Do you like a good mystery? We do! Books, mysteries, quotes, authors, computers and your kids–all tied into one! What could be more fun for World Read Aloud Day! It’s time to look, read and listen for clues!
In celebrating World Read Aloud Day with LitWorld and these amazing middle-grade mystery fiction authors, let’s go on a virtual scavenger hunt! Each link below (click the yellow post-it) will take you to the participating author’s site. The posts are listed here in alphabetical order, but the clues are not! There are 6 clues and answers in all!
Each of these wonderful authors is giving away a signed copy of their book to a lucky reader! Leave the title of your FAVORITE BOOK TO READ ALOUD in the comments below for a chance to win! (See details below)
You want to look, listen and read for words that will complete this quote.
W.H. Beck is a school librarian by day and a children’s author by night. Her most recent book is the humorous middle grade mystery, Malcolm at Midnight.
F.T. Bradley is the author of Double Vision
(Harper Children’s), a middle-grade mystery trilogy featuring Linc Baker. She’s originally from the Netherlands, and now lives on the Mississippi Gulf Coast with her husband and two daughters. F.T. still likes to travel, like Double Vision’s main character Linc, whenever she can.
F.T. is a strong advocate for getting reluctant readers to read. For information on author presentations and teacher guides to Double Vision, visit her site.
is the author of VANISHED
(Disney Hyperion), which was nominated for an Edgar Award for best juvenile mystery, and chosen as an Children’s Literature Honor book by the Asian-Pacific American Library Association. VANISHED was also featured on the Today Show with Al Roker’s Book Club for Kids. Sheela lives in New York.
Erin Dionne’s books are Models Don’t Eat Chocolate Cookies, The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet, and Notes from an Accidental Band Geek. Her latest novel, the Edgar Award-nominated Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking: A 14 Day Mystery, is based on the real-life Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum art heist. She continues the mystery series with the release of Ollie and the Science of Treasure Hunting on July 11, 2014. A graduate of Boston College (English & Communications, 1997) and Emerson College (MFA, 1999); she teaches writing at Montserrat College of Art and lives outside of Boston with her husband, two children, and a very indignant dog.
Chris Grabenstein is the author of the New York Times Bestseller Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library (one of Amazon’s “Best Books of 2013”) and the co-author with James Patterson of the #1 Bestsellers I Funny, I Even Funnier, and Treasure Hunters. He is the critically acclaimed author of over twenty other books for children and adults, a playwright, screenwriter, and former advertising executive and improvisational comedian. Winner of two Anthony and three Agatha Awards, Chris wrote for Jim Henson’s Muppets and co-wrote the CBS-TV movie The Christmas Gift starring John Denver.
Kristen Kittscher is a former middle school English teacher and debut author of The Wig in the Window, the first in a funny new middle grade mystery series published by Harper Children’s. A graduate of Brown University with a degree in comparative literature, Kristen was recently named the
2014 James Thurber House Children’s Writer-in-Residence.
She lives in Pasadena, California with her husband.
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Editor’s Note: These six middle-grade authors work tirelessly to support literacy initiatives and the “need to read!” And I can personally vouch for the fact that their books totally ROCK! (and they are amazing people!) I hope you have enjoyed visiting their sites and playing this game! I want to personally thank Kristen Kittscher for coordinating this great WRAD event! ~Beth
The World Read Aloud Day Scavenger Hunt giveaway begins Wednesday March 5, 2014 and ends at 12:00 AM on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Void where prohibited.
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Six winners will be chosen by Random.org. The first person chosen will receive a signed book from the first author on the list and so on through the sixth person chosen.
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