Monday, February 1, 2010

I.N.K. News for February

Please continue to look for additions to Karen Romano Young's series, Science Fair Winners, from National Geographic. These little books are full of science project ideas (NOT only experiments!) for middle schoolers. The first book, Bug Science, is going gangbusters, and Crime Scene Science is out now, too. Coming in March: Junkyard Science, all about trash, energy, going green, and -- everybody's favorite topic -- decomposition. Book 4, Family Science (experiments on your brothers and sisters) is due in May.
Visit to see the Bug Science trailer and more.

CHARLES AND EMMA: THE DARWINS' LEAP OF FAITH was the winner of the first YALSA-ALA Prize for Excellence in Young Adult Nonfiction. It also received a Printz Honor and was a Best Book for Young Adults.

Vicki Cobb's Your Body Battles a Cold has been named an Honor Book in the Science – Grades K-6 category of the Society of School Librarians International 2009 Book Awards.

Ink Think Tank. is pleased to announce a new partnership with Mackin Educational Resources. The FREE database on, which features all of the I.N.K. bloggers current books in print, will be linked to Mackin so that users can fulfill book orders in a one-stop shopping experience. Database searchers will be able to click into Mackin’s personalized service to educators, which reaches more than 20,000 school librarians, teachers and administrators around the globe. The connection will go live later this month. If you are a registered user, you will be prompted to update your profile before gaining access to search the database. This is part of the process of linking our database to theirs. We are very gratified by their support and interest in the books by I.N.K. authors.

1 comment:

Deborah Heiligman said...

I guess Tanya Lee Stone was too busy organizing Kindling Words (a fantastic writers' retreat) to get in her news, but her book Almost Astronauts got the Sibert Medal from ALA, was a YALSA nonfiction finalist, and an Orbis Pictus Honor. I think I have this right... I might have missed something. Anyway, kudos to Tanya!