hirschSure, I wrote books like The Eleventh Plague, The Darkest Path and the upcoming Black River Falls, but did you know that I’m also a pretty decent baker of cookies, cakes and pies? (My specialties include triple chocolate espresso cookies and peach and blueberry buckle.) Or that I can escape from a straitjacket, eat fire and perform a passable human blockhead routine? How about that I spent my entire high school and college career as a big ol’ theater nerd — a condition that led me to wear Les Misérables and Phantom of the Opera T-shirts to class way more often than anyone considered normal? You didn’t, did ya? Well, now you do.


Featured books:

Breakaway (The 39 Clues: Unstoppable #2)

by Jeff Hirsch

A nightmare come true! As a member of the most powerful family history has ever known, thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill has been shot at, kidnapped, and even thrown into a pit with a deadly snake. He's survived it all due to luck, smarts, and his older sister, Amy, who always sticks by his side. Now Dan and Amy are facing their greatest threat yet, an enemy who has found a way to use the source of the Cahill family power against them.(gr 4-8)

The Darkest Path

by Jeff Hirsch

A civil war rages between the Glorious Path‐‐a militant religion‐‐and what's left of the US government. Cal has been working in the Path's dog kennels, and is very close to becoming one of the Path's deadliest secret agents. Then Cal befriends a stray dog named Bear and kills a commander who wants to train him to be a vicious attack dog. This sends Cal and Bear on the run, and sets in motion a series of incredible events that will test Cal's loyalties and end in a fierce
battle. (gr 7 and up)

The Eleventh Plague

by Jeff Hirsch
America’s landscape has been ravaged by war, and two‐thirds of the population left dead from a vicious strain of influenza. Stephen Quinn and his family became salvagers, roaming the country in search of material to trade. Then his grandfather dies and his father falls into a coma. Stephen finds his way to Settler’s Landing, a community that seems too good to be true. There Stephen meets strong, defiant, mischievous Jenny. Chaos erupts when they play a prank that goes horribly wrong. (gr 7 and up)


by Jeff Hirsch
On one side of the Rift is a technological paradise without famine or want. On the other side is a mystery. Sixteen‐year old Glenn Morgan has lived next to the Rift her entire life and has no idea of what might be on the other side of it. Glenn's only friend, Kevin, insists the fence holds back a world of monsters and witchcraft. But when her father's work leads to his arrest, he gives Glenn a simple metal bracelet that will send Glenn and Kevin on the run‐‐‐with only one place to go. (gr 7 and up)

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