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Hot Wheels Track Builder

20 Epic Projects to Hack Your Track (STEM Books for Kids, Activity Books for Kids, Maker Books for Kids, Books for Kids 8+)

Published by Insight Kids
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Pull off amazing track hacks using everyday household items with this do-it-yourself Hot Wheels manual that features STEM facts on every page!

Send your Hot Wheels car down elaborate and challenging tracks built from everyday household objects and common Hot Wheels cars, tracks, and accessories with this manual featuring 20 maker projects and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions.

Build one-of-a-kind playscapes like:

A bumper car arena using pizza boxes!
A tilting track made from paper tubes and string!
An amazing scoop jump using poster board and duct tape!

This unique manual includes STEM facts explaining the science behind each of the DIY projects, plus sticker pages kids can use to decorate their unique ramps and tracks. Whether you’re a rookie racer or an expert driver, this manual is a must-have for every Hot Wheels fan!

20 HACK-THE-TRACK PROJECTS: Create amazing playscapes that will give your Hot Wheels some serious air, like the Drop 'N' Launch, Rapid-Fire Launcher, Pyramid Jumpers, and more!

DOZENS OF STICKERS: Decorate and customize the projects with dozens of stickers included.

STEM LEARNING MADE FUN: Kids will be learning as they play thanks to embedded early science and technology concepts.

Parents can get more how-to advice for a select number of Hot Hacks on Hot Wheels’ official YouTube Kids channel (!

About The Author

Ella Schwartz is the award-winning author of Can You Crack the Code?: A Fascinating History of Ciphers and Cryptography, which won the AAAS/Subaru Prize for Excellence in Science Books. She is also the author of MAKE THIS! (National Geographic Kids, 2019), STOLEN SCIENCE (Bloomsbury, 2021), HER NAME WAS MARY KATHARINE (Little Brown Books, 2022), and IS IT OKAY TO PEE IN THE OCEAN? (Bloomsbury, 2022). In addition to writing books, Ella is a cybersecurity warrior interfacing with the US federal government on strategic technology initiatives. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degree in engineering from Columbia University. She lives in New York with her husband and three sons. Learn more about Ella’s books at

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