July 5, 2011

Trivia Tuesday: Book Titles in Other Words

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Qmark_130 Titles in Other Words!

Usually authors don't get their titles just right on their first try. Instead, it takes a lot of thought and editing to get a title just right. But what if a writer decided to go with a slightly different title for your favorite book? Here's a game called Book Titles in Other Words, where we give you the titles of some famous books with slightly different phrasing and you have to figure out what the actual title is.

Here's an example, the clue is: Miniature Females

Give up? The answer is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott! Now here are 10 more titles for you to decipher.

  1. Journal of a Cowardly Child: The Grotesque Facts
  2. The Exploits of Major Long-Johns
  3. The Toddler Recliners Society
  4. Utter Dairy Products and Perish (Hint: A book in the Goosebumps series)
  5. The Starving Contests
  6. The Electricity Burglar
  7. Crevices
  8. To the United States
  9. The Sultan's Cipher (Hint: A book in the 39 Clues Series)
  10. Harold Planter and the Two Quarters Hemoglobin Royalty

Now get those thinking caps out and post your answers in the Comments below! Check back next week for the answers.

image from kids.scholastic.comBrian, STACKS Summer Intern (a.k.a. BlackBird268)

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  1. calmblue44

    1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
    3. The Babysitters Club
    5. The Hunger Games
    6. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

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  2. Kate

    1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
    2. The Adventures of Captain Underpants
    3. The Babysitters Club
    4. Say Cheese and Die
    5. Hunger Games
    6. The Lightning Thief
    7. Holes
    8. Dear America
    9. The Emperor’s Code
    10. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince :)

    Reply
  3. bookishvanilla2

    1.Diary of a Wimpy Kid
    2.The Adventures of Captain Underpants
    3.The Babysitters Club
    4.Say cheese and Die!
    5. The Hunger Games
    6. The Lightning Thief
    7.Holes
    8.Dear America
    9.The Emperor’s Code
    10.Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
    Check out my profile!
    Bookishvanilla2

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  4. saphirehorse7

    1. the diary of a wimpy kid
    2. the adventures of captain underpants
    3. the babysitter’s club
    4. say cheese and die
    5.the hunger games
    6. the lightning thief
    7.holes
    8. dear America
    9. the emperor’s code
    10.harry potter and the half blood prince
    these books are really good!

    Reply
  5. percyj99

    1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
    2. The Adventures of Captain Underpants
    3. The Baby-Sitters Club
    4. Say Cheese and Die
    5. The Hunger Games
    6. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief <3
    7. Tunnels or Holes
    8. Dear America
    9. The Emperor’s Code
    10. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    -percyj99

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  6. gigglycheese2

    1. Diary of a Wimpy kid; the Ugly Truth
    2. The adventures of Captain Underpants
    3.The Babysitter’s Club
    4. Say cheese and die
    5. The Hunger Games
    6. The Lightning Thief
    7. Holes
    8. Dear America

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  7. Alexis

    1. Diary of a wimpy kid*
    2. The Adventures of Captin Underpants
    3.The Baby Sitters Club
    4. Say chees and die*
    5.Hunger Games
    6.The lightning Thief*
    7.Holes*
    8.Dear America*
    9. The Emperor’s Code*
    10.Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince*
    *–I had a little “help”

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  8. alysalulu

    These were really easy, but fun!!
    1. Diary of a wimpy kid: the ugly truth
    2. the adventures of Captain underpants
    3. The baby-sitters club
    4. Say cheese and die
    5. The hunger games
    6. The lightning thief
    7. Holes
    8. Dear America
    9. The emporers code
    10. Harry Potter and the half blood prince

    Reply
  9. Lily Luna :)

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
    The Adventures of Captain Underpants
    The Baby-Sitters’ Club
    Say Cheese and Die
    The Hunger Games
    The Electricity Burglar (?)
    Holes
    To the United States
    The Emperor’s Code
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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  10. Lily Luna :)

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
    The Adventures of Captain Underpants
    The Baby-Sitters’ Club
    Say Cheese and Die
    The Hunger Games
    The Electricity Burglar
    Crevices (???)
    To the United States
    The Emperor’s Code
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    Reply
  11. JadeDragon49

    Oh, I love word puzzles!
    1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
    2. The Adventures of Captain Underpants
    3. The Baby-Sitters Club
    4.Say Cheese and Die
    5. The Hunger Games
    6.The Lightning Thief
    7. Holes
    8. Dear America
    9.The Emperor’s Code
    10. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    Reply
  12. Hermione524

    1 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
    5 The Hunger Games
    7 Holes
    8 Dear America
    9 The Emperor’s Code

    Reply
  13. justaprincess

    1.Diary of a wimpy kid- the ugly truth
    2.eat cheese and die
    3.The baby sitters club
    4.The adventures of captain underpants
    5.The hunger games
    6.The lightning thief
    7.Holes
    8.Dear America
    9.the emperors code
    10.Harry Potter and the half blood prince

    Reply
  14. Mysterygirl123

    1) Diary of a Wimpy Kid, have no idea witch one!
    2)?
    3)?
    4)Say cheese and DIE!
    5) The Hunger Games
    6)The lighting thief
    7)?
    8)Dear America
    9)?
    10) HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE! >=D
    Half…did pretty good!

    Reply
  15. sphinxisis1

    2. The Adventures of Captain Underpants
    3. The Baby Sitters Society
    5. The Hunger Games
    6. The Lightning Theif
    8. Dear America

    Reply
  16. Hiphoph

    1.Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
    2.?
    3.?
    4.Say Cheese and Die
    5.The Hunger Games
    6.The Lightning Theif
    7.?
    8.Dear America
    9.The Emperor’s Code
    10.?

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  17. Poseidonwave5

    1.Diary of a wimpy kid
    2.Captain Underpants
    3.
    4.
    5. The Hunger Games
    6.Percy Jackson and the Olympians The Lightning Theif
    7.Holes
    8.Dear America
    9.Beyond the Grave
    10. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
    I love #6

    Reply
  18. Hermionealltheway

    1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
    2. The Adventures of Captain Underpants
    3. ?
    4. Say Cheese and Die
    5. The Hunger Games
    6. The Lightning Thief
    7. Holes
    8. Dear America
    9. The Emperor’s Code
    10. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    Reply
  19. GNOletsgo1

    1. Diary of a Wimpy kid: The Ugly Truth
    2. The Adventures of Captain Underpants
    3. The Baby-Sitters Club
    4. Say Cheese and Die
    5. The Hunger Games
    6. The Lightning Thief
    7. Holes
    8. Dear America
    9. The Emperor’s Code
    10. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    That was fun to solve. :D

    Reply
  20. isparkle

    1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid; The Ugly Truth
    2. The adventures of captain underpants
    3.The Baby-Sitters Club
    4.Say Cheese and Die
    5.The Hunger Games
    6.The Lightning Thief
    7. Holes
    8.Dear America
    9.The Emperor’s Code
    10. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince(Love the alternate title!)

    Reply
  21. legendarySong

    1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
    2. The Adventures of Captain Underpants
    3. The Babysitter’s Club
    4. Say Cheese and Die
    5. The Hungert Games
    6, The Lightning Thief.
    7. Holes
    8. Dear America
    9. The Emperor’s Code
    10. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

    Reply
  22. screamingdomogirl

    1.Diary of a Wimpy Kid: the ugly truth
    2.The adventures of Captain Underpants
    3.Babysitter’s club
    4.Say cheese and die screaming!
    5.The hunger games
    6.The lightning Thief
    7.Holes
    8.Dear America
    9.The emperor’s code
    10.Harry Potter and the half-blood prince
    I can’t believe I answered them all!

    Reply
  23. Fiona

    1. diary of a wimpy kid
    2.The adventures of captain underpants
    3.the babysitting club
    4. say cheese and die
    5. the hunger games
    6. the lightening theif
    7. holes
    8. ???
    9.???
    10. ???

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  24. dollar616

    1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: the Ugly Truth
    2. The Adventures of Captain Underpants
    3. The Baby-Sitter’s Club
    4. Say Cheese and Die
    5. The Hunger Games
    6. The Lightning Thief
    7. Holes
    8. Dear America
    9. The Emperor’s Code
    10. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    Reply
  25. artbulldog2

    lol i love diary of a wimpy kid the 5th one. i have the whole series. i can’t wait intil i get the 6th one.

    Reply
  26. Matthew

    1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
    2. The Adventures of Captian Underpants
    3. The Babysitters Club
    4. Say Cheese and Die
    5. Hunger Games
    6. The Lightning Thief
    7. Holes
    8. Dear America
    9. The Emperor’s Code
    10. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

    Reply
  27. miniartemis

    this list contains all of my favourite books. HOw did you know??
    By the way, I didn’t find any book name, I just read the comments and was like “Ohhhhh! That’s not stupid!” especially the Diary of a wimpy kid andharry potter. Say Cheese And Die was really funny.

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  28. Isabel

    1.diary of a wimpy kid:the ugly truth
    2.the adventures of captain underpants
    3.?
    4.say cheese and die
    5.the hunger games
    6.the lightning thief
    7.holes
    8.dear america
    9.?
    10.harry potter and the half-blood prince
    (all of these are awesome books!!!!!! especially 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

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  29. Starrninjarawr

    1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid – The Ugly Truth
    2. The Adventures of Captain Underpants
    3. The Babysitter’s Club
    4. Say Cheese and Die
    5. The Hunger Games
    6. The Lightning Thief
    7. Holes
    8. Dear America
    9. The Emperor’s Code
    10. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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  30. DuskZombie1

    1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid the ugly truth
    2. The adventures of Captain Underpants
    4. Say cheese and die
    5.The Hunger Games
    7.Holes
    6. The Lightning Theife
    9. The emperreror’s Code
    10. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
    8. Dear America
    3. The baby sitters Club

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  31. dewdrop208

    1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
    2.?
    3.?
    4.?
    5. The Hunger Games
    6.The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson & the Olympians)
    7. Holes
    8.?
    9.?
    10. Harry Potter and the Halfblood Prnce

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  32. 44maplesyrup

    1.diary of a wimpy kid
    2.the adventures of captain underpants
    5.the hunger games
    6.the lightning thief
    8.dear america
    10.harry potter and the half blood prince
    LOL these are really good…especially ten.

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  33. baseballdragon9

    1. diary of a wimpy kid – the ugly truth
    2.
    3.
    4.say cheese and die
    5.the hunger games
    6.the lightning theif
    7.holes
    8.
    9.
    10.

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