Thursday, January 28, 2010

In Case You Missed It! Read "In Arm's Way" by Nikki Grimes

The Exquisite Corpse Adventure
Episode 9 is LIVE on Read.Gov

Written by Nikki Grimes and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen, be sure to check out the latest installment of the online story game, The Exquisite Corpse Adventure, available FREE to all readers on Read.Gov!

The Exquisite Corpse Adventure is a reading and writing outreach project jointly sponsored by the Library of Congress and the NCBLA. This rollicking story adventure is being created by nineteen of America's most gifted storytellers and artists, with a new episode being published every two weeks.

To maximize the educational impact, the NCBLA has created an extensive online educational resource center for The Exquisite Corpse Adventure. You won't want to miss this week's art appreciation materials, which help kids understand and try out the technique of chiaroscuro for themselves.

Adding to the excitement of The Exquisite Corpse Adventure is Reading Rockets coordinating writing contest for young people of all ages, The Exquisite Prompt, complete with its own set of enriching materials! January's prompts are inspired by Gregory Maguire and Patricia and Fredrick McKissack.

Look for these other treasures by author Nikki Grimes and illustrator Chris Van Dusen in libraries and bookstores:

Learn more about Nikki Grimes on her website and in this Reading Rockets video interview.
Learn more about Chris Van Dusen and his work on his website.

And check Read.Gov tomorrow, Friday, January 29, for Episode 10 of The Exquisite Corpse Adventure, written by Megan McDonald and illustrated by James Ransome.