American Boys' Handy Book (paperback)
Written by Daniel Beard, one of the original founders of the Boy Scouts of America, this book is a beloved classic. It is designed to provide hundreds of activities for restless young boys--adventures and games, indoors and out, in every season of the year. There's something for boys of every age and for every day of the year in this book: Building and flying your own kite; Making an aquarium; Rigging and sailing small boats; Camping without a tent; Making a corn stalk fiddle; Building a snow fort. It was originally published in 1882 and became an instant bestseller. For ages 8 and up.