New Release Books by Tom Angleberger

Tom Angleberger is the author of Two-Headed Chicken (2022), Hope Wins (2022), DJ Funkyfoot: The Show Must Go Oink (DJ Funkyfoot #3) (2022), DJ Funkyfoot: Give Cheese a Chance (DJ Funkyfoot #2) (2021) and other 102 books.

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Two-Headed Chicken

release date: Sep 06, 2022
Two-Headed Chicken
In a hilarious, absurdist romp by New York Times best-selling creator Tom Angleberger, a two-headed chicken races across the multiverse to escape a hungry moose. Anything is possible in the multiverse, including a madcap adventure starring a plucky two-headed chicken. But look out—there’s a chicken-hungry moose in pursuit! In this fourth wall–breaking graphic novel, our double-headed hero is chased through dozens of bizarre universes, from an ocean planet with a disturbing mermoose (that you can never unsee) to a world where chickens drive cars, and even to a land covered with . . . pizza sauce? With each BZOOP! of the universe-hopping Astrocap, the only thing to expect is the unexpected. Packed with jokes, quizzes, and games, the two-headed chicken’s wacky escapades will remind readers of such favorites as Dog Man and CatStronauts. Absurdist superstar Tom Angleberger makes his original graphic novel debut with this lightning-fast caper that will have readers laughing out loud and eager for each new page.

Hope Wins

release date: May 10, 2022
Hope Wins
In a collection of personal stories and essays, award-winning and bestselling artists from Matt de la Peña and Veera Hiranandani to Max Brallier and R.L. Stine write about how hope always wins, even in the darkest of times. Where does hope live? In your family? In your community? In your school? In your heart? From a family restaurant to a hot-dog shaped car, from an empty road on a moonlight night to a classroom holiday celebration, this anthology of personal stories from award-winning and bestselling authors, shows that hope can live everywhere, even—or especially—during the darkest of times. No matter what happens: Hope wins. Contributors include: Tom Angleberger, James Bird, Max Brallier, Julie Buxbaum, Pablo Cartaya, J.C. Cervantes, Soman Chainani, Matt de la Peña, Stuart Gibbs, Adam Gidwitz, Karina Yan Glaser, Veera Hiranandani, Hena Khan, Gordon Korman, Janae Marks, Sarah Mlynowski, Rex Ogle, James Ponti, Pam Muñoz Ryan, Ronald L.Smith, Christina Soontornvat, and R.L. Stine.

DJ Funkyfoot: The Show Must Go Oink (DJ Funkyfoot #3)

release date: Mar 15, 2022
DJ Funkyfoot: The Show Must Go Oink (DJ Funkyfoot #3)
A spin-off chapter book series in the world of the Flytrap Files, from New York Times bestselling author Tom Angleberger! The latest wacky adventure of DJ Funkyfoot, a Chihuahua who just wants to buttle! In this newest adventure, DJ Funkyfoot finally gets the job of his dreams: as a butler for a very fancy opera star. But as the singing pig''s demands get more absurd, so do the disasters. Robbery! Wrecks! Romance! And even . . . rapping?

DJ Funkyfoot: Give Cheese a Chance (DJ Funkyfoot #2)

release date: Sep 07, 2021
DJ Funkyfoot: Give Cheese a Chance (DJ Funkyfoot #2)
A spin-off chapter book series in the world of the Flytrap Files, from New York Times bestselling author Tom Angleberger! After working as a nanny for the power hungry ShrubBaby (a deceivingly adorable baby shrub), DJ Funkyfoot—a chihuahua who dreams of being a butler—has finally landed his dream job. A real actual butler gig! He’s been hired to butle for President Horse on the day that the president needs to sign a peace treaty with the Queen of Wingland. But the president doesn’t feel like it. All he wants to do is kick back, relax, and play some mini-golf. It’s up to DJ Funkyfoot to get the president through his mini-golf game quickly so he can get the treaty signed on time to stop the war and save the day! The books will take place in the same world as Inspector Flytrap and Didi Dodo but do not require knowledge of the world.

Disney's Doorways to Danger

release date: Jul 07, 2021
Disney's Doorways to Danger
From the bestselling author of The Strange Case of Origami Yoda comes an original graphic novel adventure featuring all of your favorite Disney characters! Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Uncle Scrooge, and all their friends are contestants on a reality TV game show called Doorways to Danger! As they scramble to be the first to collect the magical keys that lead them to their prizes, their grinning game show host might have plans of his own! And what are Pete and Trudy up to?!

DJ Funkyfoot: Butler for Hire! (DJ Funkyfoot #1)

release date: Mar 30, 2021
DJ Funkyfoot: Butler for Hire! (DJ Funkyfoot #1)
The start of a spin-off chapter book series in the world of the Flytrap Files, from New York Times bestselling author Tom Angleberger—now in paperback! You’d think from his name that DJ Funkyfoot was a rad hip-hop star, but that’s just the name his parents gave him. DJ Funkyfoot is actually a dog who’s always dreamed of being a butler! He’s the butler-iest butler to have ever buttled, but finding a butler gig is hard these days! So DJ Funkyfoot takes on a job that’s ALMOST like being a butler . . . He becomes a nanny for a baby—and not just any baby: SHRUBBABY, an adorable baby shrub. ShrubBaby may seem cute and cuddly, but she’s got a taste for chaos, thrills, fertilizer, and fame! While a nanny might say “no” to this baby’s whims, a good butler says “yes.” So DJ Funkyfoot says “yes” to every single thing ShrubBaby wants to do. When adventure calls, ShrubBaby says, “Let''s go!” and DJ Funkyfoot says, “Very good, m’lady, I’ll fetch your stroller.” The books will take place in the same world as Inspector Flytrap and Didi Dodo but do not require knowledge of the world.

Slime for Dinner (Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel #2)

release date: Feb 02, 2021
Slime for Dinner (Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel #2)
Praise for Slime for Dinner:"Fresh, funny, and fast-paced. The free-style artwork and anything-goes story will make kids want to write and draw their own books!" -Dav Pilkey Geronimo and his friends visit Creepella''s castle for a dinner and a mystery!

The Sewer Rat Stink: A Graphic Novel (Geronimo Stilton #1)

release date: May 05, 2020
The Sewer Rat Stink: A Graphic Novel (Geronimo Stilton #1)
Praise for The Sewer Rat Stink:"Fresh, funny, and fast-paced. The free-style artwork and anything-goes story will make kids want to write and draw their own books!" -Dav PilkeyThis is Geronimo Stilton like you''ve never seen him before! A stinky smell is taking over New Mouse City! No mouse can live like this! Geronimo and his best friend Hercule, the private detective, head underground into the sewer world of Mouse Island to investigate. Can they save the city from the stench?This is all-new Geronimo Stilton as interpreted by author, artist, and longtime fan Tom Angleberger. Tom is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author.

Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Double-O Dodo (Didi Dodo, Future Spy #3)

release date: Mar 10, 2020
Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Double-O Dodo (Didi Dodo, Future Spy #3)
Don’t miss the thrilling final adventure of Didi and Koko Dodo in this next chapter book in the Flytrap Files universe, from New York Times bestselling author Tom Angleberger Meet Didi Dodo. She''s a spy who''s ready to skate to the rescue. Meet Koko Dodo. He''s a baker who just wants to make cookies. Meet the Queen. She''s a duck and Koko''s trusty assistant. When Koko Dodo comes into his Cookie Shop, he finds that the Queen has been kidnapped—or . . . ducknapped! Over a frantic phone call, she tells Koko that she''s been taken by a human, which is preposterous. Everyone knows that humans aren''t real! Didi Dodo is on the case and has a plan: Go undercover at the Humanland amusement park to find the Queen and save the day! Read all the hilarious chapter books set in the Flytrap Files universe! Inspector Flytrap (#1) Inspector Flytrap in The President’s Mane Is Missing (#2) Inspector Flytrap in The Goat Who Chewed Too Much (#3) Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Recipe for Disaster (#1) Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Robo-Dodo Rumble (#2) Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Double-O Dodo (#3) DJ Funkyfoot: Butler for Hire! (#1)

Inspector Flytrap (Book #1)

release date: Mar 26, 2019
Inspector Flytrap (Book #1)
Read Along or Enhanced eBook: From husband-and-wife team Tom Angleberger, creator of the New York Times bestselling Origami Yoda series, and Cece Bell, author/illustrator of the Newbery Honor graphic novel El Deafo, comes the start to a funny and clever illustrated chapter-book series about a mystery-solving Venus flytrap. With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, this early-chapter-book series is a must for beginning readers. Inspector Flytrap in the Da Vinci Cold introduces kids to the humorous and wacky world of Inspector Flytrap’s Detective Agency, home to the world-renowned solver of BIG DEAL mysteries. The plant detective works tirelessly with his assistant Nina the Goat on his community’s unsolved cases. There’s no case too big, but there are definitely cases too small for this endearingly self-important plant detective. Celebrating the disabled yet enabled, the character of Inspector Flytrap is wheeled everywhere (on a skateboard, of course) by his goat sidekick as this mystery-solving duo works on cases such as “The Big Deal Mystery of the Stinky Cookies” and “The Big Deal Mystery of the Missing Rose.” On his first caper, Inspector Flytrap heads to the Art Museum’s Secret Lab to discover what important message lies in a mysterious glob on a recently discovered Da Vinci flower painting. The ingenious solution: Da Vinci was allergic to flowers, and the glob is, er, evidence of that ancient sneeze. Combining wacky humor and a silly cast of characters with adventure, friendship, and mystery, the powerhouse team of Tom Angleberger and Cece Bell have created a uniquely engaging series that is perfect for newly independent readers and fans of Ricky Ricotta, Captain Underpants, and the Galaxy Zack series. Also included in these books are some graphic novel–style pages that will attract reluctant readers.

Inspector Flytrap in The President's Mane Is Missing (Book #2)

release date: Mar 26, 2019
Inspector Flytrap in The President's Mane Is Missing (Book #2)
Read Along or Enhanced eBook: Welcome to Inspector Flytrap’s Detective Agency, home to the world-renowned solver of BIG DEAL mysteries. Inspector Flytrap, a Venus flytrap, works tirelessly with his assistant Nina the Goat, a goat, on his community’s unsolved cases. There’s no case too big, but there are definitely cases too small for this endearingly self-important plant detective. In book two, Inspector Flytrap and Nina the Goat return in a set of mysteries involving the president of the United States and a very large horse statue that mysteriously attracts a threat from outer space. This wacky, illustrated early-chapter-book series combines the masterful humor of Tom Angleberger with the critically acclaimed art of his wife, author-illustrator Cece Bell.

Bach to the Rescue!!!

release date: Mar 19, 2019
Bach to the Rescue!!!
Every famous piece of art has an origin story—even Bach’s Goldberg Variations! When the richest dude in town can’t sleep, he hires a much-less-rich dude named Johann Gottlieb Goldberg to play him lullabies on the harpsichord. Goldberg does an OK job, but as the Rich Dude hollers for Goldberg each night, he wakes up the whole town in the process. As the town gets sleepier and sleepier and grumpier and grumpier, Goldberg worries he may be out of a job soon. But then, the one and only Bach enters the scene with a series of lullabies composed specifically for the Rich Dude. And, thus, the Goldberg Variations are born! This zany, nontraditional nonfiction picture book comes from the inimitable Tom Angleberger, author of the bestselling Origami Yoda series.

Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Recipe for Disaster (Didi Dodo, Future Spy #1)

release date: Mar 19, 2019
Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Recipe for Disaster (Didi Dodo, Future Spy #1)
A hilarious early chapter book series set in the Flytrap Files universe from New York Times bestselling author Tom Angleberger! Meet Didi Dodo. She''s a dodo and a spy. Or she will be, once she''s hired! Meet Koko Dodo. He''s a dodo and a baker. He gives Didi Dodo her first case! Someone has stolen Koko Dodo''s Super Secret Fudge Sauce for the Royal Cookie Contest! But don''t worry. Didi Dodo has a daring plan to catch the culprit. Read all the hilarious chapter books set in the Flytrap Files universe! Inspector Flytrap (#1) Inspector Flytrap in The President’s Mane Is Missing (#2) Inspector Flytrap in The Goat Who Chewed Too Much (#3) Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Recipe for Disaster (#1) Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Robo-Dodo Rumble (#2) Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Double-O Dodo (#3) DJ Funkyfoot: Butler for Hire! (#1)

The Princess and the Pit Stop

release date: Jul 10, 2018
The Princess and the Pit Stop
Once upon a time there was a Princess . . . . . . who made a pit stop. While the Birds and Beasts changed her tires, her Fairy Godmother told her she was in last place! With just one lap left! She might as well give up! Give up? Not THIS princess! Instead, she hit the gas! Join Her Royal Highness in the driver’s seat for a mad dash to the finish in this exciting ode to auto racing. With appearances by fairy tale favorites including the Tortoise and the Hare, the Frog Prince, and ALL of the Wicked Witches, this rollicking mash-up of race cars and royalty is a true celebration of both girl power and horsepower.

Star Wars: The Mighty Chewbacca in the Forest of Fear

release date: May 25, 2018
Star Wars: The Mighty Chewbacca in the Forest of Fear
When Chewbacca the Wookiee finds out that a job he thought was just ferrying tooka cats is actually much more, he''s excited to have something to do! But when he, a young bounty hunter/librarian, and a droll cargo droid--who, unbeknownst to the others is rebel spy droid K-2SO--land in the middle of a blue forest that emits a fear-causing mist, Chewie realizes the job may be too dangerous for his liking. He and his companions will have to fight off snarlers, sniffers, and their own fears as they try to recover a sacred book--and rescue Han Solo in the process! Perfect for reading before or after seeing Solo: A Star Wars Story in theaters!

Our Story Begins

release date: Jul 04, 2017
Our Story Begins
Children''s authors and illustrators recount their childhood aspirations and share their writings and drawings as kids, including Kwame Alexander, Tim Federle, Gordon Korman, Grace Lin, Dan Santat, and Linda Sue Park.

Inspector Flytrap in The Goat Who Chewed Too Much (Book #3)

release date: Jan 10, 2017
Inspector Flytrap in The Goat Who Chewed Too Much (Book #3)
The thrilling conclusion to the hilarious early chapter book series from New York Times bestselling author Tom Angleberger and Newbery Honor winner Cece Bell! Meet Inspector Flytrap. He''s a Venus flytrap and world-class solver of BIG DEAL mysteries. Meet Nina the Goat. She''s a goat and Inspector Flytrap''s trusty assistant—except when she eats the clues! Follow along as they solve a train robbery, sneak into a dog show, and capture a master criminal! Read all the hilarious chapter books set in the Flytrap Files universe! Inspector Flytrap (#1) Inspector Flytrap in The President’s Mane Is Missing (#2) Inspector Flytrap in The Goat Who Chewed Too Much (#3) Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Recipe for Disaster (#1) Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Robo-Dodo Rumble (#2) Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Double-O Dodo (#3) DJ Funkyfoot: Butler for Hire! (#1)

Fuzzy

release date: Aug 16, 2016
Fuzzy
From the minds of Tom Angleberger, the New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular Origami Yoda series, and Paul Dellinger, an adult science-fiction writer, comes a funny middle school story with a memorable robot title character. Reluctant readers and robot lovers in elementary and middle school will enjoy this fast-paced read that shows just how strange a place middle school can be, particularly when the new student is a state-of-the-art robot. When Max—Maxine Zelaster—befriends her new robot classmate Fuzzy, part of Vanguard One Middle School’s new Robot Integration Program, she helps him learn everything he needs to know about surviving middle school—the good, the bad, and the really, really, ugly. Little do they know that surviving seventh grade is going to become a true matter of life and death, because Vanguard has an evil presence at its heart: a digital student evaluation system named BARBARA that might be taking its mission to shape the perfect student to extremes! With a strong female main character who will appeal to all readers, Tom Angleberger and Paul Dellinger’s new novel offers readers a fresh take on robots. Fuzzy will find its place in the emerging category of bestselling books featuring robots, including Jon Scieszka’ s Frank Einstein series and James Patterson’s House of Robots. Be sure to check out all of Tom Angleberger’s other acclaimed books for middle-grade readers, including Poop Fountain!; The Rat with the Human Face; Horton Halfpott; Fake Mustache; and the bestselling Origami Yoda series: The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, Darth Paper Strikes Back, The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee, Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus,Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue, and Jabba the Puppet. For younger readers Tom wrote the picture book McToad Mows Tiny Island, illustrated by John Hendrix, and for chapter book readers, Tom wrote the Inspector Flytrap series, illustrated by his wife Cece Bell.

Star Wars The Clone Wars Anthology

release date: Aug 25, 2020
Star Wars The Clone Wars Anthology
An epic clash between the forces of light and dark, between the Galactic Republic and the Separatists, between brave heroes and brilliant villains...the fate of the galaxy is at stake in the Emmy Award-winning animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. In this exciting anthology, eleven authors who are also fans of the series bring stories from their favorite show to life. Gathered here are memorable moments and stunning adventures, from attempted assassinations to stolen bounties, from lessons learned to loves lost. All of your favorite characters from The Clone Wars are here: Anakin Skywalker, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ahsoka Tano, Captain Rex, Darth Maul, Count Dooku and more! Contributors: Lou Anders, Tom Angleberger, Preeti Chhibber, E. Anne Convery, Zoraida Córdova, Sarah Beth Durst, Jason Fry, Yoon Ha Lee, Rebecca Roanhorse, Anne Ursu, Greg van Eekhout

To Kick a Corpse

release date: Apr 12, 2016
To Kick a Corpse
This hilarious, highly original series, which so astutely captures the odd preoccupations of middle schoolers, will appeal to the many fans of the Origami Yoda series and gross-out classics such as How to Eat Fried Worms and Freckle Juice. Lyle Hertzog and his friends Marilla and Dave are the Qwikpick Adventure Society, three kids who seek out big adventures in their seemingly quiet hometown of Crickenburg. Tour a sewage plant? They’ve done it. Break into an abandoned research facility to spot a rat with a human face? Check. But their third exploit just might be their most daring yet. Local legend has it that a slave master was buried standing up in the plantation’s family tomb. Why? So that he could continue overseeing his slaves—even in death! When the Qwikpickers hear about this, they decide it’s high time to administer some 200-year-overdue justice and knock him down. Mission Kick a Corpse is on.

Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side

release date: Oct 01, 2019
Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side
A retelling of the classic Star Wars film, Return of the Jedi, written by New York Times best-selling author, Tom Angleberger, as you''ve never read it before.

Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Robo-Dodo Rumble (Didi Dodo, Future Spy #2)

release date: Jan 01, 2019
Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Robo-Dodo Rumble (Didi Dodo, Future Spy #2)
Koko Dodo''s cookie shop is facing some stiff competition from an evil robotic dodo, and a giant sea monster starts destroying the town, but Didi Dodo has some daring plans.

Rocket and Groot: Stranded on Planet Strip Mall!

release date: Mar 08, 2016
Rocket and Groot: Stranded on Planet Strip Mall!
After battling deadly space piranhas in Sector 7 of the Cosmos, Rocket and Groot crash-land on a planet made up of strip malls, maniacal robots bent on customer service, and killer toilets - yes, killer toilets! Told through the eyes of Rocket, the A dventures of Rocket and Groot will feature simple black-and-white drawing throughout, as Rocket uses a space stylus to express his adventures, visually, while Veronica, their space recording companion, lays out the adventure in text! Granted, the drawings are done by a space Raccoon with a bad attitude, but what would happen if he gave Groot a shot to draw an adventure they had been on? what would we get? We''ll find out in the final chapter!

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side!

release date: Sep 22, 2015
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side!
Acclaimed, New York Times best-selling author Tom Angleberger delivers a captivating retelling of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi like you''ve never experienced before, infusing the iconic, classic tale of good versus evil with a unique perspective and narrative style that will speak directly to today''s young readers while enhancing the Star Wars experience for core fans of the saga.

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Beware the Power of the Dark Side!

release date: Mar 19, 2019
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Beware the Power of the Dark Side!
It''s the Star Wars story with EVERYTHING: Jabba, Boba, Wicket, Rebo, Salacious Crumb, Nien Nunb, "It''s a trap," Luke doing a flip and catching his lightsaber, speeder bikes, Yoda, Ghost Yoda, the Rancor, the Falcon, Wedge, Lando, Luke, Leia, han, Chewie, C-3PO, R2... but there''s also a second Death Star, the Emperor''s hideous evil smile, and Luke''s final confrontation with Darth Vader! It''s a lot, but is it too much? Of course not!

McToad Mows Tiny Island

release date: Sep 01, 2015
McToad Mows Tiny Island
McToad likes Thursdays. Why? Because on every other day of the week, McToad mows Big Island, but on Thursdays, McToad mows Tiny Island. To do so, he puts his mower on the back of a truck, which drives to a train, which goes to a helicopter, which flies to a boat, which uses a crane to put the lawn mower onto Tiny Island. There McToad mows and drinks some lemonade, and before you know it, it’s time to turn around and go back home. But first, the mower has to get lifted by a crane, to get put back on a boat, which is lifted by a helicopter, and . . . well . . . you get the idea. From master storyteller Tom Angleberger and celebrated illustrator John Hendrix comes this playful narrative that treasures the journey over the destination, with lots of planes, trains, and automobiles to boot. Also available by John Hendrix: Miracle Man

Crankee Doodle

release date: Jun 05, 2018
Crankee Doodle
Find out just why this Yankee was so cranky in this hilarious take on a traditional nonsense song every child learns in school but doesn''t understand.

Star Wars The Mighty Chewbacca in the Forest of Fear

release date: May 25, 2018
Star Wars The Mighty Chewbacca in the Forest of Fear
When Chewbacca the Wookiee finds out that a job he thought was just ferrying tooka cats is actually much more, he''s excited to have something to do! But when he, a young bounty hunter/librarian, and a droll cargo droid--who, unbeknownst to the others is rebel spy droid K-2SO--land in the middle of a blue forest that emits a fear-causing mist, Chewie realizes the job may be too dangerous for his liking. He and his companions will have to fight off snarlers, sniffers, and their own fears as they try to recover a sacred book--and rescue Han Solo in the process! Perfect for reading before or after seeing Solo: A Star Wars Story in theaters!

Darth Paper Strikes Back

release date: Aug 11, 2015
Darth Paper Strikes Back
Angleberger delivers the hilarious, clever, and much-anticipated follow-up to his breakout bestseller, "The Strange Case of Origami Yoda." Illustrations.
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