KidLit Podcast: Wendy Mass

Podcast Ep 30 | Wendy Mass

Wendy Mass knows all about teamwork and exploration. There’s proof in all of her books. On this episode of KidLit Podcast, StoryMakers host Rocco Staino interviews Wendy about her new addition to The Candymakers, series The Candymakers and the Great Chocolate Chase. If your middle grade readers have a sweet tooth for adventure, they will love following along with Logan, Daisy, Miles, and Philip while solving a few mysteries.

Another book featured in this episode is Wendy Mass and Michael Brawer’s Space Taxi series! Go on an intergalactic ride with co-pilot Archie Morningstar and his dad, and let’s not forget the very strange cat, to help keep the universe safe from all the dangers lurking on every page. Let’s not forget that you’ll learn a few science facts along the way!

This post was sponsored by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
ABOUT THE BOOKS

The Candymakers
Written by Wendy Mass
Published by Little Brown Books for Young Readers

Four children have been chosen to compete in a national competition to find the tastiest confection in the country. Who will invent a candy more delicious than the Oozing Crunchorama or the Neon Lightning Chew? Logan, the Candymaker’s son, who can detect the color of chocolate by touch alone? Miles, the boy who is allergic to merry-go-rounds and the color pink? Daisy, the cheerful girl who can lift a fifty-pound lump of taffy like it’s a feather? Or Philip, the suit-and-tie wearing boy who’s always scribbling in a secret notebook?

Space Taxi: Archie’s Alien Disguise
Written by Wendy Mass and Michael Brawer, illustrated by Elise Gravel
Published by Little Brown Books for Young Readers

Archie Morningstar’s dad drives a taxi through outer space and with the help of a talking cat named Pockets, Archie and his dad help fight crime across the universe. Archie, his dad, and Pockets visit a planet that resembles medieval Earth in every way but its inhabitants, who have rainbow colored hair and extra eyes. To beat the evil organization B.U.R.P., the trio must disguise themselves as aliens and rescue a princess. When Archie must act on his own, can he find the courage to save the day?

Space Taxi: Water Planet Rescue
Written by Wendy Mass and Michael Brawer, illustrated by Elise Gravel
Published by Little Brown Books for Young Readers

Archie Morningstar’s dad drives a taxi through outer space and with the help of a talking cat named Pockets, Archie and his dad help fight crime across the universe. Archie, his dad, and Pockets fly to a planet because someone is stealing the water from this underwater world. Can Archie and Pockets save the day?

Space Taxi: Archie Takes Flight
Written by Wendy Mass and Michael Brawer, illustrated by Elise Gravel
Published by Little Brown Books for Young Readers

Archie Morningstar learns a big family secret and helps save the universe. It’s not every day a regular kid like Archie gets to wake up at midnight ,but today is Take Your Kid to Work Day, and Archie is finally allowed to ride along in his dad’s taxi cab. He has been waiting eight years, eight months, and eight days for this moment to arrive.But he’s about to discover his dad is no ordinary cab driver, in fact, he drives an intergalactic “space taxi ” All night long, he shuttles aliens from one corner of the universe to another. And being a space taxi copilot is no easy task: Archie must steer them into wormholes, keep them from crashing into planets, deal with a very unusual cat, and save the universe from an evil mastermind

ABOUT WENDY MASS

Wendy Mass is the New York Times bestselling author of eighteen novels for young people (which have been translated into 20 languages and nominated for 76 state book awards), including A Mango-Shaped Space (which was awarded the Schneider Family Book Award by the American Library Association), Leap Day, the Twice Upon a Time fairy tale series, Every Soul a Star11 Birthdays, Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, and FinallyThe Candymakers , and 13 Gifts. Her latest books are The Last Present, Pi in the Sky, and a new early reader series called Space Taxi. Wendy wrote the storyline for an episode of the television show Monk, entitled “Mr. Monk Goes to the Theatre,” which aired during the show’s second season. She tells people her hobbies are hiking and photography, but really they’re collecting candy bar wrappers and searching for buried treasure with her metal detector. She lives with her family in New Jersey.

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