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12 Books for Kids About Making Things & GIVEAWAY!

12 Books for Kids About Making Things & GIVEAWAY!

Please welcome my guest author today, Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, with her list about 12 Books About Making Things. We are also giving away her book, With My Hands: Poems About Making Things. Please fill out the Rafflecopter at the bottom to enter.


It is natural and necessary to make things with our hands, and in these screen-focused-days, celebrating making is more important and joyous than ever.  These books teach and tell stories about the power of using our hands to build, sculpt, and create. Make something! Help children become makers. It is a gift to work with our hands…

12 Books for Kids About Making Things

1. With My Hands: Poems About Making Things by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, illustrated by Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson

This collection of poems whimsically honors the way our hands create something from nothing. From soap carving to painting to baking cookies, each poem dives into the surprise and joy that comes from the human act of making.  School Library Journal writes, “This is art about art.” [picture book, ages 4 and up]

2. Grow: A Family Guide to Growing Fruits and Vegetables by Ben Raskin

This book of growing projects, written and illustrated by a horticulturist, details several simple family gardening projects, from making compost to planting easy-to-grow fruits and vegetables. With bright illustrations and even stickers and gardening games, these pages will bring hands big and small closer to the earth. [picture book, ages 3 and up]

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