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Clifford and Dan Wardell Visit the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium!

On January 19, Clifford the Big Red Dog and Dan Wardell will visit the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium as part of Ice Fest 2014. During the day they will host three story times at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. For more information, visit

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.

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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.


College Savings Iowa 529 Plan

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