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The National Park Service includes 59 parks encompassing 84 million acres.  That, in itself, is worth celebrating.  But this summer also marks their centennial.  I can't improve on the official description of this momentous event, so I won't.  "The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016, and everyone can take part in the celebration! The centennial will kick off a second century of stewardship of America's national parks and engaging communities through recreation, conservation, and historic preservation programs. We invite you to find your park and discover the national parks and programs in your own backyard!"  What I CAN do is help our readers find the right books and online information to properly celebrate.

Did you think the Star Wars Jedi Academy series was over just because Rowan graduated?  Good news!  You were wrong!  Jeffrey Brown has passed the writing/drawing pen to Jarrett J. Krosoczka for book #4, Star Wars Jedi Academy: A New Class !

Victor Starspeeder is psyched to be starting school at the Jedi Academy. His sister, Christina does not share an enthusiasm for Victor's newfound educational path. She's horrified that her annoying baby brother will be there to cramp her style. While Victor means well, his excess energy leads him to spend a lot of time in detention with the little, green sage, Yoda. Yoda wants to channel Victor's talents, so he makes the young Padawan join the drama club. Victor is not pleased. "Learn to control your anger, you must! Successfully manage their emotions, a good Jedi can. Box step and jazz hands ... hee hee ... young Padawan will!" Victor will have to make new friends, get on his sister's good side, learn to use the force, and hope the year's drama club performance (Wookie Side Story ? Annie Get Your Lightsaber ?) goes off without a hitch!