I developed a STEAM book for kids ages 9-100 that was homeless for a little while. However, I am thrilled to announce that Engineering Crazy Contraptions has now found its place with Nomad Press. A huge thank you to everyone there for considering the manuscript. The book introduces readers to simple machines and basic engineering concepts, including the engineering design process, through building Rube Goldberg contraptions (Goldberg’s contraptions were based on chain reactions that were both complicated and ridiculous, yet accomplished very simple tasks: https://whoisrubegoldberg.com/). Throughout the book kids are challenged to build increasingly complex contraptions of their own using simple machines. It’s loads of fun!