Thursday, March 25, 2010

Can YOU Guess the Identity of the Mystery Author???

Attention NCBLA Exquisite Corpse Adventure Readers:
Play Twenty Questions to Identify

and Win BOOKS for Your Classroom or Library!

A new author will soon be joining Team Corpse, and The National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance invites young people in classrooms across America to make their best guess at the Mystery Author’s identity by playing a game of Twenty Questions with other Exquisite Corpse Adventure readers.

Beginning Wednesday, March 31, 2010, the NCBLA will launch the Twenty Questions Exquisite Corpse Adventure Mystery Author Contest by posting the first of twenty clues here on the NCBLA’s blog. Subsequent clues will be posted three times a week throughout the contest. You can find clues every Monday and Wednesday on the NCBLA’s blog and every Friday at The final clue will be posted Wednesday, April 21, 2010.

Each clue will be presented as a multiple-choice question, just like the classic Twenty Questions game. You know the game, the one that starts, "Are you thinking of an animal, vegetable, or mineral?" So, what do you think--Is the Mystery Author an animal, vegetable, or mineral?! 

Be sure to check this blog next Wednesday to discover the first clues! We invite classrooms across the country to play along by reading The Exquisite Corpse Adventure on Read.Gov and keeping up with the clues to help them identify the Mystery Author!

Every class that solves the mystery and emails in the correct guess will be entered into a drawing to win a collection of books valued at over $500 for their classroom or school library, PLUS a phone conversation with The Mystery Author! One classroom winner will be chosen at random from all correct entries received.

The NCBLA can accept entries only from teachers and librarians who are submitting a guess on behalf of a class or group of students. Classes from pre-school through Grade 12 are eligible to enter. Parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles—please share this information with your young people’s teachers!

Remember to read The Exquisite Corpse Adventure on Read.Gov. And don't forget to check out the NCBLA's coordinating educational materials and the Reading Rockets/ writing contest The Exquisite Prompt Challenge.