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Evonne Blanchard was born and raised in England. She has also studied and worked in both England and France. She met her American husband whilst they were both volunteering at a children's orphanage in Guatemala. She resides in the North Shore (Boston, Massachusetts) with her husband and their two daughters, Lydia and Gwendolyn. Other additions to the household include a naughty dog called Lola, a lovely cat called Arthur, two hamsters (which they are careful to keep out of the cat's clutches) and lots of fish! Amelia's Amazing Space Adventures is a series of ten exciting space adventures for children, ages 5-9. Book One: Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace Book Two: Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage The author is currently working on book three of the series, 'Amelia, the Merballs and the Merabel Catapult.' Reviews: Book One: Amelia the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace "Appealing illustrations combine with lots of text to make this a great read for children transitioning from picture books to chapters books."- Kirkus Reviews "The story is imaginative and fun...and a perfect book to stretch my oldest in his independent reading with something fun to keep his attention." - Beautiful Books for Children

Curious about Capricorn the Goat? The Story behind Capricorn and how to Spot this Constellation in the Night Sky

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Capricorn Characteristics:  Capricorn represents those born from December 22—January 19.  Capricorn is the tenth Zodiac sign of the year, right after Sagittarius.

Myth and Legend:  The origin of Capricorn mythology is shrouded in mystery.  Capricorn is often represented as either a goat or a sea-goat.  As a sea-goat, it is shown with the tail of a fish.  Ancient Greek myths often had sea-goats depicted in their art, but little is known about the origins of these drawings.  One story that has been passed down through the ages, begins with the sea-goat Pricus.

Pricus was the father of all the sea-goats; thought to be highly intelligent creatures that lived in the sea, but near the shoreline.  This special race of goats had the gifts of speech, reason and were highly favored by the gods.

Pricus is associated with the God Chronos—the God of time— and he shares Chronos’s ability to manipulate time.  Pricus’s children were drawn to the shore and began to spend more and more time out of the water.  They would drag themselves to the beach and lay in the sun.  Overtime their fish tails turned into hind legs and they lost their abilities to speak and think, becoming the simple goats that we know today.

The clever father sea-goat Pricus was very upset with this transformation.  He feared that one day all his children would lose their intelligence and unique abilities and become mindless animals, who would not be able to return to the sea.

So Pricus hatched a plot.  He used his ability to reverse time, so that the normal goats reverted back to sea-goats swimming in the sea, talking and thinking just as before.  But no matter how many times Pricus reversed time, his children continued to be drawn to the shore.  Time and time again their fish tails turned to legs and their special powers faded away.

Pricus finally realized he cannot control destiny and he allows his children to choose their future; that of becoming simple goats.  Soon he is all alone and absolutely miserable.  He asks Chronos to let him die.  Instead Chronos allows him to continue his immortality in the night sky as the Capricorn constellation.  From the stars, he can still see all his descendants running all over the mountain tops.  And that concludes the strange, peculiar tale that is the Capricorn legend!

Constellation:  So does anyone think the Capricorn constellation looks anything like a sea-goat?  No of course not, it looks more like a bandana than any actual animal.  Maybe a bandana that you’d put on a pet goat, if you’re into dressing up your smelly pet goat? But constellations for the most part seem to follow a basic rule, look absolutely nothing like the object you’re supposed to represent!

The best viewing time for the Capricorn constellation is in September at around 9pm; between latitudes + 60° and – 90° in the northern hemisphere.  If you live in the southern hemisphere, look for the Capricorn constellation in the spring.  As always. use a star map as a guide and a knowledgeable star gazer to assist you.

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Evonne Blanchard is the author of, ‘Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace and ‘Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage.  These are the first two books in, ‘Amelia’s Amazing Space Adventures,’ an exciting series of ten books set in outer space (for children ages 5-9).

Coming soon! The third book in the series, Amelia, the Merballs and the Emerald Cannon, is scheduled for publication February 2018.

Ever wondered if aliens exist? What if one needed your help? Would you travel to outer space?

Book One: Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace

When is a present not a present?  When it’s a friendly purple alien called Uglesnoo, from the planet Pluto!  Uglesnoo needs to leave right away for the Moon.  Uglesnoo also desperately needs Amelia’s help.  Should Amelia venture into outer Space?

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 “Appealing Illustrations combine with lots of text to make this a great read for children transitioning from picture books to chapter books.” – Kirkus Reviews

The story is imaginative and fun…and a perfect book to stretch my oldest in his independent reading with something fun to keep his attention.” —Beautiful Books for Children

Book Two: Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage

Uglesnoo needs Amelia’s help.  His sister is very sick.  The only cure is a repelling crystal from Neptune.  With his Earthling friend, Amelia, they must continue their quest.  More items are needed to buy the crystal.  But Venus is full of danger and angry aliens.  Are Uglesnoo and Amelia in over their heads?

Amelia the Venutons cover with text

“A lively sequel offers a sure-handed blend of fantasy, humor, adventure, and an ingenious heroine.” Kirkus Reviews

5/5 star rating!  “Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage is a wonderful children’s book that will allow your kids to get started in the Sci-Fi genre… The story is intriguing and well thought out. All in all, the author did a great job of creating an engaging story that kept my kids interested. We are definitely looking forward to the next book!”- Examiner.com

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Alien Space Puzzle

Friendly alien is watering the plants on his planet. Complete the puzzle and find the missing parts of the picture.

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Evonne Blanchard is the author of, ‘Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace and ‘Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage.  These are the first two books in, ‘Amelia’s Amazing Space Adventures,’ an exciting series of ten books set in outer space (for children ages 5-9).

Coming soon! The third book in the series, Amelia, the Merballs and the Emerald Cannon, is scheduled for publication December 2017.

Ever wondered if aliens exist? What if one needed your help? Would you travel to outer space?

Book One: Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace

When is a present not a present?  When it’s a friendly purple alien called Uglesnoo, from the planet Pluto!  Uglesnoo needs to leave right away for the Moon.  Uglesnoo also desperately needs Amelia’s help.  Should Amelia venture into outer Space?

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 “Appealing Illustrations combine with lots of text to make this a great read for children transitioning from picture books to chapter books.” – Kirkus Reviews

The story is imaginative and fun…and a perfect book to stretch my oldest in his independent reading with something fun to keep his attention.” —Beautiful Books for Children

Book Two: Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage

Uglesnoo needs Amelia’s help.  His sister is very sick.  The only cure is a repelling crystal from Neptune.  With his Earthling friend, Amelia, they must continue their quest.  More items are needed to buy the crystal.  But Venus is full of danger and angry aliens.  Are Uglesnoo and Amelia in over their heads?

Amelia the Venutons cover with text

“A lively sequel offers a sure-handed blend of fantasy, humor, adventure, and an ingenious heroine.” Kirkus Reviews

5/5 star rating!  “Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage is a wonderful children’s book that will allow your kids to get started in the Sci-Fi genre… The story is intriguing and well thought out. All in all, the author did a great job of creating an engaging story that kept my kids interested. We are definitely looking forward to the next book!”- Examiner.com

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Space Puzzle

Space PuzzleA little space puzzle for you to solve with your child.   Also, exciting news in that the third book in the Amelia’s Amazing Space Adventure Series is coming out very soon!

Watch out for, Book Three: Amelia the Merballs and the Emerald Cannon! For more details about the series, click on the following link:

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Evonne Blanchard is the author of, ‘Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace and ‘Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage.  These are the first two books in, ‘Amelia’s Amazing Space Adventures,’ an exciting series of ten books set in outer space (for children ages 5-9).

Coming soon! The third book in the series, Amelia, the Merballs and the Emerald Cannon, is scheduled for publication December 2017.

Ever wondered if aliens exist? What if one needed your help? Would you travel to outer space?

Book One: Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace

When is a present not a present?  When it’s a friendly purple alien called Uglesnoo, from the planet Pluto!  Uglesnoo needs to leave right away for the Moon.  Uglesnoo also desperately needs Amelia’s help.  Should Amelia venture into outer Space?

kindle cover for upload

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 “Appealing Illustrations combine with lots of text to make this a great read for children transitioning from picture books to chapter books.” – Kirkus Reviews

The story is imaginative and fun…and a perfect book to stretch my oldest in his independent reading with something fun to keep his attention.” —Beautiful Books for Children

Book Two: Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage

Uglesnoo needs Amelia’s help.  His sister is very sick.  The only cure is a repelling crystal from Neptune.  With his Earthling friend, Amelia, they must continue their quest.  More items are needed to buy the crystal.  But Venus is full of danger and angry aliens.  Are Uglesnoo and Amelia in over their heads?

Amelia the Venutons cover with text

“A lively sequel offers a sure-handed blend of fantasy, humor, adventure, and an ingenious heroine.” Kirkus Reviews

5/5 star rating!  “Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage is a wonderful children’s book that will allow your kids to get started in the Sci-Fi genre… The story is intriguing and well thought out. All in all, the author did a great job of creating an engaging story that kept my kids interested. We are definitely looking forward to the next book!”- Examiner.com

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Coming Soon! Book Three: Amelia, the Merballs and the Emerald Cannon

The third adventure in the Amelia’s Amazing Space Adventure Series is about to take flight!PAGE-21

The aliens of Mercury are friendly… until an asteroid hits their planet. Amelia and Uglesnoo find themselves accused of treachery. How will they convince the Merballs of their innocence? And how will they manage to collect the flying shoes, leave Mercury and continue their quest on time?

Evonne Blanchard is the author of, ‘Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace and ‘Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage.  These are the first two books in, ‘Amelia’s Amazing Space Adventures,’ an exciting series of ten books set in outer space (for children ages 5-9).

Coming soon! The third book in the series, Amelia, the Merballs and the Emerald Cannon, is scheduled for publication December 2017.

Ever wondered if aliens exist? What if one needed your help? Would you travel to outer space?

Book One: Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace

When is a present not a present?  When it’s a friendly purple alien called Uglesnoo, from the planet Pluto!  Uglesnoo needs to leave right away for the Moon.  Uglesnoo also desperately needs Amelia’s help.  Should Amelia venture into outer Space?

kindle cover for upload

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 “Appealing Illustrations combine with lots of text to make this a great read for children transitioning from picture books to chapter books.” – Kirkus Reviews

The story is imaginative and fun…and a perfect book to stretch my oldest in his independent reading with something fun to keep his attention.” —Beautiful Books for Children

Book Two: Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage

Uglesnoo needs Amelia’s help.  His sister is very sick.  The only cure is a repelling crystal from Neptune.  With his Earthling friend, Amelia, they must continue their quest.  More items are needed to buy the crystal.  But Venus is full of danger and angry aliens.  Are Uglesnoo and Amelia in over their heads?

Amelia the Venutons cover with text

“A lively sequel offers a sure-handed blend of fantasy, humor, adventure, and an ingenious heroine.” Kirkus Reviews

5/5 star rating!  “Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage is a wonderful children’s book that will allow your kids to get started in the Sci-Fi genre… The story is intriguing and well thought out. All in all, the author did a great job of creating an engaging story that kept my kids interested. We are definitely looking forward to the next book!”- Examiner.com

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Fun Space Jokes! How did I write this blog? I Planet!

Q. Why did the sun go to school?
A. To get brighter!

Q.What do you call a tick on the moon?
A A luna-tick.

Q.What kind of music do planets sing?
ANeptunes!

Q.What did the alien say to the garden?
A. Take me to your weeder!

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Q.What did Mars say to Saturn?
A. Give me a ring sometime!

Q. What do you call an alien with three eyes?
A. An aliiien.

Q. What is a spaceman’s favorite chocolate?
A. A marsbar!

Q. Why didn’t the sun go to college?
A. Because it already had a million degrees!

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Q. Why did the cow go to outer space?
A. To visit the milky way.

Q. Why did Venus have to get an air conditioner?
A. Because Mercury moved in.

Q. How do you know when the moon has enough to eat?
A. When it’s full.

Q. What is an astronauts favorite key on the keyboard?
A. The space bar!

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Q. What’s a light-year?
A. The same as a regular year, but with less calories.

Q. What did the alien say to the cat?
A. Take me to your litter.

Q. What do planets like to read?
A. Comet books!

Q. How do you get a baby astronaut to sleep?
A. You rocket!

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Q. How does the man-in-the-moon cut his hair?
A. Eclipse it!

Q. What do you get if you cross Santa Claus with a space ship?
A. A u-f-ho-ho-ho!

Q. How do you organize a space party?
A. You planet!

Q. Why don’t aliens eat clowns?
A. Because they taste funny!

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Q. What was the first animal in space?
A. The cow that jumped over the moon!

Q. Why did Mickey Mouse go to outer space?
A. He was looking for Pluto.

Q. Where do astronauts keep their sandwiches?
A. In a launch box!

Q. What do you call a loony spaceman?
A. An astronut.

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Q. Where would an astronaut park his space ship?
A. A parking meteor!

Q. Why did the people not like the restaurant on the moon?
A. Because there was no atmosphere.

Evonne Blanchard is the author of, ‘Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace and ‘Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage.  These are the first two books in, ‘Amelia’s Amazing Space Adventures,’ an exciting series of ten books set in outer space (for children ages 5-9).

Coming soon! The third book in the series, Amelia, the Merballs and the Emerald Cannon, is scheduled for publication December 2017.

Ever wondered if aliens exist? What if one needed your help? Would you travel to outer space?  For the adventures… of a lifetime!

Book One: Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace

When is a present not a present?  When it’s a friendly purple alien called Uglesnoo, from the planet Pluto!  Uglesnoo needs to leave right away for the Moon.  Uglesnoo also desperately needs Amelia’s help.  Should Amelia venture into outer Space?

kindle cover for upload

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 “Appealing Illustrations combine with lots of text to make this a great read for children transitioning from picture books to chapter books.” – Kirkus Reviews

The story is imaginative and fun…and a perfect book to stretch my oldest in his independent reading with something fun to keep his attention.” —Beautiful Books for Children

Book Two: Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage

Uglesnoo needs Amelia’s help.  His sister is very sick.  The only cure is a repelling crystal from Neptune.  With his Earthling friend, Amelia, they must continue their quest.  More items are needed to buy the crystal.  But Venus is full of danger and angry aliens.  Are Uglesnoo and Amelia in over their heads?

Amelia the Venutons cover with text

“A lively sequel offers a sure-handed blend of fantasy, humor, adventure, and an ingenious heroine.” Kirkus Reviews

5/5 star rating!  “Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage is a wonderful children’s book that will allow your kids to get started in the Sci-Fi genre… The story is intriguing and well thought out. All in all, the author did a great job of creating an engaging story that kept my kids interested. We are definitely looking forward to the next book!”- Examiner.com

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Curious about Sagittarius the Archer? The Story of Sagittarius and how to Spot this Constellation in the Night Sky

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Sagittarius represents those born from November 22—December 21.   Sagittarius is the ninth Zodiac sign of the year, right after Scorpio.

Myth and Legend: Sagittarius the Archer is the Centaur Chiron from Greek Mythology.  Centaurs have the head and upper torso of a man and lower body of a horse.  Of all the centaurs, Chiron was the most respected.  He taught famous Greek heroes such as Jason, Hercules and Achilles and he was considered a superb musician, physician and of course archer!

Unfortunately, one day Chiron was shot by a poisoned arrow (from the Learnean Hydra) from one of his former students; the mighty Hercules himself.  The stray arrow was an accident, but as Chiron was immortal he could not die, but still suffered greatly from the poisoning.  Chiron went to the Gods and offered to give up his immortality, so that he could die.  He asked the Gods if he could replace Prometheus, who originally gave fire to man:  The Gods punished Prometheus for his gift to man and ever since he had been chained to rocks.  Zeus, ruler of the Greek Gods (Jupiter in Roman mythology) – touched by Chiron’s kindness in relieving Prometheus from his endless pain – put Chiron in the night sky as the Sagittarius constellation.

Constellation: This constellation looks more like a dancing spider, than a mythological half man/half beast.  But that’s constellations for you! Probably the result of poor eyesight in the time before contacts!

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The best viewing time for the Sagittarius constellation is in August at around 9pm, between latitudes + 55° and – 90° in the northern hemisphere.  If you live in the southern hemisphere, you have the best view of this southerly constellation.  Your time to stargaze is in the middle of the winter, when Sagittarius is directly overhead in the night sky. As always use a star map as a guide and if possible a knowledgeable star gazer to assist you.

Extra Fun Fact: Sagittarius is Latin for The Archer.  It is usually depicted as a Centaur —mythological creature with the torso of a human and the body of a horse—pulling back a bow.

Next Post—Curious about Capricorn the Sea-Goat? (December 22 – January 19). The Story of Capricorn and How to spot this Constellation in the Night Sky.

 Evonne Blanchard is the author of, ‘Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace and ‘Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage.  These are the first two books in, ‘Amelia’s Amazing Space Adventures,’ an exciting series of ten books set in outer space (for children ages 5-9).

Ever wondered if aliens exist? What if one needed your help? Would you travel to outer space?  For the adventures… of a lifetime!

Book One: Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace

When is a present not a present?  When it’s a friendly purple alien called Uglesnoo, from the planet Pluto!  Uglesnoo needs to leave right away for the Moon.  Uglesnoo also desperately needs Amelia’s help.  Should Amelia venture into outer space?

kindle cover for upload

Appealing Illustrations combine with lots of text to make this a great read for children transitioning from picture books to chapter books.” – Kirkus Reviews

The story is imaginative and fun…and a perfect book to stretch my oldest in his independent reading with something fun to keep his attention.” —Beautiful Books for Children

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Book Two: Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage

Uglesnoo needs Amelia’s help.  His sister is very sick.  The only cure is a repelling crystal from Neptune.  With his Earthling friend, Amelia, they must continue their quest.  More items are needed to buy the crystal.  But Venus is full of danger and angry aliens.  Are Uglesnoo and Amelia in over their heads?

Amelia the Venutons cover with text

“A lively sequel offers a sure-handed blend of fantasy, humor, adventure, and an ingenious heroine.” Kirkus Reviews

5/5 star rating!  “Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage is a wonderful children’s book that will allow your kids to get started in the Sci-Fi genre… The story is intriguing and well thought out. All in all, the author did a great job of creating an engaging story that kept my kids interested. We are definitely looking forward to the next book!”- Examiner.com

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Curious about Scorpio the Scorpion? Find out the Story behind the Star-Sign and how to Spot this Constellation in the Night Sky.

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Scorpio represents those born from October 23—November 21.   Scorpio is the eighth Zodiac sign of the year, right after Libra.

Myth and Legend:  The legend of Scorpio starts with the Greek hero Orion. Orion was a master hunter and showoff.  He declared himself the best hunter and bragged that he would kill all the animals on Earth.  His boasts offended the Gods, particularly Gaia— Goddess of the Earth.  Gaia created a giant scorpion to be rid of Orion.  The terrifying scorpion chased after Orion, eventually stinging him to death. Zeus, ruler of the Gods placed both Orion and the Scorpion up in the night sky as constellations.  But he took care to place them far apart, so they could not fight anymore!

Constellation:  Scorpio is one of the biggest and brightest constellations in the night sky.  And it actually looks like what it represents— a scorpion—unlike most of the other constellations! However, like much in life it has been downsized.  Under the ancient Greeks, Scorpio possessed claws.  These were taken away by the Romans, who gave them to Libra, where they became the Scales of Justice. The best viewing time for the Scorpio constellation is in early to mid-July at around 9pm, between latitudes + 40°and -90° in the northern hemisphere.  If you live in the southern hemisphere, you can also see the Scorpio constellation at the same time.  In fact, you’ll get an even better view! Use a star map as a guide and a knowledgeable star gazer to assist you.

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Extra Fun Fact: Scorpio is Latin for Scorpion.  Scorpio literally means creature with a burning sting!  Antares a giant bright red star marks the center of the Scorpio constellation.

Next Post—Curious about Sagittarius, (November 22 – December 21). The Story of Sagittarius and How to spot this Constellation in the Night Sky.

 Evonne Blanchard is the author of, ‘Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace and ‘Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage.  These are the first two books in, ‘Amelia’s Amazing Space Adventures,’ an exciting series of ten books set in outer space (for children ages 5-9).

Ever wondered if aliens exist? What if one needed your help? Would you travel to outer space?  For the adventures… of a lifetime!

Book One: Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace

When is a present not a present?  When it’s a friendly purple alien called Uglesnoo, from the planet Pluto!  Uglesnoo needs to leave right away for the Moon.  Uglesnoo also desperately needs Amelia’s help.  Should Amelia venture into outer Space?

kindle cover for upload

Appealing Illustrations combine with lots of text to make this a great read for children transitioning from picture books to chapter books.” – Kirkus Reviews

The story is imaginative and fun…and a perfect book to stretch my oldest in his independent reading with something fun to keep his attention.” —Beautiful Books for Children

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Book Two: Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage

Uglesnoo needs Amelia’s help.  His sister is very sick.  The only cure is a repelling crystal from Neptune.  With his Earthling friend, Amelia, they must continue their quest.  More items are needed to buy the crystal.  But Venus is full of danger and angry aliens.  Are Uglesnoo and Amelia in over their heads?

Amelia the Venutons cover with text

“A lively sequel offers a sure-handed blend of fantasy, humor, adventure, and an ingenious heroine.” Kirkus Reviews

5/5 star rating!  “Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage is a wonderful children’s book that will allow your kids to get started in the Sci-Fi genre… The story is intriguing and well thought out. All in all, the author did a great job of creating an engaging story that kept my kids interested. We are definitely looking forward to the next book!”- Examiner.com

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Outer Space: “We are the Planets,” The Solar System Song by Storybots

Check out this very fun space song for kids!

Evonne Blanchard is the author of, ‘Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace and ‘Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage.  These are the first two books in, ‘Amelia’s Amazing Space Adventures,’ an exciting series of ten books set in outer space (for children ages 5-9).

Ever wondered if aliens exist? What if one needed your help? Would you travel to outer space?  For the adventures… of a lifetime!

Book One: Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace

When is a present not a present?  When it’s a friendly purple alien called Uglesnoo, from the planet Pluto!  Uglesnoo needs to leave right away for the Moon.  Uglesnoo also desperately needs Amelia’s help.  Should Amelia venture into outer Space?

kindle cover for upload

Appealing Illustrations combine with lots of text to make this a great read for children transitioning from picture books to chapter books.” – Kirkus Reviews

The story is imaginative and fun…and a perfect book to stretch my oldest in his independent reading with something fun to keep his attention.” —Beautiful Books for Children

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Book Two: Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage

Uglesnoo needs Amelia’s help.  His sister is very sick.  The only cure is a repelling crystal from Neptune.  With his Earthling friend, Amelia, they must continue their quest.  More items are needed to buy the crystal.  But Venus is full of danger and angry aliens.  Are Uglesnoo and Amelia in over their heads?

Amelia the Venutons cover with text

“A lively sequel offers a sure-handed blend of fantasy, humor, adventure, and an ingenious heroine.” Kirkus Reviews

5/5 star rating!  “Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage is a wonderful children’s book that will allow your kids to get started in the Sci-Fi genre… The story is intriguing and well thought out. All in all, the author did a great job of creating an engaging story that kept my kids interested. We are definitely looking forward to the next book!”- Examiner.com

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Curious about Libra, the Scales? The Story of Libra and how to Spot this Constellation in the Night Sky

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Libra represents those born from September 23—October 22.   Libra is the seventh Zodiac sign of the year, right after Virgo.

Myth and Legend:  Way back in ancient times, the Libra constellation was known as the claws… of the scorpion!  But that dramatic description fell out of favor and the constellation over time became known as simply, ‘The Scales,’ meaning justice, balance and harmony.  It’s related to the Virgo constellation.  Virgo is shown as a beautiful young woman —and often the Goddess Astraea— who carries the scales of justice in her hands:  Those scales are the Libra constellation.   Libra is also visible in the Autumn/Fall equinox, when the days and nights are of equal length and so in balance.

Constellation:

Libra Constellation

Do we think this collection of stars actually looks like a pair of scales? The top maybe? Although you have to imagine the weighing scales at the bottom.  Personally, I think it most resembles an unfinished tetrahedron, but where’s the myth in a geometric shape?

Libra is not a dramatic constellation.  If you can find the nearby bright stars of Spica and Antares, you can then see the fainter stars in Libra.  The most visible star in Libra is the crazily named Zubeneschamail, Beta Librae!  Then there is Apha Librae and Gamma Librae.  These three stars make up the upper part of the scale.

The best viewing time for the Libra constellation is in June at around 9pm; between latitudes + 65° and – 90° in the northern hemisphere.  If you live in the southern hemisphere, look for the Libra constellation in the autumn/fall and winter.  Use a star map as a guide and a knowledgeable star gazer to assist you.

Extra Fun Fact: Libra means “the weighing scales” in Latin.  The scales are held by the Roman Goddess, Astraea (Dike in Greek Mythology).

Next Post—Curious about Scorpio, (October 23 – November 21). The Story of Scorpio and How to spot this Constellation in the Night Sky.

Evonne Blanchard is the author of, ‘Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace and ‘Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage.  These are the first two books in, ‘Amelia’s Amazing Space Adventures,’ an exciting series of ten books set in outer space (for children ages 5-9).

Ever wondered if aliens exist? What if one needed your help? Would you travel to outer space?  For the adventures… of a lifetime!

Book One: Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace

When is a present not a present?  When it’s a friendly purple alien called Uglesnoo, from the planet Pluto!  Uglesnoo needs to leave right away for the Moon.  Uglesnoo also desperately needs Amelia’s help.  Should Amelia venture into outer Space?

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Appealing Illustrations combine with lots of text to make this a great read for children transitioning from picture books to chapter books.” – Kirkus Reviews

The story is imaginative and fun…and a perfect book to stretch my oldest in his independent reading with something fun to keep his attention.” —Beautiful Books for Children

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Book Two: Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage

Uglesnoo needs Amelia’s help.  His sister is very sick.  The only cure is a repelling crystal from Neptune.  With his Earthling friend, Amelia, they must continue their quest.  More items are needed to buy the crystal.  But Venus is full of danger and angry aliens.  Are Uglesnoo and Amelia in over their heads?

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“A lively sequel offers a sure-handed blend of fantasy, humor, adventure, and an ingenious heroine.” Kirkus Reviews

5/5 star rating!  “Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage is a wonderful children’s book that will allow your kids to get started in the Sci-Fi genre… The story is intriguing and well thought out. All in all, the author did a great job of creating an engaging story that kept my kids interested. We are definitely looking forward to the next book!”- Examiner.com

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Book Two: Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage

Evonne Blanchard is the author of, ‘Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace and ‘Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage.  These are the first two books in, ‘Amelia’s Amazing Space Adventures,’ an exciting series of ten books set in outer space (for children ages 5-9).

Ever wondered if aliens exist? What if one needed your help? Would you travel to outer space?  For the adventures… of a lifetime!

New Book Two: Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage

Uglesnoo needs Amelia’s help.  His sister is very sick.  The only cure is a repelling crystal from Neptune.  With his Earthling friend, Amelia, they must continue their quest.  More items are needed to buy the crystal.  But Venus is full of danger and angry aliens.  Are Uglesnoo and Amelia in over their heads?

Amelia the Venutons cover with text

“A lively sequel offers a sure-handed blend of fantasy, humor, adventure, and an ingenious heroine.” Kirkus Reviews

5/5 star rating!  “Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage is a wonderful children’s book that will allow your kids to get started in the Sci-Fi genre… The story is intriguing and well thought out. All in all, the author did a great job of creating an engaging story that kept my kids interested. We are definitely looking forward to the next book!”- Examiner.com

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Read this book and over 1 million other books with Kindle Unlimited.

Book One: Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace

When is a present not a present?  When it’s a friendly purple alien called Uglesnoo, from the planet Pluto!  Uglesnoo needs to leave right away for the Moon.  Uglesnoo also desperately needs Amelia’s help.  Should Amelia venture into outer Space?

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Click below for a preview:

Amazon.com

Or

Amazon.co.uk

Read this book and over 1 million other books with Kindle Unlimited.

 “Appealing Illustrations combine with lots of text to make this a great read for children transitioning from picture books to chapter books.” – Kirkus Reviews

The story is imaginative and fun…and a perfect book to stretch my oldest in his independent reading with something fun to keep his attention.” —Beautiful Books for Children