Category Archives: Live Chats

May 19, 2010

Summer Movies LIVE CHAT

6a00e55007a3148834010536cbf2da970b-800wiSummer is almost here, and for some of you lucky people, school is out already. *sigh* That must be nice. . .

Well, with summer, there always comes a whole bunch of great new summer movies, and this year’s crop is looking really good! Ramona and Beezus, Eclipse, The Last Airbender, and lots more (including Diary of a Wimpy Kid on DVD). Come to our Live Chat to talk about the movies you are most excited about seeing this summer — and maybe find out about some movies you haven’t heard of yet!

WHEN: Wednesday May 19, 2010 6-7 p.m. ET (3-4 p.m. PT)
WHERE: THE STACKS

TOPIC: Summer Movies!

And to get the latest news about all the celebrity, music, TV and movie happenings covered on THE STACKS, subscribe to our monthly STACKS Blast Newsletter!


Thanks for joining the chat. Here’s the transcript!

April 28, 2010

STACKS Kids Chat: Gordon Korman

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_Sonja_Stacks_Staffer_: Hi everyone! Welcome to the chat! It’s so great to see so many people here!
_Sonja_Stacks_Staffer_: We will be introducing Gordan Korman in about 10 minutes!
_HeroineHiding_: Woo-hoo! When is the chat going to start already?
_qzwxqzwx13_: hi
_tomasrocks534_: HI GORDON!! Continue reading
April 8, 2010

39 Clues LIVE CHAT with Gordon Korman

39clues_130 The 39 Clues Book #8: The Emperor’s Code is here, and time is running out to read it before our live chat with the author, Gordon Korman!

WHO: Gordon Korman, author of The 39 Clues Book #2: One False Note and Book #8: The Emperor’s Code
WHEN: Thursday April 8, 2010 6-7 p.m. ET (3-4 p.m. PT)
WHERE: THE STACKS
TOPIC: The 39 Clues!

And if you don’t have Book 8 yet, here is a video preview from Gordon Korman. We have fun Live Chats here every month.

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!

— STACKS Staffers

This chat already happened, but you can enjoy reading the transcript.

March 16, 2010

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Movie Live Chat

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You have been asking us for a Wimpy Kid chat, so since the movie is coming out on March 19 (have you seen our exclusive and hilarious movie preview?), we are planning an AMAZING Wimpy Kid chat with 2 extra special guests. Who are these splendiferous guests coming to Scholastic to chat online with YOU? I’ll give you a hint, one is an author and one is a twelve-year-old actor. Can you guess who they are?

WHO: Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series PLUS Zachary Gordon, the kid who plays Greg in the movie
WHEN: TODAY 5:30-6:15 p.m. ET (2:30-3:15 p.m. PT)
WHERE: THE STACKS (See below for sign-in instructions.)

TOPIC: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Movie!

That’s right. Jeff Kinney and Zach Gordon will be both be joining us for this Live Chat, so you will definitely not want to miss this one!

We have fun Live Chats here every month. 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!

— STACKS Staffers


Update: Thanks to those of you who joined today’s live chat. We had an amazing time hanging out with Jeff Kinney and Zachary Gordon, and we hope you did too! Here’s the transcript so you can read every word that Jeff and Zach said!

February 25, 2010

STACKS Kids Chat: Fantasy Series

Posted by at 7:14 pm in Live Chats, Reads | Permalink

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_penguin2009_: Hiiiiii
_cuteapplepie_: this is my first chat
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: We’re going to wait about 10 more minutes to get started to give more people a chance to log on.
_Sonja_Stacks_Staffer_: Hi everybody!!
_d-wade 4 mvp_: wat you doin
_AndysLibrary_: This is my third chat. :)
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: Welcome, cuteapplepie!
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: Nice to see you again, AndysLibrary! Continue reading
February 24, 2010

Live Chat: Fantasy Books!

Posted by at 1:04 pm in Live Chats, Reads | Permalink

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Fantasy fans, the next Live Chat is for you! We will be chatting about all your favorite fantasy books: Harry Potter, Inkheart, Percy Jackson, and all the others that you are completely, absolutely, positively obsessed with! Join us at the Live Chat and tell us about the fantasy books you just could not live without!

WHEN:Wednesday, February 24, 2010 6-7 p.m. ET (3-4 p.m. PT)
WHERE: THE STACKS
TOPIC: Fantasy Books!

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


UPDATE: Thanks for joining the chat, you awesome peoples! Check out the transcript!

January 28, 2010

STACKS Kids Chat: Writing Tips

Posted by at 7:22 pm in Live Chats | Permalink

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_stuffedmudkiptoy_: hi, everyone whats up?
_cavyheart_: Yay!! So excited for this chat!! :)
_penguin2009_: ME TOO!
_Sunshine_girl_3231_: Hey guys!
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: Hi, everyone! Thanks for joining today’s chat, all about sharing writing tips! We’ll get started in about 10 minutes. Until then, talk amongst yourselves.
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: (As you already are. Ha ha.) Continue reading
January 20, 2010

Live Chat: Future Writers

Posted by at 5:34 pm in Live Chats | Permalink

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We know that many of you are amazing writers and plan to be authors when you grow up. The STACKS supports you 100%! So the topic for the next live chat will be writing tips for all you future authors (and current authors!) out there. Come to the chat and share your tips and ask your questions for other kid writers. Where do you get your inspiration? How do you come up with good plot and character ideas? What do you do when the dreaded writer’s block hits? Come to the chat and talk about writing with us.

BTW, STACKS staffers have met lots of published authors — it’s one of the perks of working at Scholastic — and we will be sharing some writing tips that we’ve picked up from them.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 6-7 p.m. ET (3-4 p.m. PT)
WHERE: THE STACKS
TOPIC: Writing Tips

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


UPDATE: Thanks for joining the chat! Here’s the transcript. We will be announcing the date and time of the next chat very soon!