Give Curious Children a Kids Book about How Things Work

Children Love This Kids Book about How Things Work

The Way Things Work

When my Grandson was growing up, he was always curious about how things work.  That’s probably why he absolutely loved his copy of The Way Things Work, by David Macaulay.

Well,. here’s some good news.  Today’s children can grow up with an updated copy of the same book.  It’s called the New Way Things Work.  (Also by David Macaulay, of course)

This profusely illustrated book is probably the best kids book about how things work that you will find.

Everything in the book is well researched, and the drawings by Macaulay are just incredible.  He is generally accepted to be one of the very best pen and ink illustrators alive today, so you know they are good.  And accurate, too!

The fun bonus is a silly wooly mammoth that lumbers his way through the pages, to the delight of young readers.

Even if your child is younger than the 9 to 12 age range recommended by the publisher for this book, get it anyway.  YOU will appreciate it!  When your son or daughter asks exactly how a can opener works, or email, or some other modern marvel, the book will be a big help to you.  That is, until they are old enough for you to turn it over to them.  Then, they will eagerly look up the answers to their many questions themselves.

Now, there’s even a companion game to the book.  How lucky is that?

For more information about this book and other nonfiction books for kids who have lots of questions, visit:

And, for even younger children with a lot of curiosity, see Nonfiction Books for Kids Ages 4 to 8.




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