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Special Days in November


November is

Aviation History Month

Family Stories Month. Explore 10 ways to celebrate your family heritage.

National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month Learn about the heritage of this country's indigenous people.

Peanut Butter Lovers Month

Word of the month: Boondoggle, an unnecessry or wasteful project or activity. The school investigation into whether raisins were suitable for school lunches turned out to be a huge boondoggle.

4 Sterling North's Birthday.  Check out Rascal, or another book today!

9 Lois Ehlert's birthday. Watch this video interview with this illustrator and author.

10 Neil Gaiman's birthday. Listen to this interview of the author of The Graveyard Book and Coraline, conducted by his daughter, Maddy.

11 Veterans' Day. Learn more about veterans and about this holiday at the Veterans Administration pages for kids and teens.

Nov. 11-17 National Geography Awareness Week

15 Children's author Daniel Pinkwater's birthday.

Nov. 11-17 American Education Week. Support your education professionals!

19 Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address on this day in 1863.

24 Children's author Yoshiko Uchida's birthday.

25 Celebrate author Marc Brown's birthday by checking out an Arthur book!

26 It's Charles Schultz's birthday. His Peanuts gang characters are still loved by children today.

27 Discover a new story today and celebrate Kevin Henkes's birthday.

28 Enjoy one of the beautifully illustrated books of Ed Young on his birthday.

29 It's C.S. Lewis's birthday. Read a book of or about Narnia!

30 Mark Twain celebrates his birthday. Read a book by or about this famous American writer.

Q: Why did the police arrest the turkey?

A: They suspected him of fowl play.