Sunday, June 13, 2010

Summer Reading and Two New 39 Clues

Tomorrow starts that time of year again, guys, the time to get prizes for reading! What could be better, huh? Well, you can do just that with the SUMMER READING PROGRAM!! Starting tomorrow, you can go to your local library and pick and pick up a reading record to track how many hours you read. You can claim prizes for 10 hours and 20 hours of reading. (remember that you get prizes for hours of reading, not number of books read) The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's Summer Reading Program lasts form June 14--August 9. If you live outside of Charlotte, NC, your time might be different. Check with your helpful, friendly librarian to find out.

PS--if you're 12--18 years old, check out the Make Waves Summer Reading Program.

And here are a couple of really good books to start your summer reading--The Emperor's Code by Gordon Korman and Storm Warning by Linda Sue Park. Both are part of the fantastic 39 Clues series and both are a lot of fun to read!

In The Emperor's Code, Dan and Amy Cahill and Nellie Gomez, their au pair, go to China to find the next Clue to the secret of world-dominating power. Dan and Amy have a big fight in Beijing and Dan runs away only to be kidnapped by the Kabras, their totally ruthless cousins. What do they want from him and what will they do if he doesn't tell them? Will Amy try to find him of look for the next Clue? And what is Nellie hiding from them?

Storm Warning takes the Cahill kids to the Caribbean in search of the Clue left by Anne Bonny, a female pirate who looks just like their mother! Along the way, they face death by drowning in a cave and Amy must go face-to-face with Isabel Kabra, the most dangerous and evil of all their dangerous and evil cousins. On top of all that, major secrets are revealed in this book by The Man In Black, but wait!! What does the coded message say? Can they believe this stranger who has followed them all over the world? Remember the warning they heard at the beginning of the clue hunt--"Trust no one!"

I've said this before but I'll say it again--no one does it better than The 39 Clues!! These books are more FUN to read than anything else out there right now. They've got everything a guy could want--edge-of-your-seat suspense, laugh-out-loud humor, worldwide conspiracies, secrets hidden for centuries, and brain-teaser puzzles embedded in the books. Don't miss them!! And if you want to see reviews of the other 39 Clues books, click on the "39 Clues" label under this post.


Susan Kaye Quinn said...

I'm going to put 39 Clues on my TBR list! Thanks!

Carl said...

I'm glad you will. Be sure to go to the 39 Clues website becuase it's a whole ot of fun. Plus you get a lot more background. This is one of the most fun series ever and I'll be sad to see it end this summer. We have endless discussions in our house about what will happen next and who can and can't be trusted! I'd be interested in learning which branch you'd belong to--probably an Ekat. I'm a Tomas.