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Workman Publishing: Science Books for Kids

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 Workman Publishing Company, is the creator of award-winning calendars, cookbooks, parenting, pregnancy guides, and fun, educational children’s titles, as well as gardening, humor, self-help, and business books.

I received three books to review from Workman Publishing, there were so many to choose from but I choose some for my boys. I received these over the holidays so they had plenty of time to try a lot of the science experiments out.



Imagine: the first Star Wars book that actually moves, bringing to life the most memorable scenes from the epic: Obi-Wan battles Darth Maul, The Millennium Falcon zooms away from an exploding Death Star, Luke rides a galloping Tauntaun, Yoda twirls his green lightsaber, Boba Fett blasts up, up and away!

I got this Star Wars Book for my three-year-old. He has a book similar to this but it about sports. He loves dueling it out with the lightsabers with his brothers so I knew he would like this book. The pictures are very cool! With every little move of the page, the images seem to come alive. Available on Amazon.


Potato Chip Science is the book and kit that’s an irresistible introduction to science for 8- to 12-year-olds. Here are 29 incredible experiments—plus one edible project—that use potato chips, potatoes, potato chip bags, tubes, and lids. Included in the bag are a 96-page two-color book and a dozen items that kids can use for “snacktivities”.

Potato Chip Science: 29 Incredible Experiments

My eleven-year-old loves science! It has so many science kits, test tubes, and things “growing”, we had to set up a Science Area in the basement just for him. My only concern was when he came running upstairs with a bubbling substance overflowing from the test tube! Luckily all his chemicals are safe…I hope. Potato Chip Science actually comes in a giant potato chip bag, how clever. The best part is that almost all the parts you need for the experiments are included in the bag, except for the smaller everyday household items. One of the experiments he liked was the Potato Battery. Not only are there step by step instructions, but pictures of the experiment and what items are needed. Available on Amazon.

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Introducing 64 valuable science experiments that snap, crackle, pop, ooze, crash, boom, and stink! From Marshmallows on Steroids to Home-Made Lightning, the Sandwich Bag Bomb to Giant Air Cannon, The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science awakens kids’ curiosity while demonstrating scientific principles like osmosis, air pressure, and Newton’s Third Law of Motion.

I guess the best part is that every experiment my son does, demonstrates real science. I just have to keep telling myself that! Each experiment has a Take Care Bubble to let you know what exactly to watch out for in the experiment. It also has a Scientific Excuse Bubble to let you know the reason behind the experiment. A few experiments he tried included Frankenstein’s Hand where you mixed vinegar and baking soda to watch the rubber glove wave from the top of a glass. And the bacon Smokescreen, we were making bacon anyway, you need the grease, a string to act as a wick and aluminum foil. At least, he thought it was cool! Available on Amazon.

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    Christine W
    February 16, 2011 at 3:47 am

    I have been wanting the book AMAZING COWS. I could really use both Potato Chip Science and Totally Irresponsible Science books in the classroom.

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    February 16, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    The Little Book of Big Brain Games.

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    February 16, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    I like the cake doctor

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    Heidi W.
    February 16, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    I would love the book 1,000 Garden Ideas By Stafford Cliff

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    andrea v
    February 16, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    1,000 Places to See in the U.S.A. & Canada Before You Die

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    February 16, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    The Little Book of Big Brain Games!!

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    February 17, 2011 at 11:35 am

    10 Minute puppets look interesting!

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    February 17, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    I like the 1,000 Places to See in the U.S.A. & Canada Before You Die book, and the Little Book of Big Brain Games.

    misteedawnw at aol dot com

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    Lorna Schuster
    February 17, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    I had not heard of “Curly Girl: The Handbook” until viewing the Workman Publishing website –I need that book!

    losweep @ gmail dot com

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    Holly G.
    February 18, 2011 at 2:27 am

    My family would have lots of fun with the Backyard Explorer Kit and The Bones Book & Skeleton.

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    Ron C
    February 18, 2011 at 2:58 am

    I’d love to win these. I do science experiments with my son every week.
    I also like Number Jugglers

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    February 18, 2011 at 8:24 am

    The Little Book of Big Brain Games

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    February 18, 2011 at 8:35 am

    My daughter would like “dance first, think later”

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    February 18, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Dance First, Think Later. Thanks!

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    February 18, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    I liked The Little Book of Big Brain Games.

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    Diane R.
    February 18, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    I liked Amazing Cows. Humor appeals a lot to my grandkids.

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    February 18, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    I would like the Little Book of Big Brain games.

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    February 19, 2011 at 11:27 am

    The indestructibles books look really cute.

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    February 19, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    I would love to have all the Sandra Boyton books. They are so fun!

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    February 19, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    The Little Book of Big Brain Games looks up my kids alley

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    February 20, 2011 at 6:44 am

    “knit your own dog” looks interesting

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    February 20, 2011 at 6:56 am

    1,000 places to See Before You Die is another book of interest. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

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    Jackie Watson
    February 20, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    I would love to have the Around the Corner Crochet Borders By Edie Eckman book.

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    Tammy Darling
    February 20, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    I like 365 Simple Science Experiments with Everyday Materials !

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    February 21, 2011 at 9:26 am

    I like the Generation T book

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    February 21, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    papertoy monsters sounds good

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    Melissa M
    February 21, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    I like the paper toy monsters too!

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    February 21, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    I would like Amazing Cows

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    Katie S.
    February 21, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    dammit, stupid capcha… I had a lovely message typed out, but it got cleared. Screw it.

    I’d also want “Real Happiness”.

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    amie d
    February 21, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    My son would also love the book Papertoy Monsters! Thanks!

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    Ed Nemmers
    February 21, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    My books of choice are “Dance First. Think Later” and “The Earthbound Cook”!

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    theodore esteghamat
    February 22, 2011 at 12:33 am

    I like the 3650 jokes book.

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    February 22, 2011 at 7:21 am

    Perfect giveaway for a new science teacher!!

    Also I see the book National Book Award-winner :
    “Doctors” by Sherwin B. Nuland…
    a history of medicine written by a surgeon, sounds excellent and inspiring!

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    debi jackson
    February 22, 2011 at 8:59 am

    i woukld like amazing cows

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    debi jackson
    February 22, 2011 at 9:02 am

    follow on tw as jacksondeb

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    Shelley C
    February 22, 2011 at 11:55 am

    I’d love to get the Have-More Plan garden book. Thanks

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    February 22, 2011 at 11:56 am

    I like Indestructibles: Hickory Dickory Dock

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    susan smoaks
    February 22, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    I also like the Indestructibles: Frere Jacques book

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    Jennifer M
    February 22, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    I’d like

    Big Box of Boynton
    By Sandra Boynton

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    kathy pease
    February 22, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    i like jacket image for 100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names

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    February 22, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    I like Creep Crawl indestructible book.
    jandrmom2009 at gmail dot com

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    February 22, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    I liked the perfect piggies book.

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    Mandy Agnello
    February 22, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    A litle book of big brain games

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    February 22, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    They have so many cookbooks that I would love to try. Thanks!

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    Leah Walker
    February 22, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    I would also love to have 10 Herbs for Happy Healthy Dogs and 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter.


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    February 22, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    I’ve been wanting The Indestructibles books for my 17 month old – she tears everything she gets her hands on!

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    linda bryant
    February 22, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    the papertoy monster would be a big hit, we love paper fun.

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    Diane Baum
    February 22, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    The Little Book of Big Brain Games!!

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    Mary J
    February 22, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    I need the Be Thrifty book.

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    heather c
    February 22, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    WoodsWalk and Oh, Yuck! would be appreciated around here.

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    Chandra Morse
    February 22, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    The Making Felted Friends Book looks like it would be Fun!

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    Veronica Garrett
    February 22, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Cake Doctor sounds interesting.

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