Monday, May 10, 2010

Congratulations Mystery Author Contest Winner!

Will Rogers Middle School
in Lawndale, CA
Wins The Exquisite Corpse Adventure
Mystery Author Contest

The National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance extends its best wishes and congratulations to Ms. Ashley Nichols-Lampkin, the Library Media Clerk at Will Rogers Middle School in Lawndale, California, for implementing The Exquisite Corpse Adventure Mystery Author Contest in the school's library. Ms. Nichols-Lampkin learned about the contest while perusing the website and decided it was a perfect  opportunity to help "grab the attention of students." The library keeps The Exquisite Corpse Adventure  displayed on its computers for students to read, and so Ms. Nichols-Lampkin invited students to play the contest by submitting entries in a Mystery Box that she placed on her desk.

As the winner of the contest, the Will Rogers Middle School Library will receive a collection of  books valued at over $600 from the NCBLA!

THANK YOU to ALL Our Mystery Author Contest Entrants!
The NCBLA would like to thank all our Exquisite Corpse Adventure readers across the country who played Twenty Questions to help guess the identity of our Team Corpse Mystery Author, Jack Gantos! We also thank our partner in literacy,, who helped promote the contest and also devoted space on their website for contest clues and information.

Be sure to check out the most recent Exquisite Corpse Adventure Exquisite Prompt Challenge writing prompts on both and This month's prompts are inspired by Team Corpse members Lemony Snicket and Steven Kellogg!

And keep reading--or listening to!--the latest adventures of Nancy and Joe in The Exquisite Corpse Adventure as we publish a new riveting episode every two weeks on Read.Gov. Don't miss out on the most recent episode, "Speak, Memory" penned by Susan Cooper and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen.

And teachers, librarians, parents, and homeschoolers, be sure sure to maximize the educational impact of The Exquisite Corpse Adventure by checking out the extensive educational materials available on the NCBLA's companion education site for The Exquisite Corpse Adventure, which include recommended reading lists, classroom activities, art appreciation articles, and discussion questions customized for each and every episode!