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Entries for January, 2010

Celebrate Clifford’s Birthday!

Join me in celebrating Clifford’s Birthday this February! Here are the locations Clifford and I will share stories and adventure.
February 8- South Side Library - Des Moines - 6:30 p.m.

February 9- North Side Library - Des Moines - 10:30 a.m.

February 9- Franklin Avenue Library - Des Moines (Merle Hay Mall) 4 p.m.

February 10- Forest Avenue Library - Des Moines - 10:15 a.m.

February 11- East Side Library - Des Moines - 10:30 a.m.

February 11- Franklin Avenue Library - Des Moines (Merle Hay [...]

The Master Gardener Versus the Dragon!

All this winter weather made me recently decide to visit the local rainforest.

Of course, I didn’t need to go too far because the rainforest was actually the Botanical Center in Des Moines.  They are celebrating Valentine’s Day already!

I had the great fortune of meeting a REAL LIVE Master Gardener!

And speaking of REAL LIVE, a few weeks ago I saw a REAL LIVE Komodo Dragon at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque!

Luckily WordGirl was there to protect me.

Actually there [...]

WordGirl Visits Iowa!

Word Girl visits the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque on January 17th during IceFest. Kids can come wearing their favorite superhero capes or costumes to help WordGirl and me just in case any supervillains show up!

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Dan’s Wise Advice of the Day: Never lick cold steel on a frigid winter day. Also, never lick a volcano.

So Long 2009!

In 2009 I was welcomed into all kinds of amazing schools!

Some welcomes were a little more unusual than others.

I spent time with a lot of old friends and frogs.

I even reunited with some old high school classmates.

Our hair had changed a lot over the years.

I travelled to schools big and small.

And some students came to IPTV to see the sights and sounds.

Even aliens decided to pay me a visit in 2009!  Let’s hope 2010 is just as much fun!

Dan’s Wise Advice [...]


College Savings Iowa 529 Plan

Funding for the 2014 Reading Road Trip
has been provided by the
College Savings Iowa 529 Plan.