Darby Creek Announces Three New High-Interest Series for Young Readers Featuring Basketball, Haunted Places, and Folktales

MINNEAPOLIS--()--This fall, explore cursed places, deal with drama on and off the court, and immerse young readers in folk stories from around the world with three new series from Darby Creek, a division of Lerner Publishing Group.

An abandoned movie theater, a cursed bog, a haunted lighthouse, and an unholy island—enter at your own risk! The Atlas of Cursed Places, a six-book collection of novels written for reluctant and struggling readers is a highly entertaining paranormal series about places that have more secrets than people. These engrossing titles follow high school students who are at the mercy of a cursed place—until, that is, they find The Atlas of Cursed Places at the library. Each character takes matters into their own hands to save themselves, their friends, and their families from malevolent forces from beyond the grave.

Award-winning YA author Patrick Jones is back with Bounce, a four-book series that is sure to engage even the most reluctant reader! As high school basketball players at the top of their game grapple with challenges on and off the court, a school cheating scandal, inner-city life, and racial tensions push these athletes to the brink of quitting the sport they love. Can these players rebound and rise above the obstacles in their path?

The world is full of stories that have been told and retold over hundreds of years. In World of Stories—a five-book series by Lari Don and Maggie Pearson—folktales, legends, and traditional tales from around the world are told with magic, mystery, and humor. Readers will follow a werewolf's bride on the hunt, a heroine’s battle with a greedy giant, the hag of winter’s endless war against the god of summer, and more stories from diverse cultures and traditions.

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About the Publisher
Darby Creek, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, creates series fiction titles for emerging, striving and reluctant readers ages 7 to 18 (Grades 2–12).

The Atlas of Cursed Places
October 2016
$26.65, Library Bound
$7.99, Paperback
eBooks Also Available
Ages 11–18
96-112 Pages ● 5 1/4 x 7 1/2

Bounce
October 2016
$26.65, Library Bound
$7.99, Paperback
eBooks Also Available
Ages 11–18
96-104 Pages 5 1/4 x 7 1/2

World of Stories
September 2016
$26.65, Library Bound
$7.99, Paperback
eBooks Also Available
Ages 7–12
120-176 Pages ● 5 3/8 x 8 1/2

To Purchase: Visit your local bookstore, order by phone at 800-328-4929, or visit us at lernerbooks.com.

Contacts

Lerner Publishing Group
Lindsay Matvick, 800-328-4929, x385
Publicity Manager
lmatvick@lernerbooks.com
or
Libby Stille, 800-328-4929, x347
Marketing and Publicity Assistant
lstille@lernerbooks.com

Release Summary

Darby Creek Announces Three New High-Interest Series for Young Readers Featuring Basketball, Haunted Places, and Folktales

Contacts

Lerner Publishing Group
Lindsay Matvick, 800-328-4929, x385
Publicity Manager
lmatvick@lernerbooks.com
or
Libby Stille, 800-328-4929, x347
Marketing and Publicity Assistant
lstille@lernerbooks.com