From the team behind Science Channel’s long-running show How It’s Made comes the ultimate “how-to” guide for curious kids!
For 24 seasons and counting, How It’s Made has been an enthralling presence on Science Channel, educating its viewers on the process of making everything from bread to bifocals and breaking down complex ideas and processes with language everyone can understand.
A “how-it’s-made” guide for relentlessly curious kids, science writer Tom Gerencer’s book teaches young readers how the items they love and use every day come to be, with simple yet captivating descriptions and full-color illustrations and photographs. Each chapter focuses on one specific item of particular interest to middle-grade readers, such as airplanes, gummy vitamins, or basketballs, and break down exactly what happens at the factory to make things tick.
“A necessary purchase for any classroom with children where curiosity reigns unchecked.”—School Library Journal
Includes Color Illustrations
About the Author
Tom Gerencer is an ASJA content writer and editor in the fields of science, tech, business, and the outdoors. He has written over 1,500 high-traffic articles with more than 70 million readers worldwide, for publications like HP Tech Takes, Boys’ Life, The Boston Globe Magazine, Fast Company, Outdoor Life, and Costco Connection. He’s the author of the business book Think Like Google and the short story collection Intergalactic Refrigerator Repairmen Seldom Carry Cash. Gerencer appears regularly on Wired Magazine’s Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast, and lives in Maine and West Virginia with his wife, Kathy, two adventurous boys, and a couple of ornery dogs.
"The lively design is inviting, and the choice of subjects includes something for everyone. . .An intriguing, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of common objects." — Kirkus Reviews
“A necessary purchase for any classroom with children where curiosity reigns unchecked. There’s a smart use of photos showing each procedure. Importantly, it’s not all science and mechanics; this comprehensive book makes sure to detail art and food and musical instruments. Everyone will find something fascinating in these pages.” — School Library Journal