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.
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:
- Log in to your STACKS Profile, or create one if you haven't already.
- Change your mood to Wonderstruck.
- 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!
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!
Are you hooked? Let me know what you think in the Comments.
Big news! Have you seen J.K. Rowling’s announcement about Pottermore, her new online world for Harry Potter fans. “Follow the owl” to Pottermore on July 31!
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?
- Read about Books 3-6 here.
Are you a fan of R.L. Stine’s books? Let us know in the Comments!
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!
What do you think? Are you excited for the next Wimpy Kid book/movie? Tell us what you think in the Comments.
Last week’s Trivia Quiz asked you to find out who was the inspiration for the character Allie Finkle in Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls. Well, the answer is in this video, where Meg Cabot reveals the story behind the story.
Do YOU keep a diary? Think about it. The things you write now could become the inspiration for a popular book series when you are older!