The 2014 GAS Science Book Club Contest Introduction

GAS Science Book & Activity Club Contest




Are you ready to save the future?

Well, if you start your own GAS Science/Engineering Book Club, you could do just that! Learn how:

Enter today to get free books, posters and over

$1,500 in cash prizes.

Selektra, From G.A.S.Tumblehome Learning, an emerging publisher of children’s science books based in Boston, Massachusetts, announced today a contest to promote the creation of science book and activity clubs for kids ages 7-14.  Winners of the contest will be announced January 10, 2015, and will receive more than $1500 in cash and gift certificates to spend on books.

To enter the contest, a parent, librarian, teacher, or student must start or continue a club where kids read and discuss science-based fiction or non-fiction. Club organizers are encouraged to weave science activities and experiments into their book discussions. Contestants may enter from September 24 through December 15, 2014 at 5PM (Eastern Time). All qualified entries will be entered into a random drawing for prizes. First prize will be $1000 in cash and gift cards; second prize will be $500.  Sets of books will also be awarded to winners in particular categories, such as Best Book Club Name and Most Interesting Book Club Activity.

To help club organizers get started, Tumblehome Learning is providing a short how-to guide, a recommended book list, a Facebook page for idea exchange, and suggested discussion questions and activities, all of which can be found via the links above.  Many of the recommended books have been selected from a list of Outstanding Science Trade Books created yearly by the Children’s Book Council and the National Science Teachers Association. Both groups have endorsed the contest.

Tumblehome Learning seeks to inspire kids to imagine themselves as scientists and engineers through mystery and adventure tales and engaging hands-on activities. Founded by three friends with backgrounds in medicine, engineering, paleontology and museums, Tumblehome Learning has become a leading publisher of science-based fiction for young readers. Tumblehome’s Galactic Academy of Science (GAS) adventure series takes its middle school heroes on journeys through time and space where they learn from encounters with scientists of the past to solve mysteries in the present.