Category Archives: Authors

September 30, 2011

Goosebumps Questions? Ask R.L. Stine

Rlstine Have you read all the Goosebumps books, watched all the TV shows, and wondered infinitely what goes on in the mind of Goosebumps creator, R.L. Stine? Well, here’s your chance to find out!

R.L. Stine, author of the Goosebumps HorrorLand and the new Hall of Horrors book series, is ready to answer your burning questions. Submit your questions in the Comments below and we’ll choose 10 of the most creative and terrifyingly ghoulish questions to pass on to R.L. Stine.

Check back here on October 26 to read the answers and see if your question was chosen.

— Amabel, Scholastic Media

September 28, 2011

Floors by Patrick Carman

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Floors-130x130 Patrick Carman has written lots of books. You may have read his 39 Clues book (Book 5: The Black Circle), or Skeleton Creek, or Atherton, or Trackers, or his Land of Elyon series. But his newest book is something totally different. I just read it and it’s really fun! It kind of reminds me of The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. Here is Mr. Carman himself to tell you about it.

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September 7, 2011

Get Wonderstruck!

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Wonderstruck_130x130 It's Wonderstruck Week! We have been telling you and telling you about Brian Selznick's new book called Wonderstruck, and now it is finally almost here. You can see Mr. Selznick himself talking about the book in this video. Doesn’t this book sound so cool?

Tuesday, September 13 is the release date, and to celebrate, we want everyone's STACKS Profiles to "get Wonderstruck!"

Here's what you do:

  1. Log in to your STACKS Profile, or create one if you haven't already.
  2. Change your mood to Wonderstruck.
  3. Tell your friends!

Wouldn't it be cool if every single person on the STACKS were in a Wonderstruck mood for Wonderstruck Week?! Tell everybody you know, and let's see if we can do it!

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

August 3, 2011

Sneak Peek: Ravenwood Author Video

Posted by at 3:28 am in Authors, Reads | Permalink

Ravenwood 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!

Watch the Ravenwood Author Video!

Are you hooked? Let me know what you think in the Comments.

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

May 18, 2011

R.L. Stine’s NEW Hall of Horrors Series

Posted by at 3:57 am in Authors, Goosebumps, Reads | Permalink

Claws_130x130 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?

Are you a fan of R.L. Stine’s books? Let us know in the Comments!

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

April 27, 2011

Mike Lupica’s New Book, Hero

Posted by at 1:36 am in Authors, Reads | Permalink

Mikelupicabookfan 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!"

Find out more about this book by reading Maya's review.

Have you read Hero? Are you going to read it? Let us know what you think in the Comments!

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer