Ravenwood, a new book by Andrew Peters is about a forest kingdom called Arborium, and the lowly plumber's apprentice who must save it from destruction. Here is the author himself to tell you about the book and read you an excerpt in his awesome English accent!
Scholastic News Kid Reporter, Cecilia Gault, interviewed Tony DiTerlizzi about his new book The Search for WondLa. If you loved The Spiderwick Chronicles, you won't want to miss this new book! Watch the video interview.
Have you read The Search for WondLa? Are you excited about it? Let us know in the Comments.
If you love scary books, then you probably know all about Robert Lawrence Stine (a.k.a. R.L. Stine), the author of the Goosebumps and HorrorLand series. You have probably even watched the videos and chatted with people about them on the Message Board.
But have you read Stine’s NEWEST series, Hall of Horrors? In this video, the master of horror himself tells you all about it.
Here are the books in the new series so far:
Book 1: Claws Mickey and Amanda are put in charge of their vacationing neighbors’ cat, Bella. But Bella escapes from the house and disappears. Amanda has an idea to replace the cat with a look-alike from the local pet store Cat Heaven. They find a cat that looks exactly like Bella, but the clerk won’t sell it to them, so they decide to steal it. Big mistake! These cats are more than they seem to be.
Book 2: Night of the Giant Everything When 11-year-old Steven Sweeney is tricked into drinking a strange mixture of chemicals by his classmates, things begin to get strange. Either his toothbrush is growing, or he is shrinking! Will he be able to make it through the day and return to his original size?
If you are a fan of sports books, then you probably already know and love Mike Lupica's books. He wrote Million Dollar Throw, Summer Ball, Travel Team, and a bunch of other books about kids and sports. (Bradley Steven Perry from the show Good Luck Charlie is a fan.)
Lupica's newest book is about a different kind of hero – a superhero who can both fly and become invisible. Scholastic Kids Press Corps Reporter, Maya Williams, got to interview Mr. Lupica and ask him about the book. Watch her video interview.
Maya has lots of good things to say about Hero.
"I liked Hero a lot. Lupica's style makes you want to turn the pages and puts you right in the action. I would definitely recommend this book to a friend, either a boy or girl because the characters are both so strong. Hero is the kind of book you want to read if you are looking for action and surprise!"
Welcome to Trivia Tuesday! One of the really awesome things about working at Scholastic is that I get to meet a lot of authors, and ask them questions about their books. (I know, I’m so lucky!!) The first time I met Meg Cabot, the author of Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls, one of the questions I asked her was:
Who is the character of Allie Finkle based on?
Your job today is to find out the answer! This is a pretty tough question, but the answer is somewhere on this site — from the lips of author Meg Cabot herself. So here’s a hint . . .
Hi everyone! It seems like ten years ago that I interviewed Margaret Peterson Haddix for THE STACKS. You all helped me prepare for the interview by giving me some awesome questions! Sadly, I couldn’t ask them all. It was really tough to choose only one of your questions, but the final question I chose was submitted by marytonga, who asked:
If you could meet ANY Cahill, dead or alive, who would you pick?
Margaret was really impressed with that question and I think she had fun answering it.
She is super, super nice and fun, but the best part is that, after the interview, she autographed 2 copies of Into the Gauntlet so that we could give them away to lucky STACKS readers! Want a chance to win? Enter the Into the Gauntlet Sweepstakes! Good luck!
Today is the day that Ga’Hoole fans have been waiting for! Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (rated PG) is hitting theaters today, and we have an exclusive interview with Kathryn Lasky, the author of the Ga’Hoole series, to talk about what it was like making her books into a movie.