The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier
Posted on 02/26/2020
Photo: Book cover for The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier

"When are we going to get book two?”

Denise Stone, Orchard Knob Middle School

The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier is the Hamilton Book of the Week nominated by Orchard Knob Middle School. Ever since the monster apocalypse hit the town, average thirteen-year-old Jack Sullivan has been living in his treehouse, where he's armed to the teeth with catapults and a moat, not to mention video games and an endless supply of Oreos and Mountain Dew scavenged from abandoned stores. But Jack alone is no match for the hordes of Zombies and winged wretches and vine thingies, and especially not for the eerily intelligent monster known only as Blarg.


Editorial Reviews


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"Middle-grade readers, particularly boys, will find Jack’s pitch-perfect mix of humor, bravado, and self-professed geekiness impossible to resist.  The marriage of text and illustration serves as a perfect example of what an illustrated novel can and should be."--Kirkus Reviews

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Hamilton Book of the Week seeks to move Hamilton County Schools closer to district goals found in the Future Ready 2023 action plan.  We hope to encourage kids to read more books for fun by sharing books popular at area schools. 


Goals more students reading will address include:

  • Reading improvement will increase the number of students on-track or mastering English language arts
  • Improve the district ACT score to a district average of 21    
  • Reach the target goal of a 90 percent graduation rate by 2023