“The Last Kids on Earth” Review Contest Winners



Book reviews serve so many purposes: letting us know kids’ thoughts about what they read, helping students to reflect on the material, letting classmates know if they would like the book, and… entering The Last Kids on Earth Book Review Contest! 

We are so proud to announce the three winners, Max M., Jace H., and Taylor K., along with their reviews. Congratulations! 

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Grand Prize Winner Max M.'s review:


“This book is one of my favorite books that I ever read! It pairs action with funniness. It also has amazing illustrations so that I can see the action firsthand! If a zombie apocalypse ever happens, I will be ready because this book tells it all. I also like how instead of starring bloody, scarred grown-ups with big weapons and lots of scary parts, it stars four 6th graders who always wanted an adventure. I knew that this was an awesome book just by looking at the cover! I love this book and whoever reads it will love it!”

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Taylor K.'S review:


“Jack thinks that being one of the last kids on Earth is great, playing real-life Mario Cart, and fighting zombies! All is great until a sudden evil comes along that Jack calls Nightmare King. I love this story! It is very action-packed, and very funny too! The most interesting part to me is when they figure out they might not be the last. No spoilers! I think that the general mood of the book is funny. It has lots of funny parts that really lighten your mood. The character I can relate to Jack, because he was afraid of losing his friends, and that’s like how I am, I like my friends a lot, but when they are in a different class it is hard to hang out with them! This did not remind me of any other book because it was so unique! I think someone who likes action and mystery would like this book. I think the author chose the title very well. It goes perfectly with the situation. And I love the cover! Epic!!!”

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Jace H.'s review:


“The Last Kids on Earth is one of the most legendary books I have ever read. It’s about Jack Sullivan, an average thirteen-year-old who is living in his treehouse during the Monster Apocalypse. He recruits three kids: Quint Baker, June Del Toro, and Dirk Savage. Together they fight off zombies, Winged Wretches, Dozers, and Vine-Thingies. This book is awesome, cool, and epic in many ways. If you love any action/adventure books, you will LOVE The Last Kids On Earth.”

Summer Reading Contest Winners



Summer is over, but the joy of reading continues year-round. We know kids want to read what their peers are reading, so check out what actual kids have to say about their favorite books.

Five random winners and five top contributors to our Summer Review Contest have been selected and notified via email. Read excerpts from some of the winning reviews below. 

Stay tuned for the winners of our Last Kids on Earth Review Contest, coming soon!

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Enter the Ordinary Kids Change the World Challenge by Penguin Young Readers

Ordinary People Change the World Series

Tell us how your kids or classroom would change the world! Brought to you by Penguin Young Readers, in partnership with iCivics.org!

Open to: Kids and classrooms ages 5-8.

Prizing: One individual kid winner and one classroom winner will be chosen. Each will receive $2,500 to help make their idea a reality, a virtual meeting with a mentor working in that field, and an OPCTW library.

Judges: Winners will be selected by PYR, iCivics, Brad Meltzer, and Christopher Eliopoulos.

How to Enter: Visit ordinarykidschangetheworld.com and select parent or teacher. Write 200 words about your child/class’s idea. Submit a picture drawn by your child or classroom showing their idea in action. Open 10/13/20-12/31/20. Winners chosen early 2021.