Thursday, June 4

2:00pm EST: Debbi Michiko Florence
Story Jam

Join Keep it Together, Keiko Carter author Debbi Michiko Florence for a story jam! Debbi will start off a story with a sentence that the community will be challenged to complete. She’ll choose which direction the story goes from all the options and give a second sentence. Together she and the Home Base community will write a story in the chat!

 

2:30pm EST: Keith Calabrese
Q&A

What do you know about chaos theory? Are you interested in writing a story where tiny events throughout are all connected? Ask all your questions during this Q&A with Connect the Dots author Keith Calabrese! 

Week 3

When you've finished your journeys, you're ready for the daily reading quest!

Day 11

Take a ride on a record-breaking roller coaster in "Built for Thrills."
 
Plus:
  • Read a funny fiction story about two science fair partners and their wacky project.
  • Visit the Grand Canyon, one of the world's most amazing natural wonders.
  • Meet a 12-year-old comic book author.
Fiction: Squeak Twice for Yes
Can Brian's dog communicate?
Read the Article
This Place Rocks!
Five facts about the Grand Canyon
Read the Article
Comic Book Kid
What does it take to write a comic?
Read the Article

Day 12

Join the hunt for lost pirate treasure in "The Search for Pirate Gold."
 
Plus:
  • Find out if it's a good idea to keep wild animals as pets.
  • Study the statistics on trash floating in outer space.
  • Meet a chef who prepares food for more than 10,000 zoo animals.
The Wild World of Pets
Do exotic animals make good pets?
Read the Article
Space Trash Stats
Out-of-this-world stats
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Zoo Chef
Feeding hungry animals
Read the Article

Day 13

Race with the fastest animals on Earth in "How Fast Can They Go?"
 
Plus:
  • Chew on this! An engineer uses recycled gum to make new products.
  • Read an interview with a best-selling graphic novelist.
  • Gobble up two articles about the sweet history of chocolate.
Sticky Business
Giving chewed gum a new purpose
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It Takes Guts
One author faces her fears.
Read the Article
The History of Yum
A taste of chocolate's rich history
Read the Article

Day 14

Learn how to spot social media hoaxes, like the broomstick challenge, in "Were You Fooled?"
 
Plus:
  • Find out how scientists are saving grizzly bears.
  • Compete with amazing wheelchair racers.
  • Debate it: Are there advantages to boredom?
Roaring Back
Closing roads to help bears
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Hot Wheels
Wheelchair racers speed to victory.
Read the Article
Is It Good to Be Bored Sometimes?
The pros and cons of boredom
Read the Article

Day 15

Read a fiction story about how some surprising friends help Veronica find her voice in "Veronica's Pack."
 
Plus:
  • Explore how simple machines can be used to create wacky contraptions.
  • Discover why a letter written on board the Titanic sold for thousands of dollars.
  • Rock out with a concert sign language interpreter.
One Crazy Device
Building ridiculous machines
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A Titanic Treasure
The story of the famous sunken ship
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Concert Communicator
Interpreters sign along at concerts.
Read the Article

Photo Credits: Illustration by Fionna Fernandes; KAR Photography/Alamy Stock Photo (bears); Simcha Friedman (wheelchair racer); ©Yelo34/Dreamstime.com (rollercoaster)