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How It's Made: The Creation of Everyday Items (Hardcover)

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It’s hard to imagine anyone who wouldn’t be intrigued by this cool book! Have you ever looked at one of the thousands of clever human inventions and wondered, how is that made? Well, now you will know all about frozen pizzas, swords, drones, fleece (aka “toasty plastic”), and so much more. The format is optimum with bold illustrations and fascinating photos. Made for kids, but fun and interesting for the curious of all ages!

— Julie A.


From the team behind Science Channel’s long-running show How It’s Made comes the ultimate "how-to" guide for curious kids!

For 24 seasons and counting, How It’s Made has been an enthralling presence on Science Channel, educating its viewers on the process of making everything from bread to bifocals and breaking down complex ideas and processes with language everyone can understand.

A “how-it’s-made” guide for relentlessly curious kids, this book teaches young readers how the items they love and use every day come to be, with simple yet captivating descriptions and full-color illustrations and photographs. Each chapter focuses on one specific item of particular interest to middle-grade readers, such as airplanes, gummy vitamins, or basketballs, and break down exactly what happens at the factory to make things tick.

About the Author

Tom Gerencer is an ASJA content writer and editor in the fields of science, tech, business, and the outdoors. He has written over 1,500 high-traffic articles with more than 70 million readers worldwide, for publications like HP Tech Takes, Boys' Life, The Boston Globe Magazine, Fast Company, Outdoor Life, and Costco Connection. He's the author of the business book Think Like Google and the short story collection Intergalactic Refrigerator Repairmen Seldom Carry Cash. Tom appears regularly on Wired Magazine's Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast, and lives in Maine and West Virginia with his wife, Kathy, two adventurous boys, and a couple of ornery dogs.

Praise For…

"The lively design is inviting, and the choice of subjects includes something for everyone. . .An intriguing, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of common objects." 
— Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9781419753756
ISBN-10: 1419753754
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 18th, 2022
Pages: 176
Language: English