Category Archives: Writing Prompt

February 10, 2014

Winter Olympics Create a Caption, Part I

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createacaption2Olympic Ice Skating Photo

We’ve got a fever . . . Winter Olympics fever, that is! There have already been so many amazing photographs of athletes doing cool tricks and performing to the crowds in Sochi that we just knew we had to use one for Create a Caption.

Here’s a photo of Russian skater Evgeny Plyushchenko, competing in the Figure Skating Men’s Short Program. There’s a whole lot of drama going on here, but here’s what I think he’s saying. . .

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“Dude, I know the skating competition is fierce, but I’ve got WINNER written all over me. I mean, look at this outfit! LOOK AT IT! Do you know how long it took to BeDazzle this? Do I get points for BeDazzling? I should get points for BeDazzling.”

What do YOU think Evgeny is saying? Share your caption in the Comments below!

–En-Szu, STACKS Staffer

Photo courtesy: XXII Winter Olympic Games

February 2, 2014

Doggiezzz! Create a Caption

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createacaption2Create a Caption for Bran G

Look how precious Bran G is snuggled up in his puppy pillow! It seems as if he is about to lie down for his nap. Do you agree? What do you think he is saying? Add YOUR own caption in the Comments!

Dog photoHere’s my caption: “Who says cats are the only ones that can take naps? This bed is sooo comfortable! I’m just gonna snooze for a bit. Don’t wake me; don’t wake me zzzzzzzzzz!”

–Amanda, STACKS Intern

January 30, 2014

Tightrope-Walking Dog!

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createacaption2Create a Caption: Guinness World Records 2014

I bet this doggy would be great at yoga. Look at that balance! His name is Ozzy, and he holds the World Record for the fastest crossing of a tightrope by any dog! (I didn’t even know that was a category!)

What do you think this pup is saying? Create a caption for this picture!

Dog walking on tightrope

Photo Credit: Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records

I think he is saying, “Check me out on this rope! I’m bad to the bone! B-B-B-B-Bad. Bad to the bone!”

Write YOUR caption in the Comments!

–Amanda, STACKS Intern

 

January 28, 2014

Baby-sitters Club Book Cover Fashion

Posted by at 1:34 am in Reads, Writing Prompt | Permalink

6a00e55007a3148834017ee5bec587970dThe Baby-sitters Club Fashion Inspiration

Everyone has a favorite character in a favorite book or series. I really, really love Stacey McGill from The Baby-sitters Club. She’s from New York City, like me, and she’s sophisticated, cool, and really smart! But Stacey, while my character of choice, is not my favorite Baby-sitters Club dresser. Not that what someone wears is what defines her coolness—like I said, I love Stacey for her fun attitude and cleverness! But over the course of 131 book covers, these girls showed some serious style and it’s totally worth another look at what our other favorite girls from Stoneybrook were wearing. Here are my five favorite Baby-sitters Club book cover outfit moments: Continue reading

January 27, 2014

Things Readers Wish the World Would Understand

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book=notalk_130It’s a Reader Thing.

I am a Reader. Reading books and thinking about books and dreaming about books is normal, everyday stuff for me. But for some reason, things that seem normal to me seem kind of strange to people who are non-readers.

Here are a few examples of things I wish the world would understand:

  • If you call me while I am in the middle of a good book, I won’t answer my phone.
  • When I finally get the sequel of an awesome book I have been waiting for, I don’t want to hang out with my friends. I want to read my book and do nothing else until I finish it.
  • I always have a book in my bag just in case I get bored somewhere (like at a party, or a concert, or while I’m waiting in the cafeteria lunch line). Why is reading on the cafeteria lunch line not normal?
  • Running out of books is a serious emergency, like, life-threatening. If that happens, I must go to the library immediately!

How about you? What are the reader things you wish the world would understand about you? Leave them in the Comments.

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

Button image courtesy Portland Button Works

January 24, 2014

3D Printing Technology: Dragons?!

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Untitled-1The printers of the future are here!

Are you a fan of How to Train Your Dragon? I most definitely am! But probably not as big a fan as Australian girl Sophie, who loved the How to Train Your Dragon books and movies so much she wrote a letter to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (also known as CSIRO), asking them to make her a real-life dragon.

“Hello Lovely Scientist,” she wrote. “My name is Sophie and I am 7 years old. My dad told me about the scientists at the CSIRO. Would it be possible if you can make a dragon for me? . . . I would keep it in my special green grass area where there is lots of space. I would feed it raw fish and I would put a collar on it. If it got hurt I would bandage it if it hurt himself. I would play with it every weekend when there is no school.” Continue reading

January 20, 2014

TV Obsession Writing Prompt

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writing_prompt_rainbow_penWriting Prompt: I’ve seen every episode of . . .

Ok, this is it: your chance to come clean!! What TV show or cartoon are you obsessed with, and can make the claim that you have absolutely-without-a-doubt-and-not-afraid-to-admit-it seen every episode of?

I’m guessing there are some obsessed Good Luck Charlie fans, Jessie fans, fans of Victorious, Ninjago, SpongeBob (Wait, aren’t there, like, a million episodes though?), Adventure Time, and Austin & Ally. Or maybe when you were younger, you watched every single episode of Thomas the Train or Dora the Explorer. (It’s ok to admit it; we’ve all been there!)

So let us know YOUR answer to today’s Writing Prompt:

I’ve seen every episode of . . .

We’ll eagerly “tune in” to the Comments below to see what you guys said!

—Ratha, Stacks Writer

January 16, 2014

Reading Resolutions

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writing_prompt_bookHappy New Year to all my fellow reading-obsessed STACKers!

At the beginning of a new year, everyone talks about making resolutions. I love making resolutions and I love reading books, so this poster of reading resolutions just represents me perfectly.

How about you? Do you have any reading resolutions for 2014? Leave them in the Comments!

BookishResolutionsPS. In case you don’t know, “TBR” stands for To Be Read — you know, that pile of books you are waiting to read next. I have a very, very large TBR pile!

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer