From the Publisher:
"Do you need something? Mac can get it for you. It’s what he does—he and his best friend and business manager, Vince. Their methods might sometimes run afoul of the law—or at least the school code of conduct—but if you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can pay him, Mac is on your side. His office is located in the east wing boys' bathroom, fourth stall from the high window. And business is booming.
Or at least it was until this particular Monday. It starts with a third grader in need of protection. And before this ordeal is over, it’s going to involve a legendary high school crime boss named Staples, an intramural gambling ring, a graffiti ninja, the nine most dangerous bullies in school, and the first Chicago Cubs World Series game in almost seventy years. And that’s just the beginning. Mac and Vince soon realize that the trouble with solving everyone else’s problems is that there’s no one left to solve yours.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets The Sopranos in this laugh-a-minute mystery from an exciting new talent."
Here's what some people had to say about THE FOURTH STALL:
"Here is an original - a story that really gets how guys are pals. It's also a story about sixth grade wiseguys that is funny, mysterious, and true to the heart of what really matters when you are in middle school. Do yourself a favor. Read it. Now." - Jon Scieszka (National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and NYT Best-Selling author)
2012 SCBWI Sid Fleischman Humor Award Winner
Scholastic Book Clubs Bestseller
"Debut novelist Rylander mines a substantial amount of humor and heart from this combination hard-boiled crime novel and middle-grade character piece." - Publishers Weekly
"The Fourth Stall makes good use of non sequitur humor and a healthy dose of schoolyard violence to draw in even the most apprehensive young reader. Once he has the audience captivated, Rylander eloquently weaves in a story of economic class struggle, the pressure it can put on a friendship, and what it can drive a person to do. The result is a robust story rich in action, adventure, humor, and friendship." - VOYA
Spring 2011 Indie Next List selection
"Rylander has created a cast of memorable and varied characters, replete with emotional as well as social lives... An excellent boy book that would do well in a father-son book discussion." - Booklist
Texas Library Association 2012 Lone Star Reading List selection
ND Library Association 2012 Flickertale Award Winner
Kentucky Library Association 2012 Bluegrass Award Nominee
2014 Illinois Reads Selection
"Smart, suspenseful and hilarious... From a bully lineup so funny that language arts teachers will be using it to teach voice and character development, to an ending
as rich in reality as it is steeped in surprise, boys and girls alike will be biting their nails, laughing out loud and begging for the next installment. Fans of Jeff Kinney, Gordon Kormon and Jon Scieszka will find a new hero in Rylander..." - Sioux Falls Argus Leader
"Sometimes middle-school readers just wanna have fun. And Rylander, thankfully, steers well clear of made-for-TV life lessons." - The Cleveland Plain Dealer
"It's actually just as good as any book I've ever read by Clive Cussler or Tom Clancy." - Roger Rylander (the author's grandpa)
"Eh, it's okay, I guess." - Chris Rylander (the author)
Here's where you can purchaseTHE FOURTH STALL:
From IndieBound: http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780061994968
From HarperCollins: http://www.harpercollins.com/books/Fourth-Stall-Chris-Rylander/?isbn=9780061994968
From Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Fourth-Stall-Chris-Rylander/dp/0061994960/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_1
From Barnes & Noble: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/books/e/9780061994968/?itm=1&USRI=the+fourth+stall
From the Publisher:
The life of crime is good. Mac has taken down legendary high school crime boss Staples, business has been booming, and Mac and Vince are getting ready for middle school baseball tryouts. But this can’t last. Mac has always tried to keep his friends close and his enemies closer. But what happens when you can’t tell the difference?
This dilemma walks into the fourth stall in the form of Trixie Von Parkway—an eighth grader with a mean look and an even meaner predicament. The new science teacher is terrorizing her, and she needs Mac to get him off her back. Seems simple enough, but as Mac starts to dig deeper, he finds even more trouble brewing at his school, including a new administrator bent on destroying his business, and indications that Trixie isn’t who she claims to be. In the past, the worst thing that could have happened to Mac was that he might lose a little money, maybe catch a beating. InThe Fourth Stall Part II, though, there’s going to be much more on the line than that.
Here's what some people had to say about THE FOURTH STALL PART II:
"Readers will be flushed with excitement to follow Mac's operations from the fourth stall." - Kirkus
"Fans of the first Fourth Stall will not be disappointed with this second novel." -VOYA
"Rylander writes with hilarious wit, giving Vince spectacularly goofy monologues, and creates delightfulminor characters. Those who enjoyed the first round will enjoy this second installment at least as well." -Booklist
Here's where you can purchaseTHE FOURTH STALL PART II:
From IndieBound: http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780061996306
From HarperCollins: http://www.harpercollins.com/books/Fourth-Stall-Part-Ii-Chris-Rylander/?isbn=9780061996306
From Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Fourth-Stall-Part-II/dp/0061996300/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_1
From Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-fourth-stall-part-ii-chris-rylander/1103167943?ean=9780061996306
From the publisher:
The story of Mac, Vince, and middle-school organized crime comes to its thrilling conclusion in the third book of Chris Rylander’s Fourth Stall saga, a series that combines a Godfather-like tale of crime and betrayal with hilarious school comedy à la Jack Gantos.
Their business is finished, and Mac’s and Vince’s lives have become something they have never been before—simple. None of the fortune or the glory, none of the risk or the threat of juvenile prison. There’s even a new business that has stepped in to take its place (and take the heat off Mac and Vince for once). Things couldn’t be better.
But that was before things at their middle school started to go haywire. Before they found out that there’s a new crime boss at a school another town over trying to consolidate power. And before their old nemesis, Staples, came back to town begging for help after his stint in the clink. Just when Mac and Vince thought they were out, the business pulls them back in. But this time, will they be able to escape with their lives and their permanent records intact?
From the publisher:
From Chris Rylander, author of The Fourth Stall, comes an incredibly funny and clever mash-up of middle-grade school story and spy adventure, in the vein of H.I.V.E. and NERDS.
There are places in the world where heroes are born. There are places where brave men and women fight a never-ending battle against evil in order to keep our country and all other countries safe. There are places where the fate of our planet is being decided, even at this very moment, the consequences of which will echo through history.
None of these places is in North Dakota.
Carson Fender, seventh grader and notorious prankster, knows this. He’s lived in North Dakota for his entire life, going to the same boring school every day, the same boring movie theater every week, the same boring state fair every year. Nothing ever changes, and nothing ever happens. That is, until today. Because today a desperate man hands him a package with a dire set of instructions. And that package is going to lead Carson to discover that there’s a secret government agency operating in his small, quiet North Dakota hometown.
And that this agency needs his help.
Here's what some people had to say about CODENAME ZERO:
"With its high-stakes secret missions, gadgets and underground government agencies, readers in search of a solid middle-grade spy novel will find plenty to enjoy here. Carson is a funny and engaging protagonist, and readers will relate to both his longing for a more interesting life and his angst once he finds it. This is an exciting, zippy read that will leave readers wondering if there’s more to their own hometowns than meets the eye." - Kirkus
"Codename Zero is a creative and exciting twist on the traditional spy novel. Readers will find themselves cheering for Carson as he learns not just how to be Zero, but how to be himself. Filled with great characters and an outstanding, original plot, Codename Zero will jump to the top of every aspiring spy’s reading list!" - BookPage.com
"Carson and his friends are funny and likable, and the pacing of the story is just right. The action steadily builds to a climax that satisfies, yet also whets the appetite for a sequel. Good for reluctant readers, and for any kid who likes tales of action, mischief, and friendship." - School Library Journal
Here's where you can purchase CODENAME ZERO:
From Barnes & Noble