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Book Review: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking - Susan Cain

I am a quiet person. I’m an introvert. I get frustrated with people who mistake quiet for shy. Some people assume that everyone who is quiet is a wannabe extrovert who’s just too afraid to be loud. 914 more words


The "Hole" in KidLit

For years I worked as an anthology editor for McGraw-Hill and other educational publishing houses. My job was choosing literature for elementary schools, pairing fiction with nonfiction, commissioning new pieces to work with published works, and balancing a very long list of authors and illustrators to ensure that we had even numbers between sexes and ethnicities. 307 more words

Book Review: Science Encyclopedia

The Usborne Science Encylopedia by J. Tatchell

Hardback, $39.99

Library, $47.99

Reduced Format – Paperback, $19.99

Recommended for ages 9+

Usborne’s Science Encyclopedia is jam-packed full of information in the form of both text and graphics that covers all scientific fields.   196 more words


Book: Kitchen Science Lab for Kids!

Kitchen Science Lab for Kids: 52 Family Friendly Experiments from Around the House (Lab Series)

Science stimulates curiosity and sparks the imagination at any age. Especially with this nifty lab manual that brings research to the kitchen. 147 more words


National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books for Tiny Wonderers

For older children, stimulating interest in the sciences can be difficult, as by those ages the topics become intimidating and a chore. As with most things, its best to get started early, by exposing children to topics with wide appeal that lead towards STEM.  612 more words


Best Books to Inspire Young Girls to Pursue STEM!

Did you know that only a small percentage of teen girls want to become scientists? As a female scientist with two young daughters, this upsets me! 599 more words


Inside Peek: See Inside Your Body

Usborne’s See Inside Your Body teaches children all about the inner workings of the human body through colorful illustrations and diagrams, interactive flaps, and short bits of text. 27 more words