The Sacrifice of the Rainbow Bird
A Tale from the Lenni Lenape
AN R.A.O.K., OR “random act of kindness,” is something you do to make someone feel good, just because. Spread some New Year’s cheer with this R.A.O.K. spinner!
EVERY WINTER IN Luleå, Sweden, a remote town located just beneath the Arctic Circle, people are treated to a special concert. It’s not like any concert or recital you might have been to. The concert hall is an igloo, and all the musicians play instruments made almost entirely of ice! These ice concerts have also traveled to places such as Beaver Creek, Colorado, and the Italian Alps.
Doodlebug & Dandelion
Doodlebug and the Diva
A very Special Gift for Grandma
Mom says it’s Grandma’s birthday next week. Jack says he’s going to make her something out of LEGO® blocks. Does Grandma even like that stuff? I want to give her something she’ll like.
ALEX PEDALED HIS bike along the country lane that led to his house. As he rounded a bend, the tips of the cattails that grew around Johnson’s Pond came into view. His dad took him canoeing there sometimes, and Alex loved it. The pond was always so alive with activity. Frogs croaked along the shore, dragonflies hunted among the cattails, and sometimes Alex discovered turtles basking on sunny rocks.
THE FLYING TORTOISE
A Nigerian Folk Tale
Catching Frogs in the Clouds
PROFESSOR MARCIO PIE and his team stop on top of a mountain in Brazil. It’s cool and damp under the trees. The scientists listen.
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS IS a big city—not the sort of place you’d expect to find wild predators. So when people started spotting coyotes in downtown Chicago, they had lots of questions.
The Day the Dogs Disappeared
THERE WAS A time, many moons ago, when humans and coyotes lived in harmony. People told stories of the great trickster Coyote and how he brought fire to humans, winter to the world, and stars to the Milky Way. They honored coyotes with dances and songs. They even saved the best scraps of meat for them.
Solar Pizza Oven
THE SUMMER SUN is hot, but can it cook a pizza? Yes! This tasty experiment uses heat-trapping cardboard, reflective foil, and light-absorbing black paper to harness the sun’s energy into a solar-powered pizza oven. On the next hot, sunny day, cook your own pizza with sunlight and science!
Jackson, Jackson, Make Up Your Mind!
ON A BLAZING hot summer day, the Johnson family piled into their rusty, old station wagon. Behind Mom and Dad sat Joseph and Jeffrey. Then Julie and Jolene in the row in between. Next came Jocelyn, Justin, and Jackson, all crowded in back. They were headed to Zindel’s Ice Cream Shoppe.
A Fish Named Dog
I locked eyes with the fish as I tapped flakes of food into his tank. He stared blankly at me through the glass. Not exactly my idea of a perfect pet.
Candles in Space
MY BIRTHDAY WAS going to be extra special for two reasons. For one thing, like Commander Park said, “Nobody’s ever turned nine in space before, David.”
Cosmic Mudballs from Space!
ON A TUESDAY night in April 2019, a bright fireball streaked across the sky over Aguas Zarcas, Costa Rica. A meteor! As it entered Earth’s atmosphere, the meteor broke into hundreds of small pieces that rained down on the small town.
Doodlebug & Dandelion
A Night at the Starlite Part 2
The Memorial Day Mission
“IS THAT THE last one, Poppy?” asked Boomer. His great-grandfather nodded. Every Memorial Day, they placed little flags by the headstones of a dozen pilots. Boomer and Poppy walked out the gates of the cemetery toward home.
Watch Out for the Hedley Beast
An English Fairy Tale Retold by Madeline Juran
An English Fairy Tale
Doodlebug & Dandelion Little Green Man
An English Fairy Tale
THE FOX, THE HEDFEHOG, AND THE BAD OF TRICKS!
The basic story about a cat and fox discuss how many tricks
Mirabella the Magnificent and the Dragon
PRINCESS MIRABELLA WAS sprawled on the throne-room floor with her favorite jigsaw puzzle when the dragon arrived.
HERE THERE BE DRAGONS
ACCORDING TO LEGEND, early mapmakers marked unexplored areas with the warning: HERE THERE BE DRAGONS.
Doodlebug & Dandelion Once Upon a Leap Year
Story about Doodlebug & Dandelion
How Big Bear Stuck To The Sky
A NATIVE AMERICAN LEGEND
Somebody Catch That Christmas Tree!
“POPCORN, NO!” MRS. SIDNEY shouted.
ON HANUKKAH, FAMILIES exchange presents, play dreidel, and snack on delicious gelt: chocolate candies shaped like coins. Why coins?
Woolly Weather Woes
BZZZZZZ WENT THE sheep-shearing clippers.“Hold her tight, Humphrey!” Hildy cried.
Fabulous Facts: Sheep
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison all had sheep. President Woodrow Wilson kept sheep on the White House lawn.—Ophelia
The Fable Of The Three Cats
ALONG TIME AGO, when the ancient landscape of Japan was dotted with hundreds of castles and the country was ruled by the sword, there was a great samurai warrior who was pestered by a large rat.