We are delighted to join the Nonfiction Picture Book meme 2018 hosted by Alyson Beecher @ Kid Lit Frenzy. We would also be linking our nonfiction choices with our reading themes throughout the year, when we can.
Science + Design + Engineering for Inquisitive Girls
Edited by Samantha of Curious Jane
Illustrations by Elissa Josse and Bethany Robertson
Published by Sterling Children’s Books (2017)
Copy provided by Wayne County Public Library.
Packed with inventive fun, the 34 hands-on projects in this book introduce science + design + engineering concepts. Curious Jane brings interactive projects and DIY fun to girls everywhere—for making, creating, designing, and inventing.
In her introduction, Samantha noted that Curious Jane started eight years ago as a summer camp in Brooklyn for her daughters and their friends. This is their first book and it contains some of their favorite projects. The book is divided into five major sections: DIY Double-Time, Spa Science, Engineering 101, Spy Science, and DIY Your Room.
The goal of Curious Jane is to create projects that make use of everyday supplies and would still be a lot of fun to do. My favorites in the book include wishes-and-dreams jar, toss-and-talk ball (great for conversation starter!), washi tape frames, peppermint foot scrub, bath salts, fizzy bath bombs, screen printing, and paint chip calendar. In addition to these activities, Samantha also included fun facts and tidbits related to some projects. If you’re into crafts and DIY projects, you might want to check this book out.
For more details about Curious Jane programs and workshops, visit Curious Jane’s website.