08: The Magnificent Mistakes Issue

You don’t have to be perfect to be worthy. Mistakes are what makes us stronger and smarter.

For: Girls, 5 to 12, who are brave enough to try

Highlights: Build a pom-pom catapult, a juice box car and a marble run; read a story about a girl who lost her cat; learn how to get back up again after falling down; doodle a labyrinth; read a comic about mistakes-prone chef Julia Child; get a drawing lesson on perspective; experiment with the scientific method; learn when not to say sorry. Plus: a secret code, search-and-find, a color-by-dot and more.

Featured experts: Senator Elizabeth Warren, skateboarder Lizzie Armanto, comedian Aparna Nancherla, chef Dorie Greenspan, geologist Raquel Alonso-Perez, writer Ruth Ozeki, NASA engineer Laurie Grindle, roller coaster engineer Anya Tyler, Toyota engineer Jackie Birdsall, meditation researcher Donna Zucker, microbiologist Amy Vollmer, artist Saya Woolfalk

Short story contributor: 5x Pulitzer nominee Joyce Carol Oates

Comic contributor: New York Times bestseller Lucy Knisley

Specs: 64 full-color pages, soft-touch matte cover stock

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