Howtoons: Tools of Mass Construction

Howtoons: Tools of Mass Construction
by Saul Griffith (Author), Ingrid Dragotta (Author), Nick Dragotta (Author, Artist) and more!

Booktalk: Howtoons celebrates their 10th anniversary with a 360 page remastered collection containing more than 70 projects of the “best of” Howtoons over those years, along with new material, photos, and essays by the creators of the series.

Combining comics and real-life science and engineering principles, Howtoons encourages kids to become active participants in the world around them. Follow Celine and Tucker as they learn through play! Challenged to make something “other than trouble,” this brother-and-sister pair use everyday objects to invent toys that readers can build!

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See the large scale hovercraft video!

See the zoetrope video!

It’s STEM Friday! (STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

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Voices from the March on Washington

Voices from the March on Washington
by J. Patrick Lewis (Author) and George Ella Lyon (Author)

Booktalk: This powerful poetry collection weaves together the voices of six fictional narrators to tell the story of the March on Washington, DC, in 1963.

RAYMOND JARVIS, 25
B.A. DEGREE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
OUT-OF-WORK STORE CLERK
AMARILLO, TEXAS

THE RIDE

When we take our seats, the bus comes alive
honeybee people swarming to a hive,
buzzing with excitement and disbelief
at doing something to ease our grief.

This week’s Poetry Friday Round-up will be hosted by The Poem Farm.

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Painting the Rainbow

Painting the Rainbow
by Amy Gordon (Author)

Booktalk: In the summer of 1965, Holly and her cousin Ivy discover family secrets no one has spoken of since World War II involving a terrifying accident, their Uncle Jesse’s death in a Japanese Internment camp, and a boy named Kiyo.

Snippet: “What is a Japanese camp, Gigi?” I hear my own voice come out in a little squeak.

Gigi turned around to look at me. “Oh my Lord, Holly. I forgot you were here. I shouldn’t be talking like this.” But she turned back to Randy and started talking again.

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