The Explorers Cover

"THE EXPLORERS is a rollicking and clever adventure! Chock full of brilliant plot twists, pitch-perfect humour and non-stop action. Kress has kicked off this series with a bang!"

- Arthur Slade, author of The Hunchback Assignments

Featuring a mysterious society, a secretive past, and a pig in a teeny hat, The Explorers: The Door in the Alley is the first book in a new series for fans of The Name of This Book Is a Secret and The Mysterious Benedict Society. Knock once if you can find it—but only members are allowed inside. 

 This is one of those stories that start with a pig in a teeny hat. It’s not the one you’re thinking about. (This story is way better than that one.) 

This pig-in-a-teeny-hat story starts when a very uninquisitive boy stumbles upon a very mysterious society. After that, there is danger and adventure; there are missing persons, hired thugs, a hidden box, a lost map, and famous explorers; and also a girl on a rescue mission.

The Explorers: The Door in the Alley is the first book in a series that is sure to hit young readers right in the funny bone.


OUT APRIL 25 2017 from Delacorte Random House.

Pre-order your copy of the book here: IndieboundAmazon USA, Amazon Canada, Barnes and Noble, Indigo

Pre-order your copy of the audio book here: Indiebound, Barnes and Noble, Amazon USA



"A boy used to predictability joins forces with a girl who wants to belong in this wildly funny adventure. . .Animals in teeny hats, Wonderland-style logic, and loads of wordplay and sarcasm will keep readers giggling all the way through to the dramatic—and metafictive—cliffhanger. Readers will look forward to the sequel to this dizzying loop-the-loop." - Kirkus (full review here)