June 29


  1. What word when you add two letters becomes shorter?
  2. What word of five letters has only one left when two are taken away?
  3. There was a plane crash every single person died. Who survived?
  4. A boy fell off a 100 foot ladder. But he did not get hurt. Why not?
  5. On Monday the police were investigating a murder. It had happened the day before. They had four suspects, a mailman, a baker, a milkman and a priest. Each said they were at work. Who killed the man?

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June 29

Derek Landy

Derek Landy spends his time complaining about blogs and writing the Skulduggery Pleasant series- which includes “Skulduggery Pleasant”, known as “Scepter of the Ancients” in the US, “Playing With Fire”, “The Faceless Ones”, “Dark Days” and “Mortal Coil”.

He doesn’t like to brag about all the awards he’s won, such as the Irish Book of the Decade, or the Red House in the UK, or all the other awards that he humbly displays on his mantelpiece. He is also far too modest to mention things like the first book being a Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of the Year, but would like to extend an invitation to Oprah to pop around one day for tea, in thanks for selecting his book for the Oprah’s Book Club Kids Reading List.

Derek plays too many video games, reads too many comics, and watches too many movies.

He lives in Ireland with too many cats and too many dogs. Occasionally he talks to real people, but only when he absolutely has to.



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June 9

Rick Riordan – Great Author

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

The series that started it all. Follow the demigod son of Poseidon and his friends on a quest that will have them meeting gods, battling monsters, and taking on the Titans from Greek mythology.

The Heroes of Olympus

A new Great Prophecy, a new generation of demigods . . . Sail with Percy Jackson and other heroes of Camp Half-Blood and Camp Jupiter as they embark on their most dangerous challenge yet.

The Kane Chronicles

When the gods of Ancient Egypt are accidentally unleashed into the modern world, siblings Carter and Sadie Kane discover that they are descended from the most powerful magicians, and only they have the power to set things right!

Trials of Apollo

After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world!

Magnus Chase

A new demigod is born—this time from Norse mythology. Join Magnus Chase, a homeless boy from Boston, on a wild adventure that will have him meeting the gods of Asgard and discovering his true identity.

The Ship of the Dead

Coming October 3, 2017.

Magnus and his friends take a boat trip to the farthest borders of Jotunhein and Niflheim in pursuit of Asgard’s greatest threat. Life preservers are mandatory for this wet, wild, and wondrous adventure.


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June 2



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June 2


Pluto is a dwarf planet. Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto in 1930. He was an astronomer from the United States.

Venetia Burney named Pluto that same year. She was an 11-year-old girl from England.

Pluto is in the Kuiper Belt, a group of asteroids further away then Neptune to the sun.This distant realm is populated with thousands of miniature icy worlds, which formed early in the history of our solar system. These icy, rocky bodies are called Kuiper Belt objects.

Pluto is not very big. It is only half as wide as the United States. Pluto is only 2,300 kilometers wide. Pluto takes 248 Earth years to go around the sun. If you lived on Pluto, you would have to wait 248 Earth years to celebrate your first birthday. One day on Pluto is about six and a half days on Earth.

Pluto is very, very cold. It is much colder than Antarctica. It is so cold that Earth’s air would freeze into a kind of snow there. We would dye of freezing to death really quickly.

Pluto has less gravity than Earth. This means a person would weigh much less on Pluto than on Earth. Pluto’s gravity is about six percent of Earth’s gravity, which would mean you would way 6% of your current weight.

Pluto has five moons. Its largest moon is named Charon. Charon is about half the size of Pluto. Pluto’s four other moons are named Kerberos, Styx, Nix and Hydra.

From 1979 to 1999, Pluto was actually closer to the sun than Neptune, and in 1989, Pluto came to within 29.8 AU of the sun, providing rare opportunities to study this small, cold, distant world.


Blast Off Let’s Explore Pluto

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