Author Archives: En-Szu

May 16, 2014

Top Teen Celebs

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PopcornWhose interview do YOU want to read?

HAPPY FRIDAY! Have we got a surprise for you! We’re shaking things up with our weekly celebrity post. We had so many cool interviews with amazing stars that we couldn’t pick just one to share with you today. So we thought we’d let YOU decide what interview gets featured next week! Here are your options:

Karan Brar

Karan Brar

Image courtesy Disney Channel

R5

R5

Dylan Riley Snyder

Dylan Riley Snyder

Image courtesy Disney Channel

MKTO

MKTO
G Hannelius & Blake Michael

Blake Michael and G Hannelius

Image courtesy Disney Channel

Which star do YOU want to hear from? Let us know in the Comments below! Who knows? Maybe your pick will be the featured interview next week. (Spread the word and get your friends to cast their votes, too!)

Till next time . . .

image from kids.scholastic.com — En-Szu, STACKS Staffer

May 9, 2014

Maia Mitchell Interview

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Maia MitchellInterview with Maia Mitchell from Teen Beach Movie

Maia Mitchell is one of the coolest girls on TV. The 20-year-old Australian actress and singer won over American audiences when she starred in last summer’s runaway hit, Teen Beach Movie. We caught up with Maia to talk about her new show, her real-life family, and the possibility of another Teen Beach Movie (!!!).

Q: Are you doing another Teen Beach Movie?

A: It hasn’t been confirmed yet, but if there is one, I’ll be in it. I literally haven’t heard anything or seen a script. I don’t even know if screenwriters have finished writing a script. I know that there are a bunch of different ideas at the moment, but you might even know more than I know! [UPDATE! Production on Teen Beach Movie 2 begins in July, reuniting the cast of Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, Grace Phipps, Garrett Clayton and John DeLuca. It will air in 2015.]

Q: Were you surprised by the success of Teen Beach Movie?

A: Yes, I definitely was. I’m very proud of it. You just never know what is going to be a hit and what’s not. It was promoted in the right way and it got to the right audience!

Q: What does your little brother think of your success?

A: He’s not fazed in the slightest! He wants to be a professional cricket player. He plays cricket for a team in New South Wales back in Australia. He sleeps with a cricket bat…he has cricket books under his pillow. All he cares about in the whole world is cricket.

Q: Was Jessie the first thing you did for Disney?

A: I did a pilot for Disney called Zombies and Cheerleaders, which didn’t get picked up, and that was originally what I had auditioned for before Teen Beach Movie. I shot that pilot and Teen Beach Movie at the same time two years ago, and then I shot Jessie a year later.

Q: How was it working with Debby Ryan?

A: It was fun. Debby is a really good friend of mine. It was very comfortable even though I had never done that kind of acting before. The kids are really cool…. the set is really cool. It’s definitely a family dynamic.

image from kids.scholastic.com — En-Szu, STACKS Staffer

Interview by Sue Schneider
Image credit: Disney Channel

May 2, 2014

Olivia Holt in I Didn't Do It

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Olivia Holt Interview with Olivia Holt about her new show I Didn’t Do It!

Guess who’s back? Olivia Holt. That’s who! She is starring in her new show, I Didn’t Do It. Have you seen the show yet? Olivia Holt co-stars with Austin North, who plays her fraternal twin brother. Together with their three best friends, the twins navigate the hilarious and embarrassing moments of their freshman year of high school. You may also know her as Kim on Kickin’ It. We caught up with Olivia to talk about her new show, her unknown (and very interesting) talent, and her most embarrassing moment. Check it out! Continue reading

April 30, 2014

April Books of the Month

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writing_prompt_book_recommendationIt’s time for April Books of the Month!

Aaaaaaand we’re back! You know what time it is: it’s Books of the Month time! YEAH! At the end of March, we asked you what books you were reading. Then we made a word cloud so we could see which books were most popular. We’ve got some cool new contenders for the top spot. (We see you, Esperanza Rising and Minecraft fans!)

April Books of the Month word cloud

We’ll be doing this again for next month, so show your favorite new (or not-so-new!) book title some love and share with us what you’re reading right now. Leave the name of the book (or books!) in the Comments section below. Can’t wait to see which title reigns supreme in May!

Till next time,

image from kids.scholastic.com — En-Szu, STACKS Staffer

April 23, 2014

Reading Bingo Book Clue 13

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Reading BingoReading Bingo Day 3 Continues!

GOOOOO, READING BINGO!

We’re at book clue 13 already! I can’t believe it! Have you gotten the H-shape BINGO yet? Tell us what titles you used!

Here’s our 13th book clue . . .

Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life by Rachel Renée Russell

Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life by Rachel Renee Russell

Have you read this book? If so, choose the Bingo square that it fits in and write in the title.

Two more clues are left for today’s Reading Bingo. Come back to Ink Splot 26 and check the Stack Back Message Board to find them later today!

Remember that book clues 1-12 also count in today’s game, so you can fill those in plus today’s clues. Can’t wait to see what cool books you’ve been reading!

Until next time!

image from kids.scholastic.com — En-Szu, STACKS Staffer

April 23, 2014

Reading Bingo Book Clue 12

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Reading BingoReading Bingo Day 3 Continues!

Day three of Reading Bingo is well underway! Y’all are doing great! Today’s shape is pretty awesome. Have you gotten Bingo yet?

Ready for book clue 12? Here we go!

Book clue 12 is . . .
The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey

The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey book cover

Have you read this book? If so, choose the Bingo square that it fits in and write in the title.

We’ve got three more clues today. Come back to Ink Splot 26 and also check the Stack Back Message Board throughout the day to catch them!

Remember, book clues 1-11 also count towards today’s game, so you can fill those in plus today’s book clues. When you get an H-shape, yell BINGO! in the Comments. See ya later!

image from kids.scholastic.com — En-Szu, STACKS Staffer

April 22, 2014

Reading Bingo Book Clue 8

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Reading BingoReading Bingo Day 2 Continues!

Howdy, y’all! Welcome back to Reading Bingo. We’re almost at clue number 10! Print your own Bingo Card and join us!

Here’s book clue 8 . . .

The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. LewisThe Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis book cover

Have you read this book? If so, choose the Bingo square that it fits in and write in the title.

Two more clues are left today! Check Ink Splot 26 and the Save the Planet Message Board throughout the day to catch clues 9 and 10.

Remember that clues 123456, and 7 count for today’s game as well, so you can fill those in plus each new book clue. And, of course, let us know when you get today’s T-shape. Yell BINGO! In the Comments (and list the book titles on your card, too). Can’t wait to see who gets Bingo!

image from kids.scholastic.com — En-Szu, STACKS Staffer

April 22, 2014

Reading Bingo Book Clue 7

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Reading BingoReading Bingo Day 2 Continues!

Lucky number 7 already! Here’s your 7th book clue . . .

Spirit Animals: Wild Born by Brandon MullSpirit Animals: Wild Born by Brandon Mull book cover

Have you read this book? If so, choose the Bingo square that it fits in and write in the title.

Three more clues will appear on the STACKS today, so check Ink Splot 26 and the Message Boards often to catch them! Remember that clues 12345, and 6 also count for today’s game, so you can fill those in, too.

Let us know when you get today’s T-shape. Yell BINGO! in the Comments. See ya in a few!

image from kids.scholastic.com — En-Szu, STACKS Staffer

April 21, 2014

Reading Bingo Book Clue 3

Posted by at 10:45 am in Games, Reads | Permalink

Reading BingoReading Bingo Day 1 Continues!

Oooh, we’re at clue 3 already!

BINGO, is just around the corner (sort of)!

Here’s clue 3 . . .
Dear Dumb Diary: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jim BentonDear Dumb Diary book cover
Have you read this book? If so, choose the Bingo square that it fits in and write in the title.

Stay tuned–we’ve got two more clues coming your way today! Check Ink Splot 26 and the Message Boards throughout the day for more clues. See ya in a bit!

image from kids.scholastic.com — En-Szu, STACKS Staffer

April 21, 2014

Reading Bingo Book Clue 2

Posted by at 7:42 am in Games, Reads | Permalink

Reading BingoReading Bingo Day 1 Continues!

Woohoo, Reading Bingo! Ready for clue 2? Here it is . . .

The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Giver by Lois Lowry book cover Have you read this book? If so, choose the Bingo square that it fits in and write in the title. Stay tuned–we’ve got three more clues coming your way today! Check Ink Splot 26 and the Message Boards throughout the day for more clues. See ya in a bit!

image from kids.scholastic.com — En-Szu, STACKS Staffer