Book Party with Lisa McMann and Matt McMann!

Wednesday, May 3, 2023 - 6:00pm

Schuler Books
2660 28th Street SE 
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Just in time to get kids excited about summer reading, we welcome the McManns! This fun and engaging husband and wife duo write middle grade books full of action and adventure, monsters  and supernaturals. We hope you’ll join us with your middle grade reader for a book party!

This event is free to attend. However it helps us in planning to receive your RSVP. Please register here so we know you plan to join us: https://mcmannbookparty.eventbrite.com

 

About the Books:


The Invisible Spy (The Forgotten Five book 2)
X-Men meets Spy Kids in the thrilling second installment in The Forgotten Five fantasy/adventure series that began with the instant New York Times bestseller Map of Flames.

The forgotten five have made it to Estero to search for their missing supernatural criminal parents. With the help of their new allies, Lada and The Librarian, they’ve managed to find Birdie and Brix’s mother, Elena, and free her from captivity in the presidential palace. Now the president’s henchmen are searching everywhere for the children who broke out Elena, driving the group into hiding in the ancient underground tunnels beneath the city.

Meanwhile, President Fuerte is making headlines for his nighttime flights to other countries accompanied by an invisible man. But why would the president who outlawed supernaturals be working with the people he supposedly hates? And could it be that some of the five’s own parents are helping him?

The fantasy adventure that began with the New York Times and Indie bestseller Map of Flames continues as the five join the fight against the oppression of supernaturals in Estero, face off against an unexpected enemy, and undertake a new mission that will put all of their abilities—and their loyalties—to the test.

 

Escape from Grimstone Manor (Monsterious, Book 1)
The first book in a new series of terrifying tales that combine monsters and mysteries, perfect for fans of Goosebumps. “Spine-chilling and creepy!” —Max Brallier, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Kids on Earth

In a mansion on a hill,
lived a man no one could kill.
Raised the dead with magic dark
to rule the world and make his mark.

Zari has always been fascinated by creepy stories about Hezekiah Crawly, the real-life inspiration behind her local amusement park's haunted house attraction, so she's thrilled when her friends Mateo and Taylor agree to go on the last ride of the day before the park closes.

But when the ride breaks down, the three get trapped inside the haunted house for the night! As if that weren't scary enough, the kids stumble onto a hidden staircase leading to a dark, cobwebbed crypt that doesn't seem like part of the ride—and by the looks of it, they aren't alone down there. Is it possible the stories about Hezekiah Crawly and his monstrous experiments are true? And if so, can Zari, Mateo and Taylor make it through the night in one piece?

 

The Snatcher of Raven Hollow (Monsterious, Book 2)
When her small town is rocked by a series of baby kidnappings, Teo vows to spend her summer break solving the mystery, and convinces her friend Logan—who would much rather spend his vacation relaxing—to help.

Their search for answers soon leads them to the woods at the edge of town, and Teo fears some kind of supernatural creature might be behind the snatchings. What else could explain the creepy figure they see moving through the trees, or the bloodcurdling screams coming from the forest at dusk?

Logan has his doubts, but when another child is taken, there's no time to waste. Can he and Teo get to the bottom of the kidnappings and rescue the missing babies before it's too late?
 

About the Authors:
Lisa McMann is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of dozens of books, including The Unwanteds series, the Wake trilogy, and her most recent novel, Clarice the Brave. She is married to fellow writer Matt McMann, and they have two adult children—her son is artist Kilian McMann, and her daughter is actor Kennedy McMann. Lisa spends most of her time in Arizona, California, and Vancouver BC, and loves to cook, read, and watch reality TV. Visit Lisa at lisamcmann.com or follow her on Twitter and Instagram @lisa_mcmann.

As a professional musician, Matt McMann played an NFL stadium, a cruise ship, and the International Twins Convention. Now he writes the kind of spooky mystery adventure books he loved as a kid. He’s hiked the Pacific Northwest, cruised Loch Ness, and chased a ghost on a mountain. While he missed Bigfoot and Nessie, he caught the ghost. He enjoys brainstorming new books with his wife, New York Times bestselling author Lisa McMann, viewing his son Kilian McMann’s artwork, and watching his daughter, actor Kennedy McMann, on television. Visit him online at mattmcmann.com, and follow him on Twitter and Instagram @matt_mcmann.
 

 
Escape from Grimstone Manor (Monsterious, Book 1) By Matt McMann Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593530719
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Click on title for location specific availability.
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 9th, 2023

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The Snatcher of Raven Hollow (Monsterious, Book 2) By Matt McMann Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593530740
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 9th, 2023

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The Invisible Spy (The Forgotten Five, Book 2) By Lisa McMann Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593325445
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Click on title for location specific availability.
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 2nd, 2023

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Map of Flames (The Forgotten Five, Book 1) By Lisa McMann Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593325421
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Click on title for location specific availability.
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - November 1st, 2022

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Rebel Undercover (The Forgotten Five, Book 3) By Lisa McMann Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593615805
Availability: Not on our shelves. Usually ships in 2-5 days.
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - June 6th, 2023