I found out yesterday that Bertrand Brinley wrote a novel about the Mad Scientists Club called The Big Kerplop that has been out of print for quite some time. Slashdot had a review of it yesterday that really whetted my appetite and left me nostalgic for those book series that I voraciously devoured—series like The Three Investigators, Encyclopedia Brown, the Hardy Boys, and Einstein Anderson. Each of these books had a common thread: kids using their minds to solve problems that baffle adults. This really resonated with me and I probably read every book in those series; no small task considering that there must’ve been 400 Hardy Boys books.
On a related note, I will definitely have to remember SciToys in the future. I want my girls to grow up intellectually curious and exposed to the wonders of science through the miracle of a film can cannon.