The 39 Clues

AT–A–GLANCE
What is it?

A groundbreaking, multi-platform series that combines books, collectible cards, and an online game.

Who’s it for?

Kids ages 8-12

VISIT THE SITE

www.the39clues.com

More Information

Charisse Meloto (U.S.)
(212) 389-3785

Alyx Price (UK)
+44 (0) 20 7756 7777

Denise Anderson (Canada)
416-915-3518

Andrew Berkhut (Australia)
011-61-29-416-4000

Mandy Fowler (New Zealand)
011-64-9-274-8112


A New York Times Bestselling
Children's Book Series

A USA Today Bestseller

A Wall Street Journal Bestseller

A Publishers Weekly Bestseller

An Indie Bound Bestseller


About The 39 Clues

  • The 39 Clues™ is an interactive and multi-platform adventure series combining books, collectible cards, and an online game where readers become a part of the story. The groundbreaking series is the first of its kind in the publishing industry.
  • More than 15 million copies of the books are in print worldwide.
  • The 39 Clues online game on www.the39clues.com continues to attract readers in all 50 states and 191 countries with more than 2 million registered users to date.
  • Film rights for The 39 Clues have been optioned by DreamWorks. The script is being penned by Jeff Nathanson whose credits include Catch Me if You Can and Rush Hour 2.
  • Foreign publishing rights for The 39 Clues have been sold into 27 countries to date.
  • The 39 Clues series centers around the Cahills—the most powerful family the world has ever known. But the source of the family's power has been lost. Grace Cahill, the last matriarch of the Cahills, changed her will minutes before she died, leaving her descendants an impossible decision: receive a million dollars or a clue. The first Cahill to assemble all 39 clues hidden around the world will discover what makes the family so powerful—a reward beyond measure. It's Cahill versus Cahill in a race to the finish, with readers hot on the heels of the main characters, fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her eleven-year-old brother, Dan.
  • The series highlights famous historical figures and geographical locations around the globe kicking off with Benjamin Franklin (Paris, France) in Book 1: The Maze of Bones, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Vienna, Austria) in Book 2: One False Note, Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Tokyo, Japan) in Book 3: The Sword Thief, Howard Carter (Cairo, Egypt) in Book 4: Beyond the Grave, Anastasia Romanov (St. Petersburg, Russia) in Book 5: The Black Circle, Amelia Earhart (Australia) in Book 6: In Too Deep, Shaka Zulu (Pretoria, South Africa) in Book 7: The Viper’s Nest, Pu Yi (China) in Book 8: The Emperor’s Code, Anne Bonny (Jamaica) in Book 9: Storm Warning, and William Shakespeare (England) in Book 10: Into the Gauntlet.
  • The 39 Clues Madrigal Maze App for the Apple iPhone™ and iPod Touch® has been ranked among the top "Paid Kids Games" in Apple’s App Store since release.
  • The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers, a spin-off story arc of the popular series, launched on August 30, 2011, with the release of Book 1: The Medusa Plot by #1 New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman. Day of Doom, the final book in the six-book series, is written by bestselling author David Baldacci and will be released on March 5, 2013.

 

 


Media Coverage Highlights

The Huffington Post interviews David Baldacci about The 39 Clues: Day of Doom (March 11, 2013)

Scripps Howard News Service interviews David Baldacci about The 39 Clues: Day of Doom (March 7, 2013)

"The 39 Clues series travels with David Baldacci to Washington for 'Day of Doom'" in The Washington Post (March 5, 2013)

Kirkus interviews David Baldacci and editor Rachel Griffiths about The 39 Clues/Smithsonian's National Museum of American History Webcast (March 5, 2013)

USA Today feature coverage of David Baldacci about The 39 Clues and the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History Webcast (February 28, 2013)

Publishers Weekly coverage of David Baldacci/Smithsonian's National Museum of American History Webcast Announcement (January 24, 2013)

"Scholastic Plans '39 Clues' Baldacci Webcast at Smithsonian American History Museum in School Library Journal (January 24, 2013)

The Washington Post features The 39 Clues: Vesper Hunt App in "Apps for Kids: Best New Apps for your Tablet or Mobile Device" (November 29, 2012)

PW Daily coverage of The 39 Clues: Cahill Files: Silent Night announcement (November 20, 2012)

USA Today exclusively reveals cover of David Baldacci's 39 Clues book, "Day of Doom" (October 25, 2012)

Exclusive excerpt of David Baldacci’s “Day of Doom” featured on USAToday.com (October 25, 2012)

Publishers Weekly announces The 39 Clues: Unstoppable, new story arc (October 25, 2012)

The 39 Clues series featured in "Your E-Book is Reading You" in the Wall Street Journal (June 29, 2012)

USAToday.com feature on the announcement of The 39 Clues: Rapid Fire (November 11, 2011)

PW Daily coverage of the The 39 Clues: Rapid Fire announcement (November 11, 2011)

Authors Jude Watson and Peter Lerangis visit Absecon, NJ, schools in The Press of Atlantic City (March 28, 2011)

NPR Morning Edition features The 39 Clues in "Kids' Books Make the Leap Off the Page and Online." (December 15, 2010)

"David Baldacci on Author Roster for Second '39 Clues' Wave" in Publishers Weekly (September 23, 2010)

Author David Baldacci talks about The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers in Entertainment Weekly's Shelf Life (September 23, 2010)

USA Today announces publication of The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers (September 23, 2010)

"New Entry Coming in '39 Clues' Series'" in New York Times (September 23, 2010)

Author Margaret Peterson Haddix and editor Rachel Griffiths talk about the 39 Clues in The Columbus Dispatch (August 31, 2010)

"'The 39 Clues' round-robin interview: All seven authors answer questions about the interactive adventure series," in Entertainment Weekly (August 30, 2010)

"The Success and Grand Finale of The 39 Clues" in Publishers Weekly (July 22, 2010)

USA Today announces publication of The 39 Clues: The Black Book of Buried Secrets (April 29, 2010)

Entertainment Weekly’s “Shelf Life” exclusively reveals the final titles and covers in The 39 Clues series (April 5, 2010)

The 39 Clues featured in "When Technology and Books Collide" in Book Links (March 2010)

Editorial Director David Levithan and author Peter Lerangis talk about The 39 Clues on WNYC's "The Brian Lehrer Show" (February 2010)

The Huffington Post explores multi-media properties in "Kids' Lit: Beyond Paper Books," and describes The 39 Clues as "one blazing success..." (February 2010)

Teachers in California talk about how they’ve used The 39 Clues in their classrooms in Instructor Magazine (January/February 2010)

Author Peter Lerangis talks about The 39 Clues with a 9-year-old fan of the series on Sirius XM Kids Place Live (February 2, 2010)

Alternate Reality Gaming Network explores “Scholastic's Transmedia efforts for 39 Clues” (January 31, 2010)

NBC’s The Today Show selects The 39 Clues #5: The Black Circle by Patrick Carman as an Al Roker’s Book Club Pick (September 25, 2009)

Author Patrick Carman talks about The 39 Clues on The Martha Stewart Show (September 21, 2009)

Family Circle Magazine features The 39 Clues #4: Beyond the Grave by Jude Watson as a summer reading book pick (August 2009)

The 39 Clues #4: Beyond the Grave by Jude Watson is featured as a summer reading pick for reluctant readers on ABC’s Good Morning America (July 1, 2009)

The 39 Clues team featured in Fast Company magazine’s “The New Storytellers” (May 2009)

“Libraries Catch on to 39 Clues” in School Library Journal (May 13, 2009)

“Books, Games, Internet Together” feature segment on Philadelphia’s ABC 6 Action News (February 11, 2009)

Author Gordon Korman talks about The 39 Clues on Better TV (December 15, 2008)

The 39 Clues featured on ABC World News Tonight (December 11, 2008)

“Adventure in 39 Clues begins with a book” article in USA Today (September 10, 2008)

The 39 Clues Editorial Director David Levithan on Fox Business Report (September 2008)

NBC’s The Today Show series launch interview with Rick Riordan (September 8, 2008)

“Tracking the 39 Clues” series launch article in Publishers Weekly (September 1, 2008)

New York Times profile of Rick Riordan (September 1, 2008)

The 39 Clues series announcement in The New York Times (December 18, 2007)

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Press Releases

Bestselling Author David Baldacci to Lead Free Virtual Field Trip to Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Exclusive Scholastic Webcast
January 24, 2013

Scholastic to Release New Original eBook in The 39 Clues Series for the Holidays
November 20, 2012

Scholastic to Launch "The 39 Clues: Rapid Fire" Daily eBook Short Stories for the Holidays
November 11, 2011

Scholastic Announces The 39 Clues Global Grand Prize Winners
March 9, 2011

Scholastic Announces 39 Finalists for "The 39 Clues" Grand Prize
February 22, 2011

The 39 Clues Multi-media Franchise Breaks New Ground: Scholastic to Launch Part Two "The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers"; Multi-Author Line-up to Include Bestselling Author David Baldacci
September 23, 2010

“Access Granted” 39-Day Countdown Campaign Launches as Lead-Up to the 10th and Final Book in the Bestselling Multi-media Adventure Series The 39 Clues®
July 23, 2010

The 39 Clues. One Ultimate Challenge. Who Will Succeed? Final Titles and Book Covers Revealed Today!
April 5, 2010

The 39 Clues® Global Reading Adventure Heats Up Today With Release of Book 7: The VIper's Nest, Revealing Answer to Key Mystery in Best-selling, Multi-Media Adventure Series
February 2, 2010

The 39 Clues" Bestselling Multi-Media Series Awards Fifth Round of Cash Prizes from Scholastic
January 13, 2010

Scholastic Media Joins Post Cereals for The 39 Clues(TM) "Race to Win" Sweepstakes
December 4, 2009

Whoopi Goldberg Returns as Host of The 39 Clues Live Webcast on November 2, 2009
October 14, 2009

The 39 Clues Bestselling Multi-media Series Awards Fourth Round of Cash Prizes from Scholastic
October 7, 2009

Scholastic Reveals Secret Destination in the Latest The 39 Clues Global Adventure with Release of Book 5: The Black Circle
August 11, 2009

The 39 Clues Global Adventure Continues Today With Release of Book 4: Beyond the Grave, Card Pack 2, Expanded Website
June 2, 2009

Kids Win Even More Prizes in Round Two of The 39 Clues Multi-Media Book Adventure
April 28, 2009

Worldwide Hunt for The 39 Clues Continues Today With Release of Book 3: The Sword Thief
March 3, 2009

First Cash Prizes in "The 39 Clues" Multi-Media Book Adventure Awarded by Scholastic
March 3, 2009

The Global Hunt for The 39 Clues Continues; Second Book in the Groundbreaking Series on Sale Today
December 2, 2008

Whoopi Goldberg Interviews Author Gordon Korman in Live Webcast on December 1, 2008 To Launch Book 2 in The #1 New York Times Best-selling Multi-media Series The 39 Clues
October 27, 2008

Jeff Nathanson Signs on to Write "The 39 Clues" for DreamWorks Studios and Scholastic Media
September 2, 2008

DreamWorks Studios Acquires Rights to Upcoming Scholastic Series "The 39 Clues"
June 25, 2008

Worldwide Hunt for The 39 Clues™ Begins on September 9, 2008
May 23, 2008

Scholastic to Publish The 39 Clues, a Groundbreaking, Multi-Platform New Series for Children
December 18, 2007

 

Multimedia - Video

The 39 Clues TV spot

Author Rick Riordan talks about the series

The 39 Clues Advanced Agent Training webcast

The 39 Clues Webcast featuring Whoopi Goldberg and Gordon Korman

Peter Lerangis Video Blogs/The 39 Clues Double-Dealing Tour

Where will Amy and Dan go next? Jude Watson and Patrick Carman Videos

Downloads

The 39 Clues: The Cahills Files: Silent Night

The 39 Clues: The Cahill Files #1: Operation Trinity

The 39 Clues: Rapid Fire

The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Book 1: The Medusa Plot

The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Book 1: The Medusa Plot Flat Cover

The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Card Pack 1: The Marco Polo Heist

The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Book 2: A King's Ransom

The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Book 2: A King's Ransom Flat Cover

The The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Book 3: The Dead of Night Cover

The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Book 4: Shatterproof 

The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Book 4: Shatterproof  Flat Cover

The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Book 5: Trust No One  3D Cover

The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Book 5: Trust No One  Flat Cover

The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Book 6: Day of Doom 3D Cover

The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Book 6: Day of Doom Flat Cover

The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Card Pack 2: The Magellan Heist

Author David Baldacci (Photo Credit: Travis Riggs, Creative Edge Studios, Inc.)

The 39 Clues Discussion Guide

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The 39 Clues Book 1: The Maze of Bones

The 39 Clues Book 1: The Maze of Bones Flat Cover

The 39 Clues Book 2: One False Note

The 39 Clues Book 2: One False Note Flat Cover

The 39 Clues Book 3: The Sword Thief

The 39 Clues Book 3: The Sword Thief Flat Cover

The 39 Clues Book 4: Beyond The Grave

The 39 Clues Book 4: Beyond the Grave Flat Cover

The 39 Clues Book 5: The Black Circle

The 39 Clues Book 5: The Black Circle Flat Cover

The 39 Clues Book 6: In Too Deep

The 39 Clues Book 6: In Too Deep Flat Cover

The 39 Clues Book 7: The Viper's Nest

The 39 Clues Book 7: The Viper's Nest Flat Cover

The 39 Clues Book 8: The Emperor's Code

The 39 Clues Book 8: Emperor's Code Flat Cover

The 39 Clues Book 9: Storm Warning

The 39 Clues Book 9: Storm Warning Flat Cover

The 39 Clues Book 10: Into the Gauntlet

The 39 Clues Book 10: Into the Gauntlet Flat Cover

The 39 Clues: The Black Book of Buried Secrets

The 39 Clues Book 11: Vespers Rising

The 39 Clues Book 11: Vespers Rising Flat Cover

The 39 Clues Books 1-10

8.31.10 Live Global Webcast

The Maze of Bones author Rick Riordan

One False Note and Book 8 author Gordon Korman

The Sword Thief and The Viper's Nest author Peter Lerangis (photo credit: Marion Ettlinger)

Beyond the Grave and In Too Deep author Jude Watson (aka Judy Blundell) (photo credit: Paul Llewellyn)

The Black Circle author Patrick Carman (photo credit: Matt McKern)

Book 9 author Linda Sue Park (photo credit: Sonya Sones)

Book 10 author Margaret Peterson Haddix (photo credit: The Backstage Studio)

The 39 Clues Card Pack

The 39 Clues Card Pack #2: Branch Vs. Branch

The 39 Clues Card Packs

Rick Riordan "39 Clues Agent Dossier" Q & A (pdf)

Gordon Korman "39 Clues Agent Dossier" Q & A (pdf)

Peter Lerangis "39 Clues Agent Dossier" Q & A (pdf)

Jude Watson "39 Clues Agent Dossier" Q & A (pdf)

Patrick Carman "39 Clues Agent Dossier" Q & A (pdf)

Linda Sue Park "39 Clues Agent Dossier" Q & A (pdf)

Margaret Peterson Haddix "39 Clues Agent Dossier" Q & A (pdf)

Roland Smith "39 Clues Agent Dossier" Q & A (pdf)

Race To Win Logo (pdf)

Post Honey-Comb cereal box promotion (front)

Post Honey-Comb cereal box promotion (back)

Multimedia - Audio


The Clue Hunt

Listen to the first chapter from The Maze of Bones audiobook

Listen to the first chapter from the One False Note audiobook

Listen to the first chapter from The Sword Thief audiobook

Listen to the first chapter from the Beyond the Grave audiobook

Listen to the first chapter from The Black Circle audiobook

Listen to the first chapter from the In Too Deep audiobook

Listen to the first chapter from The Viper's Nest audiobook

Listen to the first chapter from The Emeror's Code audiobook

Listen to the first chapter from the Storm Warning audiobook

Listen to the first chapter from the Into the Guantlet audiobook

Listen  to an excerpt from the Vespers Rising audiobook


Cahills vs. Vespers

Listen to the first chapter from the Medusa Plot audiobook

Listen to the first chapter from A King's Ransom audiobook

Listen to the first chapter from The Dead of Night audiobook

Listen to the first chapter from the Shatterproof audiobook

Listen to the first chapter from the Trust No One  audiobook

Listen to the first chapter from the Day of Doom audiobook

 

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