and speaks to you. I wanted to hit some flea markets and garage sales when I finished this one.

  • Great Books
    2019-02-16 10:27

    Discover valuable treasures at garage sales, flea markets and among family heirlooms with tips from the creator and star of the History Channel’s American Pickers. “Picking” can often reveal interesting historical facts, promote recycling, build research skills and introduce new hobbies.Reviewer 16

  • Jerry
    2019-02-02 08:28

    I bought this book for my middle school library, but the content is pretty low level. Simple enough, it's more suited for 2nd-5th graders, but I'll probably keep it on the shelf just because I know there are MS students who are fans of the TV show it is based on.

  • Barb
    2019-02-14 06:01

    This is truly a beginners book for kids. I hope Mike makes a book for adults. I think it's a good book for kids to dip their toe in the water. A lot of stuff parents will already know, but again it's for kids. Love the show though.

  • Laura Worthington
    2019-01-20 12:59

    Great non-fiction book. It's an excellent mix of a "how-to" guide, interesting facts, and primary source information because it includes mini interviews with actual picker kids. If you're a kid that is interested in collecting items then this is the book for you.

  • Barbara
    2019-02-04 09:28

    It was interesting, but written for elementary kids.

  • Sharon Lawler
    2019-02-09 13:11

    Mike Wolfe, star of the show "American Pickers", shares his bed tips for separating the treasures from the junk!

  • Edward Sullivan
    2019-01-22 06:11

    Wolfe shares his love and knowledge of picking and lots of good tips for kids with similar enthusiasms.

  • Leah
    2019-02-03 08:13

    Definitely for kids interested in picking. Not much history, but cute.

  • Wendy
    2019-02-17 11:16

    I love the show American Pickers, and this was a cute kids version of it. Made me want to find a good flea market immediately!

  • Jill
    2019-02-20 12:59

    I love how this book encourages kids to get into history and picking. Great format with pictures and captions made this a quick and interesting read.

  • Kelly
    2019-01-28 14:09

    Inspirational for kids to go picking or finding their collection of vintage and antiques.