Joseph Monninger with his middle grade 'Stay Alive' series

Novelist and acclaimed YA author Joseph Monninger presents his new book series for middle grade readers (suggested ages 8-12), a series of survival stories for young readers.

Crash: When the members of Junior Action News Team crash land in the Alaskan backwoods, one thing is clear: not everyone is going to survive. No cell phones. No internet. Their supplies are limited, as is their knowledge of the wilderness. Part of the group wants to wait it out. Other wants to search for help. But above all they must stay alive!




Cave-In: A group of kids on a field trip on a coastal island are abandoned after an earthquake hits and the fort they studying collapses. At first they are trapped inside but after escaping the cave-in, they realize debris from the collapse has destroyed all of their supplies. How long can they survive there? Will anyone come rescue them?




About the author:  Joseph Monninger has published several award-winning YA novels and three books of nonfiction, including the memoir Home Waters, and has been awarded two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. He lives and teaches in New Hampshire, where he also runs a dog sled team. 

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Event date: 
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
45 S Main St
03301 Concord
Stay Alive #1: Crash Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545563482
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - January 7th, 2014

Stranded in the middle of nowhere, you have to fight to survive

Stay Alive #2: Cave-In Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545563529
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - March 25th, 2014

Stranded in the middle of nowhere, you have to fight to survive