Children’s / Teenage general interest: Machines and how things work

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Trash Revolution

Where did all our “stuff” come from? And where does it go when we’re done with it? Kids find out by tracking the life cycles of typical items in a school backpack—water, food, clothing, paper, ...

Why?

Everyday childhood activities, such as an excursion to the park, splashing in the bathtub, or fixing a snack in the kitchen, can arouse many questions in young children. Why is the sky blue? Why does ...

Car Smarts

Phil Edmonston, author of the Lemon-Aid guides to car buying, is one of North America’s leading consumer advocates. He and Maureen Sawa, a well-known children’s librarian, have written a book jammed ...