Hearst Home Kids Popular Mechanics The Big Little Book of Awesome Stuff
Hearst Home Kids Popular Mechanics The Big Little Book of Awesome Stuff

Popular Mechanics The Big Little Book of Awesome Stuff

By Dan Bova


Publication Date: March 7, 2023

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Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7

Develop new skills (card tricks!), make fun things (a water balloon launcher!) and learn crazy-cool facts with this hands-on activity book for ages 8 to 12

Do you want to find out weird-but-true facts like how to safely enter a black hole or what to do if you meet a mythological monster? Interested in hitting a dizzying ping-pong trick shot or performing mind-blowing magic that’ll amaze your friends? Think it’d be fun to make the ultimate paper airplane or an insane water balloon launcher?


If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’ve come to the right book! The editors of Popular Mechanics put together this incredible, super-cool collection of did-you-know facts, super-fun projects and astounding skills for curious kids who like to discover stuff, build things, goof around a lot — and sometimes make a big mess in the process. (Don’t tell your parents that last part!)


On these totally non-boring pages you’ll discover:

Weird facts about pets…like the wild thing that happens when a dog shakes itself dry! The most incredible things ever built…like a 50-foot tall robot!Hilarious tricks and pranks to pull on your friends…if you dare! How to have a million-dollar idea and how to get on Jeopardy! Pro secrets for throwing a curveball and shooting a 3-pointer! How to contact aliens!  

Plus, even more awesome stuff! (More awesome than talking to aliens? Really? Yes, really!) Are you ready? Pick up this book and let the adventures begin!

About the Author

Popular Mechanics shares a voracious curiosity for how the world works with our readers–creating functional insight to inspire an audience of 15 million through PopularMechanics.com, our avid social following and the tried and true print magazine–to learn, make discover and command the world around them. 

Dan Bova is a writer/editor guy who was a producer at Jimmy Kimmel Live, wrote a weekly humor column for the USA Today Network, and was a writer at Spy and other humor magazines. He interviews amazing inventors and innovators for Entrepreneur.com and hosts the Get a Real Job podcast. He lives in New York with his wife, two sons, and a completely bonkers dog named Clark.


Author Residence: New York, NY / Larchmont, NY (Bova)

Author Hometown: New York, NY

Format: Hardcover

Length: 160 pages

Publisher: Hearst Home Kids

Publication Date: March 7, 2023

ISBN: 9781950785773

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