The Ancient Art of Paper Marbling

Paper marbling is the art of creating colorful patterns by sprinkling and dropping color pigments on a pan of oily water and then transferring this pattern to paper. Scholars and historians can’t really agree on where (Middle East or [...]

Let’s do the Time Warp with Doctor Who

The Hillywood Show is the brainchild of internet celebrities, comedy sister duo Hilly & Hannah Hindi. Each parody features song & dance parodies of blockbuster films such as Twilight and Harry Potter along with popular TV shows & [...]

The Night Gardener by
Jonathan Auxier

We feel as though we’ve been waiting years for Jonathan Auxier’s latest book, The Night Gardener. But our wait, and yours is finally over because it’s on bookshelves now. The Synopsis: This much-anticipated follow-up to Jonathan [...]

How Ships Safely Navigate Under Bridges

Every day hundreds of container ships enter and leave U.S. ports. But navigating in and out is tricky business. With shallow waters, ship traffic, and bridges, ports can be a real obstacle course. How does a huge ship actually fit under a bridge? [...]

Hypnotizing Time Lapse Micro Photography

Sometimes we have to take a moment to appreciate nature’s mysteries. These creatures, which are filmed very close up, really do look like aliens from another planet. This stop motion micro photography of animals of the Great Barrier Reef [...]

What’s it Like to be a Marine Biologist?

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a marine biologist? Whether you work in the lab, in the field, or both, there are many types of marine biologists. Find out what it’s like from these experts: From Marine Biologist Grant [...]

A Little About — Manatees

In honor of Endangered Species Day we’re sharing this new video from NOAA’s National Ocean Service about one animal that everybody loves, the manatee. There are three types of manatees worldwide and all three are listed as vulnerable [...]

Could Godzilla Exist?

VSauce3 takes on the the question “Could Godzilla Exist?”

Food Revolution Day & A Recipe for Salmon Fishcakes

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day is this Friday, May 16th. To get us in the mood to get kids excited about food, we’re sharing this video on how to make delicious salmon fishcakes. Find out more about Food Revolution Day below [...]

Jamie’s & Grovers’ Fruit Smoothie and Perfect Popsicles

  Jamie Oliver has a hairy helping hand in the kitchen with his pal Grover from Sesame Street. Together they find out just how easy it is to make healthy, fun food from a gorgeous fruit salad all for Food Revolution Day on May 16th. Food [...]

The Strangest Things Ever Shot Into Space

Deli meat, golf clubs, and money are just a few of the random objects astronauts have carried with them into orbit. The Scientific American Space Lab YouTube channel gives us the deets on their top five: If you’re over 13 consider [...]

The Making of the Roald Dahl Audio Books

File this under, “Wow, I didn’t know there were jobs like this!” We’re huge fans of British author Roald Dahl (Matilda, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory) and wanted to share this video on how [...]

Ask Amy — Dealing with Stressful Exams

Last year the Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls YouTube channel posted this great “Ask Amy” video on how to deal with the stress of exams. Since it’s that time of year again, we thought we’d share Amy’s very sage [...]
counting by 7s

Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

In the tradition of Out of My Mind, Wonder, and Mockingbird, Counting by 7s is an intensely moving middle grade novel about being an outsider, coping with loss, and discovering the true meaning of family.  Willow Chance is a twelve-year-old [...]