Gamifying YA reading with The Game of Books

Say what you will about bribing kids to read with extrinsic rewards, but I guarantee I would have been less of a slacker in high school had there been experience points and leveling up involved. The folks behind the book recommendation site booklamp.org have launched a kickstarter for a digital card game in which young readers earn points and badges for completing books. From the sound of it, the emphasis is on breadth of reading as much as volume, which I quite like. There’s a more detailed article over on Library Journal.