The LEGO Movie (rated PG), hits theaters on February 7, 2014, and we have some images from the movie for you to fill in with your captions. Write what YOU think the characters are saying.
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
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
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!
Look at little Toby wearing his tiny striped shirt! Do you think dogs like wearing clothes like people do? What do YOU think Toby would be saying? Write your own caption in the Comments!
I think he is saying, “Who is the wise guy that put this ridiculous t-shirt on me? And do I really need this fuzzy white blanket? Hey! I may be cute and little, but darn it, I’m a man!”
–Amanda, STACKS Intern
What are some of the important or funny or thrilling or surprising new things you have learned through experience in the past year as we make our New Year Resolutions, and look back on 2013? These are just some things 2013 has taught me!
- Books are better than TV.
- People can be surprisingly kind.
- Old friends are the best friends.
- Drink more water. Eat less sugar.
- Adore your parents. You’ll be sad when you don’t live near them one day.
- Get rid of the negative energy. You’ll be happier.
- Don’t leave dirty diapers or dog poop in the kitchen trash can overnight. You’ll be sorry in the morning.
What are some of the things 2013 taught you? Leave your thoughts (both funny and deep) in the Comments below. Farewell, 2013!
—Ratha, STACKS Writer
Have you ever noticed that the way people talk changes over time? Words that used to be popular start to sound annoying after a while, and new words that you never heard of before start to sound cool and fun. So today’s Writing Prompt is a question for you. What was the most popular new word of 2013? Continue reading
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!
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
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
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. . .
–Ratha, STACKS Writer