New Release Books by Obert Skye

Obert Skye is the author of Leven Thumps and the Whispered Secret (2006), Geeked Out (2019), Bigger, Badder, Nerdier (2019), Magic Required (2020) and other 80 books.

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Leven Thumps and the Whispered Secret

release date: Jan 01, 2006
Leven Thumps and the Whispered Secret
While Leven, Winter, and sidekicks Geth and Clover battle fantastical creatures in Foo, contrary forces in Reality plan to reconstruct the destroyed gateway between the mythical Foo and their own land.

Geeked Out

release date: Feb 05, 2019
Geeked Out
Humor and adventure abound in Book 1 of this post-apocalyptic middle-grade diary fiction odyssey from Obert Skye. Waddle Jr. High has become a dystopian outpost with divided cliques—Pepville, Jockstown, Staffland, and even Geekdom. Society may be in danger but middle school must go on. Enter geeky Tip and all his friends: easy-to-blush Owen, coding master Xennipher, and brilliant, dependable Mindy, who've all had enough of being bullied and decide to take a stand. Together, they form a secret vigilante group: the League of Average Mediocre Entities, better known as LAME. With everything that’s going on in the world, their school could use a few heroes. And what if those heroes were geeked-up superheroes? Get ready. Better yet, get LAME! Geeked Out: A Lame New World is the first in an irrepressible spoof series full of the same clever humor and hilarious cartoon illustrations as the Creature From My Closet series, but for a slightly older middle-grade audience. A Christy Ottaviano Book

Bigger, Badder, Nerdier

release date: Apr 30, 2019
Bigger, Badder, Nerdier
“Dystopia meets Wimpy Kid in this mash-up.”—School Library Journal Obert Skye's Bigger, Badder, Nerdier is the second book in the post-apocalyptic parody Geeked Out series! Otto Waddle Junior High School is worse than ever. Tip and his geeky friends have finally come into their superpowers—well, their mediocre powers—and now have a whole new cast of impersonators to take on. Their foursome is being challenged by a rival group of students who are pawns in Darth Susan’s evil plot against them. If middle school has any chance of survival, Tip and his friends must take their unusual powers to a whole new level and nerd things up big time. Christy Ottaviano Books

Magic Required

release date: Apr 07, 2020
Magic Required
When Ozzy's scientist parents are kidnapped, he responds to a classified ad in the local newspaper and hires a "wizard" named Rin who claims that his magic is real, but Ozzy isn't convinced. In the final book of the Wizard for Hire trilogy, Ozzy and his friend (and Rin's daughter), Sigi, are in danger. They are still being hunted by Ray, the power-mad villain who will stop at nothing to find the formula to the mind-controlling discipline serum--one that Ozzy's parents created and injected into him. Knowing the dangers that lie ahead, Rin introduces Ozzy to four more friends who also claim magical, wizard-like abilities. Again, Ozzy has no reason to believe that magic exists or that Rin's eccentric friends can help. With the injection of the mind-controlling serum, Ozzy is learning to control the minds of animals as well as people. His new powers make him wonder if magic is necessary. Rin says believing is key to seeing the magic all around us, but Ozzy isn't so sure anymore. Rin, Ozzy, and Sigi must act quickly, as the minds and free will of all mankind are in danger of being controlled by whoever controls the serum. The wild ride plays out in a nonstop, nail-biting battle at a popular fantasy convention. In this series finale, Ozzy will find out if his kidnapped parents are still alive, and he'll discover that real friends are like magic: they make the impossible, possible.

Mutant Bunny Island #2: Bad Hare Day

release date: Nov 13, 2018
Mutant Bunny Island #2: Bad Hare Day
The second book in this hilariously inventive trilogy from Obert Skye, author of the bestselling Leven Thumps series, comes with all the spills, chills, and thrills you’d expect—along with zany fully illustrated comic-style chapters to enliven the adventure! When Perry is invited back to Bunny Island for its first-ever Carrot Con, he’s beyond happy to have the chance to reconnect with his favorite uncle, Zeke, and his friends, Juliet and Rain. After stopping Mayor Lapin and his dastardly plan to turn everyone into rabbits, Perry is psyched just to have a normal visit. But then freak microstorms pop up all over the island, ruining his fun before its even begun. Perry is quickly convinced that it isn’t the weather that’s to blame for all the destruction. Perry’s ready to gather his friends to solve another Mutant Bunny-style mystery when Uncle Zeke gets locked up for a crime he didn’t commit. Can Perry and his friends prove Uncle Zeke’s innocence and save Bunny Island a second time around? Perry is going to have to pull off something drastic and heroic to foil this hare-rrificly evil plot. It’s second title in the much-loved series that School Library Journal said would amuse young readers who are looking for "fast-paced books with unlikely, hyperactive heroes, and outlandish adventures.”

Apprentice Needed

release date: Apr 02, 2019
Apprentice Needed
In book one of the series, Ozzy saw the classified ad in his local paper for a "Wizard for Hire" and discovered there was a wizard right in Portland, Oregon. Ozzy was relieved when the wizard, Rin, agreed to help him find his kidnapped scientist parents, though the search was a wild series of close calls the closer they got to the truth. And although Rin had plenty of wise sayings, Ozzy doubted that Rin was an actual wizard. Now, on one dark and windy night, Ozzy steps out of bed, jumps out his window, and walks straight into the ocean. It's as if someone is controlling Ozzy's mind. He's saved by Sigi--Rin's daughter--and Clark, a mechanical robot bird. More than ever, Ozzy could really use the services of Rin, the Wizard for Hire. When a mysterious package arrives in the mail containing a plane ticket and a thumb drive, Ozzy is certain it's from Rin. But when Ozzy, Sigi, and Clark arrive in New York, Rin isn't there. Instead they are met by the man who was the money behind the mind-controlling "discipline serum" created by Ozzy's parents. Ozzy was the final test case and is now the key to discovering the serum's secret. He is a very valuable boy. Once again, he's on the run. As fate would have it, Rin appears just in time. But Rin's goal is more than a rescue mission. He needs an apprentice to cement his status and notoriety in the magical realm of Quarfelt--assuming the place even exists. As Rin's apprentice, Ozzy must complete five tasks to receive the Gift of Wonder. Ozzy is willing to help, but is now really the best time to enter a contest for wizards when something is controlling his mind? Especially when someone is out to destroy the people he loves? In an exciting and magical ending, Ozzy receives information that turns his world upside down, and Rin pulls off his greatest magic trick before disappearing with Clark into the dark water off the coast of Otter Rock. Apprentice Needed is about living to your full potential. It is about the bond between a wizard, his daughter, his new apprentice, and their companion robot bird. It is about finding wonder, accepting heartache, and living with all the possibilities both may bring. It is a story filled with humor and excitement that can shows us the magic in everyday things.

Batneezer

release date: Sep 13, 2016
Batneezer
"A strange combination of Ebenezer Scrooge and Lego Batman helps Rob Burnside save his school"--

Wizard for Hire

release date: Jan 01, 2019

Lost & Found

release date: Mar 01, 2016
Lost & Found
"Charlotte and Tobias make more strange discoveries as they attempt to escape the sinister Witherwood reform school"--

The Lord of the Hat

release date: Oct 06, 2015
The Lord of the Hat
"Rob Burnside is visited by an especially strange closet creature: the CAT IN THE HAT mashed with GOLLUM from The Lord of the Rings"--

Witherwood Reform School

release date: Mar 03, 2015
Witherwood Reform School
After a slight misunderstanding involving a horrible governess, oatmeal, and a jar of tadpoles, siblings Tobias and Charlotte Eggars find themselves abandoned by their father at the gates of a creepy reform school. Evil mysteries are afoot at Witherwood, where the grounds are patrolled by vicious creatures after dark and kids are locked in their rooms. Charlotte and Tobias soon realize that they are in terrible danger—especially because the head of Witherwood has perfected the art of mind control. If only their amnesiac father would recover and remember that he has two missing children. If only Tobias and Charlotte could solve the dark mystery and free the kids at Witherwood—and ultimately save themselves.

Katfish

release date: Sep 02, 2014
Katfish
Rob Burnside's life is in ruins. After his escapades with Pinocula and his resulting outrageous lies, everyone is fed up with him. In this Creature from My Closet book by Obert Skye, Rob needs help. And his science laboratory closet is there to give him a hand. Meet Katfish, a mashup of Katniss from the Hunger Games and the Little Mermaid. This girl is strong as nails and sports a tail. Everyone at Rob's school is excited about an upcoming riff on the Hunger Games created by Principal Smelt: the Fun-ger Games. Rob is less excited because the principal and his mom have roped him into participating. But Katfish is sticking around to help Rob out with girl advice, Fun-ger Games tips, and how to get people to stop hating him. What could go wrong?

Pinocula

release date: Sep 24, 2013
Pinocula
For Rob Burnside, things are going pretty well. His friends are behaving, school isn't too bad, his family's getting along, and Janae, the girl of his dreams, occasionally notices him. Yep, life's okay—until the lying starts. Meet Pinocula, the new creature from Rob's closet. He is a liar and a jokester and is determined to drive Rob crazy. Obert Skye doesn't let his fans down in this hilarious installment in The Creature from My Closet series, which started with Wonkenstein and Potterwookiee.

Wonkenstein

release date: May 21, 2013
Wonkenstein
Twelve-year-old underachiever Rob has better things to do than read. His parents give him lots of books but most of them just end up in the messy pile of junk he keeps locked in his closet that once doubled as a makeshift science laboratory. One day, Rob hears weird sounds coming from behind his closet door and discovers a funny little creature that seems to be a cross between two characters from books he's tried to ignore. He names him Wonkenstein. Keeping track of "Wonk" is hard work. But with help from friends and a little off-the-wall magic, Rob and Wonkenstein's crazy adventures set the stage for great laughs . . . and Rob might even read some good books along the way.

Potterwookiee

release date: Sep 18, 2012
Potterwookiee
The latest creature to emerge from Rob's closet, whom Rob names "Potterwookiee" ("Hairy" for short), is a cross between Chewbacca from Star Wars and Harry Potter, and soon Rob finds himself treading water as he tries to figure out how to care for his mixed-up friend.

Choke

release date: Sep 01, 2011
Choke
Pillage was the first of three books in the fantasy adventure

Leven Thumps and the Ruins of Alder

release date: Aug 31, 2010
Leven Thumps and the Ruins of Alder
Leven discovers that he must travel to the island of Alder to find the answer that will save the realm of Foo from destruction.

Leven Thumps The Complete Series

release date: Aug 21, 2018
Leven Thumps The Complete Series
All five books in the bestselling Leven Thumps series are now available together in a collectible boxed set! Obert Skye brings readers on a magical adventure in the Leven Thumps series. This paperback boxed set includes: Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo Leven Thumps and the Whispered Secret Leven Thumps and the Eyes of Want Leven Thumps and the Wrath of Ezra Leven Thumps and the Ruins of Alder

Leven Thumps 5 Volume Set

release date: Oct 01, 2009
Leven Thumps 5 Volume Set
Foothe place between the possible and the impossible

The Wrath of Ezra

release date: Sep 22, 2009
The Wrath of Ezra
As Leven, Geth, and Winter continue their quest to save Foo from the invading armies of rants, a new threat arrives, the Dearth.

Lost and Found

release date: Jan 01, 2016
Lost and Found
Tobias and Charlotte Eggers are not on vacation. Well, I suppose they are on a vacation from everything they once knew. Locked within the walls of Witherwood, high upon a mysterious mesa, they are still looking for a way out. There are distractions, however. The very ground is shaking, and the creatures that protect the school are revolting. When one of their only friends goes missing it leads to a devastating secret.

The Eyes of the Want

release date: Sep 16, 2008
The Eyes of the Want
Leven is summoned to the abode of the Want, not knowing whether that leader's intentions are to harm or to help Foo, and soon Leven is separated from his good friends as he continues his battle to save that mythical land.

Pillage

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Pillage
Upon his mother's death, fifteen-year-old Beck Phillips is sent to live with an eccentric uncle he had never met in a remote manor house, where he learns that his family suffers from a curse that allows him to make plants grow on command and dragon eggs hatch.

Pillagy

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Pillagy
Orphaned Beck Phillips is sent to live with an eccentric uncle and learns of a family curse that can make dragon eggs hatch, as he and his friends proceed to hatch dragon stones and embark on a series of adventures.
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