Never heard of the Middle Grade Book Bomb?
You've heard of a photo bomb right? Well just like that stranger who pops randomly into your family vacation photos, our books could pop up anywhere, out of the blue. Surprise!
Each year, on a Saturday in July, authors and book lovers from all over the map will leave a chapter book somewhere for some lucky middle grader to find and take home for free. It could be on a park bench, a mall food court table, a shop window ledge, a seat on the bus.
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You can find out where authors have hidden their books by checking out the hashtag
#mgbookbomb on social media sites, the day of the drop.
And maybe...just maybe, you'll be lucky enough to scoop up a totally genius, totally FREE middle grade novel from an author in your town.
Book Bomb day 2017 is...JULY 22nd!
Put it in your calendar. NOW.
Now...where am I going to hide my book...?
And to all authors (including indie and self published) who wish to participate, just leave your book somewhere accessible to middle graders on the appointed day. Take a photo of your book in it's secret location and tweet it (#mgbookbomb), instagram it, snapchat it, facebook it, and basically just get it out there for fans to see.
Leave your own personalized note if you like. Sign the book if you like. Whatever you do, make sure you let your lucky new reader know that you're participating in the MG Book Bomb. Click here for ideas on how to drop your book.
If your book release date is sometime in the foreseeable future, you can still participate. Just drop one of your favourite MG books and leave a note telling the reader about your forthcoming novel.
If you are a teacher/librarian/illustrator/book shop owner/or author of any other book style/genre you can join the fun as well. In fact, you can be ANYONE AT ALL. Just give away one of your favourite MG books and help promote literacy in your area.
(a middle grade book is a chapter book for ages 8-14)
Click here if you'd like to create a Book Bomb event in your community.
If you'd like to help promote the MGBB on your own website or blog, just copy and paste the following code for the new logo to your widget creator and change the width and height as needed. Your readers will be directed to this page when they click on it.
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