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Welcome to JAMESPONTI.COM
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!
MISSION MANHATTAN IS AN INSTANT
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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
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Read an Excerpt
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Today Show 3rd Hour Favorite Children's Books
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