Category Archives: Live Chats

January 15, 2014

Dav Pilkey & Jeff Kinney Webcast Today

extraJeff Kinney and Dav Pilkey Create a “Story Smashup” Live On Stage in an Exclusive Scholastic Webcast Today

WHEN: Today at 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT
WHO: Jeff Kinney, creator of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, and Dav Pilkey, creator of the Captain Underpants series.

CU_attackoftalkingtoiletsWHERE: Scholastic Headquarters in NYC, but we will be live-chatting about the event on the Reading Buzz Message Board. And you can watch the webcast video here.

AND download the contest entry form to create your own brilliant, one-of-a-kind, three-panel ending to Kinney and Pilkey’s original story! One Grand Prize Winner will have his or her entry framed alongside Kinney and Pilkey’s first six panels, autographed by each author. Ten Runners-Up will receive their very own illustrated storytelling extravaganza book collection. So, yeah, you will want to enter that!

Mail your entry by February 14 to:
The Mini-Story Cliff-Hanger Contest
P.O. Box 714
New York, NY, 10013-0714

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. All students in grades 2 through 8 in a U.S. school who are legal U.S. residents are eligible to enter, except those who have family members employed by Scholastic Inc. Every entry MUST include student name, teacher name, grade/age, school name, address and phone number and mailed to: Mash-Up Mini-Story Cliffhanger Contest, P.O. Box 714, New York, NY, 10013-0714. One (1) Grand Prize Winner (approx. retail value: $300) and ten (10) Runners Up (approximate retail value: $75) will be selected based on clarity of thought, execution and creativity. Winners will be notified on or about March 13, 2014. Void where prohibited.

Hope to see you in the chat!

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

January 6, 2014

Captain Underpants Meets Wimpy Kid Webcast!

extraJeff Kinney and Dav Pilkey Create a “Story Smashup” Live On Stage in an Exclusive Scholastic Webcast

Jeff Kinney, creator of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, and Dav Pilkey, creator of the Captain Underpants series joined forces for a “Story CU_attackoftalkingtoiletsSmashup” webcast event at Scholastic.

Superstar artist-authors Jeff Kinney and Dav Pilkey worked together to create an original story with art and pictures based on suggestions from an audience of kids. In the webcast, you can also watch Kinney and Pilkey’s hilarious attempts to draw each other’s characters and to see if they can draw their own characters, Greg Heffley and Captain Underpants, blindfolded! Watch the webcast video.

And . . . There’s more! You can enter a contest based on Jeff Kinney and Dav Pilkey’s story starter. Download the contest entry form and create your own brilliant, one-of-a-kind, three-panel ending to Kinney and Pilkey’s original story! One Grand Prize Winner will have his or her entry framed alongside Kinney and Pilkey’s first six panels, autographed by each author. Ten Runners-Up will receive their very own illustrated storytelling extravaganza book collection. So, yeah, you will want to enter that!

Mail your entry by February 14 to:
The Mini-Story Cliff-Hanger Contest
P.O. Box 714
New York, NY, 10013-0714

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. All students in grades 2 through 8 in a U.S. school who are legal U.S. residents are eligible to enter, except those who have family members employed by Scholastic Inc. Every entry MUST include student name, teacher name, grade/age, school name, address and phone number and mailed to: Mash-Up Mini-Story Cliffhanger Contest, P.O. Box 714, New York, NY, 10013-0714. One (1) Grand Prize Winner (approx. retail value: $300) and ten (10) Runners Up (approximate retail value: $75) will be selected based on clarity of thought, execution and creativity. Winners will be notified on or about March 13, 2014. Void where prohibited.

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

October 30, 2013

R. L. Stine Web Chat

Posted by at 2:00 pm in Authors, Goosebumps, Live Chats | Permalink

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R. L. Stine Web Chat!

R. L. Stine is hosting a web chat on Wednesday October 30, 2013 from 2-3 p.m. ET. It’s happening right now!

STACKS Staffer Brian and I are posting live updates from the chat on the Reading Buzz Board so you can join us there for our live Goosebumps Halloween R. L. Stine celebration! Hop over to the Buzz Board now! What are you waiting for? Click on the blue link!

If you miss it, you can go to the Reading Buzz Board any time to read the transcript.

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

September 21, 2010

SPONSORED BLOG ENTRY: Peace One Day!

Posted by at 9:47 am in Kid Power, Live Chats, SPONSORED | Permalink

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Hi, everyone! My name is Jeremy Gilley. Eleven years ago, I had the idea to create an annual day of global ceasefire and nonviolence: Peace Day. I wanted it to be like Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day. I just couldn’t understand all the fighting and suffering happening around me and I wanted to do something about it. I’m a filmmaker, so I decided to make a film about my journey to get this day recognized. Other people might have written a book, but I see the world through images and stories as told in films, so for me it made perfect sense. I had no idea what would happen, but I knew I had to try.

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July 21, 2010

STACKS LIVE CHAT: Joey King from Ramona and Beezus

_Sonja_Stacks_Staffer_: Hi, everyone! Thanks for joining our chat with Joey King! We’ll be starting at 6:00 pm ET, but you can start sending in your questions for Joey now if you want. We’ll hold onto them until it’s time to get going.
_Sonja_Stacks_Staffer_: Hi, guys! If you’re signed in as a Guest, make sure to log in so you can submit your questions for Joey! Just click the blue “Sign In” link in the upper left corner.
_Carly_H_Stacks_Staffer_: Hi Everyone. We are going to start letting through hello messages.
_Carly_H_Stacks_Staffer_: We will be holding all questions for Joey until 6.
_cupcakeandicecream_: hello everyone
_coraline fan_101_: hello
_smartgirl384_: Hi Sonja
_KayKayz_: I cannot wait! Continue reading

July 20, 2010

LIVE CHAT with Joey King

6a00e55007a3148834010536cbf2da970b-800wi If you love the Beezus and Ramona books by Beverly Cleary, then I know you’re psyched for the new movie Ramona and Beezus (rated G) coming to theaters on July 23. But we’ve got something even better coming to THE STACKS for our next Live Chat — Ramona herself! . . . er, well, the actress who plays Ramona. Obviously, Ramona is not a real person; she’s a fictional character!

WHO: Joey King, the actress who plays Ramona
WHEN: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 6 – 7 p.m. ET (3 – 4 p.m. PT)

WHERE: THE STACKS

TOPIC: Ramona and Beezus movie!

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Yes, Joey King will be here for our next Live Chat! Yay! Don’t miss your chance to ask her all about the movie and what her life is like as an actress!

Sign up for our Live Chat reminders and we will send you an e-mail a couple days before future chats to remind you to join!

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Thanks for joining the chat. Joey King was awesome! You can read the transcript here and read everything she said!

June 9, 2010

STACKS Live Chat: Summer Reading

Posted by at 3:44 pm in Live Chats, Reads, Summer | Permalink

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_Nellieforeva_: hey ya’ll this is my first chat
_stuffedmudkiptoy_: hi
_Nellieforeva_: i can’t believe this is happening
_dally-d-awsome_: hi
_Lucian__: Hey mods! How are you guys?-My school just ended today!-Pretty cool, right?
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May 26, 2010

LIVE CHAT: Summer Reading!

Posted by at 7:48 am in Live Chats, Reads, Summer | Permalink

6a00e55007a3148834010536cbf2da970b-800wiSummer! Summer! Summer! Whether your school has already let out, or if you still have three more weeks to go, it’s not too early to start planning your summer reading. Summer can be tragically looong and boring if you run out of good books to read. Here at THE STACKS, we want to make sure that doesn’t happen. So, the next Live Chat will be about Summer Reading. What books are you excited about reading this summer? What books are you REQUIRED to read this summer? What are your best summer reading recommendations?

WHEN: TODAY 6-7 p.m. ET (3-4 p.m. PT)
WHERE: THE STACKS
(See below for instructions to join.)
TOPIC: Summer Reading!

We have more awesome Live Chats planned for the summer. Sign up for our Live Chat reminders and we will send you an e-mail a
couple days before all future chats to remind you to join!

And if you haven’t already signed up for the Summer Challenge, you should go check it out. Once you’re signed in, you can choose your favorite genre; find new friends, and read for the world record!


Hi! This chat has already happened, but you can now read the whole entiretranscript here.