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  • American Girl Doll Company expands line by adding new Mega Construx building kits and a boy doll.

  • Recently, Play Doh Brand Modeling Compounds released a new series of play doh called the Shape and Learn kits. There are currently six sets out including the Letters and Language, Shape a Story, Make and Measure, Colors and Shapes, Numbers and Counting, and Textures and Tools sets. These kits are intended to help younger audiences, ages two to six, with hands on discovery and building key foundational skills.

  • The American Girl Doll company just released a new line of dolls called the WellieWishers. The WellieWisher dolls include Willa, Camille, Kendall, Ashlyn, and Emerson. These dolls are aimed at younger audiences and are meant to help teach friendship and other morals through books, dolls, and play sets. 

  • Disney Magical World 2 is a Nintendo 3DS game based off of Disney Magical World where your character moves into Castleton by all the main Disney characters like Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Daisy, Donald, and Goofy.

  • Disney Art Academy is a Nintendo 3DS game where you draw and color Disney-themed pictures virtually. 

  • We all know that friends stick together, but what if they want to go in completely different directions? In the New York Times bestseller and Newbery Honor Book, Rollergirl, by Victoria Jamieson, Astrid and Nicole have been best friends for as long as they can remember, but one summer, two camps, and new friends changes everything. 

  • In the shocking finale of the spell-binding series, the Waterfire Saga, the fate of the underwater world is at stake and the only thing the mermaids can do to save it is to listen to the enemy. Sea Spell, by New York Times best-selling author, Jennifer Donnelly, is the alluring story of 6 mermaids, Serafina, Ling, Neela, Astrid, Ava, and Becca, who are descendants of the seas most powerful rulers and are brought together to form a blood bound sisterhood, and to uncover a secret conspiracy that could destroy the underwater world.

  • “Tell your mother to do as we say... or we go to the police.” Southern Gothic by Bridgette R. Alexander is a realistic mystery about 16 year-old Celine Caldwell, who finds herself enveloped in a thrilling case with her powerful curator mother as the suspect. However, it turns out that not everything is as it seems.

  • “You need to know a little bit about everything,” says Jimi Webb who is the Operations Director of The Hospitality Learning Center, which focuses on teaching students about food, hotels, travel, and restaurants. The state of the art, green and energy-efficient building is an LEED gold certified center which means that they recycle and help the environment. Students at Metro take courses at the Learning Center to earn about culinary studies.

  • In a world without sound, how can someone start to hear? In Soundless, by bestselling author Richelle Mead, a young Chinese artist named Fei hears a call to action so that she can find a voice to save her home. 

  • Recently, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science hosted the Girls and Science event.

  • Kyle and his teammates are back in the funny, quirky sequel to the New York Times Bestseller: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library. Now, Kyle and his friends must re-claim their winning title from the earlier game; but this time, against bookworms from all over the country in the sequel, Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics, by Chris Grabenstein.

  • The Maxi-Micro Scooter engineered by Swiss inventors is the newest scooter from Micro Kickboard. Unlike some other scooters, this scooters has three wheels, two in the front, and one in the back. It comes in various colors such as orange, blue, green, pink, and purple and can be found at various sellers, such as Target, Amazon, and microkickboard.com from around $100-$150. The scooter comes out of the box nearly ready to use and takes only a few minutes to assemble; all you have to do is screw on the squeezable and grippy handlebars and adjust the height. The scooter is adjustable from 690 to 920 mm and fits ages 5+, but the weight limit is 50 kg, so teenagers most likely can’t ride on it. Plus, it is pretty light, so a young child could carry it themselves, if needed.
     

  • Do you like baking? If so, the Easy-Bake Oven “Baking Star Edition” might be the device for you. 

  • Have you seen the movie phenomenon Inside Out by Disney Pixar? If not, I truly hope you go see it, because, guess what? The new Inside Out plushies by TOMY are here! With plush, squeezable bodies and detailed features, these plush toys are perfect for any Inside Out fan above the age of four. 

  • A powerful politician, who is running for president, and is a long-lost father!? The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne is a realistic fiction story that tells about a girl named Kate Quinn Cooper, 16, who unexpectedly finds out that her long-lost father, Senator Cooper, is running for president.

  • Ed Stein is a cartoonist who has been drawing since third grade.

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