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2011-03-16 15:51:00

BOSTON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Who/What Jeff Kinney, author of the bestselling "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series, will greet fans and sign books to celebrate the major motion picture release of 20th Century Fox's "Diary of Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules," based on the second book in his series. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060208/BORDERSLOGO ) In addition to meeting Kinney in person, fans can also enjoy a chance to win tickets to an advanced screening of the film Tuesday,...

2011-03-16 00:00:29

Popular Site's 18th Island From Creator Jeff Kinney Takes Members and Wimpy Kid Characters on a Snow Day Adventure Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 15, 2011 Fans of the bestselling "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series can now join all their favorite characters on a snow day adventure with today's Early Access launch of Poptropica's new "Wimpy Wonderland Island ." As a special bonus, Poptropica members who log in and play "Wimpy Wonderland" during March will get an exclusive Gold Card, "Paper Boy" or...

2011-03-01 14:30:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Borders today announced that its stores nationwide and Borders.com will be recognizing March as "Kids' Reading Month" with a number of events to celebrate and promote children's reading and engagement. Throughout the month, these events will give Borders' customers the opportunity to encourage child literacy through exciting and fun community activities that leverage Borders' significant nationwide presence and reinforce the company's...

2010-05-14 09:35:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Borders' summer reading program -- the "Double-Dog Dare Summer Reading Challenge" -- is now underway in Borders stores nationwide through Aug. 31. To participate in the program, kids aged 12 and under can read any 10 books and receive a free book from Borders. The Challenge, which sets a reasonable reading goal for kids and rewards them with a free book, has been endorsed by Jeff Kinney, avid reader and author of the bestselling series Diary of a...

2010-03-08 08:05:00

NEW YORK, March 8, /PRNewswire/ -- BIG NATE IN A CLASS BY HIMSELF By Lincoln Peirce "BIG NATE is funny, big time." -Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid "BIG NATE gets an "A" for awesome!" -Harry Bliss, The New Yorker cartoonist Caution - Don't read BIG NATE in public, you...

2009-10-12 14:21:00

AMARILLO, Texas, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hastings Entertainment Inc. - Discover Your Entertainment (Nasdaq: HAST), a leading multimedia superstore retailer, announced its plans for a chain-wide after school party celebrating, Dog Days, the newest addition to the New York Times best selling young reader's book series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. Festivities for the after school parties will take place at all Hastings locations starting at 3:00 pm the afternoon of Monday,...

2009-10-06 10:30:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- This Columbus Day holiday will be one for the books when kids gather at Borders and Waldenbooks stores nationwide Monday, Oct. 12 at 4 p.m. for in-store parties to celebrate the hotly anticipated release of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days," the fourth book in the Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney. The ultra-popular series, which also includes "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules" and "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw,"...

2008-06-19 06:00:12

This may not be a Harry Potter summer, but there are plenty of great reads. Here are our eight picks for fiction page-turners. ___ "The Calder Game" (Scholastic, $17.99) by Blue Balliett brings back the super sleuths from Chicago, who this time end up in England solving a mystery. Calder Pillay heads to Britain first, and right to a town with an Alexander Calder sculpture causing some controversy. Petra and Tommy fly over to find clues to find Calder when he disappears. "The Penderwicks...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'