Max Brallier-Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond

Max Brallier


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.


Last Kids on Earth

Attention Kids on Earth! Max Braillier gives us an early sneak peak at the latest installment in his New York Times bestselling series, The Last Kids on Earth. In The Last Kids on Earth and the Midnight Blade, there is no rest for the weary. After surviving the Monster Apocalypse, Jack and his friends must conquer a new villain and save the world from cosmic destruction.

Interviewer: Laurel Snyder

Laurel Snyder is a poet, essayist, and author of picture books and novels for children, including National Book Award nominee Orphan Island, the Theodore Seuss Giesel Award-winner Charlie and Mouse, The Longest Night, Bigger than a Bread Box, and Seven Stories Up. She is also the editor of the nonfiction anthology Half/Life: Jew-ish tales from Interfaith Homes, a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, a faculty member at Hamline University’s MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, and a commentator for NPR’s All Things Considered. She lives in Atlanta with her family, and can be found online at

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Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond

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…

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