Category Archives: Writing Prompt

December 23, 2013

2013 Person of the Year

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writing_prompt_genericEnter YOUR nomination for the STACKS 2013 Person of the Year

Pope Francis has just been named as Time Magazine‘s person of the year. But just as highly anticipated . . . get ready to vote for the 2013 STACKS Person of the Year!

In 2012, you guys chose One Direction as STACKS Person (ok, People!) of the Year. This year, who will it be?

Who has inspired you? Wowed you? Made you want to be a better person? Maybe you look up to him or her. Or maybe it is someone so incredibly talented and entertaining, that you couldn’t get through the day without listening to his or her music, or reading his or her stories.

Just write your nomination in the Comments below. The nominee who gets the most votes by December 31st will be named STACKS Person of the Year. We’ll announce the winner in 2014!

We can’t wait to see your nominees. Come on back on January 2 to find out the 2013 STACKS Person of the Year!

Merry Merry, Happy Happy!

—Ratha, Stacks Writer

December 9, 2013

Christmas Puppy Create a Caption

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createacaptionCreate a Caption: Arima’s Christmas

Look how cute Arima is wearing that little velvet Santa hat and bandana! It looks like he is anxiously awaiting his family members to celebrate the holiday together!


Here’s my caption: “Oh, I hope I get a new squeaky toy this year! And a ball! And a comfy new doggy bed! Wait . . . what is that?! I think I smell a milk-bone in my Christmas stocking!”

What do you think? Write YOUR caption for this Christmas cutie in the comments!

–Amanda, STACKS Intern

December 2, 2013

Book Nerd Writing Prompt

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writing_prompt_bookBook Nerd and Proud!

You’d rather finish your book than watch TV. You drop food on your book because reading and eating dinner at the same time is challenging (my sincere apologies to the Pleasant Hills Public Library!). Your mom tells you you’re going to Disney World, but you just look up from your book and say . . . “Huh?” Admit it – you’re a book nerd, and proud of it!

Today’s Writing Prompt is for you. Finish this sentence. . .

booknerd We can’t wait to hear what you guys say in the Comments below! Be proud and read ON!

–Ratha, STACKS Writer

November 25, 2013

Movember Create a Caption

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createacaptionMovember Create a Caption: Guinness World Records 2014

This photo from the Guinness World Records 2014 book shows the man who earned the Guinness World Record for most “World Beard and Moustache Championship” wins in honor of “No Shave November” a.k.a. Movember.


Now I must-ache you a question! If this picture could talk what do you think it would say?

I think he would be saying, “A ferret on my face? No, no! That is my beard! Now why must-you-ache such silly questions??”

Write YOUR caption in the comments!

–Amanda, STACKS Intern

Image courtesy Guinness World Records

November 18, 2013

Name Your Device Day

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writing_prompt_rainbow_penName Your Device Day

iTouch, iPhone, iPad, tablet, Mac, PC, Kindle . . . chances are you spend time cozying up to your favorite device (that is when you’re not busy with school, family, sports, and a million other things). Well Wednesday, November 20th is officially known as “Name Your PC Day.” We thought we’d make it fun, and change it to “Name Your Device Day.”

C’mon, take the plunge. Let us know what you’d name your device! Or maybe you already have a nickname for your device? Let us know in the Comments below.

BONUS – what’s the device you use the most? Curious Splotters want to know!

—Ratha, STACKS Writer

November 4, 2013

School Love Writing Prompt

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writing_prompt_rainbow_penWhat I Love About My School

Maybe it’s not the cafeteria food. Maybe it’s not that smell of sweaty socks that comes from the locker room after boys’ football practice. But we know there are reasons that live deep in your heart . . . why you love your school!

Every school is awesome in its own way, so tell us what’s cool about your school!

Let us know in the Comments below . . .


—Ratha, Stacks Writer

October 31, 2013

STACKS Creative Writing Team: A Night of Fright Ch. 3

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novelSTACKS Creative Writing Team

Thank you to all the Stackers who have been submitting their chapters to the STACKS Creative Writing Team. It has been so much fun reading everyone’s submissions and receiving so much help in writing this spook-tacular Halloween story.

If you missed the beginning of this story, make sure to check out Chapter 1 and Chapter 2. And now, without further ado, here’s the big conclusion of “A Night of Fright.”

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October 28, 2013

Not-So-Scary Halloween Quiz

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halloweenIt is only 3 more days until Halloween, and we are in a frenzy of excitement! Moderator Katie wrote this Halloween quiz on the STACKS Buzz Board. Don’t worry. It’s not scary. It’s just to find out what Halloween is like for YOU.

  1. Do you celebrate Halloween? (If no, the quiz is over.)
  2. What are you going to be this year?
  3. What is your favorite Halloween candy?
  4. What is your earliest Halloween memory?
  5. What’s the funniest costume you’ve ever seen?
  6. What do you usually give out at your house to trick-or-treaters?
  7. What would you do if I said “trick” when you knocked on my door?
  8. What’s your favorite Halloween movie/TV show?
  9. Any Halloween traditions in your house?
  10. What does your school do for Halloween?

Leave your answers in the Comments, or go over the Buzz Board to read everyone else’s answers.

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

October 24, 2013

STACKS Creative Writing Team: A Night of Fright Ch.2

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novelSTACKS Creative Writing Team

A big thank you to all those who contributed to our latest story! Also, a special shout out to koalabearwhite16, aquahorse581, and dolphinadorable67, who all had parts of their submissions used in today’s post. Chapter 3 will be the final installment of our spooky story, so if you’d like to contribute to the ending, make sure to post your chapter on the Night of Fright: Chapter 2 thread.

If you missed the beginning, you can go read Chapter 1! And now, here’s Chapter 2!

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