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Birds of California Field Guide by Stan Tekiela $12

MAKE alum Stefan Antonowicz, who has two little ones, suggested this book: “Something about the different bird pics, plus learning the sometimes crazy names, plus seeing the ACTUAL bird in the ACTUAL yard melts tiny brains with its amazingness,” he says. Obviously you’d want to get one for the area you live in.

Laura Cochrane

I’m an editor at MAKE and CRAFT. I like hiking, biking, and etymology.


Comments

  1. Great list! Thanks for sharing. My STEM gift list is smaller, but has some overlap with yours. It’s at http://www.themakermom.com/2012/11/hot-holiday-stem-gifts-for-kids-ps-im.html

  2. Rose Glenn says:

    I have absolutely nothing to add to the list at this time, but I just wanted to say thank you. These are incredibly awesome ‘toys’ and though all my holiday shopping is done, every item here has made my christmas list for my kids next year. (boy 9 girl 5)
    The most I could come up with myself this year were a telescope, carnivorous plant system, triops, k’nex roller coaster, and a robot building kit.
    These are so much more awesome! thank you!!!!

Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Science, Tech, Engineering, & Math (STEM) Toys for Kids