Monday, 4 June 2018

Book review - STEM Quest books from Carlton Books

Over half-term Harry received four brilliant new books to review from Carlton Books. They are from the STEM Quest series and each one covers a different subject area - "Fantastic Forces and Incredible Machines" (Engineering), "Tools, Robotics and Gadgets Galore" (Technology), "Fabulous Figures and Cool Calculations" (Maths) and "Astonishing Atoms and Matter Mayhem" (Science). 

STEM Quest books from Carlton books

The books are aimed at children aged 7+, and each one is packed with information, fun facts and activities. Each double page spread covers a different topic, with an introduction, examples along with related games, experiments, crafts and other activities. Children can either read the books straight through or dip in and out, choosing the pages that appeal to them. Harry pounced on the books as soon as he saw them, and he has hardly put them down since.

Child reading STEM Quest books

All the information is presented in an easy to understand and fun way that really draws in the child. Harry has been sitting down with a pen and paper to work on the activities, and the books came along with us while visiting family and camping over the half term holiday. I really like the way that the books encourage you to interact with them and he has loved learning some new facts to impress me with.

Child reading book outside tent in the shade

 Here's what Harry had to say about the books:

I really like how they have taught me lots of new things, like in the maths book I never knew that each number has a prime factor. I like how the pages are laid out and that they have a different person and robot in each book. They are quite easy to understand and they are very interesting. 

I'd definitely recommend these books for your little scientists!

We received copies of these books to review.

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