New Release Books by Peter Lerangis

Peter Lerangis is the author of Seven Wonders Book 4: The Curse of the King (2015), War (2012), Rewind (2012), Driver's Dead (2012) and other 145 books.

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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 seven-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!"

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.

Driver's Dead

release date: Mar 20, 2012
Driver's Dead
A troubled ghost begs the new girl in town to help him rest in peace Nobody knows exactly what happened the night Nguyen Trang drove off the cliff. When Kirsten Wilkes moves to Port Lincoln, she hears all kinds of rumors about the strange Vietnamese boy’s death. Was it suicide? An accident? Was there anybody else in the car? Even though her family has just moved into Nguyen’s new house, Kirsten doesn’t have time for rumors. She’s too busy trying to make it through driver’s ed alive. Kirsten is one of the worst drivers Port Lincoln has ever seen. The only thing that makes the class bearable is Rob Maxson and his dreamy green eyes. But when Nguyen’s ghost appears in Kirsten’s bedroom, begging her to bring his murderers to justice, she begins to fear that driver’s ed isn’t the only thing that could get her killed. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Peter Lerangis including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

Last Stop

release date: Mar 20, 2012
Last Stop
To find his missing father, a young boy must cross over to another dimension It’s been six months since David Moore’s father disappeared. After months of strange behavior—baby talk, forgetfulness—he simply vanished forever. The Public Guardians searched Franklin City, but they couldn’t turn up a single clue. David is beginning to give up hope when his subrail train stops between stations at the abandoned Granite Street platform. On the other side of the glass he sees a crowd of people. In the middle is his father, waving. When a psychic suggests that David may have the power to see into another dimension, he and his friends scour the city in search of a portal to the other side. To learn if his father is alive or dead, David will need to discover the secrets of the abandoned station. Last Stop was selected by the American Library Association as a 1999 Best Book for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Peter Lerangis including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

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 3: The Tomb of Shadows

release date: Feb 10, 2015
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!"

Antarctica: Journey to the Pole

release date: Mar 20, 2012
Antarctica: Journey to the Pole
A father and his sons embark on a perilous trek to the ends of the earth It is May 1909, and the race to the South Pole is on. For years, Jack Winslow has dreamed of conquering the frozen wasteland, but just before he sets sail, his wife dies suddenly. Rather than cancel the voyage, he brings his two grief-stricken sons, Colin and Andrew, on the adventure of a lifetime. Although the teenagers have read widely of the Antarctic and the icy, unforgiving sea that surrounds it, no book could prepare them for the journey ahead. Killer whales, temperatures as low as –100°F, and deadly crushing ice floes are only the beginning of their troubles. To survive this trip, the Winslows will have to set aside their grief and come together as a family. 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.

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.

The Key (Seven Wonders Journals, Book 3)

release date: Jan 29, 2015
The Key (Seven Wonders Journals, Book 3)
“A high-octane mix of modern adventure and ancient secrets... I can’t wait to see what’s next.” Rick Riordan The adventure continues... A new, thrilling journal in the epic Seven Wonders series.

Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am

release date: Feb 07, 2012
Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am
A soldier returns home from Iraq forever changed in this poignant and pivotal novel from award-winning authors–one a veteran. Ben lives a charmed life—effortlessly landing the lead in the high school musical, dating the prettiest girl in school. When he decides to enlist in the army, no one thinks he’ll be in real danger. But his decision has devastating consequences: His convoy gets caught in an explosion, and Ben ends up in a coma for two months. When he wakes up, he doesn’t know where he is—or remember anything about his old life. His family and friends mourn what they see as a loss, but Ben perseveres. And as he triumphs, readers will relate to this timely novel that pairs the action and adventure of the best war stories with the emotional elements of struggle and transformation. As an underage soldier in WWII, Henry Mazer has firsthand experience of what it means to be a young man in the military.

The Tomb of Shadows (Seven Wonders, Book 3)

release date: May 22, 2014
The Tomb of Shadows (Seven Wonders, Book 3)
The third book in the thrilling SEVEN WONDERS series. “A high-octane mix of modern adventure and ancient secrets... I can’t wait to see what’s next.” Rick Riordan

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.

Vespers Rising

release date: Jan 01, 2011
Vespers Rising
Travel to one of the most remote National Parks, the Dry Tortugas, off the southern most tip of the United States, Key West.

Seven Wonders Journals: The Select and The Orphan

release date: Apr 22, 2014
Seven Wonders Journals: The Select and The Orphan
The Seven Wonders adventures continue in this print bind-up of The Select and The Orphan. The Select tells the story of thirteen-year-old Burt Wenders, the first documented carrier of the G7W gene, and his fated voyage to the island that would eventually come to house the Karai Institute. In The Orphan, learn the story of Daria, orphaned at a young age and enslaved by the Babylonians, and her valiant battle to escape the only city she''s ever called home. These titles are together in print for the first time ever. With key historical details and plenty of backstory surprises, this is a perfect addition to the library of new and continuing fans of the New York Times bestselling Seven Wonders series by Peter Lerangis, author of three stories in the 39 Clues series.

Seven Wonders Book 2: Lost in Babylon

release date: Apr 22, 2014
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!"

wtf

release date: Nov 10, 2009
wtf
Two parties, six alternating points of view, and three letters that says it all--WTF!

Seven Wonders Book 1: The Colossus Rises

release date: Oct 01, 2013
Seven Wonders Book 1: The Colossus Rises
Percy Jackson meets Indiana Jones in the New York Times bestselling epic adventure Seven Wonders! The Colossus Rises is the first book in a seven-book series. This first installment chronicles 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. Rick Riordan calls Seven Wonders “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!”

The Orphan (Seven Wonders Journals, Book 2)

release date: Apr 22, 2014
The Orphan (Seven Wonders Journals, Book 2)
The adventure continues... Read more thrilling stories in the the epic series, Seven Wonders. “A high-octane mix of modern adventure and ancient secrets... I can’t wait to see what’s next.” Rick Riordan

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.

Summer Stars

release date: Jul 17, 2008
Summer Stars
The excitement builds as the Drama Club joins an official summer stock production! It’s summer, which for Ridgeport Drama Club means summer stock, and a chance to test their mettle on (or behind) a real stage. This year, the production stars Shawn Nolan, a young TV actor, and the members of the DC who get jobs as interns are thrilled to work with a real star. But as the Sharks and Jets fight onstage in West Side Story, the tensions between the various interns begin to mount as well. Meanwhile, Reese finds herself falling for the show’s star. Can the Drama Club get it together and keep the show from falling apart?

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

Drama Club, Book 3

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Drama Club, Book 3
A high school drama club on Long Island stages a controversial play written by a fellow classmate that puts their faculty advisor''s career in jeopardy.

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

release date: Apr 25, 2013
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

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.

The 39 Clues #7 The Viper’s Nest

release date: Jan 01, 2014
The 39 Clues #7 The Viper’s Nest
The most dangerous secret in Amy and Dan''s past is unveiled in Book 7 of the #1 New York Times best-selling series. It''s no longer a game. The body count is rising. Shaken by recent events, Amy and Dan flee to an exotic land and trace the footsteps of their most formidable ancestor yet: a military leader of mythic proportions. Yet just as the siblings begin to master the art of ancient warfare, they confront a dangerous enemy that can''t be felled with a sword: the truth. With the stakes higher than ever, Amy and Dan uncover a devastating secret that changes everything.

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.

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.

Lost in Babylon (Seven Wonders, Book 2)

release date: Nov 07, 2013
Lost in Babylon (Seven Wonders, Book 2)
PERCY JACKSON meets ERAGON in the new epic saga from bestseller Peter Lerangis. “A high-octane mix of modern adventure and ancient secrets... I can’t wait to see what’s next” Rick Riordan

Proof Positive

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Proof Positive
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.

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.

Return to X-Isle

release date: May 21, 2004
Return to X-Isle
Check in and die... The hooded figure wielding a scythe is still at large on the glamorous east coast resort of Essex Island, but will he claim another victim? Erica, Anna, Martin and Carter are walking a knife edge, not knowing when or where the killer will strike next...

The Key and Journal 4 (Seven Wonders Journals)

release date: Oct 08, 2015
The Key and Journal 4 (Seven Wonders Journals)
“A high-octane mix of modern adventure and ancient secrets... I can’t wait to see what’s next.” Rick Riordan
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