Don't trust yourself to keep on top of all of the unbelievable deals at American Science & Surplus?

Sign up for our regular emails full of special deals and you'll never miss another one.

Bonus! Our copy is nothing short of a hoot! (If we don't say so ourselves.)

American Science and Surplus
Find A Store
Request A Catalog
Sign Up For Special Offers
bkg
bkg
New Stuff
accent3
On Sale
accent3
Must Go
accent3
Best Sellers
Viewing
Options:
change layout to grid
Image
Options:
Search Our Stuff
search Left
You can search by keyword or product number.
Shop By Category
accent
If you have stuff like
ours to sell, contact us at
purchasing@sciplus.com
or 888-724-7587.

CHILDREN'S BOOKS

Search Box Top
Showing 1 - 9 of 17 Incredible Things
LEGO® KINETIC KIT
Lego® Gets Kinetic
Make a whole bunch of fun and instructive Lego® machines/chain reaction models like marble runs and mousetraps involving ramps, buckets, funnels balances and much more. Comes with (33) Lego® elements, (6) Lego® balls, a dozen paper props, and a 78-page instruction booklet for (10) machines. You add a few common household items. Includes suggestions for more complicated devices if you have your own Lego® pieces, and if you don't, what are you waiting for? ! WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD–Small Parts. Not for children under 3 yrs. 
accent
SALE $19.95 EACH
WAS $20.95 EACH
SAVE $1.00 (5%)
SMALL BLANK HARDCOVER BOOK
Author! Author!
Very popular with elementary school teachers, these hardcover blank books let students create their own storybooks. (Middle-schoolers interviewing and making books for primary grade kids is a popular and civilizing project.) Also great for sketching, journaling or scrapbooking. Pure white blank covers with (14) sheets (28 pages) of 80-lb blank paper inside with a sewn-in binding. You pick the 6” x 8” books or the 8-1/2” x 11” versions.
accent
$2.75 EACH
LEGO® CRAZY ACTION CONTRAPTIONS KIT
Lego® ACTION CONTRAPTIONS
Lego® goes crazy with this 100+ piece kit with everything you need to build (16) different contraptions (be pretty stupid if they made 16 of the same contraption) for your amusement. In the mix are gears, pulleys, belts and axles, which you could turn into a rocket racer, Lego® launcher, donkey cart or scissor grabber, among other things. Includes a 50-page spiral-bound graphically illustrated instruction booklet. And, yes, adding Lego® pieces of your own just ramps up the fun.
accent
$20.95 EACH
WE DARE YOU SCIENCE BOOK
Win Money From Children!
"WE DARE YOU!" by Vicki Cobb is a 322-page book for children, filled with over (300) scientific challenges and experiments that can be done with ordinary household stuff. A savvy adult could introduce kids to science by betting them their allowance money on the afore-mentioned challenges, including making square eggs without using a square chicken, writing with potatoes, blowing frozen soap bubbles, and a whole bunch more.
accent
$12.95 EACH
KNOTS, SPLICES & ROPE WORK BOOK
Knot For Everyone
Knot everyone knows how much fun knots are. You can join the knot knowledgeable with Knots, Splices and Rope Work an 88-page soft-cover book originally published in 1917. Includes detailed instructions for tying many dozens of knots, ties, bends, hitches, loops, nooses, lashings, seizings, splices and things like the Matthew Walker, Selvagee Tie, Flemish Eye and the Topsail-Halyard Toggle. Includes (4) pieces of nylon rope for practice. Will tie up a kid for weeks.
accent
SALE $11.69 EACH
WAS $12.95 EACH
SAVE $1.26 (10%)
SCIENCE MAKE AND DO BOOK
Science Without A Lab
50 Science Things to Make and Do is just that, a passel of experiments, all illustratively explained in two facing pages of this big 104-page flip book, and all easily done with common household items. Includes wind and water power, bugs, crystals, paper planes, rubber-band guitars, balances, gloop, optics and a ton of other fun, informative stuff. Officially classified as "cool" by several of our geekiest staffers.
accent
$9.50 EACH
BACKYARD BALLISTICS
Go Ballistic
If you're devoted to explosions, and who isn't, you'll love the new expanded 2nd edition of William Gurstelle's Backyard Ballistics, now 25% longer, with 25% more ka-boomery. Still the go-to reference work for building rockets, cannons (carbide and potato), flingers, fire kites, electromagnetic pipe guns, tennis ball mortars, cleaner-bag balloons, ballistic pendula and petards. You simply can't have more fun with common household materials. The soft-cover, 210pp compendium includes detailed and illustrated instructions, parts lists and sensible ways not to be hoist on your own petard. Be careful out there.
accent
$16.95 EACH
3D COLORING BOOK
3D Coloring Book
Kids driving you nuts? We think a 3D coloring book ought to tie 'em up for an hour or two. You get a book with (8) different pictures to color, including the ocean, planets, hot air balloons, birds, and others. You also get (5) markers, (1) each in orange, red, yellow, blue and green, plus a coloring guide and a pair of cardboard 3D glasses. It's almost like real life.
accent
$6.95 EACH
FIELD & FOREST GUIDE
Field & Forest Guide
Titled "The Field and Forest Handy Book," this volume has been justifiably in print since 1906. Written by Daniel C. "Uncle Dan" Beard, the founder of the Sons of Daniel Boone and one of the founders of the BSA, it's a compendium of eternally relevant woodland lore, from building cabins, sleds, boats, and bridges to camping in swamps. The only part we skipped was on how to cook a muskrat. (We know a place that delivers.) Loaded with illustrations. In soft cover from David Godine's Nonpareil Books, 428 pages.
accent
$14.95 EACH
Showing 1 - 9 of 17 Incredible Things
Pages:  
 | 
Search Box Bottom
Footer Left
Footer Left
Call us toll free!
888-SCIPLUS
(888-724-7587)
8am - 5:30pm Central Time M-F
For store hours, phone and directions, click here.
payment options
FOLLOW US:
facebook twitter
Request a
Printed Catalog
Or View Our Latest
Printed Catalog Online
Our web site always contains everything we have available for sale outside our retail stores. Typically, new items are listed on the site before they get published in our catalog...
Learn More
Find a
Retail Store
Unlike Any Place On Earth
In addition to this fabulous on-line catalog of incredible stuff, American Science & Surplus has three great retail locations. If you're in the neighborhood, please stop by! Store hours may vary. Feel free to call for store hours and directions.
Learn More
About Us | Our Guarantee | Privacy Statement
© Copyright 2017 American Science & Surplus
bottom