loved Two Truths and a Lie: It’s Alive and Two Truths and a Lie: Histories and Mysteries, so I am so excited to share the third title of the series coming out in June of 2019!

“There’s something reassuring about opening a nonfiction book and knowing that all the stories and people you will read about are real; that everything between those covers is entirely factual. There’s also something exciting about opening a novel and knowing that all the stories and people you will read about inside are imaginary; in that world, there is no limit to the adventures that can take place.

But what if—just go with us for a second here—what if you could blend up a delicious bookshake to combine the very best of both of these elements?

Welcome to Two Truths and a Lie—the book series that tells you to think, not what to think!

Here’s the scoop: Every scintillating, science-packed chapter in this book contains three stories. Two of these stories are 100% true and you can believe them fully. But one of the stories . . . is not. Beware of that story! It might contain true bits, might name actual people or events or explain true concepts. But in every chapter, there will be one story that overall—its main point, direction, or idea—is fake, false, kaput.

The task set before you is simple: Read. Reflect. Research. And then pass judgment on what you have read. Is the story true or false? Fact or fake? Cross your heart or cross your fingers?

Once you think you’ve got it figured out, you can flip on over to the back of the book to check your answers. But don’t peek ahead . . . you wouldn’t want to spoil the fun, would you?

We’re not gonna lie (about this, anyway)—digging up the truth will be a challenge! But isn’t that true of most of the best things in life?

Here we go. . . .”

Two Truths and a Lie: Forces of Nature
Authors: Ammi-Joan Paquette and Laurie Ann Thompson
Expected Publication: June 25th, 2019 by Walden Pond Press

Summary: All about physical science: chemistry, physics, astronomy, meteorology, geology, etc. Full summar coming soon! Check out its Harper Collins page for updates and to preorder!

About the Authors: 

Ammi-Joan Paquette has squeezed past yaks on narrow cliff’s edges, once chased a ball of liquid mercury around the classroom, and always dreams in black-and-white. (Two of these facts are 100% true!) She is the coauthor of the Two Truths and a Lie series and the author of the novels The Train of Lost ThingsRules for GhostingParadox, and Nowhere Girl as well as the Princess Juniper series and many more. She is also the recipient of a PEN/New England Susan P. Bloom Children’s Book Discovery Award honor. Joan lives outside Boston, Massachusetts, where she balances her own writing with her day job as a literary agent. You can visit her online at

Laurie Ann Thompson has fallen out of a moving car on her birthday, once chased a ball of liquid mercury around the living room, and lived in an apartment that was destroyed by Hurricane Andrew. (One of those facts is not entirely true.) She is the coauthor of the Two Truths and a Lie series and author of several award-winning nonfiction books, including the teen how-to Be a Changemaker and Emmanuel’s Dream, a picture book biography of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, which was the recipient of the Schneider Family Book Award and was named an ALA Notable Book and a CCBC Choice, among other accolades. She lives outside Seattle with her family, and you can visit her online at


To get everyone excited for book 3, the authors and Unleashing Readers are giving away copies of the first two books in the series!

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We hope you are excited about this one as I am!
Thank you to Joan and Laurie for sharing the upcoming title and cover–your readers can’t wait!

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10 Responses to Exclusive Cover Reveal and Giveaway!: Two Truths and a Lie: Forces of Nature by Ammi-Joan Paquette and Laurie Ann Thompson

  1. John Smith says:

    We would love to learn all sorts of lies and truths!

  2. Trudi Trueit says:

    I can’t wait for this new one from Ammi-Joan and Laurie! The cover is fantastic. What fun!

  3. Marion Holland says:

    So happy to see this second book in these important series!! Helping young readers to learn to sort through lies and truths is a terrific brain building goal!

  4. Marion Holland says:

    Oops! That’s what happens when keyboarding while excited! Meant to post “So happy to see this second book in this important series!!”

  5. Aaron Cleaveley says:

    These have been great books so far! Thanks for the peek at the third.

  6. Kristen Picone says:

    This cover is FANTASTIC!! So excited for the 3rd book in this series!!

  7. Noreen says:

    I love the first two books and can’t wait for the third!

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  9. Awesome! We’ve been using the Histories and Mysteries one with my fifth graders, and it is SO fascinating to see what jumps out at them and makes them suspicious (and it’s rarely what I’d expect). It’s generated such important conversations too.

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