Thursday, February 28, 2019

Make This! Building, Thinking and Tinkering Projects for the Amazing Maker in You by Ella Schwartz [Giveaway]

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ISBN: 9781426333248

Folks. . . 

Winter will leave.  Spring will come and so will Summer. And Summer days mean the kiddies need something to occupy their hands, minds, and bodies. So National Geographic is on board dreaming up fabulous activities.

The beauty of a book like this is that it simply doesn't get "old." Have a house full of kids? This book will get a lot of use or "mileage." Have one kid? Not a problem. This book will open doors of discovery from first glimpse to a year or so down the road when he or she picks it up again.

I highly recommend that you investigate Make This!..... for adding to your collection of favorites.

About the book: The popularity of Maker Spaces and Maker Education in schools has exploded and for good reason — kids love using these hands-on areas to explore, problem-solve and tap into their inventive interests.

February held two great days/weeks.... National Inventors Day on 2/11 and National Engineering Week (the week of 2/17) and National Geographic Kids Books unveiled Make This! Building, Thinking and Tinkering Projects for the Amazing Maker in You by Ella Schwartz (Feb 2019, ages 8-12, $16.99).  This book is designed to inspire the next generation of engineers and supports all kinds of kid creators: those who prefer guided instruction, those who prefer to dream up and design objects on their own, and everyone in between. Within the nearly 160 pages of this book kids get the tools and the know-how to tackle all kinds of exciting projects: building a kaleidoscope, designing a fidget spinner, planting a rain forest, creating a musical instrument, and more.

Unconventional scenarios inspired by real National Geographic Explorers give kids a chance to think outside the box and apply their maker skills to real life. Chapters are divided up by scientific principle, such as simple machines, energy, and forces. In each chapter, kids can start by following step-by-step activities, or get creative by tackling an open-ended challenge. Helpful sidebars explain the science behind what's happening every step of the way.

About the author of Make This!, Ella Schwartz: In addition to writing books, Ella is a cybersecurity warrior interfacing with the U.S. federal government on strategic technology initiatives. She has a bachelor’s and masters degree in engineering from Columbia University. When she's not working, writing, or training to run a marathon, she volunteers on outreach initiatives to promote women in science and improve science literacy. Ella lives on Long Island, New York with her husband and three sons.

Begins March 1
Ends March 26 at 12:01 a.m. EDT
Open to USA addresses only
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DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy to facilitate this informational post. I was not compensated monetarily.


  1. This sounds like an exciting book for new things to learn how to make. My Grandchildren would love it!

  2. I love books like this! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on!


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