I'm so very excited today to share a book series with you that I think is fantastic for middle school students!
One series that my middle school students just love is the 39 Clues. They tear through them one after the other! They love how they are quick, fun, full of action and that they come out pretty quickly after each other.
Well the Voyagers series follows this same format, and I know kids will love them!
I was able to look through the first two books, and I can tell they have what kids will enjoy. Lots of action, quick moving plot, the ability to read the next book pretty quickly and the ending leaving them wanting more.
And even cooler - there is a fun online multi-platform component!!!
Kids can go into the story and interact with what they are reading about.
ABOUT VOYAGERS HQ – MULTI-PLATFORM CONTENT
Learn more at Voyagers HQ
As the young heroes in VOYAGERS journey into outer space to save planet Earth, readers are invited to become part of the story by joining the crew through the multi-platform, VOYAGERS HQ. The HQ extends the adventure beyond the page, unlocking games and activities on their devices.
Each book has clues and codes that lead to world extensions to be explored, played, and shared. Your online profile tracks your progress through the VOYAGERS universe, and gives you rewards, ranking and virtually currency for each product code redeemed.
Readers become part of the VOYAGERS world, which extends beyond the books to a digital interactive experience, and downloadable pay-for-play mobile apps games.
Readers can create their own custom VOYAGERS character, follow the team and experience this space adventure through the eyes of their own virtual droid.
Free content on Voyagers HQ:
Team Alpha Member Profile
Every registered user will have a personal profile page. This is where they can see their rank/level, view their achievements and badges, access their inventory and ZRK creations, as well as enter and track codes.
VOYAGERS Secret Intelligence
After players register, they will be given a project folder that contains ciphers and decoders that can be used in conjunction with the books to unlock secret content and virtual currency.
Secret content includes:
Character dossiers and expanded background information, mission briefings, ship and vehicle schematics, detailed information on the planets from ZRK probes, and opportunities to test their STEAM knowledge.
VOYAGERS Bonus Chapter
In addition to the secret intelligence files, each book also has a special puzzle that unlocks a free bonus chapter. This will complement the book and fill in some additional details and storylines. It is not required reading, but they should add to the book narratives in a meaningful way.
ABOUT THE BOOKS
BOOK 1: PROJECT ALPHA
by DJ MacHale
In Stores Now
Earth is in danger! Without a renewable source of clean energy, our planet will be toast in less than a year. There are 6 essential elements that, when properly combined, create a new power source. But the elements are scattered throughout the galaxy. And only a spaceship piloted by children can reach it and return to Earth safely. First the ideal team of four 12-year-olds must be chosen, and then the first element must be retrieved. There is not a mistake to be made, or a moment to lose. The source is out there. Voyagers is blasting off in 3, 2, 1…
About the Author:
D.J. MacHale is the author of the bestselling book series Pendragon, Morpheus Road, the SYLO Chronicles. He has written, directed and produced numerous award-winning television series and movies for young people including Are You Afraid of the Dark?; Flight 29 Down and Tower of Terror. D.J. lives with his family in Southern California. djmachalebooks.com
(photo credit: Gayle Goodrich)
by Robin Wasserman
In Stores November 3rd
The Alpha team has been chosen and they've already snagged the first element on planet J-16. The second is hidden on Meta-Prime, a planet filled with metal mazes, catapults of fire, and warring alien robots. But what our Voyagers don't know is that there is another ship, the Omega team, following hot on their trail...
Robin Wasserman is the author of several acclaimed books for children and young adults, including The Waking Dark, The Book of Blood and Shadow, Hacking Harvard, the Cold Awakening Trilogy, and the Chasing Yesterday Trilogy. A former children's book editor, she lives and writes (and frequently procrastinates) in Brooklyn, New York. robinwasserman.com, @robinwasserman.
(photo credit: Sonya Sones)
ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM
VOYAGERS series creator and architect, Patrick Carman is head of PC Studios which has created and overseen pioneering multimedia brands including SKELETON CREEK, TRACKERS, patrickcarman.com, and DARK EDEN. He is also an acclaimed, New York Times bestselling writer of more than 30 books, and one of the first authors chosen for 39 CLUES.
COLLECT THE WHOLE SERIES
BOOK 1: PROJECT ALPHA BY D.J. MacHale [out now]
BOOK 2: GAME OF FLAMES BY Robin Wasserman 
BOOK 3: OMEGA RISING BY Patrick Carman 
BOOK 4: INFINITY RIDERS BY Kekla Magoon 
BOOK 5: ESCAPE THE VORTEX BY Jeanne DuPrau 
BOOK 6: THE SEVENTH ELEMENT BY Wendy Mass 
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NOW THE GIVEAWAY!!!!
THE VOYAGERS EXPERIENCE prize pack
Get the full Voyagers experience! One (1) winner receives:
The first two books in the series;
Branded iPhone6 case and home GadgetGrip button to deck out your device while experiencing the Voyagers app.
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Must be at least 13 or have parent permission
Must be a US resident
Prizing and samples provided by Random House Children’s Books.a Rafflecopter giveaway