New Release Books by Peter Lerangis

Peter Lerangis is the author of Throwback: Out of Time (2021), Super Puzzletastic Mysteries (2021), Throwback: The Chaos Loop (2020), Max Tilt: Enter the Core (2019) and other 142 books.

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Throwback: Out of Time

release date: Oct 05, 2021
Throwback: Out of Time
Peter Lerangis, the New York Times bestselling author of the Seven Wonders and Max Tilt series, returns with the last installment of his electrifying trilogy about a boy who discovers that he can alter the course of history. Thirteen-year-old Corey Fletcher is the world''s first Throwback. He has the power to not only to travel back in time, but to change the past. It''s a power that comes with no small amount of responsibility--but when Corey tried fix some of history''s worst evils, he discovers that the consequences for his good deeds have changed him in ways that he never expected and ways he may not be able to fix. Trapped in a body that''s not his own, his powers all but gone, Corey realizes his latest mission may be the hardest of all--to save himself. With the help of his best friend, Leila, and an uneasy alliance with a shadowy group that''s been watching his every move, Corey''s going to have to risk it all to find a way to fix himself without destroying the world as we know it. Get ready for time-warping adventure with a historical twist in the last book of the Throwback trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Peter Lerangis, whose books have sold over five and a half million copies worldwide.

Super Puzzletastic Mysteries

release date: Jul 20, 2021
Super Puzzletastic Mysteries
Bestselling author Chris Grabenstein and the Mystery Writers of America bring together twenty peerless puzzles--from bestselling authors such as Peter Lerangis, Stuart Gibbs, Lauren Magaziner, Kate Milford, and, of course, Grabenstein himself--in an anthology of mystery short stories that invite readers to try to unravel the riddles themselves. From tales of hapless superheroes and stolen squirrel monkeys to murderous triplets and haunted basements, these thrilling, puzzling, and hilarious cases have one thing in common--YOU get a chance to be the detective before the author reveals the solution. With twenty never-before-published mystery stories, this collection will leave young detectives sleuthing for more!

Throwback: The Chaos Loop

release date: May 05, 2020
Throwback: The Chaos Loop
Peter Lerangis, the New York Times bestselling author of the Seven Wonders and Max Tilt series, returns with the second installment of his electrifying trilogy about a boy who discovers that he alone can alter the course of history. Ever since Corey Fletcher found out that he’s the world’s first “throwback,” with the power to not only visit history, but change it, he’s been spending as much time in the past as possible. Corey loves using his skills to fix problems and help his friends and family. But as Corey becomes more and more addicted to rewriting history, he learns that time travel might change him in ways he may never be able to reverse. Aware now that he can’t keep going into the past forever, Corey decides to use the trips he still has to change history in the most meaningful way he can imagine: by stopping Adolf Hitler. But when Corey travels back to World War II-era Germany, he quickly learns that the forces of history are strong and that it’s going to take a lot more than his good intentions to turn back the tides of evil—or even to survive them. Get ready for time-warping adventure with a historical twist in the second book of the Throwback trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Peter Lerangis, whose books have sold over five and a half million copies worldwide.

Max Tilt: Enter the Core

release date: Feb 19, 2019
Max Tilt: Enter the Core
The New York Times bestselling author of the Seven Wonders series and of books in the 39 Clues series, Peter Lerangis, brings us the final installment of the thrilling Max Tilt trilogy. Max Tilt thinks his luck is finally changing, thanks to his great-great-great-grandfather Jules Verne’s unfinished, unpublished manuscript, The Lost Treasures. Using the clues Verne left behind, Max and his cousin Alex were able to bottle the magical healing elements needed to cure his mother’s illness just in the nick of time. But then Max and Alex discover that the vials were stolen by their former friend, Bitsy. She has plans to use them to save the world—but her plans might be much more deadly than they seem. And so now it’s up to Max and Alex to stop her before it’s too late. Working against the odds, the two kids glean clues from one of Verne’s best-loved books, Journey to the Center of the Earth. In it, they discover a map to their most dangerous destination yet—the very core of the world. And so now the two cousins are off on their most unlikely, most important quest yet—literally to save the world! It’s the final installment of the riveting adventure series from master storyteller and New York Times bestselling author Peter Lerangis.

Max Tilt: Fire the Depths

release date: Oct 03, 2017
Max Tilt: Fire the Depths
“A bold, big-hearted start to a groundbreaking new series.” —Soman Chainani, author of The School for Good and Evil The New York Times bestselling author of the Seven Wonders series and books in the 39 Clues series, Peter Lerangis, brings us the enthralling first installment of the adventure-filled Max Tilt trilogy. When thirteen-year-old Max Tilt happens upon his great-great-great-grandfather Jules Verne’s unfinished, unpublished manuscript, The Lost Treasures, he doesn’t realize that he’s found the answers to all his problems. And Max has a lot of problems—his mother is sick, his father is out of work, and his home is about to be foreclosed on. But when Max and his cousin Alex discover that Verne’s last work reveals everything he wrote was fact, not fiction, they realize that the book holds the key to something incredibly valuable. A treasure that can save his house—and maybe his entire family. But Max and Alex aren’t the only ones who know about Verne’s clues. Spencer Niemend, a strange skunk-haired man who has spent his life researching Verne’s works, is bent on reshaping the world with the hidden treasure. To find it first, Max and Alex must go on an adventure that’ll take them from the broken remains of an underwater city to the very jaws of a giant squid to the edges of a whirlpool from which no one has ever emerged alive. This is the first book in a new hair-raising, edge-of-your-seat adventure series from master storyteller and New York Times bestselling author Peter Lerangis.

Our Story Begins

release date: Jul 04, 2017
Our Story Begins
From award-winning author Elissa Brent Weissman comes a collection of quirky, smart, and vulnerable childhood works by some of today’s foremost children’s authors and illustrators—revealing young talent, the storytellers they would one day become, and the creativity they inspire today. Everyone’s story begins somewhere… For Linda Sue Park, it was a trip to the ocean, a brand-new typewriter, and a little creative license. For Jarrett J. Krosoczka, it was a third grade writing assignment that ignited a creative fire in a kid who liked to draw. For Kwame Alexander, it was a loving poem composed for Mother’s Day—and perfected through draft after discarded draft. For others, it was a teacher, a parent, a beloved book, a word of encouragement. It was trying, and failing, and trying again. It was a love of words, and pictures, and stories. Your story is beginning, too. Where will it go?

Seven Wonders Book 5: The Legend of the Rift

release date: Mar 08, 2016
Seven Wonders Book 5: The Legend of the Rift
Percy Jackson meets Indiana Jones in the final installment of the New York Times bestselling epic adventure Seven Wonders! Jack, Marco, Cass, and Aly’s quest to find the seven magic orbs buried beneath each of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World has hit a perilous snag. King Uhla’ar has kidnapped Aly and taken her and an orb back through a rift in time. A giant, merciless behemoth guards the opening, and so Jack and his friends realize that their only hope to rescue Aly is to rush to find the rest of the lost Loculi. This mission takes them around the world—to the Temple of Artemis to fend off a mighty army and then to the Lighthouse of Alexandria, where they wind up swallowed in the belly of a beast. But before all is said and done, they must return to where it all began, to Atlantis, to save Aly, themselves…and the world. Don’t miss The Legend of the Rift, the epic finale to Peter Lerangis’s earth-shattering, New York Times bestselling adventure series, Seven Wonders.

Seven Wonders Complete Collection

release date: Mar 08, 2016
Seven Wonders Complete Collection
Percy Jackson meets Indiana Jones in the New York Times bestselling epic adventure Seven Wonders! This action-packed adventure series that takes place throughout the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Jack McKinley discovers a secret organization on a hidden island and becomes the leader of a mission to retrieve seven lost magical orbs. As Jack and his three friends realize their lives are at stake, they have no choice but to accept the quest and embark on the challenge of their lives. Four friends. Six months. Seven Wonders. One goal. This complete collection includes all five books in the series, plus the three companion novellas of The Seven Wonders Journals!

Seven Wonders Journals: The Promise

release date: Feb 09, 2016
Seven Wonders Journals: The Promise
From the lost Journals of the New York Times bestselling Seven Wonders series comes the story of how Atlantis came to rest at the bottom of the sea. Follow the threads of history back to ancient times. Two Atlantean princes, Karai and Massarym, obsessed with power and terrified of the mysterious Loculi, turned against it each other in a bitter rivalry. With the future of the world at stake and nowhere to turn for guidance, the fourteen-year-old brothers chose fear over trust, deception over truth, and violence over brotherhood, and they change the course of history forever. In this final installment of the Seven Wonders Journals, dive into the heart of the mystery that started it all before the adventure concludes in Seven Wonders: The Legend of the Rift, the fifth and final book in the New York Times bestselling adventure series by Peter Lerangis, author of hundreds of books, including three titles in the 39 Clues series.

Scream and Scream Again!

release date: Jul 24, 2018
Scream and Scream Again!
A harrowing array of scary stories that all have one thing in common: each either begins or ends with a scream! R.L. Stine—the godfather of Goosebumps—and some of the most popular authors today bring an unrivaled mastery of all things fearsome, frightening, and fantabulous to this terrifying anthology of all-new scary short stories. Scream and Scream Again! is full of twists and turns, dark corners, and devilish revenge. Collected in conjunction with the Mystery Writers of America, this set includes works from New York Times bestselling authors telling tales of wicked ice-cream trucks, time-travelling heroes, witches and warlocks, and of course, haunted houses. Read it if you dare! With twenty never-before-published scary stories from some of the most popular authors today—including Chris Grabenstein, Wendy Corsi Staub, Heather Graham, Peter Lerangis, R.L. Stine, Bruce Hale, Emmy Laybourne, Steve Hockensmith, Lisa Morton, Ray Daniel, Beth Fantaskey, Phil Mathews, Carter Wilson, Doug Levin, Jeff Soloway, Joseph S. Walker, Alison McMahan, Daniel Palmer, Tonya Hurley, and Stephen Ross—it’s sure to leave readers screaming for more.

Seven Wonders Book 4: The Curse of the King

release date: Mar 03, 2015
Seven Wonders Book 4: The Curse of the King
Percy Jackson meets Indiana Jones in the New York Times bestselling epic adventure Seven Wonders! The Curse of the King is the fourth book in a five-book series by master storyteller Peter Lerangis. This sequel to The Tomb of Shadows, Lost in Babylon, and The Colossus Rises chronicles the adventures of Jack McKinley and his friends as they face their greatest challenge yet—the long-lost Statue of Zeus. In their struggle to undo what''s been done and unlock the secrets of this Wonder of the Ancient World, our heroes must confront gods, relive old battles, and face down their own destiny to save themselves—and the world—from destruction. Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series, praised Seven Wonders Book 1: The Colossus Rises as "a high-octane mix of modern adventure and ancient secrets. Young readers will love this story. I can''t wait to see what''s next in the Seven Wonders series!"

Seven Wonders Journals: The Key

release date: Feb 10, 2015
Seven Wonders Journals: The Key
Discover the history behind the mystery of the New York Times bestselling Seven Wonders series in this original novella. Follow the tale of Aliyah and Osman, twin treasure hunters pressed into a life of crime. For them, every day is another desperate death-defying adventure until they stumble upon the key that may lead to the greatest treasure ever. But to take home this magical orb, they must first battle their way out of the Tomb of Shadows. With crucial historical details and plenty of backstory surprises, this is a perfect addition to the library of new and continuing fans of Seven Wonders, the epic adventure series by Peter Lerangis, author of three stories in the 39 Clues series.

Time Machine 22

release date: May 01, 2017
Time Machine 22
IT IS THE YEAR 150 MILLION B.C. You have traveled back to a time when dinosaurs rule the earth. You''re alone in a prehistoric pine forest when a huge dinosaur-a flesh-eating megalosaurus-comes staggering toward you. It looks sick and weak-but suddenly it turns on you with a tremendous roar! You can run from the angry creature or jump quickly to another era. Your decision can lead you to safety-or leave you stranded in time! ARE YOU READY TO FACE THE DANGER? The Time Machine series challenges young readers to use their imagination and decision-making skills to write their own story. Options in the text allow readers to choose any path they like within the plot. Readers must draw on background information about the period to make the right choices. This makes the series a great educational device for youngsters to learn about history and all the different cultures, events, and periods that shaped it.

Seven Wonders 3-Book Collection

release date: Jun 03, 2014
Seven Wonders 3-Book Collection
Follow the story of Jack McKinley in the mysterious, action-packed adventure series that takes place throughout the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Jack discovers a secret organization on a hidden island and becomes the leader of a mission to retrieve seven lost magical orbs. As Jack and his three friends realize their lives are at stake, they have no choice but to accept the quest and embark on the challenge of their lives. Four friends. Six months. Seven Wonders. One goal. This collection includes books 1 through 3 in this bestselling series (The Colossus Rises, Lost in Babylon, and The Tomb of Shadows). It also includes the thrilling prequel novella to book 1, Seven Wonders Journals: The Select, plus Seven Wonders Journals: The Orphan, a short novella that chronicles a key character''s valiant battle to rescue her best friend.

The Amazing Ben Franklin

release date: May 01, 2017
The Amazing Ben Franklin
"More than 200 years ago Benjamin Franklin risked his life flying a kite in a raging storm. He was trying to prove that lightning was electricity. No one actually saw him fly the kite. Was he alone in the storm? Why wasnt he electrocuted? Its up to you to find out what really happened. Join Ben Franklin and discover the secret of electricity. BE PART OF AMERICAN HISTORY!"

Seven Wonders Book 3: The Tomb of Shadows

release date: May 13, 2014
Seven Wonders Book 3: The Tomb of Shadows
Percy Jackson meets Indiana Jones in the New York Times bestselling epic adventure Seven Wonders! The Tomb of Shadows is the third book in a seven-book series by master storyteller Peter Lerangis. This sequel to the bestselling Lost in Babylon and The Colossus Rises chronicles the adventures of Jack McKinley and his friends in a life-or-death race to the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. In the rubble of this Wonder of the Ancient World, they have to face down their own demons and engage in an epic battle with foes long gone. But when promises are broken, blood is spilled—and the Select are left with no choice but to destroy the one thing that might have saved them all. Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series, praised Seven Wonders Book 1: The Colossus Rises as "a high-octane mix of modern adventure and ancient secrets. Young readers will love this story. I can''t wait to see what''s next in the Seven Wonders series!"

Seven Wonders Journals: The Orphan

release date: Apr 22, 2014
Seven Wonders Journals: The Orphan
Discover the history behind the mystery of the epic New York Times bestselling series Seven Wonders with this original novella. In Seven Wonders Book 2 we met Daria, a twelve-year-old orphan abandoned among the Babylonians. The Orphan chronicles her valiant battle to rescue her best friend from certain death and to escape the only city she''s ever called home. Read the stories. Join the quest. The Seven Wonders await.

Seven Wonders Book 2: Lost in Babylon

release date: Oct 29, 2013
Seven Wonders Book 2: Lost in Babylon
Percy Jackson meets Indiana Jones in the New York Times bestselling epic adventure Seven Wonders! Lost in Babylon is the second book in a seven-book series by master storyteller Peter Lerangis. This sequel to the bestselling The Colossus Rises chronicles Jack McKinley and his friends as they carry on their mission to save their lives—and the world—by locating seven magic orbs called Loculi, which are hidden in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. After defeating the Colossus of Rhodes and capturing the first of the Loculi, their friend Marco has disappeared. With no leads, no clues, and no one else to turn to, the kids have no choice but to trust Professor Bhegad and the Karai Institute again as they head off to Babylon. Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series, praised Seven Wonders Book 1: The Colossus Rises as "a high-octane mix of modern adventure and ancient secrets. Young readers will love this story. I can''t wait to see what''s next in the Seven Wonders series!"

Time Machine 25: Codebreaker World War II, Special Edition

release date: Sep 14, 2013
Time Machine 25: Codebreaker World War II, Special Edition
During World War II, both sides communicated extensively through telegraph messages. If it weren''t for a brilliant team of U.S. codebreakers, the allies might not have won the war. Your mission is to join this top-notch team and crack top-secret codes of the Germans and Japanese. It is the year 1941. You have traveled back in time to world War II. You are standing on the deck of an American battle ship in Pearl Harbor, when you suddenly hear the drone of attacking Japanese bombers. You watch helplessly as the planes swoop down and a terrifying black torpedo comes whistling towards you. You need to discover if anyone could have known about the attack in advance. Was there any way the devastation could have been prevented? In this book your mission is to discover how the breaking of enemy codes helped the Allies win. You''ll travel all over the globe, braving battles and facing constant peril of a world at war. Are you ready to face the danger? The Time Machine series challenges young readers to use their imagination and decision-making skills to write their own story. Options in the text allow readers to choose any path they like within the plot. Readers must draw on background information about the period to make the right choices. This makes the series a great educational device for youngsters to learn about history and all the different cultures, events, and periods that shaped it.

Wtf

release date: Jun 25, 2013
Wtf
Some high school students, undercover police, and drug dealers endure a crazy night of missed meet-ups, automobile accidents, suburban house parties, frantic text-messaging, and other panic-inducing experiences in and around New York City.

Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am

release date: Feb 05, 2013
Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am
Wounded in Iraq while his Army unit is on convoy and treated over the course of many months for a traumatic brain injury, the first person Ben remembers from his earlier life is his autistic brother, and although Ben will never be the person he once was, this is the story of his struggle and transformation.

Seven Wonders Book 1: The Colossus Rises

release date: Feb 05, 2013
Seven Wonders Book 1: The Colossus Rises
New York Times Bestselling Series! “A high-octane mix of modern adventure and ancient secrets. The Colossus Rises is Lerangis’s most gripping work yet. Young readers will love this story. I can’t wait to see what’s next in the Seven Wonders series!” —Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series Young readers will learn all about the history and mysteries of the ancient world while savoring this unputdownable story from first page to last. Percy Jackson meets Indiana Jones in master storyteller and 39 Clues author Peter Lerangis’s epic Seven Wonders series. The Colossus Rises is the first installment of the bestselling five-book series chronicling the story of Jack McKinley, an ordinary kid with an extraordinary problem. In a few months, he’s going to die—unless he finds seven magic Loculi that have been hidden in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Seven Wonders Journals 1: The Select (Seven Wonders, Book 1)

release date: Dec 20, 2012
Seven Wonders Journals 1: The Select (Seven Wonders, Book 1)
PERCY JACKSON meets ERAGON in the new epic saga from bestseller Peter Lerangis - get the inside track with this exciting free e-journal! “A high-octane mix of modern adventure and ancient secrets... I can’t wait to see what’s next” Rick Riordan

Seven Wonders Journals: The Select

release date: Dec 18, 2012
Seven Wonders Journals: The Select
From the lost Journals of the Seven Wonders saga comes the story of Burt Wenders—one of the first of the chosen kids to be marked as "The Select." In this thrilling prequel to Book 1, delve into the mystery and the magic of Seven Wonders, the brand-new adventure series from Peter Lerangis, the bestselling author of several books in the 39 Clues series. It''s the year 1894, and thirteen-year-old Burt and his father are on an archaeological expedition gone wrong. After a tumultuous boat ride, Burt and the archaeologists find themselves stranded on what seems to be a deserted island. That is, seems to be deserted until Burt starts hearing music that no one else can hear . . . and blacking out with no explanation. Maybe there is something to Burt''s father''s expedition after all? All but tortured by his surroundings, Burt ventures to find out. He can only hope to survive.
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