Ohio State Star Wars Stormtrooper

My husband is a very loyal, die-hard Ohio State Buckeyes football fan. So much so that I made him a mini Ohio State Buckeyes Christmas tree last year. For another I love you present last year, I made him this Star Wars O-H-I-O sign to hang up in his home office. This sign is one of the few things I like about his home office. It is such an I.T. man cave. The first time my dad ever walked into that room, he shouted, “You could control NASA from in here!” I don’t like going in there, I am always afraid of breaking something.…

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5 Unique Books to Thrill Your Scientist

Car Science (DK Publishing) Physics comes alive when it’s unveiled beneath the hood of the coolest, fastest science book around. Written in a no-nonsense style, this user-friendly science book features kids’ favorite cars and contains experiments that readers can try at home. Written by Richard Hammond, one of the internationally famous for Top Gear hosts. This book will be a hit with anyone who has an interest in learning more about the engineering and mechanics of cars. Purchase on Amazon Forensic Science (DK Publishing) This age-appropriate book takes a fascinating look at the tools and techniques used by forensic scientists in solving crimes–from…

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Our April Bookshelf

Fifteen monthly suggestions from the Milk and Cookies bookworms From Mom Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks. Record-setting Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings explores the world of maps and map obsessives. Jennings takes readers on a world tour of geogeeks from the London Map Fair to the bowels of the Library of Congress, from the prepubescent geniuses at the National Geographic Bee to the computer programmers at Google Earth. Each chapter delves into a different aspect of map culture: highpointing, geocaching, road atlas rallying, even the “unreal estate” charted on the maps of fiction and fantasy. Jennings also considers the…

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New Star Wars Books from DK

Hopefully, by now, most of you have already seen The Force Awakens in theaters. We have seen it 2 and 1/2 times. Where did the 1/2 come from? Well, we all loved the movie SO much that we went to see it a second time, but half way through the movie (a few minutes before that really big shocking scene, you know the one I mean) a huge thunderstorm hit and knocked the projection offline. For some reason, it takes 40 minutes to reboot the projection, so they couldn’t just pick up where it stopped. Everyone was given refunds, but…

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Christmas Tree of Literature

I think I am obsessed with making mini Christmas trees. And do you know how HARD it is for me to put these away every year! However, I know that if I left them out all year, not only would my friends and family think I was weird, but I am sure the trees would lose their appeal after a few months. Then Christmas wouldn’t hold the excitement of getting out the trees. My latest tree pays tribute to my love of books. These are actually quite easy to make since you don’t actually make the books, you just add your favorite…

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Three New Books to Make Your Christmas a LEGO Christmas

Life has never been the same since my son discovered the joy of LEGO many years ago. Combine that with his love of Star Wars and he was over the moon for this latest book by DK.  How excited are you about the newest Star Wars movie coming out in a few weeks? I think this book will make your Christmas a little more Jedi-magical. LEGO® Star Wars® Small Scenes From a Big Galaxy photographed by the very talented Vesa Lehtimaki Hardcover book $13.74 at Amazon Bringing to life the LEGO® Star Wars® galaxy with wonder and enchantment, LEGO® Star Wars®…

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