STEM Activity series from Carlton Books – review and giveaway

I have another range of books to share with you today to inspire children and help with their learning at school.  The STEM Activity series from Carlton Books is aimed at children aged 7 years and over, perfect for KS2.  There are four books in the range covering Maths, Technology, Science and Engineering.

STEM Activity series from Carlton Books

As with the STEM Quest series we reviewed recently, I’m going to be using the STEM Activity series from Carlton Books to augment what my son is learning in class in Year Four.  These 64 page books are designed to educate whilst having fun, and my reluctant reader will be reading without really thinking about it too.  A winner on all scores.

The first book in the series is Amazing Maths, is crammed full of activities covering topics such as multiplication, fractions and polygons.

STEM Activity series from Carlton Books

I often struggle to get my son to focus on his Maths homework from school, so I’m hoping that these colourful activities will help him to grasp what’s he’s learning in class, in a fun way.  I know he’s been learning about Roman Numerals recently as he’s been quizzing us at home, and we’ve used examples when talking about different kings and queens.  The activities in Amazing Maths take that learning a little further and have really made him think too.

STEM Activity series from Carlton Books

Each activity is engaging, with clear instructions and talks about items that will be familiar to children.  The STEM Activity series from Carlton Books also provides facts behind the different mathematical theories and the mathematicians behind them.

In Extreme Engineering children learn about a range of topics such as bridge construction which my son loves, irrigation and water power, wheels and friction as well as robots and driver less cars.

STEM Activity series from Carlton Books

From mazes to navigate to spot the difference pictures, each activity helps children to get a better understanding of each topic covered.

STEM Activity series from Carlton Books

The books are ideal for an activity to keep kids amused when travelling too.  We’re off on a car trip at the weekend, and the STEM Activity series from Carlton Books will be keeping my son busy whilst I’m driving.

STEM Activity series from Carlton Books

Terrific Technology looks at different machines, materials and advances in genetics, as well as buoyancy, magnets and motors.

STEM Activity series from Carlton Books

The book looks at fulcrums and levers, pulleys and talks about metals, whether they are pure or alloys as well as looking at printing presses.  As with all the other books in the series, this book is full of information and fun facts.

Sensational Science has gone down well here, as my son seems to be loving science related topics this year in school.  The book looks at the universe and solar system as well as x-rays, energy, and magnets.

STEM Activity series from Carlton Books

After a visit to the Science Museum at the weekend, this book is perfect to revisit what my son learned when we were there, as well as building on his school work too.

STEM Activity series from Carlton Books

I’ve been really impressed with the STEM Activity series from Carlton Books and the activities included in the books.  Anything that helps engage my son is a winner for me and these books will be well used in the months ahead.

To find out more about the STEM Activity series from Carlton Books pop over to their website.

disclosure:  we were sent the items mentioned in exchange for an honest review


I’ve teamed up with Carlton Books to offer one lucky reader the chance to win the set of 4 STEM Activity books featured worth £31.96.  Complete the Gleam form below for your chance to win.  Good luck.

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Only the first step of this form is mandatory, all other steps are optional. Only one entry per person is allowed.

This giveaway is for UK residents only.

Once a winner is randomly picked, I will check if the winner has done what was requested and I will contact them, if they do not reply within one week, the prize will be allocated to another person.  The winner’s details will be sent to Carlton Books, in order that they can arrange delivery.  Please allow 28 days for delivery.

The giveaway will close on 16th December 2018 at midnight.

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Set of 4 STEM Activity books from Carlton Books worth £31.96

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108 thoughts on “STEM Activity series from Carlton Books – review and giveaway

  1. I’ll share it with my granddaughters. They will both enjoy them – one will love the technology one best and the other, who wants to be an engineer when she grows up – will love the engineering one
    Jane Willis

  2. Who will you give these books to and which title do you think they’ll enjoy the most?
    to my grandsons and they would love the Maths book

  3. I would give them to my son. I think he would enjoy the maths one the most as maths is his favourite subject at school!

  4. My eldest would love these as she is very much into science and always talks of wanting to be a scientist or engineer when she grows up.

  5. I’d give these to my son. He would probably like the engineering book the best (especially if there’s anything about trains!)

  6. My Daughter. She has just started school and is already joining year 2 classes for her reading and writing so these will be good for her

  7. I would give this to my Daughter and she would love the Sensational Science one the most, as she is fascinated by this subject.

  8. I would love to give these to all of my boys but especially my eldest as he loves to learn through stem. He would particularly like the Science one as hr wants to be a scientist when he grows up. Thanks for the chance

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