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Ice Age Giants Indiana State Museum thru August 17

Ice Age Giants Indiana State Museum thru August 17

Here are some great opportunities to learn about mammoths and mastodons right here in Indiana:

Ice Age Giants: The Mystery of Mammoths and MastodonsStateMuseum

Exhibit at The Indiana State Museum: Nov. 16, 2013 – Aug. 17, 2014 Underneath Indiana’s soil lies a hidden graveyard of Ice Age giants. Entombed for thousands of years, the remains of these ancient elephants continue to be uncovered by Hoosiers across the state. The Indiana State Museum has been hard at work for decades – discovering, digging, studying and preserving the remains of mammoths, mastodons and other Ice Age animals.

 

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Mastodon Skeleton at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

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Picture Books:It’s not often that you find the remains of a prehistoric animal right in your own backyard. That’s what happened on the Christensen farm, near Greenfield, Indiana, in 1976. As workers used machinery to create a pond, they accidentally scooped up the skull, teeth, and some rib bones of a mastodon. The mastodon is an extinct relative of the modern elephant that roamed the earth more than 10, 000 years ago. The bones were excavated by a cooperative effort of the IUPUI Department of Geology, the Indiana Amateur Archaeological Society and The Children’s Museum.

Picture Books:

Larry Gets Lost in Prehistoric Times A Mammoth in the Fridge Mammoth and Me Can I Bring Wooly to the Library Ms. Reeder? Me Want Pet!

Chapter Books:

The Chilly Mammoth Tusk the Mighty Mammoth Meet Mammoth Life With Mammoth The Mammoth Academy
Ice Age: Continental Drift Geronimo Stilton: The Great Ice Age Mites to Mastodons a Book of Animal Poems

Non-Fiction:

Baby Mammoth Mummy Frozen in Time Wooly Mammoth Meet Mammoth Ice Age Giants Mastodon
Mammoths and Mastodons Woolly Mammoth Mammoth Bones and Broken Stones
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2014 Doodle 4 Google Competition

2014 Doodle 4 Google Competition

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The Doodle 4 Google competition encourages young artists to get creative, and let their imagination and curiosity roam free. Students K-12 from across the U.S. are invited to submit their original doodle based on this year’s unique theme, “If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place…”

The national winner will:

  • have his or her doodle displayed on the Google homepage, for 24 hours
  • receive a $30K scholarship and $50K Google for Education grant for a tech lab in their school, along with other goodies
  • and, for the first time ever, the winner will travel to Google’s headquarters in California to spend a day with the Doodle team to bring their doodle to life through animation.

Good Luck!

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28 Days Later Black History Month Featured Illustrator Higgins Bond

28 Days Later Black History Month Featured Illustrator Higgins Bond

28dayslogo Today’s honoree in the seventh annual 28 Days Later campaign, a Black History Month celebration of children’s book creators of color, is Higgins Bond.

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Tamika finds strength in her family, her friends, and herself as she copes with the murder of her father by drug dealers.

Bats Fish turtles

The Brown Bookshelf blog is designed to push awareness of African American voices writing for young readers. A major program of theirs is 28 Days Later, a month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult. Read more about the founders of The Brown Bookshelf here.

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28 Days Later Black History Month Featured Author/Illustrator Kadir Nelson

28 Days Later Black History Month Featured Author/Illustrator Kadir Nelson

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Today’s honoree in the seventh annual 28 Days Later campaign, a Black History Month celebration of children’s book creators of color, is Kadir Nelson.

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The campaign will run February 1-28, 2014.

Coretta Scott King Heart and Soul A Nation's Hope Mandela

The Brown Bookshelf blog is designed to push awareness of African American voices writing for young readers. A major program of theirs is 28 Days Later, a month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult. Read more about the founders of The Brown Bookshelf here.

 

Baby Bear, Bib# 1492782

All God’s Critters, Bib# 1185716

He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands, Bib# 1016232

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Read Right Now! Dinosaurs

Read Right Now! Dinosaurs

Read Right Now! Free Dinosaur eBooks!

DinoMeet WeGiveBooksSmall Read Meet the Dinosaurs – Small dinosaurs, huge dinosaurs, clever dinosaurs – which do you like best? Discover the dinosaurs’ lost world and share a wonderful adventure with young readers. (DK Readers Pre-Level 1)

DinoDig WeGiveBooksSmall Read The Dinosaur Dig – Travel to the Sahara Desert with Josh Smith, real-life archeologist, as he and his crew of intrepid dinosaur hunters face fierce sandstorms and, finally, the joy of discovering a new species of dinosaur!

DinoDetectives WeGiveBooksSmall Read Dinosaur Detectives – This introduction to paleontology weaves together facts about fossil hunting with fictionalized first-person accounts from dinosaur detectives.

Books:

Hadrosuarus Duckbills and Boneheads Dinosaur Fossils Scaly, Spotted Feathered Frilled
You Can Draw Dinosaurs How to Draw Incredible Dinosaurs Origami Dinosaurs Let's Rock Origami

eBooks:

Hadrosaurus2 InsideOut Timeline
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