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James Patterson

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James Patterson

It is no surprise that in January 2010, The New York Times Magazine featured James Patterson on its cover and hailed him as having "transformed book publishing," and that Time magazine hailed him as "The Man Who Can't Miss." Recently, NBC's "Rock Center with Brian Williams" profiled Patterson's prolific career, AARP named him one of the "50 Most Influential People Who Make Our Days a Little Brighter," and Variety featured him in a cover story highlighting his adventures in Hollywood.

In 2011, it was estimated that one-in-four of all hardcover suspense/thriller novels sold was written by James Patterson, he is the first author to achieve 10 million eBook sales, and he holds the Guinness record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers of any author. And his success isn't based solely on thrillers like the perennially popular Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club and Michael Bennett series. Patterson is now also the current bestselling author in the young adult and middle grade categories.

He's been called the busiest man in publishing, and that's not just because of his own books. For the past decade, James has been devoting more and more of his time to championing books and reading.

James Patterson
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author

Books by James Patterson

by James Patterson - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 10+

Are you ready for the final chapter of the Maximum Ride series? Are you ready for the ultimate flight? Because THIS IS IT. In NEVERMORE, James Patterson has given readers one last incredible, explosive adventure with an astonishing ending that no one could have seen coming.

by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein - Action, Action Adventure, Adventure, Children (Ages 8-10), Fiction

The Kidd siblings have grown up diving down to shipwrecks and traveling the world, helping their famous parents recover everything from swords to gold doubloons. But after their parents disappear on the job, the kids are suddenly on the biggest treasure hunt of their lives. They'll have to work together to follow cryptic clues to unravel the mystery of what really happened to their parents.

Written by James Patterson and Lisa Papademetriou, illustrated by Neil Swaab - Children (Ages 8-10), Family & Relationships, Fiction, Humor

Georgia Khatchadorian plans to excel at Hills Village Middle School in all the places her troublemaking brother failed. She's even bet him that she'll quickly become one of the most popular girls in school. But Rafe left a big mark at HVMS, and no one will give Georgia a chance! Find out THE TRUTH about Rafe Khatchadorian's sister in the first Middle School story from the point of view of Georgia.

Written by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, Illustrated by Laura Park - Children's, Fiction

Jamie Grimm wants to become a stand up comic, but his life doesn't give him too much to laugh about. However, when the Planet's Funniest Kid Comic contest rolls around he knows he has to enter. Can he pull it off?

written by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts, illustrated by Laura Park - Fiction

It's Rafe Khatchadorian's first day at Hills Village Middle School, and it's shaping up to be the worst year ever. He has enough problems at home without throwing his first year of middle school into the mix, but luckily he's got an ace plan for the best year ever --- if only he can pull it off.

written by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts, illustrated by Laura Park - Fiction

After sixth grade, the very worst year of his life, Rafe Khatchadorian has been accepted to art school in the big city and imagines a relaxed, math-and-history free fun zone. However, it’s more competitive than Rafe ever expected, and he needs to turn his boring life into a work of art. But when his newest mission uncovers secrets about the family he has never known, Rafe has to decide if he's ready to have his world turned upside down.

written by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet, illustrated by Svetlana Chmakova - Fiction, Manga, Young Adult 12+

Imagine waking up to find that the world around you --- life as you know it --- has changed in an instant. That's what happens to Whit Allgood and his sister, Wisty.

written by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge with illustrations by SeungHui Kye - Adventure, Fiction, Manga, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

When his parents are murdered by an intergalactic criminal, Daniel X vows to take on his father's role as Earth's sole Alien Hunter. Luckily, Daniel has a gift: the ability to create anything he can imagine --- including his parents, his sister and his best friends, who are there to help him along the way.

by James Patterson - Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Max and her flock of human/bird hybrids are back for their sixth book of nonstop action and adventure. This time, they head to Africa to help out at a refugee camp. But they are in for a surprise when they meet a brand new kid/bird hybrid --- genetically engineered to be Max's perfect other half.

written by James Patterson, illustrated by NaRae Lee - Fiction, Manga, Young Adult 12+

Having recovered Angel, Max and the flock head to New York City to pursue a lead regarding their true identities. But where the flock goes, erasers are sure to follow! Even more troubling, though, is the voice that’s begun whispering in Max’s head. Is it really her destiny to save the world?

by James Patterson - Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Maximum Ride and the other members of the Flock have barely recovered from their last arctic adventure, when they are confronted by the most frightening catastrophe yet. Millions of fish are dying off the coast of Hawaii and someone --- or something --- is destroying hundreds of ships. Unable to discover the cause, the government enlists the Flock to help them get to the bottom of the disaster before it is too late.

While Max and her team are exploring the depths of the ocean, their every move is being carefully tracked by Mr. Chu --- a criminal mastermind with his own plans for the Flock. Can they protect themselves from Mr. Chu's army of mercenaries and save the ocean from utter destruction?

written by James Patterson; illustrated by NaRae Lee - Manga

Fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride knows what it’s like to soar above the world. She and all the members of her “flock” --- Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel --- are just like ordinary kids, except they have wings and can fly! It may seem like a dream come true to some, but for the flock it’s more like a living nightmare. When the mysterious lab known as the “School” turns up and kidnaps their youngest member, it’s up to Max to organize a rescue, but will help come in time?

by James Patterson - Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Maximum Ride is a perfectly normal teenager who just happens to be able to fly: the result of an out-of-control government experiment. Max and the other members of the Flock --- six kids who share her remarkable ability --- have been asked to aid a group of environmental scientists studying the causes of global warming. Their ability to fly could help the scientists conquer this epic problem. The expedition seems like a perfect combination of adventure, activism --- and escaping government forces who watch the Flock like a hawk. But even in Antarctica, trapped in the harshest weather on our planet, Maximum Ride is an irresistible target in constant danger. For whoever controls her powers could also control the world…

by James Patterson - Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Max and her flock of human/bird hybrids are back for their third (and final) book of nonstop action and adventure. Once again, they find themselves up against enormous challenges, like escaping the evil scientists and saving the world. But can they survive their biggest challenge --- a disagreement that splits the flock into two separate groups on opposite sides of the planet?

by James Patterson - Action, Adventure, Fantasy

In the follow-up to THE ANGEL EXPERIMENT, Maximum Ride and her flock fly south on a perilous quest to find their parents after having rescued Angel and recovered secret documents about their origins. But just when they think they've finally escaped the hungry claws of evil Erasers, they're discovered by an FBI agent and forced to face perhaps an even worse nightmare: going to school.

by James Patterson - Action, Adventure, Fantasy

James Patterson takes readers on a thrilling ride in his first book for young adults. Fang, Iggy, Nudge, the Gasman, Angel, and Maximum are six kids who amazingly have the ability to fly --- and they will need their wings as five of them embark on a rescue mission that will change their lives forever.