Meet Amanda, a mechanical engineer and marathon runner who makes the impossible possible every day. As a kid, Amanda liked both science and art— but, most of all, she loved solving problems.
In this book, you’ll...
• learn how engineers like Amanda tackle problems that have never been solved before— and how you can start thinking like an engineer!
• find out how Amanda turns an idea into a toy, then sketch your very own toy idea within the pages of this book.
• discover how kids around the world play differently and how scientists study play.
Coming soon! The Look Up Series is a nonfiction biography series inviting 8 to 12-year-old girls into the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math while celebrating diverse female role models in STEAM careers today.
Meet Dr. Maya, a food scientist who believes ice cream can change the world. Maya does what she loves, which is traveling the globe, developing delicious flavors, and sharing her love of science with everyone. In this book, you’ll:
• learn how food scientists like Dr. Maya create new products and flavors—and how you can start thinking like a food scientist!
• find out how Dr. Maya makes ice cream then follow a step-by-step process to create your very own ice cream flavor.
• discover how ice cream can bring people together, create lasting memories, and make a difference.
ANGELLA, BEAUTY CHEMIST celebrates Angella, a beauty chemist who mixes science with nature to create lotions, potions, and polishes that bring people joy every day. Angella loves experimenting in a lab, making discoveries, and testing ingredients, colors, and scents. In this book, young readers will…
learn how chemists like Angella use science to create beauty products that keep us clean, happy, and healthy.
experiment with your own scrubs and masks at home and observe the results.
get inspired by the power of plants and flowers around the world.
Look around you―plastic is everywhere! It’s in your shoes, pens, toothbrush, car, toys, TV, water bottles, food packaging... It’s almost impossible to get through one day without using it. And it’s creating major problems for our world, our oceans, our animals and marine life, and ourselves.
In The Plastic Problem, from the team that brought you 101 Small Ways to Save the World, you’ll learn how to become a ‘plastic patroller’ instead of a plastic polluter by learning about the easy ways you can cut plastic out of your life. The simple actions found in this practical guide will help you protect our world and inspire your friends and family to do the same.
It’s hard to believe that you could change the world, but it’s true! We’ll show you loads of awesome ways to help out family, friends, yourself and the planet – and show how you’re never too young to make a big difference. Includes random acts of kindness, craft projects, energy-saving ideas, and much more.
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2019 Moonbeam Spirit Award Gold Medalist
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Travel is all about adventure. It's about trying new things and meeting new people. This book shows you how to be a confident and happy traveler, whether you are going to your grandma's house just a few hours away or you're making a trek across the world. Filled with fun quizzes, smart safety tips, and cool trivia, this book will help you get ready for a lifetime of adventure!
Find your balance. Make a protein-packed smoothie to energize for a busy day. Center yourself after a stressful week by taking five minutes to write in your journal. Strengthen your body and calm your mind with simple yoga poses and breathing techniques. Craft a vision board to help you achieve your goals. Create a time budget to organize your schedule. Develop an evening routine that will help you wind down before sleep. Award-winning author Aubre Andrus shares more than 50 do-right-now projects that will help you beat stress, smile big, and discover a calmer, more blissful you.
"Feeling stressed? Aubre Andrus delivers a YA non-fiction self-help guide to help you manage anxiety like a boss." - Forever Young Adult
"The first thing you'll notice about this book is just how beautiful it is. But Project You is so much more than that...No matter how much or little time you have, Project You has a way that you can fit self-care into your life." - YAYOMG
When Pumpkin the miniature horse was born, there was something wrong with her legs. It hurt the little horse to walk or even stand. She needed help--and fast.
Luckily, Pumpkin and her mom were rescued by Twist of Fate Farm and Sanctuary. The sanctuary's founder knew that Pumpkin was special. She would do whatever it took to help her.
Pumpkin got lots of love from her animal and human families--plus the support of thousands of online fans from across the globe. Together they helped Pumpkin beat the odds and learn to run!
The true story of how one special dog beat the odds -- as seen on hit social media site The Dodo!
When Nubby the boxer was born, there was something different about him. That's because Nubby was born without his two front legs. He was so small and so sick. The humans who rescued him weren't sure he would make it.
But after a little while, Nubby started to get better. Soon, Nubby was well enough to try to walk. But without his front legs, Nubby had to scoot or hop from place to place. Nubby's family knew this one-of-a-kind pup would need a little extra help getting around.
This inspiring true story teaches us that with a little love, some creativity, and a lot of hard work, special dogs like Nubby can overcome any obstacle!
Joker the dog loves to dive in and swim with his dolphin buddies. Gerald, a shy giraffe, learned to make friends with help from his goat pal, Eddie. And Miwa-chan the monkey always gets piggyback rides from his friend Uribo--a wild pig! These are 12 incredible tales of unlikely animal friendships. Perfect as an introduction to nonfiction, young readers will learn simple facts about animals and their behaviors.
“Warm and fuzzy tales paired with equally squee-worthy photos provide a gentle read for animal lovers.” -- School Library Journal
In this new five-minute collection, kids will read 12 heartwarming true stories about animals that have been rescued from tough situations. The stories range from handicapped pets given a loving home to exotic wild animals rescued by caring humans with some help from special wildlife sanctuaries. Perfect as an introduction to nonfiction, young readers will learn simple facts about animals and their behaviors. The large font size, big colorful photographs, and fun foil cover are perfect for kids!
The Secret Sleepover is a short story for American Girl magazine about a girl who chooses to leave one important person off her guest list. She doesn't realize what she's done until the tables are turned.
I was a contributor to this story collection. I wrote the Cinderella tale, A Sweet Salon.
The Tales of Courage and Kindness Story Collection marks the launch of the Ultimate Princess Celebration, which invites audiences of all ages to celebrate and share acts of courage and kindness, inspired by the stories of our beloved Princesses. Disney has brought together authors and artists from around the world to create 14 new and inspiring stories, brought to life by stunning illustrations, honoring our iconic Disney Princesses and Queens.
Awesome S.T.E.A.M.-based science experiments you can do right at home with easy-to-find materials designed for maximum enjoyment, learning, and discovery for kids ages 8 to 12
Join the experts at the Good Housekeeping Institute Labs and explore the science you interact with every day. Using the scientific method, you’ll tap into your own super-powers of logic and deduction to go on a science adventure.
The engaging experiments exemplify core concepts and range from quick and simple to the more complex. Each one includes clear step-by-step instructions and color photos that demonstrate the process and end result. Plus, secondary experiments encourage young readers to build on what they’ve discovered. A “Mystery Solved!” explanation of the science at work helps your budding scientist understand the outcomes of each experiment.
Bursting with more than 200 color photos and incredible facts, this sturdy hard cover is the perfect gift for any aspiring biologist, chemist, physicist, engineer, and mathematician!
Turn ordinary into awesome with this fun book, jam-packed with science-inspired ideas kids can use to simplify, prettify, and eco-fy their lives at home, school, and on the go.
Upcycle, recycle, and/or repurpose your stuff and engineer your way out of all kinds of sticky situations--all while learning about science and sustainability as you do it! Make cool lantern lights for your room, discover a tried-and-true brain freeze cure, learn how to boost your memory power, and more. In this easy-to-follow guide, kids get tips and tricks for upcycling and reusing old stuff, as well as hands-on activities, fun facts, and insights from professional-grade life hackers who use their problem-solving skills to change the world.
By the end, you'll be able to hack your way through all kinds of problems, from a messy backpack to stage fright, a drippy ice pop to smelly shoes!
What is the fifth dimension? How does tessering work? What's the connection between science and daily life? Now, young adventurers can bring the science of A Wrinkle in Time into their own lives! This activity book is complete with quizzes, puzzles, games, and background about the world of the movie. Write on the pages and learn as you go!
From the experts who brought you How to Speak Dog, learn tips and tricks to help train your best friend.
Whether teaching a puppy the basics--such as "sit," "stand," and "stay"-- correcting behavioral problems, or training your pooch to perform more advanced tricks, this comprehensive guide will take you through all the steps to have your canine answering your call in no time. With the help of veterinarian Dr. Gary Weitzman, kids will bond with their pups through structured lessons that showcase easy-to-follow instructions and commands. Additional content introduces readers to Hollywood hounds, dogs on the job, and famous canines through history. This "paws-on" guide is perfect for families who are bringing home their very first puppy, or seasoned dog owners who want to teach their longtime four-legged family member a few new tricks.
We know animals can’t speak and express themselves in the same way as humans … but even the smallest and quietest animals have incredible ways of communicating with each other. With wildlife veterinarian expert Dr. Gabby Wild as a guide, How to Speak Animal helps kids understand how animals communicate through sound, body language, and behavior.
Soak, scrub, and soothe your way to relaxation with simple homemade spa recipes from award-winning author Aubre Andrus. Using some of nature’s best ingredients, such as beeswax, sugar, coconut oil, shea butter, avocado, sea salt, essential oils, and more, craft everything from a Cooling Peppermint Hand Cream to a Vanilla Honey Body Scrub. Make practical products, like your own all-natural Bugs-Be-Gone Insect Repellent, Minty Homemade Toothpaste, and Natural Shaving Cream. Or pamper yourself after a long day with a Re-energizing Tub Tea, Lovely Lavender Bath Salts, and a Deep Conditioning Treatment. Nourish your body from head to toe with these organic, handmade recipes and crafts, or package them as a gift to share a fresh, fun spa experience.
"Beauty crafts that emphasize health and well-being over appearance--well done!" - School and Library Journal, April 1, 2017
"Whether readers are seeking a little coddling or looking for gift ideas, this accessible collection offers fun and original maker projects." - Booklist, December 15, 2016
Get creative and Make Your Own Glitter Face Masks with this fun kit from Klutz. Designed for ages 8 years and older, this kit includes everything needed for kids to make 5 face masks right out of the box. Includes 32-page book that includes instructions as well as 12 additional recipes using easy-to-find ingredients from your kitchen.
Glow from the inside-out with the best collection of DIY bath and body treatments!
Make an invigorating facial mask, soothing Mermaid Shimmer Gel and relaxing Bubble Bath Bon Bons, with everything you need right in the box! Then, whip up a variety of pampering potions using our simple recipes, made with easy-to-find ingredients like fresh fruit, sugar, olive oil and honey. Spoil yourself with sugar scrubs, body wash, and more! Klutz welcomes you to the ultimate spa experience.
Comes with: 2 lidded containers, Baking soda in 2 colors, Bubble bath powder, 2 sheet masks, Aloe vera gel, Cosmetic grade glitter, Stickers, Paper gift box, Glycerin, Clear soap base.
You can create one-of-a kind paper crafts! With 22 show-stopping crafts to choose from, this kit will get your creative juices flowing. Decorate and accessorize your party, your bedroom, and even yourself! This kit includes patterned paper and card stock, 30 quilling paper strips, and a special tool that coils paper with ease--fantastic for creating rose rings, bangle bracelets, and glorious garlands! The two oversized paper sheets are perfect for larger crafts, and the paper ruler allows for straight lines and just the right measurement. The 64-page step-by-step instruction guide makes it easy to fold, cut, and glue your way to paper perfection!
Plan the sleepover of your dreams! This book includes ideas for fun slumber-party themes, plus how-to guides for invitations, decorations, food, games, crafts, and goody bags. You'll even find a complete shopping list for each party, plus a tear-out door hanger to personalize.
From January to December, every month is an opportunity for the sleepover of your dreams! From a Stars & Stripes Carnival to a Pumpkin Palooza party, we've got step-by-step ideas for each and every month of the year. All parties feature decorating ideas, fun games, crafts, delicious recipes, and more.
Want to be a sitter that parents and kids can't get enough of? With this playbook, you'll learn how to take care of kids and please parents. Includes games and activities, those tasty recipes kids crave, crafts that both girls and boys will enjoy, and play-by-plays for tough stuff like bedtime and squabbles. With unique checklists to make your job easier, you'll have everything you need to blast away boredom, super charge your skills, and get the kids begging you to come back--time after time!
This super-fun book is filled with quizzes to blast away the bores and snores! Her answers to the quiz questions will lead to a game, activity, or craft that’s perfect for her. It’s just the way to bust a boring day!
Kids love to read about things that go. Perfect for beginning and young readers, National Geographic Pre-readers include simple, expert-vetted text and large, engaging photos on every page. A vocabulary tree at the beginning of the book introduces kids to key words in concept groups, helping kids make connections between words. Plus, a wrap-up activity gives kids a chance to use what they’ve learned, while expanding their understanding of the world.
Follow a zebra throughout the day as it grazes and spends time with its herd in its grassland habitat.
Zebras are one of Africa's most interesting animals, and in this pre-reader, young readers will learn all about where they live, what they eat, and how they survive in the herd.
Perfect for beginning and young readers, National Geographic Pre-readers include simple, expert-vetted text and large, engaging photos on every page. A vocabulary tree at the beginning of the book introduces kids to key words in concept groups, helping them make connections between words. Plus, a wrap-up activity gives kids a chance to use what they've learned, while expanding their knowledge of the world.
This Level 2 nonfiction reader will show kids what happens to their pet during a trip to the vet's office. Visit to the Vet includes all original photos featuring all kinds of pets during an appointment with the vet. These photos show the animals throughout their entire vet visit, from the waiting room to the check-up room and more!
From porcupines and stingrays to elephants and chimpanzees, NOW YOU SEE IT! SCARY SMALL features color photos and facts about surprisingly cute, but scary animals from around the globe. Flip from the top to see adorable photos of these animals as babies. Flip from the bottom to discover the same animals as adults that are now ferocious and scary! Kids love the NOW YOU SEE IT! magic flipbook format, and they will be amazed by the incredible mix of small and scary creatures inside.
The legend of the ghostly Bloody Mary involves seeing a woman's bloody image appear in the mirror. But where does this eerie legend originate? Some say she is the spirit of Queen Mary I of England. Queen Mary I wanted England to embrace Catholicism, and her bloody persecution of Protestants led to her nickname, "Bloody Mary." No matter its origin, this spooky story has haunted people around the world for centuries.
Join Isabel and her friends from Innerstar University as they give your math skills an arithmetic makeover. Packed with all kinds of puzzles and problems geared toward the stylish girl, this book gives you creative ways to add, subtract,multiply, and divide your way to a good time.
From doodling sketches to making masterpieces and everything in between, this book is just what you need to pump up your creativity and learn about all things art. Join Neely and the other Innerstar University guides as they teach you about artistic styles, show you how to draw faces, set the stage for fashion design, help you create a collage, and so much more. Open the book and you're on your way to being an instant artist!
Which kind of cupcake matches your unique personality? If you were a video game, which kind would you be? Which country is just where you belong? The fun and funny quizzes in this book will help to reveal your true feelings and talents. The topics are silly, but after just a few quizzes you'll have a better understanding of which kind of girl you really are.
I was proud to be a writer on this project and help Jessie bring her vision and amazing ideas to life!
Unstick your mind and feed your drive with this coloring and activity book from YouTube star Jessie Paege! Having transformed from a shy kid to an outspoken YouTube creator all while battling anxiety, Jessie knows being creative requires self-care.
I was proud to be a writer on this project and help Karina bring her vision and amazing ideas to life!
Unleash your creativity with these 20 easy do-it-yourself projects from YouTube sensation Karina Garcia.
In this follow-up to her bestseller, Karina Garcia's DIY Slime, Karina provides step-by-step instructions for her favorite crafts and hacks including ten never-before-seen projects and the latest craze, fidget spinners!
Plus, Karina reveals the keys to keeping her fun-loving and positive outlook through behind-the-scenes peeks and personal stories that are sure to inspire.
Perfect for birthdays, rainy days, and fun days, this is a must-have title for Karina Garcia's over 7 million fans and all crafters ages 10 and up.
I was proud to be the writer on this project and help Karina bring her vision and amazing ideas to life!
Create the most mind-blowing slimes at home with these 15 all-new, super-fun, borax-free recipes from YouTube sensation Karina Garcia.
In her follow-up to the bestselling Karina Garcia's DIY Slime, Karina provides recipes with new and mesmerizing scents, textures, and shine.
From Mermaid Dream Fishbowl Slime to Teddy Bear Slime, you'll love creating these amazing slimes for you, your family, and friends.
This full-color book contains easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions.
Plus, Karina shares personal tips on removing slime from clothing, keeping slime fresh, and becoming a professional slimer. You'll become a slime master with this master-slimer advice.
Perfect for birthdays, rainy days, and fun days, this is a must-have title for Karina Garcia's over 7 million fans and all crafters ages 10 and up.
Get to know your favorite YouTube stars—Ryan ToysReview, HobbyKidsTV, JillianTubeHD, and EvanTubeHD—in this hilarious, insightful, and cool look at their lives behind the camera.
Watch This Book to discover:
-What superpower Ryan wishes he has
-The most colossal mess the HobbyKids made during an episode (and how long it took them to clean it up)
-Jillian’s not-so-secret talents
-Evan’s favorite food (It’s pizza. Evan would live in a house made of pizza if he could)
-And much, much more, including tips and advice from each of these stars on how to make your best videos!
This full-color book includes an introduction by the one and only CaptainSparklez and comes with games, quizzes, and never-before-seen photographs of the stars and their families. It’s sure to be beloved by the YouTube-loving kid in your life.
So, if you or someone you know wants to have tons of fun with your YouTube friends and their families—and over 20 million people already have with this all-star crew—it’s time to Watch This Book!