Six Books for Stay-At-Home Fun

Sara Hoffmann, School & Library Series Managing Editor, created a list of books to keep kids busy as we officially enter summer! Ideal ages for these books are from preschool through sixth grade.

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Cover Design, Eating, and Leaving Your Comfort Zone (To Save Our Planet!)

food and diet for a changing climate

by Laura Otto Rinne, Senior Art Director, School Library Division

Like many of us, I annually resolve to eat better—less junk, less fast food. So, I was pleasantly surprised to find a new vegan restaurant in my city that makes a perfect knock off of “the-franchise-which-must-not-be-named” signature hamburger.  In place of the two all-beef patties was a mix of wheat and soy protein. It was tasty and sustainable; proof that it is possible to satisfy a fast food craving without the heart disease or carbon footprint. Read More

On Volunteering, Good Apples, and Bad Apples

by Jenny Krueger, Publishing Director for School and Library

We recently had the opportunity to volunteer at Second Harvest Heartland. This  organization collects food from farmers, manufacturers, and retailers around our home state of Minnesota. They then distribute the food to food pantries, soup kitchens, and other organizations that serve those in need. According to Second Harvest, more than 500,000 people in Minnesota alone struggle with hunger. That’s 1 in 10 people every day who don’t have enough to eat. By collecting food for distribution to the community, Second Harvest Heartland also saves millions of pounds of food from going to waste. Read More