Middle School Survival Kit

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Middle School Survival Kit

For Ages: 8 - 12
This free eSampler packed with action and adventure is a must for middle school!

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This collection features excerpts from: Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder by Jo Nesbo; The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann; The Hunter Chronicles: Return to Exile by E.J. Patten; City of Orphans by Avi; Waiting for Magic by Patricia McLachlan; and Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King by William Joyce.
  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 
  • 75 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442449992 | 
  • October 2011 | 
  • Grades 3 - 7
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Lisa McMann Interview and Reading

Watch New York Times best-selling author Lisa McMann answer questions about her latest YA novel, CRYER'S CROSS, and read from her Middle Grade Dystopian Fantasy Debut, THE UNWANTEDS.

More Books from this Author

Island of Graves
Island of Legends
Island of Shipwrecks
The Legend Thief
Return to Exile
Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder The Tooting Good Collection
The Magical Fruit
Who Cut the Cheese?
Jo Nesbo's Fart Powder Series
Old Wolf
Sophia's War
City of Orphans
The Traitors' Gate
Fly Away
White Fur Flying
The True Gift
Waiting for the Magic
Jack Frost
Billy's Booger
A Bean, a Stalk and a Boy Named Jack
The Numberlys

About the Authors

Lisa McMann
Photograph © Ryan Nicholson Photography

Lisa McMann

Lisa McMann is the New York Times bestselling author of the middle grade dystopian fantasy series The Unwanteds, the YA paranormal Wake trilogy, and several other books for kids and teens. She lives with her family in the Phoenix area. Check out Lisa's website at LisaMcMann.com, learn more about The Unwanteds Series at UnwantedsSeries.com, and be sure to say hi on Instagram or Twitter (@Lisa_McMann), or Facebook (Facebook.com/McMannFan).

E. J. Patten
Photograph © Alicia Westra Photography

E. J. Patten

E.J. Patten was born Arizona and grew up with a love of stories, thanks to his parents’ ownership of a video store. He received a BA in Media Arts and an MBA from Brigham Young University, and he lives with his wife and three children on a small hill overlooking a large lake in a Utah town.

Jo Nesbo
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Jo Nesbo

Jo Nesbø is the most successful Norwegian author of all time. He has sold more than 19 million books, which are published in forty-seven different languages globally, and he is widely recognized as one of Europe’s foremost crime writers. The author of crime fiction and short stories, the Doctor Proctor adventures are his first children’s books.

Photograph by Katherine Warde


Avi is the author of more than fifty books for children and young adults, including the 2003 Newbery medal winner Crispin: The Cross of Lead. He has won two Newbery Honors and many other awards for his fiction. He lives with his family in Denver, Colorado. Visit him at Avi-Writer.com.

Patricia MacLachlan
Photograph by John MacLachlan

Patricia MacLachlan

Patricia MacLachlan is the author of many well-loved novels and picture books, including Sarah, Plain and Tall, winner of the Newbery Medal; its sequels, Skylark and Caleb’s Story; Edward’s Eyes; The True Gift; Waiting for the Magic; White Fur Flying; and Fly Away. She lives in western Massachusetts.

William Joyce
photograph (c) Tony Reans

William Joyce

William Joyce does a lot of stuff—films, apps, Olympic curling—but children’s books are his true bailiwick (Billy’s Booger; The Numberlys; The Man in the Moon; Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King; A Bean, A Stalk, and a Boy Named Jack; and the #1 New York Times bestselling The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, which is also his Academy Award–winning short film, to name a few). He lives with his family in Shreveport, Louisiana.