2019 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE – Tech Books For Tweens & Teens From Quarto

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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MOM KNOWS IT ALL 2019 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE - Tech Books For Tweens & Teens From Quarto

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The Vlogger's Handbook

With the huge success of YouTube channels, like Ryan’s World, kids are wanting to have their own moment in the spotlight. With monitoring from the adults in their lives, I really don’t see why they shouldn’t have a chance to shine. The Vlogger’s Handbook (Love It, Live it, Vlog it!), by Shane Birley and Audrey Malo, they can learn step by step, everything they need to know, to set up a YouTube channel of their own.​

The Vlogger’s Handbook: Love it! Live it! Vlog it!

  • Age Range: 10 – 13 years
  • Grade Level: 6 – 8
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: QEB Publishing (September 17, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0711242879
  • ISBN-13: 978-0711242876

This fun, comprehensive guide to vlogging delivers the skills and tips you need to get started, produce a professional look, develop your skill level and cultivate your creativity.

With a fresh, stylish design and bite-sized text and project prompts, this is a no-nonsense approach to learning about:

  • Setting up and uploading a vlog
  • Inspiration for what to vlog about
  • How to storyboard a vlog
  • Lighting and props
  • Advanced video skills
  • Editing your vlog
  • Adding sounds and effects
  • Building an audience
  • Making your vlog pay
  • Internet and social media safety guidance​​

About the Author​

SHANE BIRLEY is a seasoned blogger with a technical background and a degree in Literature. He has combined these talents to co-author several editions of Blogging for Dummies, as well as founding Left Right Minds, a web development and arts management company based in Vancouver, Canada.​

Audrey Malo is a Montreal-based illustrator, born and raised in Quebec, in a household where her artistic nature was encouraged. Malo studied studio arts at Concordia University in Montreal. Curious and introspective by nature, Malo experiments with colour and contrast in her editorial illustrations and .gifs, always telling a story with a touch of humour. Her work can be seen in newspapers, magazines and in product ads.​


You can purchase this title on the Quarto website, and from retailers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Future Humans

Another great title that you might think about adding to your shopping list is: Future Humans ( Hows-Whys – Tech – Medicine – Human Enhancement – Genetics – Wrongs – Rights – Playing God-Who Wants to Live Forever? – Science vs Morality), by Tom Jackson, and Cristina Guitian. I would suggest that parents/caregivers read the book first, and then be ready to answer questions, and have some open dialogue.

Future Humans: Hows-Whys – Tech – Medicine – Human Enhancement – Genetics – Wrongs – Rights – Playing God-Who Wants to Live Forever? – Science vs Morality (What’s the Issue?)

  • Series: What’s the Issue?
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: QEB Publishing (October 15, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0711244553
  • ISBN-13: 978-0711244559

What is transhumanism? What is AI? Are these good developments or bad ones? How might immortality be possible? And should we even want to live forever? Get the facts and make up your own mind on these and more questions related to enhanced human potential with Future Humans, part of the new What’s the Issue? series.​

What does it really mean to be human? In the future, might we be forced to rethink the answer? In this fascinating book, explore these questions through topics like:

  • Prosthetics and implants
  • Plastic surgery
  • Performance drugs
  • External memory
  • Genetic modifications
  • Nanotechnology
  • Smart drugs (cognitive enhancers)
  • Cyborgs
  • Bioprinting​

The What’s the Issue? series tackles engaging, thought-provoking subjects chosen from the headlines and public debates. What’s the Issue? asks ‘what’s all the fuss about?’, presents the key facts, reviews what’s at stake in each case and weighs the pros and cons. The goal of the series is to help young people understand difficult concepts, provide them with the tools to inform their own opinions and help them to see and influence changes within our society.

About the Author

​Tom Jackson is a science writer based in Bristol, UK. Over the last 20 years, Tom has written books, magazine and newspaper articles, for online and for television on a wide range of subjects and has worked on projects with Brian May, Patrick Moore, Marcus de Sautoy and Carol Vorderman and for major international publishers, such as Dorling Kindersley, National Geographic, Scholastic, Hachette, Facts on File and BBC Magazines.​


You can purchase this title on the Quarto website, and from retailers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble.


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