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Celebrate National Teddy Bear Day on September 9, 2023!

In 1902, the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, was on a hunting trip in Mississippi, when he refused to shoot a bear. The owner of a candy store in Brooklyn, New York, named Morris Michtom, read about the incident, and he and his wife, Rose, created a stuffed bear in his honor – Teddy’s Bear. In honor of National Teddy Bear Day 2023, learn more about bears (and about President Teddy Roosevelt)! Read More

August 30, 2023 Is National Beach Day!

Danish author Hans Christian Anderson wrote the fairytale, The Little Mermaid, almost 200 years ago. In 1913, a statue was placed along the beach in Copenhagen, Denmark, to celebrate the well-known story and its author. And today, the statue of The Little Mermaid is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Denmark. Celebrate National Beach Day 2023 with these stories about mermaids! Read More

Back to School Around the World 2023

Children all over the world typically go back to school following their summer holidays. This means that school starts in August or September in the Northern Hemisphere, and January or February in the Southern Hemisphere. But even though many kids start school at the same time, what it means to go back to school may be very different. In Caracas, Venezuela, children can take a gondola to school. In a remote region of Colombia, children get to school by riding a zip line. In the Philippines, there is a schoolhouse made almost entirely of recycled soda and water bottles. There are floating boat schools in Bangladesh and a school shaped like a giant cat in Karlsruhe, Germany. To celebrate Back to School Month 2023, here are some great books about different ways to go back to school! Read More

August 1, 2023 is National Spider-Man Day!

According to CNN, five million people every month search Google for “Spider-Man” – far more searches than for any other superhero.  When is National Spiderman Day?...Now you know. It's August 1st. Who is your favorite superhero?...Celebrate National Spider-Man Day 2023 with these great stories featuring other well-known (and not so well-known) superheroes. Read More