The Walden Pond Press Book Report
In our last post, we brought you up to speed on some of our upcoming Walden Media film projects. Today, we’ll look at the latest Walden Pond Press developments; namely, a terrific crop of books for tweens hitting shelves in the coming months.
- The Fourth Stall Part III, the final book in Chris Rylander’s three-book saga arrived in stores Feb. 5, bringing a thrilling conclusion to the saga of Mac, Vince, and the world of middle school organized crime. With their business finished, Mac and Vince believe they’re free to sit back and enjoy the simple life. Of course, things are never as simple as they seem…
- Up next is Kevin Emerson‘s Fellowship for Alien Detection, in which two kids from opposite sides of the country embark on a cross-country road trip to save the world from an alien invasion. Haley and Dodger know that extraterrestrial interference is to blame for a recent series of strange events, but unless they can prove it—and fast—the future of the world is uncertain. Fellowship lands on shelves Feb. 26.
- The Girl from Felony Bay is the first middle grade novel from trader-turned-author J.E. Thompson. Set in Thompson’s home,Charleston, South Carolina, the story follows 12-year-old Abbey Force’s struggle to clear her ailing father of a heinous crime he didn’t commit. As Abbey tries to find out who framed her father, she begins to uncover clues to a mystery that dates all the way back to the Civil War. Felony Bay arrives Apr. 30.
- In Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked, by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, two duck-billed detectives fight to keep the streets of Kalamazoo City clean. The book marks the debut of the first middle-grade series from the creator of the hit Lunch Lady graphic novels. In stores May 7.
- Christopher Healy transports us back to the hilariously fractured fairy-tale world he created in The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom with The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle, another tale of medieval mischief. Magical gemstones, bladejaw eels, a mysterious Gray Phantom, and two maniacal warlords bent on world domination. It’s all in a day’s work for the League of Princes. In stores Apr. 30.
- John David Anderson‘s Sidekicked tells the story of Andrew Bean, a kid with not nearly enough power and way too much responsibility. He might be a part of H.E.R.O., a secret organization for the training of superhero sidekicks, but that doesn’t mean that life is all “leaping tall buildings in single bounds.” Sidekicked hits shelves June 25.