Middle Grade Spotlight: The Samantha Spinner Series (Books #1 and #2) by Russell Ginns with a Giveaway!


Author: Russell Ginns
Pub. Date: February 27, 2018
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Blog_Samantha_coverpic_secretplansGet ready for round-the-world adventure with Sam Spinner and her brother Nipper in the first book in a new hilarious, puzzle-packed series filled with super-secret messages! Perfect for fans of Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and classics like Holes.

Samantha Spinner’s uncle Paul disappeared, and here’s what he left:
* Samantha’s sister got a check for $2,400,000,000.
* Samantha’s brother got the New York Yankees.
* And Samantha got a rusty red umbrella with a tag hanging off its worn handle. The tag says “Watch out for the RAIN.”

Thanks a lot, Uncle Paul.

After all the strawberry waffles, stories, and puzzles they’ve shared, how could he just leave without saying goodbye? And what is the meaning of that mysterious message?

The answer is simple. Sam knows in her heart that Uncle Paul is in danger. And if he taught her anything, it’s that not everything is exactly what it seems. Which is why we should pay close attention to that rusty red umbrella, and never trust a monkey at a hula-hoop contest.

The RAIN is coming and Samantha Spinner is about to find herself mixed up in some super-important, super-dangerous, super-secret plans.

Praise for Samantha Spinner and the Super Secret Plans:

“A winning mix of fast-paced action, fascinating facts, bathroom humor, and hidden puzzles…[that is] sure to please action-loving middle-grade readers.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Full of adventure and survival,…[and with] characters [that] are likable, realistic, and well rounded…[Samantha Spinner and the Super Secret Plans is] great for [readers of] series like The 39 Clues.” —School Library Journal

Author: Russell Ginns
Pub. Date: March 12, 2019
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Blog_Samantha_coverpic_specsGet ready for more round-the-world adventure with Samantha Spinner and her brother, Nipper, in the second book in this hilarious, puzzle-packed series filled with super-secret messages! Perfect for fans of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and classics like Holes.

When Samantha Spinner’s uncle Paul disappeared, he left presents for his nieces and nephew. Samantha’s sister, Buffy, got $2,400,000,000. Her brother, Nipper, got the New York Yankees. Samantha got . . . a rusty old umbrella.

Wow! So unfair, Uncle Paul.

Well, it seemed unfair–until Samantha discovered that the old umbrella holds the plans for a super-secret network of transit systems that covers the globe. It’s the ticket to danger and adventure beyond anyone’s wildest dreams.

But Uncle Paul is still missing. And Samantha just received a new gift from him: a pair of strange purple sunglasses. Are they another powerful present? A clue to his whereabouts? Or just a bad fashion choice? Samantha and Nipper need to figure it out fast, because . . . here comes the SUN!

Blog_Samantha_authorpicAbout the Author:

Russell Ginns is a writer and game designer who specializes in puzzles, songs, and smart fun. He has worked on projects for a wide variety of organizations, corporations, and publications, including Sesame Workshop, Girl Scouts of America, Nintendo, and Scientific American. Russell lives and writes in Washington, D.C. He is the author of Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans and Samantha Spinner and the Spectacular Specs. To learn more about him, visit samanthaspinner.com and follow @rginns on Twitter.





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Giveaway Details:
3 lucky winners will win a finished copy of SAMANTHA SPINNER Series, US Only.



Tour Schedule:
Week One:
3/25/2019- Lifestyle of Me- Review
3/25/2019- BookHounds YA– Excerpt

3/26/2019- Lone Tree Reviews– Review
3/26/2019- A Dream Within A Dream– Excerpt

3/27/2019- Nerdophiles– Review
3/27/2019- For the Love of KidLit– Spotlight

3/28/2019- Brooke’s Library– Review
3/28/2019- Literary Gold– Spotlight

3/29/2019- Feed Your Fiction Addiction– Review
3/29/2019- Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers– Excerpt

Week Two:
4/1/2019- Rhythmicbooktrovert – Review
4/1/2019- Kelly P’s Blog– Excerpt

4/2/2019- Christen Krumm, Writer- Review
4/2/2019- ❧Defining Ways❧– Excerpt

4/3/2019- Adventures Thru Wonderland– Review
4/3/2019- The Hermit Librarian– Excerpt

4/4/2019- Savings in Seconds– Review
4/4/2019- Twirling Book Princess– Excerpt

4/5/2019- Two Points of Interest– Review
4/5/2019- Dazzled by Books– Excerpt

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