Humor Contest 2011

Posted July 28, 2011 & filed under Notebook.

From the website of Amazing Kids:

Attention all Amazing Kids!

Do you love to make people laugh?  Do you have some hilarious and creative stories that you’d like to share?  Are you excited about trying out a new type of writing? If this sounds like you, show us what you can do by submitting your humorous short story to our humor contest!  We want to see your hilarious and creative stories that integrate jokes and funny moments!  Put a smile on everyone’s face and get a chance to win some fabulous prizes.

Rules:

Who: Kids and teens, ages 6-17

What: Amazing Kids! Humor Contest – Kids ages 6-17 can submit an original humorous short story of 1500 words or less.  One entry maximum per person so pick your best piece!

When: July 1, 2011 until August 30, 2011, 11:59pm PST.

Where: Email (preferred method) to [email protected] with Humor Contest and your last name and age in the subject line.  Attach a word or pdf document with your submission with your name, age and title of your submission at the top of the document. Videos retelling your story (not as a separate entry) may be included as a link to the video online to a site such as schooltube to your entry.  The videos must be the child’s original creation. Schooltube instructions and features for posting can be seen here:  http://www1.schooltube.com/Registration/Default.aspx.  Videos are not necessary but may be considered as a creative addition to your entry.

Spell to Be a Toy

Posted February 11, 2011 & filed under Notebook.

Play with me
And have some fun
Because I want to be a toy
Fight or dance
Kick or sing
But don’t forget to
Make believe
Stay still or move
Talk or scream
Take a sword but play with me
Never stop
And play some more
Because I don’t want to get bored

By Horacio, 3rd grade

Photo by hownowdesign via Flickr

Houston Public Library’s Summer Program Enriches Young Readers

Posted May 26, 2010 & filed under Notebook.

 

June 1st –  August 1st, Houston kids can escape the summer heat and discover the enchanting world of “From Fables to Fantasy,”  the Houston Public Library’s free and fun-filled reading program open at 38 neighborhood locations. Parents can register online or at any HPL branch.

The summer reading program promotes literacy in children by rewarding them each time they finish a new book. When they read 5, 10, or 20 books, they are eligible to receive cool prizes, gift certificates to restaurants, passes to entertainment venues, circus tickets, and more. Children who read 20 books or more are entered in a drawing for major prizes as a HP mini netbook, board games, books, craft kits, and coupons. With special programs planned featuring magic and puppet shows, dance and theatrical performances, arts, crafts, and video games, there will be plenty to keep the entire family active before the next school year.

For more information, visit your local library, or register online.