Three for three: The New York Times Bestsellerdom for The Seven Wonders series!

2014 Decatur Book Festival

2014 Decatur Book Festival

Readers, you rock! What a year and a half this has been! Both of the first Seven Wonders books made the The New York Times Children’s bestseller list from the first week of publication, Colossus debuting at #4 and Babylon at #3.  Both books rose to #1 in the Philippines and cracked the Singapore list too.  And — bring me the smelling salts! — when the Seven Wonders went to Book 3 and officially became a series, it debuted on the super-competitive Series list, which combines picture books, middle-grade, and YA into ten slots.   MORE ABOUT SEVEN WONDERS

How to Pronounce “Lerangis”

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Lerangis Invades New York Comic Con in a Toga, Caught on Video!

Yes, it’s true. In a toga. I wanted to find out how many people there would know about the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. And here’s what I discovered:

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The 39 Clues Alive and Going Strong!

After writing three and a quarter books in the ground-breaking 39 Clues series — Book 3 (The Sword Thief), Book 7 (The Viper’ Nest) and one-quarter of Book 11 (Vespers Rising), and Book 3 (The Dead of Night) of the Cahills Vs. Vespers series — I’ve had to take a breather to launch the Seven Wonders.  But I remain the world’s Number One Clues fan, as my BFFs Jude and Gordon commandeered the third series, Unstoppable.  And now Jude will be taking the story to the finish line in style, with the new Doublecross series!  MORE ABOUT THE 39 CLUES …

“They Must Have Hated Me at My Local Library”

Why? Read my blog post on my summer reading experience as a kid, for the B&N Bookclubs!

Peter’s Excellent Adventure with a Sandinista Rebel and a Newbery Winner!

On April 28, 2011, I had the honor of being on a panel called “Who Tells the Story? Children’s Book Writers Talk About Voice,” with Giaconda Belli and Rebecca Stead, and moderated by Jennifer M. Brown, at the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature in New York City.

Happy Fathers’ Day! (Guess Who Gets the Last Say in This Video...)

A video tribute to our great dads, from me, Michael Chabon, Pat Reilly Giff, Peter Cameron, and other fab authors (via 1000640Happy Fathers’ Day VideoOpen Road Media).

Trailers for Books 1 and 3!

I love book trailers. Which makes me a lucky guy, because The Seven Wonders now has TWO!:

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Two NEW Seven Wonders Journals: An eBook and a paperback!

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As fans of The Seven Wonders know, Seven Wonders Journals #2: The Orphan, which tells the story of Daria before the beginning of Lost in Babylon.  Book 1: The Select, revealed the secret of the beginning of the Karai Institute, through the eyes of young explorer Burt Wenders.  Now, for first time, we are offering Journals 1 and 2 together in one paperback volume, for only $2.99!  FreenovellaIf you enjoy the Seven Wonders series, you’ll want to read these.
And don’t forget, if you’re new to The Seven Wonders, you can still download, for FREE, the prequel to Book 1: Seven Wonders Journals #1: The SelectTO ORDER AND LEARN MORE …

Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am wins the 2013 American Library Association Schneider Award!

428640So thrilled!  Somebody Please Tell Me Who I Am has won the American Library Association’s 1000640http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/awards/1/winners/2013Schneider Family Book Award for teens, “for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.”  It also was named to the 2013 Young Adult Library Services Association’s 1000640http://bit.ly/2013BFYABest Fiction for Young Adults list.  And it received 1000640https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/harry-mazer/somebody-please-tell-me-who-i-am/a starred review from Kirkus (reserved for its Best Books of the Year).  I feel lucky to have had the chance to write this book with my brillliant co-author, mentor, and friend, Harry Mazer.

Thank you, Goodreads voters! The Dead of Night Makes the Top-20 List for 2012

I’m beyond delighted to be recognized by readers among these fantastic authors.  1000640http://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-childrens-books-2012Take a look and see if your favorite books are here! How many ways do I love Goodreads readers? In 1000640http://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-childrens-books-2010the 2010 poll, The Viper’s Nest finished #3, so the answer is: a lot!

Authors Speak Out Against Bullying

I’m proud to be part of this, especially with some of my own favorite authors.

TEN New eBooks, Just Released! (Watch the Trailer Below ... )

I’m happy to announce that Open Road Media has published TEN of my books as brand-new eBooks — including the entire Watchers and Antarctica series, The Yearbook, and Driver’s Dead!  Click 1000640http://www.openroadmedia.com/authors/peter-lerangis.aspxhere to see what’s up.  All of these books can be ordered via the “About the Books” link above.  YouTube Preview Image