Summer Time with the Quirkles & Fuddlebrook Series

Have a Quirkles® (or Fuddlebrook) Summer!

Lauren Cook General

It may just be early spring, but now’s the time to be thinking about summer. Looking for ideas to spice up your summer programming? The Quirkles® have you covered. Here’s why. Easy to use – You don’t want to spend your summer planning detailed lesson plans? No problem: the Quirkles® have done it for you. All your science and literacy …

Student Science Kits

Introducing New Quirkle and Fuddlebrook Student Experiment Kits! ($46.99)

Lauren Cook General

In the event of social distancing on-site or even working from home and teaching virtually, we’re offering new, flexible learning options with the Quirkles and Fuddlebrook series! Provide your students with their own “mini” experiment kits with ingredients/supplies for ten of the most child-friendly Quirkles or Fuddlebrook activities from ten different Quirkles or Fuddlebrook books. These come in a handy …

Try a Quirkles or Fuddlebrook Book for Free!

Try a Quirkles or Fuddlebrook Book for Free!

Lauren Cook General

Why not add some awesome science to your day with the Quirkles or Fuddlebrook School Science series, two 26-book series and related materials? A great way to integrate literacy and science, the Quirkles introduce ways to excite young children with hands-on science activities, fun alliteration, and whimsical illustrations. Fuddlebrook steps in where the Quirkles leave off—appealing to slightly older children. …

Thank Goodness for Persistence!

Lauren Cook Fuddlebrook, General

The great scientist/inventor Thomas Edison knew a lot about persistence and not giving up. And still today, great scientists young and old know that sometimes you have to try and try again before an experiment comes out “right.”  Did you know persistence also played a big part in getting Thanksgiving recognized as the holiday we know today? “Mary Had a …

Make Your Ding in the Universe!

Lauren Cook General

In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month. A special Presidential Proclamation is issued every year which honors the extraordinary achievements of American women. Granted there are many women who have done great, world changing things that deserve all the recognition they can get. But what about the many women doing great “small” things—teachers, mothers, workers, volunteers–who fly …

Learn More About A Holiday Icon!

Learn More About a Holiday Icon!

Lauren Cook Fuddlebrook, General

Chances are the students in Mrs. Wigglebum’s classroom, like millions of others, are preparing for their holiday program. And what child has not stood proudly in front of friends and family to perform Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer as part of that event? Probably, to this day, you can sing this holiday favorite without even looking at the words. But …

Scientists Should Get a Gold Medal, too!

Scientists Should Get a Gold Medal, Too!

Sherry Cook General

August 2016 marks the 31st Summer Olympiad and the first set in South America. More than 10,500 athletes from 167 nations have travelled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 5-21 to take part in 306 events across 42 different disciplines. This year, for the first time, a team representing refugee Olympic athletes also competed. An additional 4,000 athletes from 170 …

Hello World. Meet Herman Tweed!

Lauren Cook Fuddlebrook, General

Herman Tweed, the lovable classroom pet hamster at Fuddlebrook School, made an appearance this weekend at the Fuddlebrook launch party for children. Needless to say, from the children’s expressions, he was a hit! The story, Who Stole Herman Tweed, introduced the Fuddlebrook star. In this story, Herman goes missing, and the students in Mrs. Wigglebum’s class have to solve the …

Happy Birthday, Quirkles!

Sherry Cook General

In addition to celebrating the arrival of the Fuddlebrook School Science series, we’re also celebrating a milestone with our sister series, The Quirkles! This fun science series turns ten, as it premiered April 26, 2006. Now in its fourth reprint, the Quirkles has delighted young scientists in more than 60 countries and in classrooms throughout the world! Perfect for young …