Chevalier’s will be hosting three fantastic middle reader authors -Stuart Gibbs, Leslie Margolis and Sarah Mlynowski will be joining us on Saturday, April 9th at 5pm to read, answer questions and sign their latest books. You can pick up Stuart Gibbs’ brand spankin’ new Moon Base Alpha tale, Spaced Out, get yourself (and the wee ones) a copy of Leslie Margolis’ book If I Were You, and Sarah Mlynowski’s Whatever After series’ fantastic book #8, Once Upon a Frog! ALSO you can have an early copy of book #9 — Genie in a Bottle — signed too!! We’ll have to hold it ’til the release date of April 26th, but we’ll keep it safe here for ya!!
STUART GIBBS is the author of Belly Up, Poached, Spy School, Spy Camp, Evil Spy School, and Space Case. He has also written the screenplays for movies like See Spot Run and Repli-Kate, worked on a whole bunch of animated films, developed TV shows for Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, ABC, and Fox, and researched capybaras (the world’s largest rodents). He lives with his wife and children in Los Angeles.
Spaced Out: In 2041, twelve-year-old Dashiell Gibson is a resident of Moon Base Alpha, and at the moment he is faced with a number of problems: coping with the nasty Sjoberg twins, finding out how the commander of the base has managed to disappear from a facility no bigger than a soccer field, and dealing with the alien Zan who communicates with him telepathically from afar–and who is hiding a secret which may threaten the whole Earth.
LESLIE MARGOLIS is the author of three Maggie Brooklyn Mysteries and five books in the Annabelle Unleashed series. Her 2008 novel, Boys Are Dogs, was turned into the Disney Channel movie Zapped!, starring Zendaya, last summer. Leslie’s latest novel, If I Were You, was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in May of 2015. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two children, and six-toed genius dog.
If I Were You: Twelve-year-old Katie is insanely jealous of her best friend, Melody. Turns out Melody is jealous of Katie, too. When they both wish for the exact same thing at the exact same time, to redo summer as each other, their wishes come true. Katie is Melody and Melody is Katie and neither one has the experience she expected. In this be-careful-what-you-wish-for tale, two best friends learn that the grass is not always greener on the other side.
SARAH MLYNOWSKI is the author of Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have), Don’t Even Think About It, Bras & Broomsticks, the New York Times bestselling Whatever After series, and more. Her books have been translated into 29 languages and optioned to Hollywood. Sarah has taken many road trips and gotten lost on every one of them.
Genie in a Bottle: Abby and her little brother, Jonah, have a magic mirror in their basement that takes them to different fairy tales — which they always wind up messing up. But sometimes, it’s for the better: Snow White doesn’t eat the apple, Cinderella gets a job she loves, etc. In this enchanting ninth installment, the siblings fall into the story of Aladdin. They’re excited to be in this world of magic carpets and genies… but making three wishes isn’t so easy, and soon hilarities and hijinks ensue! These books are feminist fairy tales for a new generation.