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David visited NYC to do press for the launch of Day of Doom, the final book in the 39 Clues Cahills vs. Vespers series.  Read more here.

David Baldacci writes latest “39 Clues” book for kids

“It started with a kidnapping,” the book’s official description goes. Sounds like the latest from bestselling thriller writer David Baldacci. It is – but it’s published for eight to 12-year-olds. The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers: Day of Doom is the newest entry in the popular kid’s series and Baldacci doesn’t hesitate to employ the adrenaline and high-stakes, explosive suspense he’s known for in his books for adults. Read more here.

‘39 Clues’ series travels with David Baldacci to Washington for ‘Day of Doom’

David Baldacci’s new book for children, Day of Doom, takes the brother-and-sister team of Amy and Dan Cahill to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Read more here.

Author focus: David Baldacci answers our questions

The UK’s Reading Groups for Everyone – an organization with a mission to get more people reading more – asks best-selling crime author David Baldacci about his reading habits, his love of libraries and his charitable work in America. Read the interview here.

David Baldacci clues kids in to Smithsonian’s treasures

Over 17 years, through 25 novels, David Baldacci has taken his adult readers on a roller-coaster ride of suspenseful stories packed with politicians, assassins and government agents. On March 5, he’s changing gears and taking the kids for a spin, leading a virtual field trip through the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Read more here.

Savannah Book Festival Recap: Closing Ceremony with David Baldacci

Looking at ease in a khaki blazer, best-selling author David Baldacci charmed a rapt audience during his hour-long closing presentation at the Savannah Book Festival Sunday afternoon at the Trustees Theatre. Armed with a variety of stories, some poignant, many humorous, Baldacci provided the perfect coda to another wildly successful Festival and tremendous weekend for readers. Read more here.

Get ready to decode history!

What do you get when you mix David Baldacci, The 39 Clues, and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History? One amazing virtual field trip! Learn more here.

Scholastic Plans ‘39 Clues’ Baldacci Webcast at Smithsonian American History Museum

Scholastic today announced that it plans to offer a free, behind-the-scenes video tour of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, featuring author David Baldacci as a guide. The “Decoding History” virtual field trip, to air on March 5 at 1:00 PM ET/10:00 AM PT, coincides with the release of Baldacci’s new book for young readers, The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers: Day of Doom, the latest title in the bestselling Scholastic series. Read the full article here.

Decoding History with David Baldacci, via Webcast

Scholastic is launching the latest title in its multi-platform series The 39 Clues with some extra multimedia muscle. The publisher is teaming with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and author David Baldacci for a webcast that highlights museum treasures and celebrates the history-mystery elements of the series, as well as the publication of the newest installment, The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers: Day of Doom by Baldacci. Called “Decoding History,” the virtual field trip will air on March 5 at 1 p.m. and will be accessible for free on the Decoding History Web site. Read more here.

David Baldacci to speak at Savannah Book Festival

Don’t expect the typical author’s talk when David Baldacci gives the Savannah Book Festival’s closing address Feb. 17. Read the full article here.