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Wonderopolis 

https://www.wonderopolis.org

Wonderopolis is a place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages. Each day, they pose an intriguing question—the Wonder of the Day®—and explore it in a variety of ways. Wonderopolis was created by the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) and has become one of the most popular education sites. Check it out!
Wonder # 2661
 - Who Is Lionel Messi?
Wonder # 1800 - How Far Can a Sneeze Travel


 


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Art Illustrates Life: Graphic novels aren't just for superheroes
May 14 | 3 PM ET 

What does a mish-mash group of women's basketball players and a Route 66 explorer have in common? They all star in graphic novels! That's right. Graphic novels aren't just for superheroes anymore. Contemporary comics are so broad, you're as likely to run across an illustrated memoir as you are sketch-supported sports fiction.

Join in Thursday, May 14 at 3 p.m. (ET), to hear author/illustrator Shing Yin Khor (The American Dream?), and author/illustrator duo Carly Usdin and Noah Hayes (The Avant-Guards) about all things graphic novel, from the evolution of comics to how teachers should embrace the genre.

Perfect for grades 9+ but everyone is welcome. 
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  Aiden Tyler, Quaran-teen - A Weekly Webcast “Serial”
 Author Rex Ogle
Every Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET

Aiden Tyler is your typical middle school student. Rides the bus. Likes comic books. Tolerates his sister. But, his life is about to be turned upside down by the Coronavirus. Yes, you heard that correctly. Aiden Tyler, Quaran-teen is a new and original middle-grade serial written and read in real time by author Rex Ogle (Free Lunch). That means as YOU experience things, Aiden will be experiencing them too. Join us every Tuesday, as Rex shares Aiden's story that's full of laughs. Scroll down for links to upcoming and previous episodes! Target audience is grades 4-8 but all are welcome!
Want to follow Aiden’s story? Click here to stay in the loop about weekly webcasts! 

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Illustrate Aiden’s Story

What color is Aiden’s hair? What does Sophia’s Coronavirus crown look like? Let’s have some fun illustrating Aiden’s story! Share YOUR illustrations of Aiden’s fun and fear with us on social (tag @JrLibraryGuild) or email them to us at jlgwebcast@gmail.com. Some pics might just make it on the next webcast! 

Be sure to also tag Rex on Twitter (@RexOgle) or Instagram (@thirdrex).