Patrick Carman comes up with the best stuff. He is the author of The Skeleton Creek series as well as The 39 Clues and seems to have his hand in lots of interesting projects. His books are interactive and usually include an online element. Kids are asked to read and then go online to unlock the clues. Nifty, eh?
This time around, Patrick and PC Studio have created the 3:15 Project. What does every teen or tween seem to have these days? A cell phone! The 3:15 Project is app based. The reader is asked to Listen, Read and Watch (that’s the “3” part) and the stories are 15 minutes or less and you read them from a device. Isn’t that clever? My son is a reluctant reader but he is always on his phone and fifteen minutes is easy enough to work in without making it seem like work.
If you’d like to read more about the project or see a short clip, click here. The Android and Apple apps are free and can be downloaded from the site.
Additionally, Patrick has been extremely supportive of book bloggers and his enthusiasm for his projects is contagious so if you support the project, tell a friend or better yet, share it with a teen!