New Release Books by Michael Northrop

Michael Northrop is the author of Don't Turn Out the Lights (2021), Dear DC Super-Villains (2021), Dear Justice League (2019), On Thin Ice (2019) and other 17 books.

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Don't Turn Out the Lights

release date: Jul 06, 2021
Don't Turn Out the Lights
Featuring stories from R.L. Stine and Madeleine Roux, this middle grade horror anthology, curated by New York Times bestselling author and master of macabre Jonathan Maberry, is a chilling tribute to Alvin Schwartz''s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Flesh-hungry ogres? Brains full of spiders? Haunted houses you can''t escape? This collection of 35 terrifying stories from the Horror Writers Association has it all, including ghastly illustrations from Iris Compiet that will absolutely chill readers to the bone. So turn off your lamps, click on your flashlights, and prepare--if you dare--to be utterly spooked! The complete list of writers: Linda D. Addison, Courtney Alameda, Jonathan Auxier, Gary A. Braunbeck, Z Brewer, Aric Cushing, John Dixon, Tananarive Due, Jamie Ford, Kami Garcia, Christopher Golden, Tonya Hurley, Catherine Jordan, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Alethea Kontis, N.R. Lambert, Laurent Linn, Amy Lukavics, Barry Lyga, D.J. MacHale, Josh Malerman, James A. Moore, Michael Northrop, Micol Ostow, Joanna Parypinksi, Brendan Reichs, Madeleine Roux, R.L. Stine, Margaret Stohl, Gaby Triana, Luis Alberto Urrea, Rosario Urrea, Kim Ventrella, Sheri White, T.J. Wooldridge, Brenna Yovanoff

Dear DC Super-Villains

release date: Apr 06, 2021
Dear DC Super-Villains
Peek inside the lives of DC’s infamous rogues in Dear DC Super-Villains, the sequel to Dear Justice League, in which curious kids write to notorious scoundrels, asking them about life on the dark side. How did Gorilla Grodd get so smart? Did Harley Quinn ever try a career in comedy? Why does Catwoman always lose to Batman? Each chapter highlights members of the Legion of Doom in a sympathetic way that is relatable to kids. But look closely and you may notice the baddies are up to something big! Will the Justice League show up in time to stop them? You’ll have to write in to the tip line of evil to find out!

Dear Justice League

release date: Aug 06, 2019
Dear Justice League
The greatest heroes in the DC Comics universe, the Justice League, answer mail from their biggest fans--kids!--courtesy of Michael Northrop, New York Times bestselling author of TombQuest, and artist Gustavo Duarte. Does Superman ever make mistakes? What was Wonder Woman''s eleventh birthday like? Does Aquaman smell like fish? In this new middle-grade graphic novel, iconic heroes are asked questions both big and small, and when they are not busy saving the world, the Justice League even finds time to respond. Their honest and humorous answers will surprise and delight readers of any age, as it turns out that being a superhero is not too different from being a kid. Full of feats, follies, and colorful illustrations, Dear Justice League gives readers the inside scoop into everyday heroics, no matter who wears the cape!

On Thin Ice

release date: Jul 30, 2019
On Thin Ice
New York Times bestselling author Michael Northrop captures the middle-school experience -- from the hurt and horror to the hope -- in this powerful story of acceptance and identity.

Rotten

release date: Jun 02, 2020
Rotten
A troubled teen. A rescued Rottweiler. An unlikely friendship. JD Dobbs is back in town after spending the summer "upstate." No one believes his story about visiting his aunt, and it''s pretty clear that he has something to hide. It''s also pretty clear that his mom made a new friend while he was away -- a rescued Rottweiler that JD immediately renames Johnny Rotten (yes, after that guy in the Sex Pistols). Both tough but damaged, JD and Johnny slowly learn to trust each other, but their newfound bond is threatened by a treacherous friend and one snap of Johnny''s powerful jaws. As the secrets JD has tried so hard to keep under wraps start to unravel, he suddenly has something much bigger to worry about: saving his dog. This is a heart-stealing story about a boy and his dog from New York Times bestselling author Michael Northrop.

Polaris

release date: Oct 31, 2017
Polaris
A crew of children must pilot a ship across unfamiliar seas while a strange creature lurks belowdecks in this fast-paced survival story from New York Times bestselling author Michael Northrop.

The Final Kingdom

release date: Apr 07, 2016
The Final Kingdom
The fourth book in a brand new epic Egyptian adventure!

The Final Kingdom (TombQuest, Book 5)

release date: Mar 29, 2016
The Final Kingdom (TombQuest, Book 5)
From the team that brought you The 39 Clues and Spirit Animals comes book 5 in an epic adventure filled with the magic of ancient Egypt! Get ready for the battle that will shake the world -- and the afterworld.In the epic conclusion to Alex and Ren''s quest, they must face off against the Death Walkers, The Order, and an army raised from the dead. Can Alex put an end to the chaos and send these evil spirits back where they belong -- without putting an end to his own life?In the tradition of The 39 Clues and Spirit Animals, the TombQuest adventure continues online, with an epic game! Build an Egyptian tomb of your own, hide treasure and protect it with traps, then challenge your friends to play through!

TombQuest 4: The Stone Warriors

release date: Jan 07, 2016
TombQuest 4: The Stone Warriors
The fourth book in a brand new epic Egyptian adventure! Alex and Ren''s hunt for the Lost Spells takes them on a twisty and magical path, through false doors, and deep into underground tombs where they discover that The Order is planning something bigger than they''d ever anticipated . . .

The Stone Warriors (TombQuest, Book 4)

release date: Dec 29, 2015
The Stone Warriors (TombQuest, Book 4)
From the New York Times bestselling author of TombQuest: Book of the Dead, comes book 4 in an epic adventure filled with the magic of ancient Egypt! It''s a race for the Spells!Alex and Ren are on a desperate hunt, and time''s running out. They''ve discovered that The Order is on the brink of creating an army of indestructible stone warriors with a dark purpose, and the Lost Spells is the one thing that can put an end to the evil scheme.Following a trail of clues that only Alex can piece together, their chase takes them through magical portals, across Egypt, and deep into Alex''s past. But the closer they get to the Spells, the more afraid Alex becomes. He begins to realize that undoing the powerful magic that has created so much chaos might mean ending the very thing the magic was intended to save: his own life. In the tradition of The 39 Clues and Spirit Animals, the TombQuest adventure doesn''t end with the books. An epic online game allows you to build an Egyptian tomb of your own, hide treasure and protect it with traps, then challenge your friends to play through!

Valley of Kings (TombQuest, Book 3)

release date: Aug 11, 2015
Valley of Kings (TombQuest, Book 3)
From the author of the New York Times bestseller TombQuest:Book of the Dead comes the third in the epic Egyptian adventure series! If Alex and Ren are going to stop the Death Walkers, they know they have to find the powerful Lost Spells. So they head to the Valley of the Kings, deep in the Egyptian desert -- where they discover that Egypt is in the grips of madness. Voices in the air whisper dark secrets and flashes of light burn across the night sky. But their hunt for the Spells keeps getting sabotaged. Every step they take, The Order is hot on their trail. There''s no dodging, no hiding. Is someone leaking their secrets?Is there anyone they can trust?Read the book by New York Times bestselling author Michael Northrop, then continue the adventure online! Build an Egyptian tomb of your own, hide treasure and protect it with traps, then challenge your friends!

Book of the Dead (TombQuest, Book 1)

release date: Jan 27, 2015
Book of the Dead (TombQuest, Book 1)
From the team that brought you The 39 Clues and Spirit Animals comes a brand new epic Egyptian adventure! Nothing can save Alex Sennefer''s life. That''s what all the doctors say, but his mother knows it''s not true. She knows that the Lost Spells of the Egyptian Book of the Dead can crack open a door to the afterlife and pull her son back from the brink. But when she uses the spells, five evil ancients--the Death Walkers--are also brought back to life. An ancient evil has been unleashed. Mummies are awakening. New York is overrun with scorpions. And worst of all for Alex, his mom and the Lost Spells have both disappeared. He and his best friend, Ren, will do anything to find his mom and save the world . . . even if that means going head-to-head with a Death Walker who has been plotting his revenge for 3,000 years. Read the book, then continue the adventure online! Build an Egyptian tomb of your own, hide treasure and protect it with traps, then challenge your friends to play through! Michael Northrop is the New York Times bestselling author of TombQuest, an epic book and game adventure series featuring the magic of ancient Egypt. He is also the author of Trapped, an Indie Next List Selection, and Plunked, a New York Public Library best book of the year and an NPR Backseat Book Club selection. An editor at Sports Illustrated Kids for many years, he now writes full-time from his home in New York City. Learn more at www.michaelnorthrop.net.

Surrounded By Sharks

release date: May 27, 2014
Surrounded By Sharks
A thrilling survival story from Michael Northrop, the acclaimed author of TRAPPED. He couldn''t sleep. That''s how it all started. When Davey wakes, just as the sun is rising, he can''t wait to slip out of the crammed hotel room he''s sharing with his family. Leave it to his parents and kid brother to waste an entire day of vacation sleeping in! Davey heads straight for the beach, book and glasses in hand, not bothering to leave a note. As the sparkling ocean entices him, he decides to test the water, never mind that "No Swimming" sign. But as the waves pull him farther from shore, Davey finds himself surrounded by water -- and something else, too. Something circling below the surface, watching, waiting. It''s just a matter of time. Michael Northrop is the New York Times bestselling author of TombQuest, an epic book and game adventure series featuring the magic of ancient Egypt. He is also the author of Trapped, an Indie Next List Selection, and Plunked, a New York Public Library best book of the year and an NPR Backseat Book Club selection. An editor at Sports Illustrated Kids for many years, he now writes full-time from his home in New York City. Learn more at www.michaelnorthrop.net.

TombQuest 3: Valley of Kings

release date: Sep 03, 2015
TombQuest 3: Valley of Kings
The third book in a brand new epic Egyptian adventure! An ancient evil has been unleashed. Mummies are awakening. New York is overrun with scorpions. . . And, now, Alex and his best friend Ren must head to London, where a blood rain is pouring from the sky. Can they stop the Death Walkers from destroying the city?

Amulet Keepers

release date: Jun 26, 2015
Amulet Keepers
Alex and Ren travel to London to defeat a Death Walker.

The Book of the Dead

release date: Jan 27, 2015
The Book of the Dead
For fans of Alex Rider and The History Keepers comes a brand new epic Egyptian adventure! Nothing can save Alex Sennefer''s life. That''s what all the doctors say, but his mother knows it''s not true. She knows that the Lost Spells of the Egyptian Book of the Dead can crack open a door to the afterlife and pull her son back from the brink. But when she uses the spells, five evil ancients--the Death Walkers--are also brought back to life. An ancient evil has been unleashed. Mummies are awakening. New York is overrun with scorpions. And worst of all for Alex, his mom and the Lost Spells have both disappeared. He and his best friend, Ren, will do anything to find his mom and save the world . . . even if that means going head-to-head with a Death Walker who has been plotting his revenge for 3,000 years.

TombQuest 2: Amulet Keepers

release date: May 07, 2015
TombQuest 2: Amulet Keepers
The second book in a brand new epic Egyptian adventure! An ancient evil has been unleashed. Mummies are awakening. New York is overrun with scorpions. . . And, now, Alex and his best friend Ren must head to London, where a blood rain is pouring from the sky. Can they stop the Death Walkers from destroying the city?

Valley of the Kings

release date: Mar 25, 2014
Valley of the Kings
If Alex and Ren are going to stop the Death Walkers, they know they have to find the powerful Lost Spells. So they head to the Valley of Kings, deep in the Egyptian desert—where they discover that Egypt is in the grips of madness. Voices in the air whisper dark secrets and flashes of light burn across the night sky. But their hunt for the Spells keeps getting sabotaged. Every step they take, The Order is hot on their trail. There’s no dodging, no hiding. Is someone leaking their secrets? Is there anyone they can trust?

Plunked

release date: Mar 01, 2012
Plunked
When a young slugger gets hit by a pitch, he needs more than practice to get back his game. Sixth grader Jack Mogens has it all figured out: He''s got his batting routine down, and his outfielding earns him a starting spot alongside his best friend Andy on their Little League team, the Tall Pines Braves. He even manages to have a not-totally-embarrassing conversation with Katie, the team''s killer shortstop. But in the first game of the season, a powerful stray pitch brings everything Jack''s worked so hard for crashing down around his ears. How can he explain to his parents and friends why he WON''T be playing? Readers will root for Jack as he finds the courage to step back up to the plate. Michael Northrop is the New York Times bestselling author of TombQuest, an epic book and game adventure series featuring the magic of ancient Egypt. He is also the author of Trapped, an Indie Next List Selection, and Plunked, a New York Public Library best book of the year and an NPR Backseat Book Club selection. An editor at Sports Illustrated Kids for many years, he now writes full-time from his home in New York City. Learn more at www.michaelnorthrop.net.

Trapped

release date: Dec 15, 2011
Trapped
The day the blizzard started, no one knew that it was going to keep snowing for a week. That for those in its path, it would become not just a matter of keeping warm, but of staying alive . . . Scotty and his friends are among the last seven kids at their high school waiting to get picked up that day, and they soon realize that no one is coming for them. Still, it doesn''t seem so bad to spend the night at school, especially when Krista and Julie are sleeping just down the hall. But then the power goes out, then the heat. The pipes freeze, and the roof shudders. As the days add up, the snow piles higher, and the empty halls grow colder and darker, the mounting pressure forces a devastating decision . . .

Gentlemen

release date: Nov 01, 2010
Gentlemen
Micheal, Tommy, Mixer, and Bones aren''t just from the wrong side of the tracks--they''re from the wrong side of everything. No one at their high school takes them seriously, except for Mr. Haberman, their remedial English teacher. Mr. Haberman calls them "gentlemen," but everyone else ignores them--or, in Bones''s case, is dead afraid of them. When one of their close-knit group goes missing, the clues all seem to point in one direction: to Mr. Haberman. Gritty, fast-paced, and brutally real, this debut takes an unflinching look at what binds friends together--and what can tear them apart.
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