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5 STEM Books For Boys Under $10 – Giveaway

5 STEM Books For Boys
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5 STEM Books For Boys

Boys and science! They love to explore and we love when they learn. Books are one of the best tools to encourage the learning of STEM so I found 5 top-rated STEM books that elementary age boys will love

Nick & Tesla Book Series

In this series there are 6 books. Nick and Tesla are twins living with a Scientist Uncle. In some adventures they learn more about what the true nature of their parents past work. You can learn how to make a rocket launcher and other fun projects. It has a heavy focus on robotics. Each book is over 200 pages in a chapter style book with a few images throughout.

  1. Book 1 – High Voltage Danger Lab
  2. Book 2 – Robot Army Rampage
  3. Book 3 – Secret Agent Gadget Battle
  4. Book 4 – Super Cyborg Gadget Glove
  5. Book 5 – Special Effects Spectacular
  6. Book 6 – Solar-Powered Showdown

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

This popular book is a New York Times Best Seller about a boy who brought electricity to his Malawian Village. This young Inventor read books in his village library after a devastating crop season left his family hungry when electricity failed them and he built a windmill changing everything. Book Link!

Mystery Math: A First Book of Algebra

This story is set in a haunted house and by using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division they will explore all that the house has inside. Book Link!

If I Built A Car

For the beginner reader is this popular book is about Jack’s adventures of building a dream car and has a rhyming flow inspired by the style of Dr Seuss. The car he plans to design includes safety features, a pool, a robot driver, and the ability to go underwater and fly through the air. Book link!

Who Was Thomas Alva Edison

If you have a child who loves to read you have most likely heard about the Who Was series of books. My son loves the Thomas Edison book in the series. A great way to learn everything about known Inventors, Authors, Sports Figures, Political Figures and more people who have inspired us. Book Link!

giveaway

1 lucky reader will win a $10 Amazon Gift Card to start your child off with some STEM learning. I am personally hosting and sponsoring this giveaway and will send an e-card to winner at the email entered on the entry. Ends 10/10. Gift Card will be is US dollars. Good luck!

Blog Giveaway- Find more here!

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Big-Hearted Charlie Runs The Mile – Children’s Book

I was sent a copy of the book for feature

 
Big-Hearted Charlie Runs The Mile

Big-Hearted Charlie Runs The Mile- Children’s Book

By: Krista Keating-Joseph

 
This children’s book, Big-Hearted Charlie Runs The Mile, is a true story about young Charlie as he is eager to join the track team despite his small size compared to his peers. The book starts off with a clear focus on his eagerness to run and join the team. He doesn’t win any races at first but with practice he not only starts to win but in his paths of growing up he becomes a true hero as a U.S. Navy SEAL.

 

 
Sadly, Charlie would lose his life as a SEAL and this story was hidden for some time until his mother finally became encouraged to finish her book and share a small piece of Charlie’s life events with us all. It is such a sweet read and the illustrations are simple yet full of emotion from characters on every page. Find Big-Hearted Charlie Runs The Mile from Smith Publicity on Amazon.
 

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Sean Wants To Be Messi Children Books Set

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Sean Wants To Be Messi Children Books Set

Sean Wants To Be Messi Series

By: Tanya Preminger

Sean is traveling the world with one passion in heart-soccer! And especially his favorite player, Leo Messi whom he may get a chance to meet in the second book, Sean Goes to Barcelona. The series takes a 9 year old boy and his passion of soccer to teach life skills that touch on school motivation, bullying, teamwork and more.

 

Any child, even who may not have the sports passion will relate to Sean and sort of feel for him too. It is hard to prioritize when you have one thing on your mind, but here are some great lessons for all children in chapter-style books with bright and engaging illustrations.

 

Giveaway

At the books site, they are giving away the entire series of 3 books and a custom portrait of your family by the book’s illustrator. It ends on September 30, 2017. Head over to enter — THE GIVEAWAY PAGE.

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Lou Knows What To Do: Supermarket – A Book About Social Skills

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Lou Knows What To Do: Supermarket - A Book About Social Skills

Lou Knows What To Do: Supermarket (Book 1 of 3 in series)

By: Kimberly Tice and Venita Litvack

 
When our 9 year old was growing through stages in life it was books I would turn to when I needed tools. Books helped up potty train, get over the fears of the first day of school. Books helped when I needed to teach him against talking to strangers so freely and even for learning to tie his shoes. When your child goes through stages or even challenges, books can help you explain or teach your child at their level. Lou Knows What To Do is a series of 3 books and the first title in the series is Supermarket.

 

Lou has a special bubble wand that he carries around to help him see into the future so he knows what to do. A trip to the Supermarket is easier with his wand because he will know just what to expect and how to handle himself regardless of who he is with. He needs this help sometimes or it gets very tempting to want to run down aisles or make a fuss at checkout.

 
The story was written to show children how to apply social skills in their daily experiences. It is rated for Pre-K to Fifth Grade and is great for kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Find Lou Knows What To Do: Supermarket this September on Amazon.
 

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Freddie the Fly Motormouth: A Story About Listening – Book

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 Freddie the Fly Motormouth: A Story About Listening - Book

Freddie the Fly: A Story About Listening

By: Kimberly Delude

 
When I hit middle school I was told by my parents and some friends that I was a motormouth. I talked and (perhaps it’s the Italian influences from my Grandparents who were the same way) I talked fast! I would here “Calm down, you’re talking too fast” or “My! You have a lot to say!” I learned and grew put of it in High School and like, Freddie the Fly am better off for learning to control my speech.

 
Kimberly Delude is a Certified Speech and Language Pathologist and this is her first children’s book. Freddie is told he is a motormouth and after meeting other just like him they work together to learn ways to pause and listen. It is in learning these new skills he finds out some pretty neat stuff about his friends all because he stopped to listen.

 

 
Freddie the Fly will be available in October on Amazon and you can preorder it now.
 

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Fidget Spinners: 50 Super Cool Tricks and Activities – Book

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Fun with Fidget Spinners: 50 Super Cool Tricks and Activities

Fun with Fidget Spinners: 50 Super Cool Tricks and Activities

David King (of GeekBite)

It’s a $500M toy fad that most likely you or the kids have been a part of. The first time I heard of a fidget spinner was just a few months ago when a Mom on a community FB group posted that “…for anyone looking, we just found some fidget spinners at 7-11. They will run out so letting you know!” What is a fidget spinner? I asked my 9 year old and he jumped up and down. Apparently he not only knew and had seen a fidget spinner but heard they are no where to be found. He ran up to get his money and did not have enough so he begged to do chores and run down to the store ASAP. Now he has many of them. In fact, on a recent trip to NYC the first 3 souvenirs he bought with his spending money were fidget spinners that were in gift shops and street vendors.

 

For me, I played with one for a few moments and then was a bit unsure what I ought to do next. My son. however tosses and uses props so when I saw this book I knew he’d have a blast with the tricks and activities. Some are very challenging and others are just simple and fun.

The tricks are performed in photo by Pro Fidgeter (is that a title?) David King who is host to a show my son has watched on Youtube called GeekBite. Stack spinners, spin on water bottles and do skateboard flip ups. And for Mom and Dad who are curious, there is a section that provides information on the true health benefits of these fidget spinners. I set the book on the table and did some chores and when I cam back into the room, Anthony had put the Xbox controllers down and was flipping through the book with his spinner in hand. It took him away from the screen and that’s the best part of it for me.

Find the book at a great price on Amazon for Kindle or paperback.