Archives for September 15, 2013

The Fort on Fourth Street by Lois Spangler Illustrated by Christina Wald and found at Sylvan Dell Publishing

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When a young child decides to build a fort in the backyard, Grandpa come forward to help. But they can’t do it alone- they get help from the simple machines: lever, pulley, inclined plane, wheel and axle, screw, and wedge. Told in cumulative rhyme, similar to The House That Jack Built, this story follows grandfather and grandchild as they build a fort together from start to finish. Great for ages K-2nd. My son and I enjoyed reading this book and I love the For Creative Minds at the end of the book. This book includes learning activities that include matching the machine, measuring tools and a Hands on: Building a Fort. To find this book, and so many more wonderful books, check out the Sylvan Dell Publishing website.

Self Disclosure: I received the book for free to facilitate this feature.