Mar 24


I enjoyed an exciting afternoon with the great kids of Vogel Intermediate! However, as I got there, I found out that they just had a visit from another author the day before: Tim Green! So that was two days in a row where you got to get out of class?!! How cool was that?!!
As usual, I invited everyone to email me any questions they liked and guess what? I had a couple of email messages waiting for me when I returned to my hotel. Thanks for writing, Abby & Madi! If anyone else wants to ask a question, you can always contact me… here.
Thanks to Ms. Cianciulli for having me out and thanks for the exciting afternoon, Vogel Intermediate!
Don’t forget to visit my brand new Facebook page! You can find right… here!

Mar 24


I just spent the morning with the amazing kids at Cox Intermediate in Spring, Texas. I had a wonderful time and really enjoyed running around your big stage. However, I must say that my hand was a little sore after signing all those Night of the Dragons books. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. And like I mentioned, I just finished the first draft of the next book in the series. Do you remember the name?
Thanks to Ms. Peyton for inviting me and thanks for the fun morning, Cox Intermediate!
Don’t forget to visit my brand new Facebook page! You can find right… here!

Mar 23


On my latest trip to the Houston area, my first stop was at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School in The Woodlands. What a great group of kids! I had a fun time meeting all of you and answering all your questions. I even remember answering the question I get so very often about how many hats I have. Well, guess what? I picked up a few more hats during my trip so my hat count is now up to 40! Although my fez monkey count is still holding at 24!
Thanks to Ms. Fishman for inviting me and a big thanks to all the great students at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School!

Mar 15


Celebrating the release of my new book, Night at the Museum: Nick’s Tales – Night of the Dragons, Barron’s Educational Series is giving away one of their OTHER Night at the Museum books each day from March 1, 2011 to August 1, 2011 to winners chosen at random (no purchase necessary).
Click HERE to enter and good luck!

Mar 11


I just returned from an exciting author visit at Otis Brown Elementary in Irving, Texas. I was their main presenter for a very special day… Read Aloud Day!
I put on my show, met a bunch of great kids, and I even got to read aloud from one of my own books, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. I hope all the students had as much fun as I did. And I hope they enjoyed listening to all the readers throughout the day. It sounded as if everyone was thoroughly enjoying  themselves.
A big thanks to Ms. Hicks for inviting me, to Ms. Reich for all the help, and to all the faculty and staff who provided the great food (loved the chorizo tacos).

And I want to give a special thanks to all the great kids at Otis Brown Elementary! Remember the four words and keep reading!

Mar 9


We just released the third installment of the Clown Commandos iPhone comic series. To download issue #3, simply open your CC app and navigate to the page that lists all your installed comic issues. You’ll see Issue 03 ready for download!
What? You don’t have the Clown Commandos digital comic book app for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch? The innovative action/adventure series that’s the first to feature real sound FX? Then what are you waiting for?!!
Download the free app here and see what’s going down with the clowns!
And be sure to like Clown Commandos on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.
Cover art by Diego Toro

Mar 5


Tonight I performed at the Blue and Gold banquet for Cub Scout Pack 350 in Fort Worth, Texas–my first show at a Blue and Gold! And because of my Scouting experience, I was able to tell this particular audience that I’m an Eagle Scout who was once a Cub Scout, too. I even brought along my old Cub Scout manuals and uniform shirt to show everyone (although the shirt would’ve been a little snug to wear, I’m afraid).

Throughout the night, I met a bunch of great Cub Scouts, Webelos, and Scouters. I saw many of them receive awards and badges and I was even lucky enough to be there when Super Scout arrived! I hear that’s a rare honor, indeed.

Thanks for the fun evening, Pack 350! Remember… keep hiking up that trail to Eagle. It’s a fun trek with plenty of exciting things to see and do. And if you live by the Cub Scout motto, “Do Your Best,” you’ll reach the top in no time!