Lisa McMann and Matt McMann - THE FORGOTTEN FIVE and MONSTERIOUS

Please join us for a special book party and signing with authors Lisa McMann and Matt McMann celebrating their two new middle-grades books at Octavia Books as part of the national tour for FORGOTTEN FIVE #4: Dangerous Allies and MONSTERIOUS #4: The Beast of Skull Rock. Highly recommended for ages 8-12, or 3rd-7th grades.


Dangerous Allies (The Forgotten Five, Book 4)

X-Men meets Spy Kids in the fourth installment of The Forgotten Five middle-grade fantasy/adventure series by Lisa McMann, New York Times bestselling author of THE UNWANTEDS.

Following an explosive showdown with President Fuerte and his supernatural henchmen, the forgotten five and their allies are feeling lost. Their trusted friend and mentor The Librarian has left the group and declared her loyalty to the corrupt president. Has the Librarian really abandoned them in their quest to take down Fuerte’s regime, or has she been kidnapped?

Then, without warning, Troy Cordoba—Tenner’s dad, who has been working for Fuerte for years—shows up at the five’s safe house wanting to join their cause but accidentally leading the presidential guards right to their doorstep. Troy insists that he has changed for the better, but Tenner isn’t sure he can be trusted.

Meanwhile, Magdalia Palacio’s election campaign is gaining steam. If she’s against the president, does that make her the five’s ally? The kids will have to decide who to put their faith in—and fast—before the president uses his supernatural army to crush his opponent and cement his criminal rule over Estero once and for all.


The Beast of Skull Rock (Monsterious, Book 4)

This series of terrifying standalone tales that combine monsters + mysteries is perfect for fans of Goosebumps.

Twins Simon and Jade are thrilled to spend the summer with their grandfather in the beachfront resort town of Skull Rock. They’re especially looking forward to helping out at his spooky cabinet of curiosities museum, full of creepy old relics, taxidermy specimens, and sinister displays. But lately there have been disturbing reports of store break-ins and sightings of a frightening creature in the area, scaring away the town’s much-needed tourists. When the twins hear eerie noises coming from the museum after hours, and see strange scratch marks on the door, they decide to investigate. As the creature attacks mount, Jade and Simon begin to suspect the impossible: could one of their grandfather’s museum monstrosities be coming to life each night to prowl the boardwalks of Skull Rock?


Lisa McMann is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of dozens of books, including The Forgotten Five series, The Unwanteds series, the Wake trilogy, and Clarice the Brave. She is married to fellow writer Matt McMann, and they have two adult children—their son is artist Kilian McMann, and their daughter is actor Kennedy McMann. Lisa spends most of her time in Arizona, and loves to cook, read, and watch reality TV. Visit Lisa at LisaMcMann.com.

Matt McMann, as a professional musician, played an NFL stadium, a cruise ship, and the International Twins Convention. Now he writes the kind of spooky mystery adventure books he loved as a kid. He’s hiked the Pacific Northwest, cruised Loch Ness, and chased a ghost on a mountain. While he missed Bigfoot and Nessie, he caught the ghost. He enjoys brainstorming new books with his wife, New York Times bestselling author Lisa McMann, viewing his son Kilian McMann’s artwork, and watching his daughter, actor Kennedy McMann, on television. Visit him online at mattmcmann.com, and follow him on Twitter and Instagram @matt_mcmann.


Event date: 

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
Dangerous Allies (The Forgotten Five, Book 4) By Lisa McMann Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593615836
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - February 13th, 2024

X-Men meets Spy Kids in the fourth installment of The Forgotten Five middle-grade fantasy/adventure series by the New York Times bestselling author of The Unwanteds.


The Beast of Skull Rock (Monsterious, Book 4) By Matt McMann Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593530788
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 16th, 2024

This series of terrifying standalone tales that combine monsters + mysteries is perfect for fans of Goosebumps.

“Spine-chilling and creepy!” —Max Brallier, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Kids on Earth, on Escape From Grimstone Manor (Monsterious, Book 1)


Map of Flames (The Forgotten Five, Book 1) By Lisa McMann Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593325421
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - November 1st, 2022

X-Men meets Spy Kids in this instant New York Times bestseller! Here’s the first book in a new middle-grade fantasy/adventure series from the author of The Unwanteds.


The Invisible Spy (The Forgotten Five, Book 2) By Lisa McMann Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593325445
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 2nd, 2023

X-Men meets Spy Kids in this sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller Map of Flames. Here’s the thrilling second installment in The Forgotten Five middle-grade fantasy/adventure series from the author of The Unwanteds—now in paperback!


Rebel Undercover (The Forgotten Five, Book 3) By Lisa McMann Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593615812
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 2nd, 2024

X-Men meets Spy Kids in the third installment of The Forgotten Five middle-grade fantasy/adventure series by the New York Times bestselling author of The Unwanteds. Now in paperback!


Escape from Grimstone Manor (Monsterious, Book 1) By Matt McMann Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593530719
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 9th, 2023

This series of terrifying standalone tales that combine monsters + mysteries is perfect for fans of Goosebumps.

“Spine-chilling and creepy!” —Max Brallier, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Kids on Earth

In a mansion on a hill,
lived a man no one could kill.
Raised the dead with magic dark


The Snatcher of Raven Hollow (Monsterious, Book 2) By Matt McMann Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593530740
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 9th, 2023

This series of terrifying standalone tales that combine monsters + mysteries is perfect for fans of Goosebumps.

“Spine-chilling and creepy!” —Max Brallier, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Kids on Earth, on Escape From Grimstone Manor (Monsterious, Book 1)


Terror in Shadow Canyon (Monsterious, Book 3) By Matt McMann Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593530771
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - August 22nd, 2023

This series of terrifying standalone tales that combine monsters + mysteries is perfect for fans of Goosebumps.

“Spine-chilling and creepy!” —Max Brallier, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Kids on Earth, on Escape From Grimstone Manor (Monsterious, Book 1)


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