February in DIG: The Powerful Ganges River

Revealed for you in this issue are the facts, myths, and discoveries that have made the powerful Ganges River the center of the universe for countless people through the millennia.   Even though I have done several issues on Indian history through the years, the Ganges River was a topic that excited and scared me! […]

Solar Eclipse 2017: Read All About in DIG!

ON AUGUST 21, 2017… a most magnificent sight is coming right to our backyard. Many call it the Great American Eclipse because so many millions of Americans will be able to easily access the 70-mile-wide path of the total solar eclipse. Another cool fact is that this eclipse will be the very first, since the […]

DIG is looking at “Beijing Through Time”

This month in DIG, we are taking a fascinating, engaging, and informative look at the history of China’s capital city of Beijing—from past to present.   Have you ever wondered how an issue of DIG gets put together? Editor Rosalie Baker is ready to tell you:   “For the past few years, I have focused […]

Resources to Inspire a Future Astronomer

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! (No.) It’s a plane! (No.) It’s a planet? (Possibly…let’s find out.)   Asteroids, super moons, eclipses, and satellites have all been in the news lately and this may have prompted your junior astronomer to make statements like the ones above. If you are a layperson when it […]

The Olympics: A Look Back

When we—the editors of DIG, COBBLESTONE, FACES, and MUSE—met to discuss a theme for a 2016 issue that would work well across all four magazines, the Olympics came to mind almost immediately. Rio de Janeiro had already been chosen as the site, and the topic was one that could be approached from many angles. I […]

Discover Summer: Encourage Thinking, Creativity and Imagination

It’s the final week of our Discover Summer Reading program, but don’t fret!  We will continue to share stories from our archives all year long to keep your kids’ reading. Our 11 children’s magazines encourage thinking, creativity and imagination. They are filled with beautiful illustrations, engaging stories, interesting facts and fun activities.   For example, here’s […]

Take a Journey Down the Internet of History with Yo-Yo Ma

Have you heard of the “Silk Road,” the collective name for the many routes that crisscrossed the vast Eurasian landmass between China and Rome more than two thousand years ago? World famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma has.  In fact, he was so inspired by the exchange of ideas and traditions that occurred along the historical Silk […]

Year One along the Silk Road

One morning, a few months ago, I was checking my emails as usual, when I saw one from Elizabeth ten Grotenhuis. I had worked with Elizabeth on several issues of Dig in the past and always enjoyed the experience. Elizabeth always had great ideas – this time, she was suggesting a theme for an issue—Year […]

4 Facts for the 104th Anniversary of the Sinking of the Titanic

Today marks the 104th anniversary since the tragic night in the dark North Atlantic Ocean when the S.S. Titanic struck an iceberg and sank, killing more than 1,500 passengers and crewmembers. Even more than 100 years later, people everywhere are still enthralled by the stories of heroism, tragedy, and sacrifice that are part of the […]

ON DIVINATION

by Rosalie Baker, editor of Dig Into History   Divination! Now here’s a topic that has been on my “to do” list for a long time. The subject certainly is a fascinating one, but presenting it to our readers would be a challenge. We certainly do not want to encourage any readers to follow or […]