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Issue 72: A Million at Risk

If you’ve tuned into the news lately, you probably know that some animals on this planet are in big trouble due to human actions. Though this isn’t the best news, you can also look at it as a call to action. That’s where the trumpeter swan comes in. This majestic bird was once extinct in Ontario, but thanks to conservation efforts, the waterfowl is coming back! Read on to learn more about this creature’s success story. Looking for something techy to do this summer? See what a reader has to say about the latest Nintendo Lab Kit. Dive into this issue now!

Issue 71: Man of Mystery!

There’s no bigger name in the mystery genre than Sherlock Holmes, which is why we’re celebrating series creator, Sir Author Conan Doyle. Grab your detective cap as we take a deep dive into the mysterious world of Doyle and even bust some myths surrounding the writer’s most popular series!

Issue 70: It's a Space Odyssey!

Hey readers, in case you haven’t noticed we’re slightly obsessed with science. It’s no wonder we’re packing this issue full of fun STEM related content to celebrate Science Odyssey Week! Buckle up and get ready to ride on the largest aircraft in the world, find out what an oil spill is and learn how astronauts use the bathroom in space. Happy (science) reading!

Issue 69: Celebrate Earth Day!

We're all about the environment for Issue 69! Celebrate Earth Day by checking out the pros and cons of smart cities. Think your old toys are ready for the trash? Think again! Turn your oldies into goodies once more with our toy hacks. You'll also want to brush up on feathered friends for our bird quiz (in honor of Migratory Bird Day). Go ahead and shake a tail feather!

Issue 69: Celebrate Earth Day!

We're all about the environment for Issue 69! Celebrate Earth Day by checking out the pros and cons of smart cities. Think your old toys are ready for the trash? Think again! Turn your oldies into goodies once more with our toy hacks. You'll also want to brush up on feathered friends for our bird quiz (in honor of Migratory Bird Day). Go ahead and shake a tail feather!

Issue 68: Hoop Fever

Attention sports fans! Are you ready for a b-ball extravaganza? We’re breaking down the NBA playoffs, chatting with a Harlem Globetrotter, and narrowing down which team might end up with the big win. Slam into this sporty issue now!

Issue 67: Thanks Yuri!

Get ready to blast off with issue 67! Find out who we can thank for human space flight, learn how astronauts stay healthy in space, and meet the star of a new series about kid entrepreneurs. Happy reading!

Issue 66: Go Wild

Go wild for Issue 66! We're celebrating World Wildlife Day with a feature about the return of Bison to Canada's prairies. Oh, and did you catch the Oscars? We're pumped about the amazing animated films nominated this year. In honour of that, we're giving you the lowdown of how animated films have gained popularity throughout time. Grab your popcorn and settle in!

Issue 65: World Pangolin Day

Issue 64: Super Bowl Us Over

Issue 63: Release The Stars

Hockey fans, unite! We've got the scoop of what you can expect from the 2019 NHL All-Star Weekend. Then learn about all-time hockey great, Jaques Plante. Not so big on hockey? We've got your fill of what readers are looking forward to most in 2019. Let's go!

Issue 62: Ready for 2019? We Are!

Happy New Year! We're kicking off 2019 with our top picks for the year. From movies, to tech, to games ... there's something for everyone. So what are you waiting for? Dig into this issue and start your year off right!

Issue 61: It's Time To Chill

Winter is here and the OWLconnected team is ready! Are you? Find out what we love about this season and take a fun quiz to get you in the snowy spirit. Happy holidays!

Issue 60: Off to Outer Space!

Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques has reached the International Space Station (ISS) for his six-month mission. Want to know more about the experiments he’ll be conducting in outer space? Find out inside this issue! Then celebrate Cookie Exchange Week with a recipe and test your hockey knowledge with a challenging quiz. Who’s game?

Issue 59: The Beaver Moon Arrives!

Do you know what a Beaver Moon is? There’s one happening on November 23! Learn all about it—and the other phases of the Moon—inside this issue. Plus, celebrate 90 years of Mickey Mouse with some fun facts and a video about Walt Disney.

Issue 58: Remembering Through Song

November 11 is Remembrance Day in Canada and many other countries. Learn more about what this day means, and how we remember through art and song. Plus, exercise your brain with a quiz full of body facts. And then bounce into a countdown of our top five NBA mascots. Swish!

Issue 57: Halloween is Here!

Happy Halloween! Get into the spooky spirit with this issue. It’s packed with Halloween history, a scary critter (that might just save your life), and a quiz all about superstitions. Plus, readers share their favourite flicks for a Halloween movie night. Boo!

Issue 56: Wild About World Animal Day

We’re celebrating World Animal Day by bringing awareness to one of the most critically-endangered species on our planet—the Sumatran rhino. Plus, how well do you know your eggs? Take our quiz and find out. Then read a book review from 10 year-old Tristan!

Issue 55: Falling for Sports

Fall is here, which is a great thing for all you sports fans! There’s football, baseball, soccer, basketball, and hockey. Read our preview of the 2018-19 NHL season before it begins on October 3. Then celebrate Google’s birthday with a quiz, get the scoop on a brand-new movie, and more!

Issue 54: It’s A Sign (Up!)

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. To celebrate, we spoke to kids just like you to find out why they think libraries are important. Read what they had to say! The Terry Fox Run is also happening this month on September 16. Learn more about this Canadian’s amazing legacy with a quiz. Plus, check out a cool new all-terrain vehicle that we can’t wait to take a ride on!

Issue 53: Back to Class!

Are you ready for another school year to get started? We’re here to help get you in gear with fun facts, a tricky quiz, and a list of 10 educational apps. Plus, learn how and why the global population is growing faster than ever. Do you know how many people live on our planet now?

Issue 52: A Time To “Bee” Kind

Issue 51: Dog Days? No Way!

What’s your favourite thing about summer? The OWLconnected team is here to tell you theirs! Food, sports, movies, and more. Read up—and then get out there to enjoy the summer!

Issue 50: Shark Week Show Time!

Sharks! Space! Video games! We’ve got it all inside this issue of your OWLconnected eMag—from Shark Week to Moon Day to E3. Plus, watch a how-to video and make all your pals friendship bracelets this summer!

Issue 49: Let’s Celebrate Together!

Who just celebrated their birthdays? Canada and the United States, that’s who! Test your knowledge of all things Canadian with a fun quiz. Plus, find out what science says about superhero Ant-Man and learn about the woman who changed history at Wimbledon.

Issue 48: Summer Is Back!

Summer is here! And so is this issue—with a list of 10 terrific books to add to your summer reading list. What will your next great read be? Plus, meet a teen who makes award-winning apps and see how much you know about rainforests.

Issue 47: Russia’s Ready!

Calling all Star Wars fans (we know there’s a lot of you out there)! It’s been 41 years since the first film hit theatres in 1977. Find out how this movie changed everything. Plus, take a tour of the Millennium Falcon with Lando Calrissian! Then celebrate World Turtle Day, learn all about the Golden Gate Bridge, and challenge your mind with a quiz.

Issue 46: Happy Birthday, Star Wars!

Calling all Star Wars fans (we know there’s a lot of you out there)! It’s been 41 years since the first film hit theatres in 1977. Find out how this movie changed everything. Plus, take a tour of the Millennium Falcon with Lando Calrissian! Then celebrate World Turtle Day, learn all about the Golden Gate Bridge, and challenge your mind with a quiz.

Issue 45: Happy Dinosaur Day!

Did you know that May 15 is Dinosaur Day? We’ve got some late-breaking dino news to help celebrate. Then check out a brand-new video from NASA that takes you on an HD tour of the Moon. Super cool! Plus, do you love pandas (who doesn’t, right!)? Get to know the documentary filmmaker behind the new nature film, Pandas.

Issue 44: May Day is on its Way!

There’s a lot to celebrate in the month of May! Learn all about May Day and Cinco de Mayo in this issue. Plus, it’s Free Comic Book Day on May 5. So we’re talking super heroes and testing your comic knowledge with a quiz. All this and more inside!

Issue 43: An Elephant-tastic Day!

Earth Day is coming up on April 22. And we’ve got a great giveaway to celebrate! April 16 is also Save the Elephant Day. Read an interview with a young actor who feels passionate about protecting not just elephants, but all endangered animals. Plus, robots! Check out some cool videos inside this issue.

Time to Play Ball!

Spring is here! Yay! And do you know what that means? Baseball season is back! Batter up for the 2018 MLB season inside this issue. Then find out how you can take action and help endangered animals. Plus, where do all those images you see in the news come from? And don’t think we forgot about April Fool’s Day! Celebrate the wacky holiday with a fun quiz.

Issue 41: Everything’s Gone Green!

March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day. Did you know this holiday is one of the most popular around the world? Find out more about this Irish celebration inside this issue. Then gear up for Canada’s top national music awards, plus meet an award-wining wildlife photographer who is just 13 years old. And more!

Issue 40: The Games Go On!

The Olympics may be over, but now it’s time for the Paralympics to come to PyeongChang. Meet one of Canada’s most talented Paralympians, Liam Hickey, inside this issue! Then learn more about the drought in Cape Town, South Africa. Plus, discover cool facts about the book-turned-movie A Wrinkle in Time, which hits theatres March 9.

Issue 39: Time for a History Lesson!

February is Black History Month. We think it’s the perfect time to introduce you to Marley Dias, a young activist doing amazing things. Meet her inside this issue! Then read an interview with a Toronto Raptors player, just in time for the 67th NBA All-Star Game. Plus, have scientists finally discovered the answer to the yeti legend?

Issue 38: Game On for the Winter Olympics!

The 2018 Winter Olympics open in PyeongChang, South Korea, on February 9. This issue is here to help you get ready for the Games! Learn all about the host country, venues, mascots, and of course, the Olympic athletes. Plus, find out fun stuff about the 60th Grammy Awards and the 52nd Super Bowl.

Issue 37: A World of Snow

If you love winter and the snow, this issue is for you! We’ve got the scoop on World Snow Day, the Winter X Games, and Penguin Awareness Day. January is also International Creativity Month, so we’re introducing you to a talented young artist (who also plays soccer and chess!). Then warm up with a summer-inspired quiz!

Issue 36: Happy New Year Predictions!

Welcome to 2018! It’s a new year and there’s a lot to look forward to. Like what, you ask? Let the OWLconnected team tell you. Read our picks and predictions for what’s coming up over the next 12 months. Enjoy!

Issue 35: Welcome, Winter!

Happy first day of winter, readers! Are you gearing up for the annual holiday hockey tradition? The World Junior Championships hit the ice on December 26. Plus, take a look back at the very first Disney film, which was released 80 years ago today (December 21). Then watch a video to learn more about movie making.

Issue 34: Calling All Star Wars Fans!

The new Star Wars movie is almost here! But you already knew that, didn’t you? Look inside this issue for a preview of what’s to come in this new flick. Then learn about Write For Rights Day, which takes place on December 10. And do you know what happened way back on December 15, 1964? Plus, test your toy knowledge with a fun quiz!

Issue 33: Celebrating Wildlife Conservation Day

Calling all animal lovers! December 4 is Wildlife Conservation Day. Celebrate by spreading awareness about the threatened creatures you care about, and then test your wildlife knowledge with a quiz. Plus, meet the newest all-star superhero team to hit the big screen, get to know some amazing young Canadians, and gear up for the 105th Grey Cup on November 26.

Issue 32: It’s Diabetes Awareness Month

There’s a lot of important stuff happening in November. From Remembrance Day to World Diabetes Day to Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, we’re covering it all in this issue. And did you know the dictionary got some brand-new words? Read all about it inside!

Issue 31: Trick or Treat?

Halloween is almost here! And we’re celebrating the spooky season with a cool and creepy quiz, an interview with a kid magician, and a quick history lesson about Halloween. We’re also sharing some news about an important species at risk—bats. Get the details inside.

Issue 30: Having A (Basket)Ball!

Calling all basketball fans! The 2017-18 NBA season hits the courts next week. We’ve got you covered with a preview, plus all the sports jargon you need to sound like an expert. You can also learn more about the Atlantic Hurricane Season. And did you know it’s Global Handwashing Day on October 15? Get the dirt inside.

Issue 29 : Barking About Forest Week!

It’s National Forest Week! So we’re talking about why trees are so terrific. It’s also World Vegetarian Day on October 1. Learn more about what it means to be a vegetarian from some kids just like you. Then get to know the brand new NHL team who will be hitting the ice this hockey season. Score!

Issue 28: We Want Peace!

We’re celebrating International Day ofDemocracy and International Day of Peace this September with some inspiring stories. Learn about the Invictus Games for injured and ill soldiers, and then read an interview with an Indigenous artist who paints murals in schools. Plus, readers share their school club ideas!

Issue 27: Back To School

Are you heading back to school next week?You’ll want to check out OWLconnected’s handy survival guide! Then get inspired by a 12-year-old inventor. Read our interview with Vaanan Murugathas inside.Plus, fun app recommendations to help train your brain and a quiz perfect for all you book lovers!

Issue 26: The Summer is Flying By!

On August 19, 1909, history was made on the racetrack. Race into this issue to read all about it! Then check out an interview with a bear expert, get the scoop on two of the summer’s biggest movies, and test your knowledge of the Aloha State, Hawaii. Plus, OWLconnected reader Dani takes you behind the scenes of a photo shoot.

Issue 25: 50 Years of Awesome Athletes!

What’s happening right now? The CanadaSummer Games! Learn about this national competition, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and some of the young athletes to watch out for. It’s also the 121st anniversary of the Klondike Gold Rush. What’s that? Take our quiz to find out. And don’t miss a new game review from an OWLconnected reader.

Issue 24: Walking on the Moon

On July 20, 1969, humans walked on the Moon for the very first time. Learn more about this amazing accomplishment. Then discover what’s happening in space exploration today! Plus, did you know the biggest comic convention in the world is on now? We’re also celebrating NelsonMandela International Day with a challenging quiz.

Issue 23: Sporty Summer Time!

On July 3, one of the biggest tennis tournaments in the world—Wimbledon—got started. Lots of other major international sports events are happening this summer, too! Ride in to this issue to learn more about the Tour De France. Plus, get the scoop on some awesome new video games, test your shark knowledge with a quiz, and try a tasty summer recipe. Enjoy!

Issue 22: Hero Dogs to the Rescue

Do you know what a refugee is? OWLconnected is here to help you learn more for World Refugee Day on June 20. We also take a closer look at countries in Africa and the Middle East that are suffering from famine, or food shortage. Plus, meet some heroic dogs and read their heart warming tales. And celebrate the first day of summer with a fun quiz!

Issue 21: Dive into World Oceans Day

June 8 is World Oceans Day. Are you ready to dive in and help save our seas? Find out about the laws that protect our planet’s oceans inside this issue. Plus, OWLconnected honours one of history’s most famous young writers: Anne Frank. You can also meet an app developer, take a tour of a submarine, and find out what the stock market is all about. Ready?

Issue 20: We Care about Clean Air!

Buzz in to this issue to find out why honeybees need our help this spring. Then get to know the very first explorers to reach the top of Mount Everest in May 1953. Plus, what popular book just hit the big screen with a new movie? That’s right, Wimpy Kid fans—Greg Heffley is back for some more fun!

Issue 19: A Great Date in the Air

The world’s first flying car is all set to take flight. Get the scoop inside! Then take a closer look at one of the most famous tombs in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. Plus, it’s NHL and NBA playoff season. Find out what it means to be a true sports fan in this issue’s comic.And don’t forget to take our Mother’s Day quiz!

Issue 18: World Press Freedom Day

World Press Freedom Day is coming up inMay. What’s it all about? Find out inside. Then learn about recent sightings of a mysterious creature that went extinct over 80 years ago! And you know who else is back? The Guardians! Get to know your favourite superheroes again as they gear up for their second adventure in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Plus, celebrate International Dance Day with a quiz!

Issue 17: Celebrating Earth Month

April is Earth Month, so what better time to talk about the environment? Find out what environmentalists do and discover a new type of nature-friendly farming. We also introduce you to the world’s largest artificial sun. Plus, do you want to learn how to code? There’s a new app to teach you, and one of our OWLconnected readers gave it a try. Check out her review inside!

Issue 16: Baby Animal Season is Here!

How do you distinguish between fact and fiction? Good question! We’ve got some answers inside. Then fly into an interview with a guy who’s job is all about helping injured birds. Plus, read a baseball expert’s predictions for the MLB’s 2017-18 season, which starts this Sunday, April 2. Batter up!

Issue 15: Spring Has Sprung

Spring is almost here! Hooray! Find out why most of North America changes its clocks to “spring forward” one hour. Then gear up for St. Patrick’s Day and test your knowledge of all things green.Plus, get March Break book recommendations, learn about drones, and check out OWLconnected’s guide to superheroes.

Issue 14: International Women’s Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day. Whyis this day so important? Find out inside. Then gear up for the Clarkson Cup,the match that decides the champion of the CWHL (Canadian Women’s HockeyLeague). You can also learn about Holi, a Hindu celebration of spring, and testyour book knowledge in this issue’s quiz.

Issue 13: Celebrating Black History

Do you know who Mathieu Da Costa is? Find out inside, and learn how Canada is celebrating Black History Month. Then discover the dwarf planets in our solar system, get to know the world’s most popular tourist attraction (the Eiffel Tower), and check out one of LEGO’s newest creations. Plus, gear up for the NBA All-Star Game with a basketball quiz.

Issue 12: Digging into Groundhog Day

Happy Groundhog Day, readers! Take a look inside to find out more about this hairy holiday. Speaking of cute critters, do you know if animals cry? We tell you in this issue’s comic! Plus, learn about your body’s most important organ, meet an important woman in history, and have some superhero-sized fun with a Batman quiz. Enjoy!

Issue 11: New Year, New Reality?

A new year means new stuff, right? The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which happened in Las Vegas earlier this January, shows off all the latest and greatest gadgets to watch out for in 2017. Check out our top picks! Plus, how much do you know about penguins? And how does an avalanche form? Find out inside.

Issue 10: Welcome to 2017!

Happy New Year, readers! To start off 2017 right, we’re giving you a sneak peek of what’s to come this year in books, movies, and games. Then take a look back at technology from the past. You may be surprised to find out how people survived 35 years ago without smart phones or YouTube! What did your parents do for fun back then? Find out inside this issue.

Issue 09: Winter is here!

Winter is here! Are you ready? The animals inside this issue sure are! Find out how certain creatures stay warm in the wild when temperatures drop below zero. Plus, get some fun ideas to bust your boredom over the winter break, and catch up on the best movies, books, and games of 2016.

Issue 08: What’s Right? Human Rights!

Who’s excited about the new Star Wars movie hitting theatres this month? We are! Get to know more about the whole Star Wars universe inside this issue. Human Rights Day is also happening this month on December 10. Find out why this day is so important, and learn how the United Nations (UN) protects the rights of all people around the world.

Issue 07: Buy Nothing Day

It’s Financial Literacy Month, so we’re talking about money. Find out what taxes are used for and what “purchasing power” means. Plus, did you hear the good news? Giant pandas are no longer on the endangered list! Learn more inside this issue.

Issue 06: Why we’ll never forget

Do you know the reason we celebrate Remembrance Day in Canada? Find out what happened on November 11, 1918, and why this day in history is so important. We're also sharing some amazing wildlife photography with you in this issue. Plus, check out an interview with an NBA player!

Issue 05: Fright Night!

Ever wonder what's inside that candy you collect trick-or-treating? We're giving you the scoop inside this issue. Plus, find out how you may be getting around in the future (hint: it's in something called a hyperloop!). And make sure to check out our special movie preview and story-writing contest for a chance to win an awesome prize. Happy Halloween, OWLconnected readers!

World Food Day

World Food Day is on October 16. Do you know what this day is all about? Find out in this issue, and then learn why food wastage is such a big problem around the globe. Wonder how we make each issue of the eMag? The OWLconnected team tells you. Plus, get top app picks from your fellow readers and take a fun fall quiz!

Humpbacks on the way back

Scientists recently revealed the most accurate images of a dinosaur yet! See for yourself and learn all about the Psittacosaurus in this issue of OWLconnected. Plus, find out the exciting news about humpback whales, get the scoop on the smiley face, and check out our reading list for Banned Books Week.

Look Up. Way, way up.

Ever wondered if we're alone in the universe? Find out about the fascinating search for alien life in this issue of OWLconnected. Plus, discover how much water the average person uses every day (hint: it's a lot!), take a quiz all about apples, and get to know some of the biggest YouTubers on the Internet.

Getting your head in the game

Are you ready to head back to school? This issue of OWLconnected is here to help you get your head in the game! Discover how the brain works, get the facts on your heavy backpack, and take a quiz about cool schools around the world. Plus gear up for the World Cup of Hockey, skating on to the rink this September!

Game On: The Olympics are here!

Welcome to the OWLconnected eMag! Each issue features news of the week, an in-depth feature story, an illustrated infographic, sports and entertainment stories, a fun interactive quiz, plus a comic and a video. You can also find reader-submitted videos, photos, and answers to timely questions in "The Buzz." Check it out!