Books by Matthew Cody

HOW TO MERIT IN MONSTERS by Matthew Cody
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"Merit badge No. 2 for Ben and his new friends will arrive soon. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
What's worse than being forced to go to summer camp? Monsters at summer camp. Read full book review >
THE PIPER'S APPRENTICE by Matthew Cody
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Trolls and ogres and emo preteens. Oh my. (Adventure. 10-13)"
Thirteen-year-old Max and her brother, Carter, are trapped on the enchanted Summer Isle with the misdirected Pied Piper, the evil Grannie Yaga, and the lost children of Hamelin. Read full book review >
THE MAGICIAN'S KEY by Matthew Cody
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Depth and complexity are added to great effect in this second installment. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Following the events of The Peddler's Road (2015), 12-year-old Max is desperate to return to the Summer Isle where her brother, Carter, is trapped with the children the Pied Piper led away from the town of Hamelin. Read full book review >
THE PEDDLER'S ROAD by Matthew Cody
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"A muddled and meandering series opener; perhaps things will coalesce in Book 2. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
While accompanying their father on his research trip to Hamelin, Germany, 13-year-old Max and her 10-year-old brother, Carter, find that the Pied Piper is not just a fairy tale, but a very real and present danger. Read full book review >
WILL IN SCARLET by Matthew Cody
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"A nice addition to the Robin Hood canon. (map, cast of characters) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
The origin story of one of the Merry Men is rousingly told. Read full book review >
SUPER by Matthew Cody
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Stronger on action than internal logic, but the central cast's array of personal foibles and amusingly arbitrary superpowers, along with some eerie adversaries, carry the load. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
The magically endowed kids introduced in Powerless (2009) have a second go at their power-sucking nemesis in this overstuffed, if high-voltage sequel. Read full book review >
POWERLESS by Matthew Cody
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"Cody wears his influences on his sleeve, but has some fun with them (one lad's 'power' is a super-stench) and crafts a tribute that, unlike M.T. Anderson's Whales On Stilts (2005), is more admiring than silly. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Resembling a Golden Age comic without the pictures, this tale pits a group of small-town children with superpowers—call them "preteen titans"—against a shadowy menace that robs them of those powers on their 13th birthdays. Read full book review >