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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Guest blogger intern Anna W.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Starting a brand new book series can be really exciting and excruciating at the same time – you get to know new characters, discover new places and go on exhilarating new adventures. The downside to starting a brand new series is the part where you have to wait a whole year (sometimes more!) for the next installment of the marvelous new world you just dove into.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

In recent years, American puppetry has been growing as an art form and is turning up at places like the Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Opera, on Broadway, in TV commercials and in film as character and CGI effects. A puppeteer brings life to a character with the magic of the human hand which is controlled by the brain. The brain sends signals down the arm and into the muscles of the palm, telling it to move the finger joints, much like the strings of a marionette!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Technology is amazing. We have sent people to the moon. We have robots on Mars that we can control from Earth, and we have sent probes outside the limits of the solar system. I will repeat that: humans have left the bounds of planet Earth and walked on another globe floating through space! We have sent objects to the outer limits of the solar system, and they still send messages back to us!


Friday, March 28, 2014

If you could invite any famous person in history or in the world over to your house for dinner, who would it be?  What would you talk about?  Would you have some burning questions that you hoped the person would answer for you? 


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