Author Archives: Crayola B.

Crayola’s Reading Challenge: Book Reviews

Crayola B.    March 24, 2015

Two more reviews for your delight and delectation! A book you can finish in a day: In Real Life by Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang In Real Life is a graphic novel that features both the real-world and game-world lives of two players: one American girl who plays for fun, one Chinese boy who plays for a living. The expressive… Read more »

Teen Tech Week

Crayola B.    March 11, 2015

Are you ready for Teen Tech Week? I hope you are, because it’s here already! TODAY, 3:30-6:30pm: Tech Open House in The Vault Drop in to The Vault anytime from 3:30-6:30 today to play with awesome tech toys (including Sphero the Robotic Ball!) and try your hand at programming with Scratch. Stay as long as you like! No registration required…. Read more »

2015 Creative Writing Contest

Crayola B.    March 7, 2015

The deadline approaches for the 2015 Creative Writing Contest. Writers of short fiction and poetry could potentially win up to $50 for having the best work in their age group! Send in your entries by Sunday, March 15! Writers can enter up to two entries per category in Short Story (Fiction) or Poetry. Short stories by authors in grades 3-8… Read more »

Crayola’s Reading Challenge Reviews

Crayola B.    March 5, 2015

A book you started but never finished: The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason Meh. A good concept with poor delivery. Too many things going on, not enough character development, mixed messages. Why is the time travel subplot in there anyways? What does it add apart from some hokey “different time periods are different” misunderstandings? Oh, right, a convenient (yet wholly unconvincing) romantic… Read more »