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December 31, 2012

The 2012 Person of the Year Is. . .

Writing_prompt_generic2012 PERSON OF THE YEAR!

Time Magazine has their Person of the Year, and we now present the first ever . . . STACKS Person of the Year!

Last week, we asked you to nominate the person or group of people that have had the biggest impact in YOUR world in 2012. There were lots of amazing nominations, but the person (or in this case group of people) is . . . Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, and Liam Payne, a.k.a. One Direction.

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  • ArtisticCat7 has personal reasons for nominating One Direction. ”They have made a big impact on my life because it’s the first time I was really involved in a band. It showed off a different side of me as a person.”
  • Caroline nominated them “because they’re just simply downright AMAZING!”
  • ChattyAngel42 summed it up saying, “They’re all so talented and nice! I think they should be nominated because they’ve gotten really popular this year.”

Happy New Year, One Direction! You are the STACKS Person of the Year!

July 29, 2012

U.S.A. Women’s Olympic Gymnastics Team

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Today’s post is written by Donna Freitas, author of Gold Medal Summer.

 In Gold Medal Summer, Joey Jordan’s best events are Beam and Floor. In order to fulfill her dream of winning gold, Joey has to find routines on both events that play to her strengths, not just what her coach values, and that means valuing artistry over tumbling, at times.

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July 25, 2012

Olympic Sports Books

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Ssc_130The Olympics are almost here! The athletes competing in London are so inspiring they have us all hoping for gold and dreaming of world records. Did you know there is a world record being broken right now that you can be a part of? It’s true! You can still go for the gold . . . with reading!

Readers around the world just blew past the summer reading world record with the Scholastic Summer Challenge. But we don’t want to just beat it, we want to crush it! How many more minutes can we log by the end of the summer? How much can we beat the record by? We can’t wait to see where we end up but we need you to help us get there! How? Exercise your reading muscles with a literary Olympics!

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April 11, 2012

Dogs of the Drowned City: The Storm

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SneakPeekDogs of the Drowned City, Book #1: The Storm . . . a blog post brought to you by the author Dayna Lorentz!

Writing from the dog's point of view was not that strange for me. Growing up, my family would often speak from the point of view of our dogs—"Benny, what do you think of dinner?" "Dinner?! I would love some dinner, thank you." This habit persists with my own pets, Kerry and Peter the dogs, and Oscar the cat.

Even though it felt natural to think from a dog's point of view, once I started outlining what would become Dogs of the Drowned City, I wanted to really get into the head of my main character, Shep the German shepherd.

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March 8, 2012

Kids’ Choice Awards 2012

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Kca_12__thumbVote for the Kids’ Choice Awards!

Some of our very favorite books were nominated for the 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards, and YOU get to choose the winner!

Of course, here at Scholastic, we are thrilled that two of our titles were nominated in the “Favorite Book” category. The Harry Potter series and The Hunger Games trilogy are both in the running. (Harry has actually won in this category before — seven times already!)

FUN FACT from Nickelodeon: The last name Potter was inspired by J.K Rowling’s childhood neighbors.

FUN FACT from Nickelodeon: The Hunger Games author, Suzanne Collins, used to write for the old school Nick show, Clarissa Explains It All.

Winners will be announced on the Kids’ Choice Awards Show on March 31!

And PS, cutie boy band One Direction will be performing at the Awards Show too. Have you read our hilarious One Direction interview?

November 16, 2011

The 39 Clues News

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39clues_transparent_130x130The latest 39 Clues news