Youth Story

The day seemed to be going by so fast! My two best friends and I were almost home from school. As we turned onto Rammy Road, a green light lit up the sky. Ryan with his glasses held together with a band-aid, and Laura in her hot pink fluffy shirt, saw it too. Their eyes were as big and round as my mom’s Sunday pancakes.

The light disappeared as quickly as it came. A flying red saucer took its place spinning above us. We all ducked, thinking it was going to crash on our heads. It was now spinning faster. It was out of control! In a blink of an eye it crashed in the woods beside us. Continue reading

Ignite Your Child’s Curiosity and Create a Lifelong Learner!

Bring learning to life with Reading Rainbow Skybrary Family, a carefully curated digital library of books and videos that allows your child to experience people and places from around the globe.

Building on the beloved children’s television series, Skybrary was created to spark a lifelong love of learning through an ever-expanding world of interactive digital books and Video Field Trips hosted by everyone’s favorite storyteller, LeVar Burton. Children can select books and videos based on their age and interests, giving them the freedom to explore subjects they love and expand their horizons — all in a secure, kid-friendly environment parents trust.

Skybrary is packed with engaging features both you and your child will love:

·      Children pilot their own personal hot air balloons through 7 magical islands, each home to hundreds of quality books and videos that celebrate diversity, family and the world around us.

·      They get unlimited access to over 600 high-quality books—from classics to award winners to undiscovered gems.  Each one has been hand-picked by celebrated authors and publishers.

·      They can explore the world on over 250 educational Video Field Trips. From nature excursions to space explorations to globe-trotting adventures, join host LeVar Burton on a seemingly endless array of fun and fascinating learning journeys.

·      You will reward your young reader’s natural curiosity and sense of discovery. Skybrary features interactive animations that add to the fun (and support reading comprehension).

Each book comes fully equipped with a “Read to Me” or “Read by Myself” feature and dozens of interactive animations that bring the stories to life

With Skybrary Family, your child can Go Anywhere and Be Anything — right from your preferred device! Try it for one month—FREE!  Click here for details.

Eat, Jump & Grow!

Cam the Carrot is off to a good start for spring weather! He hopes these fun ways to think about your health will help you enjoy this time of year even more!

1. Eat Fresh Fruit

The warmer weather and extra sunshine will naturally raise your energy! Enjoy eating fresh fruit daily to get all those super antioxidants and minerals in your system. Continue reading

Why Pigs Have Flat Noses

by Jacob, Age 12

A long time ago, pigs used to have noses just like us! I’d like to tell you a story of how all that changed.

Once there were four pigs and their names were Piglit, Luiziana, Tyson and Bobby. They were playing tag, when Piglit accidentally ran into a hay stack  face first and bounced back about a foot! Luiziana instantly had an idea for a game. Continue reading

Courage to Dream

by Kris MacLeod

I remember the day a hero came to our town.  July 11, 1980, Terry Fox reached Scarborough, Ontario on his historic run to raise money for cancer research. In the eyes of the nation he was a hero, braving the unprecedented challenge of running across Canada on one artificial leg.

Although I didn’t get to see him in person, I watched Terry’s arrival on tv. “I’m going to do my very best,” he told the cheering crowds. “I’m not going to give up.” Continue reading

Make Every Day an Adventure with Reading Rainbow Skybrary

Bring the magic of the beloved children’s television series Reading Rainbow to life with Skybrary Family.

Skybrary takes your child on endless adventures through an ever-expanding world of interactive books and Video Field Trips hosted by everyone’s favorite storyteller, LeVar Burton.

Help your child develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.

Skybrary is packed with engaging features both you and your child will love:

  • Children pilot their own personal hot air balloons through 7 magical islands, each home to hundreds of quality books and videos that celebrate diversity, family and the world around us.
  • They get unlimited access to over 600 high-quality books—from classics to award winners to undiscovered gems.  Each one has been hand-picked by celebrated authors and publishers.
  • They can explore the world on over 250 educational Video Field Trips. From nature excursions to space explorations to globe-trotting adventures, join host LeVar Burton on a seemingly endless array of fun and fascinating learning journeys.
  • You will reward your young reader’s natural curiosity and sense of discovery. Skybrary features interactive animations that add to the fun (and support reading comprehension).
  • Inspire your young reader’s natural curiosity and sense of discovery today with Reading Rainbow’s Skybrary!

Each book comes fully equipped with a “Read to Me” or “Read by Myself” feature and dozens of interactive animations that bring the stories to life.

With Skybrary Family, your child can Go Anywhere and Be Anything — right from your preferred device! Try it for one month—FREE!  Click here for details.

Mystery Series #1

A night wind makes its way through the city. It sends a cold chill down a neck of a slender man who has just exited an abandoned building. It is 2:27 am. He raises his collar, looks carefully around him as he tucks a crumpled piece of paper into his pocket.

Accompanying the wind comes a sound in the distance. Hearing it, he quickly moves down the alley into the empty darkness. Who is this man? What was on the paper? What sound did he hear? Why is he in a hurry?

Welcome to the beginning of an enigma, a riddle, a mystery. A mystery that is written by five different classrooms of students, 10 chapters in all. The chapters will continue with posts on the B! Blog, so stay tuned! Continue reading

A&D’s Prize #58

Alisha & David have a new prize request for you. Here it is: “Send in a photo of your pet! You can be in the photo with them, or it could be just your pet. Continue reading

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Have you seen BAZOOF!’s app yet? It’s FREE and you can find it here! The free app allows you to see the current and past issues of BAZOOF! You can read about some of the stuff you’ll find inside each magazine and see some preview pages. And the new size, starting with Issue #57, makes it even easier to read on your tablet.

A 30-Day Free Trial is available as a special offer if you’re looking to try it. You can even choose not to purchase anything, just use the app to keep on top of when the next issue is available by receiving a notification. Be sure to check it out!