The Great Scavenger Hunt Contest

Some days you can spend hours surfing the ‘net and find nothing of value to share with others, but then other days you can’t believe your luck!  Today is such a day.

The Great Scavenger Hunt Contest is a FREE reading promotion contest open to public and school libraries.  Author Kay Cassidy has created a site worthy of your time to explore.  Her premise:

“I know it’s hard being a librarian in a rough economy. You’re strapped for time and cash, but still want to create fun programs to keep your kids and teens reading week after week. Not because they have to, but because they want to.

The Great Scavenger Hunt ContestTM is here to help you do just that.”

According to the site, over 150 authors for tweens and teens have created sheets on individual books  with ten trivia questions and a personalized message (see the example for Carrie Ryan’s The Forest of Hands and Teeth).

The available books cover the gamut of genres.  According to the site:

“If you’ve been looking for a way to get kids reading a variety of books, look no further. You’ll find nearly every kind of book you can imagine: fantasies, historicals, mysteries, romantic comedies, sweeping literary novels… you name it. The Great Scavenger Hunt ContestTM authors include many New York Times bestselling authors and winners or finalists of the Newbery Medal, Printz Award, National Book Award and Edgar Award. There truly is something for every reader.”

The books have been divided into two lists:  Middle Grades/Tweens and Young Adult.   You can see the trivia sheets for each book without registering, but to get the answers, you’ll need to register.

You will find a list of librarian resources, including a ready to print promotional flyer for the contest (don’t you love it when things are easy?), easy administration tools (printable checklists by author and by title), and tips and tricks.


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