A killer space toilet is hurtling toward Area 51, courtesy of a mystery traitor on base, and things are about to get messy if Sky and her friends can’t solve the case. Don’t miss book two in the Edgar Award nominated Area 51 Files series!
“Epically fun!”—Max Brallier, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Kids on Earth
Sky Patel-Baum, Area 51’s latest arrival, thought she had finally figured out her strange new home. Sure, there are aliens everywhere, and her new BFF Elvis is from the planet Galzoria. But it turns out things can still get weirder. Because some special visitors just arrived with a warning: Area 51 is in danger!
A hunk of space junk is headed right for the base! And it’s not just any hunk of junk! It’s a giant toilet! Even worse? A traitor on base is working with angry aliens to coordinate the attack.
With one case already under their belts, Sky and her friends are on a mission to save Area 51. But what happens if their investigation goes down the toilet? That would stink!
About the Author
JULIE BUXBAUM is the New York Times bestselling author of the young adult novels Tell Me Three Things, What to Say Next, Hope and Other Punch Lines, and Admission. She also wrote the critically acclaimed The Opposite of Love and After You. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children. She frequently has UFOs (Unidentified Food Objects) all over her shirt.
LAVANYA NAIDU is a children’s book illustrator and animator, born and raised in Kolkata. A graduate of the National Institute of Design, she has worked on numerous children’s books as well as animation projects. She currently lives in Melbourne and recently completed her role as the head of design on the animated kids series The Strange Chores (season 2) at 12field Animation. In her spare time, Lavanya enjoys collecting dinosaur models and befriending dogs.
Praise for The Area 51 Files
A 2023 Edgar Award Nominee for Best Juvenile Novel!
"A chapter book and graphic novel hybrid, it’s bursting with fantastical extraterrestrial life-forms."—The New York Times
“Epically fun! Overflowing with aliens, adventure, mystery, and adorable animal sidekicks!”—Max Brallier, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Kids on Earth
“The Area 51 Files has everything you could possibly want from a middle grade novel: inventive characters, witty banter, hilarious jokes, charming illustrations, amusing extraterrestrials, action, adventure, mystery—and a snarky hedgehog. It’s funny, gripping, touching and all-around wonderful."—Stuart Gibbs, New York Times bestselling author of the Spy School series
“Filled with equal parts mystery and belly-laughs, The Area 51 Files delivers an alien invasion of out-of-this-world fun.”—Gordon Korman, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Restart
"Kids are going to love this unputdownable, extra-fun, extra-hilarious, extra-mysterious, extraterrestrial adventure."—Sarah Mlynowski, New York Times bestselling author of the Whatever After series and the Upside-Down Magic series
"Buxbaum’s middle-grade debut is a rip-roaring series opener complete with over-the-top characters and jokes galore. Naidu’s black-and-white cartoon illustrations extend the comedy with ongoing commentary that smartly interacts with the prose... Contagiously goofy and fun."—Kirkus Reviews