Excellence in Education

Seven Wonders:  Book 1 – The Colossus Rises

Seven Wonders: Book 1 – The Colossus Rises

According to the author, It’s a “combustible mix of ordinary kids thrown into an extraordinary world of mystical settings, history humor, science, odd characters, and a barefoot burping giant named Torquin.”   This fast-paced tween series about four friends on an epic quest to unlock the secrets of an ancient world has already received high praise(…)

Vortex:  New Young Adult Book

Vortex: New Young Adult Book

Vortex combines time travel, romance, and an abundance of action.    Readers met Jackson Meyer in Tempest and he’s back again in Vortex as an agent for Tempest, the shadowy division of the CIA that handles all time-travel-related threats.   Despite his heartbreak of losing the love of his life, he has proven himself to be an excellent(…)

Parenting a Differently Thinking Student

Guest blog post by Carla Brogden When I want to write about parenting, my first thoughts include, “the hardest part of parenting a differently-thinking child is…..” or “the hardest part of parenting a college student is….” or “the hardest part of parenting a creative is…” or “The hardest part of parenting an Asperger’s person is…..”(…)

Used Book Fair January 27 – February 1st

If your kids are anything like mine, they love books.  This came across our email and we thought we should share it.  This is a great way to get quality used books, movies, board games and puzzles while helping out some great causes. St. Charles Borromeo School in Kettering will be having a Used Book(…)

Groundhog Day is coming!

Groundhog Day is coming!

Not many creatures can boast about having their own day, but the Groundhog (Marmota monax) can!  How did this member of the rodent group get its own day?  The answer is due to the Groundhog’s unusual habit of ‘waking up early’ from hibernation. Groundhogs are rodents, and just like their squirrel cousins, can climb trees.(…)

Trekking for Tracks – A Winter Time Family Activity

Trekking for Tracks – A Winter Time Family Activity

Guest blog post by Kristen Marks, Centerville Washington Township Parks District       Hopefully the winter season does not have you feeling cooped up!  If it does, there is a fun way to get out and about and see who else is out and about!  No, I’m not talking about seeing your friend at(…)