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All About Cats: What’s the Scoop?

Think you know everything there is to know about cats? Purrr...obably not. Just like any other animal, cats have their own ways of acting, thinking and behaving. Here are 12 facts you may not have known about your favorite feline friend(s): Cats’ eyes tell us a lot about how they hunt for food. Unlike humans whose pupils are round, cats’ pupils are vertically shaped. According to researchers, that tells us that they tend to ambush their prey. Since cats are active both in the day and at night,...

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All About Idaho: It’s More than Just a Land of Spuds

Where is Idaho?  Idaho, which is in the northwestern US, borders six states: Washington and Oregon to the West, Montana and Wyoming to the East, and Nevada and Utah to the South. What is north of it? Here’s a clue: It’s a country where ice hockey is very popular. Idaho is most prominently known for its famous potatoes! In fact, one museum is even called the Idaho Potato Museum. Aside from its spuds, Idaho is also known for producing 72 precious and semi-precious stones like opal, jade, zircon,...

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All About Sheep: The Good, The Baaa & The Famous

All About Sheep: The Good, The Baaa & The Famous

In chapter 4, Mo leaps to the side of the road and finds dozens, maybe even hundreds, of sheep traveling down the road, heading straight toward him at a fast pace. What should he do? Should he simply watch them walk by? He never talked to sheep before. Would they be nice? If he waved hello, would anyone wave back? All he remembers is how his friends back home would sometimes describe bashful or shy animals or people as “sheepish”, and others who were followers as sheep. Actually, sheep are not...

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All About Alaska: History, Fun Facts & More

All About Alaska: History, Fun Facts & More

*Did you know... that this state has the most volcanoes of anywhere in the country?* Mozart, also called Mo, is one of the main characters in the Adventures of Mo, our free online children’s book for early readers. Mo is an American Eskimo dog that lives in Alaska. What comes to mind when you think of Alaska? Polar bears? Snow? Enormous icebergs or glaciers? Besides its stunning beauty, this 49th state has a very interesting past: From the late 1700s until 1867, a country called Russia...

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Washington State: 9 Events that Matter & Stuff You Should Know

Washington State: 9 Events that Matter & Stuff You Should Know

Where is Washington State? Washington State (not to be confused with Washington, DC, the nation’s capital), is in the Northwest United States. There are only two states that are further north than Washington. Can you name them? This state is bordered by just two other states – Oregon, which is south or below it, and Idaho, which is east of it. On the west side of Washington is the Pacific Ocean. On the north side is British Columbia, a province or region on the far west side of a country...

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