Mrs. Bogard

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Nature-Inspired Animated 3D-Printed Sculptures

These gorgeous 3D printed forms created by John Edmark appear to morph when their rotation speed is synchronized to strobe flashes or a video camera’s frame rate. A lecturer in art & art history and in mechanical engineering design at Stanford, Edmark’s cellular and kinetic works are inspired by …

FAA Surprises Fliers with Release of Proposed Small-Drone Rules

Today, the FAA released its long-awaited proposed legislation for small drones, specifying a weight limit of 55 pounds and daytime-only, line-of sight use for the craft, among other requirements.<p>As quadcopters and other small easy-to-fly, self-navigating aircraft have grown with incredible …

Sew Cool: Artist Embroiders These Travel “Photos” on the Spot

Throughout the world, tourists are pretty easy to spot. Their cameras and persistent picture-taking are usually a dead giveaway, but in artist Teresa Lim’s case you might have to look for the person embroidering by hand to identify the tourist.<p>Instead of just taking pictures of the views that she …

Elaborate Stained Glass Backboards Would Be Terrible for Basketball

You’ve heard of broken basketball backboards, but what about <i>Baroque</i> basketball backboards? Using the utilitarian basketball backboard as a point of departure for an astute visual pun, artist Victor Solomon compares popular basketball terminology to the culture of excess surrounding the sport in a …

Sculpture

A Secret Little Swimming Pool Art Installation in the Mojave Desert

Lost in the desert? Well, not to worry, you may be about to stumble upon a little public pool conveniently placed there by artist Alfredo Barsuglia. The installation is called <i>Social Pool</i> and it’s only 11 by 5 feet wide with an automatic, solar panel-operated filter, chlorine system, and a locking …

Arabian Desert

Map of the Arabian Desert ecoregions as delineated by the <i>World Wide Fund for Nature.</i> Satellite image from NASA. The yellow line encloses the …

10 Essential Items You’ll Need to Survive in the Desert

Joshua Krause <br>Ready Nutrition<p>Most preppers know which basic supplies are needed to survive in the wild. Things like waters filters, knives canteens, …

Survivalism

Photos Of Mongolia's Desertification Reveal Shocking Effects Of Changing Climate

To this day, at least 25% of Mongolia's population lives a nomadic life, and in doing so, they remain fiercely dependent on open land for survival. However, due to the fluctuation in climate in recent years, changes to the landscape have rendered this lifestyle difficult, if not impossible, to …

Desert plants: The ultimate survivors

Three years into the worst drought on record, farmers in California have taken action to deal with the lack of water. Some farmers have drilled new …

For Kids

Stark and beautiful images of the Chihuahuan Desert

The Chihuahuan Desert is a massive arid region that straddles much of northern Mexico and a number of American states, including a large part of …

National Parks

Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan – review

The two main protagonists in this book are Carter Kane and his younger sister Sadie. They don't exactly have normal lives, Carter travels the world with his Egyptologist dad, while Sadie has lived in London with her grandparents ever since her mum died mysteriously at Cleopatra's Needle.<p>On their …

Malala, the Girl who Stood up for Education and Changed the World by Malala Yousafzai and Patricia McCormick – review

In this book Malala writes about what happened to her. I felt like I was in the bus next to her when she got shot. It's an amazing read and I would recommend it to anybody over the age of 8, seeing as some of the pictures on the blue pages in the middle of the book are quite disturbing.<p>It's …

Why Do Plant-Eating Gorillas Have Big, Sharp Teeth?

Weird & Wild<p>We're delving into the choppers of the animal world for Weird Animal Question of the Week.<p>For Weird Animal Question of the Week, we’re sinking our teeth into two reader queries about animal choppers.<p>First we have six-year-old Henry from Denver, Colorado, who asked: “Since gorillas are …

What Do Animals See in the Mirror?

Weird & Wild<p>Asian elephants, magpies, and great apes are among the species that can self-recognize.<p>Reflect on this: What do animals see when they look into a mirror?<p>Our Weird Animal Question of the Week came to us from @iscavenger, who tweeted us after reading our January column "Why Do Dogs …

If You Love Harry Potter, You'll Like These Books, Too

The Harry Potter book series engaged your child for hours and hours. But, the books have been read and reread. Is there life after Harry Potter? Yes! …

Books for Kids Who Like Diary of a Wimpy Kid

If your kids like the <b>Diary of a Wimpy Kid</b> books, you’ll want find books like those to keep your children engaged in reading. So I’ve created this …

8-Year-Old Madison Gives Enthusiastic, Inspiring Speech About Books

Eight-year-old Madison Reid might just be the new unofficial spokesperson for child literacy.<p>The third-grader took the Internet by storm last week with her impassioned speech about the value of books, as part of a WKYC Channel 3 broadcast covering one of Cleveland's new Little Free Libraries.<p>The …

Rump: True Story of Rumpelstiltskin

Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, by Liesl Shurtliff | Book Review<p>Gi Hallmark | The Children’s Book Review | September 16, 2014<p>By Liesl …

Best Selling Middle Grade Books

Best Selling Middle Grade Books | November 2014<p>The Children’s Book Review | November 3, 2014<p>This month we have some truly intelligent fiction for our …

The Fourteenth Goldfish, by Jennifer L. Holm

The Fourteenth Goldfish, by Jennifer L. Holm | Book Review<p>Gi Hallmark | The Children’s Book Review | November 13, 2014<p><b>By</b> <b>Jennifer L. Holm</b><p><b>Hardcover:</b> …

Hatchet

• <b>Author:</b> Gary Paulsen<p><b>Celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Newbery Honor–winning survival novel Hatchet with a pocket-sized edition perfect for travelers to take along on their own adventures. This special anniversary edition includes a new introduction and commentary by author Gary Paulsen,</b> …

Brown Girl Dreaming

• <b>Author:</b> Jacqueline Woodson<p><b>National Book Award Winner</b><p><i>Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.</i><p>Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to …

Red Scarf Girl

• <b>Author:</b> Ji-li Jiang<p>This accessible autobiography is the true story of one girl's determination to hold her family together during one of the most terrifying eras of the twentieth century.<p>It's 1966, and twelve-year-old Ji-li Jiang has everything a girl could want: brains, friends, and a bright …

A Long Walk to Water

• <b>Author:</b> Linda Sue Park<p>The <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>A Long Walk to Water</i> begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips …

National Book Award Winner Jacqueline Woodson Talks brown girl dreaming

More by Sona<p>Jacqueline Woodson won the National Book Award for brown girl dreaming.<p>Last week, three-time National Book Award nominee <b>Jacqueline …

Books

Under My Hijab by Hena Khan and Aaliya Jaleel

Author-illustrator Lizi Boyd dropped by to chat with me about <i>Flashlight</i>, Matteo, her illustrations, nature, and wordless books. I wrote the words in</b> …

Under My Hijab by Hena Khan and Aaliya Jaleel

Welcome to the time of year when <b>Best Books</b> lists start popping up left and right. In order to have all the lists in one place, I will update this …