Knit Your Way Through ‘Harry Potter: Knitting Magic’

Knit Your Way Through ‘Harry Potter: Knitting Magic’

Join the world of Harry Potter by making (and using or wearing) knitted items from this brand new book. Read More

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The Canterbury Cathedral by MicroDesigns: Phenomenal Vaulted Style, Itty Bitty Footprint

The Canterbury Cathedral by MicroDesigns: Phenomenal Vaulted Style, Itty Bitty Footprint

Though I’m a LEGO devotee, I do branch out into other building systems occasionally. I have a number of Nanoblock sets, for example. They’re (almost) all the fun of LEGO but they take up so much less room. I recently learned about another company, MicroDesigns, who makes similar, tiny building sets based on some notable… Read More

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

Announcing the 2019 Mensa Select Tabletop Game Winners!

Announcing the 2019 Mensa Select Tabletop Game Winners!

Reading Time: 2 minutes As they do every year, the folks at American Mensa hold a weekend o’ games, Mensa Mind Games, where Mensa members play, rate, and rank tabletop games submitted for that year’s competition. This year’s was held just last weekend, and the 2019 Mensa Select winners have been announced! The winners are… 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