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1. Pokémon Would You Rather

Would you rather . . .Pokemon Would You Rather

We know a lot of you love Pokémon, as we saw in our recent Most Powerful Pokémon post.

If you’re not familiar with the power of Pokéman,  they are fictional creatures that humans catch and train to battle each other for sport. And with just around 722 Pokémon characters to choose from  – spanning games, TV series, movies, and comics – it’s hard to pick a favorite! Whether you’re a seasoned Pokéfan, just discovering Pokémon, take a poke at our Pokémon Would You Rather.

Would You Rather . . . 

  1. Be in a Pokémon cartoon OR video game?
  2. Be Dialga (the steel dragon) and be able to warp time by speeding it up and slowing it down, OR Palkia (the water dragon) and be able to warp space, and travel to other dimensions?
  3. Have the power to copy your foe’s ability (Trace) OR the power to make your foe infatuated with you (Cute Charm)?
  4. Have Mega Kangaskhan OR Mega Rayquaza be your battle BFF?
  5. Have the power to turn your enemy to ice with an icy punch OR make your enemy fall asleep?
  6. The winner of the cutest Pokémon is . . . Pikachu OR Eevee?
  7. Be a “god” like Arceus OR a “beast” like Deoxys?
  8. Win a Pokémon playing card tournament OR Pokémon video game tournament?

Let us know your answers, and your Pokémon Would You Rather questions in the Comments below!


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2. Dear Dumb Diary Movie Sneak Peek


Dear Dumb Diary Movie Sneak Peek

Whatever you do, DON’T tell Jamie that Dear Dumb Diary

is now a movie musical!

Rumor has it that the one-and-only Jamie Kelly, some of her best pals, worst enemies, and awesomely dumb diary are coming to a TV near you. You heard us right. You can tune into The Hallmark Channel at 8 p.m. on September 6th to watch as your favorite book characters come to life! You don’t even need to worry about your parents complaining that you’re staying up too late—it’s airing on a Friday, after all!

Anyway, since we’re sure you’re going to be crossing off the days until September 6th, we thought we’d share a sneak peek of some totally awesome photos from the movie set. Take a look!


Emily Alyn Lind


Emily Alyn Lind as Jamie Kelly writing in her diary in a scene from Dear Dumb Diary.DDD3

Mary-Charles Jones as the hilarious Isabella and Emily Alyn Lind as Jamie Kelly in a scene from Dear Dumb Diary.DDD4

Emily Alyn Lind as Jamie Kelly in a scene from Dear Dumb Diary.



Photo credits: Fred Hayes

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3. Dear Dumb Diary Sneak Peek: Take Two

Ddd9_130 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.


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4. Dear Dumb Diary Scavenger Hunt Answers

Ddd_130 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!

  1. How many dumb diaries does Jamie Kelly have so far?
    ANSWER: Eleven! Although #12 is coming out soon. Check them all out here.
  2. Name the person who is NOT allowed to read Jamie's diaries?
    ANSWER: Angeline.
  3. 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).
  4. According to Stinker's Collectible Card, what disease did the dog have?
    ANSWER: Frantic Itchy Butt Disease. Luckily, it cleared up.
  5. Under "Dumb Fun" create your own diary entry! What is your nickname?
    ANSWER: Depends on your answers. Mine is chocolate girl.
  6. 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.
  7. 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

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5. Review: Dear Dumb Diary Year Two #1: School. Hasn't This Gone on Long Enough?

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.

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6. Dear Dumb Diary Year 2 Giveaway!

Ddd_130Dear 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'.

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

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7. Sneak Peek: Dear Dumb Diary #9

Ddd9_130 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.


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