|I love homes that look like this. One day I will own one. I don't need the whole block. One house would do....|
Sometimes I ask myself....
Is it a coincidence that my favorite LEGO books are at O'Reilly Media?
or maybe you are wondering if it's a coincidence that I decided to partner with O'Reilly as an affiliate to bring people amazing books for kids?
My answer? NO WAY! It's totally on purpose!
But please note that I was a fan of these books way before I ever had this blog.
Moreover, please know that I started reviewing these books over a year before I became an affiliate.
Lastly, I only became an affiliate late this year after realizing how totally pro-consumer they are. For example, did you know that O'Reilly treats their e-Book customers with total respect!
|Good LEGO books change the way my children play with LEGO. There are more ideas and more pushing boundaries.|
Here's what O'Reilly Media said in their e-Book page:
"They're Your Books-Unlike most other retailers, ebooks from shop.oreilly.com are not restricted. You can freely loan, re-sell or donate them, read them without being tracked, or move them to a new device without re-purchasing all of them."
Now... here are my suggestions! And don't delay! The sale started this morning but I've been cranking out craziness all week. Besides, they're e-books so I don't think they'll run out! The sale for 50% OFF goes on only until 11AM PST (2PM EST) Dec. 3, 2014! CODE is CYBER3
All orders over $29.95 qualify for free shipping within the US. AND... there is a "buy two books and get one free" thing too! Is your head spinning? Mine is!
Things we own and love: (By the way, you will see that all of the books here are from NO STARCH PRESS! They are the best!
NEW NEW NEW!
|Megan Rothrock reads her book to children at her Book Reading/Signing Event at the Bank Street Bookstore in New York City|
Our copy of The LEGO Adventure Book arrived in the mail today! We love it! It's a miracle that ANY homework got done today!
The LEGO Adventure Book, Vol. 2
|Megan Rothrock used to work in animation before she became a toy designer.|
The LEGO Adventure Book, Vol. 1
I love this book. Full of inspiration.
|I believe this was inspired by the Beautiful LEGO book but I can't prove it. Want to know how we got these parts? Check out my LEGOs for LESS story.|
And here is the latest... a non-LEGO book and it is soooooooooooo cool! To me, these books are very serious about making the study of human biology totally hilarious and totally informative. Think: how do I discuss taking a trip down the large intestine without being absolutely gross, super funny, AND realistic? You'll have to read it to find out.
Survive: Inside the Human Body. $19.95 Expect a GLOWING review from me. We have all three (Digestive, Circulatory, and Nervous System). We are in love! These books were originally done in Korean. So I am on the hunt to find the Korean language version. If you can help me, give me a holler! PLEASE!
Did I tell anyone here that I am techno-phobic? My son is not and we are going to find out during Christmas break just how user-friendly this book is. I am told Scratch is very easy but we have never tried it. But if you thumbed through this book, you'd know that the authors are making it REALLY easy for you to try it out. I can't wait!
LEGO Build It Book. It is amazing that these vehicles can all be made from just one set!
|I love this car. Red is the perfect color.|
There is also a Part II.
This was our very first book! We still have it! It's the cutest thing ever! It's so colorful and that really helps when trying to discern which piece is which! This book teaches with pictures. No words.
$19.95 EBOOKReally well-thought out book. Very good teaching of building concepts. Much more of a book-book (more words) than the more pictorial ones that you see above.
This one is way above our heads. If you are LEGO Technic savvy, then I would bet you that what you need would all be here.
Products that look cool but I haven't read them yet.
Remember! The sale for 50% OFF goes on only until 11AM PST (2PM EST) Dec. 3, 2014! CODE is CYBER3
Disclosure: Toys are Tools was not compensated by the manufacturer for the publication of this review. These items were provided to Toys are Tools to facilitate a review. Reviews are never promised. Additionally, should you decide to purchase one of these books and you use my link above, I will likely earn a small commission from the sale so that I can keep providing you this service next year! Thanks in advance for your support!