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Who Wants a Visit from the Black Lagoon?

3 Nov

Do you ever stop and think: How do authors come up with iconic characters, such as the teacher from the Black Lagoon®? What else would you ask other famous authors if you could? What if…gasp…no one even notices when a famous author visits?

Well, in Mike Thaler (author) and Jared Lee’s (illustrator) latest work, The Author Visit from the Black Lagoon®, Thaler brings this idea to life. Our Lucky Editor, Shelly, reviewed the book for us below:

“A real live author, Penny Inkblot, is coming for a school visit, and Hubie has been selected to escort her! But what if her limousine pulls up and she totally ignores Hubie?  What if the book she reads is as boring as the phone book?! And what if, instead of signing books, she stamps everyone’s foreheads with a rubber stamp!?!”

When the big day arrives, Hubie is relieved to find that Penny Inkblot is supercool. She tells the class how she much loves to write, and that everyone in class can be an author, too. All you need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and your imagination! That’s all that Hubie needs to hear—by the end of the day, he has his written his own story. Perhaps Mrs. Beamster will put it in the school library!”

Remember that you should absolutely check Lucky November or click here to find out how you could win a school visit from Black Lagoon® author, Mike Thaler! Just…don’t ignore him.  🙂

BIG Classroom Rewards! 6 Winners!

5 Oct

Hi all,

We’re celebrating classrooms across America in a BIG way!

To enter:

  1. Go to Scholastic Book Clubs on Facebook
  2. “Like” us to learn more about  your chance to win BIG Classroom Rewards!
  3. Cross your fingers…you may be one of the six lucky winners! 🙂

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on October 19, 2010. All teachers who are legal U.S. residents and currently employed teaching at a U.S. school PreK–8 are eligible to enter and all parents of students attending a U.S. school PreK–8 are eligible to enter, except employees, and their immediate family members, of Scholastic Inc. Winners will be notified on or about October 26, 2010. Void where prohibited. View Full Official Rules.

Happy Birthday to Us: We Have a Winner!

29 Sep

A HUGE congratulations goes out to Judy D. for winning a box of books! And a heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated—we loved hearing what you had to say. Some of you loved the recommendations, some loved the discussions, and others loved being in the know about children’s literature news! It’s because of you that our Facebook page has become such a success, and we literally could not do it without you!

We look forward to another great year of conversation with all of you!