Excellence in Education

Mom Invented Sleevie Savers

Mom Invented Sleevie Savers

Have you ever seen a product and thought – Genius!  That is exactly what I did when I saw Katie Bell and Lauren Bryson’s innovation, Sleevie Savers. The moms were tired of rolling up their children’s sleeves for meal time and art projects, and having them get stretched and ruined. These wonderful mom invented, american(…)

JG’s by M.D. Marrone

JG’s by M.D. Marrone

  Overview:  When Luke Taylor’s deaf little sister is humiliated by a fellow Junior Guard, Jimmy Mack, Luke knows the only way to avenge her is to win what’s most important to Jimmy…the Taplin championship. Luke’s athletic uncle trains him for the end-of-summer competition by tirelessly coaching him through soft-sand runs and ocean swims. During(…)

Wild West Trail Ride Maze

Wild West Trail Ride Maze

Join the Crooked River cowboys on a trail ride! Saddle up and find your way from ranch headquarters to the cattle pens out on the range, and to the cowboys’ camp for a chuck-wagon meal, and then head on back home to the ranch, this time by a different path. Roxie Munro, with her eye-popping(…)

Horned Toad Canyon

Horned Toad Canyon

Overview:  Not many reptiles are considered cute, but the charming horned toad is irresistible and can be visited in its neighborhood on the arid, wide-open spaces of the southwestern prairie. The toad’s story is richly integrated with the culture, language, biology, and natural history of their desert landscape and includes many facts mixed with delightful(…)

How Artists See Animals

How Artists See Animals

Overview:  In “How Artists See Animals” children can see how Franz Marc transformed an ordinary cow into a magical one by using brilliant colours; how Roy Lichtenstein created goldfish out of metal; how John James Audubon depicted the elegance of a flamingo in its natural environment; and how Robert Jew made an iguana look so(…)

T. Rex and the Great Extinction – Reading Recommendation

T. Rex and the Great Extinction – Reading Recommendation

T. Rex and the Great Extinction, the sixth and last title in the series, takes us back 65 million years, to the late Cretaceous period, when the age of the dinosaurs was drawing to its close. In this world, whose scenery resembles that of our own, we accompany a great Tyrannosaurus as it patrols its territory. Usually(…)