The Dark Side of the Moon

Stargazing on a clear night, wrapped in blankets and drinking hot cocoa is so beautifully serene. Sorting out constellations among all the stars, finding planets, and, over the course of a month, watching the moon grow and diminish. This craft put us in mind of our picture book In the …

Mason Jar Aquarium

There’s a whole watery world beneath the surface of the sea. To begin deep sea explorations with your little ones, try this make-your-own aquarium craft found on hello, Wonderful. What you’ll need: 1. Mason jars 2. Blue food coloring 3. Filtered water (tap water tends to give a cloudier look) …

Performance Critique Workshop – Author Guest Post from Erin Thomas

Erin’s most recent novel, Forcing the Ace, is a new addition to the Orca Limelights series—books for kids who love the performing arts. —- The other night I sat in a room with a handful of other writers here in my hometown. It’s a routine occurrence—we’re a writing group, and …