What do I miss most about going to school?
Scholastic book fairs and the monthly book orders.
Just yesterday my son, who is in Grade 6, brought home the very first book order of the year – the October issue of Scholastic Arrow. As I was glancing through his homework aganda the book order fluttered to the table and I immediately pounced upon it, to devour the month’s offerings. You’d think I was ten years old, but lately I have found much enjoyment and relaxation in reading my kid’s books, even if they themselves have outgrown them :0
My son has not pointed out his wants for this month’s order yet, being much like the hubs, he is a last minute type of guy. I however have narrowed down my choices to these:
The 39 Clues is Scholastic's groundbreaking new series, spanning 10 adrenaline-charged books, 355 trading cards, and an online game where readers play a part in the story and compete for over $100,000 in prizes. The 39 Clues books set the story, and the cards, website and game allow kids to participate in it. Kids visit the website - www.the39clues.com - and discover they are lost members of the Cahill family. They set up online accounts where they can compete against other kids and against Cahill characters to find all 39 clues. Through the website, kids can track their points and clues, manage their card collections, dig through the Cahill archives for secrets, and "travel" the world to collect Cahill artifacts, interview characters, and hunt down clues. Collecting cards helps: Each card is a piece of evidence containing information on a Cahill, a clue, or a family secret. Every kid is a winner - we'll give away prizes through the books, the website and the cards, including a grand prize of $10,000!
Monsterology - A second major volume by the esteemed Dr. Drake — a lavish exploration of fantastical beasts, from yetis to unicorns. Do krakens really lurk below the ocean waves? Do griffins command the air above? In a fascinating new discovery sure to rival the ground-breaking DRAGONOLOGY, the intrepid Dr. Ernest Drake turns his inquisitive gaze from dragons to other so-called mythical creatures. Included are * a removable letter from Dr. Drake * multiple foldouts, flaps, and pull-outs * textured "samples," including sea serpent skin and a feather from a winged horse * sundry booklets — including riddles to tell a sphinx * a cabinet of curiosities containing yeti fur, a hippogriff feather, and more. For anyone who has ever wondered whether legendary beasts still wander among us, this lush look at an astounding array of creatures offers everything a true believer would want to know.
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