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Indianapolis Zoo Orangutan Exhibit

Indianapolis Zoo Orangutan Exhibit

indyzooThe International Orangutan Center biome at the Indianapolis Zoo is scheduled to open May 24, 2014.

 

Websites:

Cincinatti Zoo Sumatran Orangutan

San Diego Zoo Orangutans & Siamangs

Orangutan Stories:

Goodnight, me Operation orangutan Miracle in Sumatra : the story of Gutsy Gus Rainforest Rescue An Island Escape
The last notebook of Leonardo Orangutan tongs : poems to tangle your tongue

Orangutan Non-Fiction:

Orangutans Let's make a difference : we can help orangutans Orangutans Orangutans Orangutans
Orangutans Orangutans Orangutan Suryia & Roscoe : the true story of an unlikely friendship Suryia swims! : the true story of how an orangutan learned to swim
Survival in the Jungle Orangutans are ticklish : fun facts from an animal photograph
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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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2015 Summer Reading Program Bonus Books

2015 Summer Reading Program Bonus Books

30 Points Each:

Cover Author Title CD eBook eAudio En Español Large Type
The Forbidden Stone Abbott, Tony The Forbidden Stone
The Danger Box Balliett, Blue The Danger Box
Mac Slater Hunts the Cool Bancks, Tristan Mac Slater Hunts the Cool
Anything But typical Baskin, Nora Anything But Typical
Close to Famous Bauer, Joan Close to Famous
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Baum, L. Frank The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
El Deafo Bell, Cece El Deafo
The Nine Pound Hammer Bemis, John Claude The Nine Pound Hammer
Around the World in 100 Days Blackwood, Gary Around the World in 100 Days
Zora and Me Bond, Victoria Zora and Me
Cover Author Title CD eBook eAudio En Español Large Type
Missing on Superstition Mountain Broach, Elise Missing on Superstition Mountain
Steinbeck's Ghost Buzbee, Lewis Steinbeck’s Ghost
Magic Marks the Spot Carlson, Caroline Magic Marks the Spot
Extra Credit Clements, Andrew Extra Credit
The Mighty Miss Malone Curtis, Christopher Paul The Mighty Miss Malone
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Dahl, Roald Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Mare's War Davis, Tanita Mare’s War
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Doyle, Arthur Conan The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Luck Uglies Durham, Paul The Luck Uglies
The Breadwinner Ellis, Deborah The Breadwinner
Cover Author Title CD eBook eAudio En Español Large Type
Gone-Away Lake Enright, Elizabeth Gone-Away Lake
Better Nate Than Ever Federle, Tim Better Nate Than Ever
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Fleming, Ian Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Dead End in Norvelt Gantos, Jack Dead End in Norvelt
Tuesdays at the Castle George, Jessica Day Tuesdays at the Castle
Mission Unstoppable Gutman, Dan Mission Unstoppable
Princess Academy Hale, Shannon Princess Academy
Dormia Halpern, Jake Dormia
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate Kelly, Jacqueline The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
The Jungle Book Kipling, Rudyard The Jungle Book
Cover Author Title CD eBook eAudio En Español Large Type
The Clockwork Three Kirby, Matthew J. The Clockwork Three
The Lions of Little Rock Levine, Kristin The Lions of Little Rock
Number the Stars Lowry, Lois Number the Stars
The Rock and the River Magoon, Kekla The Rock and the River
The Unwanteds McMann, Lisa The Unwanteds
The False Prince Nielsen, Jennifer The False Prince
Hatchet Paulsen, Gary Hatchet
The Masters of Disaster Paulsen, Gary The Masters of Disaster
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg Philbrick, Rodman The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
Heart of a Samurai Preus, Margi Heart of a Samurai
Cover Author Title CD eBook eAudio En Español Large Type
Safe at Home Robinson, Sharon Safe at Home
Esperanza Rising Ryan, Pam Muñoz Esperanza Rising
The White Giraffe St. John, Lauren The White Giraffe
First Light Stead, Rebecca First Light
Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry Taylor, Mildred Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry
Three Times Lucky Turnage, Sheila Three Times Lucky
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making Valente, Catherynne The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
Moon Over Manifest Vanderpool, Clare Moon Over Manifest
The Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman Winters, Ben H. The Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman
The Mysterious Howling Wood, Maryrose The Mysterious Howling
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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.

BrownBookshelfLogo The campaign will run February 1-28, 2014.

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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