New Release Books by Adam Gidwitz

Adam Gidwitz is the author of The Secret of the Himalayas (2022), The Madre de Aguas of Cuba (2021), Sasquatch and the Muckleshoot (2020), The Creature of the Pines (2019) and other 12 books.

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The Secret of the Himalayas

release date: May 03, 2022
The Secret of the Himalayas
The newest adventure in the bestselling Unicorn Rescue Society transports readers to the Himalayan mountains in Northern Pakistan! When Uchenna and Elliot''s classmate publishes an article in the school newspaper about the Schmoke Brothers, Professor Fauna notices something alarming in a photo. Mounted on the wall of the Schmoke''s living room is a single spiral horn that he''s certain could have come from only one animal--a unicorn! To save these magical creatures--and to finally see a unicorn themselves--the Unicorn Rescue Society heads to the rugged mountains of Pakistan. Hena Khan, the critically acclaimed author of Amina''s Voice, joins Newbery Honor-winner Adam Gidwitz for the Unicorn Rescue Society''s most dramatic, action-filled mission yet!

The Madre de Aguas of Cuba

release date: Apr 01, 2021
The Madre de Aguas of Cuba
"A legendary sea serpent is missing. Can the Unicorn Rescue Society find it ... and end Cuba''s terrible drought?"--Provided by publisher.

Sasquatch and the Muckleshoot

release date: Jan 14, 2020
Sasquatch and the Muckleshoot
Among the towering fir trees of the Pacific Northwest, a famously elusive creature is in serious trouble. All Elliot wants is a nice, normal day at school. All Uchenna wants is an adventure. Guess whose wish comes true? Professor Fauna whisks the kids--and Jersey, of course--off to the Muckleshoot territory in Washington, where film crews have suddenly descended en masse to expose Bigfoot to the world, and the Schmoke logging company is bringing in some awfully large machinery. Can the Unicorn Rescue Society escape the blades of the Schmokes'' chain saws? Outsmart a cable news team? And are those big, hairy creatures running through the forest really Bigfoot?

The Creature of the Pines

release date: Aug 06, 2019
The Creature of the Pines
A New York Times bestseller! Unicorns are real. (At least we think they are.) Are you ready to protect the creatures of myth and legend? Then you belong in The Unicorn Rescue Society. HURRY-THE CREATURES NEED YOU! Elliot Eisner isn''t exactly thrilled with the first day at his new school. His class is going on a field trip to a creepy forest called the Pine Barrens. The trip is being led by Professor Fauna, the weirdest teacher Elliot has ever met. And the only kid who will talk to Elliot, Uchenna Devereaux, isn''t afraid of danger. She likes danger. Elliot and Uchenna are about to become part of a secret group of adventurers, The Unicorn Rescue Society, whose goal is to protect and defend the world''s mythical creatures. Together with Professor Fauna, Elliot and Uchenna must help rescue a Jersey Devil from a duo of conniving, greedy billionaires, the Schmoke Brothers. Join Elliot and Uchenna on their very first quest as members of the Unicorn Rescue Society in this fantasy-adventure series from Adam Gidwitz, the beloved bestselling and Newbery Honor-winning author of The Inquisitors Tale and A Tale Dark & Grimm. Illustrated throughout, this is the perfect fit for newly independent readers looking for a story full of adventure, fun, and friendship.

The Chupacabras of the Río Grande

release date: Apr 16, 2019
The Chupacabras of the Río Grande
Pura Belpré Honor-winning author David Bowles joins Newbery Honor-winning Adam Gidwitz as co-author of the newest Unicorn Rescue Society adventure, as the kids travel to the U.S.-Mexican border to help the legendary chupacabras. A new adventure begins for Elliot and Uchenna when Professor Fauna bursts into their classroom with a frightening report from the Texas-Mexico border: something has completely drained the blood from a cow’s body! The team must fly to Laredo, where tempers are running high. Teaming up with local kids Lupita and Mateo—plus their brilliant mother, Dr. Alejandra Cervantes, and her curandero husband, Israel—can the Unicorn Rescue Society save the region’s animals and help bring a divided community together once more? And what is that spiny, bloodsucking, adorable little creature?

The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi?

release date: Oct 01, 2019
The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi?
A new retelling of the original film, The Empire Strikes Back, for a middle grade audience as you''ve never read it before. Written by New York Times best-selling author, Adam Gidwitz. So you want to be a Jedi? It seems cool. You can move things with your mind. Control people with your thoughts. Oh, and the lightsabers. Yeah, those are awesome. But it''s not all mind control and weaponised flashlights. Being a Jedi is hard work. Also, there are bad guys. Lots of bad guys. Who want to kill you. Do you still want to be a Jedi? Well, this book tells the tale of one of the greatest Jedi ever. It''s also a retelling of the classic film The Empire Strikes Back. But it is more than that. It also teaches you how to become a Jedi. Maybe you don''t need to learn how to levitate or sense your surroundings blindfolded. And maybe you don''t want to hear a story about lightsabers and murderous snow creatures and spaceships. But maybe you do want to hear such a story. And maybe, just maybe, you do want to learn how to be a Jedi. Well, in that case, this is the book for you. The choice, my young friend, is in your hands. Literally

The Basque Dragon

release date: Jul 10, 2018
The Basque Dragon
The Unicorn Rescue Society is back! Across the vast, blue ocean, in the mountains of the Basque Country, a fearsome creature has gone missing. And the Unicorn Rescue Society are the only ones who can save it. Elliot and Uchenna—and Jersey!—have barely recovered from their first adventure with Professor Fauna when he approaches them with an all-new quest. Except this time they''re going to have to cross an ocean. In the mountains of the Basque Country, the Unicorn Rescue Society must track down a missing dragon. But how could someone even kidnap a dragon? And for what evil purpose? And is their newest, fire-breathing rescue more than they can handle? New challenges await in this second book in the Unicorn Rescue Society series, a brand-new fantasy-adventure from Adam Gidwitz, the beloved bestselling and Newbery Honor-winning author of The Inquisitors Tale and A Tale Dark & Grimm. Illustrated throughout, it’s the perfect fit for newly independent readers looking for a story full of adventure, fun, and friendship.

The Inquisitor's Tale

release date: Mar 01, 2018
The Inquisitor's Tale
A peasant girl and her holy greyhound, an oblate on a mission from his monastery, and a young Jewish boy travel across medieval France to escape persecution and save holy texts from being burned.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi?

release date: Sep 22, 2015
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi?
Acclaimed, New York Times best-selling author Adam Gidwitz delivers a captivating retelling of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back like you''ve never experienced before, infusing the iconic, classic tale of good versus evil with a unique perspective and narrative style that will speak directly to today''s young readers while enhancing the Star Wars experience for core fans of the saga.

Guys Read: Terrifying Tales

release date: Sep 01, 2015
Guys Read: Terrifying Tales
Be afraid, be very afraid of Terrifying Tales, the sixth volume in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading. Eleven masters of suspense—Kelly Barnhill, Michael Buckley, Adam Gidwitz, Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown, Claire Legrand, Nikki Loftin, Daniel José Older, Dav Pilkey, R.L. Stine, and Rita Williams-Garcia—have come together to bring you a bone-chilling collection of original ghost stories with illustrations by Gris Grimly, perfect for sharing around the campfire, reading under the covers with a flashlight, and scaring your friends’ pants off. Compiled and edited by kid-lit madman Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: Terrifying Tales is a creepy-fun read (if you’re brave enough, that is).

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back So You Want to Be a Jedi?

release date: Mar 19, 2019
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back So You Want to Be a Jedi?
So you want to be a Jedi? It seems coo. You can move things with you mind. Control people with your thoughts. Oh, and the lightsabers. Yeah, those are awesome. But it''s not all mind control and weaponized flashlights. Being a Jedi is hard work. Also, there are bad guys. Lots of bad guys. Who want to kill you. Do you still want to be a Jedi? If so, this book is for you!

The Grimm Conclusion

release date: Jan 01, 2014
The Grimm Conclusion
Sister and brother Jorinda and Joringel fight to keep their promise to stay together throughout a new series of gruesome, twisted, Grimm-inspired stories.

In a Glass Grimmly

release date: Sep 27, 2012
In a Glass Grimmly
From the Newbery Honor-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Inquisitor''s Tale. Cover may vary If you dare, join Jack and Jill as they embark on a harrowing quest through a new set of tales from the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and others. Follow along as they enter startling new landscapes that may (or may not) be scary, bloody, terrifying, and altogether true in this hair-raising companion to Adam Gidwitz’s widely acclaimed, award-winning debut, A Tale Dark & Grimm. An Oprah Kids’ Reading List Pick A Publishers Weekly Best New Book of the Week Pick For more twisted tales look for A Tale Dark & Grimm and The Grimm Conclusion

A Tale Dark and Grimm

release date: Sep 01, 2011
A Tale Dark and Grimm
Reader: beware. Warlocks with dark spells, hunters with deadly aim, and bakers with ovens retrofitted for cooking children lurk within these pages. But if you dare, turn the page and learn the true story of Hansel and Gretel - the story behind (and beyond) the bread crumbs, edible houses and outwitted witches. Come on in. It may be frightening, it''s certainly bloody, and it''s definitely not for the faint of heart. ''Gidwitz manages to balance the grisly violence of the original Grimms'' fairy tales with a wonderful sense of humor and narrative voice. Check it out!'' Rick Riordan ''Unlike any children''s book I''ve ever read. [It] holds up to multiple readings, like the classic I think it will turn out to be'' New York Times ''An audacious debut that''s wicked smart and wicked funny'' Publisher''s Weekly, starred review ''Addictively compelling'' School Library Journal, starred review

A Tale Dark & Grimm

release date: Oct 28, 2010
A Tale Dark & Grimm
In this mischievous and utterly original debut, Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm-inspired tales. As readers follow the siblings through a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind (and beyond) the bread crumbs, edible houses, and outwitted witches. Fairy tales have never been more irreverent or subversive as Hansel and Gretel learn to take charge of their destinies and become the clever architects of their own happily ever after.

Adam Gidwitz PB 12-Copy Mixed Fd W/ Riser

release date: Sep 02, 2014
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