Becoming a member of the LoveReading4Kids community is free.

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

23 Things to Do Before You are 11 1/2

Written by Mike Warren

Illustrated by John Haslam

Books of the Month Featured Books for 7+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers

LoveReading View on 23 Things to Do Before You are 11 1/2

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


23 Things to Do Before You are 11 1/2 Synopsis

An essential guide to activities a child can enjoy with their parents or grandparents. From understanding basic woodworking skills to constructing a kite, the reader will also learn about the science and eco side of invention. Activities are broken down into easy steps and technical information comes alive in bite-size facts.

Dare-devils can make stilts, a rope ladder, and even a go-cart! Budding adventurers will learn how to put together a survival bag, campfile and fishing net. Aspiring conservationists can build their own bird nesting box and wormery. Outdoor activities have never been such fun, and if it's raining there are plenty of other fun things to do!

If you loved this, you might like these...

Arctic Star
The Train Mouse
It's Her Story: Rosa Parks
It's Her Story: Marie Curie

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781784930349
Publication date: 18/05/2015
Publisher: QED Publishing
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781784930349
Publication date: 18th May 2015
Author: Mike Warren
Illustrator: John Haslam
Publisher: QED Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 64 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Recommendations: Books of the Month

About Mike Warren

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 and the Man Crafts contributor at 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 ...

More About Mike Warren

More Books By Mike Warren

Cover for Maker.Wild 15 step-by-step projects for the great outdoors by Mike Warren
Cover for How To Make 37%, Tax-Free, Without the Stock Market Secrets to Real Estate Paper by Mike Warren
Cover for Private Affair by Mike Warren
View All Books By Mike Warren

Share this book