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1. 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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2. 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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3. Reading Bingo Book Clue 13

Reading Bingo

Reading Bingo Day 3 Continues!

GOOOOO, READING BINGO!

We’re at book clue 13 already! I can’t believe it! Have you gotten the H-shape BINGO yet? Tell us what titles you used!

Here’s our 13th book clue . . .

Dork Diaries:

Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous LifeDork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life by Rachel Renee Russell

Have you read this book? If so, choose the Bingo square

that it fits in and write in the title.

Two more clues are left for today’s Reading Bingo. Come back to Ink Splot 26 and check the Stack Back Message Board

 to find them later today!

Remember that book clues 1-12

also count in today’s game, so you can fill those in plus today’s clues. Can’t wait to see what cool books you’ve been reading!

Until next time!

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

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4. Reading Bingo Book Clue 12

Reading Bingo

Reading Bingo Day 3 Continues!

Day three of Reading Bingo is well underway! Y’all are doing great! Ready for book clue 12? Here we go!

Book clue 12 is . . .
The Adventures of Captain Underpants

 by Dav Pilkey

The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey book coverBingo square

that it fits in and write in the title.

We’ve got three more clues today. Come back to Ink Splot 26 and also check the Stack Back Message Board

throughout the day to catch them!

Today’s shape is pretty awesome. Have you gotten Bingo yet? Remember, book clues 1-11

also count towards today’s game, so you can fill those in plus today’s book clues. When you get an H-shape, yell BINGO! in the Comments. See ya later!

image from kids.scholastic.com — 

En-Szu, STACKS Staffer

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5. Reading Bingo Book Clue 11

Reading Bingo

Reading Bingo Day 3!

Congratulations to yesterday’s Reading Bingo Winners!

Have you been playing along with us? Today is a new game of Reading Bingo with a new way to win. Today’s goal is to get an H-shape on your Reading Bingo card

like this:Bingo H shapeIf you need a rules refresher or a Reading Bingo card, click here. Book clues 1234, 5678, 9, and 10 count for today’s game, so you can fill those in plus today’s book clues. 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 11 is . . . .Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief book coverPercy Jackson and the Olympians

: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

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 Message Boards all day for more book clues. When you get the H-shape on your card filled in, yell BINGO! in the Comments.

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

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6. Reading Bingo Book Clue 9

Reading Bingo

Reading Bingo Day 2 Continued!

I hope your T-shape is almost all filled in on your Reading Bingo card because there are only a couple more book clues today!
Book clue 9 is . . . .
Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero book cover

Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

If you have read this book, then choose the Bingo square

it fits in and write in the title.

Remember, book clues 1

234, 567, and 8 count for today’s game, so you can fill those in plus today’s new book clue. And, there is one more secret book clue on the Save the Planet Message Board, so you have another chance for Bingo today.

Did you get the T-shape on your card filled in? If you did, then yell BINGO! in the Comments. If not, you will have another chance tomorrow, so 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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7. Reading Bingo Book Clue 8

Reading Bingo

Reading Bingo Day 2 Continues!

Howdy, y’all! Welcome back to Reading Bingo. We’re almost at clue number 10! Print your own Bingo Card and join us!

Here’s book clue 8 . . .

The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

 by C. S. LewisThe Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis book cover

Have you read this book? If so, choose the Bingo square

that it fits in and write in the title.

Two more clues are left today! Check Ink Splot 26 and the Save the Planet Message Board

throughout the day to catch clues 9 and 10.

Remember that clues 1

23456, and 7 count for today’s game as well, so you can fill those in plus each new book clue. And, of course, let us know when you get today’s T-shape. Yell BINGO! In the Comments (and list the book titles on your card, too). Can’t wait to see who gets Bingo!

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

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8. Reading Bingo Book Clue 7

Reading Bingo

Reading Bingo Day 2 Continues!

Lucky number 7 already!

Here’s your 7th book clue . . .

Spirit Animals: Wild Born

Spirit Animals: Wild Born by Brandon Mull book cover

Have you read this book? If so, choose the Bingo square

Three more clues will appear on the STACKS today, so check Ink Splot 26 and the Message Boards often to catch them! Remember that clues 1

2, 345, and 6 also count for today’s game, so you can fill those in, too.

Let us know when you get today’s T-shape. Yell BINGO! in the Comments. See ya in a few!

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9. Reading Bingo Book Clue 6

Reading Bingo

Reading Bingo Day 2!

Congratulations to yesterday’s Reading Bingo winners!

. . . all scored Bingo yesterday!

Today is a new game of Reading Bingo with a new way to win. Today’s goal is to get a T-shape on your Reading Bingo card like this:

Bingo T shape

click here for the Rules and Procedures

. Book clues 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 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 6 is . . . .
Fantastic Mr. Fox book cover

Fantastic Mr. Fox

by Roald Dahl

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 Message Boards all day for more book clues. When you get the T-shape on your card filled in, yell BINGO! in the Comments.

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

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10. Reading Bingo Book Clue 4

Reading Bingo

Reading Bingo Day 1

We are playing Reading Bingo on the STACKS all week long, and we want YOU to join! If you need a Reading Bingo card, click here for the Rules and Procedures

. Book clues 1, 2, and 3 count for today’s game, so you can fill those in plus book clue 4. It’s not too late to start playing, so get out your Reading Bingo card and get ready for a new book clue!

Book clue 4 is . . . .Time Warp Trio book cover by Jon Scieszka

The Time Warp Trio: Knights of the Kitchen Table by Jon Scieszka

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 Message Boards

all day for more book clues. When you get 5 in a row, yell BINGO! in the Comments.

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

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11. Reading Bingo Book Clue 3

Reading Bingo

Reading Bingo Day 1 Continues!

Oooh, we’re at clue 3 already!

BINGO, is just around the corner (sort of)!

Here’s clue 3 . . .
Dear Dumb Diary: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jim Benton
Dear Dumb Diary book cover


Have you read this book? If so, choose the
Bingo square
that it fits in and write in the title.

Stay tuned–we’ve got two more clues coming your way today! Check Ink Splot 26 and the Message Boards throughout the day for more clues. See ya in a bit!

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

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12. Reading Bingo Book Clue 2

Reading Bingo

Reading Bingo Day 1 Continues!

Woohoo, Reading Bingo!

Ready for clue 2?

Here it is . . .

The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Giver by Lois Lowry book coverBingo square

that it fits in and write in the title.

Stay tuned–we’ve got three more clues coming your way today! Check Ink Splot 26 and the Message Boards throughout the day for more clues. See ya in a bit!

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

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13. Reasons why RAYMAN Legends needs its own art book

Being late to the game (as usual), I just recently decided to pick up an Xbox 360. I downloaded some games, TV show apps, and finally purchased and finished my first game: Southpark – The Stick of Truth.

After binging on some RPG I needed a new fix, a platformer. But this time I wanted to play something that something my kids could also enjoy. Enter Rayman:Legends.

Besides the fun game play, it has beautifully illustrated characters and backgrounds. There’s enough levels to give the Rayman world an enjoyable variety and depth. As an artist, it’s actually very inspiring to play this game, which made me wonder why they don’t have an art book out.

Here’s a small selection of images I found online. You should view these in full size to appreciate them, but you should really play the game to see these wonderful characters come to life.

Instead of giving you reasons, I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

Get this on multiple gaming platforms: Rayman Legends on Amazon

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14. Disney Launches Disney Infinity, An Interactive Game/Toy Franchise

Disney’s new $100 million-plus videogame/toy line Disney Infinity launched yesterday. The company has pinned its digital gaming aspirations on this single property (available for Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Xbox 360 PlayStation 3, and soon, PCs) in hopes of turning around Disney Interactive, which has lost over $1.4 billion in the last five years.

Disney Infinity, which features mostly Pixar and live-action franchise characters (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lone Ranger) has received generally positive reviews—see this IGN.com review or this Forbes review


This 35-minute presentation from D23 expo shows how the company is pitching the product to consumers:

The success of this game is particularly important because Disney has struggled continuously in the interactive realm. The Epic Mickey games flopped. Its $350 million purchase of Club Penguin and subsequent attempts to integrate its own properties like Cars and Fairies into it, didn’t work as planned. Its $563 million acquisition of Playdom has led to a loss of 20 million users.

Disney is counting on its fans to regularly buy the toys associated with the game—a similar concept to Activision’s Skylanders game—since the toys have a higher profit margin than the actual game. This Infinity overview in the Wall Street Journal speaks further about the financial impact this game could have on the company:

Speaking with Wall Street analysts in February, Mr. Iger acknowledged the high stakes. “If ‘Infinity’ does well, it bodes very well for the bottom line of this unit,” he said. “If it doesn’t do well, the opposite will be the case.” If “Infinity” flops, Disney would likely have to re-evaluate its videogame strategy, possibly shifting to an all-licensing model. The interactive unit’s remaining operations would consist of producing online content and mobile apps.

“It’s a Hail Mary with a tremendous amount of pressure to be a hit,” said a person who recently left Disney’s videogame business. As it pours resources into “Infinity,” Disney Interactive has pulled back in other areas. It halted production on an “Iron Man” game scheduled for release this year, for instance, and passed on the opportunity to produce “Star Wars” games following its parent company’s purchase of Lucasfilm.

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15. The Kids Are All Right: Thoughts on Gone Home

I'm pretty far from what you might call an avid gamer (games I've played in the last five years: Portal, Machinarium, Tales of Monkey Island, Botanicula, and, uh, that's it; I still haven't gotten around to Portal 2), but even I couldn't miss the attention paid to The Fullbright Company's Gone Home.  Part of the reason that I ended up playing Gone Home--aside from the fact that it doesn't require

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16. Moonbot Delivers Feature Quality Animation for Chipotle’s “Scarecrow”

American food chain Chipotle eschews TV advertising and stopped using external ad agencies a few years ago, but when they create ad campaigns, they go all out. Their latest project is “The Scarecrow,” a game-and-film collaboration with Bill Joyce’s Moonbot Studios based in Shreveport, Lousiana.

“The Scarecrow”, conceived in collaboaration with CAA Marketing (a division of Creative Artists Agency), is a free arcade-style adventure game for iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch that encourages players to think about industrial food production and the processed foods that they consume. Players can win coupons for free Chipotle food if they achieve certain goals within the game. There’s also an accompanying short film directed by Brandon Oldenburg and Limbert Fabian, and music by Fiona Apple:

Like their earlier “Back to the Start” campaign, Chipotle’s “Scarecrow” campaign is being praised for putting across its message in an entertaining, classy package. Adweek says, “Branded entertainment goes doesn’t get much more well rounded or better executed than this.”

Moonbot, which won the animated short Oscar in 2012 for The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, has created a lush and well-conceived feature film-quality universe for The Scarecrow. The golden-hued nostalgia that defines the studio’s visual aesthetic is a perfect complement to the environmental themes of Chipotle’s campaign.

This making-of video reveals some of the effort that went into creating The Scarecrow:

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17. Let’s Play!: Comics and Captions

DenniSided

In 1983, the Dayton Daily News accidentally switched the captions for “Dennis the Menace” and “The Far Side”.  And then, a few days later, they did it again.

So that got me to thinking… Scott McCloud invented “Five Card Nancy“, using panels from Ernie Bushmiller’s “Nancy” comic strip.

Could I make a similar game, using the real-world example from the Dayton Daily News?  Of course!

So here it is!

The Rules:

  1. Only single panel comics can be used, and only those with captions below the art.  In panel spoken text is not allowed.  Silent panels may be included.
  2. At least two comics are used.  If you wish to make it more interesting, you can use more, but the number should be even.
  3. Normal strips should be offset by the more unusual.  For every “Dennis the Menace” there should be a “Far Side”.  (See below for suggestions.)
  4. There should be at least 100 examples from each comic (100 panels, 100 captions).  The more people who play, the more comics or examples should be used.  Random examples may be used, but should be in equal proportion of “normal” to “unusual”.
  5. The playing deck has two parts: comics and captions.
  6. Each player is dealt four cards from each deck.
  7. Play begins with a player presenting a match of a caption with a panel.
  8. Other players then try to “edit” the match by replacing either the comic or the caption with a card from his/her hand.  Play ends when none can improve on the mismatched comic.
  9. All players then refill their hands and play continues with the next player.
  10. If you need to keep score, post the mix-matched creations to your social network feed (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Friendster, Usenet).  Score points for each “like” or re-share.

Recommended comics:

“normal” comics

Dennis the Menace
Marmaduke
Heathcliff
Family Circus
Berry’s World
Brother Juniper
Andertoons

“unusual” comics

The Far Side
Bizarro
New Yorker
Herman
Willy ‘n Ethel
Close to Home
Playboy

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18. Why Animators Should Care About The Recording-Breaking Debut of “Grand Theft Auto V”

Publisher Take-Two Interactive reported that first-day sales of Grand Theft Auto V topped $800 million, a record for the video game industry. Actually, it’s probably a record for any cultural industry in history. To my knowledge, no piece of music, film or other art has ever made $800M in a single day. But if we wish to confine the discussion to videogames, the previous record holder was Call of Duty: Black Ops II, which generated first-day sales of $500M last November.

This fifth installment of GTA launched on September 17 for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. The sales figure is worldwide, although it excludes the upcoming launches in Japan and Brazil. The $800M figure equals sales of between 13-14 million units of the game, which is quite an acccomplishment considering that the last installment in the Grand Theft Auto series sold about 13 million unit over an entire year.

GTA:V took five years to develop and cost between $200-250 million, which is as expensive as any big-budget animated feature. Its earnings will easily top the highest-grossing animated feature of all-time, which would be the $1.06 billion gross of Toy Story 3.

It’s been fascinating to watch the ascension of games as a cultural force in early-21st century entertainment. It is an art form that requires new programming technologies to produce and new devices to consume, yet also relies heavily on traditional constructions like narrative storytelling and character animation. The latter is why we care, and why we will care for a long time to come. Even as immersive entertainment experiences displace older forms of media, the role of the animator only continues to grow in prominence.

Game publishers like Take-Two Interactive (and its subsidiary Rockstar Games which made GTA) obviously understand the value of graphics, otherwise they wouldn’t continually push to improve the complexity of their visuals and the nuance of their character animation. But there is still room for graphic improvement, and especially, greater believability in the character performances.

When will developers begin recruiting topflight feature film animators en masse and elevate interactive media to even more fantastic heights? The time when game producers start valuing the contributions of animators at least as much as feature film companies currently do can’t be far off, and competition for talent between game developers and film studios can only be a good thing for the animation community.

The following review of GTA:V not only provides a good sense of the gameplay, but also shows the incredible amount of animation that is contained within the game world:

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19. Running Rocks Your Life and Runners Going Global

Running, life, games, and puzzles. We all know where things should fit in. ;)

game of life with running

world running puzzle

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More running motivation HERE!!

Laughs? Cartoons and Comics HERE!

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1) What was your favorite game as a child?
Hungry Hungry Hippos anyone?
2) What is one way you’ve seen runners or running impact the world and do good?
Quite a few. The Hall’s Steps Foundation, the Love Mercy Foundation, and California Runners!! Love all this!!

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20. Book Bingo!

Need a quick fix for a dose of bookish delights? For World Book Day or just for fun? I’ve prepared a picture book Book Bingo game you can download, print and play – please feel free to use with your kids, your class, your library book group!

bookbingo

There are 16 different sheets (on 8 pieces of paper/pdf files), all featuring fabulous picture books, many of which are by World Book Day authors David Melling, Emily Gravett and Jill Murphy.

  • Set 1
  • Set 2
  • Set 3
  • Set 4
  • Set 5
  • Set 6
  • Set 7
  • Set 8
  • And here’s the set of caller’s cards – matching images of the front covers used, so that the whole game can be played by non-readers too.

    callingcards

  • Caller’s cards set 1
  • Caller’s cards set 2
  • Caller’s cards set 3
  • Caller’s cards set 4

  • I’ll be cutting up the caller’s cards and putting each mini book cover in a box. For non-readers I’ll just show them the book cover pulled from the box, whilst for a more challenging game for older kids I won’t show them the cover, but rather simply tell them the title of the book and who wrote/illustrated it.

    Unfortunately I haven’t got prizes you can download but they needn’t be expensive – a trip to a charity shop could result in some nice books, or you could download lots of book related activity sheets and put them in a smart envelope with some colouring pencils.

    I’d love to hear how you get on playing book bingo – good luck, and have fun!

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    21. March Madness 2014!

    march-madness

    March Madness Basketball Activities

    March 16th is Selection Sunday for the 2014 NCAA Basketball tournament known as March Madness. For those of you who love basketball, this is obviously the highlight of the year–the next three weeks are all about watching, eating, and breathing basketball! As this 76th season of March Madness kicks off, we’re lacing up our sneakers, dusting off our pom-poms, and rounding up our favorite basketball books, games, and activities at the STACKS.

    22. Betty Boop and Bimbo Go CGI for iOS Game

    It's been a busy stretch for the Thirties Fleischer cartoon star Betty Boop. First, she got her own paper towel in Turkey, and now, Winnipeg, Canada-based Fowl Moon Studios has licensed the character for a new iOS game called Betty Boop Dance Card.

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    23. SPONSORED POST Yoshi’s New Island Sweepstakes

    Nintendo Yoshi

    Giant Eggs, Cool Art in Yoshi’s New Island

    Everyone’s favorite egg-tossing hero is back. Find out how you can win Yoshi’s New Island for Nintendo 3DS!

    Six worlds full of different levels await exploration in the Yoshi’s New Island game, the third game in the beloved Yoshi’s Island series, which just launched on the Nintendo 3DS system. In the game, Yoshi must help Baby Mario reunite with his kidnapped brother, Luigi. This time around, there are giant new eggs, fun new visuals and a multiplayer mode that lets two players who each have a Nintendo 3DS system pair up for a mini-game cooperative challenge. The new character transformations are dynamite. Yoshi can turn into a hot air balloon, mine cart, and even a jackhammer! And by grabbing a special star, Yoshi can soar in the sky or run along walls and ceilings. Gravity doesn’t mean a thing to this “Super Yoshi!”

    Enter the Yoshi’s New Island Sweepstakes (presented by Scholastic)

     for a chance to win a Nintendo 3DS XL system and the Yoshi’s New Island game! (Official Rules)

    Are you a mega Yoshi fan? Loving the new game? Share your Comments below.

    [NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to any child between the ages of 7 and 12, who is a legal resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Contest begins March 20, 2014. Entries must be postmarked by April 25, 2014, and received by May 2, 2014. Entries must be submitted by mail to: Scholastic Presents Yoshi's New Island Sweepstakes, Scholastic Inc., 557 Broadway, 5th Floor, Attn: M. Battle, Office 528, New York, NY 10012. Entry form must include the child's name and grade; a parent's/legal guardian's name and signature, mailing address, phone number, and email address. Prizing:   Three (3) Grand Prize winners will each receive a Nintendo 3DS XL video game system and a Yoshi's New Island Game (ARV: $239.98). See official rules at www.scholastic.com/yoshisweeps for additional details. To enter the Sweepstakes, an individual must download and complete the entry form, color it (optional and not required), and mail it in. Three (3) Grand Prize winners will be selected at random. Sponsor: Scholastic Inc., 557 Broadway, New York, NY 10012. Nintendo is not a sponsor, co-sponsor, or administrator of this sweepstakes.]

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    24. ‘Johnny Bravo’ Creator Van Partible Talks About New Dance-Combat Game

    Van Partible, the creator of Cartoon Network’s Nineties series "Johnny Bravo," is making the rounds with a new third-person video game concept called Dancers of War. In the game, Marine Sgt. Jack Dancer is out to save the world from a maniacal pop star by strapping on an exoskeleton/leotard called “The Exo-Tard 3000.”

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    25. Reading Bingo Starts Today!

    Reading Bingo

    Reading Bingo Day 1

    Here is everything you need to get started playing STACKS Reading Bingo.

    Rules and Procedures:

    1. Print your Bingo card.
    You can print as many Bingo cards as you want.Reading Bingo card
  • Easy Bingo: If you have read any books that fit in any of the squares, you can write them in. For example, A1: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. You will have to report the titles for each square to prove that you have Bingo.  If you want an extra challenge, skip this step and go to step 3.
  • CHALLENGE Bingo: When we announce a book title on the STACKS, check your Bingo card and see if that book fits in any of the squares. Write down the book title in the proper square. This is harder because you can only use the books that we call out.
  • Each square must be a different book title. No repeating the same book!
  • You must have read the book OR are currently reading the book.
  • Every day, the way to win will be different, so you could get Bingo every day. The way to win today is to get 5 squares in a row either horizontally, vertically or diagonally. Tomorrow, it will be different!
  • When you get Bingo, yell it in the blog Comments and tell us which books you put in which squares. (A1: book title, A2: book title . . .)
  • The first book clue is . . . .The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm book cover

    The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm by Nancy Farmer

    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 Harry Potter Message Board

    all day today for more book clues. When you get 5 in row, yell BINGO! in the Comments. Good luck!

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

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