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A Comic Loremaster’s Delight—’Guardians of the Galaxy: Creating Marvel’s Spacefaring Super Heroes’

A Comic Loremaster’s Delight—’Guardians of the Galaxy: Creating Marvel’s Spacefaring Super Heroes’

‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Creating Marvel’s Spacefaring Super Heroes’ is a brilliant recounting of the origins and adventures of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Learn more than you thought you wanted to know, and enjoy the ride with this chronicle from the brilliant pen of Marc Sumerak. Read More

Jiro Dreams of a Sushi Book

Jiro Dreams of a Sushi Book

Rebecca Angel’s teens took a sushi class and watched ‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi,’ an inspiring documentary about the most famous sushi restaurant in the world. Now Jiro has come out with a pocket-sized, simple beauty guide to his famous menu in ‘Sushi: Jiro Gastronomy.’ Read More

Space Questions? Let’s Just ‘Ask the Astronaut’

Space Questions? Let’s Just ‘Ask the Astronaut’

I know we’re a self-selected group here in Nerdland, but which of us hasn’t wondered about what it’s like to be in space, live in space, and work in space? Regardless of your generation, there were important, space-related events that happened during your formative years. Sputnik. Yuri Gagarin. Alan Shepherd. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin (and don’t forget Michael Collins). Skylab. Sally Ride. Challenger. Mir. Columbia. The International Space Station. SpaceX. Future-oriented people look toward space. Read More

Make the Most of ‘Beautiful LEGO’ Series From Mike Doyle

Make the Most of ‘Beautiful LEGO’ Series From Mike Doyle

I spend entirely too much time using LEGO bricks to funnel my creative energy. Recently, I started to feel like I’d reached the limits of my pieces. Of course, this made me want to go on a shopping spree. What can be better than buying a few thousand bricks? Luckily, a copy of ‘Beautiful LEGO Wild!’ found its way onto my desk. Read More

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge: And Back to School We Go

It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. Summer is waning. Even here in North Carolina, where the hot season tends to linger a little longer than I’d like, we’ve had hints of autumn. My daughter just started preschool, and my son is back to school next week. But they had some great times this summer—we traveled, we relaxed (well, at least they did), and we immersed ourselves in some great books. Read More