Scholastic Publishing has launched ThisIsTeen, a program that combines Facebook, SCVNGR, and an author tour this summer featuring Meg Cabot, Libba Bray, and Maggie Stiefvater.

Visit the ThisIsTeen Facebook page to interact with Scholastic’s authors.  Also, you can watch exclusive interviews with the authors, participate in contests and giveaways, get exclusive first looks at some books, and connect with other readers.

SCVNGR is a location based mobile gaming app for your phone.  Click here to learn more.  Starting today, 4/26, if you download SCVNGR to your smartphone you can participate in book-related challenges in participating bookstores all across the country.  The more challenges you complete the more points you earn for a chance to win.

Finally, three authors Meg Cabot, Libba Bray, and Maggie Stiefvater will be on tour this summer as part of the kickoff of the ThisIsTeen program.  You have a chance to see them when they come to Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville, IL, on June 15, 2011.

If you haven’t read any of the author’s that are part of ThisIsTeen then check them out at the Library.  I recommend Cabot’s Avalon High or Shadowland, Bray’s A Great and Terrible Beauty or Going Bovine, and Stiefvater’s Shiver or Lament.