Sunday, March 7, 2010

Prolific Blogger Award

The Prolific Blogger Award was given to me by the Serpentine Library.

A Prolific Blogger is one who is intellectually productive...keeping up an active blog that is filled with enjoyable content.

1. Every winner of the Prolific Blogger Award has to pass on this award to at least seven other deserving prolific bloggers. Spread some love!

2. Each Prolific Blogger must link to the blog from which he/she has received the award. (see above).

3. Every Prolific Blogger must link back to this post, which explains the origins and motivation for the award.

4. Every Prolific Blogger must visit this post and add his/her name in the Mr. Linky, so that we can get to know the other winners. (Click here for the Mr. Linky page).
I am passing it along to:
1. Kathy at Inside of a Dog
3. Ellie at Ellz Readz
4. Emma at Emma Michaels
5. Jen at Unedited
7. Jenny at Take Me Away


I have received three awards! From the Serpentine Library and also one from Kathy at Ms. Martin Teaches Media.

39 Clues

This post is just a heads up for those of you who are looking for a book with "a little bit more" for your readers. I would say it is for young readers, upper elementary through early high school age - but a friend and I both go here and love it. We are well above that age group.

The books I am talking about are the 39 Clues. It is a book series from Scholastic. The series currently has 8 books, but there will be 10. The books all build upon each other. The main characters are two young children, Amy and Dan Cahill, and they are on a hunt for 39 clues. The hunt takes them all over the world, the winner becomes the most powerful, influencial person on the planet. The catch is that the whole Cahill family, there are four branches in the family filled with famous people from the past, are also searching for the clues.

The website links the books with clues, puzzles, and games on the internet. The site has missions for each book. Each book comes with collector cards, you can also buy card packs. You log your cards, solve the puzzles, and collect the clues.

The opportunity to play games on the computer is enough to get some kids to check out the books, the story keeps them going. I love the idea of combining books, card collecting, and technology! It gives us the chance to reach so many more kids than any one of the three alone!