Science With a Splash
- What: The Magnificent Makers Books
- When: 6 to 10 years
- Why: Fun, educational, entertaining
- Where: Amazon
Have you got a kid who has read every title in the Zoey and Sassafras series multiple times and can’t wait for more? Perhaps your child enjoys science and hands-on learning like Cabbage Chemistry Sets and Crystal Gardens? If you’ve got a kid who can’t get enough science in any of its forms, check out The Magnificent Makers books by Theanne Griffith.
This book series made just for kids features two curious third grade kids, Violet and Pablo. By solving scientific riddles, they get magically transported to the Maker Maze, where they meet Dr. Crisp and the Maker Manual. The kids choose a topic, and the Maze creates a challenge for them to solve in one hundred and twenty minutes or less. Then it’s off to the races to learn everything they can to find the answer and use various scientific equipment and procedures in the process.
Each of the six books in the series covers a different topic, like germs, sound waves, space, and more. Similar to the Magic Tree House series, time in the real world stops while the characters visit the Maker Maze. These books also have the same larger text and frequent illustrations. But the characters from The Magnificent Makers feature a wider variety of cultures, skin colors, and genders in this science-based series aimed at kids.
If you want to inspire a love of scientific learning in your child, or just open up the world of science in a way kids can understand, don’t hesitate to check out The Magnificent Makers.