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The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis – Meet Leonardo the World’s Most Complete Mummified Dinosaur

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis – Meet Leonardo the World’s Most Complete Mummified Dinosaur

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LEONARDO: THE MUMMIFIED DINOSAUR Exhibit Opens March 8, 2014

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“Leonardo is a juvenile Brachylophosaurus canadensis, a type of Hadrosaur dinosaur. Hadrosaurs are more commonly known as “duckbills” because of their keratin beak. Hadrosaurs were plant-eating dinosaurs. The name “brachylophosaurus” means small crested lizard.  Leonardo is believed to have been about four years old when he took his last breath and collapsed into the water, which helped preserve him.  He was “only” 23 feet long and maybe two tons at the time of his death.

When this fossilized mummy was carefully unearthed from his grave in Malta, Montana in 2001, researchers had one of the first real looks at the skin, scales, foot pads, and even the stomach contents of the behemoths that roamed the planet 77 million years ago.” More from The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

 

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Read Right Now! Free Dinosaur eBooks!

DinoMeet WeGiveBooksSmall ReadMeet 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 ReadThe 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 ReadDinosaur Detectives – This introduction to paleontology weaves together facts about fossil hunting with fictionalized first-person accounts from dinosaur detectives.

Hadrosaur Artifacts:

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Hadrosaur Egg  This is an egg from a duckbill dinosaur. It was unearthed in a remote region of China with hundreds of other eggs. Researchers had discovered a dinosaurnesting site! Artifact at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis More Artifacts

 

 

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Hadrosaur Teeth The Edmontosaur is a well known member of the Hadrosaur (Duck-bill dinosaur) family. The diamond shape teeth of Edmontosaurs developed in groups calleddental batteries. These sharp teeth helped the dinosaur consume the fibrous plant materials that made up its diet. As teeth in the battery wore down, they fellout and were replaced by others. Artifacts at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis


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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Money Smart Kid 2014 Essay Contest

Money Smart Kid 2014 Essay Contest

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  • The contest is for students in grades 6 through 8
  • Write an essay of 500 words or less (see entry form for topic).
  • Winners will receive a CollegeChoice 529 Savings Account through the generous sponsorship of CollegeChoice 529, Fifth Third Bank and PNC Bank. The winner will receive $750 and two runners up will each receive $375.
  • Entry Form The deadline to submit an essay is February 28, 2014. 
Savings and Investments Making the Trade Investing Growing Money
The Young Investor A Kids' Guide to Stock Market Investing NG Kids: Everything Money Follow Your Money
The Secret Life of Money 101 Ways to Be Smart About Money Money and Banking

Book selections by Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

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28 Days Later Black History Month Featured Authors Tiki & Ronde Barber

28 Days Later Black History Month Featured Authors Tiki & Ronde Barber

28dayslogo Today’s honoree in the seventh annual 28 Days Later campaign, a Black History Month celebration of children’s book creators of color, are Tiki & Ronde Barber.

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  • The Brown Bookshelf 28 Days Later Feature Article: Tiki & Ronde Barber
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  • More Featured Authors & Illustrators

The Cay: When the freighter on which they are traveling is torpedoed by a German submarine during World War II, an adolescent white boy, blinded by a blow on the head, and an old black man are stranded on a tiny Caribbean island where the boy acquires a new kind of vision, courage, and love from his old companion.

Timothy of The Cay: Having survived being blinded and shipwrecked on a tiny Caribbean island with the old black man Timothy, twelve-year-old white Phillip is rescued and hopes to regain his sight with an operation. Alternate chapters follow the life of Timothy from his days as a young cabin boy.

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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 Illustrator Theodore Taylor III

28 Days Later Black History Month Featured Illustrator Theodore Taylor III

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 Theodore Taylor III.

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

Before the Beat Was Born: Before there was hip hop, there was DJ Kool Herc. On a hot day at the end of summer in 1973 Cindy Campbell threw a back-to-school party at a park in the South Bronx. Her brother, Clive Campbell, spun the records. He had a new way of playing the music to make the breaks the musical interludes between verses longer for dancing. He called himself DJ Kool Herc and this is When the Beat WasBorn. From his childhood in Jamaica to his youth in the Bronx, Laban Carrick Hill’s book tells how Kool Herc came to be a DJ, how kids in gangs stopped fighting in order to breakdance, and how the music he invented went on to define a culture and transform the world.

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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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