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Congratulations to the 2015 Scripps Spelling Bee Champions!

This year Vanya Shivashankar of California Trail Middle School, Olathe, Kansas and Gokul Venkatachalam of Parkway West Middle School, Chesterfield, Missouri shared the honor of top speller! This year's winning word was ‘nunatak’(from Inuit nunataq) which is an exposed, often rocky element of a ridge, mountain, or peak not covered with ice or snow within (or at the edge of) an ice field.

Congratulations to the 2015 National Geographic Geographic Bee Champion!

Karan Menon of New Jersey won the Geographic Bee. Seven questions were asked in the final round with the two finalists required to write down their answers. How would you do on this final round? Here are the questions:

  1. Mariupol, a city located at the mouth of the Kalmius River, is located on what sea that is an arm of the Black Sea?
  2. Helsingor's strategic location on a narrow strait allowed Danish kings to collect tolls from passing ships. Name the strait.
  3. A Russian island that straddles 180 degrees longitude is one of the most biodiverse in the Arctic and is the world's northernmost UNESCO World Heritage Site. Name this island.
  4. In 2014, the government of India established a new state out of the northwestern part of Andhra Pradesh. Name this new state.
  5. The strait of Canso separates mainland Canada from what island?
  6. What Central Asian capital city is located northwest of the densely populated Fergana Valley?
  7. If completed, the proposed Grand Inga dam would become the world's largest hydropower plant. This dam would be built near Inga Falls on which African river?

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Need some cold weather cheer? Enjoy our Winter Holidays collection!:

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Learning the ABC's? Check out our collection of alphabet bookmarks.

This bookmark depicts the letter A and an ape. This bookmark depicts the letter L and a lyrebird. This bookmark depicts the letter X and a Xiphosuran. This bookmark depicts the letter Z and two Zebras.

Dreaming of Travel to Far Away Places?

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Answers to the Geography Bee.

  1. Sea of Azov
  2. Oresund
  3. Wrangel Island
  4. Telangana
  5. Cape Breton Island
  6. Tashkent
  7. Congo River

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Feed Your Family of Four for $4 A Day

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Feed Your Family of Four for $4 a Day
Keep your family fed during lean times. Serve up to 3 wholesome meals and 2 snacks per person (a total of 12 meals and 8 snacks) for $4 a day. Learn how! Includes valuable resources and much more.

Here's what readers have to say:

"This is a gem of a book..."

Larry Stillwell

"As director of Fauquier Community Food Bank, ... I hope more donors will help us provide these books to all of our clients."

Roland Serrano, Director, The Fauquier Community Food Bank

"...I highly recommend this book to all of those who need to stretch their food budgets as well as to professionals and volunteers who work with individuals who find themselves in these circumstances..."

Edward V. Jones, co-author of "These are Our People...Life Stories of 24 People Served at The Fauquier Community Food Bank

"...it is possible to "tighten your belt" for a little while and stay healthy..."

Patricia Norton

"I like this book for its boots-on-the-ground practicality..."

Many thanks from, “I can do this”, in upstate NY

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Special Deal for Non-Profits

Does your non-profit organization serve people struggling with food insecurity? Contact us today at mainoffice@pilinutpress.com to order Feed Your Family of Four for $4 a Day at a discounted price for distribution to your clients.

What is a Pilinut?

The pilinut is the edible seed of the Canarium ovatum tree which is native to Southeast Asia. Tasting like sweet almonds, it is eaten for its health benefits including prevention of anemia and for nourishment of the brain and nervous system.

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