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Rick Riordan Webcast Now Available

Rick Riordan Webcast Now Available

If you missed the live webcast you can watch the archived video here. This video will be available until May 1, 2013.

The Kane Chronicles #3: The Serpent’s Shadow comes out May 1, 2012.

“He’s b-a-a-ack! Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sade Kane can’t seem to keep Apophis, the chaos snake, down. Now Apophis is threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness, and the Kanes are faced with the impossible task of having to destroy him once and for all. Unfortunately, the magicians of the House of Life are on the brink of civil war, the gods are divided, and the young initiates of Brooklyn House stand almost alone against the forces of chaos.”

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A Sad Day: RIP Maurice Sendak

A Sad Day: RIP Maurice Sendak

Where the Wild Things AreA sad day today in the world of children’s books…the passing of a giant, Maurice Sendak,  author of Where the Wild Things Are and many more.

  • New York Times: Maurice Sendak, Author of Splendid Nightmares, Dies at 83
  • Los Angeles Times: Maurice Sendak, author of ‘Where the Wild Things Are,’ dies at 83
  • BBC News: Wild Things author Maurice Sendak dies at 83

 

According to the NYTimes: “A posthumous picture book, “My Brother’s Book” — a poem written and illustrated by Mr. Sendak and inspired by his love for his late brother, Jack — is scheduled to be published next February.” Just one more to look forward to with hopeful anticipation.

 

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The Serpent’s Shadow Live Webcast

The Serpent’s Shadow Live Webcast

The Kane Chronicles #3: The Serpent’s Shadow comes out May 1, 2012.

“He’s b-a-a-ack! Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sade Kane can’t seem to keep Apophis, the chaos snake, down. Now Apophis is threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness, and the Kanes are faced with the impossible task of having to destroy him once and for all. Unfortunately, the magicians of the House of Life are on the brink of civil war, the gods are divided, and the young initiates of Brooklyn House stand almost alone against the forces of chaos.”

Join the author, Rick Riordan, for a live webcast tomorrow, May 1st! Join Rick at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum Planetarium in San Jose, California for a tour of actual Egyptian artifacts and a chance to ask Rick questions live!

Can’t make it on May 1? No problem! Register now and you will get an email reminder from post-live event when the webcast is archived and available for on-demand viewing at your convenience!

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Your Wild Backyard

Your Wild Backyard

 

The Indiana Wildlife Federation has an online contest going on during the month of April called “What’s in your Wild Backyard? Take the online quiz for your age group (1st – 8th grade) and be entered to win one of three great prizes. Deadline to enter the contest is April 22, 2012.

We’ve had great Indiana weather this Spring! Here are some ideas to get you started exploring and having fun in your own wild backyard:

If you want to explore a little further than your own backyard here are some great places right here in Indianapolis to go find some outdoor adventure:

Some books you might like about animals, science and nature crafts right in your own backyard:
Backyard Bugs Think Like a Scientist in the Backyard Yard Monsters Backyard Cookbook
Wildlife Gardening Backyard Science Backyard Pets Backyard Detective
Backyard Science Birdhouses Organic Crafts Eco Crafts

Find more books with these Catalog Searches:

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Harry Potter eBooks & Audio Books Now Available

Harry Potter eBooks & Audio Books Now Available

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Charge up your mp3 players, Nooks, Kindles, iPads and all that – as of today, Tuesday, March 27, all seven Harry Potter books are available as eBooks and digital audio books from the Pottermore Shop. Love that Jim Dale on the audio books!

The site says about eBooks: “Harry Potter eBooks are compatible with all leading eReaders, tablets and smartphones.”

The site says about audio books: “Harry Potter digital audio books are compatible with MP3 players, including iPods and hundreds of other audio devices.”

I read this in Publisher’s Weekly, “The full Pottermore site has ended beta testing and is expected to launch in early April. The site will showcase new writing by J.K. Rowling and include extensive interactive content.” Sign me up for the “new writing”!

Annnnnd, you can borrow them with your Indianapolis library card already! Just put “harry potter” in the search box.

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