Best Selling Books by Peter Lerangis

Peter Lerangis is the author of Sleepy Hollow (1999), Island (2012), Lab 6 (2012), War (2012), Rewind (2012), Seven Wonders Journals: The Key (2015) and other 92 books.

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Sleepy Hollow

release date: Jan 01, 1999
Sleepy Hollow
Ichabod Crane is an eccentric investigator sent to Sleepy Hollow to probe a series of murders allegedly committed by a legendary Headless Horseman.

Island

release date: Mar 20, 2012
Island
A teenage girl follows a mysterious boy to an island with a dark secret Since she was born, Rachel’s whole life has been planned out for her, from prep school to the Ivy League to a job as a doctor or lawyer. Only her grandfather understands that, at thirteen, she would rather just be a kid. Rachel is suffering through a boring yacht party when she catches the eye of a busboy who, like her, doesn’t seem to belong. He convinces her to do something impulsive: She jumps off the boat to take a dip in the ocean. It’s the biggest mistake she’ll ever make. Rachel nearly drowns, and wakes up on the beach of a mysterious island called Onieron. It’s almost like a theatrical summer camp, with boys and girls in costumes, having fun. Though it’s nice at first, soon Rachel just wants to go home. But leaving the island is something the Onieronians will never allow. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Peter Lerangis including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

Lab 6

release date: Mar 20, 2012
Lab 6
Something is wrong in Lab 6—what are Sam’s parents hiding? Sam Hughes has always been too smart for his own good. It’s in his genes—both his parents are scientists who specialize in artificial intelligence—and sometimes it gets him into trouble. Sick of the bully who always steals his computer homework, Sam gives him a disk laced with a virus as a prank. To escape the bully’s wrath, Sam runs and hides in his parents’ lab. Inside, Sam hears a voice calling to him from behind a locked door labeled “Lab 6.” His parents are in there, and though he can hear them, he doesn’t understand what they’re talking about. Are his parents hiding a body in their lab? Something strange is going on, and Sam knows the answers lie somewhere in Lab 6. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Peter Lerangis including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

War

release date: Mar 20, 2012
War
A teenage history buff finds himself trapped in the Civil War Jake Branford has always felt that he was born 150 years too late. A fourteen-year-old Civil War nut, he’s happiest when he’s reading soldiers’ letters, exploring old battlegrounds, or trying on an ancestor’s tattered Union Army cap. Lucky for him, a mysterious film director is in town, working on a Civil War epic, and Jake stumbles onto the secret set. The film set is like nothing he has ever seen. The musket-fire, explosions, and uniforms are all perfectly accurate. Jake is in heaven—until it all gets a little too real. He’s always wanted to fight for the Union—and today he’s going to get his chance. War was selected by the International Reading Association and the Children’s Book Council as a 2000 Children’s Choice. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Peter Lerangis including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

Rewind

release date: Mar 20, 2012
Rewind
A mysterious camera gives Adam the chance to change the past In the dead of a Vermont winter, Adam, Edgar, and Lianna skate onto the pond to practice hockey. Suddenly, a crack in the ice sends the two boys tumbling into the frozen water. When he wakes up, Adam remembers nothing—and his best friend is dead. Four years later, guilt haunts Adam. He and his friends are playing laser tag near the pond when he stumbles over a backpack. Inside is a video camera that lets him see into the past. Once he realizes its power, Adam has a chance to learn what really happened that day on the ice. But will the camera let him undo his mistake? This ebook features an illustrated biography of Peter Lerangis including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

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.

Last Stop

release date: Jan 01, 1998
Last Stop
Watchers have power. They can see things that other people can''t. Like David Moore, who glimpses his father in the phantom subway station of another world. And then comes the twist. . . .

The Yearbook

release date: Mar 20, 2012
The Yearbook
A high school yearbook editor stumbles on a body—and his school’s evil secret According to his IQ test, David Kallas is a genius, even if his teachers think he’s a slacker. His sole extracurricular activity is the yearbook, and he only became editor as an excuse to get close to Ariana Maas. On his way to the printer’s to check on the book, he takes a shortcut to spy on Ariana and her boyfriend—the impossibly perfect Stephen Taylor—and ends up finding something even nastier than two students making out: a butchered corpse floating in the creek. The body leads David to a disturbing secret about his school’s past. When members of the senior class start dying, David is determined to solve the mystery and save the school—even if he has to destroy himself to do it. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Peter Lerangis including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

Seven Wonders Book 2: Lost in Babylon

release date: Oct 29, 2013
Seven Wonders Book 2: Lost in Babylon
Journeying to the ancient city of Babylon when Bhegad tracks down Marco, the companions face a daunting choice involving a dire trap and a long-lost figure from Jack''s past. By the best-selling author of The 39 Clues: The Sword Thief. 150,000 first printing.

Too Hot! #3

release date: Mar 13, 2008
Too Hot! #3
New York Times Bestselling author Peter Lerangis delivers a well-cast drama with his third installment in the Drama Club series. For the Spring production, the Drama Club decides to do something different, something meatier. So they convince Mr. Levin to let them do an independent production of a serious play—a play with issues—and raw language—and some controversy. (Just the thing to impress those college admissions boards.) When opening night comes around, the show has a piddling turnout. The audience is nearly silent, and the cast thinks it’s a flop. But the next night the place is packed. The second performance is electric. Great, right? Not exactly. A parent lodges a complaint, saying the play is inappropriate for high school. Then someone publishes a piece in the school paper that makes the rehearsal process appear to be rife with all kinds of sordid behavior. There is a huge outcry from the parents and from the school administration, and Mr. Levin is in real trouble. Now the Drama Club members have to band together to help save their advisor from being fired! "Overall, a solid and well-cast production."—School Library Journal on The Big Production

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.

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.

Antarctica: Escape from Disaster

release date: Mar 20, 2012
Antarctica: Escape from Disaster
Trapped in Antarctic ice, Jack Winslow and his sons fight to get home It has been nearly a year since Jack Winslow and his two sons, Colin and Andrew, set out to conquer Antarctica. While Colin and most of the crew stayed behind on the ship, Andrew made a dash for the South Pole, nearly dying in the process. When he returns to the Mystery, frostbitten and frail, the ship has become wedged between two ice floes. As the crew hacks at the ice with pick-axes, trying desperately to free the ship, the ice shifts, shattering the hull and giving the Winslows and their team just enough time to gather provisions before the Mystery plummets into the frigid water. Hundreds of miles of ice and sea stand between the Winslows and safety. As food becomes scarce, the crew begins grumbling of mutiny. Colin and Andrew are tired, hungry, and freezing cold—but their struggle for survival has only just begun. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Peter Lerangis including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

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.

The Promise

release date: Feb 09, 2016
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.

Driver's Dead

release date: Jan 01, 1994
Driver's Dead
Kirsten''s not a very good driver. And the driver''s ed classes aren''t helping. No matter how hard she tries, she just can''t get the hang of being behind the wheel. When Rob offers to give Kirsten a few tips on how to improve her driving, he turns up missing after the first lesson. Now Kirsten''s getting a crash course--in murder.

Smiler's Bones

release date: Jan 01, 2007
Smiler's Bones
Provides the story of an Eskimo boy who, after being brought from his home in Greenland to New York City by explorer Robert Peary, was forced to deal with the death of his father, and the loss of everything familiar to him.

The Big Production #2

release date: Sep 06, 2007
The Big Production #2
Rumor has it that there’s a casting director coming to see the Big Spring Musical, Grease, and immediately the drama in Drama Club starts heating up. Auditions are swamped, emotions run high, and everyone is stressing to make sure that every last detail—in both performance and production—is exactly right. Meanwhile, it’s all just a bit too much for Brianna, who takes some desperate measures to keep her head above water. Can the Drama Club nail their performance and keep Brianna from falling apart? And if they do, will the casting director take notice? It could be the chance of a lifetime, and no one wants to be the one to blow it.

Max Tilt: 80 Days or Die

release date: Jul 24, 2018
Max Tilt: 80 Days or Die
The New York Times bestselling author of the Seven Wonders series and of books in the 39 Clues series, Peter Lerangis, brings us the hair-raising, edge-of-your-seat second installment of the Max Tilt trilogy. When thirteen-year-old Max Tilt stumbled across his great-great-great-grandfather Jules Verne’s unfinished, unpublished manuscript, The Lost Treasures, he thought he had the answer to all his problems, but nothing in life is ever that easy. With his mom’s illness getting worse again, Max needs to figure out a way to save his family—now more than ever. So Max and his cousin Alex revisit The Lost Treasures, and they find a clue that just might be the key to a cure. It’s the story of Verne’s seemingly impossible recovery from a near-fatal gunshot wound. Somehow, after being shot, Verne didn’t just survive, he thrived. And the book hints that he was only able to do so after collecting magical healing elements that he’d saved from a race around the world. Piecing together hints from Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days and his lost manuscript, Max and Alex realize there’s a way to save Max’s mom if they’re daring enough to try. It’s a race against time in the second installment of the action-packed adventure series from master storyteller and New York Times bestselling author Peter Lerangis.

Spring Break

release date: Jan 01, 1997
Spring Break
When spending spring break with his crazy family makes school seem like a vacation, Adam dreams of escaping just long enough to ensure he will still be able to have a good time. Original.

I.D.

release date: Jan 01, 1999
I.D.
While searching for her birthparents, Eve Hardy discovers that she is actually a clone, the product of a bizarre scientific experiment, and only has a few days to live unless she can unlock the secrets of her creators.

Tunnel Vision

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Tunnel Vision
When Andrew and Evie finally find their mother, they must go underground with her in order for all of them to be safe, but the Company''s agents make it more difficult than it should be.

The Fall Musical #1

release date: Sep 06, 2007
The Fall Musical #1
It’s a new school year, and for Casey Chang it’s a chance to make a fresh start away from the bad memories in her old town. But for the Drama Club of Ridgefield High, it means a chance to recruit new members. And Brianna Glaser—the Type A co-president of the club—has her sights set on the new girl. But Casey soon finds herself sucked into the excitement and drama. For these kids, Drama Club isn’t just about a school play, it’s about passion and dreams and the future. All Casey wanted was a new life for herself, but Drama Club has opened up a whole new world.

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.

Summer Stars

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Summer Stars
During a summer stock production of "West Side Story," starring a popular young television star, tensions mount both on and off the stage between members of Long Island''s Ridgeport High School Drama Club and a rival group of interns.

It Came from the Cafeteria

release date: Jan 01, 1996
It Came from the Cafeteria
When Ethan Krantz''s unusual science experiment ends up being added to the lunch special in the cafeteria, a hideous new creature forms.

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?

Proof Positive

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Proof Positive
When Andrew and Evie finally find their mother, they must go underground with her in order for all of them to be safe, but the Company''s agents make it more difficult than it should be. Twins Andrew and Evie search for their mother, a secret agent hiding from the Company, by solving the clues she has left for them in San Francisco, while trying to avoid the Company''s agents, who hope the children will lead them to her. It''s been almost a full year since Andrew and Evie''s mom disappeared, and the twins are determined to find her. They''ve been following her trail, decoding the clues she''s left them. And that trail is drawing them closer to their mother than ever before. But now the Company is on to the fact that Mom is communicating with the twins and they will do anything to get to her first. The Company''s agents are desperate to intercept Mom''s messages. It is up to Andrew and Evie to stop them and to find Mom before her enemies do.

License to Drive

release date: Jan 01, 1988
License to Drive
When Mercedes Lane asks Les Anderson out in order to spite her boyfriend, Les is too embarassed to admit he failed his driver''s test and decides to drive her on their date anyway.

The Sword Thief

release date: Jan 01, 2009
The Sword Thief
Spies report that Amy and Dan Cahill seem to be tracking the life of one of the most powerful fighters the world has ever known, but his secrets are well-guarded and the price to uncover them just might be lethal.

The Viper's Nest (The 39 Clues, Book 7)

release date: Jul 01, 2011
The Viper's Nest (The 39 Clues, Book 7)
The most dangerous secret in Amy and Dan''s past is unveiled in Book 7 of the #1 New York Times bestselling series. The hunt for 39 hidden Clues that lead to an unimaginable power have taken a heavy toll on fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan. They''ve just seen a woman die. They''re wanted by the Indonesian police. They''re trapped on an island with a man who knows too much about the death of their parents. And a tropical storm is rolling in. Just when they think it can''t get any worse, it does. Because the Cahills have one more rattling skeleton for Amy and Dan to discover . . . the terrible truth about their family branch.

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.

X-Isle

release date: Jan 01, 2003
X-Isle
Money won''t save you... An exclusive, glamorous resort and celebrity hotspot sounds like the perfect holiday destination to five teens all hoping for a summer to die for. But when the murders begin, their fun-filled holiday island starts to seem like less of a luxury escape and more like a grisly death-trap...

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 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.

Spring Fever!

release date: Jan 01, 1995
Spring Fever!
When the strange Gheik kids cast a spell on the adults in Hopnoodle, every child''s springtime wish becomes the command of their elders, and soon the local students are partaking in skateboarding races and video lessons. Original.

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 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.

The Sultan's Secret

release date: Jun 01, 1988
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