KIDS BOOKS: Because they grow into the books they read!

Traditional Chinese Medicine Inspires Tu Youyou

Nobel Prize scientist Tu Youyou was inspired by traditional Chinese medicine, especially the writings of Ge Hong. Learn more about this philosopher and alchemist.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

School Library Journal Recommends Book for APA Heritage Month We are thrilled that the School Library Journal has inc...

The four wonderfully weird (and gross) stages of the mosquito life cycle

All mosquitoes have four basic cycles- egg, larva, pupa, and adult. To prevent malaria, researchers need to understand these cycles.

10 Strategies to Help Kids Choose Books

Pretend you’re a kid walking into your school’s library. Now, pretend you have the task of choosing a good book. Inf...

Children's Book Week, DAY 5 - Social Studies

Mims Books Children's Book Week Challenge #5: Humanities or Social Studies Read a true fake-news story. Learn about t...

Children's Book Week, DAY 4 - Arts Books

Mims Books Children's Book Week Challenge #4: The Arts Creativity through drama. Visual and performing arts is the f...

Children's Book Week, DAY 3 - Science and STEM Books

Mims Books Children's Book Week Challenge #3: Science & STEM Books Sometimes science takes a long time! It’s t...

Children's Book Week, DAY 2 - Environment Books

Mims Books Children's Book Week Challenge #2: Environment & Climate Books Learn About Wildlife Corridors Remember...

Children's Book Week, DAY 1 - Draw a Character

Children’s Book Week, May 3-9, is marking its 101st year of celebrating kids and reading. Since 1944, the Children’s ...

Could We Save the Soil? Celebrate Earth Day!

Earth Day on April 22 began in 1970 as a way to bring attention to the growing environmental movement. Since then, 19...

Science needs international cooperation

Chladni’s story is one of international cooperation among scientists. The French scientists had suggested the royal meeting, introduced him, and later helped him translate his book into French. Often, scientific progress requires international collaboration and cooperation.

How Long Does Science Take?

How long does science take? Darwin predicted that a Madagascar orchid would be pollinated by a moth. It took 130 years for a scientist to photograph it happening. Here's why.
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