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Smithsonian 10-Minute Science Experiments: 50+ quick, easy and awesome projects for kids

Smithsonian 10-Minute Science Experiments: 50+ quick, easy and awesome projects for kids      Whether you need ideas for Science Fair experiments, or have a child with an interest in science, you will love Steve Spangler’s 10-MINUTE SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS.  Noted for… Continue Reading →

MISTAKES THAT WORKED: 40 Familiar Inventions and How They Came to Be

MISTAKES THAT WORKED:  40 Familiar Inventions and How They Came to Be Remember the Three Princes of Serendip who went out looking for treasure?  They didn’t find what they were looking for, but they kept finding things just as valuable. … Continue Reading →

CECE LOVES SCIENCE

CECE LOVES SCIENCE      Some schools have science fairs.  Sometimes they start students in elementary school; sometimes not until junior high or high school.  If yours is one that starts students early, check our CECE LOVES SCIENCE by Kimberly Derting… Continue Reading →

THE FIRST MEN WHO WENT TO THE MOON

  THE FIRST MEN WHO WENT TO THE MOON It was the summer before I started college.  It was very late at night, and my parents gave up and went to bed after the initial Moon landing, but I wanted… Continue Reading →

Olivia’s Birds: Saving the Gulf

  Olivia’s Birds:  Saving the Gulf I just recently discovered a marvelous book by a then 11-year-old girl, Olivia Bouler.  She created this wonder in response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the largest… Continue Reading →

Engineering the Eiffel Tower

Engineering the Eiffel Tower Is your 8—12 year old fascinated with the Eiffel Tower?  My granddaughter is.  She has Eiffel Tower t-shirts, an Eiffel Tower lamp, and someday aspires to visit Paris, see the Eiffel Tower, and eat macaroons.  This… Continue Reading →

Ada Lace on the Case

Ada Lace on the Case There is so much for your 5—10 year-old to like about the chapter book, ADA LACE:  ON THE CASE! Poor Ada has just moved to a new city, and has a broken ankle, too!  Plus,… Continue Reading →

Terrific Tongues

Terrific Tongues By Maria Gianferrari I won a non-fiction picture book by Maria Gianferrari:  TERRIFIC TONGUES!  And I think it is pretty terrific!  Did you know that “if you had a tongue like an arrow, you might be a Chameleon?” … Continue Reading →

A is for Astronaut: Blasting Through the Alphabet

A is for Astronaut:  Blasting Through the Alphabet     Have you ever gazed up at the stars and tried to imagine what it would be like to travel there?  I grew up with Sputnik!  Yes, I’m as old as… Continue Reading →

ZOEY & SASSAFRAS: MERHORSES AND BUBBLES

ZOEY & SASSAFRAS: MERHORSES AND BUBBLES So what’s wrong with mixing science and fantasy in a book for ages 4-10?  I can’t think of a better way to engage both the mind and imagination!  I only wish I had books… Continue Reading →