District Highlights

#FridayReads: Invent the Most Magnificent Thing

District helping teacher for Grade 6/7 inquiry, K-7 numeracy, and ADST (applied design, skills and technologies), Yas Mann, recommends The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires for Kid Inventors’ Day on January 17.

The Most Magnificent Thing, by British Columbian author Ashley Spires, is a classic for a reason! This book shows us that sometimes making something magnificent is harder than you think it will be. Creating and inventing can be frustrating and maddening, and you may even want to give up on the whole idea, but in the end, creating is always worth it. The feeling of taking an idea from your brain and turning it into a real life invention, artwork, or piece of writing is what is truly magnificent!

I love this book and have used it for many years when introducing STEM and ADST concepts to students of all ages. Pictures books are truly for every age and grade level. Readers and listeners love the way that Ashley tells the story with humour and honesty so everyone can relate to the experience of creating and inventing. Of course, it always helps when there is an adorable furry sidekick to help tell the story.

I hope you get inspired to be creative on Kid Inventors’ Day this January 17.

The Most Magnificent Thing is available in SD42 Libraries as well as an eBook on Sora.

Book cover of "The Most Magnificent Thing" by Ashley Spires. A girl pulls a wagon holding various metal parts.


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