This autumn, we have been busy reading these four awesome children’s books: Gaming Record Breakers, My Little Pony Where Equestria Comes to Life, Transformers Where Crown City Comes to Life and This Book thinks you’re a Scientist.
First, let’s take a look at this Gaming Record Breakers which is great for little fans who wants to know the latest gaming facts! This book is packed with all sorts of records from marathon game sessions that resulted in world-record high scores, to the bestselling games and consoles, magical milestones and fantastic firsts in gaming. Mr K was really keen to take a look at this book when he saw the title and he loves to read it. I also had a peek into the book and found some interesting articles! I didn’t realised that Angry Birds has been out since 2003! It was one of the very first games I downloaded on to my smartphone. My children loves playing it too! This is definitely a book to read and keep for the years to come! This book will be available on 6th October in good book stores or Amazon.
Next up is My Little Pony Where Equestria Comes to Life and now this is Ms C’s favourite book! Not only is it about her favourite characters, it is also an interactive book! She loves to use it with the app. It is free to download and there are a couple of features for children to play with. Ms C loves to customise her own pony via the app. This book brings your favourite ponies to life through the power of Digital Magic on your smartphone or tablet. You can even connect to a friend’s device and have your ponies take a stroll together. There is no in-app purchase so it is safe for children to play with. This book will be available on 6th October in good book stores or Amazon.
Transformers Where Crown City Comes to Life is also an interactive Augmented Reality character guidebook that will be loved by transformers fans. This book is very well written and easy to read. Once you download the app, simply place it over the icon on the book to bring Autobots and Decepticons to life. Again there is no in-app purchase so it is safe for children to play with. Mr K played with it and was very impressed with the Augmented Reality characters. He enjoys playing with them and reading about the characters. This book will be available on 6th October in good book stores or Amazon.
Lastly, we have been reading This Book thinks you’re a Scientist which explores seven key scientific areas in the Science Museum’s new interactive gallery for children: force and motion, electricity and magnetism, earth and space, light, matter, sound and mathematics. Each spread centres on an open-ended question or activity, with space on the page for the child to write, draw or interact with the book. We enjoy using this book as it does not require you to get a lot of equipment to do an experiment. The book encourages children to take a look around their environment and make use of it. We have tried the drinking straw experiment to make music. Drinking straws are very widely used but we didn’t realise that such a simple item could provide us with so many things to explore. The book ends with a section for children to record their own guided independent investigations, including surveys and experiment logs. I would recommend this book to keep children entertained during raining days! It is available to buy now in good book stores or Amazon.
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