“The Last Kids On Earth” Blog Book Tour & Giveaway

School is back in session throughout the country, and reading is so important. Finding interesting books that your child wants to read, will really help, if you have to battle with them to read for 20 or 30 minutes a day.

My boys love books that draw them in and capture their interest with an exciting and engaging story. The Last Kids on Earth series does just that! Described as Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets The Walking Dead these very funny post-apocalyptic graphic novels are perfect for middle-grade readers.

This is a four book series to date and it all starts with Book 1; The Last Kids on Earth.

Ever since the monster apocalypse hit town, average thirteen year old Jack Sullivan has been living in his tree house, which he’s armed to the teeth with catapults and a moat, not to mention video games and an endless supply of Oreos and Mountain Dew scavenged from abandoned stores. But Jack alone is no match for the hordes of Zombies and Winged Wretches and Vine Thingies, and especially not for the eerily intelligent monster known only as Blarg. So Jack builds a team: his dorky best friend, Quint; the reformed middle school bully, Dirk; Jack’s loyal pet monster, Rover; and Jack’s crush, June. With their help, Jack is going to slay Blarg, achieve the ultimate Feat of Apocalyptic Success, and be average no longer! Can he do it?

Told in a mixture of text and black-and-white illustration, this is the perfect book for any kid who’s ever dreamed of starring in his or her own comic book or video game. And then grab the rest of the series, now a New York Times bestseller!

The zombies are disappearing. This might seem like a good thing, since zombies eat your brains, but normal human kid Jack Sullivan is suspicious. He keeps hearing an eerie shrieking noise that seems to be almost summoning the zombies—but to where, and for what (probably) foul purpose?

Jack, his three best friends (maybe the only people left on Earth), and their pet monster Rover need to get to the bottom of this. Along the way they encounter a lot more than they bargained for, including a giant Wormungulous, a pizza parlor monster hangout, an ancient evil who destroys worlds, and a stereo system that is totally the bomb. Can Jack figure out why the zombies are vanishing . . . before he and his friends are next?

Kids will be excited to get their hands on Book 3; The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare King.  

Life after the zombie apocalypse is pretty good for 13-year-old Jack Sullivan: he lives in a mind-clobberingly cool tree fort with his best friends, speeds through town playing Real-Life Mario Kart, has a crew of monster buddies, battles zombies on the regular, and generally treats life-like it’s a video game!

But then Jack’s friends make a startling discovery: they may not be the last kids on earth, after all. This is great news for everyone… except Jack. Once they’ve found other humans, his friends won’t stick around for long! Jack’s only hope for keeping things the way they are is to prove that everything here is perfect, life is crazy fun, and nothing else could be any better.

One problem: it’s hard convincing his friends that everything is great when they’re being hunted by a monstrous Nightmare King and an ancient evil who won’t rest until Earth has been devoured. Crud! Maybe life after the monster apocalypse is more complicated than Jack thought…

The last book in the series (so far), is Book 4The Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond
The newest installment in this New York Times bestselling series introduces new monsters, new bad guys, and tons of new laughs!

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…

 You  can watch a video trailer for the series below:

About The Author:

Max Brallier (maxbrallier.com) 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 TimeRegular 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.

ILLUSTRATOR BIO:

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.

Giveaway

Penguin Random House is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings! One lucky blog reader will win Book 1 and Book 4 of The Last Kids on Earth Series! Thank you to Penguin Random House for the review books and for sponsoring this great giveaway on Mommy Ramblings! Open to US residents.

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32 Comments

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32 Responses to “The Last Kids On Earth” Blog Book Tour & Giveaway

  1. Derek Miller

    The llama llama series is amazing!

  2. Jenny Q.

    Otis by Loren Long looks like a cute book for my nephew. My son would really love these Last kids on Earth series.

  3. Denise M

    The new I Am Neil Armstrong- we are big fans of this series

  4. Marilyn Nawara

    Corduroy 40th Anniversary would be my choice. This book was my son’s favorite

  5. Donna Clifford

    No Boring Stories

  6. Nickie

    How to eat pizza looks fun

  7. beth

    I like I am Neil Armstrong.

  8. Antoinette M

    The girl who sailed the stars

  9. valerie theberge

    How to Eat Pizza By Jon Burgerman – We love pizza at home 🙂

  10. Samantha Cornelius

    No Boring Stories!
    Julie Falatko

  11. Karley Moore

    I would love to have Skippyjon Jones for my niece.

  12. bill norris

    Amor
    By Matt de la Peña
    On Tour

    Illustrated by Loren Long

  13. Leela

    I am Neil Armstrong.

  14. Ken C

    Llama Llama Red Pajama

  15. Jeremy McLaughlin

    No boring stories.

  16. Tiffany Schmidt

    I love that it had books for a wide age range!

  17. Nicole C

    I like Beyond the Bright Sea By LAUREN WOLK.

  18. Heather!

    I want to read *Kens*!

  19. Angela Moeller

    Madeline

  20. Diary of wimpy kis is one of the funny book of this series written by jeff kinney.

  21. susan smoaks

    i would love to get i am neil armstrong it looks like a cute book

  22. jessica noah

    id be interestedin the ladybug girl books for my niece. i think she would love them

  23. Ed

    “True Colors”!

  24. Jennifer H.

    Friends Forever Derek Anderson

  25. Christina Gould

    Another book I like is I am Sonia Sotomayor. Thanks for the giveaway!

  26. JAMIE MARTIN

    True Colors

  27. Leah Shumack

    How to Eat Pizza looks good to us!

  28. DanV

    I also like Madeline

  29. Philip Lawrence

    I also like the book “Friends Forever”.

  30. Cassandra D

    Little Owl’s Snow

  31. Sand

    My littles would love to read I am Sonia Sotomayor by
    Brad Meltzer.

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