By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: July 4, 2012
Enter to win three fantastic middle grade novels from Random House Children’s Books!
Giveaway begins July 4, 2012, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends August 1, 2012, at 11:59 P.M. PST.
By Carl Hiaasen
“Humorous adventure tales just don’t get any more wacked…or fun to read than this.”
—Kirkus Reviews, starred
New York Times bestselling author Carl Hiaasen takes a bite out of reality TV in his hysterical new novel. Hiaasen’s latest narrative follows animal wrangler Mickey Cray, and his son, Wahoo, on an airboat-riding adventure through Florida’s Everglades. Prompted by the family’s looming mortgage payment, Mickey hesitantly signs a contract with the popular reality television show Expedition Survival!, agreeing to provide his wild alligators, snakes, and turtles for the reality show’s highly staged and scripted scenes. But what starts out as a slightly annoying gig turns into a fight for survival and a lesson in the importance of honesty, the value of family, and the necessity of doing the right thing.
Alfred A. Knopf | 978-0-375-86842-9 | On sale March 27, 2012 | $16.99 | Ages 10 and up | 304 pages
By Rose Cooper
The third BLOGTASTIC! novel by Rose Cooper, Secrets from the Sleeping Bag–it’s camptastic! Sofia is spending the summer at Camp Krakatow! S’mores, crafts, bug juice, water sports, boys(!) . . . Sofia doesn’t want to forget one second of sleepaway camp! Heavily illustrated with super-cute black-and-white illustrations, girls will love passing this book around summer campfires.
Delacorte Press| 978-0-385-74246-7 | July 10, 2012 | $12.99 | Ages 10 and up | 208 pages
By Michael D. Beil; illustrated by Maggie Kneen
A new stand-alone novel from the author of the critically acclaimed Red Blazer Girls series. With their father en route to Africa for Doctors Without Borders, city-kids Nicholas and younger twin sisters Haley and Hetty are off to spend the summer with their Great-Uncle Nick at his house on Forsaken Lake. Despite some initial doubts, Nicholas is right at home in the country: he learns to sail, learns about his father as a boy, and makes fast friends with a local-girl, the tomboy Charlie. The summer takes a turn toward the mysterious, though, when Nicholas discovers an old movie that his father made as a boy: it tells the story of the local legend, The Seaweed Strangler, but was never finished. Before long Nicholas wants answers both about the legend, and about the movie. Together, he and Charlie work to uncover the truth and discover some long-buried family secrets along the way.
Alfred A. Knopf | 978-0-375-86742-2 | June 12, 2012 | $16.99 | Ages 10 and up | 336 pages
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