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Greatest Snowfalls in North America

 Place Date Inches Centimeters
1 month (U.S.) Tamarack, Calif. Jan. 1911 390 991
24 hours (N. America) Silver Lake, Colo.April 14–15, 192176195.6
24 hours (Alaska) Thompson Pass Dec. 29, 1955 62 157.5
19 hours (France) Bessans April 5–6, 1969 68 173
1 storm (N. America) Mt. Shasta Ski Bowl, Calif. Feb. 13–19, 1959 189 480
1 storm (Alaska) Thompson Pass Dec. 26–31, 1955 175 445.5
1 season (N. America) Mount Baker, Wash. 1998–19991,1402,895.6
1 season (Alaska) Thompson Pass 1952–1953 974.5 2,475
1 season (Canada) Revelstoke Mt. Copeland,
  British Columbia
1971–1972 964 2,446.5
Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Topographic Laboratories.

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Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: April Fool's Day (begins 4/1), Passover (begins sundown 4/3), Easter (4/5), Name Yourself Day (4/9), Encourage a Young Writer Day (4/10), Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Holocaust Remembrance Day (begins sundown 4/15), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports Safety Month!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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