Excellence in Education

Mysteries for Middle School

Mysteries for Middle School

Big Trouble – A Friday Barnes Mystery In the third book in R.A. Spratt’s hilarious Friday Barnes Mystery series, crime hits close to home when Friday Barnes learns her mother has been kidnapped. But her detective work gets put aside when Friday is distracted by other happenings at school: a new VIP student (a Norwegian(…)

Books that Teach

Books that Teach

Lola Gets a Cat Lola wants a cat, but Mommy says taking care of a pet is a lot of work. So Lola does her homework. At the library she finds books about cats and pet care and she and Mommy learn as much as they can. She pretends her stuffed kitty is real and(…)

STEM Books for Science Saturday:  Fearless Flyer

STEM Books for Science Saturday: Fearless Flyer

Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine On November 19, 1916, at 8:25 a.m., Ruth Law took off on a flight that aviation experts thought was doomed. She set off to fly nonstop from Chicago to New York City. Sitting at the controls of her small bi-plane, exposed to the elements, Law battled fierce(…)

DSG Helps Kids Learn about Engineering with Peers from around the Globe

DSG Helps Kids Learn about Engineering with Peers from around the Globe

Design Squad Global, the digital and out-of-school initiative, created by Boston public media producer WGBH, that develops engineering skills and cross-cultural engagement for kids ages 10 to 13, is launching 127 new clubs in February and March across the United States—in Austin, TX, Palm Beach, FL, Los Angeles, CA, and other locations—and in 12 countries,(…)

Sir Pigglesworth in Bermuda, Cozumel and San Juan

Sir Pigglesworth in Bermuda, Cozumel and San Juan

We introduced Sir Pigglesworth to you initially on February 16th and then continued the story on the 23rd.  We are back for our third and final installment sharing this fun book series with you.  Fear not, even though we are presenting through book 7 to you, we hear there is a book 8 in the(…)

Board Books for Toddlers

Board Books for Toddlers

Baby Animals Take a Bath Sometimes bath time means a roll in the mud, and sometimes it’s a plunge in the snow. Little ones learn how baby animals friends clean up. Review Arnold and Tildes showcase eight young animals getting clean in distinctive ways. The text is limited to punchy, two-word phrases (“Snow bath/Sun Bath/Steam(…)