Last Tuesday, I brought you a Thanksgiving Word Jumble. Now that the parades are over and your stomachs are all full with turkey and too many desserts to count, I bring you the answers! Did you decode them all? Check the answers below to find out!
Cahills vs. Vespers Book 3: The Dead of Night, by Peter Lerangis, will be released on March 6, 2012. Here’s what the cover will look like! Read Chapter One.
- Cahills vs. Vespers Book 2: A King’s Ransom, by Jude Watson, was released on December 6. Read Chapter One.
- Have you read the top secret The 39 Clues: Rapid Fire eBook short stories?
- Finally, have you played The 39 Clues Speedboat Pursuit game? How long can YOU outrun the Vespers?
For more about the books, and to start your training mission, go to the39clues.com.
Halloween is here, and we thought it would be fun to hear about YOUR Halloween costumes to try to guess what the most popular Halloween costume of 2011 will be. Our Scholastic Kids Council sent us pics of some of their Halloween costumes (past and current). We are trying to predict what the most popular Halloween costume will be this year, so let’s see what the trends are. . .
Two Scholastic News Kid Reporters, 10-year-old Topanga Sena of Orlando, Florida, and 11-year-old Jacob Schroeder of Albuquerque, New Mexico, conducted an exclusive interview with President Barack Obama at the White House. The interview covered a wide range of topics including the economy, education for 21st century jobs, the environment, and the books that he reads with his daughters. The President also talked about the events of 9/11, telling the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps that it was a tragic moment for all of us, adding, “But. . . as terrible as that day was, it brought America together and it reminded us that we’re all one people, and that each of us have a responsibility as citizens of the United States, to try to make this country the best it can be.”
As the interview came to a close, a surprise visitor trotted into the room. Bo, the First Dog, greeted the Kid Reporters with a wag of his tail and earned a treat from the President.
Big news! Have you seen J.K. Rowling’s announcement about Pottermore, her new online world for Harry Potter fans. “Follow the owl” to Pottermore on July 31!
If you know your favorite book character's birthday, then invent today's horoscope based on the character traits below. (I didn't go by the new zodiac with the extra sign because I like the traditional one better.)
For example, Harry Potter is born on July 31. That makes him a Leo, i.e. ambitious but domineering.
- Aries (3/21-4/19): Courageous but moody
- Taurus (4/20-5/22): Dependable but stubborn
- Gemini (5/21-6/20): Imaginative but indecisive
- Cancer (6/21-7/22): Caring but clingy
- Leo (7/23-8/22): Ambitious but domineering
- Virgo (8/23-9/22): Clever but cold
- Libra (9/23-10/22): Peaceful but unreliable
- Scorpio (10/23- 11/22): Dynamic but jealous
- Sagittarius (11/23-12/22): Independent but unemotional
- Capricorn (12/23-1/19): Patient but conceited
- Aquarius (1/20-2/18): Original but rebellious
- Pisces (2/19-3/20): Devoted but oversensitive
So Harry's horoscope for today is:
You will face an overwhelming enemy, but you will not back down. Face your fear and be strong!
Now it's your turn. Find out your fave character's birthday, and write his or her horoscope in the Comments.
Harry Potter image credit: Mary GrandPre
Dav Pilkey fans, this one’s for you: the long-awaited sequel to the bestselling novel Super Diaper Baby is almost here, and here is a SUPER sneak preview of the book’s cover!
Super Diaper Baby 2: Invasion of the Potty Snatchers by George Beard and Harold Hutchins (the fourth grade creators of Captain Underpants) will be published on June 28, 2011—just in time for summer reading!
June 28 may feel very far away, so to pass the time, why not brush up on the world of Harold and George with The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby or The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen From the Future? And of course, you can always read the book that started it all: The Adventures of Captain Underpants.
There has been some talk on the Save the Planet Message Board about the theory that the world will come to an end in 2012. But don’t start the panic yet! Much like the buildup to Y2K. which was the belief that all the computer systems would crash when 1999 became 2000, the end of the world theory has gotten a lot of press. But it probably will not happen.
Here’s the story. . .
Hey all you Ink Splotters. . . I’m baaack! Lately I’ve been seeing a ton of great trailers for the movie, Gnomeo & Juliet, and it got me thinking about my gnome buddy, David (named after an old-school Nickelodeon show, David the Gnome). Even though he’s MUCH larger than the average gnome, David still loves taking care of Mother Earth by recycling, planting flowers and trees, and cleaning up the parks. Not only is David an awesome nature caretaker, but he also knows how to have a great time, as he loves to get down and boogie on the dance floor.
— Carly M., Ink Splot 26 Blogger