Tweens Read - Who's Looking for Adventure?


Please join us for the Tweens Read panel Who's Looking for Adventure? - a discussion between Rena Barron, Elizabeth C Bunce, and Sheela Chari, moderated by author Lee Bacon!


Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 10am CDT


This event will be a Zoom webinar, please click here to register.

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About the Panel Authors:

Rena Barron grew up in small-town Alabama where stories of magic and adventure sparked her imagination. After penning her first awful poem in middle school, she graduated to writing short stories and novels by high school. When she's not writing, she can be found running along Lake Michigan or brushing up on her French. Visit her on Twitter: @renathedreamer

Elizabeth C. Bunce grew up on a steady diet of Sherlock Holmes, Trixie Belden, and Quincy, M.E., and always played the lead prosecutor in mock trial. She has never had a governess, and no one has ever accused her of being irrepressible, but a teacher did once call her "argumentative"--which was entirely untrue, and she can prove it. She lives in Kansas City with her husband and their cats. You can find her online at

Sheela Chari is the author of Finding Mighty and Vanished, which was an Edgar Award finalist. She lives with her family in New York.


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Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 10:00am
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Maya and the Return of the Godlings (Maya and the Rising Dark) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780358106326
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Clarion Books - September 21st, 2021

In this highly anticipated sequel, Maya and the godlings must return to the sinister world of The Dark to retrieve the one thing keeping the veil between the worlds from crumbling: her father’s soul. Perfect for fans of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky and Willa of the Wood. 

The threat from The Dark is far from over.

Cold-Blooded Myrtle (Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery 3) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616209209
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - October 5th, 2021

An Edgar® Award Winning Series

Myrtle Hardcastle—twelve-year-old Young Lady of Quality and Victorian amateur detective—is back on the case, solving a string of bizarre murders in her hometown of Swinburne and picking up right where she left off in Premeditated Myrtle and How to Get Away with Myrtle.

The Interplanetary Expedition of Mars Patel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781536209570
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Walker Books US - October 12th, 2021

Mars is on Mars! But as techie colonists and scrappy rebels clash, can Mars and his friends survive long enough to discover the planet’s dark secrets? Based on Season 2 of the Peabody Award–winning podcast.

Imaginary Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419746642
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 12th, 2021