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Engaging summer fun from teachers you trust!

Our expert authors are here with activities, books, and educational videos to keep your kids' hands and brains busy all summer long. 

Videos are organized by topic: 

Make your own flora & fauna book with Loree Griffin Burns,
author of You're Invited to a Moth Ball

Explore space with Suzanne Slade, author of Daring Dozen

Learn about the science of sports gear with Jennifer Swanson,
author of Super Gear

Discover the amazing science of migration with Lisa Kahn Schnell,
author of High Tide for Horseshoe Crabs 

Learn all about the long journey of book-making with Melissa Stewart, author of No Monkeys, No Chocolate

View the whole video series here

Dig in to some backyard science with Jodi Wheeler-Toppen,
author of This Is a Book to Read with a Worm

Dive in to deep-sea exploration with Michelle Cusolito,
author of Flying Deep: Climb Inside Deep-Sea Submersible ALVIN

Find more resources for educators and parents from Michelle Cusolito!

Become a science writer with Heather L. Montgomery,
author of Bugs Don't Hug

What's the big deal about hand-washing? Read Scrubba Dub Carlos by Stuart J. Murphy to find out why!

Practice washing your hands and learn the Scrubba Dub song!

Take a behind-the-scenes look at Feathers: Not Just for Flying by author Melissa Stewart

Learn more here

Write a science poem with Laura Purdie Salas, author of Snowman - Cold = Puddle

Do a fun writing activity with JaNay Brown-Wood, author of Imani's Moon

Get the inside scoop on starting a story with Karol Ruth Silverstein, debut YA author of Cursed

Listen to Beethoven's Ninth, played by Irene Latham,
author of Nine: A Book of Nonet Poems

First posted here

Make a puppet theater with David Hyde Costello, author of Little Pig Saves the Ship

Draw with JaNay Brown-Wood, author of Grandma's Tiny House

Dave Szalay
illustrator of The Superlative A. Lincoln
tells the WHOLE truth about illustrating a picture book.