Category Archives: The 39 Clues

August 1, 2013

The 39 Clues Mission 1

Posted by at 1:59 am in Games, The 39 Clues | Permalink

39c_logo_white copyHi STACKS Readers,
Harmonie R. here, one of the agents from The 39 Clues Message Board! I am here to report some exciting news. The39Clues.com has been revamped and is now better than before. You’ll notice insanely cool graphics, easier navigation, a Cahill Command Center ticker board, and best of all, an all-NEW Mission 1!
If you’ve played Mission 1 before, get ready for some seriously sweet new stuff:

  • Tour a virtual exhibit of the R.M.S. Titanic with actual artifacts from the ship.
  • Solve new PUZZLES to help you collect evidence & find out what happened to the Lost Clue.
  • Ever wonder what a FIRST CLASS cabin on the famed luxury liner looked like? Check it out in an unlikely place.
  • Explore the hidden depths of Loch Ness and uncover the truth behind the legends.

If you are new to The 39 Clues, Mission 1 is fully equipped to introduce you to The Clue Hunt! Some of the agents on the 39 Clues Message Boards have weighed in, and a couple of their favorite parts of the mission are the Grave Puzzle and the Loch Ness Monster. Intrigued? See what all the fuss is about and play the revamped Mission 1!

—Harmonie, Scholastic Staffer

May 3, 2013

The 39 Clues Cahill Files

Posted by at 1:51 am in Reads, The 39 Clues | Permalink

39C Cahills Blog Pic- v2 130x130The 39 Clues: Cahill Files

As a relatively new clue hunter, I've spent a lot of time reading up on Amy and Dan's adventures. So it didn't take me long to realize that they are ALL THAT. Here are a few reasons why I can't get enough of the Cahills:

When they miss school, it's because they're saving the world. I don't know about you, but I remember spending most of my sick days watching bad TV, trying to fall asleep, and just waiting to feel better. Every now and then, I'd get a burst of energy and make my way to the kitchen for a snack. And sometimes (maybe), I'd do homework. All in all, I think we can agree that I've just described a less than thrilling Monday. But when Amy and Dan take the day off, they're out fighting Vespers, traveling the world, and hunting for capital-C Clues. So yeah, while I was watching America's Funniest Home Videos with a fever of 101, Dan was escaping a deadly yakuza in Japan…NOT fair!

Even when they hate each other, they, you know, love each other. Like all siblings, Amy and Dan may resist the urge to smack each other every chance they get, but they're always looking out for the other. And after their grandmother, Grace, leaves them to embark on the Clue hunt, they realize just how important family truly is. Even through the hiccups—like, for instance, their own relatives' attempts to KILL them–Amy and Dan never lose faith in family. And take it from me (the annoying little sister to two brothers) when I say that’s admirable.

Girl power. Have you ever played that game in which you have to pick the cartoon character that best resembles your personality? It can take a while to find your perfect TV match, but that’s half the fun of it. Long ago, after much deliberation, I chose Kimpossible, the ultimate symbol of girl power . . . UNTIL, that is, Amy Cahill rocked the world with her awesome moves and no-fuss style. Over the course of The 39 Clues, Amy transforms from this shy and frightened kid into the charismatic, brave leader of the Cahills. She voluntarily (VOLUNTARILY!) undergoes INTENSE physical and mental training and leads her entire family through the worst of times—all with a flick of her hair and words that leave boys drooling. Sorry, guys, but Amy’s my homegirl.

For all these reasons and more, I’m beyond excited for the newest Cahill Files book in hardcover. I’m pretty old-fashioned when it comes to e-readers, so I can’t wait to get my hands on SPYMASTERS. It’s a collection of THREE previously published e-book adventures that explore the secret lives and histories of Cahill members you might be surprised you already know . . . And if these people paved the way for Amy and Dan, then I’m game.

Click here for an explosive excerpt.
Find out more about the Cahill Files.

Leave a Comment tellling us why YOU love the Cahills.

—Vanessa, Scholastic Staffer

April 30, 2013

The 39 Clues Guess the Book Trivia Quiz Answers

Posted by at 1:13 am in Reads, The 39 Clues, Trivia | Permalink

Questionmark_130The 39 Clues Guess the Book Trivia Quiz Answers

Last week, I challenged you to figure out the book titles from just the itty-bitty pieces of these 39 Clues covers. Did you get them all? Read on for the answers.

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  1. The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Book #5: Trust No One by Linda Sue Park
    Read Chapter 1.
  2. The 39 Clues: Unstoppable Book #1: Nowhere to Run by Jude Watson
    OK, this was kind of a trick because the book is not out yet, but it is the first book in the brand new 39 Clues series Unstoppable! Look for it to come out in October, 2013.
  3. The 39 Clues Book #1: The Maze of Bones
    The book that started it all, written by Percy Jackson author, Rick Riordan. . . 
  4. The 39 Clues: Cahills vs.Vespers Book #6: Day of Doom by David Baldacci
    This is the 6th and final book in the Cahills vs. Vespers series. Read Chapter 1.
  5. The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Book #2: A King's Ransom by Jude Watson
    Read Chapter 1.

Did you get them all? If you did, including Unstoppable, then you are a 39 Clues superfan and legend!

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

April 23, 2013

The 39 Clues Guess the Book Trivia Quiz

Posted by at 1:10 am in Reads, The 39 Clues, Trivia | Permalink

Questionmark_130The 39 Clues Guess the Book Trivia Quiz

For today’s Tuesday Trivia Quiz, your challenge is to figure out the book titles from just the itty-bitty pieces of their covers shown below.

Here’s a hint: Fans of The 39 Clues should have no trouble recognizing most of these book covers.

39 clues
Leave your answers in the Comments, and then check your answers.

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

March 27, 2013

The 39 Clues: Day of Doom

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COLL012524_39Clues-InkspotThe 39 Clues: Day of Doom

Greetings, Clue-hunters!

I'm writing to you from the Command Center, the secret stronghold hidden inside the Scholastic headquarters. At least, that's what I call it. Some of my non-Cahill colleagues might refer to it as a "desk," but I know better. They have no idea that I have poison antidotes hidden in my pencil sharpener, or that my stapler is protected by fingerprint recognition. (That'll teach Peter Lerangis to hide my office supplies . . .)

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July 25, 2012

SPONSORED POST Travel Adventures Essay Contest

39clues_130This post is sponsored by People to People Ambassador Program.

Calling all 5th to 8th graders! Enter The 39 Clues-inspired creative writing contest for a chance to win a trip to Europe!

Imagine that you're a member of the Cahill family and you're suddenly on the hunt for the 39 Clues! Using this story starter, write a 200-word essay for a chance to win an exciting People to People Ambassador Trip to England and France during the summer of 2013.

Story Starter:
You wake up in a hotel room. You look around you. The room is empty. On the mirror is a note written in thick black marker. It says, “The final clue is just around the corner. Be careful!!” You hear a knock on the door. Your heart is thumping in your chest. You look through the peephole. What happens next?

Enter now! Essays are due December 3, 2012!

July 11, 2012

The 39 Clues Readalikes

Posted by at 1:20 am in Reads, The 39 Clues | Permalink

Book_titleYou know when you find an amazing book, and you never want it to end? How do you find another book to read after that? Our answer: Readalikes to the rescue! We hope our Readalikes will rescue you from the what-to-read-next question, and help you find lots of new amazing books.

Today's Readalikes are for The 39 Clues series. When their grandmother dies, Amy and Dan Cahill find out that they are members of the most powerful family in the history of the world, descendants of people like Thomas Jefferson and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart! But the secret to that power lies in 39 clues hidden around the world, and Amy and Dan must find them — before they fall into the wrong hands.

There are a bunch of books in that seriesBut once you've finished all those, what to read next? Look for these other adventure books about secret agents, danger, and intrigue for ages 9-12. Click on the book cover below to see a whole bunch of other The 39 Clues Readalike books you might also love.

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 Hope you enjoy our Readalikes!

—Emily, Scholastic Booktalker

November 16, 2011

The 39 Clues News

Posted by at 3:37 pm in Reads, The 39 Clues | Permalink

39clues_transparent_130x130The latest 39 Clues news

For more about the books, and to start your training mission, go to the39clues.com.