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Cultivating Creativity Student Essay Contest

Cultivating Creativity

Unshelved sponsor Chipotle Mexican Grill is hosting a student essay contest! From May 1-31, submit a short, original (and amazing) essay about a time when food created a memory. Impress them with your creativity and you could win a $20k college scholarship and see your story on Chipotle cups and bags! Find out the details and spread the word!

Book Reviews

Unshelved Book Club

This week's Unshelved Book Club features books about a cat who secretly loves to dance, a gigantic, evil beard, exploring abandoned and restricted places, the early days of rap and hip hop, a wandering samurai who takes on the Red Scorpion Gang, and how to be a pro cyclist on the cheap.

A cry for help

Let Kids Read What They Want

We are almost halfway through our Kickstarter for The Best Book. We now have over 250 backers who have pledged almost $8400. That is a very respectable number, but unfortunately it's way below the $40,000 we need. At this point this project is in jeopardy.

It's this simple: if you like Unshelved we're sure you'll love The Best Book. It is very funny, a laugh-out-loud read for adults and children alike. And we're sparing no expense to make sure it is a treat for the eyes. Once you've read and enjoyed it, you can pass it on to your local library, or to your kid's teacher, or to that nice couple down the street who are already showing signs of being a little too bossy about what their children read.

We hope you'll find it in you to pledge to The Best Book today.

Book Reviews

Unshelved Book Club

This week's Unshelved Book Club features books about a teen who disappears for five years, hosting the Olympics and the world cup, a young with hearing loss who imagines herself as a superhero, zombie parents with a live baby, Ivy League education, lessons from classroom filmstrips, a young man sent back to the time of the Aztecs, and a vampire cook with a sweet tooth.

Roller Girl

Roller Girl

Our sponsor this week is Dial Books, publisher of Roller Girl by Victoria Jameson. "For fans of Raina Telgemeier’s Smile, a heartwarming graphic novel about friendship and surviving junior high through the power of roller derby."

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A trip with chef Alice Waters in her pursuit of fresh, local ingredients for her restaurant and her school programs.

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