No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf.
New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop plus lots lots more...Find out more
MIKE WARREN is a lifelong maker with a passion for making weird and wonderful things. He's published over 200 DIY projects online and is an author of a number of DIY books. He is an editor at Instructables.com and the Man Crafts contributor at DollarStoreCrafts.com. JOHN HASLAM has been working as an illustrator for most of his professional life. John worked in advertising for 10 years and worked on various projects including TV storyboards, to illustrating for all kinds of accounts from Pritt Stick (the Pritt Stick Man was his invention), to comic pages such as Danger Mouse, Disney and Transformers.
May 2015 Book of the Month There’s a wide range of things to make in this fun book, from building your own toolbox – the first project, naturally – to making a wormery and a simple spinning motor. For each one there are step-by-step instructions, clearly explained and easy to follow, with bright symbols to indicate when grown-up help will be needed. The skills learned making these twenty-three projects can thereafter be successfully applied to hundreds more DIY projects too. A book to inspire kids and provide them with hours of fun, whether they are working independently or in association with their elders (parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles). ~ Andrea Reece
This book features a series of fun electronics projects that range from easy to more difficult, but none require too complex or expensive components. Many of the components are reusable from project to project. Step-by-step instructions and clear illustrations guide the reader as they create racing machines, 'robots', LED 'throwies', alongside simple, core electronics skills such as creating a circuit and practising on a breadboard. This is a hands-on book aimed at teaching accessible projects, perfect for firing up children's imagination and building their skills.
Are you a dare-devil? Learn to make stilts, a rope ladder, and even a go-cart! Budding adventurer? Learn how to put together a survival bag, campfile and fishing net. Aspiring conservationist? Learn to build your own bird nesting box and wormery. From basic woodworking skills to constructing a kite, this brilliant guide is full of fantastic activities you can enjoy with a parent or grandparent. Learn about science and the eco side of invention as you work through the 23 fun projects. Outdoor activities have never been such fun - and if it's raining, there are plenty of other fun things to do too!