The Last Kids on Earth Books in Order: The Ultimate Guide to this Popular Series

Fans of this apocalyptic tween book series will find the ultimate guide to all the The Last Kids on Earth books in order AND all of the accompanying books, spin-off series and activities below!

Don’t miss a single book in The Last Kids on Earth series that you can now also watch on Netflix.

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I kind of love it that a book series about kids during an apocalypse is so popular 😊

Who doesn’t want to read about a tag team of kids fighting off monsters while living in a treehouse with video games and junk food?!

What are The Last Kids on Earth Books About?

I love how Penguin Random House describes this book series as Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets The Walking Dead in which a band of suburban middle schoolers play video games, gorge themselves on candy, and battle zombies in the aftermath of the monster apocalypse.

It’s starts off with 13-year-old, Jack Sullivan surviving the monster apocalypse and now living in his tree house.

With Zombies, Winged Wretches, Vine Thingies, and the intelligent monster Blarg to contend with, Jack decides to build a team of friends to defeat these monsters slay Blarg.

Who is the Author of The Last Kids on Earth Books?

Max Brallier writes this popular series which has now become an extremely popular show on Netflix.

Brallier was a game designer for the virtual world Poptropica and worked in marketing at St. Martin’s Press before this series took off so his experience blends into the page.

His story is great inspiration to tweens who love video games and who love to write that you can combine your passions.

Who Will Love The Last Kids on Earth Books?

Tweens who love monsters, action and adventure, a friendship squad and zombies will enjoy The Last Kids on Earth series.

The Last Kids on Earth Reading Level

Recommended Reading Age: 8-11

Recommended Reading Grades: 3-7

Are The Last Kids on Earth Books Graphic Novels?

No, The Last Kids on Earth books are illustrated chapter books. They have quite a few pictures but aren’t technically graphic novels.

However, the first ever graphic novel in The Last Kids on Earth Books, The Last Kids on Earth: Tales from the Thrilling Treehouse, released in 2021.

This graphic novel contains six brand-new, full-color comics feature thrilling stories from The Last Kids on Earth crew, and reveals the mysterious whereabouts of two villains in anticipation of the 7th book in the series, The Last Kids on Earth and the Doomsday Race, which released that same year.

The Last Kid on Earth Graphic Novel Series Now Available!

While The Last Kid on Earth books themselves are not graphic novels, The Last Kids on Earth series now includes full color graphic novels in its new spin-off series that began in 2023.

The Last Kids on Earth will be creating their own comics in the graphic novel, The Last Comics on Earth. I’m so excited for this new series and hope we get many more books in it!

How Many Books are in the The Last Kids on Earth Series?

There are currently 9 books in the series with two additional books that feature adventures of certain characters as well as one graphic novel.

You can see the recommended reading order for the 12 The Last Kids on Earth books below.

There are now two The Last Kids on Earth graphic novels in the new spin-off series that starts with the first book, The Last Comics on Earth.

The Last Kids on Earth Fan Club

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Once your reader makes his/her way through the series and accompanying books, have them check out The Last Kids on Earth Fan Club!

When you join, you’ll receive The Last Kids on Earth newsletter and a fan club welcome kit (open to US residents only).

Check it out!

The Last Kids on Earth TV Show on Netflix

Check out the Last Kids on Earth TV show on Netflix and then discover all of the Last Kids on Earth books in order on book blog, We Read Tween Books.

If your tween reader loves to watch his or her favorite books come to life onscreen, then check out The Last Kids on Earth TV show on Netflix.

It’s first season debuted on September 17, 2019 based on book one and season two and three released each year after in 2020 (based on books two and three) with a special “Happy Apocolypse to You” in 2021.

The Last Kids on Earth Books in Order:

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The Last Kids on Earth Books in Order with Publisher Descriptions:

The Last Kids on Earth is a book in The Last Kids on Earth book series by Max Brallier. Check out the ultimate guide to all The Last Kids on Earth books in order on book blog, We Read Tween Books.

The Last Kids on Earth
by Max Brallier
Illustrated by Douglas Holgate

The Last Kids on Earth Book 1:

Ever since the monster apocalypse hit town, average thirteen-year-old Jack Sullivan has been living in his tree house, which 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.

So Jack builds a team: his dorky best friend, Quint; the reformed middle school bully, Dirk; Jack’s loyal pet monster, Rover; and the fiercest girl Jack knows, June.

With their help, Jack is going to slay Blarg, achieve the ultimate Feat of Apocalyptic Success, and be average no longer! Can he do it?

Told in a mixture of text and black-and-white illustration, this is the perfect series for any kid who’s ever dreamed of starring in their own comic book or video game.

The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade is a book in The Last Kids on Earth book series by Max Brallier. Check out the ultimate guide to all The Last Kids on Earth books in order on book blog, We Read Tween Books.

The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade
by Max Brallier
Illustrated by Douglas Holgate

The Last Kids on Earth Book 2:

The zombies are disappearing. This might seem like a good thing, since zombies eat your brains, but normal human kid Jack Sullivan is suspicious.

He keeps hearing an eerie shrieking noise that seems to be almost summoning the zombies—but to where, and for what (probably) foul purpose?
 
Jack, his three best friends (maybe the only people left on Earth), and their pet monster Rover need to get to the bottom of this.

Along the way they encounter a lot more than they bargained for, including a giant Wormungulous, a pizza parlor monster hangout, an ancient evil who destroys worlds, and a stereo system that is totally the bomb.

Can Jack figure out why the zombies are vanishing . . . before he and his friends are next?

The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare King is a book in The Last Kids on Earth book series by Max Brallier. Check out the ultimate guide to all The Last Kids on Earth books in order on book blog, We Read Tween Books.

The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare King
by Max Brallier
Illustrated by Douglas Holgate

The Last Kids on Earth Book 3:

Jack’s friends make a startling discovery: they may not be the last kids on earth, after all. This is great news for everyone… except Jack.

Once they’ve found other humans, his friends won’t stick around for long! Jack’s only hope for keeping things the way they are is to prove that everything here is perfect, life is crazy fun, and nothing else could be any better.

After all, they live in a mind-clobberingly cool tree fort, speed through town playing real-life Mario Kart, have a crew of monster buddies, and battle zombies on the regular. That’s as good as it gets!
 
One problem: it’s hard convincing his friends that everything is great when they’re being huntedby a monstrous Nightmare King and an ancient evil who won’t rest until Earth has been devoured. Crud!

Maybe life after the monster apocalypse is more complicated than Jack thought…

The Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond is a book in The Last Kids on Earth book series by Max Brallier. Check out the ultimate guide to all The Last Kids on Earth books in order on book blog, We Read Tween Books.

The Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond
by Max Brallier
Illustrated by Douglas Holgate

The Last Kids on Earth Book 4:

It’s the first winter after the monster apocalypse. For Jack and his buddies, that means sled catapults, epic snowball battles, and one monstrous Christmas celebration.

But their winter wonderland turns dark when a villainess begins hunting them. And this villainess is different—she’s a human.
 
When the villainess steals Jack’s prized monster-slaying tool, the Louisville Slicer, he vows to get it back. But it won’t be easy.

Jack and his friends soon discover that the Louisville Slicer is the key to a dark plan that threatens the entire world—and beyond…

The Last Kids on Earth and the Midnight Blade is a book in The Last Kids on Earth book series by Max Brallier. Check out the ultimate guide to all The Last Kids on Earth books in order on book blog, We Read Tween Books.

The Last Kids on Earth and the Midnight Blade
by Max Brallier
Illustrated by Douglas Holgate

The Last Kids on Earth Book 5:

Surviving their first winter after the Monster Apocalypse was no easy feat, yet Jack and his buddies waste no time springing to action against some of the nastiest, most evil monsters around.

When Jack discovers his Louisville Slicer has new, otherworldly powers, he’s thrown into epic training to find out what kind of destruction the blade can wield.

But between fighting off zombies, fleeing from strange, glowy Vine-Thingies erupting from the ground, and squeezing in a video game session or two, there’s barely time left to figure out what’s wrong with their buddy, Dirk, who’s been acting weird any time he’s around the undead.

When an unexpected villain appears, can Jack and his friends save themselves–and the rest of the world–from cosmic domination?

The Last Kids on Earth June's Wild Flight is a book in The Last Kids on Earth book series by Max Brallier. Check out the ultimate guide to all The Last Kids on Earth books in order on book blog, We Read Tween Books.

The Last Kids on Earth: June’s Wild Flight
by Max Brallier
Illustrated by Douglas Holgate

The Last Kids on Earth Book 5.5:

Told from June’s point of view—and set between the shattering events of The Midnight Blade and The Skeleton Road—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 story 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 . . .

The Last Kids on Earth and the Skeleton Road is a book in The Last Kids on Earth book series by Max Brallier. Check out the ultimate guide to all The Last Kids on Earth books in order on book blog, We Read Tween Books.

The Last Kids on Earth and the Skeleton Road
by Max Brallier
Illustrated by Douglas Holgate

The Last Kids on Earth Book 6:

Now wielding the Midnight Blade, Jack Sullivan and the gang are furiously searching for the villainous Thrull and his skeleton army.

The clock is ticking: the enemy has begun constructing the Tower–a portal with the power to bring Rezzoch the Ancient, Destructor of Worlds, to our dimension.

Equipped with a crucial clue discovered by June on her Wild Flight, the group does the once-unthinkable: they leave Wakefield behind and embark on an . . . EPIC ROAD TRIP!

That means music blasting, kitschy roadside attractions, snacks snacks snacks, dangerous detours, and a slew of skeletons and monsters at every turn.

But this is no ordinary post-apocalyptic joyride. Because soon, they are pursued by a new threat: the return of a monster they thought long dead, who has taken on a terrifying new form. Jack, June, Quint, and Dirk will be lucky to make it far enough to find the answers they seek.

But when the future of the world depends on it, these heroes don’t pump the brakes—they go full throttle.

The Last Kids on Earth Thrilling Tales from the Treehouse is a book in The Last Kids on Earth book series by Max Brallier. Check out the ultimate guide to all The Last Kids on Earth books in order on book blog, We Read Tween Books.

The Last Kids on Earth: Tales from the Thrilling Treehouse
by Max Brallier
Illustrated by Douglas Holgate and friends

Publisher’s Description:

These SIX brand-new, full-color comics feature thrilling stories from the Last Kids crew—and finally reveal the mysterious whereabouts of two villainous villains to prep readers for the 7th book.
 
The kids and their monster buddies are hanging out in the tree house, when Jack launches into an epic, totally-heroic, super rad story of one of his many post-apocalyptic adventures.

Of course, after he’s finished, everyone’s eager to one-up his tale with a story of their own. Soon, Quint, Dirk, June and Skaelka, and even Globlet regale the group with sometimes outrageous, often hilarious details of their action-packed escapades during the monster-zombie apocalypse.
 
Featuring original art by Anoosha Syed, Xavier Bonet, Lorena Alvarez, Jay Cooper, Christopher Mitten and The Last Kids on Earth series illustrator Douglas Holgate!

The Last Kids on Earth and the Doomsday Race is a book in The Last Kids on Earth book series by Max Brallier. Check out the ultimate guide to all The Last Kids on Earth books in order on book blog, We Read Tween Books.

The Last Kids on Earth and the Doomsday Race
by Max Brallier
Illustrated by Douglas Holgate

The Last Kids on Earth Book 7:

With his zombie-controlling powers growing stronger, Jack Sullivan and his buddies are road-tripping toward the mysterious Tower, where they must once and for all stop Rezzoch the Ancient, Destructor of Worlds, from descending upon our dimension.

But their journey is sidetracked when they are swept up by the Mallusk, an enormous centipede monster carrying the world’s largest shopping mall on its back. 
 
On board, the kids discover a thriving monster society: Mallusk City! There, they encounter old allies—as well as old foes, who are ruling over Mallusk City with an iron fist.

Beating these bad guys in battle is not an option, but beating them in an election is… so Jack runs for mayor of Mallusk City!

At first, proving his leadership skills just means shaking monster hands, kissing monster babies, and promising to fill the water fountains with strawberry Nesquik.

But when the Mallusk falls under attack, Jack must learn how to be a true leader—before it’s too late.

The Last Kids on Earth Quint and Dirk's Hero Quest is a book in The Last Kids on Earth book series by Max Brallier. Check out the ultimate guide to all The Last Kids on Earth books in order on book blog, We Read Tween Books.

The Last Kids on Earth: Quint and Dirk’s Hero Quest 
by Max Brallier
Illustrated by Douglas Holgate

The Last Kids on Earth Book 7.5:

June Del Toro went on a wild flight in a super-rad solo episode; now get ready for the dynamic duo: it’s Quint and Dirk!

Picking up after the events of The Last Kids on Earth and the Doomsday Race, adventure abounds as the best buddies encounter new monsters and embark on a postapocalyptic quest for the ages.

You won’t want to miss this essential Last Kids story that includes crucial details about the next book in the series!

The Last Kids on Earth and the Forbidden Fortress is a book in The Last Kids on Earth book series by Max Brallier. Check out the ultimate guide to all The Last Kids on Earth books in order on book blog, We Read Tween Books.

The Last Kids on Earth and the Forbidden Fortress
by Max Brallier
Illustrated by Douglas Holgate

The Last Kids on Earth Book 8:

Picking up after Quint and Dirk’s Hero Quest, the Last Kids are happily reunited—but quickly faced with a monstrous new mission.

Inside an other-dimensional fortress, the evil Thrull, alongside a vile new villain, is carrying out a sinister plan.

Jack, Quint, June and Dirk must make their own plans to infiltrate the stronghold before Thrull gets any closer to completing the mysterious Tower, a structure that could ultimately spell doom for this dimension.

The Last Kids on Earth Monster Dimension is a book in The Last Kids on Earth book series by Max Brallier. Check out the ultimate guide to all The Last Kids on Earth books in order on book blog, We Read Tween Books.

The Last Kids on Earth: Monster Dimension
by Max Brallier
Illustrated by Douglas Holgate

The Last Kids on Earth Book 9:

The last kids may have escaped the forbidden fortress by the skin of their teeth, but there isn’t much to celebrate. Thrull has what he needs to complete the Tower, Rezzoch will most certainly come to Earth, and the world as they know it will cease to exist.

Except Jack’s Cosmic Hand is now even more powerful than he realized, and it might just be able to stop the inevitable from happening. To get the answers he seeks, he’ll need to travel farther than he’s ever been. He must go . . . to the monster dimension!

The Last Kids on Earth Spin-Off Series

The Last Comics on Earth is a book in The Last Kids on Earth book series by Max Brallier. Check out the ultimate guide to all The Last Kids on Earth books in order on book blog, We Read Tween Books.

The Last Comics on Earth 
by Max Brallier and Joshua Pruett
Illustrated by Jay Cooper and Douglas Holgate

The Last Kids on Earth are creating THEIR OWN COMIC BOOK!

From worldwide bestselling author Max Brallier comes a full-color graphic novel spin-off series based on the #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling Last Kids on Earth!

Jack, Quint, June, and Dirk are about to face a challenge unlike any they’ve faced before . . . At their local comic book store, the kids make a startling discovery: they’ve read every last issue of their favorite comic, Z-Man, and no new issues are coming…ever! (Thanks a lot, apocalypse.). Nooo!

Our heroes have but one choice: continue Z-Man’s legacy by writing and illustrating THEIR OWN COMIC BOOK! Step one? Knock off their beloved Z-Man and cast themselves as super rad, super goofy, superhero protectors of the mysterious city of Apocalyptia. What could possibly go wrong? Just about everything!

The Last Comics on Earth Too Many Villains is a book in The Last Kids on Earth book series by Max Brallier. Check out the ultimate guide to all The Last Kids on Earth books in order on book blog, We Read Tween Books.

The Last Comics on Earth: Too May Villains
by Max Braillier with Josh Pruett
Illustrated by Jay Cooper and Douglas Holgate

Jack, June, Quint, and Dirk face their biggest challenge yet: creating the sequel to their hit graphic novel! And like all sequels, it must be BIGGER, BETTER, and PACKED WITH EVEN MORE NEAT STUFF!

While the kids get to work, their superhero alter-egos make a startling discovery: supervillains do not come up with their own evil plans! The shocking truth? Every supervillain scheme comes from the mind of a single, mysterious bad guy.

Now, Jack, June, Quint, and Dirk’s BIGGEST SEQUEL IN HISTORY has our superheroes in a mad-dash, puzzle-filled race across Apocalyptia to stop the BIGGEST EVIL PLAN IN HISTORY!

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The Last Kids on Earth Extra Accompanying Books:

The Last Kids on Earth Survival Guide is a book in The Last Kids on Earth book series by Max Brallier. Check out the ultimate guide to all The Last Kids on Earth books in order on book blog, We Read Tween Books.

The Last Kids on Earth Survival Guide
by Max Brallier
Illustrated by Douglas Holgate

Publisher’s Description:

You’ve read all about the Last Kids on Earth’s adventures in the post-zombie-monster-apocalypse, and now it’s time to get in on the action!

In this interactive journal, readers will feel like they’re part of the Last Kids world by taking part in creative exercises that are based on the characters and settings that they’ve come to know so well.

They’ll draw their own inventions in Quint’s workshop, design their perfect kids-only hangout that will rival Jack’s treehouse, put together their dream post-apocalyptic warrior outfits and weapons that will give the Louisville Slicer a run for its money, imagine themselves and their friends as zombies, and so much more.

The perfect creative outlet for every Last Kids fan.

The Last Kids on Earth Thrilling Tales from the Treehouse is a book in The Last Kids on Earth book series by Max Brallier. Check out the ultimate guide to all The Last Kids on Earth books in order on book blog, We Read Tween Books.

The Last Kids on Earth: Tales from the Thrilling Treehouse
by Max Brallier
Illustrated by Douglas Holgate and friends

Publisher’s Description:

These SIX brand-new, full-color comics feature thrilling stories from the Last Kids crew—and finally reveal the mysterious whereabouts of two villainous villains to prep readers for the 7th book.
 
The kids and their monster buddies are hanging out in the tree house, when Jack launches into an epic, totally-heroic, super rad story of one of his many post-apocalyptic adventures.

Of course, after he’s finished, everyone’s eager to one-up his tale with a story of their own. Soon, Quint, Dirk, June and Skaelka, and even Globlet regale the group with sometimes outrageous, often hilarious details of their action-packed escapades during the monster-zombie apocalypse.
 
Featuring original art by Anoosha Syed, Xavier Bonet, Lorena Alvarez, Jay Cooper, Christopher Mitten and The Last Kids on Earth series illustrator Douglas Holgate!

The Last Kids on Earth Mad Libs is a book in The Last Kids on Earth book series by Max Brallier. Check out the ultimate guide to all The Last Kids on Earth books in order on book blog, We Read Tween Books.

The Last Kids on Earth Mad Libs: The World’s Greatest Game
by Leila Sales

Publisher’s Description:

Dive into the world of Last Kids on Earth–full of Zombies, Winged Wretches, and Vine Thingies–in these 21 stories inspired by the best-selling graphic novel!

Get your catapults, dig your moat, and sharpen your PLURAL NOUN. Last Kids on Earth Mad Libs is a heart-VERB ENDING IN “ING” adventure where you get to join in the monster apocalypse alongside Jack Sullivan–and it’s also so funny that you might just laugh your PART OF THE BODY off.

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