December 5, 2012
Charlotte’s Web Readalikes
You know when you find an amazing book, and you never want it to end? How do you find another book to read after that? Our answer: Readalikes to the rescue! We hope our Readalikes will rescue you from the what-to-read-next question, and help you find lots of new amazing books.
Today’s Readalikes are for Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. Charlotte’s Web is the story of a little girl named Fern who loved a little pig named Wilbur—and of Wilbur’s dear friend Charlotte A. Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider who lived with Wilbur in the barn. With the help of Templeton the rat, Charlotte came up with a clever plan to save Wilbur from being turned into bacon.
Charlotte’s Web was made into a movie with Dakota Fanning. And E.B. White has written other animal stories such as The Trumpet of the Swan and Stuart Little (also a movie). If you have read those and seen the movies, and you’re still looking for more, read these other heartwarming stories of animal friendship for ages 8-10. Click on the book cover below to see more Charlotte’s Web Readalike books you might also love.
Hope you enjoy our Readalikes!
—Emily, Scholastic Booktalker
December 4, 2012
Personality Quiz: What's Your Celebrity Personality?
If you were a rich and famous celebrity, would you be a diva, a superstar, a tabloid sensation, a recluse, or just down to earth like regular people? Take our Personality Quiz to find out.
December 4, 2012
Who Said It? Author Trivia Quiz
I hope you enjoyed last week's Author Trivia Quiz. Did you guess which authors said these quotes? Read on for the answers.
December 3, 2012
Writing Prompt: Poem
Today’s Write On Writing Promptcomes to us from WerewolfCat5 who leaves the door wide open to be creative!
“Write a poem describing whatever you want. Or a paragraph.
Anything is game! If it’s your newest crush, or how your baby brother spit up on your favorite shirt, or your feelings on pizza day at school, feel free to write it up! See how creative you can get.”
This is one I did based on the huge pile of dishes that accumulates in my sink every night.
Dishes, oh dishes. How I hate doing the dishes.
If I could have three wishes, one would be not to do the dishes.
You pile up in the sink and seem to mock me.
My dish gloves are so soapy, will I ever break free?
I’m still working on a happy ending for that one. . . What about you guys? Write your poem or paragraph in the Comments below!
—Ratha, Stacks Writer