Notable Non-Fiction & Biographical Stories for Young People
Nerdy Babies is a delightful and informative new series on earthly and interstellar topics. And they’re not just for babies.
Asides, Ideas, Miscellany
Trevor Noah thinks kids can handle the truth. Will Gen Z cancel the art museum? Life goals: being a curious elder. The podcasts created by the winners of the NPR Student Podcast Challenge look awesome. Field trip alert: The Yard on Governors Island is a “junk” playground stocked with loose parts, tools and space for kids. (Phones, flip-flops, and parents aren’t allowed.)
New Works on Paper
Issue Nº 3 of The Little Enterprise is shipping soon to mailboxes here and there and everywhere. (OK, really just here and there.) Do you know a child who likes to get snail mail? Join in on the fun right here.
The Comics Lab at FerryCon
We had a great time at the Comics Lab, an occasional art happening where school-age students write, design, and illustrate their own comic strip. (A huge thank you to the Dobbs Ferry Public Library and my fellow instructor, Steve.) Want to stay in the loop? Sign-up for the Comics Lab newsletter for info on upcoming events, tips on making comics with kids, and a free printable zine, the Comics Lab Starter Kit.