Kids’ Books and Maker Activities: 150 Perfect Pairs

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This book connects to the new AASL standards and provides simple directions for using a variety of books to create maker activities that deepen the reading experience.

Books and maker activities help children to associate reading with hands-on learning. For educators looking for additional ways to engage youngsters in reading and maker activities, this book provides the perfect hands-on connection.

Providing a connection to the new AASL standards and simple directions for using a variety of books to create maker activities, this book can help elementary teachers and librarians to enhance and deepen the reading experience. Featured books represent a variety of genres for kindergarten through sixth-grade students and highlights very current titles as well as classics.

The book is based on actual experiences with students and staff who have enjoyed and benefited from these activities in their elementary school library. The author’s forty years of educational experience ensure the reliability and practicality of this resource that readers can trust and use every day.


  • Helps readers to see how a variety of genres can be connected to maker activities
  • Shows readers how makerspaces can be created economically
  • Draws connections from AASL standards to maker activities
Imprint: Libraries Unlimited
Publishing: December 2022
Pages: 120
Sku: 9781440875670

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