We are excited to announce our first activity workbook! THE MAGIC HARDHAT ADVENTURE GUIDE takes us deeper into the world of Mining, Geology, and Engineering. Put on your hardhat and travel with Marabel, Herbie, and Victor into these fun adventures!! Explorers of all ages will discover the world’s natural resources, spark interest in STEM curriculum, … Continue reading Introducing The Magic Hardhat Adventure Guide
Today is exactly one year since the debut of The Mineral Maniacs at the 2017 Move Mining competition. We have learned so much this past year about the publishing business, children’s literature, and STEM-based education. But most of all, we have been so humbled by the support and encouragement we’ve received from the Mining and … Continue reading Thank you Move Mining!!
Two weeks ago today on Monday, May 22, we celebrated the official publication of The Mineral Maniacs and the Magic Hardhat, with our closest friends and family. And where else would we want to celebrate the release of our first children’s book than at the Metro Area’s best local brewery, Resolute Brewing Company? 🙂 The dark gray … Continue reading Launch Party Recap
When we started the process of writing a children’s book series about mining and engineering, the first question we had to ask ourselves was “who are the central characters?” In other words, who are the best people to teach children about these scientific concepts? The answer, of course, is children! The protagonists of our story … Continue reading Who are the Maniacs?
A week into my fifth grade year, my teacher Mrs. Wilks told the whole class how impressed she was with the reading journal I kept over the summer (something all students had to turn in). It was embarrassing, awkward, and one of the most important moments of my young life. It seems silly now that … Continue reading Part II: Our Journey
Our story begins on a sunny Sunday morning in the heart of spring. As Ryan and I quickly shuffled two small children across the parking lot of our church, we ran into a lovely couple who thoughtfully offered to help us haul our load. We spoke of the weather, the craziness of Lent, and our … Continue reading Our story begins, Part 1