Spring Fun With Crayola®!

By Megan Ciskowski, Assistant Publicist

Spring is on its way and so are all the Crayola® colors! The refreshing green of budding leaves and the joyful yellow of daffodils can all be reflected on your bookshelf with the latest titles from Crayola®!

Vibrant photography and engaging text explore STEAM and coding through the lens of color. With hands-on activities and inviting text, readers will find inspiration in the colorful world around them.

Crayola ® Art of Coding: A Celebration of Creative Mindsets by Kiki Prottsman

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 – Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4 – Grade 5
  • Guided Reading Level: S

Young readers will love delving into some of the most important basics of computational thinking and coding. Empower your students to think like coders with concepts from sequencing to debugging. Asides and historic profiles demonstrate real-life applications. The hands-on activities included throughout the text are perfect for teaching unplugged coding.

Encouraging students to think like a coder also means building important skills like persistence, task management, and creative problem solving.

Spread from Crayola ® Art of Coding which shows a hands-on activity.

Reinventing Invention: A Crayola ® Guide to Innovation by Jennifer Boothroyd

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 – Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4 – Grade 5
  • Guided Reading Level: R

This dive into the history of popular and lesser-known inventions is sure to inspire reader curiosity. Stories of an overnight success actually took years of hard work and countless failed attempts to create. Untold details behind the invention of the lightbulb, the Super Soaker, and more challenge what readers might have heard.

Motivate those students who love to fiddle in maker spaces. Let them take a look through the lens of creativity, and see what it inspires!

Spread from Reinventing Invention which describes the creation of the Super Soaker.

Crayola ® STEAM Teams: Creativity, Innovation, and Teamwork by Kevin Kurtz

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 – Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3 – Grade 4
  • Guided Reading Level: V

Innovative inventions and cutting-edge discoveries are only possible when science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) come together. When these diverse skills are combined, anything from studying the human brain to creating the next big tech sensation is possible. This title presents real-life examples of STEAM in action and activities encourage readers to think about how they can solve a problem using STEAM.

Learn about collaborative problem solving, and make a STEAM team of your very own!

Spread from Crayola ® STEAM Teams which describes improving cities through STEAM collaboration.

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