by Ashley Kuehl, Editorial Director of Lerner Publications
I don’t know if you’ve heard, but makerspaces are kind of a big deal these days. Because we always like to supply our customers with what their young readers need and want, here’s a quick roundup of our new series for makers.
Let’s Draw with Crayola®!
Let’s Draw with Crayola®! is made up of step-by-step drawing instructions. Young artists will use basic shapes such as ovals, rectangles, and half circles to create adorable animals, vehicles, monsters, robots, and more. Sample drawings are color-coded for maximum comprehension.
For burgeoning mechanical engineers, check out Makerspace Models. Step-by-step instructions help kids to build their own boats, robots, land vehicles, and rockets and planes, using small motors, rubber bands, and other basic building tools.
For tech-oriented kids, we offer Digital Makers. These titles guide upper-elementary readers through the basics of creating and safely sharing songs, videos, websites, and blogs. From considering what props a budding director will need for an online video to considering how to spread the word about a new blog post, this series has the basics young makers need to get started.
And let us know if there are other books or topics you want for your makerspace. We make new books all the time! And we want to make the books that your readers will love!
For more posts by Ashley about new nonfiction series, NSTA, and more, click here.
P.S. – Don’t forget to also check out the Makers Make It Work series from earlier this year!