Wookie Cookies? Should we know what those are? Ah, yes, “we should” Nancy assures me as she puts the quintessential cookbooks for eating Star Wars meals in my hands. “These are the hottest thing on the cookbook shelf.” The ‘force’ is strong in this section…
Skywalker Smoothies, Tusken Raider Taters and C3PO Pancakes? Perfect gastronomical fuel for an intergalactic trip and great healthy meals for your reluctant-to-eat busy space warrior.
The Star Wars Craft Book
Clever and creative projects for all ages: R2D2 crocheted beanies and Chewbacca sock puppets…make your own Star Wars finger puppets – this is not-to-be missed spring break fun for Star Wars fans of all ages.
Star Wars Folded Flyers
Another excellent Klutz project - make 30 fabulous paper starfighters and revel in the abundant bios and detailed information of every wonderful space craft in the Star Wars galaxy. Brilliant!
Eeboo’s Build a Robot
A spinner game where the objective is to collect robot parts and build your fabulous robot puzzle in trays. What makes this great game a Toy Council Award Winner? 100s of creative robot combinations make for turn-taking fun plus this is a very engaging activity for your robot lover to create puzzles happily all by themselves. Ages 5+
Alien Robots Kit
Build 6 kinetic alien monsters and through play explore physics, mechanics, forces, and motion without even realizing it! Motors, gears and levers, thrust, friction and gravity: let your inner scientist out to play! Ages 8+
A Wrinkle In Time
Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle In Time is a classic middle-grade science fiction book, a Newbery Medal winner and currently celebrating its 50th anniversary. A story of love, time-travel and triumph over evil, this book features the unique Murray family and their magical relationship to math, physics and philosophy. A Wrinkle in Time, the first in a series, is as relevant today as it was 50 years ago. Ages 9 +
Chris Lynch’s tale of a future life calibrated, anticipated and reduced to an on-screen experience, drops you into the future before you finish the first page! A non-stop adventure through a not-distant future and a thoughtful, idea filled early sci-fi reader for ages 8 – 12.
See Kidsbooks top 10 YA fiction list! An action packed page-turner with concise, fluid paragraphs, Brain Jack follows teenage super-hacker Sam Wilson and his dangerous obsession with author Brian Falkner’s future definition of cyberspace. Racing from discovery to conflict, Sam finds him self in a seemingly endless network of danger and a serious struggle to survive. Perfect for sci-fi readers ages 12+ and great read for YA reluctant readers.
One of Publisher’s Weekly’s top books of 2011, Variant is a first-time fast-paced novel in the sci-fi/dystopia-ish YA category. Rife with unexpected plot twists, Variant is the story of 17 year old Benson Fisher, a teen who is offered the opportunity to leave his fostered upbringing to attend a prestigious boarding school. An unanticipated tale of an extreme predicament…Perfect spring break reading for ages 12+
The first in what is planned as The Chemical Garden Trilogy, Wither is set in a future where the world has finally succeeded in engineering a perfect generation of humans; as a consequence a mysterious virus that plagues that generation’s children is killing females at age 20 and males at age 25. Rhine Ellery is sold as one of three wives to a wealthy plantation owner and a romance of future proportions explores a dark future and a disparate class system where everyone exploits their short-lived desperate desire to survive. Ages 14+
Released last month, at the end of February 2012, follow-up where Wither leaves off with the sequel Fever!