My son Leo is 7 years-old and two of his favorite things in the entire world are LEGO® and books. As I’m writing his bedroom floor is literally covered in both. Welcome to my world. You can imagine that he was thrilled that I’ve partnered with Scholastic to share this brand new series LEGO Nonfiction books, a joint collaboration between LEGO and Scholastic.
The first 4 books in the series are available now and we were sent a pack to review. He LOVES them!
New LEGO Nonfiction Books Series
Two powerhouse brands, LEGO and Scholastic, come together to reinvent children’s nonfiction publishing. In this innovative new publishing program, LEGO models and minifigures are illustrated in fun and fantastic scenarios throughout as the first point of engagement for kids with real-world topics. This program represents a marriage of core values between LEGO and Scholastic: imagination, creativity, fun, and learning, as well as providing the most engaging, educational information for children.
Kids are drawn to these because they’re pretty slim books, so they’re not an intimidating read, and they’re just colorful and fun with exciting topics. The face on the LEGO guy on the Deep Dive book cover! ha!
- An imaginative, fun, and informative nonfiction reading experience from Scholastic and The LEGO® Group—two of the most trusted brands in the world
- Visually stimulating packaging, interiors, and added-value including die-cuts, foil, and stickers
- A combination of LEGO illustrations with real world photographs yield HILARIOUS and INFORMATIVE books kids won’t put down.
- Humor and creativity that kids LOVE and EXPECT from the LEGO brand
- “Building starters” throughout each book encourage the connection between the reading experience and real-world LEGO building
- Amazing facts that kids WANT to know from Scholastic
Leo’s favorite title is Knights and Castles. Anything with a sword it its hand is right up his alley! I like the Deep Dive book with cool facts about underwater sea life.
Take a Look Inside
These books are a really nice mix of LEGO humor and fun, and factual information. I think that’s such a smart way to get kids to learn.
Um, I did not know this about a moat. So Mom is learning too. You can see each page includes brief snippets of info that are easy for children to digest.
Leo likes that he can quickly read a few pages and then put it down and come back to it, too. Because it’s not a chapter-type book, it’s great for short bursts of reading.
If your kids like dinosaurs, Dino Safari will be a hit. This one is full of interesting facts!
LEGO Nonfiction Reading Levels
Kids of all ages like LEGO bricks, so I am really happy to see that these nonfiction books are geared toward all children ages 4-12. Some of them are for younger readers, and some are for older kids. And there are a bunch more coming out over the next year!
Leveled Readers (ages 5- 7) Emerging nonfiction readers love exploring favorite themes! The “Leveled Readers” series will consist of three levels which will be called out on book covers. Each level builds in complexity as the child’s nonfiction literacy skills progress. Each book also includes stickers!
Favorite Topics (ages 7 – 10) Focused, deeper dives into topics kids love, including:
Ultimate Fact Book (ages 8-12)
- Coming October 2016: Factastic: A LEGO Adventure in the Real World
- The ultimate holiday gift book, packed with amazing facts and real-world photos the whole family can enjoy!
More LEGO Nonfiction books to come in 2017, including Early Readers (ages 4-8) and Activity Books (ages 6-9). Learn more about these LEGO Nonfiction books on the Scholastic website, and be sure to follow Scholastic on Twitter and Instagram.
I’ve partnered with Scholastic to provide an awesome giveaway for one of my readers. One (1) winner receives copies of four LEGO Nonfiction books:
- Deep Dive
- Dino Safari
- Knights and Castles
- Plus a Lego Nonfiction poster and a $50 Lego gift card to get reading and get learning as a family!
This giveaway is open to US residents only ages 18+. It will end at 11:59pm ET on August 15, 2016. Good luck!
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