Kids' Books and Makerspace Projects

Perfect Pairings

by Marge Cox


Use books to create makerspace activities that help kids love to read!

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March 2021

Libraries Unlimited

Pages 120
Volumes 1
Size 6 1/8x9 1/4
Topics Librarian's Instructional Role/Curriculum and Instruction, K-12
  Children's and Young Adult Programs/Literature Applications
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This book connects to the new AASL standards and provides simple directions for using a variety of books to create makerspace activities that deepen the reading experience.

Books and makerspace activities help children to associate reading with hands-on learning. For educators looking for additional ways to engage youngsters in reading and makerspace activities, this book provides the perfect hands-on connection.

Providing a connection to the new AASL standards and simple directions for using a variety of books to create makerspace activities, this book can help elementary teachers and librarians to enhance and deepen the reading experience. Featured books represent a variety of genres for kindergarten through sixth-grade students and highlights very current titles as well as classics.

The book is based on actual experiences with students and staff who have enjoyed and benefited from these activities in their elementary school library. The author's forty years of educational experience ensure the reliability and practicality of this resource that readers can trust and use every day.


  • Helps readers to see how a variety of genres can be connected to makerspaces
  • Shows readers how makerspaces can be created economically
  • Draws connections from AASL standards to makerspaces
Author Info

Marge Cox serves as library media specialist at Veterans Memorial Elementary School. Author of The Elementary School Library Makerspace: A Start-Up Guide and coauthor of The Library Media Specialist in the Writing Process, she has also written numerous book reviews and presented at conferences. She is a three-time Teacher of Distinction for Collier County Public Schools, and her school is a two-time winner of the Florida Power Library Award and the 2016 AASL School Library Program of the Year Award.

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