Win the hilarious new series from the creator of Dork Diaries!

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Dork Diaries and Tom Gates fans, listen up!


You’ve got to check out The Misadventures of Max Crumbly, the hilarious new series from Rachel Renée Russell.


Get set to encounter wacky humour, thrilling action and nail-biting suspense!




"I guess I should start by introducing myself. My name is Maxwell Crumbly; I’m 12 years old and go to South Ridge Middle School. But most of the kids at school just call me Barf after I threw up my oatmeal in PE class Max.


For the past seven years I’ve been home-schooled by my GRANDMOTHER – how cruddy is that! It was probably the happiest day of my life when my parents FINALLY agreed to let me go to a REAL school.


The only complication is that Doug Thurston – aka “Thug” Thurston – keeps STUFFING ME INSIDE MY LOCKER! If my parents find out I’ll be back with Grandma for naptimes and storybooks until graduation. So I really need help. And FAST!”


Everyone’s talking about Max Crumbly, the new Dork on the block!

The Misadventures of Max Crumbly book


Here’s what readers are saying about this hilarious new series...

‘Max Crumbly is one of the best books I have ever read! 5*’

Neave, aged 9, Toppsta


‘The ending is a real cliffhanger. Can't wait to read the next story’
Danny, aged 7, Toppsta


‘I would definitely read another Max Crumbly book’
Livvy, aged 10, Toppsta


‘People who like Dork Diaries, Diary of a Wimpy Kid…and any other series about a kid in middle school will love this book’
Cherie, Goodreads


‘Max was the ultimate character’
Patrick, Goodreads


‘If I had to choose one book to read my whole life it would be The Misadventures of Max Crumbly: Locker Hero
Rachel, Goodreads


Win the book!

The Misadventures of Max Crumbly book

Fancy getting your hands on this brilliant book? We’re giving a paperback copy to five lucky winners! To enter, simply answer the question at the bottom of this page.

Competition closes midnight, 8 March 2017. 


Be the first to read The Misadventures of Max Crumbly, out now in paperback!


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©Rachel Renée Russell

What did Max Crumbly throw up in PE class?

a) Oatmeal
b) Pizza
c) Frisbees

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