Thursday, November 10, 2011

Attention Teachers, Homeschoolers, and Librarians!

Twenty More Days Remain to Send Writing for EXQUISITE PROMPT Challenge!
Students in Grades K-12
Invited to Submit Entries

Reading Rockets and revived the Exquisite Prompt writing contest in exquisite corpse fashion with writing prompts inspired by winning student entries from their 2010 contest! Kids in grades K-12 have until November 30 to write the ending to a cliffhanger, a review of a magical object purchased from The Fairy Tale Catalog, a poem in the voice of the Whinoceros, or the continued adventures of two time travelers.

Autographed books await the winners! To learn more, click here.


To learn about the exquisite corpse art form and how it is played, click here.

To learn about The Exquisite Corpse Adventure, the progressive story game created by 20 of America's most gifted writers and illustrators as the foundation of a national reading and writing outreach project sponsored by the NCBLA and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, click here

To buy the book, click here. Or, ask for it at your local library!

AND, for information about "The Exquisite Conversation: An Adventure in Creating Books!," a FREE presentation scheduled for Saturday, December 3 at 1:00 PM on the campus of MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts for all kids (ages 10 and up) and adults who LOVE literature for children and young adults, click here.  

What authors and illustrators will be participating in this special presentation? M.T. Anderson, Natalie Babbitt, Susan Cooper, Timothy Basil Ering, Steven Kellogg, Patricia MacLachlan, James Ransome, and Katherine Paterson, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, will participate in a roundtable discussion moderated by Mary Brigid Barrett, Executive Director of The National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance.

We invite you to join us!