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Visit the Beacon Street Girls website to download Worst Enemies/Best Friends, the first Beacon Street Girls book. The book is available as a free download through August 7. So what are you waiting for? Get reading!
Is there anything like the smell and feel of a brand new book? (BIG Dog sniff… AH!)
Well, how about SIX new books?
That will keep you busy this summer, and immediately fill a bookshelf.
So, here’s an idea we really like for book lovers everywhere that DogEared readers might enjoy. It’s the Children’s Book-of-the-Month Club®, a sponsor of DogEared.
It works like this. When members sign up, they get to choose six books for $2. Then, they promise to buy four more books in the next two years. Members also get discounts on books and catalogs to browse for other ones they like. This is a great deal if your family buys a lot of books.
Want to read more about it? Click here to discover more about the Club and get a sneak peek at some of the books they offer like 39 Clues, Brisinger, Oh, Yuck! and more. This is from an advertiser, so if you’re interested, you will need to grab a parent to help you join.
Happy Summer Reading!!
The chances to win cool stuff during Get Caught Reading month continues with this awesome Magic Tree House Passport contest from National Geographic and our friends at Random House.
Join Jack and Annie (the two main characters in the book series by Mary Pope Osborne, if you haven’t yet read them!) on an adventure across the U.S. What’s on their “road trip?” Hmm….ghosts in New Orleans, polar bears in Alaska, tornadoes in Kansas, surfing in Hawaii … a quick trip back in time to the Civil War and much, much more!
Here’s how it works:
STEP 1: Print the entry form.
STEP 2: Answer Magic Tree House trivia questions to earn official passport stamps and add all nine stamps to your map.
STEP 3: Mail it in for chance to win cool trip to the Grand Canyon for a family of four including a helicopter ride!
May is Get Caught Reading month. And you, our faithful DogEared readers can help spread the word.
Plus, we’ve teamed up with some generous book publishers and the Get Caught Reading folks to give you the chance to win prizes… um, just for reading. Yup! You read that correctly. JUST FOR READING. Which we know you love to do, well, as much as breathing!
Here’s how it works. If an adult you know catches you reading, fill out this card and send it in for a chance to win these cool prizes! And who doesn’t need awesome new book to load up your bookshelves or take on summer vacation?
BOOK NAMES: Secret Agent Jack Stalwart: Quest for Aztec Gold (Mexico) and The Deadly Race to Space (Russia) (Books 9 and 10 in the series)
AUTHOR: Elizabeth Singer Hunt
Remember how much DogEared blogger Parker loved the earlier book, Pursuit of the Ivory Poachers?? Pwilly pew poo? (Phew! Tongue-twister!) Really you do?
For those of you who have been reading along in the series about the 9-year-old secret agent, books 9 and 10 are here. Jack continues to travel the globe in search of his missing older brother Max. He’s also still solving international crimes along the way as a secret agent for the Global Protection Force. This time his adventures take him to Russia and Mexico.
In The Deadly Race to Space, Jack must travel to Russia to rescue the chief engineer of the Mars space program–his dad!–um, without letting his dad discover that he is a secret agent.
And in The Quest for Aztec Gold. Jack has to stop the world’s most dangerous treasure hunter from stealing Montezuma’s gold. He travels to ancient temples to track down the thieves. Still plenty of cool gadgets, including the awesome Flyboard to keep each book action-packed. Plus, cool plot twists to keep you guessing what’s gonna happen next!
You don’t need to read ‘em in order to enjoy. Each one is a story within itself.
Is it even possible to choose a favorite?? Probably not, but it should be fun to read everyone’s rationale for their choices. So, let’s try!
Post your opinion in the comments below. Which Harry Potter book is your all-time favorite and why? Maybe it’s the very first, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Or maybe it’s one of the more recent ones. You tell us. The next movie, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince hits theaters July 15, so that gives us… 88 days to decide.
April is National Poetry Month, an official celebration of poetry started by the Academy of American Poets in 1996.
Do you have a favorite poet or poem? Maybe you’ve even written your own poems… share them with other DogEared readers in the comments below.
And how about some of these fun ways to celebrate:
–Write a poem in chalk on the sidewalk.
–Organize a poetry reading during lunchtime with your friends.
–Find the poetry section in your school library, close your eyes, pick a book at random and check it out.
–Write a poem for your mom and save it to give to her as a Mother’s Day gift next month.
–Use these online poetry magnets to create your own masterpiece.
OH, and don’t forget to remember Poem in a Pocket Day on Thursday, April 30. Just pick your favorite poem… or one that has special meaning to you. Then, carry it in your pocket and share with friends and family you see that day.
Here’s a cool idea.
Have you ever thought up an interesting story that your REALLY wanted to tell? Or thought to yourself… “Self, why doesn’t anybody ever write books about 3-legged magical hamsters who star in their own reality TV show?” (Um, or something similar.. you get the idea…)
Then, SHARE YOUR STORY IDEA in the comments section below. C’mon… bet you have an awesome idea. Tell us stuff like…
– Who’s the main character?
– Is it a funny story or a sad one?
– Will the reader learn something from it?
– Where does it take place?
– What’s the problem or BIG thing that happens in the plot that will make people excited to read all the way through to the end?
It’s time to prove to Mount Olympus just how well you know Percy Jackson and Greek mythology.
If you’re up for the challenge, take this Quiz Your Noodle, and we’ll tell you how you rank among the gods.
Plus, look out for Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5: The Last Olympian, the final book in the series coming out May 5, 2009!
We’re making a list… checking it twice…
Ah, don’t you LOVE homework-free holidays? More time for reading!
Tell us, what books are on your wish list this season. What are you most excited to read? Which ones would make the perfect gift?
Book Series: Horrorland
Author: R.L. Stine
Ready to get spooked? If you haven’t read one of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books yet, it’s time to enter Horrorland. This is a brand-new series that features 12 books. Each one is its own creepy story. In The Scream of the Haunted Mask (pictured), Carly Beth endures a frightful night with a drooling, haunted mask that makes its scary return.
There are great names for the other books, too like Creep from the Deep and Monster Blood for Breakfast. Each one is a perfect pick for Halloween.
Want to know more? Check out this Web site from our sponsor: Click here to visit Horrorland.