Wednesday, April 08, 2009

The Great Scavenger Hunt!

Are you ready for a scavenger hunt of the YA/MG variety??

If the answer is yes, then you are so in luck! Author Kay Cassidy has brainstormed the The Great Scavenger Hunt -- a new outreach program for teen and youth librarians in the U.S. and Canada -- with over 120 YA/MG authors participating, including me and Tina!! :) :)

Here are the deets from Kay's website:

If you’ve been looking for a way to get kids reading a variety of books, look no further. You’ll find nearly every kind of book you can imagine: fantasies, historicals, mysteries, romantic comedies, sweeping literary novels… you name it. The Great Scavenger Hunt Contest authors include many New York Times bestselling authors and winners or finalists of the Newbery Medal, Printz Award, National Book Award and Edgar Award. There truly is something for every reader.

To participate, readers (called hunters) simply read a scavenger hunt book, complete the scavenger hunt, and turn it in to you. If they get 8 out of 10 answers correct, you get to enter them in the monthly contest. Easy, right?

Every month, I’ll (Kay) choose one lucky hunter as the winner. The winning hunter will receive a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card (good in stores or online) to use for whatever their heart desires. Even better, when they win, YOU win too… a library prize tote filled with more terrific scavenger hunt books for your library collection.

Hey Librarians, get your library involved by following the steps here!

Big hugs and kudos to Kay for creating such an awesome reading (and hunting) contest and for all the authors for joining in!!


7 fresh comments:

TinaFerraro said...

It's going to be SO much fun!

Erika Lynn said...

i think this is a brilliant idea and I am all over it!

Mark Kolb said...

An option for future hunts is to try a mobile scavenger hunt where it's all about tracking visual clues in your neighbourhood. Apply to books, using books as the clues.

Llehn said...

Ooooooh ... how fun! Good luck to all participants!


Ms. I said...
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MeganRebekah said...

What a great idea to get everyone involved - can't wait to see how it all turns out!

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