It’s 1979—President Jimmy Carter resides in the White House, and Margaret Thatcher becomes Britain’s first female prime minister. Music is big, as are the boom boxes. But a small, INNOVATIVE new cassette player also lets people listen to their tunes wherever they go!

Something New for Kids to Read

In September of that year, a nifty new newspaper rolls off the press here in Arizona, and it’s unlike anything around.

Forty years ago this month, the first edition of Bear Essential News printed and was delivered into the hands of...Read more

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 “Dear Justice League” is a great new book where young fans of the Justice League ask their favorite super heroes questions about what it’s like to be a super hero. Fans want to dig deeper into the lives of these characters and find out what they do when they are not saving the world from bad guys. Kids email personal questions and get some pretty funny answers.

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Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

PowerUP G.I.R.L.s is the perfect introduction to Girl Scouting! With fun activities for girls to try, experience Girl Scouting for yourself. Join us: THIS SATURDAY, August 17 from 10am-12pm at one of 50+ locations throughout Central and Northern AZ. The whole family’s invited!

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As you’re setting your goals this school year, keep kindness in mind!

Be Kind girls

Getting back into the swing of things doesn’t always go smoothly. School’...Read more

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Teacher and students go in costume, wearing clothing of the time period.
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Have you ever wished you could travel back in time? It is possible, and you don’t even need a time machine! Instead, you and your class can visit the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and see what it was like to go to school in the 1880s.

Third- through fifth-grade students and their... Read more

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Wait, what?! That’s right, meatless burgers are becoming more common and Burger King is the latest chain to hop on the bandwagon.

Burger King is selling the plant-based Impossible Whopper at its more than 7,000 locations across the United States for the next month. It is testing the... Read more

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The Children’s Learning & Play Festival at WestWorld of Scottsdale on Sept

7th is the perfect place for kids and their families to learn, explore and

play together. Attendees will experience learning through life-sized

dinosaurs, McDowell Sonoran Conservancy wildlife exhibits, costumed

characters, live music and entertainment. Plus the Story Monster & Friends

reading zone, YMCA fitness zone, Museum of Science and Sustainability STEM

learning labs, K-9 demos, nature displays, Girl Scouts crafts and

Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
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 I had a very exciting summer vacation in Greece! If you ever go and you land in Athens, like I did, try to look out the window, because the view is beautiful!

After we got to our hotel we went out for dinner. I had Greek salad and sardines marinated in vinegar. The next day we went to the Acropolis museum. The Acropolis is an archaeological museum that holds artifacts. While visiting there you can see the Temple of Athena Nike. It is a temple dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena Nike.

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