Alicia Z. Klepeis is the author of more than 70 nonfiction and fiction books. Her titles include The World's Strangest Foods, Bizarre Things We've Called Medicine, and Understanding Turkey Today. She has also written more than 100 articles in magazines such as National Geographic Kids and FACES. She lives with her family in Hamilton, New York.
Let your kids tinker to their hearts’ content with these books for ages 7-9 that introduce the basics of engineering and get readers excited about how things work! Hands-on, science minded activities engage readers in ways that deepen learning and keep kids engaged. These activities are designed for independence and generally use materials that can be found in the home—even in the recycling bin! Discover the six simple machines that have been used by people...View
Do you dream of going into space? Do you wonder what it’s like on the moon? In Gutsy Girls Go for Science: Astronauts with STEM Projects for Kids, readers ages 8 through 11 explore the lives of some of the world’s most amazing female astronauts. Bonnie Dunbar, Sally Ride, Mae Jemison, Sunita Williams, and Serena Auñón-Chancellor are all pioneers in the field of space exploration. These women trained for years to develop the skills necessary...View
Why was the Renaissance such an important period of time in Western history? Who were the innovators who thought of the inventions we still use today? In The Renaissance Inventors: With History Projects for Kids, readers 10 through 15 explore the period of European history from the fourteenth to seventeenth centuries while focusing on the biographies of five inventors from that time and the creations they brought to the world. The lives of Leonardo da...View
Who were the Renaissance explorers? How did they change the world? Being a Renaissance explorer was both exciting and rewarding. But it sure wasn’t easy! Explorers in the Age of Exploration faced many challenges and dangers as their ships sailed into new and unfamiliar lands. Some explorers caught diseases, while others battled with native peoples over control of the territory. Without the efforts of the Renaissance explorers, the world as we know it might have...View
Bridges, furniture, musical instruments, games, vehicles-all of these things were invented and improved upon by people who love to put stuff together, take stuff apart, and figure out how things work! In Explore Makerspace! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7 to 10 explore what it means to be an engineer. This nonfiction title for ages 7 through 10 introduces the topic of makerspaces while integrating STEAM, art, math, and music activities. Encourages the development...View