The Stuff Between the Stars

How Vera Rubin Discovered Most of the Universe

by Sandra Nickel & Aimee Sicuro (Abrams Books for Young Readers, March 2, 2021)

The Stuff Between the Stars Book Trailer is here!

In Celebration of Women’s History Month, Publishers Weekly will be featuring Laurie Wallmark and me. We talk about science, curiosity, and the importance of picture books about women in STEM. Look for our ‘In Conversation’ on March 8.

Abrams Kids headlined The Stuff Between the Stars in its Spring-Summer Online Nonfiction Preview. You can view it and the rest of the Abrams wonderful nonfiction lineup here.

GGumsum has acquired Korean rights for The Stuff Between the Stars. A link to the Korean language version will be coming as soon as it is available.

Activity Sheets for The Stuff Between the Stars

Looking for ways to engage students with The Stuff Between the Stars? Below you will find curriculum guides for Discussion Questions, Activities for Students, as well as individual Activity Sheets. Simply click on the sheets below and print.


Nacho’s Nachos

The Story Behind the World’s Favorite Snack

by Sandra Nickel & Oliver Dominguez (Lee & Low, August 11, 2020)

Lee and Low Books has created a fourteen-page Teacher’s Guide, which includes Before and After Reading recommendations, as well as Interdisciplinary Activities.

To discover more about nachos and Nacho’s Nachos, listen to Food Non-Fiction’s Podcast, Ignacio Nicknamed Nacho.

TeachingBooks has created several original resources for Nacho’s Nachos, including a Meet-the-Author Recording, an illustrator page for Oliver Dominguez and a Virtual Book Tour blog. Click HERE to connect to these fabulous resources.

For an article highlighting some of 2020’s “must-add choices for your collections” take a look at Latinx Luminaries: Picture book biographies featuring Latinx superstars | Great Books by Shelley M. Diaz in School Library Journal (July 27, 2020).

Activity Sheets for Nacho’s Nachos

Looking for a way to inspire your youngest nachos fan? Below you’ll find activity sheets for coloring, imaginative drawing, making a nacho banner, and, of course, preparing Ignacio Anaya’s original Nacho’s Special! Simply click on the sheets below, print, and have fun!

Breaking Through the Clouds

The Sometimes Turbulent Life of Meteorologist Joanne Simpson

by Sandra Nickel & Helena Perez Garcia (Abrams Books for Young Readers, Fall 2021)

Resources for Breaking Through the Clouds will be coming.