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Awesome work, Ella!

Check this out! Ella loves Book Scavenger so much, it inspired her to create her own board game. Her mom wrote me and explained how the game works: “Each time your trolley car lands on a San Francisco landmark you get a chance to solve a secret code. If you answer correctly you get a tiny golden book. The person with the most books at the end is the winner. She is so excited about her project, we wanted to share it with you. Thank you for inspiring children and fostering their love of reading and exploring.” Thank YOU for inspiring me, Ella!… Read the rest

Pre-Order The Unbreakable Code!

The sequel to Book Scavenger, The Unbreakable Code, will be published and available in bookstores and libraries near you on April 25, 2017! You can pre-order a copy from your local or favorite bookseller, or request your library purchase it for their collection, but if you’re interested in getting a special bonus gift, then make sure to pre-order your copy from Tattered Cover Bookstore. All pre-ordered copies will include an exclusive jigsaw puzzle with the book. Tattered Cover is located in Denver, but they ship so you don’t have to be local in order to receive the gift. Call the number below for more information.… Read the rest

Audiobook Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations, Sherri Copeland! You are the winner of the audiobook version of Book Scavenger giveaway from my latest newsletter. I frequently do giveaways through my newsletter. If you’d like to subscribe, scroll down to the bottom of this page where it says “Join my mailing list” and enter your email. A confirmation email will be sent to the address you enter, so make sure you check that and click “confirm” in order to complete your subscription. I typically send out 3-4 newsletters a year.  … Read the rest

Book Scavenger Event in Denver on November 5

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Youth One Book, One Denver Activities in June

Local to Denver? Looking for fun activities for kids to do this month? Here are the rest of the June Book Scavenger Youth One Book, One Denver programs. (If you’d like to plan ahead for July and August, CLICK HERE to view the full schedule of events.) ART COMIC BOOK WORKSHOP June 29, 2 – 4 p.m. at Tattered Cover Colfax (2526 East Colfax Ave.), Ages: 9-14, FREE TO REGISTER: COSPLAY WORKSHOP June 30, 2 – 4 p.m. at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove (7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton), Ages: 9-12, FREE TO REGISTER: DRAW THE SAN FRANCISCO SKYLINE June 21, 2 – 3 p.m.… Read the rest

Paperback Giveaway Winners!

Congratulations to the following randomly chosen readers who correctly solved the puzzle in my last newsletter! (The solution was Stars So Sweet by Tara Dairman. The puzzle was solved by reading up and down the columns, starting on the far righthand side.)   GRACE RYAN LENI JESSICA KAREN If you don’t want to miss out on future puzzles and giveaways, CLICK HERE to subscribe to my newsletter.  … Read the rest

Youth One Book, One Denver!

I am so happy to share this news today–I’ve had to sit on it for quite a while! Book Scavenger was chosen by the youth of Denver to be the featured title for the Youth One Book, One Denver reading program this summer! This means that not only is the book recommended as a citywide read, but there are tons and tons of cool activities and programs being planned using themes from Book Scavenger. Kids will get to do things like: Work with the Colorado Symphony to help produce original music based on elements of the story. Make their own comic book versions of the book.… Read the rest

Children’s Book Week!

Calling all book lovers, treasure hunters, and puzzle solvers! It’s Children’s Book Week and all over the country bookstores and libraries are hosting Book Scavenger Hunts. The winning puzzlers will get gift cards and signed books. See each location for rules and prizing details. Check out the list below to find out where you can join the hunt! Share your photos online using #BookScavengerHunt! California Bay Books (partnering with Coronado Middle School) 1029 Orange Avenue Coronado, CA  92118 Wednesday, May 4th   Book Passage 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA 94925 Saturday, May 7th starting at 11 AM   Branches Books             40282 Highway 41, Suite 14 Oakhurst, CA 93644  CA       Monday, May 2nd – Friday, May 6th from 3-4 PM   Folio Books 3957 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114 Saturday, May 7th at 2 PM   Delaware New Castle Public Library 424 Delaware St New Castle, DE 19720 Saturday, May 7th at 11 AM   Florida Writer’s Block Bookstore           124 E.… Read the rest

Signed Copies of Book Scavenger

Would you like a signed copy of Book Scavenger for yourself or as a gift? Here are several options for you: The following stores currently have autographed books in stock (some of these stores might be willing to ship–please contact the store to find out their policy): Books Inc. in Mountain View, CA Folio Books in Noe Valley, San Francisco Kepler’s in Menlo Park, CA Linden Tree Books in Los Altos, CA The Reading Bug in San Carlos, CA Tattered Cover in Aspen Grove, CO   If you would like a personalized copy of Book Scavenger (which means I inscribe it to someone rather than simply signing my name), you can order the book through the Boulder Bookstore and write in the comments of your order that you would like it signed.… Read the rest

Upcoming November Events in Denver and San Francisco!

DENVER: Thursday, November 19, 2015 Tattered Cover in Aspen Grove 4:00-7:00 (drop by any time!) As part of an in-store fundraiser for a local school, join Jennifer Chambliss Bertman for a scavenger hunt with prizes and more book fun.   SAN FRANCISCO: Friday, November 20, 2015, 6:00 PM Bookworm Club, Folios Books 3957 24th St., San Francisco, CA Every 3rd Friday of the month means pizza and bookish things for readers ages 8-12 at Folio Books! Please RSVP for this event at Saturday, November 21, 2015, 1:00 PM North Beach Public Library In conjunction with the Russian Hill Bookstore and the Russian Hill Neighbors Association, Jennifer Chambliss Bertman will share behind-the-scenes stories about how living in San Francisco (blocks from this location) inspired the writing of Book Scavenger.… Read the rest
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