Today I bring you a wonderful middle-grade adventure, THE EMERALD ATLAS, which is Book one in the BOOKS OF BEGINNING trilogy by John Stevens.

A snowy winter’s night. Three small children are chased from their home by the forces of a merciless darkness. Ten years later, Kate, Michael, and Emma are no closer to the truth about what separated their family.

The answer lies with an enchanted atlas.

The power of the atlas unleashed, the children are transported to a land ruled by a golden-haired Countess and her army of soulless Screechers. Kate and her siblings soon find themselves on an incredible adventure- one that involves captive children, unexpected allies, bloodthirsty wolves, underground battles, a glittering, ghostly ball, sword-wielding giants, and a quest for three books of unspeakable power.

This books was such a delightful and adventurous read that I thrust it at the first middle-grader I came across…and he loved it so much he couldn’t wait to tell all his cousins and friends about it. So if you know a middle-grader who’s looking for more adventures like Harry Potter and Fablehaven, THE EMERALD ATLAS is a good place to find them.

Tell me in the comments if you would like a chance to win this wonderful book!

And by the way, in case you were confused, I’ll announce the winners of all the books at the same time next week.


  1. Sounds mysterious 😀 I’d love to win this book!

  2. Count me in!

  3. I’ve heard great things about this book! I’d love the chance to win it. 🙂

  4. This sounds wonderful! I heard about your blog through Krista V. Isn’t she great? 🙂


    • Abby

    • August 25, 2011

    • 4:00 pm

    OOOOH! I would LOVE to win this book! It sounds wonderful! Count me in!

    Also – I gave you an award on my blog today so be sure to come by and claim it! 🙂

  5. This sounds great! It’s been on my list for ages, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet. I’d love to win it, and I’ll post it on my FB page.

  6. yes!! i want i want!! and congrats on your book deal girl!

    americangirlie1991 at yahoo dot com

  7. I’m new to your blog, but it would be great to win this book. It sounds like a combination of Peter Pan, and His Dark Materials trilogy, as well as a little bit of Narnia. I’d love it!

  8. I want it! I’m a big fan of MG and YA fantasy. Count me in!

  9. Fun! Count me in! 🙂

  10. There’s been a lot of fanfare for this book this summer. I do love a good adventure/fantasy.

    • Robin

    • August 26, 2011

    • 3:49 pm

    I’d love to win. I’ve been enjoying your week of books.
    robear529(at)gmail (dot)com

  11. I would love to win this one. Thank you!

  12. This book has literally been the best book I have ever read. To everyone who has been thinking about buying the book, now is the time. It is really awesome!!!

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