Trick or Treat! #CostumesForBooks Offers a Fun and Easy Contest for Your Library

Trick or Treat! Give Me Something Good to READ!

Trick or Treat! Give Me Something Good to READ!

Cindy: I lBookendsove contests in my library, especially when someone else comes up with the idea and the prize! Keir Graff is holding a “Costumes for Books” contest that is frightfully easy to do—and he’s offering a mystery box of goodies as the prize. The full directions can be found in this post, but basically you just need to find a book, make a creative costume for it, take a photo, and Tweet it out with the hashtag #CostumesForBooks or post it to the Booklist Facebook page. Here’s what I came up with this morning in just a few minutes after walking past Sharon Flake’s popular book Begging for Change (2003). A few minutes later and I had a book costume and a flyer for a quick contest. I am even launching my “makerspace” on Thursday with a chance for students to come create their book costume in the library with me. And, I’m offering a local prize for my students. Happy Halloween!

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Cindy Dobrez and Lynn Rutan are Booklist reviewers and middle-school librarians who have chaired both ALA’s Best Books for Young Adults and the Michael L. Printz Award for YA Literature committees. Follow Bookends on Twitter at @BookendsBlog. You can also find Cindy at @cdobrez and Lynn at @482april.

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