Harry Potter Is Always in Season: 3 New Books From the Wizarding World

Harry Potter Is Always in Season: 3 New Books From the Wizarding World

Reading Time: 4 minutes In our nerdy home, it wouldn’t be the Christmas season (November 1-December 31, as far as I’m concerned) without a bit of Harry Potter. The banners, feasts, and thoughts of the warm, fuzzy sweaters of the Weasley family—along with the fun rivalry of most of us being in different houses—all add… 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