Booktalk: Did you know that a tiny computer the size of a credit card can power robots, video games, and even weather stations? This tiny computer is known as raspberry pi, and people are using it in all kinds of creative ways. Use it with Scratch to make games and cartoons.
Booktalk: Meet Emily, a real-life young girl active in a youth program to save rainforest animals in western Costa Rica called Kids Saving The Rainforest (KSTR). Emily helps care for an orphaned baby sloth at a local animal sanctuary and more.
“A baby three-toed sloth was brought in to the rehabilitation center this morning,” said Jennifer.
“Is he all right?” asked Emily.
“He isn’t injured. Hikers found him in the jungle. Must have fallen out of a tree. Will you take him for a sloth walk after the meeting? asked Jennifer.
Sure!” Emily loved any opportunity to handle these rare creatures.
Booktalk: This photo illustrated book will introduce young readers to wolves that live in North America. It explains their history, life cycle, habitat, and feeding habits. Includes a photo diagram, glossary, further resources, and index.
Snippet: Is that a German shepherd dog? No, it’s a wolf! Wolves are bigger. They are wild.
Booktalk: Being in the present moment–aware of what’s going on right now–helps kids be more focused, more patient, and likely to make better decisions for themselves. Readers will learn basic skills for being self-aware. One of four titles in the new Experience Personal Power series.
Booktalk: Dr. B. and Dick, two osprey scientists in Massachusetts, observe ospreys and their offspring, tagging one special fledgling with a transmitter to better study migration habits. Follow Belle as she attempts her first flight, conquers her first fishing endeavour, and heads south for her first migration all while her tracking device transmits information about where’s she been.
Booktalk: All new weird-but-true facts, updated reference material, and cool stuff on topics today’s curious kids care about, including a “19 Facts for 2019” feature in every chapter and a “Fun and Games” chapter filled with all-new games, jokes, and comics.
Snippet: Bet you didn’t know
(3) A “zombie star” is a surviving fragment of a star that exploded.
(4) Scientists have created pieces of white dwarf stars in a lab.
(5) Harry Potter characters Sirius Black and Bellatrix Lestrange were named after stars.