The Kids' Book of Simple Machines

ISBN: 978-1-938063-59-6
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Wheel and axle, wedge, and screw. Lever and pulley and inclined plane, too! Learning about the six simple machines has never been more fun! Through exciting science projects and activities kids can easily do at home or school, tomorrow’s scientists and engineers will have a blast learning about simple machines and how they make daily life easier. This book is the perfect STEM companion for curious minds at home or in the classroom. 

Softcover ISBN: 978-1-938063-59-6
ISBN-10: 1-938063-59-7
Imprint: Mighty Media Kids
On Sale:
August 25, 2015
Trim Size: 8.5 x 8.5
Pages: 144
List Price: $14.95
Ages: 5 to 9
Lexile Measurement ®: 640
BISAC1: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature/Experiments & Projects
BISAC3: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature/Physics
BISAC4: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature/Chemistry
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"Every so often, something happens that opens a child's perceptual portals to the wonderful world of science ... This compact, astute book could be that 'something' for early-elementary students who don't yet know how to embrace science in real-world terms. And for those who do, it will only fuel their fascination. ... For junior engineers, this is a great book; for any curious child, it could be an 'aha' moment."

Parents' Choice

"With this fun activity book, kids will learn about six simple machines: wheel and axle, wedge, screw, lever, pulley, and inclined plane. They’ll discover how these basic machines make life easier and how to make their own by following step-by-step instructions."

Today's Parent, "18 STEM books your kids will love"

"Simple machines are all around, and this encourages young readers to spot them and, even more, to systematically record and explore the complexities of how they work. … An excellent introduction to basic physics and machines as well as to the scientific method and what it means to think in a systematic and empirical way."


Gold Award Winner for the Parents' Choice Award
Parents' Choice Awards
Best Children's Book of the Year, Ages Nine to Twelve
Bank Street College Center for Children's Literature
Book of the Year Award Finalist in Children's: Juvenile Nonfiction
Foreword Reviews' IndieFab Awards
Winner in Children's Nonfiction
Midwest Book Awards