February 15, 2011
A comic book superhero based on undergarments. An army of carnivorous toilets. Naughty cafeteria ladies from outer space. A diapered baby superhero who fights a villain named Deputy "Doo Doo." I can only be talking about one thing: the Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey.
How well do you know one of the most popular potty humor series of all time? Find out with our Scavenger Hunt! All the answers can be found by exploring the Online Adventures of Captain Underpants (ie the Captain Underpants website).
- What happens when you press the red button that says DO NOT PUSH?
- In which Arcade Game can you turn up your speakers to create a symphony of belches?
- When you watch the Captain Underpants Movie – what does the billboard say gym teachers smell like?
- What is your silly name according to Professor Poopypants' Name Change-o-Chart 2000?
- In the Click-o-Rama "George Saves Harold" what does George do?
- Under the Games section, what can you "Make Your Own" of?
- What happens when you click on "Romance?"
- In the "Epic Novels" section, the anniversary edition of The Adventures of Captain Underpants is celebrating how many years?
So scavenge around, and let us know your answers in the Comments. Then check back next week for answers. Until then!
—Ratha, Stacks Writer
February 2, 2011
Everyone loves a Cinderella story!
Cinderella Cleaners is a series about an eighth grader named Diana who's forced to work at her father's dry cleaners after school. I cracked open book 1, Change of a Dress, and was immediately hooked – and not just because it takes place in the town I live in just across the river from New York City!
January 11, 2011
Middle School Survival Scavenger Hunt
Aah, middle school. For me, the memories blend together. I got glasses and braces in the same year (6th grade was cruel!), drifted in and out of cliques, awkwardly stumbled through school dances and crushes, and didn’t make the cheerleading squad. I’m still convinced it was rigged! The coach’s daughter and her friends were all on the squad. . . hmm.
Anyhow, I’m completely over it now, as you can see. And sometimes the best way to make it through the drama is to laugh about it! That’s what the Middle School Survival series by Nancy Krulik does. If you’re not already familiar with these books, check ‘em out. The main character, Jenny, struggles through BFF betrayals, secret admirers, pep squads, snow days, rumors, summer camp, and of course … embarrassing moments.
So test your (middle school) survival smarts in this Scavenger Hunt below. You’ll find the answers by searching around the different sections on the Middle School Survival site. See how many answers you can get. But don’t worry, it’s not graded!
November 18, 2010
This blog post is sponsored by Pokémon™ Ranger: Guardian Signs.
Your Official Tour of Pokémon™ Ranger: Guardian Signs
Get a feel for the region you’ll be protecting in Pokémon™ Ranger: Guardian Signs, the third installment of this distinctive and exciting action-adventure series that positions you in the center of the story. This time around, you’re always traveling in good company—Ukulele Pichu will pitch in with its electrifying “Pichu’s Assist,” and four players can now connect via Nintendo DS Local Wireless Connection to go on Wireless Multiplayer Missions. As a Pokémon™ Ranger, it’s up to you to work with Pokémon™ to stop the nefarious plans of the Pokémon™ Pinchers!
Have a look at these FIVE colorful screenshots from Pokémon™ Ranger: Guardian Signs for a head start on what you’re UP AGAINST.
November 9, 2010
Last week I posted a Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt. The Harry Potter website is newly redesigned with a magical new vibe, just in time for the 7th movie – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I. So how did you guys fare on the scavenger hunt? Answers are below!
1. What house would the Sorting Hat put you in? (Hint: Browse the Year 1 section).
ANSWER:There is no wrong answer! (I would be in Ravenclaw.)
2. According to the Glossary, which wizarding sweets are known to burn holes in your tongue? ANSWER: Acid Pops. Available at Honeyduke’s in Hogsmeade.
3. In Year 3 when you unlock the magic, you can do what?
ANSWER: Create your own creature! Mine was a large furry thing with purple eyes, who roared and flew in the sky.
4. Moody’s Magical Trunk in Year 4 is totally addictive! You have to open the trunk by playing a game. Then you can listen to Q&A’s with J.K. Rowling! If you play enough times, you may find the answer to this Q: Why did Olivander choose phoenix feather, unicorn hair, and dragon heartstring for his wands?
ANSWER: Because these were the three most powerful substances.
5. What is your answer to today’s poll?
ANSWER: All answers are correct! It’s your opinion!
6. In what game do you cast the Expecto Patronum spell with your wand, and repel a dementor? ANSWER: Repel a Dementor. Find this game in the Year 5 section of the site.
7. Who is your Patronus? (Hint: check out Year 3).
ANSWER: No wrong answer! My Patronus happens to be a dog.
8. In what “Year” on the site does your mouse turn into a wand and you can create magical effects?
ANSWER: Year 1.
9. According to the Quiz in Year 4, what is the password to the Prefects’ bathroom in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire?
ANSWER: Pine Fresh.
Pining for more Potter? Join the discussion on the Harry Potter message board. That just might do the trick! Until next time!
—Ratha, Stacks Writer
November 8, 2010
This blog post is sponsored by Pokémon™ Ranger: Guardian Signs.
Gearing up for Pokémon™ Ranger: Guardian Signs? The next game in the Pokémon Ranger series is an action-adventure game with a detailed story—let’s have a look at who you’ll be running into on your quest to save the Oblivia region from the powers of darkness!
November 2, 2010
November 19, 2010. Or as many of us like to call it, the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I release date! To get you in the mood for Harry dropping out of Hogwarts and hunting down all the Horcruxes to destroy Voldemort once and for all. . . we thought we’d challenge you to a duel on our Harry Potter website. Wield your wands for this cyber-scavenger hunt (your mouse even turns into a wand!). You’ll find the answers by exploring around the different sections on the Harry Potter site. But be warned: it’s addictive. You might lose yourself in its deep dark confines.
October 26, 2010
You may have noticed a new game on THE STACKS called the Get Goosebumps Tombstone Challenge, and you may be wondering why a "Tombstone Challenge?" Well, you know how in the book Goosebumps HorrorLand: Revenge of the Living Dummy when Mr. Molloy tells the legend of the Mind Stealer doll and it sends chills down Britney's spine? Then when Britney takes a closer look at the doll, she hears it say something leaving her terrified only to find out on the next page that it was Ethan playing a prank to scare her? Just like in the Goosebumps books, we wanted to create a prank game that Goosebumps fans can use to give their friends Goosebumps anytime they want. And who better to pull the prank than the ultimate Goosebumps prankster himself, Slappy the Living Dummy!
October 18, 2010
INSIDE TRACK: I SPY SPOOKY MANSION
You know when a new gadget comes out and there’s tons of people who wait on line to get their hands on it? Well, I admit I was one of those people when the Wii first came out. I woke up at 2am to camp outside the store until it opened to be one of the first (I was the fifth, in case you’re wondering) to get my hands on a Wii. So it’s pretty cool to have a job creating video games every day!
I SPY Spooky Mansion is Scholastic’s latest Wii game. It is inspired by the best-selling book, I SPY Spooky Night by Jean Marzollo and Walter Wick—who basically started the hidden object craze in the early 90s before “hidden object” even became a game genre. Wii is my absolute favorite platform for I SPY games because we can create a virtual 3D experience versus a flat, 2D experience. Since the setting of I SPY Spooky Mansion is a haunted house, we could make the entire house 3D and have players explore it, making it seem as if you are actually walking through each room in the house.
August 17, 2010
Hi! You may know by now that Dav Pilkey, the creator of the Captain Underpants series has a new book out called The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung Fu Cavemen From the Future. There were some hilarious comments about the book cover when we previewed it a few months ago. And now Dav Pilkey created this Spot the Difference game with an image from the book. There are 26 differences between the two images. Can you find them all?