Last Kids on Earth: Create like Quint – STEAM + Writing Contest

Friday, April 17, 2020 - 11:00am to Friday, May 1, 2020 - 11:59pm

All Locations

28th Street
2660 28th Street SE 
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Okemos - Meridian Mall
1982 Grand River Ave
Okemos, MI 48864

As seen on Netflix! Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets The Walking Dead in this hilarious SERIES filled with wisecracking kids, crazy gadgets, and a lifetime supply of zombies and giant-sized monsters. 

To celebrate the release of The Last Kids on Earth: June’s Wild Flight we are hosting a contest. To enter, create your own crazy gadget for June to use! Submit a 200-400 word essay and any photos to support it! You never know, it could be cool enough for Max to put it into his next book. 

Your essay should include:

  • Why did you create this gadget?

  • What you would need to create it?

  • What does this gadget do?

Submit your entry here

Essays will be evaluated on creativity and writing quality (for age level). Gadgets can be made from kitchen tools, cardboard, paper, sporting equipment - use your imagination and ask your parents for help!  All submissions are due by May 1st. Winner will be announced by May 8.

First place prize pack includes: $100 GC and Skype live with Max Brallier and a signed copy of The Last Kids on Earth: June’s WIld Flight

Second place prize pack includes: $50 GC to Schuler Books and a signed copy of The Last Kids on Earth: June’s WIld Flight

Third place includes: $25 GC to Schuler Books and a signed copy of The Last Kids on Earth: June’s WIld Flight


About the Book

Told from June's point of view—and set between the shattering events of The Midnight Blade and the upcoming 6th book in the series—June's Wild Flight brings new characters, high-stakes action, and stunning revelations in an adventure that could only be June’s. An essential Last Kids adventure that readers won't want to miss! The Midnight Blade ended with a shocking twist: a long-missing villain has returned and now has an army of the dead at his command! Jack, June, Quint, and Dirk have battled the worst kind of monsters, zombies, and cosmic servants, but an endless horde of animated skeletons is next-level. While the kids plan their next move, an unexpected threat emerges, and June gets separated from her friends, dragged miles away from Wakefield to a town overgrown with monstrous vines and never-before-seen creatures. Drawing on her post-apocalyptic survival and action skills—and with the help of some odd new companions—June attempts to make her way back home. But not before she uncovers critical information about the mysterious "Tower.” Information that the future of our world may hinge upon....


About the Author

Max Brallier ( is theNew York Timesbestselling author of more than thirty books for children and adults. His books and series include the Last Kids on Earth, Eerie Elementary, Mister Shivers, Galactic Hot Dogs,and Can YOU Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? Max lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.

The Last Kids on Earth: June's Wild Flight Cover Image
By Max Brallier, Douglas Holgate (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593117187
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Click on title for location specific availability.
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2020