Author Archives: Craig H.

May 2, 2012

Harry Potter and Summer Reading 2012

Posted by at 8:08 am in News, Summer | Permalink

Ssc_130Are you up for the Summer Challenge?

School is almost over and it's time to start getting ready for summer. You've been working your brain muscle and sharpening your skills all year, so you've earned some fun time for swimming, hanging out with friends, going to camp, and READING! Yay!

You know that reading isn't just for school. It is an all year activity, and we're challenging you to break the world record for the most minutes read over the summer. Last year in the Scholastic Summer Challenge, kids around the world read an impressive 64,213,141 minutes. We need your help to break that record, and you can earn prizes along the way!

Take the Scholastic Summer Challenge! You can:

Win Cool Stuff! You can participate in weekly challenges and win virtual prizes. Every month, you can enter a new sweepstake to win awesome prizes. Like right now, you have the chance to win a Harry Potter complete series box-set!

Have fun reading! You can chat with fellow readers on the message boards and look at a virtual world map to see how much kids in other countries are reading. You can find activities and book lists to help you decide what to read next.

Compete with kids around the world! Logging your reading minutes will help break the world record for reading minutes! PLUS, the 20 schools with the most minutes logged will be included in the 2013 Scholastic Book of World Records! How cool is that?!

The Challenge is happening now through August 31st. Are you ready to read?

September 12, 2008

Looking for Miza: Choosing the Book Cover

Posted by at 10:31 am in Authors, Reads | Permalink

In last week’s entry, Evan introduced our Miza campaign to SAVE THE GORILLAS and promised that you’d meet a special surprise guest blogger today. Well, you’re in for a treat because that special surprise guest blogger is Craig Hatkoff, the author of the book behind the movement: Looking for Miza! Here’s the inside scoop, directly from Craig himself!

Whoever said, “Never judge a book by its cover,” probably wasn’t in the book business. In the book world, the book’s cover really is important because it is the world’s first window into the book and serves as the invitation to open the book and “come on in.” One thing we know for sure: it is pretty hard to read a book if you don’t look inside.

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