The Forgotten Five by Lisa McMann & Monsterious by Matt McMann

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 6:30pm

X-Men meets Spy Kids in the The Forgotten Five middle-grade fantasy/adventure series by the New York Times bestselling author Lisa McMann.
And for fans of Goosebumps, Matt McMann has a series of stand-alone terrifying tales that combine monsters + mysteries.


Auntie's is excited to bring back Lisa & Matt McMann! Join us to hear all about their new books! 

Tuesday, March 5th at 6:30pm at Auntie's Bookstore (402 W Main Ave).

This event is free and open to the public.
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About The Forgotten Five #4: Dangerous Allies

Following an explosive showdown with President Fuerte and his supernatural henchmen, the forgotten five and their allies are feeling lost. Their trusted friend and mentor The Librarian has left the group and declared her loyalty to the corrupt president. Has the Librarian really abandoned them in their quest to take down Fuerte’s regime, or has she been kidnapped?

Then, without warning, Troy Cordoba—Tenner’s dad, who has been working for Fuerte for years—shows up at the five’s safe house wanting to join their cause but accidentally leading the presidential guards right to their doorstep. Troy insists that he has changed for the better, but Tenner isn’t sure he can be trusted.

Meanwhile, Magdalia Palacio’s election campaign is gaining steam. If she’s against the president, does that make her the five’s ally?
The kids will have to decide who to put their faith in—and fast—before the president uses his supernatural army to crush his opponent and cement his criminal rule over Estero once and for all.


About The Forgotten Five series

Map of Flames (Book 1)
Fifteen years ago, eight supernatural criminals fled Estero City to make a new life in an isolated tropical hideout. Over time, seven of them disappeared without a trace, presumed captured or killed. And now, the remaining one has died. Left behind to fend for themselves are the criminals’ five children, each with superpowers of their own: Birdie can communicate with animals. Brix has athletic abilities and can heal quickly. Tenner can swim like a fish and can see in the dark and hear from a distance. Seven’s skin camouflages to match whatever is around him. Cabot hasn’t shown signs of any unusual power—yet. Then one day Birdie finds a map among her father’s things that leads to a secret stash. There is also a note: Go to Estero, find your mother, and give her the map. The five have lived their entire lives in isolation. What would it mean to follow the map to a strange world full of things they’ve only heard about, like cell phones, cars, and electricity? A world where, thanks to their parents, being supernatural is a crime?

The Invisible Spy (Book 2)
The forgotten five have made it to Estero to search for their missing supernatural criminal parents. With the help of their new allies, Lada and The Librarian, they’ve managed to find Birdie and Brix’s mother, Elena, and free her from captivity in the presidential palace. Now the president’s henchmen are searching everywhere for the children who broke out Elena, driving the group into hiding in the ancient underground tunnels beneath the city. Meanwhile, President Fuerte is making headlines for his nighttime flights to other countries accompanied by an invisible man. But why would the president who outlawed supernaturals be working with the people he supposedly hates? And could it be that some of the five’s own parents are helping him? The fantasy adventure that began with the New York Times and Indie bestseller Map of Flames continues as the five join the fight against the oppression of supernaturals in Estero, face off against an unexpected enemy, and undertake a new mission that will put all of their abilities—and their loyalties—to the test.

Rebel Undercover (Book 3) 
Estero City is in an uproar following the exposure of President Fuerte as a supernatural, as well as the surprise announcement by Magdalia Palacio—Seven’s mother—that she will oppose Fuerte in the upcoming election. The forgotten five and their allies know the president is corrupt to the core. But no one knows if Magdalia can be trusted. Meanwhile, Birdie, Seven, Tenner, and Brix are reeling from Cabot’s decision to leave the group and join her parents, who are collaborating with Fuerte and his gang of supernatural criminals. Does that make Cabot their enemy, too? Still, there’s work to be done. The Librarian, the five’s trusted confidante, has a daring new plan: Lada will go undercover and pretend to work for the president while gathering intelligence for the supernatural resistance. It’s a dangerous assignment, setting the group up for a showdown with their most powerful enemy yet—their own criminal parents.

About Lisa McMann

Lisa McMann is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of dozens of books, including The Unwanteds series, the Wake trilogy, and her most recent novel, Clarice the Brave. She is married to fellow writer Matt McMann, and they have two adult children—her son is artist Kilian McMann, and her daughter is actor Kennedy McMann. Lisa spends most of her time in Arizona, California, and Vancouver BC, and loves to cook, read, and watch reality TV. Visit Lisa at lisamcmann.com or follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok @lisa_mcmann.



About Monsterious #4: The Beast of Skull Rock

Twins Simon and Jade are thrilled to spend the summer with their grandfather in the beachfront resort town of Skull Rock. They're especially looking forward to helping out at his spooky cabinet of curiosities museum, full of creepy old relics, taxidermy specimens, and sinister displays. But lately there have been disturbing reports of store break-ins and sightings of a frightening creature in the area, scaring away the town's much-needed tourists. When the twins hear eerie noises coming from the museum after hours and see strange scratch marks on the door, they decide to investigate. As the creature attacks mount, Jade and Simon begin to suspect the impossible: Could one of their grandfather's museum monstrosities be coming to life each night to prowl the boardwalks of Skull Rock?


About the Monsterious series


Escape From Grimstone Manor (Book 1)

In a mansion on a hill,
lived a man no one could kill.
Raised the dead with magic dark
to rule the world and make his mark.

Zari has always been fascinated by creepy stories about Hezekiah Crawly, the real-life inspiration behind her local amusement park's haunted house attraction, so she's thrilled when her friends Mateo and Taylor agree to go on the last ride of the day before the park closes. But when the ride breaks down, the three get trapped inside the haunted house for the night! As if that weren't scary enough, the kids stumble onto a hidden staircase leading to a dark, cobwebbed crypt that doesn't seem like part of the ride—and by the looks of it, they aren't alone down there. Is it possible the stories about Hezekiah Crawly and his monstrous experiments are true? And if so, can Zari, Mateo and Taylor make it through the night in one piece?

The Snatcher of Raven Hollow (Book 2)

When her small town is rocked by a series of baby kidnappings, Teo vows to spend her summer break solving the mystery, and convinces her friend Logan—who would much rather spend his vacation relaxing—to help. Their search for answers soon leads them to the woods at the edge of town, and Teo fears some kind of supernatural creature might be behind the snatchings. What else could explain the creepy figure they see moving through the trees, or the bloodcurdling screams coming from the forest at dusk? Logan has his doubts, but when another child is taken, there's no time to waste. Can he and Teo get to the bottom of the kidnappings and rescue the missing babies before it's too late?

Terror In Shadow Canyon (Book 3)

Twelve-year-old Tegan and his friends are excited to set out on a weeklong backpacking trip through the wilderness in Shadow Canyon, known for its vast forests and jaw-droppingly deep canyon. But after the group sets off on a little-used trail to visit a remote waterfall, they soon discover that the path markers they’ve been following have mysteriously disappeared, leaving them hopelessly lost.

As Tegan and his friends try to find their way back to civilization, they begin to notice strange things in the woods: small, oblong stones dotting the landscape in unexpected formations, tree roots that seem to be moving on their own, and creepy glowing eyes peering out of the shadows at night. Before long, they discover that something sinister stalks the forest—a creature with a hunger for human flesh. Can they make it out of Shadow Canyon alive?

Preorder Trapped in the Horror Dome (Book 5)

Book 5 is being released on August 6th and can be pre-ordered now!

Seventh grade scientists Rowan, Tinker, and Amari are thrilled to spend the weekend at a biosphere research facility in the Arizona desert, sealed off from the outside world to preserve its specially engineered ecosystems. The kids are surprised to discover an adorable baby animal in one of the lab’s environments that doesn’t look like anything they’ve ever seen in the wild, but when they ask the adult scientists about it, no one believes them, and now the creature is nowhere to be found.

Soon, strange things start happening: the kids discover what looks like a secret testing facility in the basement, one of the scientists suffers a mysterious injury that looks like an animal attack, and the lab’s locking and communications systems break down, trapping everyone inside. And when the mystery creature appears again, it’s not quite so cute and harmless anymore…

About Matt McMann

As a professional musician, Matt McMann played an NFL stadium, a cruise ship, and the International Twins Convention. Now he writes the kind of spooky mystery adventure books he loved as a kid. He’s hiked the Pacific Northwest, cruised Loch Ness, and chased a ghost on a mountain. While he missed Bigfoot and Nessie, he caught the ghost. He enjoys brainstorming new books with his wife, New York Times bestselling author Lisa McMann, viewing his son Kilian McMann’s artwork, and watching his daughter, actor Kennedy McMann, on television. Visit him online at mattmcmann.com, and follow him on Twitter and Instagram @matt_mcmann.

 

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Books: 
Map of Flames (The Forgotten Five, Book 1) By Lisa McMann Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593325421
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - November 1st, 2022

X-Men meets Spy Kids in this instant New York Times bestseller! Here’s the first book in a new middle-grade fantasy/adventure series from the author of The Unwanteds.


The Invisible Spy (The Forgotten Five, Book 2) By Lisa McMann Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593325445
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 2nd, 2023

X-Men meets Spy Kids in this sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller Map of Flames. Here’s the thrilling second installment in The Forgotten Five middle-grade fantasy/adventure series from the author of The Unwanteds—now in paperback!


Rebel Undercover (The Forgotten Five, Book 3) By Lisa McMann Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593615812
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 2nd, 2024

X-Men meets Spy Kids in the third installment of The Forgotten Five middle-grade fantasy/adventure series by the New York Times bestselling author of The Unwanteds. Now in paperback!


Dangerous Allies (The Forgotten Five, Book 4) By Lisa McMann Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593615836
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - February 13th, 2024

X-Men meets Spy Kids in the fourth installment of The Forgotten Five middle-grade fantasy/adventure series by the New York Times bestselling author of The Unwanteds.


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Operation Chaos (The Forgotten Five, Book 5) By Lisa McMann Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593698747
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2024

X-Men meets Spy Kids in the fifth installment of The Forgotten Five middle-grade fantasy/adventure series by the New York Times bestselling author of The Unwanteds.


Escape from Grimstone Manor (Monsterious, Book 1) By Matt McMann Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593530719
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 9th, 2023

This series of terrifying standalone tales that combine monsters + mysteries is perfect for fans of Goosebumps.

“Spine-chilling and creepy!” —Max Brallier, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Kids on Earth

In a mansion on a hill,
lived a man no one could kill.
Raised the dead with magic dark


The Snatcher of Raven Hollow (Monsterious, Book 2) By Matt McMann Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593530740
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 9th, 2023

This series of terrifying standalone tales that combine monsters + mysteries is perfect for fans of Goosebumps.

“Spine-chilling and creepy!” —Max Brallier, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Kids on Earth, on Escape From Grimstone Manor (Monsterious, Book 1)


Terror in Shadow Canyon (Monsterious, Book 3) By Matt McMann Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593530771
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - August 22nd, 2023

This series of terrifying standalone tales that combine monsters + mysteries is perfect for fans of Goosebumps.

“Spine-chilling and creepy!” —Max Brallier, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Kids on Earth, on Escape From Grimstone Manor (Monsterious, Book 1)


The Beast of Skull Rock (Monsterious, Book 4) By Matt McMann Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593530801
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 16th, 2024

This series of terrifying standalone tales that combine monsters + mysteries is perfect for fans of Goosebumps.

“Spine-chilling and creepy!” —Max Brallier, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Kids on Earth, on Escape From Grimstone Manor (Monsterious, Book 1)


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Trapped in the Horror Dome (Monsterious, Book 5) By Matt McMann Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593857205
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - August 6th, 2024

This series of terrifying standalone tales that combine monsters + mysteries is perfect for fans of Goosebumps.

“Spine-chilling and creepy!” —Max Brallier, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Kids on Earth, on Escape From Grimstone Manor (Monsterious, Book 1)


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