September 19, 2018

Blog Tour: Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond by Max Brailler

Very excited to be a part of the blog tour for The Last Kids on Earth! 

Title: The Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond
Author: Max Brallier
Copy Obtained: From publisher

About the Book
It's the first winter after the Monster Apocalypse. For Jack and his buddies, that means sled catapults, epic snowball battles, and one monstrous Christmas celebration. But their winter wonderland turns dark when a villainess begins hunting them. And this villainess is different--she's a human. 

When the villainess steals Jack's prized monster-slaying tool, the Louisville Slicer, he vows to get it back. But it won't be easy. Jack and his friends soon discover that the Louisville Slicer is the key to a dark plan that threatens the entire world--and beyond . . .

About the Author
Max Brallier ( is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty books and games, including the previous books in The Last Kids on Earth series. He is the creator and writer of Galactic Hot Dogs, an ongoing middle-grade web serial and book series with Aladdin. He writes for licensed properties including Adventure Time, Regular Show, and Uncle Grandpa. Under the pen name Jack Chabert, he is the creator and author of the Eerie Elementary series for Scholastic Books. In the olden days, he worked in the marketing department at St. Martin's Press. Max lives just outside of New York City with his wife and daughter.


Douglas Holgate has been a freelance comic book artist and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia, for more than ten years. He's illustrated books for publishers including HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, Hachette, and Simon & Schuster, and comics for Image, Dynamite, Abrams, and Penguin Random House.

I'm constantly looking for great series to get my students hooked on.  For most middle school students, they need a book with action.  Without action, for a lot of them, they cannot stay with a book.  Here's a book that has it! This is a book series that I know will capture them from the start and pull them all the way through to the end.  I couldn't ask for anything more! This book is a great addition to the series. Plus - I Love Jack!  Great character, but yet a typical kid.  I think I've seen this type of kid several times throughout my teaching career! 

I also love that it has the dystopia angle but without it being too much for this age group.  It's just the right amount.  Plus it has zombies!  I love zombie but books with them for this age group are hard to find.  And when I do find them I know they aren't for every reader because they could be too graphic.  Again this book fills that slot!  

Lastly - this has some nice little humor and references to things kids will recognize.  I love when books do that, but not overdo it.  This book has that!  

Definitely a book/series to add to the media center! 

Check out some other stops on the tour!

September 17 – Gravity Bread  – Tween Review
September 18 – Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – Review
September 19 – The O.W.L. – Review
September 20 – A to Z Book Reviews – Review
September 21 – Pink Polka Dot Books – Listicle  

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