STEAM Stories (Hardcover)

The Backyard Build (Engineering)

By Jonathan Litton, Magalí Mansilla (Illustrator)

QEB Publishing, 9781786032812, 24pp.

Publication Date: September 18, 2018

List Price: 12.95*
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Description

Max and Suzy are bored and wish they had a playground in the garden—can the dynamic duo use their engineering know-how to build a swing, slide, and see-saw? Challenges include: choosing the best material to use, how to measure things, and work out how to test their designs. Next steps at the end of the book detail the engineering behind the story, with hands-on activities for children to experiment with the concepts explained, and find out for themselves how things work.

STEAM Stories is a series of interactive picture books, each introducing a different STEAM topic: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Join dynamic duo Max and Suzy in these action-packed problem-solving adventures which introduce children to key STEAM concepts through a gripping, interactive story. A review section at the back of each book highlights the key topics, invites children to relate the story to their own experiences, and improves reading comprehension.

This STEAM story introduces the concepts of planning and implementing a project. Together with Max and Suzy, young learners will explore the wonders of engineering.


About the Author

Jonathan Litton has written numerous children's books in prose and verse. He loves using his science background to write about sea creatures, space, and saving the planet, but is also fond of penning stories about pirates, princesses, and picnics.

Magalí Mansillais an illustrator based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Magalí uses a variety of techniques to create her illustrations, but her priority is capturing the magic of childhood in dreamlike forms and colors.