Welcome to the third edition of Book Flap, your every-other-week splot for all the hottest happenings in the world of books. All summer long, Fridays on Ink Splot will be chock-full of awesome, so make sure you check back every week: we've got more Book Flap alternating with POP-Corn (all the entertainment and celeb news you can sink your teeth into). It's all part of our first Summer on The Splot!
The 39 Clues News
Amy and Dan followed the clues to Egypt in The 39 Clues Book 4: Beyond the Grave by Jude Watson. But no one knows where they're headed next. Sounds like a job for investigative reporter and news anchor William Michaels! In a series of newscasts on the39clues.com, he'll uncomver evidence leading to Amy and Dan's next destination. His first hint came from an interview with author Jude Watson. Check it out:
You can see all the news that William Michaels unearths at: http://www.the39clues.com/wherenext
And don't forget to join the hunt yourself! Throughout the summer, five new FREE digital cards will be released to help you on your search. Who knows? You might even be the first to catch up to Amy and Dan in their secret location!You can find out if your sleuthing took you to the right place on August 11th, when Book 5: The Black Circle by Patrick Carman comes out.
'Lunch Lady' and Other Books to Hit the Big Screen
The humorous series will kick off with two books: In Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians, the mystery-solving Lunch Lady notices something weird about the librarians. Instead of their usually friendly selves, they've turned mean and secretive. Lunch Lady is going to find out what dark forces are at work! In Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute, it's a strange substitute teacher that spikes Lunch Lady's creepiness meter.
The Lunch Lady movie, set for a 2010 release date, will star the hilarious Amy Poehler (Blades of Glory, Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation).
Another book series heading to the movies is Ian Beck's The Secret History of Tom Trueheart trilogy. No director or stars are attached to the live-action feature film yet, but keep your eye out for the movie in mid-2010.
Next in the Series: New Books Coming Next Month
This July, a lot of your favorite series will have new books. Keep your eyes out for the following:
Candy Apple: Accidentally Friends by Lisa Papademetriou
Dinosaur Cove: Saving the Stegosaurus by Rex Stone
Goosebumps HorrorLand #12: Streets of Panic Park by R.L. Stine
Pet Trouble: Mud-Puddle Poodle by Tui T. Sutherland
(If you're pumped for the new Pet Trouble, check out our Summer Series Sweepstakes, where you can enter for a chance to win this and other great books!)
Camp Rock: Second Session: Stage Fright
Hannah Montana On Tour: Ciao from Rome! by Helen Perelman
Hannah Montana On Tour: G’day, Sydney! by M.C. King
JONAS: Keeping It Real by Lara Bergen
JONAS: Wild Hearts by Catherine Hapka
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Captured by Rob Valois
Warriors Super Edition: Bluestar’s Prophecy by Erin Hunter
And that's what's shaking in the book world right now! On June 26th, you can catch POP-Corn right here for all your celebrity and entertainment news. And then check back on July 3rd for another edition of Book Flap. Until then, happy reading!
— Carly H., STACKS Staffer