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

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‘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

Discover Your Roots, Part #4: Using Local and More Obscure Records to Focus Your Search

Discover Your Roots, Part #4: Using Local and More Obscure Records to Focus Your Search

Reading Time: 5 minutes Image found on Ancestry.com. In family history research, federal census records are often the media darling of genealogy research documents. The federal census happens every 10 years like clockwork. It’s even written into the U.S. Constitution that they need to be taken. They give valuable information about where your ancestors lived,… Read More