The Kids' Book of Everyday Science
By Kelly Doudna
Can you move a mug using a balloon? Make a square bubble? Can you turn soap into salt? How much water is in a plant?This book includes 40 simple science activities using everyday items to do experiments about temperature, pressure, water, air, heat, plants and many more. Using everyday items such as balloons, bubbles, plants, potatoes and popcorn, each fun and easy activity includes how-to photos, step-by-step instructions and simple explanations of the science behind the experiments. Supply and tool lists and safety information are included, and tips and extra information are provided to extend and expand the scientific experience.Get kids thinking like scientists in no time at all!
The Kew Gardens Children's Cookbook
By Caroline Craig, Joe Archer
This beautiful kitchen-garden cookbook, produced in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, contains step-by-step guides to show how easy it is to grow peas, beans, potatoes, carrots and more in your garden, in patio containers or in window boxes or on an allotment. Then transform your home-grown produce into delicious meals and desserts by following easy, step-by-step recipes. By having fun growing different plants, children won't be able to wait to try their tasty produce, encouraging great, healthy eating habits.Learn all about how plants grow, from seeds to seedlings, watering and weeding, to harvesting and composting. Information on minibeasts and garden creatures show how nature works together to help plants grow.Includes advice on cooking tools and utensils and healthy and balanced diets.For inspiration in the garden and the kitchen ... a how-to guide to growing and eating your own fruit and vegetables - Daily ExpressColourful and beautifully illustrated, it is a great aid for fostering a love and understanding of fresh produce and an awareness of a healthy diet - The LadyIf your small child is even vaguely interested in helping you in the garden, or on the allotment, then I'd urge you to get him/her this great book... - Judy Bown, Dig my Veg
By Lorna Brash
This incredible guide for foodies will have young scientists making yoghurt, exploding cupcakes and ice cream in a bag! While young readers are creating these fun recipes they will also learn about the science behind our food. Readers will learn about what heat does to food molecules, mixing and un-mixing, emulsifying liquids, spreading solids and liquids and so much more. It explores the basic principles of the really cool science of everyday foods, such as why jelly sets, why popcorn pops or why beans give you wind! Recipes included: Pop-tastic popcornSmashing caramel shardsIce cream in a bagDouble-dipped mallow cookiesMini superhero piesGold bullion honeybomb barsBig dipper breadsticksSticky burger stacksTex-mex taco bowl saladPosh fish 'n' chips 'n' dipSuperfood cannelloniChocolate chilliRed velvet whoopee piesChocolate choux puffsExploding cupcakesCustard tartsVery berry chocolate ripple meringuesKitchen sink pot piesHot ice creamSuper seedy flowerpot breadStack 'em high cheesy puff pieBlack & blue bunsStained glass cookiesTropical fruit with gooey chocolate dipIncredible edible tie-dye icesIcy watermelon slicesHot pineapple 'lollies'Super blueberry cheesecakeWobbly strawberry mousse'Magic' apple & blackberry puddingSummer fruit jellyInstant frozen yoghurtSticky banoffee cones