Book Scavenger Website Update!

You may have noticed the Book Scavenger website has a new look! I can hardly believe it, but it’s been over six years since I launched this website and the game for the publication of Book Scavenger in 2015. Six years!!!

At the Book Scavenger launch party at Linden Tree bookstore.

Back then, I had no idea if anyone would read Book Scavenger, let alone want to play a version of the game in the book. But I kept thinking about how if I had read Book Scavenger when I was a kid, I would have wanted the game to be real. And the first thing I would have done after finishing the book would have been to look it up and see if it was. So I wanted something to exist for other readers like me.

To launch the game, I asked my publisher if they’d be willing to give me 50 advance copies of Book Scavenger with the plan to giveaway one copy to a reader in each of the 50 states, with the hope that the recipient would read the book, like the book, hide the book, and then post a clue on the website for others to find. My publisher loved the idea, and so we did the giveaway. A book went to each state, and I waited. Soon enough–copies were hidden! And then found! And more were hidden and found, and so on and so forth until now nearly 20,000 tracking numbers have been requested and books have been scavenged in Iran, Australia, Japan, Canada, Spain, China, France, Chile . . . so many different places around the world!

I am so grateful to all of you–the young readers, the teachers, the librarians, the parents, the booksellers, everyone who has embraced my books and continues to recommend them to others. There have been times I’ve thought maybe I should retire the website and game because it does take a bit to maintain, and I often feel like I’m falling short there, but then I get a nice message from one of you, or see a new hidden book post, and I’m reminded of my kid self, the one I wrote Book Scavenger for and the one I had in mind when I launched the game, and I think, I can’t stop now. As long as you are out there enjoying my books and wanting to play the game, then I want to try and keep it going for you the best that I can.

 

So after six years, I decided it was time for a refresh. Take a look around–there’s some new content and a few fun surprises for you to find as well . . . A huge thank you to Websy Daisy for designing the website for me!

 

I hope you like it!

Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

How Well Do You Know Book Scavenger?

Jennifer Chambliss Bertman, author of the Book Scavenger series, competes against a big fan of the series in this 25th episode of Author Fan Face-Off, hosted by author Steve Sheinkin and school librarian Stacey Rattner. How well would you have done with these Book Scavenger trivia questions?

A book is now hiding in Damelevière, Grand – Est France

Hidden on: 05/06/2021

Title: Chair de Poule , sous-sol interdit

Author: Rue Stine

Tracking Number: 512768142

Location: , Damelevière, Grand – Est France

Clue:

12 1 20 9 20 21 4 5 : dh.eeaifh
12 15 14 7 21 9 20 21 4 5 : f.cibgci
Dans l’ombre du carré,
Le livre est caché,
A vous de le trouver,
Et de le récupérer.

A book is now hiding in Toronto, Ontario Canada

Hidden on: 05/06/2021

Title: Nothing But Trouble

Author: Jacqueline Davies

Tracking Number:

Location: Bennington Heights Elementary School, Toronto, Ontario Canada

Clue:

21 14 4 5 18 20 8 5 19 20 1 9 18 19

A book is now hiding in Marietta, GA United States

Hidden on: 05/05/2021

Title: The Boxcar Children

Author: Gertrude Chandler Warner

Tracking Number: DB Failed

Location: East Cobb Park, Marietta, GA United States

Clue:

Follow the melody 🎶

A book is now hiding in Burlington, NC United States

Hidden on: 05/05/2021

Title: Middle School the worst years of ny life.

Author: James Patterson

Tracking Number: 678243

Location: downtwon, Burlington, NC United States

Clue:

Look for me on large stone in the large patio

A book is now hiding in Wilmette, IL United States

Hidden on: 05/04/2021

Title: The Wild Robot

Author: Peter Brown

Tracking Number:

Location: Wilmette, IL, Wilmette, IL United States

Clue:

spotlites on me waves are crashing. watching the show

A book is now hiding in Wilmette, IL United States

Hidden on: 05/04/2021

Title: The Tiny Mansion

Author: Keir Graff

Tracking Number:

Location: Wilmette, Wilmette, IL United States

Clue:

Walk Over me, a great place to play hide and seek ?sonigl?

A book is now hiding in Wilmette, IL United States

Hidden on: 05/04/2021

Title: Diary Of A wimpy Kid – The Getaway

Author: Jeff Kiney

Tracking Number:

Location: Wilmette, Wilmette, IL United States

Clue:

by ware shose happen but cannot see songil

A book is now hiding in State Collage, lemont United States

Hidden on: 05/04/2021

Title: Book Scavenger

Author: Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

Tracking Number: 182736

Location: Mall, State Collage, lemont United States

Clue:

can’T eat fRied rice with Any interestIng unkNown

Terrifying Rumors And sam’s club gas station Kreamy