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Children's Books Promoting Tinkering

February 12, 2016

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Children's Books Promoting Tinkering

Tinkering allows children to learn through dismantling, creating, building. Many children's books promote the spirit of tinkering and creating. It's never too early to instill creativity. Here's a list of some of favorite books, ranging in age from wee little ones to older kiddos.

  • Cabaret Mechanical Movement, Gary Lawrence & Aidan Lawrence Onn
  • Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
  • Iggy Peck, Architect, Andrea Beaty & David Roberts
  • Rosie Revere, Engineer, Andrea Beaty & David Roberts
  • How Fletcher Was Hatched, Wende & Harry Devlin
  • Leo the Maker Prince: Journeys in 3D Printing, Carla Diana
  • Ruby Goldberg's Bright Idea, Anna Humphrey
  • Harold and the Purple Crayon, Crockett Johnson
  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Harold Kamkwamba & Bryan Mealer
  • Toys and Tales with Everyday Materials, Sudarshan Khanna & Gita Wolf
  • The Way Things Work and The New Way Things Work, David Macauley
  • Roxaboxen. Alice McLerran & Barbara Cooney
  • Not a Box, Antoinette Portis
  • Not a Stick, Antoinette Portis
  • Making Things Move. Dustyn Roberts
  • Albert's Alphabet, Leslie Tryon
  • Press Here, Herve Tullet
  • The Art of Tinkering, Karen Wilkinson & Mike Petrich
  • Galimoto, Karen Lynn Williams & Catherine Stock
  • Howtoons, various authors

Enjoy reading!

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