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Celebrate Kid Inventor’s Day

Celebrate Kid Inventor’s Day

Some of the most ingenious things have been invented by kids. Did you know 15-year-old Chester Greenwood invented earmuffs in 1873? Kids can be quite surprising when it comes to solving problems. Encourage your young inventor with these books: The Kids’ Invention Book The Kids Invention Book takes you step-by-step through the invention process.  Your(…)

Experiments with Straws

Experiments with Straws

Today is National Drinking Straw Day!  On January 3, 1888, Marvin C. Stone received the patent for the paper drinking straw.  In acknowledgment of that invention, each year on January 3, people across the nation observe National Drinking Straw Day. One way to celebrate Drinking Straw Day would be to spend the entire day drinking all(…)

Greatest Book of Facts – The World Almanac 2018

Greatest Book of Facts – The World Almanac 2018

The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2018    The 150th Anniversary Special Edition Includes New Features and Popular Favorites; Highlights from Past Years, Profile of the Trump Administration, and More  How does the Trump administration’s first year compare to those of past presidents? How do Harvey and Irma stack up against other historic hurricanes? While 2017 was a momentous(…)

Family Activities:  Wait Till It Gets Dark

Family Activities: Wait Till It Gets Dark

It’s night. It’s dark. It’s time to go indoors—or is it? The outdoors at night can be a scary place, but this book will help young readers investigate the mysterious nature of night. To explore the night, it would be great to have eyes like an owl, the sensitive nose of a deer, and feet(…)

Inspiring a Love of Reading Together with Science and Math

Inspiring a Love of Reading Together with Science and Math

We present a lot of books here at Mom-Spot as we have a passion for literacy as well as STEM.  Today, we wanted to introduce you to one of our favorite publishers as they share the same passion – Arbordale Press.  They are on a mission to inspire a love of reading together with science(…)

Books for Budding Environmentalists

Books for Budding Environmentalists

Here’s our roundup of books for budding environmentalists who celebrate our lovely planet and think about how we can protect it! Pedal Power – How One Community Became the Bicycle Capital of the World Cycling rules the road in Amsterdam today, but that wasn’t always the case. In the 1970’s, Amsterdam was so crowded with(…)