Books make great gifts, and these books will help you and your kids make great stuff. We found a great collection of new maker books that align with our mission to help parents raise awesome STEM-loving, Maker-friendly kids. Please note that many of these items were sent to us for review. This post contains affiliate links. For the youngest of makers (and their parents, if they need help), Asia Citro offers up 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids.
This post contains affiliate links. A big box arrived on my doorstep from Penguin Random House publishers. I knew I’d requested a book for review. Maybe a few of them? Hubs looked on as I opened it. We were amazed, and more than a bit disappointed, to find a just one book and a lot of bubble wrap inside. Granted, A World of Information is a large book, nearly 15 inches tall!, but still. Hubs is an information junkie and trivia buff. His interest was piqued, but I grabbed the book up.
Look for Kim Moldofsky, The Maker Mom, on WGN Morning News, this Friday, November 24 around 9:45 Central as she shows off a few of this year’s top science and tech gifts for kids. If you stopped by this site as a result of that segment, welcome! If you’re in the Chicago area, be sure to check our companion site, STEM Kids Chicago. Sign up for the STEM Kids newsletter to keep tabs on where to go and what to do for family STEM fun in Chicago. This post contains affiliate links.
@MattPauline1@JBPritzker Of course. But Biss has little, uh, personal insulation so he needs to cover up. He's got that 🔥🔥 in him lately and steam coming out of his ears at the state of our state. That might keep bith guys going.
@JBPritzker thanks for showing up to St. Sabina's tonite. I was distressed by your lack of hat. We don't need another hair-obsessed gov. We do need someone with common sense. It was so cold! Definitely hat weather.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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