• Children's

    Save the Dudes

    Five 5th-grade friends swing into action and the suburbs will never be the same! Middle grade readers love the zany, action-packed adventure! A ninja stealth picnic? Supervillain jail? Zombie apocalypse anyone? The Dudes know how to turn Sherwood Heights upside down! They are on a mission to save Nate from the peril of private school. But code names, battle training, and a campout of doom don’t help as much as you’d think they would. Besides that, the girl next door has a teacup-sized pit bull, Tyler’s mom has banned “screen time”, and there’s the rising cost of fake blood. Can the Dudes use inadvisable stunts and madcap plans to save the day? That’s how they roll! Epic fun for tweens! The Dudes are a diverse group of preteen boys with awesome ideas for how to make their own fun. The Dudes Adventure Chronicles is a series for intermediate readers 8-14 who can’t get enough madcap adventure and hilarious hijinks. Each chapter book provides several realistic stories that are wacky enough to keep kids reading to the delicious conclusion. Praise for Save the Dudes: “With one priceless, laugh-out-loud scenario after another, the mother and son team of Johnson and Reynolds delivers a fine tale…“…the story is given depth by emotional challenges each friend must face, described with subtlety.“Readers will likely be eager to read the next adventure.“Hilarious comic mayhem, rounded out by affection and insight.” –Kirkus Reviews Spoilers: Classic humor without movie tie-ins or fart jokes! Appeals to kids who like funny, realistic fiction without a tacked-on message or ripped-from-the-headlines problem. Warning to Parents: The Dudes’ insane take on parents, school, and the PTA just might be catching. Anecdotal evidence suggests that readers of the Dudes may imagine some resemblance between the Dudes’ parents and their own. If you like Beverly Cleary’s Henry Huggins or Barbara Robinson’s The Worst Best Christmas Pageant Ever, You’ll love the Dudes! This diary of Dude-approved adventures is filled with classic boy fun like: battles, corny jokes, zombies, treehouses, secret codes, and summer fun! Lacking in butts, farts, and crude humor, this series is perfect for fans of Gordon Korman, Dave Pilkey, Jeffrey Brown, Mike Lupica, Gary Paulsen, and Kwame Alexander. Classic summer reading. Read the series in any order. Lends itself to read-a-louds that have the whole family cracking up. Makes a Great Gift or a Perfect Stocking Stuffer.