STEM Tuesday- The Science of Art- Book List

Scientists follow a variety of paths as they engage in their work; some of them may surprise you. Explore the intersection of art and science by looking at the titles below. You won’t be disappointed! Folding Tech: Using Origami and Nature to Revolutionize Technology by Karen Kenney Origami, the ancient art of paper folding, is … Read more

Review of ‘Botanicum Activity Book’

My lovely neighbor, Dr. Sam, continues to write beautiful reviews for Children’s Books Daily, and this one is no exception! I love the ‘Welcome to the Museum’ series and they have been ‘coffee table books’ in my house for many years. Botanicum is possibly my favorite due to my deep love of plants and I … Read more

Let’s Talk Picture Books: Let’s Talk Illustrators #229: Kailin Duan

I am extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to speak with Kailin Duan about her illustrated book Nine Color Deer, translated by Jeremy Tiang. the story in nine color deer it was adapted from a thousand-year-old Buddhist tale found on the walls of the Mogao caves in China. The Kailin narrative stays true to … Read more

Children’s Book Review: Review: Wonder Wasps

Explore the world of wasps, with wonder wasps by Katrina Germein and Suzanne Houghton. This brilliant nonfiction picture book takes flight with a variety of Australian wasps, including introduced species like the European wasp and a variety of native wasps, like spider and paper wasps. Learn about their size and appearance, their role as sky … Read more


Aura Parker’s illustrations and writing always bring joy and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed following her journey into the children’s lit space since ‘Twig’ – full review here. There is a soft, playful and lovely flow to all of her illustrations and the detail is just mesmerizing! Aura’s work inspires curiosity about nature and a connection to … Read more