Adventures in parenting from a geeky mom
What do armpit farts, ear infections, and grass stains have in common? For geek mom Lynn Brunelle they all spark the part of her that is gleefully curious about how things work. Join her as she explores the intersection of parenting and science, where the terror of swallowing a magnet or catching lice is transformed into the heart-soaring excitement that comes from exploring the wonder of science. With great humor, Brunelle takes ordinary episodes of parenting and infuses them with a scientist’s perspective. In doing so, she shows us that science isn’t just for geeks. It’s the stardust that makes common things glow. Why not pass that magic along to the kids?
- Spooky Science Experiments with Mama Gone Geek
- Science Experiments with Thanksgiving Leftovers
- Winter Experiments for Kids of All Ages
- The Science of Football with Mama Gone Geek
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Chicken Scratches: Poultry Poetry and Rooster Rhymes (With George Shannon)
As adorably absurd as chickens themselves, this book of charming illustrations and laugh-out-loud funny poultry poems will appeal to anyone with a fowl sense of humor!
The Zoo’s Shoes: Learn to Tie Your Shoelaces! (Board book)
It’s the board book with strings attached!—and the perfect gift for preschoolers. Die-cut in the shape and size of a child’s sneaker and featuring four sets of colorful laces threaded through the sturdy board pages, The Zoo’s Shoes is the only book of its kind: a hand’s-on guide that’s a delight to read, yet functions as a practical learning tool.
Camp Out: The Ultimate Kids’ Guide
Bear bags, wilderness showers, and telling the temperature by counting the cricket chirps…
Whether you’re planning an over night in the backyard or a weekend in the wilderness, this book is packed with stuff to know. The basics, from gearing up to choosing a site to building a tarp tent. Tasty outdoor recipes: Solar Oven Pizza, Chow Down Chili and s’ more’s of course—with 8 variations. Plus: how to keep a Field Journal, exploring the nighttime sky, creepy campfire stories, and when it’s time to go home, leaving no trace. It’s everything you need to pick up and head for the hills.
Mama’s Little Book of Tricks
When the kids are having a meltdown, savvy parents will keep their cool with this fun compendium of silly games, unexpected stunts, and wow-inducing facts designed to entertain little ones aged 2 7. This book features more than 100 clever ideas for simple and inexpensive activities that are appropriate for restaurants (Impressions with Straws), the supermarket (Go Fish), and long plane rides (Crush a Bottle Without Even Touching It!). Whether they’re making raisins dance or whistling with an acorn, kids will be amazed (and distracted) by their Mama . . . thanks to her Little Book of Tricks.
Pop Bottle Science
It’s pure bottled magic! A complete kit that ingeniously marries science and fun in the breakthrough vein of The Bug Book & Bug Bottle (1.7 million copies in print) and The Bones Book & Skeleton (1.65 million copies in print), Pop Bottle Science presents 79 easy, hands-on experiments that probe the worlds of chemistry, physics, biology, geology, weather, the human body, and even astronomy.
The Pop Bottle bottle is a perfect miniature science lab–see-through, flexible, air-tight when necessary, made out of a durable, shatter-proof plastic and designed with a removable top that doubles as a funnel. The Pop Bottle book is a lively, fully illustrated 96-page guide to astonishment. Each experiment begins with a challenge and ends with an explanation of the scientific principles involved. Kids can design a volcano and watch it erupt. Create a tornado-maker and see how twisters work. Make quicksand–is it solid or liquid? Observe photosynthesis in action. Simulate Jupiter’s giant red spot, investigate buoyancy, demonstrate inertia, and discover the Bernoulli principle–which allows planes to fly. Plus, turn the bottle into a barometer, a thermometer, walkie-talkie, trombone, compass–or groovy lava lamp.
Why Did I Buy This Book?
Packed with over 500 mind-enhancing exercises, this book is the ultimate tool for attaining and maintaining optimal brain health. Including word games, visual and spatial challenges, logic puzzlers, and memory boosters, the activities in this illustrated collection will improve overall mental fitness and the abilities to concentrate, analyze, and problem solve. Puzzles include Word Scramblers, Anagrams, Riddles, What s Missing?, Trivia, and more. With multiple levels of difficulties and themes, this comprehensive activity book is challenging, entertaining, and a terrific way to keep those mental muscles moving and cerebral sparks flying.
Yoga for Chickens
Chickens know a few things about feeling fried. That’s why they’ve been practicing yoga for centuries. As this hilariously illustrated guide to simple yoga poses reveals, we have much to learn from their bird-brained wisdom. Anyone who’s all cooped up or stressed out by the pecking order will feel like a spring chicken in no time thanks to such postures as Chick’s Pose, Snake in the Grass, and Chicken of the Sea. Sections on breathing and stretching enlighten any load, and a series of fix-it routines unscramble such problem areas as neck, thighs, and aching feet. Thoughtful hen koans (why did the chicken cross the road?) and plucky affirmations invite contemplation and are sure to inspire budding yoginis to spread their wings. Googly eyed, combs akimbo, these very funky chickens will illuminate both beginners and the adept, and are sure to make anyone’s day more chirpy — all for a nice cheep price. Even the toughest old bird will crack a smile with Yoga for Chickens.
World Almanac Puzzler Deck Series
The No. 1 selling kids’ almanac becomes a fun educational tool in these portable decks tailored by age and subject. Each deck has seventy-five curriculum-based activities that encourage children to develop their comprehension of a specific subject reading, math, history, science, and geography. The decks are packed with all-new brain-engaging games, puzzles, riddles, fascinating facts, and side-splitting jokes.
“Lightweight and conveniently compact, these cards provide hours of in-flight entertainment and learning.”—Scholastic Parent & Child
Join Lynn Brunelle for a reading from Mama Gone Geek and Q&A. Garth Stein will also be there to read from his new book, A Sudden Light.
Date: November 6, 2014
Eagle Harbor Book Co.
157 Winslow Way East
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110