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December 19
Grab Some Books!
It’s time to settle in with some great reading over the winter holidays! Check out these recommendations from the Association for Library Service to Children.

Dec. 26
White House Christmases
The Mini Page talks with experts at the White House Historical Association to learn how Christmas has been celebrated at the White House over the centuries.

Jan. 2, 2015
Love a Parade!
Will you be watching the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day? The Mini Page finds out more about this 125-year-old tradition of floats, marching bands and millions of roses. Happy New Year!

Jan. 9
A 2015 Kids Calendar
It’s back! The Mini Page calendar of special events and weeks for the whole year includes a look back at 2014 and a special spot for each reader’s personal special days.

Jan. 16
Formed From a Melting Planet
The Hawaiian Islands were formed when the Earth’s mantle melted and erupted through the crust. Hawaiian volcanoes are still erupting, and are even forming a brand-new island. Recently, lava has threatened a town and burned down a house. The Mini Page talked with a geologist from the USGS Hawaii Volcano Observatory to learn more about these exciting volcanic islands.

Jan. 23
Our Long Call History
This month we celebrate 100 years since the first transcontinental phone call. It seems like a good time to look back at the history of the telephone and how much communication has changed in just the last few decades.

Jan. 30
Before the Asteroid Hit
The Mini Page explores the final years of the non-avian dinosaurs in North America before a giant asteroid hit and wiped out all dinosaurs except the ancestors of birds. The Mini Page teamed up with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History to learn from their new exhibit, “The Last American Dinosaurs.”


NEW! “Mini Page” Quiz, aligned with Common Core

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