Best Selling Books by Dan Gutman

Dan Gutman is the author of My Weird School 4 Books in 1! (2016), Million Dollar Shot, The (new cover) (2006), Houdini and Me (2021), My Weird School Back to School 3-Book Box Set (2019) and other 180 books.

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My Weird School 4 Books in 1!

release date: Jun 07, 2016
My Weird School 4 Books in 1!
With more than 10 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading! Meet the weird, wacky teachers who started it all in this special paper-over-board edition, which includes the first four books in the wildly popular series: Miss Daisy Is Crazy!, Mr. Klutz Is Nuts!, Mrs. Roopy Is Loopy!, and Ms. Hannah Is Bananas! Join A.J. and the Ella Mentry School gang as they face one crazy teacher who can’t add or subtract, another who collects garbage, and a principal who hangs upside down from the flagpole! Could second grade be any weirder? Perfect for reluctant readers and word lovers alike, Dan Gutman’s hugely popular My Weird School series has something for everyone.

Million Dollar Shot, The (new cover)

release date: Aug 29, 2006
Million Dollar Shot, The (new cover)
Eddie Ball believes he can solve his family's financial woes by sinking a million-dollar half-time basket at the NBA finals, but someone wants him to miss and will stop at nothing to keep Eddie from winning.

Houdini and Me

release date: Mar 02, 2021
Houdini and Me
Harry has always admired the famous escape artist Houdini. And when Houdini asks for help in coming back to life, it seems like an amazing chance...or could it be Houdini's greatest trick of all? Eleven-year-old Harry Mancini is NOT Harry Houdini--the famous escape artist who died in 1926. But Harry DOES live in Houdini's old New York City home, and he definitely knows everything there is to know about Houdini's life. What is he supposed to do, then, when someone starts texting him claiming that they're Houdini, communicating from beyond the grave? Respond, of course. It's hard for Harry to believe that Houdini is really contacting him, but this Houdini texts the secrets to all of the escape tricks the dead Houdini used to do. What's more, Houdini's offering Harry a chance to go back in time and experience it for himself. Should Harry ignore what must be a hoax? Or should he give it a try and take Houdini up on this death-defying offer? Dan Gutman is the award-winning author of series including My Weird School, The Genius Files, and the baseball card series, including Honus & Me. He uses his writing powers for good once again in this exciting new middle grade novel. Named a New York State Great Read by the Empire State Center for the Book!

My Weird School Back to School 3-Book Box Set

release date: Jun 18, 2019
My Weird School Back to School 3-Book Box Set
With more than 23 million books sold, bestselling author Dan Gutman's My Weird School series really gets kids reading! Who says that fun has to end when the summer does? From a zookeeper who believes animals are smarter than humans to a museum tour guide who says that dinosaur skeletons come to life at night, A.J. and the gang from Ella Mentry School have had some weird and wacky adventures outside of school too! Now fans can enjoy three hilarious chapter books from the My Weird School series to get them excited to go back to school! This box set includes: Miss Child Has Gone Wild! Ms. Krup Cracks Me Up! My Weird School Special: Back to School, Weird Kids Rule!, which features thirty-two pages of bonus trivia, puzzles, and games Perfect for reluctant readers and word lovers alike, Dan Gutman's hugely popular My Weird School series has something for everyone. Don't miss the hilarious adventures of A.J. and the gang.

My Weird School #15: Mr. Macky Is Wacky!

release date: Oct 06, 2009
My Weird School #15: Mr. Macky Is Wacky!
With more than 30 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading! In this fifteenth book in the My Weird School series, it's Presidents' Day! And Mr. Macky, the reading specialist, actually expects A.J. and his friends to read stuff about the presidents! Not only that, but he lives in a log cabin and thinks he's Abraham Lincoln! Is he for real? Perfect for reluctant readers and word lovers alike, Dan Gutman's hugely popular My Weird School series has something for everyone. Don't miss the hilarious adventures of A.J. and the gang.

The Homework Machine

release date: Oct 27, 2009
The Homework Machine
Doing homework becomes a thing of the past! Meet the D Squad, a foursome of fifth graders at the Grand Canyon School made up of a geek, a class clown, a teacher's pet, and a slacker. They are bound together by one very big secret: the homework machine. Because the machine, code-named Belch, is doing their homework for them, they start spending a lot of time together, attracting a lot of attention. And attention is exactly what you don't want when you are keeping a secret. Before long, things start to get out of control, and Belch becomes much more powerful than they ever imagined. Now the kids are in a race against their own creation, and the loser could end up in jail...or worse!

Gymnastics

release date: Aug 01, 1998
Gymnastics
How did Kerri Strug go from Olympic hopeful to Olympic champion? How does Dominique Moceanu spend a typical day? This thorough, fun-to-read book answers those questions and many more. You'll learn the ins and outs of the equipment and events, find out how scoring is done, read about the history of the sport, and lots more! Dan Gutman's insider look at gymnastics has been fully updated to include the 1996 Olympics and is sure to enthrall aspiring gymnasts and devoted fans alike. "A glossary, a chronology, and an entertaining chapter of gymnastics trivia round out this easily read, timely overview of a popular sport."—Booklist Dan Gutman is the author of many books for children, including Ice Skating, Taking Flight: My Story by Vicky Van Meter, and World Series Classics. He lives in Haddonfield, New Jersey.

Teddy Roosevelt Was a Moose? (Wait! What?)

release date: Mar 29, 2022
Teddy Roosevelt Was a Moose? (Wait! What?)
From the best-selling author of My Weird School: a new entry in the offbeat and engaging biography series that casts fresh light on high-interest historic figures. Did you know that Theodore Roosevelt was shot before a rally, and went on to give his speech with the bullet in his chest? Or that he skinny-dipped in the Potomac River? Bet you didn’t know that he had a zebra, a lion, and a one-legged rooster at the White House! Siblings Paige and Turner have collected some of the most unusual and surprising facts about the larger-than-life president, from his childhood and his Rough Rider days to his rise to politics and his complicated presidential legacy. Narrated by the two spirited siblings and animated by Allison Steinfeld’s upbeat illustrations, Teddy Roosevelt is an authoritative, accessible, and one-of-a-kind biography infused with Dan Gutman’s signature zany sense of humor.

The Kid Who Became President

release date: Jun 01, 2012
The Kid Who Became President
"My fellow Americans, When I was running for President, I said you should vote for me because I didn't know anything about politics . . . or how to raise taxes . . . or how to ruin the economy. I didn't know how to get us into a war. I said you should vote for me because I didn't know anything. Well, that was two months ago, and I'm very proud to say that . . . I still don't know anything. Let's face it: I'm a kid. I'm going to need a lot of help. Here's the deal I offer America: I'll help all of you if you all help me!"

The Talent Show

release date: May 18, 2010
The Talent Show
When their town gets destroyed by a tornado, everyone is pretty depressed. So in order to cheer everyone up and raise some money, the community decides to put on a talent show. Unfortunately, no one in town is particularly talented. But that doesn’t stop everyone from giving it their all! Especially the one star in town. She just might have what it takes—if she can get to the show on time. When another tornado hits, the kids make every effort to put the show on, but there may be more surprises in store! Dan Gutman delivers another hilarious tale about school adventures!

Nightmare at the Book Fair

release date: Jul 29, 2008
Nightmare at the Book Fair
Trip Dinkleman hates to read. Hates, hates, hates it. All he wants to do is play lacrosse. So when the president of the PTA asks Trip to help her out on his way to tryouts, he is not happy. He is even more not happy when a stack of books tumbles onto his head and knocks him out cold. And he is even more not happy when he wakes up and has absolutely no idea where he is. Now all he wants to do is get home. But after encountering a haunted house, aliens, talking animals, and much, much more, he realizes getting home might be just a little bit harder to do than he thought.

Election!

release date: Aug 21, 2012
Election!
A fun, funny, and informative guide to the weird world of American politics How does the president get his job? How do people know who will win an election before everybody’s voted? Do the candidates hate each other? Dan Gutman takes on his strangest subject ever: the American political system. Reaching through history from the days of the founding fathers to today’s voting system, Gutman tackles complex subjects in a clear, easy-to-understand way. Even grown-ups will find something in here that they’ve never learned before. Politics are a crazy game, and with Dan Gutman teaching you the rules, you’re going to have a blast learning how to play.

My Weird School: Teamwork Trouble

release date: Jan 02, 2018
My Weird School: Teamwork Trouble
This is a fun Level Two I Can Read book based on Dan Gutman’s My Weird School series, which has sold more than 12 million books! Join the gang from Ella Mentry School in this hilarious, hijinks-filled sports story as they show young readers why they attend the weirdest—and most fun!—school around. With help from Coach Deen, Ryan wants to form a sports team with A.J. and Andrea, but it's for one of the weirdest sports there is: curling! Will the sweepers be able to get the stones to the house, or will trouble among the teammates end in one weird mess? My Weird School: Teamwork Trouble is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.

My Weird School #6: Mr. Hynde Is Out of His Mind!

release date: Oct 06, 2009
My Weird School #6: Mr. Hynde Is Out of His Mind!
With more than 30 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading! It’s time to jam in this sixth book in the My Weird School series. Thanks to their teacher, Mr. Hynde, music class is awesome! He can rap, break-dance, and even play bongo drums on the principal's shiny, bald head. But then he goes too far when he tries to make A.J. kiss Andrea in the school play. Yuck! Will A.J. survive? Perfect for reluctant readers and word lovers alike, Dan Gutman’s hugely popular My Weird School chapter book series has something for everyone. Don’t miss the hilarious adventures of A.J. and the gang!

The Genius Files #4: From Texas with Love

release date: Jan 28, 2014
The Genius Files #4: From Texas with Love
The most exciting road trip in history continues! In this fourth book in the thrilling, New York Times bestselling adventure series, twelve-year-old twins Coke and Pepsi McDonald discover that everything really is bigger in Texas—including the danger! After their explosive escape at Graceland, twins Coke and Pepsi are ready to resume their trip across America—only now in a convertible instead of the RV. They travel through Arkansas and Oklahoma, visiting weird-but-true tourist stops along the way, and finally end up in Texas, home of the Weird Capital of the Country, Austin. The twins' many enemies—the bowler dudes, Mrs. Higgins, and Dr. Warsaw—all swear that they're done chasing Coke and Pepsi for good. But when the twins start receiving more codes and ciphers from a mysterious robotic voice, they know someone's after them. They just have to figure out who before the mystery villain finds them first. With Dan Gutman’s laugh-out-loud humor and featuring photos and weird-but-true American tourist destinations like the Museum of Weird, The Genius Files is a one-of-a-kind mix of geography and fun. Don't miss the next action-packed book, The Genius Files #5: License to Thrill!

My Weird School Fast Facts: Explorers, Presidents, and Toilets

release date: Jun 20, 2017
My Weird School Fast Facts: Explorers, Presidents, and Toilets
Think fast with A.J. and Andrea from My Weird School! Did you know that the word “independence” never appears in the Declaration of Independence? Did you know that soldiers in World War I collected thousands of glowworms in jars to help them see at night?! Learn more weird-but-true U.S. history facts with A.J. and Andrea from Dan Gutman’s bestselling My Weird School series. This all-new series of nonfiction books features hundreds of hysterical facts, plus lots of photos and illustrations. Whether you're a kid who wants to learn more about our country's history or simply someone who wants to know how many Americans are involved in toilet-related injuries each year, this is the book for you! With more than 30 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading!

My Weird School #16: Ms. Coco Is Loco!

release date: Oct 06, 2009
My Weird School #16: Ms. Coco Is Loco!
With more than 30 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading! In the sixteenth book in the My Weird School series, it's Poetry Month! And Ms. Coco, who runs the gifted and talented program, is poetry crazy! She cries when she sees a sunset! She thinks boys should have feelings! She talks in rhyme! All the time! Will A.J.'s life ever be normal again? Perfect for reluctant readers and word lovers alike, Dan Gutman's hugely popular My Weird School series has something for everyone. Don't miss the hilarious adventures of A.J. and the gang.

My Weird School Graphic Novel: Get a Grip! We're on a Trip!

release date: Jan 04, 2022
My Weird School Graphic Novel: Get a Grip! We're on a Trip!
Graphic novel fans, prepare yourselves for a trip you won’t soon forget! New York Times bestselling author Dan Gutman and veteran illustrator Jim Paillot have brought you a second zany My Weird School graphic novel! A.J. and his friends have the chance to win a trip to Dizzyland—if they can finish 5,000 books first. Dr. Carbles, the evil president of the Board of Education, doesn’t think they can do it. But the Ella Mentry School kids are nothing if not determined! Will they achieve their theme park dreams? Or does Dr. Carbles have other plans for the school? Full of visual gags, fun pop culture references, and hilarious full-color illustrations, this is the weirdest graphic novel in the history of the world! With more than 30 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading!

The Million Dollar Kick

release date: Aug 11, 2008
The Million Dollar Kick
Thirteen-year-old Whisper Nelson, who hates sports, is torn when she gets a chance to win a million dollars by kicking a goal against a local soccer hero, in the companion story to The Million Dollar Shot. Reprint.

My Weirdest School #12: Ms. Hall Is a Goofball!

release date: Oct 16, 2018
My Weirdest School #12: Ms. Hall Is a Goofball!
With more than 30 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading! In this twelfth book in the My Weirdest School series, there’s a new lunch lady at Ella Mentry! Ms. Hall is obsessed with healthy food, and she makes it her mission to get A.J. and the gang to eat more veggies. But they won’t take this sitting down. Can Ms. Hall lure them over to the veggie side? Or will their resistance be a piece of cake? Perfect for reluctant readers and all kids hungry for funny school stories, Dan Gutman’s hugely popular My Weird School chapter book series has something for everyone. Don’t miss the hilarious adventures of A.J. and the gang!

The Dan Gutman Collection

release date: Nov 08, 2016
The Dan Gutman Collection
Four of Dan Gutman’s funniest novels are now available together in a paperback boxed set for the first time! Middle school is hard enough but throw in an out of control machine that does your homework for you, novels that come to life and trap you in their pages, and an extremely bizarre talent show competition, and it can be a real nightmare! This fun four-in-one collection introduces young readers to the world of Dan Gutman, full of humorous hijinks and mayhem filled adventures that make your middle school seem downright normal! This collectible boxed set includes paperback editions of The Homework Machine, Return of the Homework Machine, Nightmare at the Book Fair, and The Talent Show.

Satch & Me

release date: Oct 06, 2009
Satch & Me
"You wanna know who threw the fastest pitch ever?" Many baseball players claim that Satchel Paige was the fastest pitcher in the history of the game. Stosh and his coach, Flip Valentini, are on a mission to find out. With radar gun in tow, they travel back to 1942 and watch Satch pitch to power hitter Josh Gibson in the Negro League World Series. They soon learn that everything about Satch is fast—whether it’s his talking, driving, or getaways. But is he really the fastest pitcher who ever lived? This baseball card adventure is a whirlwind of excitement, drama, and curveballs—starring one of the liveliest athletes in the game!

Ms. Todd Is Odd!

release date: Jun 01, 2006
Ms. Todd Is Odd!
Ms. Todd is subbing, and A.J. and his friends are sure she kidnapped Miss Daisy so she could take over her job. They're going to have to do the detective work to get the goods on her. But it won't be easy! Ms. Todd is the weirdest substitute teacher

My Weird School #8: Ms. LaGrange Is Strange!

release date: Oct 06, 2009
My Weird School #8: Ms. LaGrange Is Strange!
With more than 30 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading! In this eighth book in the My Weird School series, Ms. LaGrange talks funny, and she's from some other country called France! She thinks the vomitorium is a fancy restaurant! Plus she's writing secret messages in the mashed potatoes. Ms. LaGrange is the weirdest lunch lady in the history of the world! Perfect for reluctant readers and word lovers alike, Dan Gutman's hugely popular My Weird School series has something for everyone. Don't miss the hilarious adventures of A.J. and the gang.

Babe & Me

release date: Oct 06, 2009
Babe & Me
With more than 2 million books sold, the Baseball Card Adventures bring the greatest players in history to life! On October 1, 1932, during Game Three of the Chicago Cubs–New York Yankees World Series, Babe Ruth belted a long home run to straightaway centerfield. According to legend, just before he hit, Babe pointed to the bleachers and boldly predicted he would slam the next pitch there. Did he call the shot or didn't he? Witnesses never agreed. Like other baseball fans, twelve-year-old Joe Stoshack wants to know the truth. But unlike other fans, Joe has the astonishing ability to travel through time using baseball cards—and now he’s determined to settle one of baseball's greatest debates. With historical photos and back matter to separate the facts from the fiction, New York Times bestselling author Dan Gutman takes readers on a page-turning trip through baseball’s past.

Jackie Robinson and the Big Game

release date: Jan 01, 2006
Jackie Robinson and the Big Game
Constantly losing every game he plays with his older brother, Mack, a young Jackie Robinson is ready to give up on sports altogether, but when he is invited by Mack to play a game of baseball, young Jackie finds his calling in life and grows to become a world famous and celebrated baseball legend. Simultaneous.

My Weird School #18: Mrs. Yonkers Is Bonkers!

release date: Oct 06, 2009
My Weird School #18: Mrs. Yonkers Is Bonkers!
With more than 30 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading! In the eighteenth book in the My Weird School series, Mrs. Yonkers, the computer teacher, is the nerdiest teacher in the history of the world. She can type with her feet! She buys foam cheeseheads off eBay! She even puts a Webcam on a turtle! Is she trying to take over the planet? Perfect for reluctant readers and word lovers alike, Dan Gutman's hugely popular My Weird School series has something for everyone. Don't miss the hilarious adventures of A.J. and the gang.

My Weird School Goes to the Museum

release date: Sep 06, 2016
My Weird School Goes to the Museum
A new series of Level Two I Can Read titles based on Dan Gutman’s My Weird School series, which has sold more than 10 million books! A.J. and Andrea are taking a class trip to the museum! Their museum guide has been warned that one of them might misbehave. But who will it be? Join A.J. and Andrea from Ella Mentry School on this hilarious field trip as they show young readers why they attend the weirdest—and most fun!—school around. My Weird School Goes to the Museum is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.

My Weirdest School #11: Mr. Will Needs to Chill!

release date: Jun 19, 2018
My Weirdest School #11: Mr. Will Needs to Chill!
With more than 30 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading! In this eleventh book in the My Weirdest School series, local ice-cream man Mr. Will is bringing delicious treats to Ella Mentry School! But Dr. Carbles has banned desserts forever and will stop at nothing to ensure that no one breaks the rules. Will A.J. and the gang ever get to enjoy the sweet taste of a push-up pop again?! Perfect for reluctant readers and all kids hungry for funny school stories, Dan Gutman’s hugely popular My Weird School chapter book series has something for everyone. Don’t miss the hilarious adventures of A.J. and the gang!

My Weird School Daze #5: Officer Spence Makes No Sense!

release date: Apr 21, 2009
My Weird School Daze #5: Officer Spence Makes No Sense!
With more than 30 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading! In the fifth book in the My Weird School Daze series, the weirdness never stops! The security guard at Ella Mentry School has gone off the deep end! Somebody is stealing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches from the vomitorium, and Officer Spence is on the case. He's arresting everybody in sight! Somebody is going to go to jail! Who is it? You'll have to read the book to find out. Perfect for reluctant readers and word lovers alike, Dan Gutman's hugely popular My Weird School series has something for everyone. Don't miss the hilarious adventures of A.J. and the gang.

My Weird School #12: Ms. Todd Is Odd!

release date: Oct 06, 2009
My Weird School #12: Ms. Todd Is Odd!
With more than 30 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading! In this twelfth book in the My Weird School series, Ms. Todd is subbing, and A.J. and his friends are sure she kidnapped Miss Daisy so she could take over her job. They’re going to have to do the detective work to get the goods on her. But it won’t be easy! Ms. Todd is the weirdest substitute teacher in the history of the world! Perfect for reluctant readers and word lovers alike, Dan Gutman's hugely popular My Weird School series has something for everyone. Don't miss the hilariosu adventures of A.J. and the gang.

We're Red, Weird, and Blue! What Can We Do?

release date: Jan 07, 2020
We're Red, Weird, and Blue! What Can We Do?
In honor of Presidents' Day, A.J. and Andrea are going to represent Ella Mentry in the ultimate Presidents' Day Challenge against Dirk School. The winning school will get bragging rights, a free trip to an amusement park, and one top secret prize. Th

Rappy Goes to the Library

release date: Apr 04, 2017
Rappy Goes to the Library
When Rappy the Raptor’s class goes to the library, it’s all Rappy can do not to be noisy. Can he keep his rapping quiet, or will he start a book riot? When students are finding the library a bore, quick-thinking Rappy uses his rhyming skills to save the day! Beginning readers will love to rap along as Rappy learns what a fun place the library can be. This rhyming Level Two I Can Read is perfect for for kids who read on their own but still need a little help. Take a look at all these books! Books that are fiction! Books that are facts! Books that help you to relax!

Funny Boy Meets the Airsick Alien from Andromeda

release date: Dec 04, 2012
Funny Boy Meets the Airsick Alien from Andromeda
The funniest alien in the universe lands on the galaxy’s weirdest planet: Earth On the planet Crouton, kids never have to straighten their rooms or make their own beds. That’s because their rooms aren’t crooked, and when they need beds, they just buy them. It’s a pretty neat place. But when Funny Boy—a Croutonian smart-aleck with the galaxy’s best sense of humor—shoots his brother with a spitball, his parents strap him into a spaceship and blast him to Earth. Things get strange from the minute his spaceship crash-lands in the underwear factory. A planet-gobbling alien is about to attack his new home, and Funny Boy doesn’t have any weapons besides a talking dog and a razor-sharp wit. But there is good news: Something about Earth’s atmosphere has made Funny Boy even funnier. His job is to crack the jokes, but he needs somebody to turn the pages. So get to it! Earth won’t save itself! This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dan Gutman including rare images from the author’s personal collection. Funny Boy Meets the Airsick Alien from Andromeda is the 1st book in Funny Boy, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

The Christmas Genie

release date: Oct 06, 2009
The Christmas Genie
It’s the last day of school before Christmas vacation and Alex, Chase, and the rest of Mrs. Walter’s fifth-grade class couldn’t wish more for the final bell to ring. But the day takes a crazy turn when a mysterious meteorite crashes through the classroom window—and a genie pops out! Bob, as he’s called, is willing to grant only one wish for the class to share, and if they can’t agree on something before the bell rings in an hour, they’ll get nothing at all. What follows is a debate that is at turns thought-provoking and hilarious—and at all times irresistible.

Willie & Me

release date: Mar 03, 2015
Willie & Me
With more than 1.5 million books sold, the Baseball Card Adventures series brings the greatest players in history to life. Featuring black-and-white photographs and stats throughout, plus back matter separating fact from fiction, Willie & Me is the perfect mix of history and action for every young baseball fan. Stosh thought he was finished traveling back in time. But then Ralph Branca shows up in his room one night, begging for Stosh's help. In 1951, Branca pitched a ball to Bobby Thomson that would become the "Shot Heard Round the World," a home run that won the National League pennant for the New York Giants and changed the lives of Branca and Thomson forever. Branca says the Giants were cheating, and he needs Stosh to use his power with baseball cards to go back in time and set things right. Stosh is determined to help, but he quickly learns that you can't change just one little thing in history. If he erases the "Shot Heard Round the World," he may forever alter the life of a young rookie named Willie Mays. With wisdom from all the players he has helped before—plus the surprise return of some familiar faces—Stosh uses his power to travel in time using baseball cards one last time in a fabulous finale to the adventure of a lifetime. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in the English Language Arts

Funny Boy Meets the Dumbbell Dentist from Deimos (with Dangerous Dental Decay)

release date: Dec 04, 2012
Funny Boy Meets the Dumbbell Dentist from Deimos (with Dangerous Dental Decay)
Funny Boy faces his biggest threat yet—a plaque attack! Funny Boy’s super-powered sense of humor has saved the world from airsick aliens, bubble-brained barbers, and a chain of chitchatting cheeses. It’s even won him the love of his life: Tupper Camembert. But this riddle-flinging superhero’s work is far from over. When the president of the United States is summoned for a cleaning with Dr. Denny the dentist, he knows something is wrong—he doesn’t even have an appointment! This is a job for Funny Boy, who must once again use every joke in his arsenal to destroy the evil dentist villain and his hygienist henchmen. But does Funny Boy know enough dentist jokes to save the planet from an invasion of plaque? This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dan Gutman including rare images from the author’s personal collection. Funny Boy Meets the Dumbbell Dentist from Deimos (with Dangerous Dental Decay) is the 4th book in Funny Boy, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

The Funny Boy Adventures

release date: Nov 18, 2013
The Funny Boy Adventures
A special four-in-one edition of Dan Gutman’s hilarious and delightful Funny Boy series In Funny Boy Meets the Airsick Alien from Andromeda, Funny Boy—a smart-aleck from the planet Crouton with the galaxy’s best sense of humor—shoots his brother with a spitball, and his parents strap him into a spaceship and blast him to Earth. Things get strange right away. A planet-gobbling alien is about to attack his new home, and Funny Boy doesn’t have any weapons besides a talking dog and a razor-sharp wit. In Funny Boy Versus the Bubble-Brained Barbers from the Big Bang, Funny Boy, just like Superman, has mastered the powers he gained when he landed on Earth. He’s not super strong or super fast, but his super sense of humor lets him crack jokes faster than a speeding bullet. Now he must face the least hilarious thing in the universe: the first day of school. As he tries to fit in among his human peers, Funny Boy learns that three intergalactic barbers have come to steal every strand of hair on Earth. He’ll have to dust off his freshest material to stop them, because everybody knows there’s nothing funny about a bad haircut. In Funny Boy Takes on the Chit-Chatting Cheeses from Chattanooga, the nation’s cattle have gotten too smart for their own good. Tired of letting humans steal their milk, American cows have gone on strike. This is trouble for anybody who likes cheese. Funny Boy is mourning the cheese shortage when five giant cheeses fall on Wisconsin, and then begin to talk. The cheeses are aliens from the faraway planet Chattanooga, and they have come to stop the shortage. The country’s woe is ended, but something about the aliens’ story stinks worse than month-old Muenster. It will take Funny Boy and his galactic sense of humor to curdle these curds before America starts to spoil. And in Funny Boy Meets the Dumbbell Dentist from Deimos (with Dangerous Dental Decay), Funny Boy’s super-powered sense of humor has won him the love of his life: Tupper Camembert. But this riddle-flinging superhero’s work is far from over. When the president of the United States is summoned for a cleaning with Dr. Denny the dentist, he knows something is wrong—he doesn’t even have an appointment! This is a job for Funny Boy, who must once again use every joke in his arsenal to destroy the evil dentist villain and his hygienist henchmen.

My Weirder School #2: Mr. Harrison Is Embarrassin'

release date: Jun 21, 2011
My Weirder School #2: Mr. Harrison Is Embarrassin'
With more than 30 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading! In this second book in the My Weirder School series, everything seems to be on the fritz, including the teachers! Luckily, Mr. Harrison, the tech guy at Ella Mentry School, can fix anything: computers, phones, pencil sharpeners. He can also build anything, like a solar-powered umbrella! But when the power goes out in the school, everyone is yelling and screaming and freaking out in the dark. Can Mr. Harrison save the day before there’s total chaos? Perfect for reluctant readers and word lovers alike, Dan Gutman’s hugely popular My Weird School series has something for everyone. Don’t miss the hilarious adventures of A.J. and the gang.
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