Bookish Mad Libs

Here’s how it works:

  1. I give a list of words I need from you: noun, verb, adjective, etc.
  2. You pick words from book titles. (Share title and author so we can learn about new books!)
  3. Use those words to complete a short story.


Here’s the list:

character name – How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
adjective1 – Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
adjective2 – 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
item – Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
occupation – Clockwark Princess By Cassandra Clare
act of violence – Struck By Lightening by Chris Colfer 
adjective3 – Beautiful Creatures By Kami Garcia and Margret Stohl
noun1 – Above By Leah Bobet
noun2 – The Last Song By Nicholas Spark


Here’s the story:


I just read the greatest book!


This guy Grinch ends up in the middle of a Dead conspiracy. Turns out his ancestors were pirates, and he might be the key to finding the Little Deathly Hallows. It’s a mythic artifact that disappeared centuries ago, and now a shadowy group of Princess's are looking for it. No one knows what uncovering it might do, but these guys are willing to Struck for it.


I won’t say anything else. But believe me, if you like Beautiful stories with Above and Songs, you have to read this one.