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1. Adventure Books Readathon

Adventure Books BlastAugust is the Month for Adventure!I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916,

then you understand my terror of sharks. Guys, an actual shark attacked actual people swimming at the actual Jersey shore. I ask you, what is scarier than that?

August 13: Choose Your Own Adventure Part 2
En-Szu’s story continues with a new twist!

August 20: Choose Your Own Adventure Part 3

August 26: National Dog Day
Well, this might not have anything to do with adventure books, but how awesome is a whole day when we get to celebrate dogs?

August 27: Which Adventure Hero Are You? Find out!

August 28: Readathon 12-4 p.m. ET
Join us on the STACKS for a live 4-hour readathon!

I hope you can join us for 1 or all of these STACKS events this August!

Sonja, STACKS Staffer

 

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2. The Fault in Our Stars Readalikes

Recommend me!When You’re Not Old Enough for The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Are you 8 or older?

Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Auggie Pullman has a facial deformity that has kept him homeschooled until now: the fifth grade. Wonder is Auggie’s story of navigating a new school, making new friends, and learning new rules. Like TFIOS, this realistic fiction novel will bring on the waterworks, but with this book, they’ll be tears of joy.

Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu. Hazel and Jack were best friends – before a freak accident caused Jack to mysteriously disappear into the woods with a woman made of ice. Breadcrumbs reminds me of TFIOS because both books are about the things we leave behind when we enter the unknown.

Rules by Cynthia Lord. Catherine just wants to be a regular 12-year-old, but having a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability always keeps her from a normal life. Rules asks one of the very same questions as TFIOS: What is normal?

Are you 9 or older?

Gossamer by Lois Lowry. Why do we dream the way we do? Where do our dreams come from? This novel walks the line between imagination and reality. After this read, you’ll definitely have your thinking hat on for when you’re old enough to read TFIOS!

Radiance by Alyson Noel. Riley has moved on to the afterlife, but finds that paradise isn’t all fun and games. She’s assigned a job as Soul Catcher and must help a certain soul cross the bridge – a soul four other people have not been able to bring to the afterlife. What happens after people die is a big question in TFIOS. Radiance gives us a peak at one possibility!

Are you 10 or older?

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Nobody ‘Bod’ Owens is just a toddler when he stumbles into the graveyard after his family is murdered. It’s there that Bod starts his life, under the protection of the graveyard’s many ghosts. I know what you’re thinking: What on Earth does this have in common with TFIOS? But this book, too, examines life, death, and what comes after – so there you have it.

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. Ten-year-old Winnie Foster stumbles upon members of the Tuck family who have been given eternal life after drinking from a magic spring. The Tucks explain to Winnie that they are both blessed and doomed to stay the same age forever. Like TFIOS, Tuck Everlasting examines life and death.

Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper. Melody is a brilliant and talented fifth grader with a photographic memory. But cerebral palsy leaves her unable to communicate with others, and she often feels like a goldfish stuck in a bowl, only able to observe the outside world from inside her head.  Melody feels trapped by her condition, much like the main character of TFIOS also does. What does it take to rise above the thing you have no control over?

Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine. As an 11-year-old with Asperger’s syndrome, Caitlin doesn’t know how to deal with her brother’s death. Caitlin decides she and her father need “closure” after she reads its definition in the dictionary. Mockingbird’s theme of closure will certainly translate to the end of TFIOS when you get there!

Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan. Willow is a 12-year-old child genius whose greatest comfort is counting by 7s. When her parents die in a tragic accident, Willow must decide to push through her grief. Also like TFIOS, Counting by 7s will give you a snapshot of grief – and most importantly, what it takes to get through it.

So there you have it! We hope these fantastic, realistic fiction recommendations will tide you over until you’re old enough to take on The Fault in Our Stars!

Marisa, STACKS Intern

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3. Favorite Fantasy Books

Fantasy Books Festival

What are the best fantasy books?

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.

Favorite Fantasy Books

Are your favorites here? Do you see any new books that YOU want to read next? Let us know in the Comments.

image from kids.scholastic.com Sonja, STACKS Staffer

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4. Fantasy Guess the Book

Guess the book

Fantasy Guess the Books

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!

Fantasy Guess the Book

Leave your guesses in the Comments.

image from kids.scholastic.com— Sonja, STACKS Staffer

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5. Fantasy Who Would Win?

Fantasy Books Festival

Who would win in a fight between your favorite fantasy characters?

I know what MY favorite thing about fantasy books is: fantasy books often have the most exciting, epic, earth-shattering battles. In worlds where anything is possible, magical creatures, logic-defying supernatural abilities, and even nature itself can turn any old argument into a knock-down, drag-out fight to save the universe. It’s so exciting!

Fight scenes in fantasy books always leave me wondering what I would do if I had the abilities or strengths that the characters have. Would I try to save the world, too? Or would I go on silly adventures instead? Probably a little bit of both!

Today’s Fantasy Books Festival post is all about special abilities. Everyone loves a good collision of fantasy universes

, so do a little imagining yourself: who would win in a fight between these fictional characters?
  • Maleficent (from the Kingdom Keepers series) or Gandalf (from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings series)
  • Annabeth Chase (from the Percy Jackson and the Olympians
 series) or Hermione Granger (from the Harry Potter series)?
  • Dragonet Clay (from the Wings of Fire
  •  series) or Eustace (from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader) . . . as a dragon?

    Who are your winners? Why? What are your suggestions for fantasy face-offs? Share in the Comments below! 

    Till next time,

    image from kids.scholastic.com — En-Szu, STACKS Staffer

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    6. Harry Potter Readathon

    Extra!Please join us for a live readathon to celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday! Harry Potter Message Board

  • How: Sign in to the Message Board at noon with your STACKS screen name. If you don’t have a screen name, it’s easy to get one – and free! Sign up now.
  • Hogwarts

    Art copyright Kazu Kibuishi

    Hope to see you at the readathon!

    Sonja, STACKS Staffer

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    7. Funny Books Fiesta Challenge #1

    Funny Books Fiesta

    Make your own Mad Libs!

    Welcome to the Funny Books Fiesta! To keep you reading (and giggling) all month long, we’ve got some seriously silly games going on. You ready to get your giggle on? Check out today’s activity!

    Everyone loves Mad Libs. So why not make your own? The more original, the better! Here’s how this game works: substitute random nouns on the page you are reading with another, super-random noun.

    For example, I’m currently reading Goosebumps Horrorland

    : Welcome to Camp Slither. I’m on page 73. My super-random word? Tofu. Check out my new first paragraphs:

    Sid grabbed the tofu and studied it. “The head tofu is someone named Uncle Jerry? Why haven’t we seen him?”

    “Don’t you get it? This means Dr. Crawler isn’t the real head tofu,” I said, my heart suddenly pounding. “Dr. Crawler is some kind of fake.”

    The tofu all started talking at once…

    To inspire you, here’s a list of great, goofy words for you to use:

    • PANTSTEAKETTLEBEANSBLANKIECHAPSTICKFOOTBALLCROUTONFunny Books Fiesta

       book challenge. And it’s not too early to start getting ready for the LIVE Readathon on June 30! Till next time,

      image from kids.scholastic.com — En-Szu, STACKS Staffer

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    8. The Great Greene Heist

    The Great Greene Heist book cover

    The Great Greene Heist (for ages 10-14) by Varian Johnson

    “I know exactly who you are,” the boy said as he clamped onto Jackson’s hand. “There are whole websites dedicated to the Infamous Jackson Greene.”

    Hacking the computer system and scheduling a four-hour lunch period. Stealing the goat mascot and selling it on eBay. The “Mid-Day PDA “and the “Blitz at the Fitz.” While he can neither confirm nor deny those heists, Jackson Greene is known around the school for being able to get into and out of sticky situations.

    Jackson’s ex-best friend/ former almost-girlfriend, Gaby is running for class president. She wants new computers for classrooms and organic options in the cafeteria, among other things. But Jackson’s sworn enemy, Keith Sinclair is Gaby’s political opponent. Keith wants to cut funding for clubs so that he can get more money for the Gamer Club. Unfortunately for Maplewood Middle School, Keith might just get his way because of his insider connection to Principal Kelsey.

    It’s time for Jackson to pull out his bag of tricks so he can outsmart Keith and Dr. Kelsey, secure Gaby’s presidency. . . and possibly change his personal status with Gaby.

    Can he do it? Read The Great Greene Heist to find out!

    –Elysse, STACKS Writer

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    9. Funny Books Fiesta Challenge #2

    Funny Books Fiesta

    Silly Word Vocabulary

    Have you ever wondered what a really crazy-looking word meant? I sure have! In fact, I do all the time. Of course, the right thing to do when you encounter a word you don’t know is to whip out the dictionary, but before you get the good ol’ standard definition of that difficult word, why not have a little fun first?

    Today’s Funny Books Fiesta challenge is Silly Word Vocabulary! When you read a word you don’t know in your book . . . make up a definition. That’s right! Just make one up, the weirder the better. How does it change the sentence you’re reading?

    I’m reading The Hypnotists by Gordon Korman

    (If you haven’t read it yet, you totally should!)–and I see a few words that I used to struggle with all the time. For example, brashness. Here is the original sentence that Gordon Korman wrote:

    The door of the lounge was flung open, and Wilson burst into the room with his customary brashness.

    Brashness really means energetic-ness or boldness, but if I were to make up my own silly definition, I’d say it means “having an extremely long, bushy tail.” Here is my new, silly sentence:

    The door of the lounge was flung open, and Wilson burst into the room with his customary extremely long, bushy tail. 

    This definition of brashness gives the sentence a seriously silly new meaning!

    Are you that super-smart kid that knows all the words in the book you’re reading? Fear not, you can still have fun. Simply give a word you already know a new meaning. Example? Coincidence. My new definition? “A statue made of old coins, made in an ancient mine by elves who only wear the color blue.”

    Pick a word, any word! Be bold. Share your new, silly definition in the Comments below. Can’t wait to see how creative and gloriously goofy we can get!

    Come back next week for another Funny Books Fiesta

     book challenge. And don’t forget the LIVE Readathon on June 30! You’re coming, right? See ya later,

    image from kids.scholastic.com — En-Szu, STACKS Staffer

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    10. Funny Books Fiesta Challenge #3

    Funny Books Fiesta

    Silly Sentence Switch-Up!

    Hey y’all! Our Funny Books Fiesta is in full swing now. How’s the reading coming along? I love seeing all the fun—and funny—responses you had to our Silly Word Vocabulary and Make Your Own Mad Libs challenges. You guys are really hysterical! So it is with great excitement that I introduce today’s Funny Books Fiesta challenge: Silly Sentence Switch-Up!

    If you’ve been following our Books of the Month

    posts for the past few months, you know that one of the most highly recommended series by the people of the STACKS is Wings of Fire. So I’ve started reading Book One: The Dragonet Prophecy and I gotta say, it is totally worth the hype! Anyway, I picked the paragraph I’m reading on page 215 to use for my silly sentence switch-up.

    How does it work?

    Take the sentence you’re reading and pick a few random words (nouns, adjectives, verbs, etc.). Do the same for the following sentence, and the one after. Make sure that you have the same number of each kind of word from each sentence. Now, shuffle them all around!

    Here’s the original paragraph:

    The roaring of dragons woke them the next morning. The three dragonets barely had time to scramble to their feet before guards began pouring into their cave. The black rocks had burned down to embers, which the SkyWing soldiers swept into the pool easily with their tails.

    Remixed sentences? Check it out:

    The roaring of embers scrambled them the next cave. The three tails barely had time to burn to their feet before guards began pouring into their dragons. The black rocks had woken down to dragonets, which the SkyWing soldiers swept into the pool easily with their morning.

    Pretty wacky, right? Try your own silly sentence switch-up! Share your  new sentences in the Comments below. The weirder the better!

    Come back next week for another Funny Books Fiesta

     book challenge. And don’t forget the LIVE Readathon on June 30! Can’t wait! It’s gonna be amazing.

    See ya next time, — En-Szu, STACKS Staffer

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    11. The Doll Graveyard

    The Doll Graveyard book cover

    The Doll Graveyard (for ages 8-12) by Lois Ruby

    “Chester sniffs at the ground and whimpers. It’s a graveyard, a miniature cemetery with five tiny wooden markers close together in a horseshoe shape, and one larger one set apart, as if someone didn’t want that body buried with the rest.”

    When Shelby’s parents divorce, she isn’t happy that it means she has to move 200 miles away from where she grew up. Her great-aunt Amelia has died, leaving a house at Cinder Creek to Shelby, her brother Brian, her mom, and her dog Chester. It’s a beautiful house, but old and kind of creepy at night. And oh yeah, there is also a weird miniature graveyard in the backyard.

    Brian and Shelby dig up the miniature graves and find dolls. They take them inside and put them in a doll house that is an exact replica of their house. When the dolls start moving around the house and talking, Shelby and Brian try reburying them, but they won’t stay buried!

    Shelby finds a journal written by the dolls’ first owner, Sadie. Shelby is horrified to hear that Sadie went through the same things Shelby is going through. The same things happened to Emily, the next girl to find the dolls. Emily ends up in a psychiatric ward because her parents and doctors think she is crazy.

    Are Shelby and Brian going crazy? Or can they figure out a way to make the dolls quiet at last? Read and find out! Then comment in the section below!

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    12. Tales from Grimmlandia

    Grimmtastic Girls: Cinderella Stays Late book cover

    Grimmtastic Girls Series

    In faraway Grimmlandia, there’s one place you have to visit: Grimm Academy. All the coolest fairy tale characters go to school there, from Cinda (a.k.a. Cinderella) and Red (Red Riding Hood, of course!) to Rapunzel and Snow White (but you can call her Snow). The Grimm brothers founded the realm of Grimmlandia and built Grimm Academy long ago to help protect all fairy tale and storybook characters from the wicked E.V.I.L. Society.

    Cinda

    and her friends go to classes (like Bespellings) and to the library (to check out magical objects), but when they hear the E.V.I.L. Society is back in business and making trouble for Grimm Academy, they’ll have to stick together to save their school, even if it means entering Neverwood Forest where even the bravest of fairy tale characters never would go. Want to learn more?

    Check out this exclusive excerpt from Chapter 1 of Book 1: Cinderella Stays Late

    and catch up on all the adventures at Grimm Academy!

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    13. June Books of the Month

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    It’s Books of the Month time again!

    By now, you all know the drill. It’s the end of June. Obviously, that means it’s time for the most exciting (okay, okay, I’m biased) post of the month . . . BOOKS OF THE MONTH!!! I feel like this post should be celebrated with an ice cream cake and confetti every month. I know I’m not the only person who gets really happy every time this post goes up, though! Last month you guys really came out in support of your favorite books. There were so many!share what books you were reading.

    Then we made a word cloud to show which titles were most popular. I think it’s pretty obvious which series the people of the STACKS are loving this month: Percy Jackson!

    June Books of the Month

    Let’s keep this going! What books are you reading now? What books do you love and recommend? Leave the title (or titles!) in the Comments section below. I’m about to dive headfirst into Kingdom Keepers now, and I can’t wait to see which new series pop up next time around!

    See ya later,

    image from kids.scholastic.com — En-Szu, STACKS Staffer

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    14. Please Join the Readathon

    Peep says Hi.

    Readathon Monday!

    Gather all your books and snacks, and prepare for a live 4-hour reading marathon starting Monday, June 30 at 12 noon ET.

    Your goal for the Readathon is to read for 4 straight hours, but don’t worry. STACKS Staffer En-Szu and I will be there to cheer you on with hourly challenges and inspiration to keep you going. Plus, you will meet other STACKers who love books, and make some new summer reading buddies!

    Sign up for the Readathon here

    and come back Monday at noon!

    image from kids.scholastic.com— Sonja, STACKS Staffer

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    15. Reading Bingo Book Clue 14

    Reading Bingo

    Reading Bingo Day 3 Continues!

    Today’s game of Reading Bingo continues with another book clue. Did you get the H-shape on your bingo card filled in?

    Book clue 14 is . . . .
    Holes book cover

    Holes

    by Louis Sachar

    If you have read this book, then choose the Bingo square it fits in and write in the title.

    Remember, book clues 1

    23456789, 101112, and 13 count for today’s game, so you can fill those in plus today’s new book clue. There will be one more book clue hidden on the Stack Back Message Board today. Go see if you can find it!

    If you got it, then yell BINGO! in the Comments. If not, come back for more book clues and a new way to win tomorrow morning.

    image from kids.scholastic.com— Sonja, STACKS Staffer

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    16. Reading Bingo Book Clue 16

    Reading Bingo

    Reading Bingo Day 4!

    Congratulations to yesterday’s Reading Bingo winners!

    Today is a new game of Reading Bingo with a new way to win. Today’s goal is to get a Z-shape on your Reading Bingo card

    like this:Bingo Z shape

    If you need a Reading Bingo card, click here for the Rules and Procedures

    . Book clues 123456789, 10111213, 14, and 15 count for today’s game, so you can fill those in plus today’s book clue. It’s not too late to start playing so get out your Reading Bingo card and get ready for today’s book clue!

    Book clue 16 is . . .Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone book cover illustrated by Kazu Kibuishi

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

    by J. K. Rowling

    If you have read this book, then choose the Bingo square it fits in and write in the title.

    Check Ink Splot 26, the Message Boards, and your Profile shout-outs all day for more book clues. When you get the Z-shape on your card filled in, yell BINGO! in the Comments.

    image from kids.scholastic.com— Sonja, STACKS Staffer

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    17. Reading Bingo Book Clue 19

    Reading Bingo

    Reading Bingo Last Day!

    Congratulations to yesterday’s Reading Bingo winners!

    Today is a new game of Reading Bingo with a new way to win. Today’s goal is to fill in every single box in your Reading Bingo card. If you need a Reading Bingo card, click here for the Rules and Procedures

    . Book clues  123456789, 10111213, 1415, 16, 17, and 18 count for today’s game, so you can fill those in plus all of today’s book clues. Even if you haven’t been playing all week, you can still join the game, so get out your Reading Bingo card and get ready for your next book clue!

    Book clue 19 is . . .Swindle book cover


    Swindle
    by Gordon Korman

    If you have read this book, then choose the Bingo square it fits in and write in the title. Check Ink Splot 26 and the Reading Buzz Board

    all day for more book clues. When you get your entire Reading Bingo card filled in, yell BINGO! in the Comments.

    image from kids.scholastic.com— Sonja, STACKS Staffer

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    18. Reading Bingo Book Clue 21

    Reading Bingo

    Reading Bingo Final Book Clue!

    We have come to the end of our week of Reading Bingo. Today’s goal is to fill in every single box in your Reading Bingo card, and in this last post, I will give you the final 4 clues all in one go. Look at your Reading Bingo card carefully and double check all the past book clues. It’s still not too late to start today’s game, but this is your LAST CHANCE to get Bingo!

    Your final 4 book clues are . . .

    Infinity Ring: A Mutiny in Time by James Dashner

    I Survived: The Sinking of the Titanic by Lauren Tarshis

    The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan

    Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

    If you have read any of these books, choose the proper Bingo square and write in the title.

    If you need a Reading Bingo card, click here

    . Book clues 123456789, 101112131415161718, 19, and 20 count for today’s game, so you can fill those in plus all of today’s book clues.

    Did you do it? Did you fill in every single square on your Reading Bingo card? Yell it out in the Comments.

    image from kids.scholastic.com— Sonja, STACKS Staffer

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    19. The Door by Andy Marino

    The Door by Andy Marino book cover

    The Door (for ages 8-12)

    For all you fantasy fans, The Door is an intriguing new book that you have to check out!

    Have you seen a mysterious door and wondered where it leads? When Hannah’s mom is killed, Hannah starts to explore the lighthouse where they live . . . and one door leads to unexpected places. Hannah finds herself in an alternate world, but before she can get out, she has to find her family, too.

    Sound like a door you want to open? Click here to read Chapter 1.

    Let us know in the Comments what some of your other favorite fantasy books are.

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    20. The Door by Andy Marino

    The Door by Andy Marino book cover

    The Door (for ages 8-12)

    For all you fantasy fans, The Door is an intriguing new book that you have to check out!

    Have you seen a mysterious door and wondered where it leads? When Hannah’s mom is killed, Hannah starts to explore the lighthouse where they live . . . and one door leads to unexpected places. Hannah finds herself in an alternate world, but before she can get out, she has to find her family, too.

    Sound like a door you want to open? Click here to read Chapter 1.

    Let us know in the Comments what some of your other favorite fantasy books are.

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    21. The Titanic Locket

    The Haunted Museum: The Titanic Locket book cover

    The Haunted Museum: The Titanic Locket (for ages 8-12) by Suzanne Weyn

    It is spring break and Samantha and Jessica are not entirely looking forward to their family vacation. On a replica of the Titanic, the girls will follow the original Titanic’s journey from England, Ireland, and France to New York; that is, without the hitting-an-iceberg-and-sinking part. With no Internet or cell phone access, it will be like stepping into a time capsule.

    Each guest is assigned a passenger from the original Titanic passenger list. Samantha and Jessica The Haunted Museum: The Titanic Locket book cover

    are given twins Alice and Matilda Littlefield. Although Jessica is actually 18 months older than Samantha, they look like twins, and strangely, they bear a close resemblance to the Littlefield twins.

    Before boarding the ship, Sam and Jess go to a museum where they look at Titanic memorabilia. Despite the “DO NOT TOUCH” signs everywhere, Jess picks up a pretty locket. But soon after, strange things start happening to the girls.

    The numbers on their room mysteriously change from 266 to 299. The locket begins showing up in their room, and even around their necks! Something sinister is at work. There are ghosts who are out to get Samantha and Jessica, and who will make this a vacation the girls will never forget – if they get out alive.

    This is a good story for those who are fascinated by the Titanic,

    or for anyone who loves a good ghost story.

    –Elysse, STACKS Writer

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    22. Zane and the Hurricane

    Zane and the Hurricane by Rodman Philbrick

    Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina (for ages 9-14) by Rodman Philbrick

    Zane Dupree is against the trip to New Orleans (a.k.a Smellyville). Zane’s father died before he was born, so he doesn’t know much about his past. It isn’t until Zane is twelve that his mom finds Miss Trissy, the woman who raised his dad. Zane’s mom wants him to go back to his roots for a week. He only agrees to go if he can bring his best friend, his dog Bandit.

    Zane and the Hurricane by Rodman Philbrick

    Surprisingly, once he arrives in New Orleans, Zane takes an immediate liking to Miss Trissy. Despite being ancient and not having a working television or air conditioning, Miss Trissy does what she can to make Zane happy. She tells him stories of his dad growing up; they look through old pictures, and they eat ice cream on the porch. The week passes by quickly until word of a hurricane heading their way changes it all.

    Once the storm hits, things happen quickly. The whole city becomes flooded and Zane finds himself separated from Miss Trissy and stranded in an attic with Bandit, to be rescued by Mr. Tru and Malvina in a green canoe. They scour the city, hoping to find a place to survive the flooded aftermath of a devastating storm.

    Will Zane be able to survive the storm? Will he be reunited with his mom and Miss Trissy? Read and find out! Then leave a comment with your thoughts and feelings below!

    —Elysse, STACKS Writer

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    23. Funny Books Fiesta

    Funny Books Fiesta

    Happy summer, everyone! As far as I am concerned, the best thing about summer is all the free, unlimited READING TIME! After a long school year of assignments and homework, it is finally time to read whatever you want for as long as you want.  Along with the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, we will be celebrating all the joys of summer reading with different activities on the STACKS each month.

    Let’s kick off June with a month-long Funny Books Fiesta! Here is the schedule of events in June:

    Funny Book challenge #1             June 4 What is the funniest book you ever read? Or who is the funniest character in a book you have read? Have you ever actually rolled on the floor laughing or fallen off your chair laughing while reading a book? Have you ever laughed so hard

    Funny Book challenge #2              June 11

    Funny Book challenge #3              June 18

    Funny Book challenge #4              June 25

    Readathon                          June 30 Noon -4 pm E.T.

    To get started, tell us your June reading goals in the Comments. It could be to start a new book you’ve been wanting to read. It could be to finish a book that you started. It could be to discover some new funny books you haven’t read yet. It could be to read for a certain amount of time every day. Anything you want. Let us know YOUR reading goal for June, and then come back on June 4 for the first Funny Books Fiesta challenge!

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    24. Rescue Princess Basics

    Rescue Princesses book 5

    Ever wonder what it’s like to be a Rescue Princess? Here are the basics you need to know!

    To be a Rescue Princess . . . 

    Necessary Bling: Heart-Shaped RingsPrincess Emily: Ruby

  • Princess Clarabel: Sapphire
  • Princess Jaminta: Emerald
  • Princess Lulu: Yellow Topaz
  • Now Announcing, The Mistberg Grand Ball!The Secret Promise
    : “The point is to arrive in royal style.” And don’t forget, “All young princesses must know the correct manners for the Grand Ball!” Don’t forget to practice your best dance moves!

    Ninja Training 101

    The Wishing Pearl:

    • Blend in with your surroundings.
    • Wait for the right time to move.
    • Practice your balance and acrobatics.
    • Be ready for anything.
    • Remember that there is always so much more to learn!

    Royal Academy for Princesses

    Other important things to remember:The Moonlight Mystery.

  • Pick a favorite tiara to wear in case you have to attend a royal banquet.
  • Sometimes you have to get competitive – even with other Rescue Princesses! Start practicing for the Royal Regatta, a sailboat race that all twenty royal families from around the world take part in. Read more about it in Book #2: The Wishing Pearl
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  • If you need just a little powerful magic (not enough to turn a frog into a prince or a pumpkin into a carriage), visit the Silver River at sunrise in the kingdom of Onica like in Book #4: The Stolen Crystals
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  • Be sure to include new friends along the way, like Princess Freya from Northernland in Book #5: The Snow Jewel.
  • Read ALL the Rescue Princesses books for the full rundown on life as a Rescue Princess — and SHHH! Remember to keep it a secret!

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    25. May Books of the Month

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    Kids’ Favorite Books this Month!

    Do y’all know what time it is? Oh yeah! It’s BOOKS OF THE MONTH time!!! Not gonna lie: this is easily my favorite post every month. I can’t wait to find out what books you guys are reading and to get your recommendations!

    At the end of April we asked you to share what books you were reading. Then we made a word cloud so we could see which titles were most popular. This month saw some surprising new contenders for the top spot. You Wings of Fire fans really came out in support! Check out the results below:

    May Books of the Month — En-Szu, STACKS Staffer

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