Dear Dumb Diary Year 2 Giveaway!
Dear Dumb Diary fans know that Jamie Kelly is in Year 2 of writing her dumb diary (which you do NOT have permission to read)! But. . . in case you did happen to sneak a peek into the first book from Year 2: School. Hasn't This Gone on Long Enough?, then you might be interested to know that the next book, titled The Super-Nice Are Super-Annoying, is coming out this month. (Steal a sneak peek at the first chapter here.)
AND, you can enter for a chance to win both books from Year 2 plus an autographed print from the author, Jim Benton! When you enter your reading minutes in the Summer Challenge, you can also enter for a chance to win this amazing prize! The contest ends on June 27, so go to the Summer Challenge now.
PS. If you haven't already seen how awesome Jim Benton is, then you should also watch this random, hilarious pancake love story video. Just watch it. That's all I'm sayin'.
— Sonja, STACKS Staffer
Jamie Kelly (and her infamous diary) has returned! After twelve books, each following a month in her life, Jim Benton's hilarious middle schooler is back and fired up. She handles her life's crises with her typical humor, which you don't want to miss.
To read my full review, click here
Everyone's favorite middle-schooler, Jamie Kelly, is back — with an all-new, all-funny diary! A lot has been happening at Mackerel Middle School, and Jamie is documenting every minute of it. Check out this special peek at Dear Dumb Diary #9: That's What Friends Aren't For, in stores now! Jamie promises that everything she writes is true . . . or at least as true as it needs to be.
Dear Dumb Diary,
We've entered that part of the school year where you begin to wonder if maybe even the teachers are beginning to lose interest in education. We study something — like igneous rocks, or spit molecules, or one of those countries that looks like where they are going to build a country one day — we glue-stick a bunch of things about it to a piece of poster board, they get hung up in the hallway, and then we never talk about them again.
So toward the end of the year, just to keep things interesting. the school has lots of events like an Art Show, a Talent Show, and Bingo Night, which features a game that was developed long ago so that we'd have something to do until fun was invented.
If I ever become a teacher, I'm going to jazz it up a bit. Maybe I'll glue-stick the actual students up in the hallway, and when you walk up to one, he'll have to tell you what he knows about spit molecules or whatever.
Also, I'm going to make it so that if a kid bothers me, I can legally shoot her out of a cannon. I really may have psychic powers, because I think I've read the mind of teacher who was thinking that exact thing one time when Mike Pinsetti got almost all of a crayon stuck in his ear.
A few days ago, you got a peek at one of Jamie Kelly's brand-new diary entries from Dear Dumb Diary #9: That's What Friends Aren't For. We've managed to get our hands on another one, all about blondwad Angeline — check it out below! But Jamie Kelly has no idea that you or anybody is reading her diaries. So please, please, please don't tell her.
Dear Dumb Diary,
And speaking of shooting somebody out of a cannon, I don't know if I've ever mentioned this girl to you before, Diary — her name is Angeline?
First, before we discuss Angeline, let's take a moment to discuss AUTOMATIC FRIENDSHIPS. Automatic Friendships occur like this: Let's say you and a person from your school who you only kind of know both show up at the same beach one day and there's nobody else to hang around with. BAM — you're automatic friends. Maybe only for a day, but still. It's just the Way the Universe Does Things.
Or let's say you go to prison. You committed some cool crime like stealing the weapon of somebody who was going to blast an endangered baby orphan koala in the face. Still, the judge says that stealing is stealing, and he sends you to prison for it. And in prison, you meet somebody who is in for the same kind of crime, but for her it was like an endangered baby orphan panda or just an endangered baby orphan. BAZOOM — now you two are automatic friends.
Ever since Angeline's Uncle Dan (my school's assistant principal) married my Aunt Carol, AND Angeline's dog married my dog and they had puppies together, I'm automatically friends with Angeline. No beach, no orphan koalas, just KABLAM — automatic friends.
You'll notice that it's not because I like her. It's just how things work. It's like math: Poor little Two got plussed with Three.
Last week I posted a Dear Dumb Diary Scavenger Hunt. You may have noticed that here at THE STACKS, we love Dear Dumb Diary. We've got a bunch of blog posts on it including reviews of the books, and even a video with the author.
But now without further ado, here are the official Jamie Kelly approved Scavenger Hunt answers!
- How many dumb diaries does Jamie Kelly have so far?
ANSWER: Eleven! Although #12 is coming out soon. Check them all out here.
- Name the person who is NOT allowed to read Jamie's diaries?
- What is Jamie's popularity level on a scale of 1-10? (that she gives herself!) Hint: Check out the "It's All About Me" section.
ANSWER: 7 (but should be 8).
- According to Stinker's Collectible Card, what disease did the dog have?
ANSWER: Frantic Itchy Butt Disease. Luckily, it cleared up.
- Under "Dumb Fun" create your own diary entry! What is your nickname?
ANSWER: Depends on your answers. Mine is chocolate girl.
- According to The Author section when he interviews Jamie, what is her favorite lipgloss flavor?
ANSWER: Triple Berry Fiesta. But she sort of ate part of it, which made her sick. She doesn't have it anymore.
- In the "It's All About Me" section when you click on the So Who is This Guy? icon. . . who is that guy?
ANSWER: Jim Kelly, the author of the Dear Dumb Diary series.
Are you guys fans of the Dear Dumb Diary series? Do you keep your own diary? Drop a line and let us know in the Comments below!
—Ratha, Stacks Writer