Children’s Book About Yayoi Kusama

Written by Sarah Suzuki—a curator at The Museum of Modern Art—a new children’s book about Yayoi Kusama is set for release this month. Beautifully illustrated by Ellen Weinstein, the book “Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity!” will also include reproductions of the artist’s striking and recognizable pieces. Beginning with her childhood in Matsumoto, Japan, the story tracks her incredible life and success. Read more at …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A long-lost Maurice Sendak book, NASA's plans for power on Mars, Willy Wonka elevators and more in our look around the web

1. An Elevator That Goes Every Which Way ThyssenKrupp’s Multi won’t be your average elevator beholden to a life of ups and downs. To debut soon in a Berlin residential tower, the Multi forgoes cables for strong magnetic levitation (the same technology found in high-speed trains). This means that the elevator cars will float along hoistway guide rails in all directions—even diagonally. They aren’t going …

Best Space Books for Kids

It’s important (especially for little girls and young women) to encourage our youth to engage with science, though this isn’t always easy. The editors at Space.com are constantly on the hunt for great, entertaining and educational books about space exploration and space science—for children and adults, too. From Chris Hadfield’s “The Darkest Dark” which tells the story of exploration and fear, to Leland Melvin’s memoir …