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"Emily is an Emmy-nominated science TV host. She's featured as a correspondent on Bill Nye Saves the World and a producer and the host of FOX's Xploration Outer Space. She is also a guest science writer and host for Discovery News and covers the space industry as a writer for TechCrunch."
Her first science series for children, Ada Lace Adventures is available in stores now, and Emily Calandrelli stopped by Books Inc. to sign copes!
Ada Lace is the perfect series for growing scientists.
You can purchase the signed copies by selecting the edition below the descriptions, adding the book to your cart, and asking for a signed edition in the comments.
"Ada Lace--third-grade scientist and inventor extraordinaire--has discovered something awful: her neighbor's beloved Yorkie has been dognapped!
With the assistance of a quirky neighbor named Nina (who is convinced an alien took the doggie) and her ever-growing collection of gadgets, Ada sets out to find the wrongdoer. As their investigation becomes more and more mysterious, Ada and Nina grow closer, proving that opposites do, in fact, attract."
"Ada Lace is building a new robot She's determined to beat Milton in the upcoming robotics competition. But she's distracted--Ada finds her dad's art class impossible, while Nina is the star of the class, basking in the glory of being Mr. Lace's star pupil.
When Mr. Lace suggests that Nina put on an art show, Ada becomes jealous and loses her temper. Now Ada isn't speaking to her dad, she's falling behind in art class, and she still doesn't know how to fix her robot. As the competition looms closer, Ada starts to wonder if there might be a way to use both science and art to solve her problems.
Will Ada make up with her father in time to test her hypothesis? Or will her hurt feelings leave her seeing red and without a medal at the end of the day?"
Signed copies are only available while supplies last so don't wait!
The third installment of The Ada Lace Adventures, Ada Lace, Take Me to Your Leader comes out May 2018!
Rarely do artists create beauty out of devastation as exquisitely as C. Morgan Babst has done. Her debut, The Floating World, takes Hurricane Katrina and shows the ravages of that storm - both on a city and a family - with eloquence and precision. I took a drink that is a part of New Orleans like no other, the Hurricane, and present it anew, a complement to the feast Babst has prepared.
1 oz. light rum
1 oz. dark rum
1 oz. whiskey
2 oz. passion fruit juice
1 oz. orange juice
1 oz. lemon juice
2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
Shake all with ice - excluding the bitters. Strain into a Hurricane glass filled with crushed ice. Dash the bitters on top. Garnish with fruit or flower.
By age five, 90% of a child’s brain has developed. That’s why enriching, positive early childhood experiences are essential for building strong neural connections and setting them up for a lifelong love of learning. At Tandem, we believe one of the best (and most fun!) ways to do this is by sharing stories.
Reading books word-for-word to children is a fantastic start – but how can we help families make the most of this joyful time they spend together? We recommend families “share a book with” their child instead of just “reading to” them. Sharing a book means that the child is just as much an active participant during storytime as the adult leading the activity.
This PET scan highlights key parts of a child’s brain lighting up when participating in different activities. When they are “read to,” children only hear and see words. However, sharing a book interactively with a child—asking them questions and listening to their responses—activates areas of the brain associated with hearing, seeing, speaking, thinking about, and generating words. This burst of activity in multiple areas of the brain builds strong neural connections and a love of books and learning that can last a lifetime!
Get your child’s brain busy by sharing a wordless picture book. When you don’t have a set text to follow, it really frees up the imagination. Float, by Daniel Miyares, is a Tandem favorite. As you turn the pages, ask what you think they child in the story feels. What happens to his paper boat? Act out the illustrations you see. Point to the images and talk about vocabulary words like: rain, newspaper, reflections, and more.
The Library Book, written by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark, and illustrated by Chuck Groenink, is another fantastic book that features rich illustrations that can spark hours of storytelling and imaginative conversations. Point out the characters, ask your child to help tell the story, and incorporate fun movements when you can. All these interactive techniques are building your little bookworm’s brain!
Tandem, Partners in Early Learning, engages the whole community to ensure all families have the resources, skills, and confidence they need to support their children’s kindergarten readiness. We are a local nonprofit serving over 20,000 children and families every year. Join. Donate. Volunteer. bit.ly/tandemearlylearning