Author Archives: Carly H.

September 20, 2016

Create a Caption: Frog

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Q: What did the bathtub say to the toilet?
A: You look flushed.

Q: What did one hat say to the other hat?
A: You stay here. I’m gonna go on a head!

Q: What did the frogs say to the ducks?

You tell me!

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Leave a comment telling me what you think should go in the speech bubble for when the toys on my desk have a (hilarious) conversation.

– Carly

September 19, 2016

Talk Like a Pirate Day

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Recommend me!Ahoy, matey! Today be International Talk Like a Pirate Day. To celebrate, check out some of these pirate-themed books:

  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Pirate’s Plot by Ellen Miles
  • The Pirate’s Son by Geraldine McCaughrean
  • Nick of Time: An Adventure Through Time by Ted Bell
  • Stowaway by Kristiana Gregory
  • Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
  • Jack Plank Tells Tales by Natalie Babbitt
  • Peter Raven Under Fire by Michael Molloy

So tally ho, make ye enemies walk the plank, and don’t forget to talk like a pirate!

—Carly

November 30, 2010

One, Two, Three-of-a-Kind Trivia Answers

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Questionmark_130 Welcome back, Tuesday Trivia fans! Congratulations to Payal for being the first person to get all of last week's questions correct.

If you were stumped, you're in luck because I've got the answers.

1. Orange, Brown, Yellow
The colors of Reese's Pieces

2. Nimbus, Cumulus, Cirrus
Types of clouds

3. Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz, Dr. Animo, Dr. Harleen Quinzel
(Fictional) Mad Scientists! Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz is from Phineas and Ferb, Dr. Animo is from Ben10, and Dr. Harleen Quinzel is from Batman.

4. Monterey Jack, Muenster, Pepperjack
Types of cheese

5. James, Charlie, Matilda
Title characters from Roald Dahl books (James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Matilda)

6. Pooh, Yogi, Baloo
Fictional bears

7. Tea, Table, Soup
Types of spoons

8. Salem, Oregon; Pierre, South Dakota; Boise, Idaho
State capitals

9. Baltic Ave., Marvin Gardens, St. James Place
Properties in the board game Monopoly

10. Megan Parker, Margo, Carly Shay
Characters played (or voiced) by Miranda Cosgrove. Miranda plays Megan Parker in Drake & Josh, voices Margo in Despicable Me, and plays Carly Shay in iCarly.

—Carly H., STACKS Staffer

November 23, 2010

One, Two, Three-of-a-Kind Trivia

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Questionmark_130 The best part of any Tuesday is the Trivia! And today is no exception. I've got a brand new three-of-a-kind for you.

If you're new, here's how you play. I'll give you three things. You leave a Comment saying what they have in common. For example, I might give you "Kevin," "Joe," and "Nick," to which you would answer "Jonas Brothers."

1. Orange, Brown, Yellow
2. Nimbus, Cumulus, Cirrus
3. Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz, Dr. Animo, Dr. Harleen Quinzel
4. Monterey Jack, Muenster, Pepperjack
5. James, Charlie, Matilda
6. Pooh, Yogi, Baloo
7. Tea, Table, Soup
8. Salem, Oregon; Pierre, South Dakota; Boise, Idaho
9. Baltic Ave., Marvin Gardens, St. James Place
10. Megan Parker, Margo, Carly Shay

Leave the answers in the Comments! I'll be back next week with the answers.

—Carly H., STACKS Staffer

November 16, 2010

Guess the Books! Trivia Quiz

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Questionmark_130 Do you need a hint? Do you? Come on, do you?

Well tough! You're not getting one.

For today's Tuesday Trivia, I want to see how many of you can figure out the book titles from just an itty-bitty piece of their covers.

The books all have something in common. But if I told you, that would be a hint. And you're not getting one.  : P

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Leave your answers in the Comments, and make sure to come back next week to check your answers.

—Carly H., STACKS Staffer

October 19, 2010

Three of a Kind Trivia Quiz

Posted by at 3:30 pm in Trivia | Permalink

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Hey Stackers! I am back with a brand spankin' new Three-of-a-Kind Tuesday Trivia.

If you've forgotten in my long absence, here's how this will go. I'll give you three things, and you tell me what they have in common. For example, if I said "Joe, Nick, and Kevin," the answer would be "They're the Jonas Brothers."

Ready? Set. Go!

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October 12, 2010

Trivia Tuesday: Name that Nose

Posted by at 3:36 am in Trivia | Permalink

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Have you ever noticed how many book covers feature animal noses?
No? Just me.

Well, you should have been paying attention. Because today's Trivia Tuesday is all about identifying book covers by their prominent schnozes. As they say, the nose knows. 

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Get your nose to the grindstone and get guessing! Leave your answers in the Comments, and I'll be back next week with the answers.

—Carly H., STACKS Staffer