Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Winter Story Time!

Check Out Episode 16 of
The Exquisite Corpse Adventure
on Read.Gov!
Written by Kate DiCamillo and
Illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering
"If I Only Had a Leg" (c) Timothy Basil Ering
Looking for a rollicking adventure to read aloud with the young people in your life? 

Then pull up your laptop, tablet, or smart phone and visit READ.GOV, the Library of Congress website that is NOW FEATURING a new episode of THE EXQUISITE CORPSE ADVENTURE each week. Episodes 1 through 16 are now available. 


What Is
The Exquisite Corpse Adventure?

The Exquisite Corpse Adventure is a progressive story just like the one many families play on road trips, at camps, at parties, at home when there is a power outage. It is a game where one person begins a story, stops at a cliffhanging moment, and the next person picks it up, continuing on until everyone in the group has the opportunity to contribute. And just like in those games, in The Exquisite Corpse, characters spontaneously erupt out of our authors’ imaginations; plot lines tumble forth, some realized, some lost; and we are often poised at the edge of a cliff with no logical solution in sight! The Corpse is now being published for a second time on Read.Gov.

The Exquisite Corpse Adventure authors and illustrators are: M.T. Anderson, Natalie Babbitt, Calef Brown, Susan Cooper, Kate DiCamillo, Timothy Basil Ering, Jack Gantos, Nikki Grimes, Shannon Hale, Lemony Snicket, Steven Kellogg, Gregory Maguire, Megan McDonald, Patricia and Fredrick McKissack, Linda Sue Park, Katherine Paterson, James Ransome, Jon Scieszka, and Chris Van Dusen.

Companion Reading, Writing, and Art Activities
Are Available FREE!

Teachers, librarians, home schoolers, and parents interested in FREE educational materials should check out the NCBLA's The Exquisite Corpse Adventure Education Resource Center. Designed to support The Exquisite Corpse Adventure, these extensive materials provide a gold mine of literacy articles, web resources, classroom activities, games, reading lists, art activities, and discussion questions, many of which can be adopted for use with books, stories, and art beyond The Exquisite Corpse Adventure. Click here.

MORE Writing Activities Available from Reading Rockets!

To check out the coordinating writing activities created by Reading Rockets especially for The Exquisite Corpse Adventure, visit The Exquisite Prompt: Classroom Writing Resources on ReadingRockets.org here.

In addition to its online existence, THE EXQUISITE CORPSE ADVENTURE is available from Candlewick Press in both paperback and hardcover. It is also available on audio. 

Ask for it at your local library or bookstore!