Word of the Day
Brouhaha BROO-hah-hah (noun) A state of commotion or excitement; hubbub, uproar — www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
The Stacks for Kids
These interactive pages from Scholastic Books help kids develop a love for reading. Young readers can find their favorite characters or stories and play games, watch videos and more. There also are discussion boards for kids to share their literary thoughts.
Number to Know
$1 billion: Estimated net worth of J.K. Rowling, according to Forbes.
This Day in History
July 31, 1961: At Fenway Park in Boston, the first All-Star Game tie in Major League Baseball history occurs when the game is stopped in the 9th inning because of rain.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Author J.K. Rowling (47)
“It is our choices ... that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” — J. K. Rowling