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SciWo’s Storytime: Ocean!

In support of our on-going DonorsChoose challenge, this month Minnow and I will be exploring science-related books for SciWo’s storytime. I have to admit, I’m enjoying the challenge of finding sciencey books appropriate for a 2.5 year old’s attention span. There seem to be a plethora of books for the 4-8 year old set, but…

SciWo’s Storytime: My Pop-Pop is a Pirate

Last Saturday was International Talk Like a Pirate Day and Minnow and I got into the spirit of the day by reading the only toddler-appropriate pirate book I know: My Pop-Pop is a Pirate by Pat Croce. (Even if you don’t watch the whole video, check out 1:15 to 2:00 minutes for adorable Minnow talking…

SciWo’s Storytime: Move Over Rover

Welcome to the second installment of SciWo’s Storytime, a low-production cost substitute for the recently canceled children’s television classic, Reading Rainbow. This week, Minnow and I have been enjoying the book “Move Over Rover” by Karen Beaumont and illustrated by Jane Dyer. I apologize for the poor video quality. I think daytime shoots are going…

SciWo’s Storytime: A Mother for Choco

Did you know that after a 26 year run, Reading Rainbow is no longer producing episodes? “Butterfly in the sky, I can fly twice as high. Take a look, it’s in a book, a reading rainbow” is no longer enchanting thousands of young children. The series, in case you never watched it, featured the reading…

The Moon Opera (A book review)

This slim novel by author Bi Feiyu takes the reader inside the world of the Peking Opera, after the Cultural Revolution and at the dawn of capitalism in China. Xiao Yanqui rashly lost her place in the opera company just when her star was rising, but now, 20 years later, she’s been given a chance…

Summer Reading List

BrianR at Clastic Detritus introduced me to the perfect meme to wrap a tedious summer afternoon of work…What books are on my summer reading list? First let me say that *love* summer and breaks because I’ve always associated those times with a chance to do some of the reading that I’ve never managed to keep…

One my friends lives outside of Anchorage, Alaska and recently had a black bear pay a visit to her backyard. Now her preschoolers are obsessed with bears. Minnow too has a bit of a bear obsession at the moment, though she hasn’t seen any bears in their natural habitat. At school, she’s been reading “We’re…

ScienceWoman notes: Last week I gave away a couple of books to readers who enthusiastically promised to review the books. The books were mailed on Friday and I’ve already gotten the first review back. Talk about enthusiasm! Here’s a review from Courtney of Courtney’s Blog. What Are You Optimistic About is one of Edge.org‘s “celebration…

Book giveaway: Hollywood Science

Today’s free book is “Hollywood Science: Movies, Science, and the End of the World” by Sydney Perkowitz. (If you click over the Amazon page linked above, you’ll see a review by scibling Brian Switek of Laelaps.) Remember: To claim the book, be the first commenter to earnestly affirm that you will read and review the…

Book giveaway: Einstein for Beginners

Today’s free book is “Einstein for Beginners” a comic style introduction to Einstein’s life and work by Joseph Schwartz and Michael McGuiness To claim the book, be the first commenter to assiduously affirm that you will read and review the book in less than 6 months and then send me your snail mail address to…