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Courageous Companions

November 29, 2018

Have you ever heard of a donkey that rescued injured soldiers during World War I? How about Rip, a small dog that searched for people trapped under rubble in the London air raids of World War II? These animals and…

Books

An Epic Battle

November 8, 2018

What would happen if humans and dinosaurs lived together? Author and illustrator MATT PHELAN (pictured) imagines an answer to that question in his new book, Knights vs. Dinosaurs. The illustrated chapter book is about four knights and a squire stranded…

Movies and Television

Game Changer

November 8, 2018

Ralph is a misunderstood video-game character and the star of Disney’s 2012 animated feature Wreck-It Ralph. Now he’s back! The film’s sequel, Ralph Breaks the Internet, hits the big screen on November 21. The movie follows Ralph and fellow…

Books

In the Middle

November 1, 2018

In Blended, 11-year-old Isabella splits her time between two families and two identities. Her parents are divorced. As she takes turns living with them, Isabella struggles to understand how the world sees her—and how she should see herself. Is she…

Movies and Television

Return of the Beasts

November 1, 2018

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the beasts are not merely magical creatures. They are heroes—and targets. Written by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, the film is the second Fantastic Beasts movie in a planned series of five. It…

History

Ben's Big Adventure

October 25, 2018

We know Benjamin Franklin as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Now we get to see what he may have been like as a boy. Gen-Z Media has created a podcast called Young Ben Franklin. Listeners are…

Books

Kid Power

October 24, 2018

CHELSEA CLINTON is the daughter of former U.S. president Bill Clinton and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. But Chelsea is more than just a famous daughter. She’s an activist. That’s a person working to make the world a better place.…

Books

Uncovering History

October 18, 2018

Two Roads, by JOSEPH BRUCHAC (pictured), tells the story of 12-year-old Cal and his dad, Pop. It’s set in 1932, during the Great Depression, when many people struggled with poverty. Pop, an Army veteran, joins a march on Washington, D.C.,…

Movies and Television

Realms of Wonder

October 18, 2018

In Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, a young girl named Clara goes to a holiday party and finds the key to a priceless treasure. She loses the key when she is transported to another realm. There, Clara meets…

Books

Mysterious Mission

October 11, 2018

The Vickery twins have lived in a house in Poplar Wood for as long as they can remember. Lee lives in the west wing with their mother, who works for Memory. Felix lives in the east wing with their father,…