Fantastic Beasts (Page Turner Adventures)

Mermaids, unicorns, alien slugs, and other creatures that MAY or MAY NOT exist will be the focus during this magical week.

This week is DINO-mite with a special guest and author visit all rolled into one. Dinosaur expert Dustin Growick is the creator and host of Atlas Obscura's Dinosaur 101 and the Dinosaur Show on YouTube. He is also the author of Dinosaur A to Z and Utterly Amazing Dinosaur.

Today is treat day! Grab 1/2 of a banana, some vanilla yogurt, and colorful sprinkles to make your own magical frozen unicorn horns. Check below for instructions for this treat that you can print (PDF format).

Meet artist Raissa Figueroa, who brings Oona, Kelly DiPuccio's story about a curious mermaid, to life with gorgeous underwater illustrations. We will also talk with her about her illustrations for We Wait for the Sun, written by Katie McCabe and Dovey Johnson Roundtree.

Who doesn't love dinosaurs? With a paper plate, paint, and a toilet paper tube, you can bring these beauties back from extinction. Check below for instructions for this craft that you can print (PDF format).

The Book from Outer Space!: An Animated Adventure. When the Intergalactic Library is accidentally unplugged, the kids at home must join Kenny and Page on a virtual adventure to find an alien space slug to save the day.

This project was supported in whole or in part by federal Institute of Museum and Library Services funds, granted through the State Library of Ohio. The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of IMLS or the State Library of Ohio, and no official endorsement by either agency should be inferred.

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