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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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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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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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