Saturday, 10 November 2018

STEM Activity Books Review and Bundle Christmas Giveaway (Age 6+) Sent by Carlton Books

My last book review and giveaway in this year's Christmas Present Giveaways is a fantastic bundle of 4 STEM Activity Books which have been sent to us from Carlton Kids Books to review.

Suitable for young readers and future Scientists and Engineers aged 6+, this is a set of books which will stretch your child in interesting and engaging ways, while they complete puzzles and pictures, spot the odd one out, answer questions and a host of other fun activities...

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and maths, and these subjects are vital for children who will be entering the job market in 10-20 years time. Each of the 4 books is a large format glossy paperback with 64 full colour pages and over 40 STEM activities crammed inside.

The mazes, puzzles, quizzes and facts are all based on known objects and situations which the child is familiar with, so the relationship to STEM is understood and obvious. Your child is learning about their own real world.

The format is really nice and this doesn't feel anything like a school book, it feels like a puzzle book. Text is minimal on many pages, so reluctant readers will not feel discouraged.

The illustrations are great. Modern and quirky, and with a lot of humour. There's plenty of space for younger writers if their letters aren't small and neat yet, but this isn't a 'babyish' book. I presented the set to my 8 and 10 year olds and they were both very interested.

It didn't take long before they were both solving puzzles and challenges. My 8 year old was delighted to find the answers at the back of each book so that he could check his work...

These are great puzzle books which are full of interesting facts and bits of information that children love to soak up. The puzzles are fun and quick, with rewarding outcomes. They engaged my boys, who didn't see it as 'work' or learning, they saw it as fun.

The STEM Activity Books are written by Stephianie Clarkson (Sensational Science), Clare Sipi (Terrific Technology), Paul Virr (Extreme Engineering) and Hannah Wilson (Amazing Maths) and published by Carlton Kids Books. Available to buy now priced £7.99rrp each, direct from Carlton and from all good bookshops, including online at Amazon*.

Carlton Books have also offered a set of all 4 books, worth over £30, as a Christmas Present for one of my readers. Entry to the giveaway is by Gleam form below. No entries are mandatory, but each extra task performed earns you extra entries into the random draw. Your personal information will ONLY be used to administrate this giveaway and not stored or shared.

You can find a link to help with Gleam forms and see my other Christmas Present Giveaways here. Full terms and conditions are at the bottom of the Gleam form. The giveaway is open to UK entrants only and will close at midnight Sunday 2nd December for Christmas delivery.

STEM Activity Book Bundle Christmas Giveaway (Age 6+) From Carlton Books

We were sent our copies of the STEM Activity Books by Carlton for review. *Amazon links are affiliate, which means I earn a few pence as a thank you for my time if you order through my link, but you don't pay any extra. It all helps keep the website viable. 


  1. I look at the central heating on a cold day like this and thank the person who developed it immensely

  2. I still look at naturally born newborn babies and think - how did they get out of there?

  3. A little strange, but I've always wondered who was the first person to try cows milk, and why?

  4. got to be the iron, whyyyyyyyyy lol

  5. Space. It is too big for me to comprehend

  6. I've always wondered how a microwave works.

  7. I genuinely can't allow myself to think about space exploration too much because it's all just a bit big for my brain!

  8. Chickens laying eggs and they never crack!

  9. The Internet with all that information at our finger tips! So vast! x

  10. This is a bit random but last night I lay in bed next to my fiancé and randomly came out with "How on earth do they get the perfect sized little bubbles into a spirit level?" haha I'm still not sure. It sounds silly! I get the most random thoughts pop into my mind for no apparent reason!

  11. I always wandered how the space works it's something I just can't get my head around

  12. Computers!


Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. I read every one and try my best to reply!