Into the Trap: Character Blog & Reader Giveaway

Reader Engagement Project:
Read, Review, Win!
Readers win a free map of Into the Trap‘s fictional setting when they review the book on the book’s website.  Until 12/1/12, young book reviewers can also be entered to win a $50 L.L. Bean Gift Certificate when they review the book!  (Reader’s Privacy Always Protected!)

The Story Continues…
The author continues the story with a funny, engaging, and informative blog, “Lobster Boy“, written in the voice of the main character.  Reluctant readers have been consumed by the blog’s depiction of a teen’s life on the New England waters.

Display Bookmark for “Read, Review, & Win” reading promotion

Tools of Engagement:
• Display a Shelftalker announcing the blog and the chance to Read, Review, & Win!  Download Here.
• Display a Bookmark announcing the blog and the chance to Read, Review, & Win!  Download Here.
• Insert a Bookplate Teaser in the back of the book to lead readers to the character’s blog, “Lobster Boy.”  Download Here.
• Show the Character Blog/Website “Lobster Boy” to reluctant readers and outdoor/action adventure readers.

Best Users: Grades 6-9 Classrooms, Public Children’s Librarians, School Librarians
Best Audience: Children Grades 6-9

Based on the Book:
Into the Trap
By Craig Moodie
Published by Roaring Brook
Hardcover, Ebook Available
Ages 10 and 16
Find a copy of the book:
Amazon | B&N | IndieBound | Local Library

An action-packed adventure about thieves, fishing, and two boys who lay a trap that will save the day.

Eddie’s family has been trapping lobsters for generations. but lately someone has been stealing their catch. When Eddie happens across the thieves’ trap, he knows it’s up to him to bring in the culprits. With the unlikely help of a boy who has run away from sailing camp, Eddie embarks on an adventure that puts his very life at risk.

“Lobster Boy” Blog Continues the Story of Novel, Into the Trap



Too Many Frogs: Cross Generational Event Kit to Save the Frogs

Based on the Book:
Too Many Frogs!
By Ann and John Hassett
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Hardcover ISBN: 9780547362991
Ages 4 and up

Best Users:
Public Children’s Librarians, School Librarians, Pre-K-2 Classrooms, Nature Centers, Birthday Parties

Best Audience:
Children Grades PreK-2, Senior Citizens

Event Description:
A  Read-Aloud Event for Seniors and Children

Seniors, Nanas, and Papas are invited to come to an event with children or grandchildren of their own or to meet children in the community.  Children (ages 3-7) and families are invited to this event with or without their grandparents.  Together we will be reading Too Many Frogs! by John and Ann Hassett, the tale of a clever senior citizen and the kids in her neighborhood who save a group of “thump-thump-bonking” frogs.  Together, we will play a game to rescue some pretend frogs and learn how to protect frogs in real life.

About the Event Kit:
This event kit has the following components:
• A cross generational event invitation and a poster for senior citizens and families with young children (ages 3-7) that mirrors the partnership of the senior citizen character, Nana Quimby, with the book’s neighborhood children.
• A frog finding / rescuing game that mirrors Nana Quimby and the children’s successful rescue of the frogs in Nana’s cellar.
•  A take away sheet that tells adults and children how to help frogs by simple conservation acts at home.
• A tea party social that mirrors the book’s final scene of eating cake with froggy friends.
• A coloring sheet.

Download the Event Kit (PDF)
Visit the Author/Illustrator Website
• Find a copy of the book:
Amazon | B&N | IndieBound | Local Library