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For Little Makers

Leo the Maker Prince: Journeys in 3D Printing
Carla Diana
every object in this picture book can be 3-d printed from Thingiverse

Sew Electric
Leah Buechley and Kanjun Qiu
when paired with this kit ($70), little makers can follow tutorials that combine crafts, electronics, and programming to create “smart” accessories

The Most Magnificent Thing
Ashley Spires
this book not only inspires making and tinkering, but also teaches readers about the importance of not giving up; watch the author hack her own book 

Books from Make:

Making Makers: Kids, Tools, and the Future of Innovation
AnnMarie Thomas
a resource for parents and educators to learn about the history and impact of the maker movement

Getting Started with littleBits: Prototyping and Inventing with Modular Electronics
Ayah Bdeir and Matt Richardson
a companion to this introduction kit for all ages to teach electronics, microcontrollers, and the cloud

The Maker’s Manual: A Practical Guide to the New Industrial Revolution
Paolo Aliverti and Andrea Maietta
a colorful guide to the basic skills required for projects in programming, 3d printing, and prototyping

The Makerspace Workbench: Tools, Technologies, and Techniques for Making 
Adam Kemp
an illustrated guide to creating a shared space, and building a collection that draws makers

Zero to Maker: Learn (Just Enough) to Make (Just About) Anything
David Lang
learn how to navigate the maker movement and identify tools for success

Hands-On Resources

The Art of Tinkering
Karen Wilkinson and Mike Petrich
from the Exploratorium’s Tinkering Studio, this is part hand-book /part history book, featuring 150+ makers and their journeys of tinkering

Tinkerlab: A Hands-on Guide for Little Inventors
Rachelle Doorley
“55 playful experiments that encourage tinkering, curiosity, and creative thinking from the creator of—hands-on activities that explore art, science, and more.”

Resources for Professionals

Design, Make, Play: Growing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators
Margaret Honey and David E. Kanter
the first part of this book covers the maker movement and education in makerspaces, and is a great introduction for educators with examples and ideas

Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom
Sylvia Libow Martinez and Gary S. Stager
this books seeks to tap into the natural inclinations of childen to learn by doing, using low-tech and low-budget materials for any level

Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration
Scott Doorley and Scott Witthoft
this book from the Stanford School about their journey is written toward the office and college environment; however, many of the ideas are applicable for educators and makers 

Worlds of Making: Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for Your School
Laura Fleming
explains how to plan, create, and manage a community makerspace on any budget