MAX BRALLIER is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books and games, including the middle-grade series The Last Kids on Earth.

He writes children's books and adult books, including the pick-your-own-path adventure Can YOU Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? He is the creator and writer of Galactic Hot Dogs, a sci-fi middle-grade series from Aladdin. He writes for licensed properties including Adventure Time, Regular Show, Steven Universe, and Uncle Grandpa.

Under the pen name Jack Chabert, he is the creator and author of the Eerie Elementary series for Scholastic Books.  In the olden days, he was a game designer for the virtual world Poptropica and worked in the marketing department at St. Martin's Press. Max lives in New York City with his wife, Alyse, who is way too good for him.

Follow Max on Twitter @MaxBrallier.

The Last Kids on Earth

Take one part Diary of a Wimpy Kid, one part The Walking Dead, mix them together, and you get The Last Kids on Earth: a hilarious novel filled with wisecracking kids, cool gadgets, and a lifetime supply of zombies and monsters.
Reviewers call The Last Kids on Earth…
"Impossible to resist…”
— Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Terrifically funny… Snarky end-of-the-world fun."
— Publisher's Weekly, starred review

“Loads of laughs. . . . A gross-out good time with surprisingly nuanced character development."
— School Library Journal, starred review



Eerie Elementary

Sam Graves discovers that his elementary school is ALIVE! Sam finds this out on his first day as the school hall monitor. Sam must defend himself and his fellow students against the evil school! Is Sam up to the challenge?


Reviewers call Eerie Elementary…

"Readers who relish the action of Dav Pilkey’s Ricky Ricotta series and the just-beyond-safe scares of R. L. Stine’s Rotten School titles may want to enroll at Eerie Elementary."

— Booklist

"Word choice, action, and crisp sketches support the story, allowing early readers to develop ideas and easily follow the plot."

— Library Media Connection





Galactic Hot Dogs

Meet Cosmoe, the Earth-Boy. He’s captain of the Neon Weiner, the finest flying food truck in the galaxy. Along with his bud, Big Humphree, he spends his days cruising the cosmos and staying crazy busy

1. Cooking up a Mega-Dog. (Dude, this hot dog is the size of a jeep!)

2. Escaping mutant worm monsters, zombie space pirates, and grumpy robots. (What the butt?!)

3. Playing Super Moon Ninja Death Jab (Turbo Ear Slap! 9,000 points!!)

4. And…PROTECTING THE GALAXY from the Ultimate Evil. (He’s kind of an awesome space guy.)


Reviewers call Galactic Hot Dogs...

"Mind-blowing action and big-time fun!"

— Jeff Kinney, Creator of the bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid



Can you survive the zombie APOCALYPSE? 

Inside these pages lies unspeakable horror.  Blood-splattering, brain-impaling, flesh-devouring horror.  You've probably read your fair share of zombie stories, but this time it's different.  No longer can you sit idle as a bunch of fools make all the wrong moves.  All hell is about to break loose—and you have a say in humanity's survival.  


Reviewers call Can You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse?...

"A fun pastiche of B-movie zombie fantasy and interactive horror novel . . . A boy’s own adventure that breathes a little well-deserved juvenile humor into the apocalypse."

— Kirkus




Other Books max wrote



I love author visits! Talking with students and readers at schools and libraries is one of the best parts of this whole "being an author" thing. In the past year, I’ve visited schools and libraries in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, California, Kentucky, Texas, and Pennsylvania.

Because I author books for a variety of ages, it's best to first chat about your school's needs. So... simply email me at

I’ll answer all your questions and then some! In the meantime, here are answers to some of the most common queries:
How much do you charge for visits?
Honorarium is $1,000 per day, plus travel and expenses. However, visiting low-income, inner-city schools is a priority, and I am flexible in those situations.

Do you do Virtual Visits?
Yep, I do! I love dropping in for a 30–45 minute virtual visit and Q&A with classrooms, book groups, and library groups using Skype, FaceTime, or Google Hangouts. Virtual visit honorarium is $250.

What's the best way to order books for a visit?
Depending on which titles you'd like order, I will connect you with the appropriate contact at that publisher so you can place bulk orders at a discount.

What's the deal with AV Tech and that confusing stuff?
I just need a screen for my PowerPoint presentation, a podium or table where I can access my computer during the presentation, and a microphone if it’s needed for the room. I bring my own computer — it’s a MacBook and I have all the standard hookup cables for a projector.


Literary: Writers House

Film & Television: United Talent Agency


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