June 5, 2015

Gregg Sulkin in Frog Kingdom

Gregg SulkinIf you were a fan of Wizards of Waverly Place, then you might remember Gregg Sulkin who played Mason Greyback on the show.

That was then, but NOW . . . Gregg is the voice of Inspector Noggin in the new DVD movie Frog Kingdom (rated PG) . . . AND he has offered to answer YOUR questions!  I wonder if his character will have a British accent like he does in this video.

Leave your questions in the Comments and come back here on June 26 for Gregg’s answers!

Here is some more about his new movie:Frog Kingdom

When The Frog King announces that the winner of the Froglympics will win his daughter’s hand in marriage, Princess Froglegs (voiced by Bella Thorne) runs away instead. Disguised as a commoner, the Princess befriends street vendor Freddie, and begins training with him for the games-determined that she will win and thwart her father’s plans of marriage. Meanwhile, the villainous serpent has ideas of his own to ruin the Froglympics and take over the kingdom. With a little luck, and a little help from their trusty sidekick Captain One-Eye, Freddie and Princess Froglegs set out to save Frog Kingdom from the evil serpent.

Now, leave your questions for Gregg Sulkin in the Comments!

Sonja, STACKS Staffer

June 4, 2015

100 Things to Do Before High School

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100 Things to Do Before High School 100 Things to Do Before High School on Nickelodeon Saturday, June 6

Created by Big Time Rush executive producer and creator Scott Fellows, 100 Things to do Before High School will follow three best friends as they navigate the highs and lows of middle school, with the help of a bucket list of adventures that help them overcome class cliques, terrifying bullies, and clueless teachers.

100 Things to Do Before High School

Photo: Robert Voets/ Nickelodeon©2014 Viacom, International, Inc.

With real life and teen drama awaiting her after 8th grade graduation, CJ Parker (played by Isabela Moner) has only a short time left to make the most of her middle school years. Together with her two lifelong best friends Fenwick (played by Jaheem Toombs) and Crispo (played by Owen Joyner), she is determined to get the most out of this time, using an ever-expanding list of challenges as a guide. For this group, growing up means trying everything and taking chances while they still can.

What’s on YOUR list of things to do before high school? Tell us in the Comments.

Sonja, STACKS Staffer

June 4, 2015

My Favorite Thing Is a Pencil

Posted by at 1:38 am in Kid Power, Writing Prompt | Permalink

Hi!Rowan’s Favorite Thing Pencil

My favorite thing in the entire world is, believe it or not, a pencil. Pencils allow my visions to become works of art. For instance, my pencil helped me win 2nd place out of all of 6th grade on our Sixth Grade Olympic T-Shirts. Since I got second, I get to make a mini logo for the front of the shirt in the upper right corner.

My pencil helps me think about what I will draw on a blank piece of paper because I can’t think of anything to draw without it. When I’m drawing, I visualize my picture, then pursue it. Only, it looks different than what I imagined. It’s better. I like to think of my pencil as having its own mind that wanders making my picture greater than before I put the pencil to the paper.

I had free time once, and I decided to create a quote about creativity and inspiration. It says, “It is not the artist who creates the masterpiece. It is in fact the utensil that holds the inspiration.” It doesn’t exactly make sense, but I love it anyway. Pencils help get out a message to people through many pieces of art. You just have to find it.

What is YOUR favorite thing? Tell me in the Comments.

Rowan, Scholastic Kids Council

June 3, 2015

Magic Animal Friends

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Magic Animal FriendsLucy Longwhiskers Gets Lost (for ages 7-10)

It’s the first day of vacation, and best friends Lily and Jess are ready for adventure! Lily’s parents run the Helping Paw Wildlife Hospital and the girls love to help take care of all the animals. However, some other animals also need their help . . .

When Goldie the golden cat invites the girls to visit magical Friendship Forest, Jess and Lily are thrilled to meet – and talk to! – their new animal friends. But greedy witch Grizelda wants the forest all for herself. When Grizelda’s helpers kidnap Lucy Longwhiskers, a baby bunny, it’s up to Lily and Jess to rescue Lucy and defend the forest!

With the help of Goldie, a clever owl, and their own wits, the girls are up for the challenge. But rescue missions aren’t easy. Sometimes, it takes more than determination to save the day. Sometimes, it takes a little bit of friendship and a big pinch of magic.

Magic Animal Friends 2-4See what happens next in the Magic Animal Friends series! 

June 2, 2015

Book List of Summer Reading

Posted by at 1:49 am in Reads, Summer | Permalink

summer reading listCreekClimbing11′s Book List of Summer Reading 

It finally feels like summer and CreekClimbing11 has created an awesome list of books for you to read. While you’re reading, don’t forget to log your minutes in the Summer Reading Challenge and enter for a chance to win prizes!

Ok, so for me, school is over. I know you probably have school books to read. I do too, but here is a list of books to read over the summer that I and my friends have enjoyed. Continue reading

May 29, 2015

Max & Shred Girls

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Max & Shred girls Howie (Saara Chaudry), Abby (Emilia McCarthy)Meet EMILIA McCARTHY and SAARA CHAUDRY from Max & Shred!

Last week we introduced you to Jake and Johnny from the Nickelodeon show Max & Shred. This week, we have an interview with the girls who play Abby and Howie on the show.

Q: What is your favorite Max & Shred episode so far?
Emilia: I had to wear a Yeti suit. After watching it and all the hard work that we put into that episode and then seeing it, it definitely paid off. So it’s really funny. It was boiling, and on set it’s already really hot because of the lights and it was summertime. So, yeah, I don’t think I’ve ever sweat so much in my entire life. Continue reading

May 26, 2015

Summer Personality Quiz

Posted by at 1:23 am in Personality Quiz, Summer | Permalink

summer personality quizPurpleWizard50 created a quiz to help you answer the question: What Should You Do This Summer?

1. Yay! It’s finally summer! What do you want to do? a) Check out some sunny beaches. b) Stay at home and read. c) Go to a new and exotic city. d) Visit your friends and relatives.

2. Wow! It’s burning out there! What do you do to cool off? a) Take a dive in an outdoor swimming pool. b) Sit in front of the A/C until your teeth freeze. c) Run through the sprinkler with a home-made paper fan. d) Head to your bestie’s place for a movie marathon in her air-conditioned basement.

3. What’s your favorite summer treat? a) Ice cream sundaes. b) Fresh fruit juice smoothies. c) Icy cold “mocktails.” d) Those twin Popsicles.

4. How would you describe yourself? a) Sporty and fun. b) Bookworm-y and quiet. c) Unique and artsy. d) Social and a great BFF.

5. What is your favorite hobby? a) Playing sports and swimming. b) Reading and being alone. c) Painting or drawing. d) Hanging with your bestie.

Results! Continue reading

May 25, 2015

2015 Summer Name Generator

Posted by at 1:18 am in Summer, Writing Prompt | Permalink

summer name generatorWhat’s Your Summer Name?

Do y’all remember the fantabulous Winter Name Generator? Well, it’s definitely not winter anymore, so it’s time for new names. I’m thinking that it’s time for . . . SUMMER NAMES!!! Introducing the wonderfully weird and wonky Summer Name Generator! (This is version 2.0. If you want two special summer names, you should try out last summer’s, too!).

Here’s how the Summer Name Generator works. Find the first initial of your first name in the list below. That word is your summer first name. Then look at the list of the months below and find the month of your birthday. That word is your summer last name. For example, my name begins with an E and my birthday is in March, so my new summer name would be Pool Noodle Surfer. I’m into it!

  • A – Sunny
  • B – Sunshine
  • C – Water Slide
  • D – Sandy
  • E – Pool Noodle
  • F – Flip Flop
  • G – Beachy
  • H – Jumprope
  • I – Leafy
  • J – Bicycle
  • K – Thunder
  • L – Sunglasses
  • M – Grass
  • N – Popsicle
  • O – Roller Coaster
  • P – Vacation
  • Q – Lake
  • R – Canoe
  • S – Festival
  • T – SPF
  • U – Forest
  • V – Starry
  • W – Zipline
  • X – Hiking
  • Y – Nature
  • Z – Explorer
  • January – Shorts
  • February – Backpack
  • March – Surfer
  • April – Frisbee
  • May – Speedboat/li>
  • June – Water Bottle
  • July – Lightning
  • August – Firecracker
  • September – Hummingbird
  • October – Sprinkler
  • November – Hopscotch
  • December – Picnic

It’s heating up fast outside and soon it’ll be vacation time. Get ready by grabbing your sweetest swimwear, favorite flip flops, coolest sidewalk chalk, and brand-new SUMMER NAME! What’s your new, wacky summer name? Share it in the Comments below!

See ya around,

En-Szu, a.k.a. Pool Noodle Surfer