Six Books for Hands-On Activities and Kitchen Fun

These books are great for kids from preschool age up through 5th grade. All of the projects (and snacks!) are super fun! Some may need help from an adult.

Let’s Explore Bread!

Interest Level: Preschool – Grade 2
Naan, sourdough, rye, pita . . . bread takes different flavors and forms all around the world. Experiment with yeast to learn why it makes breads rise, see how to knead bread, and follow a simple recipe to make your own loaf.

Experiment with a Plant’s Roots

Interest Level: Grade 1 – Grade 3
Roots help keep plants alive. They take in water and minerals. But do you know how much of a plant is made up of its roots? Or whether roots always grow down? Let’s experiment to find out!

Crayola ® Super Easy Crafts

Interest Level: Grade 1 – Grade 4
Unleashing creativity is fun and colorful with these super easy Crayola crafts! Clear step-by-step instructions and photos guide readers through making projects. A QR code for each project links to a digital landing page showing more detailed steps and photos.

Little Kitchen of Horrors: Hideously Delicious Recipes That Disgust and Delight

Interest Level: Grade 2 – Grade 5
Would you like Maggot Burgers for dinner? How about some Crispy Fried Mice for appetizers and Gooey Alien Limbs for dessert? You’ll squeal with happy horror at the disgusting, terrifying (and totally tasty) recipes in this book. Clear step-by-step instructions and helpful photos make it easy to cook up each horrifying dish. With frightful delicacies like Bulging Cake Eyeballs, Juicy Bat Wings, and more, will you dare take a bite?

30-Minute Sustainable Science Projects

Interest Level: Grade 2 – Grade 5
What can you do with recycled materials found in your home or at school in 30 minutes or less? How about making a pizza box oven? Clear step-by-step instructions and photos make these sustainable science projects fast, easy, and fun!

Garfield’s ® Guide to Lasagna

Interest Level: Grade 2 – Grade 5
Dive into this delicious exploration of a truly flawless food—lasagna!
Learn the art of cooking with step-by-step recipes for all types of lasagna, from a classic red sauce version to very veggie options, and even tex-mex, breakfast, and dessert lasagna! Colorful spreads present unique and delicious recipes so young chefs can make lasagna for every meal of the day. The text features step-by-step instructions and hilarious commentary from Garfield, Odie, and friends.

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