By Robert Malone
In this book, author Robert Malone explains what robots are and what they do. It includes a section with step-by-step illustrated instructions on making your own robots from recycled materials around your house. The book also comes with some materials, including a motor, to bring your robots to life! Even for people who aren’t big fans of robots, making these projects is still a fun activity perfect for a rainy day. Workman Publishing.
‘Ben Loves Bear’
By David McPhail
Warm colorful illustrations wash over each page of this touching and sweet tale for young children between the ages of 2 and 6. “Ben Loves Bear” tells the adorable story of a boy, his teddy bear and all the fun things they do together. With simple sentences and easy-to-handle pages, this board book is a good fit for younger children and will make an excellent bedtime story. Abrams Appleseed.
By Jeff Probst
This new novel for young adults is penned by longtime “Survivor” host Jeff Probst. It starts out with four kids, Carter, 11, Jane, 9, Buzz, 11, and Vanessa, 13, sailing the tropical seas with their Uncle Dex. When a terrible storm sinks the ship and separates them from their uncle, the children are left stranded on an island and left to fend for themselves. A true page-turner, this adventurous tale is a great read for children ages 8 and up. Puffin Books.
By John Rosemond
In his latest book, family psychologist John Rosemond discusses current methods of parenting and what he calls the “Tower of Parent-Babble”– all of the parenting books published by experts. He calls for a departure from current methods of parenting and a return to more traditional methods. In typical Rosemond style, this book may challenge your perception of parenting. At the very least, it may have you recalling your own childhood. Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC.