Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip


Sunday, May 21 at 10 AM

with authors
To Catch a Cheat, Revenge of the Happy Campers, Plankton Is Pushy


Kick off the summer season with an awesome reading celebration! We are so happy to welcome authors Varian JohnsonJennifer Ziegler, and Jonathan Fenske as part of Scholastic’s Summer Reading Road Trip. Join us at BookPeople for a day full of arts and crafts, giveaways, author signings, and special appearances from your favorite characters! 




Jackson Greene is riding high. He is officially retired from conning, so Principal Kelsey is (mostly) off his back. His friends have great new projects of their own. And he's been hanging out a lot with Gaby de la Cruz, so he thinks maybe, just maybe, they'll soon have their first kiss.

Then Jackson receives a link to a faked security video that seems to show him and the rest of Gang Greene flooding the school gym. The jerks behind the video threaten to pass it to the principal -- unless Jackson steals an advance copy of the school's toughest exam.

So Gang Greene reunites for their biggest job yet. To get the test adn clear their names, they'll have to outrun the school's security cameras, outwit a nosy member of the Honor Board, and outmaneuver the blackmailers while setting a trap for them in turn. And as they execute another exciting caper full of twists and turns, they'll prove that sometimes it takes a thief to catch a cheat.


Varian Johnson is the author of five novels, including To Catch a Cheat a Jackson Greene adventure; The Great Greene Heist, which was an ALA Notable Children's Book, a Kirkus Reviews Best of 2014, and a Texas Library Association Lone Star List selection; and Saving Maddie. He lives with his wife and daughters near Austin, Texas. 


The Brewster triplets are back for more revenge, hilarity, and family shenanigans from house favorite Jennifer Ziegler! The Brewster triplets, Dawn, Darby, and Delaney, would usually be thrilled to spend a week with their beloved Aunt Jane. She's fun and fearless and fascinating, and she loves to hang out with them. But Aunt Jane is taking the girls somewhere they've never been before . . . camping!

It's one disaster after another, whether they're sinking canoes in the lake at the run-down campground, being attacked by fire ants, or failing to pitch a tent that stays upright. Worst of all, they meet a group of boys who think that their oldest brother is going to be president one day - when clearly, that's Dawn's destiny. Before they know it, the Brewster triplets are caught up in the girls-versus-boys Great Camping Challenge . . . only some are more eager to win than others. Can they beat the boys, prove to Aunt Jane that they really are happy campers, and not get into a horrible sister fight?

Six times the campers means six times the calamity in the latest Brewster triplets adventure!


Like the Brewster triplets, Jennifer Ziegler is a native Texan and a lover of family, history, barbecue, and loyal dogs. Although she only has one sister, she does know what it is like to have four kids living in the same house. She is the author of several books for young people, including Sass & Serendipity, and How Not to Be Popular. Jennifer lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, author Chris Barton, and their four children.


In this funny, underwater picture book, Plankton says hello to Mussel, but Mussel doesn't say anything back. Plankton tries everything to get quiet Mussel to talk. In fact, Plankton gets VERY pushy about it! Will Mussel ever open his mouth? Kids will relate to Plankton's frustration with Mussel, and they will be anxious to see what happens when Mussel finally does open his mouth... Geisel Award Honoree Jonathan Fenske delivers a laugh-out-loud ocean story, and this is the perfect follow-up to Barnacle is Bored.


Jonathan Fenske is the author and illustrator of the leveled readers Woodward and McTweeLove Is in the AirGuppy Up! and A Pig, a Fox, and a Box, which was a 2016 Geisel Honor book. Barnacle is Bored is his first picture book. Jonathan lives in Colorado with his family.

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Thank you for supporting Varian Johnson, Jennifer Ziegler, Jonathan Fenske and your local independent bookstore!



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Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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To Catch a Cheat: A Jackson Greene Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545722391
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - January 26th, 2016

Revenge of the Happy Campers (Brewster Triplets) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338091199
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - April 25th, 2017

Plankton Is Pushy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338098969
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - April 25th, 2017

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