CALLIOPE Magazine
“Amazing Africa by Carla Mooney is chock full of interesting facts, word helps, and sidebars that complement the great variety of activities. Definitely a book you will use as a regular resource."

Blaine McCormick, author, Ben Franklin: America’s Original Entrepreneur
“You're never too young to learn about Ben Franklin, and Carmella Van Vleet gives you a great introduction. My own children grabbed the book away from me as soon as a copy arrived. I only wish my library would have had this book when I was a child.”

Greg DeFrancis, Director of Education, Montshire Museum
“This high-powered tour of ecological principles is chocked full of information, activities, and science vocabulary. Science educators and parents will be thrilled with the amount of information the author has packed into Biomes.”

Children’s Literature Review
“This tidy kid-friendly book is crammed with activities and information on chemistry . . . Lots of science information is mixed with the how-to of the projects and there is hardly a blank space on a page anywhere in the book . . . A very nicely done and reasonably priced collection.”

The New York Times Book Review
“Anderson regales us with tales of Leonardo’s brilliant, often mischievous nature, and the nearly unfathomable range of his inventions.”

CLEAR Review
“This book is full of hands-on math projects that are easy and fun. From interesting applications of numbers and counting, to geometric shapes and even experiments with bubbles, this book is sure to make math fun! It carefully explains each mathematical concept and includes vocabulary that reinforces the narrative. Then the concept is applied to a project or game, including fun facts. This book will get lots of attention and use for sure.”

Jim Bell, NASA Mars Exploration Rover Project
“Amazing Solar System Projects You Can Build Yourself is a fun way for kids to explore science and the worlds around them without ever having to leave our home planet. This great collection of fun facts and activities is a perfect way to give kids a first-hand feel for important concepts and discoveries in planetary science and space exploration.”

Publisher's Weekly
“This addition to the Build It Yourself series incorporates 25 projects for kids to try as they explore the ecosystems that are outside your door. The book’s eight chapters cover biology (and microbiology), cells, and the life cycles of both plants and animals, among other topics; definitions of key terms appear throughout, as do Hetland’s cartoons and diagrams. Latham’s accessible, encouraging tone, along with such experiments as creating habitats for woodlice (aka roly-polies) and building bird nests using natural materials, should pique kids’ interest and get them outdoors.”

National Science Teachers Association Recommends (NSTA.org)
“This book is a treasure trove of information, experiments, and building challenges, and is an excellent, exciting, and easy way to incorporate STEM education into your classroom, science fair, or after school engineering club.”

Marla Conn, Educational Consultant
“This title is wonderful! Canals and Dams supports all of the Reading Informational Text ELA Common Core State Standards. The content is well organized and interesting. The illustrations are age appropriate, engaging, and support the text. The activities are fun, thought provoking, and reinforce the ideas and concepts taught. Right on!”

Booklist
“Propounding the emerging interdisciplinary paradigm of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and design, and mathematics), this hands-on informational book discusses how cities’ complex structures and systems function together. Through appealing illustrations, reader-friendly text, and fun hands-on experiments suitable for home and classroom, Reilly helps foster an appreciation for the way that cities function almost as organisms with vibrant systems and interdependent structures.”

Children’s Literature Evaluation and Review (CLEAR)
“Giving kids a hands-on opportunity to see energy in action, these 25 projects are an exciting introduction to the ways this hot topic affects both world politics and everyday lives. The tough topics of energy shortages are covered with enthusiasm in a lively discussion so kids can make educated, positive changes for their future.”

School Library Journal

“Six chapters with colorful titles begin with facts about the topic under several subheadings … the step-by-step directions are well written, and easy to follow . . . the activities are creative. The book is illustrated with humorous (but not realistic) black and white cartoon art . . . It will be of interest to children and their teachers as well as homeschooling families.”

EclecticHomeschool.org
“ . . . this little gem from Nomad Press is a great book for learning about Ancient Greece…The author’s enthusiasm jumps out of the page at you while you’re reading descriptions of Greeks and their culture…This book would also make a great basis for a co-op hands-on history class. Highly recommended!”

DIG Magazine
“Explore Ancient Rome! By Carmella Van Vleet offers a variety of projects, accompanied by explanatory history text, designed to stimulate readers’ interest in this ancient culture. Among them are making an aqueduct, designing a villa, creating an oscillum and designing a theater mask.”

Children’s Literature Evaluation and Review (CLEAR)
“This would make a wonderful companion book for teachers focusing on this period in history and looking for interesting facts and kid friendly activities like making a log cabin using pretzel rods and icing, yum. Words specific to the period are defined throughout the book and there are ‘cool facts’ that are just that, they don’t disappoint.”

Booklist
“With a heavy emphasis on STEM and engaging trivia, this well-designed title is a quality introduction to the basics of electricity. Van Vleet puts humankind’s fascination with electricity in historical context and briefly discusses our dependency on electrical energy. Circuits, electromagnetism, batteries, and lightning are all topics explored in informational text with embedded experimental projects . . .”

Bookloons.com
“Teachers and parents homeschooling their children ages six and older will want to check out this excellent book that not only delves into the history of flight but also offers lots of hands-on projects and experiments.”

National Science Teachers Association Recommends (NSTA.org)
“Are you looking for projects about gravity that are equally interactive as well as instructive? Explore Gravity! is sure to be one of the more popular science books in your class.”

Library Media Connection
“This book is a great tool for elementary and middle school teachers. Each chapter discusses a life cycle, has Words to Know, and a sidebar called Did You Know? The chapters simply discuss ideas with vocabulary words set out in bold print. The chapters have fun recipes for snacks and suggestions for projects. The b&w illustrations are simple but support and enhance the text. This book was enjoyable to read, and I wanted to go find some children and try some of the experiments with them. Science teachers and anyone interested in science will find it a fun book to work with.”

The Midwest Book Review
“Explore Native American Cultures! is an enrichment text and workbook for students of Native American studies ages 6-9. Containing 25 diverse hands on projects to help explore different Native American cultures and contributions, Explore Native American Cultures! presents interesting factual information on Southeast, the Southwest and Mesoamerica, the Great Plains, the Pacific Northwest, and the Arctic. Black and white illustrations and gray highlighted sidebars present additional information in handy formats, such as ‘Then & Now’ or ‘Words to Know,’ and ‘Just For Laughs.’ Interesting project directions include make your own Katsina doll, Mayan glyphs, bear claw necklace, soft twine bag, and many more. A timeline, introduction, and glossary complete this handy Native American crafts and studies text for elementary age students.”

National Science Teachers Association Recommends (NSTA.org)
“Does your approach to teaching natural resources consist of talking to students, showing a video, and maybe inviting a guest speaker? If you are ready for something more engaging, this Natural Resources! With 25 Great Projects is a required science resource”

Parents & Teachers (US.Kids Magazine)
“Explore Night Science! is filled with fun, step-by-step activities that explore what happens in plants, animals, the sky, and our own human bodies after the sun goes down. This book is a great introduction to the investigative process, teaching little scientists how to attract night insects, imitate night sounds, build a stardust trap, and more!”

School Library Journal
“Fun yet informative line drawings elucidate an equally clear narrative, allowing readers to pool a reservoir of facts that can run close to home when website such as the EPA’s are offered with the suggestion that students can ‘figure out the path of water that flows from your school.’”

Stories for Children Magazine
“With 20 experiments, games and projects to choose from . . . not only kids, but also families can have a wonderful time each weekend learning something new . . . Each chapter/section covers a different topic and had a clear explanation of underlying concepts making learning fun and engaging for the whole family. Any child would have a great time reading, leaning and doing the activities in this book.”

Calliope Magazine
“Explore Simple Machines! by Anita Yasuda includes among the 25 projects: make a helicopter, make a pulley, chopstick challenge, and a friction experiment. Keeping the reader’s interest throughout are ‘Did You Know’ facts, ‘Then and Now’ fascinating tidbits, and engaging sidebars.”

Somerville Journal Science
“Explore is packed with activities that children will enjoy...The Vermont-based publishing house is on a mission to educate young children about the natural world . . . ”

CM Magazine (Manitoba Library Association)
Highly Recommended. 4 out of 4 Stars! “Explore the Solar System! provides young readers with a book that arouses curiosity about the world of space though an attractive format that includes facts with fun-filled activities. Elementary teachers will appreciate the variety of hands-on activities, games and experiments that will assist their students in understanding the different science concepts of the solar system . . . ”

School Library Journal
“Entertaining and informative. Overall, this is a useful and engaging introductory overview of the Wild West.”

National Science Teachers Association Recommends (NSTA.org)
“Young scientists will enjoy this illustrated lab manual dealing with water. The 25 projects cover many aspects of water study, from historical Rome to making music with water-filled bowls. The book is illustrated by Bryan Stone, whose whimsical artwork will entice young readers.”

EclecticHomeschool.org
“Written in an engaging style with fun illustrations, it will keep the attention of children and adults alike. A little book that is full of information and learning fun, Explore Weather and Climate! is a fun way to introduce children to something we experience every day: the weather.”

A Parents' Choice 2007 Recommended Award Winner
“This entertaining, ecology-conscious book (printed on 50% post-consumer recycled paper) has enough facts and fun inside to keep budding scientists from getting cabin fever through an entire winter season.”

School Library Journal
“This informative, entertaining activity book takes readers on a fascinating voyage of their own . . . Numerous inserts, ‘Did You Know?’ sidebars, maps, black-and-white representations of explorers, and sketches of events add additional facts and interest to the presentation. Nearly every page includes a brief list of words to know. Each chapter concludes with ‘Make Your Own’ activities that bring life to the history with instructions for the construction of a logbook, clay activities, recipes, games, etc. Some may require the assistance of an adult but are not complicated or time-consuming. An appealing and useful resource.”

Calliope Magazine
“A great complement to this issue of CALLIOPE. In addition to the engaging activities, there are fact-filled sidebars, interesting did-you-know boxes, pertinent vocabulary lists, and much more!”

Booklist
“. . . Like other titles in the Inquire and Investigate series, this book focuses on a high-interest topic in a cutting-edge field to reinforce young people’s understanding of the scientific method. . .an appealing and age-appropriate STEM resource.”

2012 Skipping Stones Honor Award in the category of Nature and Ecology
"Garbage: Investigate What Happens When You Throw It Out With 25 Projects has been recognized as an 'exceptional contribution to multicultural and ecological awareness in children's literature.'"

National Science Teachers Association Recommends (NSTA.org)
“ . . .The book is written to the reader and I would use this book for a supplement if required to use a textbook. If I was not required to use a textbook, I would use this book for secondary classes.”

Booklist Spotlight on Crafts Top 10 Pick
"This very readable account of Washington's life is paired with appealing projects from the colonial period."

David Ehrlich, Professor of Film and Television Studies, Dartmouth College
“An engrossing read for children and young people. The integrated hands-on projects offer the young reader the chance to experience the excitement of technical and scientific discovery.”

School Arts Magazine
“This truly fascinating book makes connections to history, math, and science while focusing mainly on the art and culture of ancient Egypt.”

The New York Times Book Review
“. . . a fascinating gem of a book.” ­

Children’s Literature Review
“This is one of the best books for children about Colonial America. History teachers should own this book . . .”

Homeschooling Today
“A brand-new title, Great Medieval Projects You Can Build Yourself by Kris Bordessa targets an older audience. It is much more than just an activity guide; we were all fascinated by the amount of information presented in its pages. Throughout, the ‘Words to Know’ text boxes define new terms, a great opportunity for vocabulary learning. Frequent ‘Did You Know?’ sidebars encourage a better understanding of the times. Of course, the heart of the book is the ‘Make Your Own’ instructions for projects. Older children will be able to complete these with minimal oversight from parents.”

The Buffalo News
“ . . . packs in interesting historical information and colorful facts about daily life in pioneer days along with interesting tidbits . . .”

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine
“You get a feel for what it would have been like during the war . . . this is a great source.”

Dr. Tamara L. Bray, Professor of Anthropology, Wayne State University
“This book provides a fun and well-illustrated introduction to the Inca and the Andean region of South America that they ruled. Filled with facts about the Inca empire, cultural adaptations in the Andes, the local environment, high-altitude agriculture and more, the book takes what we know from archaeology and ethnohistory and communicates it in a way designed to stimulate comparison between our present-day culture and that of an ancient people from a distant time and place.”

Marla Conn, Educational Consultant
“Mapping and Navigation is a perfect STEM title and a wonderful resource for students in grades 4–7. It encourages students to draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.”

KLIATT
“This would be a great addition to a unit on Central American history for upper elementary, middle school and junior high students.”

His Execellency President Kevin Baugh, Republic of Molossia
“Micronations: Invent Your Own Country and Culture is a great book, very entertaining and informative. It’s a fun read and a great resource for anyone, young and old, who would like to start their own micronation—and I should know, I’ve been running my own micronation for 36 years!”

School Library Journal
“This overview is a STEAM advocate's delight . . . an admirable synopsis of the multicultural history of American music.”

Marla Conn, Educational Consultant
“Native Americans covers the culture, history, and traditions of many Native American tribes through different content areas, including language arts, math, science, social studies, and the arts. The book is aligned to common core state standards and does a good job relating past events with the present using vocabulary that is appropriate for the subject area and grade level.”

National Science Teachers Association Recommends (NSTA.org)
“ . . . what sets this book apart is that it contains projects which take this volume to a whole new level.”

Andy Marquis, High School Physics and Chemistry Teacher
“Both a valuable supplemental text for mid-level educators and a call to curiosity for kids who wonder where their interests intersect with the world of physics.”

Calgary Child Magazine
“This award winning book by Author Kathleen Reilly is an engaging guide to the natural world. Could easily serve as a supplemental textbook in science and environmental classes for children . . . very informative and age appropriate. It encourages children nine and up to get their hands dirty and actively connect with the environment. It is a great introduction to key environmental issues.”

Publisher's Weekly
“Ceceri’s cartoon-illustrated activity book, an addition to the Build It Yourself series, introduces readers to robotics, with information on its history, different robot technologies, and the evolution of the field . . . Light in tone but dense with information, this guide should appeal to those who already have a strong interest in the topic and are ready for a hands-on challenge. Ages 9–12.”

SWON Libraries
“The wonderful resource book is filled with fun and educational information and activities focusing on the Seven Wonders of the World. There is an extensive glossary as well as a nice list of resources for further investigation. Teachers, parents, librarians, and children will enjoy this book for different reasons. Librarians could use the book for a summer camp or teacher resource boxes. Teachers can use the book as a wonderful resource for a variety of units. Parents could use the guide for rainy day activities. The book has endless possibilities.”

National Science Teachers Association Recommends (NSTA.org)
“. . . Skyscrapers would make an excellent resource for the history or science teacher desiring to try a project based learning (PBL) unit. With its timeline, glossary, and interesting prose, the teacher could challenge students with the question, ‘Would a skyscraper make a good school?’ In fact, this book would make a good springboard for a number of short engineering units. Skyscrapers is a terrific book, especially for elementary teachers looking for ideas to inject more engineering into their classroom.”

Christopher T. Minson, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Department Head, Department Human Physiology, University of Oregon
“I love this book! As an educator, scientist, and parent, I found this book to be an excellent educational tool. The text is entertaining, the illustrations are fun and informative, and the experiments really bring the concepts to life! Students young and old will be engaged, entertained, and will have new-found excitement for the human body!”

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine
“. . .a wonderful book to use as a jumping off point for this time period in history. The information is interesting and the projects add a bit of hands on learning without being overwhelming. I’d recommend this book to anyone interested in the Industrial Revolution.”

Denis Belliveau explorer, filmmaker, and author of In the Footsteps of Marco Polo
“Full of fun facts and insights, this book brought back such fond memories for me. The Silk Road is a wonderful way to introduce young people to one of the most interesting regions of the world and I’m sure it will inspire the next generation of explorers. I only wish it had been available before I spent two years traveling along its historic, dusty and memorable path.”

Booklist
“ . . . Fifteen versatile and hands-on projects range from very simple exercises that can be completed in moments, such as reading seasons from a shadow, to more sophisticated temporal experiments like making your own incense clock. These projects could be used as a fun diversion on a rainy afternoon at home or as the crux of an elementary science lesson.”

Metrokids Pennsylvania
“Interesting text and activities.”

Homeschooling Parent
“You can't go wrong with this teaching tool—it is simply fabulous!”

Charlotte Library
“Although this book might sound like a fairly ordinary craft book, it is much more--it is also an excellent introduction to the cultures and myths of a diverse selection of peoples, and one I highly recommend to home-schoolers in particular . . . The projects themselves are extremely varied, and go beyond simple craft-ness. For instance, one activity for the Greek section is to use Euclidian geometry to make an equilateral triangle--fun with compasses! The point is that these are rather cool projects, such as I have never seen elsewhere.”

Booklist
“With a heavy emphasis on STEM and engaging trivia, this well-designed title is a quality introduction to the basics of electricity. Van Vleet puts humankind’s fascination with electricity in historical context and briefly discusses our dependency on electrical energy. Circuits, . . . MORE

National Science Teachers Association Recommends (NSTA.org)
“Does your approach to teaching natural resources consist of talking to students, showing a video, and maybe inviting a guest speaker? If you are ready for something more engaging, this Natural Resources! With 25 Great Projects is a required science resource” . . . MORE

Homeschooling Parent
“You can't go wrong with this teaching tool—it is simply fabulous!” . . . MORE

SWON Libraries
“The wonderful resource book is filled with fun and educational information and activities focusing on the Seven Wonders of the World. There is an extensive glossary as well as a nice list of resources for further investigation. Teachers, parents, librarians, and children will enjoy this . . . MORE

Booklist
“Propounding the emerging interdisciplinary paradigm of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and design, and mathematics), this hands-on informational book discusses how cities’ complex structures and systems function together. Through appealing illustrations, reader-friendly . . . MORE

2012 Skipping Stones Honor Award in the category of Nature and Ecology
"Garbage: Investigate What Happens When You Throw It Out With 25 Projects has been recognized as an 'exceptional contribution to multicultural and ecological awareness in children's literature.'" . . . MORE

Booklist
“ . . . Fifteen versatile and hands-on projects range from very simple exercises that can be completed in moments, such as reading seasons from a shadow, to more sophisticated temporal experiments like making your own incense clock. These projects could be used as a fun diversion on a . . . MORE

National Science Teachers Association Recommends (NSTA.org)
“This book is a treasure trove of information, experiments, and building challenges, and is an excellent, exciting, and easy way to incorporate STEM education into your classroom, science fair, or after school engineering club.” . . . MORE

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine
“You get a feel for what it would have been like during the war . . . this is a great source.” . . . MORE

Bookloons.com
“Teachers and parents homeschooling their children ages six and older will want to check out this excellent book that not only delves into the history of flight but also offers lots of hands-on projects and experiments.” . . . MORE

Booklist Spotlight on Crafts Top 10 Pick
"This very readable account of Washington's life is paired with appealing projects from the colonial period." . . . MORE

Greg DeFrancis, Director of Education, Montshire Museum
“This high-powered tour of ecological principles is chocked full of information, activities, and science vocabulary. Science educators and parents will be thrilled with the amount of information the author has packed into Biomes.” . . . MORE

Marla Conn, Educational Consultant
“This title is wonderful! Canals and Dams supports all of the Reading Informational Text ELA Common Core State Standards. The content is well organized and interesting. The illustrations are age appropriate, engaging, and support the text. The activities are fun, thought provoking, and . . . MORE

CLEAR Review
“This book is full of hands-on math projects that are easy and fun. From interesting applications of numbers and counting, to geometric shapes and even experiments with bubbles, this book is sure to make math fun! It carefully explains each mathematical concept and includes vocabulary . . . MORE

Calgary Child Magazine
“This award winning book by Author Kathleen Reilly is an engaging guide to the natural world. Could easily serve as a supplemental textbook in science and environmental classes for children . . . very informative and age appropriate. It encourages children nine and up to get their hands . . . MORE

National Science Teachers Association Recommends (NSTA.org)
“Young scientists will enjoy this illustrated lab manual dealing with water. The 25 projects cover many aspects of water study, from historical Rome to making music with water-filled bowls. The book is illustrated by Bryan Stone, whose whimsical artwork will entice young readers.” . . . MORE

The New York Times Book Review
“Anderson regales us with tales of Leonardo’s brilliant, often mischievous nature, and the nearly unfathomable range of his inventions.” . . . MORE

School Library Journal
“This overview is a STEAM advocate's delight . . . an admirable synopsis of the multicultural history of American music.” . . . MORE

The New York Times Book Review
“. . . a fascinating gem of a book.” ­ . . . MORE

A Parents' Choice 2007 Recommended Award Winner
“This entertaining, ecology-conscious book (printed on 50% post-consumer recycled paper) has enough facts and fun inside to keep budding scientists from getting cabin fever through an entire winter season.” . . . MORE

Children’s Literature Evaluation and Review (CLEAR)
“This would make a wonderful companion book for teachers focusing on this period in history and looking for interesting facts and kid friendly activities like making a log cabin using pretzel rods and icing, yum. Words specific to the period are defined throughout the book and there are . . . MORE

Children’s Literature Review
“This is one of the best books for children about Colonial America. History teachers should own this book . . .” . . . MORE

CM Magazine (Manitoba Library Association)
Highly Recommended. 4 out of 4 Stars! . . . MORE

Booklist
“. . . Like other titles in the Inquire and Investigate series, this book focuses on a high-interest topic in a cutting-edge field to reinforce young people’s understanding of the scientific method. . .an appealing and age-appropriate STEM resource.” . . . MORE

Christopher T. Minson, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Department Head, Department Human Physiology, University of Oregon
“I love this book! As an educator, scientist, and parent, I found this book to be an excellent educational tool. The text is entertaining, the illustrations are fun and informative, and the experiments really bring the concepts to life! Students young and old will be engaged, . . . MORE

Children’s Literature Review
“This tidy kid-friendly book is crammed with activities and information on chemistry . . . Lots of science information is mixed with the how-to of the projects and there is hardly a blank space on a page anywhere in the book . . . A very nicely done and reasonably priced collection.” . . . MORE

School Arts Magazine
“This truly fascinating book makes connections to history, math, and science while focusing mainly on the art and culture of ancient Egypt.” . . . MORE

EclecticHomeschool.org
“Written in an engaging style with fun illustrations, it will keep the attention of children and adults alike. A little book that is full of information and learning fun, Explore Weather and Climate! is a fun way to introduce children to something we experience every day: the weather.” . . . MORE

Marla Conn, Educational Consultant
“Native Americans covers the culture, history, and traditions of many Native American tribes through different content areas, including language arts, math, science, social studies, and the arts. The book is aligned to common core state standards and does a good job relating past events . . . MORE

Publisher's Weekly
“Ceceri’s cartoon-illustrated activity book, an addition to the Build It Yourself series, introduces readers to robotics, with information on its history, different robot technologies, and the evolution of the field . . . Light in tone but dense with information, this guide should . . . MORE

Jim Bell, NASA Mars Exploration Rover Project
“Amazing Solar System Projects You Can Build Yourself is a fun way for kids to explore science and the worlds around them without ever having to leave our home planet. This great collection of fun facts and activities is a perfect way to give kids a first-hand feel for important concepts . . . MORE

Metrokids Pennsylvania
“Interesting text and activities.” . . . MORE

KLIATT
“This would be a great addition to a unit on Central American history for upper elementary, middle school and junior high students.” . . . MORE

Publisher's Weekly
“This addition to the Build It Yourself series incorporates 25 projects for kids to try as they explore the ecosystems that are outside your door. The book’s eight chapters cover biology (and microbiology), cells, and the life cycles of both plants and animals, among other topics; . . . MORE

DIG Magazine
“Explore Ancient Rome! By Carmella Van Vleet offers a variety of projects, accompanied by explanatory history text, designed to stimulate readers’ interest in this ancient culture. Among them are making an aqueduct, designing a villa, creating an oscillum and designing a theater . . . MORE

Dr. Tamara L. Bray, Professor of Anthropology, Wayne State University
“This book provides a fun and well-illustrated introduction to the Inca and the Andean region of South America that they ruled. Filled with facts about the Inca empire, cultural adaptations in the Andes, the local environment, high-altitude agriculture and more, the book takes what we . . . MORE

Marla Conn, Educational Consultant
“Mapping and Navigation is a perfect STEM title and a wonderful resource for students in grades 4–7. It encourages students to draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.” . . . MORE

School Library Journal
“Entertaining and informative. Overall, this is a useful and engaging introductory overview of the Wild West.” . . . MORE

School Library Journal
“This informative, entertaining activity book takes readers on a fascinating voyage of their own . . . Numerous inserts, ‘Did You Know?’ sidebars, maps, black-and-white representations of explorers, and sketches of events add additional facts and interest to the presentation. Nearly . . . MORE

David Ehrlich, Professor of Film and Television Studies, Dartmouth College
“An engrossing read for children and young people. The integrated hands-on projects offer the young reader the chance to experience the excitement of technical and scientific discovery.” . . . MORE

Blaine McCormick, author, Ben Franklin: America’s Original Entrepreneur
“You're never too young to learn about Ben Franklin, and Carmella Van Vleet gives you a great introduction. My own children grabbed the book away from me as soon as a copy arrived. I only wish my library would have had this book when I was a child.” . . . MORE

National Science Teachers Association Recommends (NSTA.org)
“ . . .The book is written to the reader and I would use this book for a supplement if required to use a textbook. If I was not required to use a textbook, I would use this book for secondary classes.” . . . MORE

The Buffalo News
“ . . . packs in interesting historical information and colorful facts about daily life in pioneer days along with interesting tidbits . . .” . . . MORE

Denis Belliveau explorer, filmmaker, and author of In the Footsteps of Marco Polo
“Full of fun facts and insights, this book brought back such fond memories for me. The Silk Road is a wonderful way to introduce young people to one of the most interesting regions of the world and I’m sure it will inspire the next generation of explorers. I only wish it had been . . . MORE

National Science Teachers Association Recommends (NSTA.org)
“Are you looking for projects about gravity that are equally interactive as well as instructive? Explore Gravity! is sure to be one of the more popular science books in your class.” . . . MORE

National Science Teachers Association Recommends (NSTA.org)
“. . . Skyscrapers would make an excellent resource for the history or science teacher desiring to try a project based learning (PBL) unit. With its timeline, glossary, and interesting prose, the teacher could challenge students with the question, ‘Would a skyscraper make a good . . . MORE

Children’s Literature Evaluation and Review (CLEAR)
“Giving kids a hands-on opportunity to see energy in action, these 25 projects are an exciting introduction to the ways this hot topic affects both world politics and everyday lives. The tough topics of energy shortages are covered with enthusiasm in a lively discussion so kids can make . . . MORE

Homeschooling Today
“A brand-new title, Great Medieval Projects You Can Build Yourself by Kris Bordessa targets an older audience. It is much more than just an activity guide; we were all fascinated by the amount of information presented in its pages. Throughout, the ‘Words to Know’ text boxes define . . . MORE

National Science Teachers Association Recommends (NSTA.org)
“ . . . what sets this book apart is that it contains projects which take this volume to a whole new level.” . . . MORE

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine
“. . .a wonderful book to use as a jumping off point for this time period in history. The information is interesting and the projects add a bit of hands on learning without being overwhelming. I’d recommend this book to anyone interested in the Industrial Revolution.” . . . MORE

EclecticHomeschool.org
“ . . . this little gem from Nomad Press is a great book for learning about Ancient Greece…The author’s enthusiasm jumps out of the page at you while you’re reading descriptions of Greeks and their culture…This book would also make a great basis for a co-op hands-on history . . . MORE

Calliope Magazine
“A great complement to this issue of CALLIOPE. In addition to the engaging activities, there are fact-filled sidebars, interesting did-you-know boxes, pertinent vocabulary lists, and much more!” . . . MORE

CALLIOPE Magazine
“Amazing Africa by Carla Mooney is chock full of interesting facts, word helps, and sidebars that complement the great variety of activities. Definitely a book you will use as a regular resource." . . . MORE

Charlotte Library
“Although this book might sound like a fairly ordinary craft book, it is much more--it is also an excellent introduction to the cultures and myths of a diverse selection of peoples, and one I highly recommend to home-schoolers in particular . . . The projects themselves are extremely . . . MORE

The Midwest Book Review
“Explore Native American Cultures! is an enrichment text and workbook for students of Native American studies ages 6-9. Containing 25 diverse hands on projects to help explore different Native American cultures and contributions, Explore Native American Cultures! presents interesting . . . MORE

Parents & Teachers (US.Kids Magazine)
“Explore Night Science! is filled with fun, step-by-step activities that explore what happens in plants, animals, the sky, and our own human bodies after the sun goes down. This book is a great introduction to the investigative process, teaching little scientists how to attract night . . . MORE

His Execellency President Kevin Baugh, Republic of Molossia
“Micronations: Invent Your Own Country and Culture is a great book, very entertaining and informative. It’s a fun read and a great resource for anyone, young and old, who would like to start their own micronation—and I should know, I’ve been running my own micronation for 36 . . . MORE

Calliope Magazine
“Explore Simple Machines! by Anita Yasuda includes among the 25 projects: make a helicopter, make a pulley, chopstick challenge, and a friction experiment. Keeping the reader’s interest throughout are ‘Did You Know’ facts, ‘Then and Now’ fascinating tidbits, and engaging . . . MORE

School Library Journal
“Fun yet informative line drawings elucidate an equally clear narrative, allowing readers to pool a reservoir of facts that can run close to home when website such as the EPA’s are offered with the suggestion that students can ‘figure out the path of water that flows from your . . . MORE

Stories for Children Magazine
“With 20 experiments, games and projects to choose from . . . not only kids, but also families can have a wonderful time each weekend learning something new . . . Each chapter/section covers a different topic and had a clear explanation of underlying concepts making learning fun and . . . MORE

School Library Journal

“Six chapters with colorful titles begin with facts about the topic under several subheadings … the step-by-step directions are well written, and easy to follow . . . the activities are creative. The book is illustrated with humorous (but not realistic) black and white cartoon art . . . . . MORE

Somerville Journal Science
“Explore is packed with activities that children will enjoy...The Vermont-based publishing house is on a mission to educate young children about the natural world . . . ” . . . MORE

Andy Marquis, High School Physics and Chemistry Teacher
“Both a valuable supplemental text for mid-level educators and a call to curiosity for kids who wonder where their interests intersect with the world of physics.” . . . MORE

Library Media Connection
“This book is a great tool for elementary and middle school teachers. Each chapter discusses a life cycle, has Words to Know, and a sidebar called Did You Know? The chapters simply discuss ideas with vocabulary words set out in bold print. The chapters have fun recipes for snacks and . . . MORE