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The Prinny Cart is Born!

  The Bear Creek TAB has been working hard on our project for the Art Cart Parade this Saturday at the Sam Houston Park.  The TAB (teen advisory board)  decided they wanted to make a Prinny, which is a video game character.  They designed and sewed together our Prinny from scratch and with no pattern.  While we didn't use any of our books to help us (though thinking back, we probably should have) here are some books that you can use to help create just about anything.

 

Greater Houston Teen Book Conference

This Saturday, April 10th, at Alief High School everyone will get a chance to hear Sharon Draper, author of Tears of a Tiger and more, and many other authors speak. There will be books sold directly from the publishers, entertainment, and autographing sessions.  Doors open at 10:30 am and the conference ends at 3:45pm.  Admission is free but bring money for food and books!  Go to this website for more information: http://www.teenbookcon.org/.

SAT time

 It's that time where highschoolers around the country take the test that could make or break there hopes for the future.  Not to be melodramatic about it, but it is a very important test.  I, of course, highly reccomend study breaks.  Read these three books and you can honestly tell your parents that you are reading about the SAT test.

The Taker by J.M. Steele

Daily Quillers

 Here's to all you writers out there!  The Daily Quillers meet next Friday to work their creative juices.  Expect crazy topics and new types of writing.  We might even try a little cartooning...

We meet Friday, April 9th at 4pm.  This program is recommended for teens in 7th through 12th grade.

Picture Courtesy of flickr user by CGP.PRO SOURCING.

Anime Club!

Calling all teens!  Come and hang out with the Anime Club on Friday, March 26th to watch an anime by Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli.  The anime features the giant robot on the left.

Picture courtesy of Flickr user Shutter Chance.

Fantasy from Down Under

What's a Drabble?

What's A Drabble?

A drabble is a writing practice where a topic is given and then the authors write 100 words or less on the topic.  It's purpose is to get the author writing and is often used as a warm up excercise.  So your challenge if you choose to accept it is to write a drabble on this topic:

You are standing at the top of the volcano surrounded by angry villagers about to be pushed in.  How did you get here?

Picture courtesy of Flickr user volcanodiscovery

A Story by One of Our Daily Quillers

In our Daily Quillers Creative Writing Club, we right stories based on off the wall topics.  This topic was given on Friday, March 5:

A Prinny comes to the library.  Describe.

This was a story that came out of it:

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