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Welcome to JAMESPONTI.COM

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Hi! My name is James and I write book series for young readers. Welcome to my website. This is where you can find out anything you want to know about City Spies, Framed!, Dead City, and the upcoming Sherlock Society. (What I jokingly call The Pontiverse.) 

I've tried to make the site useful to everyone from students to teachers to adults who just like to read Middle Grade.

 

Look around and you can explore the world of City Spies, download activities for your classroom or library, and see videos of me talking to some of my favorite author friends.

Be Safe and Happy Reading!

James

MISSION MANHATTAN IS AN INSTANT
NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER!

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Big News in Variety

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City Spies on the Today Show

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Siblings Alex and Zoe Sherlock take their last name as inspiration when choosing a summer job. After all, starting a detective agency has to be better than babysitting (boring), lawn mowing (sweaty), or cleaning out the attic (boring and sweaty). Their friends Lina, an avid bookworm, and Yadi, an aspiring cinematographer, join the enterprise, and Alex and Zoe’s retired reporter grandfather offers up his sweet aquamarine Cadillac convertible and storage unit full of cold cases.

The group’s first target is the long-lost treasure supposedly hidden near their hometown Miami. Their investigation into the local doings of famed gangster Al Capone leads them to a remote island in the middle of the Everglades where they find alarming evidence hinting at corporate corruption.

Together with Grandpa’s know-how and the kids’ intelligence—plus some really slick gadgets—can the Sherlock Society root out the conspiracy?

NEW SERIES DEBUTS
9/3/24!

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Read an Excerpt

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Click a Book to Find Out More

NEWS & MEDIA

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Barnes and Noble
Exclusive Edition of The Sherlock Socity

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City Spies Featured in
The Week Junior's
Read Across America

VIDEOS & PODCASTS

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City Spies Buzz Feed Quiz - Which City Spy Are You?

Today Show 3rd Hour Favorite Children's Books

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Good Morning America 3 Summer

Reading Squad Announcement

In Conversation with Kristin Harmel

International Spy Museum Writer's Workshop

with Stuart Gibbs and Beth McMullen

Good Morning America 3 Summer Reading

Squad Book Club Discussion

In Conversation with Carl Hiaasen

The Scientist, the Satellite, and the Spy

Role-Playing Mystery Game with

New York Public Library

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