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Everyday Superheroes: Women in STEM Careers (Book)

Last updated: 02/14/2019

This book is terrific! As the mother of a daughter and a son, it's something we will read together over and over again. I'm honored to be included and hope it can help convince...

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PRO Chess Teams Score Big In Week Five

Last updated: 02/14/2019

The Mumbai Movers won one of the most exciting matches of the week as the PRO Chess League's two Indian teams clashed in a match eventually won by the Mumbai Movers. Elsewhere,...

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bishop's stortford picture book award 2019

Last updated: 02/14/2019

Last Thursday I got to present the tenth to writer Jim Whalley and artist Stephen Collins for their debut book together, ! (I'm a huge fan of Stephen's weekly Guardian comic...

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Book Flail: Scream All Night by Derek Milman

Last updated: 02/14/2019

Hello everyone! I want to talk a little bit about one of my favorite contemporary reads of 2018! Why, Sarah, are you talking about it now??? It’s already February of 2019. Glad...

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Marble-Painted Penguin Craft for Preschoolers

Last updated: 02/14/2019

Inside: This toddler and preschool penguin craft involves a process art activity that uses marbles to paint the body. Once it’s dry, add the details and hang on the wall....

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It’s easier to learn new languages if you have a thick cortex

Last updated: 02/13/2019

Researchers have long known that the brain changes when people learn a new language. But the relationship between the ability to learn a new language and the structure of the...

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Children’s Book Creators Join Forces to Provide High Quality Books to Two Worthy Organizations by Lin Oliver

Last updated: 02/13/2019

With over 25,000 members strong, SCBWI, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, is the largest professional organization of children’s book writers and...

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Featuring Deborah Hopkinson – Children's Book Council

Last updated: 02/13/2019

We are thrilled to launch our new Beyond the Page feature! Reminiscent of our 3 Questions feature, Beyond the Page is designed to help our readers get to know some fun facts...

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How to Make Reading Fun for Your Child

Last updated: 02/13/2019

Reading is a huge deal in our house, so raising readers and making reading fun have always been a top priority for us. It’s not always easy, though. Many kids, including our...

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Are Intellectuals Suffering a Crisis of Meaning?

Last updated: 02/13/2019

I've been wondering lately about the link between intelligence and meaning. People with high intelligence tend to adopt a critical attitude towards the world, and avoid relying...

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