Apollo 50th: Celebrating ‘Apollo’s Legacy: Perspectives on the Moon Landings’

Apollo 50th: Celebrating ‘Apollo’s Legacy: Perspectives on the Moon Landings’

Reading Time: 3 minutes This year, we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of the biggest news stories of the 20th century, the first moon landing on July 20, 1969. Capturing the interest, hearts, and intellect of countless people around the world, the space race, leading up to the first moon landing, was a serious… Read More

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Learn Entry-Level Astronomy With National Geographic’s ‘Backyard Guide to the Night Sky’

Learn Entry-Level Astronomy With National Geographic’s ‘Backyard Guide to the Night Sky’

Reading Time: 4 minutes Learn about astronomy with your kids! Image used with permission. Now that the nights are starting to get warmer (in some places, at least!), it’s time to start considering some outdoor activities. But after all the hikes, cookouts, and kite flying, what’s a good activity after dark? After you’ve filled up… Read More

‘Power Up: Your Incredible, Spectacular, Supercharged Body’: We Are All Made of Energy

‘Power Up: Your Incredible, Spectacular, Supercharged Body’: We Are All Made of Energy

Reading Time: 3 minutes Did you know that there is enough energy in just your little pinky to power an entire city? That’s how this book of wonder begins, explaining how marvelous our bodies can be. Power Up: Your Incredible, Spectacular, Supercharged Body, written by Seth Fishman and illustrated by Isabel Greenberg, looks at energy… Read More

It’s Elementary With ‘The Element in the Room’

It’s Elementary With ‘The Element in the Room’

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image: Laurence King It’s never too early to introduce your kids (or your neighbor’s kids or your sister’s kids or your grandkids) to the elements that make up our world. A brand new book, The Element in the Room: Investigating the Atomic Ingredients that Make Up Your Home, will help you… Read More

Happy 40th Birthday, LEGO Minifigure!

Happy 40th Birthday, LEGO Minifigure!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Though we’ve been celebrating this event all year long, today is the actual 40th birthday of the LEGO minifigure! Happy birthday, little articulated guys and gals (and monsters and droids and…)! I’ve had LEGO my whole life. My earliest memories of playing with toys include the free-form LEGO sets we had.… Read More

Scholastic Celebrates Harry Potter’s 20th Anniversary With New Covers From Brian Selznick

Scholastic Celebrates Harry Potter’s 20th Anniversary With New Covers From Brian Selznick

Reading Time: 4 minutes Images: Scholastic Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the U.S. publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Scholastic has released special anniversary editions of the whole series in softcover, with gorgeous all-new covers from Brian Selznick. They are also releasing a box set of the books, with Selznick’s art, which will… Read More