Future of Transportation: Knowledge Ninja

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The Knowledge Ninja is looking for sixth- through eighth-graders to complete this challenge and become Knowledge Ninjas. Use your ninja skills to investigate, then answer the questions below by September 1 to be entered in a raffle to win a prize to help you continue your ninja training. Watch for more challenges coming soon! One hundred years ago, […]

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Quiz: How High Can You Fly?

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Are you ready to Explore on the Go? Celebrate the history and science of air travel with our high-flying quiz created by bloggers Alexa, Amy, Becca, Jason, Liv, Mary, Ramona and Shilo.

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Marilyn Singer Q&A

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Get to know April's Author of the Month, Marilyn Singer, as she talks about the inspiration behind her latest book, Echo Echo, reverso poetry and which Greek god she would be for a day. Where did you get your idea for this book? I’ve written three books of reverso poetry.  A reverso is one poem with […]

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Author of the Month Marilyn Singer

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Stories of a magical world created long ago. Created long ago, a magical world of stories. Flip your idea of poetry and Greek myths upside down with award-winning author, poet, inventor of reverso poetry and April's Author of the Month, Marilyn Singer. In her third book of reverso poetry, Echo Echo, Singer breathes new life […]

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Author of the Month Andrea Davis Pinkney

In 1959, in a bungalow in the heart of Detroit, with $800 and a dream, Berry Gordy, Jr. started the first recording label for African American musicians. It was here that the "Sound of Young America" was born and where the "Groove" got its beginning. Take a ride won't you—a Rhythm Ride—with February's Author of the Month, Andrea Davis […]

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Andrea Davis Pinkney Q&A

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Get to know February's Author of the Month, Andrea Davis Pinkney, as she talks about the inspiration behind her latest book, Rhythm Ride, how she got her start in writing and her favorite Motown sound. Where did you get your idea for this book? RHYTHM RIDE started with music. Do you remember the very first time […]

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Ali Benjamin Q & A

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Get to know January's Author of the Month, Ali Benjamin, as she talks about the inspiration behind her first novel, The Thing About Jellyfish, how she got her start in writing and how to craft a great story. Where did you get your idea for this book? The biggest inspiration for this book was my […]

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Author of the Month Ali Benjamin

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When Suzy's best friend dies, she can't accept that fact that "sometimes things just happen." To work through her grief, she uses the scientific method to prove that Franny, who was an excellent swimmer, could not have drowned but must have been stung by the world's deadliest jellyfish. Told through flashbacks and Suzy's scientific research, […]

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Video Game Design: Knowledge Ninja Challenge

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The Knowledge Ninja is looking for sixth- through eighth-graders to complete this challenge and become Knowledge Ninjas. Use your ninja skills to investigate, then answer the questions below by December 18 to be entered in a raffle to win a prize to help you continue your ninja training. Watch for more challenges coming soon! Ever wonder how games like Minecraft […]

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Mission Mars: Knowledge Ninja Challenge

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The Knowledge Ninja is looking for third- through fifth-graders to complete this challenge and become Knowledge Ninjas. Use your ninja skills to investigate, then answer the questions below by November 10 to be entered in a raffle to win a prize to help you continue your ninja training. Watch for more challenges coming soon! Find out how nations around […]

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