Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Wimpy Kid and Publishers' Sites

Some publisher's websites are designed just to describe and sell their books.   Most offer teacher's and parent's guides as well and links to the websites of their most popular authors. Others offer activities, reading guides and games based on the characters and plots of their books.  Here are some of my favorite interactive publishers' sites.

Scholastic offers The Stacks for Kids, a site that offers movie trailers, games, links to author sites and more.  Parents and educators can scroll down to the bottom of the page to find pages just for them.

Kids@Random is Random House's collection of websites for children and teens.  Here readers can sign up for newsletters, enter contests for e-galleys and books, visit individual websites for favorite series.  Links for different age levels, including teens, kids, teachers and librarians are ranged across the top.

Teens can go directly to Teens@Random for links to authors, games based on series and fan newsletters.

Litlle Brown - or Hachette Book Group - offers LB-Kids, an interactive site for kids and teens with mini-sites for popular series, games, videos, contests and featured authors.

Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney, the new Wimpy Kid book, is finally on the shelves.   Greg Heffley has been framed!  Sort of! For vandalism!  But worse than that, he is snowbound with the entire family.

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