Talking Turkey and Talking Trash!

November 21, 2011

Sustainability is a topic that pervades the blogosphere. Nonetheless, we’re rolling up our sleeves and digging in! At Nomad we’ve published a number of books lately that approach this subject from different angles. We’d like to use our blog to impart some information we’ve learned, share some of our favorite tips, and welcome yours. And with Thanksgiving upon us, let’s start by talking trash! (more…)


A New Look for Nomad

November 15, 2011

Our blog and website are getting a brand-new look! Please pardon our dust if you notice any oddities during the transition period. We’ll have it all spic-and-span very soon! Any major problems you see, please let us know right away. We’d really appreciate it!

Thank you!


Matt Damon, Ann Curry, or Penelope Cruz?

November 15, 2011

Who would you like as a substitute teacher for your kids? Here are your choices: Matt Damon, Ann Curry, Betty White, LeBron James, or Penelope Cruz. Go register your pick on the American Education Week poll. Don’t forget to tell us who you choose!

This week is American Education Week. NEA‘s American Education Week (AEW) spotlights the importance of providing every child in America with a quality public education from kindergarten through college, and the need for everyone to do his or her part in making public schools great. (more…)


Lab Coats and Test Tubes: Who Does Science, anyway?

November 8, 2011

Do all scientists really wear white lab coats and pocket protectors? Take a look at what kids think in this fascinating video clip (just a minute-and-a-half long) by The After-School Corporation (TASC) in New York City. The clip highlights the preconceived notions many kids have about people who work in science. In response to the question, “Who does science?” students in an After-School Science PLUS program drew pictures of men in white lab coats, sometimes with eyes bloodshot and almost always wearing ties and pocket protectors. (more…)


Photo Contest Winners!

November 1, 2011

A wherewolf, a hippo, and a pirate were among the many great entries we received for our jack o’ lantern photo contest. Thank you all for your entries! Our 3 winners will receive a free set of Soccer World books. Congratulations goes out to: (more…)