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Monkeys AND Pirates???


Out next month is my brand new series: Nearly Fearless Monkey Pirates!
Four books in all and illustrated by Pauline Reeves, these early readers are chocked full of zany, seafaring monkey madness!
They include:
Hunt for the Octo-Shark
Attack of the Zombie Mermaids
Escape from Haunted Treasure Island
Battle of the Pirate Bands
So if you like monkeys or pirates or (better yet) both, I think you’ll enjoy…


Just Released!

Released today is my novelization for Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. Of course, I had the opportunity to read this script when I wrote this book and I think it’s going to be the best Night at the Museum yet! Be sure to see the film when it hits theaters this month. Or, if you can’t wait that long, read the novelization!
Can’t even wait that long? Really?!! Then I guess you should check out the trailer and more at the official movie site HERE.



Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

I had the opportunity to read this script when I wrote the official novelization and I think it’s going to be the best Night at the Museum yet! Be sure to see the film when it hits theaters this Christmas. Or, if you can’t wait that long, read the novelization when it’s released shortly before.
Can’t even wait that long? Really?!! Then I guess you should check out the trailer and more at the official movie site HERE.



New Release!

Available for preorder is the first Tony Hawk chapter book I wrote for Stone Arch Books. It’s called Tony Hawk: Live 2 Skate – At Large.
As this book comes out, I just finished writing my fourth book in this series, and with each title I got to delve deeper into the skating world. I learned some tricks, studied the lingo, and came up with some crazy places to skate. Also, while researching the books, I met some cool skaters. Thanks to Ezra, Lucas, and Ian in Kalispel, Montana and thanks to former skater Hugo, in Austin, Texas.
Whether you’re a skater or not, I hope you enjoy reading this fun series!


Meanwhile, Back in LEGO City…


I’ve had two more book releases this summer and both are from the beautiful, buildable world of LEGO!
For all the early-reading LEGO fans, there’s LEGO City: Fix That Truck! and LEGO City: Look Out Below! Read the stories that compliment some of the brand new toy sets!
I hope you enjoy them and I hope they inspire you to create your very own LEGO adventures!



Watch Your Step!


Now available–Night of the Giants! The second book in my original series Night at the Museum: Nick’s Tales.
Exclusively for Amazon Kindle, this junior novel follows the adventure of Nick Daley in the most amazing museum in the world. If you’re a fan of the movies, I truly think you’ll enjoy these books as much as I enjoyed writing them.
Promotional Copy: Continuing the adventures from the blockbuster film NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM this title follows Larry Daley’s teenage son Nick as he learns the ropes at the strangest museum in the world. This time, it’s trouble for Nick when two kids stow away in the museum and get their hands on the tablet of Akhmenrah. Now Nick must face the biggest challenge of his young life as he tries to defeat two giant bullies, take back the tablet, and save all of his friends.




New Release: Elite Strike Force!


Announcing the release of my third Penguins of Madagascar book: Elite Strike Force!
I seriously enjoy writing these books because they’re action-packed, loaded with laughs, and … I get to watch all the cartoons for research! How cool is that? This marks my third POM book and my first POM comic reader.
If you’re a fan of the penguins (and who isn’t), you should also check out my other POM books: Skipper’s Log and King Julien’s Guide to Ruling the Zoo. Both are written from the characters’ points of view and (if I did my job right) you can actually hear their voices in your head as you read!

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Clown Commandos #8


With the Apple approval process shutting down for the holidays, Issue #8 (Big Red Boot Camp) ended up being a couple days late on its release. But it’s out now so be sure to check it out if you have the Clown Commandos iPhone app. And if don’t have the app (and just so happened to get an iPad or iPod Touch for Christmas, be sure to download the free comic book app HERE.
We had a great time writing and voicing this issue so please give it a go if you get a chance. And keep up to date on all Clown Commandos activity by checking out the official Facebook page, Twitter account, and Clownblog.


More LEGO City!


Released this week is another one of my LEGO City books—Catch That Crook! These have been great fun to write, especially since LEGO insists on including plenty of jokes, gags, and slapstick. No problem! I’m happy to comply.
And if you’ve been keeping up with Clownblog at all, you’ll know that we’ve enjoyed seeing all of our Clown Commandos characters come to life in true LEGO minifig fashion. In fact, I’m growing into a LEGO fan all over again!
If you’re a LEGO or LEGO City fan (or know of a young one who needs a new early reader) you can order a copy of Catch That Crook! below.


Books for Bullies!


We’re not talking about the bad bullies, the ones that pick on you. We’re talking about the good bullies—PIT BULLIES!

My very own pit bull mix, Jahzara, and I are happy to announce that we donated a bunch of signed books to Books for Bullies—a special event to benefit Lilo’s Promise Animal Rescue. The books are signed by me as well as Jahzara—her first autographs!

If you live in New Jersey and are drawn to the lovable, yet often misrepresented Pit Bull, you should definitely attend!

Saturday, October 15th, 2011
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Promenade at Sagemore
Route 73, Marlton, NJ


Book signings by:
Larry Levin author of Oogy the Dog Only a Family Could Love
Jeff Coltenback author of One Hour with Patrick

Meet Oogy and many wonderful dogs for adoption. All proceeds to help homeless dogs!

Say hello to Oogy for us and be sure to visit: before you go.