Category Archives: Authors

August 3, 2011

Sneak Peek: Ravenwood Author Video

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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.

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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?
  • Read about Books 3-6 here.

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

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April 27, 2011

Mike Lupica’s New Book, Hero

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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!

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March 9, 2011

Allie Finkle Inspiration: Answer

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Questionmark_130 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!

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March 1, 2011

Allie Finkle Inspiration

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Questionmark_130 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?  Alliefinkle

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 . . .

Good luck!

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October 7, 2010

Meeting Margaret Peterson Haddix

Into the Gauntlet

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:

7191129face 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!

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