Friday, March 23, 2012

Happy Hunger Games Day!

Has anyone seen The Hunger Games yet? How did it compare to the book? Was it too scary for little kids? I'm seeing it tonight at 9:00 pm and I can't wait!

While you wait for your chance to see the much-awaited movie, why not play Hunger Games games!?

Scholastic has created two of these: The first is called "Trial By Fire," where you can find out if you're ready for the Hunger Games and test your abilities to see if you'd be able to survive the real thing. The next is called "Tribute Trials," where you can see if you can survive being in an arena like the one in the Hunger Games, then try to discover how you might improve your chances.

Click here to play!

And let me know when you've seen the movie!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Waiting for the Hunger Games...

With the Hunger Games movie coming out in just THREE days, has created a few funny charts to keep us entertained while we wait for the big night.
Click here for the rest of the Hunger Games related charts and graphs.

It's almost here! And if you haven't seen it yet, get yourself pumped up with this trailer:

May the odds be ever in your favor!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

A Wrinkle In Time's 50th Anniversary

I just found out from YALSA's The Hub that this year is the 50th anniversary of one of my favorite books, Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time!

As one of the earliest books with a female heroine, A Wrinkle In Time is not only a classic story but kind of a ground breaker for women!

Meg Murry, our protagonist, is a regular girl... not too pretty, not too cool, and totally anxious, fussy, and short-tempered. But it's this collection of faults that (a) get her the popular boy in school and (b) ultimately save everyone she cares about.

A Wrinkle in Time, however, almost wasn't published! The publishers had a hard time determining just who this book was for. They felt it would be too difficult for children to read but with all children characters, it wouldn't interest adults. Many also didn't like how L'Engle dealt overtly with the idea of good and evil.

But eventually (luckily) A Wrinkle in Time was published and thank goodness it was! Even 50 years later, it's still going strong as a popular favorite!

Put a hold on A Wrinkle in Time if you've never read it before (and even if you have!) and, for more A Wrinkle in Time fun, check out a few book trailers below:

Friday, March 2, 2012

Read Across America Day!

Today is Read Across America Day and, to celebrate, the cast of the upcoming film, The Lorax (which is out TODAY!), wants to share their love for reading:

National Education Association's Read Across America Day is an annual reading motivation program that brings thousands of kids and teens in schools, libraries, and community centers together with books. Each year, it's celebrated on Dr. Seuss's birthday, and today Dr. Seuss would have been 108!

So, what are you reading today to celebrate?

This year's Read Across America theme is "Read for the Trees." NEA's campaign will showcase The Lorax book as well as the upcoming movie, The Lorax.

To download a printable The Lorax Reading Certificate, click here!

And for more Dr. Seuss fun, check out or
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