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Jennifer Chambliss Bertman is the New York Times bestselling author of the Book Scavenger series (Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt/Macmillan). Book Scavenger is a New York Times bestseller, an Indie Next Kids’ Top Ten Pick, a Banks Street College Best Book of the Year, an Amazon Best Book of the Year, an NCTE Notable Children's Book, and has been nominated for 18 state award lists. The Unbreakable Code is a New York Times bestseller and Junior Library Guild selection. The third book in the series, The Alcatraz Escape, will be published in May 2018. The series is being translated into twelve languages. Jennifer has an MFA in Creative Writing and worked in publishing for over a decade before becoming a children’s book author. More informati ...more

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Jennifer Chambliss Bertman Hi Zachary! I'm working on Book Scavenger #3 right now!
Jennifer Chambliss Bertman Thanks so much, Jenny! I am working on the sequel right now, as a matter of fact. It's titled The Unbreakable Code and should be out next summer. It d…moreThanks so much, Jenny! I am working on the sequel right now, as a matter of fact. It's titled The Unbreakable Code and should be out next summer. It deals with Mark Twain, but I love the idea of doing one based on Dashiell Hammett--maybe if there is a book #3 . . . :)(less)
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“Negativity has never been a friend to anyone.”
Jennifer Chambliss Bertman, Book Scavenger

“I appreciate my customers. And many of them are fine, fine people. But not all book people are good people. Don't mistake shared interests with shared ethics." He tapped his pointy cap. "There's some wizardly wisdom for you today.”
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“Life is a game, and books are the tokens.”
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What book should we read in August?

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  4 votes 4.7%

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (write-in)
 
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Ms. Rapscott's Girls (write-in)
 
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Book Scavenger (write-in)
 
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Richard Ward Hello Jennifer,

Thank you for accepting my friend request. Have a great day!

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