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By Peter Lerangis, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: August 18, 2010

Welcome to the 7th stop of The 39 Clues blog tour. We are thrilled to host Peter Lerangis! Be sure to enter the giveaway for your chance to win books 1-7 of this exciting and groundbreaking series.

The teacher looked distressed as she greeted me.  “I can’t believe what happened to my class,” she said.

I braced myself.  Behind her, hundreds of excited kids were filing in to the gym.  They sat in sections based on the colors of their shirts: red, blue, green, gold, representing the four branches of the Cahill family.  Most were dressed as 39 Clues characters.  Jonah Wizard (with his bling) and Nellie Gomez (with her punk attire) were very popular — but also a set of twins dressed as fish (Saladin’s red snapper), a girl in a three-piece suit (Jonah’s dad), and a guy dressed as Nellie.

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: April 7, 2010

The 39 Clues Book 5: The Black Circle The 39 Clues Book 5: The Black Circle

by Patrick Carman

Reading level: Ages 9-12

Hardcover: 176 pages

Publisher: Scholastic Press (August 11, 2009)

Source of book: Publisher

What to expect: Mystery, Action, Suspense, Babysitter, Brothers and Sisters, Family, Orphans

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: March 22, 2010

The 39 Clues Book 4: Beyond the Grave The 39 Clues Book 4: Beyond the Grave

by Jude Watson

Reading level: Ages 9-12

Hardcover: 192 pages

Publisher: Scholastic Inc. (June 2, 2009)

Source of book: Publisher

What to expect: Mystery, Action, Suspense, Babysitter, Brothers and Sisters, Family, Orphans

Press Release: Scholastic
Published: February 2, 2010

The 39 Clues Book 7: The Viper's NestNEW YORK, NY (February 2, 2010) – The global hunt for The 39 Clues®, the New York Times bestselling multi-media adventure series that combines books, collectible cards and an online game, continues with the release of “Book 7: The Viper’s Nest” by Peter Lerangis, in stores today. With the publication of this new installment, one of the key mysteries in the series—which branch of the Cahill family Amy and Dan belong to—will finally be revealed. Also today, Scholastic releases “The 39 Clues Card Pack 3: The Rise of the Madrigals,” a new wave of randomly assorted collectible game cards, to span Books 7 and 8, plus the simultaneous audiobook edition of “The Viper’s Nest” which includes exclusive bonus material. With the release of “The Viper’s Nest” and “Card Pack 3: The Rise of the Madrigals,” six new Clues will be revealed, bringing a total of 28 Clues unveiled to date.

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: November 4, 2009

The 39 Clues Book 3: The Sword ThiefThe 39 Clues: Book Three: The Sword Thief

by Peter Lerangis

Reading level: Ages 9-12

Hardcover: 160 pages

Publisher: Scholastic (March 3, 2009)

What to expect: Mystery, Action, Suspense, Babysitter, Brothers and Sisters, Family, Orphans

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 20, 2009

The 39 Clues Book 2: One False Note The 39 Clues: Book Two: One False Note

by Gordon Korman

Reading level: Ages 9-12

Hardcover: 220 pages

Publisher: Scholastic Press; 1st edition (December, 2008)

What to expect: Mystery, Action, Suspense, Babysitter, Brothers and Sisters, Family, Orphans, Travel

Here is what I had to say after reading book one: Calling all reluctant readers! Action, mystery, suspense, and orphans, all mixed into a well-balanced, fast read. Not to mention the interactive website and collectible clue cards. Maze of Bones is the first book of a ten book series written by ten different well-known authors. Rick Riordan (author of The Lightning Thief) has set the pace well, creating a suspenseful adventure and scattering it with secretive clues. Riordan has outlined the rest of the series, but it will be completed by the 9 other authors.

Note: A discovery I made is that the books will be completed by 5 authors, each writing 2 of the books in the series.

Author number 2 of 5, Gordon Korman, transitions readers smoothly into book two, One False Note, and manages to strengthen the readers relationship with the characters. As the Cahill siblings continue on their journey to win the race by solving the mystery of all 39 clues, determination and self discovery are key themes. Knowing your grass roots, extended family and all, can be a huge part of understanding one’s self. The Cahill’s certainly have an exciting and powerful family, including Benjamin Franklin (book one), and a whole branch of artistic members, including the historical figures Mozart and Picasso (who both appear in book two).

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 6, 2009

The 39 Clues Book 1: The Maze Of Bones - Library Edition (39 Clues. Special Library Edition) The 39 Clues: Book One: Maze of Bones

by Rick Riordan

Reading level:
Ages 9-12

Hardcover: 220 pages

Publisher: Scholastic Press; 1st edition (September 9, 2008)

What to expect:
Mystery, Action, Suspense, Babysitter, Brothers and Sisters, Family, Orphans

Calling all reluctant readers! Action, mystery, suspense, and orphans, all mixed into a well-balanced, fast read. Not to mention the interactive website and collectible clue cards. Maze of Bones is the first book of a ten book series written by ten different well-known authors. Rick Riordan (author of The Lightning Thief) has set the pace well, creating a suspenseful adventure and scattering it with secretive clues. Riordan has outlined the rest of the series, but it will be completed by the 9 other authors.

By Scholastic
Published: August 10, 2009

INTERACTIVE MULTI-MEDIA SERIES LICENSED IN 17 FOREIGN LANGUAGES TO DATE

The 39 Clues Book 5: The Black Circle

NEW YORK, NY (August 11, 2009) — The global hunt for The 39 Clues®, the New York Times bestselling multi-media adventure series from Scholastic, continues today with the release of  Book 5: The Black Circle by bestselling author Patrick Carman. The hardcover edition is being released simultaneously in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, and India, along with the audiobook edition produced by Scholastic Audio.