Can you guess the book titles from this tiny sliver of each cover? I’ll give you a hint: They are all fantasy books, and they are all really, really good!
Leave your guesses in the Comments and then check the answers.
You probably eat plenty of ice cream in the summer, but did you know that July is actually National Ice Cream Month? Not kidding! It all started back in 1984, when President Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month, and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. (In 2014, this awesome day will fall on July 20.) Some ice cream stores will even give away free scoops of ice cream on National Ice Cream Day!
We’re getting into the spirit with a serving of Would You Rather! Ice cream lovers, would you rather . . .
“Scoop up” your answers, and leave them in the Comments below. And tell us how you will celebrate Ice Cream Month this year. Happy summer!
Ratha, STACKS Writer
Image credit Food and Drink/SuperStock
Last month, I asked you to vote on which interviews you wanted to see featured on the STACKS. The response was almost overwhelming! I guess you guys like all things celebrity as much as I do. So for July, we’re bringing the vote system back. Woo hoo!
Here are your options for this round:
Which celebrity do YOU want to hear from? Cast your vote by posting your top pick in the Comments below. Don’t forget to get your friends to vote, too. Can’t wait to see which interview wins!
See ya around,
I’ve said before how lucky the Scholastic News Kid Reporters are. The Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince movie premiere? On the set at the Percy Jackson movie? Yeah, they were there.
Well, now is your chance to apply to join. I’m too old or I would totally apply, but I would be such a proud Mother Hen if one of our loyal STACKS readers is chosen! Then I could tell the world on Ink Splot 26 all the amazing things YOU are doing as a member of the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps.
What is the Kids Press Corps?
It is a group of kid reporters nationwide who are selected by Scholastic to blog about their interests and report about the news that kids care about. They are real news reporters who go to live events to get the scoop and then write their stories. Some of their assignments include:
Just so you know, it’s not all glitterati and parties. There is a lot of work involved, too. But if you have good writing and interviewing skills, this could be the job for you.
How to apply? Kids aged 10-14 are eligible for the 2014-2015 school year. The deadline to apply is September 26, 2014, but you have to send a few writing samples so don’t wait until the last minute! All the application details can be found here.
— Sonja, STACKS Staffer
Last week, we asked you to nominate your favorite fantasy books, and you wrote in some awesome suggestions! I have already read and loved most of them, but a few people recommended The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer. I have not read this yet and it looks really good, so I checked it out from the library today. Thanks for the suggestion. I can’t wait to start reading it!
Here are all the top fantasy book suggestions (in no particular order) from STACKers.
With run-on sentences, missing capital letters, and missing punctuation, these celebrities made a lot of grammar mistakes in last week’s Celebrity Grammar Police Quiz! Of course, no one is perfect and and everybody makes mistakes. I’m not judging! I’m just showing you how these sentences are SUPPOSED to look.
I am completely obsessed with the 2014 World Cup tournament in Brazil. There are so many amazing teams playing that I don’t want to miss a single game! While you might not actually see both of these competitors in Brazil, what do you think of today’s match-up? Team Kitten vs. Arjen Robben from Team Holland!
Are you loving the World Cup this year, or do you love kittens more? Which team do you support, and who will be the 2014 champions? Leave your World Cup predictions in the Comments!
Kitten photo credit plizzba. Arjen Robben photo credit Global Panorama.
These, fellow Ink Splotters, are problems only a book lover would understand. You know what I mean, right? Well, we want to hear your problems . . . that only a fellow book lover would understand.
Leave your problems caused by book obsession in the Comments below!
Ratha, STACKS Writer