Spring 2019

Be a Maker

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

How many things can you make in a day? A tower, a friend, a change? Rhyme, repetition, and a few seemingly straightforward questions engage young readers in a discussion about the many things we make—and the ways we can make a difference in the world. This simple, layered story celebrates creativity through beautiful rhyming verse and vibrant illustrations with a timely message.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
On pre-order until 03/05/2019
$17.99 $13.49
On pre-order until 03/05/2019
$35.99 $26.99
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2019-03-05
BISACS JUV057000, JUV003000, JUV051000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.25 x 11
Lexile 340
Guided Reading Level J
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, and Reviewed


Kirkus Reviews

“Together the text and the illustrations create an excellent read that will empower readers to reflect on their own lives and make a change or two or three. . . . This is more than just a book about making and engineering: Make an excellent choice to add this to the shelves.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Katey Howes

Katey Howes is thrilled to be making books for children. She also makes bad jokes, great apple crisp, and messy mistakes. Katey lives in Upper Makefield, Pennsylvania (really!) with her husband and three adventurous daughters makers. Katey is the author of picture books Magnolia Mudd and the Super Jumptastic Launcher Deluxe and Grandmother Thorn.

Illustrator: Elizabet Vuković

Elizabet Vuković grew up around makers in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Her mom introduced her to making with fabrics. She and her sister accompanied their dad on many trips to the hardware store for his constant home renovation projects, and her sister continues to use Elizabet as her guinea pig for many outrageous inventions. Elizabet graduated with a degree in optometry before deciding to go back to school for illustration in San Francisco, where she currently resides.