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Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Fun hands-on projects, inspiration for different thinkers.

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Fun projects that are certain to inspire kids to put down their phones, pick up scissors, glue, milk cartons, and plywood and actually make things with their own hands. Calling All Minds has a two-fold purpose -- to motivate and encourage -- and strongly delivers on both. Grandin's joy in being able to share these favorite projects from her childhood should make them irresistible to readers. By sharing her personal story, she shows all those kids who don't quite fit the mold at school that being a "different kind of thinker" can mean a whole world of exciting possibilities can open for them.

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