New Release Books by Dustin Brady

Dustin Brady is the author of Leila and Nugget Mystery (2023), Escape from a Video Game (2021), Trapped in a Video Game: The Complete Series (2020), Trapped in a Video Game (Book 5) (2019) and other 13 books.

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Leila and Nugget Mystery

release date: Mar 07, 2023
Leila and Nugget Mystery
Leila Beal and her little dog, Nugget, are back in this second installment of Leila & Nugget Mysteries. A treasure hunt ensues at Englewood Elementary. There's just one problem--there are no clues! Mr. McGee was the principal of Englewood Elementary in 1947, and the students have just discovered that he created a massive treasure hunt all those years ago... But Mr. McGee disappeared before he could share any of the clues. Seventy years later, Leila and Nugget are ready to crack the case and find that missing treasure. Leila & Nugget Mysteries reward developing readers with nonstop laughs, twists, and--of course--cute pets.

Escape from a Video Game

release date: Apr 20, 2021
Escape from a Video Game
Young gamers control the action in this interactive series from the bestselling author of Trapped in a Video Game. With more than 30 endings and an unlockable bonus adventure, this second book in the series promises hours of screen-free fun. This is one book that will super-power the interest of any "I'd rather be gaming" kid. In this pick-your-path adventure, you join eight strangers inside a video game for a chance to win a million dollars. The challenge is simple: survive to the end, and you're rich. There's just one problem: A traitor is hiding among your group. One-by-one, crew members of the spaceship start disappearing. Can you "suss" out the traitor before it's too late? This whodunnit space adventure is perfect for fans of Among Us.

Trapped in a Video Game: The Complete Series

release date: Apr 01, 2020
Trapped in a Video Game: The Complete Series
Five books in one! With nonstop action, huge plot twists, and tons of humor, this series will quickly have your 7- to 12-year-old video game fan begging for just one more chapter. Getting sucked into a video game is not as much fun as you'd think. Sure, there are jetpacks, hover tanks, and infinite lives, but what happens when the game starts to turn on you? In this best-selling series, 12-year-old Jesse Rigsby finds out just how dangerous video games-and the people making those games - can be. Book One: Trapped in a Video Game Jesse hates video games - and for good reason. You see, a video game character is trying to kill him. After getting sucked into the new game Full Blast with his best friend, Eric, Jesse quickly discovers that he's being followed by a mysterious figure. If he doesn't figure out what's going on fast, he'll be trapped for good! Book Two: The Invisible Invasion Jesse's rescue mission has led him into the world of Go Wild, a Pokemon Go-style mobile game full of hidden danger and invisible monsters. Can Jesse stay alive long enough to sneak into the shady video game company and uncover what they're hiding? Book Three: Robots Revolt The robot villains from Super Bot World 3 have been released into the real world, and it's up to Jesse to get them back. This is Jesse's most dangerous mission yet, because this time, the video game is real. And in the real world, there are no extra lives. Book Four: Return to Doom Island In this retro adventure, Jesse will need to outsmart a superintelligent android, outlast a tireless drone, and outswim an eight-bit shark. If he can somehow pull all that off, Jesse will discover that he hasn't even gotten to the scary part yet. Book Five: The Final Boss Jesse and Eric have 10 minutes to save the world. In those 10 minutes, they're supposed to dive into a massive video game universe, track down an all-powerful madman, and stop his evil plan before it's too late. Sound impossible? It's super impossible. The clock is ticking.

Trapped in a Video Game (Book 5)

release date: Feb 26, 2019
Trapped in a Video Game (Book 5)
Jesse and Eric have ten minutes to save the world. In those ten minutes, they’re supposed to dive into a massive video game universe, track down an all-powerful madman, and stop his evil plan before it’s too late. Sound impossible? It’s super impossible. There will be fire-breathing pterodactyls, angry green giants, and unicorns that shoot lasers out of their hooves. If Jesse and Eric are going to survive long enough to fight the final boss, they’ll need to rely on each other like never before. Do they have what it takes? The clock is ticking.

Escape from a Video Game (book 1)

release date: Sep 01, 2020
Escape from a Video Game (book 1)
Young gamers control the action in this interactive new series from the bestselling author of Trapped in a Video Game. With more than 30 endings and an unlockable bonus adventure, The Secret of Phantom Island promises hours of screen-free fun. Cooper Hawke and the Secret of Phantom Island is the greatest video game nobody has ever played. The treasure-hunting adventure was supposed to set a new standard for gaming. Then, just one month before its release date, it fell off the face of the earth. Now, for the first time, you get a chance to play the mysterious game - from the inside. As you outsmart enemies, solve puzzles, and explore the island's hidden areas, you'll discover that there's more to this game than the world realized. Escape from a Video Game is an innovative pick-your-plot story that promises two adventures for the price of one! The main adventure builds critical thinking skills by rewarding young readers for solving puzzles and making sound choices with non-stop action and huge plot twists. Once readers beat the video game within the book, they'll get a chance to hunt for every possible ending. Finding all the book's endings reveals a code that readers can use to unlock a secret story online. Fans of the best-selling Trapped in a Video Game series, as well as new readers, will quickly come to appreciate the page-turning action to uncover more secrets about the mysterious video game company Bionosoft.

Trapped in a Video Game (Book 4)

release date: Sep 25, 2018
Trapped in a Video Game (Book 4)
Alistair Gregory, the man who figured out how to put people into video games, is not what he seems. Jesse Rigsby is sure of that. Jesse’s sure of something else, too—he’s being watched. To unravel the mystery, Jesse’s going to have to transform himself into a superspy with serious retro-gaming skills. Can he pull it off before the bad guys catch on?

Trapped in a Video Game (Book 3)

release date: Sep 04, 2018
Trapped in a Video Game (Book 3)
The robots are here and they're not happy, at all. After accidentally releasing the robot villains from Super Bot World 3 into the real world, Jesse Rigsby's got to figure out a way to make everything right before anyone gets hurt. He'd usually rely on his friend Eric to help him with this sort of thing, but he's gone missing. To find Eric, Jesse will have to survive rickety mine carts, sewer piranhas, mysterious men in suits and a 100-foot-tall robot named Goliatron. This is Jesse's most dangerous adventure yet because this time the video game is real. And in the real world, there are no extra lives.

Robots Revolt

release date: Sep 04, 2018
Robots Revolt
The robots are here and they're not happy, at all. After accidentally releasing the robot villains from Super Bot World 3 into the real world, Jesse Rigsby's got to figure out a way to make everything right before anyone gets hurt.

Trapped in a Video Game (Book 2)

release date: Apr 24, 2018
Trapped in a Video Game (Book 2)
After Full Blast, Jesse Rigsby and his friend Eric has sworn off video games. But when Jesse is offered the chance to save his friend Mark, of course he says, "Yes." Problem is, Jesse is invisible now, sucked into the world of Go Wild A Pokemon Go-style mobile game. To reach Mark, Jesse's going to have to shake the Bigfoot chasing him through the school library, survive the velociraptor in the bathroom, and battle the ginormous flame-throwing bat in the cafeteria. Can Jesse stay alive long enough to solve the mystery of what happened to Mark?

Return to Doom Island

release date: Sep 25, 2018
Return to Doom Island
Alistair Gregory, the man who figured out how to put people into video games, is not what he seems. Jesse Rigsby is sure of that. Jesse's sure of something else, too--he's being watched. To unravel the mystery, Jesse's going to have to transform himse

The Final Boss

release date: Feb 26, 2019
The Final Boss
Jesse and Eric have ten minutes to save the world. In those ten minutes, they're supposed to dive into a massive video game universe, track down an all-powerful madman, and stop his evil plan before it's too late. Sound impossible? It's super impossi

Superhero for a Day

release date: Aug 25, 2016
Superhero for a Day
Yesterday, Jared Foreman was a normal sixth grader. Today he's already been kidnapped from school by Channel 5 News and interrogated by a weird scientist with a giant tree hand - and it's not even noon. Can Jared use his newfound superpower to save the day before time runs out? Superhero for a Day: The Magic Magic Eight Ball is the latest book from Dustin Brady, author of the popular Trapped in a Video Game series for boys. Like that series, Superhero for a Day is a funny thriller for kids age 9-12 who hate reading but love a good story.

The Case with No Clues

release date: Jul 12, 2017
The Case with No Clues
"In 1947, Englewood Elementary principal Mr. McGee created a massive treasure hunt for his students. There was just one problem -- he disappeared before he could give the first clue. Seventy years later, third-grader Leila Beal is back on the case. Can she and her dog, Nugget, dig up enough old clues to find the mysterious treasure before it's gone for good?"--Page 4 of cover.

Who Stole Mr. T?

release date: Mar 24, 2017
Who Stole Mr. T?
For fans of Nancy Drew and Nate the Great, Who Stole Mr. T? introduces a new brand detective duo - Leila and Nugget! Third-grader Leila Beal and her dog, Nugget, are all set to enjoy their snow day - that is until a neighborhood pet goes missing. Now they've got to solve the mystery before the turtlenapper strikes again. Could it be Weirdy Beardy, the construction worker? Maybe it's the crabby, old neighbor lady. Or maybe, just maybe, it was an inside job. Who Stole Mr. T? will keep young readers guessing until the last page. Leila and Nugget Mysteries are funny, action-packed chapter books that get even reluctant readers to beg for one more chapter before bed. They're perfect for 6- to 10-year-old girls who love spunky heroes, cute dogs and exciting mysteries.

The Invisible Invasion

release date: Apr 24, 2018
The Invisible Invasion
Jesse Rigsby is on a mission to save his friend Mark, but first he's got to shake the Bigfoot chasing him through the school library. And then there's the velociraptor in the bathroom. Oh yeah, and don't forget the ginormous flame-throwing bat in the

Bark at the Park

release date: Dec 05, 2017
Bark at the Park
This year's Bark at the Park event at the Middleburg Red Dogs baseball stadium could not have gotten off to a worse start. The first pitch hasn't even been thrown yet, and there's already been a furry intruder, a dog stampede and a kidnapped mascot. Now it's up to Leila and Kait, along with their dogs Nugget and Baxter, to rescue Red Dogs' mascot and save Bark at the Park. It's a race to solve the mystery before the final out!

Leila and Nugget Mystery Collection #1

release date: Dec 05, 2017
Leila and Nugget Mystery Collection #1
Got a kidnapped pet? A missing mascot? How about a 70-year-old treasure hunt? Third-grader Leila Beal and her dog, Nugget, are on the case! This collection of three chapter book mysteries will keep young readers giggling and guessing way past bedtime.
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